African Safari with an infant

While taking your little one away on an African safari may seem like a great idea, there are many things to consider before you go ahead and book that trip of a lifetime.

Malaria zones are common in Africa and depending on the age of the infant they may not be able to receive the prophylactic medication for this. Which could result in an extremely poorly infant.

Some safari camps are age-restricted and unfenced, so it is important to evaluate these risks and restrictions.

Consider the climate and environment- the African safari can be humid and dusty, so it is important to make considerations to adapt the travel to suit your infant.

Also you may be required to take a smaller inland flight which can be uncomfortable due to the cabin being non-pressurised. Also consider the limited luggage allowance on these flights, when you will need to think about a pram or nappy/ feeding supplies.