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Why Africa is Perfect for a Family Holiday

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25-Apr-2023 Karl Page

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Why Africa is Perfect for a Family Holiday

Discover a continent of nature, tradition and beauty with loved ones

Many people don't think of Africa as a family holiday destination, instead opting for locations closer to home, such as luxury villas in Portugal or luxury hotels in Greece. However, we're here to tell you that the countries of Africa can provide some of the most amazing destinations for a family holiday. So, whether this is your first family holiday, or you want to take your children somewhere unique, Africa is sure to deliver.

If you are trying to work out where to go on a luxury family holiday, read on to find out why Africa might be the perfect destination you're yet to think of.

Why Africa is Perfect for a Family Holiday

  • It's the home of safari
  • You can learn about different cultures
  • The natural beauty is stunning
  • Bustling cities offer brilliant attractions
Elephant migration in the evening ligh
Elephant migration in the evening light

It's the Home of Safari

One of the main reasons people choose to travel to Africa is to see some of its natural inhabitants. The fauna that calls Africa home includes some of this planet's most elusive and mesmerising creatures. From the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya to the unbeatable Serengeti National Park in Tanzania you can track down the big five and other amazing animals during your luxury holiday to Africa.
We know that many little ones love wildlife, with films like The Lion King and The Jungle Book making amazing creatures come to life in our living rooms. However, a wildlife holiday can take this love to a new level and inspire a lifetime dedicated to conservation and naturalism. From witnessing gorillas in the Rwandan mountains to seeing lions on a South African safari, there are no words to describe the feeling that seeing an amazing creature in its natural habitat can provide. Not only are the kids sure to value the experience for the rest of their lives, but we are sure that this will live in your memory also, providing a one-of-a-kind family bonding experience.
If a wildlife holiday interests you, why not consider one of our Tailor-made itinerary? Our 14-night, self-drive tour Luxury Western & Eastern Cape includes the chance to meet the resident seals of Kalk Bay and pay a visit to the African Penguin colony on Boulders Beach, before travelling to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. You will journey through some of South Africa's small coastal towns including Mossel Bay and Kynsna before a stay in Plettenberg Bay where you can go out on the water for a whale watching trip in the hope of seeing the magnificent migratory humpback whales. End your trip with daily game drives at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, home to the Big Five, and take time during your stay to visit the Rhino Awareness Centre and learn about the incredible conservation work being carried out in the Eastern Cape.
Close-up showing the traditional clothes of Samburu people in Kenya
Samburu people in Kenya

You Can Learn About Different Cultures

Africa may be one continent, but it is made of unique countries. From Morocco on the North West coast to the island of Madagascar situated off the eastern coast, Africa has not one identity but many. Each African country we provide luxury holidays to can offer a different cultural experience. Travel is one of the best ways to broaden children's minds and teach them about cultures unfamiliar to them. By choosing an African holiday, you'll be sure to offer your little ones a cultural experience they'll never forget and an educational holiday (though we promise they won't realise they are learning!)
Many of the luxury resorts we work with collaborate closely with the local areas, including traditional tribes and villages. This collaboration allows them to offer a totally authentic experience that benefits the community in brilliant ways. For example, many of the luxury holiday to Kenya we offer take place at resorts which have a relationship with traditional Maasai tribes. When staying at one of these resorts, you'll be able to visit a traditional Maasai village and know that you are supporting it
Or, on a luxury holiday to Namibia , you could stay at Serra Cafema As a part of your experience, you can visit a unique Himba settlement and learn more about this nomadic tribe. Feel welcomed into the village by the friendly locals who are more than willing to show off their way of life.
Rainbow over Victoria Falls, Africa
Rainbow over Victoria Falls, Africa

The Natural Beauty is Stunning

It's not just the fauna that makes Africa's natural offering so exciting for those planning a visit. There is also a wealth of amazing flora and spectacular landscapes to enjoy. From striking waterfalls to tropical beaches and towering mountain ranges to sweeping savannahs, wherever you choose to visit on the continent, you will be impressed.
One of the most exciting natural attractions in Africa is Victoria Falls. Located on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls sits on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls, with a width of over a kilometre and a half. If you choose a luxury holiday to Zambia or a luxury holiday to Zimbabwe, you'll be able to experience the stunning falls and the wildlife-rich Victoria Falls Game Reserve that surrounds them.
At the opposite end of the continent, Morocco can offer a gateway to the High Atlas Mountains. Also known as the grand Atlas, here you'll find snow-capped peaks above desert stretches -a total juxtaposition. On a private tour, you be able to trek this towering landscape.
Cape Town skyline in South Afric
Cape Town skyline at night

Bustling Cities Offer Brilliant Attractions

In your mind's eye, you may see Africa as a wilderness with only small villages to explore, but the cities here are rich and bustling, ready to invite you in. For those who like to live life at a faster pace, exploring an African city can offer some amazing attractions and a glimpse into normal day-to-day life for locals.
In Morocco, why not visit Marrakech? Marrakech is a city of contrasts, and you'll see amazing history as you travel the city but also a 21st-century cultural scene, juxtaposing with one another and fighting for your attention. At the heart of the city, you'll find Djemaa el Fna, a bustling square teeming with amazing sights sure to excite that range from snake charmers to fortune tellers and food stalls!
On the south coast, Cape Town, one of the capitals of South Africa, is a must-visit. Cape Town is a great base for any traveller, with an amazing food and drink scene, sweeping beaches, and access to the Winelands and safaris. You and your family can enjoy the city life whilst easily being able to break out and experience the more natural side of this beautiful country.
If you are looking for more articles like this, our luxury travel blog is filled with advice, so whether you're a new traveller or an experienced wanderlust chaser, check it out.
Karl Page

Karl Page

Digital Experience Manager

With a genuine love for all things travel, I love exploring new destinations and discovering something new, gaining a wealth of experience in luxury holidays along the way.

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