Category: Holiday Activities

Water Sports on Holiday

Water sports are a great experience for both adults and children. There are a number of different things which you should try out when you are on a water sports holiday. These would include some of the more typical activities, like water skiing, jet skiing, and water gliding, but there are some more recent additions to the water sports repertoire, such as jetlev and aquaboarding. Both of these two involve a hose propelling you out of the water using the pressure created by an engine forcing water out of the hose. These two are both pretty recent inventions, but they also present a unique water experience which you shouldn’t miss out on. If this is something which you find intimidating, then the older options are proven to be pretty safe sports, and something which you and your whole family can enjoy. Using a trip by the sea for water sports is great, but you could also choose a more relaxing activity for you and your family, such as canoeing and kayaking.

A Family Safari with Teenagers

Are you looking to take teens to Africa? Perhaps it’s someone’s birthday? Or maybe you’re thinking of taking your last family holiday together before your loved ones leave the nest. Whatever their ages and whatever the reason for your holiday, a family safari can be extremely rewarding. Any African country will provide you and your family with a fantastic holiday, so you have lots of options. To get you started, here are three ideas for a safari with your teenage children:

Chimp Trekking in Tanzania

Greystoke Mahale is a superb lodge in western Tanzania. It sits on the shores of the stunning Lake Tanganyika with the Mahale Mountains, draped in lush rainforest, as a backdrop. The said lush rainforest is home to families of chimp. Together you can take the walk up the mountain, through the dense forest to find the families. It’s a really special, rewarding sight when you do! When you’re not trekking chimps, the shores are perfect for relaxing and the sparkling lake is excellent for fishing, swimming, snorkelling and water sports.

Riding Safaris in Botswana

Set in the magnificent Okavango Delta in Botswana, Macatoo Safari Camp is one of the best for a superb riding experience. Canter alongside giraffe and zebra, trot across the plains and plunge into the shimmering water channels with one of the camp’s horses. Riding allows you to get closer to the wildlife than in a vehicle because animals see you as just a part of the horse, rather than a separate creature, making it a great way to see game. If you want to spend even longer out with your horse, you can fly-camp overnight. There are activities for non-riding family members at Macatoo too.

Walking and Canoeing in Zambia

Zambia is an excellent choice for families who like their holidays quite active. The properties here are remote and authentic and offer activities where you can really get involved and enjoy your fantastic African surroundings. Canoeing and walking are particularly good in Zambia. On foot you’ll see, hear and notice things that are easily missed in a vehicle. It’s active but not strenuous and gives you a real sense of freedom. Then there’s the mighty Victoria Falls to visit too!

Water Rafting on a Family Holiday

A family holiday is not complete without some type of fun, adrenaline-filled activity. Water Raftng can be exactly that on your family holiday, and there are so many different locations to go water rafting, and Wales is an ideal option if you’re not looking to leave the United Kingdom.

Water Rafting is an activity that the children will love and the parents will grow to love. It can be scary to be moving at such a space with nothing but a canoe and a paddle, but you’ll soon see it for what it really is; a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. If you like a holiday that’s action-packed then explore the great outdoors, and take up some white water rafting.

You can then complete the day with some delicious food and a comfy bed. There are planet of locations out there providing white water rafting, and if you’ve never experienced it before, then give it a go, you won’t regret it, we promise.