Family Fun in Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans, Linyanti & Victoria Falls
9 nights private tour from $11,800 per person

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 game vehicle or on foot and gallop on horseback through the beautifully eerie Makgadikgadi Pans before rounding off your adventure at the mighty Victoria Falls for a grand finale.

Family Fun in Botswana
At a glance
  • Active teenagers will love the chance to do a canoeing safari along the Selinda spillway, and horse ride in the Makgadikgadi

  • Explore the untamed wilderness of the Selinda Concession and the Makgadikgadi Pans to see how vastly different they are

  • Head across the Makgadikgadi Pans on a quad bike or by horseback to see what this moonscape landscape is really like

Journey highlights
  • Active teenagers will love the chance to do a canoeing safari along the Selinda spillway, and horse ride in the Makgadikgadi

  • Explore the untamed wilderness of the Selinda Concession and the Makgadikgadi Pans to see how vastly different they are

  • Head across the Makgadikgadi Pans on a quad bike or by horseback to see what this moonscape landscape is really like

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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May $13,100 $3,300 plan your trip
June $14,300 $3,600 plan your trip
July $14,300 $3,600 plan your trip
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October $14,300 $3,600 plan your trip
November $13,100 $3,300 plan your trip
December $13,100 $3,300 plan your trip
January $11,800 $3,000 plan your trip
February $11,800 $3,000 plan your trip
March $13,100 $3,300 plan your trip
April $13,100 $3,300 plan your trip
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    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,100
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    $3,300
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,300
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    $3,600
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,300
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,300
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,300
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,300
    Deposit from*
    $3,600
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,100
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,100
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,800
    Deposit from*
    $3,000
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,800
    Deposit from*
    $3,000
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,100
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $13,100
    Deposit from*
    $3,300
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Itinerary

Fly to Maun
Day 1-4

Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari

Your family adventure begins as you are flown by light aircraft from Maun into the vast moonscape of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Here you will enjoy a wealth of exciting activities which the whole family will enjoy. Spend the next three days exploring the wonders of the salt pans by quad bike or even by horse-back on a two-hour excursion. The landscape here couldn't be more different to the earlier parts of your safari, and the wildlife is too. Spend time with a meerkat colony (who may climb on your head to use you as a vantage point), ride to the vast upside-down-shaped Chapman's baobab tree, visited by early explorers including Livingstone, and learn about the hunter gatherer Zu'hoasi people, a relation of the San bushmen. End each evening under a canopy of sparkling stars across the clear night sky.

Accommodation: Camp Kalahari ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Okavango Delta and Moremi

Your next stop in Botswana takes you north in a light aircraft to the Shinde Private Concession in the Selinda Concession in the north of the Okavango Delta where you will spend the next 3 nights at Footsteps camp on the Young Explorers safari.

With exclusive-use of the camp, day-by-day and activities are customized around you. Specially designed to keep the kids entertained, activities allow the whole family to get out and explore the wilderness on a flexible schedule with guides who are highly experienced in working with children. Activities vary from exploring on foot to find animal tracks and spoor, to heading out in a vehicle to find some big game.

Accommodation: Footsteps ( 3 nights )
Day 7-10

Victoria Falls - the Zim side

Your journey concludes in Zimbabwe at the spectacular Victoria Falls. Stay outside of Victoria Falls town for a tranquil stay along the banks of the Zambezi river. Here you are close enough to head into the Falls to experience the true force of the water, as well as being in a slightly more peaceful area to enjoy lazy afternoons if you wish. During your three nights stay we also recommend you head out on a game vehicle for a safari in Zambezi National Park where you could find elephants eating in the bush and lions stretching out for an afternoon sleep. If you haven’t had your fill of water-based activities, you can get back out on the water on a boat cruise or in a canoe to see game from a completely different angle. We think this is the perfect way to round off an action-packed safari vacation.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls River Lodge ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Victoria Falls
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

Family Fun in Botswana
Family Fun in Botswana

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Plan your trip

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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