Going on holiday as a family is a bonding experience that will create lifelong memories, especially if you do something exciting and unique such as going on an authentic Botswana safari. The country is filled with magnificent herds of wildlife, never-to-be-seen-again views and is home to the Okavango Delta, making Botswana the ideal destination to have an adventure with your family.
During a wildlife safari, you will see and learn about a wide range of creatures in their natural habitats – an experience that doesn’t come around often. From spectacular species of birds (including eagles, vultures, flamingoes and more) to reptiles (both big and small) and wildlife for Africa, all in their natural territories and the way nature intended. Safaris can be done on a game drive with a guide, a walking safari or you can even go on horseback. If none of these are exciting enough for you, you can go on a river safari on a Mokoro, an old dugout canoe, which will allow you to witness the waters and wildlife of the Okavango Delta from a different perspective that few people in this world will have the opportunity to experience.
Botswana is perhaps most famous for the Okavango Delta, the largest inland Delta in the world. Every year, water from the Angolan highlands flood the Delta, displacing around 11 cubic kilometers of water (that’s around 11 000 000 000 000 litres of water!) and swells the Delta to about three times its normal size. If you time your holiday right, you may even witness some seasonal flooding which sounds scary but it is actually an incredible experience to see the dry desert area coming to life. Thousands of species seem to appear as if from nowhere and to see the interdependent systems of nature all coming together is something you and your family will never forget.
One of the best things about going on a safari in Botswana is that it can be tailor made to suit your needs. Whether you want to do a backpacker holiday on a tight budget, a luxury holiday with extravagant accommodation and every detail perfectly thought out or just something in between, Botswana has something for everyone. There are many agencies and organisations that can help you plan and book your adventure just the way you want it.
Taking your family on a safari holiday in Botswana will be a once in a lifetime opportunity and no family reunion will ever be complete again without the phrase, “Remember when we went on safari in Botswana…” The only other advice we have for you is: don’t forget your camera!