Six Night Ultimate Family Safari

A dedicated private guide and private activities throughout are the standout feature of this fantastic Botswana itinerary which allows you to set the rhythm for your perfect family safari. This six-night itinerary explores the Moremi Game Reserve, the permanent Okavango Delta and Savute, in the southern reaches of Chobe National Park. A classic safari experience with fantastic wildlife in pristine areas and a range of both water and land activities guaranteed year round. Flexibile meal times and a family safari specialist in camp will ensure your safari time is maximised. An excellent itinerary at any time of year. Easily adapted to your preferences.

This six night itinerary offers a definitive safari experience with a strong family focus at its heart. Visiting a diverse combination of areas offers interesting and varied game viewing and a range of activities. Camp Okavango lies on a private concession in the east of the Okavango and focusses on water activities while Camp Moremi within the famous Moremi Private Game Reserve offers big game viewing with 4x4 game drives and boating. The final camp, Savute Safari Lodge is home to some of the most explosive game viewing in Botswana, overlooking a waterhole in the southern reaches of Chobe National Park.

A dedicated professional guide, family friendly suites and friendly committed staff ensure that all your requirements are met during your stay and nothing is too much trouble. Children receive a specially designed safari activity bag.

Children over 6 years of age are welcomed with open arms whether navigating reed-lined waterways in a traditional mokoro, partaking in action filled game drives throughout the many different ecosystems that Moremi Game Reserve has to offer or enjoying educational bush walks tailormade to include children that explore the intricate details of tracking wild animals as well as the opportunity to encounter some of the larger land-based species inhabiting this water wilderness. These activities are also a great introduction to birdwatching for younger guests.
Activities are selected based on safety factors and the addition of enhanced adult supervision.

An assortment of luxury accommodation enhances your journey through a range of environments –Camp Okavango offers a luxury island escape from Nxaragha Island with its year round water-wilderness experience. The Savute marsh area, stemming from the fickle Savute Channel is renowned for hosting the second largest migration of zebra in Africa and some of the most exciting predator interactions in Botswana. The Moremi Game Reserve was the first park created in Botswana and protects some of the most beautiful and game rich land in Africa. A full collection of spectacular landscapes and impressive wildlife species comes together in this itinerary.

An exceptional safari option, easily adapted to your preferences. Extensions to Chobe and Victoria Falls can be arranged. Prices noted are per person for adults. Child rates are available for children ages 6-16 years old.

Day 1 and 2

Arriving in Maun, you are met by a representative and assisted onto your flight to Camp Okavango located on the remote Nxaragha Island, a flight of about 25 minutes, a spectacular introduction to the Okavango.

On landing, your private guide will escort you to the lodge, a short walk. A warm welcome awaits from the team. You will settle into your new Okavango home, with its open- air design and elevated views over the Okavango, your family suite comprises of two interleading bedrooms, each with an en - suite bathroom boasting twin basins, a double shower and separate water closet. A private expansive viewing deck offers lovely views of the Delta and space to relax together.

Over refreshments you will discuss your family’s interests with your guide as he describes the activities available and together you plan your next few days. Preferred mealtimes will be taken into account for those with younger children. Activities focus on water and walking. Meandering along the water channels of the Okavango Delta the old-fashioned way in a traditional mokoro on a motorised boat into the deeper channels. Fishing expeditions can be arranged with bream and tiger fish being the prolific species here.

Return to Camp Okavango in the late afternoon for pre-dinner drinks around the open-air fire pits, a delicious dinner is served on the lower deck level.

The next morning you awake to the sound of the African dawn and after a light breakfast you set out on an early morning activity. Returning around mid-morning you will enjoy a scrumptious brunch on the open-air after a busy morning out on the water. During the hotter midday hours, when animals retreat to the shade, guests enjoy a siesta or cool down in the plunge pool. A chance to play together as a family or parents can retreat for a rest while the children enjoy a game with your guide.

Around 3.30pm high tea is serviced and rejuvenated you will set out on your afternoon activity, returning a roaring fire and dinner. Sitting around the camp fire sets the ambience for sharing tales of great adventures.

The flight time for your transfer to Camp Moremi will be advised by your guide this evening, and together you will discuss your morning activity plan accordingly.

