Botswana Family Safari Holiday

Botswana is one of Africa’s best game-viewing destinations – it’s the setting for numerous wildlife documentaries and combines a divers range of landscapes with superb big game. Botswana is South Africa’s neighbour making for easy access via the international air hub of Johannesburg and great combination safaris with Cape Town and Victoria Falls – and smooth logisitics are essential to a happy, comfortable family vacation.

Top of the list for a Botswana family safari is a natural wonder called the Okavango Delta. This magnificent freshwater wetland is an oasis in the middle of the Kalahari and home to diverse wildlife. The game viewing is superb and activities include game drives, nature walks, canoeing, boating and even elephant back safaris. Drifting down a papyrus-lined waterway, passing bathing elephants and shy antelope, is an absolutely unforgettable safari experience.

Next up is the Chobe National Park, home to the densest population of elephants in Africa and Botswana’s biggest big game thrills. With plenty of predator-and-prey interactions, game drives are the Chobe’s main activity. Sunset cocktail cruises down the Chobe River are a celebrated highlight.

While Botswana is a great destination for children over 12 years and offers something for the whole family. It’s accessible enough for grandparents and offers a good selection of privately guided safaris, intimate luxury lodges and even children’s programmes. It’s a US dollar-based destination, but the higher cost of a Botswana safari is more than compensated for by the all-inslucive nature of safari travel, its crowd-free reserves and private conservancies, and an overall stress-free safari experience.

Use our Botswana family vacation packages and suggested accommodation to discover what appeals to you the most and an idea of what that costs. Once you have an idea of your preferences, our expert safari consultants can tailor-make your Botswana family vacation.

 

Botswana Family Safari: Travel Advice

Best Botswana Family Holidays & Safari Tours
5 days
Go on thrilling game drives in prime big game country. Fishing at sunset from Kanana, meaning ‘paradise’ in the local Setswana language. Enjoy al fresco dining on Kanana’s open-sided deck, overlooking the magical Delta. Kanana Lodge’s meru-style tents are elevated on teak decks and feature private verandas. Tents are beautifully decorated and furnished, equipped with en suite bathrooms. Camp Okuti is situated on a permanent channel in the game-rich area of Moremi Game Reserve. Okuti’s curved-roof chalets are set on raised teak decks, featuring viewing platforms of Xakanaxa Lagoon. Okuti offers excellent year-round game viewing and birding.
Highlights

Family-friendly camps in the Okavango Delta. Fly-in convenience and en suite comfort in family tents.

Destinations visited
Botswana Moremi Game Reserve Okavango Delta

Family Botswana's Okavango Delta & Kalahari

From $8,145 per person sharing
8 days
Camp Okuti rooms overlooking a water channel. Rewarding game drives in the Moremi. The Camp Okuti jetty leads you to where your mokoro or boat safaris begin. Aerial view of Shinde Footsteps Camp in the Okavango Delta. Incredible sighting on a walking safari. Warm up by the fire after sunset at Footsteps Camp. Golden hour silhouettes at Camp Kalahari.  Camp Kalahari tent with a view.
Highlights

Experience an authentic safari, orientated towards families. Go on motor-boat excursions in Moremi.

Destinations visited
Botswana Kalahari Moremi Game Reserve Okavango Delta

Botswana's Delta, Savute & Chobe

From $5,080 per person sharing
7 days
Aerial view of Camp Moremi. Aerial view on a game drive in the Moremi Game Reserve Your suite at Camp Moremi. Guest room interior at Savute Safari Lodge. Boat safari on the Chobe River | Chobe Game Lodge See wildlife in world-renowned Chobe National Park in Botswana. Savute Safari Lodge pool deck. Chobe Game Lodge viewing deck and a full Chobe River.
Highlights

Enjoy premier wildlife destinations. Stay in excellent, ideally located safari lodges.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Okavango Delta Savuti

Family Botswana's Khwai River & Linyanti Channel

From $7,875 per person sharing
7 days
Glide along in a traditional mokoro. Exceptional wildlife encounters on game drives. Child-friendly, safari activities. Kids can enjoy the swimming pool while mom and dad relax. Linyanti Ebony exterior at night. Take a walking safari. Massive elephant herds crossing in front of camp. Share stories of the day and its adventures at Khwai Leadwood.
Highlights

Air transfers between camps. Spacious family suites throughout.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Linyanti Moremi Game Reserve Okavango Delta

Family Falls, Zambezi & Chobe

From $4,985 per person sharing
7 days
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to a Community initiative
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to an Environment initiative
Victoria falls. tongabezi_lodge_the_nut_house1 tongabezi_lodge_hangout_and_lookout_1 Bedroom suite at Tongabezi Lodge. The Dog House suite at Tongabezi Lodge. Standard room at Chobe Game Lodge. Swimming pool at Chobe Game Lodge. Fantastic game drives around Chobe Game Lodge.
Highlights

Combine the wonders of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers. Marvel at the power of mighty Victoria Falls.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Victoria Falls Zambia

Kalahari Botswana's San Camp

From $13,585 per person sharing
4 days
Personifying African elegance at its best, San Camp is located in a private concession bordering the Makgadikgadi Pans and offers a complete Kalahari Desert experience. Watch the resident meerkats as they go about their morning routine. Horseback safari to view the annual zebra migration in the Kalahari, Botswana. The tents offer enormous four-posters, draped in crisp cotton and feather-soft blankets, raised high above Persian rugs. Its vintage-style safari tents, San Camp provides a complete desert experience on the edge of the legendary Makgadikgadi Pans. The gorgeous tea tent, from which guests may enjoy sweet delicacies while overlooking the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Absorb the compelling energy of your surroundings, this is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. San Camp Yoga Tent.
Highlights

Fly into the remote and wild Kalahari. Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans' archaeological sites.

Destinations visited
Botswana Kalahari