Botswana & Victoria Falls Family Teen Safari

On the Wild Side – Epic Family Safari Expedition for Thrill Seeking Teens

Prices From £4,552pp
Year round | 11 nights

Special Pricing for Families: Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 to 18)

Adults from £6,995 to £9,995 per person Children from £4,522 to £5,653 per person dependent on season of travel

Designed especially with families and teenagers in mind, this thrilling Botswana family safari will see you and your family create memories that will last a lifetime. With the added bonus of a stay close to the mighty Victoria Falls, even those hard to please teens are sure to be impressed!

Discover the wonders of the wildlife-rich Chobe River Front, the elephant mecca of the Okavango Delta, and the fascinating Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, with a huge range of included activities to designed to please all the family.

Your itinerary will perfectly combine action-packed adventures with cultural experiences as you enjoy unforgettable quad bike excursions through remote salt pans, exciting game drives in search of a wide variety of wildlife, Bushmen walks to learn all about the culture and traditions of the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen, searching for meerkats, motorboat safaris, cruises along the Okavango Delta in a traditional dugout canoe, and more! Additional experiences are also available including sleep-outs under the stars, astronomy, and scenic helicopter flights.

The lodges and camps for this tour have been carefully chosen for their family-friendly credentials as well as their commitment to supporting local communities & projects connected with wildlife protection and conservation. In addition to this, Wildfoot will contribute £50 for every booking directly to a local project.

Highlights

  • An exciting and immersive Botswana safari designed especially for families with children and teenagers
  • Start your Africa experience with a visit to the iconic Victoria Falls
  • Discover the fascinating Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the enigmatic Okavango Delta and the wonderful Chobe National Park on one thrilling itinerary
  • Enjoy included, family-oriented activities delivered by expert guides, such as quad biking, game drives, meerkat experiences, mokoro excursions, Bushmen walks and motorboat safaris
  • Stay in good quality, family-friendly lodges & camps, on an all-inclusive basis (excluding Victoria Falls)
  • Observe an abundance of iconic wildlife including elephants, lions, buffaloes, wild dogs, hippos, giraffes, a myriad of birds, and much more
  • Cultural opportunities including visits to local communities and Bushmen walks
  • Generous discounts for children aged 7 to 18

What's Included

  • 2 nights at Pioneers Victoria Falls on a B&B basis
  • 3 nights at Chobe Elephant Camp on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals and described activities included
  • 3 nights at Sable Alley Camp on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals and described activities included
  • 3 nights at Camp Kalahari on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals and described activities included
  • Charter flights between camps
  • All road transfers between airstrips and accommodations (shared or private)
  • Park Fees (excluding Victoria Falls)

Our popularitinerary Suggestions

All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable

Victoria Falls
1 - 2Days

Victoria Falls

Arrive independently to Victoria Falls International Airport and join your included transfer to the Pioneers Hotel which is located in the quiet suburbs of Victoria Falls’ residential area, 2.5 kilometres from the Falls.

At Victoria Falls, the earth splits open and swallows one of Africa’s greatest rivers, the mighty Zambezi, creating the largest sheet of falling water on earth. Various activities are available here (not included in your package), including guided falls visits, white water rafting, bungee jumping, river cruises, helicopter flights and much more. These can be arranged in advance or through the hotel.

Your hotel is located on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls and exploring from this side you get a full-frontal view of three quarters of the falls’ 1.7km wide curtain of water from viewpoints and footpaths meandering through a rainforest kept hot and humid by the spray of the falls.

2 nights’ accommodation at Pioneers Victoria Falls with breakfast included.

