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Safari Tales {Game Review}

My kids love video games, and in all honesty, I love the peace and quiet when they’re playing them.

Sure, I feel a little guilty (okay, a lot guilty) when they’re glued to their screens. But when my kids are playing a game that they love AND that’s educational? Well, I figure that’s a guilt-free win for everyone!

We’ve recently discovered Safari Tales created by Kuato, an app that my daughter really enjoys playing on our Android tablet.

Welcome To The Zoo.ca | Safari TalesSafari Tales is a beautifully designed adventure for kids ages 4 to 10. Players are led through the savannah, meeting new friends, accomplishing tasks and having fun along the way. They’ll even earn stickers as they go!

WelcomeToTheZoo.ca | Safari Tales

Children will learn about the animals, work on their reading and sentence-building skills, exercise their decision-making skills, and develop their creativity.

We love the graphics and the soundtrack! It’s a full-fledged 3D game, not a two dimensional points game like many other apps. Your guide through the game, Darwin the Meerkat, is helpful and endearing, and answers questions from your child via word selection wheels. At the end of each adventure, a story book is created that your child can read now or save for later.

WelcomeToTheZoo.ca | Safari Tales

One of the best features of Safari Tales is the Parents Corner. Parents can set their child’s reading age, email notifications of their child’s progress and the art they create in the game, and put a limit on the play session time (choose from 10, 20, 30 or 45 minutes). Profiles can be created for more than one child too!

Take a look at my daughter playing Safari Tales in this video:

On an Android device, Safari Tales disables your device’s back button, which ensures that your child stays in this app. No more accidental calls or repeated nonsense texts to Daddy while he’s at work! To exit the app, you’ll need to press your home button. If you don’t have a home button (like our tablet in the video), you’ll need to power off the device to exit the app. We did find this to be a bit counterintuitive, but we figured it out pretty quickly.

Safari Tales is an engaging game that your child will love! Not only will they enjoy it, but they’ll learn lots while playing it. Download Safari Tales from Google Play , The App Store, or The Amazon Marketplace.

*I received a free product and compensation for my unbiased review.
As always, all of my opinions are my own.*

Article written by:

Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    My boys love video games, too! Although I limit their time, if I didn’t they would play 24/7. This sounds like a game they would both like.

  2. Jeanette

    Sounds like a fun game to play, but I don’t think I would like to have to turn off my device to get out of it each time the kiddo plays it.
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  3. rika

    Such a cool and fun game. I think my kiddos will love it. They’ve been downloading new games everyday.
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  4. Alli

    I’ll have to check this one out for the grandkids. I LOVE that it disables the back button. I’m always concerned that my 3-year-old grandson will accidentally post something to FB when he’s playing games on my phone.
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  5. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That looks like such a great game for the kids. I love the art style as well. Boy, I remember when apps first came out. They never looked this great.
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  6. Annemarie LeBlanc

    My boys are grown so they are more interested in MMPORG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing games). I have a 8 year old nephew who would love this game. Thanks for the review.
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  7. Ourfamilyworld

    My kids love to play games, too and I can relate when you said that you love the peace and quiet when they’re playing. This sounds like a great game for the little ones.
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  8. Michele D

    My son would love this game. This seems like a great learning game too!

  9. lisa

    This sounds like a fun app! I’m sure my younger kids would love to check this out. They love animals.

  10. Chubskulit Rose

    Now that my kids are back to school, they are off from their gadgets unless they have a project that is school related to do.
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  11. Ann Bacciaglia

    This looks like it is a great game for kids. I will have to download it for my friends girls to try the next time they visit.

  12. Lynndee

    I love educational games and so does my son. I have no doubt he would enjoy that game. I will check it out.
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  13. CourtneyLynne

    Omg this game looks like a lot of fun! I bet my daughter would love to play. I will have to look more into it!

  14. jo

    If it’s an app that’s educational the I’m up for it. My daughter haven’t been to a zoo yet so I guess that would be fun for now. 🙂

  15. justin

    I like that the app addresses a need for Kenyan content for children, you know, scenarios, stories that have been told in school and that are Kenyan for Kenyan kids.
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