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12 Days Romantic Choice - Falcon Safari

12 Days Romantic Choice - Livingstone, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi, Johannesburg And Inhambane

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12 Days Romantic Choice - Livingstone, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi, Johannesburg And Inhambane

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.

Highlights

  • Experience the natural wonders of Botswana and extraordinary game viewing on this safari to three celebrated game reserves.
  • Exploring the Kalahari experience with wildlife ranging from giraffe to the antelope, small mammals like the honey badger, bat eared fox and porcupine to predators including the Kalahari lion, cheetah, leopard and brown hyena.
  • Makgadikgadi Pans presents travellers with the unique opportunity to interact with the animated meerkat, made famous by the Lion King’s Timon.
  • Explore the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, spotting hippos and wildebeest during water safaris.
12 Days Romantic Choice - Falcon Safari
12 Days Romantic Choice - Falcon Safari
12 Days Romantic Choice - Falcon Safari
12 Days Romantic Choice - Falcon Safari

Route & Itinerary

12 Days / 11 Nights
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Day 1

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.

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Day 2

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.

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Day 3

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.

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Day 4

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.

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Day 5

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.

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Day 6

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.

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Day 7

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.

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Day 8

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.

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Day 9-11

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).

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Day 12

After spending a relaxing morning at the lodge, you will be transferred back to Inhambane Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.

12 Days Romantic Choice - Falcon Safari

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees

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