These days, finding child-friendly accommodation and destinations are vital for the ultimate family holiday. Many luxury resorts only take children aged 12 and older while hotels that do accept the younger generation are often not very luxurious at all! How to find the happy medium? What about a safari into Africa with Journey in Style where children are entertained and educated about their natural heritage? Or a heavenly island and beach vacation where the sunny days and warm ocean waves make for an active outdoor break?
So let’s start with a child -friendly safari to both Zambia and Malawi where you all get to have fun and parents relax as children find so much to do and learn about. The tour starts in Livingstone at this side of the magnificent Victoria Falls. Adventure sports for the older children and lovely walks in the spray for the younger ones.
Book into the family-friendly Stanley Safari Lodge with its Family Suites, their open design planned to invite as much of the sights and sounds of the African bush as possible into your room. So close to the Victoria Falls National Park that you can see the spray, Stanley Safari Lodge offers some wonderful game viewing opportunities. Quiet and intimate, it is the perfect base from which to explore the delights of the area – from river rafting and bungee jumping to elephant back safaris, sunset cruises or walking with lions.
From here you will visit child-friendly accommodation in the South Luangwa National Park then head to Lake Malawi National Park on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula. The family villa at the luxurious Pumulani Lake Lodge is spacious, sleeping up to 5 guests and making the most of the spectacular lake views. Take your children snorkelling and diving and then plunge into the lodge’s infinity swimming pool for the afternoon. Enjoy the natural scenery as your children play all day at this unique hotel set within the first freshwater marine reserve in the world.
Children love the outdoors and exploring their world which is why Journey in Style recommends the Kanga Pan for your next family holiday in Africa. Find it in the most remote part of the Mana Pools World Heritage Site close to Chitake Springs. Choose the family tent with its own private dining and seating area, outdoor showers and basins overlooking the water hole. Kanga Pan itself is the only known water source in the area available throughout the year, making it a hub for wildlife and a delight to explore on foot. Take your children on awe-inspiring game drives, bird watching and on exciting walking excursions. You can also take the hour’s drive to the Zambezi flood plains in Mana Pools for canoeing and fishing excursions.
Ocean and beach holidays keep the children super busy and one of the most beautiful islands in Africa offers a quiet child-friendly resort just for you. Find Uroa Bay Beach Resort on the eastern shores of Zanzibar in the quaint and sleepy fishing village of Uroa. A true haven for those looking for complete escapism, this stunning hotel embraces children of all ages and is known to be the only hotel on the island that is fully wheelchair accessible, including beach access. Enjoy the glistening swimming pool, tennis court and games room or teach your children more about all the exciting water sports available in Zanzibar. Take guided spice tours and visits to Prison Island.
So many child-friendly resorts to choose from so contact Journey in Style to assist you with this decision. Depending on the ages of your offspring, we can ensure you get the right accommodation with perfect activities for young and old.