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Full Day by Day Itinerary
Upon arrival into Livingstone, after completing immigration and customs formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative for your road transfer to Tongabezi Lodge, where you will stay for three nights.
Day 2 – 3
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Tongabezi.
Tongabezi is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the zambezi river, upstream of the majestic Victoria Falls. A haven from the elements, the Nut House is entirely enclosed with light streaming in through every wall. The best art, textiles and textures are combined from around the African continent with design elements from Morocco, Mali, Zambia and South Africa featuring in this room. The palette is easy on the eyes, seamlessly blending the house into Zambia’s natural scenery. Folding doors open onto the elevated private garden and infinity plunge pool. Spectacular views over the Zambezi are guaranteed.
At a time to be advised: You will be collected by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to South Africa. Upon arrival, after completing immigration formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will connect with your scheduled charter flight to Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp, where you will stay for three nights. Time permitting, enjoy a short game drive before dinner.
Day 5 – 6
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Lodge.
An early morning call from the Ranger will wake you before first light, while the kitchen brews hot coffee or tea, and prepares cool fruit juices with a muffin, rusk or other freshly made delicacy. So begins the morning safari.
The bush is already alive, the air filled with birdsong as the rising sunlight dances off beads of dew on spiders’ webs. Nobody, not even the tracker who can read the bushveld like a book, knows what’s in store. He will watch the road for spoor, leaning forward intently to find any print left by a predator during its hunt in the dark. There may be hushed discussions in Shangaan between Ranger and Tracker, and brief radio interactions from one vehicle to another. Sharing information ensures that the occupants of each Land Rover have the best chance of a wide range of sightings during their drives – and also ensures control and responsible behavior as the vehicles move in close to the animals.
Renowned for luxury experiences, Sabi Sabi isn’t all about phenomenal game drives and exceptional dining. Opportunities for education and adventure are definitely on the cards for those interested and energetic. On the morning safari walk you can be part of a small group that sets out on foot after breakfast. The walk is an opportunity to feel the pulse of Africa through the soles of your feet and experience the bushveld at close quarters.
Evening falls and you prepare for the night safari. As the fierce heat of the day cools, the inhabitants of the bush become restless, and the animals move out of the shade of the trees. The call of the crested francolin reverberates through the bushveld and birds increase the volume of their song. You will be aware of colors softening to the beautiful, gentle hues that vary with each season. New scents fill the air and as the sun dips behind the horizon your Ranger will choose a spot where you can stretch your legs and enjoy sundowners alongside the vehicle. Watch in awe as the sky turns to the sensational vibrant reds, golds and oranges typical of an African sunset. There is a lull as the animals sense the transition into a time of increased danger. It is during evening safaris that the nocturnal hunters start stirring, and their prey needs to be alert for survival through the night.
During your safari, you may be lucky enough to watch lions prepare for their evening hunt. Their long bodies stretch to ease muscles cramped from lying in the shade during the day; sinews are lengthened and claws sharpened against a tree; the vegetation is marked with scent, and the wind checked for smells; only then do they set off in a slow, loose-jointed, arrogant amble. There are numerous nocturnal hunters and on your evening safari, with the help of a spotlight, a leopard’s eyes may reflect back from a nearby tree. Or you may be lucky enough to spot another smaller predator, a genet, African civet or African wild cat. One can come across scenes at night that become etched in memory: elephants moving heavily but silently in the moonlight; the incredible flying leaps of bushbabies from treetop to treetop, and the red shine from a lion’s eyes as it looks up from its kill. A Sabi Sabi evening safari will never be forgotten.
At a time to be advised: You will be transferred to the airstrip by a camp vehicle for the scheduled charter flight to Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport, where you will connect with the scheduled flight to Vilanculos, Mozambique. Upon arrival,after completing immigration formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will be met by a hotel representative and transferred to the jetty by hotel shuttle. Transfer by boat to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, where you will stay for the next four nights.
Check in allowed from 3:00 pm.
Day 8 – 10
Enjoy three full days at your leisure at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort.
Fulfill your escapist dreams on the paradise private island of Bazaruto, in a jewel-like archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. With few distractions to interrupt your stay at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, you can completely lose yourself in dazzling natural beauty, peaceful island life and unforgettable experiences.
Each day Anantara offers a range of organised and independent activities and tours to immerse guests in the spice of island life. Horse ride along the beach and marvel at an ornithologist’s paradise. Delve into local culture with a local village visit, or stay in the resort and learn how to cook Mozambique’s uniquely bold cuisine. Choose from an impressively wide range of water sports and experience for yourself one of the world’s best fishing and diving hot spots.
The Indian Ocean waters surrounding our private island provide ideal conditions for skimming the waves, with a choice of non-motorised water sport activities available. Discover the thrill of water skiing, knee or wake boarding. Kayak at a serene and relaxing pace you feel the ocean breeze atop the shimmering water.
The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park boasts a stunning array of marine diversity. From the rare dugong to the smallest crustacean and beautiful coral reefs, this paradise is an ocean enthusiast’s dream come true. Dedicated to conserving the amazing biodiversity, the Activities Team at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is actively involved in the development of conservation initiatives to preserve valuable coastal resources, while encouraging the sustainable development of local marine ambassadors.
Check out by 11:00 am. At a time to be advised: You will assisted onto the boat, which will transfer you to Vilanculos jetty. Upon arrival you will board the hotel shuttle to Vilanculos Airport for the scheduled flight to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight.
Return home, taking with you the sights, sounds, and memories of an incredible African adventure!
Included / Not Included
- Scheduled activities/tours (i.e. with other guests) as specified. Most safari camps and lodges include two game activities per day (morning and afternoon);
- Alluring Africa’s local reps available 24/7 while traveling;
- Services of lodge guides and staff;
- Air/ground transfers as specified;
- Accommodation taxes, applicable tourism levies and all relevant Value Added Government Sales Tax (GST);
- Relevant park fees;
- All accommodation as specified;
- Excursions/activities as specified;
- Drinks – differs between camps/lodges;
- Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the tariff quoted;
- Alluring Africa final documentation.
- Meals, drinks, laundry, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified;
- Any scheduled flights and related taxes not specified;
- Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance – which is essential;
- Staff gratuities;
- Any new gov. taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
- Any items of a personal nature or anything not specifically stated as included;
- International airfare.