Botswana
  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $6,998 / person
  • Children: From $4,218

Discover the wild on Botswana Family Safaris

Pack your kids and your pith helmet and prepare to be blown away by the majesty, mystery and liveliness of Botswana’s great wilderness on this action-packed, family-friendly safari. By day, explore the Okavango Delta teeming with iconic African animals, soak in the mist of thundering Victoria Falls, and keep your eyes peeled for sunbathing crocodiles in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Our expert guides invite you to discover Africa’s spectacular biodiversity, focusing on the big picture and time with the kids, as we handle the behind-the-scenes details of this Africa vacation package. Overnight in a family suite that offers a private plunge pool, sandpit, and a tree house. View wildlife from your private en-suite canvas and thatched rooms and watch a family of hippos from your private deck. All the while, enjoy the best in regional cuisine and Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service on this family vacation-of-a-lifetime. Jambo!

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Activity Level: Easy

About
This Tour

Discover the wilds of Africa with your kids as you traverse the glittering island sanctuaries of the Okavango Delta, the spectacular watercourse of the Savuti Channel and the braided tributaries of the Zambezi River by foot, truck, and dugout canoe. This all-inclusive, eight-day African safari gets you up-close-and-personal with the best of Botswana's stunning landscape, fascinating wildlife and awe-inspiring night skies. Relax with your family while enjoying nature at its finest!

  • Say hello to the family of hippos who have declared the ancient riverine forests surrounding Seba Camp their home
  • Search for leopards, lions, giraffes, and cheetah along the Savuti Channel, whose waters (once dry) returned in 2008, bringing with them an abundance of wildlife
  • Spy on elephants, hippos and sunbathing crocodiles from the safety of a wooden walkway snaking through your camp in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
  • Learn to decipher the difference between warthog, wildebeest, and wild dog footprints and scat on a guided walk through the bush
  • Take in the misty majesty of the mighty Victoria Falls, towering 350-feet tall and 5,600-feet wide
  • Wrap up your day in the comfort of your luxurious, family-friendly camp with a swim in a refreshing plunge pool, a visit to the treehouse, and dinner under the stars in a traditional African boma
Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

8 days/7 nights

Maun, Botswana (MUB)/Livingstone, Zambia (FLLI)

Day 1 & 2: Maun / Seba Camp
Elephant in Botswana
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Seba Camp Camp

Upon arrival in Maun you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative who will help you board your flight departing for Seba Camp, named after one of the elphants historically released from nearby Abu Camp.

Set in an ancient riverine forest, Seba Camp offers accommodation overlooking a perennial river that is home to a family of hippo. This family-friendly, colorful camp offers you the unique opportunity to introduce your children to the African wild.

There are 8 individually decorated en-suite tents each with a private deck. Two family suites with private plunge pool, sandpit and "tree-house" offer hours of entertainment for the children.

For those wishing to relax, the raised dining and lounge area, library or swimming pool area all comprise the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon.

  • Activities range from:
  • Day & night game drives
  • Guided walks (on request)
  • Seasonal boating
  • Mokoro rides

Home to elephant and plains game, Seba is a wilderness wonderland waiting to be explored!

About Seba Camp
Seba Camp, blending beautifully into the ancient riverine forest of majestic hardwood trees, has 8 spacious tents, each with en-suite bathroom and a private deck with vistas of the lagoon.

There are 2 family suites: one has an upstairs lounge with a pull-out sleeper couch, while the other has a loft room suitable for older children or adults.

There's also an elevated deck with its own small pool and sandpit. Well-lit paths lead to the communal dining area, bar, lounge-library and a secluded swimming pool.

Day 3 - 5: Savuti Camp
Accommodations on the Botswana Family Safari
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Savuti Camp

Mid-morning on Day 3, you will be transferred from Seba Camp to the Abu Airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Chobe Airstrip.

Upon arrival at Chobe, you will be picked up and taken to Savuti Camp, a birder's paradise. Set deep in the wilderness on the prosperous Savute Channel, Savuti Camp is surrounded by flowing water and high concentrations of wildlife.

For many years the channel was dry; however since the waters returned in 2008, abundant game has congregated and adapted in its wake. Facing the thrilling waterway and raised off the ground, one of the seven large en-suite canvas-and-thatched rooms will be your home during your stay.

Views extend outwards and are exceptional throughout camp, from the thatched dining area and plunge pool to the large viewing deck with fire pit.

