Uganda Wildlife Discovery

The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising. Although best known for the population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are many other wildlife experiences to discover. In Kibale Forest Reserve, track chimpanzees in the wild, spot tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park and at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park bed down at the luxurious Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, your base for gorilla tracking adventures.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe

On arrival, transfer to your stylish new boutique hotel nestled in the leafy suburbs.

Hotel: Hotel No 5

Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale National Park

Much of today is spent on the road to Kibale National Park in the far west of the country (approx 6 hours). Set against the backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the mystical Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale has one of the highest diversities and concentration of primates of any park in Africa. It is home to a large number of endangered chimpanzees, as well as the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. Arrive at elegant Kyaninga Lodge, where the great Rift Valley meets the might Congo basin. Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains, there are just nine spacious cottages on stilts made from hand-carved logs. A terrace leads down to a swimming pool overlooking the lake.

Hotel: Kyaninga Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: Kibale National Park

Kibale is one of Africa’s premier destinations for chimpanzee tracking. Today you head out with your tracker in search of these engaging creatures. The forest is also home to over 300 species of birds, with six endemic to the park, and other mammals including leopard, rare forest elephants, buffalo, giant forest hog and half a dozen species of antelope.

Day 4: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive south (4 hours) to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The game density here is high and it supports some of the largest herds of elephant in Uganda. There is prolific plains game and a good number of predators.

Hotel: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, 2 nights

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

At Ishasha, game drives through the park by day and night are included. Resident wildlife includes Spotted hyena, leopard, hippo, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck and a population of tree climbing lions.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This morning continue south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive at your luxurious Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, with eight private comfortable, canvas tents situated uniquely inside the national park, meaning you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla tracking adventure.

Hotel: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, 3 nights

Days 7 & 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi is home to many primates including colobus monkeys and chimpanzees, but is most notable for its population of the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Spend the next two days trekking through the forest to locate one of the habituated gorilla families. The walk is demanding, up and down steep forested slopes and through thick jungle vegetation, however sighting the gorillas in the undergrowth is an inspiring moment! Spend time observing the family as they interact with each other, play and forage.

Day 9: Bwindi – Depart Entebbe

Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Entebbe and onward connections.. 

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Entebbe
Low SeasonFrom $12,565.00Price on Application
High SeasonFrom $14,920.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches. 7 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Flights:Charter Flight: Bwindi National Park - Entebbe
Accommodation:8 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Driver / Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Highlights of Namibia

Travel by road and discover this magnificent and memorable destination during a ‘True African Safari’. The highlights include climbing some of the world’s highest freestanding sand dunes, sea-kayaking with seals and dolphins on the Skeleton Coast, tracking desert adapted elephants, staying in Africa’s 4th largest National Park, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site at Twyfelfontein and remote Himba settlements, game viewing in Etosha National Park, and experiencing the world renowned AfriCat Foundation.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Galton House

Day 2: Namib Naukluft National Park

This morning depart Windhoek and travel southwest through the scenic Khomas Highlands into the Namib Desert with a picnic lunch enroute. Visit the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei from your lodge which is situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, providing sweeping vistas of the dunes. Enjoy the benefit of being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, or to stay until after sunset.

Hotel: Sossus Dune Lodge, 2 nights
Day 3: Sossusvlei

An early morning start to capture this awesome landscape and explore the dune fields, enjoy a picnic brunch. Your afternoon is at leisure after an exhilarating morning in the dunes.

Day 4: Swakopmund

Please note: Option to include a sunrise balloon flight or scenic light aircraft flight over the Namib Naukluft National Park before you depart for Swakopmund (at own expense). Please note that if making use of this offer, it will need to be booked exclusively with Ultimate Safaris in order to fit in with other timings for this day.

The fascinating drive northwest today takes in the ever changing landscapes of the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. You will meet the coast at Walvis Bay and arrive into the historic town of Swakopmund.

Please note: As an alternative to the drive from Sossus Dune Lodge to Swakopmund you may like to take a scenic light aircraft flight over Sossusvlei and along the Diamond Coast (at own expense), allowing you a bird’s eye view over the dune sea, abandoned mining camps, shipwrecks, Sandwich Harbour and salt pans before you land at Swakopmund Airport. Your guide will drive to meet up with you in Swakopmund later in the day. Please note that if making use of this offer, flights will need to be booked exclusively with Ultimate Safaris for absolute logistical reasons.

Hotel: Local Guesthouse, 2 nights
Day 5: Swakopmund

Today either enjoy a memorable kayaking adventure or motorised boat trip within the outer lagoon of Walvis Bay, an ideal way of seeing Cape fur seals, dolphins, pelicans and flamingos. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Day 6: Damaraland

The journey continues north into the wonderful region of Damaraland. Pass the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, in one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. The harsh, rocky environment is home to the desert adapted elephant. Spend two nights at Camp Kipwe, nestled amongst giant granite boulders. A refreshing swimming pool and sunset lookout with lovely views also complement the camp.

Hotel: Camp Kipwe, 2 nights
Day 7: Damaraland

Spend the day on an exciting 4X4 excursion in this remarkable region in search of wildlife, a visit to Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions, and a guided walk.

Day 8: Etosha National Park

Today you set off on your journey to the Etosha National Park, travelling via the regional centre of Khorixas and the settlement at Kamanjab. Soon after the latter, your guide will take you to visit a Himba ‘Living Museum’ where you will be able to meet some of the local community who will be happy to demonstrate elements of their traditional lifestyle. The Himba are one of the last truly traditional peoples of Namibia and they are normally nomadic, but those that have settled here are now firmly established and unlikely to move on. They have little time for conventional practices but welcome visitors who want to learn about the customs and traditions of this very proud nation, and they are very willing to offer insight into their beliefs, way of life and everyday routine. Once you have seen all you want, and you have enjoyed your picnic lunch which may be served here or elsewhere along the way, you will head north east to tonight’s destination at the Etosha Mountain Lodge, which is situated on the south western border of Etosha National Park.

