Bringing your family to Africa is safe, adventurous and educational. Learning how to make spears with Maasai warriors or riding camels in the Sahara desert are experiences that will stay with your family long after the vacation is over.
All of the recommended tours in this feature actively welcome children and don't just tolerate them. It's important to understand that taking your children to Africa will expose them to a certain level of poverty as well as disease. Make sure you're children are old enough to take malaria medication before you head off on safari to Kenya, Botswana or Tanzania. If health issues are a concern for you, choose a family vacation in South Africa. It's a perfect destination for families with young children. (see more general advice about family safaris) When you're researching your trip let the kids help plan your itinerary.
Family volunteering in Africa is an excellent option if you want a meaningful vacation which really gives back to the environment and/or community.