Luxury Green Season Family Safari
A luxury family adventure celebrating new life and growth
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- All accommodation with breakfast (some hotels may include further meals)
- All private ground transfers
- All internal flights
- All tours specified in the itinerary description
- The perfect time for this trip is in the Green Season, between February 1 and March 31
- Water and land based safaris
At a glance
This luxury family safari adventure – suitable for families with children over 10 – has been especially designed to take in the delights of the verdant Green Season. During this period, brown landscapes turn multifarious shades of green, baby animals are born and national parks and camps are less crowded, making it a perfect time for families to explore. You’ll stay in large luxury safari tents, especially chosen to accommodate family groups, and we will take care of every detail to ensure you enjoy a seamless journey and unforgettable memories.
Begin your trip at Victoria Falls on the Livingstone side in Zambia where you’ll spend three nights at a luxury camp. Family members of all ages will be awestruck by the awesome power of the falls and there will be plenty of opportunities for Zambezi River activities that will be enjoyed by young and older alike.
Next move your brood on to the Chobe National Park in northeastern Botswana for two nights at luxury tented camp. Spend your days on 4×4 game drives to see the huge herds of elephants and buffalo that call the park their home as well as the lions, leopards and wild dogs that prey on them.
The last stop on your familial expedition is the lush and green Okavango Delta, where you’ll spend three wildlife-filled days enjoying both private game drives and unique water safaris.
Example Trip Itinerary
Livingstone and Victoria Falls
On arrival at Johannesburg airport you will be met airside by a Jacada representative as you enter the terminal building. You will be fast-tracked through immigration, assisted with baggage collection and assisted to your onward arrangements.
Flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone
Private transfer from Livingstone airport to lodge
Accommodation in Livingstone and Victoria Falls
- 10 guest tents
- 2 family tents
- Infinity pool
In the eastern sector of the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park and about 12 kilometres from Victoria Falls, Toka Leya gets immediate and fantastic views over the Zambezi River, and taking advantage of these are its twelve tented rooms. Each comes with a large decking area at the front leading out from large glass sliding doors, behind which is your large stylish open plan lounge area and bedroom. The camp’s main area is situated on a large decking area, and underneath a canopy of trees right beside the main channel of the Zambezi River. Perfect for atmospheric campfires on the bank and spotting the resident wildlife. Here there is also a very spacious open-plan lounge and dining room, set beneath an enormous canvas roof and with open sides to maximise the views. The wall at the back of the living area is a really great feature; it’s made of “log tiles”, which gives the room a very natural feel. Each tent has its very own solar panel, water geyser and batteries in keeping with the camp’s aim to lessen its environmental footprint.
The Zambezi River flows placidly to the brink of a wide basalt lip before taking a frothy, 100 metre plunge at Victoria Falls into the Batoka Gorge below. This thunderous demonstration of nature's mighty power represents the world's largest sheet of falling water and will impress the whole family. The river then continues its course as white water rapids, providing exhilarating opportunities for family adventure activities. Spend your time on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River exploring this spectacular waterway and making the most of the area's unique safari opportunities, visiting the Victoria Falls and enjoying the many activities that the river affords.
Spend your day enjoying the family friendly activities on offer at your luxury camp including day and evening game drives, a guided tour of Livingstone town and Livingstone Museum and visits to a local African village.
Today, accompanied by your guide, you'll discover the mighty Victoria Falls. learn all about how the falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. You'll also get to enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Zambezi River.
Transfer from your lodge or hotel to Livingstone airport
Light aircraft flight from Johannesburg to Kasane
Chobe and Savuti
Private transfer from Kasane to your lodge in the Chobe and Savuti Region
Accommodation in Chobe and Savuti
- 15 cottages
- Full spa
- Swimming pool
Chobe Chilwero’s facilities are incredibly impressive for its wild remoteness, as no other safari lodge in Botswana has a full spa. Chilwero means “the place of the high view”, which describes this lodge perfectly. Sitting close to Chobe National Park on a hillside overlooking the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa in Botswana. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for The 15 large and very spacious cottages allow for an even greater sense of privacy after the natural seclusion of your surroundings and are tastefully decorated in an earthy and neutral palette, incorporating traditional furniture and fittings but with a decidedly modern and well-equipped feel to them. Each have showers both inside and out, freestanding bath tubs, and a private garden perfected for end-of-the -day drinks and dinner. The food is delicious, the staff extremely helpful, excellent guides and the views are pretty spectacular. Various beauty and health treatments are available at the spa from manicures, facials, massage and hydrotherapy.