Hotel: Estosha Mountain Lodge, 3 nights
Day 9: Etosha National Park

Today enjoy a full day of game driving through the central part of the Park via selected waterholes. Leaving the Park at sunset you will spend this evening at a floodlit waterhole on the Onguma Game Reserve and the next two nights at Onguma Tree Top Camp. Onguma is a small and intimate camp, especially designed for those looking to truly experience the bush in all its raw splendour, and overlooking one of the most beautiful watering holes on the Reserve.

Day 10: Etosha National Park

Enjoy game drives in the National Park and in the private reserve.

Day 11: Windhoek

Your early departure will take you south from Onguma Tree Top via Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo to reach Okonjima’s AfriCat Day Centre, a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah. You will arrive in time for lunch before embarking on an exciting and informative game drive and tour of the centre. Here you will learn about the function and vision of the AfriCat Foundation and will also get to meet some of the Foundation’s special captive carnivore ambassadors.

After the excursion and freshening up, the journey continues further south to arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon, just as the sun is setting. On your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Galton House

Day 12: Windhoek

Today our tour comes to an end after breakfast. Take the day to explore the city or relax at the lodge until your departure flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
February: 17, 24$6,570.00$7,955.00
March: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$6,570.00$7,955.00
April: 06, 13, 20, 27$6,570.00$7,955.00
May: 04, 11, 18 25$6,570.00$7,955.00
June: 01, 08, 15$7,440.00$8,890.00
June: 22, 29$7,440.00$8,900.00
July: 06, 13, 20, 27$7,440.00$8,915.00
August: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$7,440.00$8,915.00
September: 07, 14, 21, 28$7,440.00$8,915.00
October: 05, 12, 19, 26$7,440.00$8,915.00
November: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$7,440.00$8,915.00
2021 Dates & Prices
February: 15, 22$7,525.00$9,110.00
March: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$7,525.00$9,110.00
Inclusions 
Meals:11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Accommodation:11 nights Guesthouse, Lodge, Tented Camps
Guide:English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Namibia Adventure

During your 13 Day Namibia Adventure peer into the depths of Africa’s largest canyon, admire the stark beauty of Sossusvlei’s ancient backdrops and see the shimmering expanse of the Etosha Pan on this expedition through Namibia’s surreal landscapes.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

Your epic encounter with Namibia kicks off in its capital, Windhoek. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure – play a round of golf on the 18-hole golf course or relax in the swimming pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort

Day 2: Windhoek – Rehoboth – Kalahari Desert

Embrace the freedom of the open road as we venture into the Kalahari Desert – Namibia’s boundless, sandy beauty. We make our way through the historic town of Rehoboth, a former mission station just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, then take our front-row seats on a scenic nature drive through this ‘thirst land’, where trees loom and rocky shadows stretch out on the horizon against the setting sun.

Hotel: Zebra Kalahari LodgeKalahari Anib Lodge

Day 3: Kalahari Desert – Keetmanshoop – Fish River Canyon

See the iconic forest of Quiver Trees – the towering aloes from which the San people fashion their quivers to this day. After a short stop in Keetmanshoop with free time for lunch, travel to Naute Dam before arriving at your motor-themed lodge to savour a spectacular Namibian sunset.

Hotel: Canyon Roadhouse

Day 4: Fish River Canyon – Aus

Peer over the ancient chasm carved by the Fish River to form Africa’s largest canyon. Carved over millennia, the Fish River Canyon’s gigantic ravine provides sanctuary to klipspringer, zebra and even wild horses. We continue our journey to the spectacular Aus Mountains where you’ll spend the afternoon getting close to nature.

Hotel: Desert Horse Inn

Day 5: Aus – Solitaire

Immerse yourself in the Southern Namib region admiring desert vistas and expansive skies as we conquer the open road. We pay a visit to Baron von Wolf’s Duwisib Castle to learn about its history as a gift of love for his American wife. Settle in to the comfort of your lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing, before embarking on a nature drive into the desert.

Hotel: Namib Desert Lodge, 2 nights

Day 6: Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Excursion

In a country renowned for its epic landscapes, competition for the top spot is tough. But it is Sossusvlei and Deadvlei that rightly deserve this crown and it is where we begin our adventure today. Gaze up at the towering Dune 45, then meander into the eerie but beautiful photographers’ paradise of Deadvlei, to snap iconic photos of dead camel thorn trees on a bed of white clay pans, perfectly framed by towering sand dunes and clear blue skies. Your early morning adventure in Sossusvlei complete, travel on to explore the ravine walls of the Sesriem Canyon, carved out by the Tsauchab River.

Day 7: Solitaire – Swakopmund

After breakfast, we drive to the German-inspired seaside town of Swakopmund with its colonial buildings and encroaching desert.

Hotel: The Delight, 2 nights

Day 8: Swakopmund At Leisure

During your free time perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience catamaran wildlife cruise in Walvis Bay in search of the marine ‘Big 5’. Or make the most of your free time by sampling Black Forest cake and Florentiners at one of the town’s quaint German Bäckerei or indulge in some locally brewed Windhoek Lager. Then it’s time to ‘Connect With Locals’ and savour some hearty vetkoek with a Damara family in Swakopmund’s Mondesa Township during our ‘Be My Guest ‘experience, where you’ll learn about life in the township.

Day 9: Swakopmund – Damaraland

Follow Namibia’s salt route en route to Damaraland, a place where mysterious flat-topped lava mountains and petrified trees cast shadows across the terracotta-coloured terrain. We make an important stop at Twyfelfontein to admire its ancient rock engravings, then explore the rocky-red Organ Pipes carved into the face of the mountain before arriving at our lodge – one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’. After settling in to our accommodation, we’ll embark on a nature drive on the property.

Hotel: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Day 10: Damaraland – Etosha National Park Area

As we journey north, we make a brief stop to visit the Petrified Forest and its unique fossilised tree trunks. Meet the OvaHimba tribe with whom we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ to gain insights into their hunter-gatherer traditions that have spanned thousands of years. Your visit will ‘Make A Difference’ by contributing to funds used for food and other necessities. Despite vast desolate landscapes, Namibia is renowned for its wildlife and there’s no better place to encounter the array of animal and birdlife that live within its borders than Etosha National Park.

