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AfrICA

Above & Beyond bring you the best of Africa

Contents South Africa

Uganda Rwanda

Kenya

Masai Mara NP Serengeti NP

Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania Volcanoes national park Trek in search of the magnificent and rare mountain gorillas in their natural environment.

Sossusvlei

Botswana Gaborone

Kruger National Park

Johannesburg Lesotho

South Africa

Zambia, Zimbabwe & Malawi

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Mozambique

Maputo Swaziland

Durban

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8 Day Zambia Two Rivers Safari 11 Day South Luangwa Mobile Walking Safari Zambia Luxury Camps: Fly-in Safaris 4 day Hwange National Park Safaris – Zimbabwe 4 day Mana Pools National Park Safaris– Zimbabwe 7 Days Highlights of Zimbabwe & 4 Day Mana Canoe Trail Malawi Lodges 8 Day Malawi Lake and Lodge Safari 8 Day Malawi Bush & Beach Safari

gasca

Namibia

Zimbabwe

Botswana Chobe Lodges Luxury Camps: Fly-in Safaris 6 Day Okavango Highlights & 10 Day Migration Routes 8 Day Safari for All Seasons 5 Day – Khwai & Linyanti & 10 Day Incredible Journey 14 Day Wild Botswana & 4 Day Selinda Canoe Trails

Mada

Okavango delta The most famous safari area is Okavango, a huge wetland area which thumps with game year round. Explore the water ways in a traditional mokoro.

Zanzibar

Lilongwe

Lusaka Livingstone Victoria Falls

Chobe NP Okavango Delta Maun

Amboseli National Park Famous for its spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro and its elephant population.

Malawi

Zambia chobe national park Sustains incredible densities of wildlife, especially elephant.

Masai Mara Home to ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest.

Nairobi Arusha

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12 Day South African Explorer 4 5 Day Wildlife Discovery & 3 Day Magical Garden Route 5 Johannesburg hotels 6-7 Private Game Lodges 8-16 Sun City 17 5 Day Drakensberg & Lesotho Tour & 4 Day Wild and Scenic Mpumalanga 18 Cape Town hotels 20-21 Retreats – Safari/Spa/Wine Escapes 23 Hotels: East & Western Cape and Garden Route 24-25 17 Day South Africa Rainbow Route 26 14 Day Mozambique & Kruger Beach & Bush 27

Victoria Falls Namibia 9 Day Canyons & Deserts & 4 Day Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari 10 Day Diverse Namibia – Mobile Safari 7 Day Kaleidoscope of Namibia East Africa: Kenya & Tanzania

Rawana and Uganda

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Zanzibar

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Madagascar

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8 Day Southern Discovery Tour 11 Day Great South Rail & Beach Adventure 9 Day Sailing Safari & 9 Day Pangalanes Channel 4 Day Beach Escapes Mauritius

Photo courtesy of Great Plains Conservation

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4 Days Gorilla Trekking 7 Day Uganda Gorillas, Wildlife & Chimps

Kruger National Park World famous, this park has more recorded species of wildlife than any other African game reserve.

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13 Day The Great East African Safari 10 Day The Best of Kenya 8 Day Out of Africa Air Safari 3 Day Wings Over the Masai Mara & 6 Day Masai Mara Safari 5 Day Rift Valley Camping Adventure & 5 Day Twiga Safari 7 Day Tanzania Wildlife Week & 3 Day Wings Over the Serengeti 5 Day Southern Tanzania & 6 Day Highlights of Tanzania 8 Day Tanzania in Style & Kilimanjaro: 8 Day Rongai Route 9 Day Hemingway’s Tanzania

Cape Town

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Victoria Falls Hotels and Activities

Serengeti National Park Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a World Heritage Site and recently proclaimed a 7th WorldWide Wonder teaming with wildlife.

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South Africa highlights and lodges Africa... Above and Beyond Your Wildest Dreams! Like all of us, you have probably always dreamt of doing a safari in Africa. From personal experience I can tell you that you can watch all the documentaries in the world on this staggeringly beautiful continent but nothing, absolutely nothing, compares with actually being there. Africa is a continent of such beauty and diversity that to try and capture it all in one brochure is impossible. At Above and Beyond Holidays you will be talking to an Africa specialist. We work with you by providing our knowledge, insights and recommendations to ensure you receive the right advice, and the Africa adventure you are looking for. Our range of lodges, safaris and tours have been handpicked to ensure a high quality of service and the best value for your money. We have many years experience in safaris and travel to Africa. Our team share a love and passion for the African wilderness, the animals and the diverse peoples of Africa. We work with the most experienced ground operators and the very best lodges and camps.

Lodges of the North West/Limpopo Area (Page 15-16)

Madikwe Safari Lodge Thakadu River Camp

Madikwe Game Reserve

LIMPOPO

Pilansberg National Park Ivory Tree Lodge Sun City

Sun City

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Johannesburg

Katina Generalis General Manager

Johannesburg

South Africa

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NORTH WEST SUN CITY Internationally renowned as Africa’s premier holiday resort, offering casinos, golfing, safaris and many other activities.

Kruger National Park

Pretoria

GAUTENG

Nelspruit

MPUMALANGA SWAZILAND KWAZULU NATAL Hluhluwe

FREE STATE Bloemfontein

Durban

Cape Town Knysna Port Elizabeth

Hoedspruit

Polokwane Entabeni Welgevonden Madikwe Pilansberg

We hope you enjoy looking through our brochure – we look forward to sharing our knowledge of this vast and exciting travel destination with you.

Krugar National Park

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Truly the flagship of the South African parks – home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds & 147 mammals.

Entabeni Conservancy Welgevonden Game Reserve Legend Golf & Safari Resort Hanglip Marakele Nungubane Mountain Lodge National Game Lodge Park

LESOTHO

Ukhahlamba/ Drakensberg Park

Durban

NORTHERN CAPE

Lodges of the Kruger Area (Page 8-13) Pafuri Camp

South Africa is known for its abundant wildlife as well as its fantastic birding and eco-tourism possibilities. However, the real heart of this vibrant country is the diversity of people and cultures. South Africa’s family tree goes way back to the start of time.

EASTERN CAPE East London

WESTERN CAPE Oudtshoorn Cape Town

Knysna Port Elizabeth

Mossel Bay

KLASERIE

Makalali

Eastgate Airport

Hoedspruit LIMPOPO KAPAMA

Africa on Foot Kings Camp

TIMBAVATI

Thornybush Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge Kapama Main Lodge Jackalberry Lodge

Kapama River Lodge Buffalo Camp Kapama Karula

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Highlights

Discover the Rainbow Nation, a delightful mix of African, Asian and European cultures, combined with an unequalled variety of spectacular mountain rangers, dynamic and vibrant cities, forests, deserts, rugged coastlines and sun drenched beaches, it is a safe and welcoming year round holiday destination.

The Cape province: Renowned for the world-famous landmark Table Mountain, its vast Cape Winelands and the most exquisite coastline.

Southern Africa is one of the most exciting destinations on the planet. There is so much to see and do here, and South Africa is often referred to by tourists as a “World in One Country”. A ‘Big Five’ safari in Kruger National Park is a must-do! There are many game reserves featured in this brochure as well as tours to the Garden Route, Cape Winelands and the dramatic Drakensburg Mountains.

KwaZulu Natal: To the North of Durban you will find the best of African game reserves and pristine beaches, to the West lie the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, while to the South there await superb golf courses, fishing spots and miles of subtropical coastline.

Garden Route: A coastal corridor where ancient forests, rivers, wetlands, dunes, beachs and mountains all merge to form a landscape of restorative beauty.

Mpumalanga: One of South Africa’s top tourist destinations covering nearly 80,000 km sq from rolling highlands to the lush wetlands.

MANYELETI

Cheetah Plains Lodge Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

SABI SANDS

MPUMALANGA

Savanna Private Game Reserve Umkumbe Safari Lodge

The Winelands Encompassing several regions each with their own wine tasting tours. The most popular towns include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington, and Paarl

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

THORNYBUSH Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

Garden route One of Africa’s most beautiful coastal drives along beaches, mountains, and rivers. Enjoy whale-watching, hiking, ostrich riding, golfing, swimming, bungee jumping and more.

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UMBAMBAT

MAKALALI

Elephant Whispers

Hazyview

AIR STRIP

MALAMALA GAME RESERVE

Tinga Game Lodge Skukuza

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

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Kruger National Park Johannesburg

South Africa Cape Town

Swaziland

Durban

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5 Day Wildlife Discovery Kruger National Park Johannesburg

South Africa

12 Day South African Explorer

Swaziland

Day 1: Johannesburg

HIGHLIGHTS Travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg, experiencing the best that each area has to offer. Cape winelands and peninsula sites, ostrich interaction, Swazi culture, open vehicle safaris, Johannesburg city sites are just some of the highlights of this tour.

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will meet your guide and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a half day city tour. Highlights include Nelson Mandela Bridge, Newtown and Constitution Hill. Overnight: Crowne Plaza Rosebank Hotel or similar (B)

Day 2: Makalali Private Game Reserve

Depart Johannesburg and travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom, Lydenburg and over the Abel Erasmus Pass. Continue to your private game lodge, in Limpopo Province near the Kruger National Park. Enjoy afternoon tea at the lodge before starting your evening game drive in an open safari vehicle. Overnight: Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar (BD)

Day 1: Johannesburg – Makalali Private Game Reserve Kruger Area

Depart Johannesburg and travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom, Lydenburg and over the Abel Erasmus Pass. Continue to your private game lodge, near the Kruger National Park. Arrive in time for afternoon tea, followed by your evening game drive in an open safari vehicle. Overnight: Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar (BD)

Durban

Small group escorted touring (Southbound, also available Northbound)

Port Elizabeth

Small group escorted touring – Johannesburg to Durban

transfer to your beachfront hotel. Overnight: Protea Hotel Marine or similar (B)

Day 8: Port Elizabeth – Knysna

Departing Port Elizabeth, enter the Garden Route via the high forests of the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Bloukrans and Groot River Passes. Attractions to be visited through the Tsitsikamma Forest area include the Big Tree, continue via Plettenberg Bay to South Africa’s “oyster capital,” Knysna. Overnight: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar (B)

HIGHLIGHTS We take you along the Panorama Route, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Zululand and St Lucia. Activity highlights of the tour include game viewing and river cruise in St Lucia.

Park you will have an opportunity to spot more game. Exit the park and travel to the Kingdom of Swaziland. En-route, stop at the Ngwenya glass factory, later this afternoon reach your hotel. Overnight: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or similar (B)

Day 4: Swaziland – Hluhluwe

Experience Swaziland’s rich cultural heritage by visiting and interacting with the local people of the Esitjeni Umphakatsi community bordering Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Leave the wonderful country of Swaziland and re-enter South Africa, making your way to the Town Hluhluwe. Overnight: Protea Hotel Hluhluwe or similar (B)

Day 5: Hluhluwe – Durban

Blyde River Canyon

Early morning breakfast followed by a game drive in a closed vehicle in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site (previously known as The Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park). Enjoy a river cruise on the estuary look out for fish eagles, hippo and crocodiles . Tour ends of arrival at the airport or hotel. (B)

Day 2: Makalali – Panorama Route – Hazyview

Cango Caves

Day 9: Knysna – Wilderness – Outdshoorn ADDED VALUE l Upper 3 star hotels and lodges l Services of registered driver/ guide throughout tour l Game viewing activities at Makalali Private Game and Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Makalali Private Game Reserve

Day 3: Makalali – Panorama Route – Hazyview

An early morning bush walk or game drive in open vehicle is included. After breakfast explore the breathtaking Panorama Route featuring: the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and various waterfalls. Arrive late this afternoon at your hotel. Overnight: Casa Do Sol or similar (BD)

Day 4: Hazyview – Kruger National Park – Swaziland

An early start to your day, entering Kruger National Park you will have an opportunity to spot more game. Exit the park and travel to the Kingdom of Swaziland en route, stop at the Ngwenya glass factory. Later this afternoon reach your hotel. Overnight: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or similar. (B)

Day 5: Swaziland – Hluhluwe

Experience Swaziland’s rich cultural heritage by visiting and interacting with the local people of the Esitjeni Umphakatsi community bordering Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Leave the wonderful country of Swaziland and re-enter South Africa, making your way to the town of Hluhluwe. Overnight: Protea Hotel Hluhluwe or similar (B)

Day 6: Hluhluwe – Durban

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Start the day with a scenic drive through Wilderness via Dolphin Point to George. Continue over the Outinequa pass to Oudtshoorn. Visit the Safari Ostrich Ranch for a guided tour and traditional ostrich lunch (not included). After lunch, visit the Cango Caves, where a guided tour allows us to explore the ancient stalagmites and stalactites. Optional visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch for endangered animals. Overnight: Protea Hotel Riempies or similar (B)

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Day 11: Cape Town

Enjoy a full day tour of this beautiful city, highlights include, Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, the Cape of Good Hope Reserve, Simonstown, Muizenberg, wine tasting at a local wine estate in the University town of Stellenbosch. Overnight: Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar (B)

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Includes: Meals as listed, driver/guide, entrance fees, boat cruise

Day 3: Kruger National Park – Swaziland

An early start to your day, entering Kruger National Game Drive in Kruger National Park

3 Day Magical Garden Route Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (Also available in reverse Port Elizabeth to Cape Town)

Day 1: Cape Town – Knysna

Day 10: Oudtshoorn – Cape Town

An early start we leave the Klein Karoo and pass through the towns of Calitzdrop and Barrydale, a kaleidoscope of landscapes is highlighted through the ever changing semi-desert areas. Over the folded sandstone mountains of the Huis River and Tradouw Passes on Route 62, arrive at the charming town of Swellendam., we continue our journey before reaching Cape Town in the late afternoon. Overnight: Protea Hotel Fire and Ice or similar (B)

$1,870pp

Early morning bush walk or game drive in open vehicle is included. After breakfast explore the breathtaking Panorama Route featuring: the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and various waterfalls. Overnight: Casa Do Sol Hotel or similar (BD)

South Africa Cape Town

Knysna

Port Elizabeth

HIGHLIGHTS Travel from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth driving along the Route 62, visiting the Cango Caves, an Ostrich Farm, Knysna, Storms River Bridge and Tsitsikamma Forest.

Day12: Depart Cape Town

Depart Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass. After travelling the plateau of expansive apple orchards in and around Grabouw, arrive at the charming town of Swellendam and continue through the folded sandstone mountains of the Huis River and Tradouw Passes. Route 62 highlights the true diversity of landscapes and ever changing semi-desert areas of the Klein Karoo. Pass through the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn. Overnight: Protea Hotel Riempies or similar

Day 2: Ostrich Farm and Cango Caves

After breakfast, start the day with a visit to the world famous Cango Caves for a fully guided tour. Time permitting an optional tour of the Crocodile and Cheetah Park is also available. Visit the Safari Ostrich Farm for a glimpse at how a working Ostrich farm works. After lunch (not included) continue to George over the Outinqua Pass. Scenic drive via Dolphin Point

Transfer to the airport. (B)

Early morning breakfast followed by a game drive in a closed vehicle in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site (previously known as The Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park). Enjoy a river cruise on the estuary, look out for fish, eagles, hippo and crocodiles. Continue to Durban arriving late afternoon. Overnight: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge (B)

Oudtshoorn Safari Ostrich Ranch

to Wilderness and on to South Africa’s “oyster capital” Knysna. Enjoy dinner (not included) at one of the wonderful local Waterfront restaurants. Overnight: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar (B)

Day 3: Garden Route – Port Elizabeth

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Departing Knysna we continue via the ‘millionaires playground’ of Plettenberg Bay to the Tsitsikamma Forest area. Remember to keep an eye out for the rare Knysna Loerie when visiting the Big Tree. After lunch (not included) at the scenic Storms River Mouth, gaze in awe at the scenery whilst crossing the bridge over the Storms River where photographic opportunities abound. Leaving the Garden Route via the high forests of the Tsitsikamma we arrive in Port Elizabeth for drop off at your hotel or at Port Elizabeth Airport. (B)

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Includes: Meals as listed, entrance fees for Tsitsikamma, Big Tree, Cango Caves, Safari Ostrich Farm. English speaking driver guide.

Morning at leisure then transfer to the airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth (not included). On arrival, Capetown Vinyards

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Activities departs daily Soweto – Half Day Tour

Sun City and Pilanesberg Nature Reserve – Full Day Tour

Highlights of the half day tour include a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life; two Nobel Prize winners’ previous residences; the Hector Peterson memorial; Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and various community development projects. Half day: $85

A game drive in a closed vehicle seeking out the ‘Big Five’ in the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, which is abundant in various plains game and birds life, followed by a guided tour of the famous Sun City complex. Full day: $235

Apartheid Museum – Half Day

Cheetah Wildlife Adventure

This museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid, with provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts that illustrates the events and human stories that are part of the apartheid era. The tour of the museum is self-guided. Half day: $85

only an hour out of Johannesburg we visit the Cheetah Centre that was established in 1971. Its aim: to ensure the long term survival of the cheetah, African Wild Dog and other wild animals in general. Half day: $180

Walk to Freedom – Half Day

Lesedi African Experience

Visit Liliesleaf Farm, the site responsible for breaking the resounding political ‘silence’ of the 1960s. Once the headquarters of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC and the Congress Alliance, this interactive tour honours South Africa’s remarkable heritage. Half day: $105

A multilingual, audio-visual orientation tour depicting the history of South Africa; guided tour through traditional homesteads of Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi and Sotho villages; song and dance performance in the auditorium ended by a traditional African dinner feast. Evening half day: $165

Johannesburg Stopover Hotels and Day Tours Airport Grand Hotel

Peermont Metcourt Suites @Emperors Palace

Crowne Plaza Rosebank

Peermont D’Oreale Grande @Emperors Palace

Da Vinci Hotel & Suite

Ten minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, it is the perfect place to take time to relax and unwind before or after a long journey. This premier full service hotel provides the corporate and leisure markets with 4-star service in a safe and convenient location. The hotel offers 151 en suite rooms with DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities, a restaurant, swimming pool and 24 hour room service.

Situated adjacent to OR Tambo International Airport. The 3-star select services Metcourt Suites features 80 spacious rooms furnished in classic style and are equipped with TV, air-con and hairdryers. Wi-Fi in public areas. Breakfast is served in the stylish Primavera restaurant. Guests also have access to the casino, dining, entertainment, pool, gym and relaxation facilities of the Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort.

Located in the leafy and cosmopolitan suburb of Rosebank. The hotel is modern and stylish yet hip and trendy. The Rosebank Mall and the famous Rosebank African Rooftop Craft Market are within walking distance. The hotels central location makes it the ideal base to access Johannesburg’s famous tourist attractions. This hotel offers 318 tastefully designed bedrooms, award winning restaurants and Seven Colours Spa

Conveniently located next to OR Tambo International Airport, the hotel offers luxury and regal comfort. With great dinning choices and state-of-the-art facilities, guests can also relax in Octavia’s Sensorium health and beauty spa, cool off in the outdoor pool or have a flutter in the casino. The 196 rooms and suites all feature, TV, air conditioning, mini bar, in room safe, 24 hour room service and free airport shuttle.

Located on Sandton’s prestigious Nelson Mandela Square, the DaVinci Hotel and Suites offers guests all the luxuries and comforts you have come to expect. All rooms have plasma TV with DSTV, air-conditioning, free internet access as well as 24 hour room service. Take time to relax in the Legacy fitness gymnasium or endless edge swimming pool, or simply let our therapists pamper you in the wellness spa located within the hotel.

Includes: Twin share room, breakfast & airport shuttle. Per night twin share from $82pp

Includes: Twin share room, breakfast & airport shuttle. Per night twin share from $115pp

Includes: Twin share room with breakfast. Per night twin share from $130pp

Includes: Twin share room, breakfast & airport shuttle. Per night twin share from $165pp

Includes: Twin share room with breakfast. Per night twin share from $225pp

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Michelangelo Hotel

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Michelangelo Hotel guarantees visitors a five-star stay offering world class facilities, two restaurants, one bar, fitness centre with indoor heated swimming pool and business centre. The 242 rooms and suites feature beautiful Renaissance-inspired décor and feature air conditioning, mini bar, in room safe and 24 hour room service. Includes: Twin share room with breakfast. Per night twin share from $280pp

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Private game lodges

RESORT FEATURES Makalali Private Game Lodge Nestled on 24,000 ha of conservancy, Makalali Private Game Lodge prevails as one of the most unique game lodges in South Africa and is the ideal safari destination.

3 day/2 night Packages Private Game Lodges of the Kruger area

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Makalali is a Big Five game reserve, activities include game drives in open Land Rovers or bush walks with experienced rangers and trackers.

Location: Hoedspruit

Makalali consists of four camps situated amongst the Jackalberry trees. Each camp has six luxury suites set along the banks of the Makhutswi River. Each camp offers an infinity pool overlooking the river, a boma for evenings around the fire, an enclosed dining and lounge area and a viewing deck. Suites have an en suite bathroom plus an outdoor shower, fireplace and a raised, private, timber viewing deck (sala) set amongst the Jackalberry trees. The sala is an ideal spot for a private luncheons or dinners. 3 day/2 nights from $465 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, return transfers from Hoedspruit airport. Two game activities per day in open land rover. Excludes Conservation levy of ZAR95.00 per person payable direct. Seasonal Specials: One free night available during low season. Getting there: Located one hour by road from Hoedspruit airport, there are daily flights from Johannesburg (additional cost) or self drive. Charter flights available on request.

Kapama Private Game Reserve is located in the Limpopo Province and part of the Greater Kruger National Park region. The majestic Drakensberg Mountains offer a perfect backdrop to the reserve. The reserve is home to the Big Five and offers a variety of accommodation from tented camps to luxury lodges. A new addition to the reserve is the luxurious Wellness Centre, nestled in the African bush, it is a piece of paradise designed to uplift your mind, body and soul. Highly skilled game rangers and expert trackers will take guests out twice a day in open 4WD safari vehicles, during the day relax by the pool, indulge in the spa, workout in the state of the art gym or take one of the many optional activities such as elephant back safaris and hot air ballooning. Dine under the stars in the African Boma or arrange for a special bush dinner.

Makalali Private Game Lodge

Location: Hoedspruit

RESORT FEATURES

Kapama River Lodge

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Kapama Karula

There are 64 suites in River Lodge catering for families – the family suites can accommodate two adults and two children and for a touch of romance couples can upgrade to one of the Spa suites or the Royal Suite. Relax in the outdoor pool, dine in one of the two outdoor dining.

Buffalo Camp preserves the safari experience of a bygone era with only eight well appointed meru-style safari tents, each connected with the other by suspended wooden walkways and positioned along the banks of the river, you will enjoy an intimate escape into the Africa bush. During the day relax by the camp swimming pool and in the evening enjoy a boma dinner.

Set on the banks of the Klaserie River which flows throughout the year, accommodation is in seven luxury tents and five luxury chalets. The luxury tents all feature air conditioning, outdoor showers and private decks. Relax by the camp pool by day or enjoy one of the many optional activities.

3 day/2 nights: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, return transfers from Hoedspruit airport, two game drives per day in open vehicle. • Standard Suite from $650pp twin share • Spa Suite from $810pp twin share

3 day/2 nights: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, return transfers from Hoedspruit airport, two game drives per day in open vehicle. • Standard tent from $680pp twin share

Tinga Private Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the Sabie River, in the prime game-viewing area of the Kruger National Park. Guests can choose to stay at the intimate Narina Lodge or in the equally luxurious Legends Lodge. Tinga has an exclusive 5,000 ha concession within this area, where guests can view the wildlife on safaris in open land rovers or bush walks with qualified rangers and guides. Relax in one of the two luxury lodges of Tinga which can accommodate up to 18 guests. Narina Lodge: has only nine luxury suites all elevated and connected by walkway overlooking the Sabie River. Each suite has its own private viewing deck and heated plunge pool. Legends Lodge: The suites all overlook the Sabie river with a heated plunge pool with air conditioning. Unwind and enjoy the silence of the bush from your private deck, enjoy a relaxing massage on the privacy of your deck by a qualified therapist.

3 day/2 nights: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, return transfers from Hoedspruit airport, two game drives per day in open vehicle. • Luxury Tent from $890pp twin share • Luxury Suite/Chalet from $1,490pp twin share

3 day/2 nights from $1,680 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, teas and coffee, local brands of beer and house wines, spirits and soft drinks, game drive refreshments and snacks, two game drives per day in open vehicle Seasonal Specials: Stay 4 pay 3 nights during low season. Book three nights at Tinga and receive two free nights at either the Cape Cadogan or More Quarters Hotels in Cape Town. Getting there: Fly from Johannesburg or Cape Town directly to Kruger International Airport (extra cost) and then by road to the lodge.

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RESORT FEATURES Pafuri Camp is situated on the northern bank of the Luvuvhu River within lush riverine forest, in the 24,000 ha private Makuleke Concession – the most diverse and scenically attractive area in all of the Kruger National Park. Accommodation consists of 20 luxurious tented rooms all overlooking the gamerich Luvuvhu River. The river draws many different animals to its waters, from elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and the elusive sable to wading birds and fish eagles. Pafuri is famous for its big herds of elephant and phenomenal birding, and offers the opportunity to see species such as nyala, eland and Sharpe’s grysbok, which are not commonly seen further south in the Kruger National Park. Game drives in open 4WD vehicles, night drives, walks and hides are all part of the range of activities that are on offer. 3 days/2 nights from $650 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, two game activities per day. Access: By charter flight from Johannesburg or by road transfer from Hoedspruit airport or as part of a self drive itinerary. Please call for details and pricing. Does not include park conservancy fee (ZAR45pp per day) payable direct.

Pafuri Camp

Location: Northern Kruger Makuleke Concession

Africa on Foot 3-day Kruger Walking Safari Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Experience a Kruger Walking Safari with Africa on Foot. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger Park and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.

3 days/2 nights from $460 per person twin share Includes: Two nights twin share accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, game walks and drives, teas and coffees, return transfers from Hoedspruit airport. In addition to walking safaris, game drives and night drives are offered allowing guests to participate in a full spectrum of safari activities. Klaserie Conservation & Gate levy of ZAR100 per person to be paid direct to the camp)

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Africa on Foot is unique in the Kruger for offering proper walking safaris. Most Kruger safari lodges only offer an optional walk after breakfast where the guide normally assigns his tracker to take the guests on a gentle stroll in the lodge vicinity. Africa on Foot focuses on proper two to four hour morning walking safaris (depending on the level of fitness). The chance to walk amongst wildlife allows you to fully immerse yourself in African smells and sounds. Africa on Foot Camp has five chalets ensuring an intimate and personal safari experience, for the more adventurous guests can choose to sleep in a tree house under the stars. The chalets have private facilities and the camp also offers a pool, lounge, dining area and the traditional boma where guests can enjoy evening camp fires and traditional South African barbecues called “braais”. To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, all chalets are equipped with lanterns while plug points in the main area can be used to charge your camera batteries.

Pafuri Walking Trails

Bateleur Eco Safaris

4-day walking trail exploring the last true wilderness area in northern Kruger National Park

3-day eco friendly camp - sleep under the stars, track elephants on foot and make fire by friction

The seasonal 4 day/3 night Pafuri Walking Trail takes place in the spectacular 24,000 ha Makuleke Concession in the northernmost region of South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

4 days/3 nights from $670 per person twin share

On a walking safari guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife.

Each day is spent walking different parts of the area, along pathways made over the years by its animal inhabitants and following their tracks, all under the leadership of an experienced and armed guide. Not only is there plenty of game, but there is also a unique range of habitat and scenery to explore: from the life-giving arteries of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers, well-developed floodplains and pans, rugged baobab-covered kopjes, dramatic mopane woodland and acacia, to the ethereal riverine forest. These landscapes are best experienced on foot and will bring guests closer to the astounding diversity of animal and bird life that makes Pafuri so special. Includes: All meals, accommodation and daily activities. Does not include transfers to Pafuri Camp (see above) or Park Conservancy Fee (zar45pp per day) payable direct.

