11 Days Botswana Safari and Seychelles Dream Getaway from US$5,261.-pp

Start the trip of your life time in the heart of the Okavango Delta at the beautifully located and architecturally unique Camp Okuti. Continue on to your tented safari base even deeper in the Delta where you can explore the Delta by mokoro (dug out canoe), walking and night drive safaris. Head to white sand, turquoise water honeymoon dream of Shilouette Island in the Seychelles where you will be spoiled with barefoot luxury of island living. A secluded haven, nestled in lush mountains, it is a nature lover’s dream. Hike through the rainforest or set out on a kayaking or diving adventure.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Safari in the pristine Okavango Delta
  • Bush flights between the camps for bird-eye views
  • Private concession safari with off road driving possible, mokoro canoes, walking and night drives
  • Maximum 4 people on game drive vehicle
  • Paradise like setting in the Indian Ocean for your beach getaway
  • Shimmering coral reefs and white sand, powder beaches on eco friendly  island

ITINERARY MAP

Use the route map below to explore the destinations & accommodation on this tour

Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Okuti Moremi Game Reserve FB+ 2x 1 x Twin Masasa(s) (double on request) 2 Nights
Kanana Okavango Delta FB+ 2x 1 x Twin Tent(s) (double on request) 2 Nights
City Lodge OR Tambo Airport Johannesburg B&B 1x Standard Room 1 Night
Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Silhouette Island B&B 2x King Garden Villa 5 Nights

FB+: Full board and safari acitivities

B&B: Bed and Breakfast – inquire for half board options

Accommodation style: Luxury

PRICE

March 2020: US$5,261.- pp (deduct US$254.- pp honey moon discount)

May  and June 2020: US$6,092.-pp (deduct US$231.-pp honeymoon discount)

July 18 to Aug 29, 2020: US$7,342.-pp (deduct US$328.-pp for honeymoon discount)

Aug 30 to Oct 31,2020: US$7,156.-pp (deduct US$280.-pp for honeymoon discount
Price per persons, double occupancy

Wedding Certificate required – wedding date must be within 6 month of travel.

Included

Safari: Full board, sodas, beers, house wines, local spirits, 2xday safari activities, laundry service. Park entrance fees.

Beach: Accommodation in King Garden Villa, breakfast,  non motorized water sports,

All intra Africa flights, flights to safari lodges and transfers are included.

Excluded

Flight USA-Johannesburg and Seychelles to USA,  Optional activities such as Diving, fishing, motorized watersports. Premium drinks on safari, all drinks at beach;

BEST TIME TO GO

Safari: July – October– high game concentrations around water sources, good visibility of game due to leafless woodlands, flood waters in Okavango make for good boating, cold nights and warm/dry days

April – June moderate climate

Jan – March and Dec; summer bird migrants are in breeding plumage, lots of babies, great light and green colors, Dec and Jan can be hot and humid.

Beach: The Seychelles are a year round tropical destination. May to October being drier, cooler weather than the rest of the year with the larger amounts of rainfall during December to February compared to other months.

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1:           Okuti, Moremi Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your Botswana flight where our representative will await you to assist with your short flight into the heart of the African bush. You will experience your first safari this afternoon.

As an option, you can also spend the night in Johannesburg prior proceeding to Botswana.

Botswana

Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With almost 40% of its land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas you can travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland. The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars and heavenly bodies of an unimaginable brilliance, and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty. Experience here the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango; the unimaginable vastness of the world’s second largest game reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal; and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park. Botswana is the last stronghold for a number of endangered bird and mammal species, making your safari experience even more memorable, and at times you will feel simply surrounded by wild animals.

Moremi Game Reserve

The amazing foresight of Chief Moremi created one of the world’s most famous reserves, conserving part of the Okavango Delta and the plains to its east. The reserve covers more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and thick forest. This diversity supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, and lion, cheetah and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on the Botswana national bird list.

Overnight: Okuti      View iBrochure

Okuti, refurbished in 2014 draws its influence from the Maunachira River which flows in front of the camp, with its abundant birdlife, fish and sandy river banks, it remains an oasis of serenity and peacefulness. Okuti is built amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana’s prime game viewing regions, Moremi Game Reserve.

Accommodation

Okuti comprises five twin-bedded “Masasas”, each with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The honeymoon unit features a double bed, indoor and outdoor shower along with an outdoor bath tub . An additional two family “Masasas” consist of two bedrooms which share spacious bathroom facilities – ideal for families in this child-friendly camp. Okuti’s spacious curved ‘Masasas ’ are located on raised decks with river views.

