Ultimate African Safari


Highlights

For those discerning travellers who seek the very best that Africa has to offer – First Class all the way…. From Victoria Falls, to the Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert, and Mauritius…

 

 

16 nights: From US$18,108 per person based on two persons travelling during low season
SAFARI ONLY 9 nights: From US$13,583 per person based on two persons travelling during low season

After a scheduled Air flight from Johannesburg you will experience the majesty of the Victoria Falls, staying at the world famous ‘Victoria Falls Hotel’, which has welcomed distinguished guests from throughout the World for over one hundred years.

The Hotel which is only a short distance from the Victoria Falls themselves is the epitome of ‘old world’ luxury and service. You will be accommodated in a Suite whilst at the Hotel.

During your stay at Victoria Falls, you and your party will have a private Guided Tour to explore the Falls. The more adventurous can partake in white water rafting, bungi jumping or even surfing the rapids. However to meet less adventurous tastes for adventure we have included a private ‘Flight of the Angels’ as part of the package.

After two nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel you will transfer by road, by private air-conditioned car to Kasane Airport in Botswana ( a journey of just 1 hour), where you will board a light aircraft, flying over the spectacular Okavango Delta to Baines Camp (a flight time of 1hr 20 min).

This is a small property, and accommodates only 10 guests, in luxurious suites, all of which are set on elevated platforms in the tree line. Each suite has a private deck which offers excellent views over the River and a neighbouring lagoon.

Game viewing is generally excellent in this area, and you can explore on morning and afternoon/ evening game drives. You might also like to experience a mokoro (traditional dug-out) excursion in the channels of the Delta – not only tranquil, but an excellent way to see some of the birdlife. At Baines Camp, there are numerous waterways, beds of papyrus, and animal species, large and small, waiting to be discovered.

After two nights at Baines Camp you will take a short (20 minute) light aircraft flight to Abu Camp.

Set in half a million acres of totally unspoilt wilderness, Abu Camp’s atmosphere is that of the ultimate house party created each week for just ten guests. A ratio of four staff to each guest ensures the best of attention and service. Accommodation is in luxurious custom-designed tents, raised on teak decking and overlooking a lagoon. The tents, described as ‘Bedouin influence meets the African bush’, have fully zipped entrances, and roll down canvas on the windows. All the tents are beautifully and individually furnished with mahogany four-poster beds or antique sleigh beds. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom complete with copper or porcelain baths, shower and flush toilet. Every tent has a different style but all reflect the very high standard that defines Abu Camp.

The dining area is set on layered teak decking that winds its way around African Ebony and Sycamore Fig trees. An expert safari chef conjures up magnificent meals, catering to all tastes and dietary requirements. Sundowners are served in the shade of these majestic and ancient trees with abundant cocktails on ice.

The camp is named after Randall Moore’s legendary elephant ‘Abu’, the star of such motion pictures as ‘White Hunter Black He art’, and ‘The Power of One’. Abu is an Arabic word meaning ‘everything to do with elephants’. Currently there is a herd of five adults and seven juveniles ranging from five years old to 40 years old.

At Abu Camp, guests are transported in large comfortable custom-made saddles into the shimmering watercolour of the Okavango Delta, on the most effective of all 4×4’s. An elephant not only is able to cope in water and sand with equal ease, but can also get really close to other game, which is generally unaware of the human presence aloft. But the real kick lies in the extraordinary experience of the elephant perspective, walking beside them or riding high through the bush, at one with the largest ears, the longest noses in the world. The youngsters cavort and roll in the water, wander off, and come charging back. The adults amble quietly on, browsing, snapping off the odd branch to munch on as they go. Expressive long-lashed eyes reveal patience, mischief and pleasure.

From Abu Camp, you will take a light aircraft flight to Jacks Camp in the Kalahari Desert, a journey of 1 hour.

Jack’s is a classic safari camp in a stunning desert location. The camp stands in a palm grove, oasis-like in the starkness of the desert. The camp has eight large traditional tents each is equipped with canvas and wooden basins, copper water jugs and paraffin lamps. Each has a private, “bathroom” of shower and flushing loo.

The Tea Tent has Persian carpets on the floor and large soft cushions. As the name implies, this is where afternoon tea is served — scones and homemade cakes. Other meals are either served under the shade of a giant acacia or in the Mess Tent. Dinner is served on a damask cloth with silver cutlery and sparkling candles, during cool evening’s hot coals are placed under your chair to ensure your comfort – this is a typical example of the outstanding service you can expect at Jack’s Camp.

Your Safaris will be by 4×4 and four wheeled ‘quad’ motor cycles, enabling you to explore the vast expanse of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

After two nights at Jack’s Camp you will return to Maun to connect with an Air Botswana flight to Johannesburg, arriving around 18.30. A short transfer to The d`Oreale Grande, without a doubt Johannesburg Airport’s most exclusive five-star hotel, and a relaxing evening before flying out to Mauritius the following morning – a three hour flight in Business Class.

Your will be met at Mauritius Airport and transferred by private car to the hotel ‘Le Prince Maurice’, on the North-Eastern coast of Mauritius.

Le Prince Maurice opened in early 1999, and is a new generation in five star hotels, spurning the ostentatious ness favoured by many to offer a fresher and more relaxing plan of harmony, integrity of design and simplicity of decor.

You will be accommodated in a Senior Suite (130 Sq M surface area) in individual villa type with thatch roof, the Senior Suite comprises of one living room with dining/sitting area with adjacent shower/ toilet, one bedroom and main bathroom with double vanities, separate shower and toilet, walking closet, outdoor soaking bath, and terrace.

You will have a choice (subject to availability) of either a ground floor level with a private swimming pool and direct access to the beach, or a suite on stilts on the border of a natural fish reserve.

After six nights of ‘heaven’ you return to Johannesburg once again flying Business Class

Included:

  • Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
  • Scheduled flight from Maun to Johannesburg
  • All internal flights and road transfers
  • Return scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius flying Business Class
  • All meals at Lodges (bed and breakfast at Victoria Falls Hotel, and D`Oreale Grande)
  • Dinner, bed and breakfast at Le Prince Maurice
  • Local wine, beer, and soft drinks at Lodges in Botswana
  • Game activities at Baines Camp, Abu Camp, and Jack’s Camp

Not Included

  • Gratuities, items of a personal nature
  • Drinks whilst at The D’Oreal Grande and Le Prince Maurice
  • VISAS

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