Guests on this Fly-In Safari will be treated to the highlights of the Victoria Falls (Zambia), Chobe, Linyanti, Moremi Game Reserve and Chief’s Island as well as the Namib Desert. In contrast to the dunes this area also has interesting mountain ranges and grassy plains.
2 nights at the Royal Livingstone Hotel – a 5Star Hotel on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls
3 nights at Muchenje Safari Lodge (adjacent to Chobe National Park)
3 nights at Lagoon Camp in the Linyanti
3 nights at Xakanaxa Camp in the Okavango Delta
3 nights at Chief’s Camp in the Mombo Concession – the “Preditor Capital of Botswana”
3 nights at Little Kulala at The Namib Naukluft Park
From US$8521 per person based on two persons travelling during low season
Upon arrival of your flight at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by an Falcon-safaris.net representative and assisted onto your scheduled flight to Livingstone, Zambia, where you will be met by a Wild Horizons representative and transferred to the Royal Livingstone Hotel.
2 x Overnights at the Royal Livingstone Hotel in a standard double and a single room with private en-suite facilities on a bed and breakfast basis
A 5 Star Resort Hotel located actually within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, enjoying prospects over the Zambezi River and the Falls shared by no other hotel in the Victoria Falls region. The Royal Livingstone Hotel bedrooms are two-storey clusters inspired by the grand estate houses of a bygone era. Each cluster comprises 10 en-suite air conditioned rooms with private balconies and terraces that offer spectacular views of the great river and beyond. Each room offers a quiet retreat from the ruggedness of Africa, with large shaded verandas and open spaces cooled by swirling fans and tall shutters.
You can read more about the Royal Livingstone at: http://www.victoria-falls-guide.net/Royallivingstone_Zambia.php
You can enjoy some of the many activities on offer – these can pre-booked for you or you can book it upon arrival: http://www.victoria-falls-guide.net/Victoria_Falls_Activities.php
You will be collected from the Royal Livingstone Hotel by your driver and transferred to Muchenje Safari Lodge in Kasane. The transfer will take approximately two hours and will involve customs and immigration formalities out of Zambia and into Botswana.
Situated on the Western side of The Chobe National Park, Muchenje Safari lodge offers spectacular Game viewing away from the ‘crowds’ of Kasane. Privately owned and managed, this intimate Lodge accommodates a maximum of 20 Guests in comfortable Chalets overlooking the Chobe floodplains. Each Chalet has its own en-suite facilities with a shower, and mains electricity.
The Chobe National Park is renowned for its concentration of buffalo and elephant and the late afternoon in particular, provides spectacular viewing. Safari activities at Muchenje Safari Lodge include 4×4 Game Drives, Boat cruises along the Chobe River enabling excellent Game and Bird viewing, Night Drives, and cultural visits to local villages.
Facilities include a small swimming pool from which one can watch the wildlife grazing along the Chobe River. A pleasant lounge and dining area and bar and a Camp fire around which the tallest of stories are told over late evening drinks.
3 x Overnights at Muchenje Safari Lodge in a standard double and single room with private en-suite facilities inclusive of all meals, all local brand drinks, teas, coffees, snacks, game-viewing and laundry.
You can read more about Muchenje Safari Lodge at: http://www.Chobe-national-park.net/Chobe_muchenje_safari_Lodge.php
This morning you will be transferred to Kasane Airport by your guide in time for your scheduled light aircraft charter flight to Lagoon Camp.
3 x Overnights at Lagoon Camp in a standard twin and single tent with private en-suite facilities inclusive of all meals, all local brand drinks, teas/coffees snacks, scheduled game viewing (morning and evening game drives, mokoro, boat cruises, fishing and walking)
Kwando Lagoon Camp lies on the shady banks of the Kwando River among tall and ancient African Ebony and Marula trees, under the watchful gaze of the resident hippos. The Camp accommodates only 16 guests in 8 twin bedded luxury safari-style tents. Each tent looks out over the water and has private en-suite facilities, including 24 hour hot and cold running water, open-air showers, flush toilets and modern amenities.
Morning and night game drives are conducted by specialist guides and trackers in open safari vehicles. This area is home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. There are few places in Africa where such concentrated numbers of these animals exist, especially in the dry season.
