Africa and the Middle East is one of the best regions of the world to choose for a family adventure holiday, with stupendous landscapes, jawdropping wildlife and history galore.
This is not a cheap holiday option, and for that reason alone you may wish to leave it until your children are a bit older and can fully appreciate their trip and remember it well in years to come. However, the increase in the sheer number and range of adventure holidays available in the last 10 years or so really opened up the market to those with very young children – there are now specialist trips to certain ‘easy’ destinations, including Morocco.
Few places can beat Egypt when it comes to awesome history, amazing landscape and fantastic activities, and an organized adventure holiday can help you to combine all of these into one child-friendly itinerary that includes fun and culture. The same can be said of Jordan – a country where kids will learn absorb centuries of history while merrily playing Indiana Jones among the ancient ruins.
And Africa is the classic place for safaris. But they can be tiring and boring for younger kids, so we’ve handpicked a small number of trips tailored to small children hungry for some big game action.