Okavango Delta, Trip Ideas
The Ker & Downey Botswana Family Package (Kanana, Young Explorers, and Okuti) combines the perfect blend of experiences in family accommodations, plus the exciting private family adventure offered at Young Explorers.
Ker & Downey Botswana is committed to providing families with the highest quality wildlife and adventure safari experience, whilst preserving the delicate environment and natural beauty of Botswana.
In keeping with our child friendly policy, the Ker & Downey Botswana Family Package will contribute a donation to Bana Ba Letsatsi, Ker & Downey Botswana’s social responsibility program. Bana Ba Letsatsi (Children of the Sun) was established in 2004 to support Northern Botswana’s orphaned, at-risk, and vulnerable children.Download Fact Sheet
The 7 night Ker & Downey Botswana Family Package is inclusive of Accommodation in family rooms, all meals and drinks, taxes, park and entrances fees and levies, laundry service, shared game activities at Kanana & Okuti, private use of Young Explorers Camp with private staff and guides, scheduled charters between camps and can operate to/from Maun and/or Kasane in both directions.
Kanana: A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knob thorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta. The annual floods transform parts of this concession into a true water paradise, offering guests the best of both worlds. At certain times of the year guests may actually enjoy the breath taking spectacle of the water visibly rising around the camp’s raised teak decks. There is also a Sleep Out Deck that offers guests the opportunity to spend the night under the splendid African night sky.
Young Explorers Camp: Situated in the Shinde Private Concession, this comfortable private camp accommodates up to six guests in three specially-designed twin-bedded Meru tents complete with sewn-in floors. One of the three tents can be converted into a family tent that sleeps three. Each tent has its own bucket shower and bush porcelain flush toilet, which is attached to the back of the tent and there is a daily laundry service. The ‘bush kitchen’ is run by our chef and prepares menus for all appetites.
Okuti: This delightful camp lies alongside the Maunachira River which flows through Xakanaxa Lagoon within the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve, Okuti is built amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana’s prime game viewing regions. Refurbishment of Okuti took place at the beginning of 2014 and draws its influence from water which flows in front of the camp, with its abundant birdlife, fish and sandy river banks, it remains an oasis of serenity and peacefulness.
Kanana: Situated in the Kanana Private Concession, the focus of activities at Kanana varies with the rising and falling levels of the Okavango Delta. Activities include morning and late afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, with afternoon game drives often continuing into the evening. Alternatively, you may explore the crystal clear waterways by Mokoro or motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of birds, plant and reptile species found in the area. Birding is spectacular, and Kanana hosts a seasonal heronry that teems with activity, a Kanana highlight which converts all visitors to avid ‘twitchers’. Guided bush walks are highly recommended as is fishing for tilapia, African pike and sharptooth catfish.
Young Explorers Camp: You will have your own private guide and vehicle, A selection of activities are planned with the whole family in mind. Parents can enjoy some peace and quiet whilst our expertly trained Young Explorers guide entertains the children with a multitude of activities to suite all ages. Activities are designed to be both educational and inspiring, and the time spent at the Young Explorers camp is sure to leave a lasting impression and fond memories in the minds of all the family.
Okuti: Situated in the heart of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, guests can experience unhindered views in specially-designed safari vehicles. Moremi Game Reserve is rich in wildlife, and its consistent year-round game viewing makes it ideal for the first time visitors to Botswana. Guests can also explore the Okavango Delta waterways by motorboat, and the areas open lagoons and winding channels make it a birder’s paradise, complete with herons and storks in the breeding season.
The following camps compliment Ker & Downey Botswana Family Package 7 nights well, and should be considered when extending an itinerary.
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