For a true bonding experience, book a family vacation amidst the great landscapes of Southern and East Africa.
Think of an African safari and the first images that pop into your mind are scenes filched from adventure films or books: vast savannahs teeming with exotic game, sultry nights in front of a campfire glowing as bright as those full moons typical in the sub-Saharan latitudes, roughhewn guides dressed in khaki shirts with epaulets and the inevitable campaign hat with a leopard band, while a sense of adventure wafts through the air like the scent from acacia blooms. The reality is far different, especially these days when tour operators
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are fully aware that new standards such as conservation and the protection of wildlife are unavoidable in the modern safari experience. Add to this the fact that many tour companies are making African safaris more family-oriented and you have a 21st century adventure spiced with a potent combination that attracts those who otherwise would not consider taking their offspring along on what previously would have been a hazardous journey.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend September 2010