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13 Day Zambia, Botswana & South Africa Adventure - Wednesday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Botswana , South Africa , Zimbabwe

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for South Africa
Depart for Johannesburg, South Africa

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Johannesburg
Arrive in Johannesburg, a gold mining town, often called "Gauteng - the City of Gold." The rest of the day is at leisure, to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone
Overnight: Johannesburg

DAY 3, Friday - Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi River
Attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, then return to the airport for the flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Celebrate your arrival with a sundowner cruise as you sail on the Zambezi River. Look for hippos, elephants, and buffalo that come to drink at the water's edge. Dinner together is at the hotel
Overnight: Livingstone
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Guided Tour of Victoria Falls, Royal Livingstone Express
This morning's guided tour of Victoria Falls,* in both Zambia and Zimbabwe, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, begins with a walk through the rainforest. View the cataracts, named after Queen Victoria, and a wide variety of wildlife, and plants. Afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, board a restored steam train for a journey along one of the historic railway lines in Africa. Savor dinner on board before returning to your hotel*Guided tour of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe may take place on Day 3 depending on arrival time
Overnight: Livingstone
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Sunset Safari Cruise in Chobe National Park
Travel to Chobe National Park in Botswana, arriving in time for lunch. Settle into your new surroundings and get ready for this afternoon's adventure. Board a motorized boat for your sunset safari cruise where you will glide through the water searching for hippos, buffalo, antelope and more. Return to the lodge in time for dinner
Overnight: Chobe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Chobe National Park
Set out on a game drive early in the morning. Navigate in open safari vehicles in search of lions, warthogs, buffalo, giraffe and more. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation before this afternoon's game drive. You can watch the wildlife from up-close including a variety of birds, as Chobe is one of Africa's premier venues for bird watching. This evening, dine al fresco in the lodge restaurant
Overnight: Chobe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Safari Cruise in the Okavango Delta
Transfer to the airport in Kasane to board a light aircraft flight (4 or 5 seat plane) to the lush, Okavango Delta, a unique wildlife location. A World Heritage Site, the Okavango is a vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland at the heart of Botswana's arid Kalahari Desert with an abundance of wildlife. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. On the afternoon safari cruise, lookout for ostrich, antelope, wildebeests along with hippos and crocodiles along the water's edge, as well as hundreds of bird species. Return in time for dinner at your camp
Overnight: Okavango Delta
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Safari Activities in the Okavango Delta
Game activities in the morning and afternoon include leisurely cruises in local mokoros (canoes) or motorized boats, guided nature walks along the river and fishing expeditions. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. Tomorrow, depart the Okavango for your safari adventure in Southern Africa
Overnight: Okavango Delta
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Fly to Cape Town
Following breakfast at the lodge, board a light aircraft flight (4 or 5 seat plane) to Maun where you will board your flight to Cape Town. As you transfer to your hotel, you'll see the towering symbol of the city - Table Mountain. The rest of the evening is at leisure
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Cape Town City Tour & Cape Malay Experience Tour
Today, explore the city of Cape Town. The highlight is an ascent to the top of Table Mountain. Travel by aerial cable car* (weather permitting) and see the panoramic views of the city and beaches. After descending from the plateau, visit the Milnerton Lighthouse before continuing on to the prominent Shimansky Jewelers for a tour. Savor a home-cooked lunch at the home of your gracious host family, a highlight of the tour. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Cape Town on your own*Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will be closed between Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2024.
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Saturday - Excursion to the Cape Winelands
Drive through South Africa's fertile valleys along the principal wine route to Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch with tastings at some of the vineyards along the way. In Franschhoek board the hop-on-hop-off tram to experience the Franschhoek Valley, stopping in at some of South Africa's wine estates. After lunch, on to another wine tasting. Lastly, travel to Stellenbosch, with its Cape Dutch architecture, before returning to Cape Town. Evening is at leisure
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Sunday - Cape Peninsula Tour
Depart on a half day Cape Peninsula Tour. After a stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons by the roadside, rheboks, cape mountain zebras, bonteboks, and the elusive eland. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town. Here, visit the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach, and continue with a scenic drive over Muizenberg Mountain. Tonight, bid farewell to your Tour Manager at dinner
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Monday - Depart South Africa
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Flights New York-Johannesburg, Cape Town-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Johannesburg-Victoria Falls, Kasane-Okavango Delta, Okavango Delta-Maun & Maun-Cape Town
  • 11 nights First Class safari lodges and hotel accommodations
  • 1 night Johannesburg
  • 2 nights Livingstone
  • 2 nights Chobe
  • 2 nights Okavango Delta
  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Arrival transfer
  • Departure transfer included only with airfare purchase on package departure dates†
  • 24 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches (including 1 home hosted lunch), 7 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • National Park Fees
  • *Light aircraft (4 to 20 seat planes) are used for flights to and from the Okavango Delta 

    Tour Highlights

    Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Experience the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world with its astounding vistas
  • Walking safari through the exquisite rainforest at Victoria Falls, stopping to see the statue of David Livingstone, the missionary explorer who discovered the Falls
  • At Chobe National Park in Botswana, board a motorized boat for a magnificent sunset safari cruise
  • Travel to the lush, green Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta with its huge concentration of animals and birds, designated a World Heritage Site
  • Twice-daily game activities in the untouched freshwater wetland of the Okavango Delta, at the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari desert
  • Ascend to the top of legendary Table Mountain to see the astonishing panoramic views of the city and beaches below
  • Enjoy a unique interaction and experience the cultural diversity of the Cape Malay community
  • Travel through the fertile valleys of South Africa's picturesque wine country, with its magnificent Cape Dutch architecture, stopping for tastings at major vineyards by wine tram
  • †Departure transfer is available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include the departure transfer, but does include arrival transfer and flights Johannesburg-Victoria Falls, Kasane-Okavango Delta, Okavango Delta-Maun & Maun-Cape Town.

    Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used. Due to the use of light aircraft flights (4 or 5 seat small planes), there is a weight restriction for luggage of 44 pounds per person (including hand luggage), and maximum size for duffel bags of 24 inches long by 12 inches wide by 10 inches high.

    Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. for more information.

     

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    Accommodations

    Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo
    This first class hotel is located in Kempton Park.

    The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
    This first class lodge overlooks the Zambezi River and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.

    Chobe Bush Lodge
    This first class lodge is located within walking distance of the Chobe River.

    Moremi Crossing
    This first class lodge is located on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi's game-rich seasonal floodplains.

    Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
    This deluxe hotel is located in the city centre of Cape Town

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