Family Travel in Africa with A&K

Posted by Jenny Heerema · in Africa

Family Travel in Africa with A&K

Posted by Jenny Heerema · in Africa

At North South Travel we partner with the world's best destination management companies to take care of you on the ground in whatever destination you choose around the world. One of our featured partners is Abercrombie & Kent-  They've come a long way since pioneering the luxury safari in Kenya, equipped with nothing but a safari vehicle, a silver ice bucket and a thirst for adventure. Today the Abercrombie & Kent difference can be seen in everything they do, from creative and personalized itineraries, to expert ground operations and the very best guides. We can work with them drectly on your behalf to utilize the extensive network and provide you with 'insider access', enabling to open doors to unusual places, people and experiences that others simply can't. PLUS when you book directly with North South Travel you can enjoy additional benefits due to our membership in the Virtuoso network.

Below are some great hotels and experiences that you and your family can enjoy in Africa with A & K. Contact us for more details, as always this is just a sample of what we can help plan for you and your family!

KENYA

Hotels - Maasai Mara (National Reserve of Kenya)


Picture above from Sanctuary Olonana.

Sanctuary Olonana: With a great emphasis on nature, families staying at Sanctuary Olonana are encouraged to explore their surroundings whilst learning how important it is to conserve the beautiful environment around them. **FAMILY OFFER - CHILDREN UNDER 15 STAY FREE: Stay a minimum of two nights and for every full paying adult, one child under 15 sharing with his/her parents will stay free of charge. T&Cs apply.

Angama Mara: At Angama Mara, they relish the opportunity to host families. From cribs for the tiniest guests to tailor-made meals they cover every detail to ensure families have the best time while on safari.

Kichwa Tembo: Under the care of a ranger, Kichwa Tembo Camp encourages children to touch, taste and interact with the captivating new world around them.

Family Experiences
Make new friends: A visit to the local schools gives families the chance to interact with the Kenyan children while playing football together and learning Maasai songs and traditional dances.

Cooking Lessons: Kids can learn to make their favourite dishes including pizza, ice cream and tasty cookies shaped like little animals.

Swahili Lessons: Learning a new language is always great fun and families will be taught simple words and short sentences during each day of the tour.

Hotels - Samburu, Laikipia

Sweetwaters Serena
: Located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters is a luxurious tented camp with great history, surrounded by plenty of game and some interesting extra treats especially for children.

Samburu Intrepids: Popular for its acclaimed Adventurers' Club, Samburu Intrepids guarantees parents plenty of down time as the kids are engaged in a rich variety of activities.


One of the many activities to enjoy at Samburu Intrepids.

Family Experiences

Chimpanzee sanctuary: A big hit with children, families can spend an enjoyable few hours watching these curious, intelligent and social creatures as they go about their daily routines.

Rhino visits: One of the most endangered creatures on our planet - families can get close up to these incredible animals and learn how they can help protect them and if they are lucky they may even give one a scratch behind the ear.

Camel rides: Families can go on a camel ride, crossing the Ewaso Nyiro River to the Samburu villages on the land opposite the reserve. A variety of animals can be seen along the way including giraffes or tiny dikdiks.


SOUTH AFRICA

Hotels - Cape Town & Winelands

Grootbos Garden Lodge: From the warm and friendly Garden Lodge to the highly exclusive Villa, be assured of supreme comfort. Garden Lodge is warm, welcoming and family friendly. **FAMILY OFFER - THE ULTIMATE FAMILY ADVENTURE: Stay for three nights or more and the whole family could enjoy a free whale watching boat trip! Children of all ages are welcome and offer is valid until August 2016.

Babylonstoren: Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, Babylonstoren Farm is situated in the Drakenstein Valley, on the slopes of the Simonsberg. It is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms that has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation and fine food. 

One & Only: One&Only extends a gracious welcome to families with excellent accommodation, an abundance of enriching activities and a dedicated, fully-supervised Kids Only program for children that explores the exuberant personality of Cape Town.


Fully Supervised "Kids Only" Program at One & Only.

Family Experiences
Cave Tours: Discover the wonder and mystery of the ancient coastal caves along the rocky shores of De Kelders. Journey back in time to a period when Stone Age people and Khoi bushman called these caves their home.

Scratch Patch: The world famous Scratch Patch in Simon's Town. An inexpensive visit and popular with all ages! Experiencing the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones is a must for visitors to Cape Town. 

Cape Point Ostrich Farm: Kids will learn more about the life of the ostriches, all the way from the egg right up to the adult ostrich. During the breeding season the kids will be able to experience the hatching of an ostrich chick.


Join Grootbos Garden Lodge on a guided tour to discover the wonder and mystery of the
ancient coastal caves along the rocky shores of De Kelders.

Hotels - Mpumalanga, Kruger and Sabi Sands

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: Bush Lodge offers both young and old the opportunity to experience the power and sheer beauty of the African bush while learning more about the animals that are found here.

Ngala Safari Lodge: Enjoy nostalgic safari charm at this family-friendly lodge, which offers Big Five game viewing on the border of the Kruger National Park. 

Ulusaba Rock Lodge: This child-friendly safari lodge welcomes the whole family, and children can delight in the range of activities offered by the Ulusaba Cub's Club. 

