Safari In Botswana
From USD 5,878
ZAR 77,377.40 (approximately, depending on exchange rate)
Experience a safari in Botswana on this amazing 8 night Botswana ultimate Classic Family Safari in the famous Okavango Delta.
Botswana is fast becoming a destination of choice for families who want their children to experience the pinnacle of the Africa Adventure.
The discovery of Africa is a profound and impactful experience in one’s life, which will be remembered for many years to come.
- The Botswana Family 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.
- 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: DD22BT
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Maun / Kasane|
|ACCOMMODATION||Camp Okavango, Camp Moremi, Savute Safari Lodge and Chobe Game Lodge|
|INCLUDED||8 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|
|NOT INCLUDED||Meals other than specified||Premium brand drinks|
|Gratuities||Sightseeing and activities other than specified|
|Visa fees||Travel Insurance|
|International flights & airport taxes|
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.
Camp Moremi, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Days are spent exploring the paradise of Moremi on private activities with your guide.
Camp Moremi offers the following activities:
- Activities are centered around tracking big game on morning and afternoon game drives by open 4×4 safari vehicles in the Moremi Game Reserve.
- Exploring the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.
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 Moremi.
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.
Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Your time at Chobe Game Lodge is spent exploring this incredible area by vehicle and boat on private activities with your guide.
Chobe Game Lodge offers the following activities:
- Early morning, mid-morning or late afternoon game drives. (Depending on availability, you might even experience this activity on a silent safari – electric 4 x 4 vehicles adapted for safari activities).
- Mid-morning, lunch and or afternoon boat cruises (Depending on availability, you might even experience one of these activities on either a fully solar powered or electric powered boat, a first in Africa!)
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 Chobe Game Lodge.
Departure – A transfer to Kasane airport is included for those departing on scheduled flights from Kasane. For families travelling to Victoria Falls, transfers should be booked with pick up at Chobe Game Lodge.
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
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.
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.
There are 11 tents, and 1 family room with an En-suite bathroom comprising of a shower, vanity and toilet, and second bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet. Guests will enjoy the luxurious seclusion of East African-style safari tents, each one set on a raised teak deck, each featuring an en suite bathroom. Accommodating a maximum of twenty-four guest, Camp Moremi ensures exclusivity and privacy in a tranquil environment.
Two dining areas serve buffet-style food; special dietary needs are catered for by prior arrangement. Breakfast, brunch and high tea are served in the thatched boma; dinner is savoured under an ebony canopy in the dining room and nightcaps are enjoyed beside the warmth of the glowing fire pit. Guests can also relax by the secluded swimming pool, marvel at spectacular sunsets from the lagoon-side viewing deck, or enjoy the wildlife reference library, lounge and cocktail bar in the elevated thatch and timber main building.
ACTIVITIES & WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS
Guest activities include morning and afternoon game drives throughout the many different ecosystems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer. Explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and its surrounding channels by boat for a chance to enjoy the picturesque waters of the Okavango Delta, with its kaleidoscope of birdlife.
Experienced guides will introduce you to a whole new world of wildlife; watch a Leopard stretched out lazily in the branches of a Mopane tree, herds of Elephant grazing under a canopy of green or a pride of Lions camouflaged in the long grass. Moremi Game Reserve’s incredible wetlands support a vast number of antelope, including Impala, Kudu and Waterbuck. The majestic Fish Eagle and vivid Malachite Kingfisher are frequently seen and even the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl makes an occasional appearance, to the delight of guides and guests alike.
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 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.
CHOBE GAME LODGE
Chobe Game Lodge can accommodate up to ninety-four people in total luxury. Each of the forty-seven rooms at the lodge is river-facing and air-conditioned, featuring overhead fans, complimentary mini bar, en-suite bathrooms and a private terrace. For those guests who demand the ultimate in exclusivity, the Lodge has four river-view suites, each with its own plunge pool and separate lounge area.
Chobe Game Lodge is designed as a haven of peace and privacy – where relaxation is effortless and you can enjoy your own space. With six comfortably furnished viewing decks, a riverside boma, two bars, six different lounges and four dining locations, a comfy chair or lounger is never far away, each with a different perspective on the wilderness that surrounds the lodge. A large swimming pool provides welcome relief during hot afternoons and there is always a waiter on hand to bring you refreshments from the bar.
Guests wishing to pamper themselves are welcome to book one of the delightful treatments from our in-house beautician (for which there is an extra charge) or hit the gym for some exercise between the usual Lodge activities (complimentary).
Chobe Game Lodge caters for travellers with disabilities; all recent additions to the lodge were designed to provide easy accessibility.
CHOBE BOARDWALK & DECK
This is the perfect place to relax or explore during your spare time at the lodge, with excellent game viewing, bar facilities, toilets and plenty of areas to just sit back and watch the sunset or the Chobe wildlife parade.
ACTIVITIES & WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS
Chobe Game Lodge offers a choice of land or water-based activities and the most complete game experience in the Chobe National Park.
Early-morning and late-afternoon game drives are conducted by our expert guides in open-sided 4×4 vehicles to ensure maximum visibility of Chobe National Park’s spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Meanwhile, riverside game viewing may be done from small and highly manoeuvrable boats, perfect for morning or sunset cruises.
Chobe’s diverse wildlife roams in abundance – it is, for instance, home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo, congregate on the fertile flood plains along the Chobe River to drink, bathe and play. There are frequent sightings of lion, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope.