Botswana family tours | 10 best safari holidays, Fees, Kids

Families looking to enjoy the thrills of a wildlife safari in a safe, fun environment will be very pleased with what Botswana has to offer.

This southern Africa gem offers something for the whole family and offers a great selection of privately guided safaris, intimate luxury lodges and children’s programmes.

Your kids will love it and cherish these memories for life. Below we’ve detailed some frequently asked questions when researching Botswana family tours.

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Is Botswana good for families?

Botswana is an excellent choice for a family safari when planned carefully and taking your children on safari can be endlessly rewarding.

An eye-opening wonder of nature, your family will experience so much from the awesome views of mother and baby elephants walking in tandem on the open plains of Botswana , rhinos splashing in swamps, prides of lions hunting on the open plains to learning how San Bushmen find water in the desert.

The rustic camps and campsites are ideal for immersing the family in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of life back home. This is the kind of experience that brings families closer together.

On top of this, visitors will find the big five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo), superb dining and service as well as comfortable transport and child friendly facilities, perfect for international visitors and neighbouring South Africa.

How old should my children be to go on a Botswana family tour?

Botswana is best suited to kids above eight years of age. This is the minimum age requirement at many lodges. Parents can take younger kids, but this might require more planning and your options will be fewer.

Botswana is a relatively expensive safari destination and the high cost might be wasted on children too young to appreciate the experience. It should be noted that walking safaris are not permitted for children under 12.

Teenagers are of course welcome also and will be captivated not just by the incredible wildlife and parks including the Okavango Delta and Kalahari desert but also the various activities and things to do including mokoro (canoe) safaris and sleeping under the stars.

What to pack for kids on a family safari in Botswana?

Preparing a list of practical items prior to going on an international safari trip will make life a lot easier for families. Parents should ensure they have the following items packed:

  • Neutral coloured clothes
  • Long-sleeved shirts protecting against the sun and mosquitoes
  • Jackets and sweaters for early morning game drives
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and insect repellent
  • Basic medicines
  • Antihistamines

Aside from this, check your luggage restrictions for domestic flights or bush flights if that is part of your itinerary. Even if you don’t have any local flights, the space in the vehicle for a road trip is also limited.

Make sure you have something to keep the little ones entertained. Maybe an Africa-themed book or colouring book, iPad or a favourite game or anything else that will keep them occupied when things go a bit slow.

Although most lodges will go out of their way to cook child-friendly dishes, it might help to take some snacks along, especially if your kids are picky eaters.

What can you expect on a Botswana family safari tour?

Happy kids and happy parents. Botswana is very well setup to cater for all the needs a family has on safari from helpful service, great food, friendly locals, incredible mammal wildlife, exquisite lodges, and evening cocktails served when the little ones are fast asleep.

Safari tours can be adapted per the families preferences and budget, with combinations of lodges, jeep safari, internal plane transfers and professional tour guides all included allowing you and your family to relax and behold the wonders of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park .

Are Botswana safaris safe for families ?

Blessed with a healthy climate and free from natural disasters, Botswana is safe for younger children and their families to travel around.

In fact, it’s one of the safest travel destinations in Africa. Financially, politically and socially stable, it’s also a country largely unblighted by crime and corruption.

From the moment that you are picked up from the airport, your guide will look out for your safety at all times. Some activities, such as walking safaris, are not allowed for children under a certain age.

Choosing your accommodation carefully is a great way to reduce any risks associated with the locations. Many safari camps in Botswana are unfenced. Choosing a fenced lodge without river access might be a better choice when travelling with children.”

How much are Botswana family tours?

There are many variables that determine the price of Botswana family safari packages. A 7-day budget camping safari for a family of four starts at around USD $6,000.

A 7-day mid-range safari lodge and tour for a family of four costs around USD $10,000 with luxury tours priced higher.

Some group safaris allow older children, but in most cases it is recommended to book a private safari for your family. To keep down costs, a camping safari could be a great option.

Camping adds to the sense of adventure and most kids love it. If you and your kids prefer more luxury, you can also opt for a lodge safari. Make sure to check the minimum age restrictions though.

Best month for family safaris in Botswana?

The best time to travel to Botswana for families may be between April to October when conditions are great for viewing wildlife, rain is infrequent, and there are fewer mosquitoes in the area.

July in particular works best as this coincides with the school summer vacations. At this time, it can be cold in the mornings, around 6C/42F, but rising to 25C/77F later on in the day.

These dry months are a great time to see wildlife as they tend to congregate around water sources and are easy to spot.

How many days do you need on a family safari in Botswana?

A safari of six to eight days is recommended for families, perhaps longer depending on your kids’ ages. Safaris can take some adjustment as they involve early morning wake-up calls at 5am for sunrise drives as well as an afternoon or evening drive.

Taking this into consideration as well as the sheer number of wildlife and national park attractions to see in this incredible country, visitors should plan accordingly per the needs of their family and children.

Longer time periods are of course better, however families will need to decide on their own time requirements based upon budget, attractions they’d like to see, children’s needs and more.

Does Botswana have luxury family safaris?

Botswana is Africa’s most exclusive safari destination and each private reserve has just one or two luxury lodges guaranteeing a series of private experiences as you travel from one exquisite location to the next.

Expert guides will take your family on safari among big cats and vast elephant herds in beautiful deltas and deserts. Visitors can also head out by open vehicle, on foot, by canoe and even on horseback seeing almost no-one else on a family holiday you’ll treasure forever.

Botswana has around 100,000 elephants; far more than any other country, and a huge variety of other wildlife. The settings are idyllic, especially the Okavango Delta which is a network of shallow channels and fertile grassland and forest.

In a truly versatile Botswana family safari tour, your family can explore the landscapes and encounter the local wildlife by air, boat or even on foot, as well as the experiences tied up in the luxury and authentic family-friendly accommodation; including private riverside eco lodges , tented camps, and stellar villas with kids clubs and special activities.

What are the best family safari tours in Botswana?

The following are samples of some of the most popular Botswana family safari tours taking parents and little ones to the most beautiful regions of the country.

7-day Okavango Delta, Savute & Chobe Family Safari

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Discover the incredible big 5 wildlife on guided game viewing safaris, staying in luxury lodges, mokoro (canoe rides), wildlife, children’s activities and enjoying numerous activities from walking to yoga to horseback safaris.

How much does a family safari in Botswana cost?

Prices can range from a more ‘modest’ 7-day budget camping safari for a family of four at around USD $6,000 to a 7-day mid-range lodge tour for a family of four costing around USD $10,000 with luxury tours priced higher.

