UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY PACKAGE, BOTSWANA

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

The discovery of Africa is a profound and impactful event in one’s life, which will be remembered for many years to come. Botswana is fast becoming a destination of choice for families who want their children to experience the pinnacle of that African adventure. This Ultimate Family Safari allows for the family to experience 5 of the key ecosystems and environments within Botswana on a fun filled adventure of discovery suited and focused on the specific needs of the family. Your days will be spent on safari exploring the wild,
pristine wilderness of Botswana and there are also opportunities to engage culturally with local communities and their children. Desert & Delta Safaris have intimate, small and exclusive lodges, allowing for personalized service and attention to the smallest detail. Our passionate lodge staffs are committed to making your dream African family adventure a reality that will be cherished for a lifetime. Your children will not forget this experience!

INCLUSIONS

  • Scheduled charter flights & road transfers as per itinerary
  • Meet and greet by our local representative
  • 8 night accommodation in double occupancy
  • Meals: 8 breakfast, 7 lunches, 8 dinners, refreshments, local spirits and wines
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • English speaking local guide
  • Laundry service
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • National Park entrances fees

Not included
International flights · Gratuities or items of a personal nature.

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DAY 1 – 2 MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK


On arrival at the Maun airport, your family will be met by a representative from Desert & Delta Safaris who will assist you with boarding your light aircraft transfer to Leroo La Tau. Landing at the Leroo La Tau airstrip, your guide will meet you and transfer you by road to Leroo la Tau where you can settle into your luxurious family room – consisting of two bedrooms and two bathrooms, overlooking the Boteti River. Your family wil l spend the next two nights at Leroo La Tau enjoying daily game drives along the Boteti River to witness the prolific wildlife that frequent the region. Option excursions to the nearby Khumaga village are also available for a chance to experience Botswana’s unique culture.
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DAY 3 – 4 MOREMI GAME RESERVE


After your final morning activity at Leroo La Tau, you head back to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Camp Xakanaxa in the Moremi Game Reserve. Your light aircraft flight will offer you an introduction to the Okavango Delta as you witness the vastness of the world heritage site from the air. Landing at the Moremi airstrip, your guide will meet you and transfer you by road to Camp Xakanaxa where you can settle into your luxurious family tent. You will spend the next two nights at Camp Xakanaxa enjoying game drives and boating excursions as you search for the prolific wildlife that inhabits the Moremi Game Reserve.
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DAY 5 – 6 OKAVANGO DELTA


Enjoy a final morning game drive in the Moremi Game Reserve before your light aircraft transfer to Camp Okavango, a remote lodge on a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Here you will spend the next two nights exploring the intricacies of the Okavango Delta from a variety of activities including mokoro excursions, boating safaris and guided bush walks. If your family is keen on fishing, optional fishing excursions are available in season. A helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta is also available (additional fees apply) for those interested in discovering more of the Okavango Delta by air.
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DAY 7 – 8 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

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DAY 9 DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport.

DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM CAMP TO CAMP

Winter (April – September)

05h30 – Early morning wakeup call

06h00 – Light continental breakfast is served in the boma

06h30 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)

11h30 – Brunch is served at the boma

15h00 – Afternoon tea is served at the boma

15h30 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)

18h30 – Arrive back at lodge

19h30 – Dinner is served at the dining area

Summer (October – March)

05h00 – Early morning wakeup call

05h30 – Light continental breakfast is served in the boma

06h00 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)

11h00 – Brunch is served at the boma

15h30 – Afternoon tea is served at the boma

16h00 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)

19h00 – Arrive back at lodge

20h00 – Dinner is served at the dining area

LEROO LA TAU, MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK

A superb site on the banks of the Boteti River, opposite the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, one of Botswana’s most diverse national parks, one which offers sanctuary to the second largest zebra migration in the world during the dry season when the water dries up in the salt pans. Leroo La Tau which translates as “lions paw” in Setswana, is a magnificent location. All 12 of its luxurious thatched and glass fronted suites are raised on wooden platforms on the high banks of the Boteti River with 270 degree panoramic views of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The dining area, lounge, cocktail bar and a first floor wildlife reference library, are all tucked under the eaves of the thatch and timber main building. There is an evening campfire boma as well as a covered viewing hide all overlooking the banks of the Boteti River.

Leroo La Tau offers the following activities:

* Day and night game drives via open Land Cruisers to explore this unique wilderness

* Depending on the water level of the Boteti River, boat activities can also be provided

* Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to Khumaga Village

* Guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge

CAMP OKAVANGO OR XUGANA ISLAND LODGE, OKAVANGO DELTA

Both these remote lodges are in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta is a maze of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels which attract wildlife that depend on the permanent waters of this unique wilderness. Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaraga Island, hidden amongst the beautiful ancient Mangosteen trees, in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta. Camp Okavango has 12 luxury East-African style safari tents with sliding glass doors on raised platforms, accommodating just 24 people.

Camp Okavango  offer the following activities:

* Guided nature walks conducted by experienced professional guides

* Mokoro (canoe) & motorised boating trips through a variety of tranquil waterways to explore the

Okavango

* Exceptional bird watching opportunities

* Fishing for bream and tiger fish (seasonal)

CAMP XAKANAXA, MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Camp Xakanaxa is a small and personal safari camp and one of the Okavango favourites due to its superb location, fantastic game viewing, friendly service and authentic safari style. This intimate safari camp has only 12 safari tents, accommodation 24 people.

Camp Xakanaxa offer the following activities:

* Activities are centred around tracking big game on morning and afternoon game drives by open 4×4 safari vehicle in the Moremi Game Reserve

* Exploring the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat

* A short mokoro (canoe) ride is done in conjunction with a powerboat exploration

CHOBE GAME LODGE 

Chobe Game Lodge is designed as a haven of peace and privacy – where relaxation is effortless and you can enjoy your own space. With six comfortably furnished viewing decks, a riverside boma, two bars, six different lounges and four dining locations, a comfy chair or lounger is never far away, each with a different perspective on the wilderness that surrounds the lodge. A large swimming pool provides welcome relief during hot afternoons and there is always a waiter on hand to bring you refreshments from the bar.

Chobe Game Lodge can accommodate up to ninety-four people in total luxury. Each of the forty-seven rooms at the lodge is river-facing and air-conditioned, featuring overhead fans, complimentary mini bar, en-suite bathrooms and a private terrace. For those guests who demand the ultimate in exclusivity, the Lodge has four river-view suites, each with its own plunge pool and separate lounge area.

Chobe Game Lodge offers the following activities:

* Safari cruises along the Chobe River

* Game drives

* Exploration of remote part of the park

* Ecotour

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