If you have a large family of varied ages it can be hard to put your finger on exactly where your luxury holiday should take place. You need to find somewhere which fits all ages and will keep everyone happy and not squabbling for the entire holiday – Africa works exceptionally well for this and there are a few lodges and areas which are particularly driven at all age groups. This makes for a very tranquil and relaxing safari for the parents which in our opinion is money well spent. Here are our top areas to take the whole family to, no matter what the age.
Kigelia Camp and Sand Rivers Selous – Southern Tanzania
As well as these two camps being extremely luxurious they are also based in two areas where the emphasis is certainly on being active, of course one can relax too so there really is no pressure and often here you can all do completely different things if you want. Kigelia and Sand Rivers not only have a stay seven pay five night option when you combine them but they also offer you the chance to have everyone in the family under 21 years old on the child rate – it really is unbeatable value. They even have Kiba Point which is a four bedroom private house which can also be taken for the same rates as Sand Rivers Selous. From here you can take day and night drives, river safaris, fish and walk – there is a lot of fun to be had.
Sirikoi – Laikipia, Northern Kenya
Sirikoi is a luxurious home from home which feels that way as soon as you arrive – home to the Roberts family for many years this exclusive camp has many options for families young or older – they have a private two bedroom cottage and a luxurious private three bedroom house. You can take these on exclusive use or stay in the main camp which has extremely comfortable tents and a wonderfully relaxing main area which feels like a home. Here the kids can hang out by the pool and the teenagers can relax by the fire in the evening or have a few drinks at the bar. Again Lewa where Sirikoi is based has tonnes of options from game drives (with fantastic game viewing) to riding safaris, quad bike safaris and much more – the options here are endless.
Leobo Private Game Reserve – South Africa
Leobo is located in the malaria free Waterberg region of South Africa and is an absolute haven for any family wanting to have real fun – you have the entire run of the whole game reserve and there are quads, sleep out decks, hides, horses, canoes and much more – although there is abundant plains game there is no dangerous game so the fun is carefree and the scenery breath taking. Here the team go out of their way to accommodate all ages and make sure everyone is having a huge amount of fun at all times.