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.
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.
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.
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.
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