This 11 night itinerary is ideal if you want to give your teens a safari and beach holiday to remember for years to come.
Begin your holiday of a lifetime by flying into the Madikwe Game Reserve. As you approach the reserve ready to land, you will get your first glimpse from above of Madikwe's amazing wildlife. The Big 5 is represented in the Park and you are likely to spot a lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo during your stay. During your visit you may also have the rare privilege of seeing the highly endangered African Wild Dog. The Park is home to over 66 species of large mammals and roughly 340 bird species.
You will stay at the 2 bedroomed Owner's House at Morukuru - where each day on safari is exactly yours to do as you please. As the house is only for your family, and there are no other guests about, you can totally treat this as a 'home from home' - but with the added luxury of a team of 8-10 staff on hand to make sure your stay is absolutely memorable. Head out on daily game drives at a time to suit everyone, and track Madikwe's animals. As the only guests on the vehicle, game drives are tailored totally to your preferences.
Inbetween drives, try your hand at fishing in the Marico River, or enjoy a spa treatment in the sala area with the sounds of nature to compliment the experience.
For the daring and for a family adventure never to be forgotten, sleep out in the nearby hide, surrounded by the African wilderness. For those less daring an evening stop at the hide during game drive is a sublime spot to look up at the sparkling night sky and star gaze.
After one night back in Johannesburg, at the Emperors Palace Resort which has restaurants to suit even the most picky of teenage tastebuds, you fly to a Mozambique island for 5 nights on the beach. Parents can lose themselves in peaceful island life around the pool, teenagers can revel in the huge host of watersports and land activities on offer here. The fun starts as soon as you get to the boat transfer, as you need to wade through knee-deep water to get on board.
Holiday Title: An Exclusive Holiday to Morukuru and Mozambique
Countries Visited: South Africa and Mozambique
Arrive into Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met by a representative from FedAir. You will then be transferred to the private FedAir departure lounge where you can relax before boarding your flight across to the Game Reserve. The lounge serves a selection of complimentary hot beverages and cold soft drinks, as well as sandwiches, fruit and other snacks. Please note that there is a baggage restriction of 20 kg per person and you have to have a 'soft' bag (for easy storage in the plane).
FedAir Seat in Plane Rate: Fly from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) departing at 10:00 to Madikwe Airstrip, arriving at 11:00
Morukuru Owner's House is a 2 bedroom luxury house on the banks of the Marico River and is ideal for families looking for privacy and exclusivity. Each bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. A large living room and dining area, as well as wrap around veranda, sunken firepit and private swimming pool complete the experience. All meals, drinks and activities are included, as well as the use of a private game-drive vehicle. Guests can also book the sleep-out experience, at no additional costs.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you are collected for the transfer drive back to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, where you will be taken to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Closely situated to OR Tambo International Airport, luxury and regal comfort await guests at the 5* Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace. The magnificent ambiance is complimented with state-of-the-art facilities which provide guests with added comfort. Guests can delight in fine dining experiences at the elegant Aurelia's Restaurant, indulge their senses at the Health and Beauty Spa and sip cocktails while watching an African sunset at the Pool Bar. Full access to the casino, dining and entertainment facilities at the resort is granted to all guests.
You will be collected and transferred back to the airport where you will check in for your flight to Mozambique.
Airlink 4Z260 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 11:35 to Vilanculos Airport (VNX), arriving at 13:05
On arrival at Vilanculos Airport, after clearing Immigration and Customs you will be met by an Anantara Bazaruto airport representative, and escorted to your transfer vehicle. A short 15 minute drive in an air-conditioned vehicle from the airport takes you to the landing point on the beach, where you take a boat transfer to the island. Please be advised that there is no jetty, so guests are required to wade through knee-deep water to get to the boat. The boat transfer takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes to reach the island, depending on the tides.
With few distractions to interrupt your stay at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, you can completely lose yourself in dazzling natural beauty and island life. Discover some of the world’s best scuba diving as you go in search of dugongs, turtles and whales. Experience an anglers dream with amazing deep sea fishing. Master water skiing, tubing and wake boarding, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding or set out in search of dancing dolphins or even ride a horse along the beach. Then as a postcard perfect day draws to an end, catch the wind in your sails at sunset aboard a traditional dhow boat.
Holiday Title: An Exclusive Holiday to Morukuru and Mozambique
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mozambique for 11 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults and 2 Children
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