Africa

Luxury family safaris

Family safaris in Africa

Life-enriching adventures

A safari is a great way to spend quality time with your family. Immersed in Africa’s incredible wilderness, iconic wildlife and rich cultures, the right kind of experiences can have profoundly positive effects on young and old minds alike. And being a Niarra trip, it will have a positive impact on where you’re exploring, too.


Niarra's Travel Researchers will work with you to create an African adventure tailored to your family whether you're a multigenerational group aged 8 to 80 after maximum flexibility, have teenagers up for a life-enriching adventure, or would like a little downtime from younger ones thanks to experienced babysitters and child-focused guides.

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Epic landscapes, amazing animals, horse riding, biking, canoeing and camping – Africa is an incredible setting for a family trip of a lifetime.

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Rebecca Cook
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Example trips

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Browse our family-friendly example trips and get in contact to start planning your very own adventure.

Where to go?

South Africa is ideal for families with younger children because there is no need for yellow fever vaccinations and there are some superb safari areas that don’t require malaria medication. Wildlife is brilliantly accessible, hospitality and service are exceptional everywhere you go, it's possible to self-drive, and distances needn't be too epic.

Kenya and Tanzania offer something for all ages, but families with kids over eight get the most from it. Slightly older kids tend to be more patient on driving and walking safaris. Interactions with eastern Africa's 100 unique cultures and communities, whether through crafts in a village, learning tracking skills from a Maasai warrior, football games with a local school, may also have a more lasting impact on slightly older children.  

Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, lunar Makgadikgadi salt pans and legendary Okavango Delta are some of Africa's most pristine wildernesses. Here there are a handful of family-friendly camps and we can even arrange completely private mobile safaris for a once-in-a-lifetime family adventure for those with teenagers.

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What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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