Nothing compares to the wonder of the close contact with wildlife that your children will experience on their Galapagos Family Safari holiday.
Unlike wildlife safaris in many other parts of the world, where animals must be watched in silence, and from afar, the animals in the Galapagos can be observed up close, and even by the most vocal of children!
No Fear (for animals or parents!)
Here aspiring Dr Dolittles can have a heart-to-heart with a marine iguana or a giant tortoise without parents having to worry about their safety. The animals of the Galapagos show no fear of humans, and providing children keep a reasonable distance (the Natural Park stipulates 6 feet / 2 meters, which can sometimes be challenging when the animals themselves can be as equally curious!), there is very little for parents to fear.
The Safari Experience
Each night at Galapagos Safari Camp, the canvas of our Safari Tents is all that stands between kids and the wild. As the camp’s founder (and parent of two), Stephanie Bonham-Carter describes it, “Sleeping under canvas is so very different to having four walls and a roof over you. You are sheltered, yet you are exposed. However you are comfortable, and you are protected. And that’s Appropriate Luxury.”
Safari Activities for Kids
At the camp children also have the opportunity to pick oranges from the trees, dig yucca from the soil, milk a cow or harvest cacao in the plantation seeded by Stephanie and Michael, and their children. These hands-on, experiential encounters open children’s eyes to the idea that humans too belong to the natural world.