Discover the wonders of the African wilderness – together as a family. Enjoy the sole use of a private camp that allows each day to be scheduled around the ages and interests of your family. Discover the arts of bush craft before sitting around a camp fire and listening to stories of the history and culture of Botswana. Explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta, tracking animals along the shore or watching for hippos from your mokoro (dugout canoe). Take a 4×4 vehicle into the bush and enjoy the proliferation of game which can be found here, including wild dogs, elephants, lion, buffalo, cheetah, wildebeest and impala or try fishing from the banks of a lagoon. The Young Explorers Guides can spend some time with the children, allowing parents the opportunity to relax and soak in the magic of the Delta. After a farewell morning with the guides continue on your journey to your next destination.

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Linyanti region of the Okavango Delta

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1:Incredible wildlife and bush secrets

Linyanti, Okavango Delta

The Young Explorers programme is a specially designed safari that allows families the opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness – together.

One of the special attractions is its exclusivity: each family has the sole use of a private camp, allowing the daily schedule to be flexible and to be tailored around the ages and interests of all family members.

Our Young Explorers specialist guides are highly experienced in working with children, which allows the parents can relax and enjoy the wilderness, participating at their leisure.

Availability of activities varies throughout the year and includes early morning or late afternoon game-drives, Mekoro or fishing trips.

Later in the afternoon it is time to begin your first lesson in bush craft and some rules regarding animal behaviour and respect for all the inhabitants of the wilderness.

We set out on a short walk, allowing you to become accustomed to some of the sights sounds and smells that make up the language of the African Bush. Around the campfire we discuss the lessons of the day and learn more about Botswana, the history of the country and its people.

Destination: Botswana
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Day 2: Incredible wildlife and bush secrets

Linyanti, Okavango Delta

Day 2 begins before sunrise with a light breakfast before heading out to see what the bush has in store for us.

Following the water’s edge gives us the chance to examine some of the tracks left by overnight visitors.

After lunch and early afternoon activities in camp, we are off out again, this time in the mokoro (dugout canoe), while your guides teach you some of the ways to survive in this vast wetland wilderness.

Destination: Botswana
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Day 3:Fun activities and spectacular scenery

Linyanti, Okavango Delta

With the sunrise on day 3 comes an introduction to driving large 4×4 vehicles, which are vital out here in the bush. While out and about we are sure to bump into some of the many species of large mammals that inhabit the Okavango Delta including wild dogs, elephants, lion, buffalo, cheetah, wildebeest and impala.

Later, you may wish to try your angling skills Linyanti style, either along the banks of lagoons and channels or, for the more adventurous from the mokoro!

The final dinner is cause for celebration, toasting new friends, reminiscing over unique experiences and lifelong memories.

Destination: Botswana
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Day 4:Fun activities and spectacular scenery

Continue on with your Journey

The morning is spent discussing your stay and your guides will ask you to identify several tracks, birds and animals, and to explain some of the skills that you might use to survive in the bush.

After this informal bush evaluation you will then be awarded your Linyanti Explorers certificate making you an official member of a truly select group of bushrangers, the Young Explorers!!

After farewells to the camp staff and your guides you continue onwards to your next destination. Breakfast included.

Destination: Botswana

Included

  • Linyanti, Okavango Delta – All meals & activities included.
  • Last Day – Breakfast Included
  • Park entry fees, all activities (game tracking in 4×4 safari vehicles, bird and animal identification, nature walks, night drives, mokoro excursions (seasonal) and possibly some fishing and boating)
  • Professional guides
  • Young Explorers journal, caps & certificates for the children

Excluded

  • Transfers by light aircraft to and from Linyanti young explorers