The Top 10 Family-Friendly Safari Destinations Around the World

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of vacationing? Going to a place that lets you enjoy your time with family and friends? A place that lets you escape reality?
Since going on a vacation is the best way to bond with your family and strengthen your relationships, you would want to make it perfect. But here’s something you have to know. There is no perfect vacation. But guess what? Going on a safari is the closest thing to a perfect vacation.
A safari trip with your family can be more memorable than you imagine. But there are so many places in the world where you can go on a safari, and because you can’t decide, your plans of going on a family safari are being hindered.  

We don’t want that, do we? Fret not because we are here to help. Considering all the factors, including accommodation, we have selected the top ten family-friendly safari destinations worldwide.

Without further delay, let’s get started!

10 Family-Friendly Safari Destination:

1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Located in Tanzania, the Serengeti National Park is, without a doubt, the best place to go on a safari. When you visit the Serengeti National Park, you will witness the fantastic wildebeest migration.  Many safari tour guides have agreed that Serengeti is the best place to go on a safari because you get to witness millions of wildebeest migrating over the acacia plains all year round. Apart from the great migration, the Serengeti National Park provides a breathtaking view—especially the sunset over the plains. Tanzania has abundant wildlife and nature for you to explore.  You better not avoid Serengeti National Park if you want a surreal family safari in Tanzania.
Best time to visit the Serengeti National Park– Between June and October.
Accommodation– The park provides family-friendly lodges and organizes games suitable for young travelers.

2. Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the few places to exhibit nature’s pure beauty. With more than 2 million hectares of pure life, Kruger National Park is the best place to go if you want to be one with nature. Kruger National Park is known for its “big five” (lion, elephant, leopards, buffalos, and rhino) presence. Witnessing the Big Five is surely a sight to behold.
Best time to visit the Kruger National Park– Between May and October.

Accommodation– The Kruger National Park offers excellent infrastructure with child-focused game activities.

3. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara, known as the ‘World Cup of Wildlife Viewing,’ is one of the best family safari destinations in the world.  With Serengeti National Park, Maasai Mara forms one of the world’s largest and most unique safari ecosystems. Like the Serengeti, Maasai Mara is the best place to view the wildebeest migration.

Best time to visit the Maasai Mara National Reserve– Between July and October.

Accommodation– The Maasai Mara National Reserve has various accommodations and conservancies. 

4. Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park in Botswana is the best place to see the largest elephant population safari in the world. Moreover, Chobe National Park is an excellent destination for a river-side safari. You can see the elephant, hippos, crocodiles, and birds. Overall, Chobe National Park is a comforting family-friendly safari. 

The best times to visit Chobe national park– are in April, May, and November.

Accommodation– The park offers family-friendly lodges and camps with a wide range of activities for children. 

5. Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is different. You might be different. Okavango Delta is one of the few interior delta systems that is not connected to the ocean. Also, Okavango Delta is unique thanks to the annual flooding from River Okavango during the dry season. This creates a unique harmonious biological cycle between the native flora and fauna. Okavango Delta is also home to endangered species such as cheetahs, white and black rhinos, African wild dogs,s and lions. You and your family can explore the delta waterways with the help of traditional dugout canoes known as “mokoros.” Along with exploring the waterways, you can also indulge in guided walks on the island, where you can see the elephants and hippos. 

The best time to visit Okavango Delta is June to August and September to October.

Accommodation– There are various family-friendly accommodations with stunning views. 

6. Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

If you enjoy Kruger National Park, you will love Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Located near the Kruger National Park, adding the Sabi Sand to your safari bucket list is a no-brainer. Thanks to the high presence of wildlife, especially the Big-five, Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park are hard to pass on for a safari expedition. Like Okavango Delta, Sabi Sand Game Reserve offers guided walks for incredible sightseeing. 

Best to visit Sabi Sand Game Reserve– Between May and October.

Accommodation– Sabi Sand offers grand family-friendly lodges with many activities for families and children. 

7. Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli National Park offers breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Witnessing a large herd of elephants with the mountain as the backdrop is an experience everyone should have. You and your family can enjoy various game drives and sightsee wildlife such as cheetahs, lions, giraffes, zebras, and even beautiful birds. 

The best times to visit Amboseli National Park– are January to February and June to October

Accommodation– The park offers many lodges, from luxury to affordable accommodations perfect for families. 

8. Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Yala National Park in Sri Lanka is home to one of the highest concentrations of leopards in the world. In addition to leopards, guided jeep safaris in Yala National Park provide opportunities to see other wildlife, such as elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears, and various exotic birds. Thanks to the forest terrain, and the opportunity to see exotic wildlife, Yala National Park should be on the traveler’s bucket list. 

Best time to visit Yala National Park– May-June.

Accommodation– Comfortable and family-friendly accommodations are available near the park. 

9. Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park is unique to other safari destinations on our list. The uniqueness is the salt pan which can be seen from space! Also, thanks to the abundant wildlife assembled around the waterholes to drink water, you are guaranteed to see the game. Also, you can drive in your car to see the wildlife, making it one of the fewest parks that can be accessed easily. Wildlife, including lions, elephants, rhinos, and giraffes, can be seen in the comfort of your sedan. 

Best time to visit Etosha National Park– May to October.

Accommodation– Rest camps and comfortable lodgings inside and outside the park are available on the road.

10. Ranthambore National Park, India

Ranthambore National Park is renowned for being one of the top tiger reserves on the planet. India is one of our list’s best family-friendly safari destinations. The best thing about Ranthambore National Park is its rustic historical ruins. Families can embark on guided jeep safaris to observe exotic wildlife, including tigers, cheetahs, deer, sloth bears, etc.
Best time to visit Ranthambore National Park– October to March.

Accommodation– Family-friendly lodges near the park helps you not to miss any memorable scenery. 

Final Thoughts

Experiencing nature is one of the most soothing and relaxing experiences. This article highlights the best family-friendly safari destinations that will help you create a memorable family experience. Before planning a safari trip, one tip is to check the weather, restrictions, and safety guidelines.

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