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Botswana & Mauritius: Big Game & Beaches

Discover the outstanding wildlife of Linyanti & Shinde in Botswana, before moving onto sublime relaxation in Mauritius, Indian Ocean. A luxurious, yet wild journey through some of Africa and the Indian Ocean’s most beautiful and wildlife-rich areas.

Duration 14 days
Price From $9,492
When May - Nov
Destination Botswana & Mauritius

Safari Overview

An incredible journey that blends the awe-inspiring wildlife of Botswana and the island paradise of Mauritius. Your safari starts in the Linyanti Concession, one of the best areas in Botswana to see leopards in the wild, before travelling to the famous Okavango Delta, where elephants, lions, wild dogs and hyena roam the land. Combine game drives and walking safaris at the exquisite Selinda and Shinde camps before a daily dose of sun, sea and sand at the sensational Shanti Maurice. This trip of two halves is sure to mesmerise!

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Visit the best place in Botswana to see leopards in the wild, Linyanti Concession.
  • Enjoy game drives, night drives, mokoro rides and bush walks with highly trained expert guides.
  • Meet some of Botswana most impressive predators, from huge lion prides, to wild dog packs.
  • Relax in luxury; swim, dive and snorkel at the impressive Shanti Maurice in sun-soaked Mauritius.

See some of the best wildlife in Botswana before heading for some sumptuous relaxation on the beaches of Mauritius.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Maun - Linyanti

On arrival into Maun International Airport you will be met and assisted with your onward flight by small aircraft to the Linyanti Concession. You are now in one of the best areas in Botswana to see leopards in the wild; the area along the river is the ideal habitat for these elusive cats. During the dry season this area attracts large herds of breeding elephants and on our last visit we spent three days with a pack of wild dogs who had recently moved into the area. In the afternoon enjoy your first game activity.

Overnight: Selinda Camp D

Days 2-3

Linyanti Concession

Two days is a good amount of time to experience what this area has to offer, and game drives allow you to cover large distances in search of some of Botswana’s larger resident animals. For the more adventurous, walking safaris are also an option where you can get up close and personal to the African bush and learn about the smaller aspects of the African plains.

Overnight: Selinda Camp B, L, D

Day 4

Linyanti - Vumbura Concession

After breakfast, you will be met and shown to your onward flight to the Vumbura Concession. Set on the edge of the permanent waterways of the Okavango Delta, Vumbura offers you something a bit different. A variety of activities are on offer including game drives by 4x4 (mating lions were a highlight on our last visit!), guided nature walks, night drives, mokoro trips, boat excursions and fishing.

Overnight: Little Vumbura Camp B, L, D

Days 5-6

Vumbura Concession

You will have two full days to relax and explore the waterways of Little Vumbura Camp and its concession area. Vumbura Concession, located in the northwest of the Okavango Delta, borders the Moremi Reserve and is excellent for game viewing. There are high densities if lion in the area, leopards are often seen, as are wild dogs and hyena.

Overnight: Little Vumbura Camp B, L, D

Day 7

Vumbura - Johannesburg

After your final game activity you will be driven to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Maun, connecting with your onward flight to Johannesburg. On arrival into Johannesburg you will be met and driven to your hotel for the night. Take some time to relax and regather your thoughts before the next stop on your journey, sun-soaked Mauritius.

Day 8

Johannesburg - Mauritius

This morning you are picked up and transferred to airport for your onward flight to the exotic Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius. On arrival you are met and transferred to the stunning Shanti Maurice to end your trip with a glorious installment of sun, sea and sand.

Overnight: Shanti Maurice B, L, D

Days 9-13

Mauritius

You’ll have five nights to make the most of this stunning area; relax in the sun and explore the waters with a whole host of activities. On land, there’s golf, tennis, hiking, horse riding, garden tours, cooking classes, mountain biking and an award-winning spa; or you can just relax on the beach with a cocktail. There are museums nearby too. In the water, snorkel with bright-coloured fish or dive wrecks in the deep blue. Try big game fishing, parasailing, under sea walking, scuba diving, kite surfing or even swim with dolphins. There is also a waterpark nearby, or you can head out on a catamaran. For adrenaline seekers, there are zip lines, sky diving. Horse-racing and more.

Overnight: Shanti Maurice B, L, D

Day 14

Mauritius - Depart

After a week of sublime rest and relaxation, it is time to head back to the real world. You will be picked up from you hotel and transferred to the airport ready for you flight home.

Trip Details

This Safari

This tailor-made safari that combines the incredible wildlife of Botswana with the beaches of Mauritius. This safari can be edited and changed according to your personal requirements and tastes and is perfect for romantic couples or families. Accommodation is chosen for its proximity to wildlife and is of a very high, luxury standard throughout the safari; including luxury tented camps and a beach resort.

About Tailor-made Safaris

A tailor-made safaris is one designed specifically for you, around your taste, budget, people travelling, interests and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and changed to make it perfect for you

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