Honeymoon - African Pride & Tropical Island Sunsets
ITINERARY:

Day 01
Depart London Heathrow on British Airways late evening, direct, non-stop flight bound for Johannesburg International Airport.

Days 02 - 05 River Club
Chalet - all meals, daily activities, laundry and drinks (excluding premium import brands)

On your arrival in Johannesburg you will be met by a Different Tracks' representative who will assist with the arrival process. After clearing Customs and Immigration you will take a connecting flight to Livingstone where you will transfer to your lodge.

You can enjoy from a variety of activities:
Victoria Falls is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and is arguably the greatest waterfall in the world. Daily trips to the Falls are a highlight as is boating to the Zambezi River's islands, where you can enjoy fishing and other relaxed afternoon activities and from where sun downer trips are offered.

Although TRC is not a game lodge, elephants can often be seen in the Zambezi National Park, which is located opposite just across the river, where hippos are regularly seen and heard. There is rich bird life in the area, including several rarer species such as the African Finfoot, the Half Collared Kingfisher, the African Skimmer and the Collared Palm Thrush. For bird lovers there are nature trails around the lodge, boat cruises and island walks. Tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months. There are various varieties of Bream that are also a good catch. For the more sporting, try catching them on fly!

Game drives into the nearby Mosi Oa Tunya Game Park are offered, where there is an abundance of game but sadly no big cats. There is a good chance of spotting white rhino on these trips. Other game that can be seen are: elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala.

Days 05 - 08 Selinda Walking Trails
Tent - all meals, daily activities, laundry and drinks (excluding premium import brands)

Today you will take a scheduled road transfer from River Club to Kasane/BBK Airport and then a shared light aircraft transfer to Selinda Walking Trails.

The Selinda Reserve is blessed with a variety of habitats - wide open savannah dotted with attractive palm trees; thirst-quenching waterways surrounded by dry woodland and then the river systems and floodplains themselves that draw thousands of animals to it, as they are forced to quench their thirst in the dry season along these waterways.

The Selinda floodplains are host to a wide diversity of antelope and plains game. Game drives are fruitful with a multiplicity of antelope, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, and plenty of elephant, and buffalo to be seen. Predator viewing is exceptional including the hippo-killing lions of Selinda, leopard, wild dog and cheetah.

The activities at Selinda Camp are centred on game-rich floodplains of the savannahs and the Linyanti marshes as well as the Zibadianja Lagoon, which in turn becomes the source of the Savuti Channel.

Days 08 - 11 Nxabega Camp
Standard Room - all meals, local drinks and daily game activities

Today you will take a shared light aircraft transfer from Selinda Walking Trails to Nxabega Camp.

Guests lucky enough to visit this safari camp have a wide range of daily activities from which to choose, including meandering along the floodplains and channels of the delta by mekoro (dug out canoes) or tracking big game on foot or by open 4x4 safari vehicle in the Mopane forests and open grasslands.

The added highlight of an evening game drive by spotlight assures you of the most complete lodge experience in Botswana.

Animals most likely to be seen are kudu, impala, giraffe, buffalo, lion and hippo. The Moremi Game Reserve is the only declared conservation area in the Delta. It is strategically situated in

one of the largest wilderness regions on the continent. Coupled with the diversity of Chobe National Park to the east, the area supports over 160 mammal, over 500 bird, 38 amphibian, 157 reptile and 89 fish species. Elephant move seasonally through the southern part of the Okavango Delta. Lion and hyena are regularly encountered in the surrounding woodlands, with wild dog and cheetah present in smaller numbers.

The Okavango Delta is one of the remaining bholds for the endangered wild dog. This fascinating animal displays similar social and hunting behaviour to the legendary wolf of the northern hemisphere. Wild dog research has been on-going in the area for about a decade.

