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Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana

Botswana is an ideal destination for an active family safari. Our Botswana safari experts travel regularly with their own families, which means you can count on sound travel advice and solid recommendations that are based on first-hand experience. Since 1998, we’ve brought over 60 000 travellers on safari to Africa - you'll find their comments on our service on independant review sites like FEEFO.

This photo essay offers a glimpse into what you can experience on a Botswana family safari.

Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana

Game viewing in a destination like Botswana is never dull - there is plenty to see and all of the Big 5 to look out for, which really engages children's attention. These days, you can download fantastic apps to track your sightings, which makes the experience that much more interactive for kids. We love setting family safaris in Botswana's private concessions as these areas allow the most variety in game-viewing activities, from drives that cover plenty of terrain and are ideal for watching big game and predators, to guided nature walks that introduce you to tracking, wilderness survival skills and bring the life of wild creatures into detailed focus from their burrows and nests, to secret hiding places and favourite waterholes. Read more about the advantages of private concessions.

Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana
Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana
Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana

Botswana is an ideal fly-in safari destination. This type of vacation makes use of light aircraft to transfer you between locations within a destination, which saves you time that allows you to see and do more on your holiday. The best thing about flying from location to location is that you get a bird's eye view of the landscapes you will explore on the ground - the Okavango Delta seen from above is a magnificent palette of colours. 

Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana

Another great advantage Botswana has for family safaris is the combination of land- and water-based activities. Within the Okavango Delta the water actitivies include canoe safaris, motor boat excursions and fishing for tiger fish and bream. If you've got water enthusiasts in your family, take a look at our Top 3 canoe and kayak adventures in Africa.

Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana
Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana

One of the best times to visit Botswana is the green season, when you can catch the zebra migration in the Kalahari. Seasonal specials offer some of the best value for money game viewing experiences in Africa. Take a look at our seasonal guide to planning your Botswana safari and our blog on everything you need to know about the affordable green season.

Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana

Quad biking and guided nature walks with traditional San hunter-gatherers are two fantastic activities at Jack's Camp in the Makgadikgadi. 

Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana

One great family-friendly animal encounter is with habituated meerkats at Jack's Camp in the Makgadikgadi Pans. Read more about ethical animal encounters in our blog and our Top 5 animal encounters for families in Africa.

Africa's Best Family Destinations: Safari in Botswana

One great family-friendly animal encounter is with habituated meerkats at Jack's Camp in the Makgadikgadi Pans. Read more about ethical animal encounters in our blog and our Top 5 animal encounters for families in Africa.

Written by Donyale MacKrill. Connect with her on Google+

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