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Embark on the most extraordinary Maun to Mahe Safari for the ultimate bush and beach experience.
The Maun to Mahe safari showcases the diversity and beauty of Mother Nature from the wading elephants and wildlife of the plains of the Okavango Delta to the dolphins, turtles and colorful fish of the Indian Ocean.
Your adventure begins in a timelessly unspoiled setting in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The region promises up-close views of unique wildlife and flourishing vegetation and is the only area in Botswana where the ‘Big Five’ can be found.
From the safari of your dreams, you are whisked away for adventure and pampered relaxation on the idyllic Alphonse Island in the Seychelles. Immerse yourself in the exquisite simplicity of a tropical island paradise
The ultimate Maun to Mahe or bush and beach package as it is fondly known, showcases the diversity and beauty of Mother Nature – from the wading elephants and wildlife of the plains of the Okavango Delta to the dolphins, turtles and colourful fish of the Indian Ocean..
Explore the Okavango Delta: This is your chance to explore Botswana’s prized jewel, the Okavango Delta. Over 11 000 km3 of seasonal floodwater travels from the neighboring Angola Highlands to fill this inland river basin to create a home to more than 2 000 plants, 450 bird, 65 fish and over 200 000 large mammal species.
A wild adrenalin rush: Known as the predator capital of the world, this package includes time in the Moremi Game Reserve. The wildlife viewing here is exceptional and includes lion, leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah and African wild dogs. This strong presence of predators is supported by the abundance of prey.
Experience the best of bush and beach: This is a journey of contrasts. You will go from witnessing wading elephants and colourful reed frogs in the Okavango Delta in Botswana to swimming with dolphins in warm tropical waters filled with colourful fish and living coral off Alphonse Island in the Seychelles.
Soak up Alphonse Island: Forming part of the Seychelles archipelago and lying just North-East of Madagascar, Alphonse Island is a tropical treat. Over 50% of the total land area is under natural conservation which is not only a world record, it offers an untamed environment in which to swim with fish, dolphins, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and more.
PLEASE NOTE: Flights departing Johannesburg on Saturday arrive in Mahé too
late for the connecting flight to Alphonse, therefore guests will arrive in Mahé on
Friday and overnight at Eden Bleu Hotel on a B&B basis.
Flights departing Maun arrive in Johannesburg too late for the connecting flight
to Mahé, therefore guests to overnight in Johannesburg at Intercontinental OR
Tambo on a B&B basis.
Days 1 -4
Machaba Camp: Khwai Region – Okavango Delta – BotswanaThe understated, ‘50s-style Machaba Camp is located in the game-rich 180,000ha Khwai concession of the Okavango Delta adjacent the Moremi Game Reserve. The Machaba tree is aptly considered the tree of life and the camp is a lively place because of them. With game-viewing and bird-watching around Machaba Camp always an exciting experience that offers plenty to see at every turn. Accommodation at Machaba strikes the perfect balance between class and comfort with 10 Luxury Tents nestled in the treeline along the Khwai River and overlooking the gorgeous Moremi Game Reserve. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom, living area and an intimate and romantic outdoor shower. Children are always welcome at Machaba and with two of the tents catering specifically to families. Explore the magnificent environment on game drives, walking safaris and mokoros (traditional dugout canoe). Then indulge on some bush pampering in the privacy of your suite or just soak up the sights and sounds of the magnificent African bush.
Days 4 -7
Gomoti Plains Camp: Gomoti Waterway – Okavango Delta – BotswanaSituated on the edge of the Gomoti River system and floodplains in the centre of the Okavango Delta. Gomoti Plains Camp is nestled into evergreen riparian woodland with the central area featuring a beautifully outfitted large mess tent full of colour and style. Housing the dining area and lounge and a perfect spot to relax in between morning and afternoon activities. Accommodation is in ten classic safari tents (two of which are family tents). Each tent is tastefully furnished with safari-style décor and is equipped with stunning teak chairs and a wardrobe. All raised on wooden decks and the tents boast great views of the floodplains beyond and also each room has a shaded veranda. Game drives take you along the river system and floodplains or you can choose to take to the water in a mokoro canoe. Glide along the tranquil waterways and enjoy the Delta and its wildlife from a different angle – a wonderful tranquil way to explore the waterways.
Days 7 -14
Alphonse Island: Alphonse Atoll – SeychellesSeven degrees South of the Equator and 400 kilometers South-West of Mahe. Alphonse Island is blessed with one of the world’s healthiest climates and miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons and sea flats. Alphonse Island features a single exclusive lodge comprising of Beach Bungalows and Beach Suites set amongst lush tropical gardens just metres from the shoreline with scenic ocean views. The central dining and bar area allows guests to socialize alongside the sparkling pool and shoreline. With cuisine offering the very best of traditional Creole creations inspired by the sensuous island atmosphere. Encounter an extraordinary array of wildlife and exceptional adventures… Trek the flats and discover the micro environments. Feed giant tortoises unearth the history of Alphonse on a guided cycling tour. Dine under the stars, dive to new depths and visit one of the 30+ dive sites, surrounding Alphonse and encounter a magnificent array of marine life. Learn to fly fish, swim and snorkel amongst shoals of brightly colored fish in the warm and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean – the possibilities are endless.
MACHABA CAMP & GOMOTI PLAINS CAMP
Charter flight Maun / Machaba / Gomoti / Maun.
Return vehicle airstrip transfers.
3 nights at Machaba Camp in a Luxury Safari Tent.
3 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp in a Luxury Safari Tent.
All meals and snacks.
Activities : Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Mokoro (Water Dependant).
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported & premium drinks).
Conservation & Community Levy
7 nights accommodation in a Beach Bungalow / Beach Suite.
All Meals, Water, tea and coffee.
Soft drinks during activities.
Charter flight Mahé / Alphonse / Mahé.
All hotel amenities and non-motorized, land based activities.
Complimentary scheduled communal activities.
Waters port equipment (stand up paddle boards and kayaks).
Fly fishing rod and reel rental.
Wi-Fi in public areas.
MACHABA CAMP & GOMOTI PLAINS CAMP
• International flights
• Additional excursions and spa treatments
• Alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages
• Telephone charges, boutique & shop purchases and items of a personal nature
Premium imported drinks
Spa treatments, curio shop purchases and items of a personal nature
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