The rasping call of leopard is often heard close to camp after dark. Among antelope, the magnificent red lechwe can be seen in small herds on floodplain grasslands, while the rare sitatunga keeps to dense papyrus. Nocturnal creatures include springhare, caracal and honey badger.

Day 11
After an early morning game activity and a full breakfast, transfer by shared light aircraft to Maun airport to catch your flight to Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Mauritius.

Days 11 - 16
La Pirogue, Mauritius (Superior Room includes Breakfast and Dinner, all non-motorised water sports, unlimited skiing, theme evenings and entertainment

On arrival in Mauritius and after clearing Customs and immigration you will be met by our representatives and transferred to your idyllic Indian Ocean Resort - La Pirogue.

Welcome to La Pirogue, the most authentic and Mauritian of resorts.

Between the beach and the Indian Ocean the days are too short to experience all the activities on offer. Pulsating to the rhythm of enthralling shows, the tropical night is no less intense.

Thanks to its authentic and unique Mauritian charm, La Pirogue is a dream destination for couples. With its superb palm-grove, its cosy bungalows, its sunsets, the irresistible romantic charm of its beachside Paul et Virginie restaurant, and its evenings dancing under the stars, La Pirogue is the most beautiful testimonial of love.

The resort is a past master in organising weddings. Marrying guests can choose between two options: a romantic wedding on the immaculate beach by the Indian Ocean or a cosy ceremony in the gazebo in the luxuriant garden.

Charming special attentions await honeymoon couples.

At La Pirogue, love vows take on the value of eternity.

Water Activities
Dedicated to the sea and its pleasures made for sharing, with a loved one or with family or friends, La Pirogue has a multitude of water activities and facilities for those who seek a dynamic holiday.

These include kayaks, water-skiing, pedalos, lasers, snorkelling, windsurfing, glass-bottom-boat tours, Hobie-cats, surfvision, and giant-catamaran excursions and cruises. The scuba-diving and big-game fishing are among the most reputable in Mauritius.

Whatever activities take your fancy, the turquoise sea, always at a comfortable temperature, has wonderful moments of bliss in store for you.

Day 16
Leave the magic of Mauritius behind you as you transfer back to the airport for your return flight home on British Airway's non-stop, direct service

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What's Included
International Flights
London Heathrow to Johannesburg and Mauritius to London Heathrow
Johannesburg to Livingstone
Maun to Johannesburg
Johannesburg to Mauritius

Transfers between
Livingstone to The River Club
River Club to Kasane/BBK Airport to Selinda Walking Trails
Selinda Walking Trails to Nxabega Camp
Nxabega Camp to Maun

Accommodation
3 nights The River Club
3 nights Selinda Walking Trails
3 nights Nxabega Camp
5 nights La Pirogue

Included Zambia and Botswana:
All excursions indicated in itinerary including 2 daily game activities at safari lodges/camps
All air transfers within Botswana/Zimbabwe/Namibia as specified
Charter flights in South Africa as indicated
Services of the lodge guides and staff; park fees
Botswana accommodation tax and the current Zimbabwe Tourism Levy - please note some lodges do not include drinks, some include house wine at dinner and drinks on game drives and some include all drinks except premium wines, champagnes, spirits and liqueurs
Meet & Greet service on arrival
Accommodation Value Added Tax at 14%
Car hire includes: - unlimited kilometres; Theft/Loss Waiver (excludes Theft/Loss excess - see Exclusions below); 100% Collision/Damage Waiver; Personal Accident Insurance; cellular phone & cellular phone insurance.


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Accommodation For African Pride & Tropical Island Sunsets
The River Club (TRC)
The River Club (TRC) is situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, 18 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls. The camp has a distinct Edwardian flavour, from where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River in a peaceful and tranquil setting away from the crowds.

Ten luxury, thatched chalets overlook the Zambezi River, each with en-suite facilities and a ceiling fan. The rooms are all completely open in the front giving guests the best possible views of the Zambezi. The main building also has a varied library.

