Botswana Family Safari
Your Botswana family safari adventure will begin on the bank of the Boteti River. It is from here that you are introduced to Botswana safari wilderness.
About the Botswana Family Safari
The Botswana family safari allows you to explore the surrounding area. This is done on this African family safari to Botswana through game drives in the morning, afternoon and night. The game drives are separated by cultural excursions, and water-based group activities.
The Botswana family safari fly into a remote section of the Okavango Delta. This brings with its nature walks and tranquil explorations of the delta’s waterways. The exploration of the waterways is through mokoro.
This Botswana safari takes you from camp to camp to explore the best of Botswana. In each new location you will find fresh surrounds and the opportunities.
You will be able to learn about vegetation and different cultures. You will also get acquainted to many species of bird life, as well as fun facts about wildlife.
A visit to the Savute region of Botswana brings with it the chance to experience the Chobe River. This will be more of water-based game viewing done on Mokoro.
It is in Savute that you can teach your children how to fish and watch as they reel in their first catch.
9-day Botswana Family Safari in Brief
Day 1: Arrival in Maun and transfer to Makgadokgadi Pans
day 2: Enjoy game drive both morning and evening in Makgadikgadi. You will also have a cultural experience with a visit to the local village.
Day 3: Transfer from Makgadikgadi to Okavango Delta. Enjoy nature walks and Mokoro rides.
Day 4: Full day in Okavango Delta with more Delta exploration on Mokoro and by foot.
Day 5: Full day in Okavango Delta with more Delta exploration on Mokoro and by foot.
Day 6: Full day in Okavango Delta with more Delta exploration on Mokoro and by foot.
Day 7: Transfer from Okavango Delta and head to Savute Channel. You will be here to track big game and especially the elephant herds.
Day 8: Full day in Savute looking for more big game
Day 9: Transfer to Kasane in time for your departure flight.
9-day Botswana Family Safari Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Maun - Makgaikgadi Pans
Meet and greet upon your family's arrival at the Maun International Airport. Enjoy a short briefing on this 9 days Botswana family safari.
Enjoy a short transfer to Leroo La Tau where you will spend the evening. you will be in a thatched chalet on the banks of the Boteti River.
Once you’ve checked in and freshened up its time for you to meet your guide. This will be your partner for the duration of your stay at the lodge.
At this point, he will explain the day-to-day activities on offer. He will also be able to match them with your interests as a family.
Late afternoon brings the opportunity to go on your first game drive. you will be venturing into the African wilderness.
Return to Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi Pans in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Creatures and culture
Start your day on Botswana family safari with an early morning wake up. You will hop on a morning game drive that sets out to investigate what the wildlife have been up to during the night.
There are also guided nature walks on offer, as well as boat activities. The latter will depend on the water levels of the Boteti River.
In the afternoon you will have the option of going on a cultural visit. This is to the nearby Khumaga Village. Here the whole family can experience what the daily lives of the local African people are like.
Your children will have the chance to interact with locals of their own age. This helpw them get a feel for how different cultures can be.
All your meals and overnight will be at Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana.
Day 3: Makgadikgadi Pans- the Okavango Delta
Start your day on Botswana family safari by filling up on breakfast. You will check out of the lodge and have a transfer to the airstrip.
We get to be flown to Xugana Island Lodge which is situated within the Okavango Delta.
Xugana (pronounced Koogana) is on a private concession. This is within a spectacular section of the delta.
Once settled you’ll have time to do some exploring of your own around the camp. You will also have the option of going on a guided nature walk. You may drift through the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a dug-out canoe called a “mokoro”.
Return to Xugana Island Lodge, Okavango Delta in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Okavango Delta
Start your day on the Botswana family safari with a hearty breakfast. You will have the opportunity to explore more of the Okavango Delta.
The exploration will be done from the comfort of a motorized boat. You may be poled through the tranquil waterways in a mokoro if you didn’t get to experience it yesterday.
In the afternoon, head down to the nearby bird hide with the kids. You will have a fun bird spotting competition. The first person to spot a Lilac-breasted Roller wins.
Late afternoon is also a great time of day to try your hand at fishing for bream or tiger fish. Perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to teach your kids how to fish. They get to learn the principle behind catch-and-release style fishing.
Return to your lodge later in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at Xugana Island Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Day 5: Okavango Delta
Your Botswana family safari still explores the Okavango Delta. You will, move from Xugana Camp you will head to Xakanaxa Camp through.
This will be your accommodation for the next two nights. This is the spot where you will get some great gameviewing is done. The lodge overlooks a thriving stretch of lagoons and islands.
As a family, spend the afternoon exploring channels of the Okavango Delta. The exploration moves to Xakanaxa Lagoon in a motorboat.
Later return to your lodge in time to freshen up with evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight will be at Camp Xakanaxa, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Day 6:Tracking wildlife
Another day in the Okavango delta with more game tracking. Hope your kids are up for another morning game search, then that is how your morning will be spent.
You’ll be tracking big game in an open 4x4 vehicle, and the wildlife you miss in the morning. You can always try and spot later in the afternoon.
The afternoon will be spent on a short water-based safari that is exclusive to Xakanaxa Camp.
The trip through the delta’s nearby channels combines the use of both a mokoro and motorised boat. This is enough exploration of the labyrinth of unspoiled wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled for well-camouflaged wildlife and bird life.
Evening will be at leisure in your camp. Dinner and overnight will be at Camp Xakanaxa, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Day 7:The Savute Channel
Start your day on Botswana family safari with breakfast. This is before you are transfered to Savute.
You will be staying at the Savute Safari Lodge in the Savute Channel. The River is also (known as the “stolen river”) is where you will spend the next couple of days.
The Savute is known for its elephant bull population. It is also popular for the predators too. The latter have adapted their hunting skills to deal with the surrounding vegetation.
Once checked in and settled, the morning is yours to enjoy at leisure. In the afternoon you will be heading out on a wildlife spotting game drive. This will be in the surrounding wilderness.
Return to Savute Safari Lodge, Savuti, Botswana for evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge.
Day 8: Gubatsa Hills
Today on your Botswana family safari, its all about cultural experience. You will travel to a small hill surrounded by flat landscape.
At Gubatsa Hills that ancient rock art, etched by San bushmen, still exists.
After the morning’s dose of culture and history, it’s time for one last game drives. This will be in the afternoon as you search for what you may have missed.
Return to your lodge in time for evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight will be at Savute Safari Lodge, Savuti, Botswana.
Day 9: Savute - Kasane
This is the last day of your Botswana family safari. You will begin with a relaxed breakfast at your lodge. This is before you enjoy a transfer to Kasane Airport. Here you will bid your African family adventure goodbye.
You will be in time to catch a flight to your next destination.
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9 Day Botswana Family Safari Price
Included in the Botswana Family safari price
- All Park and entrance fees
- All activities unless indicated as as optional or extra
- Accommodation as per program
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All local flights during the tour
- All Taxes/VAT
- Round trip airport transfer
- Meals as specified in the day-by-day section
- Drinks where you are on all inclusive basis
Excluded in the Botswana Family Safari Price
- International flights
- Extra accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees