Taking children on a safari holiday

One of the biggest concerns of taking a child on a safari trip is safety, but if you are confident that your child is of an age where they can comply with the rules, then it could be the trip of a lifetime. This age – whenever it may be – also means that your child is more likely to remember the holiday.

There are some safari destinations that also provide entertainment and enjoyment for children when they are not out sightseeing. For example you can choose a hotel that has a swimming pool or other games and activities. Ensure children eat well while they are in the hotel, though, as it can be dangerous to take food out on a safari but they may find it difficult to concentrate on the tour if they are thinking about their tummies.

It may also be worth having children document what they have seen so that they can reflect back on it in the future or share stories of their holiday with their friends. For example, if your child is at primary school then they may be able to do a ‘show and tell’ about their adventure, with photographs to accompany the discussion.

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Black-Maned Lion Safari

The Black-Maned Lion is one of Africa’s most incredible mammals and one of the best places to see this magnificent animal is in Central Kalahari, Botswana. The desert environment showcases its best game viewing during the wet season and is home to a whole host of animals including elephant, wildebeest and zebra and not forgetting the lions.

If you are looking to head out on a safari holiday then Botswana is certainly the place to visit. There are many different ways in which you can do a safari; on foot, in a Jeep or even on a bike but with highly-trained and experienced tour guides you can be sure of a great time no matter which one you chose.

Each day is different on a safari so you can be sure that you won’t be bored. As animals can be unpredictable you may not see what you expected to the first time you go out, but with most holidays offering you at least a few days on safari you have plenty of opportunities.

If there is one animal in particular that you would like to see, then do your research and find out where and when is the best to go.

 

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Travel planning apps for your phone

Planning a holiday can be stressful and many of us worry so much about forgetting something that it can easily spoil a holiday. Many people now search and book their holidays online rather than inside a travel agent, often as this is the cheapest way to do it. Once you have booked your dream holiday, you can start to create your itinerary and plan your trip in more detail. You need to be able to find an app that offers the ability show you all of your flight details (times, destinations, cancellations etc), make sure you’ll make your connection to any other transport such as trains and help you find your rental car confirmation number. This information is all very important to have, but it can mean a lot of paperwork to take with you. Many of these apps allow you to store a copy of documents in one place that can be accessed from your phone or tablet and will constantly update you with flight information. A small number of the apps will even advise you if there is a better seat on the plane to which you can swap.

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Looking for something more than your average beach holiday

A beach holiday can be fantastic. It can be a great way for a family, couple or friends to get away and spend some quality time together but often people start to want something a little more from their getaway.

If you have done the beach type holidays for a number of years and although still find them enjoyable, want to do something a little more adventurous, then why not try a combined beach and safari holiday. Many locations are now offering package holidays that give you the best of both worlds. Many places within Africa are well known for their safari tours but did you realise that they also have fantastic beaches. When you think of a beach holiday Africa may not be the first place that springs to mind, but after a little bit of research, you will see why thousands of people chose to flock here year after year.

For an all-inclusive beach and safari holiday break for a week including flights you can expect to pay between £1000 – £2000 per person, so not a cheap holiday, but certainly one you will not forget.

 

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Tomb tours in Egypt

Egypt is a place of wonders and is steeped in history. It is hard to meet a person who has been to Egypt and not got a book worth of memories to share.

Situated in Luxor in Egypt, the Valley of the Kings is a valley where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.

Some of the most famous Pharaohs of all time were buried there and many of their tombs are now open to the public to go and view. One of the most famous tombs is that of Tutankhamun, which was unearthed by Howard cater in 1922. It was full of treasures like never seen before and has given us a wider knowledge of the Egyptians and how they lived.

Taking a holiday to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt may not be as relaxing as a holiday by a pool or sunning yourself on the beach but can offer you an experience like no other and can be one of the if not the, most interesting holidays you will ever go on. There are often direct flights from the UK to Egypt which takes approximately five hours.

 

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