3 days/2 nights from $740 per person twin share No single supplement. Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, non alcoholic drinks, two game activities per day, return road transfers to/from Hoedspruit airport. Road transfers from Johannesburg can be arranged. Conservation Levy R150pp and Timbavati Gate fee R120 per vehicle to be paid direct. Families and small groups are welcome at Bateleur. For bookings of eight or more exclusive use of the camp can be arranged.

Based in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, Bateleur Eco Safaris is the ideal lodge for guests who are eager to experience a true African safari. A visit to this tented, eco-friendly lodge will provide an intimate and rewarding experience. With 10,000 ha of pristine, Big Five wilderness to explore, guests can sometimes go for days without seeing another game drive vehicle. Ten spacious East Africa safari tents, charming open airshowers fuelled by wood fires, outdoor washbasins and a chemical free plunge pool, the lodge setting specifically aims to blend in with the natural surroundings. By May 2012 all the tents will boast their own private facilities. All meals are included as are soft drinks, tea, coffee, juices and water, a highlight at the end of every day is dinner which is served around a camp fire in an open-air boma. Drives are done in open 4WD game viewing vehicles, however, guests can choose the option of walking in the morning. Qualified rangers and trackers are there to ensure that you have the best possible experience and are on hand to teach you bushcraft, survival skills and astronomy.

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Private game lodges

RESORT FEATURES An exclusive five star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies in an area where Big Five sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive.

3 day/2 night Packages

Private Game Lodges of the Kruger area – Sabi Sands Game Reserve RESORT FEATURES Umkumbe Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River and few places can match this location for an unforgettable gameviewing experience. With no fences between the reserve and the Kruger Park, big game is plentiful, moving freely through this unspoiled part of the African bush. Close encounters with the Big Five and more, including Wild Dog are common.

Specially designed game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with vast knowledge of the African bushveld, take guests on close and intimate encounters with a large variety of wildlife. Numerous nearby dams and a series of waterholes in front of the lodge attract many species, especially in the dry winter months when elephants are daily visitors.

Umkumbe is a comfortable lodge offering a private game experience in the exclusive Sabi Sands reserve at a very affordable price. There are only seven air conditioned chalets all with en suites, verandas overlooking the Sand River, lounge, restaurant and Boma and a swimming pool also overlooking the River.

A close-knit team of friendly staff provides personalised service with each guest regarded as a valued friend. From the moment they arrive guests feel part of the Savanna ‘family’. Nine magnificent suites offer spacious and luxurious accommodation. Seven of the suites have tented roofs, blending the elegance of a by-gone colonial era with all the convenience of modern facilities.

3 days/2 nights from $500 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffee daily, two game activities per day including open vehicle game drives and walking safari. Sabi Sand Conservancy Fee not included and must be paid direct.

3 days/2 nights from $1,570 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, all drinks (excludes premium brands), two game drives per day in open vehicle, return transfers from Kruger International Airport.

Access: By car or shuttle transfer from Johannesburg or transfers from either Kruger or Hoedspruit Airports, at additional cost.

Seasonal Special: Stay 4 pay 3 nights – call for details.

Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Location: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Savanna Private Game Reserve

RESORT FEATURES

RESORT FEATURES

Cheetah Plains is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, world renowned for its Big Five game viewing. The lodge offers intimacy and exclusivity accompanied by superb service and luxury accommodation. There are only eight elegantly decorated chalets blending into the indigenous gardens of the Camp. All the chalets are air conditioned with luxury en suite bathrooms. The lodge exudes a distinct warmth and comfort, allowing one to feel right at home. Guests can relax by the swimming pool, around the bar and lounge area or on the viewing deck. Dinner is served around a roaring fire in the open air boma each night. The northern Sabi Sand Game reserves offers some of the best wildlife viewing in South Africa. Morning and afternoon game drives are in open 4WD land rovers and an the camps experienced rangers and trackers will ensure that you do not miss a thing.

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve traverses over 10,000 ha of the world renowned Big Five Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This exclusive lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole offering spectacular game viewing from the private deck of your suite. Only eight private luxury glass-fronted suites, each with their own deck and heated rock plunge pool, offer superb views of the African bushveld. The suites are complete airconditioning, fully-stocked minibar and a romantic bathroom with double indoor showers and an outdoor shower. Experience an array of bush spa treatments in the privacy of your suite, or in the glass walled massage sala overlooking the tranquil ambience of the surrounding bush. Here Africa’s big game abounds and each day is different, as you explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in an open landrover. Leopard on the hunt. Lions roar at twilight. Hippo wallow in the river. Crocodile bask on a sandy bank. Overhead majestic eagles keep watch. These are just a few of the amazing encounters awaiting you!

3 days/2nights from $1,110 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, two game drives per day, optional walking safari, tea and coffees, laundry service. Transfers from Hoedspruit Airport are included, also available from Kruger International Airport (prices on request). Seasonal specials: Stay 3 nights at Cheetah Plains and receive 1 night free at The Grand Daddy’s in Cape Town.

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Location: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Location: Northern Sabi Sands

3 days/2 nights from $2780 per person twin share Includes: All meals and drinks, two game activities per day in open vehicle, laundry, return transfers from Kruger International Airport. Seasonal specials: Stay 4 pay 3 nights. Camp Combo Special: Combine your stay at Leopard Hills with a stay at Kings Camp (pg 18) spend five nights and receive one night free (Two nights minimum at each camp).

Leopard Hills Game Reserve

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Private game lodges

Private game lodges

Private Game Lodges of the Kruger area – Thornybush & Timbavati Game Reserve

Regions include Pilansberg, Welgevonden and Madikwe

3 day/2 night Packages

3 day/2 night Packages

RESORT FEATURES

RESORT FEATURES

Nestled in the heart of the 14,000 ha Thornybush Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. Situated on the banks of the seasonal Monwana river the camp is an unexpected oasis of luxury and comfort in the unforgiving heat of the African bushveld.

Located in the Welgevonden private game reserve and only three hours drive from Johannesburg, experience the thrill of open vehicle game drives while you look out for the Big Five in 35,000 ha of superb malaria free Africa Bush.

An intimate five-star lodge with only six luxury suites and one Presidential Suite. The spacious private suites each comprise of a bedroom and lounge, en suite bathroom, large glass sliding doors and open fireplaces. With lazy afternoons swimming in the pool, followed by the rush of the evening game drive, a sumptuous dinner follows and is enjoyed either fire-side from the lodge deck positioned above the river bed, in the underground cellar or in the cozy candle-lit dining room in winter.

This intimate lodge has only five luxury suites with private viewing deck and outside shower. During the winter months enjoy your private fire place. 3 days/2 nights from $980 per person twin share Includes: Two game drives per day in open vehicle, three meals per day with teas and snacks, transfers from the Welgevonden West Gate. Does not include any other transfers. Suitable for self drive from Johannesburg.

3 days/2 nights from $1,770 per person twin share Includes: Three meals daily, teas and coffee, two game drives per day in open land rover, return transfers from Hoedspruit airport. Sesonal Special: Stay 6 pay 4 nights when you combine a three night stay at Shumbalala with three nights at the five-star Franschhoek Country House & Villas located in the wine making region of the Western Cape. Getting there: Flights to Hoedspruit then 20 minute transfer to the lodge. Or fly to Nelspruit from Johannesburg or Cape Town and transfer by road – 2 hours. By road from Johannesburg – 5 hours.

Nungubane Game Lodge

Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve

RESORT FEATURES

Shumbalala Game Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge located in the malaria free Big Five Pilansberg National Park a short 2 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre, surrounded by volcanic spires and rolling savannah grasslands, lies the beautifully crafted central guest areas including lounges, bar, a dining room, a stunning feature rock pool and boma. The 56 suites are decorated in earthy tones with indoor and outdoor showers, the four executive suites feature private plunge pools. There is an award winning Amani Spa with treatment rooms offering uninterrupted views of the reserve.

Location: Thornybush Nature Reserve

RESORT FEATURES With access to 100 sq kms of traversing, Big Five game viewing is excellent in this region. Kings Camp is situated facing an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife day and night. The eleven generously spaced thatched colonial suites luxuriously equipped with romantic soft cascading mosquito nets, airconditioning, tea and coffee facilities, Victorian ball-and-claw bath, indoor and outdoor double shower, fully stocked mini-bar and private veranda with hammock.

3 days/2 nights from $915 per person twin share Includes: Two game drives per day in open vehicle, three meals per day with teas and snacks. Does not include: Transfers or conservancy fee. Suitable for self drive from Johannesburg.

Ivory Tree Lodge

During the day thatched viewing deck overlooking a very active waterhole and an open plan lounge, and bar are the ideal place to see out the heat of the day, or a dip in the swimming pool. The spacious dining room offers stunning views of the bushveld, or dine under the stars with roaring fire of the traditional Boma.

RESORT FEATURES Madikwe Safari Lodge, situated in the heart of the malaria-free 76,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. Here you will find the Big Five plus cheetah, a thriving population of wild dog and more. The 20 suites all feature, sitting area with fireplace in the bedroom, en suite bath with indoor and outdoor showers, open view deck with private plunge pool.

3 Days/2 nights from $1,440 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, teas and coffee, all drinks except premium brands, two game drives per day in open land rover, return transfers from Hoedspruit Airport

3 days/2 nights from $990 per person twin share Includes: Two open vehicle game drives, three meals per day, local drinks, beers, wines and spirits, transfers to/from air strip, laundry. Does not include an other transfers or flight. Seasonal specials: Stay 4 pay 3 nights. Pay for 3 nights and receive 2 nights free accommodation in Cape Town at the More Quarters or Cape Cadogan Hotels. Specials cannot be combined.

Seasonal Specials: Stay 4 pay 3 nights. Camp Combo Special: Combine your stay at Kings Camp with a stay at Leopard Hills (pg 13) spend five nights and receive one night free (Two nights minimum at each camp). Getting there: Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit and then a short transfer to the lodge. Or fly to Nelspruit and transfer by road 3 hours. By road 5 hours from Johannesburg.

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Location: Timbavati Game Reserve

Location: Pilansberg National Park

Madikwe Safari Lodge

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Sun City

Private game lodges 3 day/2 night Packages

Regions include Madikwe and Entabeni Conservancy

Hotels & Sightseeing

RESORT FEATURES Located in the 22,000 ha Entabeni Conservancy in the malaria free Waterberg Region boasting five eco–systems and a variety of bird and wildlife including the Big Five. The lodge evokes the romantic Africa of yesteryear, there is a wellness centre, wine cellar and swimming pool. All 11 luxury suites are furnished in African Baroque style, their private sun decks offer breathtaking views across the wetlands and vast open plains. In the cooler months you also have the luxury of your private fireplace Also available to book in the Entabeni Conservancy is Ravenside Lodge, Wildside Safari Camp, Lakeside Lodge and Kingfisher Lodge. Located on 3 ½ hours from Johannesburg it is easy to self drive or we can book private transfers. 3 days/2 nights from $680 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, tea, coffee and snacks, two game drives in open vehicle.

HIGHLIGHTS Sun City is internationally renowned as Africa’s premier holiday resort, offering a myriad of different entertainment and relaxation opportunities as well as enough attractions and activities to keep everyone busy. The fabulous Sun City resort complex captivates visitors with its combination of: Golf Courses Safaris close by at Pilanesberg Game Reserve and Madikwe Private Game Reserve lV  alley of the Waves Waterpark l Kamp Kwena and Animal World for children lT  wo casinos open daily l Nearby activities, intrepid quad bike adventures and the heart-stopping zip line. l

Hanglip Mountain Lodge

Location: Entabeni Conservancy

RESORT FEATURES The Legend Golf & Safari Resort is situated within the 22,000 ha Entabeni Safari Conservancy, in the malaria free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. The Golf Course features 18 signature holes designed by the world’s top golfers. This unique golf course also features an Extreme 19th hole, which is the longest Par 3 in the world. Set high up on the impressive Hanglip Mountain – accessible only by helicopter – golfers tee-off from the edge of the mountain to the Africa shaped green located at the bottom of the cliff. Additional facilities include luxury accommodation, recreational and sporting facilities including a golf clubhouse and restaurants, 10 hole Tribute Course, golf academy, tennis courts, soccer field, swimming pool, wildlife centre, cultural village, horseback safaris and safari frives within the Big Five Entabeni Safari Conservancy. 3 days/2 nights from $430 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast daily.

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

A community based luxury lodge set along the banks of the Marico River and consists of 12 tented suites with their own viewing deck each spacious and well appointed. Four of these tents cater for families. Morning and afternoon game drives are done in open safari vehicle with qualified guides giving you every opportunity to see the diverse fauna and flora, including cheetah, wild dog and both black and white rhino. 3 days/2 nights from $950 per person twin share Includes: Two game drives per day in open vehicle, three meals, teas and coffee per day, transfer from Madiwke air strip. Access by air from Johannesburg or by transfer from Gabarone at additional cost. Seasonal Special: Stay 4 pay 3 nights.

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Positioned on the edge of a beautiful lake, the Cabanas is the most relaxed and casual of all the hotels. Offering three dining choices and access to Waterworld with windsurfing, water-skiing and for those who want a leisurely booze-cruise, the barge takes you around the lake at sundown. 3 days/2 nights from $410pp twin share

The Sun City Hotel The ambiance of the hotel is one of glamour and sophistication. Embraced by mountains and views of the Gary Player Golf Course and direct access to the casino, restaurants and bars. The Sun City Theatre comes alive in the evenings with shows that aim to entertain the whole family. 3 days/2 nights from $500pp twin share

The Cascades Hotel

Palace of the Lost City

Falling waters and a lush tropical forest make the Cascades one of the most sophisticated, elegant and sought after hotels at Sun City. All 243 rooms enjoy spectacular views over the gardens to the golf course and bushveld hills beyond. Enjoy the pool with a secluded bathing area and sand bar. 3 days/2 nights from $530pp twin share

Taking its theme from a lavish lost African tribe fantasy, it is one of the most beautifully situated in the world. Each of the luxurious 338 rooms offer wonderful views over the water or in the jungle. Dine at Villa del Palazzo and sample signature dishes from Michelin star chef Conrad Gallagher. 3 days/2 nights from $850pp twin share

Location: Entabeni Conservancy

RESORT FEATURES

Thakadu River Camp

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Cabanas Hotel

Location: Madiwke Game Reserve

Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safari Half day tour

Pilanesberg Game Drive Half day tour

Depart from Sun City daily

Depart from Sun City daily

Transfer to ‘The Elephant Wallow’. The 20 minute drive through the Letsatsing Game Park offers guests an opportunity to view general game and prolific bird life. After an introductory talk and interaction, the elephants are saddled and the safari commences. Following ancient game trails; guests have an opportunity to see rhino, giraffe, zebra and various other plains game from a unique vantage viewpoint on elephant back.

The Pilanesberg National Park is located next to the Sun City complex and offers guests the opportunity to view the Big Five, general game and prolific bird life. Experienced game rangers who have exceptional knowledge of the area and its flora and fauna conduct all game drives. This tour is available on a private basis on request. Half day tour from $63pp

Half day tour from $250pp

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5 Day Drakensberg & Lesotho Tour

5 Day Cape Highlights Tour

Small Group Touring

Johannesburg

Cape Town to Knysna – Stay in luxury resorts along the Cape Whale Coast

Day 1: Johannesburg – Lesotho

Bloemfontein Maseru

Drakensberg Durban

Lesotho

South Africa

Himeville

Cape Town

Drakensberg

Day 3: Lesotho – Golden Gate Highlands NP

Day 2: Lesotho

Maliba Mountain Lodge

A day at leisure to enjoy the stunning scenery, enjoy a hike in the beautiful surrounding mountains or an optional Pony Trek. (BD)

An early breakfast, then we drive along the winding roads, admiring the mountains and valleys of Lesotho while ascending to over 3,000m above sea level. Re-enter South Africa and enter the Golden Gate Highlands with its dramatically sculpted peaks, ridges and cliffs set in the valley of the Little Caledon River. Overnight: Golden Gate Hotel or similar (B)

From

$2,465pp

Day 5: Drakensberg – Durban

Single request

Includes: Meals as listed, driver/ guide. Departs Mondays. Min 2/Max 7 persons Optional pony trek

Passing through the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal, through Ixopo to uMzinto enjoy the wonderful views of the Indian Ocean before you reach Durban for drop off at your hotel or airport. (B)

Johannesburg

Swaziland

South Africa

HIGHLIGHTS Four days of game activities, visiting Panorama Route sites and Chimp Eden. Guests enjoy four-star private lodges and hotels adjunct or close to the Kruger National Park.

Day 1: Johannesburg – Hazyview Mpumalanga

Head east to spectacular Mpumalanga with a visit to the famous Jane Goodall Institute, informally known as “Chimp Eden”. Enjoy a short drive through the 1,000 ha Umhloti Nature Reserve and view the natural game species that roam the reserve. Enjoy a unique opportunity to see chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings with normal social interaction and behavioural patterns under group members. In the late afternoon arrive in Hazyview. Two nights: Casa do Sol Hotel or similar (BD)

From

$1,380pp

Single

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Day 3: Hazyview – Panorama Route – Makalali Private Game Reserve

Discover the Panorama Route, featuring God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels of the Blyde River Canyon. Arrive in time for afternoon tea at an exclusive private game lodge, followed by your evening game drive in an open safari vehicle. Return for dinner under the stars around a crackling fire in the “boma”. Overnight: Makalali Private Game Reserve or similar (BD)

request

Includes: Meals as listed, driver/ guide. Departs Sundays. Min 2/Max 9 persons

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Day 2: Kruger National Park

Early morning we enter the world famous Kruger National Park. Enjoy a full day of game viewing, learning about plains game and seeking the elusive Big Five. Marvel at the African sunset as you return to your hotel in the late afternoon. (BD)

Depart on a scenic drive through Wilderness via Dolphin Point to historic Mossel Bay. Afternoon game drive in a private game reserve. Dinner in an African Boma (weather permitting). Enjoy the two game viewing activities included. Overnight: Garden Route Game Lodge (BD)

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the Cango Caves, an Ostrich Farm, the Outeniqua Pass, Hermanus, Mossel Bay and a cheetah breeding centre. Mossel Bay

Day 2: Oudtshoorn to Knysna

This morning visit a local ostrich farm and the Wildlife Cheetah Farm. Travel via the Outeniqua Pass to George, Wilderness to Knysna in time for dinner. Overnight: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar (BD)

Cheetah Breeding Centre

Day 4: Garden Route to Arniston

An early morning game drive followed by a tour of the lodge’s Reptile Centre and Cheetah Breeding Centre. Continue via Swellendam to your hotel in time for dinner. Overnight: The Arniston Hotel or similar (BD) Code:TSD42 Twin share From

$1,500pp

Day 5: Arniston to Cape Town.

Single request

Includes: Meals as listed, two game activities, entrance fees. Departs Mondays. Min 2/Max 9 guests.

Visit Cape Agulhas (southernmost tip of Africa). Continue to Hermanus, the whale watching capital of South Africa. Enjoy the spectacular coastal drive along False Bay. Tour ends with drop off at your Cape Town Hotel or Cape Town airport late afternoon.

EASTERN & WESTERN CAPE Half day and full day tours

Day 4: Makalali – Johannesburg

Code:TISD06 Twin share

Day 3: Knysna to Private Game Lodge of the Garden Route

CAPE TOWN DAY TOURS

(Johannesburg to Johannesburg)

Kruger National Park

Mossel Bay Route NP

Hermanus

4 Day Wild and Scenic Mpumalanga Kruger National Park

Oudtshoorn Knysna

Day 4: Golden Gate Highlands NP – Drakensberg

Enjoy a lazy morning breakfast before you depart to experience a whole new vista of the Drakensberg. Arrive at your destination close to Himeville and Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. Overnight: The Old Hatchery or similar (B) Code:TISD08 Twin share

Depart Cape Town travelling along South Africa’s longest wine route, Route 62. En route, pass through Worcester, Montagu and Robertson. Afternoon tour of the Cango Caves. Dinner at your Oudtshoorn lodge. Overnight: Hlangana Country Lodge/similar (BD)

Garden

Arniston

HIGHLIGHTS Travelling via Lesotho and Clarens, highlights include pony trekking in Lesotho, visiting Golden Gate National Park and spectacular Drakensberg.

Day 1: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn

South Africa

Enjoy the views of the diversity of fauna and flora through the Free State. Enter Maseru at the Caledonpoort Border post. Travel through Butha Buthe to your lodge in the Tsehlanyane National Park. Two nights: Maliba Mountain Lodge or similar (BD)

After an early morning game drive in the reserve enjoy a leisurely breakfast. We head back to Johannesburg via the Strydom Tunnel and Abel Erasmus Pass to the small towns of Lydenburg and Dullstroom (known for being one of the coldest places in South Africa). Your tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in Johannesburg or the airport (B) Additional night at Makalali Private Game Reserve available on request.

Great White Shark Cage Dive

Cape Malay Cooking Safari

Full Day Tour: Departs Daily Cost from city hotels $250pp

Departs Mon – Sat (Min 2 persons) Cost from city hotels $115pp

Drive to Gansbaai, after breakfast meet with dive master for a full briefing. Includes one cage dive and picnic lunch. Please note that sightings can not be guaranteed.

Discover the flavours of Cape Town on this half day tour. A guided walk through the heart of Bo-Kaap, shop in the local spice shop and the Halaal butcher. The highlight is a visit to a local home where you have a fun filled cooking session before sitting down to lunch.

Cape Care Route

Table Mountain & City

Half Day Tour: Departs Daily Cost from city hotels $90pp

Half Day Tour: Departs Daily Cost from city hotels $50pp

This half day tour will give you an insight into the past and post 1994 progress. You will visit local communities and gain an understanding of their daily lives.

Go up Table Mountain on the cableway, visit Malay Quarter, tour city centre and Company Gardens, time permitting the Castle of Good Hope, photographic opportunities of Table Mountain from Table Bay and Cape Town Diamond Works. (Cableway ticket not included)

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Activities departs daily

Cape Winelands Tour – full day

Cape Point Cycling & Winelands Combo – full day

Highlights of this full day tour include: Scenic and historic drive through, and wine tasting at local farms in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Full day from $100 per person

Getting up close with the penguins at Boulders Beach, some leisurely cycling in the Cape Nature Reserve (visiting Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope), picnic lunch then wine tasting at the oldest wine farms in the Cape, Groot Constantia and Constantia Uitsig. Full day from $125 per person

Cape town Stopover Hotels and Day Tours

Contact our office for more great hotels and specials in Cape Town including luxury apartments.

Protea Fire & Ice Hotel

Winchester Mansions

The place to be seen and heard, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice lies in the heart of the entertainment hub, surrounded by exclusive restaurants and night clubs, minutes away from Camps Bay, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the CBD. Hotel features swimming pool, bar, restaurant and gym. Featuring 201 rooms and one & two bedroom apartments with air conditioning, TV, Wifi access, safe, tea & coffee facilities.

The Winchester Mansions is an iconic building on the Atlantic seafront in Cape Town. Perfectly located within close proximity to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the central business district. Enjoy signature dishes in Harvey’s Restaurant, unwind in the Ginkgo Spa or relax by the pool.

Per night twin share from $80pp Includes: Twin share room with breakfast.

Seasonal specials: Up to one free night includes breakfast.

Seasonal specials: Up to one free night.

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Per night twin share from $110pp Includes: Twin share room with breakfast.

More Quarters

Combining apartment living with the full service and hospitality of this wonderful boutique hotel. Located within walking distance of restaurants and shops each of the luxury apartments offers the guest a lounge, dining area, kitchen, and en suite bedroom. Per night twin share from $145pp Includes: Twin share room with breakfast. Seasonal specials: Stay 4 pay 3 nights: Book three nights at any More Hotel Lodges – Lion Sands, Tinga or Madiwke Safari Lodge and receive two free nights at the hotel.

Protea Hotel Sea Point

A stylish hotel that offers a blend of South African art and contemporary comfort. Set in the heart of Sea Point and only minutes away from Cape Town city centre and the V&A Waterfront. Facilities include Wi-Fi, safe and satellite TV. The Art Suites are designed by selected South African artists. Soak up the sun beside the sparkling plunge pool overlooking the Sea Point Promenade whilst enjoying views of Lions Head and Table Mountain. Per night twin share from $75pp Includes: Twin share room with breakfast.

The Grand Daddy

The Commodore

The Grand Daddy is a luxury four-star city hotel with an effervescent, creative soul and modern warm furnishings. Located in the heart of Long Street, Cape Town’s inner-city, surrounded by the best clubs, restaurants and boutiques. Famous for it’s roof top trailor park, this hotel is for the young and young at heart.

In the heart of the cosmopolitan Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, next door is its sister hotel The Portswood enjoy fine dining in the many restaurants or bars of both hotels, enjoy excellent service and a tranquil setting. The hotel also offers guests secure parking, swimming pool, spa and gym.

Per night twin share from $90pp Includes: Twin share room with breakfast.

Per night twin share from $180pp Includes: Twin share room with breakfast.

Seasonal specials: Stay three nights at Cheetah Plains (see page 12) and receive one night free.

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Kariega Private Game Reserve

Safari, Spa & Wine Escapes

Experience the luxury of a five-star game lodge safari with a gourmet wine escape! Shumbabala Private Game Reserve & Franschoek Country House & Villas Day 1-3: Shumbabala Game Lodge Transfer from Hoedspruit airport to the Shumbabala Game Lodge. Enjoy afternoon tea and then your game drives in the Thornybush Reserve in open safari vehicles. (BLD)

Located only 80 minutes from Port Elizabeth, this internationally renowned malaria-free, Big Five private game reserve is set in 9,000 ha of pristine African wilderness incorporating the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans Rivers. Kariega offers a combination of Big Five game viewing and an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife in a landscape that spans across 5 different eco-systems offering the most dramatic views and vistas. In addition to unforgettable game viewing from open vehicles with qualified game rangers, guests can enjoy a variety of other activities which include safe hiking, river cruises, canoeing, a spa and gym and visits to the nearby beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.

Franschoek Vineyards

3 days/2 nights Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, two game activities per day. Guests can choose to stay in one of the three lodges in the reserve. The Homestead is also available for small groups or a family up to 10 people. Seasonal specials: 1 May-30 Sep 2012 Stay 3 pay 2 nights. 15-30 Apr & 1-18 Dec 2012 Stay 4 pay 3 nights available at Main, Ukhozi & River Lodge.

Day 4-6: Franschoek Country House & Villas Transfer to Hoedspruit airport for your flight to Cape Town (not included). Spend the next 3 nights at Franschoek Country House & Villas – situated on the outskirts of the village and surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains. The Villa Suites are very luxurious with most of these leading onto private balconies with views. Optional activities include cellar door tours, golfing, whale excursions to Hermanus or simply relax at one of the two pools. (B) Day 7: Depart Cape Town: Transfer to Cape Town airport. (B)

Franschoek Country House & Villas

Kariega Main Lodge Main Lodge comprises of spacious and comfortable air-conditioned log chalets, all en suite, with private viewing decks. The lodge and pool are expertly integrated with the surrounding bush. 3 days/2 nights from $620 per person twin share

Ukhozi Lodge Ukhozi Lodge offers ten spacious, air-conditioned luxurious suites with private plunge pools and spectacular African-style Lodge and outdoor pool. 3 days/2 nights from $730 per person twin share

River Lodge Five-star quality Lodge built on the banks of the Bushmans River and comprises ten superbly appointed spacious air-conditioned thatched suites and outdoor pool. The lodge overhangs the river and enjoys spectacular views. 3 days/2 nights from $790 per person twin share

The Homestead The Homestead is a private lodge with five spacious, en suite bedrooms and is perfect for the sole use of a group or family of up to ten people. Prices on request.

