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Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Botswana Photo Safari

Fun Facts

Family Rating: Lots of Fun Activities
Lodge Rating: Rustic Luxury
Accommodations: Over the top luxury tents and boutique lodges
Season: Year around (Best time in the Delta is May to September)
Age Appropriate: 8 years and older (some safari lodges have age restrictions)
Nearest Airport: Maun or Kasane, Botswana
Holiday Options: Fall Break, Summer
Activities: canoeing, Firepit, Fishing, Photo Safari, Shopping
Species: Photo Safari

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Our First-Hand Experience

Our time in the Delta was magnificent!  One morning, our guide took us on a Mokoro (dug out canoe) ride where we saw amazing flora and fauna as well as tiny reed frogs in a variety of vibrant colors.  The same frogs that serenaded us in the evenings acting as our sound machine at night…lovely!

Outside our over the top luxury tents at night we could hear hippos calling and sometimes even rubbing up against our tent.  Elephants would come through camp in the night and step on the wooden decking and by the time we went to breakfast the next morning, the staff would have already repaired the decking.  One morning we woke to a “swish swish” sound outside our tent.  As we opened the curtains, there before us was a giant bull elephant walking right in front of our deck walking in the water.

Botswana Photo Safari

Your Botswana photo safari will be customized for your personal preferences by Family Expeditions.  Your Botswana photo safari will be remote, uncrowded and luxurious!  The Okavango Delta located in Botswana is the largest inland delta where the Okavango River meets a tectonic trough in the central part of the Kalahari.  All the water in the Delta ultimately evaporates and does not flow into any sea or ocean.  The Delta is produced by seasonal flooding during the summer months of January and February.  Therefore, various parts of the Delta are more productive for photo safaris at various times of the year.

Botswana photo safari

Botswana photo safari

The Delta is perhaps the most unique ecosystem in Africa.  It attracts a vast number of both animals and birds.  It also attracts a wide variety of accommodations from tented camps to luxury camps.  We offer a tremendous variety of lodges in the area and all your transportation from camp to camp is by light aircraft or road transfer.

In the private 125 000-hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana is an enormous, wildlife-rich area which creates an unrivaled atmosphere of remoteness and space.

There are three main features of the Linyanti Concession: the Linyanti River, the woodlands of the interior and the well-known Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. The Savute Channel stopped flowing between 1980 and 2008; during this time it was open grassland, home to a wide variety of animals. In 2008, it began to flow once more, creating a water source that rapidly filled with aquatic life, wide varieties of waterbirds and hippo, amongst other changes. With two thirds of the Savute Channel located in the concession, Wilderness Safaris guests have private and exclusive access to its abundant game.

We would like to credit some of the photos in the photo area of this destination to Wilderness Safaris who is one of our partners in building custom private itineraries.

Check out this video of a Baboon chasing wild dogs on a recent visit in the Okavango Delta:  Baboon chasing

Click on the link for video of elephants in the Okavango Delta:  Botswana Elephants

VIP hosting and video services available for this exceptional experience.

When we design your African safari you can expect the following:  We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like.  We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.

As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 80+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years.  We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria.  Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.

Accommodations & Meals

Your customized safari lodging will be chosen based on your desires combined with the best time of year for each lodges game viewing.  Choose from tented camps to luxury camps within this portfolio of amazing lodges.

Fishing

Tiger fishing is available as an activity at many safari lodges.  We will build your itinerary around your interests!

Activities

Enjoy photo safaris by boat and on land!  Activities vary according to the lodges you select for your safari.

Check out this video of a Baboon chasing wild dogs on a recent visit in the Okavango Delta:  Baboon chasing

Click on the link for video of elephants in the Okavango Delta:  Botswana Elephants

Length of Stay / Itinerary

This is a flying safari which can depart every day of the year to any of the camps in our portfolio, for any duration of time.

Days 1 & 2:
OKAVANGO DELTA. On arrival in Maun, you will be met and flown to the  classic safari camp of your choice to enjoy the activities offered there.  Of course, we will guide you through the selection of camps.

Days 3 & 4:
Fly to the next safari camp in the Okavango to a contrasting section.

Days 5, 6 & 7:
Fly to your next camp located in the LINYANTI/SAVUTI.

Day 8:
Fly to Maun to end your safari

 

Travel Details & Location

Your customized itinerary will detail all travel details.

Internet & Communications

Cell phones and wifi are very limited!

Changing Generations

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR FAMILY OR COUPLE ON THIS TRIP:  IT’S SIMPLE

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could add more meaning and improve your relationships on every vacation with your family or spouse? Below are two easy steps to becoming intentional as you travel:

TWO EASY STEPS:
1.  Watch this video:

Make a difference video     

2.  Click on the link below for step by step ideas of how to add more meaning to your family/couple travel:

HOW TO: “MAKE A DIFFERENCE”

Rates

Since every photo safari that we plan is customized to your desires, pricing is also variable dependent on the safari lodges chosen and the season.

The length of your itinerary is flexible.

Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!

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