**FAMILY OFFER - KIDS STAY FREE AT ULUSUBA IN 2016: Between 10th January and 18th December 2016 up to two children under 11 years travelling with one or more adults can stay at no extra charge!  A saving of ZAR 2,000 per child per night! T&Cs apply.


Photo credit: Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Family Experiences
Elephant Sanctuary: Meet, touch, feel, feed, interact and walk trunk-in-hand with the Elephant Sanctuary's gentle giants. 

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre: The HESC is perfect to visit with children, and an educational experience for both young and old. You have a chance to view from close range cheetah, wild dog, serval, caracal and various other species being rehabilitated.  Contact us to book these exciting experiences for your clients


TANZANIA

Hotels - Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: The elegant suites offered at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge include two interconnecting family suites with a private outdoor area where the guests can enjoy the stunning views of the crater below.

The Manor at Ngorongoro: Amidst the undulating green hills south of the Ngorongoro crater is The Manor at Ngorongoro, a grand cape Dutch style manor house lodge set within a 15,000 acre coffee estate. There is a whole house dedicated to families with its very own kid's playroom. 

Gibb's Farm: This rustic and charming farmhouse provides a home away from home where families can gather round a fireplace after a day spent at the farm or at the nearby park. 

**FAMILY POLICY: A maximum of three children under six years sharing with two adults stay free of charge!


Gibb's Farm

Family Experiences
Maasai for a day: A guide will accompany children to the nearby Masai village where they will participate in a variety of activities including learning how to make and shoot a traditional bow and arrow, make a fire with just sticks, build a hut and herd cattle. They can also try their hand at beading with the Maasai women. 

Waterfall/Elephant Cave: Head up to a majestic waterfall located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Areas Forest highlands. On the way back, visit the 'elephant caves'. These are cave like structures that are created by elephants as they dig up the vitamin rich earth to supplement their diet. A variety of other creatures can be found there including buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck and baboons.

Around the farm: Explore fruit, vegetable and coffee fields for a taste of farm life. Children and adults can try their hand at milking a cow or harvesting and roasting coffee just as it has been done for generations.


Hotels - Serengeti

Serengeti Under Canvas: Moving alongside the migration in the Serengeti National Park is the stylish Serengeti Under Canvas tented camp, a semi-mobile camp that features extra spacious tents big enough for parents to share with a child. 

Singita Sasakwa Lodge: This spacious manor house offers endless opportunities for families to immerse themselves in the safari experience and create long lasting memories together.

 
Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Four Seasons Safari Lodge: With its unique, interactive Discovery Center, children and adults alike can learn about the wildlife and especially the Great Wildebeest Migration that takes place in the Serengeti and contribute to on-going research projects.


Family Experiences
Star Gazing: The African night sky is simply awe-inspiring. From around a campfire, families can admire the beautiful sky and learn how to distinguish the unfamiliar constellations of the southern sky. 

Guided nature walks: A guided nature walk will include tracking signs of the many animals found in the Serengeti, learning bush survival techniques, game-spotting competitions and nature quizzes.


UGANDA

Hotels - Lake Mburo

Mihingo Lodge: Located in the lesser known Lake Mburo National Park, Mihingo is a perfect spot to enjoy a quiet family vacation, away from the crowds. 


Family Experiences

Horse Rides: From cantering next to zebra or galloping with giraffe, a horse ride is one of the most exhilarating ways to experience wildlife. Rides can be tailored to the guest's riding abilities and preferences. 

Bike safari: Getting out into the wilderness by bicycle is an amazing, unique way to enjoy the surroundings. This is a great family activity that will keep the kids entertained and allow them to fully enjoy the nature that surrounds them.


Enjoy up close experiences bush biking through Mihingo Lodge.


Hotels - Queen Elizabeth National Park
 

Mweya Safari Lodge: With its spacious suites and family cottages, Mweya Safari Lodge is a fantastic choice for families travelling to Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Boat Safari - Mweya Safari Lodge

Family Experiences
Boat rides: A boat cruise on the Kazinga channel provides an unforgettable experience. Families are able to see elephants, buffalos, giraffes, hippos, and several antelope species and hundreds of different types of birds along the lake as the boat  travels serenely along. 


ZIMBABWE AND ZAMBIA

Hotels - Zambezi

Royal Chundu: Located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. The lodge offers a child-friendly getaway where families can relax and play together.

Victoria Falls River Lodge: Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge set in the Zambezi National Park. Very close to Victoria Falls one can see the spray in the distance!


Picture provided by management of Victoria Falls River Lodge - Game Drive

Sanctuary Chuma House: Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short drive from Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Chuma Houses are two exclusive-use safari villas, ideal for families and small groups.

Family Experiences
Victoria Falls Tour: This guided walking tour of the world famous Victoria Falls and rain forest also includes a visit to the local African market.

Sunset Cruises: Cruise down the beauty of the Zambezi as the sun sets in the African sky. Watch crocodiles slip off the banks under water as you approach and listen to the snorting hippos.


For more information please contact our Adventure Specialists Anne and Jane for more details. They can be reached at 604-736-7447 or by leaving an inquiry on our website by clicking “Get price & schedule".

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