Mauritius & South Africa Discovery

Uncover the wilderness of the island nation Mauritius with white sandy beach and countless ocean encounter follow with a small group tour to South African in search for the BIG 5, wild birds and more.

Valued at $17,166
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Package Inclusions:

Your Fly, Stay & Tour package includes:
  • Economy airfare throughout from Australia* to Mauritius, returning from Johannesburg
  • Return airport transfers in Maritius airport
  • 6 nights stay at the Club Med Exclusive Collection resort - La Plantation d'Albion in a Superior Room
  • Your Resort inclusions:
    -All-day gourmet dining
    -Premium Open Bar
    -Range of included activities including stand up paddle, snorkelling, archery, yoga and more. 
    -Day & night entertainments
    -Complimentary Wi-Fi
    -One 50 minutes massage per guests at Club Med Spa by CINQ MONDES
  • 1 night accommodaiton in Johannesburg including breakfast
  • 14 day Wilderness of Southern Africa: Safari by Land & Water tour with Collette from Johannesburg 
    The Collette Tour inclusions:
    - 5 Handpicked accommodations 
    - 33 meals
    - 2 Choice on Tour Options
    -Sunset Cruise On The Zambezi River
    - Prepaid Gratuities
    - Highlight:Chobe National Park | Victoria Falls | Hwange National Park | Game Drives & Game Cruises and more
*Travel date: 04 - 24 October 2024

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The Deluxe Room from $15,099 per person
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Be inspired by Mauritian authenticity

Hidden away on the western coast of Mauritius, among wild inlets and lush vegetation, Club Med Resort La Plantation d’Albion peacefully cultivates a feel of being at the ends of the earth. Here, nature surrounds you and invites you to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of Mauritius. In a restaurant or by the beach, with a colourful boho decor, take a unique gastronomic journey where Indian, African and European influences mix. Set out on the Indian Ocean on a paddle board or in a kayak or take part in a yoga session and prepare to be inspired. The day ends with a stunning sunset over the ocean that you can enjoy from the Zen pool perched high above the rocks. Treat yourself to the luxury of taking your own sweet time, Club Med La Plantation d’Albion awaits you!

Wilderness of Southern Africa: Safari by Land & Water
Journey through Southern Africa from its wild plains and dry woodlands to rivers and lakes on a true safari adventure by land and water. Search out the “Big 5” roaming in nature in the sprawling wilds of Chobe National Park and Hwange National Park. Share a simple traditional meal with a local family in their home in Victoria Falls. Set off on a cruise for 3 nights on a privately chartered safari boat along the stunning Lake Kariba, teeming with birdlife and game species. Enjoy an al fresco dinner on the banks of the Zambezi. From the powerful Victoria Falls to the calm waters of Lake Kariba…from the plains across southern Africa’s stunning parks - get ready for a true safari adventure.

Your Small Group Exploration Collette Tour includes:
  • 5 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 33 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Must-See inclusions:
  • Immerse yourself in nature and seek out the elusive "Big 5" during land & water safari experiences.
  • Witness the incredible beauty and power of Victoria Falls.
  • Sail the calm waters of Lake Kariba, the largest man-made lake in the world.
  • Included "Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River"
Cultural Experiences:
  • Cruise Chobe River for a unique way to search for game species in Chobe National Park.
  • Board a privately chartered safari boat on Lake Kariba for 3 nights.
Culinary Inclusions: 
  • Share a simple traditional meal during a home hosted lunch in Victoria Falls.
  • Savour an al fresco dinner on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Highlights of the tour:
Chobe National Park | 3 Cruises on the Chobe River | Hwange National Park | Choice on Tour: Morning Game Drive or Game Walk | Private Lake Kariba Safari Boat | Victoria Falls | 7 Game Drives & Game Cruises | Home Hosted Meal

Upgrade Options

Wish to make your holiday even more enjoyable?

Upgrade your stay in Mauritius below:
The Deluxe Room from $15,099 per person
Suite with Sea View from $17798 per person


Day 1  | 04OCT2024 Arrival Mauritius - La Plantation d'Albion Club Med
Transfer to resort, enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure on this beautiful island nation.

Day 2 -6 | 05OCT-09OCT2024 Enjoy the range of included activities or add in optional addivities at your choice. 
Included 50 minutes massage treatment for two, time to be arranged at time of booking

Day 7 | 10OCT2024 Departs La Plantation d'Albion Club Med - Johannesburg, South Africa
Farewell to the beautiful resort, transfer to airport for departure fligh tto Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city., make your own way to accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Day 8 | 11OCT2024 Johannesburg, South Africa (B)
Enjoy the city at your own leisure today before your adventure in search of the Big 5 begins tomorrow.

