Ultimate Botswana Family Safari 7 Days
Experience the wonders of one of Africa’s last true untouched wildernesses while connecting with your family and the nature around you. This family safari takes your family on a journey of discovery through wildlife, and you will experience rich areas that will bring you closer to the natural environment surrounding you, and each other. Bond over a sundowner under an ancient baobab tree, take the perfect family photo on the Chobe Deck of Fame with hundreds of elephant in the background and share stories around a camp fire deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Nothing brings a family closer than a Botswana family safari.
**Please note, prices are based on 2 people sharing and single supplements apply. Discounted rates for children are available
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >
Special Guest LecturerExclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >
Special Guest Photography GuideChris was 32 when he finally realised he really did want to be a photo-journalist and walked out on his career in IT sales to become a wildlife photographer Read more >
- Spectacular scenery
- Family orientated game viewing experiences
- Witness an abundance of wildlife including the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, vast herds of buffalo, lions, African wild dogs & myriad birds, amongst much more
- Discover the remarkable areas of the Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park
- 6 nights accommodation on an all-inclusive basis with all meals, soft drinks and local brand beverages
- All transfers including internal domestic flights
- Guided activities throughout
- Adapted in camp activities for children
- Activity back pack for each child (ages 6 to 15 only)
- All park & entrance fees
- Dedicated family host per camp to assist with planning of meals and activities
ITINERARY6 Nights 7 Days
- Day 1 | Kasane to Chobe
- Day 2 | Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe NP
- Days 3 - 4 | Savute Safari Lodge
- Days 5 - 6 | Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta
- Day 7 | Moremi to Maun
Kasane to Chobe
Arrive by independent flight to Kasane airport. Upon arrival in Kasane you will be transferred to Chobe Game Lodge where you will be staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
Chobe Game Lodge is the only game lodge situated within the famous Chobe National Park. With luxurious accommodation and excellent activities this five-star lodge is a perfect base from which to explore the Park and the Chobe River.
Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe NP
Awake early and enjoy a light snack before joining an early morning guided game drive through Chobe National Park in search of an abundance of wildlife including elephants, lions and giraffes.
Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast then take an early-afternoon Chobe River Safari. Aboard comfortable, flat decked safari boats or electric powered boats you will travel down the river in style, searching for the wildlife that frequent the waters-edge.
After lunch you will have time to relax and enjoy the lodge's beautiful surroundings and facilities before afternoon tea and a further game drive or river safari to search for wildlife you may not have spotted previously in the day. Each night a delicious dinner will be served in the lodge and guests can enjoy an evening drink along the banks of the river taking in the sights and sounds that surround this wonderful area.
Savute Safari Lodge
In the morning of day 3 we will take a short charter flight to Savute Safari Lodge on the western section of Chobe National Park, where you will be staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
This fascinating area is renowned for its intense predator encounters and exceptional game viewing, making it one of Botswana’s most popular wildlife destinations. Staying in spacious, elegantly designed chalets you and your family will enjoy an exceptionally comfortable stay whilst experiencing the sights that the area is famous for.
Throughout your days here you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to explore the Savute region in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Many excursions will incorporate a visit to the Savute marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. Guests can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills – a small hilly outcrop which forms a prominent landmark in the otherwise flat landscape. Delicious meals will be served throughout the day and adapted in-camp activities will be available for children.
Camp Okavango, Okavango Delta
On the morning of day 5 we will take a charter flight across the Okavango Delta to Nxaragha Island and Camp Okavango where you will staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis. This unique and exclusive safari camp is a hidden treasure in the heart of the Delta, giving unparalleled access to a remarkable year-round water wilderness experience.
Numerous land and water-based activities are available here and each day you can enjoy motorised boat safaris and Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoes) excursions through the channels. Guided bush walks offer a chance to track the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. Optional fishing excursions are available and scenic helicopter flights over the Delta can be booked for an additional charge.
Each day there will be time to relax and enjoy the camp's unique surroundings, and delicious meals and refreshing beverages will be served throughout the day.
Moremi to Maun
Today signals the end of your Botswana safari adventure. After breakfast at the camp you will transfer by air to Maun airport for your flights home or onward travel.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Recently extensively refurbished, this enchanting and authentically African safari camp is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta, a maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden, meandering channels where an abundance of wildlife prospers on the permanent waters of this unique environment.
This hidden treasure in the heart of the Delta offers an all year round water wilderness experience and accommodation is provided in 12 brand new, spacious and luxurious suites which were designed to be a haven of comfort and luxury. Each suite has been raised off the ground to ensure better viewing opportunities and boasting private viewing decks with sun loungers, his & her showers and basins, clear view fronts overlooking different parts of the island and comfortable lounge areas, these safari suites merge the true Okavango Delta experience with ultimate luxury.
Camp Okavango, one of the oldest properties in the Okavango Delta, underwent a complete rebuild and reopened in April 2016.
The rebuild saw the lodge being moved forward on the island to bring guests closer to the Delta system that the island is surrounded by. The whole lodge is now raised on wooden walkways and provides an exceptional in-lodge experience as guests can move freely through the island, observing the wonders it showcases from above the ground.
The main area of the Okavango Camp consists of a cocktail bar, lounge and wildlife reference library along with a beautiful dining area which leads onto an expansive open-air patio for lunches and evenings around the fire. There is also a sundeck with a refreshing plunge pool and a bird viewing hide.
