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JG Black Book of Travel
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Suite 1001
New York, NY 10012
Phone: +1 (212) 967-5895
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Top 5 Family-Friendly Activities with JG Black Book

What could be more perfect than experiencing the world with your whole family in tow? Our Collection Members make kid-friendly amenities so much more accessible and ensure lifelong family memories. From interactive safaris and hikes led by goats to soaring over Africa in hot-air balloons, we’ve rounded up the top 5 activities for families to enjoy with JG Black Book.


Azura Selous Game Reserve

A stay at Azura Selous Game Reserve turns an ordinary family holiday into an expedition. Families have the option to take a private game-viewing vehicle during their stay. There’s no expectation to stick to a predetermined schedule of activities – guests can structure their days as they please. This makes each family’s safari experience unique and personal. Walking and boating safaris give guests the opportunity to explore the bush from a different perspective and learn more about the local flora and fauna while tracking wild dogs and leopards in a private Land Rover. Children can also look forward to learning bushcraft such as fishing, spore identification, and how to make a bow and arrow from natural materials.


Elewana AfroChic Diani Beach

The boutique 10-bedroom Elewana Afrochic Diani is perfect for families no matter what sort of holiday they’re after. Diani has been voted as one of the best African beaches for good reason – Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park has a reputation as the most beautiful marine park after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and is the best in Kenya in terms of species diversity, coral quality and reef build-up. The Diani Marine offers scuba diving classes, snorkeling excursions and jet ski rides. If you’re after something a little different, try exploring the reef on foot during low tide with a local fisherman. Other activities include camel rides down the beach, sunset sailing on a dhow tour, playing golf on an 18-hole championship golf course, exploring Mombasa town or taking a trip to the Colobus Conservation Centre in Diani to help promote the preservation of primates. The options for families are endless!


Micato Safaris

Micato Safaris offers three summer safari activities that appeal to all generations and ages. A safari by hot air balloon literally brings family closer – while huddled together in the basket, families find themselves truly bonding at how peaceful it is to soar together above Africa. In South Africa, a visit to Cape Point Nature Reserve offers a number of activities for adventurous and energetic families that could include half-day hikes, coast to coast kayaking, and biking along Chapman’s Peak Drive. Last but certainly not least, families passing through Nairobi can witness some of the remarkable work Micato-AmericaShare is doing in the Mukuru Slum at the Harambee Community Centre. Localities include a nursery school and a playground, where Micato guests and local children become fast friends.


The Chedi Andermatt

The Chedi Andermatt takes you beyond the expected luxuries this summer, with an unconventional yet unforgettable two night adventure. Goats and a knowledgeable local guide will accompany you on a breathtaking hike through our pristine alps. You will enjoy the companionship of these lovable animals, who have served as luggage ‘porters’ since the days of Peter the Goatherd. The tour lasts 1.5 hours and is followed by a picnic lunch in a charming mountain meadow. Experience this memorable adventure with the whole family – it’s perfect for all ages. The experience can be booked on The Chedi Andermatt’s website, as a package with an overnight stay at the time of booking. Click here for more information.


The Chedi Muscat

Making time for recreational pursuits is a must when staying at this luxury hotel. Dolphin watching in the Gulf of Oman is extremely popular, and the occasional lucky onlooker can even sometimes spot a whale near the surface. For those who prefer the view underwater, reef and wreck diving or snorkeling are the ideal ways to see the Gulf’s colorful coral and marine life. During your stay at the Chedi Muscat, the concierge team will be able to help you plan your tours and activities, providing local knowledge and insider information and to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible.