Family Tourism in Africa
Family tourism in Africa is basically a tour or safaris being made by a family of two or more people in the continent of Africa. Africa is the most visited continent by those from the west and east, it is believed that you have not gone for a holiday, until when you will have stepped on the soil of the African continent. Family tours and safaris are usually done during holidays and those times where families are free, very many families prefer Africa as their base for holidays. This is because they feel that Africa has permanent daily sunshine and nice beaches and hotels which are required by any family during their vacation.
The Social Aspect in Family tours and safaris in Africa
The other interest of family tours and safaris in Africa is the social aspect , it integrates the west and the African people socially, such that children from the west, after a tour or safari in Africa and noticing the African population, their perception that the world is inhabited by the whites only is diminished. In their mind, they will respect the blacks in their neighbourhoods. They will never have racial segregation when they go back to their homes since they will have played together in the beaches and some will have also stayed in the African home stays and shared daily chores together.
Tours to Africa by various family members from outside Africa are basically to integrate their families into the African life style for those who require cultural and community based tours and safaris.
Domestic African Family tours and safaris in Africa
For an African family, family tourism in Africa basically means traversing the African Continent with your family from one African country to the other. Many Africans do not know their continent, as such Niche African Holidays encourages Africans to tour their own continent and as such we have Africa domestic tourism packages in various African regions meant for Africans for them to know their continent better. Niche Africa holidays being an Africa based tour operator, encourages families from within and outside Africa to customize their family tours and safaris with us.
East Africa Family Tourism
East Africa Family tourism packages for families within and outside Africa are encouraged by Niche African holidays. Foreign Families are encouraged to basically have their tours and safaris in this part of the African continent which includes Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania which incorporates Pemba and Zanzibar islands.
Most Visited – East Africa
East Africa is the most preferred and most visited by families from the west and eastern part of the world. In view of this the tourism population arriving in East Africa has increased in the recent years. Family visits to the East African continent are increasing due to the security detail the five African countries accord tourists and their families, the weather of the East African part of Africa is conducive since the equator crosses East Africa in the middle and cuts it into two. The beaches and National parks and reserves, the community and cultural activities, the wildlife annual migration, now known as the seventh(7th) New wonders of the world –“ The annual wildebeest migration” from the Serengeti into the Maasai Mara in Tanzania and Kenya respectively make family tourism visits more popular at the present moment.
Family visits into East Africa have also increased in the home stay packages which are a family in Africa hosting a family from the west within the rural or urban centers of East Africa. The home stay family tours has integrated well in the past few years; the western and the African culture to an extent that most families from the west prefer staying with the local African families during their family vacations into Africa.
Niche African holiday has coordinated family visits into various Urban and Village home stays in East Africa.
Locations preferred by Families while in East Africa
Family visits into East Africa prefer the following touristic sites for their family vacations:
- Maasai Mara family vacations in Kenya
- The Northern Tanzania family vacations
- The Mountain Gorilla tracking in Rwanda, DRC Congo and Uganda
- The East African family Beach holidays
- The Water Rafting family adventures on River Nile
- The Bull fighting family safaris in western Kenya
- The Lake Victoria Region Family vacations
- The western Kenya family home stay vacations
Family Tourism In Kenya
Among the East African countries Kenya, is the most preferred country for family vacations and safaris into the Kenyan wilderness and Beaches. Kenya is preferred for family visits due to its daily sunshine, perfect beaches, wildlife safaris, mount Kenya climbing, community and cultural based activities, Lake Victoria tours and safaris, the Maasai Mara family safaris, the Kenya slum tours and the Kenya home stay vacations.
Kenya has the best security detail in East Africa for tourists who include the Kenya tourist police and the regular community based security detail for tourists visiting Kenya. It is in Kenya where families can visit and go for a safari on their own without being escorted. In this case a family can rent a 4x4 vehicle and eventually conduct its own tourism program and go for it on their own.
The Hub - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Various families visiting Kenya do repetitive future visits due to the above mentioned facilities and it is in Kenya where Nairobi city’s, Jomo Kenyatta international airport is located. The airport facilitates the arrival and departure of families who are visiting Kenya adequately since the Jomo Kenyatta airport is the hub in this region of the African continent.
The Kenyan Populace
The Kenyan people are humble and welcoming as such, the reception at various entry points are warm for families visiting Kenya. The Kenya Tourism Board encourages families from the west to visit Kenya due to its touristic natural resources. The Kenyan lodges and hotels cater for all international cuisines which include the African dishes which incorporates the African organic foods for those who would want to have a taste of The African Nyama Choma and local Tusker Beer.. The Kenyan nyama choma and tusker beer are well known world over and this has made various families coming back for a repeat visit.
Niche African holidays encourage families to visit Kenya where its headquarters is located.
The most preferred Kenya family tours and safaris are as follows:-
- Maasai Mara family safaris
- The Amboseli family safaris
- The western Kenya Family tours and safari
- The community and cultural based family vacations
- The Kenyan home stays family holidays
- The Kenyan wildlife family safaris
- The Kenyan beach and wildlife safaris
- The Mount Kenya family climbing vacation
- The Maasai Mara chopper safaris
- The Laikipia family helicopter safaris
- The Maasai Mara and Amboseli family chatter Flight safaris
Niche African holidays encourage African Family tours and safaris into Africa.