Family Holidays with Sunway Safaris
If you’re thinking of taking your family on vacation, we’ll help you take them on an unforgettable, all-inclusive family holiday abroad. Southern Africa offers your family the adventure holiday of a lifetime - big game viewing, learning about interesting African cultures, magnificent scenery and the opportunity to relax on safe swimming beaches.
Our itineraries include the best Southern Africa has to offer when it comes to adventure family holidays. With several years of experience in operating all-inclusive family holidays, we’re confident of putting together a customised itinerary that will pack in the fun while focusing on comfort and safety.
Here is a sample itinerary that could be perfect for your next family holiday:
BOTSWANA FAMILY HOLIDAY DAY 1 – MAUN
You arrive mid-morning in Maun and take a short transfer to your lodge for the first night of your family adventure holiday. The rest of the day is free to relax and settle in. Maun, which means "place of short reeds", is the gateway to the northern parks of Botswana. Take a stroll around the town, along the riverside or relax in the pool as you recover from your journey. - [Permanent Tent – 1 night - - - ] (Swimming Pool)
2 & 3 – MOREMI/OKAVANGO DELTA
After an early start, we head north out of Maun, to the Moremi Game Reserve, in our open 4WD vehicle. This unique area is named after the Chief of the Batawana tribe, who founded the reserve in 1963, making it one of the first reserves in Africa proclaimed by the local community. The reserve protects a large part of the greater Okavango Delta. The grasslands, floodplains, forests and winding water channels combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats attracting amongst others; elephant, lion, hippo, leopard and wild dog. We explore the reserve on morning and afternoon game drives, relax during the heat of the day and spend two nights wild camping in the reserve.
On day 3 of your adventure holiday of a lifetime, we’ll take you and your family on a motor launch out onto the waterways of the Okavango Delta. This excursion is a fantastic opportunity to see the amazing birdlife of the Delta and an absolute favourite with the children!
[camping – 2 nights B L D]
DAY 4 & 5 – SAVUTI
The dry Savuti channel runs from the west into the sandy Mababe depression, but it seldom flows, so the seasonal rains and waterholes in the park ensure a perennial source of life for the game in the area. Wildlife gathers on the open plains of the Savuti marsh and the surrounding dry camel thorn trees make this place a wildlife photographer’s dream. Famous for its big game and particularly its predators – the lions and the hyenas of Savuti fight a constant battle for survival. We spend two nights camping in this area, near a waterhole which is a constant source of activity.
[camping - 2 nights B L D]
DAY 6 & 7 – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Chobe National Park offers an exceptional wildlife experience that’s sure to be a highlight of your adventure holiday with your family. The meandering river feeds the flood plains, which provides essential grazing to the herbivores throughout the year. And although it boasts some of the largest concentration of plains game, Chobe is most famous for massive herds of elephants. One is more than likely to spot them during the dry season, in the late afternoon, when herd after herd of elephants emerge from the Mopane woodland to quench their thirst.
Our experience in Chobe is rounded off with a spectacular afternoon cruise on the river. This is one of the best ways to view the elephants and to get closer to the hippos and crocodiles - an experience of a lifetime. Evening meals can be enjoyed in the local restaurant.
[lodge - 2 nights B - - ] (Swimming Pool)
DAY 8 & 9 – LIVINGSTONE/VICTORIA FALLS
As the next unforgettable day of your family holiday dawns, we’ll head out of Botswana and travel into Zambia crossing the Zambezi on the Kasungula Ferry. Once across the river, you’ll drive to the world-famous Victoria Falls.
This afternoon you’ll head off to see one of the most awesome sights in the world, ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’- the Smoke That Thunders (the name given to the falls by the Makololo people). The waterfalls are without doubt one of the greatest and most unforgettably scenic spectacles in Africa. It’s hot and humid here, and walking through the rainforest that thrives in the spray from the falls, you can feel the immense power generated by the Zambezi River. It plummets over a width of nearly two kilometres into a deep gorge over a hundred metres below, causing the ground to vibrate under your feet. The wide basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent, cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.
There are several family-friendly adventure activities for you to choose from, such as river cruises, helicopter flights, rhino walks.
[lodge – 1 night B - - ] (Swimming Pool)