Botswana Family Safari
Hand Selected Family-Friendly Safari itineraries In And Around Botswana For The Ultimate Adventure Suitable For Families Of All Ages
With our portfolio of family safaris in Botswana, we have carefully selected destinations, safari camps, and lodges that offer an adventure experience of discovery that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Wildlife destinations include the Okavango, Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Makgadikgadi Pans, and the Kalahari Desert to mention a few.
Family-friendly safaris allow parents and children to bond and explore the natural world together, on game drives, on nature walks, around the table while enjoying a meal or simply relaxing as a unit around a swimming pool. All itineraries are safe, fun, and rewarding, offering up an unforgettable educational experience while also providing an exciting adventure.
Travelling with young children in Africa can be a bit daunting, but it can be an immensely rewarding experience with proper planning and research. Here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect family safari in Africa:
- Choose an adventure experience that offers age-appropriate wildlife activities for one's children.
- Choose a lodge or camp that offers suitable Botswana family-friendly lodges; do you require interleading suites, or are you happy with the kids sleeping in the same room as you, the parents.
- Are there babysitting options, and is there a games room of sorts.
- The general safety in camp, in other words, does wildlife wander through camp (fenced or unfenced).
- Research the local culture and customs before your trip. This will help you and your family understand and respect the local people and their traditions.
- Is malaria present, and does this concern you as a family.
- Game drives usually are 3-4 hours long. Can your children sit for this time frame and not get bored? If not, then a private game drive vehicle needs consideration.
The best time to take a Botswana safari is between June and October during the dry winter season. This is the peak tourism season, and the weather is usually warm and sunny, making it perfect for game viewing. The landscapes are also very photogenic during this time of year.
Just a quick note, there is a difference between what is child friendly versus one that is child tolerant. Only a few companies offer authentic child friendly and family friendly itineraries.
Our africa travel experts will guide you to the best choice of family safaris that are best suited to you on a bespoke itinerary based on what you and your family are looking to get out of your holiday in the country.
Best Family Safari In Botswana
Okavango Family Safari
Rates from US$ 2 550.00 pp
This 4-day Young Explorer safari in Botswana has been designed to explore the Shinde Concession in the Northern Okavango Delta, whilst the kids are educated on bush safety, animals, insects and birds.
A wild and remote corner of the country that offers both parents and kids excellent animal encounters and game drives year-round.
Jack’s Camp And Kubu Island
Rates on Request, budget dependent
6-days of sights, sounds and activities that will immerse you and your children in all this area offers.
Spectacular scenery, wildlife and birdlife, meet and learn from Bushmen, meerkat encounters and of course a two-night quad bike safari to Kubu Island.
Horse Riding Makgadikgadi
Rates on Request, budget dependent
Experience the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi region on the back of a horse, just as the earliest explorers, hunters and missionaries did.
Each member on this family adventure is assigned a trusty steed for the duration of this 6-day Botswana horseback expedition.
Okavango And Kalahari Family
Rates from US$ 19 544.00
Two adults and two children
The perfect 7-day safari for families travelling visiting and exploring the highlights of the Moremi, Okavango and the Kalahari Desert.
All camps visited offer a 'Young explores' programme that keeps children seven years and older entertained and educated.
Savute And Delta Family Safari
Rates from US$ 3 445.00 pp
A short 5-day itinerary that allows for a family to explore and experience two of the country's famed wildlife destinations.
Dedicated camp assistants that plan all camp activities, wildlife activities and meal plans as one travels through the country's famed destinations.
Botswana Ultimate Family Safari
Rates from US$ 6 100.00 pp
A 9-day option for families keen on experiencing most of the country's famed wildlife destinations, namely; the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Savute and Chobe National Park.
All Botswana family friendly tented camp and safari lodge options that all offer up suitable activities, accommodation and meals plans.