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Botswana and Victoria Falls Family Adventure

Inspirational safari family holiday to Botswana and Zambia

Combining the best of Botswana's safari regions with a trip to Victoria Falls, this family itinerary is filled with adventure and excitement. It starts off with a bang with a light aircraft flight over the lush waterways of the world-famous Okavango Delta. On arrival you will be warmly welcomed by your safari guide who will remain with your family throughout your stay at the dedicated family camp, Khwai Leadwood, located in one of the richest game viewing areas in Botswana. Partake in game drives, walks, bird watching, night drives, mokoro safaris (seasonal, when water levels permit) and cultural tours of local villages. Expect to see a host of wildlife including elephants, lions, buffalo, leopard, hippo and many more.

From here you will fly to Botswana's other premier wildlife sanctuary, the Linyanti and stay at Linyanti Ebony Camp which is built on raised decking overlooking the Linyanti Marsh. As well as the traditional game drives and walks, from this camp you can also enjoy boating and fishing along the water lagoons. For both of your safaris you can expect the children to be thoroughly entertained by the specially trained family guides. Conclude this epic adventure with a stay at Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia, a short distance from Victoria Falls. Here you can also enjoy rhino trekking on foot, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises (on our own private boat), fishing, and visits to the Livingstone Museum.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Maun
  • 3 nights - Khwai Leadwood Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 3 nights - Linyanti Ebony, Linyanti, Botswana
  • 3 nights - Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • Ends - Transfer to Livingstone for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Botswana, Zambia
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Maun

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Maun Airport and connect onto your light aircraft flight to the Okavango Delta. Here the family will enjoy a game drive to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Khwai Leadwood Camp
All Inclusive | Family Tent

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Day 4 - 7

Fly via light aircraft to the Linyanti region where you will be met at the airstrip and driven to your next camp.

  • 3 nights

Linyanti Ebony
All Inclusive | Family Tent

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Day 7 - 10

Fly via light aircraft to Kasane Airport. Here you will be road transferred over the border to your lodge at Victoria Falls in Zambia.

  • 3 nights

Thorntree River Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Unit

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Day 10

Today you will be driven to Livingstone Airport where you will catch your international flight home.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Mokoro Icon Mokoro
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Lechwe
  • Impala
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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