Planet Managers, South Africa & other locations
& Beyond run brilliant children's activity programmes in their lodges, appointing young visitors Planet Managers and organising fun, educational activities to give young guests a better understanding of the bush.
Children have their own specialised menu for early sittings, with old favourites on the menu, and can toast marshmallows on the camp fire. Child-minders can be booked in the evenings or during game drives.
The best & Beyond lodges for kids include Phinda Mountain Lodge, Ecca Lodge and Madikwe Safari Lodge in South Africa; Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Zimbabwe, Kichwa Tembo in Kenya and the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania.
Activities include poo and paw identification, lessons how to use a twig as a toothbrush, fishing and frogging safaris, bark rubbing and baking afternoon tea with the chef. On arrival, young visitors are given a Planet Manager backpack with activity workbooks and the challenge of collecting pods, feathers, bugs and leaves to earn their certificate.