5 days
Duration
All ages
Age
Botswana
Location
All Year
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Botswana Safari

From USD 2,713 per person

ZAR 39,305.27 (approximately, depending on exchange rate at time of booking)

Our incredible 4 night Botswana Safari will be remembered for many years to come.

Botswana is fast becoming a destination of choice for families who want their children to experience the pinnacle of the Safari in Africa.

The discovery of Africa is a profound and impactful experience in one’s life, which will be remembered for many years to come.  Our South African safari tours will leave you with memories to treasure for a life time.

 

Notes:

  • The Botswana Safari Packages can be booked for families with a minimum of 3 or more family members travelling together.
  • Child rates apply, please contact us for price.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game drives in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles
  • Guided nature walks
  • Mokoro (canoe)
  • Visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills

Tour code: DD19BT

Departure/Return Location: Maun / Maun

Duration: 4 Nights

Accommodation: Camp Okavango and Savute Safari Lodge

Inclusive:

  • 4  night’s accommodation, fully inclusive basis
  • All meals, soft drinks and local brand beverages
  • Private activities throughout the safari
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Charter flights & domestic airport departure taxes
  • Activity back pack for each child (ages 6 to 15 only)
  • Laundry services
  • Dedicated family host per camp to assist with planning of meals and activities
  • Adapted in camp activities for the children/family members
  • Emergency medical evacuation cover included

Exclusive:

  • Meals other than specified
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Sightseeing and activities other than specified
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • International flights & airport taxes

 

Day 1 & 2

Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Arrive at Maun Airport, a Desert & Delta Safaris representative will be there to welcome your family to Botswana, present your children (aged 6 to 15) with their special Safari Activity Backpack and assist you on to your charter flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Camp Okavango offers the following activities:

  • Guided nature walks conducted by experienced professional guides.
  • Mokoro (canoe) & motorised boating trips through a variety of tranquil waterways to explore the Okavango.
  • Exceptional bird watching opportunities.
  • Fishing for bream and tiger fish (seasonal).

A dedicated staff member, your “Safari Hero”, will plan your stay, activities, meal times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay at Camp Okavango.

Day 3 & 4

Savute Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Your time at Savute Safari Lodge is spent on private game drive activities with your guide.

Savute Safari Lodge offers the following activities:

  • Activities are centered around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4×4 safari vehicles.
  • Families can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, a small hilly outcrop which forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape. (visits to these paintings at times when predators are known to be denning near these hills will restrict this activity)

A dedicated staff member, your “Safari Hero”, will plan your stay, activities, meal times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay at Savute Safari Lodge.

Day 5

Departure – A transfer to Maun airport is included for those departing on scheduled flights from Maun.

Daily Activity Schedule

May vary slightly from camp to camp, and all schedules are fully flexible and adaptable to each family.  Upon arrival in camp, your “Safari Hero” will liaise with you on your preferred times for meal and activities, that will suit your needs.  The below is a sample of a daily activity schedule.

Winter (April – September)

05h30 – Early morning wakeup call

06h00 – Light Continental breakfast is served in the boma

06h30 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3 – 4 hours)

11h30 – Brunch is served at the boma

15h00 – Afternoon tea is served at the boma

15h30 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)

18h30 – Arrive back at lodge

19h30 – Dinner is served at the dining area

Summer (October – March)

05h00 – Early morning wakeup call

05h30 – Light Continental breakfast is served in the boma

06h00 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3 – 4 hours)

11h00 – Brunch is served at the boma

15h30 – Afternoon tea is served at the boma

16h00 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)

19h00 – Arrive back at lodge

20h00 – Dinner is served at the dining area

CAMP OKAVANGO

ACCOMMODATION

To ensure a peaceful and genuine safari experience, Camp Okavango accommodates just twenty-four guests.  There are eleven intimate Safari suites and one Family suite consisting of two bedrooms and each with an en-suite bathroom. Each of the guest suites have been built on individual raised wooden platforms and set beneath the thick Okavango Delta vegetation. The en-suite bathrooms have double vanities, double shower and a separate water closet (with a view). The stack away sliding doors open onto a private open-air viewing deck offering beautiful views over the Okavango Delta.

THE CAMP

Camp Okavango’s main area comprises of a network of interconnected walkways linking up two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop.  Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and comfortable seating areas to relax and take in the natural surroundings. There is a third deck with a rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for those warm summer days.

With its open air design and elevated position, the new Camp Okavango is an eco-sensitive lodge which captures the very essence of the Okavango Delta.

ACTIVITIES & WILDLIFE

Water-based activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the quiet old-fashioned way, in the traditional mokoro (dugout canoe).

For those wanting to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Birding opportunities are outstanding and anglers may put their skill against bream and tiger fish.  Camp Okavango is a water-based camp and game-drive activities, using safari vehicles, are not possible.

SAVUTE SAFARI LODGE

ACCOMMODATION & THE LODGE

To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just twenty four guests in eleven thatched chalets built of local timber and one family room which consists of two double bedrooms. The chalets, which have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to blend with the natural environment, feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area and en suite facilities.

Sink into one of the numerous comfortable leather, wood or wicker sofas in the lounge – and library – or sip a cocktail in the stylish bar. All these facilities are situated in a beautiful two-storey thatch-and-timber main building. Savute Safari Lodge offers a shaded viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool with spectacular pool loungers – ideal for watching the varied wildlife – including the resident Elephants – as they make their way to the Channel to drink, bathe and play.

ACTIVITIES

Activities are organised around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Many trips will incorporate a visit to the Savute Marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. Guests can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills – a small hilly outcrop which forms a prominent landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.

Savute boasts the second-largest summer Zebra migration in Africa; its timing is determined by the rains, but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April, when the Zebras move from the rivers in the north in search of the rain-ripe grasslands and full waterholes in the southwest of the park. The migration is always followed by large numbers of predators – the Zebra migration is a must for visitors.

Elephant on the Botswana Safari
Elephant in water on the Botswana Safari
Landscape on Botswana Safari
Lounge Deck on Botswana Safari
Mokoro on the Botswana Safari
Mokoro on a botswana safari
Botswana Safari
Botswana Safari
Botswana Safari
Botswana Safari
Mokoro on a Botswana Safari

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