Backpackers’ Africa


Highlights

For those adventurous travellers wishing to experience Africa ‘without frills’, but still with a high degree of comfort……

14 Nights
2 nights at Chundukwa Tree Lodge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
(Enjoy any TWO of the following activities FREE OF CHARGE: White Water Rafting (Half or Full day), Elephant Back Safari, Full Day Canoeing, Half Day High wire adventure, 15 Minute Helicopter Flight, Jet Boat Safari, Horse Riding Safari, Night Drive, Walking Safari or Lion Encounter)
4 nights at Oddballs Camp, in the heart of the Okavango Delta (Subject to water levels, your 2nd and 3rd nights will be spent on a mokoro trail, accompanied by your personal Guide)
2 nights at Planet Baobab, with an overnight ‘scratch camp’ in the Kalahari Desert (dry season only)
1 night at The Safari Club, close to Johannesburg Airport
5 nights at Casa Rex, in Vilanculos Bay on the Mozambican Coast

Chundukwa River Lodge: Chundukwa-River-Lodge-Zambia
Oddballs Camp: Oddball’s-Camp-Botswana
Planet Baobab: Planet-Baobab-Botswana
Casa Rex: Casa-Rex-Mozambique

14 nights: from US$4169
SAFARI ONLY (8 nights): from US$3071

Based on TWO persons travelling during low season

EMAIL US: info@falconsafaris.com to obtain a quotation for your dates

Day 1
Upon your arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by a member of the Falcon-Safari.com team and handed your travel documents. You will then take the connecting flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone in Zambia with British Airways.

On arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will be met by a representative of Chundukwa River Lodge and transferred to the lodge.

Situated about 30km upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, Chundukwa has created unique tree houses which blend naturally with the Waterberry trees that adorn the riverbanks. Each tree house is complete with a private bathroom and breathtaking views of the Zambezi River, Chundu Falcon opposite, and the Zambezi National park across the River. The Lodge is in a game area and sightings of hippo, elephant and other game are a common occurrence.

Chundukwa River Lodge accommodates just 12 people in 5 chalets overlooking the Zambezi.

Your stay at Chundukwa is fully inclusive of all meals and drinks, and also includes a sun downer boat cruise and tour of Victoria Falls.

Day 2

Time for some fun!

Enjoy any TWO of the following activities FREE OF CHARGE: White Water Rafting (Half or Full day), Elephant Back Safari, Full Day Canoeing, Half Day High wire adventure, 15 Minute Helicopter Flight, Jet Boat Safari, Horse Riding Safari, Night Drive, Walking Safari or Lion Encounter.

Day 3

After two exhilarating days at Victoria Falls, you will be collected at reception and transferred by car and ferry to Kasane in Botswana (approx. 80min), where you will be met by your pilot who will fly you to Oddballs Camp, a one hour flight.

On arrival at the Oddballs airstrip you will be met by your guide, who will be looking after you during your stay at Oddballs. At Oddballs you will be accommodated in a 2mx2m domed tent, set on a wooden platform.

After lunch (at Oddballs all your meals, teas and coffees are included in your tour, but you will be required to pay for additional drinks), you will go out with your guide for either a mokoro excursion or a walking safari.

Day 4

You will collect all your camping equipment and a hamper of food from the store (all included in your tour) and accompanied by your guide, you will go out on mokoro trail (subject to water levels). Your guide will find a suitable camping spot and assist you to set up camp, build a fire, and prepare your food.

From your base camp your guide will take you out on walking safaris – truly the only way to go out on safari, enabling you to be ‘at one’ with the environment, and obtain stunning views of both the wildlife and birdlife of the Okavango Delta. Your guide will be happy to track and stalk particular animals that you are interested in seeing.

Day 5

An early morning wake-up, and after some coffee, an early morning walk in the Moremi Game Reserve, returning after about three hours for a hearty breakfast. During the heat of the day you can relax, and then after lunch another excursion by mokoro into the Moremi Game Reserve. Dining by the light of the campfire under the canopy of the ‘African Sky’ completes your day. If you are particularly energetic, you can go out on a longer walking safari, taking a picnic breakfast or lunch with you.

Day 6

Another early morning safari, then return to Oddballs for lunch, and a rest before going out again for a mokoro excursion. You may also be interested in visiting the nearby village, where your guide will be proud to show you his home and introduce you to his family – a unique experience, especially if this is your first visit to Africa.

Day 7

After your four night stay at Oddballs Camp, you will take a light aircraft flight to Maun. From here you will be transferred by road to Planet Baobab on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in the Kalahari Desert.

Here you will spend your first night in a traditional Bakalanga mud hut under a canopy of indigenous trees. Your hut has every comfort, including private hot water shower and flush toilet. Your second night will be spent in a ‘scratch camp’ at Nxai Pan, under the vast desert night sky (dry season only).

