A safari is an immersive travel experience and children usually love it for this reason. They can spot wildlife, ask the safari guides as many questions as they like, they can take part in nature walks and bush schools, and many more. For these reasons alone, children tend to be kept entertained throughout your safari but, as parents ourselves, we know that this is not always the case!
The safari guides are usually fantastic at keeping the children entertained throughout the safari, even when there is less wildlife to see than usual. They do all they can to make sure the children and family have the best experience. One of our Africa specialists, Gemma, was told by a safari guide that he sometimes hides small frog toys around the safari vehicle or their safari room for them to find when they are getting a little bored. Our other specialist, Elaine, explains that the key to a great family safari is not only to keep the children entertained, but also the parents! At the end of the day, it is their safari too so keeping the whole family engaged and entertained is the main aim. With that in mind, both our specialists have put together some safari hacks for keeping kids entertained together:
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