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Safari with the Kids - A Luxurious Family Holiday to Botswana

10 days from £5,130 per person

A safari with kids can seem daunting but in Botswana, careful thought and planning has gone into making sure that the kids can be an integral part of your dream safari, whilst being safely entertained and educated at the same time. A safari with the family draws you closer as you explore and enjoy this safari paradise together and learn how to track the animals.

Ampersand’s perfect family safari begins with a short hop on a light aircraft into the Okavango and to Xigera Camp. Resembling a huge treehouse, the camp has wooden walkways through the forest and the lovely dining and sitting areas are charming and brightly furnished. The family tented suite is delightful and very spacious with plenty of room for all. There is a large decked verandah where private dinners can be arranged for the family if the kids need to eat early and a private guide can be arranged for the family too. 

Journey onwards with the kids to Machaba Camp on another light aircraft flight and into the magnificent Moremi Game Reserve. The owners of Machaba Camp have three small kids of their own so every effort has gone into making this camp pleasurable for families. The private guided vehicles and boats make game viewing a super inclusive family experience in the capable hands of your professional guide.

Last stop on this wonderful family adventure is Gomoti Plains Camp on the Western fringes of the Okavango. Walking, game drives, boating and mekoros make this a perfect adventure playground for the whole family. Superb game, outstanding bush cuisine and lovely airy family tented suites will make this a firm favourite for all the family and the fabulous wildlife found in the area is the icing on the cake!

* Please note that this tour is priced based on 2 adults and 2 children travelling: £5,130 per adult and £2,955 per child. However, this is purely a suggested itinerary and can be fully altered to your family's requirements. 


Itinerary details

10 days from £5,130 per person

  • Day 1 - Xigera Safari Lodge - The Okavango Delta
    Early morning flight from Johannesburg to Maun International Airport (scheduled 2-hour flight). Arrive in Maun and short light aircraft transfer to Xigera Camp. Late afternoon Safari drive, boat cruise or mekoro excursion.
  • Day 2 - Xigera Safari Lodge - The Okavango Delta
    Morning and afternoon game drives, walks, mekoro excursions and boating.
  • Day 3 - Xigera Safari Lodge - The Okavango Delta
    Morning and afternoon game drives, walks, mekoro excursions and boating.
  • Day 4 - Machaba Camp - Moremi
    An afternoon game drive, boat cruise or walking safari.
  • Day 5 - Machaba Camp - Moremi
    Morning and afternoon game drives, boat cruises or walking safari.
  • Day 6 - Machaba Camp - Moremi
    Morning and afternoon game drives, boat cruises or walking safaris.
  • Day 7 - Camp Kalahari - Makgadikgadi Pans
    Light aircraft transfer from Khwai airstrip to Makgadikgadi. Time permitting, afternoon game or walk.
  • Day 8 - Camp Kalahari - Makgadikgadi Pans
    Morning and afternoon game drives or walking safari.
  • Day 9 - Camp Kalahari - Makgadikgadi Pans
    Morning and afternoon game drives or walking.
  • Day 10 - In transit.
    Morning game drive then light aircraft transfer to Maun International airport for scheduled flight to Johannesburg and connecting overnight flight home.
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