South African safaris for families with teenagers

Fantastic teen-centric itinerary in South Africa featuring: game drives, tented camps and Zulu villages alongside a range of adventure activities.
Johannesburg KwaZulu Natal Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park Kosi Bay Nature Reserve kayaking, snorkelling and white water rafting Swaziland Hlane National Park Kruger National Park Blyde River Canyon Graskop expect to see: white rhino, lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, wild dogs Optional canopy tours, self-guided hiking, surfing and boogie-boarding
Price
US $2040ToUS $2205excluding flights
Duration
12 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement $225.
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Price information

US $2040ToUS $2205excluding flights
Single supplement $225.
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Family holidays in South Africa
South Africa is a fantastic introduction to the continent: it has modern, multicultural cities, easily accessible (and many malaria free) national par...

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Minimum age:
11 years old.
Child price:
10% reduction on the adult price.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing the Big 5 Bush camping on the Okavango Delta. Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Pack light. Take phone charger packs Engage with your fellow travelers and have fun Females - take a Shewee!!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


To a limited extent. Local guides were used, local produce for meals was bought but far too many plastic bottles of water were bought. More free time interacting with locals in villages etc should be factored into the itinerary.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


A truly wonderful experience, excellent crew and beautiful scenery and people. Some days were too long on the road and too many one night camps in succession, 2 nights would give more free time to appreciate the environment .

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Responsible mission: As adventure travelers we relish and celebrate the diversity of the world. We also recognise our obligation to protect the environments that we explore. Our aim is to tread lightly, whilst contributing to maintain the world’s culture and nature, and most importantly to engage the help of all our customers to utilise the potential of tourism as a tool to aid sustainable development. We believe that responsible travelers are welcome in the places that they visit.

On this trip: We travel in small groups so have a minimal impact on the environment as we go. On this trip we use a local agent from South Africa, locally owned hotels, local leaders. Not only does this mean that more of the money we generate stays within the community, but their local knowledge and expertise helps us to better understand the environment in which we are traveling, whilst reinforcing within the local community that preserving this environment is both important and worthwhile.

Responsible code: Being Responsible is at the heart of everything our company does - full details of our code can be found on our website. The local supplier for this trip will promote our responsible travel code throughout your adventure. You will also receive specific information on this trip’s responsibility in your trip notes.

Giving something back: We have a foundation that collects the funds that you donate to us to support our projects. All our customers are invited to make a £1 per person contribution to the foundation at the time of booking. We will match every contribution that you make with our own £1. You as a customer choose where these funds are used from a shortlist of nominated projects – so it really is YOUR foundation.

Partnerships: As a company we support The Travel Foundation, a UK charity that has been established to promote responsible travel practises throughout the whole of the travel industry. We also work with a number of charity partners who work in the destinations that we visit; including Friends of Conservation and Born Free Foundation. We partner with many small grassroots projects throughout the destinations that we visit - they all share our responsible vision.

People

On this trip: Our Teen Adventure visits the township of Soweto on a guided tour. This eye-opening start to the trip gives an insight into the real-life struggle in South Africa. You’ll also visit a traditional Zulu village near the Mkuzi Game Reserve and have a chance to interact with the local community. Educating the younger generation about the people and animals of the region they are visiting is a vital part of future of responsible travel.

We also support a project to take disadvantaged local children to game parks so that they can experience a safari for themselves. Our local agent works in conjunction with the SOS children’s home in Ennerdale Johannesburg. The children spend a weekend in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve giving them a chance to see some of the wildlife indigenous to South Africa. It also introduces the children to conservation issues and hopefully will encourage some of them to go on and study conservation and the natural world in the future.

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