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September 19th 2015  |   Family Safaris, Community Safaris, Kenya  |  by   Ben Forbes

Taking my family on a Kenya safari This report popped into the Aardvark inbox recently and sums up so evocatively what a Kenya family safari is all about. We’ve reproduced a snippet in the current issue of our Drumbeat newsletter but here’s Ben Forbes’ full write up of his family's ... Read more

July 28th 2015  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by   Alice Gully
Girl with a grey horse and giraffe, Ants Hill and Ants Nest, Waterburg, South Africa

Many of Africa’s most famous riding safaris cater for experienced riders aged 16 and over, but for families wishing to travel with younger children, there’s still plenty of choice – and excitement. Here’s our pick of the best African family riding holiday for those under and over 14, and adult beginner riders. ... Read more

May 5th 2015  |   Family Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

I made a comment to a friend recently that it was only in 1999 that the ‘family safari’ was invented. The surprise on her face was palpable. Of course, African parents would have been taking their children on safari many years earlier than that but it was around then that ... Read more

April 16th 2015  |   Botswana, Family Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith
Family fun on Wilderness Safaris’ Bush Buddies programme at Seba Camp, Botswana. Photo Dana Allen

Until relatively recently, Botswana wouldn’t have ranked among the most family friendly destinations in Africa. But a shift in thinking over the last few years has led to a good handful of camps and lodges introducing specialist children’s guides, activity programmes and accommodation. Family guides at Kerr and Downey and ... Read more

November 20th 2014  |   Family Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

At Aardvark we love planning family safaris so when Mark and Lucy Cooper from Hampshire, UK asked us to dream up a fabulous malaria free safari for first-timers we jumped at the chance. They wanted to contrast the wild adventure of safari with the cosmopolitan buzz of Cape Town with the ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Charlotte family and Masai

Kenya is one of Aardvark’s most popular family safari destinations. Charlotte Opperman flies out with her husband Peter and children for a Christmas in the sun on a Kenyan safari. Kenya has been one of our most popular family safari destinations for many years. Wonderful wildlife, small owner run lodges ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Family Safaris, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

It's not just the young who enjoy safari holidays. We have a number of clients who are travelling well into their eighties, and with our knowledge of literally hundreds of properties we can suggest accommodation and activities to suit all ages. If grandparents want to bring the family then that's ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Family Safaris, Malawi, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We hadn't been to Africa since a wonderful holiday to Kenya nearly five years ago. So when an idle conversation with family friends turned into a firm plan to visit again I was charged with finding an itinerary that would suit all of us. Including new activities for those who'd ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by   John Spence

In February this year, on a wonderful family safari in Kenya, we celebrated my son Jack’s 9th birthday, our 10th wedding anniversary and my 40th birthday. For someone who has been in the travel business for 20 years I am very bad at planning our family holidays, and we’ve had ... Read more

June 21st 2014  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

One of the pleasures of helping people plan their holidays to Africa is the incredible diversity the continent has to offer. If you want to experience a dug-out canoe in a reed-lined channel, go to the Okavango Delta; for gorillas or golden monkeys in a bamboo forest, then Rwanda is ... Read more