Cape Town to Chobe Adventure

Discover the best of Africa on this 15 Day Cape Town to Chobe Adventure journey. Explore the Garden Route, visit Victoria Falls and watch wildlife in Chobe National Park.

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

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town (South Africa)

On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception.

Hotel:
 Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, 3 nights

Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. Journey along the curving roads of Chapman’s Peak, where spectacular scenes greet you at every bend. Drive to Cape Point and enjoy a light lunch before watching the penguins at Boulders Beach. Later, explore historic Simon’s Town. Tonight, try African drumming before a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.

A city alive with creativity, colour and natural beauty, be ready to fall in love with Cape Town today as you ride a cableway to the summit of Table Mountain before touring the city. During a free afternoon perhaps take a ferry to Robben Island; explore Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens; join an African Heritage Tour; or visit the Constantia Wine Valley.

Farewell Cape Town this morning, and travel through the Karoo region, which showcases a well preserved semidesert eco-system. Arrive at your hotel for a dinner of local produce, including ostrich.

Hotel: Surval Boutique Olive Estate

This morning, discover the Cango Caves. After, tour an ostrich farm and come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds as you enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand. Then, join the Garden Route to Knysna, where you will enjoy a free afternoon. Perhaps join a whale watching select experience – seasonal (own expense).

Hotel: Knysna, Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, 2 nights

Visit Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna, accessible only by ferry. Cross the Knysna lagoon and join a park guide for a 4WD journey to the top of Western Head. Later, you may like to join an optional bushwalk that takes you into ancient sea caves.

Depart Knysna and continue along the Garden Route. Make a stop to visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve, the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. Continue along the Storms River Mouth and through Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Hotel: Beach Hotel

Board an included flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg. On arrival, you’ll be whisked to a private concession of land within Kruger National Park. Settle in to your thatched chalet then head out on your first game drive.

Hotel: Shishangeni Private Lodge, 2 nights

Thorn thickets, savannah grasslands and riverine bush alive with curious critters – Kruger National Park is the perfect place to look for the Big Five as well as a host of smaller mammals. Follow the calls of the wild, from the roaring of a prowling lion to the grunt of a hippopotamus during your time out on your safari adventure. You’re treated to a taste of South Africa tonight with an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.

Farewell Kruger National Park and fly to Johannesburg. Perhaps spend your free afternoon in the buzzing town of Soweto, the former hometown of Nelson Mandela.

Hotel: Johannesburg, Southern Sun Hyde Park

Take an included flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe today. On arrival, set out on a guided tour of the falls before transferring to Livingstone.

Hotel: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

During your free day, perhaps enjoy a helicopter or microlight flight. Or, head out on a sunset cruise.

Cross the border to Chobe National Park. At sunset, head out on a game-viewing cruise to observe the herds of elephants that flock to the riverbank at this time of the day.

Hotel: Chobe Bush Lodge or upgrade to a suite on a Chobe Princess Safariboat, 2 nights

During this morning’s game drive, you’ll have many chances to spot Africa’s famous mammals thanks to the park’s high density of elephant herds and lion prides. Buffalo, zebras, antelope, including lechwe, may be seen here too, as well as an abundance of birdlife. You will also delight in a cruise along the Chobe River, which offers you a unique way of viewing game and the picturesque African sunset. Return to your lodge for dinner prepared by expert chefs and set within stunning surrounds.

Day 15: Chobe National Park, Depart Livingstone

Travel back to Livingstone this morning for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$9,495.00$11,595.00
June: 03$9,495.00$11,595.00
July: 01, 15$9,495.00$11,595.00
August: 05, 19$9,495.00$11,595.00
September: 02, 16, 30$9,495.00$11,595.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Nelspruit - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Tour 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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Safari of Legends

Experience a road safari from the iconic Victoria Falls to the world famous Hwange National Park. Spend three nights at the Falls to experience the many activities on offer in this adventure destination, followed by three nights in Hwange National Park, offering a true wilderness and wildlife experience in one of the richest and most diverse wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. Roam with highly experienced guides on bush walks and enjoy early morning and night game drives in open 4X4 vehicles.

