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Luxury Botswana & Victoria Falls Explore

Luxury Botswana & Victoria Falls 10 Days

Prices From £8,265pp
9 nights
Year round

Luxury Botswana & Victoria Falls 10 Days

This itinerary has been specially designed for those looking for spectacular and varied wildlife viewing, as well as the chance to see up-close one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls. Your first three nights will be spent at the beautiful Victoria Falls River Lodge where you can enjoy game drives in the Zambezi National Park, sunset river cruises and, of course, a guided visit to the mighty Falls. You will then fly to the heart of the Chobe National Park, famed for one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephant, and big lion populations, to stay at the luxurious Savute Elephant Lodge for 3 days of game drives and guided exploration. Your thrilling luxury safari holiday will conclude with a 3 night stay at the wonderful Eagle Island Lodge on Xaxaba island in the Okavango Delta where walking safaris, game drives, mokoro rides, cultural village visits and a scenic helicopter flight over the Delta will be sure to leave you with the very best impression of this remarkable area.

Prices shown are per person in low season, based on 2 people sharing.

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

  • Discover 3 of Southern Africa’s most iconic wildlife destinations – Zambezi National Park, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta
  • Visit the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
  • Search for sightings of the “Big 5”!
  • Combine prolific wildlife including elephants, lions, buffalo, leopards, zebra, giraffes, and wildebeest, with unforgettable scenery
  • Abundant birdlife
  • Superior accommodation throughout
  • Enjoy game drives, bush walks, cultural village visits, mokoro rides and much more!
  • Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the beautiful Okavango Delta

What's Included

  • 9 nights accommodation on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals and local drinks included
  • All activities as described in the itinerary
  • 35 minute scenic helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta
  • Charter flights: Kasane to Savuti, Savuti to Xaxaba and Xaxaba to Maun
  • All transfers between airstrips and accommodations
  • Park Fees
  • Travel for Impact contribution (Responsible Travel)
Zoe Savage-Morton
Zoe Savage-Morton
Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Botswana, Zambia, 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

9 Nights   10 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Days 1 - 3 | Zambezi National Park / Victoria Falls
  • Days 4 - 6 | Chobe National Park
  • Days 7 - 9 | Okavango Delta
  • Day 10 | End of Safari
Zambezi National Park / Victoria Falls
1 - 3Days

Zambezi National Park / Victoria Falls

Arrive independently to Victoria Falls International Airport and join your included transfer to the beautiful Victoria Falls River Lodge. The first private game lodge to be set in the Zambezi National Park, this luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just minutes from the Victoria Falls, allowing you the chance to explore both the National Park and the Falls area.

Over the next 3 days you can enjoy a number of included activities designed to show you the best of this area. Two selected activities are included each day. These include a guided tour of Victoria Falls (entrance fee excluded) which will take you up-close to this unforgettable natural wonder.

Although the Falls are the main draw for this area, the wildlife is just as impressive, and the included game drives in Zambezi National Park have been designed to showcase this. Expect to be on the lookout for members of the “Big 5”, including elephant, lion, Cape buffalo and leopard. In addition to this there are good chances of spotting hippo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, sable antelope, common eland and much more.

Birding here is also marvellous, with over 400 species of birds having been recorded within the National Park. Pel's fishing owl, African skimmer, collared palm thrush, lanner falcon, goliath heron, African finfoot, rock pratincole and long-toed lapwing are considered to be among the speciality birds of the park. Birdwatching tours are available as part of your included activities.

An included relaxing voyage on one of the Victoria Falls River Lodge luxury river cruisers is arguably one of the best ways on earth to soak in the magnificence of the iconic Zambezi River and its surrounds. Watch as the world awakes and the sun’s first rays skip and dance across the shimmering surface of the mighty Zambezi - a truly revitalising way to start any day! Or, for the not-so-early-birds, sit back and let the gentle ebb and flow of the Zambezi lull and relax you. Join in on Mother Nature’s Happiest Hour and sip on a sun-downer whilst viewing her creatures, big and small, coming to the water’s edge to lap at its liquid life.

3 nights’ accommodation at Victoria Falls River Lodge on fully-inclusive basis, with all meals, local drinks, daily scheduled transfers to Victoria Falls and selected activities included.

