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 Magical Botswana and Vic Falls Safari (11 Days)

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 Magical Botswana and Vic Falls Safari (11 Days)

 
OPTIONAL CAPE TOWN SECTOR
Day 1 - eDocs

The exclusive electronic travel folder containing guest itineraries, eTickets, maps, regional info & much more!

VIP Meet & Greet: Cape Town International Airport

Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. Please note that an Immigration Fast Track Service is not available in Cape Town. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle.
Should your arrival aircraft be directed to the apron and not the terminal, you will be transported to the terminal by bus. As you step off the bus, your Meet and Greet will be waiting for you with the paging board. Private Road Transfer - Cape Town Airport to Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
Accommodation 4 nights in Standard Room Meal basis Bed & Breakfast

Centrally located at the entrance to the bustling V & A Waterfront, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, offers views over the harbour and Signal Hill. 537 modern rooms are appointed for guest comfort and convenience.
The breakfast room and popular Yizani Restaurant provides delicious meals and the lounge, terrace and bar are welcoming zones in which to mingle.
After a busy day exploring this fascinating city, work-out in the fully-equipped fitness centre or relax in the hotel’s outdoor pool. The energetic V & A Waterfront, with its wealth of shops, restaurants and activities, is within walking distance from the hotel.
Includes: Breakfast

Day 2
Cape Town City Tour: Private Half Day

The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and the Atlantic Seaboard with Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway: Return Afternoon Peak Season Ticket (From 1 PM)
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway opened its doors to its first visitors on 4 October 1929. Since then, it has had many
upgrades, bringing it to the point where it can safely welcome an average of 800 000 visitors each year. The round cable cars take about 5 – 10 minutes to carry 65 passengers from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain and they gently rotate, offering 360 degree views on the way.
Please note: Please remember to have your tickets with you to gain access.
The cableway is usually closed for annual maintenance from the last week of July to Mid August.
In the city itself, stop at the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the South African Museum.


This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. The drive through the city centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990. Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour.
Extras included: Signature Guide

Day 3
Cape Point & Peninsula: Private Full Day

Today you embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island.
From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman's Peak, one of the world's most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular (optional and for your own account) to get to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay.


After lunch (for your own account), continue to Simonstown, the naval base, and visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then stop at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel for overnight.
Includes: Entrances to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Kirstenbosch Botanical
Gardens.
Extras included: Signature Guide; Lunch; Guide Meal allowance
Value Adds: Includes 1 x bottled water per person per day.

Day 4
Winelands Tour: Private Full Day

This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.
Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.


Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. We enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch not included in cost).
Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Our last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route.
We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:30
Note: Alternative estates may be visited over weekends and public holidays.
Includes: 3 x wine tastings
Extras included: Signature Guide; Lunch; Guide Meal Allowance

Day 5 BOTSWANA SECTOR

Private Road Transfer - Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town to Cape Town Airport
EXCLUDES FLIGHT FROM CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Light Aircraft Flight Seat-in-Plane: Maun Airport to Pom Pom Camp airstrip - 25 mins
Extras included: Departure Tax of $12.00 per person. Subject to change without prior warning.
Please note: Luggage allowance is 20kgs per person in a soft bag whose dimensions should not exceed 25cm (10in) wide, 30cm (12in) high and 62cm (24in) long). This includes hand luggage and camera equipment. In order to avoid having to purchase an additional seat Mack Air must be advised in advance of travel if a passenger weighs 110 kg (242 lbs) or more. There may be up to two stops en-route to a passenger’s final destination.
Please note: Airfares and Airport Taxes are subject to change without prior notice.

Pom Pom Camp
Accommodation 3 nights in Tent Meal basis Fully Inclusive

Set within a private concession in the Okavango Delta, on the boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve, Pom Pom Camp is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the channels and waterways. 9 traditional safari tents, on raised decks, are constructed of thatch and canvas, and nestle under shady trees. The beautiful vistas over the Pom Pom Lagoon, with its reeds, water-lilies and superb birdlife, may be enjoyed from private verandas.


Open-sided and authentic, the main lodge offers spaces for guests to unwind in between day and night game drives, or mokoro excursions. Because of the diverse landscape, a wide range of animals and birds may be appreciated on both land and water. Meals are served in the dining area, or in the outdoors boma. Cool off in the pool, on warm summer days, or settled around a fire, in the winter evenings.

