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Kids safari experiences

Educate your children in their very own safari playground

Kids safari
Turn the focus on the little ones and tailor the adventure to their heart's desires
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People often ask us if they should take their children on safari. Unsurprisingly, our answer is always a resounding, yes.

Not only are children enthralled by all there is to see, learn and do in the wild, but many of the operators we work with offer specially tailored kids’ safari activities.

Put simply, your kids will be blown away by all they’ll experience on their family safari holiday, leaving lifelong memories for the whole family.

Kids safari
Turn the focus on the little ones and tailor the adventure to their heart's desires
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An adventure in learning

We think it’s well worth instilling an appreciation of wilderness and wildlife in the future custodians of our precious planet. A family safari holiday can be an enriching and educational experience for everyone, not just the children.

If you’d like your children to learn about indigenous cultures, or the work we’re doing to help educate girls in Kenya, we’d be absolutely delighted to weave that into your family safari holiday.

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Our second most asked question must be – what is the best age for a children’s safari? There’s no single answer: any age is great for a family safari holiday, but there are factors you’ll want to take into consideration.

If your little ones are very young, you might want to avoid malaria risk or specialist activities. Chimpanzee trekking, hot-air ballooning and walking safaris all generally have a minimum age requirement.

Whatever age you take your flock on safari, there’ll be a world of wonder to keep them captivated.

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We guarantee your kids will enjoy all the new skills they’ll learn whilst on their family safari holiday.

There are few experiences as rewarding as seeing the awe on your children’s faces as they are taught how to recognise the tracks of wild animals, or make their own bow and arrow.

They’ll also love learning how to make traditional Maasai beads, or have a cooking lesson from the resident chef working at your safari lodge.

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Of course, the fun doesn’t stop on a family safari holiday when you leave the bush. Many families choose to combine their safari experience with some time at the coast or one of the beautiful Indian Ocean islands.

Here the children can engage in all sorts of activities, such as snorkelling, paddle-boarding, kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing, or an island treasure hunt.

There’s also the coastal wildlife and marine life to learn about – dolphin safaris, whale shark excursions, and if you’re very lucky, you may get to witness turtles hatching.

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Planning your itinerary

When it comes to putting your trip together we find it’s often a good idea to opt for fewer locations and longer stays so kids can settle and immerse. However, this will depend on the kind of family you are and how you like to travel. All our safaris are tailor-made to you. We’ll listen and help you design the perfect itinerary.

There’s also an accommodation consideration: some families prefer the solidity of lodges over tented camps, others prefer the adventure of sleeping under canvas. Swimming pools can be a must-have, and wifi – well, let’s just say that’s a marmite choice.

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When to go?

If you’re bound by school holidays, we know all the best places to visit at those specific times of year. Thankfully, July-September is amongst the best times to visit many of our favourite safari destinations and beaches.

If Easter or Christmas holidays are your thing, good news, this is also a fantastic time to get away to many locations in Eastern and Southern Africa. The same applies to half-term.

If you’re not constrained by school holidays, you’re in luck. We can help you plan an unforgettable kids’ safari for whenever you wish.

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Itinerary ideas
Suggested itineraries for kids safari
  • 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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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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