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Zambia Safari and Mauritius Beach Vacation

An idyllic escape to the romance of Zambia and Mauritius

A romantic safari and beach combination, explore one of Africa’s best game viewing areas, Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, and then hop over to the island paradise of Mauritius. Stay in remote bush camps and experience an authentic safari in the birthplace of the walking safari, and then spend your days adventuring in the ocean luxuriating on the white sand beaches and admiring the sunsets.

Discover the iconic and wildlife-filled South Luangwa National Park with expert guides on game drives and walking safaris. Expect phenomenal night-time leopard sightings, breakfasts in front of huge concentrations of hippos and crocodiles and memorable elephant and buffalo encounters on foot (from a safe distance). Staying in two camps you will combine the central location of Kafunta River Lodge with the remoteness of Island Bush Camp, an authentic and rustic bush camp. Reconnect with nature and each other and enjoy lantern lit dinners under the African sky. Follow this unforgettable experience by unplugging on the beaches of Mauritius. Sands Suites Resort and Spa is tucked away in a serene and sheltered spot on the island’s west coast, with amazing views of Tamarin Bay and Le Morne Mountain. The resort is surrounded by two reefs ensuring calm waters for SUP paddling, kayaking and glass bottomed boats. You can head further out to sea on dive excursions, sunset cruises, and speedboat trips. For some R&R, head to the spa or the swimming pool.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 3 nights - Kafunta River Lodge, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  • 2 nights - Island Bush Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
  • 1 night - City Lodge at OR Tambo, Gauteng, South Africa
  • 5 nights - Sands Suites Resort and Spa, Mauritius
  • Ends - Transfer to Mauritius for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Mauritius, Zambia
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itineraries Details

Day-by-Day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Lusaka Airport and connect onto a light aircraft flight to Mfuwe Airport bordering the South Luangwa National Park. From here your guide will take you into the park and to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Kafunta River Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Chalet
Zambia

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Day 4 - 6

Today your guide will drive you to your bush camp in another area of the South Luangwa National Park.

  • 2 nights

Island Bush Camp
All Inclusive | Bush Chalet
Zambia

Island bushcamp tented twin bedroom 1280
L restaurant and dining room
T the swimming pool and deck
B the fitness suite
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Day 6

Today you will return to Mfuwe Airport to catch your light aircraft flight to Lusaka and a connection to Johannesburg Airport. From here you will make your way to your airport hotel for the night.

  • 1 night

OR Tambo City Lodge
Bed & Breakfast | Standard Room
South Africa

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Day 7 - 12

Make your way back to Johannesburg Airport today to catch your flight to Mauritius. Here you will be met and driven to your resort.

  • 5 nights

Sands Suites Resort & Spa
Half Board | Superior Suite
Mauritius

Sands suites resort and spa deluxe suite 1280

Day 12

Your private driver will return you to Mauritius Airport today to catch your international flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) in Zambia
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park fees
  • Non-motorized watersports in Mauritius
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Excludes

  • Entry fees and visas
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Beverages with the exception of the safari
  • Additional activities or options on offer at the lodge or camp which aren’t scheduled activities such as cultural excursions, special bush meals, taking a private vehicle, etc.
Indulge in your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Puku
    Puku
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Coral
    Coral
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
Sample Itineraries

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