Traveling to Africa with children, what an experience! From the pyramids of Egypt to the villages of the Atlas, passing through the endless plains of the Serengeti or the beaches of Zanzibar, the African continent has different ideal destinations to discover as a family.
In general, when we think about taking a long trip with the little ones, we tend to think more about Europe, Japan or the United States. It is normal, they are more developed countries, with large infrastructures designed for the whole family.
African destinations, on the other hand, are not usually such a common destination for the whole family, although that does not mean that it cannot be considered. Of course, it completely depends on the destination.
However, there are many other places in North Africa, South and East Africa that are safe, with good infrastructure and this is why you need to get ready to have an unforgettable adventure with your family.
Best destinations to travel to Africa with children
The first thing to decide before traveling to Africa with children is what type of trip we want to do. Africa is a huge continent, with 54 different countries, different climates, ecosystems and tourist attractions, and this is why it is best to first book the family tour packages.
It is very different to see the pyramids in Egypt than to visit Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, tour Cape Town in South Africa or go on a safari in Tanzania.
Egypt or Morocco, also for being closer to Spain and for the type of tourism that takes place there, are more recommended for children of all ages. However, for safaris with children in Africa it is usually recommended that the children should be of at least six years old.
In fact, many local safari companies do not do these tours with younger children. Personally, we would recommend them to be a little older, from 8 to 10 years old, because that is when they will most enjoy the trip.
Egypt, pyramids and the Red Sea
One of the Family Travel Destinations that is most taken into account when traveling to Africa with children is Egypt. The attractiveness of the Nile country is undoubted and the little ones are used to seeing the pyramids and the culture of ancient Egypt in cartoons.
Anyway, if there is something that children and adults who go to Egypt love, it is the Pyramids of Giza. Although a cruise on the Nile to see the Abu Simbel temples and the southern tombs is also a great option.
And finally, we cannot forget the Red Sea beaches, an area with incredible vacation resorts for the whole family where you can do all kinds of water activities. They will love it!
Morocco: desert, culture and beach
Morocco has many attractions to go with family. The main one is proximity, we only need a couple of hours of flight as we already know that flying with children is not usually a fantastic experience.
If we go with the little ones, it is better to opt for cultural options such as Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, Chefchaouen, Rabat or Essaouira. Beach cities and tourist resorts like Agadir can also be a great option for a first trip with children.
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