Includes: All meals, snacks, local brand drinks, tea/coffee, and 2 scheduled safari activities daily, park fees, return Pom Pom airstrip transfers and laundry. Maximum 6 guests per vehicle.

Camp activities include: morning, afternoon & night drives (with guide and tracker) bush walks (dependant on season & walking conditions), boat and mokoro excursions (water level dependant), birding and fishing (Mar-Dec).
Pom Pom is one of the camps in the Okavango Delta that is able to offer game drives within our private concession area. Morning and evening game drives in the company of our qualified guides will give you the opportunity to view all the big game and night life of this environment.
A mokoro trip is a fantastic way to experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta. In the company of a professional poler with vast experience of the Delta, you will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique habitat and learn about the waterways and wildlife. Fishing is also possible at Pom Pom, and our guides will be happy to take you to their secret spots to try for Pike and a variety of Bream species.


There is no better way to truly experience the African bush than a guided walk, and this will also offer you the opportunity to learn more about the ecology of the area from our professional guides.

Day 8
Light Aircraft Flight Seat-in-Plane: Pom Pom Camp to Moremi Crossing

Please note: Airfares and Airport Taxes are subject to change without prior notice.

Moremi Crossing
Accommodation 3 nights in Tent Meal basis Fully Inclusive

Moremi Crossing is located on the southern part of Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. It is surrounded by far reaching vistas over seasonal floodplains, game-rich landscape and the palm-fringed Island. 16 vintage-style tents (including a family and honeymoon tent) are built on raised platforms and boast private wooden decks and stunning views.

Thatched and spacious, the open-plan central areas include lounges, a bar, dining area and a deck overlooking the Boro River. Float along lush channels on guided mokoro excursions. As evening falls, sip sundowners on gentle cruises. Walks are subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide. The pace at Moremi Crossing, invites extreme relaxation in a supremely tranquil environment.


Includes: All meals, snacks, local brand drinks, tea/coffee, 2 scheduled safari activities daily, park fees, return Ntswi airstrip transfers and laundry.
Camp activities include: bush walks, boat excursions (water level dependant), mokoro excursions, birding and fishing (Mar-Dec).

Day 10
Light Aircraft Flight Seat-in-Plane: Moremi Crossing to RRA Dinare (Father of the Buffaloes – Setswana Language)

Please note: Airfares and Airport Taxes are subject to change without prior notice.
RRA Dinare
Accommodation 3 nights in Tent Meal basis Fully Inclusive

 

Adjacent to Moremi, on the south eastern side of the Delta, the Rra Dinare camp overlooks the Gomoti River floodplains. 8 tented canvas suites, including a family tent, are attractive and appealing and overlook floodplains. They are well furnished for convenience and have en-suite bathrooms and a private outdoors shower.

Day and night game drives take place within the private concession and there are seasonal water activities and game walks. Central areas are open, thatched spaces where guests can relax in comfort while watching the birds and wildlife in the natural surrounds. Settle around a blazing fire in the lapa, sipping sundowners, before enjoying meals in the dining area.

Includes: All meals, local brand drinks, snacks, teas & coffees, 2 scheduled safari activities daily, park fees and laundry
Camp activities include: day and night game drives and birding. Mokoro excursions and bush walks are seasonal, approx. May-Oct and fishing, Mar-Dec.

Day 13
Light Aircraft Flight Seat-in-Plane: RRA Dinare to Maun Airport

Please note: Airfares and Airport Taxes are subject to change without prior notice.
EXCLUDES ONWARD FLIGHT FROM MAUN AIRPORT

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO VIC FALLS

Day 13
Light Aircraft Seat-in-Plane Flight - RRA Dinare to Kasane Airport

Scheduled Road Transfer - Kasane Airport to Ilala Lodge Hotel
Ilala Lodge Hotel
Accommodation 2 nights in Standard Room Meal basis Bed & Breakfast

The vibrant town of Victoria Falls is known as the adventure capital of the world, and if your eyes light up at the thought of conquering the “Stairway to Heaven” or “The Terminator” in a raft, then this is the place for you. While the notorious Nyaminyami (Zambezi River God) watches from its mythical depths, and the majestic basalt cliffs allow your passage through the canyon’s exquisite landscape, adventure seekers are assured of a good time. From Grade 5 white-water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling and elephant back riding, the amusement never ends.


What makes this destination so memorable is the fact that it is perfectly combined with warmly hospitable people, exquisite scenery and an array of accommodation. Excellent game, historic ruins, fishing and luxury train travel are easily accessible from Victoria Falls, as are the neighbouring countries which border this fascinating town.

