Child-friendly safaris for an unforgettable experience

If you’re a family of animal lovers, an African safari will be an unforgettable experience for both you and the children.

Wake up early as the sun rises and take a drive through beautiful landscapes while keeping an eye out for elephants, lions and giraffes in their natural habitat.

This adventure of a lifetime is sure to create memories that last long after the safari ends. We’ve got some top picks for where you can go across the flydubai network.

Ethiopia: culture and wildlife safari

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The Addis Ababa safari lasts 13 days, and you’ll visit museums in Addis Ababa, experience trekking in Ethiopia and swim, stay in lodges, visit local villages and discover the rich culture of the area. All while taking in the breath-taking scenery and of course discovering the range of wildlife that call Ethiopia home.

As part of this trip, you’ll visit Mago National Park, where you can admire exotic birds, animals, and nature in all its glory. The safari also includes a visit to Samburu National Park for a game drive. This park is one of the richest in fauna and flora in Kenya. You’ll see elephants roaming during the day before heading back to the banks of the river in the evening, and glimpse the endangered Grévy’s zebra amongst a plethora of other wild and rare species.

Your trip will come to an end in Nairobi via the scenic Great Rift Valley, giving you one more amazing site to add to your memories of the safari.

Djibouti: small group safari

This small and unique country is often overlooked by safari-goers but a Djibouti safari has so much to offer including distinctive and wonderful landscapes and wildlife.

This is a destination that has been largely untouched, filled with plants that have been used as other-worldly species in films and a landscape of canyons and lunar-like salt lakes. There’s plenty to see before you even get to the animals.

Underwater is as impressive as above, with beautiful coral reefs and colourful fish including the largest one in the sea, the whale shark. The wildlife in Djibouti is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Depending on the length of the trip you choose, you can also enjoy snorkelling, free diving, or take a guided 4x4 safari to Lac Assal, a salt lake, 155 metres below sea level.

Tanzania: Ngorongoro safari

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This overland week-long safari visits the key natural wonders of Tanzania’s  northern circuit – the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and Tarangire.

Your trip will begin at one of the country’s largest coffee plantations before a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater. Here you’ll make the 600-metre descent into the crater on an early morning game safari, where you can explore forests, lakes and grassland, spotting Tanzania’s wildlife as you go.

While on safari, you’ll also enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park – the most iconic national park in Tanzania. Expect to see big cats, elephants, buffaloes, hyenas and impalas.

Stay in a lodge with views out over the Serengeti plains where you’ll be able to continue watching wildlife, drawn to the area by the acacia woodland and water supply. Wake early for a morning balloon ride over the plains and a full day drive searching for big game.

The final few days of your trip will be spent at Tarangire National Park, dominated by huge elephant herds as well as lions and leopards. These can often be seen from the lodge you stay in and make an appearance during the game drives you take part in.

If you fancy taking the trip of a lifetime and getting up close and personal with elephants and lions book a flight with flydubai and discover Africa at its natural best.

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