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Child driving, Family safari package, Botswana

Family Safari to the Delta and Chobe

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

10 Days

Prices Start from

$5,398 ex. flights

Suitable for

Families

Staying at comfortable, family-friendly camps, journey across the watery landscapes of northern Botswana. Explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta, see the zebra migration at the remote Savute Marsh and meet the vast elephant herds of Chobe.

Each of the carefully chosen camps has family accommodation and the staff are in their element when entertaining children of all ages.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Family safari package, Botswana 1

Children's Activities

Keep your kids entertained throughout with child-focussed activities available at all the camps.

Lechwes from mokoro, Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta 2

Land and Water

Explore on land and water, taking game drives and exploring in canoes and mokoros.

Guest Bedroom, Savute Safari Lodge, Savuti, Botswana 3

Family Rooms

Stay at interconnecting family rooms throughout – perfect for travelling with children.

Light aircraft, Okavango Delta, Botswana 4

Flying Safari

Fly from camp to camp and see the Okavango Delta from the sky, minimizing driving time.

Why we like it

This holiday combines a number of beautiful camps, dotted throughout northern Botswana’s rich landscapes. Large enough and flexible enough to be comfortable for families, these camps still maintain an intimate, wild feel. On top of this, they offer fantastic game viewing and excellent, child-friendly guiding, alongside accommodation designed with families in mind.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Johannesburg - Maun - Okavango Delta
  • Day 2
    Okavango Delta
  • Day 3
    Okavango Delta - Moremi Game Reserve
  • Day 4
    Moremi Game Reserve
  • Day 5
    Moremi Game Reserve - Savuti
  • Day 6
    Savuti
  • Day 7
    Savuti - Kasane - Chobe National Park
  • Day 8
    Chobe National Park
  • Day 9
    Chobe National Park - Kasane - Johannesburg - London
  • Day 10
    London
Canoe fishing, Family safari package, Botswana
Botswana

Okavango Delta

Begin at Camp Okavango, at the heart of the delta. Offering year-round water activities, this beautiful camp affords idyllic views over the delta. The airy wooden suites blend into the natural surroundings, with a large communal area providing numerous places to relax and enjoy the wilderness location.

With flexibility, explore the waterways, reed banks and islands of the delta. Move slowly through this watery landscape in a traditional mokoro, spotting wildlife on land, in the sky and beneath the water. For children, there is the chance to go fishing. With the help of the camp guides, attempt to catch local tiger fish and bream.

Lilac breatsed roller in flight, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Moremi

Fly deeper into the delta, to the Moremi Game Reserve – an archipelago amidst this expanse of water. Stay at the traditionally styled Camp Moremi, with its unobtrusive canvas tents on elegant teak decks.

Spot an array of species, including elephants, leopards and antelopes. Explore by boat and 4×4, heading deep into this green wilderness. The air swarms with birdlife, including imperious fish eagles.

Exterior of Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Savuti, Botswana
Savute Safari Lodge, Savuti, Botswana

Savute

Continue to the Savute Channel, which feeds the rich Savute Marsh. This area offers some of the region’s best game viewing and hosts the second-largest zebra migration on the continent. Watch as the marshlands fill with these striped animals, preyed on by an array of hungry predators.

Stay at the elegant Savute Safari Lodge, which looks out over an area populated by numerous bull elephants. Secluded and spacious, this relaxed camp is wonderfully positioned for exploring the surrounding landscape in open 4×4 vehicles.

Elephants from boat, Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park
River safari, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park

Finish in Chobe National Park, home to a vast elephant population. Stay at the largest of the four camps, Chobe Game Lodge. Positioned within the park, this comfortable lodge gives children room to explore and make use of its beautiful communal areas and sweeping decks.

Spend time driving through Chobe’s woodland-dominated landscape or take a quiet boat cruise down the Chobe River. Relaxed and slow-moving, the latter offers lovely views across the river, as well as great wildlife viewing.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Camp Okavango £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Situated just outside the northern boundary of Moremi Game Reserve at the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta on remote Nxaragha Island, is Camp Okavango. An African safari lodge, Camp Okavango assures a year-round unparalleled water wilderness experience. The camp accommodates 24 guests in 12 airy wooden suites. Raised on teak platforms, they feature en-suite facilities and sliding glass doors that open onto a deck. The main lodge area, under thatch and open-sided, features a bar, comfortable sitting area, and dining area leading onto an open-air patio with fireside. There is a secluded bird-viewing hide and plunge pool.

