Family holidays in Africa

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Family holidays in Africa

Are you considering a family holiday in Africa? For any child who adores wildlife and the great outdoors, Africa is the ultimate family holiday destination. From vast savannah plains and soaring mountains to thick jungles, enormous lakes and spice islands, Africa has it all.

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Most families visit Africa because they want to go on safari and see the animals. But there are so many options to choose from, where do you begin? It’s simple – just tell us the adventure you’re dreaming of and we’ll make it a reality. It’s the number one reason to work with a specialist: to get the very best professional advice and expertise, and ensure your African adventure is everything you ever dreamed of… and more.

On safari, children get to see animals in their natural habitat. The experience will instil in them a greater sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world, and teach them a vitally important lesson – to respect the environment. We make sure they’re safe, well-cared for… and have the adventure of a lifetime.

Family holidays in Africa also offer the opportunity to visit cities, towns and villages, where fascinating lessons in history and cultural appreciation await. And then, as a blissful finale to your holiday, there’s the chance to laze on remote beaches and paradise islands such as Zanzibar, Mauritius and Seychelles. That’s the joy of working with a specialist – simply think about the adventure you want on your family holiday in Africa, and we’ll do the rest.

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We take the pain out of planning your

Family holiday in Africa

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Encompass Africa can take the pain out of researching and planning your family holiday. We love Africa and know the power of a holiday here with kids – we bring our own two little ones to this amazing continent each and every year. If you’re thinking of taking your own kids on safari, it all starts with a simple conversation on the phone (or a meeting if you’re close to Brisbane and prefer face-to-face time). We will be keen to know things like:

  • Who is going on your family holiday in Africa?
  • How old is everybody?
  • Why/how did a family holiday to Africa come up on the radar?
  • What does everybody like seeing and doing?
  • Any ideas on where you would like to go?
  • What are everyone’s physical abilities?
  • Does anyone have any fears or phobias?
  • What are the dietary and medical needs of the group?
  • When are you able to travel?
  • How do you like to travel as a family on holiday and what accommodation suits your family the best?
  • What’s your family holiday budget? (Gulp, it’s not the easiest question to answer, but our goal is to tailor something that’s exactly right for you and totally realistic, based on your parameters)
  • Can your family cope with long journeys in a car? (Correctly calculating transfers and distances is crucial)
  • Will everybody be okay travelling in a light aircraft? (If you want to get to remote areas in many countries, this is how you’ll get there)

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers – we do this as a job and would love to help you understand everything that’s possible as we balance your requirements and your wildest holiday dreams.

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Your safety matters when on a

Family holiday in Africa

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The team at Encompass Africa provides an amazing personal service that also includes 24/7 access, so you can have total peace of mind while you’re travelling. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.

From the moment you take off, we monitor your travels every step of the way, touching base regularly with our team on the ground in Africa to ensure everything’s going well and you’re totally satisfied. We want it to be effortless for you – this way, we can ensure you and your family will come home loving Africa just as much as we do. We also like to pepper each trip with moments of magic. It’s all part of the service and why Encompass Africa is number one at creating ultimate family holidays in Africa.

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Read some reviews

From family guests

We had the best family holiday in Tanzania. My son said it was the best holiday of his life (not bad for a 9 year old!)

Tanzania, Family holiday of a lifetime – DeSouza Family

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From start to finish we have had the absolute best service from Encompass Africa.

Southern Africa family adventure -Wheeler family

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Magical holiday!

Holiday of a lifetime -Goodwin family

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We will definitely return to Africa. It was an amazing family holiday.

Southern Africa Family Holiday – Watson family

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Our holiday exceeded our expectations, It was absolutely fantastic!!!

Rwanda and Tanzania experience – Harris Family

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Fantastic itinerary created for our family with two boys aged 10 and 12 – very special memories!

Botswana and Zimbabwe Family Adventure – Ierino family.

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We could not have done what we did in Botswana on our own and what Encompass Africa created was magic.

Botswana Mobile & Remote Family Safari – Wilson family

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Truly amazing!

Tanzania and Zanzibar experience – West Family

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We like to start with a conversation and learn lots about you. From here we can develop some ideas, obligation free proposals and away we go! What are you waiting for? Fill in the form below and one of the Encompass Africa team will be in touch.
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