The shady, treed environment of the camp hosts a great variety of birds and squirrels that visit daily. A family of hippo and an elephant or three are regularly sighted from the tents. This contributes to the relaxed calm that prevails at Lagoon. The predators are also well represented by lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. These animals are generally very relaxed in the presence of vehicles, meaning the sightings are usually at close range.
You can read more on Kwando Lagoon Camp at: http://www.Chobe-national-park.net/kwando_lagoon_camp_Chobe_National.php
You will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft charter flight to Xakanaxa Airstrip for Xakanaxa Camp.
Xakanaxa Camp is one of the few Okavango lodges which can offer comprehensive year-round boating trips, as well as extensive nature drives into good game country. It has one of the best locations in Botswana, and is the original camp at Xakanaxa.
The game drives in this sector of Moremi, take one through a large variety of differing vegetation types, down winding tracks, through mopane forests and across lush grasslands. The waterways are either forded by vehicle or crossed on rustic log bridges. The camp faces out over the Xakanaxa Lagoon on the Khwai River, where boat trips lead into the sinuous channels of the Delta, one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders.
Game in the area includes just about everything imaginable – all of the Moremi game can be seen on the game drives, including tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, elephant, sable and giraffe. The predators are prevalent and lions are often heard calling in the early mornings. Leopards, wild dog and hyaena are often sighted. Birding in the area is excellent, especially in the spring and summer months, when the migrants are breeding, see the bird checklist.
Boat trips and game drives are conducted by a team of experienced, professional game guides. The camp consists of luxury, spacious safari tents, with en-suite facilities. They are fully equipped and tastefully furnished. The dining room is open fronted with reed walls and a thatched roof, and has a fully stocked bar. Centrepiece in the dining room, is a dining table, tailor-made in old railway sleeper timber. Wholesome meals, candle-lit dinners and a selection of fine wines, will more than satisfy. The service is personalised and of a high standard. A rustic and friendly atmosphere prevails.
3 x Overnights at Xakanaxa Camp in a standard twin and single tent with private en-suite facilities inclusive of all meals, all local brand drinks, teas/coffees, snacks, game-viewing and laundry
You can read more about Xakanaxa Camp at: http://www.okavango-delta-safaris.com/Xakanaxa_Camp_Okavango.php
You will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft charter flight to Chief’s Camp
Chief’s Camp is a luxury bush lodge situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. In this “predator capital of Africa”, wild dog, lion, cheetah and leopard abound, and guests enjoy exceptional opportunities to interact with this amazing environment. Since the introduction of white rhino into the area, this is the only place in Botswana where these magnificent animals can be seen in their natural environment.
Chief’s Camp has been so skilfully integrated into the landscape that guests can often view game without even leaving camp. Shaded from the heat of the day by a beautiful grove of jackalberry trees, Chief’s Camp is so remote you’ll feel like the only humans for miles and miles.
Each pavilion features a thatched roof, spacious seating area, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor shower as well as a private game viewing deck with hammock and deck chairs. Each unit boasts a generous mosquito net on a four-poster bed, two wardrobes, a book shelf, writing desk and mini bar. The main lodge complex houses the dining area, curio shop, library and reception area. There is an exquisite swimming pool and a range of spa treatments are offered by our resident beauty therapist in a poolside treatment Sala (high season only).
Twelve secluded, permanent luxury bush pavilions are designed for ultimate privacy and comfort, and to offer you a front row seat for this rich and rewarding African adventure. Each features an en suite bathroom and private game viewing deck.
Game viewing opportunities include daily excursions in open four-wheel-drive vehicles and quiet mokoro trips along narrow Delta channels during the flood season. (Subject to water levels). Expert guides are always on hand to offer a wealth of wildlife knowledge, to help you make the most of these rare and wonderful opportunities.
3 x Overnights at Chief’s Camp in a standard twin and single room with private en-suite facilities inclusive of all meals, all local brand drinks, teas/coffees, snacks, game-viewing and laundry
You can read more about Chief’s Camp at: http://www.okavango-delta-safaris.com/Chiefs_camp_Okavango_Delta.php
You will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft charter flight to Maun Airport in time to connect with your Air Namibia flight to Windhoek. This flight only operates on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
On arrival at the Windhoek International Airport you will be welcomed by our representative and assisted to you seat-in-charter flight to the Namib Desert. Luggage allowance of 20kg packed into soft-type bags.
