Big Five Teen Adventures
Travelling with teens is a brilliant way to get all the family together yet finding the right destination for the whole family can prove difficult. Whilst an action packed itinerary perhaps won’t suit everyone, many destinations offer amazing experiences which are just perfect for teens.
We’ve compiled our favourite experiences for teenagers which are bound to leave them with memories for a lifetime, not just their social media feeds.
Home to Cape fur seal colonies, flamingos, pelicans and innumerable sea birds, Walvis Bay on the Skeleton Coast is a haven for wildlife. Get up close with these inquisitive animals whilst kayaking around the bay, watching seals bask in the sunshine, or marvelling as they dive over or under your kayak. The more adventurous can even venture further out of the bay in search of dolphins.
White water rafting in the waters of the Victoria Falls is an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. The sheer force of the falls ensures the rapids downstream are a white knuckle ride, confirming it as an adrenaline fuelled adventure and a truly unique way to experience the falls. Bear in mind, these stretches of water are some of the most challenging on the planet, so this experience is not for the faint hearted!
This incredible experience is a truly unique way to see the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town from the sky. Paragliding in tandem allows you to take in the sights as you soar over the city in the capable hands of your guide. Spot the city’s landmarks as you descend, such as Table Mountain, for a completely unique perspective of this beautiful South African city.
Spend a night in the midst of the sounds and sights of the bush on a real adventure in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Gaze up to the sky for the most incredible star gazing opportunities before hunkering down in your cosy tent. Falling asleep to the distant grumble of lions or howl of hyenas is a truly unforgettable experience and perfect for families. Your guide will introduce you to the bush and will keep watch over the camp whilst you sleep soundly.
For a unique and exciting way to see the Laikipia region of Kenya and experience it up close, the Karisia Walking Safari is an ideal option. Each day, the camp is broken down and taken by camel to your next destination. Traversing the plains with local guides is bound to captivate younger safari goers who can rest their weary legs by hitching a ride on a camel.