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13 day/ 12 night Safari and Sea

Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park - the Okavango Delta and the fabulous Quirimbas Archipelago

Highlights:

2 Nights at Chundukwa Tree Lodge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
2 Nights at Elephant Valley Lodge adjacent to The Chobe National Park
3 Nights at Pom Pom Camp in the Okavango Delta
1 Nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Safari Club close to Johannesburg Airport
4 Nights at Matemo Falcon Resort in the Quirimbas Archipelago

From: US$6160 per person based on TWo persons travelling in low season (12 nights)
From: US$3875 per person based on TWo persons travelling in low season (7 nights Safari only)

EMAIL US - info@falconsafaris.com for a quotation for your dates

Day 1
Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport where you will be met by a representative of Falcon-Safari.com in the Arrivals Hall.

Our representative will then accompany you to the check in counter for your flight to Livingstone Airport in Zambia.

After clearing customs and immigration at Livingstone Airport (and purchasing a visa for Zambia at a cost of US$50 per person, payable in US$ cash, small denominations), you will be met by a representative of  Chundukwa Lodge, who will transfer you to Chundukwa River Lodge, situated just 25 minutes away, on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Perched on the banks of the Zambezi River just 25km upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls, Chundukwa offers elevated open-fronted chalets with amazing views of the Zambezi River, Chundu Falcon opposite and the Zambezi National park across the River.  The Lodge is located in a region rich with game, including hippo and elephant.  The birdlife is prolific, the lodge remote, and the service personalised.

The main lodge comprises of 5 open-fronted stilted chalets.  1 family unit - (1 double and 1 twin with shared bathroom), 2 Twin / Double rooms - (both en-suite) and 1 Honeymoon Suite - (with sunken bath and open-air shower).

All have uninterrupted river views, mosquito nets and fans.

During your stay, all meals, including a full cooked breakfast, a light lunch and a 3-course dinner are included.  For full day excursions the lodge can prepare a packed lunch.  Home-style cooking incorporating fresh Zambian produce.  Chundukwa can cater for any special dietary requirement once notified at least 7 days in advance.

Rates also include local drinks (beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks). Premium wines, spirits and cider are available at an extra charge.

Day 2
After breakfast the rest of the day will be at your leisure to explore this region.  During your stay a sun downer boat trip as well as a tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, is included.

Horse trails, and walks may also be arranged and paid for directly at the Lodge.  (Chundukwa specializes in horseback safaris, as the horses are based at the camp itself).

Day 3
After breakfast at Chundukwa, we will collect you from the Lodge, and transfer you to the Kazangula border crossing, boat you across the Chobe River into Botswana, where you will be met and then driven on to Elephant Valley Lodge, a transfer taking approximately one hour and forty minutes in total.

Situated in the Lesoma Valley within the Kasane Forest Reserve, half an hour’s drive from Chobe National Park, this region boasts the highest concentration of elephant anywhere in the world, as well as an abundance of big game. The Camp is situated on an elephant route between Namibia and Zimbabwe.

The lodge is of the classic camp ilk and offers you the joy of great game, the thrill of sleeping under canvas with a high standard of comfort and personalised service.

Open guest areas, a secluded hide, refreshing swimming pool and 20 ‘meru styled’ tents complete the lodge which lies beneath a forest of sturdy knob thorns. It is within these tree tops that the largest colony of white back vultures occurs. The lodge is unique for several reasons and amongst these is the fact that it is situated within a game rich reserve affording the guests wonderful sightings between open Landrover safaris into the Chobe National Park and boat cruises along the Chobe River

Day 4
Daily Activities include boat cruises along the beautiful Chobe River in the Chobe National Park, and Game drives in search of game.  Two guided activities per day are included during your stay at Elephant Valley Lodge.

Day 5
After an early morning activity and breakfast, a lodge representative will transfer you to Kasane Airport (30 minute's drive), where you will by met by the pilot, who will charter you, in a light aircraft, into Pom Pom Camp, 80 minutes away, across the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta.

On arrival at the Pom Pom airstrip you will be met by the Guide who will be looking after you during your stay there.

