National Parks

National Parks are a great way to see beautifully unspoiled parts of the country you are visiting and to teach kids about animals in their natural habitat.  They are all about conservation and protection of species which is so important in this day and age of declining habitats. Whether you are taking a self-drive road trip to see stunning scenery or on a safari to see animals, visiting a National Park is something we highly recommend incorporating into your itinerary.

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The 10 Best Family Holiday Destinations for 2020

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Looking for family holiday ideas for your 2020 family travels? Look no further! We've pulled together a list of the ten best family holiday destinations for 2020 to help you narrow down your search. Most destinations these days are easy to travel to with a family, but these ones stand out as being exceptionally family-friendly.
self drive safari in Kruger National Park

How to plan and book a budget African safari

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African Safari holidays are big business but while they were once the domain of the very wealthy, the good news is that they are now much more affordable, especially with our helpful tips on how to plan and book a budget African safari. If you've ever sat daydreaming of an African safari, picturing the huge African sun rising over the plains as you watch majestic beasts grazing but thought a luxury safari with a price tag to match was your only option, think again.
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The 15 Best Kruger National Park Accommodations for Families

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Finding the best family-friendly Kruger National Park accommodation can be tricky. There are just so many options out there and this may be a once in a lifetime holiday so you want to get it right. Having taken the kids on safari, we know what to look for when choosing a property and have narrowed the selection down to give you the 15 most family-friendly properties.
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Taking kids on an African safari: All you need to know

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Taking kids on an African safari will be one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have and yet some people are still unsure whether to take young kids on safari. Our FAQs will answer everything you need to know about a safari with kids.

The best things to do in Banff with kids

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If, like us, you are a family who loves the great outdoors, then you will find so many things to do in Banff National Park with kids. Banff is one of those places of incredible outstanding natural beauty. Even if you're not normally an outdoor loving family, it will make you want to get outdoors and explore.  You have to just go and see it for yourself to believe it.

Vancouver to Calgary Road-Trip - All you Need to Know and More!

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A 1500km Vancouver to Calgary road-trip through the Canadian Rockies has to be on your bucket-list. The scenery between Vancouver and Calgary is breathtakingly beautiful but is that enough to convince you to attempt this with kids? We aim to show you how this road-trip with kids is not only doable but also enjoyable, even with a few 5am starts thrown in! Our boys were 6 and 4 when we did this trip and they described it as epic!

A weekend in the Peak District with kids

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The Peak District is the perfect family-friendly destination if you want to get out and try some easy walks with the kids. There are some absolutely stunning views to be enjoyed along these walks and you don't have to exert too much energy to be able to appreciate them!

Top Family-Friendly Activities in South Africa

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South Africa is easily one of our favourite places to travel with kids. It is vast with an incredible variety of landscapes and wildlife, so it is somewhere we can go back to again and again and still find somewhere new to visit or something new to do. It is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful with the sun-soaked white sandy beaches of Cape Town overlooked by Table Mountain, the wild and rugged beaches of the Eastern Cape...

Half-day safari in Udawalawe National Park with kids

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Udawalawe National Park is famed for its elephants and has the largest population of Asian elephants of all of the national parks in Sri Lanka. With around 500 resident elephants, if you want to do some elephant-spotting, Udawalawe would be a good choice with sighting all but guaranteed.

All you need to know about a Yala National Park safari with kids

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The two most popular National Parks in Sri Lanka seem to be Udawalawe and Yala and it is well worth including one or the other in your itinerary. They are very similar, especially in terms of the wildlife you may see, although Yala has the highest density of leopards in the world. It really depends on the route you are going to take as to which one you choose. If you love safaris, maybe you will have time to squeeze in both!