Out of Africa
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For those seeking the nostalgia of Africa during Hemingway's time 14 nights
2 nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel, one of the finest 'colonial' hotels remaining in Africa
2 nights at the Chobe Game Lodge situated in the Chobe National Park
3 nights at Delta Camp in the heart of the Okavango, with your middle night out in the 'bush' accompanied by a team of staff who will ensure you comfort and serve you dinner under the stars.
2 nights at Jack's Camp in the Kalahari Desert, a Camp famed for its elegance and style.
1 brief overnight stay at The D`oreale Grande , close to Johannesburg's Airport
4 nights at Benguerra Lodge - probably the most beautiful Beach Lodge in the World
All flights and road transfers ex Johannesburg Airport
After a scheduled flight form Johannesburg Airport to Victoria Falls, you will experience the majesty of the Victoria Falls, staying at the world famous 'Victoria Falls Hotel', which has welcomed distinguished guests from throughout the World for nearly one hundred years.
The Hotel which is only a short distance from the Victoria Falls themselves, is the epitome of 'old world' luxury and service. You will be accommodated in deluxe rooms whilst at the Hotel.
During your stay at Victoria Falls, you and your party will have extensive opportunities to explore the Falls. The more adventurous can partake in white water rafting, bungi jumping or even surfing the rapids. However less adventurous tastes for adventure may prefer the 'Flight of the Angels' as the best option to view the Falls.
After two nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel you will transfer by road, by private air-conditioned car to The Chobe National Park - famous for its huge herds of elephant. The only Lodge actually in the Park is the Chobe Game Lodge, a Safari Lodge 'par excellence', providing an elegant and warm reception. The Lodge has over the years been frequented by the rich and famous - it hosted Elizabeth Taylor's honeymoon with Richard Burton.
The Lodge is situated on the banks of the Chobe River, and your Safaris will be by 4x4 and motor boat in the Chobe National Park.
After two nights at the Chobe Game Lodge you will take a short road journey to Kasane Airport where you will board a light aircraft, flying over the spectacular Okavango Delta to Delta Camp ( a flight time of 1hr 20mins).
Delta Camp is one of the original luxury lodges built in Africa, and is frequented by the cognoscenti wishing to get as close to nature as possible without compromising on comfort.
Overlooking the Boro, one of the main waterways of the Okavango, Delta Camp is imaginatively built from locally-sourced natural materials. Your private 'reed' bungalow has the "most comfortable beds in Africa" - (at least according to our many guests who have raved about Delta Camp), electric lights, showers with continuous hot water, and flushing toilet. It is hard to imagine surrounded by this comfort that you are in fact 65Km into the bush!
Your safaris from Delta Camp will be the most interesting during your holiday. You will explore the intricate and stunningly beautiful waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro, a dug out canoe poled by your personal Guide. This is a truly magical experience, allowing you to view the abundant bird-life at very close range. Floating through beds of water-lilies, watching antelope, zebra, giraffe and perhaps the occasional cheetah, your memories of Delta Camp will remain with you for ever.
Walking Safaris are also featured at Delta Camp. Even the most satiated safari-goers will tell you that tracking and viewing wildlife on foot is 'the only way to go!' Accompanied by your personal experienced and qualified Guide, you will, in all safety and security, become part of the African landscape.
From your three night stay at Delta Camp, you will fly back to Maun to connect with a light aircraft flight into the Kalahari Desert and Jack's Camp.
This is a classic safari camp in a stunning desert location. The camp stands in a palm grove, oasis-like in the starkness of the desert.
The camp has eight large traditional tents each is equipped with canvas and wooden basins, copper water jugs and paraffin lamps. Each has a private, separate "bathroom" of bucket shower and flushing loo. Two honeymoon tents have four-poster beds.
The Tea Tent has Persian carpets on the floor and large soft cushions. As the name implies, this is where afternoon tea is served —scones and homemade cakes. Other meals are either served under the shade of a giant acacia or in the Mess Tent. Dinner is served on a damask cloth with silver cutlery and sparkling candles, during cool evenings hot coals are placed under your chair to ensure your comfort - this is a typical example of the outstanding service you can expect at Jack's Camp.
Your Safaris will be by 4x4 and four wheeled 'quad' motor cycles, enabling you to explore the vast expance of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
After two nights at Jack's Camp you will return to Maun to connect with an Air Botswana flight to Johannesburg, arriving around 18.30. A short transfer to The Grace in Rosebank, without a doubt Johannesburg's most exclusive five-star hotel, and a relaxing evening before flying out to Mozambique the following morning.
Arriving at Vilanculos on the mainland coast, you will be met at the Airport at taken to your waiting motor boat for the 40 minute cruise to the Falcon of Benguerra
Benguerra is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago Nature Reserve, and is truly the pristine tropical Falcon of our dreams. Benguerra Lodge is situated right on the beautiful white coral beach. The 13 individual chalets, set in an indigenous milkwood forest, are built on stilts, and each has a stunning view of the Ocean.
The hospitality at Benguerra Lodge is unique, meals are served in a variety of locations; on the beach, under the trees or in the dining room. The cuisine is superb, with an emphasis on freshly caught seafood.
During your stay on Benguerra, you will go out on a snorkeling safari, visiting one of the finest snorkeling and diving reefs in the World; 'two mile reef'. You will also have a landrover tour of the Falcon stopping for a lavish picnic lunch served to you privately on a secluded beach.
A highlight of your stay at Benguerra will be visiting 'pansy Falcon' home to the unique pansy shells, one of the rarest and most beautiful shells in the World. A sunset cruise completes your complimentary activities. Additional activities at Benguerra include 'World Class' deep sea diving, deep sea fishing and saltwater fly fishing.
After four relaxing nights on Benguerra you will return to Vilanculos for the flight back to Johannesburg.
14 nights: €5675 per person SAFARI ONLY 9 nights: €4028 Email a consultant