Thornybush Game Reserve & Franschoek

Hanglip Mountain Lodge and Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodge & Spa Day 1-3: Hanglip Mountain Lodge Transfer from Johannesburg to your five-star Lodge. Enjoy your morning and afternoon game drives.

RESORT FEATURES Located in the heart of the Garden Route the hotel offers premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds. The hotel boasts superb facilities which includes an outdoor heated swimming pool, wellness therapist for massage treatments, free Internet service and a unique dining experience with a selection of six restaurants on the Knysna Waterfront.

Hanglip Mountain Lodge

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Location: Knysna. Walking distance town centre

Day 4-6: Cape Town – Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodge & Spa: Transfer to Johannesburg for your flight to Cape Town (flight not included). On arrival in Cape Town transfer to the your luxury lodge located close to the village of Stellenbosch – Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodge & Spa. Have a personalised wine label made while enjoying wine tasting and barrel sampling in the modern wine cellar. Optional activities include cellar door tours, golfing, whale excursions to Hermanus or simply relax at the lodge. (B) Day 7 Depart Cape Town: Transfer to Cape Town airport. (B) 7 days/6 nights from $2,230 per person twin share Exclusive Extras: Spa credit of RAND 90 per voucher for Lookout Spa & Zorgvliet Spa. Pedi Village Tour and Show, boat cruise, wine tasting at Le Pommier. Wildlfe Centre Visit and guided bush walk (in lieu of game drive).

Accommodation comprise of 123 bedrooms decorated in warm earth tones with spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon, historical train station or the waterfront complex. All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, coffee-tea making facilities, fridge, digital safes, telephone, wireless Internet connection, hair dryers and satellite television. 3 days/2 nights from $160 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast daily.

7 days/6 nights from $2,560 per person twin share Includes: Shumbabala: Three nights in a suite, with all meals and drinks (except premium brands), two game drives per day, return transfers from Hoedspruit. Franschoek Country House & Villas: Three nights in a luxury suite with breakfast daily, return transfers from Cape Town airport. We recommend self drive from Cape Town. Not included: Domestic flights to/ from and between the two lodges.

Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodge & Spa and top right

Includes: Hanglip Mountain Lodge: Three meals daily, two game drives per day, return transfers from Johannesburg. Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodge & Spa: Breakfast daily, return transfers from Cape Town. We recommend self drive from Cape Town.

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South Africa Cape Town Oudtshoorn

Durban Port Elizabeth

HotelS

HotelS

Many more hotels, wilderness lodges and game reserves available please call for details

Many more hotels, wilderness lodges and game reserves available please call for details

Eastern & Western Cape and The Garden Route

Eastern & Western Cape and The Garden Route

George Plettenberg Bay Hermanus

Hermanus is less than two hours from Cape Town and is the best land based whale watching destination in the world. The whale season runs from June through to December and the whales can be viewed aboard a boat, by air or from the shore. For a rush of adrenalin let us arrange a Shark Cage Dive or a tranquil kayak in the lagoon.

Plettenberg Bay lies almost on the border of the Western and Eastern Cape. Built on the hillside, most of the town is on a steep slope leading down to the sea, which means that most hotels have sweeping views of the ocean. Enjoy the many water based activities or visit the popular Monkey Land Sanctuary or tour the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Misty Waves Boutique Hotel

Whalesong Hotel & Hydro Nestled on a hill above Plettenberg Bay, Whalesong Hotel & Hydro offers breathtaking views of the Keurbooms Coastline and Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Everything, from décor to facilities, has been chosen with comfort and pleasure in mind.

At the impressive four-star Misty Waves Boutique Hotel in Hermanus you can lie in bed and watch the whales (in season) from your luxury suite with spa bath and private veranda. The location of Misty Waves is ideal, within two minute walking distance to the historic Hermanus village centre with craftmarkets, restaurants, shops and the popular whale house museum.

3 days/2 nights from $160 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast daily. Single supplement applies. Seasonal Special: Stay 3 pay 2 nights.

3 days/2 nights from $170 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast daily. Single supplement applies.

Misty Waves Boutique Hotel

Hermanus

Whalesong Hotel & Hydro

Situated in the beautiful Western Cape Province and located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and centre of the Garden Route – ideal to explore the areas many variant and diverse scenic wonders. Situated on a 10 km plateau between the majestic Outeniqua Mountain to the north and the Indian ocean to the South.

Plettenberg Bay Gateway to the private game reserves of the Eastern Cape, you can also visit the Addo Elephant Park. Enjoy the beaches and lifestyle of this beautiful city.

The Paxton Hotel The hotel overlooks the harbour offering magnificent views of Algoa Bay. This beachfront hotel offers luxury accommodation for the discerning traveller. It is conveniently situated close to the airport, restaurants, gym, The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex and many beautiful beaches.

Fancourt South Africa The Fancourt Hotel is a fine blend of modern luxury and classic elegance. 115 luxurious bedrooms and suites are all fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay unforgettable. Fantastic resort facilities include, three Gary Player designed golf courses, a Spa, a Kids Club and a variety of restaurants, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fishing dams, walking trails and more.

3 days/2 nights from $150 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast daily. Single supplement applies.

3 days/2 nights from $350 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast daily, golf privileges. Single supplement applies.

Fancourt South Africa

George

The Paxton Hotel

Situated on the edge of the Garden Route and surrounded by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges, this area is known for its wines, ostrich farms and stunning scenery.

Durban is where the proud Zulu nation meets East and West... a wealth of influences to entertain and enthrall with traditional warrior dancers, mystic fire-walkers and colonial heritage. Sample the unique vibrancy of township life, the finest curries outside India and a calendar filled with thrilling, spectacular events.

Hlangana Lodge Welcome to one of the finest small luxury establishments in South Africa, and the best choice for your stay in Oudtshoorn. Hlangana Lodge is an award winning four-star guesthouse set on more than a hectare of exotic gardens on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, en route to the Cango Caves, visit one of the many ostrich farms, enjoy the many bike trails, a hot air balloon trip or one of the many scenic drives.

Protea Hotel Edward Situated on Durban’s famous Golden Mile, running alongside Durban’s safety netted swimming beach and in close proximity to the city centre, International Convention Centre, Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World, the hotel is perfectly positioned.

3 days/2 nights from $160 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast daily. Single supplement applies.

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Oudtshoorn

Port Elizabeth

2 days/1 night from $108 per person twin share Includes: Breakfast daily. Single supplement applies.

Protea Hotel Edward

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Mpumalanga

Kruger NP

Johannesburg Drakensberg

Malolotja Mkuzi Zululand

South Africa Garden Wild Coast Route NP Tsitsikamma Hermanus

Cape Town

HIGHLIGHTS l Kruger National Park l Swaziland l Drakensberg l Wild Coast l Garden Route l Cape Town

ADventure 17 Day South Africa Rainbow Route

Affordable Adventures – Open aged with no more than 12 like minded travellers. Stay in comfortable chalets, casitas and tented lodges.

Inhambane

Johannesburg

Bilene Swaziland

South Africa Mkuzi

Day 4: Kingdom of Swaziland

Malolotja Nature Reserve in the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland is renowned for a great variety of habitats from short grassland, to thick riverine scrub, bushveld and moist forest. We explore the reserve on foot to enjoy the fantastic mountain views. Relax around a campfire dinner and stay in mountain cabins for the night. Overnight: Cabin (BLD)

Day 5-6: Zululand

We visit craft markets near Mbabane that have a fascinating range of handmade crafts and the local witchdoctor stall is not to be missed! We re-enter South Africa and head to Mkuzi Game Reserve, which is a safe haven for the endangered black rhino. We visit a waterhole hide and watch game come down to drink. An early morning game drive is followed by a cultural afternoon where we visit a Zulu village on the border of the game reserve and learn about the Zulu culture. Overnight: Tented lodge or chalet (BLD)

Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Mountains or “uKhahlamba” – the Barrier of Spears, is a 200km long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site. From Mkuzi we move further south to the base of these mountains, where we overnight for two nights in quaint cottages. We will spend time walking along beautiful mountain stream paths, or just enjoying the spectacular views. Overnight: Chalets or cottage (BLD)

Departing from Johannesburg we travel into the heart of KwaZulu Natal where we will stay in the Mkuzi Game Reserve, a last safe haven for the endangered Black Rhino. We explore the reserve on game drives and visit a hide overlooking one of the waterholes to watch the game come down to drink. Overnight: Chalet / tented lodge (Bx1 Lx2 Dx2)

HIGHLIGHTS Zululand l Kosi Bay l Swaziland l Maputo l Inhambane beaches l Kruger National Park l

Addo Elephant National Park

Day 11: Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park was established in 1931 to protect the last 11 wild elephants from extermination. Today more than 350 elephants roam through the area. The park also offers excellent viewing of black rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard, as well as a host of other large and small mammals and over 400 species of birds in the greater park area. Overnight: Chalets (BD) For two nights we will stay in a lodge resort in Knysna, which is nestled on a tranquil lagoon. We will take a day trip to the Storms River mouth where there are walks up the gorge and along the rocky coast. The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80km of spectacular sea and landscapes; a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys, coastal forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea. There is also an option of the world’s highest bungi jump. Sample seafood at one of Knysna’s great restaurants (own expense). Overnight: Lodge (BL)

Day 14: Hermanus

Hermanus offers some of the best land based whale watching in the world. From May to Dec Southern Right whales come up from the southern oceans to the coast to calve and mate in the shallows. In the afternoon we will take a walk along this beautiful coastline before having a meal out at local restaurant (own expense). Overnight: Guest house (BL) Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus. On our way into Cape Town, we visit Stellenbosch, South Africa’s renowned wine region, for wine tasting (own expense) and a cellar tour. We also will visit Cape Point, the harbour at Hout Bay, enjoy the famous beaches and the V&A Waterfront. Optional visit to Robben Island (own expense). Overnight: Hotel (B)

Fish traps of Kosi Bay

From

$2,355pp

Single $3,070pp

Includes: Entrance fees, transport in minibus/ safari truck, meals as listed and guides. Direct payment of ZAR 1,600 paid locally.

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The Wild Coast remains a relatively untouched paradise in South Africa. There are unspoilt stretches of dramatic and savagely beautiful coastline, open spaces and pristine forest areas. We stay overnight within walking distance of the beach and the next day is free to explore the area, meet local villagers or relax on the beach. Overnight: Chalet or guesthouse (BLD)

We turn south along the coast to the town of Bilene situated on the shores of the Uembje lagoon. The lagoon is 8km wide and 27km long with clear water and white, sandy beaches. We spend the afternoon exploring the lagoon with options of kayaking and snorkeling (own expense), and swimming in the shallow, calm waters. Overnight: Casitas (BL)

Day 3-5: Kosi Bay

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE comfort adventure participation tour staying in chalets, casitas and tented lodges. l 8 nights with en suite facilities. l3  nights where two rooms share facilities. l 2 nights multi share facilities. lT  our leader prepares meals and we eat around the camp fire or in communal dining “lapa”. Group participation in camp chores is required. This is a very relaxed, easy going safari with time to relax. lA 

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve covers a region of fertile estuaries, mangroves, dune forest and lakes, which we explore on foot and by kayak. Leatherback turtles lay eggs on the beaches in season (Nov – Jan). We’ll visit the Kosi Bay river mouth to snorkel and watch the local fisherman in the estuary. A local guide will lead us on a walk in the neighbouring village where we meet local Zulu people and are introduced to their culture and customs. Overnight: Chalet (BLD)

Day 6: Swaziland

Our camp in Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland, is surrounded by beautiful African bushveld. We’ll take a game drive (including a short walk) with a local ranger looking for rhino, elephant and fantastic bird life. Overnight: Chalet (BLD)

Day 7: Maputo

We enter Mozambique at the Namaacha border post and travel to Maputo, formerly known as Lourenço Marques. Portuguese and African cultures meet in an exquisite blend of seafood and vibrant life. Sample the excellent seafood in a local restaurant (own expense). Overnight: Chalets (BL)

Kruger Natioanl Park

Day 12-13: Kruger National Park

We enter Kruger National Park, South Africa, and visit big game country! Exciting game drives to spot lions, giraffe and the mighty elephant. Relaxing in the tranquil bush we experience a land forgotten by time, a true African wilderness. Overnight: Chalets (BLD)

Day 14: Johannesburg

After an early morning game drive we return to Johannesburg in the evening, sun-tanned, laid-back and ready to rejoin life. Tour ends late afternoon. (B)

Beach, Inhambane

Day 8-10: Inhambane

Day 9-10: Wild Coast Code: SAa17 Twin share

Inhambane dhow

Day 11: Bilene

Day 12-13: Knysna / Tsitsikamma

Day 15-16: Cape Town

Day 7-8: Drakensberg Mountains

14 Day Mozambique & Kruger Beach & Bush

Small group affordable adventure.

Day 1-2: Johannesburg to Zululand

Departing from Johannesburg we head towards Mpumalanga where mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls & forests characterise the landscape. Few regions in the world can match the extraordinary beauty of the lowveld & escarpment. We visit Pilgrims Rest, Bourkes Luck Potholes and God’s Window, before staying in a lodge on the edge of the escarpment near Graskop. Overnight: Lodge (LD) The largest game reserve in South Africa, boasts the world’s greatest concentration of species, and has an amazing 15 different eco-systems. Exciting game drives provide us with excellent game viewing. Spot the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and many other animals in this true African wilderness. Overnight: Tented lodge or chalet (BLD)

ADventure

Kosi Bay

Day 1: Johannesburg – Mpumalanga

Day 2-3: Kruger National Park

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE lA  comfort adventure participation tour staying in permanent tented camps and guest houses. l 6 nights with en suite facilities. l1  0 nights where two rooms share facilities. l 3 nights multi share facilities. lT  our leader prepares meals and we eat around the camp fire or in communal dining “lapa”. Group participation in camp chores is required. There is a lot to do on this safari, so days can be long, but the variety is astounding.

Kruger National Park Mozambique

Cape of Good Hope

Day 17: Tour Ends

In the morning we climb Table Mountain, offering panoramic views over Cape Town reaching out into the bay and Robben Island. Later we take a last look at Cape Town for last minute shopping. (B)

Code: MOa14 Twin share From

$2,215pp

Single $2,745pp

Includes: Entrance fees, transport in minibus/ safari truck, meals as listed and guides. Direct payment of ZAR 1,200 paid locally.

Arab influences are strong in Inhambane dating back to when slaves, ivory, gold and spices were traded. Explore Inhambane and its 200 year old cathedral, before moving to Praia de Barra to our casitas under the palms next to the beach. Dhow rides and scuba diving on coral reefs are available (own expense). Overnight: Casitas (Bx3 Lx3 Dx2)

Casitas style accommodation

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Zambia Kasane Chobe NP Zimbabwe Okavango Delta Maun Nxai Pan & Makgadikgadi Pans NP

Namibia

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

botSwAnA

Botswana

Kgalagadi TP

An African dream... In Northern Botswana, the Okavango River flows in from Namibia, and soaks into the sands to form the Okavango Delta, easily accessed via Maun. Because the Okavango Delta and the Chobe River provide a yearround water supply, nearly all southern African mammal species are present in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Chobe National Park.

Up close... Botswana is known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. Four-fifths of the country is covered by the Kalahari Desert and then into the heart of the desert flows the Okavango River, transforming 15,000 sq kms into a maze of lagoons and waterways – the amazing Okavango Delta. The peak season runs during the winter months of May – September where days are warm dry, sunny and dusty. Mornings and nights can be very cold. During summer you can experience very hot days with some rain.

5 day/4 night Fly-in Safari Combo camp package from Maun – Departs daily. Package 1 • 2 nights Selinda Camp & • 2 nights Duba Plains Camp From $3,960pp twin share Package 2 • 2 nights Duba Plains & • 2 nights Zarafa Camp From $4,890pp twin share

Chobe Lodges Elephant Valley Lodge 3 days/2 nights from $630pp

Includes: Meals, two game activities per day. Transfers additional and available from Kasane, Livingstone or Victoria Falls Airports. Park fees of BWP70pp per day payable direct at the lodge.

Highlights

beautiful waterways of the Okavango Delta • The he Moremi and Linyanti Reserves with their big • Tgame viewing areas wildlife rich Selinda Reserve • The mighty Chobe River with its herds of elephants • The mysterious Kalahari Desert • The Makgadikgadi and Naxi salt pans where herds • Tofhewildebeest, zebra and other mammals migrate

Chobe Savanna Lodge 3 days/2 nights from $915pp

annually in search of permanent water and food.

Chobe National Park Located only 100kms from Victoria Falls and within easy access from Kasane you can view the prolific herds of elephant, hippo and predators while cruising the river or on a game drive deep into the park. Our lodges have been carefully selected to ensure a more intimate experience staying in smaller properties located in the park or private concession and away from the busy stretch of river in the main town of Kasane.

At the edge of the Kasane Forest with main areas, restaurant and bar overlooking an active waterhole in the Lesoma Valley. The lodge boasts 20 meru style safari tents. All are well appointed with balconies, en suites, and fans. Cruises on the river are done in the quiet of the morning when the animals come to drink and in the afternoon enjoy your game drive with sundowner.

Set in a classic African savanna environment with sweeping vistas, the main lodge commands a 270 degree view over the Chobe River and national park. Access to the lodge is by boat only from Kasane. Accommodating only 24 guests at one time all chalets are air conditioned with en suites and private decks. There is a swimming pool and an open boma on the banks of the Chobe River. Includes: All meals and local drinks, free mini bar, scheduled game activities (two per day), laundry, transfers from Kasane Airport, national park fees. Seasonal specials available

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero 3 days/2 nights from $1,240pp

Nestled on the banks of the Chobe River just outside the park, this luxury safari lodge has only 15 cottages all with sweeping views of the Chobe River. The cottages are all air conditioned with luxury bathroom and outdoor shower, private garden and hammock. Gourmet cuisine on offer as well as a swimming pool and luxury spa. Small group river cruises and game drives with expert guides. Includes: All meals, all drinks, free mini bar, park fees, laundry, two game activities per day, transfers from Kasane Airport. Transfers from Victoria Falls at additional cost.

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Includes: Four nights stay as selected, all meals and drinks (except premium brands), game activities – morning and afternoon drives in open 4WD, guided bush walks, mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), park fees, transfers from airstrip, local airport taxes, light aircraft transfers Maun – Camp – Camp – Maun.

Left inset: Zarafa Camp Tent. Above: Selinda Camp dine under the stars

luxury CAMPS Northern Okavango 5 Day Luxury Fly-in Safaris With Great Plains Conservation

Duba Plains Kwedi Concession Northern Okavango An intimate camp with only six luxury tents, Duba Plains is the home of the Last Lions filmed by Dereck & Beverly Joubert for National Geographic. Located within the 100,000 hectare private concession of Kwedi it offers one of the best year round experiences in the Okavango – great predator viewing & spectacular birdlife. Each tent features en suites, inside & outside showers, verandas with sweeping views of the floodplain.

Zarafa Camp Selinda Reserve Northern Okavango

Game drives in open 4WD

Regarded as one of the greenest luxury camps in Africa and coupled with the best views, the camp sit’s within more than 320,000 acres of private reserve surrounded by the Selinda Spillway, Linyanti Marshes and Zibadianja Lagoon with fantastic year round game viewing. Zarafa is the ultimate luxury camp, the four spacious luxury tents open to the elements, the en suites features deep copper bath, indoor & outdoor showers and a private pool.

Guided bush walks

Selinda Camp Selinda Reserve Northern Okavango

Experience the Okavango from the water, combine your stay with the adventure of the Selinda Canoe Trail, a 4 day excursion along the waterways of the Selinda Spillway. see page 35 for details.

Set on the banks of the Selinda Spillway where large concentrations of predators and elephants roam freely offering a great year round safari experience. This authentic camp has only eight raised tents an one family unit offering sweeping views of the floodplains, all with en suites. The camp’s spacious and comfortable main lounge and dining area are built on raised decks, allowing expansive views, while catching the cool breezes. An outdoor campfire rounds off the day’s end.

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luxury CAMPS

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp 3 days/2 nights from $1,390pp twin share

Sanctuary Baines Camp 3 days/2 nights from $1,690pp twin share

Sanctuary Retreats Luxury Fly-in Safaris With Sanctuary Retreats

Spectacularly located in some of the most stunning locations in the world, the Sanctuary Retreats’ collection of safari camps provides luxury holidays with the added promise of authenticity. Sanctuary Retreat Camps include: All meals and drinks (excluding premium brands & spirits), park fees, laundry, morning and afternoon game activities which can include open vehicle game drives and mokoro (subject to water levels) night drives at Stanley’s Camp and private bush dinners.

Sanctuary Chiefs Camp 3 days/2 nights from $2,320pp twin share

Sanctuary Retreats camp access by charter flights which can be pre-booked to fit with individual itineraries. Flying times: Ex Maun – 15-20 mins. Ex Kasane – 90 mins.

Located on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession, this is the ‘predator capital of Africa’, where wild dog, lion, cheetah and leopard abound. The 12 luxury bush pavilions blend harmoniously with the bush. All feature their own private viewing deck, indoor and outdoor showers. The communal areas offer views over the floodplains, while the dining area sits on the edge of the Piajio plains so you can continue your game viewing while enjoying the fine dining and wines on offer.

A luxury classic tented camp sitting on a 260,000 acre private concession, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The eight classically styled safari tents exude old world charm. Large wooden decks provide private areas for guests to relax in hammocks or enjoy cocktails before dinner in the spectacular dining mess. The main building is raised on decking and offers extensive views over the surrounding floodplains. During the warmer days sip a cool drink by the camps pool.

The smallest and most intimate camp in the Sanctuary portfolio this luxury camp has won many awards including “Most Romantic”. Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, there is a communal swimming pool. From the wide wooden deck you may see lion looking for prey, or one of the many elephants that live in the area. The five suites are opulent and luxurious with four-poster beds swathed in mosquito netting. Should you wish your bed can be wheeled out onto your private wooden deck for a night under the stars.

Includes: Return scheduled charter flights from Maun, all meals, all drinks, all game activities in camp, laundry and park fees.

Includes: Return scheduled charter flights from Maun, all meals, all drinks, all game activities in camp, laundry and park fees.

No single supplement charged except for travel 15 Jun – 31 Oct.

No single supplement charged except for travel 15 Jun – 31 Oct.

Location: Okavango Delta

Location: Okavango Delta

Includes: Return scheduled charter flights from Maun, all meals, all drinks, all game activities in camp, laundry and park fees.

Walking with Elephants

No single supplement charged except for travel 15 Jun – 31 Oct. Location: Moremi Game Reserve

Our three orphaned elephants have been brought up in the area and have been interacting with humans from an early age. Every morning the elephants go for a walk foraging for food and fresh fruit. You will spend the morning walking with them at a leisurely pace before enjoying a picnic lunch in their company. From $280pp Bains Camp.

Sanctuary Retreat Botswana Highlights 7 Days/6 Nights

Day 2: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Enjoy some of the best game viewing in the Okavango, depending on water levels you will experience serene mokoro canoe excursions, open vehicle game drives, and as the camp is in a private concession guests can also enjoy guided walking safaris. Enjoy the optional Elephant interaction during your stay. (BLD)

Visit the Okavango Delta and Chobe with Sanctuary Retreats... Luxury, naturally.

Depart by scheduled light aircraft charter to Stanley’s Camp airstrip (15 minutes). On arrival at the airstrip you will be transferred to the camp where you will spend the next two nights. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities. (LD)

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After the morning game viewing and breakfast, transfer by light aircraft (15mins) to Chief’s Camp airstrip then a short drive to the camp, where you will spend the next two nights. This region is known as the ‘predator capital of Africa’ and the Big Five can all be seen close to camp. Game activities include open 4WD game drives and mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels). The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities. (BLD)

Tour departs daily. Tour cost per person twin share from $4,900 (no single supplement charged except for travel 15 Jun – 31 Oct).

Day 7: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero – Kasane.

Includes: Accommodation as listed, all meals and local drinks, all game activities in camps (except Elephant Interaction), all light aircraft/road transfers as stated, laundry and park fees.

After the morning game activities and breakfast transfer to Kasane Airport where tour ends. (B)

Day 3-4: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp – Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

Day 1: M  aun – Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

drive. During your stay enjoy the included game activities such as the open vehicle game drives into Chobe National Park or enjoy cruises on the Chobe River. (BLD)

Day 5-6: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp – Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

After the morning game viewing and breakfast, transfer by light aircraft (90mins) to Kasane Airport. On arrival a short transfer (10mins) to your lodge located deep in the Botswana wilderness. This afternoon enjoy the game viewing activities on offer which can include sunset cruises or game

Enhance your experience in Botswana with Sanctuary, extend your stay with a few nights at Sussi & Chuma in Victoria Falls and the luxury camps in Zambia – Chichele Presidential Lodge, or Puku Ridge in the South Lunagwa Natioral Park or a luxury walking safari at Zebra Plains. Long stay and seasonal discounts apply please call for details. All itineraries can be tailor made and camps combined with Sanctuary retreats – call for your personalised safari experience.

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exPlorAtIonS Wilderness Explorations – Safaris with a difference An innovative range of fully serviced guided small group cross-country safaris that create a secluded sense of wild camping in Africa, using mostly private concession and wildlife areas exclusive to Wilderness guests. Guests experience a high level of comfort – all tents feature stretcher beds, linen, bedding and en suite bush shower and toilet. A variety of travel modes such as game drives, walking, mokoro, canoeing, boating and air transfers allow you to experience Africa at its best. Explorations are also perfect for the single traveller.

HIGHLIGHTS A true African adventure where guests will explore this unique water-filled land by foot, traditional mokoro and game drives. Your journey is rounded off with stunning aerial views of the area, known as the “Jewel of the Kalahari.” This fully serviced camping safari is a wonderful way of experiencing this wetland wonderland.

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$2,920pp

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6 Day Okavango Highlights Wilderness Explorations – Safaris with a difference

Day 1-2: Maun – Xigera Concession

Depart from Maun airport for your light aircraft flight to the Xigera Concession located in the Moremi Game Reserve. Spend the next two nights at the Xigera Mokoro Trails Camp set on a remote island where you will discover the serene waterways of the Okavango Delta. Two nights: Xigera Mokoro Trails Camp (BLD) Wild dogs crossing the wetlands

Day 3-5: Xigera Concession – Khwai Concession North Eastern Okavango

Transfer by light aircraft to Maun, tour ends on arrival.

Chobe NP Okavango Delta Khwai Xigera

Day 1: Livingstone

On arrival at Livingstone airport enjoy a tour of the majestic Victoria Falls. Continue to your lodge for the night. Overnight: The River Club (D)

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night drives and guided walks. Three nights: Khwai Discoverer Camp (BLD)

Day 6-7: Khwai Discoverer Camp

Single

$4,770pp

$4,770pp

Includes: All meals and all drinks in Botswana, (breakfast only in Livingstone), laundry (luggage 20kg limit in soft bags), all transportation and flights as listed in itinerary, game activities by 4WD, mokoro or guided walks. Singles will be matched.* Minimum clients 2, maximum 8.

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Central Kalahari Game Reserve

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the seasonal diversity of Botswana featuring a combination of Kalahari Plains Camp with desert game in the remote expanse of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Banoka Bush Camp on the banks of the wildlife-rich Khwai River in a private concession adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve and Seba Camp which offers a true Delta experience.

