Family Travel

Kids Clubs on Safari!

Without question, kids love the African safari experience. Being able to see, hear, and smell big game closer than you ever thought possible is a thrill to everyone, young or old. However, after several days on safari, we find that all kids need a break from game drives. This is when a great kids club…

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Taking the Family on Safari? Zambia for the win!

At Rothschild Safaris, family and multi-generational adventures in Africa are some of our specialties. We’ve traveled across Africa, from Kenya to South Africa, with our own children. We know the best family guides and the right places to stay if you are traveling with kids. Which is why we are so excited about some new…

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Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa at Campi ya Kanzi!

Campi ya Kanzi is a unique destination. A place to have immense wilderness all to yourself. With just 16 guests and no other camps in the area, here you get a sense of how Hemingway must have felt in Africa nearly 100 years ago. Campi ya Kanzi, a truly unique ecotourism camp is located in…

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Walking Safari With Kids

Recently, our founder, Leora Rothschild and Business Development Director, Sarah Fazendin, spent a few weeks exploring Kenya along with their daughters. While the girls, ages 9 and 10, had many highlights over the course of the safari, including beading with Maasai ladies, spotting Lion cubs in the Mara and flying a small plane, both girls…

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Things to do With Kids in Kenya (Besides Look at Animals!)

So we may be biased, but Africa is hands-down one of the best destinations to travel with kids. Ask any parent, and they will tell you that animals and kids are a great combination.  Kids love learning about and interacting with wildlife. And while safari in Africa IS all about the wildlife, sticking kids in…

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Best Destinations for Spring Break in Africa

Kids may have just gone back to school … but we’ve already got Spring Break on the mind! Our office has been taking call after call from parents who are eager to plan an amazing Spring Break safari in Africa. If you are considering traveling to Africa for Spring Break, it’s important to understand which countries…

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IT’S TIME TO GET INSPIRED!

Here our traveling tribe of families from around the world share their family’s experiences while on safari in Africa. FAMILY SAFARI IN SOUTHERN AFRICA  Leora Rothschild, founder of Rothschild Safaris,  spent a magical week in Southern Africa with her family, exploring Namibia and South Africa. Check out her experience here. “The girls just returned from their drive…

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Top Family Safari Accomodations

The key to a great family safari is choosing the right camps, lodges and locations. Many countries offer a multitude of lodges and tented camps that are ideal for families who wish to explore the wilds of Africa. We do all the hard work for you – we sleep in the beds, meet the guides…

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Taking Kids on a Galapagos Cruise? What You Need to Know.

The Galapagos Islands, home to some of the most unique wildlife on the planet, is quickly becoming one of our best-selling family destinations. Kids love traveling from island to island by boat, snorkeling with playful sea lion and other wildlife, exploring lava tunnels and playing around in sea kayaks. If you’re considering taking your kids…

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From Africa to Central America – Introducing Costa Rica!

At Rothschild Safaris, we’ve long been known for our world class, custom safaris to Africa. We’ve planned trips of a lifetime to Africa for thousands of travelers over the years. But after enjoying a few safaris around various parts of Africa, some of our best clients began asking, “where next?” Our clients were looking for…

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Family Safari in Southern Africa – a Trip Report!

I’m off to South Africa with my husband and two daughters (ages four and six) on a much-anticipated family safari. While I’ve been on countless safaris myself and planned hundreds of trips for clients, including many family safaris with children of all ages, this will be my first experience taking my own children to Africa….

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Can I travel to Botswana with Children?

Botswana is one of our favorite destinations for a family adventure. Viewing prolific wildlife while on safari is just one of many highlights. We design Botswana safari itineraries with the whole family in mind; stay in cozy, family-friendly camps and lodges that serve-up kid-friendly food and offer a wide range of activities specially designed for…

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4 Fun Things to do on a Botswana Family Safari: Botswana’s Best Kept Safari Secrets

It’s no secret that we love Botswana. From families planning their first African safari to African travel regulars, we love putting together itineraries that showcase the best of this amazing safari destination. And while we love Botswana’s most famous safari areas like the Okavango Delta, Chobe and the Kalahari, there are also plenty of little…

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Things to do on an Okavango Delta Family Safari

