It’s becoming increasingly popular to take kids to Africa, and many safari operators now offer special trips for people with children. Such tours make great vacations that combine recreations with education, while affording a wonderful opportunity for family bonding. Special family safaris have other advantages as well: discounts are often given to children, and kids will enjoy the presence of peers on tour. Family safari itineraries usually follow the lodge or quality camping formats: kids often crave the amenities more than their parents, even in the depths of the African bush. The novelty usually wanes after a few days, however, and young children are then likely to begin getting cranky about being cooped up in vehicles, and to start asking to be left behind in camp.