Spring Break and Summer Vacation Safari Planning!

February 3, 2010  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

Yes! There is still time to plan for a last-minute Spring Break getaway to Africa. Space is still available and we have family-friendly safaris to suit any family’s interest. Even better, start planning now for your summer vacation adventure! Wildlife viewing in East and Southern Africa is excellent in June-August.

Kent is not only our resident family safari expert, but he is considered a family safari expert within the travel industry. Read more from a recent Q&A with Kent on the Family Travel Network on how to plan a family-friendly Safari.

Some things to keep in mind as you plan your family safari:

1) Watch the pace! Young kids usually do great on safari, especially if they have time to just be kids – run around, splash in the pool and play with other kids (fellow travelers and local kids alike!). Older kids also want down time to listen to their iPods by the pool or do some shopping for friends back home. Make time to sit back and relax on your trip! The kids will thank you for it and in the end, you’ll be more relaxed, too.

2) Make sure camps and lodges are family-friendly. Does the camp offer a “family tent?” A swimming pool? Separate kids’ activities? Some lodges even offer an early “kids dinner” separate from parents offering a more kid-friendly menu and allowing parents to spend some time alone.

3) Communicate with your safari planner and your guide. How do you want your day structured? What do you want to focus on – searching for the big cats or walking with the Maasai? Be sure the day has something for everyone in your family.

Our top family safari recommendations include:

Kenya Family Safari: This safari is ideal for families with younger kids and pre-teens. The luxury camps offer family tents and a junior guiding program keeps younger travelers entertained, too! Families can enjoy game drives together and village visits with the local Samburu tribes.

Tanzania Adventure Safari: A great adventure for families with teens who like to get out, be active and explore the world! Visit less-traveled spots in Tanzania and sleep in your own private camp in the midst of the Migration in the Serengeti!

Wild Zambia and Malawi Safari:The prefect escape for recent high school or college grads and their families! Walk through the wilds of Zambia and relax and snorkel your days away on Lake Malawi! This trip is over $400 off per person if booked by March 31, 2010 – a special offer only available through Africa Adventure Consultants.

For more information on planning your own customized family safari or booking one of our top safari recommendations, please call us at 1-866-778-1089 or email info@adventuresinafrica.com.