Why Africa for a safari?
Why Africa for a safari?
Here are 7 good reasons to choose Africa for your next family safari:
There is no place in the world where you can see as many animals in their natural habitat as in Africa. The opportunities for authentic wildlife encounters abound—watch a lion stalking its prey, a baby giraffe being born, or thousands upon thousands of wildebeest crossing the dusty Serengeti plains on their East African migration. The remarkable beauty of wildlife you see can leave a lasting impression and change the way you think about nature in new and wonderful ways.
Many first-time visitors to Africa are surprised by the superb quality of service and accommodation they are afforded here. Many of the world's ultra-luxury camps and lodges have African locations in some truly remote places. With alfresco fine dining and service amenities that include private chefs, butlers and guides, there is no limit to the opulence and personalised attention your family can enjoy in Africa.
Africa is incredibly rich with flora and fauna. Its mountains, forests, grasslands, deserts and other habitats are home to a quarter of the world's species, many of which are found nowhere else. From the giant dunes of the Namib Desert and forever Serengeti plains to the pristine beaches of Cape Town, nothing can quite prepare you for the gamut of beauty that awaits your family on the African continent.
Engaging with the fascinating cultures of Africa through local people, food and more is often a highlight for visitors of all ages. The cultural diversity between countries, and even within borders, is truly remarkable to experience firsthand. Meet the regal Masai warriors near safari regions in Kenya and Tanzania or Namibia's Himba tribe with their elaborately braided hair. An African safari can be the catalyst for humbling cultural discoveries and never-to-be-forgotten interactions with the graceful people of this continent.
Part and parcel of Africa's incredible natural and cultural diversity are some of the most rewarding family travel experiences found anywhere. From epic game drives and sunsets, to ranger school, scavenger hunts and crafts for kids—there's a magnitude of memories to be made. Get your blood pumping with the world's highest bungee jump or go biking or horse riding off the beaten track. In Africa, you can choose to never stop exploring or park your toes in the sand and do nothing at all.
Tourism is one of the largest industries in Africa. Visiting environmentally responsible lodges with your family helps to ensure tourism is sustainable for generations to come. We only send guests to camps and lodges that share similar ideas around conversation and environmentally-friendly tourism. By taking your family on safari with us you make a valuable contribution to preserving the African wilderness and protecting endangered species like black rhino. Ultimately, your goodwill helps keep wildlife areas intact so more people can experience Africa's immense beauty for themselves.
Guides who take your family on game drives often grew up where they work, and know the landscape and animals intimately. From years living in this environment, their senses are attuned to the bush, helping to ensure encounters with Africa's incredible wildlife. The true champions of conservation, you won't find a guide at our lodges who isn't eager to share their passion with anyone ready to learn.