Day 8

Planet Baobab offers one of the most intriguing views of Africa, totally different to any other African destination. Your safaris will be on four wheel ‘quad’ motorcycles, taking you deep into the pans where you will be able to visualize life as it existed tens of thousands of years ago.

Day 9

After breakfast you will return to Maun Airport in time for your scheduled Air Botswana flight, departing Maun at 15h00 and arriving in Johannesburg at 16h40.

You will spend the night in Johannesburg at 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 10

After breakfast you will be shuttled back to Johannesburg Airport (10 minutes) for your flight to Vilanculos in Mozambique (approx. 2 hours).

You will be met at Vilanculos Airport and transferred to Casa Rex, an intimate hotel with only 13 rooms.

Reminiscent of a gracious era, with its buildings encompassed in lush gardens, Casa Rex overlooks the southern-central section of Vilanculos Bay.

Accommodation is charming, decorated in an individual style with an emphasis in the lounge and dining areas on custom-crafted wood furniture and fittings.

With bathroom en-suite, all rooms have a cool breeze & offer a striking view of the bay. For maximum comfort, mosquito nets are hung and windows are fitted with shutters against the occasional rain shower.

Days 11 – 14

The Bazaruto Archipelago is made up of several tropical Falcons and includes some awesome reefs which are home to a diverse array of marine life. As a result, there are a host of water sports available in the area including world class deep sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
The renowned a la carte restaurant offers guests a magnificent array of fresh seafood dishes and both local and imported wines.

Sip sundowners on the terrace or refresh yourself in the swimming pool overlooking the harbour – the perfect way to end the day ….or to begin one!

Vilanculos’ prime location as the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago provides access to superb beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, making for perfect diving, snorkelling, underwater photography, deep sea fishing, surfing, wind-surfing, yachting & dhow excursions.

Day 15

After five nights at Casa Rex, you will be transferred back to Vilanculos Airport in time to catch your return flight to Johannesburg at 13h45, arriving at 16h30.
END OF SERVICE

Cost:
14 nights: from US$4169 per person based on TWO persons travelling
8 nights – SAFARI ONLY: from US$3071 person based on TWO persons travelling

Included in the Tour Price:
Victoria Falls
Scheduled Flight Johannesburg to Livingstone in Victoria Falls
Road transfer from Livingstone Airport to Chundukwa River Lodge
2 night’s accommodation at Chundukwa
All meals and drinks whilst in camp
An evening Sun downer Boat trip
Tour of Victoria Falls
A choice of any TWO of the following activities: White Water Rafting (Half or Full day), Elephant Back Safari, Full Day Canoeing, Half Day High wire adventure, 15 Minute Helicopter Flight, Jet Boat Safari, Horse Riding Safari, Night Drive, Walking Safari or Lion Encounter

Oddballs Camp
Road transport to Kasane Airport in Botswana
Light aircraft flight from Kasane to Oddballs private airstrip
4 night’s accommodation at Oddballs, including 2 nights on Mokoro Trail (subject to water levels)
All meals: Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner
All camping equipment whilst on Mokoro Trail, except sleeping bags which can be hired
All excursions into the Moremi Game Reserve by mokoro and walking safaris
Park Fees, Resource Royalty and 10% Botswana VAT

Planet Baobab
Light Aircraft flight to Maun
Road transfer to Planet Baobab
1 night’s accommodation in a traditional Bakalanga hut with en-suite shower and toilet
1 night’s accommodation under the stars at Nxai Pan (dry season only)
All meals: Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner
All excursions by 4×4 and ‘quad’ motorcycles accompanied by a Guide
Baobab Bush Walk with sun downer drinks
Visit to local village + cattle post
Road transfer to Maun
Air Botswana Flight to Johannesburg

Vilanculos
1 night’s accommodation at the Safari Club on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Return Airport shuttle transfers
Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Vilanculos
Transfer to Casa Rex
5 night’s accommodation in a premium en-suite room on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Transfer to Vilanculos Airport
Scheduled return flight to Johannesburg

NOT included in the Tour Price:
International flights from your point of debarkation to, and return from, Johannesburg
Visas and Visa fees that may be in force at the time of travel
Curios and Items of a personal nature
Insurance

Victoria Falls
National Park fees (may be applicable depending on activities chosen)

Oddballs Camp
Beverages (other than teas & coffees)
Sleeping Bag for Mokoro Trail (available to hire)

Government Camping charge of Pula200 per night – payable directly at Oddballs

Planet Baobab
Beverages

The Safari Club
Meals and Beverages, other than Breakfast

Casa Rex
Meals (other than Breakfast), Beverages
Activities

Backpackers’ Africa

For those adventurous travellers wishing to experience Africa ‘without frills’, but still with a high degree of comfort……

