A safari for all of us is an exciting proposition, and the thought of a family safari tops that. Your destination will definitely be the Dark Continent and it will be as exciting and wonderful as your expectations of the continent, Africa.
However, there are certain aspects and advice you need to know when going on a family safari. The following paragraphs will provide the needed information for you to make your family safari a great success and memorable experience.
Your family’s tour of Africa will be safe, adventurous and definitely educational. Your experiences will take the form of making spears with Maasai warriors or riding camels in the Sahara Desert and much more. And these experiences will no doubt remain as wonderful memories with you and your family for a long time.
Tips and Advice
Since the visit to Africa will be a great adventure and experience for your children specially, it's important to understand that in Africa your kids will be exposed to a certain levels of poverty as well as disease. Make sure you're children are old enough to take malaria medication before you head off on safari to Kenya, Botswana or Tanzania. If health issues are a concern for you, choose a family vacation in South Africa Travel Guide. It's a perfect destination for families with young children.
Countries Best for Family Safaris
South Africa Travel Guide
The best country as mentioned before is South Africa Travel Guide, for a family safari. The road system in the country is rated excellent and this will enable you to rent your own car and stick to your own schedule. Similarly, with little children, flexibility is a key factor. With your own schedule, you can make stops when you want, return to your hotel when they tire and plan the length of your own drives around the wildlife parks.
South Africa Travel Guide also has plenty of smaller, private wildlife parks where you can see a lot of animals in a short amount of time. These private game parks often have comfortable accommodations with swimming pools and buffet lunches and dinners. The Garden Route and Eastern Cape in South Africa Travel Guide is filled with beaches and game parks in close-proximity, a winning combination with children.
Also, importantly, South Africa Travel Guide hosts several malaria free game parks as well. This means that your children won’t have to take anti malaria pills and you will not have to worry each time a mosquito bites you. Furthermore, South Africa Travel Guide consists of some of the best Doctors and Hospitals in whole continent.
Kenya is also great safari destination because you can combine a beach holiday in Mombasa with a night or so at the Tsavo National Park which is just an hour's drive away.
Namibia has malaria-free areas, a large coastline, fun sand dunes and good roads. But, the distance between places of interest is significant. If you have children who don't mind long drives, then Namibia would make a wonderful family destination.
Keeping Your Children Interested While on Safari
Truthfully, safari drives through game parks can be long and dull often, because spotting wildlife can be a tricky thing. So in this time, you will need to keep the children interested and motivated. Adhering to the following will help you.
Buy them a camera.
Let them use binoculars.
Award them points or prizes for spotting birds, insects and wildlife.
Give them a bird or animal checklist to mark off what they see (every wildlife park will have these available).
Stay in a family-oriented lodge that offers special drives for children or baby-sitting options so you can leave them at the lodge.
Source and References: www.goafrica.about.com