Regardless of how many Jellycat giraffe teddies the children
own, or how many times they've seen The Lion King, nothing even
comes close to seeing African wildlife in its natural habitat for
the first time (or even the fifth time, in our opinion).
Safety comes first with children (and, in fact, anyone) on
safari and a great guide will ensure parents never have to worry.
Guides will pack days full of family-friendly and educational
activities like dung identification (yes, really), paw/hoof print
tracking and learning about the medicinal properties of the local
flora. As well as helping tick off those Lion King species
checklists too, of course.
Families with younger children will love the malaria-free areas
South Africa, which is also incredibly convenient given the
lack of time difference and very reasonable flight time. We know
all the best camps and guides to ensure your family safari holiday
is as educational as it is fun. If you are planning a family safari
with young children then much-loved children's party people
George, who we've joined forces with, will provide your little
monsters with a carefully selected kit to help them discover the
magic around them, including a spotters guide, mini microscope and
star chart. Plus, let's be honest, you'll have a whale of a time
playing with the kit as well!
For teenagers, a safari is the ultimate holiday, with so much
diversity in terms of what they can see and do, from incredible
wildlife to stunning landscapes and adrenaline-filled activities
(quad biking anyone?). If there's a better way to draw teenagers
away from screens and social media than taking them on a family
safari, we'd love to hear it.
If the plains of Africa don't appeal, there are plenty of other
options to take your kids for some wildlife spotting. You could see
orang-utans, pygmy elephants and the strange looking proboscis
monkey in Borneo,
discover the incredible biodiversity of Costa
Rica or check out the giant tortoises and tropical penguins in
Islands. Wherever you choose to go, we can arrange private
guides to give you all the low-down on what you see.
What's not to love about a family holiday that everyone from
five-year olds to grumpy teenagers will enjoy?