Okavango Delta, Trip Ideas
The Young Explorers Family Safari package is a specially designed safari which offers families the opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness together.
One of the special attractions of this safari is its exclusivity. The Young Explorers family adventure safari is based at our adventure camp – Footsteps Camp, situated in the Shinde Private Concession in the Okavango Delta. Spend 3 nights with a specialist guide and have the camp all to yourself! A selection of activities are planned with the whole family in mind. Parents can enjoy some peace and quiet whilst our expertly trained Young Explorers guide entertains the children with a multitude of activities to suite all ages, or enjoy the activities together as a family!Download Fact Sheet
Each family has the use of a private six-bedded camp, a professional guide, personal chef, waiter, housekeeper and dedicated Mokoro guides. It literally allows guests to explore the bush at their leisure, while never losing sight of the fact that being in the wilderness is also about having fun!
This comfortable, private camp accommodates up to six guests in three specially-designed twin-bedded Meru tents complete with sewn-in floors. One of the three tents can be converted into a family tent that sleeps three. Each tent has its own bucket shower and bush porcelain flush toilet, which is attached to the back of the tent and there is a daily laundry service. The ‘bush kitchen’ is run by our chef and prepares menus for all appetites.
Activities are designed to be both educational and inspiring, and the time spent at the Young Explorers camp is sure to leave a lasting impression and fond memories in the minds of the whole family. The Young Explorers’ emphasis is on learning how to track game - both on foot and in 4x4 safari vehicles. We also teach children how to make small animal traps and how to start a fire from nothing more than two sticks. The children learn how to: recognize different animal spoor; identify a range of birds; try their hand at poling a Mokoro; drive a game drive vehicle; fish; and shoot an air rifle at tin cans (subject to water levels). On completion of the safari children receive a Young Explorers certificate, t-shirt and cap.
The Young Explorers Family Safari can be booked for families with a minimum of 3 or more family members travelling together. Minimum age is 7 years old, younger children considered on request.
The following camps compliment Young Explorers Family Safari well, and should be considered when extending an itinerary.
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