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A Houseboat safari is one of the most vivid and tranquil ways to experience Africa's game-rich landscapes and waterways. An ideal getaway for young couples or honeymooners looking to get away, houseboat safaris are a great option for the whole family to spend some quality time together in a new surrounding. Sit back and watch as the wildlife come to you, while you float away underneath the glow of the African sun.
The Chobe Houseboats are officially located on Namibian side of the Chobe River and this being a remote region, the easiest point of access is actually from the nearby town of Kasane, Botswana. Kasane has daily international flights from Johannesburg. This allows for an easy road transfer from the airport to the docks where you clear through immigration into Namibia, and then board the motor boat transfer to the actual houseboat.
Lake Kariba is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world! Over 5,500 square kilometres in area, it is also one of Zimbabwe’s premier tourist destinations and is famous for its exciting wildlife and exceptional fishing. Falcon Safaris is a well-established, trusted safari and tour operator, having served the Zimbabwean tourist industry for more than 18 years with the highest levels of personal service and attention to detail. We offer a wide selection of fabulous Kariba houseboats and cruisers for hire. Welcome to our world – we are waiting to help you plan the perfect holiday – on land or water!
Okavango Houseboats offers fully furnished, ‘Old Africa’ Style houseboats for hire in the panhandle of the beautiful Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana. The Okavango Delta is an idyllic wetland in the middle of a desert, aptly called ‘The Jewel of the Kalahari’, home to the most astonishing proliferation of bird, animal and aquatic life. Our houseboats offer the rare opportunity to experience this wetland paradise in comfort, as you float along the waterways in peace viewing the magnificent bird and animal life.
Detailed below are Houseboats either moored permanently in Binga or houseboats that switch between Kariba and Binga. There is a limited selection of houseboats in Binga and the ones detailed here are the only ones available, other than privately owned boats. Binga is 300kms from Victoria Falls and 190kms from Hwange Main camp, sections of the road have potholes so it takes roughly 4hrs and 3hrs respectively but it's a pleasant drive through rural Zimbabwe.
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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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