Zimbabwe & Botswana Elephant Paths
Zimbabwe & Botswana Elephant Paths 11 Days
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.
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 >
- Follow in the footsteps of Africa's "gentle giants", the elephants, as you explore Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park and Botswana's Chobe National Park
- Stand in awe at the spectacular Victoria Falls
- Enjoy the waterways of the Okavango Delta with a relaxing mokoro ride and partake in game drives and relaxing sundowners
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Charter flight from Kana Kara to Maun Airport
- 3 nights fully inclusive accommodation in Hwange with park fees
- 2 nights bed & breakfast at Victoria Falls
- 3 nights full board accommodation in Kasane with park fees and 2 free activities per day
- 2 nights fully inclusive accommodation in the Okavango Delta with activities and excursions
ITINERARY10 Nights 11 Days
- Days 1 - 3 | Ivory Lodge, Hwange National Park
- Days 4 - 5 | Bayete Guest House, Victoria Falls
- Days 6 - 8 | Chobe Bakwena Lodge, Kasane/ Chobe
- Days 9 - 10 | Kana Kara Camp, Okavango Delta
- Day 11 | Safari ends in Maun
Ivory Lodge, Hwange National Park
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.
Bayete Guest House, Victoria Falls
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.
Chobe Bakwena Lodge, Kasane/ Chobe
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.
Kana Kara Camp, Okavango Delta
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.
Safari ends in Maun
After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by plane to Maun Airport, for your onward travel arrangements.
Your Itinerary Accommodation
Chobe Bakwena Lodge
Surrounded by the Chobe National Park and forest reserve, some 90km’s from Victoria Falls and Livingstone, 300 km’s West of the Okavango Delta and North of the Makgadigadi Salt pans.
Bakwena, from Setswana meaning ‘people of the crocodile’ one of the largest tribes in Botswana; embraces the surrounding culture and country as inspiration for its style and hospitality.
Chobe 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 Lodge comprises of 10 rondavel style chalets, 2 of which are family units, all situated under the shade of Acacia trees. Each chalet has a river view and is surrounded by indigenous riverine bush. Built around both ecological and traditional African principles, each chalet offers laid-back luxury with its own raised deck overlooking the river and built-in daybeds offering ample opportunity to absorb the splendour of the Chobe. Each chalet has an interior bathroom opening onto an outside garden with an outside shower.
The food served is simple, African-fusion dishes, inspired by traditional Setswana cuisine. The swimming pool and main area with its lounge, restaurant and Rain Tree bar overlooking the river offers guests a relaxed atmosphere to unwind in.
Activities on offer includes game drives or river cruises in the Chobe with fishing trips, bird watching, nature walks, cultural tours and visiting Impalila Island also possible at an additional cost.
Ivory Lodge, Hwange
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.
This camp offers personal attention to a maximum of 20 guests in 7 standard treehouses, of which one is a family unit, and 2 tented suites. The elevated en-suite rooms are positioned with sweeping views of the waterhole that is floodlit by night. The central dining area, bar and library are set around the deep blue pool - a welcome haven from the scorching midday heat. Bush cuisine offers campfire barbeques under a massive blanket of stars.
Ivory Lodge also has a hide next to a waterhole where a heightened wildlife experience is within a stone’s throw away. Activities on offer are walking and game drives in both the concession and Game Park. Night drives in the concession can also be arranged on request.
Bayete Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls
This family-run lodge abounds in warmth and friendliness and is situated in the suburbs of Victoria Falls residential area
Bayete Guest Lodge offers 25 en-suite rooms nestled among a beautiful garden, all decorated in a rustic, chic style and fitted with air-conditioning. The en-suite bathrooms are free flowing and open plan with a shower, hand-basin and toilet. Bathtubs are available in the executive and honeymoon suites and some of the deluxe rooms.
The Caldecott Boma is home to the dining room, which offers breakfast as well as lunch and dinner on request. The Ngwezi Bridge Pub with a swimming pool offer guests the perfect place to relax. Bayete also has a small outdoor gym area. Activities at Victoria Falls can be arranged by the front desk personnel.
Kana Kara, Okavango Delta
Kana Kara which is situated in the Okavango delta, is characterised by multitude of waterways isolating many islands of differing sizes, the water originates high in northern Botswana before fanning out to form this wildlife sanctuary. On the edge of the Selinda spillway, as the river meanders along its course, a picturesque site was located for Kana Kara. Kana Kara is not a game lodge, but rather a semi-permanent tented safari camp comprising 8 meru type tents, each with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. The facilities are modest yet comfortable, and are positioned to command uninterrupted views of the northern delta.
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 sun downers out in the bush for total relaxation.
On the banks of the lagoon is the camp’s open air boma, where all meals are prepared on open fires and guests can participate in cooking for a more interactive experience.
The camp is ideally reached by plane from either Maun or Kasane, and this makes the position perfect for guests travelling either to or from the Chobe / Victoria Falls, or from the Kalahari
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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!
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