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18 Day | Best of Southern Africa Safari to Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Countries South Africa Botswana Zimbabwe Southern Africa Combo
Theme City Touring; First Time Travelers
Time of Year January - December; High Season: Jun-Oct Savings Season: Jan-Mar
Budget From $9,950
Duration 18 Days

This safari highlights the best game viewing opportunities in Botswana and also the Kruger Private Reserves in South Africa. Enjoy sightseeing days in Victoria Falls and Cape Town. The variety of activities include amazing day and night game drives, moderate morning walks and even the delight of game viewing by boat. The program has different choices of safari lodge accommodations along with varying camp levels to stay in the three regions of Botswana. Our expertise will help you select the right accommodations based on budget, quality of guides and where you take your game viewing activities. You take charter flights on smaller air crafts between the camps.

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Day by Day (subject to availability)

Day 01+02

USA/Johannesburg/Cape Town

Depart on your overnight flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. You will arrive in Johannesburg and connect with your scheduled flight to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight The Kensington Place.

Day 03+04

Cape Town

Enjoy the use of a vehicle and guide for two full days to take you where and when you want to go. Spend half the day in Hermanus and a seaside lunch and then taste wines in the afternoon or explore Cape Town in the morning and take a drive up the west coast. The possibilities are endless – it’s your day, your way! 2 nights The Kensington Place.

Day 05-07

Skukuza or Mpumalanga/Private Game Reserve

Fly to Mpumalanga and onward scheduled charter flight or road transfer to your camp, situated in one of the private reserves in the Kruger Sabi Sands region. Enjoy two full days of game viewing. A typical day begins at 5:45 am with early morning tea or coffee, followed by a game drive. Return to camp for a hearty brunch or breakfast. Continue into an afternoon game drive that continues into the night drive. 2 nights MalaMala Camp or  MalaMala Rattray’s.

Day 08+09

Mpumalanga/Johannesburg/Victoria Falls or Mpumalanga/Livingstone/Victoria Falls

Scheduled inter-Africa flight direct to Livingstone and onward to Victoria Falls, or fly via Johannesburg and onward to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is a good time to view the falls. An extra night stay should be added to take advantage of additional touring options. 2 nights Ilala Lodge.

Day 10+11

Kwando or Linyanti Reserve

This morning you will be met in your hotel lobby and transferred by road to Kasane, Botswana. On arrival you will be met by your pilot and board the aircraft for your scheduled charter flight to your first safari camp situated in the Linyanti or Selinda Reserves midway between Chobe and the Okavango Delta. Activities include early morning game drives aboard 4×4 Landcruisers, followed by an open-air “brunch”. There is sufficient time to take a break to relax by the pool, siesta, or write postcards. The camp staff can arrange addtional activities if you prefer. Continue on to the afternoon game drives, with sundowners, finishing into a night drive with spotlights. Occasional bush dinners maybe arranged. 2 nights Kwando Lagoon or Savuti Camp.

Day 12+13

Okavango Delta

Onward transfer by scheduled charter flight to your next camp situated within the Okavango Delta. Activities include day and night game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, as well as walking with an armed guide. Boating, fishing and mokoro trips. 2 nights Kwando Lebala, Tubu Tree Camp or Little Vumbura Camp.

Day 14-16

Periphery of the Moremi Reserve

After a morning game activity, a scheduled charter flight transfers you to your next camp located in a private concession area south of Moremi Game Reserve within the Okavango Delta. Day and night drives and morning walks are offered, mokoro (dugout canoe) trips to explore the crystal clear channels, islands and waterways, (water levels permitting). 3 nights Kwando Splash Camp, Chitabe Lediba or Chitabe Camp.

Day 17+18

Periphery of Moremi/Maun/Johannesburg/USA

A morning activity. Transfer by scheduled charter flight to Maun airport for your inter-Africa flight to Johannesburg. Make your onward connecting overnight flight home. Welcome home!

Safari Pricing Details

2021 Land Arrangements

Value Option – Kensington Place, MalaMala Camp or MalaMala Rattray’s, Ilala Lodge, Kwando Lagoon, Kwando Lebala and Splash Camp

Jan 11 - Mar

per person double

From $9,750

Apr - May

per person double

From $9,750 - $13,100

Jun - Oct

per person double

From $13,100 - $15,695

Nov - Dec 19

per person double

From $11,475 - $13,100

Classic Option – Kensington Place, MalaMala Camp or MalaMala Rattray’s, Ilala Lodge, Savuti Camp, Tubu Tree Camp or Little Vumbura and Chitabe/Chitabe Lediba

Jan 11 - Mar

per person double

From $11,750

Apr - May

per person double

From $12,995 - $14,895

Jun - Oct

per person double

From $18,450

Nov - Dec 19

per person double

From $12,850

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