Spending time with the local San Bushmen in the Kalahari is a real treat, no matter what your age. Learn how to track animals or try making fire with sticks (wind dependent!), you can also gain a real understanding into how the live and hunt.
Meerkats are always a success with the younger (and older!) generations and a stay at San Camp means great access to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans where they are relatively habituated. Get to them early and they have been known to snuggle against humans in attempt to steal their warmth, or even use their heads as lookout posts. Back at camp you can even go quad biking in the day and sleep under the stars at night.
Of course, we have to mention the outstanding game of the Okavango Delta; one of the world’s best known wilderness areas with spectacular wildlife sightings. We always say we can’t predict the expression on a child’s face the first time they see the true size of an African elephant, or the ferocity of a lions roar, but we can predict, however, that it will be priceless. We can organise private vehicles for families, or you can head out as a family on a mokoro down Botswana’s waterways for close encounters with the elephant drinking at the waters edge.
It is also possible to organise a completely separate activity for the younger ones so you get some alone time.