Safari at Londolozi and R&R at Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Trip Details
From $6,995.00 Per Person
9 Days / 8 Nights

Price Details

Fare is per person, based on double occupancy.  Room upgrades available.  Please inquire. 

25% deposit required to secure space. $25 per person nonrefundable booking fee charged at time of reservation.

Includes: all accommodations, road transfers, light aircraft flight from Johannesburg to Londolozi on day 2, gameviewing activities while on safari as well as a refresher massage, land rover island drive and a sunset Dhow cruise while at Benguerra Island, breakfast daily and all meals, drinks + local brand beverages/spirits while on safari and at Benguerra. 

Exclusions: International air, scheduled flight from Kruger Mpumalanga to Vilanculos on day 6, gratuities, items of a personal nature and travel insurance

 

 

Trip Overview

From Safari at Londolozi to Relaxation and Elegance at Azura Benguerra, Mozambique. 

Safari at Londolozi Game Reserve. Located in the Sabi Sand Reserve, Londolozi is known for its concentration of game and opportunities to observe leopard as well as the other Big 5 species. You'll find yourself being intrigued by the Little 5, a variety of bird species as well as families of baboon and playful vervent monkeys.   The reserve is internationally recognized for its far-sighted and progressive management of land and wildlife rehabilitation as well as productive community involvement.

After taking in all the scenery and excitement the bush has to offer, you can relax in the serene oasis that is Azura Benguerra. An Island off the coast of Mozambique, Benguerra is rich with forest, freshwater lakes, savannah and wetland eco systems. Deserted white sand beaches drift into strikingly blue waters all along the islands outer rim. An abundance of wildlife calls this Island Oasis home and you can dive right in to snorkel, scuba dive or perhaps big game fish in the calming blue waters next to your villa. 

Points of Interest

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Londolozi Game Reserve

Widely respected as South Africa's first eco-safari lodge, Londolozi treats guests to an authentic wild experience against the backdrop of a world-class Relais & Châteaux resort.  Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout the Londolozi area, with high concentrations of white rhino and lion. But viewing Londolozi's famous wild, free ranging leopards is one of life’s truly treasured experiences.
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Benguerra Island Mozambique

Benguerra Island in Mozambique is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Approximately 55 square kilometers, this island is located 14 kilometers offshore from mainland Mozambique. Benguerra is most known for its immaculate white beaches, bright turquise waters and incredible underwater diving.  The Island is blessed with hot and sunny weather year round, with little or no rainfall through most of the year. 

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Johannesburg

The ‘City of Gold’, Jozi or Jo’burg has grown from a small mining town into a bustling metropolis where people from all over the globe come to work and play. Founded on a gold rush, the city now serves as a financial capital and transportation hub for Southern Africa. Most international visitors to South Africa will pass through Johannesburg at least once and should consider a visit to sites such as Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. 

Itinerary

  1. Upon arrival into Johannesburg (JNB) Airport you will be met for escort across to the Intercontinental O.R. Tambo for overnight in a Deluxe Room.  

  2. Checkout after breakfast for light aircraft flight to Londolozi where you will spend the next 4 nights on safari in a Varty Camp Chalet on a fully inclusive basis. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

  3. No two days are the same at Londolozi and every experience is tailor-made to suit individual preferences and expectations. However, there is a certain rhythm and pace to the experience that stirs a sense of homecoming on repeat visits and a pleasant sense of order for first time bushveld visitors.
     
    The daily schedule includes morning and evening game drives with time at leisure in the afternoon to spend as you prefer

    A typical day of activities would look like: 

    Winter Schedule 
    5:30 Rise and shine 
    6:00 Sunrise Game drive 
    ±10:00 Breakfast/Brunch 
    11:00 Bush Walk 
    ±12:00 Yoga 
    15:00 High Tea 
    15:30 Sunset Game Drive 
    ±19:00 Dinner
     
    Summer Schedule 
    5:00 Rise and shine 
    5:30 Sunrise Game drive 
    ±9:30 Breakfast 
    10:30 Bush Walk 
    ±12:00 Yoga 
    1:30 Lunch 
    16:00 Afternoon Tea 
    16:15 Sunset Game Drive 
    ±19:30 Dinner 
  4. Londolozi is a great place to escape from the rigors of everyday existence, to shift into a full appreciation of the moment and awaken the senses. With this in mind they have created tailor-made activities to help recuperate mind, body and spirit: silent wilderness immersions, interpretation and learning, spiritual journeying, adventure & adrenalin, massage, yoga, clay pigeon shooting, all day wilderness trekking, moonlight walks, poetry, theatre, friendship and wide open spaces.

  5. Safari at Londolozi.

  6. Checkout for road transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International (MQP) Airport and onward scheduled flight (not included) to Mozambique. Upon arrival at Vilanculos (VNX) Airport you will be met and assisted to your helicopter for flight to Azura Benguerra Lodge where you will spend the next 3 nights in a Beach Villa on a fully inclusive basis.  

  7. Magnificent reefs for diving and snorkeling, home to the turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores. Migrating humpback whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong ply the waters, along with marlin, sailfish and tuna to tempt the sports fishermen. There is a vast array of bird life, the local people make for fascinating cultural encounters, and the starry night sky is quite magnificent to behold.

     

     

  8. Take a dip in your private pool, relish in the tranquility the ocean breeze provides and taste the delicious offerings of Azura Benguerras cuisine. 

  9. Checkout for helicopter flight to Vilanculos (VNX) Airport and onward connection made under own arrangements 

Accommodations

Londolozi Varty Camp

The campfire has burned here for over 85 years making Varty Camp the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi. The décor echoes the same tones of the owner's private homes and their continuing love affair with the earth.

Varty Camp is the home of an African safari holiday. All rooms have private swimming pools framed by timber decks that overlook the riverine bush. The living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees. The camp has a pleasingly down-to-earth quality and the emphasis on family heritage means that children of all ages always have a place at Varty Camp.

Varty Camp is also home to the original Sparta Hunting Camp, our boutique, the Cardio Vascular Room, Massage Treatment Room and our Library. Guests from all Camps are invited to make use of these facilities.

Azura Benguerra Retreat

Azura offers some of Africa’s ultimate private luxury hideaways for just a discerning few to discover. Privately owned and managed, the hotels are small and personalized, with award winning 'eco-chic' villas, delicious local cuisine, and a whole range of unique experiences to enjoy. The award winning villas were hand built by the local community, and blend modern eco-chic designs with all that is traditional to the local environment, incorporating locally sourced wooden beams and traditional woodwork beneath a local thatch or tented roof. Interiors are cool, spacious, comfortable, and designed to reflect the moods and textures of Africa. Outside there are plenty of lounging areas to relax in, with views that rival some of the best in the world.

All of the creature comforts you would expect come as standard. Air-conditioning for hot sunny days, oversized beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen for romantic nights. Most of the villas have their own private plunge pools and outdoor showers, a magical experience beneath the stars.

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

South Africa’s only upscale airport hotel provides a comfortable place to rejuvenate and continue onward with your journey.  Make use of the fitness center and spa to overcome fatigue from long flights.  Dine on inspired African cuisine with a great selection of wines and plentiful bradkfast buffet.  Enjoy unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, quiet soundproofed rooms, quick check-in and a host of services designed to meet the needs of the modern traveler.  InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport hotel is a safe, easy walk from the international arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.  Winner of the 2011 Best Airport Hotel in Africa Award by Skytrax World Airport Awards.

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