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a bucket-list experience for many travelers. This delta, more correctly called an alluvial fan, covers 15,000 square kilometers of the Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana. Each year, the Okavango River, which flows into Botswana from the Angolan highlands, discharges roughly 11 cubic kilometers of water into the Okavango Delta. Between the…

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Family Travel Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

The key to a fulfilling, exciting safari with children is proper planning. In addition to choosing the right accommodations to fit your needs, you also want to take into consideration the right mix of cultural activities and wildlife viewing. With the right safari planning you can have a trip that gives you quality family time. A…

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Namibia Safari- Sand Dunes, Star Beds, and More

Is Namibia a family friendly destination? Leora recently traveled with her family to find out: The first part of my Namibia safari I travelled with my family, my two girls, 6 and 9 years, and my husband. The camps we visited are not specifically family safari camps, and while there was not entertainment for children,…

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Leora Takes the Family to Kangaroo Island: Part 2

Leora recently took her family to Kangaroo Island, the “Galapagos of Australia.” Read Part 1 here, and then enjoy reading about the rest of her journey.  DAY FOURThis morning we drove about an hour to the south side of the island to the luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge. Ranked as 4th top hotel in the world…

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Kangaroo Island Australia with the Family

Leora recently visited Kangaroo Island in Australia. This is part one of her experience there.  LEORA’S OVERVIEW: Mom “I slept smiling” – my five year old was very excited to tell me the morning after our first night on the island…   It’s been called “the Galapagos of Australia.” So I decided to find out…

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Talking to Your Family About Your Upcoming Family Safari

When you decide to take your first family safari, you are setting your family up for an intense, adventurous, bonding experience that your children will never forget.   The key, like many things, is to set the right expectations from the start.   There are several steps to planning a safari, and it’s important that…

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Cultural experiences that will maximize your family safari

The Singing Wells: Kenya’s northern frontier – the Mathews Range holds a very special tradition of the Samburu people where they get to bring their livestock to water in semi desert environment. Every morning the Samburu families take their family herd of cattle to the singing wells where they dig for water to fill up…

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What Makes a Family Safari Special

Many people celebrate life’s milestones by going on safari. Birthdays, graduations, and honeymoons are all celebrated and honored on safaris. Sometimes, people start new chapters in their lives by romantically proposing to the love of their life during a safari trip. Amid all that celebration and all the things that make a safari special, one…

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Family Friendly Safari Camps And Places

A few of our favorite family friendly safari camps, why we think they are just perfect for families: Tanda Tula Field Camp – tailored towards the adventurous, perfect camp for families with teenagers. What we like: big game on foot, lying around a fire on a mat at night learning about the stars, dining in the…

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7 ways to get the most out of your family safari

It is no secret that there is something magical about sharing a safari with your children (or grandchildren!). Seeing wildlife as it is meant to be seen, spending your days together making new discoveries, watching your child’s face light up at their first sighting of a lion or a leopard… it is difficult to beat…

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A Family Safari at Samara’s Manor House

Samara’s Manor House is the ideal family safari retreat.  Located in South Africa’s malaria-free Samara Private Game Reserve, enjoy exclusive use of this luxury Manor House, complete with your own chef, ranger and housekeeper, where you are free to relax and spend time as a family, exploring all that Samara has to offer. During your…

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Your Family Safaris Contributing to a Child’s Education in Zambia

Rothschild Safaris is proud to celebrate a milestone for the two schoolchildren in Zambia who are getting an education thanks to our clients whose family safaris and photographic safaris help us pay the fees required to send these students to school. Both students have finished their first term and are progressing well in their studies….

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A Family Safari to the Winelands? Yes – there’s much more than just wine!

This week we’re highlighting the stops on Leora Rothschild’s family safari itinerary as it continues to be planned. Yesterday’s feature was the Garden Route. After exploring this area, Leora and family will continue their self-drive tour into the Cape Winelands, an area northeast of Cape Town. As the name implies, it is the “Napa” of…

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Including the Garden Route on a Family Safari

Leora Rothschild’s family safari itinerary is coming together! As we mentioned yesterday, she’s beginning her trip at two malaria-free game reserves. From there, Leora, her husband and two daughters (ages four and seven) will head to the Garden Route where the scenery is a far cry from what you would typically expect of an African…

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A Family Safari to Malaria-Free Game Reserves

