Author: Sean O'Connor | Date: 04 March 2019
A safari experience is something that appeals to people of all ages; from eagle-eyed youngsters to grandparents looking to enjoy their twilight years.
While it’s undoubtedly an experience that you can enjoy on your own- as a solo traveller- arguably the best memories are shared so you may want to travel with your family or your other half.
With the Serengeti just one of the many stunning attractions on offer in this stunning East-African nation, and with Tanzania safari holidays and tours becoming more popular and accessible, in this post we weigh up some of the pros and cons of heading out on a Tanzania safari with your partner or your family.
Safaris Can Lead to Quality Time with Loved Ones
At the heart of every safari is a desire to embrace the great outdoors and become at one with a wild and largely unspoiled wilderness.
As a result, this offers a tremendous opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones, especially if you’re looking to make memories with your kin.
When booking a traditional 4x4 game drive through the Serengeti for example, you can even hire a private vehicle to intensify the sense of remoteness and create a truly family-centric experience.
Explore a Wider Range of Activities and Experiences
When travelling with your other half to Africa, your experience is likely to be confined by narrow expectations and you may be inclined to choose activities that fit your own unique tastes.
This means that you may fail to explore new things or step outside of your comfort zone, whilst confining yourself to witness members of the magnificent ‘big five’ at close quarters.
This is central to every safari experience, of course, but it only represents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to modern-day safaris.
When travelling with kids and partners, however, you’ll be forced to embrace a wider range of options, based on their preferences and the passions that drive them. This can include everything from seeking out smaller and less well-known animals to power boating or diving.
This will make for a more enriching experience, and one that’s befitting of a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Open your Mind and Learn More
When travelling with children in particular, heading out on safari represents a genuinely educational experience.
For example, you’re likely to bring wildlife books and learning materials with you when taking your kids on safari, and taking these out with you will help you to learn more about yourself and enjoy the experience on a far more engaging level.
As a result, there’s no doubt that travelling with inquisitive youngsters helps you to maintain an open mind when on safari, and this can make for an eye-opening experience.
If you’re travelling with your partner, you may be too ‘loved up’ to even explore some of the more cultural destinations that make Tanzania so unique.