Botswana > Family Holidays


  • Just a brief note to let you know that we had a fabulous time in Botswana. Our experience matched what we wanted from the trip and we really felt that you had understood what we were looking for – and more importantly what we didn’t want.  We did lots of miles in the short time we were there and you definatley met our expectation that the journey had to be part of the experience! For our first visit we liked the mix of drives, walking, boats and mokoro.  It means we can tailor a future trip more specifically now we have a better feel for the areas. Food and hospitality throughout could not be faulted. All in all we were very satisified with the trip and had a fabulous experience.  It left us wanting more of Africa and for me that’s the hallmark of a good holiday.

    Allison and Stephen travelled through Botswana, mostly on a private camping safari
Chobe River cruise, BotswanaFamily fishing in the Okavango Delta, BotswanaFamily fun on safari in BotswanaFamily walking safari in the Okavango DeltaGreater Kudu doeKalahari children, BotswanaMakoro with children in the Okavango DeltaWarthog family


Family holidays

Family holidays in Botswana

Provided your children are old enough, Botswana is an amazing family safari destination to consider. Botswana offers fantastic wildlife, genuine wilderness, varied activities and exclusivity. Families can really enjoy an adventure into the wild, with fantastic guiding and a complete escape from modern facilities and communications. However, if your children are still young (perhaps under 10 years old, but there is no set age) then you may find countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia or South Africa more appropriate.

In terms of accommodation, some camps in Botswana have two-bedroomed ‘family units’ and safari tents are often large enough to include one extra bed. However, quadruple accommodation is rarely possible, especially on more adventurous safaris (private mobile camps or more down to earth properties) and it would be usual for a family of 4 to take two individual units rather than any specific ‘family accommodation’. If you are keen on adventure and exclusivity as a family, then you could consider a private mobile tented safari, either for your whole safari or just for a few ‘adventurous’ days (minimum three nights).

Botswana offers a wide range of safari activities, though many of the more adventurous activities (walking, horse-riding etc) will have lower age limits (normally around 14). In certain camps, or on private mobile safaris, specialist private guides can be arranged and activities can be orientated towards the kids as much as is required.

Please visit our Family Safaris page for more general information on travelling to Africa with children, or contact us with your specific ideas and questions.