Along with the rest of the world, the Elevate team is working from home and pressing pause on our travels. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to daydream about wild destinations, learn from different cultures, or continue to support the incredible non-profit organizations in our favorite countries!
We understand it can be a little challenging to entertain the kids 24/7, so we’re here to help you inspire them with free, fun, and educational content each “Wildlife Wednesday” to help fuel those imaginations!
With a different destination each week, the kids will soon feel as if they’ve jet-setted around the world!
Week Two – Botswana
In week two, we’re taking you to Botswana, a world leader in conservation and boasts some of Africa’s most exclusive safari camps.
Don’t forget to email us any creations your kids make or post them directly on our Facebook page to have their work featured!
We’ve also got some goodies for the adults at the bottom of the page!
- Tracking Rhinos Boardgame – thanks to rhinoconservationbotswana.com
- Africa Word Search – thanks to savetherhino.org
- Africa Crossword – thanks to savetherhino.org
- Rhino Dot to Dot – thanks to savetherhino.org
- Animal Face Masks – thanks to savetherhino.org
African animal coloring sheets
Click on each image to download the PDF
We’re here to bring you easy-to-make recipes from around the world! Hopefully there’s a recipe below you can make with your kids using ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Travel teaches us that improvising is part of the experience! These recipes are forgiving, and you can easily use substitutes where needed.
Freedom’s Chicken Breasts with Spinach, Paprika, and Thyme – A delicious chicken dish served at Vumbura Plains Camp.
Malva Pudding – an easy to make recipe that is found in many of the safari camps in Botswana.
Other Related Recipes
Borage Leaf Tempura with Soy and Sesame Honey Dipping Sauce – from El Karama Lodge in Kenya
For the Adults
No 1 Ladies Detective Club Series by Alexander McCall Smith – This is a lighthearted, fictional series following the only female private detective, Precious Ramotswe, on her compelling cases that transport you to Botswana.
Whatever You Do, Don’t Run by Peter Allison – A humorous essay collection based on Allison’s personal experiences as an Australian living and working as a safari guide in Botswana.
If you’re interested in the Kalahari, read Mark and Delia Owens, Cry of the Kalahari. A true account of their experience, this book covers the fantastic, scientific adventures of two American Ph.D. researchers who lived in the Kalahari studying brown hyenas and lions.
“The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world’s largest population of African elephants and significant populations of lions, cheetahs, and hundreds of species of birds. However, this once unspoiled oasis is now under siege due to increasing pressure from human activity. From National Geographic Documentary Films, Into the Okavango chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on their first epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to save the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last wetland wildernesses.”