Travel to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and see some of the world’s greatest waterfalls and wildlife
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, cruise across the seemingly endless sprawl of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans 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.
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
Go wildlife-spotting along the river at Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants
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 ride a traditional dugout canoe through the waterways of the Okavango Delta
Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll 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
Camping out in the Okavango wilderness means digging a bush toilet and going without a shower. For most travellers this is a small price to pay for such a gorgeous remote island location. It’s all part of the adventure.
The African wild comes alive at sunrise, so there will be some early starts. The thrill of spotting your first lion or rhino is well worth any loss of sleep.
Purpose-built overland trucks allow for excellent game viewing, equipped with large sliding windows. This means they don't have air-conditioning, however, so they can get dusty and hot.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land. There are some long travelling days.
This is a participatory camping trip, so team spirit is key. You'll be helping out with camp setup, food preparation and cleaning.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
1) Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
2) Minimum age for children on this trip is strictly 10 years old due to government safety restrictions in the Okavango Delta.
3) A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 17 years of age at time of travel.
4) Entry Requirements - Travelling with Children: Parents need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children to South Africa. This regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and trafficked. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. Additionally, further documentation including permission to travel, may be required if only one parent is travelling. These are requirements of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. More information can be found here: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/traveling-with-children
5) A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
START AND FINISH TIME:
First day - Your group meeting is at 2PM at the campsite followed by a visit to Victoria Falls.
Last day - You will arrive into Johannesburg late in the afternoon on day 10 - we recommend you don't book any departing flights until 8pm onwards
Our Botswana Family Safari with teenagers trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
This trip was as described, we had a real adventure camping -- which is sometimes hard (setting up tents, early mornings) and some long days on the bus, however, the beautiful landscapes, incredible wildlife, interesting people made for an overall fabulous experience. The tour was well-organized, we felt safe, and became family with the group.
Review submitted 26 Aug 2018
This was an outstanding experience. Don't be put off if you're not used to camping, actually it was quite comfortable and I wouldn't miss the sense of adventure for anything. Seeing the animals in their natural habitats was breathtaking.
Review submitted 25 Aug 2018