South Africa & Botswana Safari - Sample Itinerary

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South Africa & Botswana Safari
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Sample South Africa & Botswana Safari Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1 – MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – On arrival into O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg, please check-in for your flight to Skukuza airport. On arrival at Skukuza, you will be met and driven to MalaMala camp for a 4-night stay. Evening game drive.

DAY 2 – MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – Over the next 3 days you will have the option of 2 daily activities including twice-daily game drives, bush walks and photographic safaris. No two outings are ever the same.

DAY 3 – MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – On offer: Game drives, bush walks, photographic safaris, bush brunches, afternoon tea, sundowners, campfire stories, swim and relax in your accommodations.

DAY 4 – MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – On offer: Game drives, bush walks, photographic safaris, bush brunches, afternoon tea, sundowners, campfire stories, swim and relax in your accommodations.

DAY 5 – Mashatu Lodge/Mashatu Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – This morning, you will be driven to the airstrip in time to fly by scheduled flight to Mashatu Game Reserve. Afternoon game drive.

DAY 6 – Mashatu Lodge/Mashatu Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – Here at Mashatu the activity choices are numerous. Choose between game drives, walking safaris, horse safaris, cycling safaris or spending time in the photographic hides with the resident wildlife photographer to get the perfect shot.

DAY 7 – Mashatu Lodge/Mashatu Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – Early morning game drive, bush breakfast, afternoon horse safari.

DAY 8 – Kwetsani Camp/Okavango Delta – Fully Inclusive – This morning, you will be flown by scheduled flight to Maun airport and then onto Kwetsani camp in the Okavango Delta for a 3-night stay. Afternoon boating and sundowners on the water.

DAY 9 -Kwetsani Camp/Okavango Delta – Fully Inclusive – Morning game drive, afternoon mokoro excursion.

DAY 10 – Kwetsani Camp/Okavango Delta – Fully Inclusive – Early morning game drive, afternoon boating, birding, wildlife viewing.

DAY 11 – Kwetsani Camp/Okavango Delta – Breakfast – Fly to Maun and check-in for your onward flight.

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Mala Mala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve

MalaMala Game Reserve consistently produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator! The Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari, MalaMala has been custodian of this massive thriving tract of land since 1927.

MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 33,000 acres, MalaMala shares a 12-mile unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Every aspect of MalaMala Camp and Sable Camp is designed to appreciate and enjoy the view of the surrounding wilds. Pathways wind their way along the perimeter of the camp to reveal individual ochre colored units tucked into the greenery which flanks the Sand River. Massive trees and rolling green lawns are filled with birdsong, with the occasional antelope or elephant which seeks the succulence of greenery.

ACTIVITIES

  • Photographic safaris with a dedicated photographic vehicle
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Bushwalks

ROOM CONFIGURATION

Luxury rooms and suites are available. All rooms are of generous proportions each providing free wifi, 24-hour temperature control, direct dial telephones, a mini-bar, safe, bathroom amenities, insect repellent, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking.

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Detached Private Bathroom, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Heater, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service

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Mashatu Lodge/Mashatu Game Reserve

Mashatu Game Reserve is located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana bordering South Africa. It is the embodiment of all that defines Africa. Space so open and vast, taking it all in is almost too much; an array of wildlife from the gigantic to the minuscule; majestic skies open to the universe and unfettered by smog; a quiet so loud it thrums with life; and unexpected adventure beyond the game drive, with horse-back safaris, cycling safaris and walks in the wild.

Mashatu Lodge is an oasis among the undulating and seemingly endless plains of the wild. Burning torches at the camp’s entrance lure safari-goers home, where they experience the embodiment of sublime hospitality. For the client who is accustomed to luxury, this camp will meet every expectation. 14 luxury suites lie along the camp’s perimeter, and are designed to allow absolute privacy and a communion with the bush and its inhabitants. Watch elephants splashing at the waterhole, listen to the lyrical melody of the woodlands kingfisher on a branch overhead, smell the grassy scent of the bushveld, touch the bark of an ancient tree and inhale a breath of air so pure, it’s intoxicating.

ACTIVITIES

  • Games drives – twice daily
  • Mashatu walking safaris – from an adhoc activity to an overnight, multi-day adventure
  • Horse safaris
  • Mashatu Photographic hides with resident wildlife photographer
  • Mashatu cycling safaris

ROOM CONFIGURATION

Situated in the center of Mashatu Game Reserve and in close proximity to the Majale River, Mashatu Lodge is an oasis in this desert landscape. Each suite is supremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and features air conditioning, large spacious accommodations and generous bathrooms. This is the ideal camp for families traveling together with all suites designed to comfortably accommodate children.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Conference Center, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Secure Parking, TV Room

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Bath, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

SERVICES

Babysitting Service, Credit Card

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Kwetsani Camp/Okavango Delta

Kwetsani offers the perfect Okavango ‘combination’ experience. Its extremely remote location gives access to both water and dryland areas, allowing guests to see all aspects of the Delta’s makeup. Unique tree-house style tents provide exceptional views from their elevated positions, looking out over floodplains dotted with game.

The five units combine with the cool thatched main area to form a self-contained safari world – a fusion of creature comforts and incredible wildlife moments. Access to Hunda Island for game drives, plus water activities in search of species rarely encountered elsewhere, contribute to Kwetsani’s comprehensive activity offering.

ACTIVITIES

  • Day and night game drives
  • Mokoro excursions
  • Boating
  • Birding

INSIDER’S TIP: Lie back on the loungers at the pool on a sunny afternoon while looking out for wildlife and “Delta Specials” or enjoy sightings from the comfort of your private room.

ROOM CONFIGURATION

There are five tents, consisting of four twin-bedded tents and one king-size bedded tent.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

Bar, Pool, Private Vehicle Available

ROOM FACILITIES

Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah

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