Mozambique & Botswana
Who: Families

12 Days

From £4,775pp

Isabel is here to help give you the inside track.

Combine time relaxing on Mozambique's southern coast with an action packed few days in Botswana's Okavango Delta.

Itinerary at a Glance:
  • Spot elephants and lion from above on a scenic transfer before you even reach your safari lodge
  • Learn how to recognise various animals while on a mokoro canoe safari through the Okavango Delta
  • Unwind in the sun on the beautiful beaches of Mozambique's southern coast

Why Book with Original Travel?

Just a few of the extra touches that come as standard on an Original Travel holiday...
100% Carbon Off-setting
UK Departure Assistance
Fast Track UK Check-in
Fast Track UK Security
UK Airport Lounge Access
Pre-booked Airline Seats
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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
Day 1: International Flight

Your overnight flight to Johannesburg leaves London in the evening, and takes nearly 11 hours, so make sure the children have got their personalised Sharky & George fun packs to hand, and that the iPads are fully charged.

Day 2: Botswana Bound

Arrive in Johannesburg at breakfast time and transfer across to the onward two-hour flight to Maun in Botswana where you will arrive at lunchtime.

Nearly there, but now it's time for one more light aircraft flight which will transfer the family directly to your lodge in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This is a fascinating scenic flight, and an excellent introduction to Botswana as it showcases some of the country's varied landscapes. Fly over the glistening Okavango Delta, which has to be seen from above to be truly appreciated. Keep your eyes peeled and the kids' spotting lists handy because you should be crossing a fair number of animals off simply on this flight!

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta is one of the best safari destinations in the world. With Big Five game, a multitude of smaller and rarer species, and endless stunning panoramas, this is a firm favourite of ours and we're sure you'll agree.

After arriving at your lodge the rest of the afternoon is yours to relax and settle into bush life with your first evening game drive and sundowner cocktails (and mocktails for the children).

Days 3-4: Days in the Delta

Wake up to the sound of the bush (and maybe some excitable children too!) You'll want to make the most of the day and get out on the early morning game drives so you have the best chance of seeing as many animals as possible.

After the morning game drives, head back to camp for late breakfasts, dips in the pool and afternoon bush walks where the knowledgeable guides will have the kids on tracking duty, searching for game footprints and little bush creatures.

Alternatively, on one of the mornings, forgo the game drive in favour of a more authentic safari experience, heading out on a traditional mokoro dugout canoe, punted through the waterways by an expert guide. The children will adore the experience every bit as much as the parents.

After you're done exploring, it's back to the lodge for dinners and stargazing.

Day 5: Last Day on Safari

This morning, after breakfast and perhaps a last morning stroll around the lodge, you will bid farewell to the team and your guide will transfer you back to the airstrip in time for your flight to Maun.

From Maun airport catch a direct flight to Johannesburg where you'll spend the night. The flight is just under two hours long so you'll have the evening to see a little of this under-rated city - we can also recommend and book the perfect family friendly restaurant.

Day 6: To Mozambique

After breakfast, make the short journey back to Johannesburg airport with your driver. There you'll board your two-hour flight to Vilanculos in Mozambique. On arrival, meet one of our team for the 45-minute drive to your hotel.

After several days enjoying the lush scenery of the Okavango Delta, arriving on Mozambique's white sandy shores overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mozambique Channel will be quite the contrast. We've got no doubt that the kids will be stripped off and in the pool within seconds, and then the rest of the day is dedicated to simple pleasures such as sun, sea and sand.

Days 7-10: Beach Bliss

Spend the next four days enjoying the Mozambique coast and Bazaruto Archipelago as a family.

Depending on which coastal lodge we've recommended and booked for you the activities on offer may differ, but chances are there will be snorkelling (and diving for older children), kayaking, bicycling, dhow sailing boat trips, fishing expeditions and (seasonally dependent) whale watching cruises available. Suffice to say, you should never have to hear those fateful two words, 'I'm bored'.

Come the evenings, the catch of the day and fresh, flavourful food are on the menu, and stargazing while sipping on cool cocktails and mocktails/smoothies is on the agenda.

Additional Activities

  • Treat yourselves to a spa treatment or two and really let the relaxation sink in
Day 11: Home Time

Sadly, today it's time to leave your African paradise behind. After one last fun morning, make the drive back to Vilanculos airport and then catch your two-hour flight back to Johannesburg.

From there you just need to connect onto the evening overnight flight back to the UK, which takes 11 hours.

Day 12: Arrive Home

The flight arrives back into London in the early morning.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

From

£5,025pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£4,775pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special, we can discuss with you upgrading your accommodation, flights or activities.

From

£5,530pp

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Isabel is our expert for this itinerary and, as a seasoned traveller, has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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