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Romantic Choice – Southern Africa (12 days/ 11 nights)

A unique and romantic safari combined with a pristine tropical paradise.

11 nights
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 unique and stylish Meno a Kwena in the 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

Day 1

Upon your arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by a member of the team and handed your travel documents. You will then take the connecting flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone in Zambia with BA/Comair, departing at 10h4.

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 tranquility, 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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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 4x4 game drive vehicles.

Your stay at Mapula Lodge includes full board, local beverages and safari activities.

Day 5

After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your short flight (25 minutes) to Maun. From here you will be transferred by road to Meno a Kwena (1.5 hours).

The tented safari camp is an experience in itself. All the tents are pitched on a cliff overlooking the Boteti River, which was dry for almost 15 years but began to flow again in 2008! The rustic, but stylish camp has been created from a mixture of authentic canvas safari equipment with a traditional rural African touch.

Southern Africa’s largest remaining zebra and wildebeest herds, dependant on regular drinking water, migrate within the Makgadikgadi Pan and Nxai Pans ecosystem. There are numerous desert-adapted animals and birds that move through the area in search of grazing and browse. This very diverse system, contrasts between riverine and open saltpan habitats with varying woodland and scrubby vegetation.

Wildlife viewing by 4x4 safari vehicle into the parks and reserve are dependent on where the seasonal wildlife is concentrated for water and food, determined by rainfall. There is actually no need to leave the camp during the dry season as most of the wildlife in the area will drink from the waterholes right at camp. This is a perfect opportunity for guests to take a break from game drives and to sit quietly and watch the wildlife from the comfort of camp, and their very popular hide.

Day 7

After breakfast you will be transferred back to Maun for your return flight to Johannesburg Airport (departs at 15h00 and arrives 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.

Day 8

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: snorkeling 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).

Day 12

After spending a relaxing morning at the lodge, you will be transferred back to Inhambane Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.


Priced from
US$ 5 490 per person sharing (all 11 nights)
US$ 3 963 per person sharing (Safari only - 6 nights)

Included in this itinerary:
Meet & Greet at Johannesburg Airport
Scheduled BA flight Johannesburg - Livingstone
2 nights accommodation at Sindabezi Lodge in a luxury en-suite cottage
All meals
All local drinks: wines, spirits, mixers, soft drinks, beers, mineral waters, teas & coffees
Laundry service
Park fees and levies
Sunset and sunrise boat trips
Bird and gorge walks
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
All meals
All local drinks: wines, spirits, mixers, soft drinks, beers, mineral waters, teas & coffees
All excursions by 4x4 game viewing vehicle, mokoro and motor boat
Daily laundry service
Transfer by light aircraft to Maun
Road transfer from Maun to Meno a Kwena
2 night’s accommodation at Meno a Kwena in an en-suite meru-style tent
All meals
All local drinks: wines, spirits, mixers, soft drinks, beers, mineral waters, teas & coffees
All excursions by 4x4 vehicle and game walks accompanied by a professional Guide
Daily laundry service
Road transfer from Meno a Kwena to 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:
Visas Travel and Medical Insurance
Tips and gratuities
Curios and items of a personal nature
Lunches, drinks and activities at Flamingo Bay lodge

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