Mozambique & Botswana
Who: Families

10 Days

From $3,430pp

Bush and Beach in Botswana & Mozambique

Isabel and Matt are here to help give you the inside track.

Combine time relaxing on Mozambique's southern coast with an action packed few days in Botswana's Okavango Delta.

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Spot elephants and lion from above on a scenic transfer before you even reach your safari lodge
  • Learn how to recognise various animals while on a mokoro canoe safari through the Okavango Delta
  • Unwind in the sun on the beautiful beaches of Mozambique's southern coast

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

Day 1: Botswana Bound

When you arrive into Maun airport in Botswana, you will catch a light aircraft flight which will transfer the family directly to your lodge in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

This is a fascinating scenic flight, and an excellent introduction to Botswana as it showcases some of the country's varied landscapes. Fly over the glistening Okavango Delta, which has to be seen from above to be truly appreciated. Keep your eyes peeled and the kids' spotting lists handy because you should be crossing a fair number of animals off simply on this flight!

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta is one of the best safari destinations in the world. With Big Five game, a multitude of smaller and rarer species, and endless stunning panoramas, this is a firm favourite of ours and we're sure you'll agree.

After arriving at your lodge the rest of the day is yours to relax and settle into bush life with your first evening game drive and sundowner cocktails (and mocktails for the children).

Days 2-3: Days in the Delta

Wake up to the sound of the bush (and maybe some excitable children too!) You'll want to make the most of the day and get out on the early morning game drives so you have the best chance of seeing as many animals as possible.

After the morning game drives, head back to camp for late breakfasts, dips in the pool and afternoon bush walks where the knowledgeable guides will have the kids on tracking duty, searching for game footprints and little bush creatures.

Alternatively, on one of the mornings, forgo the game drive in favour of a more authentic safari experience, heading out on a traditional mokoro dugout canoe, punted through the waterways by an expert guide. The children will adore the experience every bit as much as the parents.

After you're done exploring, it's back to the lodge for dinners and stargazing.

Day 4: Last Day on Safari

This morning, after breakfast and perhaps a last morning stroll around the lodge, you will bid farewell to the team and your guide will transfer you back to the airstrip in time for your flight to Maun.

From Maun airport catch a direct flight to Johannesburg where you'll spend the night. The flight is just under two hours long so you'll have the evening to see a little of this under-rated city - we can also recommend and book the perfect family friendly restaurant.

Day 5: To Mozambique

After breakfast, make the short journey back to Johannesburg airport with your driver. There you'll board your two-hour flight to Vilanculos in Mozambique. On arrival, meet one of our team for the 45-minute drive to your hotel.

After several days enjoying the lush scenery of the Okavango Delta, arriving on Mozambique's white sandy shores overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mozambique Channel will be quite the contrast. We've got no doubt that the kids will be stripped off and in the pool within seconds, and then the rest of the day is dedicated to simple pleasures such as sun, sea and sand.

Days 6-9: Beach Bliss

Spend the next four days enjoying the Mozambique coast and Bazaruto Archipelago as a family.

Depending on which coastal lodge we've recommended and booked for you the activities on offer may differ, but chances are there will be snorkelling (and diving for older children), kayaking, bicycling, dhow sailing boat trips, fishing expeditions and (seasonally dependent) whale watching cruises available. Suffice to say, you should never have to hear those fateful two words, 'I'm bored'.

Come the evenings, the catch of the day and fresh, flavourful food are on the menu, and stargazing while sipping on cool cocktails and mocktails/smoothies is on the agenda.

Additional Activities

  • Treat yourselves to a spa treatment or two and really let the relaxation sink in

Day 10: Home Time

Sadly, today it's time to leave your African paradise behind. Make the drive back to Vilanculos airport, from where you will catch the first of your connecting flights home.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost. All of the costs on our sample itineraries exclude international flights, however, ask us if you would like us to arrange your flights at our preferred rates. The below prices are based on two people sharing.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the exact itinerary mentioned above, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels. Ask us if you would also like us to arrange your international flights.

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$3,430pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special and would like to stay in top room categories at some of the most luxurious hotels we work with, and add more activities and guiding.

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$3,770pp

Isabel and Matt are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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