Experiences they can treasure for a lifetime

When you book your stay with your little ones, our Kids on Safari programme will keep them entertained and also teach them the importance of nature conservation.

Safari Activities for Kids

Parents travelling with young kids will be delighted to know that our Riverdene Lodge facility is the ideal place for families to spend time together. We even have a designated children’s coordinator at the lodge who plans various social, sporting, arts and cultural activities for them. And, upon arrival, each young explorer receives their own age-appropriate gift pack.

At Riverdene Lodge, there are several indoor activities to choose from, such as:



Documentary DVDs


Board games

Learn on Holiday

As a leader in conservation, we know how important it is to educate the future caretakers of the earth. That’s why we’ve established several awareness centres that aim to shine a light on the plight of nature and the environment. They’re a fun experience for the whole family and include:

The Born Free Foundation – A big cat rescue centre that promotes the conservation of the species and protection of their habitats.

Animal Rehabilitation Centre – A licensed facility with registered vets who care for orphaned, abandoned or injured animals, to be re-released back into the wild.

Rhino Awareness Centre – Opened in 2012, each display carries a powerful message, relaying stats and facts that emphasise the pressure that the rhino species is currently under.


Parents Take Note


At Shamwari, we also offer a delicious kids menu, which includes treats like French toast, pancakes and eggs. We want to ensure an enriching experience for moms and dads too, there are a few points that you should take note of:


Kids under 12 must be accompanied by a parent to all of the learning centres

All swimming activities must be supervised by a parent at all times

Children under 4 years old are not permitted on game drives or at the Born Free rescue centres

Pre-booked childminding services are available at an additional cost

Shamwari is a malaria-free zone

Make lasting memories with your whole family with Shamwari Game Reserve and the Kids on Safari programme and activities.