The seen-on-screen one
What The Safari Collection’s Kenyan jaunt is inspired by The Lion King, whose remake hits cinemas in July. Kids will go wild for Giraffe Manor, where live-in giraffes and Pumba’s warthog relatives roam. Other stops include Sasaab Lodge, where you can track real-life Simbas; as well as Sala’s Camp in the Masai Mara, where you can spy the entire cast if you’re lucky. The USP The trip is led by Robert Carr-Hartley, the safari guide for the animators of the 1994 film.
Fly to Nairobi
Info From $30,211 for a family of four.
The big cat one
What If you’re more of a Jungle Book fan, safari luxperts Abercrombie and Kent offer a 10-day trip in India visiting three tiger reserves. Kids will go wild for Having all the fun of camping yet none of the chore of pitching, thanks to Pench National Park’s next-level tents. Next are stops at Kanha National Park with sal forests aplenty, followed by chic jungle huts in Bandhavgarh.
The USP Your odds of a tiger sighting: Bandhavgarh is one of the best places in the world to see them.
Fly to Mumbai
Info From $4,765pp
The super kid-centric one
What Scott Dunn’s five-night excursion in South Africa ranks kids’ priorities as highly as spotting big-hitting wildlife. Kids will go wild for The whirlwind of activities – from bush orientation to dung tracking – at homely Madikwe Safari Lodge. When not on family game drives, they can let loose in the kooky, craft-packed children’s den.
The USP It’s a family-run affair, and the entire programme is crafted based on the owners’ experiences of raising their own kids on-site.
Fly to Johannesburg
Info From $3,735pp.