Five Kid-Tested Family Travel Ideas for Off-the-Beaten-Track Africa Safari Fun from Africa Adventure Consultants' Kent Redding
August 16, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsDenver, Colorado – August 16, 2012 – Taking the kids on safari may be second nature for Kent Redding and Kelly McElroy, owners of Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC): Their first Africa safari as parents involved the Serengeti and their then-seven-month-old son swathed in mosquito netting. But the continent offers enough unique kid-accessible opportunities to suit any family, and "unlike some family travel where parents suffer through it so the kids can have fun, the wonderful part of an Africa safari with kids is everybody has fun," says Redding, just returned from walking his talk on a South African safari with McElroy and their two sons, now 7 and 8.
African safari vacations featuring the Big Five and tented camps can be great for families, but the variety of experiences – from voluntourism adventures like AAC's AfricAid Safari to a multi-day hike for active teens – sometimes surprises people, says Redding. He offers these five unexpected kid-friendly picks from his family's recent Africa safari:
Redding and McElroy founded Africa Adventure Consultants in 2001 after living and working in Africa. Today AAC arranges private and group trips such as safaris and cultural and active itineraries for people from all over the world, including expertly customized family safaris. "We can create a family safari for any ages," says Redding. "Teenagers, young children, grandparents, and parents all enjoy going on safari."
Africa Adventure Consultants is a leading safari company specializing in custom itineraries to 13 countries in Africa. For additional information, visit www.adventuresinafrica.com.