Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

The Luxury of Family Travel (11 days)

Wilderness Safaris Botswana

Kalahari Desert, Botswana To Linyanti, Botswana

Valid for Departures Now Through: 28 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kalahari Desert, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Situated on an immense pan, Kalahari Plains Camp lies in a remote part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). Each en-suite canvas unit has a unique sleep-out deck from which to enjoy the spectacular night skies.

Arrival in camp with Wilderness Air plane is the most spectacular introduction to the desert.

Day 2
Kalahari Desert, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Your family will get to experience the traditional San Bushman culture in an authentic manner. Join them on an interpretative guided walk where children and adults learn about a different way of life and the harsh realities that face them.

The Kalahari Desert is known for its legendary black maned lions, one of the best cheetah densities in Africa, as well as unique and unusual creatures like honey badger, bat eared fox, jackal and brown hyena. As well as oryx, wildebeest and Springbok.

Day 3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

First stop in Okavango Delta is Seba, arguably our children's best camp. Seba Camp has 8 raised and spacious tents each with en-suite bathroom and private deck. The two family units each sleep four or six respectively and have their own plunge pool,

Day 4
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Seba Cmp is ideal for families; expert guides specialise in childrens activities, meaning that whatever the age and personal taste of the children, the kaleidoscopic spectrum of activities on offer is guaranteed to ensure the safari is enjoyed by all.

From tracking spoor around camp, making plaster casts, catch and release fishing, baking animal cookies with the chef to learning how to make traditional crafts, your family is sure to be entertained.

Family activities also include day and night game drives, nature walks, (depending on qualified guide availability) and mokoro rides in winter.

Day 5
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Sebas wildlife is extraordinary, with good sightings of lion, elephant and hippo pods, as well as seasonal hyena dens, leopard and the rare chance of seeing roan. Or if your family prefers, spend time in camp whiling away the hours next to the communal pool or swinging lazily while you read a book.

Day 6
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Your family journey now visits our premier camp, Vumbura Plains situated in the Northern Okavango Delta. The family unit has two large comfortable rooms joined by a walkway with an outdoor shower, private deck and a plunge pool.

Day 7
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Vumbura Plains offers both land and water activities, principally game viewing in varied habitats on open vehicles, mekoro and boats, providing an excellent all round experience.

This concession is leased from 5 villages through the Okavango Community Trust in a partnership that ensures that the benefits of eco tourism are shared with rural stakeholders.

Day 8
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Your family can take a short 20 minute helicopter ride to one of the local communities for a cultural experience. Here they will learn about a different tribe, meet the tribesmen, interact with the community and learn about a different way of life.

Another delight at Vumbura plains is a hot air balloon ride (April to mid October). This is the only place where this activity occurs in the Delta and the most magical way to experience this paradise.

Day 9
Linyanti, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Your last camp in this family journey is DumaTau. It lies on an exquisite site on the banks of the Linyanti River with easy access to the Linyanti swamps, Saviti channel and Linyanti woodlands.

Day 10
Linyanti, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The tented units are raised off the ground to overlook the lagoon where enormous herds of elephant cross in the dry winter months. The main area includes a floating fire deck, with expansive dining and lounge areas with dramatic views of the river. Enjoy a sunset boat cruise (water levels permitting) on the Linyanti River, a serene way of ending the day.

Day 11
Linyanti, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

DumaTau is a beautiful eco friendly camp set in one of the best game viewing areas of the Linyanti with good viewing of leopard and wild dog. To end this family journey, spend the night at our star bed which offers an authentic sleep out under African skies.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Time is a luxury and you only have 18 holidays to share the wonderful experiences of Africa with your children. Don't wait till they're adult and have their own lives. Join Wilderness Safaris on an adventure never to be forgotten.

This journey visits Kalahari Plains, Southern Botswana, The Okavango Delta and the Linyanti in Northern Botswana. 11 nights quality time spent with your family. A luxury hard to find!

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We specialise in creating memorable journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa, whilst at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.

At Wilderness Safaris, we believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular.

Insider Tip

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Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS

Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the world it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we afford lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit

PAYMENTS

Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.

CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS

Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows:

• If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited.

• If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price.

• If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price.

Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.



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