The Kohrs family share their thoughts on their safari experience at the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. Travelling with their two children aged 2 and 4, they had a fantastic time: find out about the lodges they visited, what made their stay excellent and what to consider when travelling on safari with kids.
A safari to Botswana’s Okavango Delta with children promises to be a memorable family holiday. An unspoilt landscape of lazy lagoons and grazing grasslands, the Okavango Delta is home to abundant wildlife ranging from elephants and big cats to monkeys and mongooses.
Travelling to Botswana with toddlers and babies on safari may seem a daunting prospect but with a bit of planning it is much easier than you think. For a safe and rewarding Botswana safari with activities for the whole family, it’s simply a question of when you go and where you go.
Botswana is a country full of big wild animals and remote destinations; the first question I was asked as a guide by concerned parents was – naturally – is Botswana safe for children? Yet it is a country that has been safely delivering family safaris for decades.
What was the thing you craved most while under the recent Covid-induced lockdown? Open, sunny skies is my guess, and although it seems impossible when contemplating the four walls of your current position, there’s nothing much sunnier or more open than the African sky.
One of the major attractions of a Botswana family safari is the range of activities on offer, especially in private concessions. These are exclusive-use, privately managed reserves where guests have access to a wider range of activities than in the national parks. You’ll enjoy day and night game drives as well as fishing trips, guided walks, motor-boating, and adventures by mokoro.