Botswana is one of the true remaining wilderness areas in Africa and is committed to conserving its abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta, a wetland within the desert sustaining a huge diversity of wildlife, Chobe National Park is renowned for its predator and elephant population, and Moremi Game Reserve has an amazing variety of wildlife. The Seychelles is all about enticing beaches, warm turquoise waters and island hopping opportunities. Making this itinerary a great combination.
Your adventure will start in Kasane (or Maun), easily accessible by road from Victoria Falls in 1½-2 hours. A light aircraft transfer (approx. 40 minutes) will take you to the Savute area of Chobe National Park. Savute Safari Lodge is known for its excellent predator viewing and large herds of elephant, and your stay here is 2 nights.
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. The Savuti Marsh region, which constitutes the western stretch of the park, covers 10,800 km². A relic of a large inland lake, the marsh is now fed by the erratic Savuti channel. Savuti has rich grasslands, savannah woodland and a large variety of trees and other vegetation, and is home to large concentrations of lions and elephants. Hippos wallow in the waters, crocodile laze in the sun and rich birdlife surround the area.
SAVUTE SAFARI LODGE
Savute Safari Lodge is situated in the south western part of the Chobe National Park, on the banks of the fascinating Savute channel.
Another light aircraft transfer today, with amazing views of the landscape en route, will take you into the heart of the Okavango Delta for a 2-night stay.
The Okavanago Delta is a unique system of inland waterways and a highlight of any visit to Botswana. In the Okavango Delta the mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe, is ideal as it can move quietly through shallow water, being pushed by the boatman using a long pole, moving along the narrow channels or cutting through the long grasses or papyrus. Guided activities from this permanent water site are by canoe, river boat or on foot. Fishing is also available in season.
Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, just outside the Moremi Game Reserve.
XUGANA ISLAND LODGE
Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession within Botswana’s pristine Okavango Delta. The lodge is set on the fringe of an island.
After another light aircraft transfer you will be at Camp Moremi on the Xakanaxa Lagoon for a further 2-night stay.
The Moremi Game Reserve has one of the most diverse habitat and animal populations in Botswana, so your game viewing activities by river powerboat and in open 4x4 vehicles, should be both varied and exciting. Moremi Game Reserve was the first African reserve that was established by the local people. Concerned by the fast depletion of wildlife, the Batawana people of Ngamiland proclaimed Moremi a game reserve in 1963, and today it remains of great conservation, environmental and scientific importance.
Camp Moremi is situated on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the Moremi Game Reserve, the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Located in the heart of Moremi Game Reserve which lies within the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, is one of the original authentic bush camps, Camp Xakanaxa.
After a final day on safari it is time to bid farewell to this special country and one final light aircraft transfer will take you to Kasane or Maun, for your onward journey to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, where you will transfer to your hotel.
Unique by a thousand miles! Surrounded by the clear warm seas of the Indian Ocean and blessed with a wonderful climate, the 115 islands of the Seychelles (only 16 are inhabited) are perfect for a holiday surrounded by pristine natural beauty.
Seychelles is all about island life, they are spread over 1,400,000 square km and six island groups lying 500-1,600 km from the African Coast. It is also about enticing beaches, warm turquoise waters, and island-hopping opportunities. There are 43 mainly granite ‘inner’ islands and 72 coralline ‘outer’ islands.
YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS...
CONSTANCE EPHELIA RESORT
The Constance Ephélia Resort is set within 120 hectares of lush tropical vegetation, a stunning site on the main island of Mahé.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT SEYCHELLES
On the south-west coast of the Seychelles main island, on a verdant hillside, overlooking a picturesque bay, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is comprised of 67 sumptuous Creole-style guest villas and suites, all with private terrace or balcony and plunge pool, and the trademark Four Seasons style and quality.
The Paradise Sun hotel is located on the stunning sheltered Cote d'Or Beach, with 80 stylish air-conditioned rooms in chalets set in the lush grounds and is a relaxed and casual hotel, ideal for those wanting to do lots of activities.
DISCOVER THE SEYCHELLES
Seychelles is all about island life – 115 of them. They are spread over 1,400,000 square km and six island groups lying 500-1,600 km from the African Coast.
Crystal clear waters lap at the beach before developing into a pristine turquoise ocean, framed by the lush greenery that accents granite formations.
The second largest of the Seychelles archipelago, Praslin island provides you with a diverse array of choices.
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|UK > Kasane/Maun||± 20hrs|
|Kasane/Maun > Johannesburg||± 2hrs|
|Johannesburg > Seychelles||± 5hrs|
|Seychelles > UK||± 17hrs|
|Kasane/Maun > Savute Safari Lodge||± 1hr|
|Savute Safari Lodge > Okavango Delta||± 45mins|
|Okavango Delta > Moremi Game Reserve||± 45mins|
|Moremi Game Reserve > Maun||± 45mins|
|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. Chobe National Park is the scene of some of the best safari action in Africa, 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.
Combined with the idyllic Seychelles for some well earned R&R, this itinerary is unusual but a real winner.
"We wanted to give you some feedback from our trip to Botswana. All the arrangements went like clockwork as usual. Think this has been our best safari experience with the hospitality, game viewing and lodges all being brilliant. I don't think we have ever seen so much at the different lodges and they all bring something unique to that particular place. So we are very happy with our experience and are thinking about our next trip already."
"We had the most incredible time! Truly! Thank you for organizing such an epic trip. It was a dream vacation and I'm so sad that it's over. But we're already trying to talk our parents into booking a trip down there."
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