Engaging kids is the key to a successful family safari to Africa. A safari ebbs and flows between searching and finding and it only takes one moment to change the course of a whole safari, and possibly even a young person’s life. The moment where the searching ends and the viewing begins is […]
When planning our 6 month family safari through Africa, one of our must-do, non negotiable, has-to-happen experiences was spending time with meerkats in the Kalahari. So what is it like to spend an afternoon with your family and a habituated meerkat family in the vast expanses of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. Read […]
Is it safe to take your kids on an African safari?
July 11, 2018
Taking your beloved children on safari to deepest, darkest Africa might sound a bit crazy. How do you keep your family safe when lions, leopards, hyenas, elephants, buffalo and hippo roam wild and free? It is just too dangerous, isn’t it? Well yes and no. A safari to wildest Africa does have it’s dangers and […]
What Crowded House and family safaris have in common
November 29, 2016
The comeback concerts of Crowded House have reminded Australians of how good it feels to connect with one another through a remarkable shared experience. A bit like an African safari with your family…. On Sunday night Crowded House played their final comeback concert at the Sydney Opera House. For us folks in Australia, it […]
Not everyone comes to Africa with the express purpose of spending all their time and money on doing a safari. A prime example is the wedding in Cape Town. Cape Town is one of the worlds most magnificent cities, with incredible natural beauty. It is one of the cities that people will willingly travel to […]
Is it worth being on safari in Africa for more than a week? People come to Africa for a variety of reasons. For some, safari might not be the main focus of their time and attention, although they might want to add on a few days at the end to get a taste for the experience. […]
In July 2016 I have the absolute privilege of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with renowned neurosurgeon and founder of Cure Brain Cancer, Professor Charlie Teo. Joining us will be 10 Australian business leaders, each of whom will raise $100,000 to help fund much needed research into brain cancer. It is now known as Charlie’s […]
For many people, an African safari is a once in a lifetime experience – particularly if you are travelling with your family. So how long do you need to be on safari for in order for it to be worthwhile? Can you go on safari for too long? Is it better to try and spend […]
Ok so all the planning is done – you are heading to Africa for a safari adventure of a lifetime. Maybe the Okavango, the Zambezi or the Serengeti? If you are heading to the right safari areas at the right time of year with the right people then most of the job is already done […]
How old should my kids be in order for a safari to be worthwhile?
October 08, 2015
Many people ask me how old their children should be in order for them to fully appreciate a safari. It’s a very important question, as a family safari to Africa is a significant investment in your family memories, so it is essential that your kids are in a position to be able to really engage with […]