5 Family Friendly African Holiday Destinations

Rwanda has many family holidays to offer. But if you are considering taking your family further afield this summer, here are 5 family friendly holiday destinations in Africa. 

1. Madagascar

Madagascar is often ignored as a great family holiday destination in Africa. This is such a shame, because Madagascar offers a completely unique holiday experience that can be found nowhere else in Africa. The eclectic mix of cultures, unique wildlife and stunning scenery that includes both highlands and white sandy beaches makes Madagascar the perfect place for you and your family this summer. 

2. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

If you don’t fancy flying, Queen Elizabeth National Park is just a short drive North of Rwanda. The park offers a large selection of wildlife, including Cape buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, Congo lions and chimpanzees. There is also a variety of scenery on offer, including the Maramagambo Forest, the Kigezi and Kyambura Game Reserves along with famous volcanic features such as volcanic cones, craters and their lakes. Queen Elizabeth National Park is an enticing adventure for you and your family.  

3. Namibia

If you enjoy unspoiled nature, want to see African animals in the wild on one of the most affordable safaris in Africa and to take a glimpse in the traditional tribal life, then Namibia is the destination for you! Beautiful landscapes and rich wildlife are available to enjoy, but the real treasure of this country are its people. They simply give your visit a very special touch. It is one of the best places to visit with your kids.

To find out more, check out our travel guide for Namibia.

4. Accra, Ghana

Accra is one of this years TOP holiday destinations worldwide. Accra is a metropolis with a backdrop of the birth of African Independence. Recently, it's also a growing arts hub and quickly becoming one of Africa’s cultural hotspots. It's got an easy going vibe, with friendly locals and established international communities. If your children are still young, Accra also offers you white sandy beaches to relax and play with your children. 

5. Tanzania

Close to home, this huge country fits in both safari holidays, city breaks and beach holidays. For beach holiday goers, Zanzibar and Mafia Islands are top destinations. For animal lovers, there is Serengeti National Park in the North, with 70 large mammal and 500 bird species. For active families, Mount Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater should not be missed. Tanzania offers excellent ways for you to relax with your family whilst also keeping your kids active and engaged with their surroundings.