Family Botswana's Khwai River & Linyanti Channel

7 days
4.9 /5
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  • Air transfers between camps
  • Spacious family suites throughout
  • Canoeing, night drives and walking safaris
  • Authentic adventure in the wilderness
  • Excellent chance of wild dog sightings


This is an ideal vacation for a family with children over seven that enjoys rugged adventure and who would like to experience some of the Okavango Delta’s most enthralling places in a holiday that includes canoeing, night game drives and walking safaris.

You will be flown by light aircraft from Maun to the Khwai River, in the northern Delta, for three nights in a spacious family cottage at Khwai Leadwood. From there, you are flown a short hop to the Linyanti Channel in Chobe National Park for a further three nights of exciting and authentic safari in this elephant-rich slice of Botswana.

The Khwai River forms a border of Moremi Game Reserve, which is the only officially protected and preserved part of the mesmerising Okavango Delta, and is also highly regarded for its excellent and reliable wild dog sightings. Your guide at the camps will point out the migratory birds, tiny frogs and unusual game like lechwe and sitatunga, which are antelope that have adapted to living in Southern Africa’s wetlands. Even your flights from camp to camp with provide you with a new perspective of Botswana: you can truly appreciate the size and diversity of the Okavango once you see it from mid-air.


  • Tour Duration: 7 Days

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Ideal for families travelling with children wanting an authentic safari experience in one of the wildest areas of Southern Africa. These camps are truly family friendly offering family cottages where you can all stay together.
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For those wanting a true outdoor experience, guided safari walks are offered at Khwai Tented Camp.

Days 1-4: From Maun to Khwai River

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
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Days 1-4: From Maun to Khwai River | 3 Nights

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Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

You and your family will be met at Maun Airport for your short flight in a light aircraft to Khwai Leadwood in Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, which is renowned for its incredible wild dog sightings. Wild dogs are endangered and packs have slowly been growing as interest in these energetic and misunderstood black-and-gold canids grows.

The camp lies in a fig and leadwood forest on the Khwai River, and has a series of wooden walkways that connect the raised tents. Your tent is completely private and has décor inspired by the romantic era of Hemingway’s safaris.

Your days here will be packed with activity; between traditional game drives into Moremi, you can also take out your binoculars for spectacular birding, venture out to see nocturnal animals on night drives and meet nearby community members at their village. Your guide will also lead you on thrilling nature walks – little beats watching a peaceful group of antelope or giraffe quietly and contentedly grazing just a few feet away.

For those wanting a true outdoor experience, guided safari walks are offered at Khwai Tented Camp.

Days 4-7: From Khwai River to Linyanti | 3 Nights

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Linyanti, Botswana

Soon it is time to bid the friendly staff at Khwai Leadwood goodbye and to head back to the airstrip for the short flight to the Linyanti Channel. The drive from the Saile Airstrip will take you and your family to Linyanti Ebony, a camp consisting of only four tents that lies near the lush Caprivi Strip. Once again, you will settle into the large family tent, which has the luxury of a tub in the en suite bathroom for long soaks after a walking safari. There is also a swimming pool so that you can mimic the resident hippos and ‘wallow’ in the heat of the African afternoon.

Your time here will also be spent exploring the wetlands of the superb Linyanti Channel. There is a stable raptor population to be found and your guide will take you out on a mokoro (or traditional canoe) trip, which is the classic way to see the Delta.

Linyanti Ebony truly allows you to ‘get away from it all’ by offering a digital detox from Wi-Fi and mobile phones (there is a charging station for camera batteries). After three nights with no outside distractions beyond a beautiful sunrise or the iconic call of a fish eagle, you and your family will be able to return to Maun for your flight home feeling completely ‘recharged’ yourselves!

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  • Scheduled flight charters between Maun, Khwai Leadwood and Linyanti Ebony
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2022-12-19 — 2023-01-06 $4,830
2023-01-06 — 2023-03-31 $8,170
2023-04-01 — 2023-05-31 $9,365
2023-06-01 — 2023-10-31 $12,880
2023-11-01 — 2023-11-30 $9,365
2023-12-01 — 2023-12-31 $9,330
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 Africa Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.