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All you need to know about planning a holiday to Botswana for yourself and your family in a country rich in natural beauty, wildlife and diamonds. Visit this superb safari destination for a brilliant family adventure.
- Botswana is one of the safest countries in Africa
- Get to see the wildlife at close range
- A variety of family-friendly lodges and safari options
- Botswana is a year round destination
Botswana is probably one of the wealthiest, safest and most peaceful
of all the African countries. It offers a wonderful and once in a lifetime safari experience to rival many other African countries. Walk with the legendary San Bushman across vast plains. View Elephant, Lion, Hippo, Leopard amongst others in their natural environment.
Family Holiday Destination
Due to the security aspect for families with young children, a number of the wilderness camps now offer larger chalets or tents that are interlinked, with a small lounge type area, allowing moms and dad's access to the kids rooms without having to walk outside. It is recommended that you enquire about such room types when booking for your holiday.
Botswana is a destination for families who have a keen interest in wildlife and the outdoors, so you won't find any resorts or kiddies programmes.
Many of the lodges accommodate only 20 people at a time so privacy, attention to detail and personal service is guaranteed
Offering a truly African safari experience with up close sightings of African wildlife, night times spent under the stars by the camp fires and exciting activities such as Mokoro boat rides and walking safaris, it is no wonder that Botswana is a popular holiday destination for those seeking an outdoor adventure. For this reason it is critical, that you and yours do not wander around the camp at night.
Due to the security aspect for families with young children, a number of the wilderness camps now offer larger chalets or tents that are interlinked, with a small lounge type area, allowing moms and dad's access to the kids rooms without having to walk outside. It is recommended that you enquire about such room types when booking for your holiday. Botswana is a destination for families who have a keen interest in wildlife and the outdoors, so you won't find any resorts or kiddies programmes.
In terms of health concerns, Botswana is not a risky place to visit. Even though this is the case, certain precautions should be taken to ensure the complete safety of you and your family. Malaria is found in much of the country but if you follow the prescribed route of prophylaxis, you will not have a problem.
It is recommended that children under 5 and women that are pregnant do not travel to areas where malaria is prevalent as should they contract the disease, complications may arise that can become deadly. For slightly older children there is a syrup form of anti-malaria medication now available called Mefloquine that can be taken.
Be sure to read these Botswana Health Requirements
Botswana is one of the safest places in Africa, to visit
; however, there have been few incidents of crime. As in travelling in any country in the world, it is advisable to take the basic precautions that e.g. lock car doors, keep valuables in a safe place, don't flash your money around etc.
Our Family Safari Tours
Our tours include a number of guided day and night game drives and most camps usually insist on families with children booking their own guide and game drive vehicle so as not to disturb the other guests during game drive excursions. This is usually beneficial to families as it provides a little more flexibility during the drive, allowing you to move on to another sighting should the children start to lose interest.
Some camps even offer specialist guides for children who will tailor-make the experience to include them. These guides will teach children about the animals and show them their spoor or tracks. Older children may also learn some survival skills like how to cook on a fire, how to fish and how to make bows and arrows. A few camps even go further than that and have created their own interactive activity or quiz books for children to play with during their stay.Get Inspired with these Botswana Family Safaris