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Camp Moremi £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Classically themed, this unobtrusive camp sits on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon, at the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. Hidden amongst tall trees and immersed in lush scrub, Camp Moremi combines a tranquil environment with spectacular game viewing. Twelve spacious canvas tents, embodying an East African style, sit on wooden stilts, looking out over the surrounding reserve. Polished teak decks extend outwards, providing the perfect location for reading or relaxation. Inside, the airy canvas ceiling rises above a pair of comfortable double beds. Beautifully furnished, each tent features en-suite facilities.

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Savute Safari Lodge £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Set beneath ancient camelthorn trees on the banks of the Savute Channel, this beautiful camp sits at the heart of the spectacular Savute area. Spread amongst this verdant landscape, it looks out towards lush grasslands that fill with zebras twice a year – as the migration enters the area. 12 thatched, timber chalets rise above the surrounding savannah, incorporating expansive private decks that offer panoramic views and the chance to read or relax. Inside, polished wooden floors compliment the thick beams, with en-suite facilities in every room. From the netting-draped bed, look out through sliding doors and feel the cool breeze as it slips beneath the thatch.

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Chobe Game Lodge £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

This beautiful river-facing lodge sits within Chobe National Park and offers a fantastic base for exploring this wildlife-rich landscape. Comfortable, relaxed and family-friendly, the lodge combines modern conveniences with a remarkable location. 47 air-conditioned rooms fill the interior, whilst communal areas are designed to make the most of the beautiful views. Six viewing decks, six lounges and four dining areas offer variety and a range of relaxation options. In the evening, a riverside boma provides the perfect place to sip on a cold drink after a day of game viewing. A large swimming pool offers a place to cool down and relax, after a stint in the lodge’s modern gym, whilst the in-house beautician can provide a number of treatments.

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A note on price

This trip is based on a family of four staying in a family suite, with two children under the age of 12. Children must be older than six to stay in these camps.

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchase through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From $5,398 Per person

When to travel

Botswana in January

A hot time of year, with thunderstorms periodically clearing the air. The peak of the wet season brings lush grass and the chance to spot newborn animals and birds.

Botswana in February

It remains hot and wet throughout the country, with the Central Kalahari turning into lush grasslands. Fruit sweetens and many different species scour the trees for a tasty meal.

Botswana in March

The high temperatures continue but the rains start to abate as the rainy season draws to a close.

Botswana in April

Temperatures start to drop, and days become drier. Antelope are breeding at this time, and are visible trying to flaunt themselves to their respective females.

Botswana in May

The start of the dry season. A good time of year to travel with pleasant temperatures, before the peak season.

Botswana in June

The winter brings warm days but chillier nights, so it is worth bringing a jacket. There is very little rainfall now, so wildlife is easier to spot around watering holes.

Botswana in July

The driest and coolest month across the country, with almost no rainfall at all. The waters of the Okavango rise as the rains finally filter down from the mountains of Angola. The aridity means that there are fewer mosquitoes at this time of year.

Botswana in August

Temperatures rise again, meaning less chilly nights and hot days, still with very little rainfall. A great time to spot wildlife in the Okavango delta as the waters reach peak levels.

Botswana in September

Continued rising temperatures and clear blue skies make for hot days and pleasantly warm evenings. Much of the country becomes dry and dusty as it has now been many months since any significant rains. Wildlife can be spotted easily around receding watering holes.

Botswana in October

The hottest month with some temperatures close to 40C, and the first signs of rain approaching. Water levels fall in the Okavango delta, causing catfish to migrate upstream, feeding on smaller fish along the way.

Botswana in November

The heat continues, as the rainy season begins. Greenery starts to return to the plains, and it is possible to spot some newborns.

Botswana in December

The rains return in full swing, with regular thunderstorms providing some relief from the heat. Grass carpets many of the landscapes, providing plenty of food for the young.

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