A unique and romantic safari combined with a pristine tropical paradise.
2 nights on the private island paradise of Sindabezi Lodge, Zambia
2 nights at Mapula Lodge in the remote north eastern area of the Okavango Delta
2 nights at the colourful oasis of Makgadikgadi Camp, Kalahari Desert
1 brief overnight stay at The Safari Club close to Johannesburg Airport
4 nights at the pristine tropical paradise of Flamingo Bay Lodge, Mozambique
All flights depart and return to Johannesburg Airport
Upon your arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by a member of the Falcon-safaris.net team and handed your travel documents. You will then take the connecting flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone in Zambia with Nationwide Airlines flight CE202, departing at 11h20 and arriving in Livingstone at 12h55.
On arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will be met by a representative of Sindabezi Island Lodge and transferred to the lodge by road and boat.
Sindabezi Island is a private island paradise nestled in the waters of the Zambezi, upstream of the Victoria Falls. Here, in a haven of natural tranquillity, you will truly experience the sights and sounds of the African bush. From Sindabezi, the flood plain of the mighty Zambezi and the views of the wildlife in the nearby National Park will capture your soul.
Sindabezi Island sleeps only ten people, in five open fronted thatched chalets dotted around the shores of the island. The island is very rustic in style with no electricity, wood fires and hot bucket showers on demand. The unique design of the chalets allows you to encounter up close all the sights and sounds of the river and the creatures that live in and around it, including regular visits from Horace, the resident hippo. At night, you will fall asleep in the glow of a hurricane lamp and be awoken by magnificent sunrises over the flood plains of the river.
Activities include sunset and sunrise boat trips, fishing, bird and gorge walks, canoeing, a visit to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, visits to Livingstone markets and the local chief’s village, game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
Your stay at Sindabezi is fully inclusive of all meals, drinks and activities.
After breakfast you will be met at reception and transferred by private air conditioned vehicle across the Botswana border to Kasane airport, a journey of around 80 minutes. Here you will be met by your pilot, who will fly you in a light aircraft to Mapula Lodge (approx. 1 hour). This is an excellent experience in itself, affording superb aerial views over the Delta and its wildlife.
Mapula Lodge consists of 10 comfortable luxurious chalets on raised decks, each with an en-suite bathroom, an outside shower and a private balcony. Traditional design and use of local materials provide unique detail in a luxurious surrounding.
The traditional design and use of natural log creates a unique, large central lounge with open balcony encompassing a small library, open-air bar and curio shop. There is also a swimming pool for you to enjoy, and to cool off on a hot day.
Mapula Lodge is a situated in the remote north eastern area of the Okavango Delta. The shallow channels and floodplains invite tranquil Mokoro trips in the clear Delta waters, while the larger islands are home to a wide variety of game, viewed from the vantage of open 4×4 game drive vehicles.
Your stay at Mapula Lodge includes full board, local beverages and safari activities.
After an early morning game activity and a hearty breakfast, your pilot will fly you to Makgadikgadi Camp, where you will be accommodated for 2 nights in a luxury walk-in tent, under a canopy of indigenous trees.
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 a unique and relaxing environment, combining Western comforts with the flair and colour of Africa.
Makgadikgadi Camp offers one of the most intriguing views of Africa, totally different to any other African destination. Your guided safaris will be on four wheel ‘quad’ motorcycles, and will take you deep into the pans, where you will be able to visualize life as it existed tens of thousands of years ago. The pans are littered with prehistoric artefacts, left by an ancient civilization that once lived on the shores of what was the largest lake in the world.
Makgadikgadi is also home to huge herds of zebra and flamingos, who feed off the algae found in the pans, and which is responsible for their pink coloration.
After breakfast you will be flown by Delta Air in a light aircraft charter to Maun, in time to connect with your Air Botswana flight BP211, departing at 15h00 and arriving in Johannesburg at 16h40.
You will met in the arrivals hall and transferred to the Safari Club, which is conveniently situated near the airport. Dinner will be at your own expense tonight, but a delicious breakfast buffet is included in your stay.
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Johannesburg Airport (10 minutes) for your flight to Inhambane in Mozambique (approx. 2 hours).
Flamingo Bay Water Lodge is situated in the pristine tidal bay of Inhambane, 485km north of Maputo.
The lodge is situated on stilts on the crystal clear waters of the warm Indian Ocean. This eco-paradise is home to flocks of flamingos, tropical fish and the very rare dugong. The sunsets at Flamingo Bay are nothing less than breathtaking.
The warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round and the endless wide open beaches offer hours of strolling pleasure.
Days 9 to 11
The activities and facilities offered at Flamingo Bay include: snorkelling trips, scuba diving, catamaran yacht, charter boat fishing, fishing from croca skis, ocean safaris, quad bikes, dhow trips, horse riding, water sports, restaurant, bar, coffee bar, lounge and pool.
This lodge is unique and the only one of it’s kind in Africa. Flamingo Bay prides itself in having an undisturbed eco-setting that is peaceful and pristine. Because of the setting and exclusivity, they do not allow children under 12 years at the lodge, allowing guests to appreciate the peacefulness, elegance and romance of this tropical getaway.
Your 4 night stay at Flamingo Bay Lodge will be on a half board basis (dinner, bed and breakfast).
After spending a relaxing morning at the lodge, you will be transferred back to Inhambane Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.
OUR ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOU END HERE
Included in this itinerary:
– Meet & Greet at Johannesburg Airport
– Scheduled Nationwide flight Johannesburg – Livingstone
– 2 nights accommodation at Sindabezi Lodge in a luxury en-suite cottage, including all meals, local drinks: wines, spirits, mixers, soft drinks, beers, mineral waters, teas & coffees, laundry service, Park fees and levies, Sunset and sunrise boat trips, Fishing, Bird and gorge walks, Canoeing, A visit to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, Visits to Livingstone markets and local Chief’s village, Game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
– Road transfer from Sindabezi to Kasane Airport
– Light aircraft flight Kasane Airport – Mapula Lodge
2 nights accommodation at Mapula Lodge in a luxury chalet with en-suite facilities, including all meals, local drinks: wines, spirits, mixers, soft drinks, beers, mineral waters, teas & coffees, excursions by 4×4 game viewing vehicle, mokoro and motor boat, laundry service
– Light aircraft flight from Mapula Lodge to Makgadikgadi Camp
– 2 nights accommodation at Makgadikgadi Camp in a luxury tent with en-suite facilities, including all meals, local drinks: wines, spirits, mixers, soft drinks, beers, mineral waters, teas & coffees, Laundry service, excursions by ‘quad’ motorcycles
– Light aircraft flight from Makgadikgadi Camp – Maun
– Scheduled Air Botswana flight Maun to Johannesburg
– Return airport transfers to the Safari Club
– 1 night accommodation at the Safari Club on a bed and breakfast basis
– Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Inhambane in Mozambique
– Return transfers to Flamingo Bay Lodge
– 4 nights accommodation at Flamingo Bay Lodge in a luxury air conditioned chalet, all breakfasts and dinners
– Scheduled flight from Inhambane to Johannesburg Airport
Not included in the Tour Price:
– Travel and Medical Insurance
– Tips and gratuities
– Curios and items of a personal nature
– Lunches, drinks and activities at Flamingo Bay lodge
Euro 3 276 per person sharing (all 11 nights)
Euro 2 365 per person sharing (Safari only – 6 nights)