Botswana & Victoria Falls Lodge & Small Group Mobile Safari 11 days
This great value safari itinerary takes in the best of Botswana's parks and reserves, including Okavango, Moremi and Savute, finishing up in Zimbabwe at the magnificent Victoria Falls. This trip is rich in wildlife and adventure and will be an unforgettable experience. The Mobile Safari element is a small group safari of no more than 9 persons.
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >
Special Guest LecturerExclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >
Special Guest Photography GuideChris was 32 when he finally realised he really did want to be a photo-journalist and walked out on his career in IT sales to become a wildlife photographer Read more >
- Spectacular wildlife viewing
- Private concessions
- Wilderness scenery
- Adventure activities
- Mighty Victoria Falls
- Airport and and inter-camp transfers
- Full board accommodation at lodges including local brand drinks
- Park fees
- Activities at camps and lodges
ITINERARY10 Nights 11 Days
- Days 1-2 | Okavango Delta
- Days 3-4 | Moremi Game Reserve
- Days 5-6 | Savute, Chobe National Park
- Days 7-8 | Chobe River
- Days 9-11 | Victoria Falls
Arrive into Maun Airport, met and transfer to Oddballs' Enclave Camp (just 5 minutes), located on the edge of Chief's Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Accommodation here is in comfortable en-suite tents on wooden platforms shaded by reed shelters. There is comfortable seating in the bar and lounge area which overlooks the sweep of the delta and is great for game viewing. The highlights at Oddballs are full or half day walking safaris, ideal for the active traveller, along with paddling by mokoro (canoe) in the shallow waters watching hippos, birds and other wildlife.
Moremi Game Reserve
In the morning of day 3, after any early activity and breakfast, return to the airstrip and fly to Khwai airstrip, where you will meet your guide for your six night fully serviced camping safari. On safari, you will stay in large dome tents with en-suite bush toilet and shower.
The first two days are in the Khwai Community area and Moremi Game Reserve, an area rich with wildlife and birds. You will experience a mokoro excursion on the Khwai River and sunrise game drives.
Savute, Chobe National Park
After breakfast, you will take a 5-6 hour drive through the bush and into Chobe National Park. The drier region of Savuti is known for its bull elephants and predators, such as lion' leopard, cheetah and wild dog. We expect to see especially large herds of elephant and water buffalo.
On day 7, you will take another bush drive northwards to the Chobe River and meander along the river bank, spotting the impressive African Fish Eagle. The Chobe River floodplain is an amazing game viewing area, where the water attracts large herds of buffalo, elephants and various antelopes. This concentration in turn attracts predators affording superb viewing and photographic opportunities. Whilst in Northern Chobe, take a cruise on the river and get close to aquatic animals and birds not easily seen on safari.
After breakfast, travel by road from Chobe and across the border into Zimbabwe to stay two nights at the Ilala Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis. The National Park borders the hotel grounds and wild animals are often spotted grazing the hotel lawns.
There are lots of activities available here. Visiting the Falls is a must and viewpoints are easily accessible on foot. For adrenalin junkies, there is white-water rafting, bungee and zip-wiring and for everybody, river cruises, helicopter flights and visits to the national park.
On day 11, after breakfast, transfer to airport for onward or return travel.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls
This elegant and comfortable hotel is located right on the edge of the Victoria Falls National Park and has excellent views of the perpetual mist from the Falls and stunning surroundings where animals, such as warthogs, graze on the lawns in view of the hotel terraces. The Falls are just a 20 minute walk away and the vibrant town of Victoria Falls is even closer making this a perfect base from which to explore one of the world's seven natural wonders.
Set in secluded surroundings on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River this beautiful lodge is the closest hotel to the falls and offers warm hospitality, luxurious accommodation, beautiful gardens, a fantastic restaurant, swimming pool, and above all, superb location.
This small hotel has 56 rooms with a mixture of twin/double standard, deluxe and suites. First floor rooms have balconies and ground floor rooms have French doors to a private patio. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with toiletries, air conditioning, fans, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The Palm Court restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining options.
Activities bookable at the hotel include Zambezi river cruises, elephant rides and lion walks, scenic flights, bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge, zip-lining and fishing and much more.
