The longer the journey the greater the reward. Africa is huge and may require long travel days to reach these remote, wild places – planes, trains and automobiles, boats and helicopters, sometimes all in the same day! Know that an icy Gin & Tonic will be waiting at the other side. This Is Africa – so schedules may change, planes may need an unexpected service, or your guide may get blocked by a herd of elephants en route to the runway. Rest assured we have your back, and you will reach your destination – all part of the adventure!
Travellers come to Africa for the first time for the animals, but they return for the people. You will be greeted by warm, smiling faces, excited to welcome you to their country. Most of the staff employed by the lodges, will come from the local community – rural Africa, with very different backgrounds, education and opportunities to first world living. You’ll always share a good laugh and story at the end of the day.
Dates: 2024 (TBC)
Walking safaris with skilled guides
Helicopter flights and excursions to Tsodilo Hill
Great viewing of lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah and wild dog
Accommodation: Elegant tented suites
All meals and drinks
National Park and conservation fees
Game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area from predators to prey. The open 4×4 vehicles accommodate a maximum of seven guests allowing each a ‘window’ seat for best wildlife viewing. Night drives are also available and with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day.
There is no better way of viewing the Delta and its wildlife than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe), often revealing the smaller critters of the Okavango Delta and fascinating waterbirds of the region. Walking safaris with skilled guides offer you the exciting opportunity of coming across a big game on foot as well as observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle.
The Okavango Delta is the largest intact inland delta in the world, and is exceptionally rich in wildlife. Situated deep within the Kalahari Basin, the Delta is characterized by meandering deep water channels lined with papyrus reeds that open up into larger lagoons and islands; these in turn give way to seasonal floodplains and eventually large tracts of dry land where animals congregate. Fed by the Okavango River and rains from the highlands of Angola, the Delta can vary in size from 15,000 sq km (5,800 sq mi) during drier periods to a staggering 22,000 sq kms (8,500 sq mi) during wetter periods.
The game viewing depends on season, floodwaters and food availability but it is one of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world. In addition to big game viewing, visitors come to experience the supreme tranquility and serenity of an untouched delta, and scenes of extraordinary natural beauty. It consistently produces very good predator action with considerable herds of ungulates and elephants, as well as a reintroduced (predominantly white) rhino population.
Experience & Activities 6/30 The exclusive Qorokwe Concession encompasses over 26,000 hectares (over 64,000 acres) in a high-density game area of the south-eastern Okavango, bordering the renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Exploring Qorokwe reveals a world of diverse Delta habitats supporting a wealth of wildlife. Qorokwe has eight elegant tented suites, with en-suite facilities that include indoor and outdoor showers, plus one very spacious family unit with its own splash pool. The magnificent main area is the focal point of the camp and overlooks a lagoon. The dining area, lounge, library and bar are built on raised wooden platforms, all connected by walkways.
Situated on a beautiful old tree-island in a prime wilderness locale in the southeast of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Camp is built on elevated decks to provide superb views across an expansive floodplain.
Chitabe’s commitment to the Wilderness Purpose includes providing financial and logistical support for a variety of projects ranging from research and monitoring programmes to education and social upliftment projects. Experiences and activities include day and night drives, guided walks, and exceptional birding.
Luxurious Vumbura Plains lies in an area that is a mix of water and dry land. The wildlife is diverse, so that both land and water activities on vehicles, mekoro and boats deliver an all-round African safari experience.
Vumbura Plains consists of two seperate but linked camps, consisting of a total of 14 raised, spacious rooms, unique and contemporary in design with indoor and outdoor showers and an en-suite bathroom. Additional features include a private plunge pool and ‘sala’ –from where you can watch the passing parade of wildlife or even enjoy a relaxing soothing massage.
The town of Victoria Falls lies on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western edge of the falls that it is named after. After David Livingstone set his eyes on the “smoke that thunders” in 1855, the settlement was later developed in 1901 when the possibility of using the waterfall for hydro-electric power was explored, and expanded when the railway from Bulawayo reached the town shortly before the Victoria Falls Bridge was opened in April 1905, connecting Southern Rhodesia (later Rhodesia; now Zimbabwe) to Northern Rhodesia (later Zambia).
Vic Falls, as it is affectionately abbreviated to, is known as the adventure capital of Africa, with any number of outdoor and adventure activities to choose from. As well as world-class white water rafting, there is one of the world’s highest bungee jumps, skydiving, swing slides, helicopter rides and more.