You love travelling, discovering new amazing destinations? You are curious of everything and you love nature and wilderness? So welcome in Africa! Only problem which wouldn’t be one, you have children. Yes, as you may know, some of the top range accommodations do not accept them. But, should you sacrifice your desire of making a safari with your whole family or sacrifice your comfort because you have kids? Of course no, don’t worry, the combination of a wonderful trip with your offspring is now possible!
We decided to select the group Singita, which is represented everywhere in South Africa, in Zimbabwe and in Tanzania. Well unknown for it high standing, it’s also thanks to its warm welcoming for the families and the originality of the activities proposed to the kids that Singita is nowadays really appreciated.
For parents travelling with their children, there are special two-bedroomed family suites at Singita Boulders and Ebony Lodges (South Africa). With bigger families or teens, the villa accommodation at Singita Pamushana Lodge (Zimbabwe) is ideal.
Activities at the lodges are tailored specifically to suit the interests and desires of each family. Here you can find few of them proposed in most of the Singita’s lodges which are, according to us, really interested thanks to their originality, their educative and informative goal.
Baking with the lodge chefs
What do you think about a first cooking experience with a chief? This activity, called “the cookie-cutter program”, is notably proposed in Ebony Lodges and Sweni Lodges. Children realize their own cookie with the assistance of one of the lodge chefs. It is a way to learn a new skill or notch up an exciting experience that will earn them bragging rights with their friends!
Mini Rangers’ Course
This activity is a real chance for kids to discover the huge and complicated nature they are taking part of. Accompanied with a guide, these courses cover tracking animals; frogging; butterfly capture and release; astronomy; bush survival techniques; flower-pressing; game-spotting competitions; nature quizzes and a guide’s test.
Community Projects: Early Childhood Development
Finally, we want to present you an initiative that is really important for Singita. The group is involved in the community development on the border of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. She created a partnership with the READ Educational Trust, a long-standing, non-profit organization which recognized child development leader, to enhance the quality of early childhood education offered by the preschools. For instance, they organized formal training courses for the teachers. For example, through the program “Growing to Read”, Singita has chosen to focus on the literacy of the children.
You can meet the children in those schools and learn more about this programme and its benefits. Through this initiative, it’s also a way to support children’s future, and one more time, the family notion in general.
By Elise Langlois
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