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Family Okavango Adventure
Botswana, Namibia, Zambia - Trip code FOA Family
Days 12
Deposit From £322
Was From £3230
Now from £3220
Flights inclusive
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Why book this trip?

Join us on a journey through one of the last untouched wilderness in Africa visiting Botswana and Zambia on this trip of a lifetime. Along the way we marvel at the incredible Victoria Falls with a host of activities for all the family, explore the game parks and reserves of Moremi in search of spectacular and varied wildlife, stay on board a private houseboat in the tranquil oasis of the Okavango Delta with crystal clear waterways and visit Chobe National Park, especially famous for elephant, lion and cheetah.

  • On this tour we have opted for simple, basic and clean accommodation that provides value for money and a warm welcome.
  • Included meals

    Breakfast: 11

    Lunch: 6

    Dinner: 6

  • Trip staff

    Explore Tour Leader

    Boat Crew

    Camp Crew

    Driver(s)

    Local Guide(s)

  • Transport

    4WD

    Boat

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    Accommodation

    2 nights standard boat

    3 nights simple camping

    2 nights standard hotel

    4 nights simple lodge

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    Trip pace:

    Moderate

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    Group Size:

    10 - 16

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

Day 1 - Arrive in Livingstone and check into your hotel

Arrive in Livingstone and check-in to your hotel. Often referred to as the adventure capital of Zambia, Livingstone offers a variety of land, air and water-based activities in the surrounding area.

Accommodation:

Grade: Simple Lodge

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: None

Day 2 - See the wonder of Victoria Falls and optional rafting

Visit one of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, known locally as The Smoke that Thunders. The Zambezi River plummets over a sheer cliff wall spanning more than 1,600m and drops approximately 100m into the abyss below. Like David Livingstone before us, we become aware of the falls long before we see it. Plumes of water vapour rise like smoke into the sky creating small clouds, all accompanied by a deafening roar.

This afternoon is left free to take advantage of the many activities that Victoria Falls offers including an optional half day game drive into Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park to search for white rhino, trying out whitewater rafting on the Zambezi, enjoying a scenic helicopter flight over the falls or perhaps experiencing a cultural village trip. Alternatively you may want to take advantage of the more sedate attractions such as the National Museum or the Railway Museum (or to give it its full title, The Zambezi Sawmills Locomotive Sheds National Monument!)

Accommodation:

Grade: Simple Lodge

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 3 - Boat across Zambezi, drive to Kasane in Botswana. Afternoon Game drive

Leaving our lodge this morning, we take a local boat across the Zambezi River and base ourselves just outside the Serondela area of the Chobe National Park. During our stay in Kasane, there will be time to enjoy a late afternoon game drive into Chobe National Park.

Accommodation:

Grade: Simple Lodge

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 4 - Morning game drive with afternoon boat cruise

The northern Chobe area of Serondela is the heart of elephant country. Up to 35,000 elephants live here, the largest number in any African park. On our game drive this morning we hope to watch huge herds in and around the great Chobe River, which also teems with hippo and crocodile as well as a variety of fish including the tiger fish (freshwater barracuda). This afternoon our mode of transport switches to a boat as we take to the water and view the wildlife from a different perspective. The Chobe River is one of the Zambezi's main tributaries, and home to an abundance of wildlife. The area is also famed for its beautiful scenery and magnificent red and gold sunsets.

Accommodation:

Grade: Simple Lodge

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 5 - Travel to our houseboat via the Caprivi Strip

Taking advantage of an early start this morning, we head west via the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, to reach our houseboat on the waters of the Okavango River where we arrive in the mid afternoon. The mighty Okavango is the third largest river in Africa and its delta area covers 16,000 square kilometres of crystal clear channels, a myriad of ephemeral lakes and ever changing islands. The river flows south east from the Angolan highlands over 1,000 km away, taking up to 6 months to reach the delta area which floods on an annual cycle.

