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Ultimate Botswana Family Safari

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,068

This Ultimate Botswana Family Safari allows for the family to experience 5 of the key ecosystems and environments within Botswana on a fun filled adventure of discovery, suited and focused on the specific needs of the family.


An African safari is a profound and impactful event in one’s life, which 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 that African adventure. This Ultimate Botswana Family Safari allows for the family to experience 5 of the key ecosystems and environments within Botswana on a fun filled adventure of discovery suited and focused on the specific needs of the family. Your days will be spent on safari exploring the wild, pristine wilderness of Botswana and there are also opportunities to engage culturally with local communities and their children. Desert & Delta Safaris have intimate, small and exclusive lodges, allowing for personalized service and attention to the smallest detail. Our passionate lodge staff are committed to making your dream African family adventure a reality that will be cherished for a lifetime. Your children will not forget this experience!

Highlights: To celebrate the discovery of Africa with your family taking in the wonders of the zebra migration in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, visiting a local village and school at Khumaga, experiencing the water wilderness of the Okavango Delta by boat, mokoro and educational safari walks, catching fish, safari game drives in Moremi and the Savute area’s of Botswana, both renowned for their abundance in animal and bird life and then the memory of the large herds of elephant along the Chobe River. A combination of these areas and the mix of activities and experiences are ideal to share with your children.

Daily Activity Schedule

May vary slightly from camp to camp

Winter (April – September)
5:30am - Early morning wakeup call
6:00am - Light continental breakfast is served in the boma
6:30am - Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)
11:30am - Brunch is served at the boma
3:00pm - Afternoon tea is served at the boma
3:30pm - Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)
6:30pm - Arrive back at lodge
7:30pm - Dinner is served at the dining area

Summer (October – March)
5:00am - Early morning wakeup call
5:30am - Light continental breakfast is served in the boma
6:00am - Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)
11:00am - Brunch is served at the boma
3:30pm - Afternoon tea is served at the boma
4:00pm - Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)
7:00pm - Arrive back at lodge
8:00pm - Dinner is served at the dining area


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,068

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Day 1

Arrive Maun

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 Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. Leroo La Tau offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Leroo La Tau

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    Leroo La Tau



    Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti Riverbed which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing ...

    Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti Riverbed which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. The lodge offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings. The lodge comprises thatched chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms. The main lodge building is surrounded by an expansive wooden deck with a plunge pool, where guests can immerse themselves in the ultimate wildlife experience.

    Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Game Viewing
    • Pool

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Day 2

Leroo La Tau

The lodge offers guided day and night game drives. Depending on the water level, boat activities are also provided. Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to Khumaga Village, as can guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge. Leroo La Tau translates as 'lion's paw' but, although the surrounding area features abundant Lion, Zebra and Wildebeest, it also boasts Chobe Bushbuck, Leopard, Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyena, Impala, Kudu, Jackal, Porcupine, Genet and Caracal, to name but a few.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Leroo La Tau - Camp Okavango

At the place where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert, Mother Nature has created a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa. This place, a donation to the world by the Batawana Tribe, in the form of a Game Reserve, will be your sanctuary for the following two nights.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Days
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Camp Okavango

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    Camp Okavango



    Enchanting Camp Okavango sits at the heart of the Okavango Delta on Nxaragha Island. Its main lodge features a cocktail bar, sitting area and wildlife reference library, with the dining room leading onto an expansive open-air patio where evenings around the fire can be enjoyed. ...

    Enchanting Camp Okavango sits at the heart of the Okavango Delta on Nxaragha Island. Its main lodge features a cocktail bar, sitting area and wildlife reference library, with the dining room leading onto an expansive open-air patio where evenings around the fire can be enjoyed.

    Other facilities include a secluded bird-viewing hide and sundeck with plunge pool. Accommodating just 24 guests in custom African-style safari tents on raised teak platforms, Camp Okavango offers guests en-suite facilities and private viewing decks.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 4

Camp Okavango

The newly rebuilt Camp Okavango is located on a remote island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta. Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta is a maze of lagoons, lakes, islands and hidden channels which attract wildlife that depend on the permanent waters of this unique wilderness. The elevated walkways, which lead up and in between the overhanging branches of the rich plant life in this island paradise, are a unique welcome to your first steps, as you approach this incredible camp from the airstrip where you have just landed. Days are spent discovering the Okavango Delta with your guide. A dedicated staff member, your "Safari Hero", will plan your stay, activities, meals times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay.

