Botswana Epic Family Safari

Overview

Share Botswana's pristine wilderness with those you love on this thrilling family adventure. Take a scenic charter plane ride, and discover the mighty Okavango Delta's rich diversity by foot or traditional mokoro canoe. At Moremi Game Reserve, head out for big game drives, and venture into Gubatsa Hills to discover ancient San rock paintings. Marvel at wildlife from the comfort of safari lodges or wind swiftly through the channels by motorboat. After exciting days outdoors, doze off to the buzz of the bush, tucked away in elevated private suites.

  • Track big game by open 4x4 at the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve

  • Explore the magnificent channels, lakes and islands of the Okavango Delta by canoe and boat

  • Sleep in deluxe safari camp tents and chalets surrounded by spectacular African wilderness

  • Arrive: Maun, Botswana
  • Depart: Maun, Botswana
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Group Size: 2-8 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 6 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive in Botswana & Fly to the Okavango Delta

    Arrive at Maun airport and meet your MT Sobek representative who will assist your family with the charter flight into the heart of the Okavango Delta. Upon arrival at Camp Okavango, your home for two nights, meet the Safari host, a dedicated staff member who plans your stay, activities, meals times, in-camp activities, and story times.

  • Day02

    Explore the Okavango Delta

    Today explore the magical water world of the Delta with a variety of guided private activities. Take a nature walk, explore the tranquil waterways by mokoro canoe or motorboat, head out for exceptional birdwatching, or go fishing for bream and tiger fish (if the season is right).

    • Accommodation: Camp Okavango
    • Activity: Guided nature walks, mokoro & motorboat rides
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Discover the Moremi Game Reserve

    Today move on by 4X4 vehicle to Moremi Game Reserve, where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert. Discover this wildlife-rich sanctuary of mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains, and riverine habitats. Upon checking in at Camp Moremi, meet your "Safari Host" who is there to plan your stay, activities, meals times, in-camp activities, and story times.

    • Accommodation: Camp Moremi
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Marvel at the Moremi Game Reserve

    Donated by the Batawana tribe, Moremi Game Reserve is one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa. Spend the day discovering this wildlife-rich paradise on a variety of private activities with your guide. In the morning and in the afternoon, head out on open 4X4 safari drives to track big game. Explore the Xakanaxa Lagoon and the surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat.

    • Accommodation: Camp Moremi
    • Transportation: 2-3-hour private transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Find the Fabled "Stolen River"

    Today travel by 4X4 vehicle to the Savute Channel, Botswana's fabled "Stolen River" which stretches from the Linyanti River all the way to the Savute Marsh with its winding waterways. This fickle and unpredictable channel in Chobe National Park has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere - a mystery that has intrigued geologists and researchers. Check in at Savute Safari Lodge, meet your Safari Host, and head out on one of the guided activities.

    • Accommodation: Savute Safari Lodge
    • Activity: 4X4 safari drives
    • Transportation: 5-hour private transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Spot Wildlife in Chobe National Park

    This wild and remote corner of Chobe National Park is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. Look out for these wildlife spectacles on private game drives in open 4X4 safari vehicles. Another possible excursion is a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, a small hilly outcrop which forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.

  • Day07

    See the Elephant Herds of Chobe National Park

    Today's destination is another area of Chobe National Park, home to the most incredible herds of elephant on the planet. With its northern boundary along the Chobe River, the park's riverfront features one of Africa's most impressive safari experiences. Upon arriving to Chobe Game Lodge, meet your Safari Host, who will help plan your stay and ensure it is unforgettable.

    • Accommodation: Chobe Game Lodge
    • Activity: 4X4 safari drives & motorboat rides
    • Transportation: 4-5-hour private transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day08

    Walk the "Chobe Deck of Fame"

    Don't miss taking the elevated boardwalk that leads from the lodge along the river to the "Chobe Deck of Fame," overlooking Water Cart. These vast floodplains are visited by hundreds of elephants at certain times of the year - one of the world's best elephant viewing experiences. Head out on privately guided activities - both game drives and boat cruises depart three times daily. You may be able to experience a drive in an electric 4X4 safari vehicle and a ride on a fully solar- or electric-powered boat. Gather for a farewell dinner tonight.

    • Accommodation: Chobe Game Lodge
    • Activity: 4X4 safari drives, motorboat rides & boardwalk hike
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day09

    Say Goodbye to Botswana

    After a final safari activity this morning, transfer by light aircraft to Maun airport, where you board your departing flight home.

    • Transportation: 1 hour private van transfer & 75-minute flight
    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

All nature walks, boat rides, game drives, and birdwatching activities are expertly tailored for families and led by experienced professional guides.

Reason #02

At each camp and lodge, a dedicated staff member - a.k.a. "Safari Hero" - plans all the activities, meals, and story time, for the whole family.

Reason #03

This MT Sobek adventure covers thrilling safaris in Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, and the Okavango Delta, all brimming with wildlife.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Thrilling guided nature walks, game drives, traditional mokoro canoe rides and motorboats - plus incredible wildlife watching from safari lodges.

  • Lodging

    Luxury camps & timber chalets elevated on platforms offer stellar amenities, prime access to the African wilderness, and excellent wildlife viewing. All include pools.

  • Climate

    October and April are warm and average around 86ºF. January - March is the rainy season, and the coolest temperatures are May - September.

FAQ

  • Are tour dates flexible?

    Absolutely! This trip is perfect for families and can be planned around everyone's schedule. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

  • Do you require a visa for Botswana?

    US citizens do not need a visa to enter Botswana for this trip. Guests of other nationalities should check with their consulate or embassy.

  • Do I need vaccinations or malaria tablets?

    We always recommend you speak to your doctor or a health professional about vaccinations and malaria tablets well in advance of your safari. At present, certain areas of Botswana are affected by malaria.

  • Will meals be tailored for children?

    There will always be meal options for children, and all meals with children will be served earlier than is typical on a normal MT Sobek trip.

  • How safe is Botswana?

    Botswana is known to be one of the safest countries to visit in Africa. However, travelers should take the same precautions that they would in a major city in the US.

  • Will there be supervised children's activities, so that adults can enjoy some grown-up time?

    As this is a private itinerary, each day can include activities for children and adults, both together and separately. Let your Safari Host know what you would like to do!

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Flexible Dates

We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.

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2019
$8,995.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $1,400.00 Single Supplement
  • $-250.00 Child Discount (age 17 and under)
  • $-2,500.00 Little Camper Discount (age 11 and under)

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • Age-appropriate welcome gifts for minors
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving and departing outside of Day 1 and Day 9
  • Optional travel protection
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Testimonials

  • "MT Sobek took care of everything for our extended family vacation. Not a hiccup in the planning, the itinerary, the lodging or the guide. Everything in life should be so easy."

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    MT Sobek Guest

  • "I've taken six MT Sobek trips and they have all exceeded my expectations. The staff, the food, the logistics and the communications have always been exceptional. Thank you for being my "go to" adventure travel company!"

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