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- Luxury Safari with Kids (1+)
Highlights of this Safari
- Great wildlife destinations & stunning scenery
- Game drives, boat trips & children’s activities
- Luxury Family accommodation
- Fly from lodge to lodge for comfort & convenience
9-Day Luxury Safari with Kids (1+)
Opening with the thundering spectacle of Victoria Falls, this luxury tour puts you at the heart of the safari experience. The wildlife viewing starts straight away: your Victoria Falls accommodation lies in the Zambezi National Park with air-conditioned family suites overlooking the river itself, complete with snorting hippos. Then you’ll cross into Botswana, exploring three distinct regions by 4X4, boat, canoe and on foot to give you a fantastic mix of wildlife and landscapes. Flying between safari camps saves hours of travel on the road and the accommodation is all family-friendly with a range of extra activities and amenities for young ones – from playgrounds and pools to shopping and Wi-Fi.
Days 1 - 2: The Smoke that Thunders
The local name for Victoria Falls is Mosi oa Tunya – the Smoke that Thunders – and a tour of the falls is one that will leave lasting memories – as will your first two nights. Victoria Falls River Lodge is the only accommodation set inside the Zambezi National Park and offers riverside views from large, air-conditioned family suites that sleep up to five. There are birds and monkeys in the trees and hippo and elephants in the river: it’s the ideal way to start the safari, especially as Victoria Falls has one of the widest ranges of adventure and safari activities in Africa. Depending on the age of your children, you can choose to go white-water rafting, bungee jumping or zip lining, or take things a little easier with a sunset Zambezi cruise and perhaps a jumbo-sized encounter with tame elephants. There’s also fishing, birding and game drives: ask us about what options are available and we’ll be happy to arrange them
Days 3 – 4: To the Chobe River
It’s a road transfer and a border crossing after breakfast but it’s usually only a couple of hours and then you are sitting down with a cold drink overlooking the famed Chobe River. Your accommodation is Chobe Game Lodge, a hotel-type lodge with air-conditioned rooms and a host of amenities for children aged 1+. Its location within the park and on the river is matchless and you’ll be first out in the morning for game drives and last back in the afternoon from your boat cruise. The Chobe River is big game country and home to enormous numbers of elephants and other animals in the dry season; it’s also great for predators like lions and crocodiles, and the bird watching is rated as the best in Botswana.
Days 5 – 6: Moremi Magic at Machaba
A short flight by light plane whisks you to the edge of the Okavango Delta and a tented camp tucked away in a private conservation area. This is where the waters of the Okavango meet the forests and floodplains of Moremi and the result is spectacular wildlife; elephants, buffalo, big cats, giraffe and antelope plus rarities such as African wild dog. You’ll explore by 4X4 and local canoe – the mokoro – in flood season, and because Machaba Camp lies in a private reserve, your guide can also conduct walking safaris and spot-lit night drives, adding greatly to the safari experience. Back at camp you have a large double family suite with electric lighting and private bathroom, and the camp has a swimming pool. There’s also a spa therapist in case parents feel like spoiling themselves too.
Days 7 – 8: Okavango Floodplains
The scenery changes as you fly out of Moremi: bigger rivers and more expansive floodplains come into view as you journey deeper into the Okavango Delta. Your next camp is Gomoti Plains, a sister camp to Machaba and one set in a land of big horizons where the water level usually determines whether game viewing takes place by vehicle or boat. Gomoti lies in a private concession as well, so you have the extra safari activities – walking and night drives – to look forward to and its wide open spaces favour not only large herds of buffalo and antelope but also their predators – lions, cheetah and wild dog. Back at camp you have dinners under starlight and stories around the fire – it’s the perfect way to end the day with your family.
Day 9: The Journey Ends
It’s a short flight across the eastern delta to Maun Airport, lying at the edge of the Okavango Delta and the transport hub for the region. The Luxury Safari with Children (1+) comes to an end with your arrival at the airport and your onward travel arrangements.
2021 (Also valid for 2022 until new rates are published)
These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.
- Family Accommodation as specified
- Meals as specified
- Local brand drinks at Safari Camps
- Private Family game-viewing activities
- Park fees
- Complimentary laundry service at the Safari Camps
- Flight Transfers as specified
- Road Transfers as specified
- National park fees, Airport Departure Tax and all government levies, taxes
- Expertly trained family guides
- International Flights
- Premium brand drinks
- Items of a personal nature
- ** please note that there is a limit of 20kg in soft bags including hand luggage on all charter flights included in safaris
- Suites all ages but strongly recommend dry season for young kids.
- The Family Safari can be booked for families with a minimum of 3 or more family members travelling together.