South Africa Madikwe Safari (malaria-free) and Mauritius

13 days
FROM £ 3375

South Africa Madikwe Safari (malaria-free) and Mauritius

This wonderful holiday truly 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 and therefore quieter game reserve in northern South Africa on the border with Botswana with an abundance of game including the Big Five. It is also home to the endangered African Wild Dog who are very rare but who have been thriving in Madikwe thanks to strenuous conservation efforts. You stay at the Bush House Lodge which is a small and intimate safari lodge with its own waterhole and in a great location for game viewing.

You will then head off to the Indian Ocean for 7 nights in a wonderful beach resort for some true rest and relaxation. Mauritius boasts some world class beaches with soft white sand and crystal clear, warm seas. If you can tear yourself off the beach there are plenty of things to do including scuba diving, dolphin spotting, island excursions and lots of watersports as you might expect.

The Real World Conservation Trust (formerly Real Africa Trust) works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana, Animals saving Animals, Flora and Fauna International and African Parks. You can find out more on our Conservation pages and specifically our current campaigns on our Explorers Against Extinction website (http://www.explorersagainstextinction.co.uk/). On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and to promote sustainable, socially responsible travel which benefits the wildlife and communities you choose to visit.

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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 3 hours without a stop). On arrival, enjoy a short rest before departing on your afternoon/evening game drive. Over the next few days enjoy twice daily game drives looking for the rare African wild dog, the Big Five and the fabulous wildlife that lives in this important conservation area. You don't even have to leave the camp as they have a discreet hide overlooking the most active waterhole at the camp where you can watch elephants and other game. 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 are likely to spot a lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo during your stay. During your visit you will also have the rare privilege of possibly seeing the highly endangered African Wild Dog. In 1994, a small group of six wild dogs were introduced into the park. This founding group has seen a challenging introduction into the park with rabies outbreaks, territorial clashes and encounters with some feisty lions. Despite the odds, current day Madikwe has a thriving wild dog population with three hunting packs roaming the park. The dogs are somewhat accustomed to safari vehicles offering spectacular photographic opportunities. Madikwe Game Reserve’s conservation efforts to protect the ‘painted dog’ are in place to help conserve this majestic diminishing species.

DAY 5

Johannesburg
Today after breakfast and a morning game drive you will check out and be transferred back to Johannesburg where you will check into the 5* Intercontinental Hotel at the airport. Rest of day at leisure. (Overnight is required due to flight times).

DAY 6 - 12

Mauritius
Today you will take the morning flight to Mauritius where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the next week relaxing on the beautiful beaches or exploring the island at your leisure. The hotel offers various activities and you can also book excursions and tours through the hotel.
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Includes

  • Accommodation and board basis as detailed
  • Transfers as specified
  • All game activities whilst on safari at The Bush House and Park/conservation levies
  • Financial protection
  • The services of our offices in the U.K, South Africa and Mauritius with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, tips, gratuities and/or porterage, safari driver/guide tips, travel insurance, and all items of a personal nature ie. spa treatments, optional sightseeing trips, curios, telephone calls, laundry etc.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £3,375 (low 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.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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