Going on Safari is great fun for both adults and children alike, but the drive to your Safari destination can be a long and tedious journey. One great way to keep everyone entertained and to get everyone excited for the adventure that lies ahead is to play some safari oriented car games. Three of our favourites are:
The Animal Name Game
Ages 6 and up: One person names an animal that you are likely or hoping to spot while on safari. Then each person in order has to name another animal (no repeating!) that starts with the last letter of the previous animal named. There are no winners or losers in this game. So Rhino- Ostrich- Hyena etc..
Ages 4 and up: One person secretly thinks of either an animal that you could see while on safari. The other players then take turns asking yes-or-no questions, such as “Can it fly?” or “Does it grow in the ground?” After the players have asked 20 questions, each player gets a chance to make a guess.
Memory Test with Animal Names
Ages 6 and up: The first person says, “A is for —” filling in the blank with any word beginning with the letter A, such as “antelope.” The second person comes up with a word for the letter B, such as “baboon,” but must also repeat the “A” word: “A is for antelope, B is for baboon.” Continue through the alphabet, each person taking several turns and reciting more and more letters and animal names. By the time you reach the letter Z, that player will recite the whole alphabet and its corresponding words. However, if you’re playing with younger kids you may want to choose an earlier letter than “Z” to be the final one.
Another great way to keep the kids entertained is our super fun-filled safari travel pad, with 24 pages of adventurous safari activities. Including real size tracks, colouring in activities, mazes, dot to dot and postcards to colour in.