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5‘KIDYLLIC’ HIDEAWAYS IN EAST AFRICA

Safaris with children needn’t be a terrifying prospect. Melissa Kay, an East African resident for almost a decade who has a young son herself, shares some of her favourite places to go and top tips for travelling with kids

With proper planning, young children can enjoy exploring Africa just as much as you. Avoiding long journeys is a good place to start. Safari vehicles may not have air-conditioning, roads are often uncomfortable and dusty, and loo stops are generally behind bushes.

But when you do need to spend time on the road, don’t forget the obvious kit (toys, entertainment and games); and plenty of snacks and treats come in handy, too. Top tip: grab extra rolls, pastries and fruit at breakfast and bring them with you in the vehicle for munchies throughout the day.

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