Day 9 | 12OCT2024 Johannesburg - Vicotria Falls, ZW - Chobe National Park, Botswana (B, D)
This morning, board a plane for a short flight to Victoria Falls,* where you will meet your Tour Manager before continuing to your lodge for the next three nights in Botswana. Enjoy some time at leisure at the lodge before embarking on a private cruise on the Chobe River. Perhaps you’ll see some hippopotamuses or crocodiles whilst you scan the water and sip on cool beverages. After, return to the lodge and gather with your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

Day 10 | 13OCT2024 Chobe National Park (B, L, D)
Rise early with the sounds of the local wildlife ahead of your first game drive in Chobe National Park, an excellent location to search for the Big 5. You and your fellow travellers will ride in open-air vehicles with a local expert who will be able to tell you all about the creatures you’ll see along the way. Later in the morning, enjoy some free time, either at the lodge or to drive into the nearby town of Kasane. After lunch at the lodge, return to your private boat and take to the waters of the Chobe River once more, in search of elephants and aquatic birds.

Day 11 | 14OCT2024 Chobe National Park (B, L, D)
Start your day early with a private game cruise on the Chobe River and see the animals visiting the water first thing in the morning. After your search, return for some free time at the lodge, perhaps relaxing at the pool or stopping by their beauty salon. After lunch this afternoon, enjoy a game drive in Chobe National Park, where you may spot buffalo, hyenas, or zebras. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise along the gentle waters of the Chobe River during an exclusive boat ride with your fellow travellers.

Day 12 | 15OCT2024 Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Hwange National Park (B, L, D)
Enjoy your last game drive in Chobe National Park for a final opportunity to see nature at its best. After breakfast, take a 90-minute drive to Victoria Falls. Then, it's off to Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, where you will enjoy lunch before a late afternoon game drive. This national park is home to over 100 types of mammals and 400 bird species, giving you the chance to look out for cheetahs, lions, giraffes and so much more.

Day 13 | 16OCT2024 Hwange National Park (B, L, D)
Today is another day to rise early in search of the Big 5. After breakfast, spend a full day on a game drive in Hwange National Park. By enjoying a picnic lunch break, you can venture deep into the bushland and maximize your chances to spot buffalo, elephants and other animals gathering in the park. Return to the lodge for dinner. You’ll savour your meal and the memories of the day’s extensive safari.

Day 14 | 17OCT2024 Hwange National Park (B, L, D)
This morning, search for the Big 5 your way, because it’s your choice! Return to an open-air vehicle and enjoy a morning game drive -OR- join an expert national park guide on a game walk, giving you the rare opportunity to search for wildlife up close, including seeing some plants, insects, and reptiles you may not spot otherwise. After, return to the lodge and relax over tea and pastries. This afternoon, you will be returning to the park for another glimpse into the animal kingdom.

Day 15 | 18OCT2024 Hwange National Park - Victoria Falls - Lake Kariba (B, L, D)
Depart Hwange for Mlibizi Harbour, the gateway to your safari cruise. Upon arriving in Mlibizi, you will embark on a private safari boat on Lake Kariba, which will be your home for three nights. With limited access to technology, revel in the experience of floating along the still waters, seeing breathtaking sunsets, and searching for local wildlife in the water.

Day 16 | 19OCT2024 Lake Kariba (B, L, D)
Trade in your safari boat for a smaller tender boat, perfectly sized to cruise upriver channels off the lake. Later as we cruise to Elephant Bay, you will return to the safari boat for lunch before enjoying the chance to try your hand at fishing in Lake Kariba from a tender boat. The stargazing conditions overhead, coupled with the delicious meal, will be a dining experience you won’t soon forget.

Day 17 | 20OCT2024 Lake Kariba (B, L, D)
Start your day with a cruise to the Sengwe River to enjoy game viewing, bird watching and fishing. Enjoy lunch on board and spend the afternoon adding to the list of wildlife and birds spotted in the river basin. Before having dinner on the safari boat, take time to admire the stunning red and orange hues of the setting sun over Lake Kariba.

Day 18 | 21OCT2024 Lake Kariba - Victoria Falls  (B, L)
Your safari boat experience will come to a close this morning as you drive back to Victoria Falls. Upon arriving at the Ilala Lodge, enjoy lunch. Then grab your poncho because this afternoon you will visit the exhilarating natural wonder of Victoria Falls! At 5,600 feet wide and 354 feet tall, this waterfall is one of the world’s largest.

