An exclusive trip offering an exciting combination of land and water based game viewing adventures, finishing with a relaxing three night cruise along the Chobe River aboard a unique safari boat.
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.
On arrival at Maun Airport, you will be met and transferred by light aircraft to Kwara Camp. This classic tented camp is situated in a private concession area in the north-east reaches of the Okavango Delta and offers guests a year round Delta experience and outstanding game viewing.2 - 3Days
Over the next two days you will have the opportunity to partake in all sorts of activities including game drives, night drives, nature walks, mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions, boat cruises and fishing (seasonal). A distinguishing feature of this camp and Lebala Camp is that all game drives are guided by two people, a professional guide and a tracker. This enables the guide to focus on his interaction with the clients and communicate points of interest while the tracker ensures no sighting or tracks are missed.
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Lebala Camp. Situated overlooking the Linyanti marshes this beautiful lodge offers guests panoramic views of the vast plains and dotted palm tree islands, in fact it is not unusual to spot game coming down to drink whilst enjoying a drink on the terrace.5 - 6Days
Two full days to explore the Kwando Concession at your leisure, whether this be through day and night game drives or nature walks. This area is home to a wide variety of Africa’s plains game such as wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, tsessebe, impala, waterbuck, lechwe and the notoriously shy sitatunga but is also known for its high density of elephants and lion prides.7Day
This morning you depart Lebala enjoying a final game drive on the way to the airstrip and catch your onward flight to Kasane. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the ‘Chobe Princess’ which is moored on the Chobe River where a light high tea will be served. Your three nights aboard this safari boat will give you a completely unique perspective with Botswana wilderness on one side and Namibian on the other.
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The next two days will be spent cruising the Chobe River, watching the outstanding wildlife and birdlife that call the river home. Aboard the safari boat you can cruise over 50kms of the river and stay overnight in some of the most scenic areas on the Chobe, parking at prime docking sites along the river. You have the luxury of being able to view hippos, elephants, crocodiles and much more from your own cabin but if you are looking for a little more freedom then why not make use of one of the dedicated tender boats.
These small motor boats allow guests to partake in activities that are best done away from the main houseboat such as fishing on the Zambezi River (renowned for its sizeable tigerfish and bream), sunset cruises, birding trips and visits to local fishing communities. Staying on a house boat can offer a very intimate and relaxing way to view wildlife and works well in combination to more typical game drive safaris you will have done earlier in the trip.
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Kasane for your onward flight but if time allows why not consider extending your trip to visit the mighty Victoria Falls.See All Itinerary