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Botswana Family Safaris, Locations, Accomodation & Travel Itineraries

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Why Botswana for a Safari?

Lauded for its massive elephant herds, Botswana is one of Africa's best destinations for spotting big game. From the tranquil waterways of the Okavango Delta to the legendary Chobe National Park and semi-desert grasslands of the Kalahari, this not-to-be-missed destination is a firm favourite for family safaris.

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Botswana Family Itineraries

With intimate knowledge and firsthand experience travelling Botswana, our travel experts will make planning your family safari a pleasure.

Whether you're looking for uninhibited opulence or rugged adventure for your multi-generational family, we will make sure you get the most out of this destination. Be inspired by what you see below and reach out to us so we can help you create your dream Botswana family safari. Our travel planners will help you find camps and lodges ideally suited to your family. We can help you customize your safari down to the last detail and make it yours.
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Botswana Accommodation Options

Choose from luxury waterside lodges in the Okavango Delta and far-flung camps in the Kalahari, to eco-bush camps in the game-dense Chobe National Park.

All our partner camps and lodges in Botswana are set in wonderfully remote locations and professionally run with an emphasis on delivering an unrivalled safari experience. Offering impeccable standards of service and guiding, several of these accommodations are among the most luxurious and sought after in Southern Africa.
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Top Safari Destinations in Botswana

Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park

In the heart of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta is a wildlife-rich wetland with a verdant network of channels, floodplains, and woodlands. Small guest numbers on its privately managed concessions ensure an exclusive and highly personalised safari experience. Families can choose from 'dry' and 'wet' safari activities like 4x4 game drives, walking safaris, sunset boat rides and canoeing…
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Okavango continued

In the green season, the quality of safaris in the Delta remains considerably higher than many other destinations. The granddaddy of Botswana's wildlife reserves and arguably all of Southern Africa, Chobe is also the darling of many a safari aficionado. It boasts the world's largest elephant population, which amass on the banks of the Chobe River creating excellent photo opportunities. Plenty of antelope means stealthy predators like lion and leopard are easy spotting, and in turn, hyenas looking for scraps. The Savute region, stretching from Chobe's northern border to the Linyanti River is a birder's paradise with lush grasslands that also attract migrating zebras in one of several animal migrations. Some of Africa's most exclusive safari camps and lodges in the private reserves of Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando await you. Off-road game drives help you get close-up to animals and night drives make encounters with nocturnal creatures possible too. Hippo, crocodile, elephant, and all the big cats are residents of these woodlands, rivers and floodplains, but photographers and filmmakers mainly come to this region to see wild dog, a highlight of any Linyanti safari.

Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kalahari

Where a lake once covered a large area of the Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pans are a network of seemingly inhospitable salt flats. Yet, the crusty earth is seasonally covered with water and grass, attracting startlingly large flocks of flamingos which migrate here to breed. Take guided 4x4 drives, do your game-viewing from horseback or venture into the more remote areas of the the impenetrable Makgadikgadi salt pans on 4WD quad bikes to explore this remarkable landscape. Visit Makgadikgadi for a family safari in Botswana like no other, for isolation and great emptiness, to see the glaring white salt flats stretching so far you can see the curvature of the earth. The wooded grasslands and seasonally flooded pans of Botswana's three Kalahari parks are a slight departure from Botswana's typical safari destinations yet offer a unique wildlife experience. Family-friendly safari activities in these parts include 4x4 game drives, quad-biking and authentic cultural encounters with Africa’s first people, the Khoisan. The Kalahari Desert is also the setting for Botswana’s green season migration when thousands of zebra and antelope come to feast on the sweet, freshly watered grasses.

Tuli Block

Set around the Limpopo River on the eastern side of Botswana, the Tuli Block has several excellent private concessions quite unlike any other. This is where elephants' trunks swish as they trudge through grassy valleys and cheetah stalk impala across the open plains, where game viewing is equally spectacular in the wet as the dry season. Aside from 4x4 safaris, family fun here includes horseback safaris, cycling safaris and guided nature walks. Visitors to Mashatu Game Reserve in the region's far eastern reaches share the bush with the single largest elephant population on private land.