Tips On Planning Family Friendly Luxury African Safari Tours

Going on a luxury African safari is a dream come true for most families, though before you all set off on your exciting adventure, you need to do a bit of research. Some safaris won’t allow any children under the age of 12 to go on tours, while other tours are strictly for adults only. Here are some things to consider when planning family-friendly African holidays:

Flexibility
If you’re bringing your family along on a holiday, then the more flexibility you have, the better. A lot of luxury safari trips don’t offer a lot of room for flexibility, meaning you’re held to a somewhat stringent time schedule or you can’t go and wander outside of the grounds. South Africa is probably your best bet if you have young children, as the roads are well designed so you can easily rent a car and go where ever you wish. Namibia, on the other hand, may not be the best choice for families planning African holidays as though there is a large and gorgeous coastline, the drive from place to place can be quite significant and therefore boring for younger children.

Age Restrictions
A lot of luxury African safari tours do impose age restrictions. There are a number of reasons for this, but you also have to consider your child’s interest level. Many kids become bored and disengaged during those long drives across the safari, and may become disappointed or frustrated if they aren’t able to see the lion or the rhinoceros that they were so excited to watch and see.

Malaria-Free Zones
It’s always a huge benefit for anyone, families or not, to travel to malaria-free parks and areas. Almost every country in Africa does offer malaria-free zones, so before you book that luxury African safari get-away, check and see what additional vaccinations or medications you and your family may need to take prior to leaving.