Exciting and Stimulating Children’s Activities
Tuningi is one of few Big 5 game reserve lodges specialising in families with children of ALL AGES.
Tuningi Safari Lodge’s policy is to allow children over five on the first game drive, giving the guide, parents and other guests the opportunity to determine if they should be allowed on the usual daily game drives, or whether they should be taken out on their own, for shorter “bumbles”. Children under the age of five will be taken on the “bumbles”.
Those who stay behind during normal game drive times will be looked after by the nannies (at a baby-sitting rate). During the morning game drive, the nannies will stay with the kids until they wake up and then take them down to the main lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, they will entertain them until the parents return from drive.
After breakfast, these children go on a 1 hour (more or less) drive (bumble) to one of the waterholes with a ranger. Before heading off on their drive, the kids are issued with a work book (for those old enough), in which they can tick off the things they’ve seen (dung, animals, spoor, birds and trees). The one with the most ticks gets a surprise on arrival back to camp.
During afternoon game drives, the kids not on normal game drive get to go on a treasure hunt to find nests, bones, eggs, snakes skins and other items. They will also be given an educational talk on all the items found and add other bush tales.
In the evenings, on special occasions, the younger kids get to have their own, private boma dinner with one of the chefs, allowing them to make their own treats such as: bread on a stick, boerewors rolls, marshmallow braai (barbeque), etc… To end the evening off, there is a talk about the stars and interesting stories about the animals and bush. Alternatively meals will be provided in their room.
On other evenings, they get to assemble their own pizzas and decorate their cupcakes for dessert.
All other free time is spent drawing, clay modeling, building puzzles, swimming and relaxing by the pool.
There is always a watchful eye of a nanny available, to ensure they are kept busy and safe, while the parents can relax and enjoy their stay.
At Tuningi we are passionate about kids, and would love to welcome you and your kids to the most enlightening and memorable bush experience.
EXCITING KIDS ACTIVITIES
Game Drives & Kiddies Bumbles.
Treasure hunt to find nests, bones,
eggs, snakes skins and other items.
Enlightening educational talks.
T-shirt painting with animal stencils.
Clay building competitions.
Tracing of tracks around the waterhole.
Animal Activity Record Books.
Private boma dinner with stories
- kids get to make their own treats.
A tent set up in the garden
for children to play in.
Fun cooking with the Chef.
Kids activity booklet which
include games, mazes and
Bush Experience Certificates.
Drawing, clay modelling, puzzle building.
Swimming and relaxing by the pool.
Watching the animals at the waterhole.
TO SET YOUR MIND AT EASE...
Our Chef will attend to special dietary
needs and preferred times for meals.
Children over five will go on the first
game drive (to be assessed if allowed
to go on subsequent game drives).
Children under the age of five
(and other kids not accepted on
the adult drives) will be taken on
“bumbles” (shorter kids game
drives with activities).
available at all times.
(Baby-sitting is at an additional cost)
I will give up my entire year’s pocket
money just to come back here…
I don’t need another birthday OR
Christmas present EVER again!!
Let’s just go back to Tuningi as
soon as we can!
I have dreamt of becoming a
game ranger ever since
I came here the first time.
Now , after my 4th visit I am sure!
We love you and all of the animals
in Madikwe soooooooo much!
Tuningi is the BEST. I want to
stay here forever! Thank you for
all the fun things we did! I even
made three new friends here.
Awesome and really cool safari.
Best week ever in my life!
Can’t wait to go home and make
my friends crazy with envy!!!!!