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US$ 4 655 per person sharing tour cost min 2 guests

Day 1
Flight: Johannesburg – Livingstone (not included)

Upon your arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met by a representative and assisted onto your short road transfer to Island of Siankaba. On arrival you will be welcomed by the management who will show you to your room, give a brief overview of the lodge and area and will then discuss which activities you would like to do during your stay.

2 x Nights at Island of Siankaba in a twin room with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, local drinks, 1 tour of the Falls, 1 sun downer cruise, canoe trip and visit to the village school.

These days are at leisure to enjoy the numerous optional activities e.g. Tour of the Falls, Bungee Jump, White Water Raft, Am or PM Elephant Back Safari, flight over the Falls, Tour of Livingstone etc, etc. These tours can be pre booked or arranged by the lodge management when you arrive.

ISLANDS OF SIANKABA

The Islands of Siankaba comprises of two densely forested sand islands in the Zambezi River near the Siansimba Rapids. Islands of Siankaba Location They are located 24 miles upstream from the internationally renowned 'Victoria Falls' and just 30 miles from the magnificent Chobe National Park.

Islands of Siankaba Included Activities

1 tour of the Falls, 1 sun downer cruise, canoe trip and visit to the village school.

Islands of Siankaba Attractions

Environmental Policy: The Islands of Siankaba have been designed to minimise any negative effects on the environment yet maximise the standard of the lodge for the comfort of the guests. The design and landscaping of all the facilities incorporates the use of natural materials that blend in with the feel of the surrounding bush and takes full advantage of the beauty of the riverside site.

 

 

 

Islands of Siankaba Facilities
The two islands are linked by a suspension bridge and overhead walkway in the tree canopy. A classic forested retreat, seven secluded chalets linked by a footbridge to dining room offering haute cuisine and a bar area. The uniquely designed chalets are constructed of teak and custom-made canvas tenting and are raised well above ground levels in the tree canopy. Private balconies extend over the river. All chalets have Victorian baths and showers. They are linked by a winding over-head walkway, keeping guests safe and protecting the fragile riverine environment. Finishing is of an extremely high standard using imported fittings to compliment the natural feel of the construction materials used. In-room facilities include en-suite bathrooms, large private decks overlooking the Zambezi River, mini bar, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, private safe.

 

Islands of Siankaba Additional InformationIslands of Siankaba - Victoria Falls accommodation Zambia - great escapes
The principle guest amenities (dining room, lounge, bar and swimming pool) are located on the larger of the two islands. Dining area – One of the distinctive features at The Islands of Siankaba is the excellence of our food and wines, developing a reputation for 'haute-cuisine in the bush' along with first class service. Trumpeters Bar – Serving ice-cold drinks over-looking the Zambezi River. Swimming pool – Situated on the larger island in a private environment surrounded by lush riverine forest. Activities include guided birding and tree walks, guided fishing trips, sunset river cruises, canoe trips, visits to the local village and school, Spa treatments, trips to the Victoria Falls, guided tours of Livingstone, game drives, visit Chobe National Park and all adrenaline sports.

 

 

 

Day 3:

Today you will be transferred by road and boat to Muchenje Safari Lodge. This transfer takes approximately 2.5 hours and involves Zambia and Botswana customs and immigration en-route. This transfer is quite unique as where you cross the river is where the 4 countries being Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana all meet. On arrival you will be welcomed by the management who will show you to your room, give a brief overview of the lodge and area and will then discuss which activities you would like to do during your stay. Enjoy a lovely lunch and afternoon relaxing before your pm activity. You then return to the lodge in time to freshen up before a delicious dinner accompanied by the sounds of the African bush.

2 x Nights at Muchenje Safari Lodge in a twin thatch chalet with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, activities, park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.

 

MUCHENJE SAFARI LODGE

With stunning panoramic views, the Central Lodge is the heart of Muchenje. Guests can relax in the lounge, bar or lookout platform and enjoy the wonderful homely atmosphere. Muchenje Safari Lodge Location

Situated on the Western side of Chobe National Park, Muchenje is the only lodge in this area and offers unique prolific game experiences. Only forty minutes drive from Kasane and two hours drive from Victoria Falls. Direct flights are available into Ka sane or Victoria falls from Johannesburg, Windhoek and Gaborone. We can arrange your transfers to Muchenje Lodge.