At this time of year, Chobe National Park is a perfect safari choice as it's drier than many other of the surrounding areas. Spend your days discovering the famous herds of elephant and buffalo and other fantastic wildlife that feed by the glistening river in Chobe National Park. Get involved with game activities across the floodplains, or take a river cruise and let the kids get a closer look of animals such as hippos and crocodiles.
Today, you will be met by your guide and brought in an especially equipped 4x4 vehicle on safari around Chobe National Park. You'll have the opportunity to see an abundance of wildlife and in particular the huge herds of elephants for which the park is well known. There are estimated to be more than 120 000 elephants in the park, representing the largest surviving elephant population in the world. The park is also home to large herds of buffalo and Burchell’s zebra as well as high densities of predators such as a lions, leopards, cheetah, and spotted hyena.
Private transfer from your lodge to Kasane Airport
Light aircraft flight from Kasane airport to your lodge in the Okavango Delta
Accommodation in Okavango Delta
- 14 enormous rooms (including 2 family rooms) split into 2 seperate camps of 7 each.
- Private plunge pools
- Lounge and Dining Area
Vumbura is one of the most comfortable and stylish lodges in the Okavango Delta. It’s set inside a large private concession of 60,000 hectares in the far north of the Delta. What’s special about this area is the diversity of habitats and species that it encompasses, two of particular note are the Red Lechwe and the Sable antelope, which are particularly rare and beautiful animals. Rooms at the lodge are amongst the biggest in the delta, all open plan, with a sunken seating area, private shaded deck and swimming pool outside as well as indoor and outdoor showers. There is an amazing sense of space here, in keeping with the wide-open plains that the rooms face onto. The rooms are open on three sides (with netting) giving a feeling of being closer to the nature and wildlife whilst still remaining is absolute comfort. Activities here are a mixture of game drives and water activities which will vary according to the level of the water and the time of the year. The lodge is actually set into two almost identical camps of seven rooms each. Both camps (and all rooms) are connected by a wooden walkway that runs north to south. Each of the two camps is served by its own communal lounge and dining area.
- Eight suites with private plunge pools
- Dining room
- Candle-lit boma
- Spacious deck
- Massage sala
Organic and hand-woven, private and intimate, Sandibe is an architecturally unique hideaway deep in the mighty Delta. Dressed in shades of copper and wood, the lodge’s grand and high interiors open out to even grander views, with spacious decks offering a spectacular spot to drink in the resident wildlife. Emerging among riverside trees in a private concession come the eight elegant suites, each exuding a sense of laid-back luxury. Filled with giant king-sized beds, outdoor showers and sparkling private plunge pools, they provide the perfect comfort after a day of spotting the Big Five on exhilarating game drives. An alfresco banquet of Pan-African cuisine is then cooked up by expert chefs, while the relaxed but attentive butlers ensure you enjoy an entirely seamless stay.
Experience the lush, green beauty of the Okavango Delta and the magnificent wildlife that live here in the Green Season. This is a unique opportunity for both water-based safaris by 'mokoro' - a traditional dug-out canoe - and boat and land-based big game drives taking place in the mornings and evenings. Your expert guide will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the environment and wildlife as you are privately driven across the Delta. Depending on which lodge you choose to stay at there will be a number of different activities that you can choose from to immerse yourself in this incredibly diverse, natural environment.
The Okavango River brings large herds of elephant and other antelope species to the delta followed by numerous predators such as the majestic black maned Kalahari lions and elusive Wild African dogs. Your expert guide will help you to spot these animals with a guided 4x4 safari.
The Okavango Delta is known as one of the premier wildlife habitats in the world, home to an enormous density and diversity of wildlife. The flooding of the Delta brings water from thousands of miles upstream on the Okavango river, arriving into Botswana in the dry season. Huge herds of animals flock to take advantage of the ready supply of water and nutrients, and their predators follow. You'll have the opportunity to witness this spectacle as you ride through the reeds as the sun goes down in a ‘mokoro’ - a traditional dug-out canoe - or in a speed boat. Your Okavango-born guide and poler will help you to spot tiny frogs, hippo, crocodile, the elusive sitatunga and colourful waterbirds such as Pel's Fishing-Owl, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane and a host of raptors, other waterbirds and colourful kingfishers.
Light aircraft flight from the Okavango Delta to Maun airport
Flight from Maun to Johannesburg
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