Family safaris in Botswana can provide a most thrilling, memorable and educational experience. The wildlife viewing is exceptional and the many different experiences offered from game drives and fishing to boat and canoe trips, is sure to keep even the most impatient children in raptured silence!
Whether you are canoeing through the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta, quad-biking across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans or on a boat trip marvelling at the massive elephant herds and hippos in the Chobe National Park, the family will never be bored.
Our Mahlatini family holiday specialists have travelled Botswana extensively and have hand-picked our favourite family-friendly and flexible accommodation whether this be exclusive-use camps or larger camps offering family rooms.
Many lodges and camps employ specially trained children's guides who will design a special programme for your children to suit their ages and interests. The guide/s will interpret and explain the wonders of the African bush in a fun, easy way that will ensure all ages are touched by Africa's magic. These family safari programmes are specially designed to spark curiosity and interest and are exceptionally rewarding.
We would often recommend to parents that they book a private vehicle and guide which will significantly enhance your family safari experience allowing you to set your own schedule and adapt your safari to age, interest and wishes of you and your children.
A family holiday to Botswana can be an adventure of a lifetime however it does require careful planning. Put your trust in the extensive knowledge of family holiday experts to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that you and your family feel secure and well looked after.
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Read what our previous clients thought of their Botswana Family Holiday
Family Holiday to Botswana & Zimbabwe
There were so many amazing experiences on this trip--and a few hiccups. Overall, I was very happy with our safari.
Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia
Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia
We had an outstanding vacation in Cape Town and on safari at several camps which will remain as one of our favourite trips anywhere in the world!
Experiencing a safari had been on our list for years and although we had received some advice and done some research, we found being on safari was a singular, immersive and very absorbing experience.
Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe
Trip was incredible - we loved it. I can't really imagine how it could have been much better. Doing both Botswana and Zimbabwe was an excellent call. The land, the animals and the people were amazing, the camps were beautiful and the logistics (planes and transfers) were seamless.
Stanley's camp in Okavango delta and tau pan in kalahari both hardly had any animals, it was very disappointing especially for our kids. The people that worked there are super nice though.
Family Holiday to Botswana, Mauritius, South Africa & Zambia
Fantastic Santuary locations with generally outstanding service and heartwarming African hospitality, breathtaking locations. Full score only let down as a result of problem and unpleasant experience with 1 manager.
Great break. amazing sights, high standard accommodation and treatment through out.
So positive...all the attention to detail was appreciated, and everything worked well. We had such a good time. We felt the first two camps were the better of the three...poor Savuti was so dry, so there was not much game there.
Family Holiday to Botswana
Would not change a thing. Excellent throughout.
Outstanding and life affirming.
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