Expert Advice for Family-Friendly African Safaris
One of our favorite travel specialists shares advice on favorite lodges for families.
How do you tailor the safari experience for families traveling with children?
Camel and horse rides are always popular with the younger ones. The horses we use are really safe, gentle creatures, and they go out in nose-to-bum fashion. The younger boys in particular like to go out with the Masai men who will teach them how to throw spears, study animal tracks and check the freshness of rhino dung (usually done with one’s fingers)—things little boys like. Our guides will also arrange scavenger hunts for what they refer to as the Little Five: the rhino beetle, the lion ant, the elephant shrew, the leopard tortoise and the buffalo weaver bird.
Selecting the right lodge is also always important when traveling with children and a lot of families like to have their own private lodges. We work with a lot of four and five bedroom properties as well as the ten and twelve room ones (which are great for a group of families traveling together) so you...
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