We know from our own family travels that young explorers have different interests and needs. Their attention spans are not always as long as an adult’s, unexpected things excite and intrigue them, and small legs are not always well suited to certain activities. We therefore love it when our kids can participate in programmes tailored for them. And it’s not that it’s a toned down experience; far from it! Mum and Dad will probably want to join in as well.
In Botswana, children stop being children and become junior safari rangers. Specialist family guides curate their experience of the bush so that they learn about the wildlife and conservation, and develop new skills along the way.
Tracking game through the bush is always popular, looking out for tracks, poo, and other telling signs. You might pole a mokoro canoe through the water channels, make and learn to shoot a bow and arrow, make a trap, catch tiger fish, or even drive a 4x4, carefully supervised, of course!