An African Family Safari

Apr 08, 2011 Avatar  TravelStore

A family safari in Africa will be one of the most rewarding and exciting vacations you’ll ever take with your children!

The best place to go on a family safari with young children is South Africa. South Africa, rests at the bottom of the enormous African Continent, it is a land of great diversity and beauty: tropical coastlines and arid deserts; “Big Five” safaris and a first-class infrastructure.

South Africa has plenty of smaller private reserves where you can see a lot of animals in a short amount of time. Private game parks have comfortable accommodations with swimming pools and buffet meals. Some even cater specifically to children! The Garden Route and Eastern Cape in South Africa is filled with beaches and game parks in close-proximity, a winning combination with children. Finally, South Africa is home to several malaria-free game parks, so the children don’t have to take malaria pills and you don’t have to worry every time a mosquito comes along. The country also boasts some of the best medical care.

On safari, you will share the sense of awe watching a lioness and her cubs strolling through the savannah, a troop of baboons frolicking in the trees or a group of hippos lounging on a riverbank. Beyond the wildlife experience, visit animal sanctuaries to learn about the care and rehabilitation of injured and abandoned animals and walk hand in trunk with a rescued elephant.

Imagine family dining where the background is the bubbling sound of frogs, broken by the guffaw of a hippo, a trumpet call of an elephant or the roar of a lion! After all – this is Africa!

There is a lot to consider when planning an African family safari vacation, which is why it’s important to work with an experienced travel agent.