What To Expect.
This tour is specifically designed for those groups or individuals who enjoy leaving the safari vehicle and getting on an eye level with Africa’s Big Game.
Zambia is the home of the walking safari with some of Africa’s wildest safari destinations and fantastic guides who have the ability to safely approach dangerous game such as elephant and lion as well as teach our guests about smaller animals and trees, tracking and the greater circle of these fantastic ecosystems.
Guests will visit incredible destinations such as the South Luangwa National Park, with its high leopard densities, the beautiful Lower Zambezi National Park with its photographic Winterthorn forests and river based activities and finally Kafue National Park, the largest protected area in Zambia.
"THE BEST OF ZIMBABWE"
What To Expect.
The safari begins just outside of Zimbabwe’s famous frontier town of Victoria Falls, the base for many of Southern Africa’s safari adventures. Spend time visiting the magnificent “Mosi – oa – Tunya” or as we know it Victoria Falls – “The Smoke that Thunders”, as well as a sunset boat cruise on the Mighty Zambezi River, canoeing amongst pods of hippos or just relaxing and preparing oneself for the incredible experience that awaits.
Once our guests have acclimatised to the adventure at hand, the next move is onto Zimbabwe’s largest national park – Hwange National Park. Somalisa Camp is situated within its own private concession and has won numerous awards for being Zimbabwe’s best tented camp. It is best known for the high concentration of predators and prey which are attracted to the camps waterhole. Elephant and buffalo frequent this waterhole in the dry season (June to October) with huge herds of the species visiting constantly.
A short flight to Bumi Hills follows. Bumi Hills Lodge is situated on Lake Kariba, not actually a lake but a large dam with a plethora of game and water based activities to enjoy. Bumi Hills lodge has incredible views over the “lake” itself and is a great place to try your hand at a bit of tigerfishing – one of the greatest freshwater fights to experience!
Finally, and very certainly not least, your Zimbabwean safari gets to the crown of the country’s safari destinations, Mana Pools National Park. Splendid views onto the Zambian escarpment can be seen from your camp, Nyamatusi, and incredible Albida tree forests make Mana Pools a photographer’s delight. Known for high concentration of elephants and painted dogs, the area is best explored via a mixture of game drives and walks with your professionally trained guides.
Some of the continents best guides are known to come from Zimbabwe due to their rigorous and detailed training programme.
"CAPE TOWN & BOTSWANA"
What To Expect.
Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is a must visit at least once in your lifetime.
Cape Town is extremely cosmopolitan with white sanded beaches, fantastic restaurants and night life, as well as wine farms, great hiking and buzzing markets. Tintswalo Atlantic is situated at the base of Chapman’s Peak Drive with views over Hout Bay from every room. Enjoy the city and all it offers or sit back and relax in your room while spotting large pods of dolphin’s frolicking in the ocean in front of you.
Botswana is a mere two and a half hours, direct flight from Cape Town. The beauty of the waterways of the Okavango Delta and Linyanti channel are magnets for Africa’s sensational wildlife. Not just a land based safari destination enjoy floating down and viewing animals on a sunset boat cruise or on a traditional dugout canoe (mokoro).
Within your accommodation at both Linyanti Tented Camp and Shinde (recently rebuilt in 2020) you can expect fantastic food and service, as well as a tremendous and wild safari experience.
"CAPE TOWN, KRUGER
What To Expect.
Here at Wild & Isle we are known for our Safari and Beach Escapes and this is one of our favourite! Compliment a trip to Cape Town and the Kruger Park with five nights relaxing on Mozambique’s famous translucent coastline and you are guaranteed to go home feeling relaxed!
Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is a must visit at least once in your life. Cape Town is extremely cosmopolitan with white sanded beaches, fantastic restaurants and night life, as well as wine farms, great hiking and buzzing markets. Accommodation is in the city’s centre, a short drive from all attractions and within walking distance of quirky shops and restaurants.
Flying from Cape Town to one of the world’s most revered game parks, the Kruger National Park, and you will quickly see how much South Africa has to offer! Visit two lodges within private concessions, for a variety of landscapes and wildlife, and have close up experiences with Africa’s Big 5 and more.
A direct flight from the Kruger International Airport will take you to Vilanculos and your final accommodation – Santorini. With a Mediterranean feel to it, Santorini offers such excursions as scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and island hopping in the Bazaruto Archipelago, famous for its ocean diversity. Otherwise spend your days lazing around and swimming in the warm Mozambican waters.
What To Expect.
For all of those interested in the most rounded African Safari and Island getaway then this is it!
Fourteen nights exploring grasslands, savanna, islands and forests in some of Africa’s best known and remote locations makes us, and hopefully you, very excited!
Start off your trip in the Lamai Wedge of the Serengeti. With incredible wildlife experiences, including the Great Migration over the right times of the year and the infamous Mara river crossings, Lamai lodge has incredible views and is far quieter than other parts of the Serengeti.
After three blissful nights in the Serengeti you will fly and boat transfer to Mahale National Park to stay at the remote Greystoke Mahale for a further three nights. With its own private beach (swimming is not advisable due to the resident crocodile and hippos) enjoy water based activities and the solitude Greystoke provides. The stars of the show at Mahale though are the chimpanzees. Track and locate our not so distant cousins with professional guides and marvel at their family structures and ingenuity as they go about their daily tasks.
From Greystoke move onto the equally less visited Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania. With huge herds of buffalo, elephant and large quantities of lion and leopard Ruaha is an incredible safari experience, not known by many safari travellers. The area is wild! Baobab forests fill the savanna and cannot be seen as abundantly at other destinations as they are here, in Ruaha.
After eight nights of adventure what better way is there to relax from the highs of your safari than by sipping on cocktails and lounging on pristine beaches on an island in the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar offers deep sea fishing, diving and snorkelling and many other beach based activities.
What a fantastic trip!
& BEACH EXPERIENCE"
What To Expect.
Kenya is the home of the “Safari” and where the word originates. It would therefore make sense that a trip to this country can be seen as a pilgrimage to where it all began.
Beginning in the bustling city of Nairobi you are then flown to the Laikipia region, a model in conservation where wildlife and local farmers live side by side in perfect harmony. A model for the rest of the world in conservation management Soisan Lodge is the perfect destination for families.
Besides your usual wildlife activities, where all the big names are present, activities such as sleep outs in the wild, horse riding, fishing and waterfall jumping can all be done making it a fully rounded experience to enjoy.
What trip to Kenya is ever complete without a visit to the famous Masai Mara, especially around the time of the Great Migration.
With incredible wildlife viewing, and the added bonus of being situated in a private conservancy, enjoy everything the Mara has to offer, without the crowds!
Finally compliment your stay with some beach time, relaxing and eating on Kenya’s beautiful and famous coastline. A perfect way to relax after a fantastic and life changing trip.