Included activities: Twice daily activities from the list - Tour of Victoria Falls excluding entrance fee, bird watching, morning/afternoon game drive in Zambezi National Park, sunrise/sunset river cruise, guided bush walks.

Chobe National Park
4 - 6Days

Chobe National Park

On the morning of day 4 you will join your transfer to Kasane Airport for your included charter flight to the Savuti Airstrip where you will transfer to Savute Elephant Lodge in the heart of the Chobe National Park. The Savuti area of the National Park offers a wide diversity of habitats, wildlife and landscapes that are simply a delight to explore.

Over the next 3 days you can enjoy included early morning and afternoon game drives into the National Park to enjoy time among Africa’s largest populations of elephants. But it’s not just elephants you will be on the lookout for. Big cats are often on the prowl, from leopards to lions, and depending on the season, you will also experience the great migrations such as zebra and antelope. Rare sightings might include the endangered wild dog, rock-climbing klipspringers and the elegant roan antelope. Equally atmospheric and exciting are the evening drives, as the shadows lengthen and the sky turns red. Animals and birds emerge from their siesta, and suddenly the bush is alive with sights and sounds.

Although prolific, the area isn’t just about the wildlife, it’s also a feast for the eyes. Whitewashed skeletal trees set against green grass and huge blue skies, blinding red sunsets that spill purple and orange across the bush, and endless horizons that fade into a hazy mirage with the heat.

Out in the bush, where rocks rear up among stony hills you will find a collection of paintings that take your breath away. These works by Bushmen are thought to be more than 1,500 years old—beautiful images of elephant, giraffe, sable and eland antelope. You can enjoy a guided trip to these paintings followed by a visit to the amazing nearby baobab grove.

Other activities include guided stargazing experiences where with the use of powerful telescopes and the naked eye you will experience the vast, dark dome of the African night sky and learn about how the Bushmen used the stars to locate the true south.

3 nights’ accommodation at Savute Elephant Lodge on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks, park fees and activities included.

Included activities: Day game drives, birding, stargazing, visit to Bushmen paintings and Baobab trees

Okavango Delta
7 - 9Days

Okavango Delta

On day 7 it’s time to make your way to the final destination of your safari tour as you transfer back to the airstrip for your included charter flight to Xaxaba Island in the heart of the remarkable Okavango Delta. You will then transfer to the beautiful and idyllic Eagle Island Lodge, your home for the last 3 nights of your itinerary.

The Okavango Delta is an immense, waterlogged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands, and your 3 days here will be filled with exciting activities based around the waterways and its inhabitants. You will have multiple chances to get up-close to elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, big cats and more as you enjoy included Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) excursions, walking safaris and day and night game drives. Other included activities include local village visits and evening sunset barge cruises that offer a memorable way to round off a day of Delta adventures.

As an added bonus to your luxury safari, your trip also includes a wonderful helicopter safari where you will experience the remoteness of the Okavango Delta and get a bird's eye view of the inaccessible lakes and islands. Swoop down upon seeing a herd of buffalo crossing the river, hover above large herds of zebra unperturbed by the aircraft and enjoy a celebratory glass of sparkling wine as you touch down on a remote island for a different perspective on this unique place. This activity offers a truly unforgettable experience.

3 nights’ accommodation at Eagle Island Lodge on a fully-inclusive basis with all meals, local drinks, park fees and activities included.

Included activities: Barge sundowners, Mokoro excursions, day and night game drives, village visits, walking safaris, 35 minute scenic helicopter flight.

End of Safari
10Day

End of Safari

As your luxury Victoria Falls and Botswana safari sadly comes to an end, you will transfer back to the airstrip for an included charter flight to Maun Airport where your itinerary will conclude. Please get in touch if you would like any advice or help with organising onward or homeward flights.

Your Itinerary Accommodation

Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango Delta

This luxurious lodge was recently completely refurbished to a particularly high standard and now provides exceptional accommodation and one of Africa's finest water-focused safari programmes.

Uniquely situated on Xaxaba island within the lush Okavango Delta, this stylish lodge offers a memorable setting from which to enjoy the plethora of birdlife, wildlife and flora of the area.

