Cape, Botswana & Falls

Highlights of this Safari

  • Amazing wildlife-focussed itinerary
  • Private & luxurious – ideal for honeymooners
  • Fly-in comfort & convenience
  • Game drives, boat cruises, walks & canoeing

FROM USD 8895 pps

Comfort Level: M Midrange Holidays
Start/End: Start at Cape Town & End at Livingstone
Countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia
Destinations: Cape Town, Okavango Delta Safari, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls Zambia

Itinerary

Days 1 – 5: Escape to the Cape

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport for a transfer to Lawhill Apartments, set at the heart of the V&A Waterfront. Enjoy 5 nights on a self-catering basis.

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

Transfer to Cape Town Airport for scheduled flight to Maun, Botswana via Johannesburg. Connect with a shared charter flight into the Kalahari and Leroo La Tau Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis.

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

Shared charter flight from Leroo La Tau to Xugana Island Lodge in the Okavango Delta for 2 nights on a full board basis.

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

Fly by shared air charter from Xugana to the fringes of the Okavango Delta & Camp Moremi for 2 nights on a full board basis.

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

Shared charter flight from Camp Moremi to Savute Safari Lodge, set in the Savute region of the Chobe National Park. Enjoy 2 nights on a full board basis.

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

Fly by shared charter from Savute to the town of Kasane on the Chobe River. Enjoy a short road transfer to Ichobezi Houseboats for 2 nights on a full board basis.

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

Road transfer to Islands of Siankaba, located a few miles upstream from Victoria Falls. You’ll have 4 nights on a full board basis.

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

Road transfer to Livingstone Airport & a scheduled flight to Johannesburg for the end of the safari.

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.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2018

Season
Timing
Price
01.10.18 - 31.10.18
USD 12879
01.11.18 - 30.11.18
USD 10957

2019

Season
Timing
Price
01.01.19 - 31.03.19
USD 10221
01.04.19 - 30.06.19
USD 11509
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 20309
01.11.19 - 30.11.19
USD 11434
01.12.19 - 31.12.19
USD 10221

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:

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.

Excludes:

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

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Lorraine (UK)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
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Chris (USA)
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We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

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Lukas (Germany)
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Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

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