Accommodation:

Grade: Standard Boat

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Game safari in the Okavango Delta

During our time on the river, there will be an excellent possibility of seeing game as we cruise past submerging pods of hippos, while crocodiles bask in the shallows and on the riverbanks. Birdlife in the area is prolific and local fishermen are often seen aboard their traditional dugout canoes, known locally as mokoros. We include a boat trip to experience the areas of the Delta that are harder to reach, cruising into channels where hippos and crocodiles are usually sighted. We return to our houseboat in the golden light of the late afternoon where we can enjoy a traditional 'sundowner'. This is a home away from home where you can enjoy the surroundings of this part of Africa.

Accommodation:

Grade: Standard Boat

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Visit Tsodilo Hills and drive to Maun

Leaving our houseboat this morning, we make our way to the intriguing Tsodilo Hills. The San Bushmen believe that this was the site of the first creation and so it is considered a holy and sacred place. The area has an astonishing 3,500 rock paintings over 350 different sites which all celebrate this event. There are four mountains that jut out of the expanse of the surrounding land and the San Bushmen believe that the bigger rock, the male, has a wife and child, but that he left his wife for a younger wife who now lingers in the background. After our visit here we drive to the town of Maun, located on the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta and the gateway to the Moremi Game Reserve.

Accommodation:

Grade: Standard Hotel

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8 - Drive into the Moremi Game Reserve

We drive into the Moremi Game Reserve and to our camp. Tucked into the north-eastern sector of the Okavango Delta, Moremi is thought to be the country's most beautiful game area and is rated as one of Africa's greatest wildlife sanctuaries. It covers an enormous wilderness area composed of permanent swamps, islands, forest and dry land. Exceptional though the geography of the Delta may be, it is the amazing wildlife of the waterways that draws many visitors and we plan to do a late game drive this afternoon before our first night's camping experience.

Accommodation:

Grade: Simple Camping

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Game drives in Moremi

With a number of game drives planned for today, we get the chance to experience one of Africa's most natural and unspoiled wonderlands in the park with hippo, crocodile and a great variety of birds all seen in the Delta, as well as the elusive sitatunga antelope. This place is an ornithologist's paradise with fish eagle, kingfisher, heron, stork, egret, weaver and bee-eater all regularly seen.

Accommodation:

Grade: Simple Camping

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - View game on the flood plains

We spend our time on game drives in search of the wildlife of the region, with the larger mammals like elephant, giraffe and zebra being spotted on the flood plains as well as predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog.

Accommodation:

Grade: Simple Camping

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Drive back to Maun with evening cultural show

We take a leisurely drive back to Maun with the afternoon free for optional activities or just to relax at our hotel. Tonight allows for a cultural evening where we can sample hand made crafts directly from budding artisans, enjoy folklore stories from a local storyteller around a crackling fire and meet local children as part of a grassroots project that builds life skills.

Accommodation:

Grade: Standard Hotel

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12 - Tour ends in Maun

Your trip ends today in Maun after breakfast. Depending upon the schedule of your flight, you may wish to spend some additional time relaxing before heading back home. Please note, game is less plentiful over departures in December plus the Victoria Falls has less volume of water travelling over falls.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Trip information

Country information

Botswana

Climate

Botswana's regional characteristics, from fertile areas in the east to waterless desert in the centre and south, and a vast delta in the north-west, make for extremes of temperatures and highly variable rainfall. Additional information and climate charts can be accessed at http://www.explore.co.uk/weather. Seasonal weather patterns can be unpredictable. Up-to-date information on the weather worldwide can be found by following the BBC weather link on this page.

Time difference to GMT

+2

Plugs

3 Pin Round

Religion

Christians. Anglicans, Methodists

Language

English, Setswana

Namibia

Climate

With a staggering 300 days of sunshine each year, Namibia is a year-round destination, although some may prefer to avoid the heat of high summer. The cold Benguela current keeps the Atlantic coast of the Namib Desert cool and rain-free for most of the year, with a thick coastal fog that lends a mysterious edge to the area. January and February are the hottest months, when daytime temperatures in the heart of the Namib can exceed 40°C (104°F), but nights are usually cool. Winter nights can be fairly cold, but days are generally warm and pleasant.

