Travel challenge: A family half term safari
Saturday 26 September 2009
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a family safari in October half term. Prices are for two adults and two children under 12 departing on 24 October and include a week's accommodation and flights from Heathrow...
£6,500: Pilanesburg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Includes return BA flights to Johannesburg, car hire for the duration, three nights' half board at Bakubung Lodge in Pilanesburg NP and four nights' all-inclusive at the Madikwe Safari Lodge. "This area is ideal for a family safari as although it offers great 'Big Five' game viewing, no malaria pills are required," says Bushbaby Travel's Derick Jacobs. (01252 792984; bushbabytravel.com)
£9,235: Tanzania Safari
Includes return BA flights to Dar es Salaam, transfers and all inclusive accommodation, including three nights at the Mdonya Old River Camp in Ruaha NP, three nights at Impala Camp in Selous Game Reserve and one night in Dar es Salaam. "Selous and Ruaha offer a variety of activities including safari drives, boat safaris and fishing – making them perfect for an active family looking for adventure," says Expert Africa's Eleanor Dunkels. (020-8232 9777; expertafrica.com)
£7,268: Namibian self-drive Safari
Includes return South African Airways flights to Windhoek via Johannesburg; hire of a fully-equipped Land Rover; one night's B&B at the Elegant Guesthouse in Windhoek; two nights' camping in Brandberg; one night's self-catering at Okaukuejo Camp in Etosha NP; two nights' half board at the Mushara Game Lodge; one night's self-catering at a camp near the cheetah and leopard project in the Omboroko Mountains; and the support of Safari Drive's team on the ground. "There is no better way to see Africa than from a four-wheel drive – and no greater adventure for a family," Says Safari Drive's Charles Norwood. (01488 71140; safaridrive.com)
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
£21000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Located on the stunning Sandban...
£26 - 35k (DOE): Guru Careers: An Email Marketing Specialist is needed to join...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity to join a is a...
Unpaid voluntary work: Old Royal Naval College: Join our team of friendly volu...