Botswana Highlights Fly in Safari. Wilderness Explorations – Safaris with a difference

Day 1-2: Maun – Central Kalahari

Transfer by scheduled light aircraft to Kalahari Plains Camp. Situated in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the expansive landscape around the camp holds significant populations of lion, brown hyena, bat-eared fox, meerkats and ground squirrels. Wildlife congregates at waterholes providing good viewing opportunities. During the summer the grasses of the plains bring a concentration of springbok, oryx and wildebeest. Lion and cheetah viewing can be good and it is a great time for birding. Two nights: Kalahari Plains Camp (BLD)

African Wild Dogs

Day 6-7: Moremi Reserve – Okavango Delta Depart by scheduled light aircraft to your camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. You will spend the next two nights at Seba Camp. Central Kalahari

Day 3-5: Central Kalahari – Moremi Reserve Depart by scheduled light aircraft to your camp nestled on the banks of the Khwai River. You will spend the next three nights at Banoka Bush Camp.

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Twin share

Single

$4,120pp

$5,110pp

herds of grazers onto the floodplain. Antelope births abound bringing the large predators including lion, spotted hyena and wild dog into the area. Three nights: Banoka Bush Camp (BLD)

The wide range of habitats in this area bordering the Moremi Wildlife Reserve allow for varied game viewing. The annual flood in the Okavango Delta transforms the area into a water wonderland allowing wider exploration by mokoro, while the permanent presence of water can attract large numbers of elephant to the area. In the summer months the receding waters expose nutritious grasses that draw

This part of the Delta varies from seasonally inundated floodplains, channels and palm islands in the east to dryer Sandveld in the west. Mokoro and boating excursions are an ideal way to experience this wetland paradise. In the summer as water levels drop the focus shifts to game drives and walks. Big game sightings are possible including elephant, hippo, lion, spotted hyena and wild dog. Three nights: Seba Camp (BLD)

Day 8: Okavango Delta – Maun

This morning depart by scheduled light aircraft to Maun where the safari ends of arrival. See below for details on your camps.

Your Camps in the All Seasons Safari

Enjoy the facilities and game drives at camp. (BLD)

Day 8: Khwai Camp – Xigera Concession Moremi Reserve Okavango Delta

Botswana

Twin share

Kalahari Plains

8 Day Safari for All Seasons

Wilderness Explorations – Safaris with a difference

Maun

HIGHLIGHTS This nature and wildlife focused safari explores the thundering waters of Victoria Falls, the animals of northern Botswana and ends with exploring the crystal clear waters of the Okavango Delta. Areas covered include – Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, the Savute Channel, the diverse Linyanti & Khwai areas and the inner Delta.

Botswana

Includes: All meals, local drinks, laundry, two game activities per day and scheduled light aircraft transfers. Luggage 20kg limit in soft bags. Departs Daily.

10 Day Migration Routes Livingstone & Victoria Falls

Maun

Day 6: Khwai Concession – Maun Xigera Mokoro Trails Camps Mess Tent

Linyanti

Seba Camp

Light aircraft transfer to this remote part of the Okavango at the junction of the Selinda spillway to your pre-erected camp, rich in a diverse range of wildlife. Game activities include morning and night drives and guided walks. Three nights: Khwai Discoverer Camp (BLD)

Includes: All meals, all drinks, laundry (luggage 20kg limit in soft bags), all transportation and flights as listed in itinerary, game activities by 4WD, mokoro or guided walks. Minimum clients 2, maximum 8. Departs Maun – See page 71 for departure dates.

Zimbabwe

Okavango Banoka Delta Bush Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp

Banoka Bush Camp

Seba Camp

Light aircraft transfer to the exclusive Xigera concession located within the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Xigera Mokoro Trails Camp is surrounded by tall Ilala palms, tiny island and pristine lagoons. Discover the Okavango Delta by mokoro and walking safaris. Two nights: Xigera Mokoro Trails Camp (BLD)

Tour the Victoria Falls

Day 2: Livingstone – Chobe – Linyanti

This morning transfer to Kasane and enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River before continuing by road to your camp for the next three nights – Linyanti Adventures Camp. Activities include game drives as well as possible canoe excursions. Three nights: Linyanti Adventures Camp (BLD)

Day 3-4: Linyanti Adventurer Camp

Enjoy the facilities and game drives at camp. (BLD)

Day 5: Linyanti – Khwai Concession North Eastern Okavango.

Light aircraft transfer to this remote part of the Okavango at the junction of the Selinda spillway to your pre-erected camp rich in a diverse range of wildlife. Game activities include morning and

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Day 9: Xigera Concession

Enjoy the facilities and game drives at camp. (BLD)

The camp comprises of 10 en suite canvas tents with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights, The camp is 100% solar powered with insulated canvas walls and roofs to keep the temperatures inside comfortable. There is a lounge and dining area with swimming pool and deck. Both the main areas and tents are raised to catch the breeze and take in the views of the Kalahari.

Banoka Bush Camp is built along the tree line overlooking a lagoon; the whole camp is raised off the ground to take in the view. Accommodation is in ten en suite tented rooms complete with private verandas and family tents are available. The main area consists of a bar, lounge, dining area and plunge pool and deck. The camp is 100% solar powered.

Seba Camp has eight spacious tents all with a private deck overlooking the lagoon and its resident hippo. Families are accommodated in the spacious two-bedroom tents all featuring en suite bathrooms. Mekoro and boating excursions are an ideal way to experience this wetland paradise. Key game species that are likely to be seen in the area are lechwe, impala, tsessebe, giraffe, zebra and occasional leopard.

Day 10: Xigera Concession to Maun.

Transfer by light aircraft to Maun,tour ends on arrival.

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buSH CAMPS

Zambia Chobe NP Okavango Moremi Delta Maun

African Bush Camps – Fly-in Safaris

African Bush Camps is an owner run Safari Company that speaks of the art of service and offers you an authentic safari experience in the untamed African wilderness. See below itinerary for camp details.

5 Day Khwai & Linyanti

10 Day Incredible Journey

Day 1-2: Maun – Khwai

Day 1-4: Maun – Khwai Tented Camp

Transfer by light aircraft from Maun Airport to Khwai airstrip. Two nights: Khwai Tented Camp (BLD) See below for camp details.

HIGHLIGHTS Combine your camps to ensure you experience the highlights of Botswana and it’s wide diversity of game and wilderness.

Day 3-4: Khwai/Linyanti

Transfer by light aircraft to Saile airstrip where you are met and transferred overland to your camp. Two nights: Linyanti Bush Camp (BLD)

Day 5: Linyanti – Maun

Transfer by light aircraft to Maun Airport. (B)

Transfer by light aircraft to Khwai airstrip for your stay at Khwai Tented Camp in the Khwai Community Area, adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. Three nights: Khwai Tented Camp (BLD) See below for camp details.

Day 4-7: Khwai Tented Camp – Xakanaxa Camp Moremi Game Reserve After the morning game activity enjoy a short scenic flight to Xakanaxa Camp in the heart of the Moremi Reserve. Three nights: Xakanaxa Camp (BLD)

Livingstone Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe

Nata

Nxai Pan & Makgadikgadi Pans NP

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Botswana

Khama

14 Day Wild Botswana Sunway Safaris – Small group accommodated safari with a comfortable mix of lodges and tented camps

Day 1: Johannesburg – Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Depart for Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Situated on the Kalahari sandveld, it has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for the white rhino. Overnight: Chalets (LD)

Day 2: Maun

We drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Overnight: Lodge (BL)

Johannesburg

Day 3-4: Okavango Delta SUNWAYS Small group accommodated safari with a comfortable mix of lodges and tented camps, basic facilities and serviced camping. With an experienced guide, your meals are prepared for you, all you need to bring is your sense of adventure!

We drive into the Okavango Delta to our remote tented camp in the heart of the largest inland delta in the world. One of the best experiences in the Okavango Delta is to be poled along the reed lined channels in a Mokoro canoe, enjoy game walks, dine under the stars. The camp is a pre-erected tented camp with a simple bucket shower. Overnight: Camping (BLD)

5 Day Tour

10 Day Tour

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$2,580pp

$5,550pp

After the morning game activity transfer to the airstrip for your flight to the Chobe Enclave. Three nights: Saile Tented Camp (BLD) After the morning game activity transfer by scheduled light aircraft to Kasane where your safari comes to an end. (B) Departs daily from 1st May – 31st October

4 Day Fly-in Safaris – African Bush Camps Includes all meals, teas/coffee, soft drinks house wines and beer, laundry and game activities. Return light air transfers from either Maun or Kasane as listed.

Kwhai Tented Camp – Okavango Delta 3 nights from $1,850pp twin share

An authentic eight bedded camp situated in the Khwai community area, adjacent to the northern Moremi Game Reserve. It offers outstanding game viewing opportunities which includes elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah and wild dog. The tents are comfortable with en suite bathrooms and outdoor bucket showers. Open year round. Access from Muan by scheduled light aircraft.

Saile Tented Camp – Chobe Enclave 3 nights from $2,150pp twin share

Saile Tented Camp is a remote camp located in a private reserve, which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. Situated on the sands above the ancient river bed of the Linyanti, the four spacious Meru-style tents, feature en suite bathroom facilities and bucket showers. Open from 1 May – 31 October. Access from Kasane by scheduled light aircraft.

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Linyanti Bush Camp – Chobe Enclave 3 nights from $2,150pp twin share

3 nights from $1,850pp twin share

Code: BTA14 Twin share From

$2,955pp

During our stay you will enjoy early morning 4WD game drives in the Chobe National Park and an afternoon game viewing sundowner cruise. Overnight: Lodge (BL)

Single

Located on the banks of the Khwai River overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve ensures that you enjoy an authentic, year round Okavango Delta land and water safari. Ambience and style of an authentic bush camp feature en suite with shower. For warmer days cool off in the plunge or main pool. Open year round. Access from Maun (Kasane at a supplement).

Day 12-13: Victoria Falls – Livingstone

request

Plus local payment of USD$300. Includes: Accommodation as listed, entrance fees, camping equipment (including sleeping bags in the Delta, transport in minibus / safari truck & 4WD, meals as per itinerary, professional guide, Okavango Delta excursion & Moremi 4WD excursion. Maximum 12 travellers.

A small, intimate 12 bedded tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve, which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. Spacious and comfortable tents with fixed hot shower en suite. The main camp areas all overlook the Linyanti River. Enjoy the small splash pool and the boma/hide overlooking a small waterhole. Open year round. Access from Kasane by scheduled light aircraft.

Xakanaxa Camp – Okavango Delta

Day 9: Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 10-11: Chobe National Park

Day 10: Saile Tented Camp – Kasane

Includes: All light aircraft transfers from Maun, return for 5 day tour and back to Kasane for 10 day tour. All meals and drinks, two game activities per day, park fees and laundry. Departs daily. Can be combined with an African Bush Camp in Hwange or Mana Pools.

and surrounding private reserves. Three nights: permanent tents with en suite, one night lodge stay in Maun (4xB, 4xL, 3xD) Head for Nata and the shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi. After the rains thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate to graze on the sweet grasslands. During the dry season the saltpans appear as a glaring white, endless plain. Overnight: Chalet or tented lodge (BL)

Day 7-9: Xakanaxa Camp – Saile Tented Camp, Chobe Enclave Twin Share

Lion in Nata National Park

Mokoro Canoe on Okavango Delta

Day 5-8: Moremi

We spend the next four days game viewing in open 4WD in the wildlife rich Moremi Game reserve

We visit Mosi oa Tunya – Victoria Falls. The adventure capital of Africa, choose from bunji jump, white water rafting, Flight of the Angels and more (own expense). Overnight: Chalets (B)

Day 14: Livingstone

Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

4 Day Selinda Canoe Trails With Great Plains Conservation – A wonderful canoe safari along the waterways of the Selinda Spillway The ultimate safari adventure in Botswana – four days traversing remote and pristine waterways, encountering areas rarely visited. By day enjoy the leisurely paddle, and stop along the way for guided bush walks. On arrival in camp you will find your tent is waiting for you with hot bucket showers. Dinner is served around the campfire each night.

CANOE TRAIL Full day canoeing and bushwalks with a 4WD game drive transfer en route at the start of the Selinda Canoe Trail. Small group size led by the most qualified guides provides a safe and memorable trip. From

Twin share

Single

$1,770pp

request

Includes: Fully inclusive of accommodation, all related activities, meals, and park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Charter flights are additional. Departs from the Selinda airstrip Apr-Oct. Maximum 8 travellers.

to enjoy walks, looking for tracks and signs. After brunch and a bit of a siesta at midday, continue onward through afternoon and arrive at your campsite before dark.

The safari consists of a combined two full days and two half-days of relatively easy paddling and three nights in impromptu fly camps along the way. Stops are not pre-arranged. Begin each day with the break of dawn. Whilst paddling, encounter wildlife along the Spillway’s banks, and disembark your canoes

This area is well known for elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, wild dog and it is possible to encounter predators and a variety of other species en route. The Spillway is also a birding paradise but has very few hippos or crocodiles, making for a relaxing journey. The Camp ends on the fourth day at Selinda Camp. Extend your stay, combine the Selinda Canoe Trails with a stay at either Selinda or Zarafa Camp – see page 29.

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North Luangwa NP South Luangwa NP

Zambia

Lusaka Lower Zambezi NP

Malawi Lilongwe

Mana Pools NP Livingstone Victoria Falls

Harare

Zimbabwe

Hwange NP

North Luangwa NP South Luangwa Nkwali Camp NP Mfuwe a w ngver Lusaka a Lu Ri Lower Mozambique Zambezi NP Chongwe River Camp

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ZAMbIA, ZIMbAbwe & MAlAwI

Lake Malawi

8 Day Zambia Two Rivers Safari Enjoy two of the main rivers in Zambia, Luangwa and Zambezi, offering superb boating and game viewing

Day 1: Lusaka – Mfuwe

Arrive Mfuwe airport and transfer to Nkwali Camp. Located just outside the park Nkwali is both rustic and comfortable, located on private land all six chalets have sweeping views of the river all with private open air bathrooms. Four nights: Nkwali Camp (BLD)

Zimbabwe

Perfect blend... These countries feature some of Africa’s greatest highlights. From the thunderous sounds of Victoria Falls, the abundant wildlife in Hwange National Park, the lush vegetation of Mana Pools National Park and the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi, there lies the perfect African dream!

River boat at Nkwali Camp

Robin Pope Safari The Luangwa River flows into the Zambezi River – just below the Lower Zambezi National Park. Quietly drifting past a huge elephant feeding on the river bank is a great experience.

Day 6-7: Chongwe River Camp

Room at Nkwali Camp

Day 2-4: Nkwali Camp South Luangwa NP A typical day in camp starts early morning with a dawn breakfast served around the campfire; crossing the river by boat, commence your game drive or guided walk through the National Park, This afternoon enjoy your game drive with sundowners before returning to camp early evening for dinner.

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Zambia

Victoria Falls

Discover a friendly land and people, and some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. With over 20 national parks, the diversity of landscape and wildlife is huge. There are over 740 species of birds and the rivers are well known for huge concentration of hippo, elephant, crocs and buffaloes. The bush is alive with zebra, giraffe, puku, impala, waterbucks and smaller antelope. Given the abundance of these grazers, here you will find the predators – lion, leopard, wild dogs, hyenas and the elusive cheetah. Zambia is home of the legendary African Walking Safari. Walking with experienced guides enables you to really experience the sights and smells of the animals and the bush. Being this close to nature is an honour and the memories will never fade.

Zimbabwe One of southern Africa’s most beautiful countries, it is rich in colour and culture. Explore the wilderness of the Mana Pools National Park, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, or Hwange National Park on the border of Botswana, it has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Tourism is coming back to Zimbabwe and the local people are waiting with a warm welcome.

Malawi This is a country which is known as the “warm heart of Africa”, a small magical gem in the heart of central southern Africa. Wild and beautiful enjoy the warm waters of Lake Malawi – pristine beaches teaming with tropical fish – Lake Malawi National Park has over 600 species. Go on safari in one of the many national parks or combine Malawi with a safari in Zambia, discover one of Africa’s best kept secrets.

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A Natural Wonder of the World, the Falls divide the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia and a must do on any African safari. See more on page 45.

Twin Share

Single

$4,420pp

request

Includes: All flights to/from Lusaka and charters, all transfers, all meals, drinks (excludes premium items), game viewing activities, national park fees and, laundry. Departs daily.

Day 5: Mfuwe – Lower Zambezi NP

Fly to the Lower Zambezi for your stay at Chongwe River Camp, situated on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, directly opposite Mana Pools. The eight thatched safari tents are well appointed, with luxury en suite open air bathrooms. Three nights: Chongwe River Camp (BLD)

The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unused to man

Day 1-2: Lusaka – Mfuwe

Arrive Mfuwe airport and transfer to Nkwali Camp where you will spend the next two nights. All six chalets have sweeping views of the river all with private open air bathrooms. Morning and afternoon game activities included by foot or vehicle.

Day 3: Start mobile walking safari

Over the next five nights discover the South Luangwa in depth, moving between three different camp locations, experience a true African bush experience.

South Luangwa National Park – ZAMBIA

WALKING SAFARI A five day walk which is backed up by a totally mobile camp – a winning combination for those looking to be totally immersed in the bush.

Wild and beautiful, enjoy the warm waters of Lake Malawi – pristine beaches teaming with tropical fish.

Mana Pools National Park – ZIMBABWE A collection of ox-bow lakes surrounded by vegetation, Mana Pools National Park attracts large amounts of wildlife with its abundance of water and luxuriant greenery.

After breakfast, a drive through the park to the airstrip to meet the plane taking you to Lusaka for your onward flight. Tour ends on arrival in Lusaka.

11 Day South Luangwa Mobile Walking Safari

The largest park in Zimbabwe and the third largest in Africa. Only a two hour drive from Victoria Falls, enjoy a traditional safari by vehicle or we can arrange a walking or horseback adventure. Premium game viewing during the dry months of July to Oct.

Lake Malawi – MALAWI

Day 8: Chongwe River Camp – Lusaka

See big game including the big cats

Hwange National Park – ZIMBABWE

Zambia’s premier wildlife sanctuary, covering more than 9,000 sq km, it is dominated by flood plain and savannah and one of the best locations in Africa for walking safaris.

Activities are extremely flexible and two game activities per day are included. Choose from drives, walks, boat cruises, canoeing and fishing. Game viewing is superb, see big game such as elephant, hippo, buffalo and the big cats.

From

Twin Share

Single

$7,525pp

request

This morning drive 90kms to the Mupamadzi River where your camp is set up with well equipped walk in tents. Enjoy an afternoon game walk, shower under the trees and dine under the stars.

Day 4-7: Mobile Camp

You will spend the next four nights in two separate camps following the river. A typical day will begin with an early morning walk, lunch, siesta, followed by

Walking Safari

another afternoon game walk. On days when you are moving camp you will walk between locations, the camps will be packed up and waiting for your arrival at the new location.

Day 8-10: Mobile Camp to Tena Tena Camp An early start after breakfast, transfer by road (4-5 hours) to the Luangwa River crossing point opposite Tena Tena. After crossing the river it is a short drive to the much acclaimed Tena Tena Camp. This remote luxury camp has been described as one of the “Best in Africa “ There are only five luxury custom made tents, alfresco bathroom and your private veranda overlooks a water hole. You will spend the next three nights at Tena Tena and all game activities are included. Visit the Buca Buca lagoon or depending on time of year, explore the Nsefu Sector of the park and a visit to the salt pans, or perhaps visit Kawaza village.

Day 11: Tena Tena – Lusaka

Includes: Camps as listed, all meals, drinks, laundry, all game activities, transfers, flights to/from Lusaka and national park fees. Departs daily.

Transfer to Mfuwe airport for your flight to Lusaka where tour ends on arrival. Kawaza Village

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luxury CAMPS

Sanctuary Zebra Plains Walking Safari Camp

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Special 4 days/3 nights from $2,190pp twin share

3 days/2 nights from $1,080pp twin share

Zambia Sanctuary Retreats Luxury Fly-in Safaris Explore Zambia with Sanctuary Retreats “Luxury, naturally”.

Sanctuary Retreats allow the discerning traveller to experience all that Africa offers in a natural type of luxury. Located in stunning locations each is individual in design and will draw you back time and time again. You can plan your own Sanctuary Experience or take one of the great safari packages offered by Sanctuary. Seasonal specials apply to all sanctuary retreats. Take one of our packages or let us tailor make your own private safari which can include Botswana and East Africa – Save up to $300pp per night when you combine three or more lodges and stay a minimum of six nights. Call us for details.

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp 3 days/2 nights from $1,235pp twin share

3 days/2 nights from $1,120pp twin share Perched on a sand bank at the confluence of the Luangwa and Chibembe Rivers, the pristine bush around camp is home to large populations of zebra, elephant, buffalo, crocodile and puku, as well as various endemic species and over 400 bird species. A luxury tented camp with only six guests at a time, the tents all feature real beds, campaign furniture, en suite facilities with flush toilets, and outdoor showers. Most gourmet meals are served outdoors and there is a small library and bar. Leaving the lowest possible carbon footprint the camp is packed up completely each year with no trace that it every existed. Includes: Return economy airfares with Pro Flight ex Lusaka, prepaid taxes, all meals, all drinks (premium brands excluded), park fees, laundry, two game activities per day which can include a guided walk or vehicle safari. Excludes: Airport levies approx USD$25pp paid direct.

A small and intimate camp with only seven luxury tents, each with a soothing hot tub and an outdoor shower shaded by trees. Watch the sun rise from your bed or spot animals making their way across the plains to a waterhole from your private viewing deck. Includes: Return economy airfares with Pro Flight ex Lusaka, prepaid taxes, all meals, all drinks (premium brands excluded), park fees, laundry, two game activities per day which can include a guided walk or vehicle safari. Excludes: Airport levies approx USD$25pp paid direct. Location: South Luangwa National Park. Departs daily ex Lusaka.

This historic hilltop lodge with just ten suites was originally built for the former Zambian President in the 1970’s and the original colonial style has been retained. All suites are air conditioned with four-poster beds and private veranda. Cool off during the heat of the day in the Lodge’s pool and in winter there is a roaring fire.

A haven in the heart of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and perched on the side of the Zambezi, a magical experience awaits you. Each tree house suite is air conditioned with superb views over the river. Be serenaded by the hippos, relax in the spa or sip cocktails in the pool on the edge of the river. Families and groups are welcome with two private houses available each with two bedrooms, dining areas and private pools. Includes: Return transfers from Livingstone Airport, all meals, all drinks (premium brands excluded), two activities per day which include early morning or sunset river cruise, fishing, walking safaris, or open vehicle game drives, park fees and laundry. Location: Victoria Falls. Departs daily.

Location: South Luangwa National Park. Departs daily ex Lusaka from June to October each year.

Includes: Return economy airfares with Pro Flight ex Lusaka, prepaid taxes, all meals, all drinks (premium brands excluded), park fees, laundry, two game activities per day which can include a guided walk or vehicle safari. Excludes: Airport levies approx USD$25pp paid direct. Location: South Luangwa National Park. Departs daily ex Lusaka.

Sanctuary Retreat Safaris 8 Day Highlights of Three Rivers: Zambia & Botswana

Day 8: Depart Kasane

After breakfast transfer to Kasane airport where tour ends on arrival. Transfers to either Livingstone or Victoria Falls airport can be arranged at additional cost. (B)

7 Day Ultimate South Luangwa

as one of Zambia’s most highly respected guides with almost twenty years of experience. Sit down to a three course candlelit dinner served under the stars, with the finest silverware and lanterns strategically placed to set the ambiance of this true ‘Out of Africa’ experience. (BLD)

Day 1: Lusaka – South Luangwa NP

A short flight with Proflight to Mfuwe airport. Drive through the villages before entering the park where you have the first encounter with the animals. Accommodation for the next three nights at Chichele Presidential Lodge located in the heart of the national park. Walking Safari with Zebra Plains Camp

Day 4: Sanctuary Zebra Plains Camp

After breakfast depart for the transfer to Zebra Plains Tented Camp deep in the heart of the National Park. The transfers time is approximately 3 ½ hours and forms part of the game drive. Sanctuary Zebra Plains is the first true luxury walking safari camp of its kind with just four traditional tents. You will experience the untouched northern sector of the South Luangwa National Park. (BLD)

South Luangwa National Park

Day 4-5: S outh Luangwa NP – Livingstone (Victoria Falls) Sundown on the river

Day 1-3: Lusaka – South Luangwa NP

A short flight to Mfuwe, meet your guide at the airport who will transfer your to Puku Ridge Camp, located deep in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park, enjoy the game drive en-route to camp. On arrival time to settle in before this afternoon’s game drive. During your 3 night stay you will enjoy morning and afternoon game activities, including walks and drives in open safari vehicles. (LD)

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On arrival transfer to your luxury lodge – Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma where you will spend two nights. Daily activities include sunset cruise, visit to Victoria Falls and to the local village. (BLD)

Day 6-7: Livingstone – Chobe Botswana

Transfer by road to Chobe Chilwero Camp, the gateway to the Chobe River. All 15 luxury cottages have en suite bathrooms with outdoor showers and sweeping views of the Chobe River. The lodge also boasts a split level swimming pool and day spa. Guests will experience the river in a private boat and game drives are in open vehicles. (BLD)

Game drive with Chobe Chilwero Camp

Tour cost from $5,970pp twin share. Departs daily from 1st Apr – 31 Oct. Departures Jan – March available staying at Chichele Presidential Lodge (prices on request). Includes: All meals and drinks (except premium brands), two game activities per day, flights with Pro flight Lusaka – Mfuwe –Livingstone.

Walking Safari with Chichele Presidential Lodge

Day 2-3: Chichele Presidential Lodge

During your stay you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in open 4WD vehicles with some of the best guides in Zambia. South Luangwa is the home of the Walking Safari and a highlight of any visit. (BLD)

Day 5-6: Sanctuary Zebra Plains Camp

What sets the area apart is quite simply the concentration of wildlife. On the plain, antelope, buffalo, puku, Thornicroff’s giraffe, the unique Crawshay’s zebra and of course predators such as lion, leopard, wild dog. The rivers are teeming with hippo, elephant and crocodile. All game walks are personally lead by Garth Hovell, widely regarded

Thornicroff’s giraffe

Day 7: Sanctuary Zebra Plains – Lusaka Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. Transfer to Mfuwe airport for your onward flight to Lusaka where your tour ends.

Tour cost per person from $3,555 twin share Includes: meals as listed, laundry and two game activities per day. Return economy airfares with Pro Flight (S class) ex Lusaka, pre-paid taxes. Airport levies approx USD$25pp to be paid direct. Extend your stay to one of Sanctuary’s three camps in the Okavango Botswana – Chief’s Camp, Baine’s Camp or Stanley’s Camp. See page 30.

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Mana Pools National Park Victoria Falls

Harare

Victoria Falls

Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe HIGHLIGHTS Hwange has Africa’s Big Five and plenty of them! There are thousands of elephants and buffalo. Lions are commonly seen, but the elusive leopard and rhino are always a bonus to see. This park has such variety that one hundred different species have been recorded.

Harare

Zimbabwe

HwAnge nP 4 Day Hwange National Park Safaris – Zimbabwe

Famous Hwange National Park is home to one the largest concentrations of elephant – more than 30,000, plus many other species of mammal and over 400 species of birds. Our three camps are situated inside the parks best game areas. All camps offer 4WD safaris, guided walks and concealed hides for that up close experience.

The Hide All tours depart Victoria Falls daily Situated on the eastern boundary of Hwange National Park, the Hide is dedicated to ensuring guests have the best African experience possible. Ten East African style tented suites overlook the waterhole, allowing round the clock game viewing. Each luxury tent offers en suite bathrooms, some with outdoor showers or huge baths, mosquito proofed and fans.

HIGHLIGHTS During the rains, from January to March, the lodges here are closed, the game moves away and will start returning in abundance from April as the pools in the bush dry up. As the year progresses, increasingly large herds of elephant buffalo, lions and cheetahs are seen, as well as kudu, eland, waterbuck, zebra, impala and many other antelope.

