Wild Bush Luxury

This is a wonderful 12-night safari and beach holiday which, in our eyes, is one of the best experiences you can encounter in Africa. After spending 6 nights in Botswana at two incredibly luxurious camps, head down to the coast to unwind on the beach and dive amongst pristine reefs in Mozambique.

The Okavango Delta is a must see natural phenomenon, and spending three nights at Jao Camp on a fantastic private concession is ideal as it gives you insight into the Delta’s unique wildlife.

Travel north to Zarafa Camp for your next three nights and you’ll find yourself in a completely different environment where you will see great herds of elephant and buffalo heading down from Chobe National Park – something not seen in the Delta.

To finish off your fantastic holiday, we suggest spending five nights relaxing at Benguerra Lodge in the Bazaruto Archipelago where you can soak up Africa’s fantastic beach life in Mozambique.

Day 1: Arrive into Maun – Okavango Delta

On arrival at Maun Airport, you will be met by a Lightfoot Travel representative who will assist you with the arrangements of your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Jao Camp located in the Okavango Delta.

Stay: Jao Camp

Day 2: Okavango Delta

Head out on your first game drive either on mokoro or 4×4 and enjoy watching the diverse wildlife in the Okavango. Jao Camp is on a private concession next to the world famous Moremi Game Reserve where its vast open floodplains provide some of the most stunning scenery.

In the afternoon, enjoy looking out over the plains from your private sala and watch the wildlife walk past your thatched room.

Stay: Jao Camp

Day 3: Okavango Delta

Enjoy your second day exploring the Okavango Delta. Mokoro, boat trips, fishing, day and night game drives and birding are usually on offer all year round. In the afternoon head out with your guide to one of the two hides with a cool box and wait and see what comes to the water hole that the hide looks over. Enjoy your last evening in the outdoor boma eating under the stars surrounded a warm fire.

Stay: Jao Camp

Day 4: Okavango Delta - Savuti Channel

Transfer from Jao Camp to the appropriate airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Zarafa Camp. The camp is located looking over the Zibadianja lagoon with all the safari-styled tents and private pools looking out over the plains. This afternoon enjoy a guided bush walk from camp and to take a closer look and learn about the wildlife surrounding the camp.

Stay: Zarafa Camp

Day 5: Savuti Channel

Enjoy a full day out from Zarafa Camp, take lunch with you and enjoy exploring the Savuti Channel. Stop off and set up a bush lunch under a canopy of trees and enjoy an afternoon relaxing in the shade. Head back to camp watching out for the wildlife waking up from the heat of the day.

Stay: Zarafa Camp

Day 6: Savuti Channel

Enjoy your last day on safari searching for the game yet seen. Make the most of you last day and experience a night game drive and sitting around a camp fire at Zarafa Camp, enjoying the African night and the distant sounds of the local wildlife.

Stay: Zarafa Camp

Day 7: Savuti Channel - Johannesburg – Intercontinental Airport

At a time to be advised by the camp management, you will be transferred from Zarafa Camp to the appropriate airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Maun Airport. On arrival into Maun you will catch your connecting flight to Johannesburg for an overnight at the Intercontinental Airport Hotel.

Stay: Johannesburg Intercontinental Airport Hotel

Day 8: Johannesburg – Vilanculos – Bazaruto Archipelago

This morning make your own way to the terminal for your flight to Vilanculos. On arrival into Mozambique you will be greeted by a Lightfoot representative and be transferred to the helicopter pad for the transfer to Benguerra Lodge.

Stay: Benguerra Lodge

Day 9: Bazaruto Archipelago

After six full days of amazing and exciting safari it will be time for you to enjoy some lazy days on the most stunning island in the Bazaruto archipelago, at one of our favourite properties in the country – Benguerra Lodge.

Stay: Benguerra Lodge

Day 10 - 11: Bazaruto Archipelago

Enjoy a day relaxing in your luxury Cabana on your private deck and plunge pool, watching the local Dhow sail past. The next day after breakfast, head to the water sports centre and get fitted with a mask and snorkel and head out to explore the famous unspoilt Mozambique reefs. After snorkelling, head to the deserted Pansy Island and enjoy the deserted beached and crystal clear waters.

When back at Benguerra Lodge, head out on a Landover trip exploring the island and find a suitable spot for a sundowner and enjoy a drink watching a famous African sunset.

Stay: Benguerra Lodge

Day 12 - 13: Bazaruto Archipelago - Home

For your last day on holiday relax and enjoy beach life before heading back home.

The following day you will be helicoptered back to Vilanculos for your international flight to Johannesburg for your onward journey.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrive into Maun – Okavango Delta Jao Camp
Day 2: Okavango Delta Jao Camp
Day 3: Okavango Delta Jao Camp
Day 4: Okavango Delta - Savuti Channel Zarafa Camp
Day 5: Savuti Channel Zarafa Camp
Day 6: Savuti Channel Zarafa Camp
Day 7: Savuti Channel - Johannesburg – Intercontinental Airport Johannesburg Intercontinental Airport Hotel
Day 8: Johannesburg – Vilanculos – Bazaruto Archipelago Benguerra Lodge
Day 9: Bazaruto Archipelago Benguerra Lodge
Day 10 - 11: Bazaruto Archipelago Benguerra Lodge
Day 12 - 13: Bazaruto Archipelago - Home

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Transfers
  • 24 hour emergency contact
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide

Not Included

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (please note that this is required for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

Map

1: Jao Camp, Okavango Delta 2: Zarafa Camp, Selinda Reserve 3: Intercontinental Airport Hotel, Johannesburg 4: Benguerra Lodge, Vilanculos

From USD 12,945 per person based on two guests travelling

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant.