Easter & Family Short Breaks
Where to go if don’t have much time? Easy getaways to discover what the classroom can't teach
Where to go if don’t have much time because you are constrained by the school term calendar?
Some African destinations simply don’t lend themselves to shorter breaks, just because their varied attractions are too far apart to make a quicker trip enjoyable. The trick is to not be too ambitious. it's better to enjoy one or two (maximum three) contrasting areas which can be easily combined. Charging around chasing your tail and spending way too much time in the car or airports is no fun.
The good news is that the Southern Hemisphere school breaks (with the exception of Easter and Christmas) are at a completely different time to those in the Northern hemisphere. This means no artificial hiking up of prices to skewer the poor unfortunate parents forced to travel at these times. A few beach hotels may a small Easter supplement but this is rarely the case with safari Lodge. (And any supplement is never excessive.)
Yes, international flight prices can be higher but the early bird will get the best rate. Aim to book flights a year ahead.
Below are our recommendations for shorter family safari holidays at Easter. These pack a strong punch despite their paucity of days.
We’ve also recommended some family-friendly safari lodges and hotels. It's tricky to pick favourites from our wide choice of family-friendly hotels. So our decision rationale was to focus on lodges which offered a variety of activities. Our featured hotels easily justify a 3-5 nights stay to reduce the need for in-trip travelling.
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Tasha EygelaarAfrica Travel Specialist
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