Above: Guests at Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

The pandemic has been a boom for bucket lists. The inaccessibility of much of the world has inevitably inspired dreams and prompted the formulation of plans. Of course, such lists are not just a current phenomenon. Over the years, one of the questions I have been asked most often is “Which countries should be on my bucket list for future family vacations?” Lately, I have come to realize that there is a golden period for family travel when the upcoming generation is bold and strong enough to go anywhere, and before careers, other relationships and adult responsibilities begin to get in the way. It is when children or grandchildren enter the magical 16 to 24 age range that the entire world becomes a realm of possibility.

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Above: Guests at Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana