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...
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.