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The ultimate playground: Botswana’s best child-friendly game reserves

05 October 2017
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Everyone knows that animals are an endless source of fascination for children and adults alike. However, planning a child-friendly trip in a relatively challenging destination like Botswana can be daunting.

Visiting these child-friendly destinations in Botswana can be educational, fun and rewarding. The following list comprises the best child-friendly game reserves for a safari in Botswana. Our selection of child-friendly safaris is flexible and offers a blend of lodge accommodation and luxury camping in the best wilderness areas.

Okavango Delta: the young explorer’s Delta

If your child loves glamping, then perhaps it’s time to give them the opportunity to go on a glamorous camping safari in the central part of the Okavango Delta. This game reserve flaunts a specialised child safari to keeps young ones entertained. Activities such as archery, campfire cooking lessons and tracking lion spoor are not only fun but educational too.

Lagoon Camp: Savute, Linyanti and Selinda

The Lagoon Camp in Botswana has several guides and staff who create a fun and relaxed atmosphere in the big predatory country. This reserve has a child-friendly swimming pool designed exclusively for young ones. Children can also enjoy day and night game drives through the camp, in addition to touring the Great Kwando River by boat. There are several activities designed for young kids on this safari.

Central Kalahari: Grassland Bushman Lodge

Central Kalahari is a paradise for a young imagination. It’s managed by a family and has a comfortable farm setting, filled with San bushmen who willingly share their cultural heritage. Additionally, children get to explore the renowned Kalahari Desert by horseback, safari vehicle or on foot. It provides the absolute best experience for young children who have the enthusiasm for travel and leisure.

Camp Kalahari: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and Nxai Pan

The Camp Kalahari reserve boasts an infinite white emptiness, magnificent clear skies and unimaginable silence that opens up your child’s imagination while setting their soul free. Also, they can go trailing with the San people while listening to their untapped culture - enjoying the clear and somehow empty view of the milky way. Indeed, it is going to be an unforgettable experience for any young one who cares a lot about travel and leisure.

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