I was recently asked to name the best place to take kids on holiday, and without missing a beat I knew the answer – on an African safari! Whilst this may not be an obvious choice for many families, a safari trip with children is well worth putting on to the table for consideration. The close proximity to wild animals and exposure to different cultures, combined with a crop of new eco-luxe camps, set against the striking beauty of the African bush, creates a memorable experience that can enrich the whole family.

Having recently returned from an epic three-camp safari tour of Botswana, with my seven-year old daughter in tow, here are my tips for how to prepare and get the most out of this once in a lifetime family trip.

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