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Wild Kingdoms of Southern Africa

Botswana Zimbabwe

10 days from $7,695 per person

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

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

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.


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 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. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

South Africa, Johannesburg

The Fairlawns is a unique and exclusive sanctuary conveniently situated in the Sandton area.  The individually decorated suites, have an open plan lounge area, with contemporary bathroom layouts and fittings, including free standing baths, rain showers and double basins.  Each air-conditioned suite has satellite television, iPod docking station, telephone, personal refreshment bar and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Whether it’s sundowners on the terrace, afternoon tea, high tea or a light lunch, Fairlawns is the perfect place, far from the maddening crowd, yet a stone’s throw from everything. A fine dining international dinner menu is prepared fresh every day from local produce.  There is a well-stocked library, a large pool with gazebos where you can relax and enjoy the grounds. The world-class gym with complimentary steam and sauna facilities, not to mention the exquisite Balinese Spa Garden, are well worth a visit.

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 River Lodge

Zimbabwe, Zambezi National Park

Victoria Falls River Lodge is a luxury tented lodge situated on the peaceful banks of the mighty Zambezi River, within the national park. The well-spaced tents boast uninterrupted views of the river and surrounding bush. Constructed of canvas, glass and wood, each tent extends out onto a private deck with its own plunge pool. The air-conditioned tents are tastefully decorated, and include a comfortable seating area, open plan bathroom with freestanding bath, indoor shower, as well as an outdoor shower. Positioned just back from the river’s edge, the main lodge offers a cool sanctuary from the African sun. After a day filled with activities, guests can relax and recharge in the river-side lounge, unwind alongside the pool, or indulge in a spa treatment (additional) at the Toa Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available but may be intermittent due to the lodge’s location.

 

 

 

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.

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.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa

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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)

Linkwasha Camp

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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)

Linkwasha Camp

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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)

Linkwasha Camp

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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 River Lodge

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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. (BD)

Victoria Falls River Lodge

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $6,995
Single Room Supplement From $895
Departure Dates Dec 20, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $7,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,095
Departure Dates Jan 11, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $7,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,095
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $8,595
Single Room Supplement From $1,495
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,595
Single Room Supplement From $1,995
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,495
Single Room Supplement From $2,595
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $7,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,095
Departure Dates Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $8,495
Single Room Supplement From $1,395

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Johannesburg - Victoria Falls, Kasane - Johannesburg

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