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Sand, Sea, Waterfalls & Wildlife – An epic 18-day holiday to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique

18 days from £10,244 (including all international flights) per person

If you have time on your hands and are seeking an unforgettable African adventure which leaves no stone unturned, look no further! This 18-day bumper-tour begins in the beautiful and bustling city of Cape Town with a stay in the vibrant waterfront development at the lovely 5-Star Cape Grace Hotel. Three nights here provides plenty of time to enjoy this fascinating and stunning city. There are many fantastic day trips available so let us know what is on your Cape wish-list and we can discuss which tours would suit you best during your time here.   

From Cape Town, venture into the heart of the Okavango Delta and embark on a 4-night safari in this remarkable game-rich wilderness. Enjoy a 2-night stay at the water-based Xigera Camp, a wonderful place to enjoy these magical wetlands and to experience the wildlife by boat or traditional dug-out canoe. A short light aircraft hop transports you to Kwando Lagoon Camp where you will be staying for the next 2 nights. The Kwando concession is renowned for its superb wildlife and game drives which are amongst the best in Africa.   

From Kwando Lagoon Camp, a light aircraft will take you to Kasane where you will continue by road over the border into Zambia and on to Tongabezi Lodge which is situated on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Tongabezi is the ideal base to explore Victoria Falls or to try your hand at white water rafting or just put your feet up and relax with a G & T and enjoy panoramic views over the Zambezi River.

From Tongabezi, a flight to Johannesburg from Livingstone means a stopover at the uber-chic Saxon Hotel for the night. Head off in the morning to OR Tembo International Airport in time for your flight to Vilanculos. A short helicopter flip from Vilanculos takes you to the idyllic island of Benguerra, the largest of the islands in the exquisite Bazaruto Archipelago. 

Stay at the dreamy Azura Benguerra for 5 nights of barefoot luxury, freshly prepared seafood and deserted white powder beaches. From Benguerra, begin your journey home with a helicopter flight to Vilanculos followed by a scheduled flight to Johannesburg in time for your international flight home.


Itinerary details

18 days from £10,244 (including all international flights) per person

  • Day 1 - In Transit
    Fly from London to Cape Town (approximately 12 hours).
  • Day 2 - Cape Grace - Cape Town
    VIP Meet & Greet at Cape Town International Airport and transfer to Belmont Mount Nelson. Superior Room – 3 nights on a B&B basis.
  • Day 3 - Cape Grace - Cape Town
    Day at Leisure exploring Cape Town – the hotel has regular shuttle services to the vibrant Greenmarket Square or opt for an optional day’s excursion to Robben Island is available.
  • Day 4 - Cape Grace - Cape Town
    Day at Leisure exploring Cape Town – optional half day tour to Table Mountain or a trip to the iconic Cape Winelands for a little wine tasting.
  • Day 5 - Xigera - The Okavango Delta
    Early morning transfer from Cape Grace Hotel to Cape Town International airport to connect with the scheduled flight to Maun, Botswana (approx. 2 hours). Meet and greet at Maun airport and transfer via light aircraft to Xigera Camp (approx. 25 minutes). Spend the afternoon on safari either by boat or by safari vehicle. Spend 2 nights at Xigera Camp in a tented suite on a fully inclusive basis.
  • Day 6 - Xigera - The Okavango Delta
    Morning and afternoon game drive, boat cruise, walking or mekoro.
  • Day 7 - Kwando Lagoon Camp - Linyanti and Selinda
    Early morning light aircraft hop from Xigera to Kwando Lagoon. Spend 2 nights at Kwando Lagoon Camp in a Luxury Tent on a fully inclusive basis.
  • Day 8 - Kwando Lagoon Camp - Linyanti and Selinda
    Morning and afternoon game drive.
  • Day 9 - Tongabezi Lodge - Victoria Falls (Zambia)
    An early morning light aircraft flight from Kwando Lagoon to Kasane followed by a road transfer across the border into Zambia and on to Tongabezi in time for an afternoon boat cruise. 2 nights at Tongabezi Lodge in a Cottage on a fully inclusive basis.
  • Day 10 - Tongabezi Lodge - Victoria Falls (Zambia)
    Day at Leisure at Tongabezi Lodge.
  • Day 11 - The Saxon Hotel and Villas - Johannesburg
    Transfer from Tongabezi to Livingstone airport to connect with your scheduled flight to Johannesburg for a stop-over at The Saxon Boutique Hotel on a B&B basis.
  • Day 12 - Azura Benguerra Island - Bazaruto Archipelago
    Morning transfer from The Saxon to OR Tembo International Airport in time for the flight to Vilanculos in Mozambique. At Vilanculos, transfer via helicopter to Azura Benguerra. Arrive late afternoon and settle in for 5 nights of barefoot luxury at Azura Benguerra in a Beach Villa on fully inclusive basis.
  • Day 13 - Azura Benguerra Island - Bazaruto Archipelago
    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or take part in one of the many water sports available.
  • Day 14 - Azura Benguerra Island - Bazaruto Archipelago
    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or take part in one of the many water sports available.
  • Day 15 - Azura Benguerra Island - Bazaruto Archipelago
    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or take part in one of the many water sports available.
  • Day 16 - Azura Benguerra Island - Bazaruto Archipelago
    Spend the day relaxing on the beach or take part in one of the many water sports available.
  • Day 17 - In Transit
    Early morning helicopter flight from Azura Benguerra to Vilanculos airport in time to connect with your flight to Johannesburg for a short stopover before your ongoing overnight flight back to London Heathrow.
  • Day 18 - In Transit
    Arrive back at London Heathrow.
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We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
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- Mr David Wallace, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
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