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Botswana for Teens

Waiting until your child is a teenager to take them on safari is well worth it, and Botswana is the perfect destination for a memorable first safari. It checks all the boxes on a safari bucket list. This region has some of the best game viewing in all of Africa, and many comfortable lodges that cater to families.

Kids over 12 are the ideal age to experience all of the excitement that a Botswana safari has to offer. Once your children reach this age, restrictions start to fall away. There are many more options for game drives, where your family will see cheetah, black-maned lion, elephants and antelope. And once they turn sweet sixteen, they are able to go on guided walking safaris, to get an unforgettable, up close and personal view of spectacular big game.

In Botswana, the possibilities are endless for teens who love the outdoors. There is horseback riding, quad biking, and even befriending meerkats in the Makgadikgadi Pans. Or head over to the Okavango Delta for fishing, game drives, boat safaris and walking with elephants. And to get a completely special perspective of the Delta, you can choose to go on an exhilarating helicopter ride.

Turn your teenager’s safari in Botswana into an educational experience, through meeting the San Bushman. Join them on a fascinating walk through their ancestral country, and as the sun sets over the Makgadikgadi, the bushman will perform a mythical and mesmerizing Spirit Dance around the crackling fire. A truly moving and culturally enriching experience for every family to be part of.

If you want to introduce your teen to the excitement of a classic safari, look no further, Botswana is the place for you. From exceptional viewing of wildlife to relaxing cruises down the Okavango Delta in a mokoro, every teen is sure to create memories to last a lifetime in Botswana.

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Highlights of Victoria Falls & Botswana

Victoria Falls, Linyanti and Okavango Delta

This exciting safari combining Zambia and Botswana offers some of the highlights of each country. Explore the spectacular Victoria Falls whilst staying at a quiet spot along the river before flying into the remote wetlands of Linyanti where your brilliant safari experience begins. End your vacation in the heart of the Okavango Delta where you can enjoy searching for some incredible wildlife.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Wildlife, Active & adventure

Botswana for Teenagers

Makgadikgadi Pans, Linyanti & Victoria Falls

This thrill seekers safari through Botswana is perfect for families with teenagers. With activities galore, the whole family will get out and about on an active exploration of some of the most incredible and scenic areas that Botswana has to offer. Watch wildlife from a canoe or by foot, gallop on horseback through the beautifully eerie Makgadikgadi Pans before rounding off your adventure at the mighty Victoria Falls for a grand finale.

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Riding, Couples

Botswana in Ultimate Luxury

Okavango Delta, Linyanti & Makgadikgadi Pans

Botswana has long been known to offer the ultimate safari experience. This stunning itinerary does just that, showcasing some of Botswana’s most luxurious lodges in incredible game viewing areas whilst offering top-notch service along the way. This, along with the beautiful scenery of the Linyanti, the unique eco-system of the Moremi and the seemingly endless Makgadikgadi Pans is sure to offer a truly magical experience in some of the best lodges in Africa.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Ultimate luxury, Wildlife

Classic Botswana & Victoria Falls

Okavango Delta, Linyanti & Victoria Falls

This classic itinerary takes you across Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta with its palm fringed islands before moving north to the game rich Linyanti wetlands to capture the true wilderness of Botswana offering an excellent mix of scenery, changing landscapes and unbeatable wildlife opportunities. End with a few days relaxing at the mighty Victoria Falls, considered one of Africa’s most impressive sights.

Best for: Adventure, Honeymoon, Wildlife, Active & adventure

Essential Botswana

Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

Enjoy this week-long itinerary as you explore the wonders of the Delta to enjoy game activities galore. Head out on game drives to find some incredible wildlife, explore the waterways by boat or morkoro and even head out on foot to get up close and personal with the bush. End your trip at Victoria Falls to enjoy the force of the Falls and the tranquil beauty of the Zambezi River.

Wild Botswana Mobile Safari

Chobe National Park, Khwai Community Area, Moremi Game Reserve

An incredible 10 day adventure taking in Botswana's wildlife highlights including Chobe National Park, Khwai Concession and the Moremi Game Reserve on a fully-serviced mobile safari with groups never exceeding nine people for a personalized experience.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Family, Off the beaten track

A Family Adventure in Africa

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