When to go on a family safari in Botswana?

A Botswana family safari can be done all year round. Families find April to October ideal for safaris as this is when conditions are great for spotting wildlife, rain is infrequent, and there are fewer mosquitoes in the area.

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7-Day Chobe NP, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls Luxury

$4,995 to $7,810 pp (USD)

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You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start) , Chobe Riverfront (Chobe NP) , Okavango Delta, Maun (End)

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4.9 /5  –  149 Reviews

7-Day Victoria Falls, Chobe Safari & Okavango Delta

7-Day Victoria Falls, Chobe Safari & Okavango Delta

$2,860 to $3,427 pp (USD)

You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start) , Chobe NP, Okavango Delta, Maun Airport (End)

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4.7 /5  –  13 Reviews

3-Day Thrilling Vacation in Chobe National Park

3-Day Thrilling Vacation in Chobe National Park

$990 to $1,210 pp (USD)

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You Visit: Kasane (Start) , Chobe NP, Kasane (End)

5.0 /5  –  128 Reviews

6-Day Your Unforgettable Botswana Tour

6-Day Your Unforgettable Botswana Tour

$2,618 pp (USD)

Botswana: Shared tour (max 10 people per vehicle) Budget Camping

You Visit: Kasane (Start) , Chobe NP, Savuti (Chobe NP) , Moremi GR (Okavango Delta) , Maun (End)

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5.0 /5  –  82 Reviews

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6-Day The Perfect Botswana Family Safari

$2,156 to $2,398 pp (USD)

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans NP, Maun (End)

5.0 /5  –  42 Reviews

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$3,003 pp (USD)

Botswana & Zimbabwe: Shared tour (max 8 people per vehicle) Mid-range Lodge & Tented Camp

You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start) , Chobe River, Elephant Sands GR, Makgadikgadi Pans NP, Okavango Delta, Maun Airport (End)

Skytheme Safaris   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

5.0 /5  –  4 Reviews

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5-Day Popular Botswana Safari Through the Delta

$3,800 to $7,150 pp (USD)

Botswana: Private tour Luxury+ Tented Camp

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Okavango Delta, Maun (End)

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3-Day Mokoro Overnight-Okavango Delta

$572 to $589 pp (USD)

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5.0 /5  –  31 Reviews

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7-Day Last Minute Deal - Kalahari / Linyanti / Okavango

$4,752 to $4,884 pp (USD)

Botswana: Private tour Luxury Lodge & Tented Camp

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Linyanti (Chobe NP) , Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari GR, Maun Airport (End)

Savanna Safaris and Tours   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

5.0 /5  –  16 Reviews

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11-Day Highlights of Botswana Safari

$7,541 to $11,090 pp (USD)

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Nxai Pan NP, Okavango Delta, Linyanti (Chobe NP) , Kasane (End)

Gondwana Tours & Safaris   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

5.0 /5  –  79 Reviews

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7-Day Okavango Delta, Khwai and Chobe Wildlife Safari

$2,734 pp (USD)

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You Visit: Maun (Start) , Okavango Delta, Khwai Concession (Okavango Delta) , Savuti Channel (Chobe NP) , Chobe NP, Chobe River, Kasane (End)

Shipungo Safari & Tours   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

5.0 /5  –  55 Reviews

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8-Day Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari

$9,790 to $10,450 pp (USD)

You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start) , Chobe NP, Okavango Delta, Maun (End)

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5.0 /5  –  32 Reviews

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5-Day Okavango Delta & Boteti River Tented Safari

$1,705 to $1,804 pp (USD)

Botswana: Shared tour (max 10 people per group) Luxury Lodge

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Moremi GR (Okavango Delta) , Khwai Concession (Okavango Delta) , Okavango Delta, Maun (End)

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4.7 /5  –  64 Reviews

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11-Day Kalahari, Okavango and Chobe Expedition

$5,412 pp (USD)

Botswana & Zimbabwe: Shared tour (max 8 people per vehicle) Mid-range Camping & Lodge

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Central Kalahari GR, Maun (City) , Moremi GR (Okavango Delta) , Khwai Concession (Okavango Delta) , Savuti (Chobe NP) , Kasane (Town) , Chobe NP, Victoria Falls (End)

Reflect Africa Expedition   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

5.0 /5  –  13 Reviews

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8-Day Okavango Delta, Chobe and Victoria Falls

$2,750 pp (USD)

Botswana & Zimbabwe: Shared tour (max 4 people per vehicle) Budget Camping & Hotel

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Moremi GR (Okavango Delta) , Khwai Concession (Okavango Delta) , Savuti (Chobe NP) , Chobe NP, Victoria Falls, Kasane (End)

Kalahari Marsh Safari Holidays   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

5.0 /5  –  37 Reviews

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5-Day Botswana Tour

$1,788 pp (USD)

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Okavango Delta, Moremi GR (Okavango Delta) , Maun (End)

Walking Stick Travel & Tours   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

4.8 /5  –  74 Reviews

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9-Day Budget Camping Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta

$1,595 to $1,760 pp (USD)

Botswana & Zimbabwe: Shared tour (max 10 people per vehicle) Budget Camping & Lodge

You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start) , Chobe NP, Elephant Sands GR, Okavango Delta, Maun Airport (End)

Zambezi Expedition Travel and Tours

5.0 /5  –  87 Reviews

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3-Day Chobe National Park Camping Tour from Vic Falls

$715 pp (USD)

You Visit: Victoria Falls Town (Start) , Chobe NP, Victoria Falls Town (End)

5.0 /5  –  18 Reviews

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3-Day Central Kalahari Classic

$1,133 pp (USD)

Botswana: Shared tour (max 16 people per vehicle) Mid-range Camping

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Central Kalahari GR, Maun (End)

Xaa Safaris   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

4.6 /5  –  19 Reviews

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7-Day Classic Botswana Safari - Moremi, Khwai & Savuti

$3,575 to $3,933 pp (USD)

You Visit: Maun (Start) , Moremi GR (Okavango Delta) , Khwai Concession (Okavango Delta) , Savuti (Chobe NP) , Maun (End)

Nalange Mobile Safaris   Tour operator has an office in Botswana

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No other holiday will beat a safari among the abundant wildlife of Botswana

Botswana offers enormous scope for fun and imaginative tailor-made family safari holidays. Whatever the age of your family, from toddlers to teenagers, we can design a Botswana family safari holiday that will keep everyone happy and ensure you return home with amazing memories. Maybe you’ll be having a go at bow and arrow making , bushman skills and camp crafts, or perhaps you’d prefer to fish for your own supper and cook it over an open fire, after an exhilarating day of wildlife tracking and canoe explorations.

