This 12 Day Romantic Choice is perfectly designed to include added special romantic experiences at every destination to ensure a truly unforgettable celebration. Your honeymoon in Botswana will show you the country’s best highlights from the central Kalahari to the Moremi Game Reserve and ending in the beautiful Okavango Delta.
Upon your arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met by a member of the Falcon Safaris team and handed your travel documents. .
On arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will be met by a representative of Sindabezi Island Lodge and transferred to the lodge by road and boat.
Sindabezi Island is a private island paradise nestled in the waters of the Zambezi, upstream of the Victoria Falls. Here, in a haven of natural tranquillity, you will truly experience the sights and sounds of the African bush. From Sindabezi, the flood plain of the mighty Zambezi, and the views of the wildlife in the nearby National Park will capture your soul.
Sindabezi Island sleeps only ten people, in five open-fronted thatched chalets dotted around the shores of the island. The island is very rustic in style with no electricity, wood fires and hot bucket showers on demand. The unique design of the chalets allows you to encounter up close all the sights and sounds of the river and the creatures that live in and around it, including regular visits from Horace, the resident hippo. At night, you will fall asleep in the glow of a hurricane lamp and be awoken by magnificent sunrises over the flood plains of the river.
Activities include sunset and sunrise boat trips, fishing, bird and gorge walks, canoeing, a visit to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, visits to Livingstone markets and the local chief’s village, game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
Your stay at Sindabezi is fully inclusive of all meals, drinks, and activities.
After breakfast, you will be met at reception and transferred by private air-conditioned vehicle across the Botswana border to Kasane airport, a journey of around 80 minutes. Here you will be met by your pilot, who will fly you in a light aircraft to Mapula Lodge (approx. 1 hour). This is an excellent experience in itself, affording superb aerial views over the Delta and its wildlife.
Mapula Lodge consists of 10 comfortable luxurious chalets on raised decks, each with an en-suite bathroom, an outside shower, and a private balcony. Traditional design and use of local materials provide unique detail in a luxurious surrounding.
The traditional design and use of natural log create a unique, large central lounge with an open balcony encompassing a small library, open-air bar, and curio shop. There is also a swimming pool for you to enjoy, and to cool off on a hot day.
Mapula Lodge is situated in the remote northeastern area of the Okavango Delta. The shallow channels and floodplains invite tranquil Mokoro trips in the clear Delta waters, while the larger islands are home to a wide variety of game, viewed from the vantage of open 4×4 game drive vehicles.
Your stay at Mapula Lodge includes full board, local beverages, and safari activities.
After an early morning game activity and a hearty breakfast, your pilot will fly you to Makgadikgadi Camp, where you will be accommodated for 2 nights in a luxury walk-in tent, under a canopy of indigenous trees.
Makgadikgadi Camp has been built with a belief that not everything in Africa is khaki. Traditionally built using local craftsmen and their knowledge, Makgadikgadi camp is a unique and relaxing environment, combining Western comforts with the flair and color of Africa.
Makgadikgadi Camp offers one of the most intriguing views of Africa, totally different to any other African destination. Your guided safaris will be on four-wheel ‘quad’ motorcycles and will take you deep into the pans, where you will be able to visualize life as it existed tens of thousands of years ago. The pans are littered with prehistoric artifacts, left by an ancient civilization that once lived on the shores of what was the largest lake in the world.
Makgadikgadi is also home to huge herds of zebra and flamingos, who feed off the algae found in the pans, and which is responsible for their pink coloration.
After breakfast you will be flown by Delta Air in a light aircraft to Maun, and arriving in Johannesburg at 16h40.
You will be met in the arrivals hall and transferred to the Safari Club, which is conveniently situated near the airport. Dinner will be at your own expense tonight, but a delicious breakfast buffet is included in your stay.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Johannesburg Airport .
Flamingo Bay Water Lodge is situated in the pristine tidal bay of Inhambane, 485km north of Maputo.
The lodge is situated on stilts on the crystal clear waters of the warm Indian Ocean. This eco-paradise is home to flocks of flamingos, tropical fish, and the very rare dugong. The sunsets at Flamingo Bay are nothing less than breathtaking.
The warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round and the endless wide-open beaches offer hours of strolling pleasure.
The activities and facilities offered at Flamingo Bay include snorkeling trips, scuba diving, catamaran yacht, charter boat fishing, fishing from croca skis, ocean safaris, quad bikes, dhow trips, horse riding, water sports, restaurant, bar, coffee bar, lounge, and pool.
This lodge is unique and the only one of its kind in Africa. Flamingo Bay prides itself in having an undisturbed eco-setting that is peaceful and pristine. Because of the setting and exclusivity, they do not allow children under 12 years at the lodge, allowing guests to appreciate the peacefulness, elegance, and romance of this tropical getaway.
Your 4-night stay at Flamingo Bay Lodge will be on a half-board basis (dinner, bed, and breakfast).
After spending a relaxing morning at the lodge, you will be transferred back to Inhambane Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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