Wildlife family tours

Take a walk on the wild side.

There are families, and then there are animal-loving families. If yours is the kind of tribe who could collectively swoon their way through The Lion King on a regular basis, or who, better yet, would rather spend a Sunday at the wildlife sanctuary than the local cinema, we’ve got an adventure or three for you. Our Wildlife Family Holidays are simple; they have all the hallmarks of a classic Intrepid Family Holiday, but with an extra dose of animal fun – be it furry or scaly or fangy. The orangutans of Borneo, the hippos of East Africa and the seabirds of the Galapagos are calling.

Wildlife family highlights

Why choose us

Just for families

The clue’s in the title. These trips are for families only (including any aunts, uncles or cousins who’d like to come along, of course). As long as you’re travelling with a child under the age of 18, you’re a family in our eyes. Plus, unlike other travel companies, children aged 17 years and younger receive a 10% discount off the price of their trip.

Travel with other families

Travelling the Intrepid way is a bit like travelling with a group of friends. These trips are made up of 3–5 like-minded families, and the kids tend to hit it off straight away, allowing you to enjoy some well-earned R&R. We often find the whole family ends up making friendships with people from all over the world, staying in touch long after the adventure ends.

Small group sizes

Intrepid’s family group sizes are small enough to avoid the crowds and reach some out-of-the-way places, but big enough for a good social mix. Our average group size of 10 allows us to hop aboard local boats, buses or trains, eat at friendly, family-run restaurants and kick back in traditional accommodation and homestays.

Action packed

We know the biggest challenge on a family trip is keeping the kids entertained. So we’ve planned in advance. Nearly all of our hotels feature pools, and each day has a great mix of action-packed adventure and flexible free time. Your local leader can also suggest activities based on your kid’s hobbies or school curriculum.

Safety first

Our leaders are specially trained to run family adventures, so you’re well taken care of. You can also rest easy knowing we conduct safety assessments on all our activities to meet local standards as well as our own comprehensive safety policy.

Sustainable travel

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 4104 reviews submitted.
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Katie · Traveled March 2024
If you want life changing experiences for your kids then this is a trip for you. We saw wild orangutans, danced with local villagers, snorkelled in crystal clear water and our daughter released turtle hatchling to the sea. Perfect!
Review submitted 02 Apr 2024

Coralie · Traveled March 2024
Thoroughly recommend this trip from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. Wildlife and scenery was outstanding. Crew were excellent at their roles and we had a great time. Thanks Intrepid.
Review submitted 03 Apr 2024

Georgia · Traveled March 2024
This trip was an amazing view into the life and culture in South Africa and Zimbabwe. We were able to see so many beautiful animals, like lions, hippos, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, warthogs - the list goes on - and learned so much. The homestay and village visits were also a particularly special experience. The tents were super spacious and sturdy (get one to yourself for plenty of bag room)! Shout out to Njabulo, our guide, Fitz, our cook, and Chris, our driver! You all made this trip what it was!
Review submitted 02 Apr 2024

Lynda · Traveled March 2024
Our Trip to Borneo was amazing; our guide enabled us to have a true adventure. His knowledge was second to none, he made everything easy, exciting and fun! A journey worth taking!!!
Review submitted 01 Apr 2024

Diane · Traveled March 2024
Our trip to Borneo was enhanced by the knowledge and expertise of our tour leader who made sure things ran smoothly, we were looked after and informed so we could enjoy our time there with new found friends without worry.
Review submitted 01 Apr 2024

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