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We’ve visited all the lodges above and this first-hand experience will enable us to advise you where to stay. However, everyone’s requirements are different so do talk to us about what you are looking for on your Botswana family holiday, and we’ll recommend the lodge that we think best suits you.

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Famous for offering some of the most luxurious and exclusive (and correspondingly expensive) safari camps in all of Africa, Botswana’s high level of thoughtful service lends itself beautifully to a family safari for the right sort of adventurous family. Botswana is certainly not the first country to jump to mind when considering a family safari, but for some it will be the family holiday of a lifetime. 

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Hands down the best lodge in the Okavango Delta for children is Seba Camp . With a huge concentration on centring activities around children, you would almost expect Seba Camp's tag line to be 'the children are the future'. It's not, of course. But a family holiday here would prove an immersive experience for adults and children alike. For the Selinda Spillway it’s absolutely Selinda Explorer’s Camp . Children are given a Young Explorer’s Pack on arrival which marks the start of their ‘training’ and over the course of their stay will work towards their Conservation Ambassador Badge. An extra touch that puts this top of the list is that your child will receive a letter from a local child inviting them to be a lifelong pen pal. Chobe is not our favourite wildlife area as we find it relatively crowded, but having said that Muchenje is one of the best family safari lodges in Botswana. Opt for the two-storey family chalet, giving you more than enough space to eradicate the usual family bickering from your holiday – teenagers especially like this! Leroo La Tau is our pick in the Makgadikgadi Pans. This camp has a spacious family room and is really spread out, so ideal for relaxation in between activities. Kids will love exploring with the San Bushmen, boating around the area and seeing the impressive Zebra migration - a sight fit to impress any age!

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Botswana is a landlocked country, so not as easily combinable with a beach break as other African countries like in East Africa. The closest destination would be Mozambique , famous for its spectacular white sandy beaches, which are probably some of the best in Africa. You have the Quirimbas and Bazaruto Archipelagos chains to choose from. However, they are not cheap! For a safari and beach combination we would implore you to consider an East Africa safari destination; it is much easier logistically and also cheaper to combine the two and Zanzibar (the go to East African island) is more appropriate for families than options in Mozambique. Further afield you can also combine Mauritius with a safari in Botswana, although you have to take into consideration extra travel time. Due to non-connecting flights, the downside of combining Botswana with the beach is the annoying overnight in Johannesburg. Alternatively, both Victoria Falls and Cape Town work perfectly well with a Botswana safari pre and post safari.

Why a Botswana Family Safari?

Time to stop rushing around with your heads in a screen. A safari is a chance to ditch the iPhone and PlayStation, and reconnect with nature and with each other. Botswana’s wilderness is one of the last true ones in the world, and we cannot think of many better places to spend really special quality time with your loved ones. Botswana is a great place for a wild education. With so little in the form of man-made entertainment, there are few distractions and the lodges will often have specially trained guides running children’s educational programmes. So with great luxury, comes great convenient service! Botswana is all about intimacy and personalised service. Children are just as attentively looked after as the parents; there are no half measures just because children are short! A Botswana family safari is not for everyone. However, there are very few family experiences that can compare for those whose children are mature and nature-savvy.  On top of stunning lodges and first class hospitality, Botswana's wildlife is exceptional, from the marauding hippos, the wading elephants or the exceptional birdlife, it is one of the best places on the continent to view the big five, plus wild dog and cheetah. A boating, walking or vehicular safari never disappoints in Botswana.

How much does an Botswana family safari cost?

Safaris are not the most economical option for a family holiday; there is no question about it. Family tents are available across most camp, meaning you can all be under the same canvas - a relief to some..! It’s worth remembering that under 12’s are eligible for a reduction on their international air fares. On the ground in Botswana, prices start at around $950 per adult per night and about $600 per child per night. Although very expensive, if you have the budget then we really would recommend Botswana as the ultimate family holiday destination for older families looking for the best of the best. Introducing Odyssey Explorer Welcome to our new itinerary-building app! Odyssey Explorer allows you to browse a range of popular itinerary templates and tailor them to suit your budget and tastes. Once you are happy with your route template, Odyssey Explorer gives you the freedom to select and change your accommodation in each destination. It is an excellent tool for you to get an instant price for your dream trip before you work with a Tanzania expert to fine-tune it and make it into a reality.

When is the best time for Botswana family safari holiday?

When to go to Botswana is similar to the rest of Southern Africa, but for slightly unique reasons! Generally, Southern Africa is best in our summer months of July – September. This is when the parks are dry, the wildlife is most concentrated, and easier to spot as a result. However, there certainly are benefits for going outside peak season for several reasons. For families, although it could be tempting to look at the summer months, it can be a good idea to go to Botswana in the May half term as rates are significantly reduced and the wildlife and weather is still great. October is another option but is extremely hot. For a festive family holiday, the lodges are fully booked in Botswana over New Year and Christmas – it is rainy season, but rates are still high and Botswana’s wildlife always delivers whatever the season.     Although the Okavango Delta handily follows the same weather pattern as the rest of Southern Africa, it is best between July-September for different reasons! The water from the Angolan highlands is what fills up the Delta’s waterways, not the rainfall! This water begins to trickle down in March time and continues to fill up the Delta’s “fan” shape up until September, when it begins to evaporate in the heat. Then it starts again the year after. Confusingly, when the Delta is fullest, this is when the wildlife is best. The water limits the animals' movements and concentrates them onto islands, making them easier to spot. Also, water based activities are best when the levels are high for obvious reasons. It is worth noting that camps which are further from the pan handle will only have water activities available when the Delta is in peak flood from July – September.

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Book a safari camp with inter-connecting rooms or a family tent so you can all stay close together. If you are a large, multigenerational family then looking to book a smaller camp for exclusive use is certainly worth considering. Being able to tailor make your days to how you want them is a real bonus and gives your trip that extra special feeling. Going just outside of the main June to September season will still give you great game viewing, but at a fraction of the cost. Avoiding the national parks and being in one of the private concessions will give you a really raw, intimate and quiet safari experience and you can be certain that your family's every needs will be attended to. Keep your safari varied. Children will become bored after their 10th vehicle game drive. Choose a mixture of camps that offer a different experience. A trip to Cape Town and/or Victoria Falls is always a good bookend for your safari. Cape Town has so much to keep all the family entertained and Victoria Falls is something no-one will ever forget once they see it. 

