Botswana > Family Holidays


  • We have complete satisfaction with Safari Consultants and Jane, our trip organiser. From our first enquiries about a possible safari to Africa we received, both by telephone and email, a wealth of detailed information and suggestions to suit both our capabilities and our pockets. The whole trip was organised with an attention to detail that was meticulous and unerringly accurate. All our accommodation proved excellent, routes were clearly marked and sensible journey times were suggested. It was obvious that we were dealing with someone who had extensive personal experience of travel in the whole area and was prepared to go to considerable lengths to ensure that we had a wonderful and safe trip. Many thanks to you Jane for all your hard work on our behalf and for your never-failing courtesy and pleasant manner. You’re more than just a travel consultant to us and we would recommend both you and Safari Consultants, without reservation.

    Ken, Joan and Hilary travelled to South Africa and Botswana
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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.