Time difference to GMT

+1

Plugs

3 Pin Round

Religion

Christian

Language

English, Afrikaans, German

Zambia

Climate

The main rainy season is from January to March. Rain is widespread and generally falls in the form of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon; grass tends to be long and there is more water about so game is more dispersed. Otherwise it is dry, with low humidity for most of the year. Temperatures reach around 29°C during the day with quite cold nights throughout the year. Early dry season is the most pleasant time for temperatures and the best for bird watching. For game viewing though the late dry season is better Additional information and climate charts can be accessed at http://www.explore.co.uk/weather. Seasonal weather patterns can be unpredictable. Up-to-date information on the weather worldwide can be found by following the BBC weather link on this page.

Time difference to GMT

+2

Plugs

3 Pin Flat

Religion

Christian & Indigenous

Language

English, Bemba.

Budgeting and packing

Optional activities

The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.



A selection of optional activities are listed below to help you budget for your Family adventure. Whilst the basic tour price you pay before you travel includes a great selection of highlights, we have also built in free time to allow you the flexibility to choose from a carefully selected range of additional excursions and activities or take time to relax, the choice is yours. At certain destinations along the way there may be several options to choose from and it may not be possible to fit all the activities in; your Explore Leader will be able to give advice on which are the most suitable for your family.

Livingstone:
Day 2: Whitewater rafting half day US$ 160 per person, full day $170 per person strict minimum age of 15 years applies. Transfers to/from your hotel are included. Half day includes lunch and soft drinks, full day includes lunch and dinner and soft drinks.

Rafting note: River conditions are determined by seasonally predictable fluctuations in water levels. Low water season generally runs from August to January each year - this is when the Zambezi is at its very wildest. High water is from about February to July and there can be a closed season between March and June depending on the seasons rains.

Day 2: Upper Zambezi canoeing, half day US$ 110 per person, full day US$ 145 per person. Full day canoeing includes lunch and soft drinks.
Day 2: Zambezi River cruise on MV Makumbi; breakfast cruise US $50 (plus US $10 park fee) per person. Lunch and sunset cruise US $55 (plus US $10 park fee) per person.
Day 2: Livingstone island tours from US$ 105 per person including transfers.
Day 2: Cultural village tour US$ 50 per person including transfers.
Day 2: Livingstone helicopter ride 30mins US $360 per person (plus US $6 aviation fee)
Day 2: Game Safari approx. 2hrs US$ 55 (plus US $10 park fee) per person.

Clothing

Clothing should be lightweight. However, a wind/waterproof jacket, a warm fleece or sweater and thermal underwear for night time are strongly advised, as night time temperatures and early morning game drives can be very cold, especially in winter (April to August). Brightly coloured and white clothing is not suitable for game viewing.

Footwear

Lightweight trail boots or robust trainers with good grip and sandals for relaxing in.

Luggage

15Kg

Luggage: On tour

The limit is one barrel bagoft holdall (suitcases are not permitted due to transport restrictions) per person and a reasonable amount of photographic equipment. A daypack is essential for everyday use.

Equipment

Bring a head torch, a water bottle, a sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars are essential for game viewing and a 300mm lens is recommended for photography. Biodegradable soap is useful. Don't forget your swimming costume and a towel.

Tipping

Explore leader
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Local crew
In this region, tipping is a recognised part of life across the service industry. Local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided.

To assist with this your Explore Leader may organise a group tips kitty for included activities and meals, they will then account for kitty use throughout the tour.

For this we suggest US$30 per family member.

For all non-included services and meals on your trip please tip independently at your discretion.

