The last year has left a long-lasting effect on us for many of the wrong reasons, however, one of the undeniable positives has been more time with those dearest to us, our families. It should be of no surprise that we are thus seeing a huge demand for family safari escapes!
Now more than ever, a classic South African safari will positively impact your entire family’s mind, body and soul! The bush and wildlife will begin your rejuvenation process together.
Here 10 reasons why a family safari is the best escape from the pandemic right now:
Time and space with your family
The past year has been synonymous with restrictions of every kind! We have all been craving space, a simpler life and dreaming of sundowners overlooking the sweeping plains of the bushveld. A trip to the bush is the perfect escape to enjoy quality time with your kids no matter the weather.
Away from crowds
Luxury lodges are primarily an outdoor experience and equally are committed to following strict Covid-19 protocols. Soak in the serenity of nature, in the wide-open space and away from the crowds.
South Africa for South Africans! Many foreigners are unable to visit and our beautiful country is now more open to locals. Many luxury lodges are offering unbeatable prices that are much more accessible to South Africans than ever before. These will only be available for approximately another six months! Use the opportunity before it disappears.
If you’ve been on safari before, you’ll remember with fondness the enchanting sights and sounds of the African bushveld. The whole family soaking in new experiences and at times slightly out of your comfort zones undoubtedly bonds your family. These will be memories you treasure forever!
Time for you and your partner
The lodges across the country have some of Africa’s best and most obliging staff. The amazing staff are equally experienced in creating fun and exciting activities for your children! Most importantly, this allows you and your partner some well-deserved time off.
Here and now
You don’t know what the future holds, and the bush reminds us of what is important – time enjoyed with family and a chance to reset and align. Enjoying the here and now is watching the magic of the bush through children’s eyes as they experience its wonder for the first time.
Something in your diary
2020 was a journey of a long and winding road with surprises around every corner. Booking out time in your diary and having something to look forward to will steer the family and give everyone something to look forward to.
If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from Covid-19 it’s that supporting local business is essential to keeping our economy going.
Help rebuild SA tourism
Local travel is how we keep the local safari industry alive, and lodges often contribute to important wildlife conservation efforts. By booking a local luxury safari, you will help in our collective effort to rebuild South African tourism.
African sense of hospitality
The African philosophy of ‘I am because of who we all are’ is felt in every warming smile (today that is shown in the crinkle of the eyes above a mask); every helping hand and every generous offer to assist. Staff will take the time to plan for every possible need and ensure your stay is as comfortable and magical as possible.
You will leave with a sense of rejuvenation, having been treated both as royalty and as a friend – a balance only African hospitality can achieve.