4 day/3 nights from: $1,075pp twin share

Kanga Bush Camp All tours depart Victoria Falls daily The private concession is set away from the crowds in a remote part of the legendary Mana Pools where a private safari experience is the focus, and tracking wildlife on foot is a specialty. A 12 bedded seasonal camp built around a water hole, which acts as the main attraction for wildlife in the area as it is the only source of permanent water in the location. Experience walking and game-drive activities in the Zambezi flood plain.

Ruckomechi Camp

All tours depart Victoria Falls daily

All tours depart Victoria Falls daily

Located in the heart of Hwange, Somalisa is an authentic bush camp with six elegantly furnished canvas tents. All tents feature en suite facilities with alfresco bush showers. There is a pool for warmer days and the dining room has sweeping views of the floodplain.

Situated on the western boundary of Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi Camp has only ten spacious en suite tented units which all overlook the Zambezi River. Each tent features an indoor and outdoor shower and the camp boasts its outdoor “bath with a view” in a secluded scenic spot. The main areas all face the escarpment and connected by low level walkways. During the day relax by the infinity pool.

4 day/3 nights from: $1,330pp twin share Includes: Two game activities per day, all meals, all drinks (excluding premium brands and champagne), laundry and return road transfers from Victoria Falls.

4 day/3 nights from: $1,620pp twin share Includes: All meals, local drinks, walking safaris, game drives, motorised pontoon boats and canoes.

Davison’s Camp

Zambezi Lifestyle Camp

All tours depart Victoria Falls daily

All tours depart Victoria Falls daily

Davison’s Camp is beautifully situated in the private Linkwasha Concession in the south-eastern section of the Hwange National Park. It offers a compelling mix of diverse wildlife ensuring one of the best nature experiences in Africa. The 18 comfortable tented suites are all en suite with sweeping views over the bush and a waterhole.

Zambezi Life Style is a luxury mobile camp set on the shore of the Lower Zambezi River in Mana Pools. Enjoy canoeing excursions on the river, game drives along the flood plain in open 4WD vehicles and fishing from the shore or from the river are available. There are only four luxury tents all with en suite and alfresco hot bucket showers.

4 day/3 nights from: $1,420pp twin share

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A collection of ox-bow lakes surrounded by vegetation, Mana Pools National Park attracts large amounts of wildlife. Take a canoe trip along the Zambezi River to view the big game, or by open safari vehicle or go on a walking safari. This abundance of water and luxuriant greenery accounts for the valley’s wealth of big game.

Includes: Mana Pools airstrip transfers, all meals, local drinks, game drives, walks, canoes and laundry.

Somalisa Camp

Depart daily from 1 April – 31 October.

4 Day Mana Pools National Park Safaris– Zimbabwe

4 day/3 nights from: $1,140pp twin share

Includes: Up to four activities per day, all meals, local drinks, South African wine at dinner, laundry and return road transfer from Victoria Falls.

The natural salt-licks provide elephants with favourite mud holes for wallowing and sixty man-made waterholes give much needed water during the hot parched winter months. Several waterholes have raised wooden hides in which you can spend many hours observing animals and the interactions between them.

MAnA PoolS

Includes: Two game activities per day, all meals, all drinks (excluding premium brands), laundry and road transfer from Victoria Falls. Fly in/out option available from $270pp one way.

You can access Mana Pools by charter or scheduled light aircraft flights from Victoria Falls, Harare, Lusaka or Kariba, prices on request.

4 day/3 nights from: $1,480pp twin share Includes: Return transfers from Mana Pools airstrip, breakfast, lunch and dinner, game activities, local drinks and laundry

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7 Days Highlights of Zimbabwe

a arib ke K Bumi Hills a L Victoria Falls Matusadona NP

Zambia

Day 1-2: Victoria Falls

The Hide Hwange NP

Tanzania

Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba

Zimbabwe

Lake Malawi

Malawi

Arrival transfer to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Includes dinner at the Boma place of eating, a guided tour of the Falls and an afternoon sunset cruise. Two nights: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Bx2,Dx1)

Lilongwe

Mozambique

Liwonde NP

Blantyre Majete Wildlife Reserve Hwange National Park

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the highlights of Zimbabwe at your own pace. Visit the majestic Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park with its great concentration of elephant and beautiful Lake Kariba.

From

Twin Share

Single

$2,685pp

request

Day 5-6: Hwange NP – Lake Kariba

Afternoon sunset cruise

Day 3-4: Victoria Falls – Hwange NP

Transfer by road (approx 2 hours) to your luxury tented suites in Hwange National Park. Includes up to four scheduled game activities per day, all meals and local drinks. Two nights: The Hide (BLD)

Transfer by road back to Victoria Falls and board our scheduled flight to Lake Kariba. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge overlooking Lake Kariba, allows you the unique experience of doing your game viewing by boat, open safari vehicle, or guided walks. Game activities include safaris into the Matusadona National Park and three activities per day. Two nights: Bumi Hills Safari Lodge (BLD)

Day 7: Lake Kariba – Victoria Falls The Hide

After breakfast fly back to Victoria Falls airport where tour ends on arrival. Tour departs daily year-round.

Dominated by Lake Malawi, considered to be Africa’s most beautiful lake, the surrounding country is exceptionally beautiful and dramatic.

Arrive at Ruckomechi before noon. Meet with your experienced guide and fellow travellers. There will be a safety briefing before commencing a leisurely 11km paddle to your overnight mobile camp which will be ready and waiting for your arrival. (LD)

A meal on the Zambezi River

Each night is spent camping on the banks of the Zambezi River, led by an experienced guide with support vehicles and staff on hand to assist guests, and set up camp each day. It is the perfect mix of adventure and comfort. (BLD)

You will spend the next two days canoeing on the mighty Zambezi River and camping in the wild.

From

Twin Share

Single

$1,270pp

request

Includes: Tented camps, all meals, all local drinks, fees/activities as specified. Must have comprehensive travel insurance. Min 2 guests. Charter flights to Ruckomechi additional.

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A typical day will begin with tea/coffee and biscuits before dawn. Our aim is to be on the water just before sunrise when the river is surrounded by peace and tranquillity. Spend the morning paddling along the river before beaching the canoes and setting out on foot with your guide into the bush to explore and view game. Lunch and a rest before continuing in the canoes to the next camp which has already been set up for the night. Enjoy a hot shower under the stars, a cold drink and dinner by the fire. Distance travelled over these two days is around 20 – 25kms and will vary according to wildlife movements.

3 days/2 nights from $620pp twin share Includes: All meals and drinks, transfers from Ncholo airstrip and non motorised water activities. Access: Air from Lilongwe, Blantyre or Mfuwe. By road from Lilongwe or Blantyre. Prices on request.

Lake Malawi

Day 1: Start the trail on the Zambezi River

Days 2-3: Zambezi River wild camping

The perfect combination of luxury and isolation, Mkulumadzi is set in 7,000ha of private concession. It boasts eight superb chalets set on the banks and overlooking the Shire River. Each with a sunken bath, outdoor shower and private viewing deck. Game drives, walking safaris and afternoon boat trips on the Shire river to view elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and birdlife in abundance.

Pumulani Lodge

Paddle and walk through the heart of Mana Pools and along the Zambezi’s shoreline.

Canoes-eye-view of an elephant

3 Day Safari & Beach Escapes Mkulumadzi Lodge

4 Day Mana Canoe Trail – Zimbabwe

CANOE TRAIL This is the perfect safari for those looking for an up close and personal experience with the amazing wildlife that can be found in the Mana Pools National Park.

MAlAwI Majete Wilderness Reserve

Lake Kariba

Includes: Meals as listed, game activities, tours and transfers as listed, return flights to Lake Kariba from Victoria Falls. Excludes National Park and river fees – payable direct.

HIGHLIGHTS Malawi is known as the “Friendly Heart of Africa” and as a people the Malawians live up to this name, they are extremely friendly and welcoming.

Day 4: Transfer to Chikwenya Airstrip

After breakfast, transfer to the nearby Chikwenya airstrip for your outbound flight. We recommend a few additional nights at Ruckomechi Camp (additional cost) to discover the Zambezi Valley in depth. (B)

Camp on the river bank

Enjoy the great wildlife viewing in Liwonde National Park, enjoy the fishing, water sports and relax by the lake, take time out to visit the many markets and local villages immersing yourself in the friendly culture.

An exclusive beach lodge within Lake Malawi National Park. The lodge has ten villas spread out along a lush hillside overlooking the lake, each with a living area and a private deck. Guests can relax on the sandy beach or by the infinity pool. For those seeking activity, there is waterskiing, diving, snorkelling, fishing and bird watching, enjoy sunset cruises on the lodges traditional dhow. 3 days/2 nights from $690pp twin share Includes: All meals and drinks, transfers from Monkey Bay and non motorised water activities. Access: Air from Mfuwe to Monkey Bay or by road from Lilongwe. Prices on request

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge Liwonde National Park Liwonde National Park is considered the most prolific wildlife area in Malawai, dominated by elephant, hippo, crocodile, antelope and various species of buck, rare sightings of black rhino and more than 300 species of bird. Mvuu Wilderness Lodge nestles in a quiet lagoon just off the Shire River, with the main lounge area set above the water and a natural rock swimming pool. Eight tented suites feature en suites and private decks. 3 days/2 nights from $620pp twin share Includes: All meals, game activities and park fees. Access: Air from Mfuwe or by road from Lilongwe. Prices on request.

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8 Day Malawi Lake and Lodge Safari

Malawi

A unique blend of bush and beach lodge accommodation.

Lake Malawi Lilongwe

Pumulani Lodge

Blantyre Majete Wildlife Reserve Mkulumadzi Logde

Victoria Falls

Day 1: Blantyre – Mkulumadzi Lodge Majete Wilderness Reserve

Kruger National Park

Thunderous heart... Swaziland Day 5-7: Pumulani Lodge Lake Malawi

Nearby Elephant Marsh, Majete

Day 2-3: Mkulumadzi Logde Majete

From

Twin Share

Single

$2,780pp

request

Tour departs daily and can be tailor made. Includes: All transfers as listed, all meals, all local drinks, laundry, all activities (except motorised water sports).

After breakfast depart for Lake Malawi enjoying the beautiful Malawi landscapes. Pumulani Lodge is located on the Nankumba Peninsula of Lake Malawi, recognised as one of the most beautiful shores of the lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park. Four nights: Pumulani Lodge (BLD)

Sunset dinner out on a dhow on Lake Malawi

Day 8: Pumulani – Lilongwe

After breakfast transfer to Lilongwe for your flight. (B)

Day 1: Lilongwe – Mvuu Wilderness Lodge Liwonde National Park Transfer from Lilongwe International airport or your hotel to Mvuu Wilderness Lodge, this scenic drive through the countryside and into the national park will end with a boat transfer to the lodge giving you that first glimpse of elephant, hippo and varied bird life which can be found here. All meals and game activities are included. Three nights: Mvuu Wilderness Lodge (LD)

Relaxing at Pumulani Lodge

VISIT A LOCAL VILLAGE Take time to visit one of the local villages on a guided tour and immerse yourself in the culture of this friendly country.

recognised as one of the most beautiful shores of the lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park. Four nights: Pumulani Lodge (BLD)

Day 5-7: Pumulani Lodge Lake Malawi

Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Day 2-3: Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Twin Share

Single

$3,020pp

request

Tour departs daily and can be tailor made. Includes: All transfers as listed, all meals, all local drinks, laundry, all activities (except motorised water sports).

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Over the next two days you will discover the animals and beauty of the Shire River and its lagoons, included game activities will range from drives in open safari vehicles by day and night, guided walks and boat safaris allowing you to experience this area by land and by water. (BLD)

Up close... The local name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya or “The Smoke That Thunders” named after the huge clouds of mist created when the Zambezi River is at its highest and crashes into the gorge below. The falls were discovered by David Livingstone, they are the largest curtain of falling water on the planet and listed as a World Heritage site.

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge 3 days/2 nights from $570pp twin share

Victoria Falls is called the ‘Adventure Capital of Africa’ with a myriad of activities available including – Bunjee, white water rafting, walking with Lions, micro-light flights, river cruises and more. There is something for everyone regardless of age.

A unique blend of bush and beach lodge accommodation.

Lake Malawi Pumulani Lodge Liwonde Lilongwe National Park Mvuu Wilderness Lodge

Experience the largest curtain of water in the worldAfrica – the magnificent South Victoria Falls. Combine this spectacular wonder with ‘Wild Africa’ – it’s at your doorstep... the untouched beauty of Zambia and Zimbabwe or the crystal waters of Lake Malawi. Select one of our tours or allow us to tailor the holiday of a lifetime.

Day 4: Pumulani Lodge Lake Malawi

8 Day Malawi Bush & Beach Safari

Malawi

From

The remote beach setting is ideal for those who simply want to soak up the sun and swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the lake or relax by the pool. Enjoy the great fishing and myriad of water sport activities on offer (motorised activities are at a cost). In the evening savour the sunset on a cruise in a traditional dhow. During your four night stay all meals and local drinks are included. (BLD)

The luxurious lodge is in a stunning location and activities include game-drives, boating safaris, bush walks, hiking Majete Hill, black rhino tracking, cultural tours, birding trips on the Shire River and to nearby Elephant Marsh and game-viewing from a hide. (BLD)

Warthog in Majete Wilderness Reserve

Mozambique

Botswana

Pumulani Lodge view from the deck

HIGHLIGHTS Explore the Majete Wildlife Reserve in search of rhino and elephant and then travel to the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi, the third largest water body in Africa.

Zimbabwe

Namibia

Transfer from Blantyre to Mkulumadzi, only a two hour drive. Depending on your time of arrival you will enjoy lunch then afternoon tea before setting off the afternoon and evening game drive. All meals, drinks and game activities are included. Three night: Mkulumadzi Lodge (BLD)

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Malawi

Zambia

The remote beach setting is ideal for those who simply want to soak up the sun or take up snorkeling, diving, fishing or watersports. In the evening savour the sunset on a cruise in a traditional dhow. During your stay all meals and local drinks are included. (BLD)

Day 8: Pumulani – Lilongwe

After breakfast transfer to Lilongwe for your flight. (B)

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Located 80km west of Victoria Falls, access is by transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane. Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession. The 5,000 acre concession has 14km of private Zambezi river frontage, and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its massive Elephant population. Includes: All meals, game drive and river cruise daily, drinks on activities, teas, coffee, transfer from Victoria Falls. Supplement for transfer from either Livingstone or Kasane Airport.

Day 4: Pumulani Lodge Lake Malawi

After breakfast depart for Lake Malawi enjoying the beautiful Malawi landscapes. Pumulani Lodge is located on the Nankumba Peninsula of Lake Malawi, Sunset dinner out on a dhow on Lake Malawi

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HotelS

HotelS

3 days/2 nights Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe hotels

Ilala Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

The Elephant Camp

2 nights from $260pp twin share

This friendly and comfortable lodge is the closest to the Falls. Wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background. All 34 rooms and suites have en suite bathroom with separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV, safe, WiFi and have individual coffee and tea making facilities. Includes: Twin share room with breakfast, return transfers from Victoria Falls Airport.

2 nights from $660pp twin share

The Elephant Camp is a luxurious lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls, yet secluded in its own private game reserve so as to allow close-up encounters with wildlife, in particular elephant at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. The nine tented suites all face the gorge with a private plunge pool on the viewing deck, and feature indoor and outdoor showers, air conditioning, fan, mini bar, hairdryer, safe, tea and coffee facilities. Includes: Twin share room with all meals, all drinks (excluding premium brands), complimentary mini bar in room, laundry, free shuttle to Victoria Falls town twice daily, meeting the Wild Horizons elephants, return transfers from Victoria Falls airport.

2 nights from $370pp twin share

Enjoy spectacular African sunsets and game viewing from your balcony. All rooms overlook the on-site waterhole where animals come to drink. Ideally located with free shuttle to the Falls, the rooms are comfortable and well equipped, relax in the pool, dine in the hotel restaurant or enjoy a Boma dinner. Includes: Twin share room with breakfast, return transfers from Victoria Falls Airport. Seasonal specials: Stay for three nights and receive free per person, a Boma dinner, sunset cruise and a guided tour of the Falls (park fees excluded).

Activities departs daily

3 days/2 nights Victoria Falls – Livingstone hotels (Zambia)

The Zambezi Sun 2 nights from $360pp twin share

This friendly hotel is located on the edge of the eastern cataract of Victoria falls. All 212 guest rooms are comfortable and spacious and reflect their African roots. Sharing the facilities of the luxury Royal Livingstone Hotel, it is great value and a memorable experience. Includes: Twin share room, breakfast, return transfers from Livingstone Airport. Seasonal special offer: Stay 4 pay 3 nights. Sun International Hotels Combo special applies for a minimum of four nights when booking two Sun International Hotels in Africa.

The Royal Livingstone 2 nights from $700pp twin share

Thorntree River Lodge 2 nights from $585pp twin share

The Royal Livingstone is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World here in the cool lounges and shaded verandas, you will encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier, more courteous age. The 173 rooms and suites are tastefully decorated in the earth tones of the bushveld.

Located inside the Oa Tunya National Park, and a few kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls. The Lodge is known as home of the elephant and offers a riveting bush experience with breathtaking views over the Zambezi River. Only nine secluded comfortable and spacious suites, all of which overlook the Zambezi River.

Includes: Twin share room, breakfast, return transfers from Livingstone Airport.

Includes: Twin share room, three meals daily, house wines, local beverages, return transfers from Livingstone airport, one game activity per day: a choice of either a game drive, Zambezi River sunset cruise or Victoria Falls tour.

Seasonal special offer: Stay 4 pay 3 nights. Combo special applies for a minimum of four nights when booking two Sun International Hotels in Africa.

ADVENTURE PASS BONUS: $280pp includes a sunset cruise plus the choice of 2 activities listed below (15 minute helicopter only). *National Park entry fees between USD$5- $10 per person per activity to be paid direct. They are subject to change. Some activities available only in certain locations and multiple entry visa may be required own expense.

canoe trips – half or full day

Elephant Back Safari – Half Day

Helicopter rides

bungi jumping

Paddle your own canoe, following a qualified Canoe Guide downstream, running small grade one and two rapids, exploring channels, bird and game viewing whilst making your way to end where cold drinks and beers are served. Half day: $115pp Full day: $130pp

An extraordinary and exhilarating journey along the edge of the Zambezi gorges following ancient game trails. Seated comfortably on the back of natures true “king of the beasts”, exploring the majestic grasslands of Victoria Falls National Park. Half day: $130pp

The 13 minute Flight Of Angels includes a flight over the majestic Victoria Falls, whilst the 25 minute Game Flight also includes a flight over the Zambezi National Park. Both offer spectacular photographic opportunities. 13 minutes: $140pp 25 minutes: $270pp

With the Falls behind you and the river rushing below the Victoria Falls Bridge this is certainly no ordinary bungi jump. At 111 metres it is also one of the highest jumps in the world and the adrenaline rush is as wild as the river itself. $150pp

White Water Rafting – full day

The Lion Encounter – half day

Zambezi River Cruises

Tour of the Victoria Falls

At Victoria Falls the Zambezi River plummets into a gorge, which separates the placid river above the Falls and the turbulent rapids below. The gorge is over 100 metres deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 metres by the end of a full day raft trip Full day: $130

After a short introductory talk on the African Encounter, guests are taken to a designated area to meet both lions and lion handlers. The guide and handlers will answer any questions as well as provide knowledge on lions and the environment in general. Lion Walk: $130 Cub Interaction: $65

The African Queen and Princess meander slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. A number of animals and bird species can be viewed from comfortable chairs on cool wooden decks. Excellent food is served on board. Sunset cruise from*: $40

Accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Stop en route, at the ‘Big Tree’ for photo opportunities. 2 hour tour $17pp excludes entry fee

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Skeleton Estosha NP Coast NP

Tsumeb Caprivi Strip

Damaraland

Namibia

Swakopmund Walvis Bay

WINDHOEK

nAMIbIA

9 Day Canyons & Deserts Affordable small group touring with guides visiting the highlights of Namibia

Namibia Swakopmund WINDHOEK

Walvis Bay

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Namib-Naukluft NP

Lüderitz

Fish River Canyon

Aus

Quivertree Forest

Namibia was influenced by various cultures during colonisation, you’ll notice this in dress, language, art, music, sport, food and religion. Recorded as the second least densely populated country in the world, there still exists a diverse and wonderful collage of culture.

Day 5: Southern Namib Desert

Day 2: Kalahari Desert – Fish River Canyon

Day 6: Southern Namib Desert

The Kalahari Desert is the largest sand mass on earth. Enjoy the opportunity to experience the fauna and flora that has survived this desert environment for thousands of years. Travel south through expansive rocky plains, visiting the unique Quiver Tree forest, continue to our lodge, situated in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon. (B)

Fish River Canyon

Truly unique...

Day 1: Windhoek – Kalahari Desert

Travel via the desolate, rolling hills of the Kuiseb Moon Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean. We visit the lagoon of Walvis Bay a RAMSAR World Heritage Site. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

DEPARTURE DATES Departs Saturdays

Day 8: Swakopmund

A leisure day to enjoy the many optional activities. (B) Fish River Canyon

Day 3: Fish River Canyon – Aus

Extends northwards from the Ugab River to the Kunene River. Dramatic and untouched landscapes of windswept dunes and rugged canyon walls are a highlight.

An early start to capture the spectacular sunrise to truly appreciate the beauty of the desert and sand dunes, time to climb the dunes and then a visit to the Sesriem Canyon. (B)

Day 7: Southern Namib Desert – Swakopmund

HIGHLIGHTS l Kalahari Desert l Fish River Canyon l Lüderitz l Sossusvlei l Namib Desert l Swakopmund

Skeleton Coast National Park

North through the pre-Namib to our lodge in the Namib Desert – the gateway to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, home of the highest sand dunes on earth. Afternoon at leisure or optional activities. (B)

Bronze

Gold*

Twin share

$1,900pp

$4,170pp

Max guests

Max 16

Max 6

*Gold tours include 8 dinners, upgraded stays and additional excursions. Details on request.

Day 9: Swakopmund – Windhoek

Tour ends at your hotel in Windhoek or at the international airport. (B)

Our morning starts on the edge of the Fish River Canyon, where we gaze 550m into this magnificent geological phenomenon. Travel to the Succulent Karoo. The next two nights will be based in the village of Aus. (B)

Day 4: Aus

Travel to Lüderitz and visit a ghost town that was left to the hands of the relentless and unforgiving desert. Other attractions visited consist of the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert, Diaz Point. (B) Walvis Bay

4 Day Skeleton Coast – Fly-in luxury Safaris Sossusvlei

Up close... Namibia has a timeless appeal for all those that live here, engendering a passion beyond logical reasoning, and a yearning to share this awesome land with others. Experience the soulfulness of the desert, the vast expanses of the south and the red dune belts of the Kalahari Desert. The surreal palette of colours of the monumental dunes against white dust earth reaching into the blue sky at Sossusvlei always remain with you. The rolling savannah of the central plateau and the wild bush country stretches north towards the Okavango where the country mystically unravels into lush rainforests adorning the banks of raging rivers.

Meaning the gathering place of water, it is known for its towering sand dunes. With their warm tints ranging from pale apricot to brick orange and deep red. A photographers delight.

Visit the world heritage site of Twyfelfontein to view the rock art, some 2,500 prehistoric engravings.

What to See Beautiful contrasting landscapes perfect for experiencing nature.

Proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907, and is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Of the 114 mammal species found in the Park, several are rare and endangered.

The 2nd largest canyon in the World. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160km long, up to 27km wide and in places almost 550m deep.

Wilderness Safaris is the ONLY concessionaire in the Skeleton Coast Park and offers guests 300,000 ha of untouched wilderness to experience and enjoy.

Namibia Himba Lady

HIGHLIGHTS The Skeleton Coast Park is one of the planet’s most inhospitable yet hauntingly beautiful places – a life altering safari.

Day 2-4: Explore Skeleton Coast

Whale bone, Skeleton Coast

This enormous private concession is accessed by light aircraft only from Windhoek. Seeing the Skeleton Coast from the air is an important component of the overall experience.

One of the most arid regions of the country, this is Africa’s third largest National Park stretching over 50,000 sq km and home to the unique wildlife who have adapted to the harsh environment of the desert.

Fish River Canyon

Day 1: Fly Windhoek to Skeleton Coast

WINDHOEK

Namib Naukluft Park

Etosha National Park

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Estosha National Park

Skeleton Coast Camp

Damaraland

Highlights Namibia has some of the world’s greatest national parks, ranging from the wildlife rich Etosha National Park in the northwest, to the dune fields and desert plains of the Namib-Naukluft Park in Western Namibia, it is a photographers dream and an experience that you will never forget.

A sense of enormity, diversity and remoteness – the Skeleton Coast – a life altering safari. Skeleton Coast National Park

Twin share From Departs

4 Day Tour

5 Day Tour

$5,230pp

$5,520pp

Wednesday

Saturday

Includes: Scheduled light aircraft transfers from Windhoek Eros airport, all meals and drinks (excluding premium brands), all lodge activities. Min 2, Max 12 passengers.

The camp is built on an island in the dry Khumib riverbed about 20km (15 miles) inland from the coastline. The camp’s location has be been deliberately chosen with easy access to the ephemeral river systems, the Atlantic coast to the west and the Himba communities to the east.

Enjoy full day excursions including nature drives, that take in the remote landscapes of windswept gravel plains, towering blonde dunes. Explore the ephemeral river systems and springs in search of arid-adapted wildlife. Other sights exclusive to this area include visits to: Unique clay castles of the Hoarusib River, salt pans, shipwreck debris, Cape Fur Seal colonies. You will visit the remote Himba villages – one of the last nomadic stone-age tribes of Africa. Extend an extra night at camp – see price box left.

Nowhere is the sense of enormity, diversity and remoteness that the Namib evokes better experienced than in the Skeleton Coast – the perfect year-round destination for those looking for the ultimate wilderness and cultural experience. Fly over sand dunes

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Skeleton Coast NP

Damaraland

Twyfelfontein

Namibia

Scheduled Coach Tour

Outjo Otjiwarongo

Swakopmund

Swakopmund Walvis Bay

7 Day Kaleidoscope of Namibia

Estosha NP

Estosha NP

WINDHOEK

WINDHOEK

Namibia

Optional hot air ballooning

Depart for the coastal town of Swakopmund. Arrive early afternoon and the balance of day at leisure. Spend two nights here to enjoy the many optional tours or to relax.

Day 2: Swakopmund

Sossusvlei

A fascinating off-the-beaten track alternative to camp or lodge-based safaris

HIGHLIGHTS Exploration safaris offer fully serviced cross country safaris giving the traveller a comfortable and secluded sense of wild camping in Africa. Our tented camps are pre erected in prime shady areas in mostly private concessions away from the crowds, with passionate and experienced travel guides leading small groups (no more than eight guests per safari).

Day 1-2: Windhoek – Kulala Adventurer Camp, Sossusvlei

Day 7: Etosha National Park – Windhoek

Elephant sighting near Damarland Adventurer Camp

engravings at Twyfelfontein (a World Heritage Site) and day/night nature drives. (BLD)

The camp, comprising of dome tents under the shade, is perfect for taking in the Reserve’s expansive vistas and stark beauty and enjoys views into the Namib Naukluft National Park. Access to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei is through the camps private gate which is closer to the dunes than the main park entry gate. Other activities include day and night scenic drives and walks, and optional activities (at extra cost) include early morning ballooning, horse riding or quad-biking. (BLD)

Drive to the The Ongava Game Reserve a 30,000ha private concession located on the boundary of Etosha National Park which hosts the highest density of wildlife in Namibia. Ongava Game Reserve is a haven to large concentrations of lion, cheetah, black and white rhino, springbok, Burchell’s Zebra to name a few. The 20 tented guest suites are comfortable and all on raised decks taking in the magical views. (BLD)

Drive through the snaking roads of the Kuiseb Canyon and out onto the expansive gravel plains before arriving in Walvis Bay and then finally driving up the skeleton coast into the quaint town of Swakopmund. (BLD)

Day 4: Swakopmund

Explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast and its incredible marine life – A Dolphin and Seal catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay (weather permitting) is included (BLD)

Bronze

Gold*

Twin share

$1,590pp

$3,570pp

Max guests

Max 16

Max 6

*Gold tours include 8 dinners, upgraded accommodation and extra excursions. Details on request. Departs Fridays.

