African Safari Vacation

From USD 3,581

ZAR 51,880.63 (approximately, depending on exchange rate at time of booking)

 

Our African Safari Vacation in Botswana is an idyllic holiday that the whole family will happily remember. This tour is made for perfect family-bonding moments and adventures.

 

Highlights:

Tracking with the San Bushman Game Drives to see the predators of the Kalahari Guided walking on Chiefʼs Island Mokoro through the Okavango Delta

Activities:

Special activities on this African Safari Vacation include time spent with the Bushmen playing games, making bows and arrows, playing with toys and listening to stories. Spoor tracking and learning to track animals is fun. Marshmallows are melted around the camp fire at night. Deception Valley Lodge has wifi for children with electronic devices. Children can play bush football with elephant dung at Delta Camps and learn about the ‘Little Five’ Activities are always private so smaller children can have a rest whenever they need to.

Camps & Lodges Visited The brackets [ ] denotes number of nights at that camp/lodge Green Season
01/12/16 – 31/03/17
Shoulder Season
01/04/17 – 30/06/17 & November
High Season
01/07/17 – 31/10/17
Adult Rates Botswana Safari (6 nights) (Deception Valley Lodge [3] Delta Camp [3]) $3,669 $4,455 $5,220
Children Rates Botswana Safari (6 nights) (Deception Valley Lodge [3] Delta Camp [3]) $2,166 $2,559 $2,943

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Maun
DEPARTURE TIME To be confirmed
DURATION 6 nights/7 days
ACCOMMODATION Deception Valley Lodge, Delta Camp
INCLUDED 6 nights’ accommodation Meals
Teas/coffees and snacks Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select
wines and select spirits)
Laundry Activities
Government taxes and levies Park fees
Inter-camp flights and transfers
EXCLUDED Visa costs Travel Insurance
Items of personal nature Gratuities
Government ‘wilderness fee’ of $30 pppd on the Chief’s Island Walking Trail

Deception Valley Lodge

Children are welcome on this Botswana Safari and we have a spacious and comfortable family room. Minimum age of 6 years. A private vehicle may, depending on other bookings, need to be booked at additional cost of US$300 per day. The family room includes a double bed and two singles. An extra mattress can be added for families with 3 children.

Delta Camp

Children of all ages are welcome as there are two family rooms which have a double bed and two single beds. There are no age restrictions as we believe you know your children and their capabilities, and as you will not be going on safari with other guests, you have no one but yourselves to consider. In addition, we also have three triple rooms which have a double bed and one single bed.

Day 1 - 3
Upon arrival in Maun you will be met by a representative of Delta Air who will assist you to the light aircraft and onwards air transfer to Deception Valley Lodge. Set on 15,000 hectares of private reserve, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley Lodge was one of the first lodges to be established in this area. With a stunning location overlooking the waterhole, each of the 8 very spacious suites has a bedroom, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outdoor shower. The family room includes a double bed and two singles and an extra mattress can be added for families with 3 children. The lodge boasts a swimming pool, several indoor and outdoor areas in which to relax and dine and, in a nod to the remoteness of the location, wireless internet delivered by satellite. With its own airstrip a short 15-minute drive from the lodge, Deception Valley Lodge is a mere 30 minutes by air from Maun. Interaction with the Bushmen is an integral part of the Kalahari experience guests enjoy at Deception Valley Lodge. Younger children enjoy being active and join the Bushmen trackers on walks. They are shown how to make their own bows and arrows and even attempt making fire with two sticks. During the summer months the supply of “veldkos” (Bush tucka) is prolific and children can taste the berries, tsammas, and “skilpadkos” (Kalahari salad). Although the Kalahari can not sustain herds of elephant, a few have made their appearance on their way to the Boteti River. There have also been many new arrivals that families can enjoy sightings of during their stay: young koedoe, blou wildebeest and hartebeest enjoy the cooler morning temperatures by chasing one another across the green veld, so different from the arid landscape in winter. Children love to watch the animals at play. Kalahari thunder storms are spectacular and glorious sunsets at the end of still hot days bring welcome cool breezes. Although cloudy skies make star gazing more challenging, the story of Orion and the Bushmen’s version lends itself to some wonderful bed time stories after dinner. At night, the sound of a male lion roaring at the waterhole is always a reminder of the African wilderness and the story of The Lion King. With cooler night times, children enjoy a marshmallow “braai” around the veld fire, and rainy afternoons are ideal for pancakes. Hot chocolate is a favourite with parents too. Chefs Nishka and Emily serve freshly made pasta and hamburgers to satisfy young appetites. Not forgetting teenagers, the lodge has WiFi which they enjoy during their stay.
Day 4 -6
After breakfast at Deception Valley Lodge, you will depart by light aircraft to Camp Delta Camp. Delta Camp is set in the forest of a large, beautiful and palm-studded island on the south western edge of Chief’s Island, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The Okavango, with its crystal-clear channels, lily-studded lagoons, sweeping floodplains and countless islands is home to over 450 bird species, a spectacular array of plant species and the full spectrum of African game. The Okavango has earned its reputation as one of the world’s premier wilderness areas. Delta Camp welcomes children and some of our rooms have three or four beds to accommodate families. We have no age restrictions as we believe you know your children and their capabilities and as you will not be going on safari with other guests, you have no one but yourselves to consider. Dine in the elegant dining room overlooking the sweep of the Delta, viewing the surrounding floodplains and the wildlife that abounds. Take a picnic lunch and go out for the whole day, wandering some of the many nearby islands for a secluded and intimate wildlife experience. Delta Camp offers the purest traditional Okavango Delta experience – local guides, hand-made wooden dug-out mekoro, no motorised activities, no generators in camp – we revel in the tranquility that brought us here in the first place. A traditional Okavango safari with your own private guide, luxurious, natural accommodation, fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, excellent meats and fine wines flown in daily and lovingly prepared, maintain the camp’s enviable reputation for cuisine. www.footsteps-in-africa.com info@footsteps-in-africa.com Accommodation is for a maximum of 16 guests in spacious lethaka (reed) chalets with en-suite bathrooms. Built of natural materials and elevated off the forest floor, each chalet has hot and cold running water, a shower with a view, and solar-powered electric lighting. Each room is different in design and décor, adapted to fit around the ancient trees of the island forest, open to the spectacular natural environment and positioned to capture the best views of the landscape. Delta Camp’s guests enjoy the luxury of their own private guide. Our guides are locals – this is a man of the swamp, born and raised in the area, and you will spend your days in his mokoro (pl. mekoro), gliding through the floodplains and channels, and walking under his guidance on some of the many islands in the area, taking in the magnificent scenery and light as well as the abundant game and bird-life of the Okavango. Delta Camp engenders in its staff and guests alike an acute awareness of the ecological sensitivity of this magnificent area. Bio-degradable products have been sourced and are used, careful separation and treatment of refuse ensures that nothing that is not fully bio-degradable stays on the island. Light aircraft remove cans, bottles and the like from the Okavango altogether. The environment here is our very raison d’être and we nurture it.
Day 7
Enjoy an early morning safari, after which breakfast is served. Depart Delta Camp via light aircraft to Maun for your onward journey.
Elephant on the African Safari Vacation
Bushmen dance on the African Safari Vacation
Game drive on the African Safari Vacation
Bedroom on the African Safari Vacation
Dining out on the African Safari Vacation
Exterior of lodge on African Safari Vacation
Elephant in the Okavango Delta on the African Safari Vacation
Mokoro on the African Safari Vacation
African Safari Vacation

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