Overnight accommodation at Kulala Lodge or Kulala Tented Camp on a fully inclusive basis.
Situated on over 46 000 acres of private property and bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, Kulala Desert Lodge lies in the heart of the Namib and offers magnificent views of the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, as well as magnificent mountainous scenery and vast open plains. Twelve thatch and canvas chalets or “Kulalas” (Kulala in the Namibian language “Oshiwambo” means “to sleep”) with en-suite bathrooms and showers are set on wooden platforms to provide maximum airflow. For outdoor enthusiasts, mattresses can be moved to the rooftop to sleep under the stars from a private star gazing platform. The main lodge, with décor inspired from Northern Africa, has a lounge, pub, dining area and plunge pool, and offers a wrap-around veranda that overlooks the waterhole and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert sunset. Early morning guided game drives to the spectacular dunes are through a private gate on the Tsauchab River.
Game drives and walks are also offered on the private reserve with incredible views, desert game and smaller desert fauna and flora. Another option, at an extra cost, is early morning ballooning. Beginning at first light, the 60-90 minute balloon safari offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert -with a champagne breakfast served at your landing site.
Kulala Tented Camp is a nine-roomed camp situated in the heart of Namibia’s Namib Desert on a 46,000 acre private reserve near Sossusvlei. The camp is built at the foot of a mountain and comprises of 9 tents on elevated wooden decks which are linked to the main dining room, bar, reception area and swimming pool by pathways. The interiors are simple yet stylish and each tent has solar powered 12V lighting and an en suite bathroom with solar heated hot water. The main dining area, bar and reception are built from canvas with thatch roofing. There is a fully stocked bar and traditional 3 course meals are served at dinner. At night, lanterns light the main area. On the edge of the oldest desert in the world, wildlife here is sparse but fascinating. Sightings of animals such as springbok, oryx, ostrich, bat-eared fox and aardwolf are exciting in these rugged conditions. Activities comprise of excursions to Sossusvlei, early morning ballooning (at extra cost), guided walks and nature drives.
Days 16 and 17
Enjoy an early morning excursion in safari vehicles to the Namib Naukluft Park to the famed Namib Sand Sea and to the magnificent Sossusvlei dunes. Once in the desert optional excursions are conducted on foot to photograph the dune landscape and the desert ecology or to climb some of the highest known dunes in the world. A light breakfast is served under the spreading Camel thorn acacia trees (Acacia erioloba) before returning to the lodge. Afternoon nature drive activities in safari vehicles are conducted on the reserve.
Transfer to the airstrip for your charter flight to Windhoek International airport in time to connect with your outbound flight.
Meet and Greet at Johannesburg International Airport
Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone
Road transfer from Livingstone Airport to the Royal Livingstone Hotel
Two overnights at the Royal Livingstone Hotel per the itinerary
Road transfer from Royal Livingstone Hotel to Muchenje Safari Lodge
Three overnights at Muchenje Safari Lodge as per the itinerary
Road transfer from Muchenje Safari Lodge to Kasane Airport
Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Kasane to Lagoon Camp
Three overnights at Lagoon Camp as per the itinerary
Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Lagoon to Xakanaxa Camp
Three overnights at Xakanaxa Camp as per the itinerary
Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Xakanaxa Camp to Chief’s Camp
Three overnights at Chief’s Camp as per the itinerary
Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Chief’s Camp to Maun Airport
Scheduled flight from Maun to Windhoek
Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Windhoek to Kulala/Little Kulala
Three overnights at Little Kulala as per the itinerary
Meals and accommodation as described in the itinerary at Kulala
Scheduled activities and excursions as described in the itinerary at Kulala
Scheduled light aircraft charter flight from Little Kulala to Windhoek
Any items of a personal nature i.e. telephone, laundry and curios
Additional meals and beverages
Gratuities and portages
Optional extra excursions and activities
International Flights: arrival in Johannesburg and depart from Windhoek
Visa fees and applications
Personal Travel and baggage Insurance