Botswana Zebra Migration Special 7 Days
Immerse yourself in Africa’s second largest zebra migration from the banks of the very river this phenomenon leads these beautiful animals to. The peak of the zebra migration at Leroo La Tau is from July through to October, but do not fear, from October through to July these zebras can be found in the nearby Nxai Pans where you can be taken on a full day adventure. After this action packed few days, you will find yourself relaxing, overlooking the awe-inspiring Xugana Lagoon and exploring the wonders the world famous Okavango Delta has to offer.
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 >
- Experience Africa's second largest zebra migration
- Spectacular scenery in beautiful Botswana
- Expert guides for game viewing experiences
- Witness an abundance of other wildlife including lions, wildebeest, leopard, cheetah, African wild dogs & myriad birds, amongst much more
- Explore the exciting areas of the Makgadigadi Pans & The Okavango Delta
- 6 nights accommodation on an all-inclusive basis with all meals, snacks & local beverages
- All transfers including internal domestic flights
- Expert guides
- Safari activities including game drives
- All park & entrance fees
ITINERARY6 Nights 7 Days
- Day 1 | Maun to Makgadikgadi Pans
- Days 2 - 3 | Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi Pans NP
- Days 4 - 6 | Xugana Island Lodge, Okavango Delta
- Day 7 | Okavango Delta to Maun
Maun to Makgadikgadi Pans
Arrival in Maun to meet charter flight to Leroo La Tau airstrip, then short road transfer to the Leroo La Tau lodge, on the western bank of the Boteti River, where you will be staying for 3 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
Translated as ‘lions’s paw’, Leroo La Tau and it’s surrounds features abundant wildlife including lion, brown and spotted hyena, jackal, caracal, porcupine as well as good populations of general game species such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, kudu and impala. The Boteti River plays a vital role in the annual zebra migration making Leroo La Tau the ideal place from which to witness Africa’s second largest migration of zebra and wildebeest.
Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi Pans NP
During your time here you can enjoy morning and afternoon game drives conducted in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park as well as optional night drives within the Leroo La Tau private concession. Depending on water levels, boating safaris may be offered on the Boteti River and for guests interested in cultural interactions and experiencing daily life in a Botswana community, excursions to the nearby Khumaga Village can be arranged. Scenic Helicopter flights over the Makgadigadi National Park and Nxai Pan Day Trips can also be arranged for an additional cost.
Delicious meals will be served throughout the day and there will be time to relax and simply soak up the lodge's beautiful surroundings from the comfort of your luxury thatched chalet.
Xugana Island Lodge, Okavango Delta
On the morning of day 4 we will take a short charter flight into the heart of the Okavango and Xugana Island Lodge where you will be staying for 3 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
Xugana Lagoon, beside which Xugana Island Lodge is located, is widely recognised as the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which itself is Africa’s largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. Owing to its remote delta location, Xugana Island Lodge is a year round water paradise offering guests the chance to experience the beauty of the Okavango Delta with its myriad of deep waterways, open floodplains and diverse wildlife inhabitants.
A wide range of activities are offered here throughout the day including motorised boat safaris, through the deep channels and lagoons of the Okavango Delta, guided mokoro excursions in traditional dug out canoes, guided bush walks and game drives in open 4WD vehicles to explore the varied ecosystems on the islands within the private concession. Optional night drives are also available. Optional fishing excursions are also available and birdwatching here is absolutely spectacular. Scenic helicopter flights over the Okavango Delta are also available at an additional charge.
After a long day of exploring return to the comfort of this delightful lodge for dinner before enjoying a great night's sleep in your beautiful lagoon-facing chalet.
Okavango Delta to Maun
Today signals the end of your Botswana safari adventure. After breakfast at the lodge you will transfer by air to Maun airport for your flights home or onward travel.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Leroo La Tau, Makgadikgadi Pans
Located on the western bank of the Boteti River, northwest of Khumaga Village and about 140 kilometres southeast of Maun, this beautiful safari lodge borders the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and is an ideal base for exploring all that this wonderful region has to offer.
Accommodation is provided in 12 luxurious thatched and glass-fronted suites which have been raised on a wooden platform so as to maximise the spectacular views on offer. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom, large comfortable bed and private terrace.
The main lodge area has a relaxing lounge and dining area including a bar where you can sip a drink on a warm African evening and listen to the wide variety of night sounds that abound coming from the bush outside. There is also a refreshing swimming pool and a game viewing hide built in to the bank of the river which offers spectacular panoramic views.
Leroo La Tau (which translates as "lion's paw") is located in the perfect area for viewing an abundance of wildlife - including lion, zebra, wildebeest, cheetah, leopard, hyena and many more wonderful species - and day time and night time game drives are offered throughout your stay. Depending on the water level there may also be water based activities available including boat rides along the river. Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to Khumaga Village, as can guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge.
Please note: Owing to their remote location within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans themselves are not visited on daily scheduled activities from Leroo La Tau.
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.
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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