Activities on offer at Camp Okavango are mainly focused around water based adventures including motorboat rides through the Delta and Mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) excursions. Guided bush walks on neighbouring islands are also offered, giving guests the chance to witness some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Birding opportunities are also outstanding and fishing on a catch and release basis is also very popular.
Chobe Game Lodge
Situated within the famous Chobe National Park this exclusive safari lodge is the only permanent game lodge within the park and offers a perfect base from which to explore its wonders.
This five-star lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in Botswana and offers accommodation for up to 94 people in sublime luxury. Each of the delightful rooms in the lodge face the wonderful Chobe River and all have air conditioning, complimentary mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms, private terraces and elegant and comfortable furnishings. For guests wishing for an even more luxurious experience, the lodge has four river-view suites which offer the ultimate in exclusivity and come with their own private plunge pool and separate lounge area.
The main area of the lodge has been designed as a haven of peace and privacy and has six comfortably furnished viewing decks, a riverside boma, two bars, six relaxing and welcoming lounges and four beautiful dining areas. There are numerous places to sit down and relax and take in the incredible surroundings. There is a large swimming pool and a waiter is always on hand to bring you cold drinks from the bar. On top of this there is a complimentary gymnasium and delightful beauty and pamper treatments are available at an extra charge from the in-house beautician.
Whilst the abundance of wildlife inhabiting the area can be seen from many of the view points around the lodge, the best way to experience these magnificent creatures up close is to partake in one of the many land or water-based activities on offer. Chobe Game Lodge offers the most complete game experience in the Chobe National Park and early morning and afternoon game drives are a fantastic way to see the park's spectacular scenery and the diverse wildlife which roams in abundance, including the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, large herds of buffalo, lion, African wild dog, lechwe, roan antelope and giraffe amongst many other wonderful species.
Game viewing can also be done from small boats which are perfect for morning and sunset cruises.
Savute Safari Lodge
Set in a private and relaxing environment this wonderful lodge offers a true safari experience in the heart of the Savute Channel.
Set in the western section of Chobe National Park the area has mystified locals and geologists for years with its random and unexplained flooding and drying up patterns. At the moment the waterways are pumping life through the area and this makes Savute Safari Lodge an ideal location for a wildlife spotting tour.
Accommodation is provided for only 24 guests making this an intimate and tranquil lodge. 12 thatched chalets have been built from local timber and have been decorated luxuriously in order to provide a sumptuous environment for guests to relax in after a long day of adventures. All chalets have been designed to blend in to the natural environment and feature expansive private terraces, en-suite bathrooms and a combined bedroom and lounge area with elegant furnishings.
The main area of Savute Safari Lodge is a beautiful two-storey thatch-and-timber building which features a comfortable lounge with sumptuous sofas, a library and a stylish cocktail bar. There is also a shaded viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and a swimming pool with a spectacular pool lounger area – ideal for watching the varied wildlife – including the resident Elephants – as they make their way to the Channel to drink, bathe and play.
As to be expected in an area so rich with wildlife the majority of activities at Savute Lodge are centred around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Many trips will incorporate a visit to the Savute Marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. Guests can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills – a small hilly outcrop which forms a prominent landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.
Savute boasts the second-largest summer Zebra migration in Africa; its timing is determined by the rains, but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April.
What Our Customers
Botswana was everything we wanted it to be....spectacular wildlife everywhere and couldn’t believe how close we were! Thank you to your team for all your help in making it possible.
I just want to say a massive thank you for organising our trip to Botswana. From our very first conversation, I knew we were in safe hands, you were so knowledgeable and super-efficient that I had no doubt this was going to be the holiday of a lifetime and it was! Our two children loved every minute, especially the meerkats at Jack’s Camp so thanks for the recommendation and who can forget the bungee jump at Vic Falls!!!! We can’t wait to start planning our next family adventure with you, thank you so much.
There were so many highlights, where to start! Seeing Victoria Falls for the first time, the hot air balloon ride over the delta, watching wild dogs chase a leopard at Selinda, quad biking over the Salt Flats, the list goes on. This really was a trip that will stay close to our hearts for a very long time. The whole Wildfoot Team went the extra mile for us from beginning to end and we can’t thank you enough, we will happily recommend you to friends and family in the future.
The tented camps worked well and the bathrooms were more civilised than expected so feel we made the right choice after all. Really enjoyed the range of activities offered at each of the camps, the mokoro ride and walking safaris being particular good. Got lucky and saw a pride of lions take down a buffalo at Savuti and a wild dog kill at Mfuwe. No lucky with cheetah unfortunately, but now we have a reason to go back!
As expected, I have fallen in love with Botswana, without a doubt head and shoulders above any other safari experience. I was so lucky with wildlife with big cat sightings most days, several packs of wild dog and even a pangolin! There is nothing I would have wanted to change, a fantastic holiday from beginning to end, thank you so much for all your help and guidance thorough out.
It was a real privilege to have such an outstanding and knowledgeable guide - he was excellent company. The tents and camps were first-rate in terms of comfort, service and location.
We have recently returned from a holiday to Botswana that you organised for us and we just want to say thanks for all the work that you put into it. The holiday was fantastic - hotels/lodges were great, wildlife spectacular, people friendly, guides flexible and knowledgeable and the variety of locations perfect. The time of year was ideal for seeing the beginning of the change in the landscape at the start of the rainy season. All the arrangements ran like clockwork and there was even somebody there at Maun airport at the end of our trip to ensure all had gone well. We will certainly consider using Wildfoot again for our future travel plans.Thank you again.
Fabulous knowledge and customer service. Only back a week and already planning our next trip with them - surely that says it all
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