Combine a Big 5 game experience with the pristine beaches in Mauritius. Chobe National Park is home to an estimated 70 000 elephants, it is one of the best places in Africa to see these magnificent creatures, as well as offering a genuine Big 5 safari.
Connect with your onward flight from Johannesburg to Kasane in Botswana, where you will be met and transferred (largely in the park) to Chobe Game Lodge for your 4 night stay.
Established in 1968 and covering almost 12,000 square kilometres Chobe National Park is located in Botswana's north and is the third largest national park in Botswana. It boasts one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa and is world renowned for its elephant population - estimated at 70,000, possibly the largest elephant concentration in Africa. During your 4 night stay you will cruise on the river, have tradition vehicle game drives and enjoy a full day exploring the park (with a stunning picnic lunch). Hippos wallow in the waters, crocodile laze in the sun and rich birdlife surround the area.
After your 4 night safari fly back to Johannesburg and spend an overnight in Johannesburg.
CHOBE GAME LODGE
The only permanent game lodge within Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is set on the banks of the perennial Chobe River, overlooking the fertile floodplains of Namibia, with great game viewing opportunities without having to leave the confines of the lodge.
A perfect tropical beach holiday destination, for couples and families alike. Relax in the sophisticated surroundings of your resort hotel and enjoy the beaches, watersports, golf courses, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and many other activities and leisure facilities on offer in this tropical playground. Your stay on this beautiful tropical island can be as relaxing or activity filled as you wish. The island is approximately 40 miles north to south and 28 miles east to west, making it an ideal size to explore. You might like to rent a soft-top jeep and spend a day or two visiting the markets, shops, towns, public beaches and tourist sites of this safe multi-cultural island.
The hotels and resorts are sophisticated with a large range of activities on offer. These include comprehensive watersports facilities, tennis courts, gyms and diving schools. With it’s Creole and European influences, fine seafood and talented chefs, the culinary experience is also a good one in Mauritius. Several of the resorts we recommend offer wedding packages and have full kids and teen clubs on site.
Merville Beach is a well established and relaxed hotel just 15 minutes walk from the lively village of Grand Bay in the north of Mauritius.
PARADIS BEACHCOMBER GOLF RESORT & SPA
Set against the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Morne Brabant Mountain the Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa occupies a superb location on Le Morne Peninsula, and prides itself on a large variety of quality accommodation.
LUX* BELLE MARE
This elegant and stylish deluxe resort overlooks a beautiful white sandy beach and the seductive waters of the Indian Ocean at Belle Mare, on the east coast of the island.
You will be collected and returned to Mauritius airport in time for your return flight to the UK.
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|London Heathrow > Johannesburg||± 11hrs|
|Johannesburg > Kasane & vv||± 2hrs|
|Johannesburg > Mauritius||± 4hrs|
|Mauritius > London Heathrow||± 13hrs|
|Kasane > Chobe Game Lodge & vv||± 30mins|
|Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.|
This is the classic Botswana fly-in Safari, combining all of the best elements of a safari in Botswana. The Savute region is (for want of a better phrase) the 'posh' end of Chobe National Park and the scene of some of the best safari action in Africa. This is the home of the lions that have learned to hunt Elephants, as seen on David Attenborough's Planet Earth!
And then the Okavango Delta, unique as the only inland delta in the world. Explore the waterways & channels in a traditional mokoro (canoe) or powerboat, and look for the animals from a unique perspective.
This itinerary is priced on using the camps of Desert & Delta Safaris, surely one of the friendliest companies in Africa, but there are alternatives too. Botswana is a very special destination.
If you wanted to extend your safari experience in Botswana, why not travel south to the Okavango Delta to discover the secrets of the wetland eco-system, or visit the Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world, described by the local tribesmen - ‘the smoke that thunders’.
"I would just like to say a big thank you for arranging our recent trip which was a great success. If and when we go again to Africa we would certainly come back to you, thank you."
"We had a wonderful time in Botswana. Much of the credit and thanks go to you for your meticulous planning, and Desert & Delta Safaris for their attention to detail. In the whole four weeks of travelling nothing went wrong and we never felt unsure of anything. It is certainly a beautiful part of the world and somewhere I am sure we will make a return visit."
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