Family Botswana Adventure 11 days
This trip is an African wildlife lover’s dream, mighty bull elephants, meerkats, zebras, wildebeest, hippos and lions are just a few of the majestic creatures you will see. It includes a trip to see the unforgettable Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water on earth. A true African adventure for all the family!
- Discover Botswana's most impressive and varied wildlife
- Enjoy a quad bike tour on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
- Witness the mighty Victoria Falls
- Family friendly accommodation throughout the safari
- Amazing range of family activities to enjoy
- Planet Baobab - Bed & breakfast
- Pom Pom Camp & Chobe Bakwena Lodge - Fully inclusive
- Lokuthula Lodge - Bed & breakfast
- Transfers and internal flights
- Tours and activities as shown in the itinerary
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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Arrive at Maun airport and transfer to Planet Baobab, a traditionally styled grass hut village shaded by 4000 year old baobab trees. Take a stroll through the bush with your guide and learn about the local ecology, geology and culture, before enjoying your first flaming sunset by a blazing campfire. Return for a delectable dinner.
On day 2, start with a visit to the nearby village of Gweta and mix with the locals and visit the primary school - a must for families, who are made especially welcome by the children. After lunch, the real excitement begins with a quad bike ride out to the lunar landscape of Ntwetwe Pan to marvel at the vast and empty open landscape.. Head even further into nowhere and set up camp for the night under bright starlit skies. Your guides will cook a sumptuous dinner before you tuck into your bedroll. An amazing adventure for all the family.
After sunrise, head off to the nearest waterhole looking for meerkats and other desert wildlife before returning to Planet Baobab for a shower and lunch. In the afternoon you are off again, this time to Nxai Xini Pan where the waterhole is frequented by elephants and other animals and birds - in the evening, after dinner, watch these mighty animals saunter to drink in the twilight. Another exciting night under the stars. Dawn wildlife watching and back to Planet Baobab for breakfast before heading off to the airstrip.
Arrive at the airstrip and transfer to Pom Pom camp, a safari-tent camp in a private concession near the Moremi Game Reserve. Check -in to your family adjoined tent with shared bathroom. Enjoy the (enclosed) open air showers!
Activities included in this delta paradise are gamedrives, night drives, walking safaris and mokoro excursions all taken withlocal expert guides. The tranquillity of the delta and beauty of its windingwater ways, open lagoons and tree islands will be a highlight of your safari.
Hippo and crocodile are found in the deeper lagoons and big predators such as lions andleopards, as well as buffalo, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest move through thearea. If you are lucky, some of the nocturnal animals such as serval, civet andgenet may be seen on night drives. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy the regularsightings of Pels fishing owl, African fish eagle, giant eagle owl and white backed vultures.
Arrive, via another included internal flight, at Kasane airport and transfer to Chobe Bakwena Lodge.
The Chobe Riverfront is an elephant mecca; home to the largest density of African elephants in the world, during winter they are at the peak of their activity. Chobe is an excellent destination for quality game viewing, one highlight being the giant bull elephant, as it strolls up next to your vehicle or snorkels alongside your boat, or the hundreds of hippos and buffaloes on the floodplains. Your adrenaline will be pumping as prides of lions stalk antelopes by the water’s edge. Chobe is also a place to search for the rare sable antelope. The lodge is a great place for families with specific family chalets with river views.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A shuttle is included to take you to your next destination, Pioneers Lodge.
There are plenty of activities available from the lodge so your stay will be on a bed and breakfast basis. Visiting the Falls is a must and viewpoints are easily accessible on foot. For adrenalin junkies, there is white-water rafting, bungee and zip-wiring and for everybody, river cruises, helicopter flights and visits to the national park.
It is also possible to cross the bridge into Zambia and view the Falls from a different perspective or during low water season visit the incredible natural plunge pool on the very edge of the falls for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Transfer to Victoria Falls airport
Transfer to Victoria Falls airport for onward or return flights.
A view from Above
Planet Baobab, Makgadikgadi Pans
Along the cracked and crop-less landscape on the road between Maun and Francistown you will find the intriguingly named Planet Baobab camp, the Baobab capital of the world where the average age of each tree is 4000 years.
At Planet Baobab you will find the largest and coolest pool in the Kalahari and the funkiest bar, a well known watering hole for travellers of every description and colourful characters from throughout Maun, plus a beautiful restaurant serving interesting and delicious dishes from all across Africa.
There are a number of accommodation options including traditionally styled Bakalanga or Baobab huts with en-suite showers, dome tents with fully made up stretcher beds or you can even pitch your own tent or park your own 4x4 in our shady campsite.
Pom Pom Camp, Okavango Delta
Located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta, this beautiful camp offers superb scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience in one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa.
Lying on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve the camp is situated on the head waters of the Xudum river system and therefore lends itself to a range of water-based safari activities.
Accommodation is provided in 9 luxury safari tents which have been decorated in traditional safari style and which have en-suite facilities, large comfortable beds and decks with beautiful views over the Pom Pom lagoon.
Chobe Bakwena Lodge
Surrounded by the Chobe National Park and forest reserve, some 90km’s from Victoria Falls and Livingstone, 300 km’s West of the Okavango Delta and North of the Makgadigadi Salt pans.
Bakwena, from Setswana meaning ‘people of the crocodile’ one of the largest tribes in Botswana; embraces the surrounding culture and country as inspiration for its style and hospitality.
Pioneers, Victoria Falls
Pioneers Victoria Falls is situated in the quiet suburbs of Victoria Falls’ residential area, 2.5 kilometres from the Falls. This welcoming B&B offers 50 elegant en-suite rooms all designed to embrace the Zimbabwean Pioneer era, with private verandas overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens and pool. All rooms at Pioneers are air conditioned and have free limited WiFi. The lodge has four family rooms making it ideal for families.
At the heart of the lodge is a snug lounge, an indoor and outdoor dining area, curio shop, as well as a terrace opening onto the pool and lush garden area. Activities in Victoria Falls (at an additional cost) can be arranged at the activities desk.
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