Hotel: Etosha Safari Lodge, 2 nights

Day 11: Etosha National Park Full Day Safari

Explore one of the world’s great wildlife sanctuaries on a full-day safari to gain an understanding of its diverse eco-system. Enjoy a deep connection with your natural surrounds, joining a guide who will uncover the secrets of the bush and maximise your game viewing chances.

Day 12: Etosha National Park Area – Windhoek

We bid farewell to Etosha and travel south back to Windhoek. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at one of the city’s most famous and lively beer houses to celebrate the end of a magical journey through Namibia.

Hotel: Windhoek Country Club Resort

Day 13: Depart Windhoek

With our journey at its close, we say goodbye to our new-found friends and transfer to Windhoek airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$6,950.00$7,760.00
February: 08$6,950.00$7,760.00
March: 14$6,950.00$7,760.00
April: 18$6,950.00$7,760.00
May: 02$7,150.00$7,960.00
June: 13$7,150.00$7,960.00
July: 11$7,150.00$7,960.00
August: 15$7,150.00$7,960.00
September 19$7,150.00$7,960.00
October: 17$7,150.00$7,960.00
November: 14$7,695.00$8,575.00
December 19$7,795.00$8,675.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 dinners
Transport: Transportation by air conditioned vehicle & 4x4 Safari
Accommodation:12 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Diverse Namibia

Diverse Namibia is an active, exciting adventure, exploring the iconic areas of this vast country with its dunes, desert, plains and superb wildlife. Experience the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei, the desert and denizens of Damaraland, and the dense plains game and predators of Etosha National Park. The trip is interspersed with activities such as game drives, scenic walks and visiting the spectacular and ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein – altogether a true Namibian adventure with a range of activities impossible to beat.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Sossusvlei

The journey begins by travelling through the Khomas Hochland mountains into the iconic Sossusvlei region and onto Kulala Adventurer Camp.

Hotel: Kulala Adventurer Camp, 2 nights
Day 2: Sossusvlei

Early this morning enter the park through the private gate closer to the dunes allowing early access with improved photographic opportunities at sunrise. Enjoy a variety of activities that include day and night drives and guided walks.

Day 3 & 4: Swakopmund

Today drive via the Kuiseb Canyon to Walvis Bay, and then on to Swakopmund. Here you have time at leisure to participate in the many optional activities on offer. Explore the Atlantic coast and its incredible marine mammals, on a Dolphin and Seal catamaran cruise including a private seafood lunch.

Hotel: Hansa Hotel, 2 nights
Day 5 & 6: Damaraland

Continue north into Damaraland, west of the Brandberg Mountain. Boasting a breathtaking assortment of desert adapted species including one of the highest concentrations of desert elephant and black rhino. Activities range from day and night nature walks, viewing the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein to daytime nature drives, exploring the mountains, river beds and springs.

Hotel: Damaraland Adventurer Camp, 2 nights
Day 7: Etosha National Par

Today you travel to Ongava Game Reserve for two nights. Here on the boundary of the Etosha National Park, experience big game viewing and the iconic salt pan in the Park.

Hotel: Ongava Tented Camp, 3 nights

Day 8 & 9: Etosha National Par

Enjoy two full days with game drives into Etosha exploring the southern roads. Return to camp where after dark you observe the game at the floodlit waterhole and take a night game drive on the private reserve.

Day 10: End of Diverse Namibia Tour

After breakfast return to Windhoek and end of safari.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 20$6,790.00$7,530.00
February: 01, 09$6,790.00$7,530.00
March: 06, 21, 28$6,790.00$7,530.00
April: 02, 12, 18$6,790.00$7,530.00
May: 08, 10, 23$6,790.00$7,530.00
June: 05, 14, 19$7,470.00$8,235.00
July: 01, 05, 19, 24$8,185.00$8,950.00
August: 02, 09, 16, 30$8,185.00$8,950.00
September: 11, 21$8,185.00$8,950.00
October: 02, 04, 18, 26, 31$8,185.00$8,950.00
November: 06, 27$7,745.00$8,515.00
December: 06, 20, 24 $6,790.00$7,530.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Transport:4X4 Safari Vehicle
Accommodation:9 nights Maxi Dome Tent and Hotel accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Malawi’s Lakes & Wildlife

On your 8 Day Malawi’s Lakes & Wildlife tour, stay on amazing lake Malawi, explore the wildlife reserve of Nkotakota and discover the incredible sights and sounds in Liwonde National Park.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Lake Malawi

On arrival at Lilongwe Airport, transfer to Salima for a 20 minute boat transfer to Nankoma Island. Spend your first night at Blue Zebra Island Lodge in a tented chalet, situated on a private island in Lake Malawi National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Your stay includes all meals and non motorised water activities.

Hotel: Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Day 2 & 3: Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve 

After breakfast board the boat to Salima where you will be transferred to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve for two nights at Tongole Wilderness Lodge. This luxury lodge is an eco-tourism venture deep within the pristine woodlands of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. During your stay enjoy all meals, local beverages and selected activities within the reserve.

Hotel: Tongole Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Lilongwe

From Nkhotakota, head to Lilongwe for a night prior to heading to Liwonde National Park. Your stay is at Kumbali Country Lodge including breakfast.

Hotel: Kumbali Country Lodge

Day 5, 6 & 7: Liwonde National Park

Check out and depart for Liwonde National Park where you will enjoy the amazing bush life. Stay three nights in a luxury ensuite tent at Mvuu Lodge including all meals, selected beverages and activities. Mvuu Lodge overlooks a tranquil lagoon just off the Shire River with the main lounge area set high above the water. Mvuu means “hippo” in Tonga and the name epitomises the large numbers of pods of these water-loving mammals that float in the river. Activities include boat safaris, nature walks, birding, and game drives.

