Madikwe Kids Club Cubz

Family Friendly Safari & Island Retreat

14 days from £4,094pp based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing (flights included)

Madikwe  – Big 5  – Bazaruto Mozambique

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Remote and exotic corners of Southern Africa suitable for your little ones

Taking your loved ones to the remote and exotic corners of the world is made a blissful breeze with this family friendly itinerary to Madikwe Safari Lodge in South Africa and Anantara Bazaruto on the Mozambican archipelago. The safari days are likely to be jam-packed with incredible wildlife activities on foot and vehicle. The kids (and you!) will find it incredibly exciting learning about the Rhino Conservation Programme and the area’s rich history.

After four nights in the wilderness, you’ll have an exciting journey to the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, by 4x4, plane and speedboat. Arrival to this Indian Ocean island paradise to a large, polished resort means time for R&R, watersports and epic marine life spotting.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: UK - South Africa

Madikwe Lelapa Lodge Arrival

Welcome to Lelapa family Lodge in Madikwe

Check in at the Virgin Atlantic desk at London Heathrow for your overnight flight to Johannesburg, South Africa where you’ll land in the early hours of the morning. After a short wait, you will connect to your 50-minute flight to Madikwe Reserve airstrip, in one of South Africa’s largest and malaria-free reserves, near the Botswana border.

Day 2: Madikwe Big 5

Madikwe Children On Safari

Kids' nature Walk

On arrival to Madikwe airstrip at about midday, you shall be met and transferred in a private car in just 10-minutes to the Lelapa Lodge, at Madikwe Safari Lodge. Lelapa means family in the local language - you can expect warm hospitality, sublime comfort and a compelling charm which will make you want to stay forever. You’ll stay in a family suite for the next four nights which has a second bedroom specially designed for kids to sleep in fun bunk beds. Your rate includes all meals, drinks, and activities.

Your first afternoon can be spent relaxing, to recover some energy after the international journey, or set out on your first safari activity depending on how energetic you’re feeling! End the day with a dip in your private plunge pool, then surrounding the wood-burning fireplace listening to the sounds of the bush all around you.

Day 3-5: Nature & History

Madikwe Lelapa Lodge Kids Room

The stylish childrens' room

Be guided on game drives and bush walks by exceptional field rangers, amongst rich biodiversity of mammals, such as Africa’s Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, oryx, eland, springbok and ostrich. Not to mention the excellent birdwatching with over 350 bird species.

For the rhino enthusiasts, Madikwe Safari Lodge’s guests have the unique opportunity to contribute to, and experience, critical conservation in action through The Rhino Conservation Experience – speak to a specialist to find out more information.

This unique area is steeped in history - Mzilikazi, Dr. David Livingstone, Sir William Cornwallis-Harris and Herman Charles Bosman – your guide will help bring this to life.

Day 6-11: Slow the Pace

Anantara  Bazaruto Pool Loungers

Swimming Pool and Palm Breeze

After a morning game drive and breakfast, time to fly back to Johannesburg for your connecting two hour direct flight to Vilanculos, on the Eastern Coast of Mozambique. You’ll be greeted by Anantara Bazaruto staff on arrival, with a 15-minute transfer to the speed boat jetty to take to the waters and embark on a thrilling 45-minute boat ride to the tropical island resort. Look out for dolphins, dugong, turtle and even whale!

You’ll stay in Deluxe Sea View Pool Villa for the next six nights and your rate includes all meals, drinks, a welcome spa treatment. Take a daily snorkeling trip to Neptune’s Nursery and feel free swimming as a family in the family pool.

When lounging on the white sandy beach surrounded by palm trees, paddling in the sea or swimming in the pool aren’t enough, there are many water-based activities to enjoy at Anantara Bazaruto. At the dive centre you can try your hand at snorkelling, fishing, water skiing and diving. After your excursions, why not relax with some well-deserved pampering at the resort’s spa.

Day 12: Homeward Bound

Anantara  Bazaruto

View from the sky of the archipelago

After breakfast, you’ll check out of the resort you’ve come to know and love. On the return speed boat ride to Vilanculos, keep a last look out for the amazing marine life in the Bazaruto Archipelago. You’ll fly back to London via Johannesburg overnight.

Day 13: Welcome Home

Bazaruto  Island

Return home with memories of a lifetime

In the early hours of the morning you’ll land at London Heathrow. You will return to the same home, but as a tanned, happy, revived and excited family unit.

Duration: 13 days

Location: Mozambique , Africa

Price: £4094pp

Our ‘Family Friendly Safari & Island Retreat’ itinerary costs £4,094pp and includes: International flights (price based on London), all internal flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, drinks and activities as indicated.

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