Botswana family safari is a child-friendly safari tour in Botswana. This safari is designed to offer families discover African wonders together. Activities are planned with your whole family in mind. The young ones will learn African bush tricks. This will include tracking and hunting skills. Accommodation is in twin-bedded Meru tents with a bucket shower and bush toilet. You’ll also have daily laundry service on this African safari in Botswana. A chef will prepare delicious meals for the whole family to enjoy. It’s time to enjoy your Botswana family safari.
Day 1: Maun – Okavango Delta
You’ll be met on arrival at Maun International Airport. This will be done by our Botswana safari rep. After introduction you will be briefed on this 4 day Botswana family safari. Aboard a light aircraft enjoy a transfer to Shinde Private Concession. Our driver guides will meet you on arrival at the airstrip. In your 4 X 4 safari vehicles, enjoy a short transfer to your camp. You will be in time for lunch and a short rest. Later in the afternoon your Botswana family safari will venture into the wild. It is time to enjoy a guided walk.
There will be a bush craft lesson for the young ones. Do not forget to watch their creativity in bush skills. You will then enjoy a brief on animal behavior and how to treat wild animals. This is to be followed by a guided walk around the area. Your Botswana family safari will expose you to the natural sights. Here you will hear sounds and smells of the African bush.
This will be an introduction to the wild Africa. It is to be followed by a return to your lodge. It is time to enjoy a bucket shower under the stars. Later you’ll gather around the campfire in time for dinner. You’ll learn more about Botswana’s history and people through stories. If you are tired it is time to retire to bed. For the night owls, an examination of the star-filled African sky is not a bad idea.
Day 2: Okavango Delta
You’ll start the Botswana family safari day with an early morning river cruise. The river cruise trip proves to be fun for the whole family. You’ll be seated in a traditional dugout canoe. This canoe is locally called a mokoro. On your Botswana family safari, you’ll learn how to survive here. This is a vast wetland that needs proper survival skills to conquer. With luck you may spot the sitatunga. This is one of the world’s most unusual and secretive antelope. This will be before heading back to camp for brunch. Afternoon will be at leisure. You’ll be left to a lazy afternoon napping or reading. In the meantime, your precious young cub/s will be under the watch of the guides. The guides will spend some time recording the morning’s observations. This will also include discoveries and have them in their Bush Journal. This is to be followed by having some creative fun. Your children will learn some traditional bush skills. This may include basket weaving or carving the seed of the palm nut. Your Botswana family safari day will end in the evening. This will be courtesy of another delicious meal from the bush kitchen. You’ll be astounded to learn how the mouthwatering fare is produced on the fire.
Day 3: Okavango Delta
Today your Botswana family safari will be heading into the bush. This will be after your breakfast just as the sun rises. As you drive by, look out for the many species of large mammals. Okavango Delta is home to wild dogs, elephant, lion, buffalo, cheetah, wildebeest and impala. Be ready to have an insight into the structure of the animals’ habitat. This will include your understanding of their body language.
Today you’ll also be introduced to the world of firearms. You’ll be taught on the safety measures necessary when handling a rifle. The importance of these measures will often be emphasized. Later you’ll be let to handle and shoot a pellet gun on the bush range. This will be followed by trying ones angling skills in true Okavango style. You will do this along the banks of lagoons and channels. If you are more adventurous then try this from the traditional mokoro. You will also learn how to catch a fish correctly. This will include how to handle and release it ensuring no harm is done to the fish.
The afternoon will be nap time for mummy and daddy. The lullabies will be a chorus of the hippos and the tinkle of the reed frogs. The young ones however will head off into the wilderness. With spotlight they’ll try and identify some of the many species that wake up as the sun sets.
Day 4: Maun
This is your last day on Botswana family safari. There will be an informal bush evaluation for the children. We will test their knowledge of the bush. This is from identifying tracks and animals to the skills on survival. If successful, they will be awarded an Okavango Delta certificate. This will be welcoming them to the exclusive group of bush-rangers. After farewell, it’s time for a transfer across the Delta to Maun International Airport.