Selinda Walking Trails
Selinda Walking Trails is a private wildlife reserve located in northern Botswana. What makes this reserve special is that it follows the floodplains of the Selinda Spillway, the waterway that winds its way through dry countryside to connect the Okavango Delta in the west to the Linyanti and Kwando wetlands and rivers in the east.

The Selinda Reserve is an enormous 135 000-hectare private reserve. The full length of the Selinda Spillway winds its way through the Reserve and forms a magnet for the wildlife of the region. As Botswana is so flat, this river can flow in one of two directions or - as happens in some years - it can flow in both! Waters from the Okavango pour into the Selinda Spillway and flow from west to east. In the extreme east of the reserve, waters from the Kwando and Linyanti rivers and floodplains force their way up the Spillway from east to west. Only in years of exceptional water levels in both these systems does the water that flows in from both the east and the west join up.

Selinda Walking Trails has two trail camps in two contrasting areas. Mokoba Camp is located on the fringes of an enormous open plain, close to the Kwando waterways. This open savannah area is usually teeming with wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Then there is Tshwene Camp which is located to the west within a more forested area in a completely contrasting location. Spending a night at each camp would give you the most wonderful walking safari experience.

Each camp has three tents that are raised off the ground by about two metres, accommodating a maximum of six people on a trail at any one time. One of the highlights of the Trail is that the guests are with their own private guide for the duration of the Trail.

The walks are under the guidance of an armed and licensed guide. The camp's hostess handles all the camp chores with the camp staff.

Nxabega Camp
Nxabega Camp is one of Botswana's top safari camps. Situated under dense stands of African ebony and strangler fig trees in an exclusive wildlife concession.

Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp is unique. It combines the Okavango Delta water wilderness experience with the excitement of viewing the big game normally associated with land based safari camps.

This magnificent lodge in Botswana has been beautifully hand crafted and was deliberately designed to ensure that its open plan dining room, lounge, wildlife reference library, and expansive sundecks all offer unobstructed views over the endless floodplains of the delta. Other facilities of the lodge include a raised game viewing platform, plunge pool and sundeck.

Nxabega accommodates only 18 safari guests in East African-style safari tents pitched on elevated Rhodesian teak platforms with private sundecks and en-suite facilities. The lavish new camp is a mixture of Afro-chic and classic safari. There are ostrich egg chandeliers, cow hide rugs, leather headboards and porcupine quill lamp shades.

Nxabega's ten classic Hemingway tents have been styled to match the calm elegance of the main lodge. Crisp white linen, soft hide headboards, parchment lampshades and dressing tables with leather boxes set the scene.

La Pirogue
The magnificent beach at La Pirogue stretches along the crystal-clear sea protected by the barrier reef further out. All along the beach, a vast, luxuriant palm-grove basks in the sweet fragrances of frangipani.

The superb new infinity pool, remodelled restaurants and redecorated guest-rooms, the renovated resort has even greater appeal.

With its romantic tropical atmosphere and its warm-hearted personnel, ever attentive to guests' needs, La Pirogue more than ever keeps its promises of thoroughly gratifying, unforgettable holidays.

Spread out in its vast and luxuriant tropical garden along one of the longest and finest beaches in Mauritius, the resort revels in space and privacy.

Located on the west coast of Mauritius 35 km from the capital city of Port Louis, La Pirogue offers numerous excursion possibilities, notably in the beautifully natural south of the island.

Modelled on a fishing village, La Pirogue's authentic and comfortable architecture is one of harmonious variations on the theme of a pirogue's sail billowing in the wind, from the resort's main building to its cottages of volcanic rock, wood and thatch.

The cottages are grouped in small villages laid out in an arc.

The rooms are bathed in light and warmth, with fragrant frangipani flowers delicately disposed here and there and ceiling fans with large blades of marine wood, the guest-rooms and their terraces are an invitation to lazing a bout and day-dreaming.