Posted on April 17, 2017 by Kate Bergh - Family Safaris
This post about kids on safari is written by Kate Bergh of Cedarberg Africa, a specialist tour operator for Southern Africa with a strong interest in family safaris. Contact us if you would like to talk to a specialist about your family safari.
As a mother of three, I’m all for introducing children to the wonder of African wildlife: the bush is a natural arena for learning about the cycles of the earth, the predator hierarchy and the fascinating ways animals adapt to their environment. So a family safari in Africa could well be your best trip ever! But it does require some thinking around kids on safari.
Family game drive at Tuningi Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve
Here are some happy family safari tips we’ve learnt over the years. Some you may know, some may be new…
Posted on March 24, 2017 by Kate Bergh - Family Safaris
The vast majority of family-friendly game lodges in Africa offer extra activities for younger kids. However, a few have taken the needs of older children on safari to heart as well. What exactly does this mean in practice? What’s the difference between family-friendly game lodges for younger or for older children? Lets compare and contrast two safari lodges, both suitable for family safaris, but in different respects:
Warning: if your kids are adventurous and you’re, well, not so gung ho, don’t let them read this post…
To answer the question of when is the best time for the Serengeti migration, we need to first understand that the animals move in continuous cycle in search of water and fresh nutritious grasses.
Up to two million wildebeest and half a million zebra live in the Serengeti National Park along with thousands of gazelles, impala and other antelope. This in turn attracts the predators which make this area a piece of dramatic open air theatre.