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Southern Africa Hinterland - Classic

Botswana South Africa Zambia

13 days from $7,495 per person

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

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Kruger Private Reserve 2 Nights Livingstone 3 Nights Okavango Delta

Southern Africa Hinterland - Classic

From the World Heritage treasures of the “Fairest Cape” and Victoria Falls to unmatched wildlife viewing in Kruger and the Okavango Delta, this kaleidoscope of adventures delivers the ultimate safari experience.

 


Highlights

Explore the striking scenery and prolific wildlife from your private game lodge on twice-daily game activities. Don't forget your binoculars!

Discover the intriguing world of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta, as you explore by mokoro and open safari vehicle.

Experience the golden glow of an African sunset as you meander along the Zambezi River on a sundowner cruise.

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and see the amusing antics of the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Accommodations

1. The Portswood Hotel

South Africa, Cape Town

The PortsWood Hotel is a piece of Cape Town's history in the heart of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and holding cells for prisoners, enroute to Robben Island 300 years ago. Rich in South Africa’s unique culture, it is the ideal place for any traveler looking for a historical experience and luxury accommodation. All the rooms have individual air-conditioners, television, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with bath and shower, direct dial telephones, hair dryer, and complimentary wireless internet access. The pool deck and Terrace are the perfect haven to relax after a day of sightseeing or shopping. The Terrace serves light meals and snacks throughout the day and the cocktail bar is open for refreshments from noon until the late evening. The Quarterdeck Restaurant, transformed from the old Breakwater Prison, offers fine dining specializing in Malaysian/Cape Malay Cuisine. Additional hotel amenities include 24-hour room service, valet, same day laundry and dry cleaning services.

2. Motswari Game Lodge

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

Nestled within the Timbavati Nature Reserve, this family owned camp conjures up elements of African nostalgia, romance and charm. The air-conditioned, en-suite bungalows offer unrivalled bush or river views, with naturally-furnished interiors reflecting the wonders of nature. Original works of art produced by local artists are scattered throughout the camp, in the bungalows, boma and Art Garden. The open veranda lounge overlooking the river or the rim-flow pool is the perfect place to relax between game drives. There is also a curio shop and art gallery/library where guests can access the Internet. Meals are served at different venues in camp but an African boma evening under the stars around an open fire is a perfect way to end a safari day. The name Motswari means “to conserve and protect” in Tswana and the lodge has incorporated Responsible Tourism as a key principle in their operating philosophy. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush walks, conducted by experienced rangers.

3. David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Zambia, Livingstone

Overlooking the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, blends perfectly into the lush surrounds of the Zambezi River bank. Air-conditioned rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with tub and separate shower, hair dryer, phone, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi (200 MB per day). Most rooms look out over the Mighty Zambezi and a leisurely sundowner can be enjoyed from your private balcony. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar and spa offering a wide variety of therapeutic and beauty therapies and treatments, ranging from intensive sports therapies to mud wraps, facials and manicures.

4. Machaba Camp

Botswana, Okavango Delta

Machaba Camp is an intimate, owner run camp, situated in the game rich Khwai area of the Okavango Delta. Built in a classic 1950's style, the luxury safari tents are situated in the beautiful riverine treeline on the Khwai River, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. All the tents feature en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers, living areas and tented verandas, from which to watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river. The tented main area incorporates the dining area and lounge-library. Meals are a wonderful mixture of local cuisine cooked in good old fashion home style. In between game drives, relax at the pool, with wonderful views over the Khwai River or enjoy a massage or facial in your tent. Electricity is run on a hybrid system which incorporates both solar energy and a generator. Machaba Camp offers both land and water based game viewing activities. Year-round activities include day and night drives, game viewing by mokoro (water level dependent), guided nature walks and visits to the local community.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Upon arriving in Cape Town, South Africa's "Mother City," you’ll be warmly welcomed and whisked away to your deluxe hotel. The rest of your day is at your leisure to begin exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The Portswood Hotel

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Day 2. Cape Town

Spend your day exploring 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. (B)

The Portswood Hotel

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Day 3. Cape Town

Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands. Learn all about the process of wine making, from grape to goblet. Revel in the scenery…like the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, first settled by the Huguenots. Take a stroll through historical, charming Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, absorbing the quaintness of this lovely university town. (B)

