This 9 Day The Magic of Botswana tour takes you on a wildlife adventure to three renowned safari destinations - the Chobe National Park, Savute, and the Okavango Delta. It is a wonderful combination of activities, including game drives, bush walks, a private boat cruise, mokoro excursions, and fishing.
On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by an Falcon Safaris Representative and taken to the check-in desk for your scheduled flight to Livingstone
Upon your arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met by a representative and assisted onto your short road transfer to Island 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 Island 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 Islands of Siankaba comprises of two densely-forested, sand islands in the Zambezi River, upstream from the internationally renowned ‘Victoria Falls’. The Islands 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 island’s nature trail, guided fishing trips for the elusive Zambezi Tiger, sunset river cruises and dugout canoe trips around the Islands. Day trips to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park (Botswana) are arranged on a daily basis. The Islands 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 Islands of Siankaba is an incredibly romantic and picturesque destination which would appeal to honeymooners.
Today you will be transferred by road to Chobe Chilwero. This transfer takes approximately 2 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 Chobe Chilwero in twin room with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, activities, park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.
Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on the earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a backdrop, you’ll come face-to-face with the abundant creatures of the bush, and some of the most spectacular sunsets Mother Nature bestows. You will enjoy creature comforts – elegantly appointed accommodations, white-glove service, gourmet meals and fine wines. Relax in genteel, air-conditioned luxury thatched cottages, with en-suite, sunken handcrafted baths, indoor and outdoor showers, private gardens and terraces overlooking the magnificent Chobe River. Game activities at Chobe Chilwero are scheduled flexibly, according to the whims of guests and the changing habits of the game. Thrilling guided game drives in open vehicles are bringing you to the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, puku, antelopes, lions and other creatures that gather on the Chobe River’s banks. Or join our acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari.
End each day with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, followed by a sumptuous meal lovingly prepared by our expert culinary staff – a delicious, eclectic fusion of Western and African cuisine and delicacies – all topped off by a sampling of vintage wines and spirits. It’s the perfect complement to your one-of-a-kind African adventure. A new addition to the lodge is the Beauty &Health Spa which include Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Swedish massage, meditation and relaxation classes, as well as the traditional Beauty Therapy.
These treatments will be carried out in the guest’s cottage or on the private terrace of each cottage which will be screened off by elegant netting. Experience the Old World charm of authentic Africa while enjoying the luxury and personalized service of this exclusive lodge.
After breakfast and an early morning activity (time permitting) you will be transferred by road to Kasane Airport (10 minutes) where you will be met by your pilot and transferred by light aircraft to Baines Camp. 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 accompanies by the sounds of the African bush.
2 x Night at Baines Camp in a twin room with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, activities, park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.
Set amongst shady trees and water of the Okavango Delta, the small and intimate Baines Camp features just five luxurious suites set on elevated platforms in the tree line.
Bordering the southern section of the famous Moremi Game Reserve this private concession is located by definition in seasonal delta.
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This exclusive lodge is named for famed nineteenth century explorer and artist, Thomas Baines. The inspiration for these paintings is evident when looking at the waterscape that lies beyond the lodge. The area is home to a wide variety of big game including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.
Wooden decks offer expansive views over the permanent water of the Boro River and a lagoon teeming with life. The elevated suites feature a spacious bedroom, with softly draped fabrics adding the romantic touch of a bygone era. The four-poster beds are fully mobile, giving guests the choice of slumber under star laden skies. Avid astronomers will delight in stargazing from the privacy of their own deck. The main area features an oversize deck for outdoor dining and views over the permanent water of the lagoon, as well as a swimming pool for refreshing sunbathing.
This area, situated on a private concession neighbouring t he Moremi, is superb for viewing all animal and bird species. Guests may explore by land and water, often into the night to discover nocturnal species. A myriad of waterways, feathery beds of papyrus, and animal species, large and small, are waiting to be discovered. Sometimes there is no better way to tune into the bush than on foot, and walking safaris will be a specialty at Baines, with skilled, armed guides introducing the area’s natural wonders. The choice of activities will not end there. The unique and educational elephant interaction, offered at Stanley’s Camp is also available to guests at Baines’ Camp. Please note that this activity will not be available from 15 January to 15 February due to the annual holidays for the elephants!
After breakfast and an early morning activity (time permitting) you will be transferred light aircraft to Chief’s Camp. 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 Chief’s Camp in a twin room with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, activities, park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.
From deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta, on the North-western tip of Chief’s Island, a luxury lodge, aptly named Chief’s Camp, has been constructed. Situated on a virgin site in the Piajio Channel, Chief’s Camp is located in the Okavango Delta’s Mombo Tourist Zone in Botswana.
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Chief’s Camp lies 19 km from Mombo Camp, an area renowned for its abundance of wildlife – ensuring plenty of excellent game-viewing opportunities. The area is particularly well known for its large concentrations of elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and Painted Wild Dog, to name but a few. The Chief’s Island region is unique in that large numbers of plains-game and predators are found here throughout the year. One of Africa’s most untamed and unexplored areas, this seasonal delta undergoes constant change. Lagoons, winding waterways, reed beds, and Mopani and acacia woodlands make up this rich landscape.
Chief’s Camp will offer the ultimate in lodge luxury, providing all the necessary modern conveniences whilst maintaining an air of subtle and understated elegance. Twelve twin-accommodation units are offered as well as a spacious public and dining area and a swimming pool, all of which have been designed to make the most of the natural landscape. With the expertise of skilled interior designer, Caline Williams-Wynn, the décor features earthy tones and natural and textured fibres, resulting in a contemporary African feel. The lodge has been skilfully integrated into the landscape and promises an immersive African experience – so much so that guests can often view game without even leaving camp! The camp’s main lounge area houses a reference library and binoculars are available for guests who may have forgotten theirs. Game-viewing platforms in the camp complete the diverse viewing options.
All game drives are conducted in high open Land Cruisers accompanied by professional guides, offering a better vantage point from which to view the surrounding wildlife, and are equipped with picnic hampers containing the essentials for morning coffees and sundowners.
After breakfast and an early morning activity you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun in time for onward 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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