It’s 2017! Looking for a travel inspiration in 2017 to enjoy with family? If yes, it’s time to kick start new year with a vacation in Africa! Usually, kids love wildlife more than adults and family holidays can be the perfect way to bring textbook facts alive in a thrilling, open air African ambience while enjoying quality time together. When planning a safari – one of those bucket list trips we all can agree on- you need help on when and where you should go, where to stay, what’s best for kids health and safety.
The family safari holidays in Africa can surely be the trip of a lifetime as the continent boasts spectacular sightseeing destinations like South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and more. Many vacationers choose to wait till their kids are above 12 years old and better able to appreciate the safari, but those who’ve traveled with younger children claim it was a wonderful experience too. So when you start research on your trip, you should keep in mind the following details about your little ones like:
The interests and abilities
The qualifications of tour operator, guides and premiers safari experts to work with children
1. Don’t Forget Big Five –
When you start your research for African family-friendly safari holidays, you shouldn’t miss out the spectacular sightings of the “Big Five” – Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Rhinoceros and Leopard – and explore the game reserves to being captivated with wonderful African wildlife concentrations. After all, when traveling with family, it just matters how you see rather than what you see!
2. Plan Your African Safari Together –
You should involve your entire family in planning the trip and before you head over, go through all the details about Africa, the places you will visit, the activities you enjoy and the things you expect to see. It makes much more interesting while you’re there. However, adults and children will take photos, keep a family diary ad collect scrapbook when you return home you can create an album altogether. This way, you’ll keep family memories alive and create an heirloom simultaneously.
3. Choose The Perfect Time –
The best time to see animals in Africa is mostly during the dry, warm season when exactly the grass is short, visibility is in perfect shape and the weather is dry; that is approximately in between December to April. Many safari planners suggest that February, March, September and October are the best months for maximum game viewing in Africa. Consequently, other than April and May, the rainiest months are fine to take Africa safari holidays for you!
4. Keep Your Children Interested on Safari –
Do you think that your children will get bored on family friendly safaris in Botswana, Johannesburg or Zimbabwe? Use all these suggestions on how to keep your children interested and entertained throughout your safari:
Give Your Kids their own camera
Give them awards for spotting wild species
Give them checklist to tick off animals they’ve seen
Consider booking a camp or tent offering game drives and huge arrays of activities
Final Thought –
Family safari holidays in Africa can be the great way for your children to know about African nature, wildlife and culture. If you want to get the most out of family safari holidays to Africa, hire Mount Zion Tours & Travels and rest assured that we’ll use our experience to tailor your safari trip for your family. We will provide you with wide arrays of luxury 5 star, 4 star, tented camp accommodation options in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique and more!
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