Day 19 | 22OCT2024  Victoria Falls  (B, L)
This morning, start your day with a visit to Chinotimba township. Visit a local market, where you can barter for goods and experience daily life. After, you will visit the modest home of a local family for lunch. Your host will prepare an authentic, simple meal with you and share what life is like in around Victoria Falls. Following your home visit, you will join a relaxing cruise on the Zambezi River, a body of water that separates Zimbabwe and Zambia whose banks are frequented by the local animals.

Day 20 | 23OCT2024  Victoria Falls  (B, D)
Your last full day on tour will bring you up close to elephants at a local sanctuary. Hear stories from these gentle giants’ caretakers and learn about the efforts to understand, care for, and protect these intelligent and inspiring creatures, all whilst marvelling at the animals interacting and walking by their side. Continue learning about animal conservation and care with a visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, Collette’s Impact Moment. The staff at the VFWT will review some of the incredible work they do, ranging from wildlife rehabilitation to community outreach and disease research. You will have the afternoon free to do as you wish. This evening, you will join your fellow travellers for a 3-course farewell dinner under the stars on the bank of the Zambezi River.**

Day 21 | 24OCT2024  Victoria Falls  - Johannesburg, South Africa, Tour Ends - Sydney, Australia (B)
Say goodbye to your safari companions as you depart your African adventure and head home.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions apply: All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise, and inclusive of all taxes and discounts. All prices & itineraries are current as at xx xxx xxxx & subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to availability, currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Price includes any stated bonus nights, upgrades & package savings, if applicable. All passports, visas, travel permits, and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Airfares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice, based in economy class from xxx and are subject to the carriers' flight schedules and conditions. Please call us for prices from other airports. Travel packages advertised may include multiple products provided by several suppliers to provide a travel itinerary. Each component of the package will be treated independent of each other, and the specific terms & conditions of each product supplier will apply. Hotels may charge resort fees, or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check-in. Travel with no more than 19 guests on this tour where a smaller group setting means a more personal travel experience.
Due to economic difficulty in Zimbabwe, local shops only accept payment in local currency or credit card. US dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds, Australian dollars, New Zealand dollars, and South African rand are no longer accepted for local payment. Foreign credit cards continue to be accepted at hotels, shops, and restaurants. For tipping, US dollars are acceptable, and we advise all our guests to carry smaller denominations, as change is not always available.  *Nationals of Australia are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival to Zimbabwe at any major entry point for a stay of up to 30 days. You will need approximately USD 30/45 in cash. Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. Check with your nearest Zimbabwe Embassy for up to date information. The overall activity level of this tour is a level 4. This means you’re ready to seize the day, whatever it may bring. You lead an active life at home (walking, biking, and half or full day hikes are things you may enjoy) and 10,000 steps a day is normal for you. You can handle longer walking tours (more than 3 hours covering 3+ miles at a steady clip) and activities that involve traversing uneven terrain, steep slopes, standing for periods of time, and varying altitudes and temperatures. You can handle altitudes of 9,000 feet or higher with little to no issue. This tour includes several early morning game drives with departures at 6:00 a.m. When travelling in Africa you will encounter full days of sightseeing, frequently in warm temperatures. In order to fully experience the wildlife, you will be travelling by safari vehicle which requires climbing in and out frequently and travel on bumpy and dusty roads. You will also use tender boats to better access wildlife viewing whilst in Lake Kariba. To experience Africa fully, we recommend that all guests be in reasonably good health and prepare properly. This level is not appropriate for travellers who use wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility assistance devices as well as those that require an oxygen tank. Park fees (approximately $270 AUD per person) are included in the land price of your tour. Fees are subject to change and are payable at time of final payment.  Once you arrive at Johannesburg airport, you will be met by a local host that will transfer you to your hotel. This host will also accompany you during the transfer from the hotel back to the Johannesburg airport on the following day. You will meet your Tour Manager at the Victoria Falls airport before travelling to Botswana.
Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed and vary depending on seasons. **Farewell Dinner location is weather dependent and will be moved indoors as needed. Due to tour scheduling, return flights should not be scheduled prior to 6:00 p.m. Internal flights are required in order to participate on this tour and are included in the final price, quoted at time of booking. The highest elevation encountered on this tour is 6,000 feet/1,829 metres in Johannesburg. Important Passport Information: You must have at least 4 blank pages remaining in your passport to allow for the entry stamps issued for South Africa and Botswana as well as the visa for Zimbabwe. The 2 pages for South Africa MUST be facing each other. Failure to comply with this law will result in denied boarding of your international flight. If you have questions please see your travel professional or call us.

Mauritius & South Africa Discovery

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