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I have been meaning to send you a note but have been so busy since we got back.  The trip was AWESOME!  It exceeded all of our expectations and was a fantastic family experience that we will remember forever! I actually logged into your site this weekend as I was planning on writing a review on your company but then got distracted.  I have full intention of writing a review for you, as well as the places we stayed – which were all great. * * * * * - L Roepke
Our trip was amazing, exceeded my expectations in every possible way and l am still in awe at seeing the wildlife in its natural environment, our Botswana safari was truly magical and to be able to spend it with my family made it even more special! * * * * * - R Connarty
We had a really marvellous time and the kids loved every minute of it. This was the first Safari I had been on with my entire family, which encompasses 10, 13, 19 and 23 year-olds.  I have never seen them all looking happy for so long, although it was a shame that the youngest could not go on the walking Safari. * * * * * - Barton Family
Overall the trip was a stunning success. It was wonderful to be able to share things like that with my sons. A lifetime of memories for them. * * * * * - K Ryalls
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Whether you're a seasoned safari enthusiast or a first-timer, a family safari holiday in Botswana encompasses some of the most unique and diverse game reserves and national parks Africa has to offer.

Nestled in the heart of southern Africa, Botswana offers a remarkable blend of pristine wilderness, diverse wildlife, and warm hospitality. Known for its commitment to sustainable tourism, this country boasts some of the continent's most breathtaking landscapes and incredible wildlife encounters, making it an ideal destination for a family adventure. Witness the majesty of the Big 5 during exhilarating game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve, offering the chance to encounter lions, buffalos, elephants, and a wealth of other wildlife.  You will make incredible family memories. 

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The tour was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations. Our guide was so knowledgeable and was interested in getting to know us. The chef (Chandolo) was brilliant - his food was amazing and he was also a really warm, welcoming person. The whole team worked great together and I would 100% recommend!

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We had a wonderful time! Rocky, Jimmy, and Simba were excellent as drivers, guides, cooks, and problem solvers. We ate very well indeed. I will comment that the tour we took was quite different from the stated description of it. For example, we did not go to the salt pan. It seems that Rocky, the boss of the crew, received a different itinerary than what we thought we would be doing. How did that happen? The places we did go were terrific, and it was not until the second last day of the trip, that we realised the discrepancy. Rocky offered us a way to go to the salt pan, but for a couple of reasons, we declined that offer. Please note that I am not complaining about Rocky, Jimmy, and Simba. They followed the information they had received. I will also say that while we were accepting of the situation, some people could have reacted differently, and that would not have been fair to our crew. To summarise, we loved the trip! Credit to Rocky, Jimmy, and Simba for looking after us so well and sharing their beautiful country with us. Sincerely, Arthur George Busch

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I loved the trip. We had so many memorable experiences. The staff, lead by Beneh, Dominic and Annah, were delightful. As a 69 year old I found the heat and the long drives over rough roads challenging but worthwhile. We saw so many eautiful
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Best of Botswana Family Safari

Discover the unique Okavango Delta, wildlife of the Linyanti wetlands and the Big Five in Chobe

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From £5,545 / $6,360 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children (7-11 years) sharing a family room, best months, june - october.

A family holiday to Botswana starting in the unique Okavango Delta , stopping off in the private concessions of the Linyanti , before finishing in the Chobe National Park and its huge herds of lions and elephant.

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Itinerary overview – Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Chobe National Park

You will spend 8 nights and 9 days getting to know some of the most beautiful places in Botswana and witness its unrivalled game viewing.

  • 3 nights in the Okavango Delta
  • 3 nights in the Linyanti Wetlands
  • 3 nights in the Chobe National Park

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You will start your adventure in the Khwai Concession, a community-run wildlife area that borders the Moremi Game Reserve. Here you will stay at Khwai Leadwood, a beautiful camp tucked under the mopane trees on the edge of the Khwai River, where you can watch hippos, elephants and lions crossing over from time to time. You will enjoy game drives, walking safaris and cultural visits to the local village. 

You will then move on to Linyanti Ebony, an intimate camp with just four tents in the Linyanti Wetlands, a pristine wilderness that offers exclusive and varied game viewing. You will explore the area by game drives, boat trips, walking safaris and night drives, and little ones are kept busy with child specialist guides and the Ngwana Club offering arts and crafts and nature walks. 

Your adventure will end at Camp Kuzuma, a luxury tented camp in the Kuzuma Forest Reserve, a private concession that borders the Chobe National Park. Here you will experience authentic off-grid bush living, with activities such as game drives, bush walks, horse riding and fishing. You could also opt for a day trip to nearby Victoria Falls. 

Best of Botswana Family Safari – Pricing and considerations

The Delta and Chobe National Park can be explored all year round as they offer a range of activities as the seasons change. However, the dry season from May to October is the best time for wildlife viewing, especially for elephants, as they congregate around the water sources.

Our guide price for this itinerary is from £5,545 / $6,360 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children (7-11 years) sharing a family room. 

All our luxury family safari holidays are designed on an individual basis, so this will vary depending on time of year, activities, transport methods and choice of accommodation. The best way to start planning is to contact us .

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With its plush, intimate camps and emphasis on exploring remote wildlife areas disturbed only by the sounds of nature, Botswana may not immediately spring to mind as a family-oriented destination — but hear us out. The country’s exclusivity can work to your advantage: you’re likely to have game vehicles and guides all to yourself. Fewer guests means camps can be flexible with your schedule and shape the experience around what you want to see most. And, private reserves along with a unique mix of landscapes means you have a wide range of activities to choose from.

From the watery wildernesses of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park to the scorched Kalahari Desert , you’ll find camps and lodges throughout the country that welcome children, and which often offer activities designed for younger guests. We asked our specialists to share their best stays for a family safari in Botswana , including a few good-value options you can access without the need for a light aircraft flight.

Best safari camps for families in the Okavango Delta

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Footsteps Camp

This intimate camp offers a Young Explorers safari that’s specially designed for families. You’ll stay in your own six-bed camp complete with a personal chef, waiter, housekeeper, and a private guide who’s trained to make sure all of you get the most from your experience, no matter your age.

It’s not just a case of sitting back as you’re shown big cats and elephant here (though you’ll hopefully see plenty of those and much more). Instead, you can get stuck in, learning how to track animals while exploring on foot and in a 4x4. Your guide will show you telltale signs to look and listen for, from fresh prints and dung to different warning calls and birdsong.

There’s plenty of opportunity for children to get hands on, too — they can learn survival skills like how to make a campfire, try fishing, make an animal trap used to aid research, or, if water levels allow, they can have a go at poling themselves along the waterways in a mokoro (dugout canoe). At the end of the safari, they’ll be awarded with a Young Explorers t-shirt, cap, and certificate.

