Highlights of this Safari
- Amazing wildlife-focussed itinerary
- Private & luxurious – ideal for honeymooners
- Fly-in comfort & convenience
- Game drives, boat cruises, walks & canoeing
Days 1 – 5: Escape to the Cape
Lying at the foot of one of the most recognisable mountains in the world, Cape Town was made for holidays. Home to city beaches and oceanfront cafes as well as wild mountain trails and shark-watching expeditions, the ‘Mother City’ truly has something for everyone.
You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your home from home, self-catering accommodation: the Lawhill Apartments, set at the heart of the V&A Waterfront and a short stroll away from shops, bars, bistros and top restaurants. You can also walk to the superb Two Oceans Aquarium from your apartment as well as the ferry for Robben Island.
Days 6 – 7: Into the Kalahari
A study in contrasts today: you’ll leave Cape Town’s glittering oceans behind and fly into the Kalahari and to the banks of the Boteti River. Your accommodation is Leroo La Tau – Footprint of the Lion. It’s a well-named lodge; you’ll be on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and – depending on the time of year – located next to water, attracting zebra, wildebeest, antelope, giraffe and of course big cats.
Morning and afternoon game drives are the activity here, supplemented by spot-lit night drives in the lodge’s private concession. Your thatched chalet has an en suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the river.
Days 8 – 9: Discover the Delta
From the promise of water to the world’s greatest inland delta, today you fly into the Okavango Delta and Xugana Island Lodge, tucked away in the ‘deep delta’, the area of permanent water. Here you’ll be met and escorted to the lodge to plan your stay.
Motor boat safaris are a great way to explore the delta but be sure to spend time in a guided mokoro, the traditional flat-bottomed canoe. It’s a time to relax and absorb the natural surroundings. The birdlife is prolific and photographers will love the chance to catch images of lilies and frogs. Guided walks on small islands reveal the details behind the grand views.
Days 10 – 11: Moremi Magic
Protecting the drier eastern fringes of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is world-famous for the diversity and numbers of its animals. You fly into the Xakanaxa Lagoon area, where wetland meets savannah and forest. The game viewing is exceptional all year and you stand a good chance of seeing leopard and wild dog. Hippos grunt in the lagoon, elephants often pass through camp – it’s pure Moremi magic.
Your accommodation is Camp Moremi, long established on the banks of the lagoon. Classic tented suites raised on viewing platforms sit under shady trees filled with birds. Game drives are the best way to find animals but an afternoon boat cruise is highly recommended.
Days 12 – 13: Into the Wild: Savute
The wild child of the Chobe National Park, the Savute area is nourished by the Savute Channel and has year-round water. Its reputation for wildlife has long been established thanks to the high densities of predators here. Lions and spotted hyenas dominate but leopard lurk on Savute’s hills, and roaming cheetah and wild dog are regularly seen.
Savute Safari Lodge provides the comfortable base from which to enjoy it all. Its thatched suites are set high above the channel to offer excellent views of the area’s famous elephants drinking. Morning and afternoon game drives provide all the drama but guides also take you to see rock art on Savute’s enigmatic Ghoha Hills.
Days 14 – 15: The Chobe River
It’s a short flight and road transfer to a unique experience: game viewing by boat. The Ichobezi Houseboats sit on the Chobe River and conduct their game viewing by small motor boat, expertly piloted by local guides. You’ll enjoy up-close and exclusive views of the river’s legendary wildlife as well as great bird watching in a world-renowned birding hotspot. A visit to a local fishing village – and maybe a bit of fishing – completes the experience.
Back on board you’ll enjoy friendly service and comfort; your suite looks out onto the river, and you can watch wildlife from the comfort of the pool.
Days 16 – 19: The Smoke that Thunders
A dramatic finale to an epic tour: Victoria Falls lies just across the border from the Chobe River. You’ll transfer by road into Zambia and the Islands of Siankaba, a luxurious lodge sitting in the Zambezi River. You’ll be far removed from the bustle of Victoria Falls itself and can relax in exclusive and wonderfully natural surroundings. Besides a visit to the waterfall itself, activities include river cruises, island picnics and cultural tours.
There are only 6 chalets at the lodge, each looking out over the Zambezi. Why not treat yourself to a bit of a pampering session, care of the resident wellness therapist? You can even enjoy a massage or beauty treatment in the privacy of your suite.
Day 20: The Journey Ends
After breakfast you will be transferred to Livingstone International Airport for a scheduled flight to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport for your onward connection.
Accommodation, Meals as specified, 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges,
Flight from Cape Town to Maun, Shared Charter Flights in Botswana, Road Transfers as specified, Park fees, Airport taxes in Maun.
Flights to Cape Town (South Africa), Flights from Livingstone (Zambia), Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Drinks at Cape Town Hotel, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance
USD 8895pps *2017 Low Season Rate - Prices vary according to seasonality. Usually we tailor itineraries to your particular requirements. Simply contact us!