Malaria Free Madikwe & Mauritius

10 days
FROM £ 3500

Malaria Free Madikwe & Mauritius

This wonderful holiday combines the best of both worlds with a safari in the malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve followed by a week's stay on the beautiful island of Mauritius with its white sandy beaches and warm tropical waters.

Madikwe is a lesser known game reserve in northern South Africa on the border with Botswana. There's an abundance of wildlife with a good chance to see all the 'Big Five' (along with other species) during a 3 night stay, particularly during the dry winter months from May to September when a lot of the wildlife is concentrated close to water sources.

Highlights for visitors include time in the 'underground hide', and, if you're lucky, encounters with the endangered African Wild Dog. There are two established packs in the reserve, thanks to conservation efforts.

You stay at the Bush House Lodge - a family farmhouse which has been transformed into a small and intimate safari lodge set on its own waterhole and in a great location for wildlife viewing.

You will then head off to the Indian Ocean for 5 nights for some rest and relaxation.

Explorers Against Extinction works to raise awareness as well as funds for specific conservation projects all around the world. By enquiring and booking through this site you will be supporting conservation. On behalf of all confirmed clients, Explorers Against Extinction receives a donation to support their work at no extra cost to you.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 - 4

Madikwe Private Reserve
Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met and transferred by road to Madikwe Private Reserve and your safari lodge, the Bush House (the journey is around 4 hours without a stop). Over the next few days enjoy twice daily game drives and the comings and goings at the very active waterhole. Madikwe Game Reserve is a conservation area in South Africa’s North West Province, bordering Botswana. The reserve’s grassland, forest and rocky Tshwene Tshwene hills are home to a variety of wildlife. The Big 5 is represented in the park and you have a good chance of seeing them all during your stay. You may also see the endangered African Wild Dog. In 1994, a small group of six wild dogs were introduced to the park. This founding group had a challenging start with rabies outbreaks, territorial clashes and encounters with some feisty lions. Despite the odds, current day Madikwe has a thriving wild dog population. The dogs are somewhat accustomed to safari vehicles offering spectacular photographic opportunities.

DAY 5-9

Mauritius
Today after breakfast and a morning game drive you will check out and be transferred to Johannesburg. Fly to Mauritius where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the next five nights relaxing on the beautiful beaches, or exploring the island at your leisure. The hotel offers a range of activities, excursions and tours.

DAY 10

Depart
After breakfast you will check out before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.
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Includes

  • Accommodation and board basis as detailed
  • Transfers as specified
  • Game activities whilst on safari at The Bush House and Park/Conservation levies
Not Included: International flights, safari driver/guide tips, general staff tips/gratuities and/or porterage, travel insurance, and all items of a personal nature ie. spa treatments, optional sightseeing trips, curios, telephone calls, laundry, etc., any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £3,500 - £4,000 in mid season
  • This trip is available all year round.
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

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