Pom Pom Camp is located on Pom Pom Falcon, in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, and on the headwaters of the Xudum River system.  The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience. This is a safari camp built and designed in the style of safari camps of old, overlooking a scenic lagoon and under a grove of shady trees. This is a camp for the safari traditionalist.

Pom Pom has nine large walk-in tents (18 beds), in true traditional safari style, all with full en-suite facilities, flush toilets and semi open showers, - for a true bush experience! The main building is attractively designed and constructed of thatch and canvas and comprises lounge, dining, and bar area, as well as a gift shop and the Boma pool.

There are battery-operated lights in the rooms, and battery charging can be done in the main building.  At night, paraffin lamps give a wonderfully warm atmosphere.

Depending on your arrival time in camp, a lunch will be served.  You will then have time for a little relaxation before your afternoon / evening activity. Following the afternoon tea, you will depart on a game drive in an open 4x4 Land Cruiser, stopping for a break and a traditional Botswana "Sun downer".  Hippo and crocodile are found in the deeper lagoons in the area.  Birding enthusiasts will enjoy sighting Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Fish Eagle, Giant Eagle Owl and White Backed Vultures.

You will return to camp in the dark, using a spotlight to hunt for nocturnal species. Night drives provide an opportunity to see nocturnal sightings of leopard, spring hares, genets and other small cat species if you are very lucky. 
 
After the drive, you will enjoy an outdoor dinner overlooking the Okavango, and share the evening with the others in the group around the campfire.

Days 6 and 7
After a light breakfast of cereals, yoghurt, muffins, fresh fruit, and a bracing cup of coffee or tea, you will explore the delta in the traditional way. Poled silently, the mokoro glides gently through the waterways, parting dense reed beds with perfect stealth so that animals and birds are caught totally unaware.  The focus is on finding tiny reed frogs, jacana eggs, looking at flowers and the amazing variety of bird-life that is the essence of the Okavango Delta. You will stop on an Falcon for a Tea Break and a short nature walk, before returning to camp for a hearty brunch.  Like most of the animals, you will have siesta time through the heat of the day, so bring your swimsuits and enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool.

Morning activities are mokoro excursions, early game drives, or nature walks.  Afternoon game drives start after tea, and return to camp after dark. Seasonal fishing and motorboat excursions are also offered depending on water levels.

Day 8
After an early morning activity of your choice and brunch, you will be air chartered from Pom Pom Camp to Maun Airport (20 minutes), in time to connect with Air Botswana, flight BP211, departing Maun at 15h00, and arriving back in Johannesburg at 16h40.

After clearing customs, a representative of The Safari Club will meet you in the Arrivals Hall.

Situated just 7 minutes from the Airport, the privately owned Safari Club, with luxury en-suite bedrooms, offers a personal, quiet retreat, with a swimming pool, lovely garden, along with beautifully decorated accommodation and a copy bar.

At the Safari Club you will be accommodated in an en-suite room, on a bed and breakfast basis.  Light dinners are available at an additional charge.

Day 9

After breakfast at the Safari Club, a lodge representative will transfer you back to Johannesburg Airport, in time to connect with your flight to Pemba Airport.  Check in time will be 2 hours prior to departure time.  You will be required to purchase visas for Mozambique at the port of entry, at a cost of US$31 each.

At Pemba Airport, after collecting your luggage, you will be met by a representative of Matemo Falcon Resort, who escort you to the light aircraft for your charter flight to the Falcon.  This flight will take around 25 minutes, and takes you right over the Quirimbas, enabling you to see the many Falcons and turquoise seas – quite a breathtaking experience!  At the Matemo Falcon airstrip, a member of staff will collect you, and drive you the short distance to the lodge.

Situated in the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago, off the coast of Northern Mozambique, the remote Falcon of Matemo offers idyllic Mozambique Falcon accommodation. Experience an Falcon holiday of unspoilt beauty, breathtaking scenery, spectacular marine life and extreme relaxation

You will be accommodated in a luxury beach front chalet, offering satellite television, an en-suite bathroom, as well as an outside shower.  The chalets are tastefully furnished, air-conditioned, and around 20 metres from the sea.

During your stay at Matemo Falcon Resort your breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included, as well as local drinks and non-motorised water sports.

