Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls luxury holiday
Description of Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls luxury holiday
This ten day luxury holiday allows travellers to tailor a tour of the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls to meet their wishes with a whole host of wildlife watching opportunities, guided bush walks and scenic flights providing no end of exciting activities along the way.
Anyone who's ever experienced life on the Okavango Delta before will already be well aware of the potential for spotting animals both on the water and on dry land with trips along the tributaries in a hollowed out Mokoro canoe resulting in animal encounters from a completely unique perspective.
Lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs and buffalo all rely on the waterways of the Okavango oasis for sustenance and chances to explore the delta in the company of a local guide, both by day and at night, leave nothing to the imagination when it comes to understanding the natural environment.
The culmination of this ten day tour takes travellers to the tumultuous Victoria Falls where a variety of land and water based activities let you unwind in an exhilarating setting after undertaking game drives in Chobe National Park.
So as to avoid the region's often bumpy roads this luxury tour utilises light aircraft to fly travellers from one outstanding natural area to the next with stunning aerial views and more time spent on the ground allowing for an itinerary that's just as comfortable as naturally exciting.
Accommodation is also made for comfort with luxury campsites or reed-built chalets set alongside riverbanks and lakes to present further opportunities to watch wildlife in the safest way possible.
Whatever you plan to do, this tour can be tailored to meet your wishes with lodge activities decided upon shortly after your arrival with the aid of expert local guides who are on hand to offer you the best way possible to watch wildlife in the surrounding areas.
Planet and peopleBotswana’s policy of preserving its wildlife and implementing sustainable tourism policies has paid off with its pristine natural environment. Whilst the country is one of Africa’s more expensive safari destinations, the money paid on entering national parks contributes towards conservation strategies and the development of local communities. Over 17% of the country’s land has been set aside as national parks and game reserves; however, the number of visitors is limited in order that the area can be preserved. In particular, fees from entry to the National Parks are used to develop the country’s eco-tourism strategy which invests in tourism initiatives which are owned by local communities. Sample projects include handicraft production, considered important income earners for women in the remote areas of Botswana, and development of community campsites which allow communities to develop a range of services for visitors.
This trip uses local guides who have an intense passion for nature and their country. Their ability to speak local dialects gives guests a privileged insight into the intriguing local tribal cultures, whilst their well-trained game-spotting skills and expert knowledge of botany and wildlife provide for a unique and informative experience. Senior guides have been trained by the company and worked their way to respected positions: and indeed their guiding skills are well recognised and respected.
The camps in this trip in the Okavango Delta are small and traditional, thus minimising strain on scarce resources such as electrical requirements. The camps do not have air conditioning as this is destructive to the environment. Where possible, solar panels are used for electrical requirements – these are supported by generators, and customers are advised on how to save power on arrival. The camps are intended to be quaint, unassuming, and tucked into the environment so that ultimately only a footprint will remain.
The lodges we use provide valuable employment for local people, and many of the lodges have set up programmes for their staff such as AIDS awareness training sessions, and provide staff welfare officers, lay counsellors and peer educators in their lodges. We are a wholly online company, and do not produce paper brochures.