Experience the wonders of one of Africa’s last true untouched wildernesses while connecting with your family and the nature around you. This family safari takes your family on a journey of discovery through wildlife, and you will experience rich areas that will bring you closer to the natural environment surrounding you, and each other. Bond over a sundowner under an ancient baobab tree, t...
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.
In 1981 Toni moved to Namibia with her family and from then on her love of the outdoors and all things nature grew and grew. Her father was an exploration geologist who travelled extensively around Southern Africa, living in small mining towns and managing bush camps where Toni would spend her school holidays camping in the bush, or visiting private farms and reserves. Toni’s father passed on to her his unparalleled knowledge of all things Namibia, and she carried this with her as she became a manager and guide at some of the most remote lodges in the extreme North West of Namibia. Toni has travelled expansively across Namibia and its neighbouring countries, making regular visits to all of the National Game Reserves and developing her photographic skills which she takes great pleasure in passing on to visitors to the region.
Her deep love and knowledge of the Namibia, coupled with her infectious passion and enthusiasm to want to share it, make her one of the country’s top guides and ambassadors for this beautiful country. More than just a guide who simply points from a vehicle, Toni becomes fully involved in the experiences of her fellow travellers and places a great emphasis on finding the best adventures, wildlife encounters and photo opportunities for her tour groups. As a Managing Tour Consultant she plans safaris for a wide range of interest groups but her main focus is on birding and photographic small group tours, where she delights in each visitor gaining an up-close and personal experience of all that the country she loves and knows so well has to offer.
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. She spent 11 years on Sea Lion Island as Manager of the Lodge, Warden of the Nature Reserve and as the principal tour provider, meaning her knowledge of Sea Lion Island in particular is second to none. Having spent so much time here, as expected her wildlife speciality is Elephant Seals, but she is also well versed in the ways of the seabirds, penguins, whales, dolphins and sea lions that call the Falklands their home.
After her time on Sea Lion Island Jenny moved to Stanley to work for the Falkland Islands Government and became manager of a local travel firm assisting with travel arrangements for incoming visitors, before taking semi-retirement to spend more time with her family and enjoy more time further exploring the lands she knows so well. Jenny is extremely passionate about sharing the hidden nature secrets of the Falklands with those who come to visit her homeland and will be looking forward to accompanying you and passing on her unsurpassed knowledge of the areas you will be visiting.
Arrive by independent flight to Kasane airport. Upon arrival in Kasane you will be transferred to Chobe Game Lodge where you will be staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
Chobe Game Lodge is the only game lodge situated within the famous Chobe National Park. With luxurious accommodation and excellent activities this five-star lodge is a perfect base from which to explore the Park and the Chobe River.
Awake early and enjoy a light snack before joining an early morning guided game drive through Chobe National Park in search of an abundance of wildlife including elephants, lions and giraffes.
Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast then take an early-afternoon Chobe River Safari. Aboard comfortable, flat decked safari boats or electric powered boats you will travel down the river in style, searching for the wildlife that frequent the waters-edge.
After lunch you will have time to relax and enjoy the lodge's beautiful surroundings and facilities before afternoon tea and a further game drive or river safari to search for wildlife you may not have spotted previously in the day. Each night a delicious dinner will be served in the lodge and guests can enjoy an evening drink along the banks of the river taking in the sights and sounds that surround this wonderful area.
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In the morning of day 3 we will take a short charter flight to Savute Safari Lodge on the western section of Chobe National Park, where you will be staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
This fascinating area is renowned for its intense predator encounters and exceptional game viewing, making it one of Botswana’s most popular wildlife destinations. Staying in spacious, elegantly designed chalets you and your family will enjoy an exceptionally comfortable stay whilst experiencing the sights that the area is famous for.
Throughout your days here you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to explore the Savute region in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Many excursions will incorporate a visit to the Savute marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. Guests can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills – a small hilly outcrop which forms a prominent landmark in the otherwise flat landscape. Delicious meals will be served throughout the day and adapted in-camp activities will be available for children.
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On the morning of day 5 we will take a charter flight across the Okavango Delta to Nxaragha Island and Camp Okavango where you will staying for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis. This unique and exclusive safari camp is a hidden treasure in the heart of the Delta, giving unparalleled access to a remarkable year-round water wilderness experience.
Numerous land and water-based activities are available here and each day you can enjoy motorised boat safaris and Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoes) excursions through the channels. Guided bush walks offer a chance to track the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. Optional fishing excursions are available and scenic helicopter flights over the Delta can be booked for an additional charge.
Each day there will be time to relax and enjoy the camp's unique surroundings, and delicious meals and refreshing beverages will be served throughout the day.
Today signals the end of your Botswana safari adventure. After breakfast at the camp you will transfer by air to Maun airport for your flights home or onward travel.