Botswana Family Safari
A real African adventure for the young and young at heart! The excitement of Vic Falls is more than matched by the thrill of a real life safari.
Botswana Family Safari
9 days from £2,945 pp
(exc. international flights)
A family safari? Why not! Children will be just as excited, enthralled and entranced as the grownups, if not more so.
This trip showcases some of the best wildlife in Botswana plus a couple of nights in the adventure town of Victoria Falls. The holiday includes 4×4 game drives, motorboat rides and mokoro trips, all led by guides who know just how to capture the imagination and interest of youngsters (and the rest of us!).
Downtime’s important, too, and all these lodges and camps have first rate facilities including family rooms, swimming pools and tasty home-cooked food, so when you’re not out experiencing the delights of a safari as a family, you can relax back in camp. NB Minimum age 7 years.
Day 1: Victoria Falls
On arrival in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) you’ll be met and transferred to your lodge on a high plateau just 4kms from the falls. You’ll arrive in time to settle into your split-level, air-conditioned suite with two bedrooms, lounge and patio. Relax, explore hotel, take a swim in the pool … just take it easy after your flight – you’re in Africa!
Day 2 & 3: Explore Victoria Falls
You have two full days to explore and enjoy the variety of activities for which Victoria Falls is famous. It’s safe to say it has something for everyone, from falls walks that will leave you soaked in spray, to exciting helicopter flights, from an island picnic to a fishing trip. For something a little different you can join a staff member for a walk in the local village and a chance to meet children and adults and find out about their lives. A visit to the school funded by a 2013 Comic Relief project, is a lovely idea if it’s open, and a warm welcome is assured.
Day 4: On to Chobe
After breakfast you will be driven to the Botswana border and on to your lodge near Chobe National Park. You’ll have time to relax before lunch, admiring views of the Chobe River and enjoying a quick dip in the pool. Then it’s safari time! Climb aboard the open landrover and prepare for excitement. As well as the herds of elephants synonymous with Chobe, you can expect to see zebra, buffalo and giraffe and keep a look out for lion and leopard. You’ll be back for a yummy dinner.
Day 5: Chobe
The thrills continue today. The choice of activities is excellent, especially for families, and you’ll find yourselves enjoying not only game drives, but also boating on the river and visiting local villages and meeting the families of the Sibuya tribe. Of course you can just relax by the pool and let the staff look after you – this is a holiday after all!
Day 6: Okavando Delta
After breakfast you’ll board a light aircraft for the flight to the Okavango Delta. Your next camp, Okuti, is great with children, with two tented suites specially designed for families, a swimming pool for cooling off and staff who adore youngsters. You’ll arrive at lunchtime and, fully refreshed, you’ll embark on an afternoon game drive. Moremi Game Reserve is renowned for its abundant wildlife and it’s sure to be an afternoon to remember.
Day 7 & 8: Okavango Delta
Game drives allow you to explore the diverse range of habitats within the reserve with spectacular game viewing year round. The sheer numbers of game make this an ideal location for first time safari goers, with no shortage of sightings. Children will be awed and enthralled, completely under the spell of the natural world. You can also venture out onto the open waters of the Okavango by motorboat which is a more relaxed way to enjoy the animal and bird life and get some superb photos.
Day 9: Onward journey
After your final morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast it’s time to pack your bags and bid farewell to the camp staff as you’re homeward bound. You’ll fly to Maun and your onward travel arrangements.
01 Aug – 31 Oct 2019 from £4,160 pp
01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 from £3,630 pp
01 - 31 Nov 2019 from £3,435 pp
01 Jul - 31 Oct 2020 from £4,435 pp
01 - 31 Mar 2020 from £2,945 pp
01 - 31 Nov 2020 from £3,690 pp
Per person prices based on two people sharing. Please ask for single supplements. Plus international flights from roughly £1200 pp.
Accommodation, meals, local drinks on safari, road and light aircraft transfers, daily activities on safari, child discounts, and park and concession fees.
Visas, international flights, vaccinations, drinks, lunches & dinners at the falls, premium drinks on safari, optional activities, travel insurance, personal expenses. International flights from roughly £1200 pp.
This trip starts in Victoria Falls and ends in Maun. From the UK, we recommend getting a flight with a combination of British Airways, Air Botswana and/or South African Airways via Johannesburg. A rough price guide per person would be £900 – £1400 in economy depending on the season.
This is a private tailor made fly-in safari which we can arrange for you at any time you like from march to October, subject to availability.
Tailor make your safari:
We can change this trip in any way, from duration to places and lodges. This will of course affect the price. This holiday can be done in the reverse direction.
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We know and love Botswana, and would be delighted to help you plan your perfect Botswana Safari holiday. Call 01473 599083 to speak to a Botswana travel specialist today.