The Africa Adventure Company

Family Fun on Safari

Our featured family safari programs are suggested itineraries. We typically modify to customize your family a private safari. Travel&Leisure has recognized us in the prestigious World’s Best Awards (safari outfitter to plan family safaris) and their A-List for the 5th year in a row (2013-2009). Also chosen 11 years in a row as one of the World’s Top Travel Specialists in Conde Nast Traveler, Mark Nolting is the go to person for “family safaris” in 2013-2014!

Traditionally our East Africa customized safaris have so much to offer:

~ Quality gameviewing in the most diverse scenery including Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti plains and Ngorongoro Crater,
~ Private customized safaris led by the best guiding team in Tanzania,
~ A cultural immersion with the local Masaai, Datoga and Hadzapi bushmen,
~ Voluntourism for a day or more at Ndarakwai in the foothills of Kilimanjaro,
~ Snorkelling and beach time in Zanzibar and Pemba. 

However, equally in Southern Africa we can outfit independent experiences that include:

~ Sightseeing in scenic Cape Town and Victoria Falls,
~ Close up Big Five viewing in the private game reserves near Kruger in South Africa,
~ The unique water/land ecosystems of the Okavango Delta and grasslands of Moremi in Botswana,
~ Walking and tracking safaris with top professional guides, like our award winning “Eyes on Elephant Safari” in Zimbabwe,
~ Beach getaways on the Garden Route, the Wild Coast or Maputaland Coast of South Africa,
~ Voluntourism at schools and villages that we support in Matobo Hills, Mana Pools, and Hwange in Zimbabwe.

1. ** 15 Day Eyes on Elephant Safari to Zimbabwe - $10,995.00

Zim15AAC Eyes on Elephant

2015 Departures: Jun 07, Jul 12, Aug 02, Aug 15, Aug 28*, Sep 20. This award winning safari was selected in National Geographic Traveler Magazine's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" and operates as an exclusive group with up to 6 persons per departure. We personally know your guides Nic Polenakis, Dave Carsons and Nick Murray who are leading the trips. We have combined the active game viewing ventures of walking in Northern and southeastern Hwange and canoeing, walking and game drives in Mana Pools.

2. 10 Day Tanzania Group Lodge Safari - From $2,375.00

Ngorongoro Lion and Buffalo

This popular program is a lodge safari driving through the parks to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. You have the choice of accommodations, utilizing Sopa Lodges or Serena Lodges with special pricing. 2014 Departures: Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 07, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 07, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28, Jun 07, Jun 14, Jun 21, Jun 28, Jul 05, Jul 12, Jul 19, Jul 26, Aug 02, Aug 09, Aug 16, Aug 23, Sep 06, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27, Oct 04, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25

3. 11 Day Botswana Family Safari - From $6,450.00 adult/$2750.00 child

Chitabe Lediba, Botswana

This is an exciting safari staying at three destinations, where as a family, you will stay in the family tent with adjoining rooms. We highly recommend that you upgrade to a private vehicle and guide in each camp. If you have children 12 and under traveling, you will require a private vehicle (additional charge).

4. 11 Day Family Loves Nature Safari to South Africa - from $2895.00-$4850.00

Cheetah Plains Game Drive Vehicle

Your itinerary focuses on two real wildlife experience in a Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park and the Madikwe Game Reserve where you will take day and night game drives. Visit Mpumalanga where an “elephant interaction” has been included in your adventure.

5. 11 Day Flying Tented Safari to Kenya - From $3,975.00

Samburu Intrepids, Kenya

This Kenya flying safari offers comfortable tented accommodations at Samburu and Mara Intrepids, at an affordable price, in peak season. Game drives are in open 4x4 vehicles! The diversity of activities includes day and night game drives, walking and hikes.

6. 12 Day Mara Explorer to Kenya and Tanzania Jul- Oct (Ngorongoro-Manyara-Tarangire-Mara)- From $4,195.00

KT 12 Best Value

This program combines a PRIVATE driving safari from park to park in Tanzania and finishes with a flying safari to the spectacular Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

7. 12 Day Wildlife Safari of Southern Africa (Mashatu in Botswana and Kruger in South Africa)- From $3,995.00

Wildlife Safari to South Africa and South Botswana

Combines two fabulous safari experiences for a great value trip! Some exciting and fantastic game viewing opportunities in south-eastern Botswana and a Sabi Sands private game reserve in South Africa. Walking safaris and mountain bike riding are also available.

