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Botswana & Victoria Falls Combi Safari Explore

Botswana & Victoria Falls Lodge & Small Group Mobile Safari 11 days

Prices From £3,863pp
10 nights
Year round

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 the Okavango, Moremi and Chobe National Park, 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 and offers an authentic and engrossing way to discover Botswana's iconic wildlife and landscapes.

Please note, this is a flexible itinerary that can be tailor-made to suit your requirements and budget. The accommodation level for this itinerary is: "Budget".

The itinerary includes all domestic flights and transfers, accommodation, and game drives and activities as described.

Prices shown are per person in low season, based on 2 people sharing. Very low single supplements are available, please enquire for full details.

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An 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 >

Andy Pollard

Wildlife Guide & Photographer

Andy 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 >

Chris Coe

Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awards

A 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 >

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born 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 >

Doug Allan

Special Guest Lecturer

Exclusive 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 >

Chris Weston

Special Guest Photography Guide

Chris 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 >

Highlights

  • Spectacular wildlife viewing in iconic areas such as the Okavango Delta, Khwai Community and Chobe National Park
  • Search for wildlife including elephant, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, hippo, hyena and much more
  • Incredible scenery of plains, waterways and wilderness
  • Numerous game drives, Mokoro excursions and walking safaris included
  • Enjoy an authentic mobile safari experience!
  • Stay close to the magnificent Victoria Falls

What's Included

  • 2 nights at Oddballs' Enclave a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks and described activities included
  • 6 nights on a Bushways Fully Serviced Mobile Safari on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks and described activities included
  • 2 nights at Ilala Lodge on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Included Flights: Maun to Okavango Delta | Okavango Delta to Khwai Airstrip
  • All road transfers between airstrips and accommodations (shared or private)
  • Park Fees
Zoe Savage-Morton
Zoe Savage-Morton
Botswana, Zimbabwe Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Botswana, Zimbabwe. Start planning your tailor - made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

ITINERARY

10 Nights   11 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Days 1 - 2 | Okavango Delta
  • Days 3 - 4 | Mobile Safari - Khwai Community Area
  • Days 5 - 6 | Savute, Chobe National Park
  • Days 7 - 8 | Chobe National Park / Chobe River
  • Days 9 - 11 | Victoria Falls
Okavango Delta
1 - 2Days

Okavango Delta

Arrive independently into Maun Airport, meet your guide and transfer to Oddballs' Enclave Camp (just 5 minutes), located on the edge of Chief's Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is where the wild things are: an immense, waterlogged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands. The real magic of the Delta lies in its water, trickling through from far away highlands, and spreading across the channels and floodplains. Your 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.

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.

2 nights’ accommodation at Oddballs’ enclave Camp on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks and park fees included.

Scheduled Activities Included: Mokoro excursions (water level dependent), bushwalks and cultural village visit.

Mobile Safari - Khwai Community Area
3 - 4Days

Mobile Safari - Khwai Community Area

On 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 to begin your six night fully-serviced mobile camping safari. On safari, you will stay in large dome tents with camp beds and en-suite bush toilet and shower. All camping equipment is provided, and as this is a non-participation safari, your team of guides and camp assistants will carry out all the necessary camp chores to keep the safari running smoothly.

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. A full day in camp usually starts at sunrise around the campfire with a light breakfast. You then head out as early as is permitted to be the first on the roads to track fresh spoor left from the animal's overnight activities – you may spot fresh lion tracks walking straight past the camp or evidence of a passing herd of buffalo not far away. Generally on the morning game drive you stop for tea and head back to camp by late morning. In camp you may enjoy a lunch or brunch, depending on the time, and then there is plenty of time for showers and that great safari tradition 'siesta time'. You meet together for afternoon tea and then head out on the afternoon activity, perhaps seeking a new area or returning to a great morning sighting.

The first two days will be spent in the Khwai Community area and Moremi Game Reserve, an area rich with an abundance of wildlife and birds. You will spend most days exploring the narrow Khwai River, including enjoying a Mokoro excursion, and taking sunrise and afternoon game drives. The Khwai River is a beacon for wildlife and plays host to leopards stalking lechwe in the long grass, lions swimming from the banks to save their cubs’ during territorial disputes and crocodiles competing with wild dogs for a midday meal of impala.

2 nights’ accommodation on a Bushways Fully Serviced Mobile Safari on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks, park fees and mentioned activities included. The mobile safari includes the services of a Professional Guide, Camp Chef and an Assistant.

Savute, Chobe National Park
5 - 6Days

Savute, Chobe National Park

After breakfast on day 5, you will take a 5-6 hour drive through the bush and on to the Savuti area of 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.

Game drives will see you explore the wildlife-rich southern area of the park.

2 nights’ accommodation on a Bushways Fully Serviced Mobile Safari on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks, park fees and mentioned activities included. The mobile safari includes the services of a Professional Guide, Camp Chef and an Assistant.

Chobe National Park / Chobe River
7 - 8Days

Chobe National Park / Chobe River

On the morning of 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 along the way. 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. Highlights also include the unforgettable sunsets that the area is famous for.

During your time in Northern Chobe, you will enjoy game drives as well as a cruise on the river where you can get close to aquatic animals and birds not easily seen on safari.

2 nights’ accommodation on a Bushways Fully Serviced Mobile Safari on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks, park fees and mentioned activities included. The mobile safari includes the services of a Professional Guide, Camp Chef and an Assistant.

Victoria Falls
9 - 11Days

Victoria Falls

After breakfast, travel by road from Chobe to Kasane 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, you will transfer to the airport for onward or return travel.

2 nights' accommodation at Ilala Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis. No activities included.

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.

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Helen and Rob Jenkins, Stirling Lorraine Sidd, Christchurch, NZ Lorrie and Jake, Houston, USA Bret Anderson, Ottawa, Canada Claire Knowles, Sydney, Australia John Malcome, Bristol, UK Anne and Chris Sayer, Maidenhead, UK Victoria Orme, Swinton UK
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.
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