Chobe River Front
3 - 5Days

Chobe River Front

On the morning of day 3 you will join your transfer to the Chobe River Front Area where you will check into the Chobe Elephant Camp, your home for the next 3 nights. The Chobe Riverfront is an elephant mecca; home to the largest density of African elephants in the world; and offers quality game viewing. Expect hippos, elephant bulls and buffaloes in the waters, and lions, antelopes and more stalking along the water’s edge. This coupled with the famous red Chobe sunsets and abundant birdlife make the area a great introduction to Botswana. It also makes a rewarding repeat journey once you’ve ticked off the big stuff. It’s a place to search for the rare sable antelope, to spot that gem from the birders’ bucket list and to explore the remoter corners. With 3 nights here you will have plenty of time to tick-off that wildlife bucket-list.

Chobe Elephant Camp benefits from a location on the West side of the park where the entrance is only shared with four lodges, compared to the East Gate which is shared by around 20 lodges so can often be a little congested. Included activities during your time here will be unforgettable game drives to view the region’s spectacular wildlife from open safari vehicles, as well as river safari cruises. You can also enjoy a cultural visit to a nearby village. Canoeing excursions are also available for an additional cost.

3 nights’ accommodation in a Chalet at Chobe Elephant Camp on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks (excl. spirits) and park fees included.

Scheduled Activities Included: Game drives, boating safaris & village visit.

Okavango Delta
6 - 8Days

Okavango Delta

On day 6 it’s time for your next adventure as you transfer to Kasane Airport for your included charter flight to the fascinating Okavango Delta region. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will transfer to the beautiful Sable Alley Camp which lies along the Khwai River in the Khwai Community Concession, one of the most diverse areas in northern Botswana

The Okavango Delta is an immense, waterlogged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands, and your 3 days here will be filled with exciting activities based around the waterways and its inhabitants. You will have multiple chances to get up-close to elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, big cats and more as you enjoy included Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions, walking safaris, and morning, afternoon, and evening game drives. As well as the big game sightings, the relaxing Mokoro excursions will allow you time to learn about the habits of the smaller animals, sighting birds and learning their calls, as well as identifying plant-life and their medicinal uses. Optional activities available for an additional fee here include motorboat cruises and scenic helicopter flights over the Delta.

3 nights’ accommodation in a Family Tent at Sable Alley Camp on a Fully Inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks, mentioned activities and park fees included.

Included activities: Day & night game drives, mokoro excursions, & guided nature walks.

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
9 - 11Days

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

On day 9 it’s time for your final adventure as you take your included charter flight to the Tsigaro Airstrip and transfer to the wonderful Camp Kalahari located on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, adjacent to the Makgadikgadi – Nxai Pans National Park. Camp Kalahari accepts children of all ages and makes for a fantastic family safari destination.

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are all that remains of a great lake which once covered most of northern Botswana, fed by rivers carrying salts. The most iconic pans, Ntwetwe and Sua Pan provide breathtaking vistas of blinding white salt flats reaching far into the horizon.

Activities included at Camp Kalahari include getting up close and personal with a visit to the resident family of habituated Meerkats, walking with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture as they teach guests how they have survived in the vast area, game drives to experience unique desert wildlife and a visit to the fallen Chapman’s Baobab, campsite of famed explorers including Livingstone, Selous, Chapman and Baines. Prior to its fall, Chapman’s Baobab was one of the three largest, oldest living trees in Africa. The fallen tree is still awe-inspiring sight.

The highlight here for all the family will undoubtedly be an unforgettable quad biking experience across the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (only available in the dry season of April to October). In the wet season (Nov to March) guests can experience the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest. This is the second biggest in Africa and the last remaining in Southern Africa. For an additional fee, guests can also enjoy horse riding safaris and sleep-out experiences.

3 nights’ accommodation in a Meru Family Safari Tent at Camp Kalahari on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks and park fees included.

Scheduled Activities Included: Game Drives, Bushmen Walks, Chapman’s Baobab, Meerkat Visit and Quad Biking.

