Special Experiences

“Young Explorers was a true gem – an experience our girls will never forget.”

We recently sent clients – a lovely couple with four daughters – on a Botswana Young Explorers safari. We knew this would be a great fit for their family as they expressed they wanted their daughters to be engaged, to learn but to also have fun! 

Young Explorers focuses on the whole family, offering up an incredible opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness- together. Activities for children include learning to track animals, identify birds and start a fire with sticks. Families can explore the bush at their own pace, and expert guides offer parents a respite. 

Young Explorers is an exclusive experience. Only one family at a time has the use of the private, six-bed camp- including your own professional guide, personal chef, waiter, housekeeper and dedicated mokoro guides.  The guides are spectacular!  Engaging, entertaining, loving what they do and it shows.   

This is one of the most heartfelt and exciting experiences a family can have traveling together.  We love Young Explorers! 

 

 

Young Explorers was probably the highlight – just because it was so intimate and Opie was an amazing guide. Young Explorers Footsteps was a true gem – an experiences the girls will never forget. Having that experience first was really wonderful and got them to truly appreciate the wild. The elephants in camp on a daily basis definitely got everyone a bit excited.  Boris V.

Tips for traveling as a multi-generational family

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The Lucas Family

“Thank you, thank you, thank you. The experience was all we had hoped for. Awesome, as our grand kids kept telling s. The camps and lodges you recommended were just the right fit and the right mix. 

Both sets of camp managers were accommodating and flexible. They arranged for soccer games with the staff and set up a visit to a nearby village. Everyone was warm and friendly. The wildlife and landscapes were spectacular.

All in all, it was just the kind of experience and exposure that Midge and I were hoping for. Thanks again for making it all happen.”  Larry and Midge Lucas (Tanzania, June 2014)

This past June, Pete and Midge Lucas took their entire family on a safari vacation to Tanzania. Stops included Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti, where the family witnessed an actual crossing (You can’t plan that!).

Pete and Midge shared their thoughts on what made traveling as a multi-generational family a success:

  • Everyone had a sense of adventure & was healthy
  • Waiting until the grandkids were old enough to appreciate going on safari
  • Picking a time of year that didn’t conflict with school
  • Giving adults enough lead time to make vacation arrangements with work
  • Planning early (at least a year in advance)
  • Choosing camps that fit the entire family; in some places, they were the only guests
  • Remembering that this was also a vacation for each family unit. They appreciated that we chose camps where they had total flexibility to divide up and do different activities individually, i.e. bush walking, game drives, sleeping in, playing soccer, local visits
  • Rooming all the kids together

 

Interested in a multi-generational trip? Contact us!

Burke Family Trip to Namibia

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Itinerarymap

  • 1 night- Windhoek, Namibia
  • 3 nights- Wolwedans Dune Lodge, Namib Rand Reserve, Namibia
  • 3 nights- Kwara Camp- Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 3 nights- Lebala Camp- Linyanti, Botswana

Reflections from Debra Burke:

As a group we were senior parents, not-far-from- mid-life “kids” and their spouses, and an adult grandchild (seven of us in total). We left different corners of the US to fly up to Wolwedans Dunes Camp in the Namib Rand Nature Reserve in Namibia, where we spent three nights; then flew on to two Kwando Safari camps in Botswana (Kwara Camp in the Okavango Delta next to Moremi Game Reserve, and Lebala Camp adjacent to the headwaters of the Linyanti marshes that form the boundary between Botswana and Namibia).We spent three nights in each of the Kwando Safari camps.

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