Family Safari and Beach Holidays

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Family Safari and Beach Holiday
Immerse yourself in the pristine African wilderness for a fun-filled family safari and beach holiday guaranteed to build beautiful memories. Take a walk on the wild side with the ones you love to get up close with the wild animals who call this magical continent home. Discover why the lion is king, what is means to be born free and write your own tale of dolphins or find your own Nemo.

Combine your family safari holiday with a trip to the captivating coast or one of Africa’s many surrounding islands to experience some of the best beaches in the world. Get in touch with our team today to start planning your perfect family safari and beach holiday.

Family Safari and Beach Holiday Itineraries
Below are a few suggestions for family safari and beach holiday itineraries to give you an idea of the possibilities on offer. To start planning, give us a call. We want to hear what makes the perfect safari and beach holiday for you and your family.

Transfer to Nairobi Wilson Airport for an onward flight to Maasai Mara, a large game reserve in southwestern Kenya. Your personal safari guide will greet you on arrival and drive you to Ilkeliani Camp where your family safari and beach holiday will begin. With a luxury tented camp as your base, take advantage of the sheer volume of game in The Mara to take the children on a guided tour through The Mara. This is a chance to get an intimate and exclusive view of The Big 5, and your expert guide will be all too happy to give insight on their unique behaviours as you drive through this impressive reserve.

Follow your safari adventure with a game drive to the airstrip for your onward flight to Diani Beach on the southern Kenyan coast. Transfer to Pinewood Village where you will stay the following 7 nights in a deluxe room with dinner and breakfast included. This is the perfect place for parents to relax while children can take advantage of the golden sands and warm waters to splash, swim and build sandcastles. Wildlife enthusiasts should also make time for a snorkelling or scuba diving trip to discover the diverse marine life the Indian Ocean has to offer.

Arrive into Dar es Salaam in southern Tanzania and transfer onto flight to Selous. Here, you will be met by your dedicated guide who will drive you to Lake Manze Camp. This will be the base for your family safari holiday for the next 3 days as you explore the Selous Game Reserve by car, on foot or by boat. Witness the diverse wildlife the region has to offer: from herds of elephants to packs of wild dogs in their natural habitat.

Your guide will take you to the airstrip for your onward flight to Zanzibar followed by a short drive to Stone Town where you will stay in Kisiwa House. Stopping in Stone Town for one day and night to discover the rich culture, eye-catching architecture and delicious food that this island is known for. After an educational and enjoyable day in Stone Town, your guide will take you to Matemwe Beach for the final leg of your family safari and beach holiday. You have arrived at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, where soft white sands and clear blue waters give parents the opportunity to unwind and children the chance to play.

Arrive in Maun in northern Botswana and transfer by low level scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to Kwara Camp where you will begin your family safari holiday. Spend your first few days exploring the untamed wilderness on safari in Botswana, choosing either a game drive, a walking tour or a boating safari. Keep a look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards and wild dogs as you roam these stunning landscapes together. Next up, a short drive to Lagoon Camp in Linyanti, an area known to the locals as ‘Land of the Giants’. As you can imagine, this region is home to many families of elephant and a host of predators, making it an exciting location for a game drive or safari by boat.

After an overnight stay in Johannesburg, a transfer flight from the airport will take you to Mauritius, the perfect place to spend the last week of your family safari and beach holiday. You will be met and transferred by road in a private saloon vehicle to the stunning Le Morne Peninsular and the Lux* Le Morne Resort & Spa. From the wide range of water sports available to the outstanding food served across the island, this sub-tropical island is a true paradise for all the ages. Spend some quality time with your family sunbathing on the blissful beach or charter a helicopter to see the island from up high: the possibilities are endless and the choice is yours.

Cost of Family Safari and Beach Holiday
The cost of a family safari and beach holiday will vary depending on the duration of your trip, your time of travel, the activities you have planned and the budget you have set aside. Roughly, you should be planning on a minimum of £10,000 for a family of four. Combining a safari adventure with a beach holiday will naturally increase the total cost, but let us assure you that this experience of a lifetime is worth every penny. As each holiday is unique, we recommend talking to a member of our team to discuss what makes your perfect safari and beach holiday and how much you are prepared to spend.

When to travel
With all of sub-Sahara to choose from, travelling at any time of year is a possibility. For those with school children, summer holidays tend to be the most popular in East Africa along with Christmas although this pushes the price up. South Africa is great at Christmas and Easter. You should also consider half term holidays, especially the longer autumn half term, when costs are often lower and crowds less. Remember, with little time difference from the UK, you have the added benefit of no jet leg and, with Safari&Beach looking after you from the moment you touch down in Africa, you will have nothing to worry about other than enjoying some quality family time.

Book your Family Safari and Beach Holiday
A family safari and beach holiday combines excitement with pure relaxation to create a magical and memorable experience for all the ages. Africa is a continent brimming with natural beauty, so no matter which locations you choose for your family safari and beach holiday, you’re in for a treat. Our team are dedicated in organising bespoke family holidays in Africa, providing a truly personal experience that’s catered to your needs. Call us today on 01548 854125 to start planning.

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