BOTSWANA FAMILY SAFARI

7 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Days will be spent on safari exploring the wild, pristine wilderness of Botswana and there are also opportunities to engage culturally with local communities and their children. You will stay at intimate, small and exclusive lodges, allowing for personalized service and attention to detail. Passionate lodge staff are committed to making your dream African family adventure a reality that will be cherished for a lifetime.

To celebrate the discovery of Africa with your family taking in a choice of the wonders of the zebra migration in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, visiting a local village and school at Khumaga, experiencing the water wilderness of the Okavango Delta by boat, mokoro and educational safari walks, catching fish, safari game drives in Moremi and the Savute area’s of Botswana, both renowned for their abundance in animal and bird life and then the memory of the large herds of elephant along the Chobe River. A combination of these areas and the mix of activities and experiences are ideal to share with your children.

Day 1 & 2 Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Arrive at Maun Airport, a representative will be there to welcome your family to Botswana, present your children (aged 6 to 15) with their special Safari Activity Backpack and assist you on to your charter flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta.
The newly rebuilt Camp Okavango is located on a remote island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta. Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta is a maze of lagoons, lakes, islands and hidden channels which attract wildlife that depend on the permanent waters of this unique wilderness. The elevated walkways, which lead up and in between the overhanging branches of the rich plant life in this island paradise, are a unique welcome to your first steps, as you approach this incredible camp from the airstrip where you have just landed. Camp Okavango has 12 luxury Safari Suites and 1 Family Suite consisting of 2 bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. This expansive room, which connects through inter-leading doors, is your home for the following two nights as you marvel in the pristine beauty and excitement of experiencing the Okavango Delta at its best. An additional bed can be placed in the family suite to accommodate 2 adults and 3 children. All suites are raised on Siligna platforms with stacking doors on expansive private decks, accommodating just 24 people. All rooms lead, by means of raised decking pathways, to a majestic elevated public area which hosts the lodge reception, curio shop, lounges, self- help “feel at home” drinks area, bar, library and dining room. All of which allow for the most spectacular views out and over the Okavango Delta and lead on to a large open air star deck with fire places and areas to sit and enjoy the night sounds. An elevated, infinity view plunge pool is provided to cool down in the heat of the day. Days are spent discovering the Okavango Delta on a private activities with your guide.

Camp Okavango offers the following activities: • Guided nature walks conducted by experienced professional guides • Mokoro (canoe) & motorised boating trips through a variety of tranquil waterways to explore the Okavango • Exceptional bird watching opportunities • Fishing for bream and tiger fish (seasonal) A dedicated staff member, your “Safari Hero”, will plan your stay, activities, meals times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay with us at Camp Okavango
Day 3 & 4 Camp Moremi, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
At the place where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert, Mother Nature has created a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa. This place, a donation to the world by the Batawana Tribe, in the form of a Game Reserve, will be your sanctuary for the following two nights. Nestled beneath giant ebony trees, Camp Moremi brings true meaning to the word safari in the Xakanaxa area of the Moremi Game Reserve.
11 Luxurious custom style safari tents and 1 Luxury family suite consisting of two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, make up Camp Moremi. Families consisting of 3 children, can be accommodated in the family room with the addition of an extra bed in the suite. The 12 tents are all raised on teak platforms, with Camp Moremi accommodating just 24 people. The elevated Tree House forms the main public area at Camp Moremi, this houses a lounge, library, bar and dining room. Other facilities include a garden Boma area where breakfast and teas are served, curio shop, large grounds, a lookout deck and secluded plunge pool. Days are spent exploring the paradise of Moremi on private activities with your guide.
Camp Moremi offers the following activities: • Activities are centred around tracking big game on morning and afternoon game drives by open 4x4 safari vehicle in the Moremi Game Reserve • Exploring the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat A dedicated staff member, your “Safari Hero”, will plan your stay, activities, meals times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay with us at Camp Moremi.
Day 5 & 6 Savute Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Savute Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled “Stolen River”, the Savute Channel. Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of the Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. However, there is mystery to this channel, this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere – a mystery that has intrigued geologists and researchers for many years.
Savute Safari Lodge consists of 11 luxury thatch and timber chalets and 1 family suite raised on expansive private decks, accommodating only 24 guests. The family suite consists of two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. Families consisting of 3 children, can be accommodated in the family room with the addition of an extra bed in the suite. The main lodge area offers a lounge, dining room, secluded library, bar, plunge pool and most meals are served on an elevated deck which looks out over the Savute channel and the waterholes which are a magnet to animals which come to quench their dry Savute thirst. The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. Your time at Savute Safari Lodge is spent on private game drive activities with your guide.
Savute Safari Lodge offers the following activities: • Activities are centred around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 safari vehicles • Families can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, a small hilly outcrop which forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape. (visits to these painting at times when predators are known to be denning near these hills will restrict this activity) A dedicated staff member, your “Safari Hero”, will plan your stay, activities, meals times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay with us at Savute Safari Lodge
Day 7 – Departure  A transfer to Maun airport is included for those departing on scheduled flights from Maun

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the season, category of lodges/hotels chosen and any additional services added to the basic holiday.

Included in price

6 night’s accommodation on a fully inclusive basis, All meals, soft drinks and local brand beverages, Private activities throughout the safari, National Park entrance fees, Charter flights & domestic airport departure taxes, Activity back pack for each child (Ages 6 to 15 only) Laundry services, Dedicated family host per camp to assist with planning of meals and activities, Adapted in camp activities for the Children/Family members, Emergency medical evacuation cover included

Botswana Family Safari - 7 Days
Botswana is fast becoming a destination of choice for families who want their children to experience the pinnacle of that African adventure. The discovery of Africa is a profound and impactful experience in one’s life, which will be remembered for many years to come.

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