Days 1 – 3 Ngala Safari Lodge, Timbavati
5-Star Luxury – 6 Game Drives – Big 5 Safari
Days 4 – 8 Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago
5-Star Luxury – Marine Park – Pristine Beaches
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TIMBAVATI PRIVATE RESERVE
South Africa, Greater Kruger Park
The Timbavati Private Game Reserve is located along the border of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and encompasses several exclusive private game lodges. This “Big Five” area is perhaps best known for the “White Lions of Timbavati” and is said to have the highest giraffe population in the world. In addition the impressive Timbavati boasts over 40 mammal species and over 350 bird species with an abundance of flora.
The Bazaruto Archipelago is located in the warm Indian Ocean off the coast of Vilanculos in Mozambique. The archipelago forms part of a protected marine park and consists of five idyllic islands.
These exquisitely beautiful islands boast some of the finest beaches in Africa as well as a number of sand dunes and freshwater lakes, providing a nesting habitat for black-winged flamingos. Just offshore of the islands lies a kaleidoscope of colourful corals teeming with marine life like whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, dolphins and more. This provides the perfect location for a wide range of water-sports including scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing and snorkeling.
NGALA SAFARI LODGE
South Africa, Greater Kruger Park
Ngala Safari Lodge is one of the most exquisite safari lodges in the Timbavati, which says a lot, as the area which borders the renowned Kruger Park is home to several private lodges.
Ngala – which means lion in the local Shangaan language – is tucked under a canopy of tamboti and mopane trees, and comprises 13 thatched cottages. Each cottage boasts an en-suite bathroom and private veranda, whilst exuding romantic colonial ambiance with nostalgic safari décor throughout.
The lodge’s sparkling swimming pool and sundeck overlook a natural riverine bed, an idyllic setting for avid birdwatchers.
Mozambique, Bazaruto Archipelago
Benguerra Island is the quintessential island retreat, tucked into an indigenous forest overlooking a pristine crescent of sandy beach. Each of the ten casinhas and two cabanas boast private decks, plunge pools, four-poster beds, fresco showers and generous tubs.
The gazebo at the lodge provides the ideal setting for starlit dinners, whilst the stylish dining room and open lounge create the perfect venue for social gatherings. The lodge’s beach bar is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails during the warm sunny days, whilst comfortable loungers around the pool are ideal for soaking in the breathtaking ocean views.
Your first three days of your luxury bush to beach safari tour will be spent in the wildlife rich and exclusive Private Game Reserve of the Timbavati, which shares an unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park.
Here you will enjoy up to 6 game drives in an open top vehicle departing twice daily, in the morning and late afternoon or night. The Timbavati is a Big Five area and best known for their rare “white lions of the Timbavati”. The area also boasts the densest population of giraffe in Africa as well as more than 40 mammal species and over 350 bird species.
Accommodation during your stay will be at the magnificent Ngala Safari Lodge. Here you will enjoy luxury five-star accommodation, hospitable staff, delicious cuisine and open-air dinners in the traditional boma.
Accommodation is on a fully inclusive basis.
On day four you will depart for your flight to Benguerra Island lodge on the breathtaking Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. This exclusive island retreat consists of five idyllic islands and forms part of a protected marine park.
Here you’ll spend five magnificent days with a wide variety of water activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, deep-sea fishing and more.
Accommodation at Benguerra Island is the stuff of dreams, with each unit comprising en-suite facilities, spacious private decks, plunge pools, four-poster beds, generous tubs and fresco showers.
The main lodge offers an exquisite sparkling pool with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, whilst the beach bar is a great place to enjoy cocktails in this truly magical island setting.
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