This trip is an African wildlife lover’s dream, mighty bull elephants, meerkats, zebras, wildebeest, hippos and lions are just a few of the majestic creatures you will see. It includes a trip to see the unforgettable Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water on earth. A true African adventure for all the family!
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 at Maun airport and transfer to Planet Baobab, a traditionally styled grass hut village shaded by 4000 year old baobab trees. Take a stroll through the bush with your guide and learn about the local ecology, geology and culture, before enjoying your first flaming sunset by a blazing campfire. Return for a delectable dinner.
On day 2, start with a visit to the nearby village of Gweta and mix with the locals and visit the primary school - a must for families, who are made especially welcome by the children. After lunch, the real excitement begins with a quad bike ride out to the lunar landscape of Ntwetwe Pan to marvel at the vast and empty open landscape.. Head even further into nowhere and set up camp for the night under bright starlit skies. Your guides will cook a sumptuous dinner before you tuck into your bedroll. An amazing adventure for all the family.
After sunrise, head off to the nearest waterhole looking for meerkats and other desert wildlife before returning to Planet Baobab for a shower and lunch. In the afternoon you are off again, this time to Nxai Xini Pan where the waterhole is frequented by elephants and other animals and birds - in the evening, after dinner, watch these mighty animals saunter to drink in the twilight. Another exciting night under the stars. Dawn wildlife watching and back to Planet Baobab for breakfast before heading off to the airstrip.
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Arrive at the airstrip and transfer to Pom Pom camp, a safari-tent camp in a private concession near the Moremi Game Reserve. Check -in to your family adjoined tent with shared bathroom. Enjoy the (enclosed) open air showers!
Activities included in this delta paradise are gamedrives, night drives, walking safaris and mokoro excursions all taken withlocal expert guides. The tranquillity of the delta and beauty of its windingwater ways, open lagoons and tree islands will be a highlight of your safari.
Hippo and crocodile are found in the deeper lagoons and big predators such as lions andleopards, as well as buffalo, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest move through thearea. If you are lucky, some of the nocturnal animals such as serval, civet andgenet may be seen on night drives. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy the regularsightings of Pels fishing owl, African fish eagle, giant eagle owl and white backed vultures.
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Arrive, via another included internal flight, at Kasane airport and transfer to Chobe Bakwena Lodge.
The Chobe Riverfront is an elephant mecca; home to the largest density of African elephants in the world, during winter they are at the peak of their activity. Chobe is an excellent destination for quality game viewing, one highlight being the giant bull elephant, as it strolls up next to your vehicle or snorkels alongside your boat, or the hundreds of hippos and buffaloes on the floodplains. Your adrenaline will be pumping as prides of lions stalk antelopes by the water’s edge. Chobe is also a place to search for the rare sable antelope. The lodge is a great place for families with specific family chalets with river views.
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A shuttle is included to take you to your next destination, Lokuthula Lodge, part of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Here, there are two and three bedroom lodges, ideal for families.
The lodge is set in extensive, native-vegetation gardens with free-roaming elephants and warthogs. Facilities include complimentary hourly shuttle bus to the village, markets and Victoria Falls Rainforest. The lodge staff will be able to provide advice on how to best view the falls independently or book a tour if you prefer.
Transfer to Victoria Falls airport for onward or return flights.See All Itinerary