 

 

Muchenje Safari Lodge Attractions
Muchenje Lodge offers unparalleled Safari experiences for both discerning clientele and newcomers to the bush alike. Owner run and managed, attention to detail is paramount with nothing being too much trouble at Muchenje.

Muchenje Safari Lodge Facilities
Muchenje accommodates just twenty guests in intimate exclusivity. The ten twin-bedded thatched chalets, all with en-suite facilities, are sited on the escarpment edge all with their own balcony and unique view. Each chalet is exquisitely furnished and great care has been taken to create a true African 'ambience'. The Main lodge features a dining area, bar, reception, curio shop, game viewing platform and library. The feature swimming pool is built amongst natural rock formations, taking advantage of the African vista and providing a tranquil setting for guests to relax during the heat of the day. Meals are served table d'bush, wholesome and plentiful, yet well presented. Theme dinners, Vegetarians and special meal requests are catered for. Guest dine together on a long railway sleeper dining table, and dress is informal.

 

 

Muchenje Safari Lodge Additional Information
WALKING SAFARIS: Explore the intricacies of the bush studying animal behaviour, plants, insects and Big game approaches. Our guides carry a fire arm for your personal protection. GAME DRIVES: Private Safaris conducted in open Land Rover with qualified professional guides. Imagine the explosive tranquillity of hundreds of elephants surrounding you, or the excitement of a lion kill. Night Eyes; the alternative after dinner nightcap! RIVER CRUISE: Experience game viewing on the Chobe, drift noiselessly past a bathing herd of Elephants or enter the Hippos world of Crocodiles and amazing bird life. CULTURE: Visit an elder's home offering a glimpse into tribal life of Botswana. ON REQUEST: Fishing and Interior drives to the remotest parts of central Chobe

 

 

Day 5:

After breakfast and an early morning activity (time permitting) you will be transferred by road to Kasane Airport (10 minutes) where you will be met by your pilot and transferred by light aircraft to Savute Safari Lodge. On arrival you will be welcomed by the management who will show you to your room, give a brief overview of the lodge and area and will then discuss which activities you would like to do during your stay. Enjoy a lovely lunch and afternoon relaxing before your pm activity. You then return to the lodge in time to freshen up before a delicious dinner accompanied by the sounds of the African bush.

2 x Nights at Savute Safari Lodge in a twin glass/ thatch chalet with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, activities, park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.

 

SAVUTE SAFARI LODGE

In the heart of Botswana's Chobe National Park lies a dynamic wilderness, a sweeping expanse of savannah brooded over by seven rocky outcrops that guard a relic marsh and the dry channel that was once its lifeline. Mysterious wet and dry cycles mould this landscape and dictate the nature of its wild inhabitants. This is Savute and for the moment the channel is dry. Savute Safari Lodge peers out from ancient camel thorn trees on the shore of the channel.




The lounge, library and cocktail bar are situated in the exquisite thatch and timber main building, where an upstairs viewing deck allows Savute's enchanting sunsets to mesmerise guests. A large fireplace downstairs is equally inviting on winter nights, while the delicious aroma of dinner and the prospect of candlelit dining beckons guests to the elegant dining-room.
The lodge also boasts a swimming pool and shaded viewing deck, both of which overlook the channel, and where afternoon tea is served and guests can sit around the campfire after dinner.



Twelve tastefully furnished twin-bedded luxury wood and thatch safari suites accommodating a maximum of 24 guests. The unique design of the suites with their spacious interior and large, glass sliding doors sets the lodge apart from typical safari accommodation. Private viewing decks and en-suite facilities combine luxury and comfort with a classic wilderness experience. Daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles in the Savute area of the Chobe National Park, including the Savute Marsh and a visit to Gubatsa Hills and ancient San rock paintings.