Guests can enjoy a wide range of water-based activities before returning to camp for delightful Al Fresco dining, a chat around the fire under the stars or a dip in their private plunge pool. Providing a romantic and exclusive ambience this intimate camp is ideal for a relaxing and a thoroughly enjoyable water safari experience.


The luxury tented rooms at Eagle Island Camp feature oversize beds with delta views, en-suite bathrooms, walled outdoor showers, indoor bathtubs, day beds, desks, mini bars, air-conditioning, decks and furnished decks with private plunge pools.

Communal facilities include an open-air, under-cover, dining and lounge area, a library, a swimming pool and a spa treatments area. The lodge is also very well known for having one of the world's most romantic bars where stunning African sunsets can be enjoyed with a refreshing drink as another day of adventure comes to an end.

Activities here include mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) rides, day and night game drives, walking safaris and cultural village visits. A unique opportunity at Eagle Island Lodge is the 35-minute scenic helicopter flight over the magnificent game-rich Okavango Delta which is available during your stay.

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge to be set in the Zambezi National Park, the luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just minutes from the Victoria Falls.


The spacious tents, standard, twin and family suites, are set right on the banks of the river. Each en suite tent has been decorated in earthy hues and offers a freestanding bath, sitting area, indoor and outdoor shower and a private viewing deck where one can sit and watch the exceptional wildlife. The main lodge has an open plan design where guests can sit back and relax, under the shade of the thatched roof, as elephants graze along the river line. The Victoria Falls River Lodge takes relaxation one step further offering a selection of in-room massages, pedicures and manicures, the lodge also has a swimming pool and gift shop.

Some of Africa's most amazing animals are right on our doorstep. Elephants, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala and even the occasional big cat can be viewed in the park. The lodge offers two safari options; the first is to take a river cruise along the Zambezi or head out in a land cruiser - day or night - to explore the 150,000 acres that make up the Zambezi National Park. For bird watchers, 415 bird species have been recorded in the park – it's a birders haven!

The lodge offers guests complimentary return transfers to Victoria Falls town daily.

Savute Elephant Lodge, Chobe

Lying in the heart of the Chobe National Park, Savute Elephant Lodge is perched on the banks of the Savute Channel, making it a spectacular base from which to explore the area. The luxurious lodge consists of twelve twin-bedded canvas tents, well shaded under thatch and air-conditioned for respite from the warmer temperatures. Each tent features a lavishly appointed en-suite bathroom, a dressing area and a private viewing deck and comfortable outdoor lounge area which overlooks the nearby waterhole and offers a bird’s eye view of elephant in their natural habitat. Communal areas include a beautiful swimming pool, a boma for campfires, a luxurious spa tent, a lookout hide, a TV room, a well-stocked bar and a fantastic raised restaurant overlooking the Channel.


The region is famed for one of Africa’s largest concentration of elephant and consequently a particularly skilled lion pride has evolved in the area, specialising in hunting elephants. The activities on offer here are designed to highlight this prolific wildlife, with game viewing activities in the morning and late afternoons. These activities take place in an open 4x4 safari vehicle, designed for comfort and safety. It offers guests the opportunity to get close to these grey giants and other large game under the skilled guidance of an expert guide. San tribal rock paintings dot the nearby hills and guided visits are available. Bird watching in the region is excellent, and other activities include star gazing experiences and a visit to an amazing baobab grove. Please note that activities are restricted to set regulations designed to conserve the ecosystem as the lodge is within a national park.

What Our Customers
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Lorrie and Jake, Houston, USA Bret Anderson, Ottawa, Canada Frank Wordsworth, Bath, UK Brandy Sullivan, Manhattan, USA
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!
A superb trip, everything we had hoped for. Wonderful lodges, especially Chinzombo and great guiding throughout, the Pel’s Fishing Owl on the last morning was just the icing on the cake!
Awesome from start to finish, worse part about it was having to come home. Loved every camp and all our guides. Having done loads of safari before with my husband we had high expectations, but no doubt this was the best trip ever. Words will never do Somalisa, justice, died and gone to heaven when we arrived there and they can whip up an almighty Martini! So many photos, so many memories, thank you!

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