Family Safari Package

Going on a safari with kids is a life-changing experience. The landscape is an enormous outdoor classroom for them and you – and safari guides will be some of the most inspiring teachers your children ever have. Africa is not a zoo, of course – so spending time following animal spawn and prints, identifying fauna will while away the time between sightings!

There's a common misconception that kids and safaris don't go together. How very wrong that notion is. While there are some lodges that do not welcome young children on safari (for various reasons), there are plenty that do! We've hand-picked a selection of our favorites and combined them together to create your Family Safari of a lifetime.

Enjoy quality time with your family whilst you adventure through Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia, where you will experience the Khwai Community area of the Okavango which lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve, the Linyanti Concessions, the mighty Zambezi River and Smoke That Thunders (Victoria Falls) all in just 13 days!
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Family Safari Package Day 1-4

Khwai Tented Camp, Khwai Community Area

Khwai Community Area
The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an un-fenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. The Khwai area offers the same wildlife experience as the reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession which means the ability to do walking safaris and night drives.

Overnight: Khwai Tented Camp
Khwai Tented Camp located on a semi-permanent site within this community-run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game reserve, on the banks of a lagoon flowing into the Khwai river, acts as a boundary between the reserve and the community area, offering visitors staying here several unique ways to experience Africa.. Besides the day-time drives which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe – guests at Khwai Tented Camp are able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive. This activity, along with the guided walking safaris, is not usually permitted in the National Parks or Game Reserves, and allows guests to get an up close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and / or more elusive animals. The camp also provides the opportunity to explore the great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands as well as open grasslands and banks of the Khwai River on foot.

The camp preserves the romance of yester-year, a simpler life in harmony with nature. There are no permanent structures; everything can be removed to leave the wilderness exactly as we found it, minimizing the impact on our environment. Guests can enjoy spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, beds and private en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and bucket showers under the stars. As the Khwai is a community-run concession all proceeds from tourism go directly to help local people and local projects through the Khwai Community Trust.

Flight Information
Scheduled flight from Maun Airport [MUB] to Khwai Tented Camp

Included
Accommodation
All meals & all beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne)
Two shared game viewing activities per day
National Parks Fees
Laundry
Transfers from nearest airstrip
Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Day 4-7

Linyanti Concessions
The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. This vast, untamed wilderness is the perfect location for those seeking a unique African adventure in an exclusive and remote big game habitat.

Overnight: Linyanti Ebony Camp
Built on raised decking overlooking the Linyanti Marsh, this 10-bedded intimate tented camp offers you stunning views of the Linyanti River. Game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, walking excursions with an armed professional guide, boating and fishing along water lagoons, and mokoro excursions are all activities on offer to provide you the opportunity to enjoy this unique riverscape up close. Water activities are available only when water levels permit.
The camp’s well-appointed accommodation includes 3 twin bedded tents and 1 luxury family tent. A private dining and lounge area with a splash pool makes the camp a perfect choice for family experiences or small groups requiring exclusive use of a camp. It also offers accommodation for tour leaders and private guides on escorted safaris.
Linyanti Ebony can be booked exclusively with a minimum of 8 people and is open all year round.

Scheduled flight from Khwai Tented Camp to Linyanti Ebony Camp

Included
Accommodation
All meals & all beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne)
Two shared game viewing activities per day
National Parks Fees
Laundry
One Helicopter flight per stay from 1st April – 30th November 2017
Transfers from nearest airstrip
Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Day 7-10

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

Overnight: Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge is being completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The lodge will boast 8 twin rooms and 2 family units comprising of 4 beds each. Each unit will have its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. The dining room flows into a private, temperature controlled wine cellar stocked with the finest wines. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with WIFI for our guests’ convenience. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside, and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river, and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat, and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land.

Scheduled flight from Linyanti Ebony Camp to Kasane Airport [BBK]

Transfers (Day Pick Up Drop Off) from Kasane Airport [BBK] to Thorntree River Lodge

Included
Accommodation
All meals & all beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne)
Sunset river cruise (own private boat), fishing and 1 trip to the Zambian side of the Falls, Village Visit & Visit to Livingstone Museum
National Parks Fees
Laundry
Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Day 10-13

Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. Terrain ranges from desert dunes and savannah lands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests, and visitors have the choice of game drives, guided walks or horseback safaris as a means of experiencing the park and its creatures.

Overnight: Somalisa Acacia Camp 
Somalisa Acacia has recently under gone a complete rebuild and now comprises of 2 Family Units with inter-leading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms which are both en-suite, as well as 2 standard Sail Tents. Each tent includes gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days, as well as en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. All the simple but luxurious tents are on slightly raised decks, under the dappled canopy of a grove of Acacias on the western side of Somalisa.

The camp enjoys its own private views of a small water hole, frequented by large herds of big game including buffalo, elephant, kudu, zebra, giraffe and lion. A small splash pool allows you to cool off during the heat of the day. Activities on offer are game drives and walking excursions with the camp’s professional guides. Most of the activities are in the Somalisa private concession but with easy access to other parts of Hwange National Park.

On special request Somalisa Acacia can be booked in conjunction with Somalisa Camp to cater for larger groups of up to 20 people. A private guide and tour leader facility is available on special request.

Thorntree River Lodge to Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA] Transfer

Flight Information
Scheduled flight from Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA] to Somalisa Acacia Camp

Included
Accommodation
All meals & all beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne)
Two shared game viewing activities per day
National Parks Fees
Laundry
Transfers from nearest airstrip
Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Day 13 - Departure

Packages
Total package price from: 7 868

Included
Accommodation as quoted
Meals as specified under each camp
Twice daily game drives (where applicable)
Drinks as specified under each property (Water, Soft Drinks, local branded spirits & beers, house wines)
Laundry
Scheduled Flights and Transfers as specified in the itinerary

Excluded
International Flights into & out of Botswana / Zimbabwe
Premium branded spirits
Items of a personal nature
Visa Costs
Transfers not specified in the itinerary

* prices are per adult sharing

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