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Why Safaris Are The Perfect Family Getaway

Posted by George Wyngaardt on 30/11/2016
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A family holiday gives you the opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Holidays offer you a welcome respite after the yearlong balancing act called daily life. Holidays allow to rest or seek adventure. They allow you to learn about new places, people and cultures. They are what you want them to be. African safaris are the ideal holidays for parents looking to spend some quality time with their children by exploring and learn instead of going to an expensive resort with a kids club. It gives you a chance to unplug both literally and figuratively. An African safari allows you and your family to immerse yourselves in nature and strengthen your family bonds.

Family Fun

Planning your trip is always enthralling and the key to a perfect holiday is balancing the needs of your family. A holiday has to be fun for everyone. Some children may find the game drives engaging and exciting, while others get bored after a few days. A modern safari is more than just a game drive. Lodges offer a wide range of activities like swimming, archery, horseback riding and stargazing. You are sure to find something fun for the family.

A Chance To Learn And Discover

Safaris offer families the unique opportunity to engage with nature on a primal level. Endless landscapes provide the backdrop to your adventure as you step into the lives of the local wildlife. An experience not many get to have. Every safari is a unique experience and you can go as big or small as you like. You can track a lion pride on the hunt or track a porcupine on the move. Safaris become learning experiences without ever seeming like one. As your daily routines fall away it becomes easy to be swept up in nature.

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Every safari has its variation of the game drive. Expert rangers and trackers regale you with stories as you make your way across the African bushveld. You can stop and cap off your afternoon game drive by enjoying a cocktail under the breathtaking African sunset. Be awestruck by the majesty of the Big Five, learn to track on a walking safari or roam the bushveld on horseback. The choice is yours.

African Sunset
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Under The African Sun

For many families their holiday is a time to escape the clutches of winter. There is no better place to thaw your bones than under the African sky. Some safari destinations like safari lodges in South Africa and Tanzania are also home to world-class beaches. Perfect for decompressing after your adventure. An African safari also affords you the opportunity to try new things like the delectable local cuisine. Many lodges have world-class chefs running five star restaurants.

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A safari also offers something both unique and exciting for couples who are romantic at heart and looking to enjoy a little quality time alone during their trip. Enjoy a gourmet meal in the treetops or take a boat ride to a secluded picnic spot. Many lodges jump at the chance to make your stay extra special.

Choosing a safari as your family holiday will offer you something truly unique and life changing. You would be hard pressed to find another holiday that fuses adventure, relaxation and learning like an African safari does.

About the Author

Mark Norman grew up on a farm in South Africa and continues to find joy in immersing himself in the great outdoors. Passionate about animals and conservation, Mark is a capable outdoorsman and works at Pondoro Game Lodges where is able to make a living doing the things he loves most.