Safari and beach family holidays are two holidays in one, providing double the action and excitement. It's the chance to combine an action-packed, thrilling and educational safari in the wilds of Africa with an equally entertaining as well as relaxing beach holiday along Africa's mainland coast or Indian Ocean islands.
Your safari will be spent enjoying Big 5 game drives whilst your children either join you (age dependant) or are thoroughly entertained on children's safari programmes getting up to all manner of exciting adventures from learning all about the wild animals that inhabit these areas, to collecting insects and fishing to participating in the interactive kitchen. Each day will bring another adventure in nature's great classroom and another opportunity for quality family time around the nightly campfire, in the camp swimming pool or during meals under the stars.
For the beach portion enjoy building sandcastles on the beach, water sports with the kids and much needed adult time while the children are thoroughly entertained in excellent Kid's Clubs. Programmes in these clubs include activities such as treasure hunts, classes in snorkelling, face painting, hikes, glass-bottom boat tours, pony rides, sports competitions and many more.
Safari and beach family holidays are a particular speciality of ours. Your dedicated family holiday specialist will ensure that your once-in-a -lifetime African safari is seamlessly merged with an equally memorable beach break packed full of water sports and family fun on the beach.
Mahlatini will tailor your safari and beach family holiday to your family taking into account your interests, budget, the ages of your children and any safety concerns you may have. Your specialist will have an understanding of the difficulties involved in travelling long distances with children and will endeavour to keep travel time to a minimum and avoid wasted overnights in airport hotels.
The accommodation which will be recommended to you will have been vetted for their suitability for your family and how it can accommodate your individual needs in terms of rooms etc. You will be informed of safari lodges offering specifically designed children's programmes and beach resorts providing excellent Kid's Clubs.
Some of the most popular combinations of 'beach and safari' find South African safaris twinned with beaches in South Africa, Mauritius, Mozambique or the Seychelles, or another popular choice being a safari in Kenya or Tanzania followed by a beach stay on the island of Zanzibar.
Here, at Mahlatini, we can plan your perfect family holiday, advising on the merits of various combinations whilst ensuring complete peace of mind, knowing your family is in trusted hands. Whatever you decide to do, the abundance of experiences and our expert planning will be sure to provide lasting memories.
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