Family Activities in Botswana
Why plan a family holiday to Botswana
Considered by seasoned safari-goers as one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, Botswana offers a diverse range of wildlife experiences. From the world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta, to the arid and lunar-like Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. And with several wildlife-rich game reserves in between, like the Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve and Linyanti Reserve on the border of Chobe National Park, one could visit Botswana over and over again and experience something completely unique each time.
Family-friendly activities in Botswana
Chobe Boat Safari
Spot Botswana’s legendary wildlife while cruising down the Chobe River on a boat safari. A staple of any Botswana safari experience, the Chobe River sets the scene for some of the best game viewing in Southern Africa. Safari-goers will be awe-struck by the huge herds of elephants and buffalo that flank the shores, as well as a full range of predators from lion and wild dog to crocodile and cheetah.
The world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta is a unique wetland that lies in the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari Desert. The Delta consists of a maze of lagoons, winding channels, tributaries and fertile islands teeming with wildlife waiting to be discovered. Safari-goers can explore this World Heritage Site by foot, on a game drive or in a traditional mokoro canoe.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
The largest salt pan in the world, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans offer a wide variety of activities for the adventurous family traveler. Discover this lunar landscape alongside the San Bushmen that roam the area, or pick up the pace on an exhilarating quad bike expedition. From November to March, the annual rains transform the dry arid landscape into a hub of wildlife activity – perfect for daily game drives!
Discover the cultural traditions of the San Bushmen on a safari through the dunes of the Kalahari Desert. An eye-opening experience, you and your family will learn about the bushman’s unique knowledge of the fauna and flora in the Kalahari region, as well as their cultural traditions and crafts.
Explore the ancient channels of the Selinda Spillway on an adventurous canoe safari. This pristine channel connects the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti swamps and attracts large herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as over 300 species of birdlife. Paddle down the Spillway past riverine forests, floodplains, and open savannah to spot the Selinda’s wildlife meandering along the banks.
Book your family safari to Botswana
Our expert consultants have taken the hassle out of your holiday with our collection of eco-friendly Botswana Family Safaris that include lodges with specialised children’s programmes, as well as kiddy-friendly menus and activities. Start planning your wildlife adventure to Botswana today.