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

Day 1: Victoria Falls

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred by road to Batonka Guest Lodge. This is a transfer times of approximately 20 minutes, during which time your driver will give you a brief but informative commentary on the area and places of interest.

In the late afternoon enjoy the Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. The total cruise time is approximately 3 hours. Sunset cruises arrive back after sunset. From the boats, sightings of elephant, giraffe and even rhino coming down to the river to drink are common. There are also abundant, hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. An experienced guide accompanies each cruise and has good knowledge on the wildlife and local history of the area.

Hotel: Batonka Guest Lodge, 3 nights

Day 2: Victoria Falls

Enjoy a morning scheduled Tour of the Falls. A natural phenomenon and one of the seven natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is an immense curtain of water cascading over 100m. Around 550 million litres flow over the edge every minute, at peak flow this increases to 750 million litres. Around the Falls is rainforest sustained by the spray of the Falls with some plant species rarely found elsewhere in Zambia or Zimbabwe.

Day 3: Victoria Falls

Enjoy your day at leisure exploring Victoria Falls.

Day 4: Hwange National Park

Today you will be collected from your lodge for a road transfer to Hwange National Park. This is a transfer time of approximately 2 hours. At the entrance to the Park, you will be met by a representative from The Hide Safari Camp and continue with your game drive transfer to the lodge.

Hotel: The Hide Safari Gamp, 3 nights
Day 5 & 6: Hwange National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing activities.

Day 7: End of Safari of Legends Tour

This morning enjoy a game drive transfer to the Hwange National Park gate to meet your scheduled road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport. This is a transfer times of approximately 2 hours.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
01 January - 31 March:$3,550.00 $3,815.00
01 April - 30 June:$4,050.00$4,315.00
01 July - 31 October:$4,990.00$6,065.00
01 November - 31December:$3,560.00$3,815.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Transport:Scheduled Road Transfers & 4X4 Safari Vehicle-Game Drives
Accommodation: 6 nights Game Lodges / Tented Camps
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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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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Grand African Journey

Experience a Grand African Journey! Travel the Garden Route, go on safari in Kruger and Chobe National Parks and visit Victoria Falls, before venturing to Kenya and Tanzania for the world’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.

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

On arrival in Cape Town, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, 3 nights

Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. This scenic journey takes you along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. The most south-westerly tip of Africa, Cape Point is covered in endemic fynbos and home to bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys. Stop for a light lunch then watch the penguins totter along the shoreline at Boulders Beach. Continue to historic Simon’s Town for some time to wander at your leisure. Named after Simon Van Der Stel, an early governor of the Dutch settlement, who arrived in the Cape in 1679, Simon’s Town is South Africa’s third oldest settlement. Van Der Stel chose it as a safe alternative to the stormy Cape coast during winter. Tonight, back in Cape Town, partake in the art of African drumming before enjoying a delicious Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.

Today begins with a cableway ride to the top of Table Mountain, followed by a city tour. With a free afternoon, perhaps choose from one of our select experiences. Take a ferry ride to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; enjoy an African Heritage Tour; discover the Constantia Wine Valley; or enjoy the floral displays at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (see page 60 for further details). We’ve left this evening free so you can check out what’s on the menu along the busy V&A Waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, cafes and shops.

Day 4: Cape Town – Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Karoo region onwards to Oudtshoorn. Arrive at your hotel for a dinner of regional produce, including ostrich.

