Nestled among the palms and acacias on Hyena Falcon, Makgadikgadi Camp, is located on the edge of the salt pans and adjacent to Makgadikgadi National Park. The Makgadikgadi salt pans were once an ancient great lake, now a dried up lunar landscape of great wide open uninhabited spaces and endless horizons. This ancient lake reveals sites of archaeological artifacts, stone age tools and ancient animal bones among the swirling dust devils of the dry season. However when the rain arrive, the landscape transforms into a gigantic lake, attracting a plethora of birds and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest. 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 an unique and relaxing environment, combining Western comforts with the flair and colour of Africa. Twin or double bedded meru tents, with ensuite alfresco bathrooms, with flush toilet and shower provide a home from home. A thatched library, lounge and dining area, allow one to relax and savour the serenity and peace of this enchanted area. Should one feel dusty or hot, go and relax around or in the small dip pool, where refuge from the heat of the day can be sought. At night talk about the days event under the star filled skies whilst sitting around the flickering fire. Although not trying to be a 5 star hotel in the bush – Makgadikgadi Camp is fit for Princes – literally!! – it is a favourite destination for young Royals.
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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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