Who said the adventures had to stop when the kiddies were born? No sir-ree…they only get better! If you are craving adventures on the roads (or lack thereof) less traveled, read on and get sorted with nature adventures from Borneo to Africa. Journey on young ones, there is a whole lot of world out there to explore!
Perched high on the jungle-clad hills on Thailand’s border overlooking Myanmar and Laos, this property offers elephant trekking for families. The in-house Elephant Conservation Centre offers a chance for you to get up close with the resident elephants. Try your hand at Mahout Training where you learn to “drive” the elephants with the basic commands and actions or, once the weather does get too hot, cool off with the playful creatures in the river.
Anantara Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai, Thailand. Trekking is suitable for children of any age, provided they are accompanied by parents. Mahout training is best for kids age 12 and above.
If your children love the great outdoors, this is the place to be! Just an hour drive south of Exmouth, you can go for walks along Cape Range National Park’s spectacular gorges or embark on the many sea adventures that the dazzling waters of Ningaloo Reef have to offer. From sea kayaking and snorkeling to swimming with the Whale Sharks - a must for the little thrill seekers!
Sal Salis, Western Australia. Best for kids age 8 and above who are strong and independent swimmers.
Located on one of the best beaches in Kota Kinabalu, the Shangri-La Rasa Ria is a kids’ tropical haven. Along with facilities like tennis courts, an endless array of water sports and an excellent kids club to keep the tiny tots busy, the resort also comes with its very own nature reserve. The indisputable highlights of the reserve, however, are meeting with the orphaned baby orangutans, part of a local rehabilitation effort.
Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Best for kids of all ages.
Jaci’s Safari Lodge offers everything from a kids’ menu, rooms built for big families, swimming pools and childminding services. What makes the lodge extra special are the “Family Safaris” that enable children from aged 5+ to go on game drives together with mum and dad and – not forgetting the tiny tots – the “Jungle Drives” for kids aged 4 and under.
Jaci's Safari Lodge, South Africa. Best for kids of all ages.