It is quite simply the perfect African trip: by blending a Big 5 safari in a Kruger private reserve with a luxurious beach escape in the Seychelles, this 12-day adventure is perfect for families who are looking to get away from it all.
This luxury itinerary first takes you into the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve for an exclusive Big 5 safari at the very comfortable Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. Enjoy days filled with dramatic game drives, afternoons soaking in the swimming pool, and memorable evenings around a boma fire.
Continue your adventure at Ephelia Resort on Mahe Island in the Seychelles for a few days of blissful beach recreation and relaxation. Walk along white sandy beaches, enjoy relaxing body treatments at the spa, and explore the exquisite turquoise waters on snorkelling or diving excursions.
Both the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge and Ephelia Resort are packed with things for children to do and see, ensuring that the little ones are kept entertained and supervised throughout their African vacation
Your escape into Africa begins in Johannesburg as you fly to Skukuza Airport and are transferred into the exclusive and wildlife-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, set on the edge of the Kruger National Park. Settle into your suite at the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge and get ready for your exciting first game drive.
Spend the next few days experiencing this private conservation area, which delivers superb Big 5 game viewing throughout the year. Guided by your professional ranger and local tracker, you have an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5 and a wide range of other animals.
The lodge is family-friendly and children of all ages can enjoy the EleFun Centre, a fully-fledged children’s facility. Interesting environmentally themed activities, including hands-on ‘edutainment’ for several distinct age groups, are designed and supervised by qualified childcare professionals.
Bid Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge a fond farewell and transfer to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, catch the efficient high-speed Gautrain rail link to The Peech Hotel, located in the stylish neighbourhood of Melrose.
The hotel features a fenced swimming pool, bistro restaurant and a welcoming champagne bar. It is within walking distance to Melrose Arch, an upscale shopping and entertainment mall.
Catch the Gautrain back to the airport after a great night's sleep for your international flight to the Seychelles, one of the Indian Ocean's most beautiful archipelagos.
Once on Mahe Island, drive by private road transfer to the stunning Ephelia Resort. Set on one of Mahe's most spectacular beaches, it offers a host of fantastic activities, facilities and restaurants, making it an ideal place to spend a few lazy, sun-drenched days.
For the next few days you and your family will enjoy Indian Ocean bliss, relaxation and recreation as you choose from the wide range of watersports, activities and facilities on offer at the resort.
There is plenty to do on and in the water such as catamaran sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling day trips, and you can also enjoy swimming, kayaking or wind surfing in the tranquil lagoon. Keep your feet dry with a game of tennis or squash, and be sure to book a relaxing treatment at the Spa de Constance.
Ephelia has five amazing restaurants that serve everything from Asian to French dishes, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and of course, local Seychellois fare.
Transfer back to the airport after breakfast for your return flight to Johannesburg - your arrival at OR Tambo International Airport will bring your trip to an end.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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