LUXURY 11 DAY VICTORIA FALLS, BOTSWANA & MADIKWE GAME RESERVE FLYING SAFARI

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This incredible Flying Safari is wall to wall super highlights crossing the borders of 3 countries.  Flying safaris mean more time at the camps, more time game viewing and give a hugely unique perspective on the beautiful landscapes and wildlife you are about to see up close.

Begin with the Might Victoira Falls in Zambia, then on to the huge game viewing that is Chobe National Park in Botswana, followed by 3 nights in the Okavango Delta including a close up “Walking with the Elephants” experience, before finishing finally in Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa for a phenomenal Big 5 game viewing.  Finishing with an extra short flight from Madikwe to Johanessburg OR International.

This is a loop of experiences that will stay with you forever.

  • The Majestic Victoria Falls

  • Giraffe Zambesi National Park

  • Hippopotamus Akagera NP

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE LIVINGSTON AIRPORT, TRANSFER TO SANCTUARY SUSSI & CHUMA

You will be warmly greeted at Livingstone Airport, Zambia by a Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma representative who will transfer you to the lodge.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just twelve kilometres upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls.

Named after Dr. David Livingstone’s faithful friends Sussi and Chuma, the lodge is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Zambezi amidst Jackalberry trees and Phoenix palms, providing unrivalled views and exclusivity.

Meet the friendly staff and check into your exclusive tree house retreat.

You can either explore or relax at Sanctuary or book one of the below activities.  Lunch and Dinner is inclusive today.

CHOSE ANY TWO INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES FOLLOWING EACH DAY:

  • Game drives in nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
  • Canoeing the Zambesi
  • Tour of Victoria Falls.
  • Walking Safari.
  • Sundowner Cruise.
  • Local School and Village Tour

OPTIONAL EXTRAS AT ADDITIONAL COST, BOOK AT SANCTUARY:

  • Flight of Angels helicopter over Victoria Falls
  • 1.5 hour walking tour on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls
  • White-water rafting trip on the mighty Zambezi River. (seasonal)
  • Bungee Jumping.
  • Micro light over Victoria Falls.
  • Livingstone Island visit and a swim at Devil’s Pool.
  • If pampering and indulgence are more your forte, take the opportunity to book in a range of spa treatments at the lodge. Treatments range from massages to facials and manicures and are all carried out with unforgettable Zambezi River vistas.

 

DAY 2 - VICTORIA FALLS IMMERSION

Start your day after breakfast with a choice of inclusive activities.

Highly recommended in the morning would be a game drive through Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The park is home to elephants, impalas, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles and zebras, which can all be seen from the comfort of a custom-built 4×4 vehicle.

In the afternoon maybe experience the Zambezi River with a two-hour canoeing trip. The canoeing trip will start from the lodge and can be combined with either a game drive or a boat cruise. Canoeing is offered all year but is weather dependent. Dry bags will be provided for valuables.

CHOSE ANY TWO FOLLOWING INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES EACH DAY:

  • Game drives in nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
  • Canoeing the Zambesi
  • Tour of Victoria Falls.
  • Walking Safari.
  • Sundowner Cruise.
  • Local School and Village Tour

OPTIONAL EXTRAS AT ADDITIONAL COST, BOOK AT SANCTUARY:

  • Flight of Angels helicopter over Victoria Falls
  • 1.5 hour walking tour on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls
  • White-water rafting trip on the mighty Zambezi River. (seasonal)
  • Bungee Jumping.
  • Micro light over Victoria Falls.
  • Livingstone Island visit and a swim at Devil’s Pool.
  • If pampering and indulgence are more your forte, take the opportunity to book in a range of spa treatments at the lodge. Treatments range from massages to facials and manicures and are all carried out with unforgettable Zambezi River vistas.

Accommodation: Overnight at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

DAY 3 - TRANSFER TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA

Spend the morning at your leisure enjoying the activities on offer. Why not try something not experienced yet.

The afterwards meet in the reception area where a lodge representative will assist you with your road transfer to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. It’s only a 1.5 hour drive away to a whole new world.

Upon arrival to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero you will be greeted by staff and checked into your thatched cottage.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest remaining population of elephants.

Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for.

For those inclined, relax with a complimentary Royal Hand & Foot Ceremony (30 min spa treatment). The afternoon is up to you – enjoy the variety of inclusive activities on offer:

  • Game Viewing at the incredible Chobe National Park.  Home to the largest remaining population of Elephants in the world.
  • Take the sundowner cruise and take in the incredible sunset over the Chobe River as you spot game on the rivers edge, all with a drink of your choice in hand.  Very photogenic.

