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The ultimate in convenience and comfort: charter flights between each camp will transfer you and your family from one destination to another, allowing you to make the most of your holiday in magical Botswana.

Start your tour at Leroo La Tau, built high on the banks of the Boteti River within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. During the dry season this dramatically positioned lodge, which boasts panoramic views of the riverbed and grassy Kalahari Desert plains, also offers access to the world’s second-largest zebra migration. These green-seeking animals traverse the dry landscape closely followed by opportunistic predators, making for an incredible wildlife experience. Go on to explore the diverse ecosystem of the Okavango Delta, enjoying excursions on a mokoro (dug-out canoe) or motorised boat. Head out on a fishing expedition with your children and ask the chef to prepare your catch for dinner.

Then head to Camp Okavango in the Delta, where you can sink into a chair on the elevated deck for anytime game viewing, and onto Camp Xakanaxa, where a fire-deck right at the water’s edge is a prime spot for after-dinner stargazing. Make your way to Savute Safari Lodge in Chobe National Park – a water-side haven in the heart of elephant country where highly sought after predator-prey interaction is regularly observed on 4x4 game drives. Your last stop is Chobe Savanna Lodge in Namibia’s East Caprivi where you can enjoy an idyllic boat cruise along the mighty Chobe River as hippo, buffalo and elephant come to drink and graze at the water’s edge. Game drives at the lodge are customised for children and rangers impart their wealth of knowledge in a way they can understand, firing their imaginations and deepening their appreciation of the African wild.

Itinerary Highlights

  • World’s second-largest zebra migration in season
  • Mekoro expeditions in the Okavango Delta
  • Beginners’ birding course
  • Child-friendly accommodation & activities
  • Expert 4x4 game drives & walking safaris
  • Discover ancient San rock art at Gubatsa Hills

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-2

Makgadigadi Pans

Built high on the banks of the Boteti River to afford it panoramic views of the riverbed and grassy Kalahari Desert plains below, Leroo La Tau sits within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park overlooking a busy waterhole. During the dry season this dramatically positioned lodge offers access to the world’s second-largest zebra migration when green-seeking animals traverse the dry landscape closely followed by opportunistic predators such as lions and cheetahs.

Sisal matting, calico curtains and a tranquil colour scheme give your riverside suite a neutral, modern feel while still maintaining a unique African ambiance. Your adjoining verandah provides commanding views of the plains, its east-facing orientation ideal for watching the sun rising over the park each morning. From the comfort of your glass-fronted suite watch elephants, wildebeest and zebra traverse this captivating landscape. Morning and evening 4x4 game drives focus on the Boteti riverfront where keen birders find joy in the large number of white-backed vultures around. When game concentrations are at their peak towards the end of the dry season the lodge’s hide itself can be a game-viewing highlight at Leroo La Tau. An excursion to Khumaga Village is a fantastic opportunity for a taste of rural Batswana life and your children will relish in the opportunity to meet and play with others their age from the local community.

Days 3-4

Delta dawn

Camp Okavango is situated in the heart of the Delta, which is a maze of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels full of wildlife. It comprises East African-style tents and offers expertly guided wildlife excursions in the Delta by boat or on foot.

Explore the diverse ecosystem of this wetland paradise in a mokoro (a dug-out canoe) or motorised boat to spot the rare sitatunga antelope and twitcher’s delights such as African fish eagle and Pel's fishing owl. Arrange a fishing expedition in the tranquil waters where your children reel in a bream or tiger fish, and later help the chef prepare their catch for dinner. Informative nature walks take them over plains and grasslands, through tall reeds, onto all-fours and up-close to the small animals and plants that thrive in this fascinating terrain.

At Camp Okavango enjoy a candlelit dinner on the lawn and extravagant bush lunches that are hosted in a series of beautiful and remote locations, while traditional dancing around the campfire is made all the more harmonious by its award-winning staff choir.

Days 5-6

Bliss in Moremi

Located in the stunning Moremi Game Reserve on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta, Xakanaxa is a tented camp that offers wildlife tracking activities through a rich mosaic of habitats made up of mopane and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. Exploring the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat or mokoro you will spot plenty of water birds in Botswana’s twitching mecca. The two heronries are bound to further impress birders and the thickly wooded areas on the reserve are home to an impressive leopard population. Cheetah, lion, elephant and buffalo also call this unspoilt wilderness reserve their home.

Get comfortable on Camp Xakanaxa’s fire deck, which is set under a family of giant jackalberry trees, for after-dinner stargazing or enjoy a night swim in the pool, which is lit in fairy-tale fashion with flickering paraffin lanterns.

Days 7-8

Savute splendour

Peering out from underneath a dense canopy of camelthorn trees in Chobe National Park, this traditional safari lodge is majestically set on the banks of the seasonal Savute Channel. Your wood, thatch and glass chalet is a water-side haven in the heart of elephant country where highly sought after predator-prey interaction is also regularly observed. Unpredictable wet and dry cycles mould this beautiful landscape, dictating the nature of its 4-legged inhabitants that form part of an incredibly rich ecosystem.

The mud pool - just metres away from the main lodge - is where elephants drink and play, much to the delight of guests. On the twice-daily game drives there is also the possibility of witnessing resident lion prides and spotted hyena packs in brutal conflict over prey and territory - daring lions are known to hunt and kill elephants in this section of the park.

Another wildlife spectacle not to be missed is the annual Linyanti-Chobe zebra migration that occurs annually in the summer months. With numerous waterways and marshlands around, keen birders are kept busy, while the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills are a captivating cultural experience.

Days 9-10

A Chobe idyll

Situated in Namibia’s eastern Caprivi Strip on the northern bank of the Chobe River, this thatch and timber open-sided lodge offers a breathtaking 270° view of the Chobe River and its vast floodplains. This untamed wilderness is home to a variety of animals, including the rare puku antelope, which is closely related to the waterbuck. A relaxing boat cruise along the mighty Chobe River is one the best ways to observe large herds of hippo, buffalo and elephant that come to drink and graze at the water’s edge.

Between organised activities, cool off in the inviting swimming pool, enjoy armchair game viewing from the expansive deck or simply bask in the subtle tones of your suite’s interiors designed in a contemporary African theme. Mealtimes are never short of entertainment either as giraffe and elephants regularly coming to drink at the river not far from the dining area. Fishing is another Chobe River activity ideal for the children and specialised game drives with picnics allow up-close sightings of animals while rangers share with the little ones their knowledge about this special part of the world where three countries meet.

Expertly guided nature walks are easily customised for children and have an emphasis on learning through tactile interaction with the environment. They may also benefit from a beginners’ birding course specially arranged with one of the lodge’s knowledgeable and patient rangers. Excursions to a local village provide both young and old with insight into the lifestyle of those living in rural Caprivi and involve activities with engaging community members.

Day 11

Homeward bound

After 11 days, you and your children bid farewell to Africa, all your memories tinged in sunshine, your cameras full of pictures and your imaginations brimming with anecdotes you will revel in for years to come.

Inclusions

  • Scheduled activities
  • Laundry service
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All inter-camp charter flights
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • National park fees and all government levies & taxes

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $9060
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $6270
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $5650
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 01 Mar 2015 $0
  • 02 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $5695
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $6490
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $9280
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $6490
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $5695

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Experience diverse destinations in Botswana on this safari that's geared towards families with kids. The lodges are specifically picked for their child-friendliness & the activities on over to entertain & delight the little ones."

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