14 Nights
2 nights at Chundukwa Tree Lodge on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
(Enjoy any TWO of the following activities FREE OF CHARGE: White Water Rafting (Half or Full day), Elephant Back Safari, Full Day Canoeing, Half Day High wire adventure, 15 Minute Helicopter Flight, Jet Boat Safari, Horse Riding Safari, Night Drive, Walking Safari or Lion Encounter)
4 nights at Oddballs Camp, in the heart of the Okavango Delta (Subject to water levels, your 2nd and 3rd nights will be spent on a mokoro trail, accompanied by your personal Guide)
2 nights at Planet Baobab, with an overnight ‘scratch camp’ in the Kalahari Desert (dry season only)
1 night at The Safari Club, close to Johannesburg Airport
5 nights at Casa Rex, in Vilanculos Bay on the Mozambican Coast

Chundukwa River Lodge: Chundukwa-River-Lodge-Zambia
Oddballs Camp: Oddball’s-Camp-Botswana
Planet Baobab: Planet-Baobab-Botswana
Casa Rex: Casa-Rex-Mozambique

14 nights: from US$4169
SAFARI ONLY (8 nights): from US$3071

Based on TWO persons travelling during low season

Day 1
Upon your arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by a member of the Falcon-Safari.com team and handed your travel documents. You will then take the connecting flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone in Zambia with British Airways.

On arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will be met by a representative of Chundukwa River Lodge and transferred to the lodge.

Situated about 30km upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, Chundukwa has created unique tree houses which blend naturally with the Waterberry trees that adorn the riverbanks. Each tree house is complete with a private bathroom and breathtaking views of the Zambezi River, Chundu Falcon opposite, and the Zambezi National park across the River. The Lodge is in a game area and sightings of hippo, elephant and other game are a common occurrence.

Chundukwa River Lodge accommodates just 12 people in 5 chalets overlooking the Zambezi.

Your stay at Chundukwa is fully inclusive of all meals and drinks, and also includes a sun downer boat cruise and tour of Victoria Falls.

Day 2

Time for some fun!

Enjoy any TWO of the following activities FREE OF CHARGE: White Water Rafting (Half or Full day), Elephant Back Safari, Full Day Canoeing, Half Day High wire adventure, 15 Minute Helicopter Flight, Jet Boat Safari, Horse Riding Safari, Night Drive, Walking Safari or Lion Encounter.

Day 3

After two exhilarating days at Victoria Falls, you will be collected at reception and transferred by car and ferry to Kasane in Botswana (approx. 80min), where you will be met by your pilot who will fly you to Oddballs Camp, a one hour flight.

On arrival at the Oddballs airstrip you will be met by your guide, who will be looking after you during your stay at Oddballs. At Oddballs you will be accommodated in a 2mx2m domed tent, set on a wooden platform.

After lunch (at Oddballs all your meals, teas and coffees are included in your tour, but you will be required to pay for additional drinks), you will go out with your guide for either a mokoro excursion or a walking safari.

Day 4

You will collect all your camping equipment and a hamper of food from the store (all included in your tour) and accompanied by your guide, you will go out on mokoro trail (subject to water levels). Your guide will find a suitable camping spot and assist you to set up camp, build a fire, and prepare your food.

From your base camp your guide will take you out on walking safaris – truly the only way to go out on safari, enabling you to be ‘at one’ with the environment, and obtain stunning views of both the wildlife and birdlife of the Okavango Delta. Your guide will be happy to track and stalk particular animals that you are interested in seeing.

Day 5

An early morning wake-up, and after some coffee, an early morning walk in the Moremi Game Reserve, returning after about three hours for a hearty breakfast. During the heat of the day you can relax, and then after lunch another excursion by mokoro into the Moremi Game Reserve. Dining by the light of the campfire under the canopy of the ‘African Sky’ completes your day. If you are particularly energetic, you can go out on a longer walking safari, taking a picnic breakfast or lunch with you.

Day 6

Another early morning safari, then return to Oddballs for lunch, and a rest before going out again for a mokoro excursion. You may also be interested in visiting the nearby village, where your guide will be proud to show you his home and introduce you to his family – a unique experience, especially if this is your first visit to Africa.

Day 7

After your four night stay at Oddballs Camp, you will take a light aircraft flight to Maun. From here you will be transferred by road to Planet Baobab on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in the Kalahari Desert.

Here you will spend your first night in a traditional Bakalanga mud hut under a canopy of indigenous trees. Your hut has every comfort, including private hot water shower and flush toilet. Your second night will be spent in a ‘scratch camp’ at Nxai Pan, under the vast desert night sky (dry season only).