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)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Camp Okavango - Xakanaxa Camp

This morning after a sumptuous breakfast and your final game activity we make our way by flight once again to the next lodge on the trip, Xakanaxa Camp located in the Moremi Game Reserve. The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa, pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka, on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Camp Xakanaxa

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    Camp Xakanaxa



    The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa, pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka, on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year round Okavango Delta ...

    The prime location of Camp Xakanaxa, pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka, on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, makes it one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. The camp accommodates twenty-four guests in twelve spacious all canvas, classic Meru style luxury safari tents, with en suite showers, hand basins and toilet facilities. Situated around the fringe of the lagoon, every tent has a private viewing deck with comfortable loungers. Camp Xakanaxa is one of the few camps in Botswana which still offers the essence of a classic tented camp.

    Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Game Viewing
    • Gift Shop
    • Library
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant

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Day 6

Xakanaxa Camp

The ancient riverine forests, open savannah, serpentine channels and seasonal floodplains that surround the camp make for a varied habitat of exceptional fauna and flora. The camp is one of few offering a year-round land and water game-viewing experience, in open 4x4 safari vehicles or powerboats. The diverse habitat ensures prolific sightings of Elephant, Buffalo, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Kudu, Lechwe, Lion and Leopard, among many others. Birding is spectacular, especially in the spring and summer months when the migrants are breeding. Safari activities are conducted by licensed guides eager to share their in-depth knowledge and impart the treasured secrets of this great wilderness.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Xakanaxa Camp - Savute Safari Lodge

Savute Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of Botswana's fabled "Stolen River", the Savute Channel. Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of the Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. However, there is mystery to this channel, this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere -- a mystery that has intrigued geologists and researchers for many years.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Savute Safari Lodge

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    Savute Safari Lodge



    Savute Safari Lodge is part of a dynamic eco system that is renowned for its concentration of elephant and large lion prides. An exquisite thatch and timber main building houses the lounge, library and cocktail bar and in front there is a viewing deck ideally ...

    Savute Safari Lodge is part of a dynamic eco system that is renowned for its concentration of elephant and large lion prides. An exquisite thatch and timber main building houses the lounge, library and cocktail bar and in front there is a viewing deck ideally situated for watching game at the water hole. The lodge also has a swimming pool on a raised wooden teak deck overlooking the channel, affording guests the opportunity to watch game while swimming! The dining room is housed in a separate building doubling up as a conference room that can seat up to twenty delegates.

    Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just 24 people in contemporary furnished twin-bedded luxury suites constructed of wood, thatch and glass, making them ideal for the hot and dry conditions.

    Game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles in the Savute area, including the Savute Marsh and a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Library
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 8

Savute Safari Lodge

The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. 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 centred around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 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 painting at times when predators are known to be denning near these hills will restrict this activity).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Savute Safari Lodge - Chobe Savanna Lodge

Today we shall be whisked away via light aircraft flight to Kasane Airport where upon arrival, representatives of Chobe Savanna Lodge will be waiting to escort you to the lodge. Once you have settled in head off on an afternoon game activity before returning for a delightful dinner. Situated in the eastern Caprivi area of Namibia on the northern bank of the Chobe River, the lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park's Puku Flats.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Chobe Savanna Lodge

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    Chobe Savanna Lodge


    Situated in the Eastern Caprivi, Zambezi Province of Namibia, a narrow strip of country on the northern bank of the Chobe River, Chobe Savanna Lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park's Puku Flats. Chobe Savanna Lodge is set in a classic African ...

    Situated in the Eastern Caprivi, Zambezi Province of Namibia, a narrow strip of country on the northern bank of the Chobe River, Chobe Savanna Lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park's Puku Flats.

    Chobe Savanna Lodge is set in a classic African Savanna environment of sweeping vistas. The focal point of the lodge is a thatched, open-sided main building that features a 270 degree view over the Chobe River and beyond to the Chobe National Park.

    Attractive gardens featuring a secluded swimming pool further enhance the lodge's enviable location. In addition to the scheduled game-viewing activities, Chobe Savanna Lodge is also a perfect venue for guests to simply take time out to watch the natural world go by in one of the most spectacular settings imaginable. A private and secluded safari experience is guaranteed as Chobe Savanna Lodge accommodates only twenty guests in beautifully furnished thatched chalets.