Travel along huge lichen fields to Cape Cross, a fur seal reserve where at times over 80,000 animals frolic in the waves of the Atlantic! Drive via the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain (2579m), into the Damaraland – one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa, home to the rare Desert Elephant, the Black Rhino and an array of freeroaming antelope species. (B)

Day 4: Damaraland – Etosha Area

Visit Twyfelfontein, a Heritage Site and view over 2,500 pictures painted over 6,000 years ago. Explore

Namibia Short Breaks 4 Day Etosha National Park

Andersson’s Camp

Day 9: Etosha National Park

A full day game drive into Etosha, exploring the southern roads of Etosha Pan from Okakeujo through to Halali watching the game coming in to drink at the waterhole. Included during your stay, night game drives and walks. (BLD)

From

$3,550pp

request

Singles can be matched, if not supplement applies. Includes: All meals, transport and tours as per itinerary, all drinks (except premium brands and at the Hansa Hotel) park entrance fees and services of a driver guide.

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Day 4: Etosha National Park – Windhoek

Day 5-6: Swakopmund to Damaraland Adventurer Camp, Damaraland

A full day of sightseeing including a stop at Ugab to visit the Save The Rhino Trust Camp. Damaraland is one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia it boasts a varied and breathtaking assortment of desert-adapted species. Activities included range from nature walks, mountain biking, viewing the rock

Wildlife at the waterhole

Day 10: Drive to Windhoek

Driving south, we return to Windhoek early afternoon where the adventure ends.

Day 1: Windhoek – Sesriem/Sossusvlei

Morning departure from your hotel or transfer to the Eros airport for your flight to Etosha. You will spend the next three nights in the park. Morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles are included. Relax on the private veranda of your chalet or cool off in the pool. (B) This unique 22,270 sq km area consists of wide-open plains and dense bush savannah that surround a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan, which is surrounded by a number of waterholes that ensure the survival of 114 different game, as well as 340 different bird species. Some of these include the rare black faced Impala, Black Rhino and the Elusive Eland. (B)

Damaraland Adventurer Camp

3 Day Sossusvlei

Day 1: Windhoek – Etosha NP

Day 2-3: Etosha National Park

Single

Etosha National Park

Take one short break or combine them for a longer stay. Choose to travel either by road or by air, these short breaks allow you to experience some of the fantastic highlights.

Day 3-4: Sossusvlei to Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund

Twin share

After breakfast we continue southwards to Windhoek, where we visit the craft markets in the main street of the capital city. Tour ends at your hotel or the international airport. (B)

Day 3: Swakopmund – Damaraland

Sossusvlei region

Your Namibian adventure will include such highlights as tracking the rare desert elephant and endangered black rhino, private access to Sossusvlei, early morning access and travel on lesser known routes allowing you to explore key private conservation areas.

Today we again take a game drive in the Etosha National Park. In the afternoon we travel to our lodge, where we enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. (B)

Desert Elephant

Day 8: Damaraland to Andersson’s Camp, Ongava Game Reserve

Andersson’s Camp, Ongava

Day 5: Etosha National Park

Day 6: Etosha National Park

HIGHLIGHTS l Swakopmund l Cape Cross Seal Reserve l Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site l Etosha National Park

Meet your guide at the airport or hotel and begin your journey by driving to the spectacular Sossusvlei region. Spend two nights at the Kulala Adventurer Camp located in the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, a 37,000 ha tract of land.

the Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and the Petrified Forest. Visit a traditional Damara village before continuing to our lodged situated close to Etosha National Park. (B) The day is devoted to the willdlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. Home to four of the Big Five, – Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhino you can also see cheetah, black faced Impapla and more. (B)

Day at leisure. (B)

10 Day Diverse Namibia – Mobile Safari

Namib-Naukluft NP

Day 1: Windhoek – Swakopmund

Guests travelling by air will depart this morning, for those travelling by road your transfer will be early in the afternoon. Tour ends on arrival at your hotel or airport in Windhoek. (B) Twin Share Bronze Hotels Silver Hotels Gold Hotels By Air n/a $1,660pp $1,890pp By Coach $810pp $920pp n/a

Morning departure from your hotel or transfer to the Eros airport for your flight into the Namib Dessert, the oldest and driest desert on earth.

Day 2: Sesriem/Sossusvlei

The best time to experience the Sossusvlei area is at sunrise when the new light paints the dunes and desert plains into a variety of deep reds, apricot and purple – a photographers dream. Enjoy a picnic brunch, before traveling back to our lodge via the gaping Sesriem Canyon.

Day 3: Return – Windhoek

Depart this morning by air or mini bus. Tour end on arrival at your hotel or at the airport. Twin Share By Air By Coach

Bronze Hotels n/a $730pp

Silver Hotels Gold Hotels $1,600pp n/a n/a $1,165pp

Tours depart daily. Minimum 2 passengers.

Tours depart daily. Minimum 2 passengers.

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Kenya

Uganda Rwanda

Masai Mara Serengeti

Ngorongoro Crator

Tanzania

Nairobi Mount Kilimanjaro

eASt AfrICA

Mombasa Zanzibar

Masai Mara

Lukuba Island

Kenya Nairobi Amboseli

Serengeti Ngorongoro

Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania This is the land of the classic safari and luxurious lodges, the land of wide blue skies and the land of enchantment. Here occurs one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth – the migration of almost two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle – an amazing Krugar heart-stopping stampede.

National Park

Photo courtesy of Great Plains Conservation

Durban Kenya

Lake Manyara

HIGHLIGHTS This is the ultimate East African Safari taking you from the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro across the Great Rift Valley to the eighth wonder of the world in Ngorongoro, across the endless plains of the Serengeti to Africa’s largest lake; Lake Victoria, ending with the jewel of Kenya’s crown; the Masai Mara. This safari will give you some of the best game viewing experiences in some of the most scenic areas of the world.

Amboseli National Park

Kenya is a land of extreme beauty and diversity. The Swahili word for journey is Safari and the traveller to Kenya will experience not only the beauty t Elizabeth and culture of this friendly country but also an amazing traditional safari experience with an abundance of game. One of the world’s greatest natural phenomena is the annual wildebeest migration which occurs from June – October with thousands of animals streaming into the Masai Mara National Reserve from the Serengeti. Experience Kenya from above – take one of our aerial tours for the Ultimate Safari experience.

Tanzania Tanzania is often called the real wildlife safari destination. With 25% of its land mass given over to wildlife protected areas and home to the big safari names of Serengeti and Ngorongoro. In the south of Tanzania you will find the Selous Game Reserve, the largest game reserve in the world, being the size of Switzerland, which also offers incredible wildlife viewing with great sightings of the endangered Wild Dogs. In the west of the country you will find Mahale National Park and Gombe Stream, which was made famous by Jane Goodall and her chimpanzee research. Also part of Tanzania is Zanzibar – packages to the exotic Zanzibar can be found on page 64-65.

The Maasai The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known of African ethnic groups, due to their distinctive customs, dress and their fearsome reputations as warriors and cattlerustlers. They reside near the many game parks of East Africa and many Maasai tribes welcome visits to their village to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

Amboseli offers views of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as zebra, wildebeest, lion, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and leopard among many others. Other attractions include opportunities to visit a Maasai village.

13 Day The Great East African Safari

A private five star safari allowing you to enjoy as a couple or with your own group of family and friends

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park, best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population – there are over 1,000 in the parks eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. Two nights: Amboseli Serena Lodge (D)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Early this morning we depart for the natural wonder of Ngorongoro Crater, arriving early to beat the crowds you will enjoy a half day safari, then a picnic lunch on the edge of one of the crater’s lakes as you watch elephants quench their thirst from afar. (BLD)

Day 6: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Recently proclaimed as one of the seven natural wonders of modern time and a World Heritage Site the Serengeti National Park is not only Tanzania’s oldest but also its most popular park. En-route game drive before arriving at your luxurious tented camp. Two nights: Mbalageti Tented Chalet (BLD)

Day 7: Serengeti National Park Elephants and a view of Kilimanjaro

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

After a traditional breakfast you depart in the early morning on your first game drive of the day. Without a doubt, Amboseli is a photographer’s paradise with the snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline forming a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and a host of plain’s game. (BLD)

An early morning start in the Serengeti when the animals are at their most active. After lunch at camp, return to the park for more wildlife viewing. (BLD)

Day 8: Serengeti – Lake Victoria

Depart for the lakeside town of Musoma. Transfer by boat to the amazing Lukuba Island Lodge, set on a secluded, soft sand beach on the eastern side of Lake Victoria, the pefect place to relax after a few days of safari. Two nights: Lukuba Island Lodge (BLD)

Day 9: Lake Victoria

The day is yours to discover your own private island! Breakfast is served overlooking the bay, venture off on a hike, or try your hand at fishing, take a boat ride around the island or simple pull up a beach chair and let the magic of the lake overtake you. (BLD)

Day 10: Lake Victoria – Masai Mara Lake Manyara National Park An alkaline or soda-lake, famous for its population of flamingos. Large wildebeest, giraffes and zebra graze on the plains, whereas the tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants favour the acacia woodland.

Cheetah, Amboseli National Park

Day 3: Amboseli National Park – Karatu

Tanzania’s unspoilt, and little visited wilderness. Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in the world. In consequence their attendant predators, lion and cheetah, are also numerous.

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park

A short drive from Plantation Lodge is Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its population of flamingos. The park encompasses three distinct habitats including a lush groundwater forest, open floodplains and acacia woodlands; the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions. (BLD)

Serengeti & Masai Mara National Park Almost two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate from the southern Serengeti in May, arriving in the Masai Mara from late June. The greeny gold grasslands of the Mara turn dark by the sheer volume of beasts.

The Ngorongoro Crater

Energised from your island stay, depart for the Masai Mara, while a long day, there is much to see and stops along the way. Cross back into Kenya at Isebania border before arriving at the stunning and intimate camp in time for sundowners and dinner with breathtaking views over the river. Three nights: Karen Blixen Camp (BLD)

Begin your journey into Tanzania. Your journey will take you to Arusha town, the central point between Cairo and Cape Town and the hub of all Tanzania safaris. After lunch continue your journey across the Great Rift Valley to just outside the lovely town of Karatu, located on the foothills of Ngorongoro and next to the Ngorongoro Conservancy. Three nights: Plantation Lodge (BLD)

Selous Game Reserve

Twenty-five million years ago the volcano collapsed to form a ‘caldera’. Lush vegetation on the crater walls creates a natural arena for wildlife – thousands of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo.

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kenyA & tAnZAnIA

Karatu

Circle of life...

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Lake Victoria

Departs daily Min 2 guests Min 4 guest

From

$6,515pp

Wildebeest, Masai Mara

Day 11: Masai Mara

Depending on the time of year, we set out early morning for the breathtaking spectacle, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest. The Mara is technically an extension of the Serengeti National Park, but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments provide an endless amount of game viewing including the Big Five. (BLD)

Day 12: Masai Mara

$5,295pp

The day sees more game viewing both in the morning and late afternoon. (BLD)

Includes: All meals as listed, all park entrance fees, game drives and site seeing as itinerary in custom built safari minibus in Amboseli, in Tanzania game drives as per itinerary in 4WD land cruiser. Masai Mara open vehicle shared game drives, flight Masai Mara-Nairobi. Departs daily.

Day 13: Masai Mara – Nairobi

After breakfast, an on-route game drive to the Masai Mara airstrip. Scheduled flight to end in Nairobi. (BL) Impressively tusked elephants, Lake Manyara NP

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SAfArI

SAfArI

10 Day The Best of Kenya

8 Day Out of Africa Air Safari

A private safari allowing you to enjoy as a couple or with your own group of family and friends

Day 1: Nairobi – Sweetwaters

Kenya Samburu Sweetwaters Lake Nakuru Lake Elemtaita Masai Mara

Mount Kenya

Meet your private driver/guide and depart for Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary. Here you will experience a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury in a sheltered oasis around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. In the afternoon set out for your game drive in the conservancy, home to the Big Five. Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp (LD)

Mountain Lodge Nairobi

Tanzania HIGHLIGHTS Best of Kenya safari takes you to the premium sights on offer in Kenya, from the foothills of Mount Kenya to Samburu; famous for its elephant population and its unique species of zebra and giraffe. Continue to the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and onto the jewel in Kenya’s crown; the famous Masai Mara, where you will have three nights to ensure that you maximise your game viewing experience.

The properties implemented into this itinerary are the upmarket Serena Lodges and the new Sunbird Lodge.

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Included today are two game drives, one in the early morning and again in the late afternoon which includes a sundowner stop, before returning to the lodge for an opulent dinner. The reserve is rich in wildlife – look out for the reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra and Beisa oryx. (BLD)

From

Min 2 guests Min 4 guest $3,140pp

$2,560pp

Includes: All meals as listed, all park entrance fees, game drives and site seeing as itinerary in custom built safari minibus, taxes, private driver/guide. Departs daily.

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Set out on a full day’s game drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake contains an abundance of algae, which is flamingos’ favourite food and contributes to their colouring, making this one of the greatest bird spectacles on Earth. Sometimes it is possible to see over a million bright pink flamingos gathered here. The area around Lake Nakuru Park has recently been widened to accommodate a rhino sanctuary – making it one of the largest concentrations of these animals in the country. (BLD)

Flamingos, Lake Nakuru

Day 7: Lake Elementaita – Masai Mara

The adventure continues as we proceed to the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve – one of the most spectacular game reserves in Africa. An en-route game drive through the reserve will whet your appetite for the upcoming days. Your luxury lodge is situated on a forested hill overlooking the Mara River with its pods of hippos. Three nights: Serena Masai Mara (BLD)

Day 9: Masai Mara

This morning magnificent Mount Kenya awaits you – it looms above the plains at a height of almost 5,200 metres. A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, it is considered sacred by the Kikuyu people. Enjoy one of the many activities which include, guided forest walks, trips up to the moorland zone of the mountain, and fishing. Your eco-lodge is nestled in the forest with sweeping views of the forest canopy and onto a water hole and salt lick, which attracts herds of elephants and buffalo. There is also a hide offering more opportunities to view game at close range. Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge (BLD)

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport. Board your luxurious Cessna, and fly into Tsavo East National Park. Here you are picked up by your guide in an all-terrain vehicle and drive to Satao Camp. This afternoon enjoy your first game drive.

Kenya Nairobi Masai Mara

Tsavo East NP

Ambroseli NP Tsavo West NP

Tanzania

Satao Elerai Camp

Day 4: Tsavo West NP – Amboselli NP Mombasa

HIGHLIGHTS Take in some of the best that Kenya has to offer. This is a no-holds-barred adventure for those who want to experience the classic “Out of Africa“ grand safari in comfort and style. From the soft leather seats on your luxury Cessna aircraft you can look out over the vast plains with expert commentary from your pilot. Your game experience is not just on the ground but from the air.

Premier elephant viewing at Satao Camp

Satao Camp is located in the heart of the national park, an oasis where animals converge for their daily drink. It is one of Africa’s premier elephant viewing camps with a resident family of genet cats, there are frequent visits from lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe and more. Sip sundowners from the veranda of your luxury tent. Overnight: Satao Camp (LD)

A leisure day to enjoy the Masai Mara. For the more adventurous traveller, we recommend the incredible thrill of a hot air balloon ride across the plains. Spend a wonderful hour viewing the wildlife from the air, then indulge in a champagne breakfast before taking a scenic driver back to the lodge looking out for game on the way (additional cost). (BLD)

Africa on foot with a Maasai Guide

Severin Safari Camp

Day 2: Tsavo East NP – Tsavo West NP

On the ground you will stay in luxury accommodation, superb gastronomy and unrivalled game viewing in the premium game parks of Kenya.

Your destination today is Severin Safari Camp hidden in the remote Kitani Wildlife area of Tsavo West National Park overlooking Mt Kilimanjaro. The remote location of the camp is unfenced which allows wildlife to cross the floodlit waterholes and it is the 3rd largest in Africa. This afternoon visit the popular Mzima Springs, a little oasis of palm trees and acacias. Two nights: Severin Safari Camp luxury tents (BLD)

Day 3: Tsavo West NP

After breakfast, an en route game drive on our way out of the Masai Mara to end your tour in Nairobi. (LD)

Code:SAS810 Ex Mombasa Ex Nairobi From

Viewing elephant

Day 6: Amboseli NP – Masai Mara

Fly to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Lunch at the camp and time to relax before setting off for your afternoon game drive. Return for dinner at Karen Blixen Camp, set on the banks of the Mara River. Throughout the day elephants, giraffes, zebras and impala come to drink, hippos laze in the river. The luxurious en suite canvas tents are set on a raised platform with spacious verandas where you can relax on day beds. Two nights Karen Blixen Camp (BLD)

$4,700pp

Day 7: Masai Mara

$4,700pp

Karen Blixen Camp

Enjoy your game drive through the conservancy. After lunch at the camp we recommend the optional hot air balloon safari – a real highlight. (BLD)

IIncludes: Meals as listed, flights in private luxury Cessna Caravan Mombasa/Masai Mara. Scheduled flight Masai Mara/Nairobi, safari guide, all game drives, park entrance fees, airstrip transfers, laundry. Ex Mombasa Sunday. Ex Nairobi Wednesday. Min 2 guests.

Drive to Lake Elementaita, one of the famous soda ash lakes of the Great Rift Valley, and home to numerous flamingos and over 400 species of bird. This small but perfectly formed lake is perfect for

Early morning game drive into the park, return to camp for lunch and time to relax. This afternoon enjoy a game drive through the conservation area. Sundowners, then return to camp for dinner. (BLD)

Before breakfast, enjoy an early morning game drive along the springs of the Tsavo River – the lifeline for hippos and crocodiles. In the late afternoon, leave the camp for an African sunset at Poacher’s Lookout, with its wonderful bush views of El Turesh. Continue your game drive into the early evening before returning to the camp for dinner. (BLD)

Day 10: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Day 5: Mount Kenya – Lake Elementaita

Early this morning you will be joined by a Maasai for an unforgettable experience, discovering the African bush on foot. After breakfast fly into the Amboseli area. The camp is located on a hill and offers wonderful views of Amboseli National Park and Mt Kilimanjaro. This afternoon you will visit a typical Masai village to get an insight in the life of this traditional tribe. Two nights: Satao Elerai Camp (BLD)

Day 5: Amboseli National Park

Day 8: Masai Mara

Depending on the time of year, we set out early morning for the breathtaking spectacle, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest or view the resident game which can be found year round. The Mara is technically an extension of the Serengeti National Park, but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments provide an endless amount of game viewing, including the Big Five. (BLD)

Evening game drive

Day 1: Mombasa – Tsavo East NP

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 2: Sweetwaters – Samburu NR

Day 4: Samburu – Mount Kenya

Code: KL4

relaxing, or for the more active – go on a horse ride, a bird safari or pay a visit to the natural warm spa that flows into the lake. Two nights: Sunbird Lodge (BLD)

Sweetwaters Tented Camp

An early departure for the drive to Samburu National Reserve, enjoy an en route game drive. Large herds of elephants comprise some of the reserve’s large and diverse wildlife population, which also includes numerous big cats, reticulated giraffes, buffalo and gerenuks. Two nights: Samburu Lodge (BLD)

Travel in style between, and over, three game parks with this all-inclusive luxury Air Safari (ex Mombasa)

Day 8: Masai Mara – Nairobi Poacher’s Lookout

Enjoy a bush breakfast in the Masai Mara. After lunch at the camp, fly back to Nairobi where tour ends. (LD)

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5 Day Rift Valley Camping Adventure

3 Day Wings Over the Masai Mara A snap shot of the Masai Mara – Luxury Fly in Safaris – Choose your camp! (Nairobi to Nairobi)

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara

Camp style safari for the best value, or upgrade and stay at our great three-star lodge. (Nairobi to Nairobi)

Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru

Karen Blixen Camp

Transfer to Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to the Masai Marak. On arrival enjoy an en-route game drive to your selected camp). This afternoon enjoy a game drive in an open 4WD safari vehicle. (LD)

Meet your driver/guide and start your safari, a short drive from Nairobi to the picturesque Kenyan countryside. Entering the park’s gates you will proceed to the Lake Nakuru Guest house just in time for the quintessential sundowner followed by a bush dinner. Overnight: Lake Nakuru Guest House (LD)

Day 2: Masai Mara National Park

HIGHLIGHTS The diversity of the Masai Mara scenery, provides the perfect habitats for the abundance of game. It also offers the seasonal annual wildebeest migration.

Kenya

Morning and afternoon game drives are included by open safari vehicle. Depending on the time of the year you may drive down to the river or across the plains in search of the scores of wildebeest, or the resident game which can be found all year. (BLD)

Day 3: Masai Mara – Nairobi

After breakfast enjoy a game viewing en route to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. Tour ends. (B)

Choose your camp:

Day 2: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara NP A luxury eco-friendly camp that gives the sense of days gone by. The elegantly furnished luxury canvas tents have undisturbed views along the Mara River and feature luxury en suite bathrooms. There is a stylish restaurant, lounge and bar area and a swimming pool.

Sanctuary Olanana

Fig Tree Camp

HIGHLIGHTS The Rift Valley Safari provides the ultimate snap-shot visit of two of Kenya’s most stunning destinations. This safari is great value for money.

Code KL5 per person

Min 2

Min 4

Fig Tree Camp

$1,115

$1,085

Karen Blixen Camp

$1,235

$1,180

Sanctuary Olonana

$1,520

$1,500

Includes: Meals as listed, 2 nights at selected camp, game drives, scheduled flights, taxes & levies, park fees and transportation as listed.

Kenya

Lake Nakuru

Mount Kenya Nairobi

Masai Mara

An award-winning tented camp on a private stretch of the Mara River, at the foot of the Siria Escarpment. All 14 tents have en suite bathrooms, parquet floors, four-poster beds and private verandas with views of the Mara River. There is a swimming pool, library and mini spa.

Mount Kenya

Code KL3 per person

Min 2

Min 4

Mara Advtre Camp

$1,270

N/A

Mara Simba Lodge

$1,530

$1,240

Includes: Full board accommodation in twoman tent, park fees, campsite fees, game drives in a safari minibus, taxes and levies, transfers as per itinerary. Departs daily. Private tour and can be tailor made.

Kenya Lake Elemtaita

Enjoy another game drive as you proceed out of the Masai Mara and onto Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon where the tour ends. (LD)

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

With your guide, depart for the small but beautiful soda ash lake located of the famous Great Rift Valley, named Lake Elementaita. Enjoy one of the many optional activities including bird watching, horse riding or a visit to the natural warm spa that flows into the lake. Two nights: Sunbird Lodge (LD)

Meet your driver/guide who will be with you for the duration of your safari. Drive to Amboseli National Park, famous for its fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro. This afternoon enjoy a game drive and watch the spectacular sunset over Mount Kilimanjaro. Two nights: Amboseli Serena Lodge (LD)

visitors include an abundance of plains game as well as buffalo and elephant. The rooms at the lodge all overlook the waterhole or Chyulu Hills – one of the worlds youngest volcanic ranges. Enjoy the afternoon’s game drive before returning to the lodge for sundowners overlooking the water hole. Two nights: Kilaguni Safari Lodge (BLD)

Day 2: Lake Elementaita to Lake Nakuru

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

Day 4: Tsavo West

Witness one of the greatest bird spectacles on earth. Lake Nakuru National park is world famous for the abundance of flamingos which reside there. Lake Nakuru National park also offers the largest concentrations of rhino (both black and white) to be found in Kenya. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park at a site overlooking the lake. (BLD)

Day 3: Lake Elementaita to Masai Mara

Enjoy a game drive on-route through the Masai Mara to your chosen lodge. This afternoon enjoy a sundowner before returning for dinner. Three nights: Mara Simba Lodge or Karen Blixen Camp (BLD)

Mount Kenya

Day 4: Masai Mara

Game viewing, Cheetah

The Masai Mara also offers the seasonal awe inspiring annual wildebeest migration, which has been described as ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’. The diversity of the Masai Mara provides the perfect habitats for the abundance of game, including the Big Five. Depending on the time of year, you will drive down to the river or across the plains in search of the scores of wildebeest who gather here. (BLD)

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy a fantastic wildlife experience as you travel through Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks. This tour ends on the coast in Mombasa where you can choose to stay a little longer at one of the many beach resorts. Nairobi

Day 5: Masai Mara

Min 2

Min 4

Mara Simba Lodge

$1,700

$1,610 $2,200

Day 6: Masai Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast, experience an on-route game drive out of the Mara and onto Nairobi. Board your scheduled flight back to Nairobi – tour ends. (BL)

Includes: Meals as listed, park fees, game drives, guide, taxes and levies, transport as per itinerary. One way flight: Masai Mara / Wilson.

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Day 5: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Elementaita

Code KL1 per person

$2,450

The best time to view the animals is first thing in the morning, look out for elephant, zebra, leopard, wildebeest and the occasional pride of lions, the Masai Mara is renowned for being one of the easiest

Early game drive included. For those seeking a different view of Mara, take to the African skies in a hot air balloon (extra cost), watching thousands of wildebeest run across the grassy plains or giraffe standing tall among the acacia trees – all finished off with a champagne breakfast. This afternoon you will visit the well-watered Mara river – home to crocodiles and hippos. However during one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth, between Serengeti in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya, millions of wildebeests and zebras migrate in search of greener pastures. Taking on the Mara River is an important part of their route. (BLD)

From bush to beach – Value for money Safari (Nairobi to Mombasa)

More game viewing opportunities arise later that morning en-route back to camp and in the afternoon. In addition to the abundance of spectacular game, there are also over 450 species of birds that have been identified in the Masai Mara Ecosystem. (BLD)

Karen Blixen Camp

Pelican at Lake Nakuru

Giraffe among acacia trees

5 Day Twiga Safari

Nairobi

Masai Mara

Day 3: Masai Mara

Day 4: Masai Mara

6 Day Masai Mara Safari One of Africa’s best wildlife reserves (Nairobi to Nairobi)

HIGHLIGHTS Combine the game rich Masai Mara with Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru, which lie in the base of the Great Rift Valley and are world famous for their abundant birdlife.

Watch the sun rise over the lake this morning as you head out on a game drive at Lake Nakuru, a park that is famous for its bird spectacle featuring over a million flamingos, 400 plus migratory bird species and large flotillas of pelicans. Drive to the Masai Mara, enjoy a picnic lunch en-route and a game drive in the afternoon. Three nights: Mara Adventure Camp or Mara Simba Lodge (BLD)

Nairobi

Masai Mara

Fig Tree Camp is located on the banks of the Talek River on the northern border of the Masai Mara game reserve. The comfortable tents and chalets all feature en suite bathrooms. Enjoy the facilities of two bars, restaurant and tree house coffee deck and swimming pool.

places to see the Big Five. Return to camp for time to relax and enjoy lunch. This afternoon another game drive with sunset over the Mara Plains. (BLD)

Game drive with Karen Blixen Camp

Depart early for your first game drive of the day. Without doubt, Amboseli is a photographer’s paradise with the snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline forming a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and a host of plain’s game. (BLD)

Day 5: Tsavo West– Mombasa

Take in the last game for the day as you exit Tsavo West NP after breakfast. Tour ends in Mombasa where you can extend your stay at a selection of resorts. (BL)

Kenya Amboseli

Kilimanjaro

Tanzania

Tsavo West National Park Mombasa

Code: KL6 Min 2 guests Min 4 guests From

$1,680pp

There is over 9,000 sq kms of game park to discover. This mornings game drive will head to Mzima Springs. This large expanse of pools is certainly one of the fascinating wonders of Tsavo West, providing habitats for hippos, crocodiles and numerous colourful fish – all of which can be viewed from a glass observation tank undisturbed. Tsavo West offers extraordinary bird viewing with over 600 species existing within the area. Relax after lunch then head out for the afternoon game drive. (BLD)

$1,300pp

Includes: Meals as listed, private driver/guide, game drives and touring as listed, park fees, transfers, taxes and levies. Departs daily.