Hotel: Surval Boutique Olive Estate

Today, discover the subterranean formations of the Cango Caves. Come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds as you tour an ostrich farm. Enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand and see examples of the bird world’s largest eggs. Then follow the curves of the Garden Route to Knysna. Straddling the southern coast of South Africa, the 300-kilometre-long Garden Route takes its name from the stunning and ecologically diverse vegetation that typifies the region. Travel through grasslands, wetlands, forests and mountainous regions, passing the numerous lagoons, lakes and rivers that dot the coastline. In Knysna, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Hotel: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, nights

Enjoy a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna which is only accessible by ferry. Cross the azure lagoon and be met by a park guide who will take you to the very top of Western Head by 4WD. After, you may like to participate in an optional bush walk.

Continue along the Garden Route. Visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve. Gain first-hand insight into the conservation principles adopted at this sanctuary, which is also the world’s first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. Later, continue along the Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park. Then journey through the coastal reserve of Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth, one of South Africa’s largest cities. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Hotel: Beach Hotel

Take an included flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg. Once you’ve touched down in Nelspruit, travel by coach to a private concession of Kruger National Park. Arrive at Shishangeni Private Lodge where you will stay for the next two nights in your own thatched chalet with a private game-viewing deck. Excitement reaches an all-time high as you head out on your first game drive through the lodge’s private concession. Experience the thrill of looking for the wildlife of Africa in one of the nation’s greatest game parks. Enjoy sundowners amidst the African bush before dinner back at your lodge.

Hotel: Shishangeni Private Lodge, 2 nights

During leisure time, perhaps make use of the lodge’s facilities or relax on your private deck. After lunch, an afternoon game drive offers you the chance to spot one, or perhaps all of Africa’s Big Five along with other animals. Your day ends with a traditional outdoor boma dinner, allowing you to dine within an impressive setting under the stars.

Day 10: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg

After breakfast, transfer back to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. With a free afternoon and evening, perhaps take advantage of our select experience. You may like to spend some time exploring Soweto, a city with a tumultuous past and a rich heritage. Visit the Regina Mundi Church, as well as Mandela House Museum to learn about the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Spend the evening relaxing, or perhaps venture out and explore the nearby shops and peruse the restaurants close by.

Hotel: Southern Sun Hyde Park

Take an included flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where you’ll enjoy a guided walk before being transferred to your hotel on the Zambian side of the falls. Later this evening, enjoy a delicious dinner.

Hotel: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, 2 nights

Enjoy a day to yourself to explore the area around Victoria Falls. Perhaps revisit the falls at your own pace – it’s just a five minute stroll from your resort. You may even enhance your journey and choose from one of our select experiences. Fly over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River during a helicopter or microlight flight. Or, choose to take a sunset game-viewing cruise along the Zambezi River.

Day 13: Victoria Falls – Chobe National Park

Cross the border into Botswana and arrive later in the heart of Chobe National Park, home to the largest concentration of game in Africa. As the sun begins to set, head out on a sunset game-viewing cruise through the waterways. This is the best time of the day to see large herds of elephants, as well as a plethora of other animals that flock to the banks of the Chobe River. Later, retreat to your modern bush-style accommodation, which sits at the doorstep of where four African countries meet: Botswana; Namibia; Zimbabwe; and Zambia.

Hotel: Chobe Bush Lodge or upgrade to a suite on a Chobe Princess Safariboat, 2 nights

Day 14: Chobe National Park

Today you will embark upon an enticing game drive adventure through Chobe National Park. Here, ensure you have your camera ready as you delight in the many chances to spot Africa’s famous mammals, thanks to the park’s high density of elephant herds and lion prides. At the end of the day, return to your lodge to enjoy some down time and dinner.

Head to Livingstone once more and take an included flight to Nairobi. This evening, you’ll meet your East African Tour Director, who will provide you with an introduction to the next chapter of your incredible adventure into East Africa.