Bush Ways Fully Serviced Safari (Small Group Max 9)
Bush Ways Safaris offer fully serviced mobile camping itineraries in Botswana. Safaris include camping in large 3.0m x 3.0m dome tents with en-suite bush toilets and showers. Camp beds and bedding is provided, and all meals are included, plus locally branded drinks. A Fully Serviced Safari is a non participation safari, where the Bush Ways team will carry out all the necessary camp chores to keep the safari running smoothly. There is one guide with the guests at all times and a back-up team (chef + camp assistants) in a backup vehicle setting up and breaking camps, cooking meals, etc. Mobile safaris cater for a maximum of 9 passengers.
The appeal of a private safari is that your days are flexible to plan with your private guide in accordance with your preference - following and tracking wildlife movements from the crack of dawn; searching for rare bird species or setting up by a waterhole to wait for the perfect sunset photograph.
Oddballs' Enclave Camp, Okavango Delta
Oddballs is a comfortable tented camp situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta and offers arguably the purest traditional Okavango Delta experience. Oddballs’ Enclave caters to the active traveller and undoubtedly represents great value for money.
This small intimate hideaway with spectacular views over the floodplain can accommodate a maximum of ten guests in five Meru style tents with rustic en-suite bathrooms, each individually built on a wooden platform and shaded by reed shelters. The bar and lounge areas have comfortable seating and a raised viewing deck overlooks the sweep of the delta – the perfect place to watch the sun rise over the floodplain and view whatever wildlife may be visiting. Meals are simple yet wholesome, and are enjoyed in the main complex.
Oddballs’ Enclave pays homage to a time when safaris were a real adventure. Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide. The activities at Oddballs’ Enclave usually start by mokoro (water level dependant), after which you will walk on some of the larger islands in the area. Walking is an integral and significant part of the experience at any time of year. The extent of the walks will depend on your tastes. Some guests elect to go out for the whole day with a packed picnic lunch. It is often said that the very best way to experience the wonders of the African bush is on foot and Oddballs’ Enclave certainly lives up to that claim.
Accommodation is in dome tents with bush toilets and showers set on wooden platforms. Each tent has bedding a storage trunk an lighting. Central bar and lounge area with viewing deck.
What Our Customers
Botswana was everything we wanted it to be....spectacular wildlife everywhere and couldn’t believe how close we were! Thank you to your team for all your help in making it possible.
I just want to say a massive thank you for organising our trip to Botswana. From our very first conversation, I knew we were in safe hands, you were so knowledgeable and super-efficient that I had no doubt this was going to be the holiday of a lifetime and it was! Our two children loved every minute, especially the meerkats at Jack’s Camp so thanks for the recommendation and who can forget the bungee jump at Vic Falls!!!! We can’t wait to start planning our next family adventure with you, thank you so much.
There were so many highlights, where to start! Seeing Victoria Falls for the first time, the hot air balloon ride over the delta, watching wild dogs chase a leopard at Selinda, quad biking over the Salt Flats, the list goes on. This really was a trip that will stay close to our hearts for a very long time. The whole Wildfoot Team went the extra mile for us from beginning to end and we can’t thank you enough, we will happily recommend you to friends and family in the future.
The tented camps worked well and the bathrooms were more civilised than expected so feel we made the right choice after all. Really enjoyed the range of activities offered at each of the camps, the mokoro ride and walking safaris being particular good. Got lucky and saw a pride of lions take down a buffalo at Savuti and a wild dog kill at Mfuwe. No lucky with cheetah unfortunately, but now we have a reason to go back!
As expected, I have fallen in love with Botswana, without a doubt head and shoulders above any other safari experience. I was so lucky with wildlife with big cat sightings most days, several packs of wild dog and even a pangolin! There is nothing I would have wanted to change, a fantastic holiday from beginning to end, thank you so much for all your help and guidance thorough out.
It was a real privilege to have such an outstanding and knowledgeable guide - he was excellent company. The tents and camps were first-rate in terms of comfort, service and location.
We have recently returned from a holiday to Botswana that you organised for us and we just want to say thanks for all the work that you put into it. The holiday was fantastic - hotels/lodges were great, wildlife spectacular, people friendly, guides flexible and knowledgeable and the variety of locations perfect. The time of year was ideal for seeing the beginning of the change in the landscape at the start of the rainy season. All the arrangements ran like clockwork and there was even somebody there at Maun airport at the end of our trip to ensure all had gone well. We will certainly consider using Wildfoot again for our future travel plans.Thank you again.
Fabulous knowledge and customer service. Only back a week and already planning our next trip with them - surely that says it all
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