Why East Africa is the Perfect Family Destination

January 20, 2016  By: Gretchen

Multi-Generation Family Travel – East Africa

Multi-generational family travel is becoming increasingly popular, and there’s no better way to build lasting memories as a family. There are few greater wonders on earth than visiting one of its wild places, and even better, seeing wildlife in its natural setting. An East African safari makes for an incredible multi-generational trip for myriad reasons, including…

1. THE SPECTACLE

Everything from the Great Migration of more than 1.5 million animals moving throughout the Serengeti ecosystem to trekking gorillas (with whom we share 96% of our DNA!), the wildlife in this region of the African continent is breathtaking!

2. EVERYONE HAS FUN

When was the last time your whole family did something together? When was the last time you all did something together that everyone enjoyed? A safari has something for everyone! There is a range of activities to enjoy – game drives, walks and incredible star gazing, as well as cultural activities and interactions. There’s even time to relax if you want! On a safari vacation, everyone has a good time – together!

3. FAMILY FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONS

We travel with our own families and know what works for kids and adults alike and with that experience we will help you choose the right accommodations for your multi-generational safari. We can book an extra-large family room so that you’re close with your younger kids or grandchildren, be sure there is a pool for your teens that need to blow off steam, book a tent close to the main lodge so grandpa doesn’t have to walk too far – just let us know your needs, and we will customize your safari to make it a trip your family will never forget!

4. FROM GREAT GRANDMA TO TINY TIM

We plan safaris for a huge range of ages. Do your aging parents need a staircase to get into the vehicle? Done. Do you want a child-friendly dinner served at an earlier-than-normal time for your young kids that just can’t wait? Done! We can even offer fun kids-only activities at some of our favorite camps like visiting a local Maasai village where they will learn how to make and shoot a traditional bow and arrow, make a fire, build a hut, learn traditional songs and dances, and herd cattle to name a few. Let us know what questions you have about your family’s unique needs and we’ll craft a special safari just for you. Note: some activities have a minimum age for participation. Ask your safari specialist for details.

5. LETS CELEBRATE!

Celebrating a milestone? Whether it’s a golden anniversary, grandma’s 75th birthday or a family reunion, the memories of taking an African safari will last a lifetime for everyone. It’s an incredible way to make what is an already important event an indelible part of your family’s memories and history.

“AAC was a phenomenal company. From the very beginning they customized our vacation to specifically match our needs. We were a large group of 2 families totaling 14 people. The selection of hotels, guides and safari was perfect. I will come back for our next experience to Africa!” – Ileana Platt

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20 Years of Experience & Passion

Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

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Pick a Destination

Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

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Trip Ideas

We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

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Get Started

You’re ready – it’s time to plan your safari! Contact one of our expert Journey Specialists and we will collaborate with you to craft your personalized trip.

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