5 FAMILY-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA FOR ADVENTURE AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT – PART 2

5 FAMILY-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA FOR ADVENTURE AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT – PART 2

5 FAMILY-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA FOR ADVENTURE AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT – PART 2

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Africa, a vast continent with endless horizons and a rich tapestry of cultures, offers a unique and unforgettable experience for families. With its diverse landscapes ranging from arid deserts to lush rainforests, and its wealth of cultural heritage, Africa is a destination like no other. Nanan Travel, understanding the allure of this majestic land, invites families to delve deep into the heart of Africa, exploring its wonders in comfort and safety.

Each African destination presents a unique charm, and promising experiences that range from the ethereal landscapes of Namibia to the historic grandeur of Egypt. Let’s embark on a journey through five of Africa’s most captivating destinations: Namibia, Madagascar, Egypt, Zambia, and Rwanda.

German and Niece in Cape Town

1. Namibia – Desert Dreams and Cultural Richness

Namibia, a land where stark beauty meets vibrant culture, is a realm of contrasts. The Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, creates a stunning backdrop against the Atlantic Ocean. Here, families can marvel at the towering dunes of Sossusvlei, with their fiery red hues at sunrise and sunset, offering a photographer’s paradise. The haunting beauty of the Skeleton Coast, with its shipwrecks and seal colonies, tells a story of nature’s power and resilience, a great safari in the famous Etosha national park, or a visit to the Fish River Canyon. Are some of the fantastic things Namibia has to offer. 

Cultural exploration is rich, especially with the Himba people, known for their unique traditions and attire. Engaging with these communities allows for an authentic insight into the indigenous ways of life, fostering a deeper understanding and respect for different cultures.

Luxurious accommodations like the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and Kulala Desert Lodge, Shipwreck Lodge, offer not just comfort but immersive experiences. Activities range from hot air ballooning over the vast desert, offering a bird’s-eye view of this otherworldly landscape, to exciting desert safaris, where one can spot unique wildlife adapted to this harsh environment.

Zambia - Accommodation Zambia
Zambia - Accommodation Zambia
Zambia - Accommodation Zambia

2. Madagascar – A Biodiversity Hotspot

 

The island of Madagascar, a biodiversity hotspot, is a dream for nature enthusiasts. With ecosystems vastly different from mainland Africa, it offers an array of unique wildlife, much of which is found nowhere else on Earth. Families can venture into the rainforests of Andasibe to hear the haunting call of the Indri, the island’s largest lemur, creating a symphony in the forest canopy.

A visit to the Avenue of the Baobabs presents a surreal landscape, with these ancient giants lining the dirt road, creating a natural monument that is both awe-inspiring and mystical. The island’s coastline boasts pristine beaches and coral reefs, providing opportunities for snorkeling and marine exploration.

Luxury accommodations like Mantadia Lodge and Anjajavy L’Hôtel  , Miavana or TsaraKomba offer serene retreats from which to explore the island’s wonders. These establishments not only provide luxury and comfort but also ensure a sustainable and eco-friendly stay, contributing to the conservation of Madagascar’s unique environment.

Zambia - Giraffes
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Zambia - Restaurant

3. Egypt – A Journey Through Time

 

Egypt, a land rich in history and mystery, offers a journey through time. The Pyramids of Giza, standing as an eternal testament to the ancient world, provide an awe-inspiring start to the Egyptian adventure. The Sphinx, with its enigmatic gaze, adds to the allure of this ancient wonder.

A cruise down the Nile River is a must, offering a luxurious and educational journey through Egypt’s heartland. The temples of Luxor and Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel and the vibrant markets of Cairo, all contribute to an enriching cultural and historical experience.

Luxury river vessels like the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Historia or Esplanade or the more traditional Egyptian boats provide an elegant and comfortable means of exploring the Nile, with guided tours that bring the stories of pharaohs and ancient gods to life. These cruises offer a unique perspective on Egypt, combining relaxation with learning and exploration.

For family relaxation and fun times, head over to the Red Sea and enjoy a few days at the beach in the most crystal clear waters, where scuba diving is one of the best in the world and snorkeling is for sure an adventure to have. The Casa Cook hotel in Hurghada, would be a place to stay but also Sharm El Shiek is a great read sea destination.

Zambia Safari Adventure
Zambia - Victoria Falls - Devil's Pool
Zambia - Accommodation Zambia

4. Zambia – The Wild Heart of Africa

 

Zambia, known for its unspoiled wilderness and the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure seekers. South Luangwa National Park, renowned for its walking safaris, allows families to experience the African bush up close, guided by expert rangers and trackers, there’s also Kafuwe National park or Lower Zambezi national park in the border with Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, offers a myriad of activities. Families can take a helicopter ride for a bird’s-eye view of the falls, embark on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, or for the more adventurous, tackle white-water rafting or bungee jumping, and the best adventure of them all Devil’s pool, swim to the edge of the waterfall and enjoy an amazing view of the falls from within.

Accommodations like the Royal Livingstone Hotel, located on the banks of the Zambezi River, Royal Chundu and Sausage Tree Camp in the heart of the national park, offer luxurious stays amidst nature. These lodges not only provide comfort but also a range of activities, ensuring a memorable family adventure. For the national parks look for the luxury and comfort of the Time + Tide lodges, Chinzombo, Nsolo, Luwi, etc. 

Zambia Safari Adventure
Zambia Safari Adventure Snack
Zambia Lunch Times

5. Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills

 

Rwanda, a country of rolling hills and rich cultural heritage, is a beacon of conservation success. Renowned for its mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, it offers one of the most profound wildlife experiences on the planet. Coming face to face with these gentle giants in their natural habitat is not just a thrilling encounter but also a poignant reminder of the importance of conservation.

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is a city of contrasts, where modernity meets tradition. Here, families can explore vibrant markets, museums, and memorials, offering insights into Rwanda’s history and the resilience of its people.

Luxurious eco-lodges like Bisate Lodge and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest provide a comfortable and sustainable base for exploring Rwanda’s natural and cultural wonders. These lodges are not just accommodations but sanctuaries that offer luxury and an immersive experience in the heart of Africa.

In Rwanda you can also encounter the Golden monkeys, spot chimpanzees in Nyunge national park and have a big five safari experience in Akagera National park, visit Lake Kivu, as you can see. Rwanda is not only the Gorillas, is so much more!

Zambia Safari Adventure
Zambia Safari Adventure Snack
Zambia Lunch Times

Embark on a Family Adventure with Nanan Travel

 

Africa, with its tapestry of landscapes and cultures, offers a journey that is both enriching and transformative. From the deserts of Namibia to the rainforests of Rwanda, each destination provides not just a vacation but an opportunity for families to bond, learn, and create lasting memories.

Join Nanan Travel on this adventure, where each day brings a new discovery, a new story, and a new understanding of this magnificent continent. Embrace the spirit of Africa, and let it awaken a sense of wonder and adventure in you and your family.

Ready to experience the best of both worlds?

Contact German to start planning your unforgettable African adventure today. Let’s guide you through a journey that’s not just a getaway but a life-changing experience.

German and Niece in Cape Town

What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

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