Hotel: Mvuu Lodge, 3 nights

Day 8: Depart Lilongwe 

Transfer to Lilongwe Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departures Daily from Lilongwe
10 January – 31 DecemberFrom USD $4,625.00 - USD $5,215.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals:7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners & selected beverages
Transport:Airport Transfers, Private air-conditioned vehicle & boat transfers
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide:English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Southern Madagascar

On your 13 Day Southern Madagascar Tour, discover a variety of highland landscapes, National Parks, lemurs and ethnic groups. All the population are extremely welcoming. At first, cross the road N7, to meet the locals in villages, in the fields and while hiking in Ranomafana. Head southwards to see lemurs in the reserve of Anja and the landscapes of the National Park of Isalo, ending with a relaxing stay at the edge of a lagoon, in Vezo Country.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo

Arrival in Antananarivo your guide will welcome you at the airport before transferring to your hotel. Depending on the arrival time, relax for a few hours before walking towards the town to discover the old town around the Queen’s Palace with our guide.

Hotel: Palissandre Hotel & Spa

Day 2: Antananarivo – Antsirabe

This morning meet with our guide then enjoy breakfast in the hotel before heading south, passing through Antananarivo. Rice fields and typical villages of the Highlands represent the landscape directly after Antananarivo. Stop in Ambatolampy to discover the rather amazing work of aluminum for the making of cooking pots which are distributed throughout the country. Have lunch in town then continue towards Antsirabe in the afternoon. Enjoy a city tour and experience “pousse-pousse” (rickshaw) riding for those who want to try; it is the main transport for locals.

Hotel: Plumeria Hotel, 2 nights

Day 3: Walking in the Highlands

Why the Highlands? Simply because it has the emblematic scenery of Madagascar, a unique landscape composed of different hills with crest lines, villages on the slope, houses made of bricks and thatch roof, colorful valley with rice fields: green, ochre, red and beige. These magnificent hikes take us to the countryside world with authentic colors, meeting local people who enjoy discussions with their visitors. See women carrying buckets of water on their heads as in Africa, farmers working in their rice fields and sometimes you will meet blacksmiths working the same process for ages. The walk is organized by a local association, a partnership with young guides from the area so to contribute partly to the development of the region.

Day 4: Antsirabe – Ranomafana

We stay on road N7 and progress towards the south. Shop around in Ambositra and visit Zafimaniry artisans workshop, look for carved wood or a piece of marquetery box made with care. Stroll around in town before continueing to Ranomafana. Now in the heart of Betsileo tribe area and are at the highest point of Madagascar Highlands and the road is more and more winding. Turn off to the east and arrive in the rainforest in the late afternoon.

Hotel: L’Hôtel Thermal Ranomafana

Day 5: Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa

We arrive at Ranomafana National Park office after our morning drive. This is one of the most beautiful sites of the primary forest and rain forest that Madagascar can offer. Walk into the park with a local guide, a very humid environment. Find many species of lemurs including the Golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus), the red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer) and also meet some rare and endangered species such as the Greater bamboo lemur (Hapalemur simus). In botanical terms, the park is the a genetic reservoir of some rare and endemic plant species, but also many medicinal plants. Drive back to the main road N7 after to reach Fianarantsoa town.

Hotel: Zomatel Hotel

Day 6: Fianarantsoa – Tsaranoro

We take a short break at Ambalavao to see the hand-made Antemoro paper workshop. Arab people introduced this variety of mulberry bark-based paper to Madagascar in the fifteenth century and it is still made the same way at this little workshop at Ambalavao. Visit the small Anja reserve and meeting with the lemurs Catta. Take an off road track which is difficult sometimes but the landscape is beautiful, drive to Tsaranoro Valley, ending the route with a 2 km walk is recommended. Facing this huge mountain mass, and its granitic crests hide the horizon.

Hotel: Camp Catta, 2 nights

Day 7: Discovery of Tsaranoro Valley

Just amazing! From your hotel, stroll in the forest close to the foothills. Huge granite domes make these mountains with narrow valleys, an amazing spot, especially at sunrise and sunset. Your guide will lead you through the forest to meet ring-tailed lemur, he will explain also about local beliefs. If you want more sportive hikes, we invite you to climb onto the “chameleon”, a small mountain not far from the hotel, or walk around the Tsaranoro cliff by the south. These are hikes which do not present any technical difficulties and offer magnificent views.

Day 8: Tsaranoro – Ranohira

Departure for Ranohira after breakfast and today we are heading southwards for the wide open spaces. After breakfast in the hotel we drive back on the same track to reach the main road, pass by the South gates to Ihosy town before passing through the Ihorombe plateau and from one mountain to another. The Isalo is in front of us, the day comes to its end and the sunset should be great!

Hotel: Relais De La Reine, 2 nights

Day 9: Isalo National Park

A short drive to join the Isalo National Park foothills. We start the walk quietly with a small rucksack, through impressive landscape, canyons, natural pool and magic rock erosions.
Isalo is a continental sandstone plateau dating from Jurassic era. There are many rock formations with different shapes here. The nature has adapted to a dry climate. This park has a different ecosystem, endemic rupicolous flora such as Aloe, Euphorbia, Pachypodium and Kalanchoe. We picnic in the Tapia forest. Some walks are possible around or going up to summits gives us splendid views.

Day 10: Ranohira – Ifaty

Today progress to the South West towards the Mozambique Channel, Driving 245 km from Ranohira to Tuléar via a variety of botanical settings in the morning. We stop on the way to se e Mahafaly tribe typical tombs which are nicely painted and decorated, on which are erected some amazing wooden sculptures. The sea can be seen far away before we reach Tuléar. Visit of the Arboretum Antsokay, an interesting botanic garden where we enjoy lunch on the terrace. A road along the coast leads us to Ifaty. Installation to the hotel, almost feet in the water.

Hotel: Les Dunes d’Ifaty, 3 nights

Day 11 & 12: Ifaty

Free at leisure to discover Ifaty on your own

Day 13: Ifaty – Tulear – Antananarivo

Morning at leisure after breakfast at the hotel. Depending on flight schedules, transfer to the airport for your flight from Tulear to Antananarivo. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your international flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from AntananarivoPrice on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 13 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Coach / minibus transportation
Flights:Flight Ticket: Tulear / Antananarivo
Accommodation:12 nights
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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Wealth of Northern Madagascar

The principle of this 13 Wealth of Northern Madagascar tour program is simple, it comes to travel by taking the time to do things, to see the locals, to understand their way of life. This approach of Madagascar aims to be intimate and soft. Diego Suarez, the Amber Mountain, the Tsingy of Ankarana, Nosy Be … all names that evoke northern Madagascar’s atmosphere and diversity. We walk in this small charming city and visit the area and sites around the huge bay. We will see in the lands of extraordinary wildlife park of Amber Mountain. The Red Tsingy and those of Ankarana are unavoidable in the area. Our rides are quiet with exciting discoveries. It is on the island of Nosy Be that we finish our stay with a relaxing time on the seaside.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo

Arrival in Antananarivo your guide will welcome you at the airport before transferring to your hotel. Depending on the arrival time, we let you relax a few hours before we then walk towards the town to discover the old town around the Queen’s Palace with our guide.