Activities

Situated in the heart of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, guests can experience unhindered views in specially-designed safari vehicles. Our window seat guarantee ensures no more than four guests per vehicle when out on game drives. The Moremi Game Reserve is rich in wildlife, and its consistent year-round game viewing makes it ideal for the first time visitors to Botswana. Guests can also explore the Okavango Delta waterways by motorboat, and the areas open lagoons and winding channels make it a birder’s paradise, complete with herons and storks in the breeding season.

Facilities

Five twin-bedded “Masasas” with en-suite bathrooms (including Honeymoon “Masasa”)
Two family “Masasas” (each sleeping four people in two bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom)
Dining room, bar, seating area and open deck for evenings around the campfire
Accessible by air or road (self-drive options available)
Swimming pool

Attractions

Okuti offers one of the best value safari experiences in the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta region of Botswana. It provides excellent game viewing due to its widely varied and protected habitats which support a huge variety of wildlife.

Okuti can accommodate clients wishing to self-drive (in 4WD) into Moremi Game Reserve, offering an adventure and an alternative to flying.

1 x Twin Masasa(s) (double on request)

Okuti’s spacious curved mosasas are located on raised teak decks with river views. Okuti comprises of five twin-bedded mosasa ( ancient tribal word for house of reeds), each with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The honeymoon unit features a double bed, bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower.

Activities

Game Drive

Game Drive

Search the African bush for wild life in your custom designed safari vehicle. Watch animals lookign for their next meal or even catching one and mothers tending to their babies.  Your game ranger will not only point out game and birds for you but also explain about their life cycle and habitats. He will also show you tracks in the sand and explain what animal they belong to.

Included

Full Board and Activities
Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 2:           Okuti, Moremi Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Rise early for your morning game activity.  Relax in the lounge or on your front porch searching for animals until mid afternoon at which time the animals are more active again you head out for another game drive or motor boat safari.

Activities

Game Drive
Motorboat safari

Included

Full Board and Activities
Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 3:           Kanana, Okavango Delta

Day Itinerary

After your early morning game drive board a bush plane to fly to Kanana Safari Camp. A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.

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.

Overnight: Kanana   View iBrochure

A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.

Guests are accommodated in seven spacious twin and double-bedded safari tents and one family tent, each with en-suite bathrooms with large walk-in shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Families are accommodated in a two bedroomed tent, sharing a bathroom and the addition of an outdoor shower – ideal for families in this child-friendly camp. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within a comfortable distance from the main camp area.

1 x Twin Tent(s) (double on request)

Guests are accommodated in spacious, twin-bedded safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms with shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The tents are well spaced, affording privacy whilst remaining within comfortable distance from the main camp area. Double on request.

Activities

Boat Excursions
Game Drives
Night Drives

Boat Excursions

Explore the Okavango Deltaʼs crystal clear waterways by motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area.

Visit the Kanana Private Heronry, one of the largest breeding sights in Southern Africa.

Game Drives

Game drives are conducted with a professional guide in specially-designed vehicles this allows unhindered game viewing and photography.

Night Drives

Game drives often continuing into the evening offering the opportunity of seeing nocturnal inhabitants of the area.

Included

Full Board and Activities
Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 4:           Kanana, Okavango Delta

Day Itinerary

Today take advantage of Kanana being in a private concession which makes off road searching for game, night drives, mokoro drives, motor boat drives and even walking safaris possible. The diverse habitat ensures prolific sightings of Elephant, Buffalo, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Kudu, Lechwe, Lion and Leopard, among many others.

Activities

Game Drives
Boat Excursions
Mokoro
Walking Safari
Fishing
Night Drives

Mokoro

Mokoro activities provide the chance to experience the incredible aquatic wildlife of the Okavango Delta, such as sitatunga, fish eagles, painted reed frogs and malachite kingfishers. Climb aboard a Mokoro with your ʻpolerʼ and enjoy exploring the Okavango Deltaʼs tranquil waterways.

Walking Safari

Take a guided bush walk to gain a detailed understanding of this diverse environment, which features gems such as red lechwe bounding through marshy areas, a kaleidoscope of birdlife, plus predators and big game. Walks can also be taken on small islands where the extraordinary Pelʼs Fishing Owl is known to nest.

