Southern Africa The Ultimate Safari

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Southern Africa The Ultimate Safari

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Destination for this trip:

Botswana; Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Phinda, South Africa; South Africa; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Length of trip:

17 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 5000 to $ 9000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

The Ultimate Safari through South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana. Experience the beauty of untouched Africa. Game drives in Phinda Game Reserve, Kruger Private Game Reserve and Victoria Falls by foot, river rafting and elephant back rides - this is what makes an African safari unforgettable.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - On the Plane

    Commercial Flight

    Excitement mounts as you fly toward the African continent, to begin your safari adventure.

  • Day 2 - Cape Town

    Safari

    Arrive into Cape Town – a gorgeous testament to the country’s colorful history and cosmopolitan style.

    Hotel

    Stay at The Cape Grace.

  • Day 3 - Cape Town

    Sightseeing

    A private car and driver is at your service, for a visit to the famous Cape of Good Hope, poised at the tip of the continent. Your full day touring includes breathtaking scenery and a stroll through the lush Kirstenbosch Gardens.

    Food and Dining

    This evening enjoy dinner in a South African home, where you savor local cuisine and warm hospitality. (B,D)

  • Day 4 - Cape Town

    Sightseeing

    Today’s drive leads through the winelands area, with its lovely historic homesteads, sprawling vineyards and the quaint tree-lined village streets.

    Wine

    Enjoy a delectable lunch, and sip fine wines as you drink in the astonishingly beautiful countryside that produces Africa’s finest wines. (B,L)

  • Day 5 - Cape Town

    Sightseeing

    A day at leisure to shop in local markets, stroll through city gardens, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel’s special amenities. (B)

  • Day 6 - Phinda

    Cape Town - Phinda Game Reserve.
    Commercial Flight

    Your flight, via Johannesburg, takes you across the country to Phinda Private Reserve, a luxurious lodge within a diverse and rich ecosystem.

    Safari

    An afternoon wildlife drive introduces you to your first big-game encounters. (B,L,D)

    Hotel

    Stay at Phinda Rock Lodge.

  • Day 7 - Phinda

    Safari

    A day full of wildlife activities, and chances to view the rare white rhino. (B,L,D)

  • Day 8 - Phinda

    Phinda - Kruger Private Game Reserve.
    Safari

    A morning game drive and brunch, then wing northward to famed Kruger Park, hosting South Africa’s largest population of wildlife – including the Big Five.

    Hotel

    An afternoon game drive may reward you with close-ups of the elusive leopard! (B,L,D)

    Hotel

    Stay at Londolozi or Singita Game Lodge.

  • Day 9 - South Africa

    Kruger Private Game Reserve.
    Safari

    Plenty of opportunities for tracking wildlife today.

    Food and Dining

    Enjoy a ‘silverservice’
    dinner and evening camaraderie around the campfire. (B,L,D)

  • Day 10 - Victoria Falls

    Kruger Private Game Reserve - Victoria Falls.
    Commercial Flight

    Fond farewells to the bush this morning, as you fly to famed Victoria Falls.

    Hotel

    You are pampered at your 5-star hotel with a refreshing night’s rest in luxurious accommodation. (B) Stay at Victoria Falls Hotel.

  • Day 11 - Victoria Falls

    Sightseeing

    This morning visit the thundering Falls, and enjoy a guided tour along its scenic rim, and adjacent rainforest.

    River or Barge Cruise

    Continue further up river this evening and board a pontoon for a lovely ‘sundowner’ cruise on the mighty Zambezi.

    Performing Arts

    A Boma dinner completes the day, as you feast on local delicacies while being entertained by local singers and dancers. (B,D)

  • Day 12 - Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls - Botswana.
    Safari

    Leave city life behind this morning, traveling over the border into Botswana, one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. Transfer to your small bush plane, which soars over the game-rich fields to your exclusive safari camp. (B,L,D)

    Hotel

    Stay at Gametrackers Camps.

  • Day 13-14 - Botswana

    Safari

    Exciting game drives, guided wildlife walks through the bush, or mokoro (canoe) rides through the mysterious delta waterways. The choice is yours, as there are three ‘sister camps’ on your safari ‘menu’. Each boasts an intimate wildlife experience, yet all three offer diverse ecosystems, with special flora and fauna species. (B,L,D)

  • Day 15 - Johannesburg

    Botswana - Johannesburg.
    Shopping

    Your safari draws to a close as you return to Johannesburg for a final night. Last chance for shopping, and savoring the sights and sounds of Africa! (B)

    Hotel

    Stay at Saxon Hotel.

  • Day 16 - Johannesburg

    Johannesburg - USA.

    Board your international flight today, with memories and souvenirs from your ‘safari of a lifetime’. (B)

  • Day 17 - United States

    Commercial Flight

    Touch down in the USA, and continue to your hometown destination.

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