Hotel: Relais Des Plateaux

Day 2: Antananarivo – Diego Suarez

Transfer to Antananarivo Ivato Airport where we assist you to check-in for the 1h.15m domestic flight to the north of Madagascar. Your guide welcomes you at the airport of Diego Suarez and takes you for a stroll to the lively market and the port inside the huge Diego Bay. Diego Suarez is a slow going town, often dozing in the heat of the day. It is a slow moving town, relaxed mood; it is easy to get the feel of the atmosphere of northern of Madagascar.

Hotel: Le Suarez Hotel

Day 3: The 3 Bays

Today we drive along the Montagne des Français to join the Three Bays. It is a nice 2 to 4 hours walk which combines the bay of Dunes, Pigeons and Sakalava. The channel that separates the huge Diego bay from the Indian Ocean is close; we are now in Cap Miné. This place is full of history and the remnants of the French presence are still visible. We then stroll on Orangea and Ramena beaches. There is a possibility to climb to the top of the Montagne des Français summit and enjoy a beautiful panorama during sunset. We then return to our hotel in the evening.

Hotel: Hotel Nature Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Montagne d’Ambre National park

Start the visit of Amber Mountain National Park with a local guide to this lush forest. This is the first Park in Madagascar. It has special vegetation with tree ferns, palms, orchids and several rare species of trees. Waterfalls and crater lakes decorate our walk. There are seven kinds of lemurs in the forest, we can meet crowned lemur, Sanford lemur. We might see chameleons, gecko, leaf tailed gecko and many colourful birds. There is a possibility of walking back to the hotel depending on time.

Day 5: Diego Suarez – Tsingy Rouges – Iharana Bush Camp

We leave Joffreville village behind us to reach Ankarana National Park. We turn off on the way to visit the Red Tsingy. The geological history of this formation is the same as Tsingy of Ankarana but with some thousands years of difference. Red Tsingy is due to the erosion of sandstone, instead of limestone for Ankarana Tsingy. We drive back to the main road and continue until we reach our hotel.

Hotel: Iharana Bush Camp, 2 nights

Day 6: Tsingy, Laka-Laka lake & the panoramic view of Ambatomiloloha

You will have half day to discover the tsingy and its world. We will visit the lake and the panoramic view of Ambatomiloloha. There is a private path with ladders, bridges, guardrails for Iharana’s guests. The starting point is the camp itself with two choices: depart on foot or on a boat. Let us guide you until the chameleon cave… The greatest specialist of Tsingys, Jean Claude Dobrilla, designed this tour. He also initiated the designing of Bemaraha National Park. It is open to everyone and is completely unique. The biodiversity, the endemic ecosystem will be revealed to you during this thrilling experience. Don’t forget your camera – for those who are keen on photos: you will see lemurs, butterflies, birds, various colorful flora, invertebrates… We will also see the famous lake.

Enjoy its luxurious fauna and flora: various bird species such as heron, cattle egret, kingfishers, drongos which are considered as the king of the birds or various colorful and shimmering butterflies. This is an excellent spot for amateur photographers. The canoe rambling is an opportunity for a peaceful and calm moments. At the end of the day, under the soft sunset, you will finish your stroll at Ambatomiloloha’s panoramic viewpoint while following the paths in the massif. A delightful drink is ready to welcome you at this panoramic viewpoint. Enjoy the drinks while admiring the beautiful sunset.

Day 7: Ankarana Reserve – Ankify

We stop in Ambilobe town where we walk around the busy morning market then continue to the Mahavavy River where there are other important activities going on. This region is also famous for sugar cane plantation and its rum. Pass through coffee, cocoa and ylang-ylang plantations on the way to Ankify. Arrive at our hotel by the sea in the afternoon.

Hotel: Ankify Lodge, 2 nights

Day 8: Valley of Sambirano

This tour allows you to discover Sambirano which is at the centre of the economy of the region with wide plantations of cocoa, rice fields, villages and its real water tower. Visiting inside Sambirano valley is an opportunity to learn about locals’ life organization and enjoy green landscape between forested mountains and the river banks. Ambobaka village is famous for traditional medicine. A lineage of healers practice ancestral knowledge to heal with plants and different ways of massage. We visit a healing herbs garden, try a dugout tour trip on the Ramena River then enjoy a picnic lunch and a swim under the waterfall. We return to our hotel at Ankify in the afternoon to enjoy the sea, facing Nosy Be.

Day 9: Ankify – Nosy Be

We embark by speed boat in the morning to join Hell-Ville (Andoany) which is the capital of Nosy Be, on the way passing close by to Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely. We reach our beachfront hotel by taxi then enjoy lunch on arrival. You will be with your guide up to the reception of your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. We invite you to go and meet local people who are quiet and friendly. Evening at leisure at the hotel.

Hotel: Ravintsara Wellness, 3 nights

Day 10, 11 & 12: Nosy Be

Many activities are possible from the hotel: water sport, fishing, excursion in some islands, boat trips, motorbike or bicycle renting. Nosy Komba Island with its fishing village, and island Nosy Tanikely which is a protected marine reserve and one of the best snorkeling sites in the area. One full day of real pleasure! The hotel reception will advise you and help you with all these activities. We also recommend a walk to Mont Passot in late afternoon for a beautiful panorama of the island at sunset, or you can just laze around on the beach. Enjoy your evenings at your hotel in front of the sea.

