Family Friendly Adventures With Africa Odyssey
For Pampered Princesses And Junior Safari Rangers
Whether it’s a beach retreat offering children’s spa treatments and yoga sessions, an idyllic farm stay on the side of Table Mountain or the best place to experience the kids first ever safari (in a completely safe, malaria-free zone), specialist operator Africa Odyssey has itineraries to keep the whole family entertained in 2012. Options include:
Kids Yoga And Spa Treatments At Le Prince Maurice In Mauritius
For an African beach retreat like no other, Le Prince Maurice offers the very best in children’s activities and facilities. From kids’ yoga and spa treatments to Les Petits Princes Club where children (aged four to 11) are welcome in the games room, dining area and private pool. From 9am to 9pm daily, the kids’ club also offers a host of fun activities.
While those looking to pamper their prince or princess, the Guerlain Spa has a number of playful treatments for children (from three to 11 years old) ie The Little Mermaid package includes a Rose milk foot bath and massage, flower hair garland and a little surprise to take away. For a more educational activity, try the resort’s yoga sessions which help lengthen children’s attention span, improve their sense of balance and enable a better understanding of how the body functions.
Seven nights at Le Prince Maurice in July starts from £5,564 based on a family of four sharing two junior suites. The price includes accommodation on a half-board basis, international flights from London and internal transfers.
A Fabulous Farm Adventure In The Cape Winelands, South Africa
Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands and only a 20 minute drive to Cape Town, Babylonstoren farm is a wonderland where kids can roam free, muck in and get as wet and muddy as they please.
In the safe compounds of the 250-hectare property, young explorers are encouraged to collect eggs from the historic fowl house, accompany the duck herder out into the vineyards, pick carrots from the garden to feed the donkeys and play to their hearts content with homemade paper boats in the many irrigation furrows. For some quality family time, the whole gang can enjoy a bike ride around the farm or take to the dam for a rowing adventure.
Seven nights at Babylonstoren in July starts from £6,600, based on a family of four sharing a two-bedroom cottage. Price includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, international flights from London, internal transfers, laundry service, a garden guided tour as well as use of the farm’s bicycles, canoes and rowing boats.
An Unforgettable Family Safari At Tswalu In South Africa
For the ultimate family-friendly safari, head to malaria-free Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve. On arrival, intrepid explorers are introduced to the camp’s Junior Ranger program and presented with their very own backpack, bursting with guides and educational tools.
In between specially designed game walks and drives, aspiring rangers can make their own Kalahari tracking stick, learn to identify spoor and even cook their own bush dinner! While back at the lodge, the children’s menu, luxurious suites and babysitting service will keep the whole family happy.
Five nights at Tswalu in July starts from £14,320, based on a family of four sharing a family suite. The price includes accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, international flights from London, internal air transfers, two daily game drives, walking and horseback safaris as well as all children’s activities and the babysitting service.
For more information or to book any of these packages, call 020 7471 8780 or visit www.africaodyssey.com.
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