Hotel: Ole Sereni Hotel

It’s time to explore Kenya. Your first stop is Amboseli National Park. The signature attraction here is spotting hundreds of elephants set to the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Bird watchers will also delight in knowing that 370 bird species can be spotted in the area. Arrive at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Located in the heart of this world-famous national park, the lodge offers you the perfect base from which to embark on your Kenyan safari. After lunch, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive to look for the Big Five as well as hippos and a variety of water fowl which can be found near the park’s wetlands. Sundowner drinks at Observation Hill rounds out a perfect first game drive in Amboseli National Park. You’ll then return to the lodge to relax and enjoy an expertly prepared dinner.

Hotel: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, 2 nights

Day 17: Amboseli National Park

Wake early then enjoy some tea and a snack in preparation for another exciting day. The morning takes you to a Maasai village where you’ll wander about the homes the Maasai have built with their own hands. Delight in their unique and colourful jewellery and interact with the villagers to learn about their daily life. For this afternoon’s game viewing, your expert game driver/tracker will be on hand to ensure you get the best possible opportunities to see the animals of Kenya. A highlight is the chance to view elephants roaming against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Travelling in such small groups today, you’re able to get up close to this fabulous wildlife show. In between game drives, you’ll return to the lodge to relax and indulge in delicious meals.

Day 18: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

It’s onto the next adventure as you take a short flight to Nairobi. Continue by 4WD to Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, situated on a spectacular range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. You will arrive just in time for lunch. You may also wish to take advantage of the lodge’s beautiful surrounds and embark on a stunning nature walk around the property. The afternoon is all about wildlife spotting, with a game drive. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at your lodge this evening.

Hotel: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, 2 nights

Bound by rocky escarpments and brimming with hordes of animals, a day of game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park offers yet another window into life in Africa’s animal kingdom. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, this beautiful park will leave you spellbound. This morning, look for awe-inspiring white rhinos around the soda-encrusted lake at the centre of the park. Keep your eyes locked on the grassy plains in search of zebras, buffalo and graceful Rothschild’s giraffes. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a leopard. Return to your lodge for lunch, then it’s another round of game drives to see any animals that may have been hiding in the morning. Later, return to your lodge, where a delicious dinner awaits your taste buds.

Awake to the sounds of the African bush as you prepare to journey to your next destination. Soak up the dramatic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from the Middle East all the way to Mozambique. Onwards, you’ll be greeted by the endless plains of the Masai Mara, a region famous for its big cat population, including leopards, lions and cheetahs. The vast open spaces provide excellent game viewing, which is why this reserve is one of the most well-regarded for wildlife in all of Africa. At certain times of the year, you may see enormous herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra travelling to and from the Serengeti in search of food during the seasonal Great Migration. Plus, you can also see the predators who follow them. This afternoon, head out on an exhilarating game drive, noticing how different these landscapes are compared to those you experienced in Southern Africa. At the end of a thrilling day of exploration, perhaps unwind with a drink before sitting down to dinner this evening at your lodge.

Hotel: Fig Tree Camp, 3 nights

Today presents the unique opportunity to experience the Masai Mara from the skies on a magical hot-air balloon ride. There is simply no better view of the vast landscapes. Enjoy breakfast while hearing the sounds of the bush as you get ready to head out on another thrilling game drive. The Masai Mara delivers those quintessential safari scenes of endless grassy plains, peppered with acacia trees and powerful predators who stalk unsuspecting prey. Thanks to your expert game driver/tracker, you’ll enjoy a remarkable morning in the wild on the prowl for wildlife. Return to the lodge for a delicious lunch before a free afternoon gives you the chance to relax and unwind.

Today presents the final opportunity to head out on exciting game drives to tick the final animals off your spotting list. Experience the beauty of an African sunrise and discover the morning rituals of the local wildlife during some tea and a snack ahead of today’s first game drive. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before the rest of the morning at leisure. This afternoon’s game drive, meanwhile, once again brings you plenty of chances to catch a close-up look at the animals that call the expansive grasslands of the Masai Mara home. Delight in a memorable bush dinner this evening and experience the flavours of the region. As you dine under the African night sky, take a moment to reflect on the adventures that have seemed to pass by so quickly with your fellow passengers and Tour Director.

