• Visit the most romantic places in three countries
• Huge variety in game activities on the ground and from the air
• White sandy beaches and crystal clear ocean
• Historic hotels meet authentic bush lodges
You love spending some private time in remote and attractive game parks. You are looking for an authentic safari with a slight exclusive touch. You want to walk barefoot along the beach hearing the deep sea in the distance. Then this is the safari you are looking for – selected properties in the best Wildlife Areas of Southern Africa, with some nights at the coast of Mozambique.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 − Day 3
Maun and Sandibe Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Game drives, walking safaris, Makoro rides, scenic flight
Day 3 – Day 6
Linyanti Ebony, Linyanti, Botswana
Game drives, night drives, walking safaris, boat trips, Makoro ride, helicopter flight
Day 6 − Day 8
The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
All activities offered at Victoria Falls such as sunset cruises, white water rafting, bungee jumping etc.
Day 8 − Day 11
Chikwenya Safari Lodge, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
Game drives, night drives, bush walks, sunset cruises, fishing, bird and tree identification tours, wildlife photography expeditions
Day 11 − Day 15
Ibo Island Lodge, Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
Beach picnics, beach combing walks, Dhow safari, sea canoe trips, snorkelling, diving, fishing, massages, day trips and Mobile Island hopping safaris
Transfer to Johannesburg Airport, South Africa
Day 1 − Day 3 | Maun and Sandibe Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana
On your arrival in Botswana you will be met by a representative from the charter company. He will escort you to your short 15 minute scenic flight towards the eastern part of Botswana and the famous Okavango Delta. Your guide will be waiting for you on the Sandibe Airstrip to transfer you to the Sandibe Lodge, where you spend the first nights of your safari.
In this remote location, you will have time to grow aware of Botswana’s beauty. With morning freshly brewed coffee or tea is delivered as a wake-up call rivalling the sounds of the delta birds. From your chalet, cup in hand, watch as the perennial water of your delta channel lures you into an exploratory Makoro ride. After brunch, enjoy a leisurely walk around the camp with an armed guide or simply savour the sights, sounds and surrounds of the lodge from the comfort of your exclusive, perfectly appointed cottage, tucked away within the riverine forest.
Indulge in a refreshingly cool dip in the lodge pool or treat yourself to an afternoon siesta. Late afternoon tea will then be served ahead of another enthralling game drive experience, where you can visit the area’s wildlife and their habit as the day draws to a close. Alternatively an afternoon boat ride adventure can be enjoyed on either a Makoro or a motorised boat, allowing you to explore the delta at eye level. On your return a mouth-watering dinner will be served under a canopy of stars spangled on the velvet African sky.
Day 3 – Day 6 | Linyanti Ebony, Linyanti, Botswana
After a final morning activity your guide will drive you to the Sandibe Airstrip and wave good bye as you hop into the charter for your next destination on the edge of the Chobe National Park. A Land Cruiser awaits at Saile Airstrip and on a game drive to the concession, your guide will tell you all about what to expect during the following four days at Linyanti Bush Camp & Ebony.
At Linyanti Ebony take a professionally guided walk that gives you the opportunity to really come to grips with the unique nature of the African bush and its inhabitants. On foot there is an intimacy not afforded in a vehicle: your senses become aware of the smells, sounds and the marvellous minutiae of nature overlooked from a moving vehicle. Your guide will also advise that you combine bush walks with game drives, simply because you cover more variety of habitats and species in the area. These drives will often return after dark, allowing night spotting on the way back to camp. Some of the more secretive animals can now be seen despite their adaptation to a private nocturnal life.
Settle into a generously proportioned tent and enjoy your unique view across the Linyanti Marsh, with its rich bird life. As there are only 4 tents, you will have a very personal experience during your stay. If you wish, enjoy a private dinner on the deck of your tent, just you, your companion and the African bush around you or a bush brunch, only for you with your private guide- Africa made-to-order for you.
Day 6 − Day 8 | The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After six nights in Botswana, fly by charter to Kasane and then by small private bus to Kazungula border post and your entry into Zimbabwe. Your driver will assist with all immigration formalities. After a pleasant hour’s drive you will arrive at the grand colonial edifice, where you spend the next two nights – the famous Victoria Falls Hotel.
Once through the doors you will feel yourself whisked back in time to an era of elegance and good manners. Everywhere you look is a reminder of the historical significance of the hotel. But despite her grandeur and charm, the atmosphere is casual and relaxing, formality is very much relegated to those bygone days. The walls still speak of the early colonial moments of Zimbabwe, of adventures and explorers, of black sheep and dilettantes and the colourful early history of this once colonised nation. The rooms are all distinctive and individual, many with a view of the spray from the waterfall. From the gardens the roar of the water, as it falls into the chasm and tumbles through the gorges, is breath-taking.
A swimming pool allows you to cool down during the heat of the day and a secluded restaurant hints at romantic hours with a glass of wine. High tea on the terrace of the hotel is a customary indulgence and as your eyes stray from the scrumptious morsels of cakes and dainties to the Victoria Falls Bridge and across into Zambia, you will daydream about Edwardian grandeur, daring explorers and the ineffable romance of Africa.
