December 12, 2022
The Luxury Safaris – Perfect for Adventurous Families
Are you planning to take the family on a luxury safari on your next holiday? If so, there are many options for you. But as you know, some safaris are not optimized for families, especially with young kids and picky teens. To ensure everyone will have a great time, you must choose a destination that caters to your family’s needs and preferences. Check out these luxury safaris, perfect for adventurous families.
Touring the Seychelles
Seychelles are among the most popular destinations for romantic getaways in Africa. But it also appeals to families with kids of all ages, especially those seeking safari adventures. The remote archipelago is home to pristine beaches and lush jungles, an ideal option if you want to combine your jungle exploration with pure relaxation. After a few days on safari, treat yourselves to an indulgent stay on one of the beachside resorts of Seychelles.
One of the most adventurous ways to tour around Seychelles is biking in La Digue, an island famous for its scenic biking trails. Arrive at the village of La Passe on a jetty, and you’ll come across several shops offering bikes for hire. Your kids will have a blast cycling around the trails and going to bustling markets and other beautiful places. The botanical gardens are also worth a visit on your tour of Seychelles. Its flora and fauna are unique to the island, with rare species that your kids will enjoy seeing up close. Spend a few hours soaking up the relaxing vibe of the Mahe Island Botanical Gardens, and find a quiet spot where you can rest and spend some quality time.
Of course, no holiday to the Seychelles is complete without a visit to the beach. After all, the islands are renowned for their picturesque beaches, perfect for sunbathing or chilling out after a day of fun activities.
A Cruise around the Galapagos
There’s no doubt that the Galapagos Islands are some of the world’s most fascinating natural wonders. These volcanic islands lie on Ecuador’s coast, boasting an incredible and unique species of birds and animals. The best way to explore the archipelago and visit as many islands as possible is to take a luxury cruise. Touring the Galapagos by cruise is a great way to see marine and land animals.
Many years ago, the Galapagos was not an easy place to visit for families. The government of Ecuador declared the islands a protected national park in 1959 and has since limited the number of visitors. Due to these restrictions, the best way to explore the islands is to travel on a boat. For families with kids, look for luxury cruises with facilities dedicated to kids. Some cruises have a “kid’s corner”, providing entertainment to kids, a swimming pool, and lots of open-air spaces for sitting and relaxing as your boat travels from one island to another.
The highlights of most Galapagos cruises are seeing unique animal species like the Galapagos penguins, giant tortoises, sea lions, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, and marine iguanas. You will also have a good chance of spotting flamingos.
Tanzania for the Great Migration
While family safaris are more common in Kenya than in Tanzania, the abundance of wildlife in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater means you are bound to see the Big Five. But one of the most sought-after safari experiences in Tanzania is the Great Migration, where you’ll witness a circular migration of more than a million wildebeests crossing the Serengeti to Masai Mara and back.
Aside from seeing millions of animals on migration, the Great Migration is even more exciting to watch since thousands of these animals will be taken by predators along the way, replenishing their numbers as they make this brutal journey.
If you want your kids to have the best experience possible, consider staying at safari lodges in Tanzania, with extra amenities for you and your kids to relax, such as swimming pools that open to the stunning views of nature.
A Full Safari Package in South Africa
South Africa would be the perfect destination for luxury family safaris. Many places around the country offer safari packages that include accommodation, dining, etc. Some packages also include activities designed for kids, giving them plenty of things to do during downtime, such as after a game drive. A popular option is also a safari package at Pilanesberg National Park, here you can enjoy all that the area has to offer, alongside stunning accommodation and excellent experiences.
The first step to planning your safari in South Africa is deciding which destinations to visit. The Kruger is another top destination for families, especially if you’re travelling with young kids. There are plenty of family-friendly lodges surrounding Kruger National Park with child-friendly amenities, such as babysitters and kids’ clubs.
After a day spent in Kruger, take the kids to Cape Town, an internationally acclaimed wine region offering gourmet dining experiences and wine tours. It’s home to the iconic Table Mountain and has plenty to explore on foot or a bike.
Ranthambore National Park, India
While India may be more famous for its ancient history and fascinating monuments, it also has lush national parks home to various wildlife. One of these is Ranthambore National Park, a popular destination for a safari. Ranthambore’s biggest draws are the tigers, offering a relatively higher chance of seeing these big cats. The park was named after the centuries-old fort sitting in its boundaries and is considered the historical landmark of Rajasthan. After your safari, it’s worth exploring the Ranthambore fort, where you can learn about the local culture and history.
The only way to enter the park is on a guided safari tour. You can book with tour companies in Rajasthan offering luxury safari packages geared towards families. While the Bengal tigers are the star of Ranthambore, don’t overlook the other fascinating animals living in the park, such as the elusive leopards, langur monkeys, hyenas, and much more.
Ranthambore is also home to countless species of birds, reptiles, and insects, from massive crocodiles to cute butterflies. The flora in this park is also thriving, including one of the world’s oldest Banyan trees. There are luxury hotels around Rajasthan that can arrange safari activities for guests, which is often the easiest and most convenient way of getting into the park.