A great value Botswana adventure starting in the Chobe National Park and then three different locations in the amazing Okavango Delta, including Linyanti Marshes, Pom Pom Island in the heart of the Delta and then Chief’s Island, where game sighting is virtually guaranteed on bush walks and motorboat cruises. Take an optional trip to the mighty Victoria Falls to round off your African adventure.
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.
From Maun you will take a short flight over the Okavango Delta to Ntswi Island where you will be met by your safari guide and taken to Gunn’s Camp. Overlooking the legendary Chief’s Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve this really is a superb camp for wildlife enthusiasts.
Today you can chose from taking a relaxing mokoro (dug-out canoe) ride, a boat cruise, fishing trip or a game walk on Chief’s Island or a combination of these activities, no matter which though you are almost guaranteed a wonderful wildlife sighting.
After breakfast you will take a short flight to Pom Pom Island which is located in a private concession in the heart of the Delta that not only offers superb scenery but a true Okavango wilderness experience.
Your time at Pom Pom Camp can be spent doing morning or evening game drives within the private concession, giving you the opportunity to view all the big game and night life the area has to offered. Otherwise you can opt for a relaxing mokoro ride to explore the surrounding waterways or a fishing trip to try and catch the African Pike and a variety of bream species.
A morning chartered flight over the Linyanti Marshes will take you to the private Kwando Reserve in which the stylish Lebala Camp stands. This vast reserve has gained a reputation as a top African safari destination for big game, especially predators, so prepare for an action packed couple of days
During your two nights at Lebala you will have the opportunity to partake in all sorts of activities including game drives, night drives, nature walks, mokoro excursions, boat cruises and fishing (seasonal). A distinguishing factor 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.
This morning you depart Lebala enjoying a final game drive on the way to the airstrip and catch your onward flight to Chobe National Park. From here you will be transferred to Chobe Safari Lodge, on the banks of the Chobe River.
Due to the fantastic physical location of the lodge a variety of activities will be on offer during your stay including morning and afternoon game drives (into Chobe NP which boasts the largest concentration of elephants in Africa), sunset boat cruises, fishing trips, scenic flights and Namibian village walks.
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Kasane for your onward journey. However if you don’t feel ready to go home just jet why not extend your trip with a visit to the nearby Victoria Falls or cross over the Namibian border to explore the Caprivi strip.