This tailor-made itinerary combines Botswana’s contrasting areas of salt pans and delta, with Zimbabwe’s mighty Victoria Falls and the game rich Hwange National Park, famed for huge herds of elephants gathering around waterholes.
- Makgadikgadi Salt Pans with meerkats, cultural interactions and more
- Okavango Delta
- Victoria Falls
- Hwange National Park
A trip of contrasts from the vast salt pans and lunar like landscape of the Makgadikgadi, to the winding waterways of the Okavango Delta, before the thunderous Victoria Falls and stunning Hwange National Park. Unique wildlife interactions, cultural insights and diversity of activities from walking safaris, quad biking, game drives, kayaking and mokoros, to boat cruises and fishing. No one day will be the same and each accommodation unique from romance under the stars, to an authentic bush camp to a luxurious riverside lodge.
“Encompass Africa listened to me, had patience with me, understood me and then came up with a safari trip that more than exceeded my expectations. They were the only company I contacted that was happy to deal with me via email (which is my preferred way of organising holidays) – customer is king there!
I asked for a variety of scenery, activities, safari experiences and camps. The safari they came up with took us to Botswana and Zimbabwe. We slept under a million stars on the salt pan, we kayaked with crocodiles and hippos, we saw wildlife during the day, at night, from a vehicle, on foot and from the water (mokoro and motorboat). We stayed at San Camp, Splash Camp, Zambezi Sands Camp, Hwange Bush Camp and Ilala Lodge at Victoria Falls. All had their own character and all were excellent (location, accommodation, food and guides).
The wildlife we saw includes lion, cheetah, leopard, painted dog, hyena, jackal, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, baboon, monkey, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, mongoose, meerkat, warthog, wildebeest, impala, roam, kudu, ostrich, honey badger, crocodile, hippo and many birds.
The organisation of the trip was impeccable. I thoroughly recommend Encompass Africa – go to their website and check it out!”
– Tineke Manford