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Wild Places of Southern Africa

Botswana Zimbabwe

10 days from $5,995 per person

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

1 Night Johannesburg 3 Nights Chobe National Park 2 Nights Victoria Falls 3 Nights Hwange National Park

Wild Places 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.


Highlights

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.

Accommodations

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. 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. 

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. 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. 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.

 

Itinerary

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

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Day 2. Johannesburg / Chobe National Park, Botswana

Fly to Chobe National Park in northern Botswana, where wildlife roam in profusion and diversity. Settle into your safari accommodations and enjoy an afternoon activity in the park. (BLD)

Elephant Valley Lodge

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Day 3. 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 pods of hippo feeding along the banks and spy some truly massive crocodiles soaking up the sun. (BLD)

Elephant Valley Lodge

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Day 4. 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 the vast herds of Cape buffalo. (BLD)

Elephant Valley Lodge

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Day 5. Chobe National Park, Botswana / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After a leisurely breakfast, gather your gear for your overland road transfer 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

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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. Dinner is at The MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant this evening. (BD)

Victoria Falls Safari Club

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Day 7. Victoria Falls / Hwange National Park

Fly 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. (BLD)

Davison's Camp

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Day 8. 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)

Davison's Camp

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Day 9. 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)

Davison's Camp

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Day 10. Hwange 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)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 11, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $5,995
Single Room Supplement From $595
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $6,395
Single Room Supplement From $695
Departure Dates May 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $6,795
Single Room Supplement From $1,395
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $7,495
Single Room Supplement From $1,595
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $7,595
Single Room Supplement From $1,795
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $6,095
Single Room Supplement From $795
Departure Dates Dec 20, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $6,495
Single Room Supplement From $895

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Johannesburg - Kasane, Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $690

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