The Portswood Hotel

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Day 4. Cape Town

Shop, explore or relax at your own leisure today. Don’t miss a ride on the cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain for sweeping city and ocean views. Browse the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and explore the colorful Malay Quarter. (B)

The Portswood Hotel

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Day 5. Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve

Take flight for a thrilling safari to a private game reserve in the heart of Big Five country near Kruger National Park. After you settle in to your lodge, meet your expert ranger for your first game drive and begin tracking and learning about the distinct behaviors of the Big Five as well as the wealth of wildlife that awaits. (BLD)

Motswari Game Lodge

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Day 6. Kruger Private Reserve

Rise early when the animals are most lively for this morning’s game drive. Be alert to capture panoramic shots of the abundance of wildlife across the reserve. Return to your camp for lunch and relax before setting out on an evening game drive. Watch the setting sun, and sip a cold sundowner as you take in the sweeping vistas of the bush. (BLD)

Motswari Game Lodge

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Day 7. Motswari Game Lodge

Early morning and late afternoon game drives provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while bush walks will teach you about the plants used to make traditional medicines. Tonight, savor fine dining beneath the grand canopy of the African skies. (BLD)

Motswari Game Lodge

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Day 8. Kruger Private Reserve / Livingstone, Zambia

After a final game drive, fly off to Livingstone. Your safari-style lodging overlooks the Zambezi River and is the ideal locale for discovering the spectacular Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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. (B)

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

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Day 9. Livingstone

Walk the misty rain forest trails along the falls and soak up what has been described as “a scene so lovely that it must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” (B)

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

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Day 10. Livingstone / Okavango Delta, Botswana

Incredible experiences await as you fly off to your next destination — the pristine wildlife oasis of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. You’ll be treated to the ultimate safari experience at your intimate camp, boasting plenty of game viewing and birding opportunities all year round. Meet your expert ranger for an afternoon orientation to the delta’s varying ecosystems, ranging from lush grasslands to dense mopane bushveld. (BLD)

Machaba Camp

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Day 11. Okavango Delta

As dawn breaks and the animals begin to stir, gather your camera and join your ranger to begin exploring the annually flooded grasslands surrounding your camp, and beyond into the drier plains. Listen for the trumpeting of a large herd of elephants passing through or the lion’s roar as it guards its pride. After the day cools down, venture out again to look for endangered wild dogs lazing with their pack, and leopards, cheetah and African wildcat prowling the shadows. (BLD)

Machaba Camp

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Day 12. Okavango Delta

Venture by canoe and explore the Delta's secret channels and hidden lagoons. Bring your binoculars to zoom in on the exceptional bird life like Pel’s fishing owl and the chirping cisticola. Relax until your evening safari when your ranger will spotlight the nocturnal animals. After dinner, gather ‘round the campfire to share your favorite adventures with your safari companions. (BLD)

Machaba Camp

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Day 13. Okavango Delta / Johannesburg, South Africa

Wrap up your safari adventure as you fly to Johannesburg via Maun. Connect onward with fond memories to last a lifetime. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 11, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,495
Single Room Supplement From $2,595
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,895
Single Room Supplement From $2,895
Departure Dates May 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,495
Single Room Supplement From $2,695
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,895
Single Room Supplement From $3,395
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $9,195
Single Room Supplement From $3,595
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,595
Single Room Supplement From $3,195
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 19, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,895
Single Room Supplement From $3,195

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10, Dec 15-31.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Kruger Park - Livingstone, Maun - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $1,020

Add-Ons

Add-on $3,495

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5 days from $3,495 per person

Mauritius

Romance

Visit this volcanic Indian Ocean island, surrounded by turquoise water, deepening to indigo, with palm-fringed beaches of white sand. Whether a romantic escape, a family holiday or a respite after the rigors of a long safari, Mauritius is a tropical haven.

Add-on $2,895

Mozambique Island Getaway - Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

5 days from $2,895 per person

Mozambique

Active

Nature

Romance

Retreat to an island of great beauty with beaches of powder white sand that extend for miles. Azure seas crisscrossed by local dhows, bewitching coral reefs and rare tropical fish make this the ultimate destination for the ocean-lover.


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