possibility of a safari holiday abroad is out of your family’s reach
financially it is worth considering visiting some of the amazing safari parks
that are available in the UK. Although you may feel that you are missing out on
a once in a lifetime experience, visiting safari parks with a family is a safer
and much cheaper option and you can often take advantage of special events when
you can get closer to some of the animals and feed them under the supervision
of a zoo keeper.
decide that this is an option that you would like to consider first locate the
safari parks that are located in the UK and plan which you are going to visit
and whether you will need to book accommodation for your stay. Some parks offer
luxury accommodation on site giving you the feeling that you really are on
of animals that you can see in a UK safari park is vast and ranges from the big
five, lions, elephants, leopards, rhino and buffalo to small animals such as
meerkats and lemurs. It is also possible to see a wealth of exotic birds and
reptiles on your visit.
One of the
advantages of spending time at a safari park is that the majority offer play
areas and rides for children so once your family have looked at all the animals
the rest of your visit can be spent trying out the other amusements.
Safari holiday is a once in a lifetime experience and one that you may have
been saving up for months if not years to go on. South Africa is the most
popular destination for a safari holiday and there are a number of reasons why.
There are a
huge number of animals, birds and reptiles that you can expect to see when on a
safari and depending on what area you go to and what time of the year it is,
your guide will probably tell you what you can expect to see. Sometimes though,
when on a Safari holiday you may see one or two animals that you would not
expect and that may even take the tour guide by surprise.
is one of the rarest animals in Africa and if you see one of these creatures
you should think yourself very lucky indeed. It is very similar to an armadillo
as it has an armoured plate all over its body. It is often is also known as
scaly anteater or trenggiling. Its diet consists of ants and termites and when
scared it will roll up into a tight ball only exposing its armoured skin as a
way of protecting itself.
safari holiday can be expensive and the choice of activities can be bewildering
but you don’t have to pay through the nose for an amazing holiday if you are
willing to take the time to shop around for the best deals.
If you are
going as a family group, safety is going to be top of your list and so a guided
tour may be your best option. You will be given an itinerary which will include
stops for food and overnight stays if necessary, thereby reducing the
apprehension you may feel.
with its direct flights from the UK and the well-maintained roads might be an
attractive destination for your family safari holiday. You will be able to see
an abundance of wildlife from elephants to big cats on your trip all from the
safety of an airconditioned minibus if you prefer. A popular destination for a first-time
safari experience is the Kruger Park and surrounding reserves. It is possible
to self-drive in some areas which will save money and give your family a more
A safari is
certainly an unforgettable way to holiday with your family and will be an
adventure you can all enjoy safely and affordably.
cold and dark winter months our thoughts often turn to holidays. The lure of
lying on a beautiful beach soaking up the sun’s rays or exploring a new and
exciting location spurs us on to dig out the holiday brochures, pay a visit to
the travel agents or more and more frequently go online to search for the
for this holiday is usually the determining factor when it comes to choosing a getaway
but with careful planning and sometimes being prepared to take a risk an amazing,
yet affordable holiday is still achievable.
destination is the first saving that can be made as often less well-known
holiday destinations can be much less expensive. For instance, Croatia and
Bulgaria have become popular in recent years. Another location worth a mention
is Lake Sevan in Armenia. Located in western Asia it is a must see for anyone
wanting a breath-taking holiday and although relatively underdeveloped the
locals are friendly and welcoming to tourists.
considering the type of accommodation money can be saved by looking beyond the
usual hotels and guesthouses and choosing a hostel many of which now have
some thought and an open mind a holiday on a shoestring is possible.
If you are
planning on booking your very first safari trip then it can be a little
daunting. You may be surprised by the number of options you have in terms of
the type of safari you want to do and the accommodation you would like to stay
in. Most good safari holidays costs thousands of pounds, so it may be that you
have been saving up for a number of months or years or that you are planning
one as part of a special trip for an anniversary, honeymoon or birthday for
example. This is often an even bigger reason to ensure that it all goes to plan
and that your experience is one to remember for all the right reasons.
will want to do plenty of research and read reviews to find out which types of
safari trips will suit you and the other people in your group. If for example,
you have children travelling with you then you will need to find a safari lodge
that advertises that its family friendly and ensure if going to Africa, it is
in a malaria free zone. Once you have a
better idea of the options available you, you can then start to find out costs
from different travel agents to find the best price. Looking online will often
give you the most options as there are many specialist companies that offer safari
trips but do not have physical premises.