Botswana is thought of as Africa’s best-kept secret and it’s no wonder why. With hidden gems such as the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, the country has a lot to offer.
Do you fancy exploring beautiful Botswana with your family? Find out what you can do and see at this unique family holiday destination; it’ll be a trip you and your children will never forget.
Encounter Elephants at Chobe National Park
You can’t travel all the way to Africa and not visit Botswana’s first national park. Be sure to add this to your itinerary and it’ll be something you and the children will be talking about for years afterwards. Why? Well, Chobe National Park is home to more than 100,000 elephants, so you’re guaranteed sightings of one of the most intelligent animals in the world.
Take a boat ride on the Chobe River and watch the elephants drink and splash in the water as you take in the stunning sunset views.
However, it’s not just elephants that you’ll see. Whilst Chobe National Park is renowned for its remarkable elephant population, you may see up to 15 different species whilst exploring one of Botswana’s best-loved national parks.
Witness the Wildlife and Wilderness of The Okavango Delta
A holiday in Botswana wouldn’t be complete without visiting the largest inland delta in the world: The Okavango Delta. You can take in views of herds of antelope making their way through the floodwaters, as well as other extraordinary sights, such as lion and buffalo interactions.
If you’re a keen bird watcher, this place is paradise. The delta is home to rare species such as the Pel’s fishing owl, making it the ultimate destination in Botswana to bird watch.
The Delta offers various experiences and sightings that should not be missed; it’s an adventure the whole family will love.
Visit Central Kalahari for Exceptional Game Viewing
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest protected area in the world, so when planning your holiday to Botswana, be sure to add this to your itinerary.
The animals here are not ones that you’d traditionally associate with Botswana, therefore your experience at this reserve will be far from predictable. The diversity of game at Central Kalahari, combined with the stunning scenery, makes for a truly enjoyable trip that is like no other.
Want to know what animals have adapted to thrive in this desert environment? Visit Central Kalahari Game Reserve and find out for yourself.
See Surreal Sightings at the Savuti Game Reserve
Make it a ‘must’ to visit the Savuti Game Reserve. This area is renowned for its incredible sightings, including lions, hyenas, plus a large population of elephants. There is also the opportunity to spot leopards on the rocky outcrops of the area.
The Savuti Game Reserve certainly lives up to its name and you won’t be disappointed by the amazing large herds of game found here. If you and your children want game drives galore then the Savuti Game Reserve will be the highlight of your trip.
Make Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Your Home From Home
Looking for accommodation that’s family-friendly? Look no further than Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. Located on the end of Chobe National Park, you couldn’t ask for a more perfectly positioned place to stay. From the fifteen, luxurious guest cottages available, you can watch elephants in their element at the park.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero has something for the whole family. There is a wide range of activities available for children, including guided walking safaris, plus there’s a full-service spa for you to make the most of during your day.
Stay at Sanctuary Stanley’s and Walk with Elephants
In the heart of the Okavango Delta is Sanctuary Stanley’s camp. This accommodation offers a unique elephant interaction experience, which will make your family holiday in the Okavango Delta one you’ll never forget.
Sanctuary Stanley’s borders the Moremi Game Reserve therefore there will be endless opportunities for game-viewing. This tented camp offers incredible views over the Okavango Delta floodplains so you’re certain to have an enjoyable stay.
Set up Camp at Footsteps Across The Delta
Botswana’s Footsteps Camp Across The Delta Camp offers a walking safari as well as a specialist family safari, making it the perfect choice of accommodation for you and your family. You and your children can experience the African wilderness in all its glory and create memories you’ll cherish forever.
The beauty of this camp is that it has so much to offer. Not only are you able to embark on thrilling safari experiences, there are other exciting activities, such as fishing and mokoro trips, so you’ll never be short of things to do in this remote part of the delta.
Looking to book a family holiday to Botswana? Get in touch with our experts at 020 7843 3500. We can create the perfect trip for you and your family to ensure you have a truly memorable family holiday in a unique destination.
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