Luxury in Botswana and Rwanda
The best of everything.
We've chosen destinations where you can have some of the best water-, savanna- and jungle-based experiences in Africa.
After resting at your five star hotel on arrival, you fly to a remote lodge, high in the Okavango Delta. On water-based safaris (there are no wheeled vehicles) you will experience some of the most remote and wild territory in the world. Glide amongst the reeded islands, sharing the waterways with elephants, hippos, crocodiles, antelope and birdlife. To name a few.
Next stop is a luxury lodge on a private concession run by one of the world's leading luxury brands. This lodge features morning, day and evening game drives in a vehicle comfortable safari vehicle.
Last stop is in Rwanda where you will trek to see the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Little known fact: there are NO Mountain Gorillas in a zoo anywhere in the world.
Day 1 - 2Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace (1 Night) in Johannesburg
Discover untold luxury and regal comfort ... the 5-star Peermont D'oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located next to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The hotel features 182 beautifully designed and impeccably appointed rooms and suites that are fitted with plush, state-of-the-art indulgences.
The hotel’s comfort levels are enhanced by superior levels of service and guest relations, as well as international language and culture proficiencies, while the Club Floor and Lounge offers a full bouquet of personal and concierge services dedicated to the discerning business traveller. A complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is available.
Dine in the newly-styled Aurelia’s restaurant, indulge your senses at Octavia’s Sensorium Day Spa or sip a cocktail while watching the African sunset at Neptune’s Pool Bar at the spectacular pool terrace with its Roman water fountain cascading into clear waters.
Day 2 - 5Setari Camp (3 Nights) in Moremi Game Reserve
Setari Camp is located on a picture-perfect palm island in the very heart of the Okavango. Situated within a private concession of 120,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness, exclusivity and seclusion are guaranteed. Enjoy a pure Delta experience, inhabited by a myriad of birdlife and wildlife unique to this exceptional ecosystem. The area is a birder’s paradise, boasting a huge number of migrant birds, aquatic birds, raptors, a seasonal heronry and to top it all, the hauntingly beautiful Pel’s Fishing Owl.
Setari Camp accommodates 20 guests in 8 light and airy tents and 1 suite designed for families. Each tent cleverly combines understated luxury with an authentic and relaxed home-from-home atmosphere. The camp resembles an enormous tree-house where the entire construction is elevated with wooden walkways linking the impressive sitting and dining areas, pool-with-a-view, gym and curio shop. All of the tents have private decks with spectacular views over the Okavango. Safari activities available at Setari include bush walking, boating or gliding gently through the waterways in a traditional Mokoro (dug-out canoe). Delicious home-cooked food, super-comfy accommodation and superb guiding all combine to making Setari a hidden treasure in the iconic Okavango Delta.
Safaris on Water at Setari Camp.
What better way to become acquainted with the Delta than on the water where it all happens! Boating trips are a fantastic way to explore the intricate waterways and immense flood plains.
Mokoro Day Trips at Setari Camp.
We offer a chance to glide through the waters of the Okavango in a traditional Mokoro which is a dug-out canoe navigated by an expert poler. Spot the exquisite Malachite Kingfisher or marvel at the crystal clear waters.
Day 5 - 9Xaranna Camp (4 Nights) in Okavango Delta
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp enjoys luxurious solitude on its own Delta island within an exclusive 25 000 hectare (62 000 acre) wildlife concession. Drawing inspiration from the iconic Delta water lily, Xaranna is a delightful camp with just nine sleek ensuite safari tents that combine canvas and bleached timber, accented with shades of soft lily pink and olive green.
Each tent has a romantic sala, private plunge pool, indoor bathtub and al fresco shower – all boasting sweeping Delta views. Experience guided walking safaris, interpretive game drives, seasonal water-based experiences including motorized boat, traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and fishing excursions.
