Multi-generational travel was listed as the 2018 Top Travel Trend last year. This comes as no surprise, given the deceptively ‘connected’ world we live in. People are starting to realize that, yes, social media, Skype or email can connect us to loved ones, but it can’t replace face-to-face relationships.
As humans, we have a built-in desire to connect and make memories with those we love. Life doesn’t often hand us opportunities to bring all our loved ones together for a truly special event. When it does, we should grab those opportunities with both hands.
Which is why a multi-generational travel experience could be the best gift you can give your family this year.
Benefits of multi-generational travel:
Go now: anytime is a good time
As the age-old adage goes, “There is no time like the present”. Perhaps whoever coined those immortal words was onto something.
You don’t have to wait for the perfect time to plan a trip like this one. There is no ideal age for this kind of travel. As long as your family has a keen sense of adventure, every member is sure to enjoy the experience.
Sometimes we need to take the plunge, set a date, make it happen. Once your plans are in motion, it will be less tempting to back out.
Go offline: switch off and embrace the experience
Have you ever wanted to just switch off your phone and be present in the moment? Are you longing to get out of ‘work-mode’ long enough to truly enjoy genuine quality time with your family?
We are never guaranteed endless opportunities to gather the entire family together for something memorable. While our phones can be a window into exciting places and adventures, it’s not the same as being part of one yourself.
In a multi-generational travel adventure, you are offered the chance to ‘go off the grid’ and experience new places first hand as a family, and not through a cell phone screen. Make the most of the opportunity to fully embrace the beauty of a brand new destination.
Go make memories: reconnect with loved ones
Research has revealed that the way people travel is changing: in the past, a family vacation was often limited to the nuclear family. Yet more and more travellers are inviting their parents, grandparents and children along to enjoy vacations with them.
If it’s been years since you spent lengthy quality time with your immediate family, perhaps it’s time to reconnect by enjoying some time away together. Invite them along for a truly unforgettable vacation.
Be intentional about making memories this year. Memorable moments don’t always ‘just happen’ – sometimes we need to make space for them to happen. That includes planning to reconnect and stay connected to family, wherever they are in the world.
Go and celebrate: anniversaries and milestones
What could be more memorable than a multi-generational family holiday, including you, your children, parents and even grandparents? And what better way to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary than a destination celebration?
Parents or grandparents celebrating 40, 50, even 60 years together is an accomplishment in itself. Yet a multi-generational celebration vacation could be the cherry on top of a lifetime of fond memories.
Why your next multi-generational travel adventure should be a luxury safari:
Experience the beauty of Africa
Zambia is known the world over as “the real Africa”. Travellers journey from far and wide to see and experience the beauty of the heart of Africa. There truly is nothing like it.
An African sunrise and sunset is something to behold. Here, near the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the stars shine brighter, the world is quieter and you are invited you to experience the untouched landscapes you may have only dreamed of or seen in books.
See once-in-a-lifetime wildlife
The thrill of seeing African wildlife in their natural habitat is a bucket-list experience. Family game drives and walking safaris allow you and your loved ones to get up close and personal with some of our world’s most beautiful, majestic creatures.
Whether you venture out in a vehicle or on foot, adults and children alike will love scanning the bush to catch a glimpse of lions, leopards, hyenas and bird life.
Stay in luxury accommodations
Baines’ River Camp is a true colonial-style luxury safari lodge, offering guests a wide variety of land and water based safari activities in and around the Lower Zambezi National Park, the first carbon-neutral National Park in the World.
The lodgings are perfect for larger parties. The lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in eight luxury safari suites and a two-bedroom family unit, equipped for your every need. Each room boasts plush furnishings, air-conditioning and more to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Will 2019 see you trying this travel trend: an unforgettable family getaway? We can’t wait to welcome you to Baines’ River Camp. Let’s talk about your next luxury safari. Contact us today.
About Baines’ River Camp
Baines’ River Camp is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia, known as “the real Africa”. A true colonial-style safari lodge, Baines’ River Camp was named after famous explorer and artist, Thomas Baines. Guests can enjoy a variety of land and water based safari activities, including canoeing, angling, bird watching, sunset cruises and more.
Whether you are looking for a memorable family vacation, an unforgettable honeymoon or a corporate getaway you will always remember, Baines’ River Camp offers you an authentic African safari experience with a difference.