Accommodation: Thatched Cottage at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 4 - GAME VIEWING AND SUNDOWNER CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a full day of exploring the area at your own pace.
Go deep into the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants in a thrilling guided game drive. See hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other native African animals as they gather on the banks of the Chobe River.
This morning’s drive will be conducted in a 4×4 vehicle and includes coffee, tea and freshly baked confectionaries.
Return to the lodge for lunch and spend the day at your leisure. Step aboard a water safari on a specially adapted motorboat. Sit back and sip on a cocktail as you watch the African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River. This is a great opportunity to see wild buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants wade into the river to cool down from the day’s heat.

Relax with a delicious dinner back at the lodge.

INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES, CHOSE TWO OF FOLLOWING EACH DAY:

  • Photographic Safari Cruise.
  • Sundowner Cruise.
  • Game Drives in Chobe National Park.

Accommodation: Thatched Cottage at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5 - ACTIVITIES, GAME VIEWING AND FINAL NIGHT AT SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO

Use your final full day at Chobe experiencing the activities on offer that spark your interest.  Join a game drive in the afternoon to spot wildlife, the afternoon session includes sundowner drinks and canapes at specially selected spots.

INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES, CHOSE TWO OF FOLLOWING EACH DAY.

  • Photographic Safari Cruise.
  • Sundowner Cruise
  • Game Drives, Chobe National Park.

Accommodation: Thatched Cottage at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6 - TRANSFER TO SANCTUARY STANLEY'S CAMP - OKAVANGO DELTA

Start your day with a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast at the lodge.

After breakfast you will be transferred to Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp in the Okavango Delta, via chartered aircraft from Kasane Airport which is only a 10 minute drive from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero.

The flight to Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp will take around 80 minutes.  A representative will meet you at the Sanctuary’s airstrip where you will be transferred to the camp (transfer time is approximately 50 minutes).

Set among ebony and sausage trees, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is located on a 260,000 acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The natural wonders of the area constantly change over the seasons from lush green when the rain flows down the Angolan highlands, to dry savannah when the neighbouring Kalahari Desert tightens its grip on the terrain.

Once you have checked into your exclusive accommodation – one of just eight classic styled safari tents, the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities.

INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES, ANY TWO OF FOLLOWING EACH DAY:

  • Game Drives.
  • Walking Safaris.
  • Mokoro Safaris.

Accommodation: Safari Tent at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7 - WALKING WITH THE ELEPHANTS

Today after breakfast you leave camp for an amazing WALKING WITH THE ELEPHANTS experience.

Thousands of elephants migrate through the area and here, as at the nearby Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, you can have an astonishing experience walking with elephants in the bush.

These orphaned elephants have been brought up in the area by their guardians Doug and Sandi Groves.

Every morning the elephants go for a walk around their home range, foraging for food and checking that all is well.  A few people each day are able to accompany them on their walk through the bush and see the wilds of Africa through the eyes of an elephant – a truly uplifting experience that makes a lasting impression on all who share their time with the elephants.

This activity includes a leisurely paced walk with the semi-habituated elephants, followed by a picnic lunch in their company.

Accommodation: Safari Tent at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8 - ACTIVITIES, SANCTUARY STANLEY'S CAMP

After a fulfilling breakfast at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, fill your day with the activities on offer.
INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES, ANY TWO OF FOLLOWING EACH DAY.

  • Games Drives.
  • Walking Safaris.
  • Mokoro Excursions.

Accommodation: Safari Tent at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9 - TRANSFER TO MADIKWE NATIONAL PARK, SANCTUARY MAKANYANE

In the morning we begin the transfer from Sanctuary Stanley Camp to Maun, Botswana to catch a connecting flight to Gabarone Airport.  At Gabarone Airport a Sanctuary Makanyane representative will pick you up and transfer you to the lodge which is just across the South African border and on the edge of Madikwe Game Reserve.

Luxurious accommodation and award winning food create an unforgettable luxury safari experience at the malaria free Sanctuary Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.

Situated on private ground within the malaria free, “Big 5” Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province, the lodge caters for just sixteen guests, ensuring personal attention and exclusivity.

INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES, ANY TWO OF FOLLOWING EACH DAY.

  • Game Drives
  • Game Walks
  • Sundowners

Accommodation: Sanctuary Makanyane

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10 - GAME VIEWING MADIKWE NATIONAL PARK

Really enjoy all your meals as Sanctuary Makanyane has a tremoundous reputation for some of the finest lodge food around.

Continue your exploration and search for the Big 5 whether by foot or game drive.  Sanctuary Makanyane is located on 1 800 hectares of privately owned ground which is reserved exclusively for our guests.

INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES, ANY TWO OF FOLLOWING EACH DAY.

  • Game Drives
  • Game Walks
  • Sundowners

Accommodation: Sanctuary Makanyane

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11 - FINAL GAME DRIVE, TRANSFER TO JOHANESSBURG INTERNATIONAL

Enjoy a last game viewing opportunity after a hearty breakfast before we prepare to transfer you by air from our local airstrip back to OR Tambo International Airport which is only a 1 hour flight.

We wish you Bon Voyage and Fond Farewell.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch (flights permitting).

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