Botswana family safaris make for an unforgettable holiday experience for the whole family, but especially for children.
A family holiday can be a magnificent way for children to learn about nature and interact with different cultures. These kinds of experience are magnificent on their own. However, shared with people you care about, these experiences become important points of connection, that will have value for decades and become a family memory. Find out more about Botswana safaris here.
Of course, where you decide to visit in Botswana is closely dependent on the ages of your family members. This age consideration is one not to be taken lightly. Yes, really young children can go on safari but speaking frankly, taking children younger than 6 seems a little bit like a waste of what should be a life-changing event for the whole family. Happy children = happy everyone else and it is very difficult for little ones to sit still enough and quiet enough whilst out on safari. If you do want to go then certainly your main consideration should go to non-malarial safari areas, such as Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana.
Botswana family safaris are simply amazing for children above 6 yrs old. Safari Camps that take children of all ages do so because they have the staff that are able to translate everything so effortlessly and love giving them those first Botswana experiences. Some excel at it. Botswana really does create some of the very best family safari holiday experiences and we would very much recommend this country as a first look. Find out more about general family safaris in Africa here.
So much of travel to Botswana and the rest of Africa and the type of experiences that individuals want or need, is highly subjective to each individual person and family. For that reason, we do strongly recommend that at this point you get in touch for a “getting to know you” conversation with one of our team. We are absolute in our belief that this is the only way to achieve a truly Tailormade Africa family safari experience ... for your family.
Botswana Family Safari FAQs
What are some of the family-friendly safaris in Botswana?
Botswana makes for an excellent destination for families with its abundance of family friendly camps that offer safari programs for children. Paired with political stability, highly trained guides and a varied ecosystem that ensures there are activities to entertain all members of the family, Botswana should be high on your list for a seriously special family getaway. The kids will get "The Lion King" feeling on this vacation.
Some of the great family-friendly safaris in Botswana are: San Camp, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Little Vumbura, northern Okavango Delta, Linyanti Ebony, Linyanti Conservancy and Savuti Camp also in the Linyanti Conservancy. Each of these offer their own activities for the whole family, as well as for the young ones, like 'Bush Buddy' and 'Young Explorers'.
Is it necessary to book a private safari guide for a family safari?
We wouldn't say it's a necessity, but it sure does make things much more interesting. As previously mentioned a private safari guide will make any safari a more educational experience and take the time to include the kids in an almost exploratory way. They will learn more about the bush this way and it will keep them entertained.
A number of the camps in Botswana offer programs for kids which has a dedicated guide that takes the kids on these exploration safaris, among other activities.
What tips do you have for planning a family safari in Botswana?
The first thing to know is what camps and lodges are well suited to the whole family especially children. They should at least include a children's programme to keep them busy, but also give mom, dad, gran, and gramps a bit of alone quality adult time.
The quality of the guides will make a big difference too, as some do well with kids and others may struggle. Booking a private safari and/or a walking safari also work really well as education and noting the smaller things not visible from a vehicle are key. As you can see it can be quite tricky, so we'd love to guide you to success.
Do I need to get in touch with a Botswana family safari specialist?
There are a number of tour operators in the safari industry and like any other industry each has their fields of speciality. Some also have more experience and knowledge than others, especially when it comes to family safaris, group safaris, luxury safaris etc.
A family safari can often turn into a real miserable affair if the wrong country or wrong reserves and camps are chosen. Kids will get bored and be really unhappy and this will make the whole trip a miss, when Africa is meant to be a real life-changing experience for the whole family. So yes, we highly recommend working with a tour operator specialising in Botswana family safaris.
Why Tailormade Africa?
Botswana Safari Experts
Clyde & Rob are two of the most knowledgeable experts on Botswana safaris in the world and have travelled extensively to all of Botswana’s National Parks, and to the majority of camps and lodges.
With our well established, strong personal relationships with all of our ground operators, National Park Authorities and Conservation Management teams in Botswana, we are always kept up to date on the most recent information of wildlife & conservation projects, ensuring you get to see wildlife viewings like never before.
Bespoke Botswana Safaris
With Tailormade Africa, no two safari holiday itineraries are ever the same. The combination of our in-depth knowledge of the country and taking the time to get to know all of our clients' travel personalities ensures truly bespoke itineraries and a trip specifically tailored to you.
Book Your Botswana Family Safari Today!
At Tailormade Africa we pride ourselves on being Botswana family safari experts. Who are we to say so? Have a look at our independent reviews from Safari Bookings. Botswana is one of the kings of the luxury family safari world where opulent accommodations, food, wine and service are concerned. Botswana, manages to combine these with experiential safari and remoteness of the location, rather gloriously too, giving you everything you could imagine and then some.
Time, isolation and uniqueness of experience should all be major focal points when considering a Botswana family safari as all 3 of those elements have become synonymous with modern family safari travel in Botswana and Africa.
We love Botswana for its all-out dedication to conserving and protecting its natural resources. Nowhere else in Africa will you see wildlife on top of the agenda as it is here. We create bespoke Botswana family safari holidays to travellers from all over the world. Unlike most safari operators, we specialise in bespoke trips based on a combination of your desires and our team’s expertise. They’ve travelled all over Africa, and know from experience how to craft the best safari experience for you. Contact Rob or Clyde today to start planning your next family adventure in Africa!