Day 13: Nosy Be – Antananarivo

Morning at leisure after breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport to fly to Antananarivo. Lunch on spot or in Tana depending to flight schedules. If the time allows we make a quick stop in the crafts market to look for basketery, marquetery, wood carvings, metal toys, miniature cars and some semi-precious stones, all in very relaxed mood. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from AntananarivoPrice on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, 4WD in the north, Coach / minibus in Tana, Speedboat transfer
Flights:Flight Ticket: Antananarivo / Diego Suarez & Nosy Be / Antananarivo
Accommodation:12 nights
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Secrets of South Africa

Experience the unmissable sites on this affordable 11 day Secrets of South Africa package staying in stylish 4-star accommodation. From the vibrant V&A Waterfront, to trendy Kloof Street and beachy Camps Bay, the beautiful and diverse city of Cape Town has something for everyone. Spoil yourself in the Cape Winelands where you can visit some of the world’s best wineries, sample Africa’s best cuisine, and enjoy breathtaking landscapes. Finish your holiday on safari in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, where you will enjoy game drives and guided bush walks on the reserve, plus a full day in Kruger National Park and a boat trip in the Blyde River Canyon.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront, 4 nights
Day 2: Cape Town

Enjoy the morning at leisure. At 13h30 you will be collected for your Half-day City & Table Mountain Tour – a geographical and cultural extravaganza showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to the dazzling, modern city it is today. Table Mountain ticket excluded (as weather permitting).

Day 3: Cape Town

At 08h30 this morning you will be collected for your Full-day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour. This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point. Highlights include: the Atlantic Seaboard (Clifton, Camps Bay, Twelve Apostles), Hout Bay harbour with an optional boat trip to Seal Island, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, lunch at seaside restaurant (to be paid for locally), Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. You will be dropped back off at your hotel at roughly 17h30.

Day 4: Cape Town

Full day at leisure to explore Cape Town yourself.

Day 5: Stellenbosch

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands.

Hotel: Spier Hotel & Wine Farm, 2 nights
Day 6: Stellenbosch

Full day at leisure to explore the Cape Winelands.

Day 7: Karongwe Game Reserve

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Cape Town Airport in time for your onward flight to Hoedspruit (flight not included in package).

On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met and transferred to the lodge. After lunch you will experience your first game drive in an open 4X4 safari vehicle with ranger and tracker, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Chisomo Safari Camp, 4 nights
Day 8: Karongwe Game Reserve

Start the day with a guided bush walk and learn about the medicinal uses of the various trees and the deep cultural connections to the fauna and flora of the African culture. The walk will give you the opportunity to get a closer look at animal tracks and be fascinated by birds and smaller creatures. After lunch you will follow the scenic route to the Blyde River for a fantastic boat trip to experience the Canyon. Return to the lodge in time for a delicious dinner.

Day 9: Karongwe Game Reserve

Enjoy morning and late afternoon game activities on the reserve. This evening experience a traditional boma dinner while being entertained by the local dancers

Day 10: Karongwe Game Reserve

Depart early this morning for a full day in the famous Kruger Park with a picnic to enjoy the variety of wildlife and look out points. Return to the lodge in time for dinner. (

Day 11: End of Secrets of South Africa Tour

Enjoy your final early morning game drive before breakfast, followed by a transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
04 January - 06 January:$4,240.00$6,450.00
07 January - 31 January:$4,165.00$6,295.00
01 February - 31 March:$4,245.00$6,445.00
01 April - 30 April:$3,680.00$5,315.00
01 May - 31 August:$3,550.00$5,095.00
01 September - 30 September:$4,190.00$6,340.00
01 October - 30 November:$4,245.00$6,445.00
01 December - 19 December:$4,190.00$6,340.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, Air-Conditioned vehicle & 4x4 Vehicle
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Driver / Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of South Africa

Discover the Best of South Africa and connect with the culture of two countries. Travel from the north to the south to encounter South Africa’s legacy of Mandela and the cosmopolitan spirit of Cape Town.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

Your seamless South African journey begins with an airport transfer from O.R Tambo International Airport to your hotel. Settle in to the pace of Africa’s most energetic city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: The Maslow
Day 2: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park Area

The golden Highveld gives way to rolling green hills as we travel to South Africa’s Lowveld. We admire the iconic sights along Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route – the Blyde River Canyon, the heavenly landscapes of God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Before evening falls, we venture to our hotel near the famous Kruger National Park, our home for two nights.

Hotel: Sabi River Sun or Protea Kruger Gate, 2 nights
Day 3: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drive

Connect with nature and explore South Africa’s oldest national park in the company of a Local Specialist. Uncover the secrets of the bushveld – the magnificent and iconic Big 5, the Little 5 and everything in between. See the glistening yellow Golden-orb spider waiting on her web, smell the damp scent of acacia trees in the early morning and keep your head down in search of animal spoor. Spend your afternoon at leisure.

Day 4:  Kruger National Park Area – Mbabane (Swaziland)

Travel to landlocked eSwatini. ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to a Swazi Chief’s village and gain insights into the community’s way of life, sampling some of the local pap and stew, and admiring their striking crimson traditional dress.

Hotel: Royal Swazi Spa
Day 5:  Mbabane (Swaziland) – Hluhluwe

We venture to ‘garden of province’ of KwaZulu Natal and its northern wilderness. Traversing rolling sugarcane fields and lush valleys, we arrive at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park where there is an opportunity to embark on an optional 4×4 game drive. This evening enjoy a delicious South African braai – a perfect way to end the day.

Hotel: Anew
Day 6:  Hluhluwe – Durban (Umhlanga Rocks)

Board an optional morning cruise on Lake St. Lucia and get up close to the hippos, crocodiles and birdlife residing in the estuary. Alternatively explore the town of St Lucia. We continue south to Durban for an effortless encounter with this tropical east coast hub, which begins with a delicious Curry Buffet at the Oyster Box Hotel, one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’ – a seaside hotel that captures the nostalgia of a bygone era.

Hotel: The Oyster Box
Day 7: Durban (Umhlanga Rocks) – Southern Drakensberg Mountains 

Venture through the scenic Valley of 1000 Hills bound for the spectacular escarpment that winds north from the Eastern Cape to Mpumalanga. The Underberg’s vibrant arts and crafts scene and stunning setting provide a beautiful backdrop for a morning drive. You’ll continue to the foothills of the iconic Sani Pass where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon at leisure and stay overnight .

