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Durban Safari & Mauritius
Durban Safari & Mauritius
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Highlights:


South Africa - iSimangaliso Wetland Park - Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park - Mauritius


Other departures: Glassgow - £3109, Edinburgh - £3105, Birmingham - £3095, Manchester - £3115, Newcastle - £3109


Hotels:
South Africa - St Lucia Eco Lodge 4*
Mauritius - Ambre Mauritius (Adult only) 4*


Tours:


Hippopotamus and Crocodile Cruise on Lake St Lucia
Night Drive into iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Full Day World Heritage Tour (Lunch included)
Full Day Hluhluwe Tour (Lunch included)
Hiking / Bicycle tour


Itinerary:


Day 1: The St Lucia Eco Lodge
14:00 Arrive at The St Lucia Eco Lodge and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink.
14:45 / 15:45 Depart for a ShakaBarker Boat Cruise and enjoy a 2.5 hour trip on the St Lucia Estuary in between all the Hippos and herons, crocs and crakes. Perfect for the bird viewer. Enjoy some refreshments and relax while watching hippos play away.
17:30 / 18:30 Return to The St Lucia Eco Lodge, freshen up.
18:30 / 19:00 Enjoy a candle lit dinner with a view at The Hog 'n Hippo Bistro.



19:45 Depart for a 3 hour chameleon night drive, which takes you along exclusive 4x4 tracks in the Eastern Shores, where you may encounter various local nocturnal residents. Sightings often include hippo, buffalo, spotted eagle owls, nightjars, kudu, waterbuck, crocodile, side-striped jackal, python and leopard. Chameleons abound, and the endemic Sitara's Dwarf Chameleon is a rare treat. Conducted in an open safari vehicle with two spotlights.


Overnight: The St Lucia Eco Lodge
Accommodation: Double Bed Room
Board Basis: Full Board


Day 2: The St Lucia Eco Lodge


07:00 Enjoy an early breakfast with the honking hornbills at The Hog n Hippo Bistro.
07:45 Depart for a full day World heritage tour, and learn why the iSimangaliso Wetland Park has been given the international status. Enjoy a full day off-road exploration of the pristine Eastern shores area - includes an ecological overview of the area, wonderful game-viewing, bird-watching, short walks, lunch at Cape Vidal with snorkelling and whale watching from the beach (in season). Learn more about the five Eco-systems that make up this unique park.
16:00 Return to The St Lucia Eco Lodge, relax and unwind.
18:30 Enjoy the beautiful iSimangaliso Forest and Ocean Breeze over a candle lit dinner while sipping on a complimentary glass of wine and relax.


Overnight: The St Lucia Eco Lodge
Accommodation: Double Bed Room
Board Basis: Full Board


Day 3: The St Lucia Eco Lodge
04:00 / 05:00 Depart for Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Park, a full day excursion through this Big Five Reserve, once the hunting grounds of the famous Zulu chief Shaka, the park is renowned for its efforts in saving the white rhino from extinction and the magnificence of these first foothills off the coastal escarpment.
White rhino abound, and sightings of elephant are not unusual.
The park also has lion, cheetah, black rhino, leopard, wild dog, a large population of giraffe and much more. Bird sightings may include lesser jacana, lappet-faced vultures, bateleur eagles, white-headed vultures, snake eagles etc.
Also enjoy a full braai lunch while looking out at the majestic hills of Hluhluwe / Imfolozi. 15:00 Return to The St Lucia Eco Lodge and relax.
18:30 Watch hippos come out and graze at The Hog n Hippo Bistro, while enjoying a candle lit dinner with a complimentary glass of wine.


Overnight: The St Lucia Eco Lodge
Accommodation: Double Bed Room
Board Basis: Full Board


Day 4: The St Lucia Eco Lodge - Mauritius
07:00 Enjoy an early cup of coffee with the red duiker or maybe a bush buck.
08:30 Your choice between a Zulu guided Hiking trail / Bicycle Tour, which include 2 hours of bird watching and general game viewing on popular trials within St Lucia.
11:00 Check out from The St Lucia Eco Lodge, and continue your journey to the airport for your flight to Mauritius.


Overnight: Ambre Mauritius (Adult only)
Accommodation: Deluxe Beach Room
Board Basis: All Inclusive


Day 5 - 10: Mauritius
Day at leisure on the beach.


Overnight: Ambre Mauritius (Adult only)
Accommodation: Deluxe Beach Room
Board Basis: All Inclusive


Day 11: Mauritius - London
Departure Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London Heathrow with Emirates
  • Airport taxes
  • 10 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Safari Guides
  • Park fees
  • One complimentary drink at Dinner every night (Glass of wine / beer)

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary