Daily family rides explore the valley. Photo: Jackson Family

10 Family Vacations That Will Change Kids Forever

Ciao Bambino’s tagline is Inspiring Families to Explore the World, and we take this challenge very seriously, as we understand that great family vacations aren’t just about fun. Travel experiences change lives and transform developing minds in unbelievable, lasting ways. We are a founding member of the Family Travel Association, a new organization within the…

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Unforgettable Adventures and Off-the-Grid Family Time in Kenya with Rothschild Safaris

For most families, Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. A safari vacation is an opportunity to get away from it all and have true quality time together experiencing the ultimate family adventure. We just spent 12 days in Kenya with the award-winning Rothschild Safaris, and learned firsthand what makes an African safari so special and why this boutique…

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An Impactful Lesson About Animal Conservation in Africa

A year ago today a baby elephant, Kainuk, was rescued next to her dead mother on a reserve in Kenya and was brought to the The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Nairobi.

We fostered her just a week later when we were visiting the DSWT on the last day of our family safari in Africa. I just checked in on her status and photos on the Orphan’s Project website and Kainuk seems to be thriving. What a difference a year makes!

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Birds in Africa for Photo Friday

Of all the animals we saw on our family safari in Africa … guess what interested our 8-year-old the most? Believe it or not, it wasn’t the lions — even when we were lucky enough to see a kill in action.

Birds!

Surprise, surprise. Birds are extraordinary in Africa and come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. This is part of what captured his interest, but the other factor was …

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Family Safari in Africa FAQ

My dream of taking a family safari in Africa was fulfilled last week; we just returned from a 9-day vacation in Kenya and Tanzania. We visited the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara national parks. I learned so much during the planning and execution of this trip — my head is spinning with all the details and tips I want to share.

Our trip was absolutely phenomenal in every way — a true experience of a lifetime.