Exhilarating Adventures from Desert to Delta in Some of the Wildest Places Left on Earth
For families, there’s no topping the adventure of an African wildlife safari—and in Africa, it’s tough to top Botswana. Big game is abundant, and we get amazingly close from our private tented camps, deep within the bush and far from tourist crowds. In a world of vanishing natural treasures, the chance for a family to experience Africa's wonders together is an unsurpassed gift. As you watch a cheetah sprint across the savanna or study the green glow of a hyena’s eyes at night, "wild life" takes on a whole new meaning! Our itinerary is designed to maximize diversity: from the vast expanse of the Kalahari Desert with its sprawling salt pans to the watery marshes of the Okavango Delta and the thunder of Victoria Falls, your Botswana family safari unveils new sensory thrills day by day.
A fully guided family safari with expert naturalists—traverse the Kalahari, Okavango and beyond in search of lion, leopard, elephant, zebra, wildebeest and more!
Stay at authentic tented bush camps and explore diverse habitats by 4x4, safari walks, quad bike, boat, poled canoe and helicopter, for the widest range of wildlife encounters
Stand before the thunder of mighty Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world, and visit a nearby village to meet local people and learn about their daily lives
Why Choose Nat Hab for Your Family Botswana Safari?
Every family safari opportunity in Botswana is not the same. It’s important to compare crucial features like itinerary inclusions, vehicles and window seats, accommodation style and locations, group size, etc., so you can be sure that the safari of your family’s dreams is exactly that! When you see how we stack up, we can’t imagine you’d choose any other family safari adventure.
A Small, Personalized Family Safari Most companies’ family safaris are large-group events. Our Family Botswana Safari is limited to just 13 guests, divided into two safari vehicles—the perfect size for a multi-generational family, or an opportunity to share an intimate family experience with another small family group or two, for added fun and companionship.
You Won't Find a More Diverse Itinerary
When you're traveling with kids, variety is important. Safari-goers of all ages will be wowed by our wide-ranging itinerary that takes you from the arid expanse of the Kalahari into the watery reaches of the Okavango Delta—plus a visit to mighty Victoria Falls for good measure! And it's not just destinations that are diverse; we include a whole host of different activities, too, from classic game drives to guided safari walks, poled mokoro (canoe) excursions, boat rides, and even a quad bike outing across the salt pans. No one will be remotely bored on this exciting journey.
Private Reserves Offer Special Activities and Secluded Accommodations—Including Skybeds! Rather than staying in more heavily visited national parks, we concentrate on remote, uncrowded private reserves. Here, in addition to traditional wildlife drives, we have the chance to get out of the truck (always important with kids) and enjoy safely guided bush walks in the company of our Expedition Leader. In addition, we take exciting night drives in search of nocturnal creatures. Both of these activities are Natural Habitat advantages, as they are not permitted in the national parks. And we stay at small, isolated camps that immerse us in nature amid profuse wildlife, rather than other tourists. An exciting option in the Khwai Reserve is a chance to sleep under the stars in elevated Skybeds, illuminated by lanterns.
Chartered Flights Maximize Your Comfort and Time
Rather than subject your family to long, rough overland drives, we opt for chartered light aircraft transfers between camps and regions. This means you have more time to spend on safari making great memories together—plus you’ll have some pretty amazing aerial views of Botswana’s varied landscapes and their wild inhabitants.
Helicopter Flightseeing Across the Kalahari We've even chartered helicopters to whisk you over the vast Kalahari with its glittering salt pans, instead of a long, dusty drive. You'll gain a vantage point you'd never get otherwise, and you'll have a chance to see roving wildlife from the air, including Africa's second largest migration of wildebeest and zebra. Just three travelers per helicopter ensures great vistas and photos.
Open "Window" Seats Are A Priority
The private state-of-the-art safari vehicles we charter have open sides (no glass to interfere with your view) and nine cushioned passenger seats—one in front next to the driver, followed by two rows of three seats each and a pair of seats at the back—though we limit our capacity to just seven travelers in each vehicle on wildlife drives for maximum comfort, viewing and photo opportunities. This means a window seat for everyone, though extra-secure middle seats are available for the littlest ones, if preferred.
The World's Finest Safari Guides Natural Habitat Adventures is known worldwide for employing the finest naturalists on the planet. Our Family Botswana Safari includes your own private Expedition Leader for the duration of the trip. NHA Safari Expedition Leaders are the most highly trained guides in Africa, renowned for providing exceptional service. The guides chosen to lead our family safaris have a special rapport with kids and a knack for discerning and balancing the needs and interests of several generations traveling together. Traveling with your family from the moment you arrive until you depart, our Expedition Leaders average 15 years' guiding experience in Africa. Their training is further enhanced by the resources of WWF’s premier scientists. See Expedition Leader bioswith traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders. In addition, we'll have support from well-qualified local camp guides who assist with driving and interpretation during our stays in each location.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Family Safari Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee, which states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
Feel Good About the Way You Travel We care deeply about our planet, just as you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100-percent offset—Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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