Family Holidays

Safaris and other hand-picked adventures in the wild

In a world dominated by social media, opportunities to spend time with your children, without the lure of a screen, are like gold dust.

We design our safaris to take you and your family out of your daily routines so you can relish time spent together.

And there’s nowhere better to do this than in some of the world’s most sensational wild places – from Africa to the Arctic.

For us, early days in Africa meant packing small children into a land-rover or a small bush plane and heading off to explore. The same basic urge to share the wild with our kids has never left us. These days our kids are bigger and we travel with our families from Morocco to Madagascar, Africa to the Arctic. This first-hand experience informs the trips we create for our clients today.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GREAT FAMILY SAFARI

The cornerstones of a good a family safari are the quality of your guide and having flexibility to make the most of the game viewing. Our guides have the know-how to make everything run like clockwork, and the experience to fix it when it doesn’t. What’s more wildlife is anything but predictable, so if you’re lucky enough to find a lion hunting, you want to be able to watch the hunt unfold, not hurry home because lunch is getting cold.  Being able to guarantee both these things is key.

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE THRILL OF REMOTE LOCATIONS, WILDLIFE AND STAR-FILLED NIGHTS AND TO ALLOW EVERYONE TO UNPLUG AND REMEMBER WHAT THE WORDS “SHARE” AND “LIKE” REALLY MEAN.”

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Why you can trust us with your family

At Natural High we all share an abiding love of wilderness and wildlife. As care-free youngsters we all headed off to remote corners of the world to live, work and explore the wild, from the Africa to Mongolia and the Arctic.

As we had our own children we wanted more than anything to share and pass on this passion to them. This meant letting them appreciate the extraordinary privilage of visiting these remarkable places, but above all it meant keeping them safe.

Travelling with our own children has given us extensive first-hand experience of what does and doesnt work with kids of all ages, but also of the importance of good back up and a safe pair of hands in very remote parts of the globe.

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Types of Family holiday in Africa & Beyond

Up for adventure

Getting the kids off grid and off screen

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Types of Family Safari

Home Comforts

Great wildlife, creative and super comfortable camps and lodges

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Family Adventures in Africa & Beyond

Big Occasions

Anniversaries, big birthdays and family gatherings

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Types of Family Safari

First Time on Safari

Where to go, what to expect how to get it right

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Never go on a long journey with a kid who just learned to whistle”

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6 of the best: our top family trips

1 - Tanzania safari for active families

Highlights:

Adventurous trip for teens and older children. Simple brilliant safari camps off the beaten track. Outstanding wildlife. private guide and 4X4. Bike, walk, sleep under the stars.

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6 of the best: our top family trips

2 - Dogsled expedition in swedish lapland

Highlights:

Into BEAUTIFUL UNSPOILT WILDERNESS, CROSSING VAST LAKES, FROZEN TRIBUTARIES AND FROSTED FORESTS. IDEAL FOR AN ADVENTUROUS FAMILY LOOKING TO GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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6 of the best: our top family trips

3 - Self drive the best of Namibia

Highlights:

Discover the best of Namibia driving your own 4X4. Combine stunning desert lodges with desert excursions led by specialist guides

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4 - Madagascar's lemurs and rainforests

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Discover the charm and eccentricity of Madagascar; it's colourful wildlife, stunning oceans and indonesian-french cuisine

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6 of the best: our top family trips

5 - The Galapagos from your own yacht

Highlights:

For families looking for a once in a life time experience, few things can compete with sailing from island to island with your own private yacht

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6 of the best: our top family trips

6 - Svalbard's Polar Bears

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An extraordinary adventure for families with grown up children. A journey into the frozen north one of the world's leading polar guides.

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Plan your perfect family safari holiday

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What should be on your family safari holiday bucket list for 2018/2019?

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Our experienced travellers include:

Vanessa Janion
Vanessa Janion
Olly Williams
Olly Williams
Alex Edwards
Alex Edwards

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

Reviews

First class. Experts in the holiday adventure field. Great to deal with

"First class! Natural High are experts in their field. All the boxes are ticked which leaves you to travel without any worries. Excellent destinations, superb accommodation and all the logistics are taken care of. Natural High tailor holidays exactly to your needs. Would highly recommend and we will be using Natural High again."

Anonymous

Perfect family Safari!!

"Our family Kenyan safari trip to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary was perfectly planned by Catherine from the moment we landed in Nairobi, to our last day. We traveled to Ol Malo in Laikipia, Lewa House in Lewa Downs, and Tangulia Mara in the Maasai Mara. Each place offered incredibly talented and informative guides, and gracious, loving staff. The variety of animals we saw was breathtaking. Our grand daughter celebrated her 14th birthday with special pancakes and singing in Ol Malo, and then a beautiful candlelit dinner under the starry night in Lewa. Our 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated at Tangulia Mara with an amazing day watching the migration of the wildebeest in the Maasai Mara, and beautiful intimate dinner party and dancing with the entire staff during the evening.
Thank you, Natural High, for the best trip of our lifetime!"

Anonymous

Fantastic Zambia holiday - South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi

"We cannot thank Natural High and Catherine enough for such a fantastic holiday. During the planning, Catherine answered endless questions from our family and supported us every step of the way in coordinating our separate itineraries (which can't have been easy when we were a party of 11 and all travelling from different locations!). The South Luangwa has become our favourite Africa destination - and Flatdogs our favourite camp! Catherine was very thoughtful in arranging extra surprises for our group as we were celebrating a special birthday. The staff at Flatdogs treated us so well, and they were very open to letting us have large family dinners at various locations around camp. The guides were so enthusiastic the entire week!
We had our own separate holiday afterwards for just the two of us at Chongwe River Camp in the Lower Zambezi. Catherine was so supportive and flexible in helping us identify a suitable camp within an easy distance of Flatdogs, which also provided a different range of activities (boat safaris, tiger fishing and canoeing in addition to game drives!).
All in all a brilliant holiday (Flatdogs and Chongwe were the perfect combination), and everything went so smoothly. We are very much missing enjoying our G&Ts whilst watching elephants in the sunset...!"

Edgar & Alexandra Bailey CR

Absolutely amazing Family Celebration at Flatdogs!

"Outstanding service from Catherine who really understands what we want from our holiday. Catherine always goes the extra mile to choose the very best camps for us; to make sure all arrangements are in place; and to make sure we are treated as special guests when we arrive. This trip was an extra challenge given the size of our group - 11 with age range from 4 to 64 and wide range of "Africa experience" and in choosing Flatdogs, she made the best call possible - it was an amazing trip and could not have been better! Jess, Adrian and all the staff made sure our stay was fabulous; the guides were superb; the accommodation wonderful; and the "treats" -sundowners; brai; pimms; picnic; evening meals together (with hippos, bushbabies and elephants in attendance) and drinks at the fire were all that we could have hoped for - all in all, a really special family holiday."

Anonymous

outstanding organisation and service

"really know the regions they deal with well, excellent organisation of our trip, great understanding of our needs, flexibility and quick follow up, outstanding local representatives, very good pricing. we used them before and will for sure do again."

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