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Beyond the Rainbow 2019

AIRFARE INCLUDED

South Africa Zimbabwe

12 days from $11,295* per person

* Prices are in US dollars, Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply

1 Night Johannesburg 2 Nights Victoria Falls 3 Nights Hwange National Park 3 Nights Mana Pools National Park

Beyond the magical rainbows of thundering Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe will enthrall you with its excellent game viewing, and enchant you with its warm hospitality. Explore the grandeur of the world’s largest curtain of falling water; then, fly off to safari in the pristine Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks. From your fully-appointed tented camps, watch the parade of wildlife come down to drink. Cap your evenings with unmatched stargazing and lively storytelling around your campfire. 

*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 20% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Click here for additional Terms & Conditions. CST # 207144-20.


Highlights

Explore the misty trails of UNESCO’s Victoria Falls, the world’s largest falling curtain of water.

Discover the adventure of boating and canoeing on the Zambezi River in UNESCO’s Mana Pools National Park.

Experience the large herds of elephants in remote Hwange National Park.

Enjoy unmatched stargazing and lively storytelling around your campfire.

Accommodations

1. The Michelangelo Hotel

South Africa, Johannesburg

Situated in the bustling Sandton Square, The Michelangelo is a Renaissance-style hotel built around a central atrium.  Enjoy the feeling of grandeur in an area where space is at a premium. The hotel offers world-class facilities in a stylish and elegant setting with easy access to Africa’s finest shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.  The air conditioned rooms feature a lounge area, ensuite bathroom and separate shower, hairdryer, daily 500MB complimentary Wi-Fi, cable and satellite TV, mini bar, work desk and dressing table.  The hotel offers both casual and sophisticated dining options.  Take advantage of a fitness center, sauna and heated indoor pool or visit the spa.  

2. 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.

3. Little Makalolo Camp

Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park

 

Little Makalolo is a small intimate camp in the heart of Hwange National Park. The spacious en-suite tents have both indoor and outdoor showers and is solar powered, ensuring a lighter environmental footprint. Teak walkways lead to the central camp area which includes the dining room, lounge, plunge pool and an open fire pit for evening fireside tales under the stars. During siesta hours, enjoy up-close wildlife viewing from the log pile hide that overlooks the waterhole in front of the camp. Makalolo is one of the best areas for seeing impressive herds of buffalo and elephant as well as lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah. Bird life in the area is abundant and varied. Activities center on open 4x4 game drives and guided nature walks throughout the Makalolo concession. A visit to a nearby village offers an authentic cultural interaction and a Star Bed on a raised platform overlooking the wildlife-rich Madison Pan completes the experience.

 

4. Ruckomechi Camp

Zimbabwe, Mana Pools National Park

Ruckomechi Camp lies in the heart of remote Mana Pools National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, with spectacular views of the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment. The spacious en-suite tents have both indoor and outdoor showers, heated by solar geysers. The central dining, bar, library and lounge areas are connected to the rest of the camp by low-level walkways that minimize their environmental impact. During siesta hours, cool off in the camp’s infinity pool and in the evening, gather on the star gazing deck for a convivial evening around the fire. Another favorite with guests is the outdoor “bath with a view” in a secluded, scenic spot. Wildlife viewing takes place in open 4x4 vehicles, motorized pontoon boats, in hides, canoes and on guided nature walks led by a professional ranger. A romantic Star Bed, situated near a productive waterhole completes your safari experience.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. New York / Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart New York (JFK) on your international South African Airways flight to Johannesburg. Sit back, relax, and prepare for an exhilarating adventure.

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Day 2. Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in the "City of Gold" where you'll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Relax before tomorrow's flight to Zimbabwe and the start of your safari.

The Michelangelo Hotel

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Day 3. Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly to Victoria Falls and melt into the rhythm of Africa as you sip refreshing sundowners aboard a boat cruise on the Zambezi River. Look out for elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink, before settling down for the night. (BD)

Victoria Falls Safari Club

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Day 4. Victoria Falls

Marvel at "the Smoke that Thunders" as you feel the mist of more than 100 million gallons of water per minute crashing through the channels of Victoria Falls. Walk through the rainforest and linger at various vantage points along the mile-plus-long stretch of falls. (BLD)

Victoria Falls Safari Club

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Day 5. Victoria Falls / Hwange National Park

Fly from the rainbows of Victoria Falls to the "land of the giants", Hwange National Park. Known for its herds of elephants roaming the open grasslands and more than one hundred animal species, Hwange is Zimbabwe's largest game reserve. (BLD)

Little Makalolo Camp

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Day 6. Hwange National Park

Kick off your day with a game drive to one of the many bustling pans, and photograph families of elephant, zebra and grazing buffalo. Before the brilliant orange sun drops below the horizon, set out with your ranger to observe the nocturnal menagerie emerge - the lesser bush babies, spring hares, spotted hyena and the lioness on the hunt. (BLD)

Little Makalolo Camp

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Day 7. Hwange National Park

Spend the morning in a log-pile hide and watch the parade of animals as they come down to quench their thirst at the waterhole. Sleep under the stars on a star bed for the ultimate wilderness experience. (BLD)

Little Makalolo Camp

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Day 8. Hwange National Park / Mana Pools National Park

Follow the elephants and fly to the remote heart of the Zambezi River Valley and Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tucked amid the acacia trees overlooking the Zambezi River, your tented camp has sweeping views of the mountains of the Great Rift Valley. (BLD)

Ruckomechi Camp

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Day 9. Mana Pools National Park

Meet your captain and take to the river for a wildlife cruise down the Zambezi River. Looking for more adventure? Paddle your own canoe; your lead ranger will be sure to steer you clear of any hippos along the way. This evening, gather around the campfire with your hosts, and be regaled by Zimbabwe’s treasured tales. (BLD)

Ruckomechi Camp

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Day 10. Mana Pools National Park

Savor another full day of game viewing. Perhaps take a guided walk with your knowledgeable ranger. Sit quietly in a hide and observe the ever-changing wildlife interactions. If you’re lucky, you may spot a western banded snake-eagle. Tonight, raise a glass to your adventures. (BLD)

Ruckomechi Camp

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Day 11. Mana Pools National Park / Johannesburg / Depart

Soak up the peace and calm of your last morning on safari. Transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Harare and your onward flight to Johannesburg. Once you have landed in Johannesburg, connect to your ongoing South African Airways flight. (B)

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Day 12. New York

Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Apr 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,295
Single Room Supplement From $1,195
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $14,195
Single Room Supplement From $1,795
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $14,195
Single Room Supplement From $1,995
Departure Dates Aug 11, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $13,395
Single Room Supplement From $1,995
Departure Dates Sep 13, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $13,195
Single Room Supplement From $1,995
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,595

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Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

International Airfare from New York plus internal Africa flights

Included in Land Arrangements

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