Luxury Botswana & Victoria Falls - All Female Group
Botswana, Zimbabwe

Luxury Botswana & Victoria Falls - All Female Group

Luxury Botswana & Victoria Falls - All Female Group

A unique opportunity to experience possibly the finest wildlife & wilderness in Africa. Travel in luxury with African experts staying at an iconic first class hotel, authentic quality lodges & luxury tented mobile safari.

Join us as we experience the wildlife of Botswana and the wondrous sceptical of Victoria Falls. A unique adventure led by African expert and professional photographer Mary Coulson. Born and bred in Zimbabwe with the bush as her back garden, Mary has travelled extensively in these regions and knows its culture, wildlife and terrain like no other. Mary is informative, fun and engaging but more importantly you are in very safe African hands.

April is an excellent month in which to visit Botswana, days are warm, dry but not over bearing and evenings are mild. It is also one of the best times for wild flowers and herbs. Join us as we venture to specially chosen regions that are renowned for their diverse scenery and, most importantly, the finest range of wildlife big game and bird species in Africa.

Price shown is without flights from the UK. These can be added on so please contact us for details.

Highlights

  • The wondrous spectacle of Victoria Falls
  • Unmatched wildlife experiences including elephants, lions, hyena and myriad birdlife
  • Spectacular scenery in 3 iconic Botswana destinations
  • All ladies small group adventure
  • Luxury lodges and mobile safaris
  • Visit the Khwai community to experience typical village life
  • Led by renowned photographer & Africa specialist

What's Included

  • Luxury accommodation, meals and beverages as specified on the itinerary below
  • All transfers
  • Safaris, game drives & activities as specified on the itinerary below
11 nights 15/04/2018 - 26/04/2018
From Only £7,245pp
Gillian Landells
Gillian Landells
Botswana, Zimbabwe Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Botswana, Zimbabwe. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

ITINERARY

11 Nights   12 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Victoria Falls
  • Day 2 | Botswana and the Chobe River region
  • Day 3 | The Spectacle of The Chobe River
  • Day 4 | The Savuti Area of Chobe National Park
  • Days 5 - 6 | Savuti
  • Days 7 - 8 | Okavango Delta
  • Days 9 - 11 | Khwai, Mobile Safari
  • Day 12 | Departure
Victoria Falls
1Day

Victoria Falls

Arrive in the afternoon in to Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe. Met personally by Mary, your group leader for the next 12 days. Transferred to the luxury Victoria Falls Hotel, one of Africa’s most iconic colonial style hotels located right next to Victoria Falls, one of the modern Seven wonders. Relax and settle in to this incredible and unique setting surrounded by original artefacts and antiques from a by-gone age. Late afternoon we have arranged a sunset cruise (beverages included) along the Zambezi River, then back for a welcome evening cocktail and dinner (included) hosted by Mary Coulson, in the sumptuous restaurant of the Hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Welcome Evening Dinner

Botswana and the Chobe River region
2Day

Botswana and the Chobe River region

An early morning pre-breakfast walk 10 minutes to the entrance of the National Park to the Falls escorted by Mary. A chance to fully experience the falls from its most interesting vantage points within the park. Back for breakfast, ready to check out and a private transfer of 70kms through the border in to Botswana and along the Chobe River region towards your next lodge.

Arrive at Muchenje Safari Lodge for a 2 Nights all inclusive stay. Settle in to this well positioned lodge before lunch is served. In the afternoon enjoy a safari drive with your naturalist guide. Be prepared with your camera as this is one of the richest regions in the world for big game wildlife and boasts the largest population of elephants in Botswana. The lodge is very well located on the west side of the park and overlooks the incredible Chobe River. This quieter and more tranquil part of the Chobe National park is only shared with three other lodges.

Meal Plan: All Inclusive Inc. all beverages

The Spectacle of The Chobe River
3Day

The Spectacle of The Chobe River

Muchenje Lodge. Morning and afternoon game drives with your Naturalist guide and leader. Unsurpassed wildlife sightings. Photographic help and advice. Views of the mighty Chobe River. Relax and unwind by the idyllic pool in the idyllic settings of Muchenje.

Game drives are morning and late afternoon and in between you will have opportunities to pay a cultural visit to one of the local villages or simply relax and read by the new pool at Muchenje Lodge. The River is never too far away and always attracts incredible wildlife and birds.

The Savuti Area of Chobe National Park
4Day

The Savuti Area of Chobe National Park

After a further memorable morning Game drive and a hearty breakfast, prepare to join your 3 night luxury mobile "glamping" adventure. You will drive south led by Mary and your expert naturalist guide spotting game on the way and taking advantage of photo opportunities through the heart of Chobe National Park towards the amazing Savuti region of Botswana where your luxury camp will be ready for you, wonderfully positioned right in the middle of the bush amongst an unbelievable natural environment. Savuti is ideal place to observe predators including wild dogs, spotted hyena and lion. This is a luxury tented camp where you won’t need to lift a finger - all meals and beverages will be taken care of by friendly camp assistants and naturalist guides so prepare to be pampered. This is a truly luxurious adventure but safety is paramount and your security comes first at all times.

Meal Plan: All Inclusive Inc. all beverages except premium brands

Savuti
5 - 6Days

Savuti

Staying in your luxury 'glamping' style tented camp (with fully made up beds) all set up for your arrival you will experience a unique wildlife paradise in true safari style. Enjoy fine cuisine and sundowner beverages by the fire side. Partake in game drives twice per day plus walking safaris with your guide and expert naturalist.

Savuti is a perfect location for classic African Safaris and big game including lions, hyena, and all of the other big game you would expect. Breathtaking scenery.

