The safety of all guests on safari is of paramount importance and this is perhaps an even more important aspect when children are part of the party. This starts with the accommodation where family ‘units’ have interconnecting bedrooms, so that parents can sleep at night knowing that their children are secure. Those camps that have family accommodation can be identified on this site by a symbol representing a tent with an ‘F’ within it. Camps such as Anderssons in Namibia, Mvuu Lodge in Malawi and Kalahari Plains Camp in Botswana.
Many camps accept children as young as six providing family accommodation is available or an extra bed can be be placed in the bedroom with the parents, the latter though is not always possible. Children’s activities are an important part of a family safari and vary from camp to camp; walking safaris, although a fantastic way to experience Africa are problematical for children under the age of 12. Safety is always our first concern.
Activities have been tailored so that apart from game drives – the most usual form of wildlife viewing – your children can experience a wide range of activities with specially trained guides such as learning what to look for when tracking animals, and looking at the smaller flora and fauna that is all too easily overlooked. Learning about the culture and lifestyles of the local people is especially popular.