Classic Botswana 10 days
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.
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn 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. Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn 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. Read more >
- Explore some of Botswana’s wildest and wildlife-rich private concessions
- Enjoy the water ways of the Okavango Delta with a relaxing mokoro ride
- Staying on a safari boat will give you a unique water based point of view of the Chobe National Park
- Full board accommodation
- Selected domestic flights
- All transfers
- Game viewing activities and National Park fees
Free opticron Binoculars available for all bookings made From 27 June to 15 August 2018!*
*Conditions apply: Not in conjunction with any other wildfoot offer. Must be a spend of over £2000 or more, not including flights. Full Terms enclosed.
ITINERARY9 Nights 10 Days
- Day 1 | Fly from Maun to Kwara Camp on the Okavango Delta
- Days 2-3 | Okavango Delta
- Day 4 | Fly to Lebala Camp in the Linyanti Concession
- Days 5-6 | Linyanti Concession
- Day 7 | Fly to the Chobe River
- Days 8-9 | Chobe National Park
- Day 10 | Departure
Maun to Kwara Camp
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.
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.
Lebala Camp, Linyanti Concession
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.
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.
Arrival at Chobe Princess
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.
Cruising the Chobe River
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.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Lebala Camp, Linyati
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.
Chobe Princess Safari Boat
Part of the stunning Zambezi Queen collection of luxurious safari boats the Chobe Princess boats have been designed to offer extreme comfort and relaxation as you cruise along over 50 km of the Chobe River between Namibia and Botswana.
Staying overnight at a number of different scenic sites aboard this luxury houseboat you will find yourself fully immersed in the river life, taking in the sights and sounds of this remarkable area. Enjoy spectacular birding, witness a plethora of wildlife and relax in true comfort.
Beautiful living areas, spacious en-suite cabins and the opportunity to witness things you may not see on regular safaris make a safari cruise on the Chobe Princess an ideal way to explore Namibia's Caprivi Strip.
All boats have four spacious twin/double cabins with large sliding windows, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and comfortable beds. There is also an upper deck area with a lounge and bar area. A full kitchen provides excellent quality catering and the onboard plunge pool adds even further to the luxurious feeling of staying aboard one of these boats. Three tender boats are also available for closer game encounters.
Kwara Camp, Okavango Delta
This comfortable tented and thatched camp is set on the banks of a secluded lagoon in the northern area of the Okavango Delta close to the Moremi Game Reserve.
The superb location of this mid-range camp is ideal for both land and water based game viewing and other activities. Allowing direct access to the permanent waterways of the Delta guests can not only revel in the beautiful sights and sounds that surround them but can also partake in a wide range of water-based activities such as Mokoro excursions, power boating and fishing.
Add to that the choice of game drives and game walks, the very comfortable en-suite accommodation, the tranquillity and the beautiful views and you have a perfect place from which to explore all that this unique area has to offer.
The camp has eight en-suite tents with inside and outside showers as well as a honeymoon tent with a bath. There is also a thatched lounge and a dining and bar area. All year round activities include game walks and cruises, off-road and night-time game drives, Mokoro excursions and fishing.
What Our Customers
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.
It was a real privilege to have such an outstanding and knowledgeable guide - he was excellent company. The tents and camps were first-rate in terms of comfort, service and location.
We have recently returned from a holiday to Botswana that you organised for us and we just want to say thanks for all the work that you put into it. The holiday was fantastic - hotels/lodges were great, wildlife spectacular, people friendly, guides flexible and knowledgeable and the variety of locations perfect. The time of year was ideal for seeing the beginning of the change in the landscape at the start of the rainy season. All the arrangements ran like clockwork and there was even somebody there at Maun airport at the end of our trip to ensure all had gone well. We will certainly consider using Wildfoot again for our future travel plans.Thank you again.
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