The Children on Safari Package has to be one of the best family safaris in South Africa! Go on a fantastic safari into the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, which is situated on the border with Botswana. It is close to Johannesburg and Pretoria making it ideal for a family weekend getaway.
There are exciting safari activities for the whole family. Small children can go on a shorter Jungle game drive focusing on tracking and looking for the regions less dangerous animals such as Zebra and Impala. There is also a games room, filled with toys and exciting games that will keep the kids entertained for hours.
Families can go out on game drives together in a private vehicle, or mom and dad can enjoy a safari while the kids are kept entertained back at camp. The chef will find out the children's likes and dislikes and prepare a kiddies menu for them. Adults can savour delicious safari-inspired cuisine out under the stars in the traditional boma (meeting place).
On the first morning you will travel to the malaria-free Madikwe game reserve. Once you have arrived at the lodge, you will have time to settle into your special family suite which is comfortably furnished and has a private plunge pool. If you are going to arrive early enough, you can pre-book a tasty lunch.
The chef will meet with the children and discuss their preferences. You will have time to relax before tea, after which you will set out on your afternoon game drive. Children over 5 years are allowed on the game drive with their parents. Younger children will enjoy a shorter game drive in search of Giraffe, Hippo and Zebra, or can play in the games room under supervision while their parents enjoy a game drive.
Your day will start early, as this is the best time to see the wildlife. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and have a snack before heading out on your morning game drive. This can be adults only or a family affair. If mom and dad head out alone, the children will be entertained in camp with a range of games and a Jungle drive, where they will learn about the toothbrush bush, how to track animals, and see the regions smaller animals and creepy crawlies.
Once you have returned to camp you will have breakfast together as a family. This will be followed by some leisure time where the kids (and parents too) can have a refreshing swim. You could have an optional spa treatment or go on a river walk, which is a great opportunity to see the many species of birds in the area.
You will have a light lunch followed by the afternoon game drive. Young children will have an early dinner and older children can join their parents in the boma for dinner.