The fun-filled program from &Beyond, WILDchild, is available at the company’s lodges and camps throughout Southern Africa and will also be offered at its East African properties from the end of August. WILDchild is designed to create opportunities for families to engage with both their environment as well as each other.
The WILDchild program is also ideal in helping children form new connections with the land, animals and people of Africa. Guided by their ranger, children will find WILDchild filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures.
As part of the WILDchild programme, each young traveller receives a WILDchild backpack with a scrapbook and a gift, such as a solar torch, a magnifying glass or a compass. Throughout the safari, the family’s ranger helps the child to fill up the scrapbook with notes, drawings, stickers, dog tags and badges that the youngsters earn for completing a series of bush-related activities that are selected for them according to their interests and age. The activities always try to tie in with the lodge’s environment, as well as the local heritage of the region. www.andbeyond.com