Hotel: Premier Resort Sani Pass, 2 nights
Day 8: Drakensberg Mountains Free Day or Sani Pass Excursion to Lesotho

Indulge in the freedom of a day spent exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your terms. Consider joining an optional 4×4 Sani Pass drive, ascending to a heavenly height of 2,876 metres for lunch at Africa’s highest pub in Lesotho, or alternatively relax down here on earth amidst the Drakensberg’s lofty peaks.

Day 9: Southern Drakensberg Mountains – Eastern Cape Beaches

From enigmatic mountain landscapes to South Africa’s untamed coastline, we venture through the Eastern Cape and the green hills of the Transkei, dotted with Xhosa kraals and homesteads. Discover the legacy of Nelson Mandela, at his birthplace in Xunu, then enjoy the unspoiled Wild Coast beaches of Chintsa, where the only footprints in the sand will be yours.

Hotel: Crawfords Beach Lodge
Day 10: Eastern Cape Beaches – Port Elizabeth

Wake to the sound of the ocean and spend time admiring pristine natural surrounds before we begin our journey to Port Elizabeth. Once a British settlement, this port city holds the distinction of being South Africa’s friendliest city, which you’ll encounter first-hand as you explore it on your own terms this evening.

Hotel: Radisson Blu
Day 11: Port Elizabeth – Tsitsikamma National Park – Knysna

Walk beneath the tranquil canopy of Tsitsikamma’s giant and ancient Yellowwoods, arriving at Storms River Mouth to peer into the depths of the gorge. Walk beneath the tranquil canopy of Tsitsikamma’s giant and ancient Yellowwoods, arriving at Storms River Mouth to peer into the depths of the gorge. ‘Connect With Locals’ during a ‘Be My Guest’ experience at a township in Knysna, where you’ll learn a few key Xhosa phrases, how to drum and gain insights into Xhosa culture. Host Ella will share her life story and reveal the meaning behind some of the local songs that will accompany your traditional Xhosa meal. Our final stop today is the picturesque lagoon setting of Knysna, known as South Africa’s own Garden of Eden. Famed for its indigenous forests, fresh oysters and the two landmark Knysna Heads that stand as sentinels at the edge of the lagoon which shield the town from the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Premier Resort The Moorings, 2 nights
Day 12: Knysna Free Day

You’ll have a free day to explore the jewel of the Garden Route. Start your day with a leisurely coffee in the Knysna Quays overlooking the lagoon, then consider an Optional Experience to Featherbed Nature Reserve including a drive through the reserve to the top of the lagoon’s Western Head. This evening, why not join an Optional Experience sunset cruise to the Knysna Heads and see where the Indian Ocean crashes against their towering sandstone cliffs?

Day 13: Knysna – Cape Town 

Leave the Garden Route behind bound for the Mother City. You’ll pass through vibrant coastal towns and the Cape Winelands, winding your way along South Africa’s southern Cape coastline. Arriving in Cape Town later this afternoon, you’ll have some time to freshen up before embarking on a visit to the iconic Table Mountain by cable car this evening (weather permitting).

Hotel: Southern Sun The Cullinan, 2 nights
Day 14: Cape Town Free Day

Capture the cosmopolitan energy of South Africa’s Mother City. Spend the day exploring its streets and squares in search of a tucked-away restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Consider an Optional Experience tour around the Cape Peninsula to visit Cape Point and see the penguins of Boulder’s Beach, or sample the Cape’s finest wines in the Cape Winelands. Spend your final evening at a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions indulging in delicious Cape Malay speciality dishes.

Day 15:  Depart Cape Town

We bid a fond farewell to Cape Town after breakfast. Explore the city on your terms before your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$6,650.00$8,840.00
January: 25$6,650.00$8,840.00
February: 08, 22$6,650.00$8,840.00
March: 07, 21$6,650.00$8,840.00
April: 04, 18$6,325.00$8,355.00
May: 02, 16, 30$6,325.00$8,355.00
June: 13, 27$6,325.00$8,355.00
July: 11, 25$6,325.00$8,355.00
August: 08, 22, 29$6,325.00$8,355.00
September: 05, 12, 19, 26$6,575.00$8,765.00
October: 03, 17, 31$6,575.00$8,765.00
November: 14, 28$6,575.00$8,765.00
December: 12, 19, 26$6,950.00$9,140.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 10 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Classic Botswana

Glide through the watery maze of the Okavango Delta and witness hundreds of elephants in Chobe National Park. This is an incredible glimpse of Botswana in just 8 days.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Victoria Falls

An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. On arrival in Victoria Falls, you will be met by a Wild Horizons representative and transferred to your hotel. Located about 3 km from the town centre, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau and enjoys uninterrupted views of the African bush and an on-site waterhole. Lodge facilities include a complimentary shuttle service to the town centre, swimming pool and sundeck, complimentary Wi-Fi, gift shop, bar and restaurant. All rooms have an ensuite, safes, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets, tea and coffee making facilities, and a balcony overlooking National Park. Your representative will give you a short briefing explaining the arrangements for tomorrow’s trip to the falls. The rest of the day is free for you to relax by the pool, check out the visitors to the local watering hole with a cold sundowner, or catch the complimentary shuttle into town where there is a great range of curio and craft shops.