Day 3 and 4

An early wake- up call brings with it a new adventure. At a time to be confirmed the night before, your guide will return you to the airstrip for your flight to Camp Moremi, a short flight of about 15 minutes. On arrival your new guide and host await, transferring you to camp with a 25 minutes game drive. This is the game rich Xakanaka region of the Moremi Game Reserve, keep your eyes peeled!

One of the original and best sites in the Okavango, Camp Moremi was completely rebuilt in 2018 and reopened as a luxury safari lodge, a perfect blend of the traditional with modern comforts. A two-bedroomed family unit with two identical tented chalets are linked together by the vestibule area, with each bedroom having its own en-suite facilities. Camp Moremi has open access to the Xakanaka Lagoon and wildlife routinely wanders through the camp – therefore children always need to be supervised by their parents.

Settling down with your guide you will chat about your experiences at Camp Okavango and your particular interests. Your guide will introduce you to the area and together you will plan your next activity. Camp Moremi offers 4x4 game drives and boating, having just come from Camp Okavango you will likely wish to focus on some big game viewing from 4x4 vehicles at this stage.

Springing up from the juncture formed where the invigorating waters of the Delta meet the plains of the Kalahari Desert, Moremi is home to prolific wildlife species and spectacular landscapes. Located in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Is a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats. Huge herds of browsing Elephant, magnificent prides of lions and their competitors the hyaena, cheetah, and a vast number of antelope, including Impala, Kudu and Waterbuck that are supported by the reserve’s amazing wetlands. African Wild Dog sightings occur frequently too.

Tomorrow you will enjoy a full day exploring the Moremi with morning and afternoon activities with your guide. Between activities you may relax for a few hours in the beautifully decorated lounge area or have a refreshing dip in the camp’s sparkling swimming pool.

Your guide will once again advise of the itinerary plans for tomorrow over supper, inclusive of a flight transfer to the third camp on your Safari journey- Savute Safari Lodge

Day 5 and 6

Grab a last opportunity to enjoy an early morning private game drive before being transferred by your guide to the airstrip for your flight to Savute, a flight of about 30 minutes. Your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge, a game drive of about 25 minutes, depending on sightings along the way.

Savute Safari Lodge offers excellent game viewing right from the comfort of the lodge. The main areas stretches across a raised deck overlooking a busy waterhole, dining area, firepit, viewing deck and swimming pool with its accompanying sun loungers draw guests at all time sof day. Expect to see big herds of elephant in the dry season as well as a variety of other game species wandering over for a drink during the heat of the afternoon. A large family chalet with two en-suite bedrooms, spacious interior and large, glass sliding doors make a perfect home from home.

Having had some time to settle in and enjoy the lodge you will discuss your plans with your guide. Savute Safari Lodge offers morning and afternoon 4x4 game drives as well as visits to the ancient San Rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills- the only hilly outcrop in an otherwise completely flat landscape and considered to have been formed from volcanic activity aeons ago. A great excursion for families, as children enjoy climbing the rocks to the paintings and a game drive to and from the paintings ensures an action packed day.

Days at Savute follow a similar routine to the previous camps visited so by now you will be familiar with the rough schedule on safari, early morning and late afternoon drives, which you can tailor to your preferences. Between activities enjoy the pool or embark on a sofa safari from the viewing deck. Savute has an infectious laid -back atmosphere creating a real home from home feeling.

Wildlife in this area is prolific and the herds of elephant truly staggering. Wildebeest and zebra along with lions and wild dogs are regularly seen. Game drives often include a turn at the Savute Marsh with its historic presence (and subsequent disappearance) of the Savute channel. The Savute Marsh Pride, a huge pride of lion has been the focus of may documentaries. Lions have learnt to hunt hippo and even elephant. Leopard have learned to fish. A mesmerising area.

An early supper ends off your schedule for the day giving you time to collect all your amazing memories of your unforgettable African family Safari.

Day 7

The time for your flight to Kasane or Maun will be finalised the day before and your guide will advise you what time you will be leaving camp. The flight will always be scheduled to connect with any onward travel arrangements. Depending on the time of departure, as discussed with your guide, you will enjoy on final morning activity and brunch before bidding farewell to the team. Your flight to Maun will take 40 minutes. If you are flying to Kasne the flight will be 30 minutes. On arrival a representative will meet you to ensure you connect to your onward travel arrangements.

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