From £5,448 / $6,260 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) sharing a family room
June - October
A family-friendly adventure discovering Botswana’s otherworldly Makgadikgadi salt pans, and their resident meerkats, before exploring the big game of the Chobe National Park.
Itinerary overview – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the Chobe National Park
You will spend 6 nights and 7 days getting to know some of the most beautiful natural wonders of Botswana and witness its unrivalled game viewing.
- 3 nights in the Makgadikgadi salt pans
- 3 nights in the Chobe National Park
Chobe Game Lodge
You will begin your adventure in the Makgadikgadi Pans, a vast salt pan that is home to diverse wildlife and ancient cultures. You will stay at Camp Kalahari, a comfortable and charming camp with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. You can witness stunning sunsets and gaze upon the seemingly endless horizons of the salt pans from your tent’s private veranda.
There are activities the whole family can enjoy, from thrilling quad biking excursions sure to appeal to young teens, whilst a visit to the historic Chapman’s baobab tree provides an educational opportunity.
After four action-packed days, you will then move on to Chobe Game Lodge, a luxurious and intimate lodge with stunning views over the Chobe floodplains. You will explore the area by game drives, boat cruises, night drives and walking safaris, and witness the large herds of elephants, buffaloes and other animals that congregate here.
The main lodge has an elevated river boardwalk, the perfect place for sundowners, and every room river views and private terraces.
Meerkats and Megafauna – Pricing and considerations
The Makgadikgadi Pans and Chobe National Park can be explored all year round as they offer a range of activities as the seasons change. However, the dry season from May to October is the best time for wildlife viewing, and the low water levels allow for quad biking and sleep outs on the Pans.
Our guide price for this itinerary is from £5,448 / $6,260 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) sharing a family room.
All our luxury family safari holidays are designed on an individual basis, so this will vary depending on time of year, activities, transport methods and choice of accommodation. The best way to start planning is to contact us.
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Day 1 - 3
Following your international flight, you will be flown to the magical off-the-grid Camp Kalahari to begin your adventure on the Makgadikgadi salt pans.
On arrival you will be met and introduced to your guide who will fill you in on what to expect during your stay here.
The huge range of activities will keep the whole family occupied. Thrilling quad bike tours on the pans are sure to appeal to gutsy teenagers and the historic Chapman’s baobab tree provides an educational insight.
Those looking for a culture fix can spend time walking with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen, all while observing the unique desert wildlife, from the resident meerkats to the brown hyena and bat eared foxes.Accommodation suggestion
Chobe National Park
Day 3 - 6
Today you will fly to Kasane airport and take a road transfer to Chobe Game Lodge – the only permanent game lodge located within the national park.
Your stay here will be spent exploring the national park by water and on land.
You could take a relaxing river cruise for the day, taking in the unique ecosystem that the river supports, or opt for a game drive to hunt out the famous zebra migration if you are travelling in April, May or June.
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