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:
Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 5000 to $ 9000
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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.
This Trip is Recommended for:
Day 1 - On the Plane
Excitement mounts as you fly toward the African continent, to begin your safari adventure.
Day 2 - Cape Town
Arrive into Cape Town – a gorgeous testament to the country’s colorful history and cosmopolitan style.
Stay at The Cape Grace.
Day 3 - Cape Town
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
Today’s drive leads through the winelands area, with its lovely historic homesteads, sprawling vineyards and the quaint tree-lined village streets.
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
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.
Your flight, via Johannesburg, takes you across the country to Phinda Private Reserve, a luxurious lodge within a diverse and rich ecosystem.
An afternoon wildlife drive introduces you to your first big-game encounters. (B,L,D)
Stay at Phinda Rock Lodge.
Day 7 - Phinda
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.
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.
An afternoon game drive may reward you with close-ups of the elusive leopard! (B,L,D)
Stay at Londolozi or Singita Game Lodge.
Day 9 - South Africa
Kruger Private Game Reserve.
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.
Fond farewells to the bush this morning, as you fly to famed Victoria Falls.
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
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.
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.
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)
Stay at Gametrackers Camps.
Day 13-14 - Botswana
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.
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)
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
Touch down in the USA, and continue to your hometown destination.
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