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Best Family Holiday Destinations

We have curated the best destinations for an unforgettable family holiday. Step into the scenes of the Lion King on the rolling plains of Kenya, go in search of sloths in the rainforest of Costa Rica or follow in the footsteps of the Inca on an adventure up to Machu Picchu. We have curated the best destinations for an unforgettable family holiday. Step into the scenes of the Lion King on the rolling plains of Kenya, go in search of sloths in the rainforest of Costa Rica or follow in the footsteps of the Inca on an adventure up to Machu Picchu.
We have curated the best destinations for an unforgettable family holiday. Step into the scenes of the Lion King on the rolling plains of Kenya, go in search of sloths in the rainforest of Costa Rica or follow in the footsteps of the Inca on an adventure up to Machu Picchu. We have curated the best destinations for an unforgettable family holiday. Step into the scenes of the Lion King on the rolling plains of Kenya, go in search of sloths in the rainforest of Costa Rica or follow in the footsteps of the Inca on an adventure up to Machu Picchu.
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Costa Rica Family Holidays

If you’re seeking an active family holiday of natural wonders and vanilla sand beaches we recommend Costa Rica. Choose between Pacific and Caribbean beaches where turtles nest and the reefs abound with colourful fish. Rainforests cascade down mountainsides to the ocean.

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Kenya Family Safaris

Kenya has the ingredients for an amazing family safari. Your children will love seeing vast numbers of animals in iconic African settings. Stay in amazing and exclusive accommodation on private reserves. Enjoy adventures on foot, horseback and by open vehicle with Africa’s finest guides. Your children can see pioneering conservation work in action and meet remote tribal communities. Maybe end with a few days by the coast.

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Ecuador and Galapagos Family Holidays

Treat your family to an extraordinary wildlife adventure holiday in the Galapagos and Ecuador. It’s a place you’ll likely visit just once so be sure to do it well. We have access to the finest yachts, lodges and expert guides. This way your family can visit remote islands in comfort and privacy encountering amazing wildlife.

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South Africa Family Safaris

If you’re looking for a country that’s got everything, choose South Africa. Renowned for the spectacular views of the Garden Route, vibrant Cape Town, malaria free safaris, fascinating history and outstanding wildlife, the whole family will fall under the alluring spell of this diverse country.

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Peru Family Holidays

If your young explorers are hungry for an adventure, look no further than Peru. The diverse landscapes range from the vibrant jungles of the Amazon Rainforest to the jagged peaks of the Andes Mountains. Needless to say, you’ll have the chance to experience the unique mountain top setting of mysterious Machu Picchu.

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Tanzania Family Safaris

The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are truly spectacular settings filled with great herds and big cats. We take you far from the crowds and minibuses with your own private guide, staying in exclusive accommodation. Families with older teenagers will love the wildly remote Selous, Ruaha and Mahale, where you can walk, canoe and even track chimpanzees. Round it off on exotic Zanzibar.

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Botswana Family Safaris

Botswana is Africa’s most exclusive safari destination. Each enormous private reserve has just one or two luxury lodges guaranteeing a series of private experiences as you travel from one exquisite location to the next. Expert guides will take your family on safari among big cats and vast elephant herds in beautiful deltas and deserts.

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Namibia Family Safaris

Namibia is a spectacularly unusual place for a family holiday. You can see enormous numbers of elephant, rhinoceros, big cats and plains game, yet the main attraction is the incredible variety of desert landscapes.

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Zambia Family Safaris

Zambia is the perfect place for a real family safari adventure. You can track elephants and giraffe on foot with an expert guide. You can paddle a stable Canadian canoe down the Zambezi watching zebra and antelope drinking at the water’s edge.

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Why Travel with Journeysmiths

We are a boutique family travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made family holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.We are a boutique family travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made family holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.

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