Africa is perhaps the ultimate adventure travel destination and your kids will love it! From running down sand dunes in the desert, to spotting elephants and lions on a self-drive safari, to jumping into waves crashing onto pristine beaches, and all whilst camping under the African stars. We are just coming to the end of a 4 month overland adventure around Africa in a Land Rover Defender with our two boys (aged 3 and 4). We have dipped out toe into Africa with kids previously on travels to Morocco. But this trip took us to the heart of this continent through Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa.

 

Johannesburg with kids

Visiting Johannesburg with young kids

Is is safe to visit Johannesburg with kids? Once considered a dangerous place, only explored by the foolhardy traveller, Johannesburg (commonly known as Jo'burg or Jozi) is now a changed city that is making huge strides to defy its bad reputation ...
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Namibia itinerary with kids

AFRICA OVERLAND Part 5: Namibia itinerary with kids

Namibia was never on the agenda for this trip. We had visited pre-kids and therefore struck it off the list; this overlanding adventure in Africa was all about finding new experiences together. However, we were craving better road conditions and ...
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Africa Highlights

Travelling Africa with kids: our top 10 highlights

What a truly epic adventure the last few months have been! It seems only yesterday I was announcing that we were off to Africa. Whilst there have been some seriously tough moments – record-breaking torrential rains in Tanzania, obstructive border ...
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Namibia itinerary with kids

ETOSHA National Park, Namibia: THE BEST safari in Africa for young kids

Yes you can take young kids on safari! During our 4 months of overlanding adventures around Southern Africa with our two boys (aged 3 and 4) we have been on a lot of safaris (also known as game drives). We ...
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Victoria Falls Waterfront Review

Victoria Falls Waterfront REVIEWED: Livingstone accommodation for all budgets

The town of Livingstone nestles on the Zambian side of the River Zambezi and has a very famous neighbour: the mighty Victoria Falls. In the wet season, you can see the vast plumes of spray from tens of kilometres away ...
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zambia itinerary with kids

AFRICA OVERLAND Part 4: Zambia itinerary with kids

Take a quick glance at a map and Zambia may seem like a daunting prospect. Not only is the country itself immense but, once you factor in the huge distances between the main sights, it can seem like too much ...
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Southern Africa overland itinerary with kids

Top 18 things to do in South Africa with kids

South Africa is a good choice for families who want to experience the adventurous side of Africa without having to venture too far from the beaten track. Plus there is no worry of malaria. This huge country boasts a beautifully ...
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Tanzania itinerary with kids

AFRICA OVERLAND Part 3: Tanzania itinerary with kids

Tanzania boasts some big ticket items – the tallest mountain in Africa, the best game viewing in Africa, and the Arabian allure of the Zanzibar archipelago. If you have the money, the itinerary of Serengeti, Mt Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar make ...
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Tanzania itinerary with kids

Is travelling Tanzania with kids worthwhile?

Tanzania has been on my bucket list for longer than I can remember. Those images of Mt Kilimanjaro majestically rising from the Serengeti plains, and the colourful spice markets of Zanzibar with it's powder-soft beaches, have always stirred my sense ...
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Malawi itinerary with kids

AFRICA OVERLAND Part 2: Malawi itinerary with kids

Rightfully known as the 'warm heart of Africa', Malawi packs a lot in to its relatively small landmass; with majestic mountains rising from the tea plantations in the South, to the tropical white-crescent beaches fringing the lake, to an intimate ...
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Chintheche Inn

Chintheche Inn REVIEWED: your perfect stop on the way up or down the coast of Lake Malawi

Chinteche Inn sits on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, making it a handy stopover as you head either up or down the country. For us (as part of our overlanding trip around Southern Africa) it was an ambitious (i.e ...
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Zomba Forest Lodge review

Zomba Forest Lodge REVIEW: a family-friendly cottage in the clouds

It's twenty minutes since we left the town below and the trusty Land Rover navigates another tight corner, the clouds drift within touching distance and the road continues up, around and along the plateau towards Zomba Forest Lodge. There may ...
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Game Haven Lodge review

Game Haven Lodge REVIEW: where the kids can have their cornflakes in the company of zebras

Even in Africa, it's not every day you find yourself eating breakfast with a zebra for company, especially when you're only a few miles outside a major city. But Game Haven Lodge, nestled close to the southern Malawian city of ...
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Mozambique itinerary with kids

OVERLANDING AFRICA Part1: South Africa and Mozambique itinerary with kids

3.5 months, 2 parents, 2 young kids, 1 Land Rover Defender and a bucket load of adventure. This is the first leg of our African overland travels, detailing a few stops in South Africa before our Mozambique itinerary with kids ...
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Mozambique with kids

Crossing the border into Mozambique

After a few days on a self-drive safari around Kruger National Park, it was time to continue our Southern Africa overland adventures by crossing the border into Mozambique from Komatipoort at Ressano Garcia. Despite its pristine tropical beaches and distinct ...
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family friendly accommodation near Hoedspruit

Southern Sands Eco Lodge – family friendly accommodation near Hoedspruit, South Africa

As we approached the gates to Southern Sands Eco Lodge, a giraffe ambled through the bush, reminding us this wasn't a regular play date. I first met Joanne over a year ago when I taught her eldest son swimming back ...
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Medical kit list for families travelling Africa

Medical kit list for families travelling Africa

A good medical kit list is imperative for any travel to Africa. But with kids in tow there is even more to consider, as good medical care is not always on hand and kids can be unpredictable at the best ...
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Africa with kids

We are off to AFRICA!

I think we have left you all in suspense for far too long. I'm not normally one for being secretive with plans, but we just had to ensure a few things were lined up and concrete before any announcements were ...
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One day Marrakech itinerary with young kids

Have you ever seen pictures of Marrakech and immediately thought of crowds and chaos? Fun chaos of course, the sort of chaos that probably leads to an amazing experience but not something you'd want to attempt with children? If so, ...
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Essaouira with kids

Why we swear by Essaouira with kids

Were you an intrepid backpacker in your previous life? Exploring distant and exotic lands on a budget, getting off the beaten track and feeling like you were doing something different? Now that young kids are in the picture, travel priorities ...
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