Wild Kingdoms of Southern Africa - Deluxe
10 days from $5,495 per person
* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.
The Highlights of Wild Kingdoms of Southern Africa
This wildlife odyssey showcases some of the best destinations in Southern Africa. Witness the parade of wildlife in Hwange, the out-of-this-world spectacle of Victoria Falls and round out your adventure with the legendary Chobe National Park.
Explore the “smoke that thunders,” Victoria Falls, acclaimed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Discover wildlife galore on early morning walking safaris, night game drives in search of the nocturnal species and on boating excursions on the river.
Experience the friendly hospitality of the Zimbabwean people when you visit a local village.
Enjoy authentic bush camps which blend African charm and elegance with knowledgeable guiding for an excellent game viewing experience.
1. Peermont D'oreale Grande
South Africa, Johannesburg
D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace, conveniently located next to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, offers luxurious comfort, elegant furnishing, and classic décor with state-of-the-art facilities. A complimentary shuttle service is readily accessible to facilitate transfers to and from the airport. The hotel features beautifully designed rooms and suites with air-conditioning, multi-channel satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The en-suite bathroom has a shower over the bath and a spacious vanity. Other amenities include a hairdryer, key-pad safe, radio, and an electronically stocked minibar. Dine at Aurelia's restaurant, indulge your senses at the health and beauty spa, or sip on a cocktail while watching the African sunset.
2. Davison's Camp
Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park
Davison's Camp lies deep in Hwange National Park, in the southeastern Linkwasha Concession - one of the best game viewing areas of the entire park. Named after the founder of Hwange National Park and its first warden, Ted Davison, this camp offers a wonderful bush experience. It is a classic African tented camp, with the units tastefully hidden beneath a grove of trees, overlooking a productive waterhole. Each of the spacious tents features en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, large viewing windows and a veranda. During the siesta hours, view game from your tent veranda, as the thirsty wildlife come down to the waterhole to drink. The main lodge area, along with the viewing deck, lounge and dining area stretching out onto an open deck with a fire pit, offers the quintessential Hwange experience. Activities include shared game drives in open 4x4 vehicles in the early mornings and evenings. Guests can also enjoy a guided walk, visit a local village and participate in community projects.
3. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park and only a few minutes from the majestic Victoria Falls. The lodge prides itself on hospitality, rivaled only by the uninterrupted views and magnificent sunsets. All the en-suite bedrooms feature a private balcony, with views of the African bush and a central waterhole. The rooms are equipped with digital safes, direct dial telephones, air conditioning, hairdryers, fans, minibar refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, and wireless internet access. The main lodge has a swimming pool, TV lounge with satellite link and a library. Dining options are varied and cater to your mood and appetite. MaKuwa-Kuwa is an à la carte restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the waterhole, while the Boma offers a unique African experience including traditional dancers, an interactive drumming show and mouth-watering local and international dishes every evening. The Buffalo Bar has its own game viewing platform and the pool deck serves a snack menu.
4. Elephant Valley Lodge
Botswana, Chobe National Park
Elephant Valley Lodge lies between the Chobe National Park and the Matetsi Wildlife Conservancy, within the Kasane Forest Reserve, overlooking a waterhole. Meru-styled tents ensure that you are able to hear the multitude of night sounds as you drift away with vivid thoughts of the experiences of your day on safari. Each of the tents features twin beds, ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet, mini safe, tea and coffee making facilities, fan and covered deck. Sturdy acacias reach high above the camp, forming large canopies of shade. The secluded hide, refreshing swimming pool, lounge, dining deck and boma are all focused around the active waterhole. Activities include daily safaris and boat cruises into the Chobe National Park.
Day 1. Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Welcome to the “City of Gold,”. You’ll be greeted at the airport and assisted with your transfer to your well-appointed hotel.
Peermont D'oreale Grande
Day 2. Johannesburg / Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Fly to Victoria Falls and travel to the land of the giants, Hwange National Park, known for its herds of elephants. Settle into your tented camp, with breathtaking views of the savanna plains. You won’t have to look far to spot the wildlife. (BD)
Day 3. Hwange National Park
Rise early to join your ranger for a game drive. Catch the soft morning light for wonderful photographs of the grazing buffalo, and the more uncommon gemsbok and roan antelope. Join a night game drive, spotlighting the nocturnal animals in action. (BLD)
Day 4. Hwange National Park
Begin the day with a walking safari to explore the bush, a haven for large herds of buffalo, zebra and elephant. After lunch join a game drive or tuck into a viewing hide to look out for kudu, sable antelope, wildebeest and bird life. (BLD)
Day 5. Hwange National Park / Victoria Falls
After a leisurely breakfast, gather your gear for a short flight to the spectacular Victoria Falls. Later this afternoon board your boat for a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and have your camera ready to capture the evening's golden moments. Look out for the lurking crocodiles on the riverbanks, the noisy hippos and the flocks of birds skimming the waterline. (B)
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 6. Victoria Falls
Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trail of the falls. Marvel at the spray and thunderous noise of the water tumbling over Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow Falls. (BD)
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 7. Victoria Falls / Chobe National Park, Botswana
Bid farewell to the astonishing waterfalls as you travel to your lodge on the edge of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. Settle into your safari accommodations and enjoy an afternoon activity in the park. (BLD)
Elephant Valley Lodge
Day 8. Chobe National Park
Hop aboard your comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional ranger to seek out the animals. Listen for the low growls of the lioness and her cubs. Take in the vistas of vast herds of Cape buffalo. (BLD)
Elephant Valley Lodge
Day 9. Chobe National Park
Take to the Chobe River for a boat cruise and gain another perspective on the area’s impressive wildlife. Chobe has the largest concentration of elephant in Botswana. Float quietly past numerous pods of hippo feeding along the banks and spy some truly massive crocodiles soaking up the sun. (BLD)
Elephant Valley Lodge
Day 10. Chobe National Park / Depart
Enjoy your last morning in the bush. You’ll soon be on your way to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg and your onward destination. (B)
Land Arrangements (Price per person)
**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10.
Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)
Johannesburg - Victoria Falls, Kasane - Johannesburg
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