Victoria Falls and Botswana Highlights
Victoria Falls and Botswana Highlights 11 days
A compact and comprehensive itinerary starting at the mighty Victoria Falls and taking in the spectacular northern reserves of Botswana including not only Chobe and the Okavango Delta, but also the important, wildlife-rich Khwai Area on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve. An unforgettable wildlife and scenery experience.
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 >
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- Mighty Victoria Falls
- Amazing wildlife and birds
- Spectacular landscapes
- 10 nights accommodation
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Air and road transfers as shown in itinerary
- Excursions and activities included in itinerary
ITINERARY10 Nights 11 Days
- Days 1-2 | Victoria Falls
- Days 3-5 | Chobe River Front
- Days 6-8 | Khwai Community Area
- Days 9-11 | Okavango Delta
Arrive at Victoria Falls and transfer to hotel. Accommodation here is for two nights at the Bayette Guest House on a bed and breakfast basis.
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.
It is also possible to cross the bridge into Zambia and view the Falls from a different perspective.
Chobe River Front
After breakfast, drive into Botswana and the Chobe National Park. Accommodation here is at The Old House in Kasane, adjacent to the Chobe River, on a full board basis. The Chobe Riverfront is an elephant mecca; home to the largest density of African elephants in the world. It will leave you feeling tiny as giant elephant bulls stroll up next to your vehicle or snorkel alongside your boat. It will make you feel lost as hundreds of hippos and buffaloes crowd you out on the floodplains. It will put your heart in your throat as prides of lions stalk antelopes by the water’s edge, and it will leave you alone with your thoughts while the classic red sunsets melt over the river to a soundtrack of whistling fish eagles. A boat cruise is included. Other activities available include game drives, canoeing, village walks, etc.
Khwai Community Area
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the Khwai Community area to stay at the Khwai Guest House for three nights on a full board basis. Activities include game drives in Moremi Game Reserve or the Khwai concession, traditional dugout canoe (mokoro) excursions, night drives and cultural tours of the Khwai community.
Lying on the eastern fringes of the Okavango Delta with a rich wildlife population and no borders drawn around it on the map, Khwai is often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours, though in the winter months it can hold its own for the quality of big game viewing.
During your time here, you’ll spend most days exploring the narrow Khwai River, which forms the natural boundary to the Moremi Game Reserve on the south. 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.
Khwai is also home to a village community where people live side by side with the resident wildlife.
After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Oddballs' Enclave Camp, located on the edge of Chief's Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, for two nights on a full board basis 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. On day 11, after breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Maun and onward or return travel.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Bayete Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls
This family-run lodge abounds in warmth and friendliness and is situated in the suburbs of Victoria Falls residential area
Bayete Guest Lodge offers 25 en-suite rooms nestled among a beautiful garden, all decorated in a rustic, chic style and fitted with air-conditioning. The en-suite bathrooms are free flowing and open plan with a shower, hand-basin and toilet. Bathtubs are available in the executive and honeymoon suites and some of the deluxe rooms.
The Caldecott Boma is home to the dining room, which offers breakfast as well as lunch and dinner on request. The Ngwezi Bridge Pub with a swimming pool offer guests the perfect place to relax. Bayete also has a small outdoor gym area. Activities at Victoria Falls can be arranged by the front desk personnel.
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.
The Old House, Kasane
The Old House is a small family owned and run guest lodge situated in Kasane. Overlooking the Chobe River and within walking distance to town. A 10 minute boat cruise from the entrance to the Chobe National Park.
The Old House has a Restaurant and bar. Offering 3 family rooms, 4 double rooms and 3 twin rooms.
Khwai Guest House
This is comfortable budget accommodation close to the village of Khwai and right in the heart of this wildlife-rich area on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve.
Accommodation is in thatched bungalows with en-suite facilities including open air showers. There is a central area with lounge and restaurant. A range of activities is available.
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.
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