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Take me back to the place I love and miss so much! 2021 AN EXCLUSIVE GULF COAST CONNOISSEUR CLUB DEPARTURE FOR GUESTS WHO HAVE VISITED AFRICA PREVIOUSLY - ESCORTED BY MICHAEL & TERRI KLAUBER

July 16 to 26, 2021 - This 10-night safari-intensive itinerary begins in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 16, 2021 with an overnight at the InterContinental Hotel. The following morning, we aim directly for the bush and our 5-night safari experience at Londolozi Founder’s Camp, where we will reconnect with the African bush and the Londolozi team we know & love. Our time at Londolozi will be followed by a 4-night safari experience at Mashatu Game Reserve located in south-eastern Botswana.

Male Lion

This Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club safari experience is limited to only 20 travelers on this unique itinerary! With the group size being limited, the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club will be presenting this amazing itinerary to guests who have been on safari with the GCCC in the past.

Always Fresh & Flavorful
Zebra Drinking

July 16, 2021 - Upon arrival into Johannesburg, you will be greeted and escorted to the InterContinental Airport Hotel to check-in for 1 night.

Londolozi Airstrip Arrival

July 17, 2021 - After breakfast, we will transfer by light aircraft to Londolozi Game Reserve, where we will be greeted and welcomed by our guides and transferred to Londolozi Founders Camp to check-in for 5 nights of exciting African bliss with a familiar friend. After lunch, our first afternoon game-drive of the stay will follow.

Tasty and Nourishing

July 17 to 22, 2021 - On safari from Londolozi Founders Camp for 5 wildly wonderful nights filled with new and exciting wildlife encounters displaying natural animal behavior in their own environment.

Graffe 'Necking'
Lioness and Cub
Hippo
Rhino and Calf
Leopard
Hippo Grazing
Male Kudu
Lions Drinking

July 22, 2021 - After your morning game-viewing and breakfast, depart Londolozi by light aircraft to south-eastern Botswana's Mashatu Game Reserve. Upon arrival at Mashatu Game Reserve we will be greeted by our guide and transferred to Mashatu Lodge to check-in for 4 nights.

Elephant herd.

Mashatu Game Reserve comprises 29,000 hectares (72000 acres) of privately owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The reserve lies in the eastern extremity of Botswana where the great Limpopo and Shashe Rivers converge. This exceptionally diverse landscape includes wide open plains, grassland, riverine forests, rocky hills, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges.

Diverse Landscape to Explore

Mashatu, “Land of the Giants”, takes its name from the locally sacrosanct Mashatu or Nyala berry tree (Xanthrocercis zambesiaca) and the giants that roam its terrain. These magnificent dark green trees, which are found along the rivers in the reserve, provide refuge, shade and food to a myriad wildlife. Mashatu, which is one of the largest privately owned game reserves in southern Africa, avails a sanctuary to the largest herds of elephant on privately owned land on the continent. In addition to that, the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe, the world’s largest antelope, the eland, the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, and the world’s heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard are all part of the game drive experience on Mashatu. Add the king of the beasts, the lion and the iconic baobab tree…and you have Africa’s big seven land based giants.

Mashatu Lodge

Each of the air-conditioned suites at Mashatu Lodge is tastefully decorated and includes impressive black and white prints of Africa’s most beautiful animals. A double bed and an extra-large single bed, together with a seating area that includes a single day bed, comfortably accommodates families. The ample en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower facilities and a separate W.C. complete the well-appointed suites.

Lodge Bar Area
Lodge Boma
Lodge Lounge Area
Broad Array of High Profile African Species

Because of the exceptional diversity of landscapes of the reserve, Mashatu enjoys an ecological biodiversity uncommon in other game reserves. Three members of the Big Five, namely the leopard, the lion and the elephant are complimented by some lesser well-known, but interesting, species, including the aardwolf (or “earth wolf”), the bat-eared fox, the African wildcat, the honey badger, the spotted hyena and the black-backed jackal. For visitors who are interested in bird life and bird photography, Mashatu is home to more than 350 bird species, including the enchanting lilac-breasted roller. The lilac breasted roller has striking plumage which made up of eight different colours. Mashatu is also home to the largest flying bird native to Africa, the Kori Bustard, which is the national bird of Botswana.

Mashatu has multiple hides that position you to make some of your very best photographs of African wildlife. Just imagine being eye level with the animals when they are drinking water just 10-20 yards across from you. The results are wonderful.

Elephant Bathing
Elephant at Hide
Golden Breasted Bunting
Hyena Drinking
Elephant Trunk

July 26, 2021 - After our morning game-viewing experience & breakfast, we will transfer by road to the small regional airport of Polokwane for the scheduled flight to Johannesburg Airport to connect your personalized onward journey home.

Rate: $13,495.00 per person based upon double occupancy

Includes:

  • Meet and greet upon arrival into Johannesburg (JNB) Airport for escort across to the Intercontinental
  • 1 night accommodation at the Intercontinental O.R. Tambo in a Deluxe Room on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Shuttle transfer from the Intercontinental to the Federal Air Private Hangar
  • Light aircraft flight from Federal Air Private Hangar to the Londolozi Airstrip
  • 5 nights accommodations at Londolozi Founders Camp in a Superior Chalet on a fully inclusive basis
  • Light aircraft flight from the Londolozi Airstrip to Mashatu Game Reserve
  • 4 nights accommodations at Mashatu Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • Road transfer from Mashatu Game Reserve to Polokwane Airport
  • Scheduled flight from Polokwane to Johannesburg

Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Required: Non-refundable 25% Deposit: $3,373.75 per person

Call Michael Distler or Ryan Hilton at Admiral Travel International on 941.951.1801 to place your deposit and reserve your space on this unique departure.