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Travel with your tribe - touring

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Touring with your tribe can be one of the most rewarding and extraordinary experiences imaginable.

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The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

Free range kids beneath big skies

Toasting s’mores over a firepit while listening to ancient tales by local cowboys –such is the stuff of which memories are made when you stay at The Resort at Paws Up. At this working Montana ranch, activities include horseriding lessons, river-rafting, rappelling, mountain-biking, fly-fishing and even wagonteam driving. While it all sounds very rustic, you can count on luxurious lodgings, whether stylish safari-style glamping tents with camping butlers and a dining pavilion, or upmarket holiday homes including Wilderness Estates with decks, hot tubs and a private rugged vehicle for navigating the 37,000 acres of wild space with its animal life including coyotes, bears and eagles.

For eats, choose from ‘refined rustic’ cuisine at Pomp or home-cooking based on local produce at Trough. Or book the horse-drawn chuck wagon for trips to the Blackfoot River and a traditional feast cooked in front of your eyes.

Adults will love: The luxury homes with private tents just outside – perfect for when the kids want their own space and adventures.

Kids will love: Huckleberry pancakes at breakfast.

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Kenya

Out of This World in Africa

With its modern take on the classic Kenyan safari, andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp in the north western Masai takes kids and families beyond their most fantastical imaginings with its WILDChild Program. Rooted in a love of the African bush, this aims to deepen the connection with nature through enriching activities including tracking, fishing, bow- and arrow-making, and beading and other crafts, as well as fun in the lodge garden and kitchen. In a magical touch, kids find an assignment for the following day’s expedition laid out on their pillow when they go to bed each night. Inspired by the local environment and heritage, activities are also tailored to children’s ages and interests. To record their memories, junior guests get a WILDChild backpack complete with a scrapbook in which to paste mementoes of their times in the bush.

Days can be spent hot-air ballooning and taking part in thrilling game drives and nature walks, followed by a refreshing dip in the infinity pool or a session in the massage tent and a delicious dinner – perhaps based on vegetables you and the kids have picked together in the kitchen garden, cooked up by the chef in the open kitchen.

Adults with love: The chance to see the unforgettable phenomenon of the Great Migration in full swing.

Kids will love: The loveable resort staff who lead the activities – rangers, trackers, cooks and childminders all go out of their way to make kids feel involved.

The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi, Malaysia

Malaysian Explorers

Nestled in rainforest, The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi has its own naturalist who takes younger guests or families on waterfall hikes and nature and geology trips. For cooling off afterwards, there’s a children’s pool in Ritz Kids club (where activities include Malay kite-making and alfresco movie nights) and a dream of a sandy beach. Sleek rooms and suites comfortably sleep families, but for more space there are interconnecting options or villas with up to three bedrooms.

Three restaurants together offer Malay, Chinese, Indian and international cuisine, but if you have a babysitter, don’t miss the adult-only Horizon with its Thai plates and sunset views.

Adult will love: The overwater spa with its South East Asian treatments including Lulur hamman experiences.

Kids will love: The competitive beach treasure hunt adventures in pirate costume.