Safari 2 Sands (15 days)

Safari 2 Sands

(15 days)

Description

Situated in the southern reaches of Africa, Botswana is renowned for its pristine wilderness areas characterised by deep lagoons, wetlands, lush palms, rugged hills and desert plains scattered with scrubland. The country’s primary tourist drawcard is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari Desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. These natural wonders provide a tranquil haven for an abundance of African wildlife to thrive. Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains, which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills, where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia. 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. Situated on the east coast of Africa, this tropical paradise is blessed with 2500 kilometres of spectacular coastline. With its idyllic beaches fringed with palm trees and lapped by crystal-clear waters brimming with a dazzling array of marine life, this enchanting African nation is an ideal adventure holiday destination, with an abundance of activities on offer such as snorkelling, sunset cruises, horse-riding, dolphin tours and world-renowned scuba diving. Mozambique’s two major centres, Maputo and Inhambane, offer an exotic kaleidoscope of art, music and delicious local food as well as a lively nightlife scene. Spend your days immersing yourself in the fascinating local culture, marvelling at the impressive colonial architecture and interacting with the fabulously friendly local inhabitants. Those seeking a more remote getaway can head for the isolated beaches of Benguerra Island; the historic Portuguese and Muslim architecture of Mozambique Island; or the outstanding wildlife of Gorongosa National Park. However, you choose to spend your time in this exceptionally scenic destination you are likely to leave with a heavy heart and a burning desire to return time and time again.

Included:

Not Included:

Lunch Included

Breakfast included 14 days, As well as 13 Lunch and 12 Dinners. Ask travel specialist for more details.

Virtuoso

All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Private airport transfer for every Virtuoso member

Experience(s)

Trip Itinerary

DAY #1 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
Upon arrival at Maun Airport and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met and assisted by a Wilderness Safaris representative to your light aircraft for your onward Wilderness Air circuit air transfer to Chitabe.

Note that there are stops en-route which may require changing aircraft and times for the shuttle transfer will only be determined on the day. The number of passengers carried on each leg of our circuit flights is dependent on aircraft used, time of year, passenger and luggage weights, routing, fuel required, etc.

Chitabe’s location places it at the heart of a complex and beautiful mosaic of habitats, and this diversity results in Chitabe being one of the most storied of all Botswana’s areas. Experienced, passionate guides are inspired by the intricate and dynamic landscapes to deliver wildlife experiences few other locations can match.

Eight elevated, Meru-style guest tents provide the perfect human habitat, while a stroll along the elevated walkways connecting them to the main area is a safari experience in itself. Day and night drives and guided walks showcase the varied wildlife and landscapes of the Okavango margins.

INSIDER’S TIP: Learn more about the wild dog packs of the area; if you’re lucky you’ll see some of these endangered carnivores.
DAY #2 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
Game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area from predators to prey. Our open 4×4 vehicles accommodate a maximum of seven guests allowing each a ‘window’ seat.
DAY #3 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
At a time to be advised by camp management, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your Wilderness Air circuit light aircraft transfer from Chitabe to Kwetsani.

Note that there may be stops en-route which may require changing aircraft and times for the shuttle transfer will only be determined on the day. The number of passengers carried on each leg of our circuit flights is dependent on aircraft used, time of year, passenger and luggage weights, routing, fuel required, etc.

Kwetsani offers the perfect Okavango ‘combination’ experience. Its extremely remote location gives access to both water and dry land 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.

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.
DAY #4 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
The five tents 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.
DAY #5 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4×4 Land Rovers, each accommodating a maximum of seven people, allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat. In times of high water guests are transferred by boat to game drive areas.
DAY #6 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
At a time to be advised by camp management, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your Wilderness Air circuit light aircraft transfer from Kwetsani to Savuti Camp.

Note that there may be stops en-route which may require changing aircraft and times for the shuttle transfer will only be determined on the day. The number of passengers carried on each leg of our circuit flights is dependent on aircraft used, time of year, passenger and luggage weights, routing, fuel required, etc.

