3G Vacations with Go2Africa
The perfect locations for Three Generation Vacations
Cape Town, South Africa (January 9, 2024): Multi-generational travel experiences are becoming an increasingly popular choice for families who are looking to spend quality time together and enhance their children’s education. Taking everyone along for the ride, family safari holidays in Africa are the perfect opportunity to make unforgettable memories in a magical setting. Grandparents, parents and children can all find amazing experiences at these top properties, perfect for all three generations.
“Traveling with my family in Africa has been the most rewarding and enriching experience for all of us over the years. Utilizing an operator like Go2Africa that can help simplify your logistics takes the stress out of family travel and allows everyone to connect, enjoy their time together and learn from expert guides about nature and wildlife,” shares Maija DeRijk-Uys, Managing Director of Go2Africa.
Cheetah Plains, South Africa
At Cheetah Plains in Sabi Sand, South Africa, game drives and interpretive walks with expert guides and trackers, facilitate connection to the wild, for every age, fostering a love and appreciation for nature. There are a host of activities from scavenger hunts, tracking, baking and crafts that keep young minds thoroughly entertained, while adults can indulge in tastings and pairings, wellness treatments or simply relaxing in the comfort of your villa. Preferential activities and interests are personalized for your safari and dedicated and knowledgeable field guides are ready to pass along their bush wisdom to young, curious minds. A private electric safari vehicle allows you to travel solely with your group on your own schedule. Family-friendly villas are designed with thoughtful features like inter-leading suites and entertainment lounges equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Cheetah Plains is one of the only safari camps to allow children of all ages on game drives.
Jabali Private House, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Designed with families in mind, Jabali Ridge seamlessly integrates into its surroundings, providing an exclusive and remote atmosphere. Tailored safaris with morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, and kid-friendly photographic safaris are available upon request. Jabali Ridge ensures a family-focused experience from personalized adventures that cater to the unique needs and interests of each traveler to homemade meals—including picnic breakfasts and gourmet dinners. Eight spacious suites seamlessly integrate among colossal granite boulders, as families, children, and parents alike, lounge in hammocks on wooden decks, or take refreshing dips in infinity pools, offering stunning vistas of the expansive plains.
The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Traditional safari ambiance meets eco-conscious luxury in one of the most breathtaking locations on earth; Elephant Camp in Victoria Falls. Mindful of the environment, the camp offers impeccable accommodations and service for families, with an immersive safari experience enriched with the colors of the wild, wooden artifacts, and an open-air design. “Meet the Elephant” will give guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. Diverse calls of birdlife make their nests around the camp, creating a tranquil and immersive atmosphere for families to connect with nature in a truly unique setting.
Chiawa Camp, Zambia
Chiawa Camp, on the banks of the Zambezi River, is the perfect family retreat for nature lovers: nestled in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Awarded for its exceptional hospitality, the camp offers a blend of luxury and adventure, ensuring a memorable experience for all generations. Families can embark on thrilling activities such as game drives, guided walks, and river cruises, spotting iconic wildlife in this pristine wilderness. The camp's family-friendly tents, featuring indoor and outdoor showers, provide a comfortable and immersive stay, while the swimming pool, open-air gym, and diverse safari experiences cater to every family member's interests. From enchanting night drives to relaxing by the pool, Chiawa Camp invites families to create cherished moments against the backdrop of Zambia's breathtaking natural beauty.
Somalisa Acacia, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
At Somalisa Acacia, families gather on the dining and relaxation deck, overlooking a busy watering hole, can sight kudu, cheetah, and wild dogs on game drives, and enjoy superior lodging in the intimate and luxurious safari camp. For the little ones, Ngwana Club, meaning “explorer” in Tswana, offers entertainment for kids during downtime: giving kids a chance to see conservation efforts in nearby villages, roam safe nature trails with trained staff, as well as enjoy boating, pizza-making, and jewelry crafting. The Ngwana Club allows multigenerational families to enjoy each other's company in tune with their interests and abilities, as parents and grandparents share a drink looking over the watering hole, or enjoy a bit of alone time, the children are supervised and afforded ample opportunity for excitement and fun that makes or breaks a vacation with young kids.
The Retreats, Tanzania
The Retreats at Sayari and Namiri are the perfect locations for multigenerational and small group travel complete with a private guide and vehicle, host, and dedicated chef who prepares special kids meals, all offering exceptional service from Asilia’s most experienced staff. Sayari Retreats, open June to March, and Namiri Plains Retreats opened year-round, share a separate pool and lounge, and spacious deck with a sunken fire pit from which to enjoy expansive views across these iconic Serengeti locations and an additional dining room for larger groups. At Sayari, walking safaris, hot air balloon safaris and cultural visits can all be enjoyed and guests are in the premier location to view thousands of wildebeest crash across the Mara River as part of their Great Migration from July to November. Each property offers two en suite double bedrooms and additional beds can be added for children over five. Sayari is renowned for its exquisite safari experience amidst the untouched plains of the northern Serengeti. Namiri Plains sits in the eastern corner of the Serengeti offering unparalleled privacy as no other camp’s are within an hour’s drive. Before Namiri Plains was built, these grasslands were closed for 20 years to allow the cheetah population to be restored. Game drives, walking safaris, and cheetah research can all be done here and each group will have a private guide and safari vehicle allowing for flexibility and exclusivity in the experience.
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Go2Africa is a multi-award-winning and B Corp certified tour operator based out of Cape Town that curates exceptional and personalized African holidays, specializing in safaris. Celebrating over 25 years, the team has been committed to building first-hand knowledge of every destination, lodge, and activity they recommend from their 3000+ partners. Working across 15 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, 100% of its revenues stay in Africa, supporting local communities and conservation projects through its Positive Impact Initiatives. With an entire team of African-born and raised specialists, including eleven named as Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Safari Specialists in 2023, travelers are in expert hands. Go2Africa is part of the Nawiri Group, a corporate portfolio of responsible and pioneering travel brands in the safari industry.