Top 5 Family Holiday Destinations In Africa
Is Africa a truly special destination for a family trip?
Africa is a vast continent, famous for its wild countries, stunning places of interest, entertaining activities, and good weather. Families traveling with kids will find this place a wonder territory packed with a wide variety of things to do. Trekking, hiking, snorkeling, diving, safari experiences and river rafting are just some of Africa’s best activities. Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and South Africa pride with lots of travel packages for families; starting from the most relaxing all the way to the most audacious. Pack your bags, settle on the best itinerary and let the adventure begin!
Landlocked in the south side of the African continent, Zimbabwe is a country well-known for its unique landscapes, dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife. The safari areas, lush parks and reserves will make a travel escape truly memorable. Victoria Falls is the country’s top attraction. It is positioned on the spectacular Zambezi River and provides a live show (the falls cascade into the Batoka Gorge from a thundering 108m) that toddlers will cherish for a lifetime. Downstream, there are two spectacular parks you can’t miss out – Mana Pools and Matusadona. These are home to an abundant birdlife, rhinos and hippos, and more.
Some of the most breathtaking landscapes can be admired in Namibia. The country is the perfect ground for a road adventure with your loved ones. It packs natural wonders that you only get to see once in a lifetime. The Fish River Canyon and the Etosha National Park are spectacular. Kids will love Namibia’s dunes and wild Atlantic coast. The art nouveau architecture and annual festivals (Windhoek) will make our trip worth every dime. Some of the best adventure activities in the world can be tried out here. Families can rent a car and venture into the desert where they can explore the living dunes and get a closer look at the wildlife.
Fascinating cultures, stunning beaches, tall mountains, friendly people, and abundant wildlife – Tanzania prides with all these and a lot more wrapped nicely in one adventurous travel package. Get to know Tanzania’s vast culture and welcoming people, and plan the best itinerary for your family. Begin with a trek through the Usambara Mountains and then stop to meet the semi-nomadic people close to Mt. Hanang. Enjoy their hospitality and feel like a local tasting their meals and trying out their traditional dances. The view of the Indian Ocean is superb from Tanzania’s coastline. The islands are peaceful and the beaches are powdery and smooth. Inland, the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro is waiting to be explored. Gear up and make sure you choose a route that’s accessible for the kids.
South Africa is dominated by a wealth of ecosystems. Inland families should check out Kruger National Park first. It is a perfect destination for camping, trekking and hiking. The kids will get to admire wild animals from up close, and also enjoy the most breathtaking scenery. On the Western Cape, the lush winelands of Paarl and Stellenbosch, craggy cliffs and wild beaches, lagoons and forests, as well as the flat-topped Table Mountain are a must-see. Whether you’re planning to venture into the wild or make reservations at a fancy beachside resorts, there’s no doubt that you’ll have the best time in South Africa.
Take the kids to see the Great Migration in the famous Masai Mara Reserve, and benefit from the most spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Explore authentic Masai villages, and stop at the Great Rift Valley to admire the abundant wildlife of rhinos, lions and elephants. Amboseli National Park is a must-see in Kenya; as well as the nearby savannahs and lakelands.
Africa is a must-see travel destination for families traveling with toddlers. It packs spectacular scenery, great activities, and attractions you only get a chance in a lifetime to see. Whether you’re hunting for the most thrilling safari experience, or you’d rather bathe in the ocean and relax in the sun, Africa is waiting for you. Make it your go-to travel spot this summer and enjoy! The countries are all diverse and each has it very own appeal that will surely exceed your expectations. Pack your bags, settle on an itinerary and make the most of your family holiday.
Author: Maxwell Donovan and CapePortfolios.com!