The growth in demand for twin and multi-centre holidays has had a dramatic impact on a revival in popularity for South Africa, according to Hayes and Jarvis, which has reported a 35% surge in bookings for the destination this year.
The company's head of commercial, Sean Dowd, says that almost two-thirds of bookings are now for two or more centres – with 20% of clients combining four or more centres in one tailor-made trip, twice as many as a year ago.
The operator says that Southern Africa generally is performing well and Botswana, in particular, is starting to see a surge in popularity, particularly among adventurous holidaymakers and repeat visitors to Africa keen to venture slightly off the main tourist track.
For a luxury Africa adventure, the company is offering a six-night Botswana in Style fly-in safari, which features five-star accommodation in lodges plus a variety of activities, including guided safari walks and game viewing. For those travelling between April and October when water levels are high, the Okavango Delta also offers the opportunity to go on safari in a traditional mokoro canoe, giving a unique perspective of wildlife at eye level.
Prices for the package, for an October departure, lead in at £5,999 per person on a full board basis at the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Also included are flights, transfers and game-viewing activities.
For more information call 0871-200 2211 or see www.hayesandjarvis.co.uk/agents