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This exciting adventure is perfect for families with older children, and takes you on a journey to Victoria Falls and through some of Botswana’s most game-dense areas. There are no age restrictions so children of all ages are welcome and family-friendly accommodation means plenty of privacy and spacious suites during your 10-day stay. You will begin in Livingstone in Zambia, where visiting Victoria Falls promises adventure activities and fun on the Zambezi River. 

In Botswana, the safari portion of your journey begins in earnest and you will have the opportunity to track the Big 5 and other iconic wildlife such as wild dog, hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and much more. Visit the Chobe Enclave as well as the famous Okavango Delta and stay in authentic, down-to-earth tented camps where you can enjoy both land- and water-based safari activities such as boating, canoeing, game drives, tracking wildlife on foot and perhaps even a helicopter flip! 

Itinerary Highlights

  • Marvel at mighty Victoria Falls
  • Safari in game-rich Chobe
  • Explore a Okavango Delta private conservancy
  • Easy, fly-in transfers between camps
  • Family-friendly accommodation
  • 30-minute helicopter flip (April to November)

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-4

Victoria Falls

Your journey begins at Livingstone Airport in Zambia where, after touching down, you will be warmly greeted and transferred to Thorntree River Lodge. This beautiful and contemporary lodge is built right on the edge of the Zambezi River and is just a short drive from Victoria Falls. Enjoy the use of the family suite, equipped with both indoor and outdoor bathrooms, and a luxurious plunge pool. Here, at the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, you are close to the excitement and adventure of the Falls, and can also enjoy the tranquillity of the river, with nothing but birdsong to wake you up each morning.

Activities include visits to the Falls, guided nature walks, rhino trekking on foot and game drives in the national park, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises and fishing. When you're not out enjoying Africa's exquisite scenery, relax around the infinity pool, enjoy a treatment at the spa or sample something from the temperature-controlled wine cellar. 

Days 4-7

Chobe Enclave

In the morning of your fourth day in Africa you will bid farewell to the Zambezi River and begin your journey to Botswana, long renowned for gorgeous scenery, incredible birdlife and plenty of predators. A road transfer takes you to Kasane Airport where you will board a flight to the Chobe Enclave – a game-rich area of Botswana positioned between Chobe National Park and the Linyanti swamps. On landing at the airstrip, a friendly welcome awaits, and you will be whisked away to your second destination, Linyanti Ebony. Check into a spacious tented suite that comfortably sleeps a family of four in a double and twin beds. This authentic and down-to-earth safari camp is built on raised decks overlooking the Linyanti marshlands and river, and an intimate dining and lounge area invites you to spend tranquil evenings enjoying the views around a central fire, wholesome meals and stories of the African bush.

The Linyanti region is known for its wide, permanent rivers lined with hippos and crocodiles, vast floodplains, excellent bird watching, and diverse wildlife including all the big cats as well as rare wild dog. During your stay you can look forward to game drives, guided nature walks, boating and catch-and-release fishing. Mokoro (canoe) safaris are available when water levels permit, and between April and November each guest is treated to a half-hour helicopter flight, allowing a new appreciation of this pristine ecosystem from the air. 

Days 7-10

Okavango Delta

After three nights at Linyanti Ebony you will move into Botswana’s best-known landscape, the great Okavango Delta, set within Moremi Game Reserve. Travelling to the Delta, a scheduled light aircraft flight takes you from Linyanti to the eastern border of Moremi. Observe how the landscape changes from savannah to lush forests and wetlands that surround the Delta. Landing at Khwai Airstrip, you will then transfer to the lagoon-side Khwai Leadwood safari camp. 

Located on the unfenced border between the Moremi and a private community area, you are able to enjoy the best of both worlds – access to the vast Moremi on day game drives, as well as the opportunity to enjoy additional activities on the private conservancy such as off-road driving, tracking elusive species on night drives, and exploring the mopane woodlands, grasslands and river banks on guided nature walks. Mokoro safaris are available when water levels are up, and tours of the nearby village allow you to connect with local life and culture.

The Khwai area is known for having some of the best game viewing in the Okavango Delta, and it is a place where the community lives peacefully alongside wildlife under a system of eco-travel and sustainable development. The camp uses solar-powered energy and employs sustainable water usage. As a small tented camp with just four spacious units, it is ideal for intimate family vacations. Family suites have inter-leading bedrooms, en suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and lovely lagoon views.

If time permits, on your last morning in Botswana you will wake up for a final early-morning safari activity. After a full breakfast you will depart for Khwai River Airstrip and hop on a short flight to Maun International Airport.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights at Thorntree River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 3 nights at Linyanti Ebony on a fully inclusive basis
  • 3 nights at Khwai Leadwood on a fully inclusive basis
  • Transfer from Livingstone Airport to Thorntree River Lodge
  • Transfer from Thorntree River Lodge to Kasane Airport
  • Scheduled charter flight from Kasane Airport to Linyanti Ebony
  • Scheduled charter flight from Linyanti Ebony to Khwai Leadwood
  • Scheduled charter flight from Khwai Leadwood to Maun Airport

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 Aug 2017 - 04 Oct 2017 $7380
  • 05 Oct 2017 - 08 Dec 2017 $7380
  • 09 Dec 2017 - 11 Feb 2018 $5800
  • 12 Feb 2018 - 17 Apr 2018 $6080
  • 18 Apr 2018 - 21 Jun 2018 $6860
  • 26 Aug 2018 - 29 Oct 2018 $8570

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

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Mary Keet

Mary Keet

Africa Safari Expert

"This is a safari that is high value with fantastic experiences geared towards families. The lodges & activities picked for this safari is perfect for any fun-loving active family."

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