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The Essence of Southern Africa

Botswana South Africa Zimbabwe

11 days from $14,195 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

4 Nights Cape Town 2 Nights Okavango Delta 2 Nights Selinda Reserve 2 Nights Victoria Falls

Find yourself in the essence of luxury and refinement, hosted by properties known for their intimate size and exceptional service. Discover a secluded island retreat in the Okavango Delta and the exclusivity of the Selinda Reserve, topped off with a leisurely stay at Victoria Falls. This is southern Africa at its best.

 


Highlights

Explore the Selinda Reserve, one of northern Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas, with staggering wildlife populations year-round.

Experience the essence of luxury, refinement and exceptional service at the elegant Ellerman House.

Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the unreachable, wilderness regions of the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site.

Accommodations

1. Ellerman House

South Africa, Cape Town

Ellerman House is set in the prestigious Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay. Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian mansion features terraced gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. For over a quarter century, Ellerman House has been at the forefront of hospitality innovation. The individually styled rooms offer all the luxuries of five star accommodations, with satellite TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, heated floors, and complimentary mini bar. Extraordinary attention to detail has always defined the dining experience at Ellerman House and the kitchen team produces a daily a la carte menu featuring modern, classically inspired cuisine with a South African twist. A highlight of Ellerman House is the owner’s extensive South African art collection spanning original works from the turn of the century to current contemporary art. Additional facilities include a gym, a heated swimming pool, a rejuvenating spa, library, brandy lounge, champagne cellar and wine gallery. A stay at Ellerman House is an immersive experience, that embraces South African culture, art, music and cuisine.

2. Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Botswana, Okavango Delta

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge enjoys a privileged position on a secluded island in the heart of the lush Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest inland water systems. The elegant and light interior décor of the lodge reflects the region’s natural beauty and the adventures of early explorers. The spacious deluxe tented rooms include oversized beds with views of the delta, large outdoor decks with a vista, private plunge pools, a reading nook and walk-in closets. Each en suite bathroom features an indoor shower and a walled outdoor shower with a window looking onto the delta.  In-room amenities include a day bed, large desk, fully-stocked mini bar and air conditioning.  The public areas feature a stylish dining area with a pizza oven, a lounge area with an artisan-style bar, a library, a campfire area and the Fish Eagle Bar, which is located directly on the water.  There is internet access from the main lounge. The lodge offers a variety of water-focused safari activities including motorboat safaris, barge cruises, mokoro safaris (a local canoe), fishing, as well as, walking safaris and the ultimate air safari experience by helicopter.

3. Zarafa Camp

Botswana, Selinda Reserve

Zarafa Camp is an intimate tented camp located on the private Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. Few camps rival the location of this little gem, overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel. Every area of camp has a magnificent view. The under canvas guest tents have canopy ceilings and completely open (yet netted) sides, wrap around decks, plunge pools, outdoor shower, full lounge with desk and gas fireplace for winter. The bedroom is connected to an open layout bathroom with impressive copper claw foot bath, indoor shower, separate loo and double basins. Under an impressive canopy of African ebony trees, the camp has a main lounge, with adjacent library, dining area and curio shop. The camp makes use of a revolutionary “solar farm” consisting of over 150 205-watt solar panels which produce sufficient electricity during daylight hours to handle all of the camp’s electrical needs. The camp has an open air gym and offers in room massages at an additional cost. Activities include early morning and late afternoon / early evening game viewing in open vehicles, guided walks and cruising on the Zibadianja Lagoon when water levels permit.

4. Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

The Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is situated within the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve. Set on spectacular grounds, with landscaped gardens and uninterrupted views of a waterhole, the hotel guarantees an environment of peace and tranquility. Inspired by a contemporary take on colonial style, the hotel pays homage to its rich heritage. Natural light and quirky features create spaces that are engaging and inspiring. Each luxury suite features a private terrace, en-suite shower and bath, air conditioning, minibar, satellite television and telephone. The gourmet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an elevated terrace overlooking the waterhole. There is an extensive wine cellar favoring South Africa’s finest wines. The gymnasium has state-of-the-art equipment and a swimming pool is set within the landscaped gardens, overlooking the waterhole. The hotel has a spa and steam room and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

With a warm welcome upon your arrival you will be transferred to Ellerman House, one of Cape Town's most exclusive hotels. Step into a world of classic elegance and unparalleled service.

Ellerman House

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Day 2. Cape Town

Today's agenda includes privately guided touring of the stunning Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (BL)

Ellerman House

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Day 3. Cape Town

Today’s private sojourn takes you to the beautiful Franschhoek winelands valley. This is the food and wine capital of South Africa. Discover wine farms and estates dating back 300 years to the French Huguenots, each with their own story to tell. Stroll through the picturesque little village, and enjoy lunch on a wine farm surrounded by oak trees. (BL)

Ellerman House

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Day 4. Cape Town

The "Mother City" has so much to offer with its rich history and incredible beauty. An array of experiences and attractions are at your doorstep, from galleries and museums, to gardens and markets. The day is at your leisure to explore and indulge. (B)

Ellerman House

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Day 5. Cape Town / Okavango Delta, Botswana

Continue by air to Botswana’s pristine Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will have a front row seat to the greatest wildlife drama ever told. (BLD)

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

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Day 6. Okavango Delta

Set off each day on a new safari adventure into the wilderness. Today’s highlight is sure to be a helicopter flight to spot the remote, otherwise inaccessible lakes and islands and the abundance of wildlife that call them home. (BLD)

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

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Day 7. Okavango Delta / Selinda Reserve

Fly to the Selinda Reserve, one of northern Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas, boasting staggering wildlife populations year-round. Guided walks and game drives regularly reveal elephant, buffalo, zebra and giraffe. (BLD)

Zarafa Camp

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Day 8. Selinda Reserve

Grab your camera and explore the nearby forests and grasslands, surrounding the Zibadianja Lagoon. Will you find the elusive leopard, regal cheetah or the endangered African wild dog? After a busy day on safari be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa. (BLD)

Zarafa Camp

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Day 9. Selinda Reserve / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This morning fly to your boutique hotel in the private Victoria Falls Game Reserve. Enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding gardens with uninterrupted views of the waterhole. (B)

Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

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Day 10. Victoria Falls

Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trails of the Victoria Falls. Later this afternoon board your sundowner cruise, and sail upstream on the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and have your camera ready to capture the evening's golden moments. (B)

Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

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Day 11. Victoria Falls / Depart

Your safari draws to its conclusion today. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you'll return home with fantastic photos and memories that will live on in your heart, until your next visit. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 11, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $14,495
Single Room Supplement From $2,795
Departure Dates Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $14,195
Single Room Supplement From $2,595
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $16,795
Single Room Supplement From $4,795
Departure Dates May 1, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $16,195
Single Room Supplement From $4,195
Departure Dates Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $18,295
Single Room Supplement From $7,595
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $20,295
Single Room Supplement From $8,595
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $18,895
Single Room Supplement From $8,195
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 14, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $16,495
Single Room Supplement From $3,995
Departure Dates Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $15,495
Single Room Supplement From $2,595

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Maun, - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $800

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