Family Botswana Safari
An Exhilarating Family Adventure in One of Our Planet’s Last Wild Places
Customized private departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information and we'd be happy to assist you.
Child (12 & under, sharing in a twin): $4,995
Single Supp.: $795
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2015 dates and fees may change slightly.
Location of AdventureBotswana, Southern Africa
Group Size LimitApproximately 8 Travelers
A very important feature of our family Botswana safari is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with small groups of travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers or Land Cruisers
An essential element of this safari is our use of a combination of two specialized vehicles during different parts of the trip, allowing for the unmatched game viewing opportunities promised by Natural Habitat Adventures. At times, we will travel in semi-open-sided 4x4 Stretch Land Cruisers or Land Rovers, allowing for enhanced game viewing and a comfortable and safe ride over the sometimes uneven terrain of Botswana's desert and delta environs. Roof hatches add to the open safari experience, while additional comfort is ensured with secured drop-down plastic flaps used during longer transfers to provide respite from dust or rain. We will also use open 4x4 Land Rovers or Land Cruisers, with a unique suspension system and an open-top, open-sided, tiered seating arrangement, specially-designed to maximize game viewing opportunities and comfort.
Both kinds of vehicles have 10 cushioned passenger seats, one in front next to the driver, followed by three rows of three seats each, though we limit our capacity to just eight travelers, again for maximum comfort and viewing. Both offer a mini-fridge stocked with cold drinks and a small library with reference books and field guides. Each custom-built vehicle sports front bull bars and runner boards, as well as a full recovery kit, including spare tires and a high lift jack. Vehicles are updated or replaced regularly and meticulously maintained to provide our guests with an unmatched safari experience.
IncludedInternal scheduled light aircraft flights, accommodations, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, non-alcoholic drinks at camps and in vehicles, house alcoholic beverages in camps, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and lodge staff, some gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not IncludedTravel to and from start and end point of trip, premium alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.
Our walking activities are usually short and optional. We do, however, recommend that travelers who participate in these programs be of an adventurous spirit, as they will often enjoy the very closest of animal encounters.
Important Information About This TripWe have designed this family safari for those guests whose African dreams include the most remote wildlife experience available and who don’t mind slightly simpler accommodations to accomplish that goal. An added benefit is that the rate is great. We are able to accommodate all children permitted on these trips for general boating activities in the Delta, but only children 13 years and older are permitted on the mokoro excursions. On these trips changes to the itinerary may occur in order to take advantage of conditions unique to the season. Depending upon availability, itineraries may run in a different order.
Getting There & Getting HomeYou must arrive in Maun, Botswana by 1:30 pm on Day 1 and you are free to depart Livingstone, Zambia anytime after 1 pm on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of these programs and can arrange the most efficient and cost-effective travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.
Age Limits on Family Trips
We generally welcome children ages 6 and older on our Family Trips, though the minimum age limit for this trip is 8 years old beginning in 2012. However, while some children of this age are well-suited for some or all of our Family adventures, others may not be ready for the requirements of group travel. For this reason, we believe it is more useful to consider this age limit a guideline rather than a hard and fast rule. We believe that you, as a parent or guardian, are best qualified to decide whether or not your child would enjoy the experience without compromising the comfort of others. We strongly encourage you to call our office to speak with an Adventure Specialist about the specific requirements of the trip you're considering so that you can make an informed decision about your child's participation. We are unable to allow children younger than this age on these scheduled departures due to safety regulations, physical limitations, and concerns regarding group dynamics. Depending on the age of the child, children must be matched in rooms with adults for safety purposes and due to camp regulations.