Amboseli Serena Lodge

Day 3: Amboseli – Tsavo West

From the great Amboseli National Park you will proceed to the land of lions and lava – Tsavo West National Park. Your lodge is one of the very first to be built in the national park and commands a prime position overlooking its very own water hole – daily

Extend your stay in the coastal city of Mombassa

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7 Day Tanzania Wildlife Week

5 Day Southern Tanzania

Accommodation is a mix of lodges and permanent camps offering comfort and a sense of adventure

Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park

INCLUSIONS Visit the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara NP before continuing onto the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire where you will experience a variety of landscapes and terrain as well as the huge diversity in wildlife.

After lunch at the Arusha Hotel, drive to Lake Manyara National Park which consists of a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and Lake Manyara, an alkaline or soda-lake, to the east, which is famous for its population of flamingos. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds graze on the grassy plains, as do giraffes. Whereas the narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, while the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forages in their shade. Overnight: Kirurumu Tented Camp (LD)

Kenya

Serengeti NP

Tarangire NP

Code: T10 Min 2 guests Min 4 guests From

$2,610pp

Fly from Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve. Make your way to the Rufiji River Camp, where each tent is equipped with private bathroom and a veranda facing the river. There is a constant flow of animals coming down to drink at the river offering a permanent show to visitors of the camp. The water is usually full of hundreds of hippos as well as groups of crocodiles that laze in the sun on the sandbanks in the river. Two nights: Rufiji River Camp (LD)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Experience the crater early without the crowds, reaching the crater floor as the sun begins to rise. The Crater is home to about 25,000 animals. (BLD)

Day 6: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast take a short drive to Tarangire NP. This baobab laced park hosts the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx are seen often. Lunch is in a stunning picnic location as you watch over an evergreen swamp filled with elephants. The dazzlingly yellow-collared lovebird, the rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling are all endemic to the dry savannah. Overnight: Maramboi Tented Lodge (BLD)

HIGHLIGHTS The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in the world and boasts some of the finest virgin bush left in Africa, where the last of the really big-tusked elephants and large-maned lions roam. The Ruaha is one of the best areas to spot the endangered wild dogs.

Tanzania

After breakfast return back to Arusha. (BL)

Arusha

Tanzania

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous

collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. The actual crater is 260 sq km and 620m deep. Two nights: Plantation Lodge (BLD)

Day 7: Tarangire National Park to Arusha

Kilimanjaro

Ngorongoro Lake Manyara

The Unspoilt Safari Circuit – Selous and Ruaha Fly-in Safari (Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam)

$2,060pp

Includes: Meals as listed, private driver/guide, game drives and transfers in custom built 4WD, park fees. Private tour departs daily.

Zebra , Lake Manyara National Park

Dar Es Salaam

Code: T20 Twin Share From

$2,600pp

Single Request

Includes: Meals as listed, flights Dar-es-Salaam/ Selous, game drives in open 4WD, park fees, walking and river safari in the Selous, transfers, taxes and levies. Departs daily.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area Arrive at your lodge, perched on the rim of the

3 Day Wings Over the Serengeti

Serengeti

Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Arusha

After breakfast enjoy a game viewing en route to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha where tour ends on arrival. (B)

Choose your camp:

Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Serengeti Simba Tented Camp

Singita Faru Faru

Transfer from the safari capital of Tanzania, Arusha before driving to Tarangire National Park. This baobab laced park hosts the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx are often seen. Arriving at your lodge for lunch, and afterwards set out for an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (LD)

HIGHLIGHTS This safari’s accommodation is based on the Sopa Lodges group, which offer international standards of comfort in some of the best locations for year-round wildlife viewing.

Kenya

Tanzania

Kenya

Serengeti

Kilimanjaro Arusha

Min 2

Min 4

Kirawira Camp

$1,310

$1,280

Serengeti Simba

$1,490

$1,450

Singita Faru Faru

$2,490

$2,400

Includes: Meals and transfers as listed, 2 nights at selected camp, game drives, scheduled flights, taxes & levies, park fees. Departs daily.

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Tanzania The camp has just 25 luxury tents, raised on timber platforms, each with a glorious view of the plains from their private deck. Edwardian style with steamer-trunks, brass lamps, sepia photographs, four-poster bed, en suite and each tent has it its own personal valet.

An exclusive and intimate riverside lodge. The two rim-flow swimming pools echo those of a watering hole that lies just below, allowing guests to view game at all times. The eight luxury open style suites are a contrast of stone and canvas, luxury en suite with outdoor shower.

Code: T1 From

Arusha Lake Manyara

Game viewing this morning or we can arrange a balloon safari over the Serengeti (extra cost). Watch the sun rise over the park’s wildlife on the endless plains, only to finish off this relaxing journey with a scrumptious champagne breakfast. (BLD)

Sopa Lodge

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Arrive at your lodge, perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. The actual crater is 260 sq km and 620m deep. The original volcano was probably as high as Kilimanjaro. Two nights: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (BLD)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tarangire

Experience the crater early without the crowds, reaching the crater floor as the sun begins to rise. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to about 25,000 animals a perfect place to see the Big Five. (BLD)

Min 2 guests Min 4 guests $2,040pp

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

Head to the seventh world-wide wonder, the Serengeti National Park, renowned for its annual migration; when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Also view herds of buffalo, elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Two nights: Serengeti Sopa Lodge (BLD)

Kilimanjaro

Ngorongoro

Per person

Return to Dar es Salaam on a chartered flight. (B)

A classic safari, which offers all the main highlights of Northern Tanzania (Arusha to Arusha)

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

HIGHLIGHTS The perfect safari for those with limited time but who still wish to visit this spectacular game park where millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate annually.

Day 5: Ruaha to Dar es Salaam

6 Day Highlights of Tanzania

Serengeti Fly-in Luxury Tented Safaris. Choose your camp! (Arusha/Arusha)

Set high on the Gambasage hill overlooking the famous Grumeti River, the lodge is situated on the main path of the annual Great Migration. The 13 tents offer sweeping views, with en suite, inside & outside showers and private deck. There is an infinity pool, restaurant and bar.

Ruaha National Park

Day 4: Ruaha National Park

Selous Game Reserve

Tarangire National Park

The day sees more game viewing with morning and late afternoon game drives included in open 4WD safari vehicles. (BLD)

Take a scheduled flight to the other gem of the Tanzanian’s southern circuit, Ruaha National Park. Staying at Ruaha River Lodge, set around a series of rocky kopjes in a bend of the great Ruaha River. Game is drawn to the river and guests can witness the great wildlife from the protection of their selfcontained ‘banda’. With resident hippos and crocs there is always plenty of action to watch and several incidents of lion or leopard kills have been seen from the lodge (left). Two nights: Ruaha River Lodge (BLD)

You will rarely meet any other vehicles on your game drives around Ruaha’s, bringing you the feeling of intimacy and exclusivity rarely found in many of the northern parks. Ruaha is not only renowned for its large population of elephants, it is also a true birdwatchers paradise with 475 species such as the Hornbills, Kingfishers and Sunbirds. (BLD)

Selous

Drive to the Serengeti. The great wildebeest migration of over six million pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Two nights: Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp (BLD)

Transfer to Arusha airport for your scheduled flight to the world renowned Serengeti National Park. On arrival enjoy an en-route game drive to your selected camp). This afternoon enjoy a game drive in an open 4WD safari vehicle. (LD)

Unbeknown to many people, the Selous is four times the size of the Serengeti and possesses a diverse landscape from hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes, and channels from the Great Ruaha and Rufiji rivers. Along the Rufiji River, an array of grazing antelopes, crocodiles and hippos are commonly seen as well as black and white colobus monkeys in the riverside forests. Linked to the Rufii is Lake Tagalala where waterbuck, reedbuck and bushbuck gather at the water’s edge. Magnificent sickle-horned sable and curly-horned greater kudu tend to keep to the longer grass and wooded shrubby areas. (BLD)

Ruaha

Day 2-3: Serengeti National Park

Day 1: Arusha – Serengeti National Park

Day 2: Selous Game Reserve

Day 3: Ruaha National Park

$1,550pp

Includes: Meals as listed, private driver/guide, game drives and transfers in custom built 4WD, park fees. Private tour departs daily.

Day 6: Ngorongoro to Arusha

Buffalo, Serengeti National Park

After breakfast drive through the dramatically but stunning Rift Valley to Arusha for lunch – tour end. (BL)

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8 Day Tanzania in Style

Visit Tanzania’s three top game parks in style. Combined 4WD and Air Safari to maximise your time.

Day 1: Arusha

Transfer to the luxurious Arusha Coffee Lodge. This exclusive boutique lodge, set amidst acres of coffee plantations, is designed like a traditional colonial era farmhouse. Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge (B)

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

HIGHLIGHTS Visit some of the more famous safari parks in Tanzania; Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti, whilst staying in some of Tanzania’s most upmarket boutique properties allowing you to take in the entire experience in pure luxury. Serengeti NP Ngorongoro

Tanzania

Lake Manyara

$4,100pp

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

The best way to experience the Ngorongoro Crater is to do so without the crowds. Rise early for a half day game drive, reaching the crater floor as the sun begins to rise. The crater is home to about 25,000 animals including the Big Five. (BLD) Take an aerial flight safari over the endless plains of the Serengeti. Enjoy a short game drive to the luxurious Serengeti Migration Camp. Overlook the Grumeti River and its resident hippos from your tents 360º wrap around verandas. Afternoon game drive. Two nights: Serengeti Migration Camp (BLD) Set off for one of the best wildlife experiences on Earth. Early morning is the best time to view the cats and great herds of zebra, wildebeest, elephant and giraffe. Stop for lunch before another game drive. (BLD)

Day 8: Serengeti National Park – Arusha

Flight to Arusha. Enjoy lunch before tour ends. (BL) Kilimanjaro Arusha Tarangire NP

$3,600pp

Includes: Meals as listed, all drinks (excludes premium brands – and not in Arusha), game drives, private guide, park fees, flights, taxes.

9 Day Hemingway’s Tanzania

Day 6: Ngorongoro – Serengeti NP

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Kenya

Code: T12 Min 2 guests Min 4 guests From

After breakfast drive to the lux urious Tarangire Tree Tops Lodge situated in a private game reserve with views all the way to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley. All rooms are open-fronted tree houses, perched in the trees with a private balcony. The lodge has its own waterhole that attracts wildlife. Afternoon game drive. Two nights: Tarangire Tree Tops Lodge (BLD)

Manor Lodge, each guest cottage is a fusion of AfroEuropean architecture. Two nights: The Manor (BLD)

Tarangire Tree Tops Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Game viewing in the Tarangire NP, which hosts the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti eco-system. A picnic lunch overlooking an evergreen swamp populated with elephants. (BLD)

Luxury and Romantic Getaways (Arusha to Arusha)

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park HIGHLIGHTS This safari is for those who want to re-live the bygone era of Ernest Hemingway and the way they would travel on safari. We have selected luxury tented camps, giving the perfect safari experience of sleeping under canvas, but with all the luxuries you would expect from any fivestar property. On this safari you get to visit some of the more famous safari parks in Tanzania; Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the most popular Serengeti.

Day 4: Tarangire NP – Ngorongoro

8 Day Rongai Route

This ascent route is considered as one of the quieter and without any doubt, one of the most beautiful routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Day 1: Arusha to Moshi

Transfer to your hotel in Moshi a small town nestled at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Briefing at hotel.

Day 2: First Cave Camp

From

Min 2 guests

Min 4 guests

$2,620pp

$2,040pp

Includes: Park/rescue/hut fees, guides (NOLS qualified) and porters, all meals, safety equipment (including oximeter safety equipment). Recommend tip of USD$200-$250 per person paid direct. Departs daily.

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Game drive

INCLUSIONS l Full board accommodation. l Park Entrance fees l All game drives in a custom built 4WD safari vehicle l Soft drinks, beers, wine and non premium brand spirits l Domestic schedule flights Serengeti – Arusha.

Ascend to 2,600m: 3-4 hours walking Drive to Rongai and start the climb through fields before entering the forest. The first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with views over the plains of Tsavo and Amboseli.

Day 3: Kikelewa Caves (Second Cave)

Ascend to 3,600m: 5-6 hours walking Superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Our campsite nestles in a sheltered valley.

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn

Ascend to 4,300m: 2-3 hours walking This day will help you to acclimatise with a short but steep climb up grassy slopes, time at camp to rest.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

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After breakfast you will spend the day on a game drive in Tarangire National Park – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx can be seen quite often. Lunch is taken in one Tanzania’s most stunning picnic locations, over-looking an evergreen swamp filled with elephants as you enjoy some delightful bush inspired cuisine. (BLD)

Lemala Ngorongoro

Ascend to 5,896m: 10-14 hours walking Leaving the camp at midnight, climb by torchlight to the crater rim at Gillman’s Point to watch the spectacular sunrise then continue to Uhuru Peak. A quick descent to camp after an exhilarating day.

Transfer to airport or your hotel where the tour ends.

Sayari Camp

Day 7-8: Central – Northern Serengeti

Day 9: Serengeti National Park – Arusha

Day 6: Summit – Horombo Camp

Day 8: Drive to Arusha

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. A delectable dinner is held at camp underneath the stunning starry African sky. (BLD)

After breakfast you will drive to another area of the Serengeti to arrive at the stunning Sayari Camp, perfectly positioned to overlook the vast plains, home to staggering numbers of big cats, giraffe, elephant, plains game and an increasing population of rhino. Depending on the time of year, experiencethe mass herds of the wildebeest migration. Two nights: Sayari Camp (BLD)

Ascend to 4,750m: 5-6 hours walking We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach the campsite. An early night in preparation for the ascent to the summit.

5-6 hours walking. A steady descent through lush forests to the national park gate and transfer to hotel.

Head to the Serengeti NP, renowned for its annual migration, when millions of wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. You will arrive at Dunia Camp, a small, semipermanent camp tucked away in a private location amongst the Moru Kopjes. Strategically placed, it allows access to some of the best game viewing areas available in the Serengeti. Each tent features an en suite bathroom and private veranda overlooking the kopjes. Two nights: Dunia Camp (BLD)

Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, an alkaline or soda-lake, to the east, which is famous for its population of flamingos. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds graze on the grassy plains, as do giraffes. Whereas the narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary treeclimbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. You will continue to the Ngorongoro Crater. The actual crater is 260 sq km and 620m deep.

Day 5: Kibo Hut Camp

Day 7: Horombo Camp – Marangu Hotel

on the edge of one of the crater’s lake as you watch elephants quench their thirst from afar. (BLD)

Tea time in the Serengeti

Olivers Camp, Tarangire National Park

Today drive to the foothills of the Ngorongoro Highlands where you will stay at the luxurious Serengeti Migration Camp

HIGHLIGHTS The highest mountain in Africa (19,340 ft, 5,895 metres above sea level), composed of three extinct volcanoes, it is the world’s highest free-standing mountain. It has five distinct ecological zones – montane forest, hagenia, heathland, alpine desert and arctic; making it one of the most beautiful and varied peaks on Earth.

Your stay begins in the remote south of Tarangire National Park. As a guest in Oliver’s Camp, enjoy a privacy and exclusivity rarely found anywhere inside a national park. Tarangire boasts large herds of elephants and buffalo roaming around mystic baobab trees, plus a large concentration of big cats and arguably the best bird diversity in East Africa. Ideal for walking safaris that allow for a rare chance to stalk elephant on foot. Two nights: Oliver’s Camp (LD)

Your final destination is the Lemala Ngorongoro, an intimate seasonal camp set in ancient acacia forest offering charm and luxury in a delightful prime location on the crater rim. An intimate way to experience the crater. Two nights: Lemala Camp (BLD) Serengeti

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Code: T18 Min 2 guests Min 4 guests From

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip and connect with your schedule flight to Arusha. (BL)

$6,330pp

$5,500

Private departures/itineraries can be tailor made

Experience the crater early without the crowds, reaching the crater floor as the sun begins to rise. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to about 25,000 animals a perfect place to see the Big Five. Enjoy a picnic

Wildebeest migration

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Uganda Kibale Forest NP Queen Elizabeth NP

Ndali Primate Lodge KAMPALA

RWANDA & UGANDA

7 Day Uganda Gorillas, Wildlife & Chimps Combine your Mountain Gorilla trek with a chance to visit the chimp community

Day 1: Kampala – Fort Portal

Kyambura Gorge Ldoge

Your will be met and transferred from your Kampala hotel to Fort Portal via the town of Mubende set in rolling hills. Picnic lunch en route and continue to Kibale. Relax at lodge or explore nearby Crater Lake. Two nights: Ndali Primate Lodge (LD)

Bwindi NP Bwindi Forest Lodge Parc National Virunga Safari Lodge des Volcans KIGALI

Rwanda Mountain Gorillas...

Visit a local village

In contrast to the six billion human beings living on our planet there are only some 780 mountain gorillas left. They live in the Virunga Volcanoes, which lie on the borders of Rwanda, Uganda, the DRC and in the Bwindi Forest in Uganda, tracking and viewing these magnificent animals is an experience not to be missed.

HIGHLIGHTS Visit the chimp community in the forest of the Kyambura Gorge and in the Kibale Forest, see the famous climbing lions at Ishasha, elephants, leopards, zebras and in Uganda, there are more than 1200 species of birds!

see other primates and to visit the Blue Lake. This afternoon enjoy a cruise on the Kazinga Channel where the wildlife and birds come to drink. (BLD)

Day 5: Bwindi Lodge Tracking Gorllia

Day 2: Ndali Primate Lodge

Kibale Forest National Park is the famous home of the largest concentration of chimpanzees in Africa, as well as a bewildering variety of other primates. Spend the morning tracking the noisy chimps and other primates crashing through the forest canopy. This afternoon visit the Bigodi wetland sanctuary a community-based conservation project. (BLD)

Day 3: Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park Min 2 pax From

4 Days Gorilla Trekking Experience Gorilla Trekking in either Rwanda or Uganda or combine them both!

4 Days Rwanda, The Parc National Des Volcans

4 Days Uganda, Bwindi

Day 1: Kigali – Parc National Des Volcans

An early departure from Kigali this morning for the drive to Uganda crossing at the Katuna border. Drive through the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ along the many hills and valleys with distant views of the volcanoes. Three nights: Bwindi Lodge. (LD)

You will be met at either Kigali airport or at your hotel, your guide will brief you about your safari. After lunch travel north through the beautiful landscape to the national park where you stay at your five-star luxury lodge. Three nights: Virunga Lodge (LD)

View of the Volcano

From Uganda From

Single

$3,280pp

$4,140pp

Twin Share

Single

$2,680pp

$2,930pp

Scheduled departures include: Services of a driver/guide for the itinerary, one gorilla license, all meals, all alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, laundry, activities around the lodge. Private departures available at supplement. Additional gorilla licence at USD$500 per person and must be purchased at time of your booking. See page 71 for departure dates.

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Single

$4,390pp

$5,020pp

Includes: Services of a driver/guide, sightseeing and activities as listed, one gorilla license, all meals, all alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks (drinks payable at Ndali Primate Lodge). Private departures available at supplement. Additional gorilla licence at USD$500 per person and must be purchased at time of your booking. See page 71 for departure dates.

Day 6: Bwindi Lodge – Gorilla Trekking

Walk up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. (BLD)

Day 7: Bwindi Lodge – Kampala

Early start for Kampala with picnic lunch en route. Arrive late afternoon where tour ends. (BL)

Day 4: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

An excursion to Kyambura Gorge nearby to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees, or take a guided nature walk in Maramagambo Forest to

Tree climbing lion of Ishasha

Lodges of Rwanda and Uganda Stay at one of these luxury lodges whilst you venture out in search of Mountain Gorillas

Virunga Safari Lodge

Bwindi Forest Lodge

Kyambura Gorge Ldoge

RWANDA

UGANDA

UGANDA

The magnificent Virunga Safari Lodge, set on a stunning hillside. There are eight chalets with en suite, all with a panoramic views of lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. To add to this incredible vision before you, on clear days you can see no less than five volcanoes! Aside from gorilla tracking, clients can climb a volcano, track the golden monkey, visit Dian Fossey’s grave or go for gentle strolls around the picturesque villages near the lakes.

The safari lodge overlooks the primeval Bwindi forest, home to gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and birds. At this stunning ecolodge there are only eight bandas, all with en suite. Guests can spend the day on the terrace, mesmerized by the exotic sight and sounds of primates and birds in the canopy. The walk to the river through regenerated bush has been carefully nurtured as a buffer zone – it is a favourite haunt for the gorillas and they often sleep at the lodge!

Situated on the edge of the Kyambura Gorge and Queen Elizabeth NP, Kyambura Gorge Lodge has stunning views over the Gorge and the lush savannah of the park. Four beautiful, spacious bandas have panoramic views of the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. From the Lodge guests can go chimp tracking in the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu forest. Enjoy game drives on the plains of Queen Elizabeth NP to spot lions, elephant, antelope, buffalo and some of the 600 birds species.

Day 3: Bwindi Lodge

Day 2: Virunga Lodge – Gorilla Trekking

Twin Share

Day 2: Bwindi Lodge – Gorilla Trekking

Go gorilla trekking (subject to permit availability at time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! Trekking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. (BLD)

An inspiring moment Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas or Bwindi is a magical experience.

Rwanda

Day 1: Kigali – Bwindi

Twin Share

Choose to take a walk in the foothills of the Rwenzoris, one of the great mountain ranges of the world, or drive straight to your lodge located on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Game viewing on the Kasenyi plains are good for lion and the Mweya peninsula for a variety of animals. Two nights: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (BLD)

Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Road conditions permitting drive via Ishasha home of the tree climbing lion, or enjoy a visit of the local village. Two nights: Bwindi Lodge (BLD)

Either go gorilla trekking again (on payment of supplement at the time of booking subject to permit availability) or go for a guided nature walk in the thick forest rich in birds, butterflies and monkeys or visit the local community. (BLD)

Go gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans (subject to permit availability at the time of booking). Trekking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. (BLD)

Day 3: Virunga Lodge

Either go gorilla trekking again in Parc National des Volcans (on payment of supplement at time of booking), or visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ros Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke or Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera. (BLD)

Day 4: Virunga Lodge – Kigali

Leave for Kigali, time permitting, enjoy a tour of the city and markets, after lunch tour ends. (BL)

Day 4: Bwindi Lodge – Kigali

Bwindi Lodge

Leave for Kigali in Rwanda via Kabale and Katuna, Time permitting; enjoy a tour of the city and markets, after lunch tour ends at the airport or your hotel. (BL)

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Diamond Star of the East Diamonds La Gemma dell”Est

Tanzania

Zanzibar

Coffee House Zanzibar

Karafuu Beach Resort

Town

Dhow Palace Hotel

ZAnZIbAr

Echo Beach Hotel 4 days/3 nights from $550pp twin share

Karafuu Beach Resort 4 days/3 nights from $315pp twin share

Echo Beach Hotel

Combine paradise with a wildlife safari... Exotic Zanzibar will not disappoint, surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, relax on the pristine beach, swim in the crystal clear waters, enjoy the sunset from your Dhow or discover Stone Town – now a World Heritage Site, it is the perfect way to end your safari in Tanzania.

The Echo Beach Hotel resort offers visitors a slice of paradise, this boutique hotel is located on a five acre stretch of unspoilt private beach. The sand is white and powder soft, and the turquoise lagoon is crystal clear. Each of the nine ocean view villas has its own private veranda with day bed and air conditioning. The hotel also has a beachfront swimming pool, restaurant and bar.

Located on the untouched east coast on a pristine white sand beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. All 89 spacious rooms and suites are decorated in traditional Zanzibar furniture and feature private balconies, air conditioning, in-room safe and mini bar. There are three restaurants and two bars, swimming pool, nightly entertainment, Padi Dive centre and two tennis courts.

Includes: Three nights hotel accommodation with breakfast & dinner daily and return transfers from Stone Town.

Includes: Three nights hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily and return airport transfers.

Diamonds La Gemma dell”Est

4 day/3 night packages

Includes: accommodation, breakfast daily and return airport transfers. Single supplements apply. Above and Beyond Holidays offer a wide range of resorts and sightseeing options in Zanzibar, small boutique hotels to luxury villas are available as are day excursions on traditional Dhows and jeep safaris – call for details.

The Coffee House 4 days/3 nights from $195pp twin share

The Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel offers a touch of magic and romance in an authentic Arabic house, deep in the heart of Stone Town. Transformed into a stylish hotel with harmonious interiors, antiques and rich fabrics, all rooms are air-conditioned and have traditional Zanzibar four-poster beds with lavish mosquito nets, rare lamps, antique furniture and unusual details. Includes: Three nights accommodation, breakfast daily and return airport transfers.

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The Dhow Palace Hotel 4 days/3 nights from $230pp twin share

The Dhow Palace Hotel is right in the heart of the Stone Town, elegantly transformed to a full service hotel and a great choice to experience this fascinating city. The 30 rooms of the hotel all feature air conditioning, en suites, TV, mini bar and hairdryer. Enjoy local cuisine in the restaurant located by the hotel swimming pool. Includes: Three nights accommodation, breakfast daily and return airport transfers.

Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est 4 days/3 nights from $650pp twin share

A luxury all inclusive five-star resort located on a pristine stretch of beach. There are 138 modern rooms and suites all with ocean views, air conditioning, TV and mini bar. Enjoy the large swimming pool, relax in Mvua African Rain Spa, a host of water sports, Padi Dive Centre, tennis courts and open air gym. Choose from seven restaurants and enjoy snacks and pastries throughout the day. Includes: Three nights, all meals, drinks and return airport transfers. Seasonal specials: Up to two free nights. Honeymoon extras include: one romantic dinner, fruit platter & bottle sparking wine on arrival.

Diamond Star of the East 4 days/3 nights from $1,390pp twin share

A magnificent private sanctuary of eleven exclusive villas with their own plunge pool, Jacuzzi and a tastefully furnished terrace, a covered Makuti patio and a large tropical garden to enjoy exclusive privacy and the supreme view over the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the service of your own personal butler for the ultimate in privacy and luxury. Includes: Three nights accommodation (1bedroom villa), all meals and drinks and all facilities of Diamonds La Gemma dell’ Est. Seasonal specials: Up to Two free nights. Honeymoon extras include: one romantic dinner, fruit platter & bottle sparking wine on arrival.

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Diego Suarez Montagne d’Ambre Nosy Be Ankify NORTH Anjajavy Majunga EAST

WEST

Antananarivo Morondava CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

Ifaty Tulear

Isalo

Ile St Marie

Tamatave Andasibe

MADAgASCAr

Madagascar Antananarivo Antsirabe CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

Ranomafana Fianarantsoa

Isalo

SOUTH

Berenty

Fort Dauphin

Ranomafana Fianarantsoa

Ranohira

Tulear

8 Day Southern Discovery Tour

Discover some of the most popular national parks and local villages on this private tour

Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo

On arrival you will be met by your English speaking driver/guide and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city tour. Overnight: Les 3 Metis Boutique Hotel (D)

Day 2: Antananarivo – Antsirabe

Head south through rice fields to Antsirabe, known for its healing spa waters. Overnight: Rose De Vents (BD)

SOUTH

Walk on the wild side... Towering jagged massif Isalo

Visit Madagascar and you will experience a holiday like no other. An exotic land of pristine rainforests, world heritage listed National Parks, colourful Malagasy culture, unique fauna and flora and pristine beaches, all awaits the traveller.

