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Old Oct 11th 2002, 10:35 pm
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Liz
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I am thinking of going off to Africa with tow children age 5 and 8,
but I am not sure which places will be most child friendly and
interesting for both them and us. I have never been on a package
holiday and I don't think I want to strt now. Any ideas? Thanks
 
Old Oct 12th 2002, 1:15 am
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Koos Greeff
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Liz,

I have been travelling with 5 children all over Southern Africa for many
years. The youngest one is 14 now. Africa is in general very
"child-friendly" I have found with my own children that they enjoyed the
simple things the most; a camp fire, fishing, hiking etc. I suggest that
you go ahead and plan your visit and do it as if you had now worries about
the children. I am sure that they will enjoy it just as much as you will.

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    > I am thinking of going off to Africa with tow children age 5 and 8,
    > but I am not sure which places will be most child friendly and
    > interesting for both them and us. I have never been on a package
    > holiday and I don't think I want to strt now. Any ideas? Thanks
 
Old Oct 12th 2002, 10:56 am
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Hans-Georg Michna
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[email protected] (liz) wrote:

    >I am thinking of going off to Africa with tow children age 5 and 8,
    >but I am not sure which places will be most child friendly and
    >interesting for both them and us. I have never been on a package
    >holiday and I don't think I want to strt now. Any ideas? Thanks

Liz,

the travel plan at
http://www.michna.com/kenya.htm contains
a
section particularly about children in tropical Africa. Have a
look.

Hans-Georg

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Old Oct 12th 2002, 8:36 pm
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On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 00:56:53 +0200, Hans-Georg Michna
wrote:

    >[email protected] (liz) wrote:
    >>I am thinking of going off to Africa with tow children age 5 and 8,
    >>but I am not sure which places will be most child friendly and
    >>interesting for both them and us. I have never been on a package
    >>holiday and I don't think I want to strt now. Any ideas? Thanks
    >Liz,

snip

Where in Africa?

It's a *big* place with something like 53 (I'm talking under correction
now) different countries.

If I may talk just about South Africa, in most respects it's just like any
other Westen country.

Danie Palm - South Africa
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Old Oct 15th 2002, 11:31 am
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Originally posted by Danie Palm:
On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 00:56:53 +0200, Hans-Georg Michna
wrote:

    >[email protected] (liz) wrote:
    >>I am thinking of going off to Africa with tow children age 5 and 8,
    >>but I am not sure which places will be most child friendly and
    >>interesting for both them and us. I have never been on a package
    >>holiday and I don't think I want to strt now. Any ideas? Thanks
    >Liz,

snip

Where in Africa?

It's a *big* place with something like 53 (I'm talking under correction
now) different countries.

If I may talk just about South Africa, in most respects it's just like any
other Westen country.

Danie Palm - South Africa
Disability is not inability but a challenge
http://www.lando.co.za/pdp
Like Danie said, Africa is a huge place and has many different countries. In Morocco, there would be no problems with children. There are many places you could go with them. There is a great diversity in Natural Places in Morocco they may find interesting. Desert, Mountains, Valleys and Gorges for walking, Waterfalls.
How they will like the souks is a different story. Easy to get lost in there....
Wherever you go shall be an enlightening experience for them!!
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Old Oct 16th 2002, 10:01 am
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No doubts. I think you should either in the North (Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia)
or in the south, for example in Namibia. I've been there this summer: it was
full of children. There are many animals very easy to see, it's very safe,
very good campings and guest house and, above all, YOU HAVE NOT MALARIA. I
think that for children is very important not to take Lariam!
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    > Originally posted by Danie Palm:
    > > On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 00:56:53 +0200, Hans-Georg Michna
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > >[email protected] (liz) wrote:
    > > >>I am thinking of going off to Africa with tow children age 5 and
    > > 8,
    > > >>but I am not sure which places will be most child friendly
    > > and
    > > >>interesting for both them and us. I have never been on a
    > > package
    > > >>holiday and I don't think I want to strt now. Any ideas?
    > > Thanks
    > > >Liz,
    > >
    > > snip
    > >
    > > Where in Africa?
    > >
    > > It's a *big* place with something like 53 (I'm talking under
    > > correction
    > > now) different countries.
    > >
    > > If I may talk just about South Africa, in most respects it's just
    > > like any
    > > other Westen country.
    > >
    > > Danie Palm - South Africa
    > > Disability is not inability but a challenge
    > > http://www.lando.co.-
    > > za/pdphttp://www.lando.co.za/pdp

    > >
    > Like Danie said, Africa is a huge place and has many different
    > countries. In Morocco, there would be no problems with children. There
    > are many places you could go with them. There is a great diversity in
    > Natural Places in Morocco they may find interesting. Desert, Mountains,
    > Valleys and Gorges for walking, Waterfalls.
    > How they will like the souks is a different story. Easy to get lost
    > in there....
    > Wherever you go shall be an enlightening experience for them!!
    > --
    > elena/nTravel to Morocco with us!!!/nhttp://www.bluemenofmorocco.com
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Old Oct 16th 2002, 10:09 am
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On Wed, 16 Oct 2002 22:01:17 GMT, stefano iucci wrote:
    >No doubts. I think you should either in the North (Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia)
    >or in the south, for example in Namibia. I've been there this summer: it was
    >full of children. There are many animals very easy to see, it's very safe,
    >very good campings and guest house and, above all, YOU HAVE NOT MALARIA. I
    >think that for children is very important not to take Lariam!

The best known parks are Etosha (Namibia) and Kruger (South Africa).
Both have malaria. Where did you have in mind?

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