Okuti, Moremi Game Reserve

Okuti

Set on the banks of the Maunachira River, Okuti stands out from other camps thanks to its handful of guest masasas — traditional curved structures made of reeds. Each sits on a teak platform where you can sit and enjoy views over the water. Two masasas are designed for families with children aged seven and over, featuring two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom.

The camp ensures every guest has a window seat on game drives, so as a family you’ll likely have a vehicle and guide all to yourself as you explore Moremi Game Reserve’s mix of habitats, looking out for leopard, elephant, cheetah, and giraffe. With open lagoons and glittering channels, this is an area rich in birdlife, and your guide will help you to identify different species by sight and sound.

For a closer look, you can explore the waterways by motorboat, spotting herons, storks, and malachite kingfishers among the reeds along with other wildlife drinking along the banks.

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Seba Camp

Surrounded by riverine forest and sitting beside a perennial lagoon, Seba Camp is in a private concession in the west of the delta. It has just eight thatch-and-canvas tents, two of which have interconnecting rooms and plunge pools. Best of all, you can enjoy activities aimed at families, whether you want to try making pizzas, learn photography skills, paint your own artwork, or do some catch-and-release fishing (the area’s known for its tiger fish).

There’s a wide mix of more typical safari activities, too. During day- and night-time game drives you’ll spot a varied cast of animals, from giraffe, hyena, and lion to warthogs, elephant, and wild dog. On bush walks, experienced guides will open your eyes to minute details of the ecosystem, zooming in on insects, birds, animal tracks, and plant life. And, you’ll have the chance to explore by water in a motorboat or mokoro.

Kanana, Kanana Concession

Sleep-out deck, Kanana

The ebb and flow of the delta’s waters shape how your days are spent at Kanana . In fact, you can sometimes visibly see the water rising as you sit out on your private deck. The luxurious, eco-conscious camp has just seven tents, one for families, with two bedrooms, an en suite bathroom, and an outdoor shower. All are well spaced out for privacy. You can also make use of the camp’s pool in-between safari activities.

When water levels allow, you can head out with your guide in a glass-bottomed mokoro for a window into the underwater world, or explore the channels by boat, visiting the nearby heronry (one of the largest in Southern Africa). Fishing for pike, catfish, and tilapia is also popular — both with guests and the abundance of birdlife, including rare Pel’s fishing owls.

Back on land, you can take guided walks and — because you’re in a private concession — game drives can continue after dark for a chance to spot nocturnal creatures like porcupines, genets, bushbabies, and aardwolf. You can even opt to spend the night on the sleep-out deck to appreciate just how many stars fill the sky without light pollution.

Delta Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

Delta Camp

Many camps in Botswana have age restrictions, but at Delta Camp , on the edge of Chief’s Island , children of all ages are welcome. There are two wood-and-lethaka (reed) chalets reserved for families of up to four, as well as dedicated guides who are specially trained in helping understand and appreciate the natural world around them. The camp is also flexible when it comes to dining and can serve simple meals for children at a time that suits you.

The focus here is on exploring the bush in its natural state without a vehicle, allowing you to absorb the sights, smells, and sounds of the delta undisturbed. Heading out on foot or, if water levels allow, by mokoro with your private guide, your experience is shaped around what you want to see and do — you might explore the nearby islands and water channels while keeping watch for rare antelope species, giraffe, and hippo, visit the nearby baYei village — where many of the guides live — for an insight into local life, or visit the sunset deck to soak in those golden-hour views.

Best safari camps for families in the Kalahari Desert

Camp kalahari, makgadikgadi pans.

Camp Kalahari

The simplicity of Camp Kalahari is refreshing, with just 12 traditional Meru-style tents and an emphasis on adventure over luxury (though you’re by no means roughing it). Children of any age are welcome, with a dedicated suite providing plenty of space for families of up to five.

Despite being in the desert, you’re surrounded by the palm and acacia trees of Brown Hyena Island, while still being close to Makgadikgadi’s dazzling-white salt pans. Here, you can take exhilarating quad-bike (over 12s only) or horseback rides across the flat, otherworldly landscape — with just two other camps in this vast area, the sense of solitude is tangible.

You also have the chance to follow local Zu’/hoasi bushmen on foot as they share the skills their people have used to survive in this hostile environment for millennia. They’ll show you how they make fire, craft tools, and use plants for medicine, as well as opening your eyes to the creatures that have adapted to the desert, from Kalahari worm lizards to black-maned lion. And, nearby, you can visit habituated meerkats for some great photo opportunities.

Game drives are offered too, for a chance to see various antelope species, brown hyena, elephant (which you might also spot drinking from the camp’s pool), and, between January and April, Africa’s second-largest migration as 50,000 zebra and wildebeest move through the area.

Best safari camps for families in Chobe National Park

Chobe safari lodge, kasane.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Offering a range of room types, including two-bedroom family suites with private plunge pools, interleading rooms, and triple rooms, Chobe Safari Lodge has no age restrictions. It’s close to Kasane’s airport so is easy to access, yet it feels like a world away, on the peaceful banks of the Chobe River.

The lodge’s team of all-female guides will take you on sunrise or sunset boat safaris along the Chobe River. The park has one of the largest concentrations of elephant in Africa, so you’re almost guaranteed to see them rolling in mud along the banks, splashing water over themselves, and swimming, trunks held aloft like a snorkel.

You can also head out on game drives in near-silent electric vehicles to see a mix of species, from big cats to vividly plumed birds. Or, with Victoria Falls just over an hour’s drive away, you can take a day trip to see the world’s largest curtain of water.

Muchenje Safari Lodge

Family room, Muchenje Safari Lodge

Over in Chobe National Park’s quieter western side, but still less than an hour’s drive from Kasane, Muchenje Safari Lodge gives you the best of both worlds. From here, you can head out along the river on boat safaris to see elephant in their hundreds and for close-up views of birds flitting between the reeds, hippo peeking above the water’s surface, and crocodiles basking on the banks.

The lodge welcomes children aged eight and over (though younger guests may be allowed on request), with the thatched family cottage featuring a mezzanine sleeping area for up to two children, as well as two bathrooms and a generously sized deck where you can watch animals grazing the floodplains below. There’s also a communal pool for cooling off during hotter parts of the day.

Game drives head out in the morning, afternoon, and at night, or you can opt for an all-day safari that combines a game drive with a boat cruise, including lunch on deck. For a slower pace, head out on foot with an experienced guide, looking for animal tracks and other signs of life among the floodplains. And, if river levels allow, you might get a chance to explore by mokoro in the early morning light.

