So let’s very speedily dispell the myth that going on safari with young children is a bottom-of-the-range affair. No so at all. One place you could go to that would never disappoint is Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.
Journey deep into an exclusive area of the Kruger National Park where no other vehicles are allowed (and the Lukimbi Safari Lodge wilderness also happens to be one of the last strongholds of the endangered black rhino), and you have the best of several worlds: you’ll have a bumper Big Five safari in what is surely one of the world’s most famous game reserves, but what you won’t have here, is the disappointment of getting caught up in the gamewatching traffic of the busy self-drive haunts in Kruger. So come to Lukimbi and enjoy a really exclusive and sublime safari deep in the legendary Kruger National Park. Your guides will show you the wildlife; all you have to do is sit back and relax.
And, what’s more, you can bring the whole family, including children from two years and upwards. Rest assured that everyone will be superbly catered for at Lukimbi. A well-designed kiddies’ programme ensures that the children enjoy themselves as much as the adults.
Here is some of what is in store for the young ones: face painting, bush Olympics, clay work, a touch-and-feel walk, art classes, mask making, swimming and wildlife videos. Staff are at hand to supervise activities and to teach young ones the ways of the wilds.
The emphasis at Lukimbi is on fun-for-all. Family activities include informative bush walks, a tracker course, bush theatre by Lukimbi’s creative staff, slide shows, talks, dress-up events and wildlife quizzes.
Child-friendly menus are offered, and babysitting is available at an hourly rate for children from two years up.
For the adults, Lukimbi has loads to offer. Top of the list, of course, are the twice-daily game drives on which you can expect to see a great variety of wildlife, including all the biggies of the African bush, along with lots of general game and many varieties of birds. Lukimbi also has a gym, a swimming pool, a bar, wine cellar, library and beauty salon. You certainly won’t be at a loss for what to do between game drives. Nor will you have to worry about what the small fry are up to.
It’s a great wilderness experience for all.
Mail our Getaway Consultants for more information, or call us 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122.