Botswana “Short and Sweet” Safari
|Day 1: Johannesburg – Livingstone |
Upon your arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met by a representative and assisted onto your short road transfer to Falcon of Siankaba. On arrival you will be welcomed by the management who will show you to your room give a brief overview of the lodge and area and will then discuss which activities you would like to do during your stay.2 x Nights at Falcon of Siankaba in a twin room with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, local drinks, laundry, 1 tour of the Falls, 1 sun downer cruise, canoe trip and visit to the village school.These days are at leisure to enjoy the numerous optional activities e.g. Bungee Jump, White Water Raft, Am or PM Elephant Back Safari, flight over the Falls, Tour of Livingstone etc, etc. These tours can be pre booked or arranged by the lodge management when you arrive.The Falcons of Siankaba comprises of two densely-forested, sand Falcons in the Zambezi River, upstream from the internationally renowned ‘Victoria Falls’. The Falcons of Siankaba is a classic forested retreat and has been developed as a luxurious camp, offering 6 secluded chalets linked by a footbridge to the main bar and dining area. The uniquely designed chalets are constructed of teak and custom-made canvas tenting and are raised well above ground levels in the tree canopy. Private balconies extend over the river. Activities at the Lodge include guided birding and tree walks on the main Falcon’s nature trail, guided fishing trips for the elusive Zambezi Tiger, sunset river cruises and dugout canoe trips around the Falcons. Day trips to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park (Botswana) are arranged on a daily basis. The Falcons of Siankaba is an ideal destination for people who wish to visit the Victoria Falls but who would prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle around the Falls. It is also perfect for those who want to experience something unique and secluded. The Falcons of Siankaba is an incredibly romantic and picturesque destination which would appeal to honeymooners.Day 3:
Today you will be transferred by road and boat to Muchenje Safari Lodge. This transfer takes approximately 2 – 3 hours and is quite unique as where you cross the river is where the 4 countries being Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia all meet. You only clear Zambia and Botswana customs and immigration. On arrival you will be welcomed by the management who will show you to your room give a brief overview of the lodge and area and will then discuss which activities you would like to do during your stay. Enjoy a lovely lunch and afternoon relaxing before your pm activity. You then return to the lodge in time to freshen up before a delicious dinner accompanied by the sounds of the African bush.2 x Nights at Muchenje Safari Lodge in a twin thatch chalet with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, activities, park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.With stunning panoramic views, the Central Lodge is the heart of Muchenje. Guests can relax in the lounge, bar or lookout platform and enjoy the wonderful homely atmosphere.Situated on the Western side of Chobe National Park, Muchenje is the only lodge in this area and offers unique prolific game experiences. Only forty minutes drive from Kasane and two hours drive from Victoria Falls. Direct flights are available into Ka sane or Victoria falls from Johannesburg, Windhoek and Gaborone. We can arrange your transfers to Muchenje Lodge.Muchenje Lodge offers unparalleled Safari experiences for both discerning clientele and newcomers to the bush alike. Owner run and managed, attention to detail is paramount with nothing being too much trouble at Muchenje.
Muchenje accommodates just twenty guests in intimate exclusivity. The ten twin-bedded thatched chalets, all with en-suite facilities, are sited on the escarpment edge all with their own balcony and unique view. Each chalet is exquisitely furnished and great care has been taken to create a true African ‘ambience’. The Main lodge features a dining area, bar, reception, curio shop, game viewing platform and library.
The feature swimming pool is built amongst natural rock formations, taking advantage of the African vista and providing a tranquil setting for guests to relax during the heat of the day. Meals are served table d’bush, wholesome and plentiful, yet well presented. Theme dinners, Vegetarians and special meal requests are catered for. Guest dine together on a long railway sleeper dining table, and dress is informal.
WALKING SAFARIS: Explore the intricacies of the bush studying animal behaviour, plants, insects and Big game approaches. Our guides carry a fire arm for your personal protection. GAME DRIVES: Private Safaris conducted in open Land Rover with qualified professional guides. Imagine the explosive tranquillity of hundreds of elephants surrounding you, or the excitement of a lion kill. Night Eyes; the alternative after dinner nightcap! RIVER CRUISE: Experience game viewing on the Chobe, drift noiselessly past a bathing herd of Elephants or enter the Hippos world of Crocodiles and amazing bird life. CULTURE: Visit an elder’s home offering a glimpse into tribal life of Botswana. ON REQUEST: Fishing and Interior drives to the remotest parts of central Chobe