Follow in the paths of one of Africa's most iconic creatures as you explore beautiful Zimbabwe and Botswana on this excellent value for money safari tour. Take a trip through Zimbabwe’s famous Hwange National Park and Botswana's Chobe National Park, take in the majestic Victoria Falls, explore the Okavango Delta and enjoy unsurpassed elephant encounters at every step.
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.
Upon arrival into Victoria Falls airport, guests will be met and transferred by shared road transfer to Ivory Lodge, where you will stay for three nights on an all-inclusive basis. Ivory Lodge is set on its own 6000-acre conservancy bordering Hwange National Park which is the largest National Park in Zimbabwe. Ivory Lodge is built in the treetops of giant teak forests – diverse habitats attract a variety of wildlife and bird life.
Activities on offer include walking and game drives in both the concession and Game Park. Night drives in the concession can also be arranged on request.
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After breakfast, you will be transferred by shared road transfer via the Painted Dog Centre to Bayete Guest Lodge, where you will stay for two nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
This family-run lodge abounds in warmth and friendliness and is situated in the suburbs of Victoria Falls residential area. Victoria Falls town lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the eastern end of the Victoria Falls. It is a lovely tourist town which is easy to explore on foot and which offers a wide range of activities from the challenge of white water rafting and Bungee jumping, to walking safaris and sunset cruises.
Access to Victoria Falls is within easy walking distance from the town centre.
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After breakfast, guests will be transferred by shared road transfer to Chobe Bakwena Lodge in Kasane, where you will stay for three nights on a full-board basis.
Bakwena Lodge is an eco-luxury retreat surrounded by the Chobe National Park on the banks of the Chobe River near the village of Kazangula. The Chobe River Front is a remarkable wildlife area due to the permanent water source of the Chobe River. The spectacle of all the animals coming to drink and frolic at the water's edge is one to behold and the area is famous for its abundance of elephants, a variety of predators and, in addition, you are likely to see herds of buffalo and possibly even roan and sable antelope.
Activities on offer include game drives or river cruises in the Chobe. Fishing trips, bird watching, nature walks, and cultural tours. Visiting Impalila Island also possible at an additional cost.
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After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Kasane Airport for your seat in a plane transfer to Kana Kara, where you will stay for two nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Kana Kara is situated in a large private Kana Kara is situated in a large private concession in the northern region of the Okavango Delta, between the Selinda Spillway and the Vumbura River.
Activities from camp include morning mokoro excursions and exploration of the numerous islands on foot. Being poled through the delta’s channels by mokoro is an essential delta experience, while exploring on-foot helps guests experience the finer details of the landscape and area while on the search for game. In the afternoons, guests are offered a game drive with sundowners out in the bush for total relaxation.
After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by plane to Maun Airport, for your onward travel arrangements.See All Itinerary