What to Expect on Family Safari Holidays

Why Choose Family Safari Holidays?

If you’re tired of taking the same old holiday by the beach year after year, have you ever thought of going on family safari holidays in Africa? Offering a once in a lifetime experience, a safari is unlike any other trip you’ll take; a chance to be at one with nature and see some of the world’s most famous sights. Safaris are more than suitable for families, with many actually being tailor made to arrange accommodation and activities to suit each individual, young and old. The hatta mountain tour most probably brings up connotations of roughing it in the wild but the truth is, families today can expect nothing but luxury and high comfort in the heart of the African bush. There are also a number of amazing ways from which you can take family safari holidays; on the back of an elephant, via a hot air balloon, from a canoe, on a walking safari, and in a 4×4 open vehicle. Forget the beach holiday that you’ve worn out for the past five years, switch for a safari today and watch a new family adventure unfold.

Where to Go?

There are so many great countries in Africa to take a safari but those that are most appealing to families and cater specifically for them are Kenya and South Africa. Kenya is not only a very accessible country, it is one of the best in terms of game viewing and the quality of accommodation is superb. With regions such as the Masai Mara, Samburu and the beautiful Kenyan Coast, the country is ideal for young and older family safari holidays. In the Masai Mara in particular, families can indulge in many safari activities including horseback safaris, walking safaris, game drives and hot air balloon safaris. There is also the opportunity to visit the local Masai village where children can meet the locals and learn about their fascinating culture. South Africa is also an attractive option for families, especially those with younger children as there are many malaria free reserves that still offer big five game viewing. There is a reason why¬†South Africa¬†is known as ‘a world in one country’ so if you want to show the children variety, taking your safari here is advised. Most safaris are taken in one of the private reserves surrounding the Kruger National Park and there are a variety of family friendly activities including elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, cultural visits and nature trails. There is also the option to add to family safari holidays and incorporate Cape Town, the Garden Route and a beach stay within your trip.