Family Educational Adventure to Botswana and Victoria Falls

Be part of an educational safari to Botswana with your own personal guide to take you safely through the wilds of Africa. Enrich your lives!

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$4112 - $4429
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
12 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Camping safaris Camping Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Botswana is undoubtedly one of the most wildlife rich countries in Africa. Its diversity ranges from the most open and barren landscapes in the form of Makgadikgadi pans to the unique flood plains of the Okavango Delta and the surrounding area of Moremi to the true wilderness of Chobe National Park. It is a wildlife enthusiasts ultimate dream location and great family adventure.

The Okavango is Botswana's unique attraction. It is often called the “Jewel of the Kalahari” and is truly a premier wilderness destination. Moremi is an wilderness bordering the Okavangao, where there are extraordinary wildlife sightings, it is often one of the most memorable experiences that you will have in Africa.

Sense Botswana - explorer's paradise with family fun.

Day 1: Maun.

Arriving in the afternoon in Maun you will taken to your lodge in time for a swim and a relax before supper is served on the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge en-suite thatch bungalows over looking the River.

Meal Plan: Breakfast only.

Day 2: Mekoro trip and bush walk.

Today is a half day excursion into the delta for a mekoro trip. Two people in each mekoro makes for an exciting trip and you never know what you are going to see. The birdlife is exceptional and it is a time to relax as the water of the Okavango slips silently by. There is also time for a short bush walk to learn tracking skills and bush folklore before a picnic lunch.

The afternoon is spent relaxing by the pool or exploring Maun.

Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge en-suite thatch bungalows over looking the River.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and lunch.

Days 3 – 6: Moremi and Chobe – mobile bush safari.

You will spend the first two nights camping in Moremi. There are morning and afternoon game drives as we explore the reserve extensively and traverse areas of savannah, Mopani forests, Acacia scrubland and the vast reed beds where fingers of the delta flow deep into the reserve. Each area hosting prolific and diverse animal and birdlife.

Suppers are prepared over the campfire as we listen to the animal noises drifting in out of the dark and you can expect to be lulled to sleep by a symphony of screeches and clicks from cicadas and reed frogs and the occasional roar of a lion or whoop of a hyena. Exciting stuff.

The following two nights we camp beside the Savute channel that is flowing again after being dry for nearly 30 years and the vast grass plains of the Savute marsh - an area famous for its large population of massive bull elephants and a favourite hunting ground of lion, wild dog, hyena and cheetah. We also visit a small Bushman painting site on a nearby hillside. You then drive through Chobe to Kasane where you are met by Muchenje staff for your transfer.

Accommodation: Dome safari tents with foam camping mattresses or camping stretchers.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Days 7 - 10: Muchenje Lodge

Muchenje Safari Lodge provides some of Botswana's finest safari accommodation, in Chobe. It's unparalleled safari experiences are ideal for both discerning clientele and newcomers to the bush alike. Situated on the western edge of Chobe National park, Muchenje is the only accommodation in this area, offering unique, prolific game experiences. This is one of the best wildlife viewing areas in the whole of Botswana, if not all of Africa!

Game drives are in open and truly comfortable 4x4 safari vehicles, with knowledgeable and friendly professionally qualified guides - either early morning, afternoon or even the full day. There is game viewing by boat on the Chobe River - to see huge herds of elephants, as well as many other mammals and birds attracted to the water's edge. Bush walking-safaris to explore the intricacies of the bush with the opportunity to learn more about spoor, trees, plants and insect identification. "Night eyes" - night-time game driving after dinner with stoplights. Visits to the local village for a cultural experience and to meet the people that make Botswana the delightful county that it is.

Accommodation: Muchenje Lodge - thatched chalets sited on the escarpment edge and with their own balcony and unique view.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Days 11 - 12: Victoria Falls.

Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight’ is the often quoted note that David Livingstone made when he first saw this spectacular waterfall. Illala Lodge is small, privately-owned and just five minutes’ walk from either the Falls themselves or Victoria Falls town. With its charming colonial style it is a peaceful place away from the hubbub of tourism.

Spend a day at Victoria Falls, considered by some as one of The Seven Wonders of the World and see the Falls from a number of different view points. Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world - hence its almost universal appeal to visitors. The mighty Zambezi flows broad and placid to the brink of a 1700m wide basalt lip before taking a headlong 100 metre plunge into the thunderous, frothy chasm of the gorge below. This is the world's largest sheet of falling water.

 

Accommodation: Illala Lodge – spacious rooms in a tranquil setting.

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast only.

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Thamalakane River Lodge, Maun
  • Mobile Safari through Moremi, Savuti and Chobe
  • Muchenje Lodge, Chobe
  • Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls

Sense Africa

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: High-end safaris
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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
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