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Top 10 Family Safaris

December 20, 2014 Southern Africa Bush Tails
Travel+Leisure has recognized us in the prestigious World’s Best Awards (safari outfitter to plan family safaris) and in their A-List for a 5th year in a row. 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! Let our team of consultants begin planning.
Top 10 Family Safaris 
We love working with families and helping them design their dream safaris for multi-generational trips. 


~Priced from $2750.00 per child (ages 6-16) /  $6495.00 per adult
Brooks Kamanakao is our “go to” guide when booking a private Botswana safari. Let him regale you and the family with Run Rhino Run stories about conservation efforts for the rhino that are in place through Wilderness Safaris and Great Plains in the Okavango Delta.


12-Day Wildlife Safari to Southern Africa
~Priced from $5250.00 per teen/ $5850.00 per adult
Mashatu, in southern Botswana, has been part of the Northern Tuli Predator Project started in 2007. It focuses mainly on the study of lions and leopards. Additional large carnivore species have also since been selected for further studies, including spotted hyenas and cheetah. The local guides will identify many of the Predators during your family safari.


15-Day “Diamond Skies” Safari to South Africa
~Priced from $9195.00 per adult
Tswalu Kalahari is a pristine Reserve that offers a safe haven for many endangered and rare species while protecting an area of unique diversity and beauty. They were awarded the World Wildlife Fund – Lonmin Award for environmental conservation. From meerkats to porcupines, Tswalu is an awe inspiring destination!


16-Day Iconic Visions Safari to Sout hern Africa
~Priced from $6095.00 per adult
Discover whales and penguins in Cape Town, the big and little 5 at a private game reserve in Kruger, village visits at Victoria Falls, the “Elephant without Borders” project that is active in the Chobe River ecosystem, and the iconic sand dunes of Sossusvlei of Namibia.

14-Day Family Adventure to Zimbabwe
~Priced from $4895.00 per teen / $5450.00 per adult
Victoria Falls is one of the 7 Natural Wonders and is your stepping off point for this Adventure safari. Explore the Zambezi River by boat, rock climb through the Bushmen art in the caves of Matobo Hills, and experience sitting, surrounded by elephant at a watering hole hide in Hwange. A great trip for families who also want to include a day to volunteer at a school or orphanage.


14-Day ‘Family Wildlife and Wilderness’ Safari to Tanzania
~Priced $4650.00 per teen / $7295.00 per adult
Two highlights include 1) Kisima Ngeda where Chris and Nani do so many wonderful things for the Hadzape and Datoga people living in the area to improve their lives. 2) Sleeping Under Canvas on the Serengeti Plains – an ever important ecological environment that needs your support to stop the pressure of development around the park.

12-Day ‘Under Tanzania Skies’ Safari
~Priced from $6450.00 per teen / $6995.00 per adult
Traveling on this safari supports the Ndarakwai Concession. Situated in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, it is the perfect start for a family embarking out on their safari. Thomas will guide you through the Masai villages and schools, affording you an outdoor classroom lesson on the community working in partnership with conservation. The ideal place to do a day or two of volunteering!


12-Day Mara Explorer to Kenya and Tanzania
~Priced from $4450.00 per person / based on family of 3
Guests stay at Mara Intrepids where we will to request Samson as your guide. He has been in the area for many years and is the King of Story-telling and how nature plays out in the open plains of the Mara ecosystem. Let him introduce you to the Mara Marsh Pride of lions!


14-Day Kenya Explorer Privately Guided Safari
~Priced from $5750.00 teen / $6475.00 per adult / based on family of 3
Experience first-hand the efforts of Ian Douglas Hamilton and Save the Elephants in Samburu, the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Sweetwaters, the conservation of Black Rhino in the Mara Triangle, and finish with a visit to Dame Daphne Sheldrick and her elephant orphanage in Nairobi!


14-Day Lodge Safari and Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
~Priced from $6550.00 per adult
Gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For those 15 years or older, venture off into the Volcanoes National Park – home to over 10 habituated families of gorillas. There is much good work being done in Africa to conserve the forest habitats for both gorillas and chimpanzees – give your support too!