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Cultural immersion family safari experiences

Africa's rich cultural heritage is an unmissable safari highlight

Cultural Immersion
Africa is home to innumerable tribes, languages and cultures
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When you dream of your African safari holiday, you may well be imagining wildlife and wilderness — but there’s much more.

Incorporating culture and community brings alive the human context of the country you’re visiting in unique and wonderful ways.

Africa’s cultural heritage is dazzlingly rich and diverse. Engaging on an authentic level with people of myriad cultures can make for profoundly rewarding encounters.

Cultural Immersion
Africa is home to innumerable tribes, languages and cultures
Botswana Kalahari san bushman cultural immersion
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We offer African safari holidays to a variety of countries, all of which offer wonderful ways of celebrating history, diversity and vibrancy.

For example, in South Africa, expert guides can bring the battlefields of the Anglo-Boer and Zulu wars to life; or take a township tour in Johannesburg’s Soweto for a living legacy of apartheid.

The San bushmen of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert have lived in aridity for over 20,000 years and can illumine your African safari with their superhuman tracking abilities and their generations of lore, knowledge and survival skills.

Kenya Amboseli maasai warrior cultural immersion

A guided walk through the crumbling streets of Zanzibar‘s Stone Town (where Mike and Tess met) feels like stepping back in time, as does wandering through the wild with Tanzania‘s Hadzabe hunter-gatherers.

You’ll be warmly welcomed to Maasai manyattas in Kenya as well as Tanzania, and whilst in Kenya, the colourfully attired, almost regal Samburu tribespeople will take you through their customs, traditions and way of life.

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Many of the camps and lodges we partner with support schools, clinics and empowerment projects, and visits to these can easily be arranged ad-hoc once you’re there.

It’s important to us that any cultural immersion is enriching and meaningful for everyone involved, and we do all we can to make sure these visits are carried out ethically, respectfully and with a kind and open heart.

After all, in cultivating curiosity about different ways of life, we find where our similarities lie too.

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Suggested itineraries for Cultural Immersion
  • Kenya safari and beach holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with some time on Kenya's gorgeous coastline with our signature Kenya family safari and beach holiday.

    Guide Price From £3,680 | $5,000 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 10 nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Nairobi, Masai Mara, Kenya Coast,
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  • Tanzania safari and beach holiday

    Experience the ideal combination of safari and beach that Tanzania has to offer.

    Guide Price From £3,095 | $4,210 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 9 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Nyerere National Park, Zanzibar Islands,
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  • Kenya wildlife and conservation safari holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with beautiful scenery and incredible conservation successes in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

    Guide Price From £4,350 | $5,900 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 nights
    Best Months July - March
    Region Nairobi, Lewa and Laikipia, Masai Mara,
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  • Tanzania family safari holiday

    This classic Northern Tanzania safari circuit takes in some of the most breathtaking wildlife spectacles and landscapes imaginable.

    Guide Price From £3,785 | $5,150 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park,
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  • Kenya driving safari holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Experience incredible wildlife, vast wilderness and tranquil lakeside abodes on our Kenya driving safari holiday.

    Guide Price From £3,865 | $5,250 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 nights
    Best Months July - March
    Region Nairobi, Rift Valley Lakes, Lewa and Laikipia, Samburu,
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  • Southern Tanzania safari holiday

    Experience a unique and memorable family safari adventure in Tanzania's southern parks.

    Guide Price From £4,255 | $5,785 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 7 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Ruaha National Park, Nyerere National Park,
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  • Bucket list family safari Tanzania

    Our ultimate Tanzania bucket list family safari takes in all this incredible country has to offer.

    Guide Price From £6,165 | $8,385 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 14 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park, Ruaha National Park, Zanzibar Islands,
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  • Tanzania chimpanzee safari

    Our remote Western Tanzania chimpanzee safari will have you trekking with our closest genetic relatives and experiencing a big game safari in true wilderness.

    Guide Price From £5,950 | $8,090 per person (based on a family of four)
    Duration 8 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Western Tanzania,
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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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We believe in expert advice and exceptional service

No half measures allowed.

Over the last twenty years, we have lived and worked in the luxury African tourism sector developing partnerships across the continent.

We know what makes a memorable family experience, and as parents, we understand what’s important to you.

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