We love having families on safari – we know what it’s like to travel with children and the normal safari routine sometimes doesn’t suit younger travellers so we can allocate families their own guide and vehicle (extra charges may apply) in order for them to set their own routine, enjoy shorter safaris with an emphasis on child friendly activities and meal times and menus to suit.
There are plenty of safari activities ideally suited to children; many wildlife species can be seen even by our less patient visitors, and great fun can be had tracking and identifying footprints and droppings.
The African bush holds so many treasures and there are few things more rewarding than seeing the awe in a child's face as he is brought close to a herd of elephant or crouches to watch a dung beetle rolling its carefully prepared bundle across the ground.
We appreciate that whilst most families will want to stay together for their game viewing, there will also be times when the older generations want some time alone, either on a more extensive walking safari than is suited to children, or perhaps just in the bar or at dinner in the evening.
At the start of any family safari we will discuss how you want things to work. We are used to organising children’s meals at special times, we offer junior game viewing checklists and activities both in the vehicles and on foot (you would be surprised how many different types of dung can be found in the bush just around camp!), and we can offer childminding services, posting a member of staff on guard outside your room whilst you relax over dinner; whilst a dedicated specialist private guide and vehicle can help ensure that the length and content of each safari drive ideally suits you and your family.
Other activities that you may wish to include in your safari holiday include visiting the local school or village, making traditional clay pots and learning to play traditional African rhythms on the drums. There are also ‘Art Safaris’ at the local workshop of Tribal Textiles where kids and parents alike can paint and create their very own textile piece to take home.