Family Adventure Safari (KDB initiative)
The Young Explorers safari 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 safari is its exclusivity. Each family has the use of the Footsteps Camp 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 safari is based at the Footsteps Camp within the Shinde private concession 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 en-suit bathroom including wash basin and porcelain flush toilet, the private bush shower is adjacent to the tent and there is even a daily laundry service. The ‘bush kitchen’ is run by our chef and prepares menus to whet all appetites.
The Young Explorers’ emphasis is on learning how to track game - both on foot and in 4x4 safari vehicles. We 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 (subject to water levels); drive a game drive vehicle; fish; and shoot an air rifle at tin cans. On completion of the safari children receive a Young Explorers certificate, t-shirt and cap.
Three twin-bedded Meru tents (conversion to a triple is available on request)
Private bucket shower and porcelain flush toilet
Main mess area
Campfire under the stars
Game viewing platform
Open season and child policy
1st March 2016 - 30th November 2016.
1st March 2017 - 30th November 2017.
Minimum age is 7 years
Young Explorers family safari at Footsteps Camp offers a personal safari experience. Hosting a maximum of six guests at a time, it is an ideal option for small groups of friends or family. The safari offers a personal service with an experienced specialist guide, a personal chef, waiter, housekeeper and Mokoro guides (subject to water levels).
Fishing is available with excellent bream fishing from May to September and superb chances of landing Tiger fish during September to mid-November (subject to water levels).
This safari can also be conducted from Shinde Enclave at Enclave rates, and Linyanti Ebony.