Intergenerational Family Travel Moves into the New Normal of the Future
When was the last time you traveled with your loved ones?
Despite the 2020 disruptions caused by the virus pandemic, travel is not going to go away! Instead, one of the travel trends set to emerge on the new travel destination horizon is that of intergenerational travel or the return of the family heritage holiday.
Just like it sounds: intergenerational travel entails large family groups traveling together with multiple generations within one family structure; and those reflecting today’s modern, extended family, which could include anything from you and your direct family; to parents and in-laws, nephews, sisters, aunts, and even second cousins twice removed.
Choosing a common destination travel journey for far flung extended family members who are spread out across the global is the perfect opportunity to reconnect, celebrate a special reunion full of excitement and meaning, or to plan a spontaneous new family adventure in uncharted destinations.
The Hayward’s Grand Safari Company provides our own curated selection of family-friendly destinations to explore when on a private 5-star family safari under canvas. Its a safari journey guaranteed of a multitude of intimate safari experiences and activities which can be enjoyed together by the entire family.
As the patriarch or matriarch at the head of the family, all you have to do is to decide whether you would prefer a beach, bush, mountain retreat or exclusive desert escape for an all-inclusive luxury family safari getaway.
Once you have decided on your perfect safari destination. We spring into action chartering your journey ahead, preparing, transporting, and setting up your private tented camp on location at your preferred vacation destination.
The Hayward’s team are at your side all the say, helping you to plan your arrival and how you want to spend your special family holiday time. Set within a perfect getaway location, we help you to pre-plan your days ahead, such as your meal menu’s, daytime safari and outdoor activities, and evening entertainment most appropriate to the different age groups and agility levels of each member of the group.
On your arrival, all you have to do is sit back, enjoy, have fun and make great family memories together surrounded by your preferred lifestyle luxuries and daily entertainment programs that were pre-selected as being best suited with your personal lifestyle preferences.
The beauty about enjoying family time on safari in wild open spaces, is that there is plenty of time to sit back and simply do nothing – or rather, simply enjoy spending time together. The natural beauty of the South African bushveld only requires that you observe. Surrounded by 5-star safari luxury in your secluded wildlife safari camp you will slowly discover that the bush reveals itself to you!
Vacation time spent with the family where there is no other guest in sight means you have quality time and connection in total privacy and seclusion.
With a choice of daily adventure activities to enjoy and a host of scientists and field experts on hand regarding any subject under the sun, it’s the perfect opportunity to raise thoughtful conversations, answer questions about conservation, review recent history and open up discussions about what the future may look like – all topics useful for both childhood and adult education and which will go a long way towards raising thoughtful adults focussed on continuing the legacy of South African ecotourism and a greener world together.
The Hayward’s team ensures every single family member is catered to, no matter their age, with a diversity of experiences to be enjoyed either together or in age segmented groups, such as our special Safari Club for the younger family members.
Diversity experiences include rhino tracking, elephant counting, and wildlife veterinary outreach programs, and walking safaris with an armed Big 5 safari ranger.
Family activities include hiking, cycling, 4×4 tracking, learning to cook local dishes, meeting local communities and learning artisan skills, bird watching, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paddling the river, horseback safaris, hot air ballooning and picnic lunches in exquisite wildlife settings.
Travelling with your own family entourage is a wonderful way to bring your family closer together in exclusive hosted destinations with a range of new and exciting experiences.
Celebrate your vitality and choose the best destinations to discover together. Hayward’s passionately believes that families which travel together are helping to invest in a new generation of return travelers, thereby ensuring there is a future for green travel conservation in the years to come.