Africa is a continent that offers the most diverse and vacation unique experiences. From mountains to beaches, there are many family-friendly destinations for you to explore and enjoy as a tourist with your family. Best of all, they won’t break the bank! Whether you’re looking for safaris or secluded white sand beaches, we’ve got you covered in this list of Africa’s best vacation destinations for families:
Tanzania – Best Family-Friendly Safari
If you’re looking for an authentic safari experience, Tanzania is the place to be. Best of all, it’s family friendly! You’ll get to see amazing animals in their natural habitat while staying within close distance from your campsite or lodge. And since there are many lodges and hotels situated near national parks like Serengeti National Park, Kenya/Tanzania border (Nairobi) and Arusha National Park & Tarangire National Park respectively you won’t need to go too far off-track with children. Another advantage is that these areas have medical centers nearby which can come handy if necessary. While some might feel very intimidated about taking children on a safari – don’t. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and kids will love it! Best of all, they won’t get bored since there are many activities for them to do while you enjoy the safari.
Tunisia – Best Family-Friendly Vacation
While many people still think that Tunisia is unsafe and not family friendly due to the recent terrorist attacks, we mustn’t forget that this country has been home of ancient Carthage – one of the greatest civilization in history. It’s also a place where major historical events took place such as Alexander The Great conquering it back during 332 BC after defeating Persian Empire at Battle of Issus (on Turkey/Syria border) earlier that same year. Best part? You can visit all these places without even leaving your children behind since there are several resorts with kids clubs on offer for you! Best part about visiting Tunisia with kids? Your vacation won’t cost anywhere near what you will pay if traveling alone or with another adult.
Mauritius – Best Family-Friendly Vacation Destination
Due to its long history of European colonization, Mauritius is a culturally diverse destination where you’ll find Indian, African and French influences in the local cuisine as well as arts & crafts which are popular with tourists who visit this island nation off the coast of Madagascar. Best part? It’s also one of best family friendly vacation destinations since it has many resorts that offer kids clubs for your young ones while you relax on white sandy beaches or enjoy some water sports like snorkeling/diving right next door! Another advantage is that there won’t be language barriers here since English is widely spoken by locals meaning communication would not pose any problems (since most tour guides would also speak English). Best part? You can find many family-friendly hotels at very affordable rates!
Namibia – Best Family-Friendly Vacation Destination
If you are looking for a family friendly safari destination that provides authentic cultural experiences then Namibia should be your number one pick! The country has great infrastructure with paved roads leading all the way up north into national parks where you can see amazing animals roaming free. Best part about this place is that there are many amenities available on site meaning if something goes wrong (like injury/illness) while out on an excursion you won’t have far to go before getting help.
Before you Leave
One of the things that a lot of people do before they leave on vacation is to ensure that the maintenance around the house is up to scratch. Here are a few things that the organised amongst us do – Organise someone to collect your mail, mow the lawn and clean the pool. Also have a trusted friend, relative or neighbour check in on your house from time to time whilst you are on your vacation. It would be a good idea to have your favourite trades people’s (eg plumber, electrician etc) phone numbers handy just in case you need them. Be sure to leave your contact info with whom ever you organise to do this, just in-case.…