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Game Drive Children And Cheetah Little Vumbura
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Botswana Family Safaris

Botswana is Africa’s most exclusive safari destination.
Each enormous private reserve has just one or two luxury lodges guaranteeing a series of private experiences as you travel from one exquisite location to the next. Expert guides will take your family on safari among big cats and vast elephant herds in beautiful deltas and deserts.

Some of these superb lodges have a two-bedroom family suite which comes with a private safari guide. So you can head out by open vehicle, on foot, by canoe and even on horseback seeing almost no-one else, on a family holiday you’ll treasure forever. Although this is an all year destination, each delta and desert region is complex and changes seasonally so your safari requires expert planning. Over 30 years’ experience means that we know these places intimately.

Botswana has around 100,000 elephants; far more than any other country, and a huge variety of other wildlife. The settings are idyllic, especially the Okavango Delta which is a network of shallow channels and fertile grassland and forest. Surrounding areas like Savuti, Chobe and Makgadikgadi have their own unique appeal, and in some we can arrange safaris with San bushmen.
Why Choose Botswana for Your Family Safari?
Botswana has consistently pursued a policy of low volume, high value luxury tourism and in the areas we use you will not see safari minibuses and large numbers of tourists. This policy conserves fragile ecosystems and means that when you are on safari you are unlikely to see many, if any other vehicles.Botswana has consistently pursued a policy of low volume, high value luxury tourism and in the areas we use you will not see safari minibuses and large numbers of tourists. This policy conserves fragile ecosystems and means that when you are on safari you are unlikely to see many, if any other vehicles.
A Botswana safari as unique as the family it’s for
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Family Children And Guide Exploring Binoculars Botswana
Family Children And Guide Exploring Binoculars Botswana
Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • 24/7 Support

    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.

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    Since 1990, we’ve been exploring our planet, discovering the world's finest properties and most reliable partners so that you too can experience the best of the wild world.


  • Flexibility
    We appreciate that like our trips, each client is unique, so our journeys are tailor-made to you, with a focus on flexibility.

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    We are fully bonded and licenced under the Civil Aviation Authority’s ATOL scheme and maintain a Total Payment Protection Policy.

Top 10 Botswana Experiences for Families
Booking your family safari to Botswana opens a door to a world of exciting adventures. From the minute your Cessna touches the bush strip, your family will explore the wilds with expert guides. These extraordinary enthusiasts love to share their understanding of the bush and its wildlife. They will take you into the beating heart of Botswana walking, driving, on the water and even riding horses.Booking your family safari to Botswana opens a door to a world of exciting adventures. From the minute your Cessna touches the bush strip, your family will explore the wilds with expert guides. These extraordinary enthusiasts love to share their understanding of the bush and its wildlife. They will take you into the beating heart of Botswana walking, driving, on the water and even riding horses.
What is the Best Time to Go on a Botswana Safari
Your family can enjoy a superb Botswana safari at any time of year. The seasonality of the deserts and deltas is complex and choosing the ideal time to travel for what you have in mind requires expert advice. In this section we explain the fundamentals of the seasons and the effect that they have on the landscapes and wildlife. It is best to call us so that we can discuss your family’s plans and prepare the perfect itinerary for the time of year you wish to travel.Your family can enjoy a superb Botswana safari at any time of year. The seasonality of the deserts and deltas is complex and choosing the ideal time to travel for what you have in mind requires expert advice. In this section we explain the fundamentals of the seasons and the effect that they have on the landscapes and wildlife. It is best to call us so that we can discuss your family’s plans and prepare the perfect itinerary for the time of year you wish to travel.
Which Areas of Botswana Should You Visit?
Botswana is a complex country of deltas, deserts and savannahs. Conditions and the safari experience differ significantly as seasons progress throughout the year. We have 30 years’ experience arranging amazing family safaris to Botswana. We know every wildlife reserve and every lodge and our team of experts understand how to create the perfect safari, whenever you choose to travel.Botswana is a complex country of deltas, deserts and savannahs. Conditions and the safari experience differ significantly as seasons progress throughout the year. We have 30 years’ experience arranging amazing family safaris to Botswana. We know every wildlife reserve and every lodge and our team of experts understand how to create the perfect safari, whenever you choose to travel.
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What can you expect on a family holiday in Botswana.What can you expect on a family holiday in Botswana.
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The best way to give your family the facilities it seeks may be to book out an entire camp or lodge. Perhaps you are planning a multi-generation safari. Or you may want to fulfil a dream of walking, mokoroing and camping out in the Okavango. You may simply crave an extra degree of privacy. Most lodges we use take fewer than 16 guests, some take only eight, so booking a whole lodge is a viable option.
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Read more
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Here’s something you might not expect. The people looking after you on safari might create some of your happiest safari memories. You’ll remember laughter and those after dinner stories and jokes around the campfire. During a three-night stay in a luxury camp, you’ll get to make friends with your guide, the chef, the vegetable gardener and the other people who love their work.
Read more
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Read more
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