An African safari with young children, well then the Kruger National Park is an iconic destination for the family traveller. The premiere, most well known and largest of all of South Africa's national parks; it's very name evokes certain deep and visceral emotions.
The safari industry has changed along with its clients over the past 50 years. No longer are children banished and not heard and not even taken along. Some lodges and camps have taken a much more proactive stance concerning children by offering exclusive children's programmes including, in some cases, an almost educational introduction to life in the bush and its fauna and flora.
We have selected in this portfolio a selection of properties which have particularly developed children and young adults programmes and activities. As always, these properties can be included as part of your exclusive and bespoke itinerary.
- Londolozi Varty Camp
Varty Camp with the Londolozi Private Game Reserve put a high emphasis on families with children. The fantastic Londolozi Cubs programme offers up fun and fascination for the little as they learn about themselves, other cultures, about building trust within friendships as well as survival in the wilderness.
- MalaMala Main Camp
Mala Mala Main Camp welcomes children of all ages and is the ideal family destination. Mala Mala Private Game Reserve offers up one of the most child-friendly and engaging safari programs in South Africa for children, this is without question. On arrival, the youngster receive a "Kiddies Kit" filled with safari goodies.
- Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
The Sabi Sabi Game Reserve offers some very special for the little ones; The EleFun Centre, a fully fledged children's facility within the lodge environs which fosters children's awareness and appreciation of nature. Little Bush Camp is the ideal destination for a African safari family adventure.
- Thornybush Game Lodge
It is as if the Thornybush Game Lodge was made with families in mind. Activities for children are plentiful; Picnics next to the pool, educational bush walks, treasure hunts, babysitters are available, game drives are tailored to suit attention spans and a menu especially for kids are available.
- Kapama River Lodge
The child-friendly Kapama River Lodge offers so much for your little ones to do. For the smaller children, there is a fully equipped play area including and TV with DVD. There is also special child orientated interpretive bush walks around camp, fire making and spoor casting and safari based games.