A Family Safari in Botswana will Astonish and Amaze
Beautiful Botswana is the ideal place to take a family safari vacation. This fascinating country in southern Africa spans an area of 600,370km2. As approximately three quarters of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert, its human population is very small. However, the country is filled with many interesting species of birds and animals. In the grasslands and savannahs, blue wildebeests, antelopes, porcupines, ground squirrels, dwarf mongooses, springboks and endangered African wild dogs roam free. Over the sandy red terrain of the Kalahari National Park walk lions, warthogs, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes and jackals. Guided tours via jeeps get you close to the wildlife, enabling your family to snap a magnificent gallery of pictures. However, if your family is more interested in landscape photography, the diverse terrain in Botswana will fill a photo album with wonderful pictures of this unspoiled wilderness. The sensational sights on a Botswana family safari will stay with parents and children forever.
Introduce Your Family to the Delights of the Okavango Delta
Known as the jewel of the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta, located deep inside the Kalahari Basin, is an emerald and azure paradise of winding waterways, palm lined islands and dense woodland. Changing in size depending on the volume of floodwater from 6,000 to 15,000 km2, the Okavango Delta is split into three key areas, which are the Delta, the Panhandle and the dryland. Among the diverse species of animals found in the Okavango Delta are hippos, crocodiles, duikers, reedbucks, lions, giraffes, elephants, caracals and rhinos. Birdlife include egrets, giant Pel's fishing owls, rare wattled cranes and lofty ostriches. On your family safari trip to the Okavango Delta you can see the wildlife and take in the varied terrain by foot, jeep, powerboat, canoe or horseback.
See the Delta on Horseback during Your Safari in Botswana
If your family wants to experience the Okavango Delta and other parts of Botswana from a different perspective, consider saddling up for a riding safari. On horseback you can wade across glittering waterways, encircle glimmering lagoons, view game upon the plains and spot the red and blue flash of a darting kingfisher in the woodlands. Your horse will step around slow moving Kalahari tent tortoises, walk under vivid crimson breasted shrikes perched on acacia branches and carry you within close proximity of the ubiquitous bat eared foxes upon the shrub. Parents and children alike will revel in the experience of a riding family safari and form a special bond with their equine friend.