Days 10, 11 and 12
Time to chill out on the beautiful, unspoilt beaches of Matemo Falcon, while being offered a large variety of water sports - sunset cruises, visits to Ibo Falcon, snorkelling, kayaking, diving, and fishing.
 
Activities on offer at an extra cost will include:

•Diving – various ranges of courses (Discover Scuba / Open Water and Advanced Open Water).  Most of the diving is done off the eastern side of Matemo, all departing from the beach, and should be scheduled the day before.  All equipment is available from the Activity Centre.
•Fishing at Matemo may be done either from the beach or from a boat.  All tackle is provided and types of fishing include game fishing for kingfish, barracuda, Dorado, queen, serra, wahoo, yellowfin, tuna and sailfish.  All billfish are strictly catch and release.  Excursions are for either 4 or 8-hour duration.  Fly fishermen are welcome to bring their own rods and reels (mainly for king and tuna fish)
•Skiing and tubing:  slalom, tandem, wakeboard, kneeboard, tube and banana boat skiing are all on offer.  These activities are charged at 15-minute intervals.
•Snorkelling trips are conducted from a boat, and there are various locations offered – mainly on the western side of the Falcon.   You can expect to see a variety of reef fish, corals and sponges.  Snorkelling will last for one hour.
•Ibo Falcon trips consists of a 25 minute boat transfer to Ibo Falcon, a walk around the town and fort, viewing of the locally-made silver jewellery, with the option to purchase.  The full trip is most interesting, and should not be missed.  The duration is around 3 and a half hours, with a stop on the return journey for a swim.

Non-motorised sports included in the rate are hobie cat rides, sea kayaks, gypsy sailing dinghy, windsurfing, volleyball, snorkelling, swing ball, Frisbees, beach bats, cricket, and a selection of board games.  All guests using waterborne craft are required to wear life jackets at all times, and to stay within sight of the beach.


Day 13
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be air chartered from Matemo Falcon back to Pemba Airport, in time to connect with your scheduled flight from Pemba back to Johannesburg International Airport.

Priced from:  
US $ 6 160 per person sharing (12 nights)
US $ 3 875 per person sharing (7 nights Safari only)


Included in this Itinerary:

•Johannesburg International Airport meet and greet service <
•Scheduled flight:  Johannesburg - Livingstone Airport
•Road transfer to Chundukwa River Lodge
•2 Nights at Chundukwa Lodge in an en-suite chalet including all meals, local drinks, laundry, a boat trip and a tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
•Road and boat transfer from Chundukwa Lodge to Elephant Valley Lodge
•2 Nights at Elephant Valley Lodge in an en-suite tent
•All meals, two game viewing activities per day, park entrance fees
•Road transfer from Elephant Valley Lodge to Kasane Airport
•Air charter from Kasane Airport to Pom Pom Camp
•3 Nights at Pom Pom Camp in an en-suite tent
•All meals, local drinks,  2 game viewing activities per day with a licensed Guide, and laundry
•Air charter from Pom Pom Camp to Maun Airport
•Air Botswana flight from Maun to Johannesburg International Airport
•Road transfer from Johannesburg Airport to the Safari Club
•1 Nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Safari Club in an en-suite room
•Return transfer to Johannesburg Airport
•Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Pemba Airport
•Air charter from Pemba to Matemo Falcon
•4 Nights at Matemo Falcon Resort in an en-suite chalet
•Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, local drinks, non-motorised water activities, marine fees and laundry
•Air charter from Matemo Falcon to Pemba Airport
•Scheduled flight from Pemba Airport to Johannesburg International Airport

Excluded will be:

•Travel and medical insurance
•Additional activities whilst at Chundukwa Lodge
•Drinks at Elephant Valley Lodge
•Dinner and drinks at the Safari Club
•Visa requirements ($50 for Zambia and $30 for Mozambique)
•Addional drinks and extra activities at Matemo Falcon
•Mozambique departure taxes:  US$14 per person
•Gratuities and items of a personal nature

 

From: US$6160 per person based on TWo persons travelling in low season (12 nights)
From: US$3875 per person based on TWo persons travelling in low season (7 nights Safari only)

EMAIL US - info@falconsafaris.com for a quotation for your dates


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