Botswana Family Safari | Explore the Kalahari and Okavango Delta

This Botswana family safari is perfect for a multi-generational family holiday to Okavango Delta and the Kalahari. Family friendly safari lodges in Botswana have been selected that give you and your children a chance to experience a combination of desert and wetlands with spectacular wildlife sightings.

Accommodation: Classic Botswana family friendly safari camps

Activities: Day and night game drives, cultural encounters, nature walks and mokoro canoe excursions

Destinations: Okavango Delta and Central Kalahari

Seasonal: All year with peak season between July and October

Overview

Botswana Family Safari Experience

Experiences in this Botswana family safari will bring the whole family together, but will also allow for your kids to be active while you as parents have moments to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the African bush.

Gliding along the Okavango floodplains and channels in a mokoro canoe. Tracking Botswana’s wildlife on foot under the guidance of local guides. Witnessing the meandering Okavango Delta ways from the sky. Cultural interactions with local San Bushmen. These are all memorable experiences that your children will remember for a lifetime.

Day 1 Travel from Maun to the KalahariView Lodge

Bushmen welcoming your family to the Kalahari.Your Botswana family safari adventure starts off as you and your family arrive in Maun; where you will board a light aircraft that will fly you over the Kalahari desert to your child friendly accommodation in the Central Kalahari. A stunning location overlooking a waterhole combined with spacious accommodation and interactive activities with local Bushmen, makes this the perfect first stop on your Botswana family safari. End your first day with a marshmallow “braai” around a bush fire followed by bedtime stories as your kids fall asleep to the roar of the lion, reminding them of the African wilderness and the story of The Lion King.

Day 2 & 3 Explore the Kalahari with local San BushmenView Lodge

Kalahari San Bushmen teaching how to make a bow and arrow.The next 2 days are spent discovering the Kalahari on game drives and cultural interactions with the local San Bushmen. Young and old will enjoy being active on bush walks where you are shown how make a bow and arrow, gather food and even learn how to make a fire with two sticks. The Central Kalahari sand makes it easy to track lions, leopards, wildebeest and other wildlife during day and night game drives. Game drives in the Central Kalahari are for the older kids but a swimming pool and several indoor and outdoor areas are perfect for the young ones to play between activities. Even though your Botswana family safari is set in the remote Central Kalahari, wi-fi is available by satellite so that your teenager children need not be cut off completely. As you fall asleep under the African sky you will have felt that your family needs have been catered to and you look forward to tomorrows adventures that will take you into the Okavango Delta.

Day 4 Fly to Okavango Delta View Lodge

Flying over the Okavango Delta waterways in a light aircraft.After breakfast another exciting light aircraft flight awaits to take you to your family friendly bush camp in the Okavango Delta. Your children will be amazed by the intricate patterns of the Delta wetland wonder as you fly over the Okavango Delta waterways. Your home for the next 3 nights is set in the forest of a large palm studded island bordering the wildlife rich Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Many species of wildlife call the Okavango their home including lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants, hippopotamuses, giraffes, antelopes and many smaller mammals. The waterways and forests are also brimming with over 450 different bird species. The peace and tranquility of the Delta will ensure that you have a peaceful nights sleep.

Day 5 & 6 Navigate the Okavango Delta waterwaysView Lodge

Children will light up as they discover the magic of the African bush.Your teenagers will have to put their electronic devices away as this camp is truly remote and there is no wi-fi signal. It will not be a problem as there are so many activities for you to enjoy together as a family. Your own private guide will ensure you can enjoy customised activities to suite the capabilities and needs of the entire family. Take a picnic lunch and spend the day discovering the nearby islands, lily-studded lagoons and sweeping waterways of the Delta. The Okavango experience includes hand-made wooden dug-out mokoro canoe trips, private guided walking trips and cultural interactions.

Day 7 Return to Maun and onwards

Elephant mother and her calfs in Botswana.After breakfast and one final morning safari it is time to bid the Botswana wilderness goodbye. Return to Maun for your onward journey.

Rates & Prices

This Botswana family safari can easily be combined with other destinations in Southern Africa. Maybe a few days in Cape Town or Victoria Falls? Anything is possible. We have several family holiday packages that complement this Botswana safari and our Destination Consultants can easily tailor your family holiday to Africa to reflect your individual needs and budget.

Included:

  • Light aircraft and road transfers between Maun and camps
  • 3 nights accommodation at Deception Valley Camp, a family friendly camp in Central Kalahari
  • 3 nights accommodation at the secluded Delta Camp in Okavango Delta
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Teas, coffees and snacks
  • Select local branded drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, house wines and spirits)
  • Scheduled activities including day and night game drives, mokoro canoe excursions and nature walks
  • Cultural experience with local San Bushmen of the Kalahari
  • Private guide at Okavango Delta
  • Laundry service
  • Park fees

Not included:

  • Premium drinks not mentioned above
  • International flights
  • Any personal expenses, travel insurance, optional activities not listed above to be settled direct

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