If you’ve been dreaming of safaris, take advantage of the longer summer holidays to really get away and lose yourself in the bush for a few weeks.

For scenery like nowhere else on earth, head to Africa. The great migration is in full flow, with wildebeest and zebras making their yearly entrance onto the lush grasslands of the Masai Mara, where the big five have been waiting for months. Speak to Nico Heath, Lightfoot’s African specialist, who will recommend his favourite camps, lodges, and viewing spots having spent many years exploring and leading camps in Kenya and Namibia.

Below find our top family-friendly safari camps and lodges that we recommend for the summer.

Properties for Family Summer Holidays on Safari

Kanga Camp

Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

This luxury safari camp is built around Kanga Pan, a permanent water hole attracting an abundance of game during the dry season. Kanga Camp has a rustic feel and relaxed ambience. It is loca…

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The Hide

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Deep in the heart of what was once the royal hunting ground of Ndebele kings, The Hide Lodge sits regally in the wild, beneath a canopy of trees. Overlooking the waterhole, canvas and thatch…

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Grootbos

Garden Route, South Africa

Grootbos Forest Lodge is situated on the 1750 hectare Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Gansbaai area, just 160km from Cape Town. This multi-award winning reserve is home to protected F…

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Giraffe Manor

Kenya, Nairobi

Giraffe Manor, famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe, is a luxury boutique hotel built back in the 1930s. Modelled after a Scottish stately home for European royals and nobility…

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