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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills
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!

Accommodation

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-suite 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.

Activities
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.

Facilities

One family tent sleeping five people in two bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom – additional outside bush shower
  • Two twin-bedded en-suite Meru tents
  • Main mess tent area
  • Campfire under the stars
  • Game viewing platform

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    Day 1 – get to know your guide, exert some energy after a long flight and enjoy sundowners overlooking Paul’s Pan
    Day 2 – full day of activities, including making bows and arrows, exploring the area and other camp craft activities
    Day 3 – take your “catch of the day” back to camp, learn how to prepare it and cook for dinner over an open fire
    Day 4 – test your bush knowledge with a fun quiz and presentation ceremony to follow, bid farewell to your new found friends

    Footsteps Camps (Okavango Delta)

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Season 3 nights Per Person price based on:
3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
Low Mar 2017 $2 815 $2 110 $1 690 $1 410
Shoulder Apr - Jun & Nov 2017 $3 075 $2 305 $1 845 $1 540
High July to Oct 2017 $3 800 $2 850 $2 280 $1 900
Season 3 nights Per Person price based on:
3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
Low Mar 2018 $2 825 $2 115 $1 695 $1 410
Shoulder Apr - Jun & Nov 2018 $3 080 $2 310 $1 850 $1 540
High July to Oct 2018 $3 805 $2 855 $2 285 $1 905
  • The above prices apply to the 3 night safari and are per person. They include 3 nights accommodation at the Footsteps Camp (all transfers by light aircraft are extra).
  • All flights to/from Footsteps Camp for the Young Explorers are solely booked with Ker & Downey Botswana to Shinde Airstrip.
  • Young Explorers (Delta) is operated from  1st March 2017 to 30th November 2017 &  1st March 2018 to 30th November 2018
  • Young Explorers safaris from alternative locations – rates on request.

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    The above prices apply to the 3 night safari and are per person. They include 3 nights accommodation at the Footsteps Camp (all transfers by light aircraft are extra).
    All flights to/from Footsteps Camp for the Young Explorers are solely booked with Ker & Downey Botswana to Shinde Airstrip.
    Young Explorers (Delta) is operated from  1st March 2017 to 30th November 2017.
    Young Explorers safaris from alternative locations – rates on request.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED?

    Stays with Ker & Downey Botswana are on a fully inclusive basis. This means that the nightly rate at each of the camps
    covers:
    Accommodation
    All meals and snacks
    Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    Game activities conducted by professional guides
    Daily laundry service
    All taxes, park entrance fees and service charges
    Emergency evacuation insurance (to regional medical facility)

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      Mar - Jun & Nov Jul - Oct Dec
    Young Explorers (Delta) 7 years 7 years Closed


    Children from 7 years old are allowed on activities and we do not request the family to book a private vehicle

  • Transport Between Camps
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    ‘Seat-in-Plane’scheduled charter transfer  rates in USD.

    MUB        
    210 SHI      
    210 210 KAN    
    210 210 210 OKU  
    475 385 385 385 BBK


    MUB = Maun
    SHI = Shinde & Footsteps Camp
    KAN = Kanana
    OKU = Okuti
    BBK = Kasane

    •  Seat rates  exclude departure taxes fromMaun and Kasane
    •  Seat rates  exclude departure taxes fromMaun and Kasane
    •  Additional DEPARTURETAX (currently USD 13 per person) is payable on allflights departing from Maun or Kasane
    •  All flights to/from Footsteps Camp are solelybooked with Ker & Downey Botswana to Shinde Airstrip
    •  All transfer rates subject to fuel pricesurcharges and government fee increases
    •  Tour Leader and Child discounts do not apply toflights
    •  All prices are subject to change
    •  Private plane charter rates available on request
    NOTES

    • Baggage is STRICTLY restricted to 20kg (includes hand luggage and camera equipment) in soft-sided luggage. No hard suitcases and no bags with wheels can be transported as they physically cannot fit into the aircraft pod/luggage compartment.
    • Baggage is STRICTLY restricted to 20kg (includes hand luggage and camera equipment) in soft-sided luggage. No hard suitcases and no bags with wheels can be transported as they physically cannot fit into the aircraft pod/luggage compartment.
    • The maximum dimensions of the soft bags which can be accommodated are as follows: 25cm (10 inches) wide x 30cm (12 inches) high and 62cm (24 inches) long.
    • Large suitcases are stowed free of charge at our Ker & Downey Botswana Maun office when your safari starts and  ends in Maun.
    • Kasane ‘Seat-in-Plane’ scheduled flights arrive around 10:30 am and depart around 11:00 am (subject to  change). Guests unable to coincide with these times will require a private charter. Morning activities may be  forfeited.
    • ‘Seat-in-Plane’ rates cannot be confirmed if booked within 48 hours of travel.
    • Shinde and Footsteps Camp are serviced by the same airstrip (Shinde). When booked back-to-back a road  transfer between these camps is included on a complimentary basis.
    • All flights into and out of Maun will be scheduled around the times of Air Botswana (BP212 & BP211) and SA  Airlink (SA8300 & SA8301).
    • Guests must be aware that they may, on occasion, make up to three stops before arriving at their destination.
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