Victoria Falls & Botswana Lodge and Mobile Combo 13 days
With this super itinerary you get the best of both worlds, with time spent at great standard wildlife lodges combined with a mobile tented safari experience enabling you to live right up-close to nature whilst seeing wildlife and magnificent scenery in abundance. What's more, the scene is set for you at the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the world. It couldn't get much better!
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: Superior.
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.
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 >
- Visit the mighty Victoria Falls area, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
- Explore through the wild-life rich Chobe River Front, Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Community and Okavango Delta areas
- Enjoy an authentic mobile camping safari experience
- Search for wildlife including elephant, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, eland, sable, hippo, hyena and much more
- Abundant birdlife
- Included game drives, river safaris, bush walks and Mokoro (traditional canoe) rides
- 2 nights at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with shown meals included and a guided Falls tour
- 2 nights at Chobe Savanna Lodge on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks and described activities included
- 6 nights at Letaka Mobile Safaris on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks and described activities included
- 2 nights at Xugana Island Lodge on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks and described activities included
- Included Flights: Kasane to Xakanaxa Airstrip | Khwai Airstrip to Xugana Airfield
| Xugana Airfield
to Maun Airport
- All road transfers between airstrips and accommodations (shared or private)
- Park Fees
ITINERARY12 Nights 13 Days
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport, meet your representative and transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for two nights on a full board basis. The lodge is set high on a plateau forming a boundary to the Zambezi National Park and is just 4km from the Falls themselves.
There are lots of activities available here. Visiting the Falls is a must, and a guided tour is included as part of your package. An unforgettable sunset cruise along the Zambezi River above the Falls is also included. Here you can sit back and relax with a drink in hand and enjoy delicious snacks while looking out for elephant, hippo, crocodile, magnificent birds and other wildlife. The finale of the cruise is the unforgettable sight of the sun setting over the Zambezi River, turning the sky into a myriad of reds, oranges and pinks and casting shadows and silhouettes all around.
Included in your stay, you will also enjoy one MaKuwa-Kuwa Dinner and one Boma experience with a dinner and drum show.
From the Lodge, game walks and game drives in the Zambezi National Park, hide sits and a visit to the Vulture Culture Experience can also be arranged (not included in your package). For adrenalin junkies, there is white-water rafting, bungee, zip-wiring and helicopter flights. It is also possible to cross the bridge into Zambia and view the Falls from a different perspective.
2 nights’ accommodation at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with breakfasts, 1 Boma dinner, 1 MaKuwa-Kuwa Dinner, 1 MaKuwa-Kuwa lunch and town shuttles included.
Activities included: 1 guided Victoria Falls tour and 1 Sunset Cruise.
Chobe River Front
After breakfast on day 3, transfer by road into Botswana and to Kasane; then by boat to Chobe Savanna Lodge for two nights on fully-inclusive basis. The Lodge is located on the Chobe River, within Namibia's Caprivi Strip, requiring check in to Namibia.
The experience here is all about watching the amazing and abundant wildlife congregate on the river banks. This is an elephant mecca, home to the largest density of elephants in the world. These are accompanied by antelopes and lions, hippos and buffaloes, giraffes and zebras, whistling fish eagles and other beautiful birds. Included activities to choose from here are game viewing by boat, sunset cruises, nature walks and cultural visits. Although not included in your package, game drives in the Chobe National Park are available upon request and at an additional cost.
Leisure time can be enjoyed at the lodge with its swimming pool and spectacular panoramic views, especially at sunset.
2 nights’ accommodation at Chobe Savanna Lodge on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks (excl. spirits) and park fees included.
Scheduled Activities Included: Boating, fishing, walking & cultural village visit.
Mobile Safari - Moremi Game Reserve
After breakfast on day 5, return by boat and road to Kasane and then by charter flight to Moremi Game Reserve, where you will stay at Letaka Tented Camp for three nights on a full board basis. This comfortable camp is part of the true adventure of safari, with the sounds and sights of the African Bush all around, day and night. The Fully Serviced Safari is a nonparticipation safari, where the Letaka Safaris team will carry out all the necessary camp chores to keep the safari running smoothly.
Lying on the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is all about watching for big game in diverse habitats. Ware adapted antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, hippos and lots of predators, such as lions, leopards and wild dogs abound here. Habitats here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, vast stands of Miscanthus and Phragmites, woodland and savannah. As a result of the extremely variable habitat the diversity of both wildlife and birdlife is excellent. Activities here are in the Xakanaxa region and will include daily game drives.
3 nights’ accommodation at Letaka Safaris Mobile Safari on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, drinks, park fees and game drives included.
Mobile Safari - Khwai Community Area
On Day 8, you will take a slow game drive through the Moremi Game reserve and into the Khwai Community area for the next three nights at another Letaka tented camp. The drive takes you past Dombo Hippo Pools and you arrive at the camp in 3-4 hours, having covered some 60km.