Day 6: Ranohira, Isalo National Park

HIGHLIGHTS A showcase of the natural beauty, wildlife and the warm Malagasy culture. See the Lemurs of Fianarantsoa.

A full day tour of the national park with local guide is included. (BD)

Day 7: Ranohira to Tulear Rice fields on the road to Antsirabe

Day 3: Antsirabe – Ranomafana

First stop today is Ambositra, visit one of the many handicraft stores then continue to Ranomafana National Park. Overnight: Setam Lodge (BD)

Our tours are all private tailor made adventures and can be adapted to suit your interests and budget.

Heading for the coast the vegetation changes quickly. A city tour includes visits to the seashell markets and bazaar. Overnight: Victory Hotel (BD)

Day 8: Depart Tulear

Transfer to the airport for your flight or extend your stay with a beach holiday at Ifaty. (B)

Day 4: Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa

A guided visit Ranomafana National Park. Swim in one of the thermal pools before heading to Fianarantsoa. Overnight: Tsara Guest House (BD) From

Min 2 guests

Min 4 guests

$1,600pp

$1,220pp

Includes: Meals as listed, private English speaking driver/guide, park entrance fees, tourist taxes, transfers as listed.

4 Day Escapes

Day 5: Fianarantsoa to Ranohira

Visit the town of Ambalavo and a local winery. Cross through the vast plateau of IHorombe before reaching the towering jagged massif Isalo, Ranohira. Two nights: Le Relais de la Reine Lodge (BD)

Isalo famous natural swimming pools

Fantastic short breaks for those with limited time, or combine them both for a great escape

4 Day Touch of Indri Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo

Arrive and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a private guided tour of the capital. Overnight: Les 3 Metis Boutique Hotel (D)

Vakona Forest Lodge

Day 2: Antananarivo to Andasibe

Meet your driver/guide who will be with you for the duration of your tour, drive through the countryside. Spend the next two nights at the comfortable Vakona Forest Lodge in the heart of Andasibe. This evening we recommend a guided night walk in the reserve to observe the night Lemurs. Two nights: Vakona Forest Lodge (BD)

Antananarivo

Day 1: Arrive Diego Suarez

CENTRAL Antsirabe HIGHLANDS

On arrival in Diego Suarez meet your driver/guide and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a tour of this city and the surrounding bays. Overnight: Emeraude Hotel (D)

Day 2: Diego Suarez to Montagne d’Ambre HIGHLIGHTS Spend 2 nights in the national park of Andasibe, home to the largest population of Indri Indri – the largest of the Lemur species. Or explore Montagne d’Ambre National Park, known for its crater lakes and waterfalls.

Madagascar

4 Day Tropical North Diego Suarez & Montagne d’Ambre NP

After breakfast depart with your guide to Montagne d’Ambre National Park. Known for its crater lakes and waterfalls, it is one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse areas in all of Madagascar. Here you will see the crowned Lemur, the Fossa, northern ring-tailed mongoose and brown mouse Lemur, with countless different species of birds, reptiles and more. This afternoon a guided visit of the park. Two nights: Eco Lodge (BD)

Sahambavy Fianarantsoa Ifaty Tulear

Rail

Ranohira

Manakara

Touch Indri

$720pp

$560pp

Tropical Nth

$650pp

$560pp

Day 4: Andasibe to Antananarivo

Min 2 guests Min 4 guests

Includes: Meals as listed, private driver/guide, park fees, tourist taxes, transfers as listed.

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After breakfast depart for Tanna where the tour ends on arrival. Extend or combine this tour with the Tropical North. (B)

Visit National Parks, mix it with the locals by train and finish off with a relaxing beach break

Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo

On arrival you will be met by your English speaking driver/guide and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city tour. Overnight: Les 3 Metis Boutique Hotel (D)

Day 2: Antananarivo to Antsirabe

Head south, and a late afternoon arrival in Antsirabe known for its healing spa waters. Overnight: Couleur Cafe Hotel (BD)

SOUTH

Day 3: Antsirabe – Ambositra – Sahambavy HIGHLIGHTS A showcase of the natural beauty, wildlife and the warm Malagasy culture. Mix it with the locals on the train journey to Manakara.

Day 3: Andasibe

After breakfast, start another day of exploration. Discover the Analamazaotra Reserve with a local guide. This afternoon visit the Mantadia National Park, this recently created park only 20km north of Perinet is unique as the forest is virtually untouched – here you will again see the Indiri Indiri and exotic flora. (BD)

11 Day Great South Rail & Beach Adventure

This spectacular train journey is one of the steepest in the world and links the highlands with the east coast town of Manakara, crossing through 67 bridges and 48 tunnels. A full but enjoyable day, you will be met at Manakara and transferred to your hotel. Included is an excursion to the Pangalanes Channel. Two nights: Les Delices (BD)

From

Min 4 guests

$2,060pp

$1,640pp

Stop in the town of Ambalavo, then visit a local winery. Cross through the vast plateau of IHorombe before reaching Ranohira. Included is a full day tour of the park with a local guide. Two nights: Le Relais de la Reine Lodge (BD)

Old City Fianarantsoa

Day 9-10: Ranohira – Tulear – Ifaty

Very quickly the landscape will change as you head for the coast. Spend some time in Tulear before heading to Ifaty with its magnificent lagoon. Discover the way of life of the Vezo fishermen by taking an optional tour to one of the villages. Other optional tours include the Reserve of Domergue where you will see boababs, spiny bush, reptiles such the Chameloon Parsoni. Two nights: Le Paradisier Hotel (BD)

Another full day to explore the national park. (BD) Min 2 guests

Day 7-8: Fianarantsoa to Ranohira

Day 4-5: Sahambavy Train to Manakara

Day 3: Montagne d’ Ambre NP

After breakfast a short drive back to Diego Suarez where your tour will end on arrival. We recommend you combine this adventure with a beach break in Nosy Be, road transfers from Diego available. Please refer to our hotels listed for Nosy Be beach breaks.

By car to Fianarantsoa, the capital of the Betsileo tribe. Overnight: Tsara Guest House (BD)

Sahambavy is the halfway point between the north and south of Madagascar and the boarding point for your train. Your comfortable lodge is located on the banks of Lake Sahambavy. Overnight: Le Lac Hotel (BD)

Montagne d’Ambre National Park

Day 4: Diego Suarez

Day 6: Manakara – Fianarantsoa

Includes: Meals as listed, private English speaking driver/guide, park entrance fees, tourist taxes, transfers as listed.

Day 11: Tulear – Ifaty

Transfer to Ifaty. Tour ends on arrival at the airport. Vezo fishermen, Ifaty

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Nosy Be NORTH

beach escapes

9 Day Sailing Safari

A highlight of any holiday to Madagascar is to explore the islands of the northwest coast.

Day 1: Nosy Be

4 Day/3 night resort escapes

Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Evening briefing. Overnight: Les Boucaniers (D)

EAST

Madagascar

The world is growing smaller every day and there are few places left that still retain an unspoilt natural beauty and charm. Fortunately for us these islands of Madagascar are waiting to be discovered.

Day 2: Nosy Be – Anjiabe

Depart Nosy Be this morning. A leisurely sail to the Anjiabe a 3km stretch of beach. Set up camp and enjoy dinner under the stars. (BLD)

Antananarivo

Tsarabanjina Island Lodge Camping along the way

Day 7: Nosy Berafia – Ambariomena

HIGHLIGHTS Spend the days swimming, snorkelling, fishing and sailing from island to island. Here are no age limits – just bring your sense of adventure and fun.

North west coast Nosy Be

A two hour crossing and we arrive in Ambaroimena, visit of a local village before we set up camp for the last night. (BLD)

Day 8: Ambariomena – Marotony – Nosy Be Stop in for swim or snorkel

Day 3-4: Anjiabe – Antambao

A three hour crossing with time for diving and snorkelling to Antambao. Enjoy a swim or take a walk to the local village. We will spend the next two nights camping here. (BLD)

Your last full day before arriving back into Nosy Be in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Le Boucaniers (BLD)

Day 9: Depart Nosy Be

4 days/3 nights from $1,170pp twin share Includes: Return speedboat transfers from Nosy Be including transfer from airport or Nosy Be hotel, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Supplement for helicopter transfer available. Departs daily.

Transfer to the airport. (B)

Day 5: Antambao – Nosy Ambariopotaka

From

Min 2 guests

Min 4 guests

$1,735pp

$1,430pp

Includes: Two nights hotel and six nights beach camping, meals as listed, park fees and taxes, transfers, fully crewed pirogue with cooks. Camping equipment. Depart Nosy Be daily.

Seasonal specials: Honeymoon and Wedding anniversary discount of up to 25% per person includes one romantic dinner with one bottle of wine and a massage each.

Head north to the archipelago of Radama. Our campsite faces the Mozambique Channel, visit the local village, dive or snorkel. (BLD)

Day 6: Nosy Ambariopotaka – Nosy Berafia A short sail this morning brings us to Nosy Berafia, the largest island in the Radama archipelago. Visit the old distillery, snorkel or dive. (BLD)

Eden Lodge Nosy Be

North west coast Nosy Be

9 Day Pangalanes Channel

East Coast Highlights – Discover the waterways on local Pirogues and the Indri Indri Lemurs of Andasibe.

EAST

Madagascar Antananarivo CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

Ile Sainte Marie flight additional cost

Tamatave Pangalanes Channel Manambato

Barefoot luxury on your own private island, with only 25 ocean front private bungalows scattered across north and south beach, this is a true island escape! No TV, no news and no dress code – sarongs and bare feet are the order of the day. Spend your days swimming, snorkelling and fishing with locals in their pirogues. The island has fantastic diving with Padi Dive on site, discover the amazing underwater world of the Mitsio Coral Reef. Enjoy the freshest seafood and gourmet dining and relieve the stress of the city at Spa De Constance.

Day 1: Antananarivo – Andasibe

Meet your driver/guide this morning. Enjoy a tour of the city and a visit of the Peryeras butterfly farm at Marozevo. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the Reserve. Two nights: Vakona Forest Lodge (D)

Located on Boabab Beach on the tip of Anjanojano, you can only reach Eden Lodge by a 30 minute boat transfer from Nosy Be. With no road and no cars and only a small Madagascan village close by, you are immediately in paradise. The eight spacious and comfortable bungalows all feature verandas facing the ocean and blend perfectly with the environment. The bathroom opens to the privacy of your own garden, equipped with its own massage bed for treatments. The resort offers free non motorised water-sports, restaurant and bar, diving and fishing. 4 days/3 nights from $9500pp twin share Includes: Return boat transfer from Nosy Be, breakfast lunch and dinner daily. Lodge closed from 1 – 29th Feb 2012. Departs daily. Seasonal specials: Honeymoon receive up to 25% discount per person. Free nights apply during certain times of the year.

lemur

HIGHLIGHTS The Pangalanes Channel stretches 600km from Tamatave to Farafangana along the south east coast – the longest channel in the world.

driver and transfer into town for a city tour by pousse pousse (rickshaw). Overnight: Neptune Hotel (BD)

Day 6-8: Tamatave – Ile Sainte Marie Day 2: Andasibe

Vakona Forest Lodge

This is the home of the Indri Indri Lemur, with your local guide explore the Analamazaotra Reserve and the Mantadia National Park. (BD)

Day 3: Andasibe– Cross the Pangalanes Channel – Ankanin’ny Nofy

Depart for Manambato where the pirogue is waiting for the crossing to reach the village of Ankanin’ny Nofy. Two nights: Bush House (BD)

Transfer to the airport for your flight, and on arrival transfer to your hotel located on the beach. Ile Sainte Marie is a tropical paradise, discover the pristine beaches and the small islands surrounding it, such as Ile Aux Nattes. Visit the pirate cemetery, coffee and vanilla plantations and from June to Sept follow the whale migration. Three nights: Libertalia Hotel (BD)

Day 9: Depart Ile Sainte Marie

Transfer to the airport where the tour ends. (B)

From

Min 4 guests

$1,560pp

$1,285pp

Includes: Meals and transfers as listed, English speaking driver/guide. Does not include domestic flight Tamatave to Sainte Marie.

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A day at leisure to enjoy the lake, however we recommend a visit (not included) to the Palmarium Reserve with over 100,000 species of palms, exotic plants and 10 species of Lemur. (BD)

Day 5: Ankanin’ny Nofy – Tamatave

Transfer by boat to Tamatave, you will be met by your

North East Coast – Maroantsetra

Between the ocean and the rainforest you will find this unique tented lodge allowing you to explore the Masaola Peninsular and National Park in comfort. This area is a must-visit place in Madagascar, home to rare species of birds, plants and the Aye Aye Lemur. There are three marina parks for snorkelling and diving. The five comfortable African style safari tents are on raised wooden decks equipped with hammocks to relax and view the beach. This is camping with luxuries and the bathroom facilities with hot waters and showers are in separate huts, a short walk from the tents. Departs from Maroantsetra: 3 nights every Monday $1,270pp, 4 nights every Thursday $1,620pp, 7 nights every Monday & Thursday $2,340pp. Includes: All meals, snacks, water & soft drinks, national park fees, transfers from Maroantsetra airport. Morning and evening guided walks in the national park, kayaking excursions, guided pirogue excursion up the Tampolo River to the waterfalls, a full day excursion to Nosy Mangabe and guided walk to see if you can find the many lemurs, flying foxes and geckos. Seven night stays include a day trip on the Antalavia River.

Day 4: Ankanin’ny Nofy Min 2 guests

Masaola Forest Lodge

Ile Sainte Marie

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Veranda grand Baie

coin de mire

Sugar Beach resort

long Beach

MAurItIuS

Mauritius

A small but exotic teardrop in the heart of the Indian Ocean, so small you can drive from East to the West Coast in one hour. Discover the island that the famous author Mark Twain once wrote “You gather that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven was copied after Mauritius”.

Tour name

South Africa 4 12 Day South African Explorer 5 5 Day Wildlife Discovery 5 3 Day Magical Garden Route 5 Day Drakensburg & Lesotho Tour 4 Day Wild and Scenic Mpumalanga 5 Day Cape Highlights Tour 17 Day South Africa Rainbow Route

27 14 Day Mozambique & Kruger Beach & Bush Botswana 32 6 Day Okavango Highlights 32 10 Day Migration Routes 33 34 34 35 35

3 night stopover packages We have selected stopover packages below however we offer many more hotels scattered all over the island. So you can choose from five-star private villas with plunge pools, luxury suites or great value 3 and 4 star resorts to make your holiday dollar go even further. Ask for our Mauritius Brochure for more options.

Long Beach

8 Day Safari for All Seasons 5 Day – Khwai & Linyanti 10 Day Incredible Journey 14 Day Wild Botswana 4 Day Selinda Canoe Trails

Zambia, Zimbabwe & Malawi 37 8 Day Zambia Two Rivers Safari 37 11 Day South Luangwa Mobile Walking Safari 40-41 4 day Hwange/Mana Pools National Park Safaris 42 7 Days Highlights of Zimbabwe 42 4 Day Mana Canoe Trail – Zimbabwe 44 8 Day Malawi Lake and Lodge Safari 44 8 Day Malawi Bush & Beach Safari Namibia 49 9 Day Canyons & Deserts 49 50

4 Day Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari 10 Day Diverse Namibia – Mobile Safari

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7 Day Kaleidoscope of Namibia

Sugar Beach Resort Long beach, a brand new five-star resort brings carefree piazza-style living to the longest and widest stretch of white-sand coastline of any Mauritian resort. Beyond the beach, the tropical lagoon with its crystal clear blue waters and rare coral formations is a snorkelling paradise.

3 nights from $600pp twin share

Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, watersports and return airport transfers.

Veranda Grand Baie 3 nights from $445pp twin share

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Stopover in Paradise...

3 nights from $700pp twin share

Tour departure dates

For those who wish to combine the pleasures of sunbathing with the joys of shopping at the heart of the bustling town of Grand Bay, the Veranda Grand Baie is the perfect choice. The hotel is a haven surrounded by giant palm trees and tropical gardens with a small sandy beach overlooking the village of Grand Baie. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, non motorised watersports and return airport transfers.

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The stunning Sugar Beach resort sits in 20 acres of landscaped gardens with over half a kilometre of white sandy beach. Styled on a French Colonial Plantation, the grace and style of a bygone era prevail. When the sun retires for the day Sugar Beach Resort transforms into a dramatic stage, accentuated by the magical reflections around the pool. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, watersports and return airport transfers.

Coin de Mire 3 nights from $330 pp twin share

The Coin de Mire Hotel reflects the island’s relaxed and comfortable lifestyle in the casual and friendly atmosphere of the hotel. Situated within minutes of lively Grand Baie, it is the perfect base from which to explore the island while enjoying the pleasures of the sea and sun. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, non motorised watersports and return airport transfers.

East Africa: Kenya & Tanzania 53 13 Day The Great East African Safari 54 10 Day The Best of Kenya 55 8 Day Out of Africa Air Safari 56 3 Day Wings Over the Masai Mara 56 6 Day Masai Mara Safari 57 5 Day Rift Valley Camping Adventure 57 5 Day Twiga Safari 58 7 Day Tanzania Wildlife Week 58 3 Day Wings Over the Serengeti 59 5 Day Southern Tanzania 59 6 Day Highlights of Tanzania 60 8 Day Tanzania in Style 60 Kilimanjaro: 8 Day Rongai Route 61 9 Day Hemingway’s Tanzania Rawana and Uganda 62 4 Days Gorilla Trekking

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7 Day Uganda Gorillas, Wildlife & Chimps

Madagascar 67 8 Day Southern Discovery Tour 67 11 Day Great South Rail & Beach Adventure 68 9 Day Sailing Safari 68 9 Day Pangalanes Channel

Departure Dates Ex Johannesburg & Cape Town every Sunday. Ex Johannesburg: Every Monday. Ex Durban: Every Saturday. Ex Cape Town: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Ex Port Elizabeth: Thursday, Friday, Sunday. Ex Johannesburg: Every Monday. Ex Johannesburg: Every Sunday. Ex Cape Town: Every Monday 8am. Ex Johannesburg: 14 Jan; 11,18 Feb; 31 Mar; 7, 21 Apr; 26 May; 9 Jun; 7, 28 Jul; 11, 25 Aug; 1, 15 Sep; 13, 20 Oct; 1, 8, 22 Dec 2012. Ex Johannesburg: 1, 22 Apr; 13 May; 3 Jun; 8, 15, 29 Jul; 5, 26 Aug; 9, 16 Sep; 7 Oct; 18 Nov; 9, 30 Dec. Ex Maun: May 20, 29; Jul 1, 25; Aug 30; Oct 17, 29. Also offered on other dates as a tailor made safari. Ex Livingstone: Mar 2, 8, 14, 26; Apr 4, 10, 16, 22, 25; May 4, 10, 25; Jun 3, 6, 18, 21, 27, 30; Jul 9, 12, 15, 21, 24, 27; Aug 2, 5, 8, 17, 26, 29; Sep 1, 7, 13, 19, 22, 25; Oct 1, 4, 13, 16, 19, 25; Nov 2, 17. Ex Maun: Departs Daily. Ex Maun: Departs Daily from 1st May – 31st October. Ex Maun: Departs Daily from 1st May – 31st October. Ex Johannesburg: Every Sunday or Wednesday with some variations. Ex Selinda Airstrip: Apr 20, 27; May 6, 18, 23, 28; Jun 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27; Jul 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27; Aug 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26; Sep 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26; Oct 1, 6, 11. Ex Lusaka: Departs Daily. Ex Lusaka: Departs Daily. Ex Victoria Falls: Departs Daily from 1 April – 31 October. Ex Victoria Falls: Departs Daily. Ex Ruckomechi Airstrip: Departs every Monday and Thursday between 17 May & 15 Nov. Ex Blantyre: Departs Daily. Can be tailor made. Ex Lilongwe: Departs Daily. Can be tailor made. Ex Windhoek: Jan 7, 21; Feb 4, 18; Mar 3, 17; Apr 7, 21; May 5, 19; Jun 9, 23; Jul, 7, 21; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25; Sep 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20 , 27. Ex Windhoek: 5 day tour departs every Saturday. 4 day departs every Wednesday. Ex Windhoek: Jan 20; Feb 1, 10; Mar 6, 12, 21, 28; Apr 2, 10, 14, 25; May 8, 11, 15, 23, 29; Jun 4, 10, 16, 27; Jul 1, 7, 16, 19, 22, 28; Aug 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30; Sep 2, 5, 8 ,20, 26; Oct 2, 5, 11, 20, 26, 31; Nov 4, 16, 22; Dec 7, 16, 22, 28. Ex Windhoek: Jan 13, 27; Feb 10, 24; Mar 9, 23; Apr 13, 27; May 11, 25; Jun 15, 29; Jul 13, 27; Aug 10, 17, 24, 31; Sep 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2. Ex Nairobi: Departs Daily. Ex Nairobi: Departs Daily. Ex Mombasa Sunday. Ex Nairobi Wednesday. Ex Nairobi: Departs Daily. Ex Nairobi: Private Tours Depart Daily. Ex Nairobi: Departs Daily. Ex Arusha: Departs Daily. Ex Arusha: Private Tours Depart Daily. Scheduled: 8 Jan; 12 Feb; 11 Mar; 4 Apr; 10 Jun; 8 Jul; 12 Aug; 9 Sep; 7 Oct. Ex Arusha: Departs Daily. Ex Dar es Salaam: Departs Daily. Ex Arusha: Departs Daily. Ex Arusha: Departs Daily. Ex Arusha: Departs Daily. Ex Arusha: Private Tours Depart Daily. Ex Rwanda: Scheduled departure dates: Jan 7,28: Feb 4, 25; Mar 3, 24: Apr 7, 21, May 5, 19 Jun 2, 16, Jul 14, 28 Aug 11,25 Sep 8, 22 Oct 6, 20 Nov 3, 17 Dec 1, 5. Private daily departures: 2 guests from $3,760pp, 4 guests from $3,490pp. Single supplements apply. Ex Uganda: Scheduled departure dates: Jan 22; Feb 19; Mar 11; Apr 15; May 6; Jun 10; Jul 22; Aug 12; Sep 2; Oct 14; Nov 4; Dec 9. Private daily departures: 2 guests from $3,290pp, 4 guests from $2,830pp. Single supplements apply. Scheduled departures: Jan 15; Feb 12; Mar 11; Apr 8; May 6; Jun 17; Jul 15; Aug 12; Sep 23; Oct 21; Dec 16. Private daily departures: 2 guests from $5,440pp, 4 guests from $4600pp. Single supplements apply. Ex Antananarivo: Private Tour Departs Daily. Ex Antananarivo: Private Tour Departs Daily. Ex Nosy Be: Departs Daily. Set group departures throughout the year (please call for dates). Ex Antananarivo: Departs Daily.

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You will feel and see the beauty and majesty of Falls one of the Victoria 7 wonders of the natural world, of the many activities enjoy one which include, Walk with the white water rafting, Lions, Flight the charming Imbabala of the Angels and more. Cross to Zambezi Lodge concession along located in a private the and morning game Zambezi River. Enjoy afternoon cruises drives into Chobe National Park.

Combine the gentle waters of Mauritius with the wilderness of Africa for a unique and unforgettable holiday experience.

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In Africa venture Africa out HIGHLIGHT private game lodge in open land rover, relax at your The day transfer or visit one of from the local villages. After the thrill Hazyview to your of Africa return to Mauritius and private at your beachfront unwind lodge via the resort. scenic Day1-2: Arrive Panorama Route Mauritius Transfer cutting two nights. Time to your resort out an unnecessary for to unwind by the night in and prepare yourself pool or on the Johannesburg. beach for your African Two nights Le adventure. Preskil Beach Resort (B,D) Day 3: Mauritius – Hazyview Transfer Johannesburg. to the airport Transit in Johannesbur for your flight to your hotel in to the heart of Hazyview.g to Nelspruit – the gateway to Kruger. Transfer Over night Perry’s Day 4: Hazyview Bridge Hollow – Makalali Private Hotel (B) optional visit to Game Reserve Elephant Whispers Time this morning the scenic Panorama where Route to Makalali. you can interact with the Elephant.for an During your stay Arrive in time Travel you will enjoy morning and afternoonfor your afternoon game drive. and be guided by professional game drives in rangers and trackers. Game Reserve open (B,L,D nightly Three nights Makalali vehicles boma dinner Private under the stars) Day 5-6: Makalali Victoria Falls Day 7: Makalali – Johannesbu rg Enjoy your transfer to the morning game airport for your drive, after breakfast flight to Johannesbur Metcourt Laurel Hotel (B) g. Over night Johannesburg Day 8: Johannesbu rg – Mauritius transfer to your Depart South Africa for resort for five nights. Mauritius. On and dinner daily We have included arrival and and free land sports. the resort also offers free water during your stay breakfast sports including about and discover Relax on the beach, by the pool water skiing or in the Spa or the beauty of Mauritius. Five get out and Shop 15 /22-24 Day 9-12: Mauritius nights Legends Kenthurst Road, (B,D) Relaxing at the Legends. www.aboveandbeyond Round Corner NSW Day 13: Depart Transfer to the holidays.com airport for your Conditions apply: Price .au flight. is per person twin share. Single supplement applies, seasonal surcharges apply. Further Conditions

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l Day 1: Arrive Mauritius Transfer to your hotel adventure. Overnightfor the night. Relax by the pool or beach Le Preskil Beach before starting Resort (D) Day 2: Mauritius your African Arrive Johannesbur to Johannesburg g. Overnight at the Metcourt Day 3: Mauritius Laurel Hotel (B) to Victoria Falls Transfer to your hotel where you accommodation will spend the next to the falls. Two nights Ilala Lodge two nights at the closest Day 4: Victoria (B) Falls At leisure to discover the Day 5: Victoria Falls. Falls Situated on a riverine to Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge Imbabala Zambezi Zambia and Namibia fringe of the mighty Zambezi Safari Lodge River where Zimbabwe, from Victoria Falls, converge. Located 80 km Botswana, west of Victoria Livingstone or Falls, access 18 guests in 8 Kasane. It offers individual exclusive accommodat is by transfer beautifully positioned thatched bungalows. Each ion for only chalet with spacious Zambezi River. verandahs opening is uniquely decorated and onto sweeping views of the Included during your stay are game the private concessions activities including river cruises, game which provide elephant, giraffe fantastic sightings drives into and kudu. The including, lion, lodge massive Elephant population. Two borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, painted dog, nights Imbabala renown for its Day 6: Imbabala Zambesi Safari Zambezi Safari Lodge (B,L,D) Lodge Included Day 7: Victoria game activities. Falls to Johannesbu Transfer to the rg airport for your flight to Johannesbur Overnight the Metcourt Laurel g and overnight Chobe Hotel (B) in Johannesbur Day 8: Johannesbu g. On arrival in Mauritius rg to Mauritius. transfer to your popular Merville hotel where you Beach Resort. will spend the Enjoy the resort the beauty of next five nights Mauritius and facilities or get at the its people. Five out and about Day 9-12: Mauritius nights Merville and discover Beach Resort (B,D) At leisure to enjoy the facilities of the Resort and Day 13: Depart the many delights Mauritius Transfer of Mauritius. to the airport. (B)

Mauritius and Africa are the perfect holiday combination – Beach and Safari. Experience the thrill of seeing the Big 5 whilst on Safari. Stay in one of our many private lodges with open vehicle game drives and meals included – excellent value for money!

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