Okavango Delta
7 - 8Days

Okavango Delta

After your last morning Savuti game drive, the next exciting chapter is about to begin. You will be taken to a local airstrip for your flight in to the heart of the Okavango Delta, an African wildlife paradise, for your 2 night stay at the extraordinary Camp Okavango Lodge. The largest inland river delta in the world, Okavango Delta was declared the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. Rich in birdlife, kingfishers, fish eagles, storks among many others. A trip by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, is central to most visitor’s experience and is an ideal and peaceful way to relax and enjoy the water lilly, frogs and birdlife - be ready with your camera as this is one of the finest opportunities to get close and upfront with typical creatures and birds of the Okavango. Enjoy mokoro and walking safaris with expert bushman guides from the lodge. Water based sunset cruises with sundowners.

Meal Plan: All Inclusive Inc. all beverages

Khwai, Mobile Safari
9 - 11Days

Khwai, Mobile Safari

Three night luxury camp with all the frills. Khwai region is one of the hot spots for mobile safari locations, the road and track system are very accessible whilst offering a truly authentic experience. This is wild dog and leopard country at its best. The Khwai community are friendly and welcoming and you will have opportunities to drop in to experience typical village life.

Once again your luxury camp team will cater for your every need whilst you experience the sounds of wild creatures close by, the vivid colour of the wild flowers and butterflies, and the attractive iconic flower and wild herb scent which is most common in this wonderful region.

Enjoy Mokoro and walking safaris, morning, afternoon and night time Game drives. The area is also a birder’s paradise, with the chance to see The Pels fish eagle if you’re lucky!

Meal Plan: All Inclusive Inc. all beverages except premium brands.

Departure
12Day

Departure

Wake up on your last morning in paradise. Breakfast safari style and start the transfer back to Maun for your afternoon flight

Your Itinerary Accommodation

Camp Okavango

Recently extensively refurbished, this enchanting and authentically African safari camp is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta, a maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden, meandering channels where an abundance of wildlife prospers on the permanent waters of this unique environment.

This hidden treasure in the heart of the Delta offers an all year round water wilderness experience and accommodation is provided in 12 brand new, spacious and luxurious suites which were designed to be a haven of comfort and luxury. Each suite has been raised off the ground to ensure better viewing opportunities and boasting private viewing decks with sun loungers, his & her showers and basins, clear view fronts overlooking different parts of the island and comfortable lounge areas, these safari suites merge the true Okavango Delta experience with ultimate luxury.


Camp Okavango, one of the oldest properties in the Okavango Delta, underwent a complete rebuild and reopened in April 2016.

The rebuild saw the lodge being moved forward on the island to bring guests closer to the Delta system that the island is surrounded by. The whole lodge is now raised on wooden walkways and provides an exceptional in-lodge experience as guests can move freely through the island, observing the wonders it showcases from above the ground.

The main area of the Okavango Camp consists of a cocktail bar, lounge and wildlife reference library along with a beautiful dining area which leads onto an expansive open-air patio for lunches and evenings around the fire. There is also a sundeck with a refreshing plunge pool and a bird viewing hide.

Activities on offer at Camp Okavango are mainly focused around water based adventures including motorboat rides through the Delta and Mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) excursions. Guided bush walks on neighbouring islands are also offered, giving guests the chance to witness some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Birding opportunities are also outstanding and fishing on a catch and release basis is also very popular.

Victoria Falls Hotel

Established in 1904, the Victoria Falls Hotel is set in the Victoria Falls National Park with a private path to the Victoria Falls. Overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge and gorge, it is one of the most famous hotels in Africa and is renowned for its elegance and charm.


The suites and rooms are well appointed, cool and comfortable and are furnished in traditional Edwardian style with every modern amenity including air conditioning, satellite television, mini-bars in suites, complimentary early morning tea/coffee, direct dial telephone, personal safe, 24-hour room service, bathrobes, hair dryer, and umbrellas for guests’ personal use.

Muchenje Lodge, Chobe NP

This fantastic luxury safari lodge sits on an escarpment within the Chobe Forest Reserve on the quieter western side of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. A haven of tranquillity, the lodge is privately owned by exceptional hosts who will ensure that your every need is catered for. Overlooking a seasonal floodplain and the Chobe River you will experience outstanding views from the balcony of your private cottage, and with prolific wildlife and huge concentrations of game nearby this is an ideal place for a peaceful and thoroughly enjoyable safari experience.

Each of the 10 exquisite thatched cottages at this fantastic lodge feature an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, 24 hour power, comfortable beds and a private deck from which you can soak up the splendid views that surround the lodge. There is also a family cottage which sleeps up to 4 guests over 2 floors and is ideal for a family or small group of friends travelling together.


Your hosts at the lodge will ensure that you get to see all that this wonderful area has to offer, with game drives taking you to view the wildlife rich lands that abound. You can expect to see 4 of the “big 5” here including one of the largest concentrations of elephants found in Africa.

After an exhilarating day exploring the area you can return to the welcoming atmosphere of the lodge and enjoy delicious freshly prepared meals and a refreshing cocktail around the fire pit. The lodge also has a lovely swimming pool with sun loungers, numerous viewing areas, a gift shop, a library and a large bar area.

What Our Customers
Say...

Helen and Rob Jenkins, Stirling Lorraine Sidd, Christchurch, NZ Lorrie and Jake, Houston, USA Bret Anderson, Ottawa, Canada Claire Knowles, Sydney, Australia John Malcome, Bristol, UK Anne and Chris Sayer, Maidenhead, UK
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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