This journey is a very special one as it focus not only on conservation initiatives, but also on sustainability and community as these elements are all inter-related. Therefore, throughout the itinerary you will be exposed to ‘Environment is at the heart’ along with a number of meaningful themes.

‘Our journeys change lives.’ – An itinerary like this will allow everyone to understand the challenges faced in conservation. You will return home thinking differently about conservation. ‘A light camp footprint.’ – as part of the sustainability theme, the luxury lodges you will be staying have light camp footprint. There is no better way of showcasing this than at DumaTau. The camp was re-built in a different location in 2012. One of the game drive roads passes through the main area of the old camp but you will not realise that because there are no remaining signs of a camp.

‘Mega-moves of mega fauna’ – this is largely linked to the Botswana Rhino reintroduction programme run by Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust. You will be exposed to this at Mombo Camp, the heart of where this project has taken place. ‘Hwange – against all odd’ – at Little Makalolo, you will have chance to learn the conservation projects happening there. This includes pumping waterholes, elephant research and visiting a local community. There are many more stories to share including recycling, solar energy initiatives at DumaTau and Mombo.

Full Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1-4

Hwange National Park

Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange National Park’s best wildlife viewing areas in which terrain ranges from desert dunes and savannah lands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests. Little Makalolo offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps and a sense of remoteness. Activities centre on game drives in open 4×4 vehicles and guided morning walks.

Destination: Zimbabwe
Accommodation: Little Makalolo Camp

Day 4-6

Victoria Falls

Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ the Victoria Falls is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya, comprising 12 raised, spacious en-suite safari-style tents.

Destination: Victoria Falls, Zambia
Accommodation: Toka Leya Camp

Day 6-9

Linyanti Concessions

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. Guests can do day and night game drives, on short nature walks, and boating along the serene waters of the Linyanti River. DumaTau Camp operates completely on solar energy, for hot water, lighting and other energy needs, and is built of FSC-standard timber.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation: DumaTau Camp

Day 9-12

Moremi Game Reserve

Chief Moremi created one of the world’s most famous reserves, conserving part of the Okavango Delta and the plains to its east. Mombo Camp, on Mombo Island just off the northern tip of Chief’s Island, is built under large shady trees and overlooks a wonderful floodplain teeming with wildlife. Informative game drives explore the savannah and floodplain mosaics of Chief’s Island with prolific wildlife-viewing opportunities.

Destination: Botswana
Accommodation: Mombo Camp