Highlights of South Africa, Zambia & Botswana

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Countries: Botswana / South Africa / Zambia
Duration: 3 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 3000+ to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

If watching nature shows on TV has gotten a little stale, try getting up close with the wildlife of Southern Africa instead. 

Fall in love with cosmopolitan Cape Town, visit a Planeterra-supported school project, search for the Big Five on safari in Africa's premiere wildlife areas, feel the power of the great Victoria Falls, snap photos of stunning African sunsets, enjoy a sundowner on a houseboat in the Okavango Delta

With a maximum group size of 9, you’ll immerse yourself in the best of Africa's wildlife, visiting the top national parks and private reserves of the region. We also explore the many different faces of culture. Have dinner with a local family, visit a local school project and participate in a homestay along the Chobe River. Prepare for amazement.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2-3 Cape Town
Explore stunning Cape Town including the Castle of Good Hope and continue to Cape Point to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach. On Day 3, option to visit Robben Island, Table Mountain, or embark on a wine tour around Stellenbosch.

Day 4 Johannesburg
Flight to Johannesburg to meet your CEO and enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) dinner.

Day 5 Panorama Route/Graskop
Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon and Bourke's Luck Potholes.

Day 6 Kruger National Park area
After breakfast continue to our lodge conveniently located outside the park gates. This afternoon embark on a game drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle and photograph the hordes of wildlife and scerene African landscapes. This evening, take in views of the Sabie River Valley from the lodge and enjoy a South African braai dinner on the deck.

Days 7-8 Karongwe Private Nature Reserve
This morning, visit to a Planeterra-supported Children’s Day School located in a small Village, then on to a private nature reserve. Enjoy morning and evening open vehicle safari game drives searching out Africa's famed Big Five. Enjoy free time to take high tea at the lodge and relax at the pool.

Day 9 Johannesburg
After one last safari drive, head back to the city for dinner with a local Afrikaans family.

Day 10 Johannesburg/Livingstone
Flight to Livingstone, Zambia to meet the local G representative and take a tour of Victoria Falls.

Day 11-12 Livingstone
Two full days free to explore and enjoy the adventure capital of Southern Africa. Our conveniently located G desk will help you choose optionals including; sundowner river cruise, abseiling, whitewater rafting, canoeing, safari walks and floats or a thrilling flight over the falls.

Day 13 Livingstone
Enjoy your day with various optional activities to choose from. This evening, meet your Botswana CEO for a briefing.

Day 14 Kasane/Chobe River
Cross the border into Botswana to a private home on the Chobe River, where we stay the night. Option to take a sunset photography river cruise for wildlife viewing with an expert photography/wildlife guide.

Day 15 Chobe National Park
This morning, take a slow gamedrive along the southern bank of the Chobe River, then travel deeper into the Chobe wilderness to Ghoha Hills. Enjoy late afternoon game viewing in open vehicles around the hills and waterholes in search of elephants, lions, hippos and giraffes.

Day 16-17 Khwai River/Moremi area
Drive to the Khwai River area bordering Moremi Game Reserve via Savuti. Embark on morning and afternoon open vehicle game drives with time to relax at the comfortable tented camp and enjoy dinner under the stars.

Day 18 Maun
After a morning game drive, transfer to the frontier town of Maun. Opt to shop and take a scenic flight over the delta.

Day 19-20 Okavango Delta
Transfer to the houseboat, home for the next two nights in the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. With a private houseboat, explore more secluded area of the delta, embarking on small boats into the channels and waterways for wildlife viewing. Opt to go fishing or on a cultural excursion to Tsoldilo Hills to view ancient San Bushman rock paintings.

Day 21 Livingstone
Transfer by van and ferry back to Zambia for the final night.

Day 22 Livingstone
Depart at any time.

 

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Orientation tour of Cape Town and Cape Point including Boulders Beach
  • Traditional Braai (BBQ) dinner
  • Panoramic Route scenic drive including Blyde River Canyon, Bourke Luck Potholes and God’s Window
  • Kruger National Park entrance fee with game drive in open vehicle
  • Visit a local village and Planeterra-supported school
  • Private Nature Reserve entrance fee with game drives in open safari vehicles
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • All National Park and game reserve entrances in Botswana
  • Chobe River homestay
  • Open vehicle game drives in Chobe National Park, Khwai River and Moremi area
  • Okavango Delta 2-night houseboat excursion with game viewing and bird watching
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 21 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 11 dinners. (Allow USD450-575 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Flight, air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, 4x4 vehicle, van, walking, boat.
  • G representative in Cape Town, Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver for Kruger portion, local guides/rangers, G representative in Livingstone, CEO/driver in Botswana.
  • Small group experience; Max 9, Avg 6.
  • Comfort hotels (11 nts), homestay (1 nt), lodge/chalet (4 nts), comfort tented camps (3 nts), houseboat (2 nts).
  • Guest house (2 nts), comfort hotel (5 nts), comfort tent (1 nt), comfort tent or chalets (2 nt), riverside chalets (5 nts), homestay (1 nt), comfort tented camps (3 nts), houseboat (2 nts).

 

Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £3652 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Start/Finish: Cape Town to Livingstone
  • Code: DSHO

 

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