8. 14 Day AAC Group Under Tanzanian Skies Safari (Ndarakwai, Ngorongoro,Serengeti) - $6,995.00

12 Day Under Tanzanian Skies Group Safari

2014 Departures:Oct 11, Dec 20. 2015 Departures: Jan 17, Feb 07, Mar 07*, Jun 13, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 08, Aug 22, Sep 12, Oct 10, Dec 19. An Africa Adventure Company Signature Safari that highlights one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa! The value we bring to the program is that you are guided by a member of a superb team of knowledgeable and fun-filled naturalist guides. They are the undoubtedly some of the best in the industry and constantly receive the highest accolades each year – a trademark of our safaris in Tanzania.

9. 14 Day Family Adventure to Zimbabwe - From $5,250.00 NEW

14 Day Family Adventure to Zimbabwe

This itinerary offers the ultimate family safari as you travel to three diverse areas including Victoria Falls with the Upper Zambezi, Hwange National Park and the cultural site of Matobo Hills. Ask about visiting a Mother Africa or Children in the Wilderness project for a day or two of voluntourism.

10. 14 Day Family Safari to the Cape - From $4,750.00

SA14 Safari and Beach

Start with four days and nights at the Kwandwe Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. This area is famous for “Big Five” game, especially leopard sightings! Continue with three nights in Cape Town, giving you time to explore the Cape Peninsula, waterfront and magnificent Table Mountain. Finish with a three night stay at Grootbos Nature Reserve, offering spectacular marine and nature experiences where you can discover another “Big Five” of the ocean. Please speak with one of our expert safari consultants who has traveled to Africa with their own children.

11. 14 Day Family Wildlife Safari to Tanzania- From $4,650.00-$7,295.00

Miles and Nicholas Nolting on Safari

Our suggested family program offers great value for families, teenagers and children. Both Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure have recognized us in 2013 as the top Travel Specialist and Safari Outfitter to plan family safaris to wildlife destinations in Africa! This itinerary can be modified and tailor-made to customize and plan your own family safari. Ask about visiting Ndarakwai Ranch for a day or two of volunteering. DEPARTURES DAILY (Dec-Mar)(Jun-Oct).

12. 14 Day Kenya Explorer Privately Guided Safari- From $4,950.00

Masai Mara Zebras, Kenya

This is a fantastic safari is for those who want to focus on having a Specialist guide throughout. Your 4x4 Land Rover has roof hatches that make photography easy. An excellent guide is paramount to coming away from Kenya with an appreciation of the abundance of animals and contrasting scenery that the country offers.

13. 15 Day Best of Southern Africa Safari (Cape Town/Kruger/Vic Falls/Chobe) - From $4,495.00

Family Safari

This safari combines a "bit of everything" that Southern Africa has to offer. Safari to Kruger and Chobe, and sightseeing in Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Let our safari consultants help you customize your days of touring to include time in villages, schools and other projects that we can arrange in Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Departures Daily for independent travel.

14. 8 Day Culinary Safari to Tanzania - NEW - From $7,250.00

T08 Culinary Safari Adventure

This NEW culinary adventure features the best of Tanzania combining safari game viewing as your inner culinary spirits soar. Tour organic gardens, a coffee plantation, enjoy cooking classes, privately hosted dinners and picnics at various locations.

15. 8 Day Madagascar Wildlife - From $2,850.00

This itinerary focuses on the unusual natural history of Madagascar, which is located off the southeast coast of Africa and offers one of the most interesting regions for unique flora and fauna.

16. 8 Day Mana Pools Wild Dog Conservation - $2,695.00


Spend eight days in Mana Pools participating with the Bushlife Conservancy who directly make a difference with local conservation and anti-poaching teams in the park. Donating your days, you will participate in tracking rare wild dog and record elephant sightings. Supporting their ongoing work with the Painted Dog Research Progam, you will contribute to raising awareness of a fascinating ecosystem and see firsthand for yourself the importance of conservation.

17. 8 Day Mother Africa Community and Conservation Project - $1,995.00


On our Mother Africa Voluntourism trip to Zimbabwe, you will spend 8 days on this project which arises from the truly magnificent ecological surroundings. The community project will be spent helping out in the villages, schools and orphanage near Matobo Hills, Bulawayo. Zimbabwe is also a country rich in wildlife and a further few days will be spent in the conservation field of Hwange National Park.

18. 8 Day Ndarakwai Community and Conservation in Tanzania - VALUE - $1,550.00


Experience 8 days at Ndarakwai where you can actively participate in voluntourism projects like assisting teachers with reading and writing skills in the classrooms, building projects at Masai schools, assisting in anti-poaching support, weeding out invasive non-indigenous plants and environmental related activities with elephant. Ndarakwai is located in the foothills of Kilimanjaro.