Green Desert Safari
JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!
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Green Desert Safari 9 days
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.
- Explore some of Botswana’s wildest and wildlife-rich private concessions at an affordable price.
- Enjoy the waterways of the Okavango Delta with a relaxing mokoro ride
- Visit spectacular Chobe National Park
- Full board accommodation
- Selected domestic flights
- All transfers
- Game viewing activities
ITINERARY8 Nights 9 Days
- Day 1 | Maun to Chief's Island
- Day 2 | Gunn's Camp
- Days 3-4 | Pom Pom Island
- Days 5-6 | Linyati
- Days 7-8 | Chobe
- Day 9 | Kasane
Maun to Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta
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.
Chief’s Island to Pom Pom Island
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.
Pom Pom Island
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.
Pom Pom Island to the Linyanti
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.
Linyanti to Chobe National Park
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.
Chobe National Park
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.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Chobe Safari Lodge
Located in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River this delightful camp which offers a variety of accommodation options is perfectly situated for the Chobe National Park and is within close proximity to 3 different airports making it one of the most accessible lodges in the area.
Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia meet right on the doorstep of Chobe Safari Lodge so it is an excellent getaway location for guests looking to explore all of the marvellous areas associated with these regions - including Chobe, Victoria Falls and Caprivi.
Accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge is provided in 46 Luxury Safari Rooms, 22 Luxury River Rooms and 8 Rondavels.
The luxury Safari Rooms at Chobe Lodge offer the utmost in safari opulence, with air-conditioning, luxurious en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, elegant furnishings including large comfortable beds and private patios with stunning views over the river.
The twin-bed River Rooms are just as luxurious, also boasting en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and private patios. The River Room complex also has its own riverside garden where guests often take time to photograph the resident monkeys and mongoose.
The Rondavels - the original Chobe Safari Lodge accommodation - are located a very short walk to the main complex and offer traditional style accommodation for guests looking for a more authentic safari experience. These thatched units are all elegantly furnished and have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.
There are also camping options available so your choice of accommodation is endless.
The main area of the complex offers a beautiful restaurant where delicious home-cooked meals are served daily, a stunning swimming pool for relaxing in the warm African sunshine, 2 bars including a wonderful cocktail bar overlooking Caprivi flood plains, a health and beauty salon and a curio & crafts shop.
The complex also has its own boats on which guests can enjoy wonderful dinner cruises. You can dine under the stars as the boat cruises on the Chobe River between the shores of Botswana and Namibia - offering the ideal way to unwind and enjoy the unique surroundings of Chobe by night.
Other activities on offer at Chobe Safari Lodge of course also include morning and afternoon game drives. Chobe National Park boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, along with many other species of big game, and you can choose to witness this amazing spectacle via game drive, boat cruise or even on a scenic flight. Other activities available include sunset boat cruises, private boat hire, Victoria Falls day trips, fishing and Namibian village walks.
On the border of Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta lies the luxurious Gunns Camp where comfortable accommodation and prime location combine to provide the perfect tranquil safari experience.
Overlooking the legendary Chief's Island the camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps in the area and this intimate camp is only accessible via a private air strip deep in the delta.
Accommodation is provided in 6 deluxe Meru tents which have been traditionally furnished to impeccable standards and which all feature en-suite bathrooms with standalone baths and outdoor private showers. All tents have been raised on platforms to optimise the stunning views over the delta plains and the discreet setting of each tent ensures the ultimate in peace and tranquility. This level of peace and privacy makes Gunns Camp an ideal location for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
The beautiful main area of the camp is connected to the accommodation area by a raised wooden walkway crossing the wetlands which is perfect for romantic strolls in the evening and there is a welcoming elevated bar and relaxing lounge and dining room. There is also a large bar on the top deck which offers fantastic views over Chief's Island, a campfire boma and a luxurious swimming pool in which guests can cool off and seek solace from the warm African sun.
