Of course wildlife is the main highlight. The reality of seeing the whole spectrum of the animal kingdom from the largest majestic elephant to the smallest millipede in it’s natural setting is a magical experience for adults and children alike.
Children however, seem ready to soak up every detail, whether it’s spotting a lion on a game drive, chasing butterflies or looking for bugs on a walk around camp and learning which branches make the best toothbrushes or learning how to make their own fire.
It is never too early to learn about different cultures and ways of life and get first hand an introduction to environmental and conservation issues that affect us all.
A safari is a life changing experience not just a holiday.
Many Camps and lodges are family friendly. Large tents that can accommodate up to four people, or even special 2 bedroom family suites for extra space and comfort are now commonplace.
There are also special activities available that are designed to appeal to children, options for game drives in private vehicles and guides that specialise in family safari experiences.