Have you dreamed of taking the family on an African safari but worried that it would cost too much? This week we chat with Monet Hambrick of The Traveling Child and learn how to score great flight deals and plan an affordable and memorable African Safari.
ON THE PODCAST
00:32 – Talking about Kim’s safari experience
15:37 – Travel shows
16:55 – Talking with Monet
20:56 – Monet’s Safari experience
22:13 – Where to start planning
26:10 – 8-day itinerary
30:37 – How to choose a country to visit
32:30 – How long to visit
33:22 – Bathroom on a Safari
35:13 – Best time of year to take a safari
36:07 – Budget ranges and payments
40:13 – Exchanging money
41:36 – Vaccinations
44:25 – Tips in planning
50:00 – Monet’s favorite travel gear
50:38 – Upcoming trips
51:33 – Flight deals
54:43 – Share and review
ABOUT MONET HAMBRICK
Monet is the mom and writer behind The Traveling Child. Her motto is if kids live there kids can visit and her family has traveled to 21 countries on 6 continents with their 2 and 4 year old. Follow Monet on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
TIPS FOR PLANNING A FAMILY SAFARI TRIP
- Start off by figuring out which country you want to visit by reading other blogs to decide on an area you want to visit or even tour companies that they had a great experience with.
- If you plan to visit Kenya, Natural World Kenya Safaris was a great help in Monet’s planning for her family trip. They helped book local flights and were able to give a list of lodging locations.
- Natural World Kenya Safari offered a driver that will pick you up at the airport and they stayed with them for each leg of Monet’s family trip.
- If you are working with a budget, you may want to choose your African destination by the flight deals that way you can save on the flight and put that money towards the time you are on the grown experiencing the county you ended up going to.
- 10 to 12 days will give you plenty of time to experience the African country, any less and you may feel like you missed out on things!
- Make sure to look up the rainy season for the country that you are visiting that way you won’t risk the chance that your safari drive is cancelled due to the weather.
- While you will need to get vaccinations for some countries, not all African countries are required for you to get any vaccinations. Either way you should make an appointment with your doctor and discuss this with them to make your decision on vaccinations if the country you are visiting does not require them.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
Monet loves to wear comfortable clothes like leggings or sweatpants, and her family tends to pack light for every trip they take.
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