Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers

Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers
Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers
Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers
Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers
Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers
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Embark on an action-packed, teen-friendly adventure in south-east Africa. See the thundering spectacle of Victoria Falls, say hello to some new friends at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, explore the far-out Okavango Delta by traditional canoe and watch elephants drink from the Chobe River. Pack plenty of spare camera batteries, because this snap-happy trip, brimming with exciting animal encounters and landscapes like you’ve never seen, is one for the photo album.

Highlights
  • Go wildlife-spotting along the river at Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants
  • Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you and your family will never forget. As night falls, the sounds of the African bush are like nothing else
  • Support local conservation by visiting the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, the only place left in Botswana where both black and white rhinos reside
  • Enjoy some truly unique accommodation in Elephant Sands. Greet elephants as they come to drink from the pool!
  • Get familiar with the fine art of 'poling' as you and your family ride a traditional dugout canoe through the waterways of the Okavango Delta
  • Get a load of Victoria Falls, an amazing thundering spectacle. Optional activities for those arriving early include white water rafting, canoeing and flying fox rides
Accommodation
  • Camping with facilities (7 nights), Camping with no facilities (2 nights)
Transport
  • Truck
Included Activities
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance
  • Chobe National Park - River cruise
  • Nata - Elephant Sands Bush Walk
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Blouberg- Cultural Dinner
Destinations
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Botswana
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
Tour Types
  • Family-Kids
  • Small Group
  • Adventure
  • Safaris
  • Family
  • Cultural
  • Wildlife

Location: Victoria Falls

Welcome to Africa! Once you arrive at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp, reception will advise you where our campsite is located. Make your way to the site, meet your leader and get settled in. Your adventure begins at 2pm with a group meeting at our campsite. After which we will visit Victoria Falls This thundering curtain of water is about a mile wide, falling 108 metres into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 metres and the falls become an impressive raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and you can see little islets in the river below. If you arrive early, get out and explore Victoria Falls. You can choose from various activities and excursions, including white water rafting, canoeing and flying fox rides. For an incredible scenic helicopter flight, choose Zambezi Helicopter Company (CAA Zimbabwe), the only Intrepid-endorsed operator.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance</description>

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Rest Camp or similar (camping with facilities)

Location: Chobe National Park

After some breakfast and packing up camp we travel to Chobe National Park. Botswana's first national park is perhaps best known for its high concentration of elephants, which can often be seen swimming in the Chobe River. The river also attracts wallowing hippos, a variety of birdlife, crocodiles sunning themselves by the water's edge, and cheetahs and lions which come down to drink. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, a relaxing way to spend the afternoon with the family. Driving time: 2-3 hours<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Chobe National Park - River cruise</description>

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris or similar (camping with facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Nata

Hit the road early and head to Elephant Sands for the night. Elephant Sands has a natural waterhole right in front of the lodge where the local elephants come to drink. Watch these awesome creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you. There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on this unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely. After setting up camp, head off on a bush walk activity which is a wonderful chance to learn about the smaller things in the bush which are often not noticed on game drives. Driving time: 6-7 hours<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Nata - Elephant Sands Bush Walk</description>

Accommodation: Elephant Sands or similar (camping with facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Maun

After packing up camp it's another long travelling day to Maun. Maun is the gateway to one of the world's most renowned and complex ecosystems, the Okavango Delta. This place is unlike anything in the world – a 16,000 square kilometre maze of wetlands made up of meandering waterways, green islands, lush plains and prolific wildlife. You might see hippos, crocodiles, elephants and big cats. But it's not the animals that are the main attraction – it's the extremely diverse ecosystem and atmospheric waterscapes. Tonight you'll stay on the outskirts of Maun at a simple campsite with shared facilities and WiFi before heading into the Delta in the morning. Driving time: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Sedia camping ground or similar

