Discover the wonders of the African wilderness – together on a family safari. Enjoy the sole use of a private camp that allows each day to be scheduled around the ages and interests of all the family. Discover the wonders 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 including wild dogs, elephants, lion, buffalo, cheetah, wildebeest and impala, or try fishing from the banks of a lagoon. The experienced 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 fond farewell morning with the guides, continue on your journey to your next destination.

NB rates will be charged in US$ and the ZAR rate quoted is subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Light aircraft flights to and from the young explorers camp are NOT included in this price

 

 

Highlights

  • Okavango Delta

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Incredible wildlife and bush secrets

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

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

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 Okavango 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

Return

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 Okavango Delta 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.

Destination: Botswana

Included

  • All meals & activities included (game tracking in 4×4 safari vehicles, bird and animal identification, nature walks, night drives, mokoro excursions (seasonal) and possibly some fishing and boating)
  • Breakfast on the final day
  • Park entry fees
  • Professional guides
  • Young Explorers journal
  • Caps & certificates for the children
  • Price per person based on a family of 4
  • Discounts for larger families.

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