This Swamps & Waterfalls itinerary will have you staying first in Botswana and then moving on to Zambia, each with their own romantic charm. The first part of your stay will be at a tented camp in the Joa Nature Reserve, located just outside of the Moremi Nature Reserve. The area is known for its large open flood plains, making this a picturesque setting for any romantic holiday. The area is also rich in wildlife and is one of the area where you may see the rare Sitatunga antelope and Spotted Neck Otter, with the drier regions being home to large lion populations, as well as a few leopard and hyena. You will spend your days here enjoying a variety of both water and land-based game activities, and perhaps even spend a romantic evening sleeping out under the stars!
From the Jao Nature Reserve you will move on to a luxury lodge situated in Livingstone. This is the ultimate lodge for honeymooners and romantic couples, offering private candlelit dinners on the Zambezi river, as well as sunrise and sunset boat cruises. Spend your days here doing as much or as little as you like. With excellent views from your river cottage, and a variety of activities including picnic lunches and tours of the Victoria Falls. Livingstone is a charming small town with a rich colonial history – those looking for a bit of an historical education should visit the Livingstone museum, and even take a tour of one of the local villages to gain an understanding of the daily lives of the people living in the area.
This 7-day Swamps & Waterfalls itinerary is geared towards honeymooners and couples looking to spend a romantic time away. The itinerary can easily be extended to include a stay in the beautiful and popular Cape Town city, or you can stay on the wild side and visit Kenya or Tanzania to witness the annual great migration!
Days 1-3 - Tubu Tree
Arrival at Maun Airport where a local representative will meet you and assist with your 35-minute light aircraft flight to Tabu Tree. Spend the next 3 nights in a luxury tent in the Jao Reserve – an interesting and diverse habitat allowing for a variety of game viewing activities. Spend a morning out on a guided nature walk and an afternoon out on the water in a traditional doing some bird watching. Go on a number of day and night time game drives and spend a romantic night sleeping out under the stars. Your stay here is on a full-board basis and includes 2 activities per day.Accommodation
Days 4-6 - Tongabezi
Today you will embark on an 80-minute light aircraft transfer from Tubu Tree to Kasane Airport, where a local representative will meet you and assist with your private transfer to Tongabezi Lodge. Tongabezi is the ultimate romantic getaway – you will be staying in a River Cottage with beautiful views from your veranda. Enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi to set the mood and spend the next few days enjoying guided canoe excursions, picnicking on a local island and visiting the Victoria Falls amongst others.Accommodation
Day 7 - Return to Livingstone
Today is the final day of your Swamps & Waterfalls holiday. Enjoy a final breakfast whilst taking in the gorgeous river views, before your private road transfer to Livingstone Airport. Here you will either catch an international flight back home, or you can catch a flight to continue your holiday in Cape Town, Kenya or even Tanzania – to witness the great migration!
- From £4 720 per person sharing
- Accommodation as specified
- Meals as specified
- Game viewing activities as specified
- Local drunks
- Airport meet & greet
- All internal transport including private road transfers or shared transfers from lodge runways as specified
- All internal scheduled light aircraft flights as specified (note that all internal flights have a strict luggage limit of 15-20kg per person in soft-sided bags)
- All park fees and daily conservation levies
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered