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December 8th 2021  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

We all know teenagers can be difficult: they operate on a different time zone to other humans, have the attention span of a gnat and really only like hanging out with other teens—much less Mum and Dad. So is it mad to plan a safari holiday with teenagers? Absolutely not! ... Read more

December 2nd 2021  |   Family Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Not all safari tour operators are the same. You want to find one with a reputation for planning excellent family safari holidays. Newspaper editorial, Google, and recommendations from friends will likely give you an idea of who is planning African holidays for families and more importantly who is doing it ... Read more

November 25th 2021  |   Family Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Safari works on so many levels as a celebratory holiday and is a wonderful choice as a last hurrah before children flee the nest. So well in fact, that my own children – who at 26 and 27 are well past the nest fleeing stage - will still drop everything ... Read more

November 6th 2021  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Heading off as a family in the summer and at Christmas is obvious, but there are plenty of other school holidays to use for a safari, and lots of places with great wildlife and weather to use them.  Here are some great family holiday ideas you've probably never thought of: ... Read more

October 28th 2021  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Back in 2000, soon after we started, the Aardvark Safaris’ team had nine children between the five of us. It was natural therefore for us to want to know the best countries and lodges for family safaris. Since then we’ve travelled many times ourselves, and planned many more family holidays ... Read more

November 3rd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

If you’re planning an escape with your nearest and dearest after the enforced separation of lockdown, this fabulous selection of properties covers thousands of acres of wildlife filled wilderness and richly populated marine reefs where exclusive safaris can be enjoyed in almost total isolation. Cottar’s Bush Villa, Masai Mara, Kenya ... Read more

November 2nd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Becky Thomson

Astonishing wildlife mixed with a wealth of activities warrants Kenya’s reputation as one of Africa’s most prized destinations. A safari here offers a quintessential ‘Out of Africa’ experience to delight veteran safari-goers and new travellers alike. There's no question that Kenya is a knockout safari country, and best of all ... Read more

July 22nd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Tailor made travel is our forte and it’s rare that any two of our safaris are the same. We love the challenge of coming up with something special that ‘nails it’ in terms of personalising a safari just for you. But where we do see some similarity is in the ... Read more

May 21st 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

House in the Wild is a family owned boutique lodge on the edge of the Masai Mara.  We asked owner Lippa Wood what life has been like in lockdown. The moment coronavirus was called a pandemic our lives here at House in the Wild began to change. By the time ... Read more

May 12th 2020  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Some of the camps below are known beyond the safari world, others are the hidden gems we love that lift a safari from 'good' to 'exceptional'. What they all have in common is the exclusive nature of their set up which means they fill quickly. If you’ve got your heart ... Read more