Get Ready For A Family Safari: How To Enjoy South Africa With Kids

June 15, 2017

How exciting for the family to share a safari adventure in Africa! It is a dream for adults and children alike to see animals in their natural habitat. Although it can be exciting, it can also be quite daunting to take your family on an exotic adventure. Amongst the excitement, you have to prepare for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday too. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the perfect family safari:

Plan The Trip As A Family

Involving the whole family right from the start will build up the excitement and give you a chance to explain to the kids what they can see and do during your trip. Explain how you can learn about the animals you see and plan to take photographs or keep journals as a memory of your trip. Make it an adventure you enjoy together from start to finish.

Book With A Reputable Tour Operator

You want to make sure your family is safe and comfortable during your safari. This is why you should book your flights and tours with reputable operators. You should check out the operator’s previous record on environmental issue and read reviews from past clients, especially those with children. If you are planning to take internal flights, then why not check out Mango Flights for some great low cost good value deals.

Know What To Look For In A Safari Holiday

Key things to check when traveling with children are to review the itinerary carefully to be sure there will be enough free time for kids to have a break and their own time out of schedule. Animal viewing is best at dawn and dusk, so you might have to make time for naps and other free time during your trip. Make sure the tour guide is used to working with children and you are happy your operator suits your needs.

Bring The Right Clothes

It might sound obvious, but making sure you all have the correct attire whilst on safari will make your trip a lot more comfortable. Light coloured, light-weight clothing that gives coverage from the sun is best. Hats are also essential, especially for children. Comfortable, breathable footwear is also a must, as long days on safari will be tiring on little feet.

Stay Healthy And Be Prepared

Traveling to a foreign country can always be a bit of worry, especially when kids are involved. Checking the vaccinations required for the areas you are visiting should be top priority and make sure you are up-to-date with your regular shots. Check your government’s travel advice and follow the guidance closely. Whilst you are away, know where your nearest facilities are and have adequate travel insurance to cover any emergencies.

Most Of All Have Fun

Spending quality time with your kids is the most beneficial part of traveling with them. For the holiday of a lifetime you must make the most of it! A safari in Africa is one of the greatest adventures you will have as a family. So, get out there to enjoy the African hospitality and the amazing animal attractions this continent has to offer. Have you been on Safari in Africa with the family? What was your experience like?

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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