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Family Safaris and Vacations in Africa

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Family Volunteer Vacations in Africa
Girl in Pink, Northern Ghana, West Africa

Girl in Pink, Ghana

Lauren Mong
Volunteering in Africa as a family is a wonderful way to spend a vacation. Voluntourism is becoming increasingly popular with adventurous families looking for a meaningful vacation which gives back to communities and/or helps the environment. The recommendations below are geared specifically to families, although children should be at least 8 or older to participate.

Make sure you prepare your children for conditions in rural Africa especially if this is their first visit.

Recommended family volunteer vacations in Africa
Family Wildlife Volunteering holiday in Kenya. This volunteer vacation includes several days at an elephant sanctuary, a safari in Tsavo National park and some relaxing beach time in Mombasa.

Kenya Family Volunteering and Safari is a ten day itinerary which is educational and exciting and will enable your family to immerse in the culture of Kenya, with opportunities to view wildlife.

Family volunteering in South Africa -- work with wildlife or community projects throughout South Africa.

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