The Essence of Southern Africa
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The Essence of Southern Africa

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Find yourself in the essence of luxury and refinement, hosted by properties known for their intimate size and exceptional service. Discover a secluded island retreat in the Okavango Delta and the exclusivity of the Selinda Reserve, topped off with a leisurely stay at Victoria Falls. This is southern Africa at its best.   Highlights Explore the Selinda Reserve, one of northern Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas, with staggering wildlife populations year-round. Experience the essence of luxury, refinement and exceptional service at the elegant Ellerman House. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the unreachable, wilderness regions of the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site.

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa With a warm welcome upon your arrival you will be transferred to Ellerman House, one of Cape Town's most exclusive hotels. Step into a world of classic elegance and unparalleled service. Ellerman House 1

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 2. Cape Town Today's agenda includes privately guided touring of the stunning Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (BL) Ellerman House 2

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 3. Cape Town Today’s private sojourn takes you to the beautiful Franschhoek winelands valley. This is the food and wine capital of South Africa. Discover wine farms and estates dating back 300 years to the French Huguenots, each with their own story to tell. Stroll through the picturesque little village, and enjoy lunch on a wine farm surrounded by oak trees. (BL) Ellerman House 3

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 4. Cape Town The "Mother City" has so much to offer with its rich history and incredible beauty. An array of experiences and attractions are at your doorstep, from galleries and museums, to gardens and markets. The day is at your leisure to explore and indulge. (B) Ellerman House 4

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 5. Cape Town / Okavango Delta, Botswana Continue by air to Botswana’s pristine Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will have a front row seat to the greatest wildlife drama ever told. (BLD) Belmond Eagle Island Lodge 5

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 6. Okavango Delta Set off each day on a new safari adventure into the wilderness. Today’s highlight is sure to be a helicopter flight to spot the remote, otherwise inaccessible lakes and islands and the abundance of wildlife that call them home. (BLD) Belmond Eagle Island Lodge 6

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 7. Okavango Delta / Selinda Reserve Fly to the Selinda Reserve, one of northern Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas, boasting staggering wildlife populations year-round. Guided walks and game drives regularly reveal elephant, buffalo, zebra and giraffe. (BLD) Zarafa Camp 7

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 8. Selinda Reserve Grab your camera and explore the nearby forests and grasslands, surrounding the Zibadianja Lagoon. Will you find the elusive leopard, regal cheetah or the endangered African wild dog? After a busy day on safari be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa. (BLD) Zarafa Camp 8

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 9. Selinda Reserve / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe This morning fly to your boutique hotel in the private Victoria Falls Game Reserve. Enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding gardens with uninterrupted views of the waterhole. (B) Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel 9

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 10. Victoria Falls Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trails of the Victoria Falls. Later this afternoon board your sundowner cruise, and sail upstream on the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and have your camera ready to capture the evening's golden moments. (B) Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel 10

Mozambique Island Getaway - Azura Benguerra Island
Day 11. Victoria Falls / Depart Your safari draws to its conclusion today. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you'll return home with fantastic photos and memories that will live on in your heart, until your next visit. (B) 11

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