Predators of Land and Sky

Spend 8 nights on this private photographic tour exploring the prestine wilderness areas of two of Africas most thrilling wildlife photographic destinations. Londolozi set in the heart of South Africas premier big 5 wildlife areas the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Botswanas mighty Chobe River, known for its high populations and diversity of birdlife and large mamals. Pricing from US$ 8760 per person sharing, based on 2 people travelling.



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Summary

This 8 night private photographic tour will focus on two of Africas most sought after and thrilling wildlife photographic destinations. Together with the assitance and advice of on of our pro photographers and guides and based on your very own private vehcile this tour promises to be one out of the bucket list.

Londolozi Game Reserve, set in the heart of on of South Africas premier big 5 and wildlife destinations, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Londolozi is one of the original pioneering private game reserves of the ecotourism industry in South Africa. The word "Londolozi" derives from the Zulu language and means "protector of all living things" - and ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. Londolozi has become world renowned for its density and frequency of Leopard sightings as well as the other big cats, here you will not only have unrivalled opportunities to photograph these magnificent animals but also a great diversity of other wildlife including 40 mammal species in total, some of which are the legendary big 5 as well as the endangered wild dog and cheetah, this is not to mention the abundance of plains game, diversity of birdlife (360 species in the area) and the awe inspiring landscape scenery.

The Zambezi Voyager provides the ultimate luxury cruising holiday on the Chobe River. Small, intimate and owner-managed, this house boat provide us with the opportunity to stay overnight within the actual wildlife area of the Chobe National Park at prime mooring sites along the river, giving us a more intimate wilderness experience.

The Chobe National Park is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations for both amateur and professional photographers wanting access to some of the best wildlife and birding available. The Chobe is home to highest concentration of elephants in the world, seeing these great animals at water level, looking up at them from our photographic boat as they come down to the water to drink, bathe and play, is a sight that you will never forget. The area has a great diversity of other wildlife including numerous antelope species, such as Puku, Lechwe, Waterbuck, Roan antelope and Sable just to name a few, predators that are often spotted along the banks are Lion, leopard and on the odd occasion Wild dogs. The river itself is also alive with Hippos, Crocodiles, Terrapins and a diversity of fish species.

The extraordinarily rich and diverse birdlife that frequents the banks, due to the diverse array of habitats, certainly qualifies the Chobe as a birders paradise, and over 450 bird species can be seen from the boats alone. This list includes some birds that are of exceptional interest: One of the densest populations of Fish Eagles occurs in the area and as a result there is no better place to photograph these majestic birds.

Tour Itenary

  • Scheduled Charter flight from Johannesburg to Londolozi

  • Londolozi Game Reserve

  • Scheduled charter flight back to Johannesburg for connecting international flight to Kasane, Botswana and road transfer to Chobe River and Zambezi Voyager House Boat

  • Zambezi Voyager Houseboat

  • River transfers back to Botswana immigration and Kasane airport

Detailed Information

Londolozi

The heart and soul of Londolozi, Varty has eight chalets and two superior chalets. The campfire has burned here for over 82 years making Varty Camp the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi.
The décor echoes the same tones of the owners private homes and their continuing love affair with the earth.
All rooms have private swimming pools framed by timber decks that overlook the riverine bush. The living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees. The camp has a pleasingly down-to-earth quality and the emphasis on family heritage means that children always have a place at Varty Camp.
Varty Camp is also home to the original Sparta Hunting Camp, our boutique, the Cardio Vascular Room, Massage Treatment Room and our Library. Guests from all Camps are invited to make use of these facilities.

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Zambezi Voyager

The Zambezi Voyager is considered more than a Houseboat yet not just another Lodge in Africa. Zambezi Voyager is a luxuriously appointed, fully serviced and activity driven floating lodge, that operates on the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.

Zambezi Voyager accommodates 10 passengers in either twin or double bedded accommodation. The well-appointed cabins are tastefully decorated with soft stone textures and handmade linen. The entertaining decks combine a comfortable compliment of private lounges overlooking the idyllic waterways. The open air decks offer a choice of cooling off in the Jacuzzi or soaking up the African sun on the sun loungers on the top deck. Zambezi Voyager is an exclusive experience affording you privacy amongst some of the most scenic beauty of the African water and savannah.

All cabins have ensuite bathrooms with showers. Complimentary bio-degradable shower gel and shampoo are supplied. Electrical power points in each cabin enable the charging of cell phones, lap tops and cameras.

In addition to our specialised photographic boat, each cabin has access to their very own tender boat and guide, allowing you to personalise on your days activities. Fishing activities are also available and all of the necessary fishing tackle is supplied on the houseboat. A small reference library of field guides along with binoculars for use by the guests is contained on the entertainment deck, which is where our delicious meals are served. A sundeck with Jacuzzi sits just outside the entertainment area and on the upper deck sun loungers with a superb view complete the facilities.

Pricing from US$ 8760 per person sharing, based on 2 people travelling.

 

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If you have been through the itinerary and it does not suite your time frame, or the locations do not suite your needs, please do feel free to contact us regarding a custom safari more suited to your needs.

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 Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains Camp is situated about 25 kms north of Mombo, in the neighbouring northern private reserve of 60,000 hectares, within Botswana's Okavango Delta. The privacy of this area is one of Vumbura's main attractions  along with its great wildlife and superb all round Okavango experience. Vumbura Plains offers both water and land activities as this area has scenic waterways and is also close to the Okavango's outermost open savannahs. The water levels around the camp change each year depending on the level of the annual floods from central Africa.

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 Duba Plains

Duba Plains Camp is a traditional tented safari camp situated in a pretty part of the northern Okavango Delta, which is dominated by open plains of rich grasslands. Over the years Duba has come to be known almost exclusively for the interactions of lion and buffalo. Contrary to usual behaviour, Duba's lions have the reputation of being active during the day and for providing travellers with some exciting sightings of hunts.

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 Vic Falls Safari Lodge 

An ideal out-of-town base, this award-winning Zimbabwean safari lodge has spectacular views and is located just 4km from Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is positioned high on an escarpment overlooking the Zambezi National Park and boasts its own local waterhole, much visited by elephants and herds of buffalo. There is plenty to keep you busy in the area: enjoy white-water rafting, game drives, adrenaline sports, elephant-back or canoe safaris plus guided bush walks on the property. For more gentle pursuits, you may savour delicious wines on a wine tasting activity or practice your swing on the 18-hole golf course nearby.

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