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Okavango Delta

Cruise around the waterways by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe navigated by friendly local 'polers'. With some luck, you might spot some of the delta's unusual wildlife and exotic birdlife. Spend time exploring the maze of lagoons, lakes and streams on foot, led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Tonight you will camp on a remote island in the heart of the wilderness. In this far-out spot, facilities are non-existent, so you will dig a bush toilet and go without a shower. It's all part of the Okavango experience. At night, fall asleep to the humming and buzzing of the African wilderness.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari</description>

Accommodation: Okavango Delta Camping (camping with no facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Okavango Delta

Wake up early and head out for a sunrise walk. Along the way, keep watch for some elephants. You might also come across some Cape buffalo, if the timing is right. These rather noble-looking creatures are more dangerous than they look, and their horns make for a kind of bone shield that's fittingly known as a 'boss'. Returning to camp for breakfast, take the rest of the day to relax. A refreshing swim, or perhaps a nap, is a good idea in the warmer part of the day. Alternatively, take another mokoro trip to soak up more of that delightful river atmosphere.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk</description>

Accommodation: Okavango Delta Camping (camping with no facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Maun

After breakfast take the mokoro back to the poling station and then travel once again to Maun. Today you'll visit a rural village and interact with some of the locals. This will give you an insight into daily life on the Okavango Delta and perhaps some background history on these awesome sprawling waterways that are the lifeblood of many. Driving time: 2-3 hours

Accommodation: Sedia camping ground or similar

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Khama Rhino Sanctuary

It's an early morning start as we hit the road to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Situated on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a conversion of a former hunting area into a conservation project. Built to protect Botswana's only remaining populations of both black and white rhinos, the sanctuary is also home to other wildlife including zebras, giraffes, leopards, ostriches and wildebeest, all of which can be seen around the many natural waterholes. Visiting this project benefits local communities and contributes to the protection of the highly endangered white rhinoceros. Later, head out on a dusk game drive to see the rhinos when they are at their most active. Driving time: 8-9 hours<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive</description>

Accommodation: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (camping with facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Blouberg

Leaving Botswana behind, cross the border into South Africa and arrive at your overnight stop of Blouberg this afternoon. Here at the base of a mountain, where there are no roads, you'll find the Hanawa people, a small village community, many of whom still lead an age-old way of life. Take a walk with your local guide, following paths along the base of the Blouberg Mountains and listening to stories of the tribe. You'll visit a Lutheran missionary village (Bochum) and be guest to some locals who will provide an evening meal – perhaps mazie and watermelon (Thopi), chicken-based stews (Malana) or a green vegetable called marogo. You can also sample their traditionally brewed beer (for the adults). Note that vegetarians will have limited options – speak to your leader to arrange an alternative. Driving time: 6-7 hours<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Blouberg- Cultural Dinner</description>

Accommodation: African Ivory Route Camping or similar (camping with facilities)

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Location: Johannesburg

After breakfast we start the drive to Johannesburg. The group arrive late afternoon where the trip will end. if you have additional time why not get out and explore Johannesburg, a city of remarkable contrasts. Perhaps visit the culturally rich areas of Newtown, Braamfontein or Maboneng. The eye-opening Apartheid Museum is well worth your time. We recommend you don't book your departure flight until after 8pm.. 

Meals: breaksfast,

Included
  • Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance
  • Chobe National Park - River cruise
  • Blouberg- Cultural Dinner
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Nata - Elephant Sands Bush Walk

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Touring with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid was started by two friends from Melbourne, Australia, in 1988 after embarking on a trip through the wilds of Africa in a modified ex-council truck, crammed with friends, supplies, a handful of aviator sunglasses and a case or two of beer. Could this type of travel be something others would be interested in? The answer was a resounding yes and today Intrepid send 100,000 travellers across the globe each year with the help of a staff of 1,000.

After three decades, founders Darrell and Manch, feel they know what travellers want. They get that it’s a big decision to fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. They understand that you’re looking for a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience. Their leaders are born and raised in-country and they know their destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that’s Intrepid’s thing. With 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, you’re sure to find something you like.

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Start:Victoria Falls
Finish:Johannesburg
Group size:2 - 16
Suitable for: 10-99 years
Accommodation:Camping with facilities (7 nights), Camping with no facilities (2 nights)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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