Arriving in Maun from Johannesburg you will board a light aircraft for your flight into the Okavango Delta, where you will spend 2 nights of your unique Elephant Encounter Safari in Botswana. The first afternoon will be spent on a game drive getting to know the area before stopping for sundowners in the African bush.
Today you will have the opportunity to spend time in the bush on foot with 3 semi-habituated Elephants, walking alongside them and interacting as never before. There will be guides to show you the ropes and give you a rundown on Elephant etiquette. This unique activity allows you to satisfy your curiosity about the gentle giants of Africa.
There will be time for relaxation before the afternoon activity of your choice. Depending on the season you may choose a dugout canoe ride, a motorboat excursion, or another game drive before heading back to the game lodge for cocktails and dinner. Sleep may come slowly as the memories of the incredible interaction pass through your mind.
Today you head north in a light aircraft over the endless wilderness of Northern Botswana before reaching the Chobe River. Here you will spend the next 2 nights in a bush lodge set high above the floodplains. Activities revolve around the river with game drives and boat cruises providing a wildlife experience to savor.
The Chobe floodplains are alive with wildlife coming down to drink - this is especially so during the dry season when the water in the interior has dried up. Game drives and boat cruises will bring you up close and personal to the great herds. There may even be the opportunity of watching Elephants cross the river into Namibia. You may wish to spend the afternoon in the privacy of your room or treat yourself to the wellness spa, renowned as the best in Botswana. A swimming pool provides relief from the midday heat or you may simply relax in the en-suite garden of your room. This is truly an exceptional experience, with incredible wildlife sightings and the best service on offer.
There will be time for one more activity before your transfer to the airport and your flight back to Johannesburg.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing. Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
Our trip consisted of accommodation and tours in Victoria Falls, transfers to Botswana, accommodation and photography safaris there, then transfers back to Zimbabwe. Transfers, accommodation again in Vic Falls.My communication was with Ludwick who was amazing. He went way above and beyond normal service to make me feel confident in the organisation of our trip
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure.
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with the elephants. I rode an 8 year old female, her name is not in my head, and it was magical. She loved her treats at the end of the ride and her trainer was a lovely man. We talked the whole hour and he taught me so much about these magical creatures.
Gertrude was always very prompt in replying during the planning process and very helpful with visa information. This trip to Africa was our first and we started with Kenya and a 10 day safari. We wanted to experience water camps and lodges as well so worked with Falcon to make that happen.
myself and my 13yr old daughter used Falcon Safaris for all our outings as well as airport transfers. Canoeing, Devils Pool visit and Elephant back ride. They were all fantastic especially Vimbai and Edna. We had an amazing time and nothing was too much trouble to sort out for us.
With over 120 resident different tribes, there is plenty of local history and colour to be found in all areas of Tanzania. Tanzanians are among the most welcoming and approachable on earth with diverse and unique cultures ready to be shared with visitors. It is a rewarding experience to leave your 4X4 vehicle behind and walk through scenic and authentic local villages. Spend part of your time to meet friendly faces of Tanzania and learn about their ways of life
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