The landlocked Southern African country of Botswana is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations in the world. With attractions such as the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Makgadigadi Salt Pans and Savute National Park, visitors to Botswana can enjoy some of the best game viewing in Africa. With lodges that are traditionally small and intimate, guests enjoy unrivalled luxury in a setting that is both environmentally sustainable and wholly immersive. Whether you’re on a romantic African honeymoon or a multi-generational family trip, Botswana offers the chance to experience Africa at its most beautiful.
Chobe National Park, in the northeast of Botswana, is the country’s second largest national park and is blessed with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. With an elephant population numbering close to 30 000, nowhere else in Africa has more of the iconic animal and you are all but guaranteed some amazing elephant sightings. Chobe is also the scene of the annual zebra migration - a truly moving spectacle to witness - which brings the whole park to life. Nearby to both the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls, a visit to Chobe National Park works well when combined with the two and is sure to provide a truly memorable safari experience.
Ilala Lodge is centrally located just 8 minutes’ walk from the Victoria Falls. It is within easy reach of all the activities available in this adventure tourism mecca - white water rafting, zip-lining, gorge swings, sunset cruises, swims in Devil’s Pool. Ilala Lodge is a 73 room family-run hotel with pretty gardens and a view of the spray from the Falls.
The landlocked Southern African country of Zimbabwe has been in the news for all the wrong reasons of late but, while we do not condone the current political climate, the fact remains that it is a perfectly safe and viable option for tourists, with a wide range of natural attractions. From the thundering smoke of the majestic Victoria Falls – a wonder of the natural world - and the game rich plains of the Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks to sunset houseboat cruises on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe offers great value and a friendly, welcoming smile.