Day 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – Chobe Safari Lodge
Accommodation Type: Lodged
Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on our doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi. Game drives within the Chobe National Park offer the opportunity to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close, and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators.
Day Activity : Photographic Safari
A photographic Safari that operates all year round in the Chobe region of Botswana – one of the most picturesque and game filled parks on the African continent. A company set up by photographers for photographers and priding themselves in knowing exactly what their clients want most – an abundance of wildlife photo opportunities and the means by which so maximise those opportunities. As a company they understand that perhaps not everyone has taken the financial leap of faith to buy an expensive DSLR camera so they will provide every client should they require with a state of the art camera and zoom lens free of charge while they are with us. They currently use Nikon D7000 bodies with Sigma 150-500mm & 120-400mm lenses.
Day Activity: Victoria Falls …
is an African paradise which is centered on the showpiece of the 100m high falls. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the epicenter of the Victoria Falls town which plays host to myriad activities, surrounding game reserves and abundant natural life in the forms of wildlife, birds, rainforests and the Zambezi River.
There is much to see at the Victoria Falls. In particular, much of the natural life and the falls itself remains the same as it was during the time of its colonial discovery in 1855. The Victoria Falls Bridge, railway lines and statue of David Livingstone offer relics from the early historical days of the Victoria Falls. The sheer natural beauty in and around the falls is astounding. Endemic plants and massive game reserves present any traveler with a truly African landscape of fauna, flora and stunning colors. Witness African wildlife up close and see for yourself how the pulse of Southern Africa’s foremost tourist attraction connects you back to the continent.
Day 11 – Nata Lodge, Makgadigadi Salt Pans
Accommodation Type: Lodged
An oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the pans. It is ideally situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road, 10 km from Nata village. This is the junction to the Okavango, Chobe and Francistown areas.
The shady tree canopy surrounding the lodge is a hive of activity, with a bird feeding area and active water feature providing the bird watcher with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of either the pool deck, open bar or restaurant. The Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah are just some of the species you will encounter during your stay at the lodge.
For keen bird watchers and naturalists, Nata Lodge offers open vehicle, three hour excursions into the Nata Sanctuary. Mammal species in the sanctuary include antelope such as springbok, as well as springhares, jackals and foxes. However the main attraction is the abundance of bird life. Around 165 bird species, including king-fishers, eagles, ostriches, pelicans, spoonbills and both greater and lesser flamingos, have been recorded.