As Leora prepares for her family safari to South Africa, we are taking a closer look at the areas she will be visiting. For Big 5 game viewing Leora is taking her brood to two malaria-free game reserves. While she would have no problem traveling with her four- and seven-year old daughters to any other…

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Leora Rothschild Preps for Her Family Safari

Leora is taking her husband and her four- and seven-year old daughters on a much-anticipated family safari to South Africa. While Leora has been on countless safaris herself and planned hundreds of trips for clients, including many family safaris with children of all ages, this will be her first experience taking her own children to…

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A Family Safari: A Memorable Event

As Leora Rothschild prepares to take her own family on safari to Southern Africa this May, we continue to see an increasing growth in family travel to Africa. There are huge differences between camps that “accept” children and camps that “welcome” children and families. Leora is out on a scouting mission this May with her…

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Adventure Travel to Africa – A Family Safari

Africa is a wonderful continent to explore for the adventure traveler and for families on a family safari. There are many countries within Africa that offer diverse activities ensuring no one will ever get bored!

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South Africa Family Safari Including Hamiltons Tented Camp

After many months of planning, Hamiltons Tented Camp has proudly unveiled their biggest green initiative to date – an entirely solar powered camp!

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Tanzania Family Safari with a Twist on Culture

Rothschild Safaris can take you on a family safari including an amazing adventure with the Hadzas.

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Inspiring Winter Family Safari Specials in South Africa

If you are considering a family safari, contact the expert – Rothschild Safaris! We have hundreds of family safaris, great for kids of all ages!

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Cape Town Family Safari

Cape Town is the ideal destination when traveling with kids to Africa. To us, it’s a super way to start your safari, recover from your jet lag and enjoy some amazing sights in his picturesque town!

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Visit the AfriCat Foundation on your next Family Safari

“In the Africa of 2050, most cat species will survive only where people choose to tolerate them.” On your next family safari, experience AfriCat and learn how you, too, can make a difference!

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Cheetah Conservation in the Mara on your next Kenya Family Safari

Our partners in Africa are in the process of launching a Cheetah Research Project with the Kenya Wildlife Trust. The global cheetah population is rapidly dwindling and with less than 10,000 individuals left in the wild, cheetahs are vulnerable to extinction.

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A Tanzania Family Safari

Singita Serengeti House is an exclusive-use retreat perfectly designed for a family safari or a group of friends traveling together. It is a place that encourages a wealth of shared experiences – thrilling game viewing, memorable outdoor feasts, storytelling and impromptu celebrations.

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Consider a South Africa Family Safari

South Africa is a family friendly country and an easy destination to enjoy a customized family safari.

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Adventurous Family Safari

The Selinda Canoe Trail is a 4-day and 3-night adventure along the Selinda Spillway in the heart of Botwana – the waterway linking Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Linyanti and Kwando water systems. This is the ideal setting for a family safari to Botswana.

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An African Family Safari – The most memorable trip of your life!

Picture this…A traditional Hemingway tented safari camp on the Masai Mara plains. A roaring bush fire, lots of laughter and chatter as your guide shares countless “bush stories” with you, on your own African Family Safari.

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Family Safari to Africa

An incredible journey awaits you in Africa! Rothschild Safaris are specialists who not only originate from awesome Africa, but are passionate about sharing the best from the land they love.

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Family Safari Activities

Many people do not realize how easy it is to bring your entire family along for an African safari! As a mother, Leora Rothschild, founder of Rothschild Safaris, knows all too well the importance of stimulating kids as well as adults! Whether you wish to tag along, or hang back for a sundowner around the boma, we have services to satisfy all.

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Customizing your own Family Safari

We have a good 15+ years of experience planning trips for families from Kenya and Tanzania down to the tip of South Africa.

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Leora prepares to take her own Family Safari

After years of planning all sorts of family safaris for her clients, from luxury family safaris to the more adventurous family safaris, Leora is getting ready to embark in April 2013 with her own family on a safari.

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Kenya Family Safari – Kimi’s Favorites

The key to a great family safari is choosing the right camps, lodges and locations. The good news – we have done the work for you! Our team of safari specialists travels continuously throughout the year to sleep in the beds, taste the food, meet the guides, and most important, test-drive their kid’s programs.

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