Family Friendly Holidays with a Twist – A Private Family Adventure in Botswana
Family Adventure Programme
The Young Explorers programme 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 programme is its exclusivity; 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!
The Young Explorers Family Adventure programme is based at Footsteps Across The Delta. This comfortable, private camp accommodates 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 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 the chef, and prepares menus for all appetites.
The Young Explorers’ emphasis is on learning how to track game – both on foot and in 4×4 safari vehicles. They 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 recognise 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. On completion of the programme children receive a Young Explorers certificate and t-shirt or cap.
Young Explorers Family Adventure programme at Footsteps Across The Delta offers a personal safari experience. The emphasis is on guided walks which allow you to focus on learning how to track wildlife and understand animal movement, patterns and behaviour. Being on foot instead of in a vehicle also allows you to gain in-depth information on trees, grasses and the finer details. Tracking game in specially modified game drive vehicles is also an option as are Mokoro trips.