Transfer to Maun - End of Tour
12Day

Transfer to Maun - End of Tour

As your exciting Botswana family safari comes to an end, you will take an included charter flight to Maun International Airport where you will be able to catch your onward or homeward flights. Should you wish to extend your safari to see more of Southern Africa, please let us know and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

A view from Above

Accommodation Options

Camp Kalahari

Experience the mysterious Makgadikgadi salt pans, the birthplace of the super-mammal, and quite possibly man, at this traditional style safari lodge. Camp Kalahari is an ideal camp for those looking for fun, adventure, style and comfort in a fresh and affordable way.

Camp Kalahari accepts children of all ages and makes for a fantastic family safari destination.

This traditional bush camp offers ten spacious Meru tents with en-suite covered bathrooms, four poster beds, rich textiles and crunchy cotton sheets. A touch of luxury and comfort in the Kalahari wilderness.

Camp Kalahari's facilities make for a wonderfully relaxing experience. There is a thatched central library and a thatched swimming pool pavillion to unwind in and the mix of original African furniture and textiles and colonial antiques combined with delicious authentic meals provide a fantastic African safari experience.

A stay at Camp Kalahari offers a genuine safari experience and the chance to witness some of the most intriguing species on the planet. During the wet season you can witness the last surviving migration of zebra and wildebeest in Southern Africa. When the waters dry up, the birds and animals migrate and the extraordinary ecosystem of the Makgadikgadi becomes the main attraction. It is during the dry season that Guests can experience the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on quad bikes, travelling across the pans at great speed on the way to the middle of nowhere.

A safari to Camp Kalahari is also a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. Guests are also virtually guaranteed of seeing the rare and elusive brown hyaena and are able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but wild meerkats!

Chobe Elephant Camp

Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the excellent Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable stay after a long day of exploration.

The lodge has been entirely constructed from sandbags, the thick sand-filled walls create a natural insulating barrier between the inhabitants and the harsh African climate and enhance the old farm-style feel of the camp. It houses ten rooms, one family room and can sleep 24 guests at a time.

With a variety of activities that include viewing the regions spectacular wildlife from open safari vehicles, by boat on the Chobe River or experiencing life in the village, a visit to Chobe Elephant Camp offers a wide range of experiences.

This property is located near the Ngoma Gate for entry to the Chobe Riverfront. Very few lodges are located on this end of the park and few people utilize this entry point, creating a more remote and exclusive experience than at the properties around Kasane. Although outside the park, this option is located in a bush setting where wildlife frequently passes through.

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.

Sable Alley Camp, Okavango Delta

Lying along the Khwai River in the Khwai Community Concession, in the northern Okavango Delta region, Sable Alley Camp is located in one of Northern Botswana’s most diverse areas, where extraordinary wildlife experiences are the norm. Overlooking a peaceful lagoon, the camp itself is sophisticated and stylish, with beautiful lounge and dining spaces extending out to a plunge pool overlooking the floodplain vistas. Very spacious canvas-walled suites, complimented by wonderful Afro-chic décor, provide exceptionally comfortable accommodation, with each suite offering a mini-indoor seating area, a writing desk, comfortable beds, stylish ensuite bathrooms, outdoor showers or bathtubs and private verandas with uninterrupted views of the lagoon. Family tents are made up of 2 tents joined together, with separate bedrooms and extended verandas. Activities on offer are focused on observing the abundant wildlife here including lions, leopards, wild dogs, spotted hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, red lechwes, roan and sable antelopes, zebras, kudus and blue wildebeest. Guests can enjoy guided game drives in the Khwai Concession and adjoining Moremi Game Reserve, nature walks, Mokoro excursions, river cruises and scenic helicopter flights over the Okavango Delta.

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Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Botswana, Zimbabwe adventure for you.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

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Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Amy’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.

Simon Rowland Senior Travel Expert

Simon’s deep passion for and first-hand knowledge of a vast range of destinations all over the world gives him the ideal skills to help you create a truly unforgettable wildlife inspired adventure to the most exciting places on the planet.

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