Deciding whether to go to Africa with kids is both a thrilling and frightening prospect. No matter how ambitious a jetsetter you aspire to be, it’s hard not to let words such as “malaria”, “car-jacking” and “racial tensions” put you off. Sometimes the best way to set your mind at ease – and save yourself a lot of time and hassle – is to engage a reliable and efficient travel agent who knows the area well and can plan safe but memorable destinations for your family holiday.
There are several factors to consider when coordinating a tour of Africa with young kids – the current political situation, which areas are (or aren’t) malaria-free and the time of year. Some parts are perfectly safe to sightsee at your own leisure; some can only be safely (or legally) visited with a registered guide.
Cedarberg African Travel can coordinate tours that are as simple as recommending and booking accommodation and a hire car through to full service guided safaris. They are flexible and pro-active enough to look after all the minor details so critical to peace-of-mind travelling with kids – from sending you photos of the car hire child seats to individually calling every hotel in your itinerary to pre-arrange toddler bedding. Even if you only use them to help you organise a self-driving tour, they will send you detailed instructions and locale information so you never need to consult a GPS or a Lonely Planet. It’s the little things that impress with Cedarberg – including specially liasing with your hotel to make sure your kids don’t miss Santa on Christmas Day.