2.) Travelling with Teens
Most teenagers love destinations with off-the-wall activities. Victoria Falls is Africa’s adrenalin capital and offers thrilling activities like white-water rafting, bridge swings and bungee jumping. Namibia’s Sossusvlei and Swakopmund offer the desert equivalent with sand boarding down monstrous dunes and quad biking (ATVs), hiking and hot-air ballooning.
A little more off the beaten track, Lake Malawi is an enormous freshwater adventure paradise for active teens. While you settle back in a hammock, they can go kayaking, sailing and snorkelling in crystal-clear waters. Game viewing in Liwonde National Park gathers the family together for shared encounters with the Big 5.
If your teens are budding naturalists who want to combine big game with big adventures, many Kenya family safari destinations are ideal. The Laikipia region mixes horse-back safaris and camel trekking with fantastic wildlife, while the Masai Mara is home to some of Africa’s most spectacular game viewing during the Wildebeest Migration.
And for a true parent-teen bonding experience very little can beat a traditional camping safari through Amboseli National Park. Lifelong memories are born in the cultural exchanges with Maasai tribal communities and witnessing the dramatic interaction of predator and prey in the wild.