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Botswana is a fantastic place to enjoy a family safari. On safari, look out for incredible wildlife along with a wide variety of exciting activities.

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What makes Botswana the perfect family destination...

Advice from our Africa experts on choosing the right destination for your family

Why Botswana for your Family Safari

It is easy to understand why Botswana would be high on a shortlist for a family safari. This large country in Southern Africa quite rightly has a claim to being Africa’s premier big game safari destination. It is blessed with a wide variety of different habitats and landscapes, all home to fantastic wildlife and offering visitors a great range of activity options. In addition to this Botswana is easily accessed with multiple connecting flights linking the busy international hub of Johannesburg. Getting around the country is also easy with regular scheduled charter flights servicing bush airstrips across the safari regions in the north of the country.

For families Botswana also makes a lot of sense as the school Summer holidays fall right across the peak safari months. Travel between June and September offers cool and clear nights with blue skies and comfortable temperatures in the day. This season is the dry season and the lack of any rains means flying insects are kept to a minimum. Visitors are not required to travel with yellow fever certificates and much of the country is also malarial free. Additionally, a stable political situation and a government committed to sustainable tourism and great conservation practice is something which understandably appeals to parents when considering a safari destination for their children. It is important to note that families visiting Botswana with children under 18 years old must travel with unabridged birth certificates for immigration reasons.



Choosing a location

The safari experience varies hugely depending on the location you choose, one of a number of reasons why a Botswana safari is often best experienced over multiple different locations. Combining the Okavango with the Kalahari or Makgadikgadi Salt Pans offers incredible variety, it’s always best to speak to your experienced consultant at True Luxury Travel to guide you in what would be the best location for your family. An important consideration is the age of your children as some locations and lodges have a minimum age limit on game drives, whereas in other locations the activities can be particularly tailored to families in a way not seen in neighbouring countries.

Botswana's position in the heart of southern Africa also makes it well placed to combine with other countries in the region. Direct flights from Cape Town to Maun are very popular as are the flights down to Johannesburg which provide access out to the coast and the Indian Ocean. Closer to the safari areas, it's only a short hop across to Zimbabwe or Zambia to access the spectacular Victoria Falls.

A range of activities and experiences

Botswana is not all about the big game. One of the joys of a safari here is the variety of activities - key for keeping children and their parents enthused and entertained when in the bush. Of course the game viewing is phenomenal, but the opportunities for walking, boating, canoe trips, scenic flights, sleep-outs and wild-swimming are endless. In addition to this, if you are more adventurous and experience, the riding safaris in Botswana are amongst the best in on Earth.

Suggested itineraries for your family safari

An outline of our favourite combinations



  • Explore Botswana's Highlights, including the Makgadikgadi's salty wilderness, the Vumbura Plains in the Okavango Delta & the vast floodplains of the Linyanti at Zarafa Camp.
  • From £8,700 per person, based on two sharing for 9 nights. Fully inclusive throughout, all meals, drinks, safari activities and domestic bush flights included.
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Okavango Delta and the Linyanti


  • Experience South Africa with some of the best guides in Africa, whilst enjoying incredible wildlife, diverse activities & Spectacular Scenery. Three key locations in one easy holiday.
  • From £4,700 per person, based on two sharing for 12 nights. Fully inclusive on safari all meals, drinks, safari activities and regional flights.
  • Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, Okavango and Cape Town


  • Experience Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta & Cape Town throughout 3 Southern African countries at any time of the year.
  • From £2,750 per person, based on two sharing for a 10 day holiday across southern Africa. Fully inclusive on safari, all meals, drinks, safari activities and domestic bush flights included. Bed & Breakfast in Cape Town and Victoria Falls.
  • Cape Town - Camps Bay, Okavango - Chief's Island and the Upper Zambezi - Victoria Falls

Botswanas safari highlights

Showcasing the diversity of Botswana

Our Top Family Lodges in Botswana

Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp

Makgadikgadi Pans
Macatoo Camp

Macatoo Camp

Okavango Delta
Sable Alley

Sable Alley

Khwai Private Reserve
Motswiri Camp

Motswiri Camp

Selinda Reserve
Little Machaba Camp

Little Machaba Camp

Khwai Concession
Barclay Stenner Safaris

Barclay Stenner Safaris

Okavango Delta

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