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Whether you are seeking an African bush adventure or a cruise along the Yangtze River, our carefully crafted children's programmes will ensure you'll have a memorable experience to share with all the family.

Going on a holiday as a family is a great way to connect and bond with those nearest and dearest to you. If your family seeks extraordinary adventures off the beaten track, enjoy the great outdoors and connecting with nature, or love to embrace the richness and diversity of multifarious cultures – we invite you to stay at one of our family-friendly lodges, camps or join us on board one of our river cruises or expedition ships.


Chobe Chilwero

BOTSWANA - chobe NATIONAL PARK

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is the ideal choice for a family safari with a fence surrounding the lodge's perimeter and a whole host of children's programs and activities. The lodge, located in the Chobe National Park, features 15 cottages each with its own en-suite bathroom. Our friendly guides will teach and show children the importance of nature through fun and educational activities and shortened game drives. They will be able to get in touch with mother nature while out on a guided walking safari within the grounds of the lodge to collect pods, leaves and seeds and learn about tree identification. Our safari hunt with hidden clues is always a favourite and we will also show them how to play croquet on lush green lawn in front of the lodge. After a long day of fun they will be able to make their own pizza with the Chef. Each child will also receive a back pack which will include a big five colouring book, colouring pencils, water bottle, torch and children's binoculars.


Sussi & Chuma 2

ZAMBIA - LIVINGSTONE

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, located on the banks of the Zambezi upstream from Victoria Falls, offers two family friendly Chuma houses each with two bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms, a spacious lounge and dining area from where guests can enjoy private meals, an outdoor deck and private plunge pool area. The lodge offers families with young children tailor made family friendly game drives. Kids thoroughly enjoy getting their hand dirty with plaster of paris as they mould some of the animals they saw that day. A visit to the local Nakatindi School is as much fun for the local children as the kids spend time together in colouring competitions and various interactions. Livingstone Town has a rich history and children love listening to the stories of David Livingstone told by our guides around a fire with hot-chocolate while mom and dad perhaps go for an afternoon sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. Each child will also receive a back pack which will include a big five colouring book, colouring pencils, water bottle, torch and children's binoculars.


Chichele Presidential Lodge

ZAMBIA - SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, has ten air-conditioned, elegant Victorian style suites built on top of a hill, with one inter-connecting room and two triple rooms, making the lodge ideal for families. Our expert friendly guides will show and teach children all about tracking animals, how to me plaster of paris moulded toys, making elephant dung paper and African masks with paper mache. We will show them how to make a camp fire and then toasting marshmallows as the sun sets. Kids love our star gazing activity while sipping on a cup of hot chocolate.  Each child will receive a back pack which will include a big five colouring book, colouring pencils, water bottle, torch and children's binoculars.


Olonana 2

kENYA - MASAI MARA

Sanctuary Olonana is a boutique luxury camp nestled in the heart of Kenya's most famous game reserve, the Masai Mara. The camp features twelve family friendly tented rooms each with two king sized beds. Our special children's program includes a visit to the local masai village and school where kids will learn how to: make and shoot a traditional bow and arrow, make a traditional fire, build a hut and herd cattle. Our friendly guides will lead them on a nature trail on the grounds surrounding the camp while learning about animal print identification and they will definitely having fun with our special bush treasure hunt. They will also be able to play football, swim, learn how to make a beaded necklace or bracelet - the masai way, make their own pizza and plant their own tree in the Masai Mara.


Kenya Olonana

lodge & camp information:

  • Baby-sitting facility: Housekeepers are able to baby sit children while guests are on a activity. Child minding is charged at a nominal fee, which is paid to the child minder.
  • Child friendly menus are available and evening meals can be served earlier than the normal meal times for children.
  • Children below 15 years of age are required to share a room with an adult.
  • Children between the ages of 5 to 11 years are permitted to participate on the regular game drives, at the sole discretion of the Lodge Manager. Children under five require the permission of the Lodge Manager and is subject to the booking of a private vehicle.
  • Rates: Children 0-2 years stay free of charge. Children 3-11 years pay 50% of applicable adult rate and children 12 years and older pay the normal adult rate