Get away to...East Africa

It's still possible to do something a little more adventurous than EuroDisney this summer. How does a family trip to Africa appeal? Dragoman still has spaces on its 14-night East African Family Safari, which leaves Nairobi on August 3 for Zanzibar.

The itinerary is full of names you'd expect to find only on TV nature programmes: Lake Nashiva, where the safari visits a conservation centre on the site where the Adamsons of Born Free fame used to live; the Serengeti plains, home to lions, hippos and zebra; a Landrover trip to the Ngorongoro Crater to see black rhino; a chance to meet Masai villagers in Masai Borna, where Dragoman runs a community project; and Dar-es-Salaam, where the safari camps on a palm-fringed beach. It finishes with a three-day stay in a beach hotel on Zanzibar, an island with a history in the slave, ivory and spice trades.

The safari, open only to families with children, costs pound;695 per adult; pound;590 per child (aged between eight and 15); plus a kitty of pound;341 (adult) or pound;306 (child) to cover meals, guides and entrance fees. Dragoman will arrange flights at extra charge. Details: 01728 861133; www.dragoman.com.

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