This 13-day luxury holiday with Belmond Hotels & Resorts combines three nights at the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in the Chobe National Park with a further three nights at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, located in the heart of the Okavango Delta. You'll enjoy the finest luxury tented accommodation and a series of guided safari excursions in search of the abundant local wildlife. Finish your holiday with a four-night stay at the stylish Belmond Mount Nelson hotel, located at the foot of Table Mountain in the South African city of Cape Town.
Day 1: London to KasaneFly overnight from London to Kasane Airport in Kasane, Botswana.
Days 2-4: Chobe National Park
Arrive in Botswana and take a scheduled charter flight from Kasane to Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, a luxury safari lodge in the heart of the Chobe National Park.
Spend the first four days of your African adventure exploring the vast expanse of savannah and marshland that make up the Chobe National Park and Savute Channel. Enjoy daily game drives in the company of expert trackers and guides as you go in search of the wildlife that makes this part of Botswana one of Africa's finest safari destinations. Here, along the banks of the Chobe River, which winds its way through the Kalahari Basin, you'll have the chance to see elephant, hippo, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah hyena and crocodile, along with a myriad of bird species.
And when you're not out searching for wildlife, you'll have time to relax and enjoy the luxurious surroundings of the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, which features twelve stylish tented residences with outdoor lounges, traditional thatched roofs and large private decks with easy chairs and hammocks, perfect for viewing passing wildlife or enjoying a private dinner.
The lodge also features a traditional Boma for dinners and local cultural performances, a 20-metre swimming pool, a reference library and a curio shop selling local arts, crafts and safari wear.
Stay: Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Days 5-7: Okavango Delta
Travel from the Chobe National Park to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in the heart of Botswana's spectacular Okavango Delta, a giant oasis of life in the centre of the Kalahari Desert. Check into one of the lodge's luxury tents, which are raised on wooden platforms and offer magnificent views across the surrounding wetlands. Lodge facilities include an al fresco dining area overlooking a nearby lagoon where animals and birds come to drink; a gorgeous 20-metre swimming pool; the romantic Fish Eagle Bar, which is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening cocktail and views of the African sunset; a curio shop and a small reference library.
Throughout your stay you'll have the chance to explore the delta's wildlife rich waterways by boat and helicopter as you go in search of elephants, buffalos, hippos, leopards, rhinos, zebra, springbok, lions, cheetahs, crocodiles and more, all in the company of experienced environmentalists and expert local guides.
Please note, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge will be closed for refurbishment from Jan 2015. During the period of refurbishment, you'll spend three nights at Belmond Khwai River Lodge instead.
Stay: Belmond Eagle Island Lodge (re-opening November 2015) & Belmond Khwai River Lodge (to November 2015)
Days 8-11: Cape Town
Take a charter flight from Eagle Island Lodge to Maun, where you'll board a connecting flight south to the South African city of Cape Town. On arrival you'll transfer to the luxurious Belmond Mount Nelson, located at the foot of Table Mountain, the perfect location from which to explore the many highlights of this remarkable city, including the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Camps Bay and fashionable Kloof Street, while offering a peaceful sanctuary to escape to at the end of the day.
Stay: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Day 12: Departure
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Cape Town's international airport in time for your onward flight.
Day 13: Arrive in LondonArrive in London, and continue your journey home.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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