Family holidays have changed a lot over the decades.

Families have gotten more adventurous and want more experiences for their money that will create memories in the long term. Something they can look back at as a family and say that it was completely different from anything they’d ever done. And if it impresses your kids’ friends, then that’s an even better bonus.

So how does something like a safari holiday compare to the usual all-inclusive holiday? And what is there on offer for something out of the ordinary?

Holiday together on safari

The Ant’s nest, a family-run safari destination, costs around £8,200 for a family of four for five nights. It includes a private bush home, extensive gardens and a heated swimming pool.

Watch elephants from your swimming pool when staying at Lewa House in Kenya. An all-nclusive five day safari is about £10,890 including flights and transfers. The owners even have young children, and the hilltop destination has been in the family for over a century. It also boasts sustainability with its own solar panels and uses local produce.

From £10,735 for five nights including flights and transfers you could stay at Robin’s house in Zambia. It is Robin and Jo Pope’s home and is available for private hire, with even the possibility of your own personal chef! You can not only explore the wildlife and surroundings, but also can visit the local schools and help out around the camp – an amazing opportunity for your younger family members to experience another culture and to gain some responsibility.

Finally, the Samara Private game reserve in Great Karoo, South Africa is set between mountains and is made from 11 rundown farmsteads. It is determined in its quest for sustainability and is home to leopards, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest and white rhinos. A family of four can stay there for £7,942 for five nights.

So how do these holidays compare to your recent family holidays? Have you had a more memorable family holiday…ever? Family holidays with Mahlatini.com offer something a bit different.