Best time for a family safari in Botswana

Wildlife is abundant year-round, so the best time to visit Botswana  depends on the type of wildlife and activities you enjoy. If you’re visiting Chobe and the Okavango Delta, we recommend May to October — this is when water levels are at their highest, so you’re able to enjoy a wider mix of activities. The Kalahari is at its greenest earlier in the year, attracting migratory zebra and wildebeest between January and April.

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Family holidays in Botswana

Botswana family safari holidays

Best family safari holidays in botswana, porcupine safari.

11 days • 4 locations MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$10,710 - US$16,860 per person

Savute Safari Lodge

With a swimming pool and a large family chalet with 2 ensuite bedrooms Savute Safari Lodge is a great stop on a family safari in Botswana.

Tau Pan Camp

Tau Pan is a good option for families with older children who have a keen interest in nature. Short walks are a great way of learning about the fauna and flora. The camp also offers a ‘family safari’, led by a private guide and tracker.

Machaba Camp

Machaba has two very spacious family tents and is a good option for a family safari in Botswana with older children who are enthusiastic about wildlife.

Splash Camp

The exclusive use Splash Enclave has its own private main area including a pool and no age restrictions making it a fantastic option for a family visiting Botswana.

Tsessebe Safari

7 days • 3 locations MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$7,790 - US$11,820 per person

Shinde Camp

A family chalet, specialist family friendly guiding programme and a more relaxed child policy than most of Botswana's safari camps make Shinde a wonderful camp for your family safari to Botswana.

Kanana has a more relaxed child policy than most of Botswana's camps, where it's unusual for families with children under 12 years not to have to book and pay for a private vehicle, although they may still choose to for greater flexibility.

Okuti is part of the Young Explorers programme, offering families a specialist guide who has experience guiding children in the bush. It is also fenced and takes children aged 7+ making it a great family-friendly safari camp.

Mopane Squirrel Safari

6 days • 2 locations MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$5,890 - US$11,770 per person

Lagoon Camp

For those with older children who are enthusiastic about wildlife, Lagoon Camp is a good option for a family holiday in Botswana. As well as having a family chalet, the camp offers a privately guided “family safari”.

Ground Squirrel Safari

7 days • 2 locations MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$8,530 - US$11,180 per person

Private Mobile

The team behind the Botswana Private Mobile Safari has a lot of experience in family safaris. The owners have a young child of their own and with a minimum age of 6 this is a great option for family safaris.

Spring Hare Safari

9 days • 3 locations KASANE AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$7,290 - US$13,320 per person

Muchenje Safari Lodge

For a family safari in Botswana, Muchenje is a fantastic option with guides who specialised in guiding children for years. The lodge has a family room with two single beds in a 'loft' area (albeit up a fairly steep stepladder).

Pom Pom Camp

With a family chalet, consisting of two interlinked bedrooms with a shared bathroom, Pom Pom Camp is a good option on a family safari to Botswana.

Wild Dog Safari

13 days • 5 locations KASANE AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$12,230 - US$21,930 per person

African Jacana Safari

US$7,770 - US$12,280 per person

Camp Kalahari

Quadbiking across Botwana's Kalahari saltpans and a fascinating Bushman experience make for memorable family safari holidays at Camp Kalahari. Visiting the habituated families of meerkats here is another highlight for children and adults alike.

Linyanti Ebony

Linyanti Ebony’s spacious family room is a good accommodation for Botswana family safari holidays, particularly with slightly older children. Combine this with the ‘Young Explorers’ programme to have a specialist family guide travel with you.

Large-spotted Genet Safari

9 days • 3 locations MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$10,930 - US$23,640 per person

Chitabe Lediba

The family chalets at Chitabe Lediba are two fully functioning standard chalets with their own ensuite bathrooms joined by a short corridor. This coupled with an informal atmosphere make the camp a fantastic option for a family safari in Botswana.

Bushbuck Safari

8 days • 3 locations MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$13,570 - US$31,740 per person

Duma Tau has two family units; each consisting of two en-suite rooms separated by an open deck. It would best suit families on safari in Botswana with children aged over 12 ; those with younger children have to book a private vehicle.

Aardwolf Safari

5 days • 2 locations MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

US$5,220 - US$9,290 per person

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Maximise the chances of seeing your favourite African animals based on traveller sightings reports from the field.

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

82% SUCCESS

2,987 sightings from 3,665 observations

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Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

47% SUCCESS

1,901 sightings from 4,058 observations

Where to see leopard in Africa

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

33% SUCCESS

1,032 sightings from 3,110 observations

Where to see cheetah in Africa

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

31% SUCCESS

848 sightings from 2,724 observations

Where to see wild dog in Africa

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

55% SUCCESS

2,137 sightings from 3,866 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Africa

Brown Hyena

Brown Hyena

Parahyaena brunnea

This largely solitary scavenger is one of the more elusive and little-known of Africa’s carnivores. Shaggier than its spotted cousin, it occurs only in the arid southwest of the continent.

16% SUCCESS

240 sightings from 1,471 observations

Where to see brown hyena in Africa

Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

These highly sociable little mammals have an endearing appearance and comical antics. Found in the drier areas of Southern Africa, close encounters are a sought-after experience.

21% SUCCESS

85 sightings from 402 observations

Where to see meerkat in Africa

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

91% SUCCESS

3,558 sightings from 3,914 observations

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Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

83% SUCCESS

2,512 sightings from 3,036 observations

Where to see buffalo in Africa

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

86% SUCCESS

3,436 sightings from 3,981 observations

Where to see giraffe in Africa

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

89% SUCCESS

2,603 sightings from 2,923 observations

Where to see hippo in Africa

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

618 sightings from 2,012 observations

Where to see black rhino in Africa

White Rhino

White Rhino

Ceratotherium simum

The white rhino is the largest and most numerous of the world’s five rhinoceros species. They are larger, easier to see and generally more approachable than the black rhino.

44% SUCCESS

486 sightings from 1,100 observations

Where to see white rhino in Africa

Oryx

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

1,295 sightings from 1,859 observations

Where to see oryx in Africa

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

49% SUCCESS

1,446 sightings from 2,935 observations

Where to see eland in Africa

Roan antelope

Roan antelope

Hippotragus equinus

Africa’s second largest antelope and one of its most handsome, with a powerful build and distinctive markings, roan are wary of people, but renowned for their bravery against predators.

