By Lou Zagagnoni
Planning a safari holiday for you and your family means picking the correct place where everyone gets to enjoy. Mum wants a spa facility, kids want a swimming pool and dad wants a room with views on the African Bushveld. Not all places accept young kids and toddlers for various reasons. XO has found the perfect lodge, Ulusaba, where your little ones are welcome, in order to ensure that every member of the family has an incredible time while in the African bush.
ULUSABA SAFARI LODGE
This safari lodge is located in the most famous private game reserve of all, The Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The reserve is adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park. The place is known to offer an unforgettable experience with amazing viewing possibilities of the Big 5 and an amazing range of luxury lodges. If you want to see leopards (which are extremely rare) then this place is for you, as this animal is spotted frequently around the reserve.
The Ulusaba safari lodge offers a sense of adventure under a canopy of trees. It boasts tree houses, rope swing bridges and the big five passing by! The lodge consist of 11 luxurious suites and all rooms have stunning views of the African bushveld. Kids over the age of 12 are welcome to stay at Safari Lodge! The amazing environment, swimming pool, telescope and space will keep them busy for sure.
Richard Branson’s private game reserve, Ulusaba, invites families with children ages 11 years or older to join them in an adventure to discover the essence of an African safari. This family-friendly lodge has specially created the Cub’s Club, where a range of activities are available for all children to enjoy. During their time at the lodge, children can also take part in the mini rangers course where they will learn special bush skills, such as how to track and identify animals by their spoor.
The lodge is so orientated towards children and their enjoyment that they even offer a children’s spa menu, offering treatments such as a Choco Boo Hand and Foot treatment that pampers little hands and feet in a chocolatey experience.
While staying at Ulusaba, children can enjoy Cub’s cuisine meals and will receive a special Cub’s Club Backpack filled with toys, games and activities to keep them entertained. Most of the activities are carefully designed to help the children learn about the African bush while still having fun.
Photo Source: Ulusaba Gallery
The friendly staff are on-call at all times for babysitting, which is complimentary, to ensure that mom and dad can relax and enjoy their time together, safe in the knowledge that the little ones are being looked after.