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Taking your family on a wildlife safari can be a life-changing experience and a great way to explore the importance of conservation and environmental protection.

Where can you go on a safari holiday?

The Masai Mara in Kenya is part of the Great Migration when 2 million wildebeest cross the Great Plains from June to October. This migration also attracts predators such as lions and leopards, making it the perfect time to take a safari in Africa.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is a smaller park, although it's home to lions, 10 species of primate, and 300 types of bird. The best thing about this park is its geological diversity, and you'll be able to travel by boat down the rivers to see crocodiles and hippos.

Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is also a great place to go on safari as this watering hole can attract a large number of animals, including elephants, leopards and rhino. This reserve is one of the best places to see the Big Five, and there are a great number of tours to the area.

Where is the best place to take the children on safari?

South Africa is the best country for family safari holidays, such as the Kalahari Desert. This area of South Africa is malaria-free, so you can be reassured that your children will be safe without medication.

Motse Lodge at the Tswalu private game reserve provides a junior ranger programme with fun activities to keep children occupied. If you decide to visit, make sure that you take out comprehensive family travel insurance suitable for safaris.

Is a safari holiday safe for young children?

Safaris can be a great learning experience for children, but a lot of safaris will not allow children younger than six or seven on the trip. Although safaris are safe and many companies offer mini children's tours, whether a safari is safe for your child is dependent on the likelihood of them feeling scared, making loud noises or attempting to leave the vehicle.

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