Family Safari Splurges

Family Safari Splurges
Ever since my cancelled South African Safari some 8 years ago, the desire to one day make it there has not yet left the pit of my stomach. Having children has only made the dream stronger, although it’s definitely been pushed back until the kids are older. But it may be not as far off as I once thought… Most game lodges actively discourage children – and rightfully so. African Safaris are – for the most part – expensive, once-in-a-lifetime dream trips, and kids don’t always co-operate...
July 9th, 2010 | Corinne McDermott | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: adventure, Africa, featuredarticle, Safari

Let The World Cup Inspire Your Children To Travel

Let The World Cup Inspire Your Children To Travel
... At 4, she’s too young to grasp the politics, but she’s fascinated by the culture. When I told her of the game reserves, and how you can go on Safari to see lions and elephants and zebras run wild, she was ready to hop on a plane. What were we waiting for? The month-long tournament is providing a lot of teaching opportunities too. Our neighbourhood is quite diverse, and many cars are sporting flags from the participating countries. Together we’re learning all the flags and all the places they...
June 19th, 2010 | Corinne McDermott | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, kruger, Safari, South Africa, world cup

East Africa: Simply Unforgettable

East Africa: Simply Unforgettable
... tell of their adventures in Africa made me eager to travel at a young age. My mom was fond of repeating what their guide told them during a Kenya Safari, “For every one animal you see, five see you.” She said the guides are so familiar with the area that she never felt afraid. My father recalls a sign which read, “Elephants have the right of way, ” and found it amusing that the phrase “keep left” simply becomes “keepi lefti” when translated into Swahili. It’s...
June 14th, 2010 | Tui Cameron | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Kenya, Luxury, Safari, Tanzania

Wild (and not so wild) Animals at Virginia Safari Park

Washington, DC has the National Zoo, but if you want a more hands-on encounter with wild animals from around the globe, visit Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia (about 3 hours from DC). There you can see wild animals in a more natural environment than a typical zoo. Plus, you can interact and feed some of them. Virginia Safari Park is an animal reserve park that keeps animals (where possible) in more natural settings and in the open (although fenced in). You can drive through the...
June 18th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: amimal park, animals, Attractions, Family Friendly, Natural Bridge, parks, Safari, Virginia, zoo