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Young Explorers

Taking your kids on safari is one of the most special trips that you can do as a family. Seeing their faces light up as they see an elephant or lion for the first time is a memory that you’ll hold in your heart forever. But it’s the kind of trip you worry about, especially if your kids are still young. Is it safe? Will there be things for them to do? What about malaria?

We work with suppliers who design safaris especially for families. They are safe, held in malaria-free game reserves and they specialise in activity programmes for kids. Giving you time together as a family, as well as relaxation time for Mom and Dad while the littlies enjoy their own fun.

Young Explorers in Botswana has a private use, 6 bedded camp for the exclusive use of your family within the Shinde private concession. The camp comes with a professional ranger guide, personal chef, waiter, housekeeper and specialised guides who will paddle you down the Okavango Delta in a mokoro (dugout canoe). You can explore the bush at your own pace, deciding on the length and frequency of your bush excursions.

There is a wide selection of activities planned with the whole family in mind. Kids activities are both educational and inspiring. Your children will learn how to track game, how to make small animal traps and how to start a fire from two sticks and nothing else. They’ll have tracking lessons where they’ll learn to recognise different spoor (tracks), and they’ll spend time in the bush spotting birds and learning their names. There are also options to pole a mokoro, drive a game vehicle and shoot an air rifle at tin cans. At the end of the safari, kids get aYoung Explorers certificate, t-shirt and cap to remind them of their achievements.

An outline of a 4 day Young Explorers safari could look like this (however all our tours are fully customised according to your preferences):

Day 1

Get to know your guide, blow off some steam around camp through fun activities and enjoy sundowners overlooking Paul’s Pan.

Day 2

Full day of activities, including making bows and arrows, game drives/walks around the reserve and various at-camp crafts.

Day 3

Go fishing in the river networks and take your catch of the day back to camp, where the chef will teach you to prepare it and cook it over an open fire.

Day 4

Test your newfound bush knowledge with a fun quiz for the whole family and get your prizes in a presentation ceremony.

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