Join us on this exciting tour taking in the fantastic wildlife and spectacular scenery of Botswana as well as the wondrous Victoria Falls. Staying in an authentic African safari camp, an exclusive safari lodge and one of Africa’s most iconic luxury hotels this is the essential itinerary for those short on time wishing to enjoy the very best of what Botswana and Victoria Falls has to offer. You will have ample time to explore the Okavango Delta area, Chobe National Park and the Victoria Falls area.
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 in to Maun airport on your independent international flight (not included in price but can be quoted for on request) and join our scheduled air charter to Camp Okavango where we will stay for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
Camp Okavango has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and is an enchanting and authentically African safari camp situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta. This hidden treasure in the heart of the Delta offers an all year round water wilderness experience and an abundance of wildlife prospers on the permanent waters of this unique environment. During your stay you can partake in various activities including Mokoro safaris (traditional canoes), boat safaris and walking safaris, all led by naturalist guides.
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On the morning of day 3 we will take our scheduled air charter from Camp Okavango to Kasane Airport, from where we will transfer by road to Chobe Game Lodge for our 4 night stay on a full-board basis.
Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge within the Chobe National Park. This five-star lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in Botswana and is a perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the park. Throughout your stay you can enjoy river safaris & game drives, both led by naturalist guides.
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On the morning of day 7 we will transfer by road from the Chobe Game Lodge to the Victoria Falls Hotel, right in the heart of the National Park.
Overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge and gorge, and with its own private path to the falls, this is one of the most famous hotels in Africa and is renowned for its elegance and charm. We will stay here for 2 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
Numerous excursions are available here at an extra cost and these include scenic helicopter rides, sunset cruises on the Zambezi River, white water rafting, bungie jumping, game drives, and micro-light aircraft rides. Please ask for more details.
Our enchanting tour has come to an end. We will transfer by road from the hotel to the Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flights. International flights are not included in the price but can be quoted for on request.