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Experience a safari and beach holiday with a difference - this 10-day adventure blends the astonishing wildlife of Botswana's legendary Okavango Delta with the beaches of Mozambique's dazzling Bazaruto Archipelago.

Kick off with a safari into the teeming floodplains and forests of the Okavango Delta as you enjoy tranquil canoe rides and dramatic 4X4 game drives from perfectly located Camp Okavango and Xugana Island Lodge.

Then fly to Vilanculos in Mozambique via Johannesburg and transfer to Azura for four days in the sun. Island hop around the Bazaruto Archipelago, go deep-sea fishing, scuba dive, or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean or simply relax on the resort's white sandy beaches.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Blend big game with a beach holiday
  • Travel to one of Moremi's best areas
  • Enjoy water and land safaris year-round
  • Spot wildlife from a viewing deck
  • Cruise the Delta in a traditional mokoro
  • Enjoy truly amazing bird watching
  • Island hop in the Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Scuba dive, snorkel and deep-sea fish
  • Feast on fresh seafood platters

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Camp Moremi

Your adventure begins with a flight from Johannesburg to Maun in Botswana where you'll transfer to your charter flight, bound for Camp Moremi, a stunning tented bush camp situated on the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the permanent wetlands of the Okavango Delta and is your base for the next two nights.

Day 2

Explore the Okavango Delta

Spend the day exploring the spectacular Okavango Delta by boat, 4X4 or mokoro - a traditional dugout canoe - after which you can enjoy the sunset and dinner on the outdoor dining deck.

One of Africa's great wildlife regions, the Okavango Delta has a widely diverse ecosystems thanks to its eclectic mix of habitats. There are huge populations of classic African mammals such as lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard along with aquatic species like hippo and crocodile. The bird watching is phenomenal and the general game viewing is always great at any time of year.

Days 3-4

Experience more of the Okavango Delta

After breakfast, embark on a dramatic boat transfer through the winding waterways of the Okavango Delta to Xugana Island Lodge - an initmate lodge set among a grand canopy of trees. Have lunch and set out to explore the world's largest inland delta on an afternoon game drive that turns into a dusk drive as you head back to camp after sundowner drinks.

The next morning continue your exploration of the area on a tranquil mokoro ride, go bird watching or head out on foot for a guided nature walk. Embark on another game drive in the late afternoon, and as you head home in the early evening, keep a close eye out for the Delta's nocturnal animals that are starting to become active.

Day 5

Fly to Johannesburg

This morning catch a charter flight from Xugana Island Lodge to Maun. Keep your camera handy: the views of the Delta from the air are amazing. Transfer in Maun to a scheduled flight for Johannesburg. After arrival, take a private car to The Peech Hotel in Melrose for the night.

Enjoy a relaxing evening by the swimming pool or head out and explore either Rosebank or Sandton - two fashionable neighbourhoods nearby and both home to a huge range of restaurants, shops and bars.

Day 6

Arriving on Benguerra Island

Transfer after breakfast back to OR Tambo International Airport for your scheduled flight to Vilanculos in Mozambique. From there fly by helicopter to the stunning Azura on Benguerra Island. The rest of the day will be yours to unwind and explore this stunning accommodation, situated right on the beach.

Days 7-9

Island hop in Bazaruto

Enjoy the next three days experiencing all that Azura has to offer. Spend some time island hopping in the spectacular Bazaruto Archipelago, relax on white sandy beaches, or book a diving excursion to some of the best dive sites in Africa.

In the evenings, dine right on the beach with a delicious seafood barbecue or on Western dishes indoors.

Day 10

Tour ends in Johannesburg

After breakfast, transfer back by helicopter to Vilanculos Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. Your tour will end upon your arrival in the City of Gold.

Inclusions

  • 1 night at The Peech Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 nights at Azura on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Maun
  • Scheduled transfers
  • National Park entrance and Concession Conservation fees
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos
  • 2 nights at Xugana Island Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 2 nights at Camp Moremi on a fully inclusive basis

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 03 Sep 2014 - 03 Oct 2014 $8110
  • 04 Oct 2014 - 03 Nov 2014 $8070
  • 04 Nov 2014 - 04 Dec 2014 $6870
  • 05 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $6560

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Combine two classic, authentic Botswana camps with a barefoot luxury lodge on an island off Mozambique's coast for a wonderful honeymoon."

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