Day 23: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Arusha (Tanzania)

Enjoy your final morning in the Masai Mara, then transfer to the airstrip and board your scheduled flight to Nairobi. From here, you will board a connecting flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, where you will be transferred to your game lodge. Nestled between the Usa River and a wildlife sanctuary, Mount Meru Game Lodge is located in an idyllic location. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your lodge.

Hotel: Mount Meru Game Lodge

Hotel: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Day 25: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Travel to World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Crater. Marvel at the lush green scenery as you descend down the high crater walls. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go in search of the unique wildlife that roams this special place. Then take a 4WD out to Oldupai Gorge to explore one of the world’s most important archaeological sites. It’s then onto Serengeti National Park, best known as a host to the epic Great Migration. The park is also famous for its predators who spend their days pursuing impalas, zebras, buffalo, gazelle and more. Arrive at Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti. Relax by the campfire before dinner, then retire to your tented room with an ensuite. Situated in an idyllic spot within the rich vegetation, there is no better place to sleep under the African sky.

Hotel: Kati Kati Tented Camp, 2 nights

A full-day of game drives at Serengeti National Park offers a closer look into life in Africa’s animal kingdom, as well as being one of the final opportunities to tick some more animals off your spotting list. In the morning, head out in search of wildlife, armed with your camera ready to capture the wildlife that appears before you. Return to your camp for lunch, then later it’s another round of game spotting with an afternoon game drive. Perhaps spot some of the wildlife who may have been hiding this morning. Afterwards, return to your camp for dinner.

Depart Serengeti National Park for your return flight back to Arusha for the night, where you will savour a Farewell Dinner at your wonderful lodge.

Hotel: Mount Meru Game Lodge

Day 28: Arusha – Kilimanjaro – Depart Nairobi

Sadly, your journey draws to a conclusion. After breakfast, transfer to Nairobi Airport, where you will farewell your new-found friends and Tour Director before boarding your onward flight home.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$21,995.00$24,995.00
July: 01, 15$22,695.00$25,695.00
August: 05$22,695.00$25,695.00
August: 19$22,595.00$25,595.00
September: 02, 30$22,595.00$25,595.00
Upgrade to a Chobe Princess Safariboat $435.00$645.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 27 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 19 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls / Livingstone - Nairobi / Amboseli National Park - Nairobi / Masai Mara - Nairobi - Arusha / Serengeti National Park - Arusha
Accommodation:27 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced 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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Zambezi River & Hwange Safari

This 10 Day Zambezi River & Hwange Safari adventure combines Victoria Falls with a six-night exploration through Hwange National Park, from its south east corner though to the north west. The journey begins at the Zambezi Sands, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, before a truly memorable Hwange safari experience, whilst staying in pure comfort and style.

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

Day 1: Zambezi National Park

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred by road to Zambezi Sands. This transfer takes approximately 40 minutes, during which time your driver will give you a brief but informative commentary on the area and places of interest.

Hotel: Zambezi Sands River Camp, 3 nights
Day 2 & 3: Zambezi National Park

Enjoy scheduled activities as offered by the lodge.

Day 4: Hwange National Park

Today you will transfer by road from Zambezi Sands to the Dete Siding at Hwange. This transfer takes approximately 2 hours. From the Dete Siding, you will transfer at 14h00 aboard The Elephant Express rail car to the Ngamo Siding. Set in the shade of ancient Zambezi teak trees, you will board the Elephant Express and feel like you have been transported back in time to an era when safari by rail was part of the adventure. At this exclusive siding in the forest, you will sip cold drinks and enjoy snacks prior to the 70 km, 2 hour trip to the Ngamo Siding. On arrival, you will be met by a representative from Camelthorn who will then transfer you by road to the lodge. This transfer takes approximately 20 minutes.

