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Create lasting memories with an intergenerational family safari.

In an era marked by hectic schedules and distractions, families seldom find the time to take necessary breaks – let alone ones where multiple generations can all participate. Now more than ever, families are seeking this vital quality time to connect and bridge the gaps between young and old by embarking on intergenerational travels.

A trip like this is more than just an average holiday; it’s a unique experience of learning and connection at every stage of life, from grandparents to parents to grandchildren. It’s about reconnecting and resetting as a group and sharing time with each other whilst all individual’s requirements are met.

An African safari is one particular destination that caters to every age demographic. Offering a perfect blend of adventure, exploration and relaxation, a safari provides an unparalleled opportunity for everyone to gather together in the heart of the wild. Lalibela Game Reserve, in the magnificent malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa, is a safari destination that ticks all the boxes all year round.

Mark’s Camp at Lalibela Game Reserve is the epitome of a family-friendly experience. The only lodge at Lalibela Game Reserve that caters specifically for children under 12 years old, Mark’s Camp ensures families of all ages can indulge in the magic of the South African bush. With eight stone-and-thatch chalets, decorated in a relaxed Pan-African style, Mark’s Camp can accommodate up to 18 adults and eight children. For younger guests, Lalibela offers an exciting programme for children aged two years or older. Between meals and open vehicle-based safaris, they are immersed in fun and educational activities. They can also enjoy and learn about nature on a safe guided walk in the reserve. Beyond the traditional early morning and late afternoon safaris, adults at Marks Camp can relax and unwind in the comfort of the lounge, take a refreshing dip in the pool, sip on a sundowner cocktail or book an optional Big Five Walking Safari led by a qualified ranger.

An alternative for an intergenerational safari experience that also offers an elevated level of privacy and seclusion is to book out a lodge in its entirety. Both Mills Manor and Inzolo Lodge can be reserved by private groups with Mills Manor accommodating 10 guests in five luxury rooms and Inzolo Lodge accommodating eight in four spacious yet intimate chalets.  

Mills Manor is a home away from home – if home was an idyllic 100-year-old Edwardian farmhouse set on a hill overlooking a watering hole. Because of this unique location, game viewing extends beyond the open vehicle-based safaris as the Big Five and other game species roam around the villa. Beyond an exceptional natural experience, Mills Manor (which provides for children older than two years of age) keeps guests entertained with a bar, spacious lounge, dining room, swimming pool and sun deck, a large fire pit, and a barbeque area where al fresco dinners can be served under the African sky.

Inzolo Lodge, against a cliff overlooking the bush, is the ideal choice for an older family as it welcomes children over the age of 12 when booked for exclusive use. With a pool, a fantastic viewing deck and indoor and outdoor dining areas, adults and older children alike will enjoy time to relax and soak in the natural beauty. With personalised service and attention to detail, Mills Manor and Inzolo Lodge offer a secluded retreat where families can unwind and reconnect.

Whether it’s the thrill of spotting the Big Five, sharing stories around a campfire under the African sky or simply enjoying quality time together with a delicious meal, a safari adventure at Lalibela Game Reserve offers the perfect setting for an intergenerational safari that will be cherished for years to come.

Website: https://lalibela.net/

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