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Young Explorers Family Safari

What could be better than being on safari in Botswana with your family in a private camp of your own?  What an experience!

The Young Explorers programme is for families with children from 7 years upwards and allows you to discover the wilds of Africa together.  It’s more than a safari experience, since, as well as taking game drives as on a ‘normal’ safari, other activities are included which get you, and especially the kids, deeper into the wilderness and give you lots of fun.

The guides are just great with kids and they will teach them how to track animals with a bit of ‘nature detective’ work.  The children will hear stories about the different animals, and learn about respecting the earth and the importance of conserving habitats and wildlife. They will also learn some bush survival skills suitable to their age, such as making a fire, finding water, cooking on a campfire, or perhaps making a bow and arrows, and learning to pole a mokoro.

The camp will be private and have two professional guides, a personal chef, waiter, housekeeper and mokoro guide if required.  The camp is often at Footsteps in the Delta (on the Shinde Concession), though it can also be based at Shinde Enclave too. The normal minimum age requirement of these camps is overridden when it’s taken over for a Young Explorers programme as it’s then exclusively for your use.

When you sit around the campfire at the end of the day, with tired faces still beaming with what they’ve experienced, you’ll know this was a very special gift to have given your family.



The Okavango Delta, and the Linyanti, Botswana


You can do this at any time of year

Where to stay to enjoy a Young Explorers safari:

There are two small camps – Footsteps in the Delta – which become your own private and exclusive camp for the family.  This family programme can also be based at Shinde Enclave, which is a small, private part of the larger Shinde Camp.

By Amanda Marks, director of Botswana Specialists.

To include this experience in your Botswana safari holiday