Botswana Family Holidays

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!

Seba Camp, Wilderness Safaris Seba Camp- youngesters enjoying a bush walk on a Botswana family holiday Family quad biking on the Makagadikgadi Pans - Photo by Uncharted Africa
  • Family-friendly camps offering flexibility and specially trained children's guides
  • A total escape from smart phones, iPads and other modern word distractions
  • A variety of safari activities including game drives, boat trips, canoeing, fishing and walking
  • Specially designed children's programmes to truly instil a love of nature and all things Africa
  • Safari and beach combinations with Mozambique, Mauritius or Seychelles
  • Proximity to Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders
  • Exciting light aircraft flights over breath taking landscapes
  • Unique cultural interactions with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert

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, South Africa & Zambia

Mark & Elizabeth Burgess

Fabulous game drives with knowledgeable, entertaining and courteous rangers. Outstanding accommodation staying with the "And Beyond" group. All transfers worked well.

20/05/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Louise Capp

Highlights were the Okavango Delta - surprise lunches and dinners set up in the bush and all the wonderful game drives; the river cruise in the Chobe National Park - we got so close to the animals on the river banks; the Victoria Falls

25/04/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Peta May Law

Highlights were the quality of the staff, the accommodation, the package in terms of the fact that we had good variety of places to go and the connections were fun, with a combination of small planes and overland. The winning factor was the Delta itself which is truly an incredible place. Untouched, no litter, no people. My personal highlight was seeing 2 leopard, one who obligingly feasted on a buffalo and…

22/04/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Mr Chris Western

Great,superb,excellent,unforgettable!

24/02/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Anonymous

Botswana was brilliant...wonderful country and lovely people and a real Wilderness experience. The real highlight of the trip ....

11/02/2014 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Mr Konstantin Mudrack & Family

A once-in-a-lifetime vacation in the Okavongo Delta. I specially appreciated the local travel partner Letaka Saafris and our guide Nkosi. The uncompromising integrity to care about nature, level of attention to explain to us and cater to our needs in the Bush was truely outstanding. I'd always recommend experiencing the Okavongo through this tip of Campsite Travel, by Letaka.

03/09/2013 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Anonymous

Seeing the Victoria Falls. Evening cruise on the African Queen to see the sunset on the Zambezi. Breakfast on Livingstone island. Helicopter trip over Falls. The whole experience of staying at Muchenje Safari Lodge especially river safari.

02/09/2013 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa & Zambia

Alistair Jackson

The holiday was utterly amazing. We saw the most amazing sights - from sitting on the edge of Livingston Island, to a lioness & her cubs walking towards us through the early morning sun, to elephants crossing the river in front of us, to watching dolphins & whales playing in the surf from our room balcony. But what really made the holiday so enjoyable was the smooth organisation…

23/07/2013 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Anonymous

& beyond camps were exceptional. The care and genuine friendliness took us all aback. Everyone seemed keen to make sure we had a trip to remember. And the detail was really well though through - from the food, the care of children, the rooms, the locations. (NB - all I would say is next time we wouldn't cover quite so many destinations in such a short time. We'd drop one of…

04/08/2012 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana & Zambia

Elisabeth Bowers

The whole holiday surpassed our expectations! Zambesi Sun hotel was clean and friendly. Surreal to wake up to zebra grazing infront of our window! Selinda camp was fantastic. Great food, beautiful accomodation and very professional staff who worked hard to meet our every need delivering 'hunting with lions' and an actual 'lion kill'. Xegira, a true water camp.Very peaceful and a slower pace than the game drives of Selinda.Even the local elephants found…

29/04/2012 Read full trip review