23% SUCCESS

464 sightings from 1,978 observations

Where to see roan antelope in Africa

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

22% SUCCESS

441 sightings from 1,969 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Africa

Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekii

The sitatunga is the most aquatic of Africa’s antelopes and specially adapted to its swampy habitats. Though widespread across Africa, only a handful of places offer reliable sightings.

19% SUCCESS

60 sightings from 320 observations

Where to see sitatunga in Africa

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

68% SUCCESS

2,431 sightings from 3,584 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Africa

Zebra

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

3,744 sightings from 4,441 observations

Where to see zebra in Africa

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

54 sightings from 3,258 observations

Where to see pangolin in Africa

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

67 sightings from 3,259 observations

Where to see aardvark in Africa

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Exciting Family Safari in Botswana

11  days, 1  country, transfers + internal flights included, meals + drinks (local brands only) included, lodge game activities.

Visiting: Botswana > Okavango Delta > Moremi Game Reserve > Chobe National Park > Makgadikgadi Pans

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This extensive journey will take you through the main attractions of a Botswana Safari, with the last couple of days in Namibia. The diversity in landscapes and activities allows for wonderful animal encounters and the game-viewing experience will blow you away. From the dry Makgadikgadi Pans to the world-renowned water of the Okavango Delta, predator sightings of the Moremi and elephants of Chobe, you will experience it all. The journey ends in the Eastern Caprivi, Zambezi Province of Namibia, a narrow strip of country on the northern bank of the Chobe River.

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Boteti River - Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

On arrival at Maun International Airport, you will be met and transferred through the Makgadikgadi Pans. The park, populated by...

Staying at Leroo La Tau

On arrival at Maun International Airport, you will be met and transferred through the Makgadikgadi Pans. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers you the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. Your lodge, Leroo La Tau offers a raised hide above the river where you can enjoy the spectacular wildlife sightings that we’ve come to expect in this part of Botswana. You will be staying at this lodge for the following two nights, including all meals and game activities.

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After breakfast and your morning activity, you will be collected from the lodge and flown to Camp Okavango. The seasonal...

Staying at Camp Okavango

After breakfast and your morning activity, you will be collected from the lodge and flown to Camp Okavango. The seasonal flooding of the Okavango River spills across the parched Kalahari landscape, producing a gigantic inland sea that is peppered with lush islands and brimming with wildlife. The camp will be your home for the next two nights including meals and game activities. Water-based activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the quiet old-fashioned way, in the traditional mokoro (dugout canoe).

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Moremi Game Reserve

Today you will transfer through to Camp Moremi, your home for the next 2 nights. Completely rebuilt in 2018 as...

Staying at Camp Moremi

Today you will transfer through to Camp Moremi, your home for the next 2 nights. Completely rebuilt in 2018 as a modern luxury safari lodge, Camp Moremi is located within the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Your activities include a choice of morning and afternoon game drives throughout the many different ecosystems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer or the possibility to explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and its surrounding channels by boat. This blend of activities allows for access to incredible landscapes, impressive wildlife as well as the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque waters of the Okavango Delta.

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Savuti - Chobe National Park

After your morning activity and breakfast, you will be collected for your flight to Savute Safari Lodge. Located on the...

Staying at Savute Safari Lodge

After your morning activity and breakfast, you will be collected for your flight to Savute Safari Lodge. Located on the banks of the Savute channel, Savute Safari Lodge is intimate, accommodating only 24 guests in cool thatched timber and glass suites. The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. This would be your home for the next two nights, with all meals and activities included. Activities are organised around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4×4 safari vehicles.

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Chobe River Front Namibia

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Staying at Chobe Savanna Lodge

After your morning activity and breakfast, you will be collected for your flight , road and boat transfer to your last camp stay, located on the other side of the border, in Namibia. Set in a classic African savanna environment with sweeping vistas, the focal point of the lodge is a thatched open sided lodge which commands a 270 degree view over the Chobe River. You will spend the following two nights at this lodge including all meals and activities. This would be your last destination of your African safari. The Chobe River is home to large herds of Elephant, Buffalo and Hippo, as well as dense concentrations of other wildlife – including the rare Puku antelope – which come down to the river’s edge to drink and graze.

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End of Dream African Safari

Have a leisure morning enjoying breakfast at the lodge before the boat and road transfer back to Kasane airport. Time...

Have a leisure morning enjoying breakfast at the lodge before the boat and road transfer back to Kasane airport. Time at leisure at the airport and check in on your onward flight. Alternatively, we can assist you with an extension to nearby Victoria Falls or to extend your safari.

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  • Botswana official currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP).  Other countries using the same Botswana currency include Zimbabwe.
  • Botswana Banks accepts the following foreign currencies: US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euro and South African Rands in cash.
  • Credit and debit cards, including International Visa and MasterCard, are accepted at most lodges. However, Express and Diners Club are not accepted by the banks of Botswana or by the camps.
  • Botswana is a fantastic place to go on a houseboat safari if you want to explore the Chobe River. Expect to witness a high number of elephants on your houseboat safari, as the park is home to one of the world's greatest surviving elephant populations, estimated to number over 120,000.
  • You can also expect to see lots of antelope species, Hippos, Giraffes as well as a high concentration of predators.

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Enjoy game viewing by land, air and water in some of Botswana’s best parks and most luxurious camps.

Victoria Falls

Prices from £1,260 pp for 9 days (exc. flights)

This group adventure safari includes Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls

Prices from £4,290 pp for 9 days (exc. flights)

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.

Tailor-made Botswana safari holidays

If you’re considering an African safari but you’re unsure which destination to consider, we would love to persuade you of the many merits of taking your safari in Botswana. But perhaps you’re already sure that Botswana is the place to be for your African wildlife experience? In which case, we hope that we can help you bring together all the elements which will make your Botswana safari as incredible as it should be. We are the Botswana Specialists, and we’d love to take you to Botswana.

We’ve been tailor-making holidays in Botswana since 1998 as part of Tribes Travel. We have visited, Botswana many times, and we work with local partners that we know and trust to give you the excellent service and back-up that we plan for you. We care about the protection of Botswana’s cultures and habitats, and we’re ATOL-bonded for your financial protection.

Botswana Travel Specialists

Talk to one of our specialists about a tailor-made Botswana safari holiday. We will listen to you, then give you great ideas and our best advice.

Call: +44 (0)1473 599083

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Best time to visit Botswana

The best time to visit Botswana is the dry season: April to October.  Within this time, July to September are the coldest and busiest months. December to March sees the rains. Mornings are generally hot and sunny, afternoons frequently bring thunderstorms.

