The new designs have been cleverly created to offer super suites with private swimming pools and dedicated safari vehicles, interconnecting rooms, tents, private villas and more... All this is combined with andBeyond’s ever involving WILDChild program, to create the perfect family holiday.
andBeyond’s WILDChild program is filled with age specific fun and interactive activities that offer plenty of opportunity to learn and discover new experiences and cultures, while parents can steal time for African spa treatments or cocktails. The WILDChild activities range from fishing and animal tracking to learning the craft of African beading or how to make a bow and arrow with a Maasai warrior. A private guide will expose youngsters to conservation and principles or guiding or they may help plant vegetable and fruit trees in the kitchen garden and learn to cook with the chef. Private drives with the whole family complete the safari experience and this can all be documented in the special scrapbook and WILDChild backpack full of the essential goodies each child receives on arrival.
Below are some of andBeyond’s family portfolio highlights and recent lodge investments:
Families staying at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo in Kenya between July and October will be able to see one of nature’s greatest spectacles on earth – the annual great migration. Staying at one of the most iconic tented camps in the Mara, families will be perfectly positioned to see almost two million wildebeest, zebras and other species move between Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Park. Following a radical makeover in 2015 the lodge is perfectly equipped for families. Kids can roam around safely and families love the three family suites of two interconnecting tents. Additional beds are also available in the parent room for children 16 years and younger.
Fully inclusive rates in a Superior Family Tent start from US$1400 per night.
The old family favorite, andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, which sits on a big five private game reserve and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park in South Africa, is the ideal base for a first-time family safari. With direct flights from London to Johannesburg and with the new flight circuit with Airlink which connects andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge with other tourist hubs throughout South Africa, it is easily accessible. Following a multimillion dollar refurbishment in 2016, the lodge now boasts three new family cottages and a family suite. The three back to back cottages can accommodate two adults and two children through an interconnecting leading door to make it one family unit whilst the Family Suite comes complete with a private swimming pool and dedicated safari vehicle.
Fully inclusive rates in a Family Cottage start from US$1932 per night. Fully inclusive rates in a Family Suite start from US$2683 per night.
andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge, which opened in September 2016 following an extensive refurbishment, is the ideal spot for those looking to combine a wildlife holiday with watersport activities as it is conveniently located near to the Victoria Falls. Boasting extensive river frontage, the lodge offers the most rich and exclusive game viewing experience as well as the possibility of fishing and boat cruises which all of the family can enjoy. The lodge’s two family suites each consist of an adult room joined to a children’s room by a passageway offering conveninent access for the youngest family members. Each suite features two ensuite bathrooms, a private veranda and a sparkling plunge pool. Multigenerational groups love andBeyond Matetsi River House, an exclusive use 4-bedroomed villa which has its own kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a private veranda overlooking the Zambezi, a swimming pool and fire pit. It also comes with a dedicated guide, private vehicle, chef and butler.
Fully inclusive rates in a Family Suite start from US$2470 per night. Fully inclusive rates at the Matetsi River House start from US$4230 per night.
andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Under Canvas, one of the most luxurious lodges located in the remote Western Corridor of the Serengeti, provides a private Serengeti experience with exclusive game viewing in some of the most secluded parts of Africa’s most famous game reserve. Following a major renovation in 2015 it added a brand new family suite. Intimate and with a homely feel this small camp comprises just ten guest tents and the new family suite and is the perfect lodge from which to spot exceptional year-round resident wildlife. The family-friendly suite can accommodate up to two adults and three children in two adjoining safari tents connected with a covered walkway. Separate entrances maintain privacy, while the walkway provides safe and convenient access between tents.
Fully inclusive rates in a Family Tent start from US$2590 per night.
For some pre-or post-safari R&R, an African beach holiday or family celebration, Mozambican retreat andBeyond Benguerra Island is the perfect base for families with guests of all ages. The Casa de Familia caters up to four adults and four children with plenty of space both inside and out. The master bedroom is flanked by two interconnecting bedrooms and each guestroom has its own bathroom. In addition, smaller groups can stay in one of the casinhas which can be converted into triple rooms, with an additional bed set up in the parent’s room for children up to the age of 12.
Fully inclusive rates in the Casa de Famila start from US$5975 per night.
For more information please contact your preferred Africa travel specialist or visit www.andBeyond.com