OROKO family travel tips
Travelling with kids can be a treat, provided you plan ahead. OROKO’s Luxury Family Journeys are designed to let you make the most of every minute. Here are some OROKO tips for travelling with children.
Check your passports
Many families forget to check their passports' expiry dates before their holiday. Children's passports have shorter validity, three-year passports are issued to kids under the age of three, while passports for children aged between three and 17 last five years. That means they'll expire sooner than your own.
Flying times are important with kids who may be anxious about flying or tired. Avoid early morning departures. When flying long haul, if travelling east to Asia and Australia, fly at night using evening departures. Remember if you’re looking for a jetlag free long-haul holiday, you can do it – South Africa, Namibia & Mozambique! Fly south.
Avoid lengthy transfers or travel on arrival. For long haul travel, even where the city your family lands in is not renowned as a travel hotspot, stay a night there and trust us to make this little part of your holiday hassle free and full of comfort.
Don’t try to do too much on a holiday. Your children will not thank you for it! They’ll get a huge thrill from adventure and cultural encounters and seeing new things, but they need time to absorb it and ask questions.
Make it fun and take the pressure off. Don’t arrive back on a Sunday night where the kids have school on Monday. Quizzes about language and cultural experiences learned on the holiday works well with younger kids. Art and scrap books are great ways for kids to commit a great holiday to the memory bank.