A safari holiday can be a life enhancing travel experience quite unlike any other. The best safaris, generally in Africa, mean proximity to wildlife in a pristine environment, and the frontier feel of the safari camps and lodges makes these trips unique - especially for children. Unfortunately the best of them can be expensive, and also exclusive - which is to say that the less isolated you are, the less intense the experience.
In recent years the safari experience has become more and more popular - there are now plenty of budget safari options available. However, the downside is that national parks like the Masai Mara in Kenya can feel like a suburban wildlife park - so if you cannot afford the exclusive kind, choose your location carefully. A safari can still be a rare and unique experience.
Experts in Safari: Julian Carter-Manning