Victoria Fall’s Ilala Lodge is situated in attractive manicured gardens, overlooking lush natural vegetation and the “smoke” from the magnificent falls. It is the closest hotel to the Victoria Falls. 56 rooms and suites offer a variety of configurations, with the deluxe rooms and executive suites being located in the new wing. Décor is elegant and contemporary classic. The upper floor rooms feature balconies while those on the ground floor open out onto attractive gardens.
Old-world and colonial in feel, the lovely guest spaces include a thatched dining room. Gracious verandas extend out to lawns where delicious meals may be enjoyed in leisurely style - the Palm Restaurant has a well-deserved reputation. When not making the most of the fun activities and tours which can be enjoyed in the area, unwind in the pool, or sip sundowners at the bar. Includes: Breakfast


Sunset Cruise - Pontoon Boat: Scheduled 2 Hours

This afternoon you are transferred to the jetty, where you board a comfortable vessel with plenty of seating, open sides and a canopied roof. From here you cruise along towards Palm lsland and Kandahar lsland to enjoy a picturesque African sunset on the Zambezi River.
This cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River, with the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, elephant and many different bird species.

A luxury catamaran that cruises the Zambezi River, the Zambezi Explorer is the sleekest and largest cruise boat operating on the Zimbabwean side. This modern catamaran lets you enjoy the best of this mighty river, its abundant wildlife and scenic Zambezi sunsets, in comfort and style with seating capacity for 150 passengers spread across three decks. Deck 1 and 2 seat 60 passengers each, bench style, or bar chairs and stools with cushions. Deck 3 is the Signature Deck with capacity for 30 passengers in comfortable lounge chairs and sofas. The vessel can be booked exclusively as a whole for a minimum of 112 passengers, or just part of the vessel can be booked for a smaller group.

Includes: Finger snacks, a selection of local brand drinks and transfers from hotels in Victoria Falls town
Extras included: River Usage Fee of $10.00 per person. Subject to change without prior warning.

Day 14
Tour of the Falls: Private 2 Hours

The Victoria Falls reaches its zenith in about May each year. It is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell and the humbling feeling that here indeed, is Natures Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality and nothing prepares you for your first sight. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon and is 2 hours in duration.


You will be accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified Guide, who gives a brief history of the Falls and the surrounding flora, fauna, bird and wildlife. Raincoats and camera protective bags are provided when needed.
Includes: Transfers from/to hotels in Victoria Falls town
Extras included: Park fees of $30.00 per person. Subject to change without prior warning.

Boma Diner Inc Transfers: Meals
Includes: Dinner and hotel/lodge transfers within Victoria Falls Town

Day 15
Scheduled Road Transfer - Ilala Lodge Hotel to Victoria Falls Airport

EXCLUDES ONWARD FLIGHT FROM VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

TOUR COSTS PER SECTOR

(OPTIONAL) CAPE TOWN SECTOR:- FROM $1,454 PER PERSON PER PERSON SHARING

BOTSWANA SAFARI SECTOR LOW SEASON (APR – JUN. & NOV. & DEC.) - FROM $5,925 PER PERSON SHARING

HIGH SEASON (JULY THROUGH OCTOBER) - FROM $7,470 PER PERSON SHARING

(OPTIONAL) VIC FALLS SECTOR FROM $885 PER PERSON SHARING

CAPE TOWN & BOTSWANA SAFARI SECTOR INCLUDES:

VIP Meet and Greet
Accommodation as specified
Meals as specified
Transfers as specified
Light Aircraft Seat-in-Plane flights MUB/Pom Pom/Moremi Crossing/Rra Dinare/MUB
Activities as specified
Park Fees/ Conservation levies / Entrance fees / Taxes as specified

CAPE TOWN & BOTSWANA SAFARI SECTOR EXCLUDES:

All other flights and transfers not specified
Any meals or drinks not specified
Park Fees/ Conservation levies not specified
Gratuities
Items of a personal nature

OPTIONAL VIC FALLS SECTOR INCLUDES:

2 Night’s Accommodation
Meals as specified
Transfers and touring as specified
Activities as specified
Park Fees/ Conservation levies / Entrance fees / Taxes as specified


OPTIONAL VIC FALLS SECTOR EXCLUDES:

All flights
Transfers not specified
Any meals or drinks not specified
Park Fees/ Conservation levies not specified
Gratuities
Items of a personal nature

 

 

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