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. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. We spend three nights camping at an exclusive spot in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. Night drives offer you an opportunity to find nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. We will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding wilderness on foot. Night drives and guided walks are conducted outside the boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Khwai community area.
3 nights’ accommodation at Letaka Safaris Mobile Safari on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, drinks, park fees, game drives and walking safaris included.
After breakfast on day 11, transfer to Khwai Airstrip for your flight to Xugana Island Lodge in the Okavango Delta for two nights on a full board basis.
Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a wooded island adjoining the lagoon within the Xugana private concession and is a spectacular permanent water site in the Okavango Delta that focuses mainly on water-based activities including Mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) excursions and motorboat safaris.
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. At Xugana you will enjoy a pure delta experience, exploring the waterways on mokoro trips in eco-friendly dugout canoes, combined with walking on surrounding lagoons and islands in the concession. Bird watching opportunities are outstanding and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also on offer at the lodge. Game drives are also offered within the private concession.
On the morning of Day 13, you will return to the airstrip for your flight to Maun for onward or return travel.
2 nights’ accommodation at Xugana Island Lodge on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks (excl. spirits) and park fees and mentioned activities included.
A view from Above
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna Lodge is a classic African lodge situated in the Eastern Caprivi, Zambezi province of Namibia and overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park's Puku Flats in an area renowned for its large concentrations of wildlife.
This exclusive and intimate safari lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in beautiful thatched chalets which have been decorated and furnished exquisitely to offer the ultimate in safari luxury. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom, bedroom and lounge area, air conditioning, complimentary mini-bar and a private deck on which guests can relax and soak up the wonderful surroundings.
The main building of the lodge features a 270 degree view over the Chobe River and has attractive gardens with a beautiful secluded swimming pool. Chobe Savanna Lodge lies in one of the most spectacular settings imaginable and there are ample areas for guests to simply relax and watch the intriguing natural world go by. Being on the bank of the Chobe River the area is home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, hippo and much more.
As this is a water-based lodge, guests have a choice of aquatic activities. River excursions in small, easily manoeuvrable boats are ideal for close encounters with the wild visitors to the river’s edge. Fishing is also a popular pastime; catch-and-release fishing trips for Bream or Tiger Fish are a firm favourite with guests of all ages. Those wishing to experience some of the local Namibian traditions will enjoy a cultural village visit to one of the surrounding communities, where one can observe the ancient heritage of the local people.
Xugana Island Lodge
Situated on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, Africa's largest and most awe-inspiring oasis, Xugana Island Lodge is a beautiful water based lodge perfect for a relaxing retreat.
Xugana Island Lodge is located by Xugana Lagoon, an area widely recognised as the most spectacular permanent water site in the Okavango Delta, and provides excellent accommodation in an intimate and luxurious setting. The lodge has eight large chalets which face the lagoon and have been raised to emphasise the stunning views on offer. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom, elegant furnishings and a private viewing deck.
The main area of the lodge itself takes full advantage of the beautiful view points and includes an expansive deck with al fresco dining area which overlooks the vast, pristine waters of the Okavango Delta.
There is a comfortable and welcoming lounge, bar and dining area set under a beautiful Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy and there is a stunning swimming pool set within mature gardens in the centre of the island.
As Xugana Island Lodge is a water-based camp there are no game drive activities available here, however there is an abundance of water-based activities that guests can partake in. A stay at Xugana Island Lodge gives you the chance to experience a true Okavango Delta safari experience - exploring the crystal-clear waterways by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or motorboat, and enjoying the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area.
Birding here is spectacular and guided nature walks are also available, allowing you to experience nature up close and personal. Fishing activities are also offered at the lodge.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometers from the majestic Victoria Falls. An imaginative concept and impeccable standards have resulted in prestigious awards for the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
This deluxe 72-roomed African Lodge prides itself on hospitality and first-class cuisine rivalled only by uninterrupted views and magnificent sunsets. The lodge offers accommodation in luxurious rooms with private balconies and bathrooms, duplex-style suites with views overlooking the waterhole. Each bedroom has its own balcony, air-conditioning and modern bathroom, created with a keen eye for detail: hard woods, thatch, and vibrant colours of which the effect is awe-inspiring. Facilities onsite include a Health & Beauty Spa, 24-hour room service and a library and games room.
Letaka Safaris operate inclusive tented camp safaris in Botswana. They pride themselves on the quality of their guides, who are all professionally trained.
Accommodation at the camps is in comfortable and spacious tents with private en-suite facilities with bush toilets and bucket showers, comfortable beds, storage, LED lights and covered verandahs with deck chairs. All beds, bedding and towels are provided, and the camp assistants will set everything up so guests can simply relax in their unique surroundings. Meals are served either al-fresco or in a dining tent. Camps are fully inclusive of meals and all non-premium drinks, as well as limited laundry
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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