This 12 night trip really is one of the most premier experiences you can hope for. Taking in the magnificent Victoria Falls and enjoying the solitude of staying in a private concession within the Zambezi National Park, then staying in Botswana's first and only Relais & Chateaux property overlooking the crystal blue waters of a lagoon, flying to the very heart of the Okavango Delta, surrounded by palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland, and ending in the beautiful city of Cape Town, this is a holiday of outstanding quality from start to finish.
The first 2 nights are at Mpala Jena Camp, an exquisite and exclusive canvas tented camp located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park. Overlooking a beautiful stretch of the Zambezi River shoreline, the 4 guest tents offer views of the river frontage, with Moroccan style influences throughout the decor. Decking in front of the tent leads to a private plunge pool with views of the calming and peaceful flowing waters of the Zambezi River. During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy a one day excursion into Victoria Falls town including a visit to the thunderous and impressive mass of falling water on a tour of the Victoria Falls.
You then fly to the remote Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. Zarafa Camp is recognised as being one the the top 100 lodges in the world by the prestigious Tattler Magazine. Overlooking endless floodplains, the views are truly breathtaking. Go in search of the wildlife on day and night drives, or head into the bush on foot with your guide.
Then you are off to another remote location, this time in the Delta - the stunning Duba Plains. Game viewing in the dry season at Duba Plains is a dramatic experience as the vast open grasslands are often isolated from the mainland by deep waterways, thus creating the perfect hunting ground. Thousands of buffalo are hunted almost daily by up to 4 different lion prides and the area is famed for the clashes between these great animals seen regularly on game drives.
A short flight will take you back to Maun where you connect with a direct flight to Cape Town. Originally a private residence, the historic Ellerman House Cape Edwardian-style mansion features shaded verandas and terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean. A highlight of Ellerman House is the owner’s extensive South African art collection spanning original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art, a separate collection of which is displayed in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.
Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa
Arrive into Victoria Falls Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your driver will meet you. You will then be transferred to Mpala Jena Camp.
Mpala Jena Camp is an exquisite and exclusive canvas tented camp, located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park. Overlooking a beautiful stretch of the Zambezi River shoreline, guests can enjoy easy access to Victoria Falls town, but the camp is far enough away from the hustle and bustle, allowing guests to relax and unwind whilst enjoying an incredible setting amidst the wild habitat of the Zambezi National Park.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport.
Light Aircraft Transfer Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) to Kasane Airport (BBK) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met and assisted with the connection for your onward flight to Selinda.
Light Aircraft Transfer Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Zarafa Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Zarafa, an intimate, exquisite tented camp located on the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Few camps rival the location of this little gem, Botswana's first Relais & Chateaux property. Activities offered here include game drives, night drives, and walks can be arranged on request. The wildlife in the area is spectacular and the region is famous for its enormous herds of elephant and buffalo.
Following a morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.
Light Aircraft Transfer Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Zarafa Camp to Duba Plains - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Duba Plains is an intimate camp in one of the most remote locations in the Okavango. It is situated on an island in the 30,000 hectare Kwedi concession area, north of the Moremi in the Okavango Delta. The camp is surrounded by expansive seasonally flooded plains and shaded by tall ebony, fig and mangosteen trees. The camp offers game drives and boating excursions in the delta when seasonal water levels permit.
Following a morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by air from the Delta to Maun.
Light Aircraft Transfer Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Duba Plains to Maun Airport (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at Maun Airport and assisted with the check in for your onward international flight.
South African Airways SA8605 (Economy Class): Fly from Maun Airport (MUB) departing at 13:35 to Cape Town International Airport (CPT), arriving at 16:20
Upon landing, you will be welcomed at the aircraft by a security approved airside supplier. If the aircraft is parked against the terminal building, you will be met at the sky bridge; if the aircraft is parked away from the airport building then guests will be met at the entrance of the airport building. You will then be escorted to immigration and to the baggage carousel to collect your luggage. Finally, you will be accompanied through Customs and into the arrivals terminal, where a Guest Service Officer will be waiting to welcome you to South Africa and escort you to your transfer vehicle.
You will then be transferred to Ellerman House.
Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa for 12 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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