Travel with Ker & Downey on a multi-generational family safari – southern Africa.
At Ker & Downey we pride ourselves on creating unique, custom itineraries for each client. That is especially true for clients booking a multi-generational family safari – southern Africa.
There can be many challenges when organizing a multi-generational family safari – southern Africa – booking several different flights, organizing transfers for larger groups, competing ideas from family members as to what the trip should look like and what the group should do. You want the youngest clients to participate in the same activities as the rest of the family, don’t want to bore adults, and don’t want to strain the grandparents. It can be tough to navigate the needs and desires of the entire group!
Each year, the Scott Family makes a trip with their extended family as a time to gather together and bond. One year they stayed in a Tuscan villa one year, another year they cruised in the Mediterranean. Last year they contacted their Luxury Travel Consultant to plan a multi-generational family safari to southern Africa for their extended family of 20 people, with ages ranging from 8 to 80 years.
For their safari, we put together a trip that included Shinde and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp in Botswana, and Madikwe Safari Lodge in South Africa. Their private guide OP was with them throughout the trip, so he really became like part of the family, engaging the children, and catering the safari to the family. Each of the properties also have dedicated children’s activities geared to engage young minds and inspire their inner explorer.
“For me the perfect place for families is Shinde. The kids and adults really loved it, everybody is so nice and the reserve is a dream. The lodging is also perfect. Laura now says she wants to study biology, Maggie, Paige and Peter say they would like to live in Shinde. Henry says he is going to own a lodge… Jack misses OP (Omphile Kaluluka).”
At Shinde, kids can partake in the Young Explorers program where they learn bush survival skills like how to build a fire and animal tracking with their own custom safaris. And new this year to Chief’s Camp is a dedicated children’s area for hands on learning a little bit of play as well with a PlayStation and table football. And at Madike Safari Lodge, there are a number activities geared towards children, like making pizza in the boma pizza oven, to arts and crafts, and identifying bugs, plants, and animals through their dung.
Planning multi-generational family safari – southern Africa can be a headache, but they don’t have to be when you work with Ker & Downey’s Luxury Travel Consultants. Contact us to start your planning today.