Botswana has more elephants that any other African country - about 100,000. Your family can see them in big herds with babies. At Stanley’s Camp you can spend half a day with three orphan elephants, touching them, hearing them communicate and learn about their habits. Botswana is also one of the best places for seeing the big cats. We usually arrange for your family to have your own private guide so the activities can be geared to your family’s interests. There are open vehicle drives, short walks, boating, fishing, dugout canoeing and even horse riding.
It’s hard to believe just how marvellous the accommodation is. The camps are on gigantic private reserves and most have their own little airstrip. Right out in the wilds yet with all comforts and facilities. These are some of the best small lodges anywhere in Africa and some like Vumbura Plains and Lebala have two-bedroom suites for families. The food is excellent, can be child friendly and special diets present no difficulty.
One day you might be watching a family of meerkats by their desert hidey-hole. The next day you could be gliding across the idyllic waterways of the delta in a boat watching the thriving wildlife including bouncing antelope, grunting buffalo, and gentle giraffe. A few days later and you’re out on the open savannah plains watching 100 elephant around a waterhole. All in your own vehicle with your own friendly expert guide. Family holidays don’t get much better than this.