A luxury family safari is enormous fun and a wonderful experience for all.
A wildlife safari helps nurture in children a deep love and appreciation of nature, its wonders and mysteries. We have seen an increase in multi-generational holidays with grandparents, children and grandchildren all coming together. An African safari holiday offers a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to interact with different cultures and wildlife, and more importantly, to interact with each other in a unique environment, whilst enjoying the fun and adventure.
Africa is not an ideal destination for babies or very small children, however for children who are old enough to understand and question what they see, a safari can be an amazing and inspiring experience. Many safari lodges and camps allow children, but it is important to visit places that actively welcome children, rather than simply accept them. Some lodges offer a truly memorable experience by offering children’s accommodation, meals and specially designed activities. These may include safaris where they are taught to identify droppings (somehow particularly intriguing to children), frogging safaris, bark-rubbing expeditions and insect collection. If they are not exhausted after all of this, then there are visits to the garage to oversee Landrover repairs or assisting chef in the kitchen, baking cookies for afternoon tea!
Many parents are concerned about malaria and the effects of malaria prophylaxis. Fortunately, South Africa has some fantastic malaria free safari destinations. Just ninety minutes drive from Port Elizabeth, the lodges of the Eastern Cape are ideal for people who wish to combine Cape Town and the Garden Route with an unforgettable wildlife experience. Alternatively the Madikwe, Waterberg, Welgevonden and Pilanesberg are all a three to four hour drive from Johannesburg.
To share a big adventure together and see exciting wildlife in a beautiful African setting has all the ingredients of a unique luxury family safari holiday.