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.