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Children on Safari

Our family lodge, Mark’s Camp, welcomes families and was specifically constructed for families with young children under the age of 12 years. 

Child-friendly Game Drives
 
Children aged 8 years and over are welcome to join the adults on the adult game drive. Children aged between 2 and 7 years enjoy their own game drives and that’s where the fun begins.

The children’s game drive has been specially designed for young children, with their own game ranger, children’s programme coordinator, and game-viewing vehicle. The game drives are shorter than those of the adults. Due to the unpredictability of small children, care is also taken to avoid getting close to dangerous animals.

Children may still see the Big-5 from a distance but the primary focus of the children’s game drive is on plains game (antelope, giraffe and zebra), bird and insect species. It is a sensory safari and exposes the children to the sights, smells, sounds and taste of Africa.

Family Accommodation

Mark’s Camp has several stone and thatch family chalets (ideally suited to families with children aged 2 to 11 years), which have a large bedroom with two single children’s beds separated from the parents’ luxury king-size bed by a partition, a bathroom with bath and shower, and separate toilet. 

There is also a family suite, which has 2 en-suite bedrooms and a lounge with 2 day beds. 

All family chalets and the family suite have private outdoor decks with secure balustrades overlooking the verdant bush and birdlife, and are equipped with tea/coffee stations, and a desk and chair.

Overnight rates at Mark's Camp include: 
 
  • Accommodation
  • All meals and drinks (excludes premium wines and spirits)
  • 2 game drives per night stayed 
  • Children's activities and child-minding (please click here for more details on our children's programme)  
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