The Ultimate Family Safari with Desert and Delta Safaris (9 Days)
Botswana is fast becoming a destination of choice for families who want their children to experience the pinnacle of that African adventure. The discovery of Africa is a profound and impactful experience in one’s life, which will be remembered for many years to come.
This Desert & Delta Safaris - Ultimate Family Safari - allows for the family to experience a choice and combination of five 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 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!
To celebrate the discovery of Africa with your family taking in a choice of 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.
Desert & Delta Safaris have realised that every family is unique and different. In doing so, we want to make it easy and uncomplicated to plan that Ultimate Family Safari experience. We have come up with a variety of flexible and easy to book Family Safari options which range from 4 nights, 6 nights or 8 nights with a choice of any or all our magical safari destinations included.
New family rooms at Chobe Game Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Moremi and Camp Okavango allow for us to assist families in experiencing Botswana on a choice of multi-declinational safari packages in a way that Botswana has never been experienced by travelling families before. Furthermore, each property has a dedicated “Safari Hero”, a staff member in camp, whose attention and function is dedicated to the planning of flexible safari activities and experiences for the family.
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
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.
Camp Okavango has 12 luxury Safari Suites and 1 Family Suite consisting of 2 bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. This expansive room, which connects through inter-leading doors, is your home for the following two nights as you marvel in the pristine beauty and excitement of experiencing the Okavango Delta at its best. An additional bed can be placed in the family suite to accommodate 2 adults and 3 children. All suites are raised on Siligna platforms with stacking doors on expansive private decks, accommodating just 24 people.
All rooms lead, by means of raised decking pathways, to a majestic elevated public area which hosts the lodge reception, curio shop, lounges, self- help “feel at home” drinks area, bar, library and dining room. All of which allow for the most spectacular views out and over the Okavango Delta and lead on to a large open air star deck with fire places and areas to sit and enjoy the night sounds.
An elevated, infinity view plunge pool is provided to cool down in the heat of the day. Days are spent discovering the Okavango Delta on a private activities with your guide.
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, meals times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay with us at Camp Okavango.
Day 3 & 4 Camp Moremi, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
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.
Nestled beneath giant ebony trees, Camp Moremi brings true meaning to the word safari in the Xakanaxa area of the Moremi Game Reserve. 11 Luxurious custom style safari tents and 1 Luxury family suite consisting of two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, make up Camp Moremi. Families consisting of 3 children, can be accommodated in the family room with the addition of an extra bed in the suite. The 12 tents are all raised on teak platforms, with Camp Moremi accommodating just 24 people.
The elevated Tree House
forms the main public area at Camp Moremi, this houses a
lounge, library, bar and dining room. Other facilities
include a garden Boma area where breakfast and teas are
served, curio shop, large grounds, a lookout deck and
secluded plunge pool.
Days are spent exploring the paradise of Moremi on private activities with your guide.
Camp Moremi and Camp Xakanaxa offer the following activities:
· Activities are centred
around tracking big game on morning and afternoon game
drives by open 4x4 safari vehicle 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, meals times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay with us at Camp Moremi.
Day 5 & 6 Savute Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
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.
Savute Safari Lodge consists of 11 luxury thatch and timber chalets and 1 family suite raised on expansive private decks, accommodating only 24 guests. The family suite consists of two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. Families consisting of 3 children, can be accommodated in the family room with the addition of an extra bed in the suite.
The main lodge area offers a
lounge, dining room, secluded library, bar, plunge pool and
most meals are served on an elevated deck which looks out
over the Savute channel and the waterholes which are a
magnet to animals which come to quench their dry Savute
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
· 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)
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 with us at Savute Safari Lodge.
Day 7 & 8 Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Home to the most incredible herds of elephant on the planet, Chobe National Park has its northern boundary along the Chobe River. Within this National Park, Chobe Game Lodge offers the only experience where direct access from the lodge into the park is possible.
The Chobe National Park
riverfront is quite simply one of the most impressive safari
experiences in Africa. Chobe Game Lodge is the only lodge in
the Chobe National Park situated on the magnificent Chobe
River. This alone makes it a first-choice destination for
that once-in-a-lifetime safari experience.
The accommodation at Chobe Game Lodge is comprised of 42 twin/double rooms, four luxury private suites and one family unit. Rooms are all newly expanded and refurbished, river-facing, with spacious decks and air-conditioning, as well as a complimentary mini-bar.
There are seven inter-leading rooms, ideal for friends and families travelling together.
The main lodge area offers
various places where dining is offered, two bars, many
lounges, a curio shop, and swimming pool. Out the front of
the lodge an elevated boardwalk leads along the river to the
“Chobe Deck Of Fame” which overlooks the vast floodplains
known as Water cart. At certain times of the year, these
floodplains are visited by hundreds and at times thousands
of elephant, offering quite possibly the best elephant
viewing experience in the world.
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, meals times, in camp activities, story times and ensure that both you and your children have an incredible stay with us at Chobe Game Lodge.
Day 9 – 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
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
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
8 night’s accommodation on a
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)
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
Meals other than specified
Premium brand drinks
Sightseeing and activities other than specified
International flights & airport taxes
Requirements for Minors Travelling through all Botswana ports of entry
Effective from 1st October 2016 minors travelling through the country’s borders will be required to produce certified copies Of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the Child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate.
· The Ultimate Family Safari Packages can be booked for families with a minimum of 3 or more family members travelling together.
Seasonal Rates vary. Please contact us for a quote and itinerary