Botswana

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£8.00
Dinner price
£15.00
Beer price
£1.50
Water price
£0.75
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Botswana Pula
Recommended Currency For Exchange
We suggest that you take your spending money is cash as US Dollars. Please note that the banks and Forex Bureaus do not accept US Dollars pre-2002. NB: you may find it useful to bring smaller denominations of US Dollars for tips.
ATM Availability
Cash can be drawn out on credit cards from ATM's in Kasane and Maun
Credit Card Acceptance
Limited. Some lodges may accept credit cards, however the service is very sporadic.
Travellers Cheques
Not recommended

Namibia

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£15
Dinner price
£20
Beer price
£1.5
Water price
£0.8
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Namibian Dollar. South African Rand is legal tender in Namibia.
Recommended Currency For Exchange
USD are readily exchanged in Namibia and GBP to a lesser extent. Take your money in a combination of ATM cards and cash
Where To Exchange
On arrival.
ATM Availability
Cash can be drawn on credit cards from ATM's in Windhoek and Swakopmund.
Credit Card Acceptance
Limited.
Travellers Cheques
Are difficult to exchange and should be used as back up

Zambia

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£8
Dinner price
£20
Beer price
£1.5
Water price
£1
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Zambian Kwacha
Recommended Currency For Exchange
We recommend taking your money in US$ cash (only accept post 2006 US$ notes) Avoid the lower and higher (US$1, 5 & 100) denomination notes, as they are difficult to change.Please note that it is difficult to convert local currency back to US$'s so please ask your Tour Leader for guidelines on how much to exchange
Where To Exchange
Your Tour leader will advise you.
ATM Availability
In the cities and larger towns, the larger banks have ATMs.
Credit Card Acceptance
Credit cards have limited use in Zambia, and incur a 5% bank charge.
Travellers Cheques
Can be difficult to exchange.
Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

4WD, Boat

Accommodation notes

On this tour we have opted for simple, basic and clean accommodation that provides value for money and a warm welcome. We have selected an interesting variety of accommodation options including a mixture of lodges, camping and a houseboat.

The accommodation at Livingstone is at a small, relaxed lodge with cottages dotted about lush gardens. At Chobe we stay in a basic lodge with swimming pool and bar area situated close to the banks of the Chobe River with views of the surrounding bush.

Our exclusive houseboat on the Okavango Panhandle has two decks. The lower deck features en-suite cabins and an upper deck with a bar/dining area and open seating area at the rear. Its remote location is fantastic for bird watching and wildlife observation.

Our campsite in the Moremi Game Reserve offers a perfect camping experience; simple enough to give the feeling of really camping out in the African bush, yet with the modern comforts we all hate to do without, such as 'proper' toilets, bucket showers and even beds for our two man tents. The camp can be visited by wildlife such as elephant that wander through the camp as they pass through the site. The family tents include; camp beds, mattresses, sheetleeping bags and pillows which are all provided. Camp assistants take care of camp chores whilst camping.

Family swimming

Available at all lodges

Essential Information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Visa and Passport Information

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Regulations affecting all children aged under 18 years that are travelling to, from or via South Africa are in place. The law states that parents and/or guardians are requested by the airline and/or South Africa immigration officers to provide additional documentation for each child they are travelling with. Please directly contact South African House website and your airline for full requirements.
Please refer to the FCO website for information on travelling with minors to Botswana: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/botswana/entry-requirements
Please refer to the FCO website for information on travelling with minors to Namibia:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/namibia/entry-requirements

Botswana: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens.
A Tourism fee is to be introduced at all entry points into Botswana, though the government has currently postponed this.

Namibia: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens.

Zambia: Visas are required for UK, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens. British citizens can obtain these on arrival, all other nationalities should consult their consulate. All passports must have at least 6 months validity remaining on entry and also have two consecutive blank pages in their passports which lie side by side when the passport is open (i.e. a left and a right hand page).
Please refer to the Zambia Department of Immigration website for visa on arrival fees: http://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm

South Africa: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, US and Canadian citizens.
New Zealand passport holders do require a visa. If you are transiting you may need a transit visa, Please consult your airline to determine if you will need to pass through South African immigration to transit for your onward flight and your local consulate for full visa information.
Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office for visa and/or transit visa information. All visitors should ensure their passport is machine readable and has two blank pages when entering and leaving South Africa. The South African Immigration officials will not allow child/ infant pages to be used for this purpose and visitors without the stipulated blank pages will be denied entry.

All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related questions with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.


