Tehillah is designed to be cool and spacious. It comprises of 4 identical cabins, which have double cupboards and a dressing table. Two fold-out beds in the living area downstairs and mattresses upstairs make up the remaining beds for a full boat of 14. Children and singles often enjoy sleeping on the top deck in the breeze and with a view of the stars – there are six mattresses available in this case. Mosquito nets are provided for every bed. Clients are advised to seek advice as to how best protect themselves against malaria which is prevalent in Kariba. The boat has two showers, an inside shower with a gas heater and an external shower for cooling off during the day. There are two toilets. Tehillah runs a 12V lighting system which requires no “noisy” generators to spoil the tranquil sounds of Africa as the sun goes down. There is a small generator, which is normally run while the boat is moving, to provide charging for all electronic devices. The upper deck covers the entire area of the boat with an 8-seater table, two fixed daybeds, two movable loungers, and a bar. The majority of the upper deck is covered, with an open portion and loose mattresses for the sun-tanners at the front! Meals are served either on the lower deck or the upper deck under a covered area. All crockery, cutlery and linen are supplied. Guests are to provide their own toilet paper and cleaning materials. i.e. sunlight liquid, toilet spray, soap etc. Also situated on the back deck is a wood braai. (client’s to provide own wood, charcoal, fire lighters, etc) The crew have their own cabin and ablutions.
Large steel pontoon (10 pax) with a 25hp Mariner and a small fibre glass (3 pax) 5hp Tohatsu Please Note: Tender Boats are for fishing and game drives, distance dependant on fuel available. Clients are permitted to drive the boats IF they produce a valid Skippers Licence, otherwise the boats are strictly crew driven. If you would like to bring your own speedboat to be towed behind the houseboat, one of the houseboat tenders will be left behind, as towing 3 boats causes damage (please bring your own rope for towing and fuel.
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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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