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Safari and Beach Holiday

Our 14 night safari and beach holiday is the ultimate in luxury, special for honeymoons or luxury getaways for couples we offer you total relaxation

Prices from  £4995.00 per person

Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta        (4 days)

Okavango Delta

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water.

Highlights include the elusive Sitatunga antelope which has found refuge in this pristine wetland ecosystem, while birds such as the African fish eagle, Pel’s fishing owl and many others provide a spectacular display.

Day Notes

Today you will fly into Johannesburg and connect through to Maun. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your light air transfer to the Delta.

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Overnight: Shinde Camp

Shinde comprises eight twin-bedded classic safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request.

Every possible comfort has been catered for – from generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a handy flashlight! Each tent is strategically positioned to offer splendid views, whether across the Okavango Deltas mysterious waterways or open grasslands.

Courtesy of its location Shinde can offer both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available while fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

Included

Fully Inclusive Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls           (2 days)

Victoria Falls

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

Day Notes

Today you will take a light air transfer to Kasane Airport. On arrival you will then take a road transfer through the border crossing to your hotel at the Victoria Falls.

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Overnight: Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.

The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

World-class service, and food and beverage choice and preparation second to none, make the hotel a magnet for international visitors and locals alike. The opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offer variety and wide choice. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.

The ambience of the hotel is steeped in that history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. Small executive meetings and private dining facilities are easily arranged for those who wish to combine a little business with a lot of pleasure, and all in a secluded and discreet environment.

It is the Victoria Falls Hotel that remains the major attraction for visitors. Waking up to the sound of “the smoke that thunders”, seeing the sun rise beneath the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the lunar rainbow at night, all the while soaking up the history and ambience of a bygone era, is more than unforgettable – it is unique.

Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg        (1 day)

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

Day Notes

Today you will take a road transfer back to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will take the airport shuttle bus to your hotel.

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Overnight: Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace

Enjoy elegance at an attractive price…the 4-star Peermont Mondior hotel at Emperors Palace sets an exciting standard in world-class business, conference and leisure accommodation. The hotel features 150 spacious rooms and suites furnished in contemporary African elegance and fitted with cutting-edge technology. Its convenient location next to O.R. Tambo International Airport makes it suitable for business and leisure travellers. Enjoy breakfast and light meals at the chic Oriana restaurant or a sociable cocktail at The Silver Moon bar. Guests have access to the casino, dining, entertainment, convention and relaxation facilities of the Emperors Palace hotel, casino and convention resort.

Paradise Cove Hotel & Spa, Mauritius    (7 days)

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Mauritius

Mauritius has been subject to an interesting fusion of cultural influences over the centuries and these are reflected in the island’s diverse and vibrant society. This rich cultural heritage, combined with the island’s exquisite beaches, aquamarine waters and pristine forests, have made it one of southern Africa’s prime tourist destinations.

Welcome to Paradise Cove Hotel & Spa, a five-star boutique hotel, with its secluded white sandy beach sheltered by a rocky peninsula. The latter, with its love nests for two, offers a panoramic view over the ocean and the five islets of the island’s north coast, and holds the promise of an amazing change of scene all year round… The romantic calling of this 5-star intimate hotel of 67 double rooms, nestled in a tropical garden with bushes of orangey and red Ixoras, multicoloured hibiscus and bougainvilleas, fragrant frangipani and flowery creepers along its pergolas, reveals itself as a haven of peace in an Indian atmosphere subtly brightened up with Mauritian exoticism.

Included

  • All flights in economy class
  • Meet and greet services
  • Transfers throughout
  • Game drives
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes

For more information on this or any other safari and beach holidays please contact one of our experts on 01444 225640 or e-mail info@visionsofafrica.co.uk