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Safari tips: Going on safari with kids

Travelling with kids on a safari in Africa may seem like a daunting task. They can get bored very easily, especially on long road trips, and keeping their attention and interest piqued about wildlife can become a tedious, exhausting and stressful task. However, with proper planning and armed with the knowledge of what your kids enjoy, you can make a safari quite an enjoyable and memorable experience for the whole family.

Stepping up to the challenge on Mandela Day 2018

Klaserie Drift is challenging the hospitality industry to give back and make a difference on Mandela Day, and they too are going to make a difference by donating 100 Santa Shoeboxes to Eco Children, their home-grown charity. Can you help make a difference?

Five families on safari in Tanzania

Family safari in the green season? No animals to be seen in the thick green bush? Nonsense – it was a serious win and we’ll definitely be back again!

Making a difference through education

The enthusiasm for education amongst this civil war savaged community is heart warming and makes you realise that there is no greater joy than giving a child something like access to education

Taking the kids on safari

Sharing the beauty of the African bush with your children is well worth the trouble. Here is one traveller’s experience when taking her kids on safari in Botswana for the first time.

30 years of eco-education at Lapalala

Over the past 30 years, the Lapalala Wilderness School has been a breathtaking outdoor classroom, where children and young adults are exposed to nature.

Kids on a photo safari

A group of young boys have a fantastic time shooting Africa’s wildlife on a photo safari designed specifically for kids.

St Cyprian’s art for rhinos

The St Cyprian’s girls are pulling out their paint brushes for Rhinos Without Borders in the light of World Rhino Day.

A tea party for rhinos

A fundraising tea party in order to raise money for a illustrated children’s book about rhinos.

Trees for schools

With MyPlanet donations Food & Trees for Africa has successfully planted 161 trees through the Trees for All programme at nine schools.

On board a tall ship

Children visit a ‘pirate ship’ for the first time in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.

Bumpy the blue elephant

The children’s book Bumpy the blue elephant revolves around a little elephant who begins to turn blue with sadness after hearing that he could loose his home.

Youth for African Wildlife

Youth for African Wildlife is a four week conservation internship directed that gives young adults a unique opportunity to live and learn amongst Africa’s iconic species.

Kids speak out for rhinos

Rhinos Without Borders launched their Rhino Angels campaign – calling on kids to be ambassadors for rhinos.

The Lion King with no animals?

In an effort to raise awareness about the plight of Africa’s wildlife, Greenpeace has adapted the introduction of Disney’s “The Lion King” to show an African landscape without any animals.

Dane adopts an elephant

Dane, aged 8, tells us about his adopted elephant who lives in Kenya at the David Sheldrick orphanage.

UK teens' safari story

Dane Court Grammar School takes a group of students to Southern Africa to get involved in conservation work for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.