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TRAVEL + PROTECT

Botswana is home to endangered wildlife, important habitats and unique cultures. We strongly believe in protecting this diversity. Throughout the site, our Elephant logo, Tuskwana, showcases good practices, and you can read more about our company’s TRAVEL + PROTECT ethos.

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Botswana Information

Here you will find helpful details about travelling to and in Botswana. There are also some pages with some interesting information about Botswana’s wildlife, people and conservation.

Botswana Safari Experiences

Most of us decide to go on an African safari to see the wildlife and wonderful landscapes. But which are the specific experiences might change your safari from being great to being unbeatable?

Here are a variety of safari experiences which we feel are all unmissable in some way. All you need to do is pick which ones you will have to leave out!

A Boat Safari in the Okavango

Botswana birding safaris, chobe river boat safari, exploring the tsodilo hills, horseback encounters, meet the meerkats, okavango delta horse riding, okavango delta mokoro rides.

It’s the African version of an afternoon punting on the River Cam.

Photographic Safaris

Scenic flight over botswana, sleeping under canvas, the elephants of abu, walk with the san bushmen, walking safaris in botswana, walking with elephants, watching wild dogs, young explorers.

The Young Explorers programme is for families with children from 7 years upwards and allows you to discover the wilds of Africa together. 

Zebra Migration

Best places to stay in botswana.

Since we know Botswana so well, we’re able to help you choose the right place to stay. Try our accommodation directory for ideas but, better still, call us for a chat about what you’re looking for.

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  • Family Safari
  • Kalahari & Okavango

7 Day Botswana Family Safari Explore the Kalahari and Okavango Delta

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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 tranquillity 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 Kalahari

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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 Bushmen

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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

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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 waterways

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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

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After breakfast and one final morning safari, it is time to bid the Botswana wilderness goodbye. Return to Maun for your onward journey. 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.

  • 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

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  • International flights
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Wild At Heart: A Unique Luxury Safari Camp In Botswana

“Bring us candy!” young Six would yell towards the small planes ferrying tourists between remote safari camps. Only Miriam ever heard him, the family donkey that eight-year old Six rode to his school in Makalamabedi, the closest village still 10 kilometres from his cattle post. Dutiful Miriam would roam during class until Six honed his tracking skills to relocate her for the ride home.

Coming full circle, Six now commutes on those planes as camp manager for Great Plain’s newest property in Botswana, Sitatunga Private Island camp. His career backstory is one of many shared tonight by Six during sundowners by the fire. We are floating on a circular pontoon, silhouetted against a fiery sky that pairs the colours of my Aperol Spritz, on an exclusive 43-acre island within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta.

With only three guest tents, Sitatunga exemplifies Botswana’s tourism model. It’s one that limits visitor volume with premium offerings that ensures low environmental impact. The camp design draws inspiration from the delta – each waterfront tent is cocooned within a striking arc of bamboo poles to represent traditional Bayei funnel fishing baskets. Tent is an ironic term for what is a multi-room suite larger than most apartments.

With my own private bar and plunge pool, the only thing that lures me out of heavenly solitary existence is chef Herold’s wizardry. My first meal ranks amongst my all-time culinary experiences – beef carpaccio with Szechuan pepper emulsion, followed by clear chicken soup with a vermicelli nest cradling a cured egg yolk, and a main course of ostrich fillet with chilli dark chocolate sauce.

A Botswana safari is unique in its diversity of landscape and wildlife within a small radius. Within 20 minutes of departing Sitatunga I’m sipping a welcome cocktail at Duba Plains camp that, contrary to the short travel time, feels worlds away. A helicopter transfer provides a birds eye view of the never-ending maze of delta spillways separating a jigsaw of islands. Travelling in the chopper window bubble at low altitude exposes animals on mass – from buffalo in the hundreds, tank-like masses of submerged hippos, elephants congregating by waterholes and the monochrome patterns of zebra herds.

Infamous for the lions that call Duba Plains Concession home, I soon find myself within a living wildlife documentary. It’s 6am and the jeep headlights reveal three members of the Tsaro pride. It’s cool and they’re frisky, mock stalking and tackling one another in a bundle of limbs. My finger triggers a machinegun barrage of photos as they slosh through chest-deep floodplains with darkened wet coats. For hours we trail their antics and half-hearted attempts to snag breakfast.

Spotting a target of huddled warthogs, they physically transform from adorable giant kittens to imposing predators. Their bodies stoop low, the golden coats blending with the sunlit dry grass, as they fan out in perfect synchronisation. The takedown is swift, as is the kill. Just metres away in an open jeep, I’m glued to the ensuing dance of hierarchy over the feast as they meticulously polish off all but the indigestible bones of the skeleton.

When I first spot the bulky, peculiar form of a rhino, my reaction swings from joy to sadness when noting its missing horn. It’s a pre-emptive intervention to improve their safety after a devastating rise in poaching during the Covid-19 shutdown. This opportune window resulted in a sickening loss of the threatened species across Africa. It’s an ongoing battle that Great Plains tackles with their Project Ranger program supplying frontline protection. Fortunately Duba Plains is an island haven, with the surrounding crocodiles and hippos acting as a natural deterrent to the criminal pursuit.  

It’s a 25-minute small plane transfer to the Selinda dirt airstrip for my final stop, right by the Namibia border. Far from the Okavango Delta, the private reserve is a contrasting world of dense woodland and dry plains. For two nights I have a piece of Botswana all to myself. From sunrise to turn down, my only company at Selinda Suite will be that of my dedicated guide, host and chef.

Two bedroom suites flank an expansive open-walled living space that layers down into an alfresco dining area, pool sundeck and fire pit overlooking the Selinda Spillway. The construction is rustic with raw, exposed materials, yet the design is grand in proportion and detailing like opulent carved metal-studded doorways.

Scanning my cigar selection, whisky cabinet and spirits bar, I opt instead for champagne from the wine fridge to enjoy by the pool. This is soon forgotten as a rustle reveals four-legged company. One by one, a herd of elephants arrive with pep in their step as they approach the water. The trunk is the universal Leatherman multi-tool, using it to excavate juicy papyrus bulbs to scoop into their mouth, crunching loudly like a crisp Granny Smith apple. Like a manic garden hose, they shower down their wrinkly skin and playfully blow out bubbles. It’s the most mesmerising, intimate show to see and hear. I blissfully lie back and let the safari come to me.

These luxury camps sit within the Great Plains Conservation reserve collection . Guest stays directly contribute to environmental conservation in partnership with local communities. 

For more information on how to book your Botswana itinerary, visit africasafarico.com.au

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