The Elephant Express seats 22 passengers and the finishes are comfortable and elegant. They include individual coach seating, a chemical toilet, teak tables, plenty of space for luggage and a large aisle that allows guests to walk around comfortably and provide unrestricted game viewing. The railcar has every safety feature too. The Elephant Express has been deliberately designed to travel either forwards or backwards, with an independent engine and gearbox at either end of the vehicle. There are also sidings every 10 km on the straight route to allow traffic to pass, and your drivers are experienced railways’ engineers each with over 30 years experience on this line. They are in constant communication with other trains and traffic control and have 25 km of visibility in both directions. Imvelo guides are also on board at all times to ensure guest comfort and help them enjoy the wildlife, scenery and vegetation enroute.

Hotel: Camelthorn Lodge, 3 nights

Day 5 & 6: Hwange National Park

Enjoy scheduled game viewing activities.

Day 7: Hwange National Park

After breakfast, depart on your game drive transfer to Nehimba Lodge, via Hwange Main Camp. This transfer takes approximately 3 hours.

Hotel: Nehimba Lodge, 3 nights
Day 8 & 9: Hwange National Park

Enjoy scheduled game viewing activities.

Day 10: End of Zambezi River & Hwange Safari

Today you will be transferred by road to Hwange Main Camp to connect with your road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport. This transfer takes approximately 3 hours.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
01 March - 31 March:$6,770.00$8,455.00
20 April - 30 April:$6,890.00$8,570.00
01 May - 31 October:$9,690.00$12,215.00
01 November - 30 November:$6,890.00$8,570.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Transport:Scheduled Road Transfers, Safari Vehicle & Elephant Express Rail Car
Accommodation: 9 nights Game Lodges / Tented Camps
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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Elegant Botswana

Botswana is a wild and beautiful country, offering a true African Wilderness Experience. On this safari, we have packaged our favourite camps to offer you the most diverse and spectacular safari in one of Africa’s remaining wilderness areas.

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

Days 1 & 2: Victoria Falls

On arrival, transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Club for two nights accommodation including breakfast daily. Time is at leisure to enjoy all the facilities and activities available at the lodge. During your stay you will have included 2 x dinners, 1 x lunch, tour of the falls and a sunset cruise.

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Club , 2 nights

Days 3, 4 & 5: Chobe National Park

Check out and transfer by road, crossing the border into Botswana for arrival at Chobe Chilwero Lodge for three nights accommodation, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and game activities. Enjoy safaris in this area by boat and open safari vehicle. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers panoramic views across the islands and floodplains. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the swimming pool, unwind at the spa and enjoy the cuisine on offer at the lodge

Hotel: Chobe Chilwero Lodge, 3 nights

Days 6 & 7: Okavango Delta

Transfer to Kasane airport for your light aircraft transfer into the Okavango Delta for a 2 night stay at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and
game activities. This classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, offers varied game viewing experiences, as well as our unique elephant interaction. The camp’s location means walking safaris, night drives and seasonal mokoro excursions are offered.

Hotel: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, 3 nights

Days 8 & 9: Moremi Game Reserve

Transfer to the airstrip for a light aircraft transfer to the ultra luxurious Chief’s Camp for two nights accommodation, including all meals, drinks, park fees, laundry and game activities. Enjoy safaris in this area on foot and in open vehicles. Located in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve— “Predator Capital of Africa”— this lodge offers the ultimate wildlife experience.

Hotel: Chief’s Camp, 2 nights

Day 10: Maun

Depart on your light aircraft flight to Maun.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Victoria Falls
01 January – 31 DecemberFrom USD $6,490.00 - USD $14,185.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: All meals - except 1 x lunch at Victoria Falls
Transport: Airport transfers, All charter flights & Custom-designed 4WD vehicles
Charter Flight: Charter: Maun - Sanctuary Stanley's Camp - Sanctuary Chief's Camp - Kasane
Accommodation:9 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Local Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance / Park 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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