Day 8

Planet Baobab offers one of the most intriguing views of Africa, totally different to any other African destination. Your safaris will be on four wheel ‘quad’ motorcycles, taking you deep into the pans where you will be able to visualize life as it existed tens of thousands of years ago.

Day 9

After breakfast you will return to Maun Airport in time for your scheduled Air Botswana flight, departing Maun at 15h00 and arriving in Johannesburg at 16h40.

You will spend the night in Johannesburg at 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 10

After breakfast you will be shuttled back to Johannesburg Airport (10 minutes) for your flight to Vilanculos in Mozambique (approx. 2 hours).

You will be met at Vilanculos Airport and transferred to Casa Rex, an intimate hotel with only 13 rooms.

Reminiscent of a gracious era, with its buildings encompassed in lush gardens, Casa Rex overlooks the southern-central section of Vilanculos Bay.

Accommodation is charming, decorated in an individual style with an emphasis in the lounge and dining areas on custom-crafted wood furniture and fittings.

With bathroom en-suite, all rooms have a cool breeze & offer a striking view of the bay. For maximum comfort, mosquito nets are hung and windows are fitted with shutters against the occasional rain shower.

Days 11 – 14

The Bazaruto Archipelago is made up of several tropical Falcons and includes some awesome reefs which are home to a diverse array of marine life. As a result, there are a host of water sports available in the area including world class deep sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
The renowned a la carte restaurant offers guests a magnificent array of fresh seafood dishes and both local and imported wines.

Sip sundowners on the terrace or refresh yourself in the swimming pool overlooking the harbour – the perfect way to end the day ….or to begin one!

Vilanculos’ prime location as the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago provides access to superb beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, making for perfect diving, snorkelling, underwater photography, deep sea fishing, surfing, wind-surfing, yachting & dhow excursions.

Day 15

After five nights at Casa Rex, you will be transferred back to Vilanculos Airport in time to catch your return flight to Johannesburg at 13h45, arriving at 16h30.
END OF SERVICE

Cost:
14 nights: from US$4169 per person based on TWO persons travelling
8 nights – SAFARI ONLY: from US$3071 person based on TWO persons travelling

Included in the Tour Price:
Victoria Falls
Scheduled Flight Johannesburg to Livingstone in Victoria Falls
Road transfer from Livingstone Airport to Chundukwa River Lodge
2 night’s accommodation at Chundukwa
All meals and drinks whilst in camp
An evening Sun downer Boat trip
Tour of Victoria Falls
A choice of any TWO of the following activities: White Water Rafting (Half or Full day), Elephant Back Safari, Full Day Canoeing, Half Day High wire adventure, 15 Minute Helicopter Flight, Jet Boat Safari, Horse Riding Safari, Night Drive, Walking Safari or Lion Encounter

Oddballs Camp
Road transport to Kasane Airport in Botswana
Light aircraft flight from Kasane to Oddballs private airstrip
4 night’s accommodation at Oddballs, including 2 nights on Mokoro Trail (subject to water levels)
All meals: Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner
All camping equipment whilst on Mokoro Trail, except sleeping bags which can be hired
All excursions into the Moremi Game Reserve by mokoro and walking safaris
Park Fees, Resource Royalty and 10% Botswana VAT

Planet Baobab
Light Aircraft flight to Maun
Road transfer to Planet Baobab
1 night’s accommodation in a traditional Bakalanga hut with en-suite shower and toilet
1 night’s accommodation under the stars at Nxai Pan (dry season only)
All meals: Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner
All excursions by 4×4 and ‘quad’ motorcycles accompanied by a Guide
Baobab Bush Walk with sun downer drinks
Visit to local village + cattle post
Road transfer to Maun
Air Botswana Flight to Johannesburg

Vilanculos
1 night’s accommodation at the Safari Club on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Return Airport shuttle transfers
Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Vilanculos
Transfer to Casa Rex
5 night’s accommodation in a premium en-suite room on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Transfer to Vilanculos Airport
Scheduled return flight to Johannesburg

NOT included in the Tour Price:
International flights from your point of debarkation to, and return from, Johannesburg
Visas and Visa fees that may be in force at the time of travel
Curios and Items of a personal nature
Insurance

Victoria Falls
National Park fees (may be applicable depending on activities chosen)

Oddballs Camp
Beverages (other than teas & coffees)
Sleeping Bag for Mokoro Trail (available to hire)

Government Camping charge of Pula200 per night – payable directly at Oddballs

Planet Baobab
Beverages

The Safari Club
Meals and Beverages, other than Breakfast

Casa Rex
Meals (other than Breakfast), Beverages
Activities