Day 7:

http://www.desertdelta.com/assets/userassets/2009_08/XuganaIsland_11_lowres.jpgAfter breakfast and an early morning activity (time permitting) you will be assisted onto your charter flight to Xugana Island Lodge. You will be welcomed by the Camp Managers and shown to your room. You will be accommodated in a read/ thatch chalet with private en-suite facilities.

Enjoy a leisurely buffet lunch and a little later this afternoon your guide will take you on a Mokoro excursion where you explore the channels which have excellent birdlife. There is also a chance of seeing Hippo, Elephant and Crocodile as well as numerous antelope species. While on your activity enjoy sundowners while in the Mokoro and watch the sun sizzles as it sets on the waterways. Return to the camp in time to freshen up before a delicious dinner on the Xugana Lagoon which is the largest lagoon in the Okavango Delta.


http://www.desertdelta.co.za/images/1xuganaislandlodge-280-accom1.jpgXUGANA ISLAND LODGE

Xugana Lagoon is in the permanent Delta, a world of crystal clear waterways winding through vast reed and papyrus beds, opening unexpectedly onto tranquil lagoons.

Xugana (the 'X' is a palatal click) means "kneel down to drink". Xugana Lagoon has, for thousands of years, been a safe haven for the Bushman people who hunted this pristine water world. Xugana Lagoon is in the permanent Delta, a world of crystal clear waterways winding through vast reed and papyrus beds, opening unexpectedly onto tranquil lagoons, home to bream, catfish and the fighting tiger-fish and fringed by secret wooded islands, haven for the magnificent bird and wildlife that inhabit the Delta.

Xugana Island Lodge Activities
Fly-In Safari Lodge Wildlife Safari Walking Canoeing Fishing Photography Birding Game Cruise Swimming Pool Mokoro



Xugana Island Lodge Attractions
Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. Xugana Island Lodge, situated on a wooded island abutting the lagoon, takes full advantage of this magnificent site. The thatched common area, comprising cocktail bar, lounge and curio shop, is still the original building put up in 1974, when Xugana became only the second tourist lodge ever built in the Okavango Delta. Meals, for which the lodge is justly famous, are taken alfresco on the edge of the lagoon, except on those rare occasions of rain when the lounge doubles as the dining-room. Tea is often served in the garden inside the island, where quiet, secluded reading benches can also be found.

 

http://www.sunsafaris.com/images/xugana-island6.jpgThe lodge accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in raised reed and thatch "Mesasas" situated on the shaded fringe of the island, each with a lagoon view through the artfully cleared lagoon-side vegetation. The tastefully decorated "Mesasas" have twin or double beds, en-suite facilities, ceiling fan and a private deck.

 

 

 

 

Xugana Island Lodge Additional Information
Mokoro trips in eco-friendly dugout canoes built to the traditional design, boat safaris to lagoons and islands and wilderness walks give guests the chance to see the Delta denizens such as sitatunga and lechwe antelope, crocodile and hippo, as well as the other big game that frequents the islands and riverine fringes. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and the bream and tiger fishing can be excellent at certain times of the year. The peaceful boat ride back across Xugana Lagoon during the spectacular African sunset provides a lifelong memory. All activities are conducted by our experienced naturalist guides, who, as well as ensuring that guests come to no harm, are keen to impart their vast knowledge and love of this unique area.

Day 8:

An early morning wake-up call, some tea, coffee and biscuits, and then accompanied by your Guide you go out on a walking safari. You can, in all safety track and stalk animals that you are particularly interested in seeing, a truly remarkable experience. After a leisurely three hour walk, conducted at your pace, you will return to Xugana Island Lodge for a hearty brunch and a rest during the heat of the day. A little later this afternoon enjoy another Mokoro excursion or perhaps some fishing on a motorized boat. Enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Day 9:

After breakfast and an early morning activity (time permitting) you will be assisted onto your charter flight to Xakanaxa Camp where you will be welcomed by the management who will show you to your room, give a brief overview of the lodge and area and will then discuss which activities you would like to do during your stay. Enjoy a lovely lunch and afternoon relaxing before your pm activity. You then return to the lodge in time to freshen up before a delicious dinner accompanies by the sounds of the African bush.

