IN THEIR OWN WORDS: A FAMILY SAFARI IN TANZANIA
Sarah & Christopher Simpson visited Tanzania on a family safari trip with their three young children, here's their experience.
With the summer holidays on the horizon, thoughts turn to how we’re going to entertain the family over the longest holiday of the calendar year, and if you’re looking for inspiration then you’ve come to the right place.
Our luxury travel specialists are dishing up the details on their favourite spots when it comes to booking sunny holidays, making it easier for you to find a destination that you and your family are going to love.
Barefoot luxury, sparkling azure waters and never-ending fun for the family await you at Kinondo Kwetu on Kenya’s South Coast. Lodge owners, Ida and Filip and their three children know exactly how to strike the balance between laid-back beach living and keeping boredom at bay. There’s lots to do, if lots is what you like to do; snorkeling, SUP, diving, windsurfing, sailing and excursions to far-flung islands as well as spacious day beds to kick back and relax as you watch the waves roll in.
Family Adventure Safari to Kenya
&Beyond Benguerra takes beachside luxury very seriously, with their collection of deluxe cabanas including Casa Familia; an exclusive-use, three-bedroom Cabana with a private pool overlooking the beach that is ideal for families. If you can tear yourself away from the decadent lodge, you’ll find pristine coral reefs dotted across warm waters, towering sand dunes and marine life aplenty. Go bareback horse riding through the waves, snorkelling, sailing or throw your picnic blanket out onto a sandbank and lounge in castaway paradise.
South Africa & Mozambique Family Fun
Zimbabwe & Mozambique Off The Beaten Track
As you might expect from a five-star resort in Mauritius, LUX Le Morne leaves no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring that all your sunny holidays needs are met and that makes this a spot that is perfect for the whole family. The hotel has an unmistakable air of style and sophistication, but don’t presume that makes it an adults-only property; it has two kids clubs that cater to range of different ages and a seemingly endless array of activities to keep the whole family entertained whilst mum enjoys a well-deserved pamper at the LUX Me Spa.
South Africa Family Safari & Beach Holiday
Luxury Kruger & Mauritius Holiday
When it comes to family fun it makes such a difference to your experience when you don’t have to worry about bothering other guests, and that’s why we love Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages for a family safari. Their huge 2-bedroom safari cottages have room for the kids to run amuck, without the worry of upsetting near-by honeymooners and you have a private vehicle and guide included as part of your stay so you can plan your excursions around your own needs; early bedtimes, meal times etc.
Northern Kenya Adventure Safari
Family Adventure Safari to Kenya
The iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe are so often a passing thought on a Southern African safari but stay a little longer and you’ll find there is so much to this incredible area than the waterfall that made it so famous. At Matetsi, spread yourselves across one of their spacious family suites, with an outdoor plunge pool and views across the Zambezi river then enjoy a huge range of family friendly activities including canoeing, fishing, game drives, boat cruises and trip to the falls themselves.
Luxury on the shores of the famous Zanzibar Island. Baraza is a beautiful, beach side property that is elegantly decorated with distinct Arabic and Indian influences. Their opulent two-bedroom villas are ideal for families to tuck themselves away into their own, exclusive beach home and the kids club makes sure that the kids are always entertained.
Luxury Kenya & Zanzibar Holiday
Northern Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar
Visitors to Uganda are left enchanted by the colour and character of Chameleon Hill on Lake Mutanda. It’s a fantastic option for families who like to get out there and enjoy more active sunny holidays. From Chameleon Hill you can go gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, bird watching, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing or visit the near by village. There is so much on offer, even a spa, for weary parents in need of a little TLC.
Kwando Safaris really know what they are doing. Splash Camp is relatively new to the Okavango Delta and its unique location, in a private reserve on the border of the Moremi Game Reserve, offers safari goes year-round water and land-based activities as well as access to seasonal floodplains. We love Splash Enclave, their private satellite camp, for families looking for their own space on safari. It has its own pool and dedicated facilities, and you can enjoy Mokoro safaris, game drives, walking and seasonal fishing entirely to your own schedule.
Botswana Wildlife & Bird Watching
Chobe, Okavango & Kalahari Safari
With the whole of Mahe ready and waiting to be explored, a huge range of activities on offer including SUP, hiking, zip lining, sailing and a dedicated kids club, Constance Ephelia is a no-brainer for a fun-filled sunny holiday that the whole family will enjoy. Their gorgeous family villas are the ideal spot to spread out and relax, with a private swimming pool and all the comforts of modern living. And when your stay comes to an end you’ll likely find yourself digging your tanned toes into the beach and refusing to leave.
Perched on the warm sands of Lake Malawi, with sweeping views across the water is Pumulani Lodge. A wonderful, fun and stylish family-friendly in-land beach holiday destination with activities for the whole family; snorkelling, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking to name a few. It's the perfect spot to soak up some sunshine, immerse yourself in the gorgeous scenery and rich culture of Malawi and you’ll head home with a flip-flop tan, full heart and tired, happy kids.
Malawi Mountains & Safari Adventure
We're a gang of fun loving sunseekers at Wayfairer, and if you’re on the lookout for a luxury trip to somewhere breathtakingly beautiful then we’re here to help make that dream a reality. Speak to one of our luxury travel specialists today and let’s get planning!
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