With two nights at the falls, you have plenty of time for the many activities on offer: a romantic sunset cruise on the Zambezi, an adrenalin white water rafting trip, a brave bungee jump off the bridge and view the falls like ‘angels in their flight’, when you hover over the ‘mighty thunder’ on a helicopter ride.
Day 8 − Day 11 | Chikwenya Safari Lodge, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
On day 8 of your safari, take a charter from Victoria Falls Airport along one of the biggest man-made lakes, Lake Kariba, eastwards to Mana Pools National Park. In this rare jewel of a park you will stay at Chikwenya Safari Lodge at the heart of this extraordinary bush destination.
Once you have been settled in by your welcoming hosts and shown your splendid chalet overlooking the flowing Zambezi, you will immediately realise the wildlife treats in store in the next few days. The vegetation and wildlife experiences in the world heritage site of Mana Pools are quite a contrast to the Okavango Delta and bring renewed enthusiasm to your safari. Water activities such as canoeing down this river that forms the border between Zimbabwe to Zambia and fishing for the fighting Zambezi Tiger are on offer. Your Guide will also take you inland on a game drive interspersed with a bush walk. With luck he will pick up a big cat or wild dog spore so you can track them on foot, an exhilarating experience. On your return mid-morning, relax by the pool or in the evening, sit around a welcoming fire, both of which have an uninterrupted view over the water.
This private camp is set in one of the best game areas in Southern Africa, a fact that will not take long to realise. Tucked away, far from any other camp, it is set on a concession just next to the Mana Pools National Park. There are no fences and the remote tranquillity translates into a piece of paradise. Here, you will get close to wildlife and nature.
Day 11 − Day 15 | Ibo Island Lodge, Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
Catch your early charter flight to Harare and then on via Johannesburg to Pemba Airport. Once in Mozambique, a short scenic flight will bring you to the last stop on your safari, Ibo Island Lodge, a tropical end to your African bush safari.
Ibo Island Lodge is truly unique, made up of three old restored mansions overlooking the ocean. It is the place where ancient and modern cultures merge. Situated on the prime Rua Bela Vista Street, it provides guests with views overlooking the sea and the islands impressive mangroves.
As one of the oldest and definitely most romantic settlements in Mozambique, the Ibo Island Lodge is a honeymooner’s paradise. The décor is simple yet elegant with just a dash of opulence making it the perfect beach and marine destination combined with a truly African cultural experience.
Relaxation and time for yourself will be the motto for your nights spent at Ibo Island. Be lazy whilst enjoying the sand and the sun on your skin. Maybe some snorkelling, diving or a nature walk will stir you from your deck. For lovers this is the perfect chance to walk off, side by side, along endless, deserted beaches to a castaway picnic on a remote stretch of the beach. Or enjoy an incredible Dhow safari across the turquois water of the ocean, along this unique and incomparable African island paradise. You will never want this safari to end. This is barefoot luxury at its very best!
Day 15 | Transfer to Johannesburg Airport, South Africa
After breakfast and the sunrise on your deck of the chalet, you will hop into the charter flight, taking you to South Africa, to catch your onward connection in Johannesburg.
Linyanti Ebony | Linyanti | Botswana
The Victoria Falls Hotel | Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe
Chikwenya Safari Lodge | Mana Pools National Park | Zimbabwe
Ibo Island Lodge | Quirimbas Archipelago | Mozambique
The Bush & Beach safari combines romantic moments with slight luxury and authentic safari experience in remote places with a lot of privacy and personal service.
Wildlife & Nature
• African wildlife at its best – the possibility of elephant, buffalo, lion, giraffe and hyena
• Around 500 species of birds
• View wildlife and nature from the air in a helicopter
• Victoria Falls and Zambezi
• Unspoilt island within a marine national park
• Deserted beaches of pure white sands and sparkling turquoise waters
• Game drives
• Night drives
• Bush walks
• Makoro excursion
• Scenic helicopter flight
• Sunset cruise and canoeing on the Zambezi
• Beach picnics, beach combing walks,
• Dhow safari, sea canoe trips, snorkelling, diving, fishing
• Mobile Island hopping safaris
What to pack for this safari?
• Comfortable safari clothes for warm and cold
• Long sturdy pants, gloves
• Water-resistant jacket and hat
• Good shoes for trekking
• Swimming gear
• Camera and binoculars for better game viewing pleasure
• Insect repellent
• Sun hat, glasses, sunscreen
What is in this package?
• All meals, except at The Victoria Falls Hotel (B&B basis)
• Drinks & alcoholic beverages, except at The Victoria Falls Hotel (B&B basis)
• All game activities during the safari, except in Victoria Falls
• All road and air charter transfers as stated in the itinerary
• Limited laundry at the camps
• Park entrance fees
• Private lunches & dinners
• Private guide and private vehicle throughout the safari
• Additional activities at Victoria Falls such as bungee jumping, rafting, sunset cruises
• Inter-Africa and international flights
• Airport taxes
• Visa fees
• Travel insurance
• Items of a personal nature
• Staff gratuities