If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
 

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Ability to swim

An ability to swim is essential for your safe enjoyment of the water based activities on this trip. If you wish to participate in these activities then we insist that you are able to swim.

Botswana

Vaccinations

We do recommend protection against malaria, hepatitis A, tetanus, typhoid and polio. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Travellers may wish to immunize themselves against meningitis. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling. Immigration/Borders in Botswana are requesting a Yellow Fever certificate if you have previously travelled within/via an endemic country. For a list of Yellow Fever affected countries please refer to: http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1 . Please note that any travellers who have visited Ebola affected countries during the last 30 days will be denied entry into Botswana. These countries are: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia

Namibia

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, but we do recommend protection against malaria, hepatitis A, tetanus, typhoid and polio. Please note that all travellers aged over 9 months old that have travelled from or have transitted via a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission, will need to present a Yellow Fever certificate at immigration/borders in Namibia for inspection. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Travellers may wish to immunise themselves against meningitis. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

Zambia

Vaccinations

Yellow Fever is no longer compulsory for visits to Zambia, however please note that travellers that have previously travelled to or via countries that are endemic to Yellow Fever may be asked to present a Yellow Fever certificate at immigration/borders in Zambia. For a list of Yellow Fever affected countries please refer to: http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1 We strongly recommend protection against malaria, hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, and polio. Malaria is present in the region so consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

Family information
On this tour we have opted for simple, basic and clean accommodation that provides value for money and a warm welcome. We have selected an interesting variety of accommodation options including a mixture of lodges, wilderness safari camp and a houseboat that allows us to focus on the abundant wildlife within the spectacular inland delta of the Okavango, Chobe National Park and Moremi Wildlife Reserves on the eastern edge of the Delta.

Triple Rooms: This trip allows the option for triple rooms to be included within the booking on a selected number of night stops within the holiday. If you would like this option, a discount may be applicable on the cost of the trip - please ask our Sales team for further information. 

Average Age: As a guide we have identified the actual average age of the children who have travelled on this trip over the last 5 years, to help you decide whether it's the right one for your family. The average age on this trip is 14 years old, this trip is suitable for children of all ages.
Additional Information

Why book this trip

Families who are looking to view a wide range of wildlife need look no further than our adventure around Botswana. The country boasts a number of premium game viewing locations including the famous Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta which is combined with visiting a wonder of the world, the Victoria Falls. A wide range of accommodation awaits including a houseboat and a number of meals are included which all contribute to a good value game orientated holiday.

Dates, prices and booking

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change
Sat 13 Jul 2019 - Wed 24 Jul 2019 Guaranteed departure
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Price from £2099
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Sat 20 Jul 2019 - Wed 31 Jul 2019 Guaranteed departure
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3 spaces available
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Sat 27 Jul 2019 - Wed 7 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Sat 3 Aug 2019 - Wed 14 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
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Price from £2295
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Child Price From £2040
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1 space available
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Sat 10 Aug 2019 - Wed 21 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
FOA_2019
Price from £2099
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Child Price From £1865
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4 spaces available
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Sat 17 Aug 2019 - Wed 28 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
FOA_2019
Price from £2099
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Child Price From £1865
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Fri 12 Jul 2019 - Thu 25 Jul 2019 Guaranteed departure
FOA_2019
Price from £3360
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Child Price From £2920
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Fri 19 Jul 2019 - Thu 1 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
FOA_2019
Price from £3420
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Child Price From £2950
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3 spaces available
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Fri 26 Jul 2019 - Thu 8 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
FOA_2019
Price from £3235
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Child Price From £2790
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Fri 2 Aug 2019 - Thu 15 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
FOA_2019
Price from £3599
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Child Price From £3085
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1 space available
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Fri 9 Aug 2019 - Thu 22 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
FOA_2019
Price from £3220
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Child Price From £2770
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4 spaces available
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Fri 16 Aug 2019 - Thu 29 Aug 2019 Guaranteed departure
FOA_2019
Price from £3220
Save £10 was £3230
Child Price From £2770
Save £10 was £2780
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Livingstone
Time and place
13:30 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Maun
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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