Botswana Family Safaris
Botswana’s diverse landscapes, from the watery-world of the Okavango Delta to its desert-like Salt Pans, make for some of the most unique safaris and family adventures to be had in all of Africa.
We would say Botswana is a country better suited to older families as the choices for young families here are quite limited given the remote locations, age restrictions at the accommodation, and the level of travelling involved with many of its destinations. Nevertheless, we have a great portfolio of family-friendly lodges, camps and villas in Botswana that have kids clubs and special activities for younger children so please speak to one of our safari designers.
Botswana is the home of the truly versatile safari: explore the landscapes and encounter the wildlife by air, boat or even on the back of an elephant as well as the experiences tied up in the luxury and authentic accommodation (private riverside villas, tented camps, and stellar lodges).
Here at Jacada we have extensive experience in dealing with family holidays as well as a comprehensive knowledge of Botswana so your personal safari designer will advise and recommend on the best places to stay and tours to be had. They will shoulder the detailed planning and a personal itinerary organised to the highest of standards.
See our example family trips below, or we can help to design one from scratch.
Our Top Example Botswana Family Safaris
Jacada created an unforgettable trip for us in South Africa. The meet and greet at the airports (including expediter for visa formalities) , train stations and safari camps were seamless and made the transfers an almost enjoyable experience. Their choices of the safari camps were top notch and well worth the money. I plan on using Jacada for future travels and will recommend them to my friends and family.
OUR HOLIDAY WAS VERY WELL ORGANIZED BY JACADA TO THE LAST DETAIL .LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELLING WITH JACADA AGAIN NEXT YEAR
We had a fantastic trip to Africa with Jacada Travel. Everything was incredibly well organized. The itinerary was perfectly suited to our group, and our lodging was outstanding. We were very impressed and would recommend Jacada Travel without hesitation. We're already planning our next trip with them!
We worked with Jacada, Tessa specifically, to plan our trip to Africa, and while our trip is still a ways out, we had such a good experience planning with Tessa that we wanted to preemptively write a review. Working with Tessa has been a fabulous experience. She is incredibly knowledgeable, answering our numerous questions with detailed responses and great ideas to enhance our trip. She planned a trip for 2 of us to Namibia as a starting point. We are joining friends after Namibia in Botswana and again she put together a great option for the group, meeting the various price and time constraints while giving us wide variety of experiences. We are extremely excited about our trip and can’t say enough good things about Tessa!
We had Jacana Travel organize for us a trip to South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. They did a fantastic job as everything went according to plans. The places they suggested were great and all of us had a very pleasant experience. We have no reservations in recommending Jacana to anyone looking for a diverse trip where all the details, including some handholding, are taken care. Jacada also understood what we were looking for in a trip and made great recommendations in regard to where to stay and what to do.
Tess and company made sure every detail was perfect. We had the best family trip you could imagine.
From the first phone call Jacada Travel was so professional, knowledgable, and helpful in the planning of our honeymoon trip. Jacada went well above and beyond what businesses do these days for their clients. We received a perfect itinerary so that we knew exactly what we needed to know for making such a trip. Their suggestions were "spot on" as for places to stay. Each new destination was as fabulous as they'd promised and every detail was always there. I can't thank them enough for such a beautiful trip and I look forward to working with them in the future. Thank you with all my heart Jacada. The white roses in the rooms did not go unnoticed either. You are absolutely top notch and first class.
When we contacted Jacada we knew we wanted to go to southern Africa and had a vague idea of what we were looking for (safari, young animals, nice accomodations, etc.) But other than that we were clueless. Tessa Van Der Walt from Jacada listened to us, took into account our budget and time allowance and designed the PERFECT trip from start to finish. It far exceeded our expectations and was the trip of a lifetime. We saw and experienced much more than we thought possible; not only the big five, but youngsters of every species. The people we met along the way were incredible and the accomodations, food and service were fantastic!
Tess did the most amazing job organizing our trip to match out wants. South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, johanesburg and Mozambique with never a hitch. Never a single late driver, perfect transfers through many countries, and a trip tailored to our desires with the right amount of direction. Would use again in a heartbeat!
Tess listened to what we were looking for and followed through in every way. No detail was left unattended, and we loved every one of the properties she selected. Can't recommend her heartily enough! We can hardly wait to get her help planning our next big trip.
Jonny at Jacardi Travel made my first trip to Africa easy. I traveled to Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe and every detail of the journey was handled with care by Jonny. I never had any question regarding air or ground transportation or lodging and all of the camps were first rate. I'd recommend this trip to anyone interested in experiencing Africa for the first time.
My family has recently returned from a wonderful holiday in South Africa. Sam from Jacada was excellent in helping us to plan our itinerary taking into account our individual preferences, and giving recommendations which were based on personal experience. All our accommodation was of the highest standard and our tours and Safari experiences were amazing! Everything went smoothly and all transfers were on time and very professional. We were given lots of helpful information before our holiday, our many questions were answered in full, and we felt confident that we would be making the most of our holiday in South Africa. I can highly recommend Jacada Travel to anyone looking for a special holiday!
Byron and his Jacada team were amazing. Everything went as planned and our family had the best time.
All aspects of the trip was expertly handled. The lodges where we stayed were beautiful, the food was wonderful, all staff were helpful and friendly and finally, our guides were the best and showed us the animals and the wild beauty of Botswana, Zambia and Kruger National Park. It was a trip we will never forget and we look forward to another adventure with Jacada Travel. Finally, Sam who organized our trip was very knowledgeable, charming and very helpful. We cannot recommend Jacada highly enough.
Jacada did a very nice job of putting together a vacation package that my husband and I will not soon forget. The rep, Jonny, listened to what we had in mind and worked with me to arrange all the details. He and his team were quick to respond to emails and made the process quite painless! The accommodations were all brilliant (really, beyond expectations) and the local tour guides very informative and personable. My only constructive criticism is that the vendors on the ground varied in quality. Willro (the outfit in Johannesburg) was amazing: They were prompt, flexible, and the people were all super knowledgeable and helpful. Ilios, who provided drivers in the Cape Town area, was more hit or miss. But that is picking nits. Everything else was just lovely.
Without reservation, my wife and I would highly recommend Byron at Jacada to plan an African trip. His instincts as to what we'd enjoy, his choice of recommended accommodations, and his personal attention to detail were unparalleled.
Our family had a wonderful experience at every location set up for our safari trip in South Africa. We were able to customize to our desires. Londolozi Camp was fantastic and we saw all the animals we had hoped to see. Moving on to Victoria Falls was a nice change of pace and a unique wonder to behold. Lastly in Botswana, our stay in the Okavango Delta was great. Both Stanley Camp and Chief Camp offered unique viewing experiences. We learned so much about animals seeing the big five and many many more. There is nothing like the star light sky or the glorious sunsets. The people were wonderful and the food very tasty. If you want a luxury but outdoor exhilarating experience this trip will exceed your expectations. Jacada did all this to make it possible. We thank them for all their organization and follow up during the trip to make sure all was going smoothly. Thanks to Jonny for his help in making this the trip of a lifetime.
Thanks to Byron and Alec with Jacada we had a fantastic trip visiting Cape Town, Sabi Sands, Zambia and Botswana. There recommendations on where to stay and excursions were perfect- from Manna Bay in Cape Town to Londolozi in Sabi Sands (saw the wild dogs) to Royal Chundu (Zambia) and finally to Duba Plains. Fantastic!!!
Need to Know
When to go
June through to October are the best game viewing months as the climate is very dry and the water begins to recede, making the animals congregate in smaller areas. It can be quite hot in October though.