Being located in the Okavango Delta, Gunns Camp offers a wide range of water based activities that guests can enjoy at their leisure. Some of the most popular activities include Mokoro excursions where a guide will take you through the bustling river in a traditional dug-out canoe. You can sit back and soak up the wonderful scenery on offer and for full day trips you can enjoy a delicious pre-prepared picnic lunch on Delta Island after an exhilarating bush walk where you will have encountered magnificent game without the parameters of a vehicle.
Another popular activity is an island camping evening where you will set off in a Mokoro with full camping equipment and with the direction of your guide set up camp on an island where you can prepare a traditional sleep-out dinner and sleep amongst Africa's nocturnal wildlife.
Motor-boat sunset cruises are also available.
Pom Pom Camp
Located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta, this beautiful camp offers superb scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience in one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa.
Lying on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve the camp is situated on the head waters of the Xudum river system and therefore lends itself to a range of water-based safari activities.
Accommodation is provided in 9 luxury safari tents which have been decorated in traditional safari style and which have en-suite facilities, large comfortable beds and decks with beautiful views over the Pom Pom lagoon.
The attractive main building is constructed of thatch and canvas and houses a welcoming lounge, dining and bar area along with a gift shop, outdoor boma and a luxurious swimming pool.
Unlike many of the camps in the Okavango Delta Pom Pom Camp is able to offer game drives due to it being positioned on its own concession area. Morning and evening game drives will give you the opportunity to view all the big game and night life of this intriguing environment. Mokoro (traditional dug out canoe) excursions are also available where you can glide through the waterways with a professional guide who will teach you about the waterways and the unique habitats that reside there. Fishing is also very popular and your guides will be able to tell you the very best spots.
Lebala camp is located in the Kwando Concession in the Linyati area of the Okavango Delta and is known for its serious focus on wildlife viewing and guiding, especially lions, elephants, wild dogs and leopards.
The name 'Lebala' means open plains and this is extremely apt given the wonderful open grasslands and seasonal floodplains teeming with the wildlife that this remarkable area is famous for. Offering exclusive and intimate accommodation this stylish and beautiful lodge offers all you will need for a luxury safari.
Enjoy thrilling game drives and wildlife tracking during the day, and by night spend time chatting around the camp fire and enjoying delicious meals before returning to your spacious and exceptionally comfortable chalet for a great night's sleep.
Accommodation here is at the high end of comfortable with eight spacious, tented rooms rooms with bathroom, further outside shower and private verandah. There is a large bar and lounge and a separate dining area, plus campfire area and small swimming pool.
The focus here is very much on wildlife viewing rather than meal times, with daytime, sunset and night drives in open-top vehicles.
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Botswana was everything we wanted it to be....spectacular wildlife everywhere and couldn’t believe how close we were! Thank you to your team for all your help in making it possible.
I just want to say a massive thank you for organising our trip to Botswana. From our very first conversation, I knew we were in safe hands, you were so knowledgeable and super-efficient that I had no doubt this was going to be the holiday of a lifetime and it was! Our two children loved every minute, especially the meerkats at Jack’s Camp so thanks for the recommendation and who can forget the bungee jump at Vic Falls!!!! We can’t wait to start planning our next family adventure with you, thank you so much.
There were so many highlights, where to start! Seeing Victoria Falls for the first time, the hot air balloon ride over the delta, watching wild dogs chase a leopard at Selinda, quad biking over the Salt Flats, the list goes on. This really was a trip that will stay close to our hearts for a very long time. The whole Wildfoot Team went the extra mile for us from beginning to end and we can’t thank you enough, we will happily recommend you to friends and family in the future.
The tented camps worked well and the bathrooms were more civilised than expected so feel we made the right choice after all. Really enjoyed the range of activities offered at each of the camps, the mokoro ride and walking safaris being particular good. Got lucky and saw a pride of lions take down a buffalo at Savuti and a wild dog kill at Mfuwe. No lucky with cheetah unfortunately, but now we have a reason to go back!
As expected, I have fallen in love with Botswana, without a doubt head and shoulders above any other safari experience. I was so lucky with wildlife with big cat sightings most days, several packs of wild dog and even a pangolin! There is nothing I would have wanted to change, a fantastic holiday from beginning to end, thank you so much for all your help and guidance thorough out.
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