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Mari’s review of Young Explorers Family safari in Botswana

Young Explorers

If you want to take your family on an adventurous Botswana Safari look no further than the Young Explorers safari programme. Your family can discover the wonders of the African wilderness together on this specially designed family safari. And without the distractions of modern day stresses and modern day technology.

Their guides are chosen especially for their patience, understanding and expertise. They can impart often complex information in a way that is practical, fun, interactive and relevant. Young Explorers takes children from 7 years upwards. But they may be able to accommodate younger children (although, on a family-by-family basis. And usually when it is the case of two older siblings and a younger child).

This family friendly Botswana safari operates from Footsteps Camp in the Okavango Delta. But now it can operate from ANY of the Ker & Downey Camps in Botswana as they have specially trained family guides at each. Most families would opt to do a three night family safari in one of these areas, but we can combine both of these areas for a longer family safari. We can certainly tailor make a programme to suit the size and age of your family.

Botswana Family Safari

The Family Botswana Safari can also take place at Shinde Enclave. This is family satellite camp within Shinde Camp. Or possibly at Linyanti Ebony Camp. This safari price is fully inclusive of all family-orientated guiding, chef, waiter, house keeper and Mokoro guides (subject to water levels). One of the special attractions is its exclusivity. Each family has the sole use of a private camp. So your daily schedule can be flexible and tailored around the ages and interests of all family members. Activities are planned with children in mind. The key is keeping children interested and stimulated. So they focus on shorter activities to provide diversity and interaction for the children.

Young explorers family safari in Botswana

Typical Safari Activities

The Young Explorers specialist guides are great with the kids. So you can relax and enjoy the wilderness, participating in the kids activities at your leisure. However Paul says that most parents participate with their children as they did not want to miss out on the fun on offer. Paul and his team have devised a number of child centred activities designed to introduce the kids to key elements of environmental conservation.

These include learning how to track; to use signs (spoors etc) to build up mental pictures of animal activity; survival skills, such as making fire, shelter building, finding water; and to tell the difference between a variety of animals, to understand the complexities of different types of behaviour, and to use this knowledge to predict further patterns of behavior. Paul mentioned that they have so much fun that the children do not miss any of the modern day technology that they are so use to having as part of their daily routine. On completing the safari the kids receive a Young Explorer certificate, T-shirt and cap. As he says the parents are so happy when they see their children having fun while learning at the same time!

This article was written by Cedarberg Africa

Cedarberg Africa is a specialist tour operator for Southern and East Africa. We focus on upmarket tailormade safaris for discerning and busy people. We make our money on the difference between our trade rates and the rates that are available to you, so that means that effectively all our years of experience and expertise comes free of charge…

Contact us if you’d like a tailormade safari quote for your next family trip.

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