So you thought safari was just for adults? Think again, there are dozens of options for family travel!
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"It all starts off in the mammoth build up. An exciting story about to unfold, with a safari vision drawn from countless snippets of the wild African savannah and it’s storybook beasts which so often adorn our televisions and tablets in descriptive documentaries, adverts and Instagram posts! The family enthusiastically discusses and compares strategies to find and tick off animal species, and setting competition guidelines for victorious animal spotting winners, while sharing their plans of indulgence in fine food and luxury accommodations with exciting outdoor amenities. It’s a process of unintentional reuniting and bringing the family together, a connection which might have been waning as we live out our disparate and often complicated metropolitan lifestyles." excerpt Magical Moments Blog
So why wouldn't you take your children on a safe, memorable and life-changing safari?
Safari was once an adult only activity, synonymous with the indulgence of fine ‘bush’ cuisine and icy gin and tonics being sipped down in sync with a melting sun. Many safari outfits didn’t know how to deal with the young and energetic of the new generation, but luckily family pressure for experiential travel has opened this social activity up to even the youngest of adventure fanatics.
Let us help you identify which camps are best suited to your family; whether they're busy little bees or relaxed souls who intellectually massage Africa's best-kept secrets from their humble, yet willing safari guide!
Seba Camp is set in a wildlife wonderland overlooking a perennial lagoon. Its riverine situation in a forest of majestic hardwood trees plays host to prolific birdlife, while on the concession a variety of land and water game-viewing activities ensure that Seba delivers a classic Okavango Delta safari experience.
A Eight luxury tents include two designed for families, with interconnecting bedrooms and plunge pools. Access the bush by game drive, mokoro or guided walks, or join your children for a bush cooking or photography lesson.
Situated in a private concession in the best location in Hwange, Linkwasha is located very near the famed Ngamo Plains, where wildlife gathers in numbers during summer. This only adds to the excellent year-round viewing from the camp itself; Linkwasha overlooks a pan that is a magnet for wildlife seeking to quench its thirst.
Accommodation: The camp is an eclectic mix of contemporary interiors and Ndebele culture, its nine luxurious tents (eight twin and one family) overlooking the scenic plain.
The main area includes various multi-level decks, amongst them, a cosy library complete with fireplace and shaded salas surrounding an inviting pool. Our nearby romantic Star Bed looks onto a productive waterhole.
Angama Mara, a remarkable owner-run safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’. Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent.
Here guests will find a lodge where everything is as it ought to be, with tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome.
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