Old Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) December 18, 2007
With busy, hectic lives, many families are resolving to spend more time together in 2008. A family safari to Africa is an ideal vacation destination and offers a treasure chest of adventure and learning for the whole family.
More and more families are choosing a safari adventure as they become more accustomed to the idea of traveling to Africa. In fact, multi-generational family travel is popular and the overall age of children on safari is decreasing.
"We've seen a real upsurge in the number of families booking an African safari adventure," states Diane Ebzery founder and owner of African Portfolio. "We carefully select destinations, hotels and safari lodges that offer the entire family a journey of discovery that will be remembered for a lifetime."
Ebzery has lots of practical advice for families considering a safari in the New Year. She suggests building in lots of age appropriate activities for the children and to keep in mind that children sometimes are more interested in the cultural aspect of the safari versus the wildlife experience. "I always counsel my clients to minimize moving around as much as possible when they are planning their itinerary. It's better to select one or two locations and concentrate your time on what there is to see and do rather than spending long days traveling from one destination to the next," Ebzery comments.
A family safari is an ideal way to educate and introduce children to the wonders of wildlife, conservation and unique cultures. It also provides a holiday that keeps parents and grandparents entertained, relaxed and worry free. Ebzery finds that successful safari adventures should offer activities to appeal to children's curiosity as well as facilities to meet adult demand for quality.
Any family interested in starting 2008 with an African safari adventure is encouraged to visit http://www.onsafari.com to peruse the many family friendly packages available. Ebzery and her staff would be pleased to help plan an African safari that will provide a lifetime of memories.
About African Portfolio:
African Portfolio is a specialized US-based tour operator focused exclusively on organizing tours and safaris to East and South Africa. Established in 1992, African Portfolio arranges scheduled, small group tours as well as customized itineraries to meet a client's specific needs, interests and budget. African Portfolio's safari itineraries draw on the resources of highly respected professional guides, incorporate the leading safari camps and lodges, and offer unique safari adventure and wildlife activities. Their website http://www.OnSafari.com is a comprehensive resource for researching, planning and booking safaris in Africa.