Family Holidays

 

Family Holiday

 

“If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together.” African proverb.

There is nothing to beat the look of wonder in a child’s face when first introduced to life in the Bush.

A new generation of safari camps that positively welcome families has now come of age, and with it a huge variety of activities to entertain all the family and different ways to view the wildlife.

 

Not only will your guide fascinate your children about the wildlife and local environment, he will keep them spellbound with ancestor stories and by demonstrating the ancient hunter-gatherer skills of his forefathers.

Long dusty drives and tired small children are the not the perfect recipe for a stress free family holiday, so flying in light aircraft between camps is the ideal means of transport.

For us, as for you, safety is always paramount on safari, but particularly so when children are involved.

There are many malaria free Reserves in South Africa such as the Madikwe National Park, Addo Elephant National Park and Shamwari Game Reserve to name but a few. 
These are perfect areas for your first family safari, especially if you want to avoid taking malarial prophylactics or have very small children, for whom many lodges will organise specific activities and provide babysitters.

With the arrival of new malaria prophylactics that are effective and easy to take (for children and adults alike), families can happily adventure further afield on safari.

Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi have a wide selection of fantastic, exciting camps and lodges where guests of all ages are catered for. Take a look at Sosian Lodge, Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Mara and Acacia Houses, Wilderness Trails and Loisaba Lodge in Kenya; Nkwali, Tongabezi and Chongwe Camp in Zambia; Roger Dugmore's private mobile safaris and Ker and Downey's Young Explorers at Footsteps in Botswana; Nomad's camps and guides in Tanzania as examples of great places to safari with your family.

Image courtesy Loisaba Lodge, Kenya