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Botswana for Families

Stay on private concessions for an exclusive family experience

If you long to gift your family with the most luxuriously authentic African experience, we may suggest a trip to Botswana. Much of the land has been preserved on private concessions with thriving wildlife populations of endangered species. The experience is always spectacularly exclusive.

No matter their interests, your children will never forget meerkats posting a sentry on their head under the fiery sunset of the Kalahari at Jack’s Camp or eating lunch in the company of elephants at Abu Camp. Adventurous families can take advantage of a helicopter ride over the Okavango Delta, watching vast herds of elephant, zebra and wildebeest traverse the maze of waterways below.
 
Parents can enjoy a sumptuous sundowner, relaxing with a glass of wine, while their children are tutored under local guides as a part of a Young Explorer’s experience, becoming experts in scat and tracking to find wildlife. Watch them build their confidence on game drives as they point out what they’ve learned just like a professional safari ranger.
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Meet the Elephants
They say that an elephant never forgets, and when you first meet an elephant face to face, it is something you’ll always remember as well. One of Africa’s most iconic mammals, the elephant is fascinating for its intelligence and its close family relationships.
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Meerkats and other Jack's Activities
Jack’s Camp is a camp like no other; it is legendary in southern Africa. Founded in 1960 on the edge of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans, Jack’s took safari luxury to another level, and at the same time pioneered an extraordinary range of unconventional activities, from quad bike riding to meerkat en...
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Young Explorer's programme
Even the meekest child has a wild side. Cultivate it with a young explorers programme and watch their confidence grow. It’s a rare opportunity to discover nature at its most raw and to begin to comprehend our place in this vast world.
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Air, water and land
The vastness and majesty of Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert cannot be fully appreciated from the ground. For the entire, extraordinary view, you need also to take to the skies and the waters, exploring this magnificent country from every angle.
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Luxury mobile private camping
Botswana has, without doubt, the richest game viewing anywhere in Africa, and the lodges and camps are superbly well situated. For the ultimate wildlife experience however, opt for a luxury mobile private camping safari, moving daily through the delta and desert.
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Selinda Adventure Trail
The Selinda Spillway links the water systems of the Okavango, Linyanti, and Kwando, bringing life to vast areas of Botswana. On the Selinda Adventure Trail you will spend four days and three nights exploring this pristine wilderness by land and water.
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Stanley's Camp
It can’t possibly get any better than interacting with the elephant at Stanley’s Camp. These gentle giants have been habituated, and so will allow you to walk amongst them. It’s an unforgettable experience whatever your age, but especially magical for children.
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Jack's Camp
A luxury camp that harks back to an era of glamour, Jack’s Camp is set in the spectacular Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, once one of the world’s largest super lakes. It’s a timeless, slightly eerie landscape with fabulous desert adapted wildlife and plenty of adventurous activities.
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Xaranna
Located within an exclusive 272,000 hectare wildlife concession and inspired by the water lilies that float on the still waters of the Okavango Delta, Xaranna Camp is idyllically set on a private island in the heart of this pristine wetland.
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Vumbura Plains
A retreat in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Vumbura Plains has views across the plains and excellent wildlife sighting opportunities by both 4x4 and boat. The camp is eco friendly, running entirely on solar power and protecting the Delta for the next generation.
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Chobe Chilwero
Chobe Chilwero has been constructed right over the Chobe River and it is just a stone’s throw from the world’s largest remaining population of elephant. Guests can enjoy walking safaris and cruises, as well as a range of kid-friendly activities such as treasure hunts and pizza making.
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Chief's Camp
The Chief’s Camp is set on an island in the former royal hunting reserve of Chief Moremi at the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and offers the chance to appreciate the reserve’s abundant wildlife.
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Sandibe Safari Lodge
&Beyond has built some of the most exciting lodges in Africa, but even by their high standards, Sandibe Safari Lodge stands out. Set beneath a forest canopy, the lodge looks out over a year round water channel and to the open floodplains beyond.
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Duba Plains
Botswana is known for its luxurious camps, but even here Duba Plains stands out. The newly rebuilt property is extraordinarily beautiful, in a superb location, has excellent activities, and the game viewing of elephant, big cats, and rhino is the icing on the cake.
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Zarafa Camp
Zarafa is a photographer’s dream: a supremely photogenic property where guests revel in luxury as well as natural beauty. It’s one of the most intimate, luxurious lodges in Botswana and is situated on a vast and beautiful reserve, teeming with wildlife.
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Seba Camp
Seba Camp is only accessible by light aircraft, so your activities begin right away with a birds eye view of the Delta. Your family can enjoy game drives, walking safaris, and mokoro canoe rides, which are the ideal way to explore the waterways without the sound of a motor.
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Shinde Enclave
Shinde Enclave is a camp within a camp. There are just three luxurious tents - ideal for a family to share - and they open out onto decks with stunning views of the Okavango Delta’s waterways. Antelope, including the rare aquatic sitatunga, wander by.
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Selinda Explorers Camp
Selinda Explorers is small but perfectly formed. This camp is on a remote stretch of the Selinda Private Reserve, an area rich in elephant, lion, and buffalo. As the name suggests, you will spend your days exploring, on foot, by boat, and by 4x4.