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Luxury Land and Sea Safari in Botswana and Mozambique (10 days)

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Safari: Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa

Luxury Land and Sea Safari in Botswana and Mozambique (10 days)

Experience the Okavango Delta and the tropical Indian Ocean island of Benguerra for the best of both the bush and the beach

This journey takes you first to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, where your peaceful lodge is camouflaged among wild palms and gnarled fig trees. Join a game drive or a bush walk, or just unwind. From there you’ll fly to Benguerra Island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambique to enjoy its sandy beaches and warm ocean. You'll have a chance to go diving or snorkeling, or just to relax in the romantic surroundings of a lodge that combines African character with echoes of the area’s Arabic past.

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International flights not included.
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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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1

So lovely to meet you

Board your flight to Botswana at Johannesburg's OR Tambo, flying via Maun, where you’ll be met and assisted to your scheduled flight to the Okavango Delta. Arrive in time for a late snack and an afternoon and night drive. Overnight at Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, with lunch, dinner, drinks and game drive included.

Meals: Lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Transfer and flights included; price subject to change at time of booking 

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2

Delighting guests

Sandibe is in one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana's Okavango Delta, close to Moremi Game Reserve so you have a chance of spotting the Big Five. You'll be able to choose from a number of ways to go looking for animals. We suggest you start with an early morning drive followed by breakfast, a late morning walk and then a lazy lunch and some relaxation at the pool. End your day with a late afternoon/early evening drive. Overnight at Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Included

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3

Going "batty"

After the early morning game activity, spend the day relaxing at the lodge, either at the pool, or on your private verandah. Be sure to ask your ranger to show you the bat colonies that can be found in the area when you head out on your night safari. Overnight at Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Included

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4

Place of gold

After breakfast you'll fly back to Maun with a packed lunch. At Maun you'll board your flight to Johannesburg, arriving in the early afternoon. Hop onto the free shuttle service to your hotel close to the airport. Overnight at Airport Grand Johannesburg, with breakfast included. 

Meals: Breakfast

Transport: Flights included; price subject to change at time of booking. 

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5

Magical Mozambqiue

Today you'll fly to Vilanculos, Mozambique. Your connection to Benguerra Island from Vilanculos is a 15-minute helicopter flight. Enjoy this piece of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Overnight at andBeyond Benguerra Island, with your meals, drinks and some activities included (see note).

Meals: Lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Flights included; price subject to change at time of booking

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6

Dugong spotting

Enjoy your day at leisure on the tropical island with its beach, sand dunes and turquoise ocean that's home to Africa's last population of the rare dugong (large marine mammal). Overnight at andBeyond Benguerra Island, with your meals, drinks and some activities included (see note).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: None

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7

Lazy sun-filled days

An idyllic island getaway, Benguerra Island lies sheltered within a canopy of indigenous casuarina pine forest, which protects it from offshore winds while opening up to panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The lodge looks out onto the calm waters of a secluded bay and the beach. A deep channel cuts straight out to sea, allowing for swimming right off the beach even at low tide; it also permits direct boat access. Spend the first day on the island doing as little as possible. Overnight at andBeyond Benguerra Island, with your meals, drinks and some activities included (see note).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: None

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8

Hop on a Dhow

Delicious meals of fresh, fragrant seafood are served on your private veranda, directly on the sandy beach or in the elegant main dining area, with its open sides and cool thatched roof. Use the time to enjoy good food and settling in to relax and enjoy your honeymoon. Enjoy a dhow cruise or kayak if you really feel the need to spend time in the warm Indian Ocean waters of Mozambique. Overnight at andBeyond Benguerra Island, with your meals, drinks and some activities included (see note).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: None

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9

Romancing the beach

Deep copper bathtubs beckon from the bathroom, or enjoy an outdoor shower while listening to the waves whispering nearby. Vast wooden verandas flow from outdoor dining areas to colourful beach hammocks and cool plunge pools. A few short steps down a sandy path, shaded sun loungers on the open beach invite you to Africa's finest waters and beaches. Overnight at andBeyond Benguerra Island, with your meals, drinks and some activities included (see note).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: None

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10

Come and visit soon again

You'll fly back to Vilanculos to connect with your flight home. 

Note: Vilanculos now is an international airport. Our services include your helicopter flight to the lodge from Vilanculos and back again, but we can add on a flight from Vilanculos to Johannesburg if needed so let us know if you would prefer that (at an added cost).

Note: Flight prices are based on estimates and won't be accurate. Your flights from Johannesburg to Maun and back again, and Johannesburg to Vilanculos (but not back) will be included but will have an impact on the published price for this journey. 

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