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Day 2: Chobe National Park

One of the world’s true natural wonders, Victoria Falls are commonly referred to by their Kololo name, Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the Smoke That Thunders’, and you’ll see and hear why on a morning tour, after you’re collected from your hotel at 7:30am. Your guide will take you through the falls area, stopping at different vantage points along the way to explain the history of the falls and their surrounds: hundreds of miles away in northern Zambia a little spring wanders along the earth, eventually ending in over 1 million gallons of water torrenting down a 328-foot high drop a mile wide. Afterwards, you will return to your lodge, farewell your Wild Horizons representative, and meet your Sheerwater/Chobezi representative at 10am for your transfer into Botswana. Follow the Zambezi River to Botswana and make your way to Chobe National Park (approximately 2–3 hours, not including border formalities). You will arrive at your lodge, located on the bank of the Chobe River just outside of the National Park, around midday. On arrival, meet with a local representative to go over the rest of your itinerary. After lunch there’ll be time to relax until a mid-afternoon game drive – you’ll almost certainly see elephants drinking at the waters’ edge, and keep your eyes open for the park’s large herds of buffalo too. The sunsets viewed from the river can be breathtakingly spectacular too. Accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge is usually in rondavels – comfortable individual circular thatched units with private facilities and balconies. The lodge bar is a great place to enjoy a drink at the end of the day, and the pool is also the perfect place to wash off the heat off the day or safari dust.

Hotel: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, 2 nights

Day 3: Chobe National Park

Today is a full day of wildlife exploration. You’ll begin with a morning game drive to see the animals at their most active, followed by some time back at the lodge for relaxation during the hottest part of the day. Then, in the late afternoon, you’ll take a boat trip out on the Chobe River. Chobe National Park is archetypal big-game county, where huge herds of buffalo and elephants are matched by the size of the lion prides. An estimated 70,000 Kalahari elephants roam the park and are the largest known subspecies of elephant in the world by size. You may also see zebra, impala, wildebeest and giraffe. The bird life on the river can be truly spectacular with sightings of saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles, goliath herons and beautiful bee-eaters. Elephants will often congregate to drink and play in the river, and there are good hippopotamus numbers too. You might even spot a crocodile on the riverbanks – although they are surprisingly shy. Tonight, return to the lodge for your final evening and perhaps enjoy a drink as you look out over the waters of the Chobe River.

Notes: A visit to Chobe National Park itself is not a complete wilderness experience – you’re sure to see other people, boats and vehicles inside the park. But the beauty of Chobe is that you’re also bound to see wildlife that’s equal to anything anywhere in Africa.

Day 4: Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast you’ll fly into the Delta where you’ll be met and transferred to your beautiful accommodation – spacious permanent tents with ensuites, all set on raised decks, with individual verandas. In the Angola Highlands the rain water accumulates and forms a river. This river flows into Botswana as the Okavango River, where it splits into a myriad of rivers and waterways creating the Okavango Delta, which eventually reach the Kalahari Sands in the South. The Okavango Delta, perhaps the greatest inland waterway in the world, is remarkably different to the countryside of the previous few days. The Delta offers an amazing contrast of shallow waters, deeper channels, interspersed by islands spread across some hundreds of square kilometres. There are few who fail to be moved by the tranquil beauty of the Delta and its magnificent surrounds. Here you’ll spend our time searching for aquatic antelope, relaxing, and soaking up the unique ambiance of this remarkable environment. You’ll also go ashore on some of the larger islands to stretch your legs and explore. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation, enjoy a spot of high tea, then head off for an afternoon gliding quietly through the wetlands and papyrus-clad waterways in traditional dugout canoes (mokoros) or on a sunset boat cruise. Propelled from the stern by skilled ‘poler’ guides, this trip allow you to sit back and absorb the scenery.

Hotel: Gunn’s Camp or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve

Your days will generally take the form of a morning and afternoon activity in the wilderness. These are the cooler times of the day when the animals tend to be most active. While there are no guarantees, there is a good chance of spotting giraffe, kudu, impala, baboon, elephant, buffalo, tsessebe, warthog, wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, hippo and crocodile in the waterways. During the hotter central part of the day you are free to relax on the camp’s open decks or siesta by the pool. The bird life in the area is prolific and a true birders’ paradise. If you’re lucky you might even see the very rare and shy Pel’s Fishing Owl.

Day 6: Okavango Delta

After breakfast and a morning activity, you will leave Gunn’s Camp by small aircraft and fly to Rra Dinare Camp, your next base from which to explore the abundant wildlife and life-sustaining waters of the Okavango Delta. Your unique accommodation is located in a large private concession on the eastern side of the Delta. It overlooks the Gomoti River and has spectacular views of classic flooding of the Okavango across the adjacent seasonal flood plains. The area lies on the far south westerly boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers a true Okavango wilderness experience. This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity for another game activity before dinner. Your activities at Rra Dinare camp include game drives and walks, plus blissful time out on the water in a mokoro

Hotel: Rra Dinare Camp or similar, 2 nights

Day 7: Okavango Delta

Today the morning and afternoon are spent taking in the unspoiled and diverse wilderness of this stunning area, of open plains, riverine forests and mopane woodlands, as well as inland waterway. This area normally receives floods last, therefore, contains some of the closest dry-season watering points for the game that spreads out towards Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans during the rains. The area has good game viewing all year round due to the abundance of mopane woodlands – a favourite location for animals during the rains and early dry season. Familiar favourites to the region include: Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Kudu, Impala, Hippo, Crocodile, Genet, plus rare Antelope breeds including Roan, Sable & Eland. Further, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog come down to the riverside to drink and hunt. For those keen on bird-watching, the combination of the wetlands and the drier Acacia and Mopane veldt provide a perfect habitat for a variety of aquatic species including Open Billed Storks, Hammerkops, Egrets, Ibis and forest/savannah dwellers including Raptors, Shrikes, Drongos, Sunbirds and Ground Hornbills among others.

Day 8: Depart Maun

Enjoy breakfast with the group on your final morning before flying to Maun Airport, where our adventure comes to an end.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$5,515.00$6,785.00
February: 08, 17$5,515.00$6,785.00
March: 16$5,515.00$6,785.00
April: 11, 22$7,470.00$9,025.00
May: 09, 30$7,470.00$9,025.00
June: 13, 27$7,470.00$9,025.00
July: 11$8,585.00$10,970.00
August: 15, 29$8,585.00$10,970.00
October: 10$8,605.00$10,970.00
November: 07, 26$7,435.00$8,965.00
December: 14$6,420.00$7,180.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & 4WD vehicle, Ferry, Light aircraft, Mokoro, Riverboat
Accommodation:3 nights Comfortable Lodge, 2 nights Permanent tented camp, 2 nights Feature Stay camp
Guide: Local Experienced Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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