2 x Nights at Xakanaxa Camp in a twin East African Meru walk in tent with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, activities, park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.



XAKANAXA CAMP

Xakanaxa Camp Location
Xakanaxa is located 50 kilometres to the west of the Khwai Gate in the northern sector of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. To the north and west of the camp are the permanent lagoons and waterways of the Okavango, and to the south and east are the dry woodlands. Some 90 kilometres by road or a half hours flight from Maun is Xakanaxa, nestled in the shade of huge kigelia (sausage) and mopane trees, a stone's throw from the edge of Xakanaxa Lagoon.

Xakanaxa Camp Activities
Game drives, Mokoro and motorized boat

 

 

 

Xakanaxa has one of the best locations in Botswana and is the original camp at Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-Kan-A-Ka). Set in the heart of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve which is rated as being one of the finest game-viewing areas in Africa, incorporating most of the Delta water and a vast selection of exotic wildlife. To the south and east the reserve offers sanctuary to the most varied herds in Southern Africa. To the north and west of the lodge are the permanent lagoons and waterways of the Okavango.

The game drives through this sector of Moremi take one through a large variety of different vegetation types, down winding tracks, through mopane forests and across lush grasslands. The waterways are either forded by vehicles 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 and game to be seen on the game drives include tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, elephant, sable and giraffe.




The predators are prevalent and lion are often heard calling in the early morning. Leopard, wild dog and hyena are often sighted. Birding in the area is excellent, especially in the spring and summer months when the migrants are breeding. To the north are the world-famous heronries which attract large numbers of breeding storks and herons. In the summer months the fishing is very good. Mainly bream (Tilapia) but there are also tiger fish. Boat trips and game drives are conducted by a team of experienced professional guides.

 

Xakanaxa Safari Camp: Moremi Game Reserve Botswana: Safari Lodges Botswana: Safari Lodges in Africa: Xakanaxa Camp has one of the best locations in Botswana.Xakanaxa Camp Facilities
The camp offers twelve luxury spacious safari tents set on wooden platforms near the water, each set on a concrete base, and furnished with two beds, a table and chairs. There's a reed-walled dining room and bar, hot and cold water showers and flush toilets. Light is supplied by hurricane lamps.

Xakanaxa Camp Additional Information
Game viewing drives in open 4x4's offer you the chance to see lions, wild dogs, leopards and honey badgers, in addition to the conventional game found in the Moremi Reserve. Other attractions are boating, and visiting the heronries of Xakanaxa, Godikwe and Xobega lagoons.

 

Day 11:

After breakfast and an early morning activity you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun in time for your departure flight.

Flight: Maun – Johannesburg via Gaborone (not included)

What is included in the itinerary:

All charters and transfers are shared
Transfer Livingstone – Island of Siankaba
2 x Overnights at Island of Siankaba in a twin room with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, local drinks, 1 tour of the Falls, 1 sun downer cruise, canoe trip and visit to the village school.
Road and boat transfer to Muchenje Safari Lodge
2 x Nights at Muchenje in a twin chalet with private en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes all meals, activities (including park fees), park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.
Road transfer from Muchenje – Kasane
Charter flight from Kasane – Savute Safari Lodge
2 x Nights at Savute Safari Lodge in a twin glass/ thatch chalet with private en-suite facilities.
Accommodation includes all meals, activities (including park fees), park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.
Charter flight from Savute – Xugana
2 x Nights at Xugana Island Lodge in a twin reed/ thatch chalet with private en-suite facilities.
Accommodation includes all meals, activities (including park fees), park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.
Charter Xugana – Xakanaxa
2 x Nights at Xakanaxa Camp in a twin East African Meru walk in tent with private en-suite facilities.
Accommodation includes all meals, activities, park fees, laundry, medical evacuation insurance and local beverages.
Charter flight Moremi – Maun
All charter flight taxes
VAT

What is not included in the itinerary:

All items of a personal nature
Gratuities
Visas
Curios shop purchases
Travel insurance
Premium brand drinks
Islands of Siankaba: All activities other than listed in includes
Laundry
International flights:

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