Day 9 - 10InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport (1 Night) in Johannesburg
InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe, easy walk from the international arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. We are perfectly located for business travellers and just a 14-minute train ride from the Sandton CBD. Enjoy unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, quiet soundproofed rooms, quick check-in and a host of services designed to meet the needs of the modern business traveller. Refurbished in 2008, we offer the most sophisticated airport accommodations on the African Continent.
Day 10 - 12Kigali Serena Hotel (2 Nights)
Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel centres on the Executive Lounge and Bar, which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the newly refurbished swimming pool. Also overlooking the pool, the popular Milima Restaurant offers a wide range of all-day buffet choices, while the relaxed Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating. The capital's natural business hub, the hotel also boasts its own extensive conference centre, 500-seater auditorium and lavish ballroom.
The hotel features 148 rooms. Guests can choose from a selection of 60 Standard Rooms, 37 Superior Rooms, 19 Deluxe Rooms, 18 Junior Suites, 7 Prime Rooms, 6 Executive Suites and a luxury Presidential Suite. In-room facilities include 24 hour room service, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge, hair dryer, private safe and a flat screen satellite TV.
Hotel des Mille Collines
Recommended, Lunch: The hotel was built in 1972, opened in 1974, and was renovated in 1987 as the leading hotel in Rwanda with large meeting facilities. It was the setting for "Hotel Rwanda", which was based on the story of the hotel's manager, Paul Rusesabagina. During the Rwandan genocide, Rusesabagina sheltered both Hutu and Tutsi refugees in the hotel.
Kigali City Tour
Get to know this beautiful and amazing city. The Go Kigali City Tour is the best way to see and experience Kigali!
Stops include: a trip to the top of Mt. Kigali for views of the city and the countryside, a milk bar, a neighborhood market, a mural walk, a great Rwandan lunch, the best coffee around, a ride on a
water taxi, a neighborhood walk and ends at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Kigali Genocide Memorial & Museum
Located just outside of Kigali City Centre in the Gasabo district, Kigali Genocide Memorial & Museum was created by a joint partnership of the Kigali City Council and the UK-based Aegis Trust. The centre is an extremely moving, challenging, educational and ultimately inspiring as well as a great place to understand the cause, tragedy and successful rebuilding post-genocide.
The memorial hosts a tour which is transparent and educational but very sombre and humbling when guests realise that over 250,000 deceased are buried on the site of the memorial.
Day 12 - 15Virunga Lodge (3 Nights) in Twin Lakes Burera & Ruhondo
The magnificent Virunga Lodge is the premier luxury gorilla lodge of Rwanda and one of Africa’s finest and most renowned lodges. The lodge is perched high on a ridge with stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the Musanze valley to the west and Lake Bulera and Ruhondo to the east.
Following the celebrations of the 15th anniversary in 2019, plans to re-imagine the lodge have been unveiled.
It offers the finest views in Africa, uniquely decorated rooms in the Rwandese style, fantastic food and exceptional and personalised service by our carefully trained staff. It is the first accommodation choice for the luxury traveller tracking the endangered mountain gorilla.
Each of our ten luxurious bandas has a private terrace from which our guests can watch the sunrise over the dramatic landscape of mountains and lakes. Luxuriously appointed, with the accent on vibrant Rwandese fabrics and stylish locally inspired furniture.
Each Banda has an individual fire place, a luxury shower room with a double vanity, and charging station.
You take the 3 hour drive to Virunga Lodge on (mostly) paved roads. You will notice how pristine the city and countryside are. This is a consequence of plastic bags being banned and the mandatory cleanup and maintenance day on the last Saturday of every month. Even the President takes part.
Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park
Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park offers visitors the unique opportunity of discovering the 10 families of gorillas that live within the national park. Visitors can enjoy a cup
of coffee before the trek starts and will be separated into groups of 8 depending on their physical abilities. Each group is guided by a guide and two scouts who are well trained in emergency
situations. The amount of time set aside per trek is different depending on where the gorilla family is situated. Some trips may take as little as half an hour and some taking the better part of the day.
USD 17,819 per person sharing in the High Season
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