Kenya Lewa House game drive family safari

Private guide safari experiences

Africa on your terms with your own private guide

Private guide safari
A perfectly tailored safari in the company of an expert
Namibia private guide sossusvlei family safari

The reasons to book a private guide safari are many, and once you’ve experienced the delight, you’ll likely never go back.

Combined with a private game drive vehicle and chartered flights, it can help keep your family bubble intact. This aside, an entirely bespoke private family adventure makes for memories that last a lifetime, and that means everything in our book.

Private guide safari
A perfectly tailored safari in the company of an expert
South Africa Phinda andbeyond guide orientation family safari
South Africa Phinda Wildchild children kids family safari

A private guide wholly dedicated to your family’s needs and interests will use his or her knowledge and expertise to home in and bring Africa alive in the ways that mean the most to each member of your little tribe — be it fossils or photography, pachyderms or porcupines.

Uninterrupted one-on-one time with a walking, talking encyclopaedia of the wilderness enriches your experience immeasurably. Our favourite private guides are warm, down-to-earth characters who have a wonderful way with kids.

South Africa wild child tracking lesson family safari

The flexibility it brings is also invaluable. Rather than adhering to schedules or worrying about inconveniencing others, your private safari need accommodate no other whims than your own. This is especially enjoyable if you’ve got younger children.

We’d be delighted to put together a privately guided safari to any of the places we plan adventures in. It’s even possible for your guide to accompany you across the different countries you visit.

Botswana private guide elephants family safari

This can make for a truly seamless experience and means that each new destination is a continuation of the relationship you’ve built upon, with someone who knows just what you like.

Alternatively, we can also arrange for a selection of the best private guides from each area to show your family their turf while you’re there. Either way, you can’t go wrong, and your safari will be all the more magical for it.

Start planning
Mike-and-Tess-portrait-cropped.jpg?w=188&h=200&scale
Talk to Tess & Mike about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Mike-and-Tess-portrait-cropped.jpg?w=188&h=200&scale
Talk to Tess & Mike about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Itinerary ideas
Suggested itineraries for a private guide safari
  • 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,
    More Info
  • 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,
    More Info
  • 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,
    More Info
  • 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,
    More Info
  • 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,
    More Info
  • 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,
    More Info
  • 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,
    More Info
  • 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,
    More Info
  • Kenya safari and sandcastles holiday

    20% OFF SPECIAL OFFER - This exceptional, great-value itinerary combines a stay at the sumptuous Angama Mara, with the beautiful Alfajiri villas.

    Guide Price From £3,845 | $5,335 per person (based on 2 adults & 2 under 12's)
    Duration 7 nights
    Best Months January - May; November - December
    Region Kenya Coast,
    More Info
Inspiration
Experiences

Browse more of our favourite family safari experiences

Inspiration
Experiences

Browse more of our favourite family safari experiences

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.

Zanzibar beach mike and tess African safari specialists
Tess & Mike, Coral Tree founders
Meet our founders
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.

More about us
Get in touch
Talk to Tess & Mike about your next big adventure
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720
Begin your adventure
We are a party of adults and children and are interested in travelling to in