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, enabling you to be really 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!
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 >
- Mighty Victoria Falls
- Amazing and varied wildlife
- Tented safari adventure
- Spectacular scenery
- Accommodation on B&B basis at Victoria Falls
- Full board accommodation at lodges and camps
- Local non-premium drinks at lodges and camps
- Laundry at lodges and camps
- Park fees
- Road, air and boat transfers as shown itinerary
ITINERARY12 Nights 13 Days
- Days 1-2 | Victoria Falls
- Days 3-4 | Chobe River Front
- Days 5-7 | Moremi Game Reserve
- Days 8-10 | Khwai Community Area
- Days 11-13 | Okavango Delta
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport, met and transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for two nights on bed and breakfast 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 viewpoints are easily accessible on foot. From the Lodge, game walks, hide sits and visit to Vulture Culture Experience can be arranged. 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 on day 3, transfer by road into Botswana and to Kasane; then by boat to Chobe Savanna Lodge for two nights on full board 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, whistling fish eagles and other beautiful birds. Activities to choose from are game viewing by boat, sunset cruises, nature walks and cultural visits.
Leisure time can be enjoyed at the lodge with its swimming pool and spectacular panoramic views, especially at sunset.
Moremi Game Reserve
After breakfast on day 5, return by boat to Kasane and then by road to Moremi Game Reserve, where you will stay at Letaka Tented Camp for three nights on 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.
This 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. Activities here are in the Xakanaxa region and will include game drives and an Okavango boat cruise.
Khwai Community Area
On Day 8, take a slow drive through the Moremi Game reserve and into the Khwai Community area for the next three nights at another tented. 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 campsite 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. Activities include day and night game drive, walking safaris (conditions permitting).
After breakfast on day 11, transfer to Khwai Airstrip for your flight to Pelo Camp in the Okavango Delta for two nights on full board basis.
Pelo means heart - a fitting name as from the air this island is heart shaped and it is situated as deep into the heart of the delta as is possible. The camp is completely eco-friendly and is ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting a classic, traditional Okavango Delta experience. The camp’s main area consists of a dining area, lounge and bar with an extended deck overlooking the floodplains beyond.
As the camp is located on a small island surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions, walking (please request in advance to ensure a walking guide is allocated to you) and boating (subject to water levels).
Pelo Camp is set in one of the best areas to see the rare sitatunga and red lechwe antelopes. Wildlife concentrations in this part of the Okavango Delta depend on the water flow and change from season to season. Birdlife is abundant; enthusiasts have a chance of spotting Pel's fishing-owl as well as African and lesser jacanas and a host of other Okavango specials such as slaty egret, African pygmy-goose and western banded snake-eagle.
On the morning of Day 13, return to the airstrip for your flight to Maun for onward or return travel.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Pelo Camp, Okavango Delta
Providing a true remote, genuine and wild Delta experience, Pelo Camp is set in one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world - right in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
The camp has five intimate and cosy guest tents with en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and covered front verandas on which guests can relax and soak up the wonderful surroundings.
Pelo Camp is located on a distinct heart-shaped island in the heart of the Jao Concession and is a tranquil retreat from the pressures of everyday life.
The main camp area consists of a tented lounge and bar area with an inviting plunge pool around which guests can relax and enjoy a refreshing dip after a long day of game viewing. There is also a beautiful dining area and an outdoor boma with a raised lookout for sitting out under the crystal clear night skies. This is truly a camp where relaxation and being at one with nature are the call of the day.
Pelo Camp lies in a true wetland area of the Okavango Delta, an ideal habitat for the elusive sitatunga antelope and common red lechwe. Hippo and crocodile are also regularly sighted. In the dry season lechwe, impala, elephant are prevalent, with lion, leopard and buffalo sighted occasionally.
Nature walks, boating trips and Mokoro (traditional dug out canoes) excursions are fantastic ways to view the magnificent array of game in the area and fishing is also a very popular activity here.
Birding is also very popular as birdlife is exceptional here. Large concentrations of endangered wattled crane are found here as well as slaty egrets, rosy-throated longclaws, African skimmer and Pel's fishing-owl.
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.
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, 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.
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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