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South Africa and Zimbabwe

Deluxe Safari

The Ultimate Luxury Safaris in Sabi Sands and Malilangwe Game Reserve

Discover the pristine wilderness of Sabi Sands and Malilangwe Game Reserve

Highlights

  • Exclusive access to Sabi Sand, one of Africa’s most prestigious private reserves and home to the Big Five
  • Exclusive access to Malilangwe private game reserve with the highest concentration of endangered black rhinos in Africa
  • Daily game drives and spot lit night safaris with private guides and trackers
  • Guided safari walks to see 2000 year old San Bushman rock art
  • Sunset cruises and big game fishing
  • Inclusive: Luxurious accommodation in fully staffed private villas, gourmet cuisine and drinks, game drives and curated in house activities, private transfers.
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15 Days / 14 Nights Itinerary

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Day 1

Johannesburg | Sabi Sand

Arriving at Fireblade Aviation OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, you will be met by your Flagship representative and fast tracked through immigration and customs. Transfer to a light aircraft for the short 40-minute flight to Sabi Sand where a field guide will meet you in an open-air vehicle for the 15 minute drive to your luxury homestead in Sabi Sand.

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Day 2

Sabi Sand

Following a tasty breakfast on the veranda, climb into your state-of-the-art open-air Land Rover for your morning game drive in Sabi Sand. Your private field guide and tracker are experts at finding wildlife, regular sightings include prides of lion, herds of elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopards.

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Day 3

Big Cats

Rise early for your morning game drive. Sabi Sand borders Kruger National Park and animals move freely between the two areas. However, as Sabi Sand is a private reserve, vehicles are able to go off road (strictly prohibited in Kruger) which greatly increases the opportunity for close up encounters with wildlife.

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Day 4

Safari Walk | K9 Anti Poaching Unit | Wine Tasting

Start your day with a guided yoga and meditation centre in the yoga pavilion, then head out into the beautiful landscape on foot with an experienced guide to learn how to track animals in the bush. In the afternoon, visit the K9 Anti-Poaching Unit.

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Day 5

Night Safari

Following a morning game drive, with ample opportunities for taking wildlife photos, relax in the garden, work out in the gym or browse the boutique and gallery. At 4.30 pm we head out on an afternoon game drive stopping for sundowners in a scenic location. Returning in the dark, we will turn on the spotlights to enjoy sightings of more elusive nocturnal animals such as owls and bushbabies.

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Day 6

Game Drive | Community Visit

Following a morning game drive, you have the option to visit a local community to learn about traditional village life and culture. Spend the afternoon at leisure enjoying animal sightings at the waterhole from the comfort of a sofa on the veranda.

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Day 7

Yoga | Game Drive | Farewell Dinner

Enjoy sunrise yoga before a healthy breakfast and morning game drive. Spend your last afternoon relaxing by the pool or join the chef for a casual cooking class as you learn about the flavours of South Africa. Your farewell dinner will be served by the fire pit in the garden with the option for entertainment from a local dance troupe.

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Day 8

Sabi Sand | Malilangwe

Enjoy your last morning in South Africa before boarding a 10 minute private charter flight to Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport where you will clear customs. A 55 minute flight brings you to Buffalo Range International Airport, Zimbabwe where a Flagship representative will assist you with customs and immigration.

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Day 9

Big Cats | Sunset Fishing

Rise early for your first game drive amidst the scenic landscape of Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. Translating as ‘Cry of the leopard,’ this is Big Cat country and your experienced guide and tracker will be on the lookout for lions, leopards and cheetah, guaranteeing fabulous photographic opportunities.

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Day 10

Game Safari | Rhino Spotting

Rise early for your morning game safari. Thanks to a healthy population, this is one of the best spots in Africa to spot endangered rhinoceros and your expert guides know just where to find them. Enjoy a magical boat picnic for lunch, then relax with a spa treatment or yoga session ahead of your Night Sounds Safari to discover nocturnal life in the African bush.

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Day 11

Photography Session | Community Visit | Wine Tasting

Head out on a morning game drive or opt for a fascinating and informative guided photography session at the Whata Hide, where animals gather to drink. In the afternoon visit a colourful local village to gain valuable insight into local life and the Shangaan culture.

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Day 12

Guided Bush Walk | San Bushmen Rock Art

The Malilangwe region is of great historic interest. Learn all about the San Bushmen the original hunter gatherers of southern Africa, on a hike to visit 2000 year old rock art sites. Late in the afternoon join your guide for an afternoon game drive or take a leisurely sunset cruise to spot wildlife on the water’s edge.

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Day 13

Game Drive | Safari Walk | Spa

Enjoy your choice of morning or afternoon game safari or take a guided safari walk to learn the art of tracking animals in the bush. Should you prefer, have a day of leisure, soaking up the stunning views from the pool and indulging in a luxury spa treatment and guided yoga and meditation session on the deck.

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Day 14

Game Drive | Bush Picnic | Sunset Cruise

Head out into the wilderness for your last game drive in Zimbabawe, enjoying a gourmet picnic under the shade of the baobab trees. Late in the afternoon board a boat for an enchanting sunset cruise accompanied by cocktails and canapes.

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Day 15

Malilangwe | Johannesburg

Depart from Lonestar Airstrip at The Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve on private charter to Buffalo Range to clear immigration and customs. Fly onwards to Fireblade Aviation OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg where a Flagship representative will assist with immigration and customs.

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