Fishing

Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy motorboat trips to some of the Okavango Deltaʼs best fishing spots, for a chance to experience the beautiful surroundings before landing a variety of species such as tilapia and tiger fish, African pike and sharp tooth catfish.

Included

Full Board and Activities
Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 5: City Lodge OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

South Africa

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

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. Please check your itinerary for inclusions.

Day Itinerary

After your morning game drive, fly to Johannesburg for overnight adjacent to airport.

Overnight: City Lodge OR Tambo Airport

Based at Africas busiest airport, City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo Airport will provide business and leisure travellers with home away from home accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport.

OR Tambo Airport offers a number of services from banking to a wide range of retailers, so whether its a good book or a scrumptious meal, the airports facilities have everything you need. The hotel boasts boardroom and conference facilities, a fitness room as well as a deck with a pool and a large commercial area with a coffee shop.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

 Day 6:         Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Silhouette Island

Day Itinerary

Walk to the terminal and fly to Mahefrom where you will continue to Shilouette Island

Seychelles

With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is unsurprisingly a choice place for newlyweds. But for those looking for more than a suntan or romance, this archipelago offers a number of high-energy distractions. There are jungle and coastal walks, boat excursions, and diving and snorkelling to keep you buzzing. Ecotourism is big – there are marine parks and natural reserves filled with endemic species that are easy to approach. So if you are suffering from visions of tropical paradise, here is your medicine.

Silhouette Island

Set within the boundaries of a national park and rated by conservationists as one of the most significant biodiversity hot spots in the Indian Ocean, Silhouette Island boasts a stunningly beautiful coastline and tropical scenery reminiscent of a Robinson Crusoe movie. Its lush, ancient forests are a nature lover’s dream, providing a sanctuary for an impressive array of flora and fauna, including a number of species teetering on the brink of extinction – two varieties of giant tortoises and the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat. Similarly, the island’s surrounding coral reefs are a haven for a plethora of oceanic life, while the primeval granite slopes of Mount Dauban – the Seychelles’ second-highest mountain – offer several breathtaking hiking trails.

Overnight: Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

Dotting the curvaceous landscape along the east face of Silhouette Island, spacious villas line the hillside and coastline. Surrounded by a vibrant national park and the Indian Ocean, each villa at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa has been created to deliver the truly unique Silhouette experience. Stay in touch with family via in-room WiFi or relax in the large bathroom that opens onto a private garden complete with an outdoor rain shower.
Silhouette Island is a place of unparalleled beauty, its numerous mountain peaks dominate the seascape and smooth granite boulders dot stretches of powdery white sand beaches that embrace the translucent blue ocean.
The culinary options at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa are diverse and mouth-watering. The resort has a host of restaurants and bars in addition to room service and customised private dining options that will leave you spoiled for choice.  Experience Seychellois créole specialities or enjoy some sushi prepared from fresh fish caught by local fishermen.
The Spa is snuggled on a hillside, between ancient rocks and sprawling jungle, this stunning retreat is comprised of six couple treatment suites set upon stilts amidst a magical landscape.

King Garden Villa:

Set amidst the lush greenery of Silhouette Island, the 30 King Garden Villas of Hilton Silhouette Labriz Resort & Spa are 88 sqm (950 sqft) of contemporary design fused with tropical chic. Each villa boasts spectacular views of mist-swathed Mt. Dauban and a private terrace with sun loungers designed for those tranquil island afternoons.

The spacious bedrooms feature a plush sofa and working desk. The bathrooms have a separate bathtub, walk-in shower and open up onto a private garden complete with outdoor shower.

Just a short walk away from the beach, each villa is equipped with modern conveniences such as WiFi, flat screen TVs and DVD players for those rare moments in.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 7,8,9,10:           Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Silhouette Island

Day Itinerary

Indulge yourself with nothing but strolling on the white sand, powder beaches or partake in one of the many optional activities on offer. Your resort is a secluded haven nestled in lush mountains on a quiet island,  a pure nature lover’s dream. Hike through the rainforest or set out on a kayaking or diving adventure.

Optional

Snorkelling
Giant Turtoise Sanctuary
Diving
Kayaking
Fishing
Boat Cruise

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 11:        Departure

Transfer by boat/road to the Seychelles airport.

End of service.

Terms and conditions apply.
Trip starts and ends  in Johannesburg, South Africa and ends in Seychelles airport. Minimum 2 persons, start any day. Email us to adjust journey to your liking

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