What I’ve Learned from Designing Family Safaris for 20 Years – John Spence, Aardvark Safaris

What I’ve Learned from Designing Family Safaris for 20 Years – John Spence, Aardvark Safaris

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Editor’s note: Both Erin and I met Aardvark Safaris President John Spence last fall when we attended the Family Travel Association‘s Summit at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Mont. (just 30 minutes from Yellowstone National Park). I was on crutches at the time, and he called me peg leg, which I found hilarious and endearing coming from an affable Englishman like Spence. Here he answers OFM’s questions about family-friendly safaris.

What are clients’ common concerns?

Usually people are really excited when they contact us, but they do want to know which countries are best and why. I believe passionately that some countries are better than others for families, depending on the travelers? ages and abilities, and desired activities and budget, to name a few. So it’s my job to get that information and tailor itineraries accordingly.

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