This 4-day child-friendly tour of the Okavango is perfect for families who want to experience everything the Delta has to offer by exploring its beautiful landscapes and learning about life in the bush. Experienced guides will teach your children the basics of bushcraft, from what circling vultures could mean to how to identify various animals' spoor.

Spend your time searching for the Big 5 from a traditional mokoro canoe or on exciting game drives. Relax at the camp in the afternoon while the children are being entertained and educated by the guides, trying their hand at essential skills like fishing and wildlife tracking. in the evenings, they are invited into the kitchen - which has no electricity or running water - to learn how to bake bread from scratch, the way our ancestors did.

At the end of their exciting Delta safari, all children will have an informal bush evalution where they discuss what they have learnt. Then comes their proudest moment: a fun ceremony where they receive the certificates and T-shirts that make them official members of the Young Explorers' Club!

Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the Delta waterways by mokoro
  • Go on guided walks with a professional guide
  • Children can enjoy fishing in the waterways
  • Youngsters will learn how to track animals
  • Chef & 2 guides dedicated to your family
  • Child-focused bush 'academy' ideal for young nature lovers

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Enter into the Okavango Delta

Arrive in Maun and board a light aircraft to the Shinde Private concession in the beautiful Okavango Delta - the largest inland delta in the world. The flight is approximately 25 minutes and you will be amazed as the desert transforms into watery floodplains before your eyes.

At the airstrip you are met by your guides and transferred in a 4x4 safari vehicle to camp. Over a refreshing drink and light lunch you will be briefed on activities and safety during your stay. In the late afternoon, enjoy a short guided walk that will introduce youngsters to the sounds, sights and smells of the African bush.On returning to camp, wash off the day's dust with a piping hot bucket shower under the stars, followed by a tasty dinner.

Day 2

Explore the Delta Waterways

The day begins before sunrise with coffee around the fire and a light breakfast before you head out to explore the bush and search for the resident wildlife that roam the area.

Return to the camp for lunch after which the parents are left to a lazy afternoon and the children are entertained by their guides. They will have fun recording the morning's discoveries in their Bush Journals and learn traditional bush skills like animal tracking or identifying bird calls.

In the late afternoon you will all set off on a mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursion to explore the watery channels, keeping your eyes peeled for the rare sitatunga, one of the world's most unusual and secretive antelope.

Later you can enjoy a delicious dinner around the campfire and discuss the excitement of the day.

Day 3

Learn the skills of the Bush

The morning is spent learning 4x4 driving skills and exploring the wilderness on a game drive.

As parents relax during the afternoon, the children will learn some of the rules and skills required in order to handle a rifle safely. Under your guide's experienced and watchful eyes your kids can learn to shoot a pellet gun.

Later, the youngsters have the opportunity to test their angling skills Okavango style, either along the banks of lagoons and channels or, for the more adventurous, from the mokoro.

Sit down this evening to your final dinner and make the most of the last night in this beautiful wilderness before you drift off to sleep with the ever-present chorus of the hippos.

Day 4

Travel back to Maun

This morning, the entire family will take part in a fun evaluation of your holiday. Try to identify several tracks, birds and animals and explain some of the skills that you might use to survive in the bush.

The children will be awarded their Okavango Delta Certificate and shirt, making them official members of the Young Explorer bushrangers.

After farewells to the camp staff and your guides, you transfer by light aircraft back to Maun where you will connect to your onward flights.


  • 3 nights at Footsteps Across the Delta on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return air transfers from Maun to Footsteps Camp


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

Footsteps Across the Delta is closed from 1 December 2015 until 29 February 2016 (seasonal closure).

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $3380
  • 01 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 $3330
  • 01 Apr 2016 - 30 Jun 2016 $3600
  • 01 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $4360
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016 $3600

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"A value for money add-on to any Southern Africa safari. This Okavango Delta explorer-style safari is fanastic way to experience this unique eco system with the kids."



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