Lodge & Camping Safari
A 13-day Lodge & Luxury Camping Experience
The best of both worlds! Experience the wildlife and wild places of Botswana with both the comfort of a lodge and the adventure of camping.
On this 12 night safari you'll spend 6 nights in comfortable lodges and 6 nights camping deep in the bush. Enjoy the amenities of three beautiful lodges near the magnificent Victoria Falls, along the floodplains of Chobe National Park, and in a remote region of the Okavango Delta.
On the camping safari segment, you’ll be surrounded by the wilderness as you fall asleep to the sounds of the African night. What is a mobile camping safari? It’s just that - mobile; a cross country exploration of the African bush. We carry all supplies with us and spend a few days at each site before moving on to next destination. Located in the remote bush, campsites are private, wild, and unfenced. It's not unusual to have wildlife wander through camp. Camping safaris are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily rhythms and magic of the African wilderness and are the quintessential African experience.
Days 1-2: Victoria Falls | Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
The Victoria Falls are one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is the largest sheet of falling water on earth - a spell binding and mesmerizing spectacle. The sheer mass of water cascading down the 300ft drop across for over 1 mile makes a thunderous roar and creates a magnificent spray of water that can be seen for miles - hence the local name 'mosi oa tunya' meaning 'the smoke that thunders'. 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 awe-inspiring elephant back safaris and sunset cruises. It has something for everyone!
Days 3-4 | Chobe Riverfront, Namibia | Chobe Savanna Lodge
On the morning of Day 3, you will be transferred by road to Chobe Savanna Lodge on the Namibian side of the Chobe River. 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, particularly in the dry season (May - Oct) where water is scarce away from the river. It is an area 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. The spectacular Chobe sunsets alone are worth a visit to the area. Activities include boat trips on the river, fishing, and visits to local communities.
Days 5-10 | Mobile Camping | Khwai River & Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
On the morning of Day 5, you will be transferred to Kasane Airport for your flight to Moremi Game Reserve and the start of your mobile camping safari. You'll spend 6 nights exploring the Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai River. These are among the best wilderness areas of Botswana where you'll search for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Although the Khwai area is not officially part of the Moremi, the wildlife experience in Khwai is the same as inside the reserve with the key advantage being the freedom to participate in walking safaris, off-road driving and night drives. This area is famous for large concentrations of game, including elephants and predators. It's one of the best places in Africa to see the rare African wild dog. Activities include day and night game drives, bush walks, and mokoro trips.
Days 11-12 | Okavango Delta | Pelo Camp, Botswana
On the morning of Day 11 you will fly to your final destination, Pelo Camp deep in the Okavango. The Okavango Delta is one of the world's largest inland deltas situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world - the Kalahari basin. This oasis in the middle of the desert is a rich yet fragile ecosystem, providing a life source for an incredible variety of birdlife, hippos, crocs, antelopes, elephants, and predators. Pelo is a water based camp where you can fully absorb the watery environment of the Okavango. Activities include mokoro and boat trips, bush walks, and fishing.
Day 13 | Departure
After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by plane to Maun Airport, for your onward travel arrangements.
There are no set departure dates for this safari. Simply let us know the dates you'd like to travel and we'll check on availability. If some of the lodges in the itinerary are full we can find alternatives, though this may change the rate.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park and is just 2.5 miles from the majestic Victoria Falls. This deluxe 72-roomed African Lodge prides itself on hospitality and first-class cuisine rivaled only by uninterrupted views and magnificent sunsets. The lodge offers accommodation in luxurious rooms with private balconies and bathrooms, duplex-style suites with views overlooking the waterhole. Each bedroom has its own balcony, air-conditioning and modern bathroom, created with a keen eye for detail: hardwoods, thatch, and vibrant colors of which the effect is awe-inspiring.
Chobe Savanna Lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park's Puku Flats. The lodge offers guests a hideaway for those looking for an exclusive Chobe River experience. The lodge is relaxed and informal, set in a classic African Savanna environment with sweeping vistas surrounding the lodge. The focal point of the lodge is a thatched open sided main building which commands a 270 degree view over the Chobe River and beyond to the Chobe National Park.
Fully Serviced Mobile Camping Safaris are very comfortable, with large, walk-in tents, beds, linens, and private toilets and showers attached to the tent. The camp staff takes care of all the chores, from setting up camp, cooking delicious meals over a fire, and attending to your every need.
Pelo Camp is situated on an island deep in the Okavango Delta. The camp is completely eco-friendly and is ideal for the adventurous traveler wanting a classic, traditional Okavango Delta experience. The camp’s main area consists of a dining area, lounge and bar with an extended deck overlooking the floodplains beyond. Each of the five spacious guest tents have en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower and private decks with views out onto the delta. Activities focus on mokoro excursions, walking, and boating.
INCLUDED: Road & air transfers between camps, meals/local drinks as indicated, lodging, activities offered at lodges, Botswana park fees.
EXCLUDED: International flights, pre- or post-safari accommodation/extensions, premium drinks/wine, optional activities, Victoria Falls entrance fee, visas, travel insurance, gratuities, personal items.
PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required to confirm booking. Balance is due 7 weeks before departure.
Other terms & conditions apply.
- $6035 (March 2020)
- $7120 (April-May 2020)
- $7910 (June 2020)
- $8480 (July-Oct 2020)
- $7160 (Nov 2020)
Rates are per person sharing; single supplement applies
Length: 12 nights/13 days
Route: Starts in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; Ends in Maun, Botswana