Wild Kingdoms of Southern Africa - Luxury
10 days from $6,095 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. Linkwasha Camp
Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park
Linkwasha Camp lies in Hwange’s south-eastern corner, on the private Linkwasha Concession, overlooking a pan that is a magnet for game during all seasons. The fresh, open and airy design of the camp is complemented by an eclectic mix of contemporary interiors.. The en-suite luxury air-conditioned tents tents look out over the waterhole, while the main area includes various multi-level decks, a pool area and a winter lounge, complete with fireplace and library. Activities include game drives in open land rovers and walking safaris. An authentic village experience can be arranged (additional cost) and includes a guided tour of the school, meeting the headman or headwoman and enjoying cultural exchanges with the villagers.
3. Victoria Falls Safari Club
Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls Safari Club is set high on a plateau, within the magnificent grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, and only 2.5 miles from the majestic Victoria Falls. Each of the luxurious air conditioned rooms have uninterrupted views of the African bush, with balconies overlooking the lodge’s private waterhole. All beds are three quarter beds but can be converted to a king bed. Additional amenities include a mini bar, digital safe, international multi sockets, a beverage station including an espresso machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Safari Club has its own private club lounge with a deck overlooking the game corridor of the Zambezi River. The lounge offers complimentary services such as private check in and butler service, breakfast, afternoon tea and pastries, cocktails and snacks, Wi-Fi, shuttle service to the Falls and other points of interest in Victoria Falls. All Safari Club residents have access to all existing services and facilities on the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, including the MaKuwa-Kuwa restaurant and the Boma.
4. Ngoma Safari Lodge
Botswana, Chobe National Park
Ngoma Safari Lodge is situated within the Chobe Forest Reserve bordering the western edge of Chobe National Park and overlooking the Chobe River. Each suite features a spacious bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities and private outdoor sanctuary with a refresh pool. The central lodge area includes the lounge, dining room, bar, and swimming pool. The viewing deck is the ideal spot to enjoy dinner, while watching the parade of animals make their way to the floodlit waterhole for their evening drink. Activities include morning, afternoon or full day game drives in open 4x4 vehicles in the Chobe National Park, boat cruises on the Chobe River, night game drives on the lodge’s private concession and visits to the local village.
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 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 Club
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 Club
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)
Ngoma Safari 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)
Ngoma Safari 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)
Ngoma Safari 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