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An African Extravaganza – A 24-day luxury tour of Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

24 days from £13,385 (including international flights) per person

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday is a celebration of Africa’s most prized hotspots. A sweeping journey from the highest dunes in Africa to the Okavango’s watery magic, home to some of the best wildlife on the planet. A trip to the mighty Victoria Falls, a glitzy 3 night-stay at the iconic Mount Nelson in Cape Town and finishing off with a flourish on the sun-drenched beaches of Southern Mozambique.

Spanning 24 days, this expansive holiday will take you on a journey across 5 different countries, 4 different World Heritage Sites and many thousands of miles with the added bonus of staying at some of Africa’s most treasured hotels and lodges. No day will be the same and you are continually wowed by the exquisite landscapes, rich cultures, traditions and experiences that each of these countries has on offer.

The holiday begins at Sossusvlei in Namibia where you will have the opportunity to climb the world’s highest freestanding dune and track the elusive and magnificent desert elephant. Next, a scenic flight across Namibia will take you to Etosha where you will explore the lovely Etosha National Park. 

From the arid and stark beauty of Namibia, a 2-hour flight will take you to the vibrant and bustling city of Cape Town in South Africa, home to Table Mountain, Robben Island and some of the most delicious wines in the World. From Cape Town, venture forth to the watery wilds of the Okavango Delta in Botswana and embark on a thrilling 5-day safari. 

From here, another hop on a light aircraft and a road transfer over into Zimbabwe takes you to the magnificent Victoria Falls. After a wondrous 2 nights in Victoria Falls, jump onto a flight to Johannesburg where an overnight stop at the stylish and luxurious Saxon Boutique will leave you refreshed and ready to embark on the last leg of your journey. 

Another short flight takes you from Johannesburg to Maputo in Mozambique. Take a road transfer south to the 5-Star White Pearl Resort where deserted beaches, swaying palms and a huge dollop of beach heaven awaits. Spend the next 5 nights relaxing in paradise before jetting off in a helicopter back to Maputo for your ongoing flight to Johannesburg and an overnight flight to London.


Itinerary details

24 days from £13,385 (including international flights) per person

  • Day 1 - In Transit
    Fly from London to Johannesburg (approximately 11 hours).
  • Day 2 - Wolwedans Dune Lodge - Sossusvlei
    Connect to scheduled flight to Windhoek, Namibia. VIP Meet & Greet at Windhoek International Airport and transfer to Eros Airport for light aircraft flight to Wolwedans airstrip. Wolwedans Dunes Lodge – Luxury Chalet x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 3 - Wolwedans Dune Lodge - Sossusvlei
    Spend the day taking in the breath taking scenery, walking with the bushmen or going on a scenic drive in an open 4 x 4 vehicle.
  • Day 4 - Little Kulala - Sossusvlei
    Scenic road transfer from Namib Rand Nature Reserve to Little Kulala to arrive in time for an afternoon activity at Little Kulala. Little Kulala – Luxury Chalet x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 5 - Little Kulala - Sossusvlei
    Morning excursion to the Dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Naukluft Park. Afternoon at leisure or take part in a nature walk or scenic drive in 4 x 4 open vehicle.
  • Day 6 - Ongava Lodge - Etosha
    Early morning transfer to the airstrip and scenic light aircraft flight from Little Kulala to Ongava Airstrip and road transfer to the lodge. Rest of the afternoon at leisure or on an afternoon safari activity if time allows. Ongava Lodge - Luxury Chalet x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 7 - Ongava Lodge - Etosha
    Take part in a morning and afternoon Safari activity exploring Etosha National Park.
  • Day 8 - Belmond Mount Nelson - Cape Town
    Road transfer to airstrip to catch your light aircraft flight to Windhoek International Airport in time to connect with your scheduled flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, be met and transferred to Belmont Mount Nelson. Belmont Mount Nelson - Superior Room x 3 nights – B & B basis.
  • Day 9 - Belmond Mount Nelson - Cape Town
    Day at leisure to explore Cape Town and the surrounds or to partake in one of the many optional excursions including half day trip to Table Mountain, trip to the winelands or a trip to Robben Island.
  • Day 10 - Belmond Mount Nelson - Cape Town
    Day at leisure to explore Cape Town and the surrounds or to partake in one of the many optional excursions including half day trip to Table Mountain, trip to the winelands or a trip to Robben Island.
  • Day 11 - Kanana Camp - The Okavango Delta
    Early morning private transfer from Belmont Mount Nelson to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Maun in Botswana (approximately 2 hours). On arrival in Maun, be met and transferred to your light aircraft for your scenic flight into the Delta and to Kanana Camp (approximately 20 minutes). Settle in and head off on an afternoon’s boat drive, mekoro or walking safari. Kanana Camp – Luxury Tent x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 12 - Kanana Camp - The Okavango Delta
    Morning and afternoon scheduled safari activity.
  • Day 13 - Shinde Camp - The Okavango Delta
    Late morning light aircraft transfer from Kanana to Shinde in time for late lunch and then head out on a late afternoon safari activity. Shinde Camp – Luxury Tent x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 14 - Shinde Camp - The Okavango Delta
    Morning and afternoon scheduled safari activity.
  • Day 15 - Matetsi Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
    Light aircraft flight from Shinde to Kasane (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes) and road transfer from Kasane over the border to Zimbabwe (approximately 1.5 hours) and to Matetsi River Lodge in Victoria Falls. Matetsi River Lodge – Suite x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 16 - Matetsi Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
    Spend the day on a scheduled tour of the iconic Victoria Falls which includes high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Early evening sundowners spent back at the Lodge.
  • Day 17 - The Saxon Hotel and Villas - Johannesburg
    Early morning transfer from Matetsi to Victoria Falls airport for your scheduled flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg, be met and transferred to the Saxon Boutique Hotel in time for a relaxing spa treatment. The Saxon Boutique Hotel – Luxury Suite x 1 night – B & B.
  • Day 18 - White Pearl - Southern Mozambique
    Early morning transfer from The Saxon to Johannesburg airport for your scheduled flight to Maputo in Mozambique (duration 1 hour). On arrival in Maputo, be met and private road transfer to White Pearl Resorts. White Pearl Resort – Pool Suite x 5 nights - Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 19 - White Pearl - Southern Mozambique
    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or enjoy one of the many activities including snorkelling, reef diving, and whale watching (seasonal).
  • Day 20 - White Pearl - Southern Mozambique
    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or enjoy one of the many activities including snorkelling, reef diving, and whale watching (seasonal).
  • Day 21 - White Pearl - Southern Mozambique
    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or enjoy one of the many activities including snorkelling, reef diving, and whale watching (seasonal).
  • Day 22 - White Pearl - Southern Mozambique
    Enjoy your last full day relaxing on the beach or enjoy one of the many activities including snorkelling, reef diving, and whale watching (seasonal).
  • Day 23 - In Transit
    Morning at leisure before being transferred by helicopter to Maputo International Airport to catch your flight to Johannesburg International Airport for a short stopover before connecting to your overnight flight to London Heathrow.
  • Day 24 - In Transit
    Arrive back at London Heathrow.
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