Savuti provides front-row seats to amazing wildlife viewing and the mysteries of the ebb and flow of the Savute Channel waters. Perched high on the banks of the Channel, the camp looks down on a miraculous ribbon of territory that has been both savannah and river over the last few years.
DAY #7 - Linyanti, Botswana
Whether experienced in a dry, wet or transitional phase, the area has always been renowned for its game viewing. It holds a magnetic attraction for elephants, amongst other plains game and predators. Large canvas-and-thatch tents (including a family unit) face the channel, with activities varying as the landscape changes.

INSIDER’S TIP: Get up close to elephants at the camp’s log-pile hide and watch as they play and quench their thirst at the small water pan.

DAY #8 - Linyanti, Botswana
Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area where predators and elephant are often the highlight. Plains game and the diverse birdlife also offer fantastic sightings. The open 4×4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people, allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.
DAY #9 - Linyanti, Botswana
At a time to be advised by camp management, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your Wilderness Air circuit light aircraft transfer from Savuti Camp to Kasane Airport for you onward flight arrangements to Johannesburg.

Note that there may be stops en-route which may require changing aircraft and times for the shuttle transfer will only be determined on the day. The number of passengers carried on each leg of our circuit flights is dependent on aircraft used, time of year, passenger and luggage weights, routing, fuel required, etc.

A uniquely convenient experience awaits at Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel. Just 500 metres from South Africa’s busiest airport, it’s an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers. While this may be a bustling area, the hotel offers a relaxed setting with all the modern technology that you may require. Each of our 366 guest rooms is a spacious, comfortable haven for travellers from near or far. The popular Bernoulli’s Restaurant is renowned for its good food and offers diners choice of a delicious buffet or the à la carte menu, while the attractive wine bar with its 24-hour buzz is the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink.

INSIDER’S TIP: The hotel is surrounded by soundproof glass, so you won’t be disturbed by the sounds of aircraft landing and taking off.
DAY #10 - Linyanti, Botswana
This morning you will make your own way to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your onward flight arrangements to Vilanculos.

Upon arrival at Vilanculos Airport you will be met by a Santorini Boutique Hotel for your scheduled transfer to the hotel.

Experience the sensuous pleasures of Mozambique in this enchanting seaside paradise. Villa Santorini is located a few kilometres north of Vilanculos on its own stretch of beach overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago. The villa rests on an elevated point surrounded by dense coastal vegetation, providing unparalleled views and privacy.
DAY #11 - Vilanculos, Mozambique
For bookings of 3 or more nights:

A complimentary snorkelling trip with picnic lunch or sunset cruise with cocktails and canapés on one of Santorinis boats (Park fees excluded).
DAY #12 - Vilanculos, Mozambique
Five majestic en-suite bedrooms feature private balconies and breathtaking sea views. All rooms have an iPod docking station, private room safe, elegant en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and fans.
DAY #13 - Vilanculos, Mozambique
The shaded pool courtyard holds claim to an eternal view and an al fresco seating area alongside a pizza oven and gas BBQ. The oceanfront deck has an azure blue martini pool which faces directly onto the sea, with a staircase leading to the beach.
DAY #14 - Vilanculos, Mozambique
INSIDER’S TIP: The Bazaruto Archipelago, a chain of islands strung out like a pearl necklace, is a protected National Marine Reserve (declared in 1971) lying parallel to the Mozambique Channel.
DAY #15 - This morning you will be transferred to Vilanculos Airport for your onward travel arrangements.
This morning you will be transferred to Vilanculos Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

Tour Pricing

11-13 People

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11-13 People
From Playa del Carmen
$80/person
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11-13 People
From Cancun
$93/person
  • Private Transportation
  • Entrance into Chichen Itza
  • Lunch
  • Tequila Tasting Tour
  • Cenote Entrance

Reviews

Wilderness Safaris Botswana was great to work with. Staff and facilities were super.
Michael King
12 Apr 2022
Beautiful surroundings, excellent accommodations and attentive staff
Michael King
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The Wilderness Safari camps were excellent, each offering unique attributes. Staff at Qorokwe, Little Vumbura and Kings Pool were outstanding and service was impeccable. Customer service employees in the United States could learn a lot from the Wilderness Safari staffs in Botswana.
Ralph Iantosca
08 Apr 2022

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