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Nothing like a close encounter with a relaxed bull elephant whilst drinking your tea in the sitting area at Machaba Camp.

Family Holidays

Southern Africa is a fabulous region for a family holiday. The incredible family-friendly experiences on offer here range from whale watching adventures in South Africa’s Western Cape, to climbing Namibia’s fabled Dune 45 at dawn, to a beautiful Afro-Portuguese beach break on Mozambique’s remote and pristine archipelagos. As our lives become busier and time more precious, family holidays have never been more popular. Experts in the field, we know that a multi-generational holiday involves a great deal more planning than a couple’s romantic escape. To make the process easier, we have brought together our family-friendly itineraries.  Although every trip we design is tailor-made, the itineraries below are a good starting point for any multi-generational trip to Southern Africa:

South Africa with the Kids: A Zero Jet Lag Family Holiday

Grootbos Hermanus South Africa 46

13 days from £3,870

Exploring the world through children’s eyes can be a magical experience and South Africa is an absolutely fantastic family holiday...

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Self-drive South Africa: Luxury Lodgings, Stunning Coastlines & An Epic Road Trip

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12 days from £2,105

Experience all the romance and adventure of an epic road trip, whilst staying in the lap of luxury as you...

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A Luxurious Family Holiday to Botswana – Let the Kids’ Safari Dreams Come True

Machaba Camp Moremi Botswana 3

12 days from £5,129

A safari with kids can seem daunting but in Botswana, careful thought and planning has gone into making sure that...

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Namibia with the kids in tow 

Okonjima Bush Suite Damaraland Namibia 5

12 days from £4,640

Travelling with the kids can often feel like a daunting task! With two kids of her own, our Africa specialist Kate...

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Chill-Out on the Magical Island of Benguerra, Mozambique

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9 days from £2,816

This romantic and idyllic beach holiday works perfectly in combination with a safari or on its own for those wanting...

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Beach-Chic Medley – Best-of-the-Best Mozambique at Santorini & Benguerra

The Santorini Vilanculos Mozambique205

9 days from £4,342

This super stylish Mozambique beach holiday combines the beautiful Santorini Mozambbique and Azura Benguerra. The holiday begins with an international...

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Cultural Mozambique – A Historical Journey to Ilha De Mozambique in the Footsteps of Vasca De Gama

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9 days from £1,801

This fascinating holiday takes you on a journey into the historical world heritage site of Ilha de Mozambique in the...

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Sublime Island-Hopping in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Northern Mozambique: Ibo Island Lodge & Azura Quilalea

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9 days from £4,573

This exotic island-hopping experience is, in our view, the ultimate way to experience Mozambique’s pristine and unspoilt Quirimbas Archipelago in...

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Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India

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