  • Activities on offer include:
  • Day and night game drives
  • Guided walks (on request)
  • Seasonal boating & canoeing

Nearby platforms and hides also present excellent wildlife opportunities. With front row seats on this sporadic and unusual watercourse, an extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you.

About Savuti Camp
Savuti Camp is located right on the once-dry Savute Channel, to which abundant game has returned ever since it became a deep, clear waterway again: it is now home to hippo and aquatic life with myriad water birds.

This intimate camp's en-suite accommodation is in seven large walk-in tents that are raised off the ground and face onto the Channel. From the camp's thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing area with fire pit extend outwards on raised wooden decks, providing a wonderful view of the water and its wildlife.

Day 6 & 7: Toka Leya Camp
Family Safaris
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Toka Leya Camp

The morning of Day 6, you will depart from Chobe via light aircraft en route for Livingstone Airport in Zambia (with a quick stop in Kasane in order to officially "exit" Botswana).

Upon arrival in Livingstone, you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative who will transfer you to Toka Leya Camp, a short drive away. Set on the western sector of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp perches on the banks of the precipitating Zambezi River.

Only 7 miles upstream from the world-renowned Victoria Falls, the camp is well placed for you to explore the scenic and vibrant region. Limiting our footprint on this pristine land, wooden walkways snake between the 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents.

You will feel safe and comfortable in your tastefully decorated room with an expansive wooden deck looking out at the mighty river ”“ often presenting the sight of rambling elephants, grunting pods of hippo and idle crocodiles.

Under a canopy of shady trees, the camp's dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for you to relax, complete with an infinity pool. You may choose to take part in 2 scheduled activities per day, including a:

  • River cruise
  • Game drive
  • Livingstone town & museum excursion
  • Catch-and-release fishing
  • Tour of Victoria Falls on the Zambia side
  • Visit to local village

About Toka Leya Camp
Toka Leya Camp comprises 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents (including 3 family tents) with expansive views of the swift-flowing Zambezi River and several islands.

Situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, just 7 miles from Victoria Falls, the camp offers a comfortable base from which to enjoy an array of activities. The dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool, with meals served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $6,998 / person
  • Children: From $4,218

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Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • Your trip begins on Day 1 with your arrival into the Maun Airport (Botswana).
  • On arrival you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative who will help you check in and board your flight en route to Seba Camp where your safari officially begins.
  • On Day 8 you will be transferred by private vehicle from Toka Leya Camp to the Livingstone Airport (30 minutes) for your post trip connections.
Activities
  • Hiking ”“ 1 to 3 mile bush/trail walks (easy to moderate, on request only).
  • Day / Night Game Drives - Bring your camera and a keen set of eyes as your guide drives you around the area surrounding your lodge in search of big game, small creatures, and interesting African flora, geology, history, etc.
  • Seasonal Boating / Canoeing / Mokoro Rides - Sit back, relax, and bring a camera. The "poler" on your mokoro will do all the work for you!
  • Activities at Toka Leya - Interpretive game drives, guided nature walks, river cruises, catch-and-release fishing, Victoria Falls Tour on the Zambian side, Livingstone Town Tours. Activities at an additional charge on offer in the area include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating, bungee jumping, Vic Falls Tour on the Zimbabwe side, and white water rafting.
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included. Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are sometimes included in the trip price on this particular adventure.

Included in Trip Price
  • Accommodations on a sharing basis.
  • All meals as specified in detailed itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Excursions, activities and transfers as included in itinerary.
  • Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff.
  • Relevant park fees and entrance fees.
  • Local drinks (excluding premium imported beverages).
  • Laundry at all camps.
  • Internal air transfers as specified in itinerary.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt & luggage tags.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Meals not specified in daily itinerary.
  • Staff gratuities.
  • Any new government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities and related taxes.
  • Optional extra activities.
  • Visas.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.)
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With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

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A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
  • 1. The pastimes: Have you ever had a rock balancing contest? Balancing rocks is a national symbol of Botswana.
  • 2. Water wonders: With approximately 11-cubic kilometers of water spreading over the 6,000-15,000 km area each year, the Okavango Delta was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.
  • 3. The wildlife: Keep on the lookout for the Okavango Delta's rich collection of wildlife, including the African Wild Dog. These endangered hunting dogs are some of the fastest animals on the planet and their unique “painted” coats are not to be missed on this adventure.
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With lodgings like the Savuti Camp, explore by day and relax at night over delectable, fresh cuisine and a "sundowner."
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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