FROM $1,449
10 DAYS

Spend quality family time experiencing some of the worlds greatest waterfalls and wildlife!

Embark on an action-packed, teen-friendly adventure in south-east Africa with Intrepid. Pack plenty of spare camera batteries, because this snap-happy trip, brimming with exciting animal encounters and landscapes like you’ve never seen, is one for the photo album.

Botswana Family Safari, 10 Days

Departing 20 July 2018

From only $1,289pp for kids up to 18 years.*

From only $1,449pp for adults.*

Why you'll love this trip:

  • Get a load of Victoria Falls, an amazing thundering spectacle. Optional activities for those arriving early include white water rafting, canoeing and flying fox rides
  • Go wildlife-spotting along the river at Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants
  • Enjoy some truly unique accommodation in Elephant Sands. Greet elephants as they come to drink from the pool!
  • Get familiar with the fine art of 'poling' as you ride a traditional dugout canoe through the waterways of the Okavango Delta
  • Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. As night falls, the sounds of the African bush are like nothing else
  • Support local conservation by visiting the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, the only place left in Botswana where both black and white rhinos reside

 Don't miss out on this epic Family Holiday! Simply fill out the enquiry form, or give us a call on 1300 487 283. Don't miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Terms and Conditions Apply: Please note that this trip is for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child between 12 - 18 with you. Entry Requirements - Travelling with Children: Parents need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children to South Africa. All information is correct as of 13 June 18. For more information please contact your itravel agent. Promotion ends 30 June 2018.

TOUR DETAILS - A family holiday your teenagers will love!

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Welcome to Africa! Your adventure begins in the afternoon with a visit to Victoria Falls. Most flights arrive into Vic Falls around midday so once you have settled into camp the group will head off to visit the mighty Victoria Falls!

This thundering curtain of water is about a mile wide, falling 108 metres into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 metres and the falls become an impressive raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and you can see little islets in the river below.

If you arrive early, get out and explore Victoria Falls. You can choose from various activities and excursions, including white water rafting, canoeing and flying fox rides. For an incredible scenic helicopter flight, choose Zambezi Helicopter Company (CAA Zimbabwe), the only Intrepid-endorsed operator.
Accommodation

  • Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar (camping with facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance

Meals Included

  • There are no meals included on this day.

 

Day 2: Chobe National Park

After some breakfast and packing up camp we travel to Chobe National Park (approximately 2–3 hours). Botswana's first national park is perhaps best known for its high concentration of elephants, which can often be seen swimming in the Chobe River. The river also attracts wallowing hippos, a variety of birdlife, crocodiles sunning themselves by the water's edge, and cheetahs and lions which come down to drink. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, a relaxing way to spend the afternoon with the family.
Accommodation

  • Thebe River Safaris or similar (camping with facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Chobe National Park - River cruise

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 3: Nata

Hit the road early and head to Nata (approximately 6–7 hours). This small town is situated just near the stunning Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, which are some of the largest salt flats on earth. Explore these this afternoon, then set up camp at Elephant Sands. Elephant Sands has a natural waterhole right in front of the lodge where the local elephants come to drink. Watch these awesome creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you. There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on this unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely. After setting up camp, head off on a bush walk activity which is a wonderful chance to learn about the smaller things in the bush which are often not noticed on game drives.
Accommodation

  • Elephant Sands or similar (camping with facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Nata - Elephant Sands Bush Walk

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 4: Maun

After packing up camp it's another long travelling day to Maun (approximately 6–7 hours). Maun is the gateway to one of the world's most renowned and complex ecosystems, the Okavango Delta. This place is unlike anything in the world – a 16,000 square kilometre maze of wetlands made up of meandering waterways, green islands, lush plains and prolific wildlife. You might see hippos, crocodiles, elephants and big cats. But it's not the animals that are the main attraction – it's the extremely diverse ecosystem and atmospheric waterscapes. Tonight you'll stay on the outskirts of Maun at a simple campsite with shared facilities and WiFi before heading into the Delta in the morning.
Accommodation

  • Sedia Hotel or similar (1 night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 5: Okavango Delta

Cruise around the waterways by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe navigated by friendly local 'polers'. With some luck, you might spot some of the delta's unusual wildlife and exotic birdlife. Spend time exploring the maze of lagoons, lakes and streams on foot, led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Tonight you will camp on a remote island in the heart of the wilderness. In this far-out spot, facilities are non-existent, so you will dig a bush toilet and go without a shower. It's all part of the Okavango experience. At night, fall asleep to the humming and buzzing of the African wilderness.
Accommodation
Okavango Delta Camping (camping with no facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 6: Okavango Delta

Wake up early and head out for a sunrise walk. Along the way, keep watch for some elephants. You might also come across some Cape buffalo, if the timing is right. These rather noble-looking creatures are more dangerous than they look, and their horns make for a kind of bone shield that's fittingly known as a 'boss'. Returning to camp for breakfast, take the rest of the day to relax. A refreshing swim, or perhaps a nap, is a good idea in the warmer part of the day. Alternatively, take another mokoro trip to soak up more of that delightful river atmosphere.
Accommodation

  • Okavango Delta Camping (camping with no facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 7: Maun

After breakfast take the mokoro back to the poling station and then travel once again to Maun (approximately 2–3 hours). Today you'll visit a rural village and interact with some of the locals. This will give you an insight into daily life on the Okavango Delta and perhaps some background history on these awesome sprawling waterways that are the lifeblood of many.
Accommodation

  • Sedia Hotel or similar (1 night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 8: Khama Rhino Sanctuary

It's an early morning start as we hit the road to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (approximately 8–9 hours). Situated on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a conversion of a former hunting area into a conservation project. Built to protect Botswana's only remaining populations of both black and white rhinos, the sanctuary is also home to other wildlife including zebras, giraffes, leopards, ostriches and wildebeest, all of which can be seen around the many natural waterholes. Visiting this project benefits local communities and contributes to the protection of the highly endangered white rhinoceros. Later, head out on a dusk game drive to see the rhinos when they are at their most active.
Accommodation

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary (camping with facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Game drive

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 9: Blouberg

Leaving Botswana behind, cross the border into South Africa. Arrive at your overnight stop of Blouberg at around lunch time. If you arrive in time, head out on a walk to the local river for a small.
The Bosehla River is located near our camp and has a number of rock pools for swimming (when the river is full). The walk is an uphill walk on a rocky path so sturdy shoes are recommended.

In the evening, visit some local community which is a peri urban settlement. The settlement is a representation of how many South Africans live, they have houses with running water and electricity but still live in line with their culture.

We will enjoy an evening at the tavern (shebeens) where locals will provide an evening meal – perhaps mazie and watermelon (Thopi), chicken-based stews (Malana) or a green vegetable called marogo. You can also sample their traditionally brewed beer (for the adults). Note that vegetarians will have limited options – speak to your leader to arrange an alternative.
Accommodation

  • African Ivory Route Camping or similar (camping with facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Blouberg- Cultural Dinner

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 10: Johannesburg

After breakfast we start the drive to Johannesburg. The group arrive late afternoon where the trip will end. if you have additional time why not get out and explore Johannesburg, a city of remarkable contrasts. Perhaps visit the culturally rich areas of Newtown, Braamfontein or Maboneng. The eye-opening Apartheid Museum is well worth your time.

We recommend you don't book your departure flight until after 10pm..


Meals Included

  • Breakfast

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