Luxury Kruger and Mauritius Holiday

“Speed around on safari in South Africa before slowing right down in Mauritius on this luxury tailor made adventure covering two very different countries.”

Highlights

Johannesburg | Greater Kruger National Park | Mauritius

Description of Luxury Kruger and Mauritius Holiday

This tailor made holiday to South Africa and Mauritius stretches over two weeks. Week one focuses on some of the best safari territory in South Africa: Greater Kruger National Park. Keep your peepers peeled for the all-star cast – lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and zebra, as well as underappreciated hyenas, wild dogs and buffalo. It’s a case of early morning and night game drives to see as many of these South African icons as you can.

Week two is all about Mauritius. This beach-clasped Indian Ocean island is less than a five-hour flight from South Africa. You can make up on sleep lost to lion-watching by spending a week lounging on volcanic beaches. Or you can keep on keeping on by trekking Black River Gorges National Park or checking out the Chinese and Indian temples of Port Louis.

Want a little longer in South Africa and a little less in Mauritius? Fancy squeezing in a few days in Cape Town? This South Africa and Mauritius holiday is tailor made, so it can be tweaked to your preferences.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:Arrive in Johannesburg & Transfer to Kruger - Upon arrival Johannesburg, a representative will escort you to the domestic terminal where you’ll board a flight into the Greater Kruger region. Here, you’ll be met by a driver and transferred to your luxury safari camp in the Makalali Private Conservancy (90 kilometres west of Kruger National Park).
Day 2-5:Safari in Greater Kruger - For the next few nights, you'll be staying the luxurious tented camp and exploring the Greater Kruger region through morning and afternoon safaris. Head out on an early morning game drive with an expert guide and tracker and you’ll have a picnic breakfast in the bush, before returning to your camp, where you can relax by the pool before lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have another game drive in this incredible reserve, where you’ll have a chance to spot elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, white and black rhino, hippo, cheetah, crocodile, hyena, wild dog, zebra, giraffe, and several species of buck. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may wish to take a flight on a microlight to experience the Makalali Conservancy from the air and see the abundance of wildlife, as well as views of the stunning landscape from a bird's eye perspective.
Day 6:Fly to Mauritius - After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport, where you’ll board a domestic flight to Johannesburg and then an international flight to the island of Mauritius. Upon arrival at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, you’ll be met by a hotel representative and transferred to your luxury beach accommodation, where you stay for six nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 7-11:Explore Mauritius - With its endless palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters and dramatic sunsets, Mauritius is the ultimate tropical paradise. For the next five nights, you will have the time to snorkel on the colourful coral reefs, go horse riding along stretches of pristine beach, hike one of the trails on Le Morne mountain, trek in lush jungles, discover spectacular waterfalls, explore Black River Gorges National Park, visit Port Louis and see the churches, mosques, and Chinese and Indian temples from the citadel, or stroll up Signal Mountain to see the city at sunset.
Day 12:Depart Mauritius - Following your delicious breakfast at Lux Le Morne, you'll be transferred to the airport in Mauritius, where you can board your international flight back home.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We have put this itinerary together with a focus on ensuring you can experience two of the world's top holiday destinations. The properties are chosen not only because of the brilliant service and style but because they are in line with our ethos.

The conservancies in the Greater Kruger ecosystem operate in a responsible and sustainable way with long term conservation at the heart of every action. You can be safe in the knowledge that your stay is helping to educate local staff and further efforts in anti-poaching. Benefitting livelihoods and increasing species resilience.

We only work with camps we've been to ourselves and in many cases we'll even have specific guides to recommend you, so we know that our recommendations meet our high standards.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Whilst we are always trying to ensure our guests experience the best properties and destinations possible, our ethos about responsible travel is extremely important to us.

We have selected the properties on this itinerary with sustainable and responsible tourism in mind. The hotels also make a huge effort to train and employ local staff from within the nearby towns and villages, to retain a sense of place and to engage with the local community as stakeholders.

We encourage all our travellers to research local customs and read your trip notes before you depart to ensure you are conscientious and respectful in a different culture. In most cases we strongly recommend that you do not give money to children beggars. If begging is a successful enterprise, parents are encouraged to forsake their children’s education in pursuit of this opportunity.

As a company we are founded in the roots of providing responsible and sustainable holidays. This means we seek to partner with local suppliers who provide fair wages, to use accommodation where community and environment are considered and to look at every opportunity for making our holidays as fair to local people and places as possible.

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1 Reviews of Luxury Kruger and Mauritius Holiday

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Finishing a safari evening drive with a
drink by the river where a herd of
elephants were crossing and playing
in the water

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Don't just focus on the big stuff.
There's so much incredible other
wildlife that it's good to look beyond
the leopards. Also don't worry about
going "out of season". Long grass
might make it harder to see the big
cats, but the brilliant guides give you a
great chance of finding them and
there are loads of baby animals
around.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, we heard a lot about the work
done in ruaha by all the lodges and got
to know a lot of the staff who were all
local people. You could tell they loved
and cared about where they lived.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Perfectly advised, flawlessly organised
and comprised of an almost
overwhelming stream of incredible
moments. My wife described the
safari section as "the best continuous
four days of my life" and then we went
on to do some lovely diving and spend
a few days on whale shark watch by
the beach. It was simply amazing, start
to finish.

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