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Caving for Kids
September 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Environmental Awareness/Knowledge Series
For the 6-8 year old age group
Macahambus Cave and Gorge/Cabula River Resort
We are going to Macahambus Cave where your kids will learn about the importance of caves and cave conservation. As children in this age group learn best when games are incorporated into any activity, we will be having games while inside the cave. They will then be brought to Macahambus Gorge, where they will get to experience a “lost paradise” type of environment. We will end up in Cabula River Resort where they can swim under the eagle eyes of our trained facilitators.
For the 9-16 year old age group
Monigue Crystal Cave
Our site will be a beautiful cave with speleothems, some of which sparkle like diamonds. Various formations resembling curtain drapes, rice terraces, body parts and columns will certainly awe the kids and stir their imaginations. Expect the kids to get wet as they will be submerged to chest/neck level while crawling through the cave entrance and wading through pools of water. If they are lucky (and quiet), they will also be able to see weird looking fish which have adapted to the absolute darkness of the cave environment.
For the above 12 year old age group
Kuweba de Oro/Martha Betu Cave
The above 12 year old age group will have the option of going either to Crystal Cave (see above) or Kuweba de Oro/Martha Betu Cave in Bayanga. This is a moderately technical cave involving 120 feet of abseiling into darkness and a short swim and dunk to get to the exit – not for the faint of heart. To ensure the maximum safety of your child, we are limiting the number of participants to 15 and this will be on a first come-first served basis. If your child does not feel confident about this activity, they can always opt for Crystal Cave, no less beautiful and much less technical. In Kuweba de Oro we will see hundred of red-eyed bats, blind fish and the speleothems we have already described above.