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Day 10

Chobe Savanna Lodge

As this is a water-based lodge, guests have a choice of aquatic activities. River excursions in small, easily manoeuvrable boats are ideal for close encounters with the wild visitors to the river's edge. Fishing is also a popular pastime, the lodges catch-and-release fishing trips for Bream or Tiger Fish are a firm favourite with guests of all ages. Those wishing to experience some of the local Namibian traditions will enjoy a cultural village visit to one of the surrounding communities, where one can observe the ancient heritage of the local people.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Depart Kasane

Today after breakfast bid farewell as you are transferred back to Kasane Airport to prepare for your onward journey home.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily*
* Trip does not operate during the month of February each year.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation (2017 departures)
  • 8 nights' accommodation (2018 departures)
  • (2 nights Leroo La Tau, 2 nights Camp Okavango or Xugana Island Lodge, 2 nights Camp Moremi or Camp Xakanaxa, 2 nights Savute Safari Lodge and 2 nights Chobe Savanna Lodge) 
  • All meals, soft drinks and local brand beverages 
  • Scheduled activities 
  • National Park entrance fees 
  • Charter flights & domestic airport departure taxes 
  • Safari Pack for each child 
  • Laundry services 
  • Medical and Emergency evacuation insurance

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Private activity surcharge (Mandatory for families with children under 12 years old) 
  • Chobe Game Lodge Upgrade for Chobe Savanna Lodge nights 
  • Meals other than specified 
  • Premium brand drinks 
  • Gratuities 
  • Sightseeing and activities other than specified 
  • Visa fees 
  • Travel insurance 
  • International flights & airport taxes

OTHER INFORMATION:

We accept families with children 6 years and older. The rooms within our camps are configured differently so that we can accommodate various family sizes -these will be dealt with and advised at the time of safari enquiry dependent on the family size and will be based on our physical operational capacity at each property. To ensure that we maximise the experience for each family, we will only accommodate one family per camp per day.

LODGES AND AREAS:
Leroo La Tau - Makgadikgadi, Boteti River
Savute Safari Lodge - Savute Channel in the Chobe National Park
Camp Moremi - Moremi Game Reserve on the Xakanaxa Lagoon
Camp Xakanaxa - Moremi Game Reserve on the Xakanaxa Lagoon
Camp Okavango - on the Nxaragha Island in the Okavango Delta
Xugana Island Lodge - on the Xugana Island in the Okavango Delta
Chobe Game Lodge - Chobe National Park Northern River Front
Chobe Savanna Lodge - Eastern Caprivi region of Namibia on the Chobe River


 For a safari of this nature, where flexibility is key to the family’s needs, private guide, vehicle and activities are essential. Families with children younger than 12 years old, the private activity surcharge, based on per family per departure, is mandatory. Families with children older than 12 years can however opt to partake in the scheduled lodge activities at no surcharge, but will have to share activities with other guests

We have planned the activities and the safari experience around ensuring that it is fun and educational for every family member. All children are given a Safari Bag, which has activity books, check lists and various surprises to keep them busy during certain times of the day. Other adapted activities, which range from donkey cart village tours, to mokoro races (water levels dependent), fishing excursions, local school visit/s (depending on dates) and the normal safari activities, are planned and adapted around the family’s needs.

Rates include all accommodation on a fully inclusive basis, all inter camp charter flights, taxes and park fees, and are calculated by seasonality. Rates are based on per person sharing for adults, for children 6 - 11 years and children 12 to 15 years. Private activity surcharge, per family per departure applies for families with children younger than 12 years of age
The Ultimate Botswana Family Package is a fixed 10 night safari - deviations will attract standard rates and terms.

The Ultimate Botswana Family Package standard program includes Chobe Savanna Lodge accommodation. A Chobe Game Lodge surcharge is provided for families who wish to upgrade to Chobe Game Lodge.

We will address each individual family’s requirements at the time of enquiry as the need to match not only the family’s specific requirements, but also our physical operational capacity within each property is essential to the success of each safari.

Children younger than 16 will need to share with an adult if and where triple accommodation is not available.

A single surcharge of 30% of package price is applicable to ALL bookings during Peak Season

A single surcharge of 30% of package price is applicable to any one reservation comprising of more than 2 singles booked in Green or Shoulder season.

Standard Booking Terms and Conditions apply to all Ultimate Family Safari bookings

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.  

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