A new program offered at several of our partner lodges and camps in East and Southern Africa devises innovative programs introducing young travelers on safari to the land and local ways of life through a conservation-focused approach and specialized trips!
In the past, traveling with young family has often meant tailoring the trip to accommodate bored or fidgety youngsters, or changing a dream itinerary to suit children.
Imagine if a warm and well-trained ranger could introduce your child to the amazing world of the safari through planned activities.
Armed with a scrapbook, your child could be guided by the ranger to discover the bush and local ways of life.
Maybe she would be taught how to shoot with a bow and arrow, or learn how to build a fire scraping together stones, the traditional Masai way!
Our luxury accommodation partner andBeyond recently launched WILDchild, which runs out of their lodges in East Africa and Southern Africa, targeted at sensitive families who want to make the most of the adventurous tours that they embark upon.
The program engages children through the safari, and build relationships between children and the land and environment in which they are traveling.
Some of the lodges offer special suites to accommodate entire families.
These experiential vacations are wonderful ways to pace your travel so that your children can develop the kind of strong love and understanding of the African bush as the rangers who introduce them to it!
The activities are age-specific and vary depending on local cultures around the camp you’re staying at.
For example, depending where you are, your child might learn how to track animals or be taught a thing or two about local fishing practices!
These vacations are designed to bring families closer together and allow for a leisurely and relaxed experience that takes on your own pace and wishes!
Not only do children (and their parents) learn about the land and imbibe a strong conservation message, they are also sensitized to local ways of life, inculcating respect and understanding of life approaches that might be very different from their own.
If you’re looking to experience young travelers on safari, let us help you bring your family closer together amidthe vast diversity of Eastern and Southern Africa wildlife and cultures. Ask us about the WILDchild program for your Africa trip!