Anyone who has travelled to this amazing continent talks about it like it was thier second home. The sights and sounds of a thousand year old natural histroy steeped in tradition and arguably the birth place of mankind. Africa if you haven't yet been offers a holiday for any family to remember.
What scares you about travelling to this amazing continent in fairness is probably accurate, but if you prepare yourself properly and make sure you don't take unnecessary risks the rewards of travelling around Africa will stay with you and your children for the rest of your lifetimes.
If you feel only tempted to dip your feet in the waters of Africa then a trip around South Africa is probably right up your street. A cable car ride up Table Mountain from Cape Town, trying to capture the table cloth clouds as they drape over this beautiful city. The Garden Route drive from the southern Cape of Africa through Stellenbosch and into some of the finest Wine country in the world. A quick flight up to Johannesburg opens up the wonderful oportunity to visit Sun City, the Las Vegas of Africa, the Lion Park in Lanseria, givign you the chance to hold one of the Big 5 (while only cubs - AMAZING) and finally a bus journey away is the Kruger National Park, South Africa's most famous wildlife National Park.
To turn it up a gear, you have Tanzania and Kenya. These two countries are home to some of the finest child friendly Africa experiences you can and will find in Africa. The mightly Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara and Lake Nakura, no matter what a game park in Tanzania or Kenya will be an incredible experience. Both coastal countries offer not just the wildlife experience but also the unbeatable smells and sounds of the Indian Ocean. Kenya's Mombassa or Zanzibar in Tanzania is a must.
For the more adventurous African Family Discoveries, you open up Botswana and Namibia.