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Wild + Wonderful Southern Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe + Victoria Falls (2020 Itinerary)

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+ Our unique adventure promises up-close wildlife encounters in two of Africa’s most
pristine and game-rich regions.
+ Uncover the Okavango Delta’s unique blend of forests, floodplains and grasslands with our safari guides on the private Abu Concession.
+ Spend 3 nights in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, home to one of the densest
concentrations of wildlife on the Continent.
+ Thrill to every possible type of safari activity... game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, mokoro canoe rides, bush walks, and night drives!
+ Set out at sunset for a cocktail + dinner cruise on the Zambezi as wild animals gather along the riverbank to graze and drink their fill.
+ Our expert guide will take you to all the best vantage points overlooking Victoria Falls.
+ With 8 nights luxury hotel and safari camps; extensive game viewing by land and water; 19 meals; wines + spirits at our safari camps; all transfers; 4 safari transfer flights; and all gratuities.

c Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Day
1

Into the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Seba Camp - Okavango Delta, Botswana

From Maun Airport, take a safari transfer flight over vast, virtually uninhabited swaths of northern Botswana to a remote corner of the famed Okavango Delta. Here in the private Abu Concession, famed for its elephant herds, the intimate Seba Camp offers 8 stylishly-appointed tented rooms, all with private decks. Upon arrival at Seba, you can join fellow guests in the lounge, go for a refreshing plunge in the pool or take in the sweeping vistas over the surrounding riverine forest and a perennial lagoon that attracts a wide variety of big game.
Meals D

Morning, afternoon and night time game drives take you deep into the surrounding forests and grasslands interlaced with waterways. Led by our certified, expertly trained safari guide, you’re likely to encounter fierce predators like lion, spotted hyena and the occasional leopard and wild dog. Huge herds of buffalo, elephant, zebra and wildebeest also inhabit the pristine Abu Concession.
Meals B+L+D

With lifelong skill, your safari guide will use his ngashi, a long wooden pole, to steer and propel your mokoro canoe through the narrow channels of the Okavango Delta. Drifting in near complete silence puts you at one with the environment, making it all the easier to spot the animals that come to the river to quench their thirst. Tsessebe, red lechwe, impala and zebra often graze at water’s edge and with 380 species recorded, this pristine sector of the Delta is also a birder’s paradise.
Meals B+L+D

Day
4

Onward to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Hotel - Livingstone, Zimbabwe

Take off from the Abu airstrip and fly to Kasane. From here, we take you overland across the border into Zimbabwe to the Victoria Falls Hotel where adventurers have met and gathered for nearly a century. Later this afternoon, head down to the banks of the Zambezi River. We’ve chartered a boat for a private cruise that begins with sundowner cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to see hippos and crocodiles wallowing in the water as well as elephant and antelope grazing at river’s edge. As the sun sets and stars begin to fill the darkening sky, an elegant 3-course plated dinner will be served.
Meals B+D

Day
5

Experience the thrill of Victoria Falls c

Victoria Falls Hotel - Livingstone, Zimbabwe

David Livingstone was the first European to visit the Falls and named it after Queen Victoria. But locals still call it Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders. As our expert guide takes you along scenic paths through the rainforest alive with birdlife, you’ll hit the best vantage points including a heart-pounding view over the famed Devil’s cataract. And by tour’s end, you might agree that the local name best captures the dramatic spray and deafening roar of the mighty Zambezi River as it plunges more than 300 feet over a mile-wide chasm! The rest of this day is yours to delight in the Edwardian elegance of your hotel.
Meals B

Day
6

To Hwange National Park

Davison's Camp - Hwange, Zimbabwe

This morning’s flight brings you to Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, a 3-million acre expanse of sandy spoils and broad-leafed woodland at the eastern edge of the fabled Kalahari Desert. Your destination is the intimate Davison’s Camp, offering complete privacy with 9 luxurious tents set on the private Linkwasha Concession. This prime southeastern sector of the Park has one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in all of Africa.
Meals B+D

Day
7

Explore Hwange National Park

Davison's Camp - Hwange, Zimbabwe

Boasting over 100 mammal species, including elephant herds and fierce predators, your safari experiences at Hwange promise unforgettable stories and photos you’ll be sharing long after your return home. You’ll track the Big 5 and maybe spot rare White rhino or the surprisingly ferocious honey badger.
Meals B+L+D

Day
8

More of Hwange National Park

Davison's Camp - Hwange, Zimbabwe

Along with game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, bush walks with our expert safari guides promise a rare and genuine connection to Africa. And in between these guided activities, spending time on your private verandah can be equally thrilling as giraffe, wildebeest, reedbuck, impala, and zebra congregate at the Camp’s waterhole.
Meals B+L+D

Day
9

Depart Hwange

Fly to Victoria Falls Airport for total convenience as you connect to any onward international flight.
Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Travel on to Cape Town

4-day Post-Safari Extension from $1,899

We include all on-tour transportation, 3 nights at the Taj Hotel with a view of Table Mountain, and an in-depth city tour

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1

Fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town

At the conclusion of your 9-day safari, we’ll fly you from Victoria Falls Airport to Cape Town, where you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the 5-star Taj Hotel in the heart of town. Settle in to your guestroom with its wonderful view of Table Mountain, and enjoy the rest of this day at leisure to relax and explore as you wish.  Meals B
 

Day
2

Table Mountain + Cape Town

With its unique revolving cars, your cableway ascent this morning to the top of Table Mountain promises breathtaking 360° views. From the summit at 3,500 feet above sea level, there are spectacular clear-day vistas of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, Cape Town and Table Bay. Back in the city, your tour takes you through the colorful and historic Cape Malay Quarter and continues with a guided stroll through the Company Gardens – a fresh produce garden in the 17th century and now home to the South African Museum, National Gallery and St. George’s Cathedral. Then explore the bustling market stalls of Greenmarket Square and take in the Grand Parade where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation upon his release in 1990. At the District Six Museum, you’ll learn about this historic area and the forced relocation of its resident during the Apartheid Era. After lunch at one of our favorite restaurants in this food-centric city, the balance of your afternoon and evening is free to enjoy as you wish. Before taking your leave, our resident guide can offer suggestions for independent exploration and dinner.  Meals B+L
 

Day
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A Free Day in Cape Town

This entire day is free to enjoy, relax and explore at your own pace. If you wish, we can arrange additional sightseeing - perhaps an excursion along the Cape Point Peninsula all the way to the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse or a maybe tour of the Winelands including vineyard visits and wine tastings.  Meals B
 

Day
4

Depart Cape Town

After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for your onward journey.  Meals B
 

Go On Safari at Kruger National Park

4-day Post-Safari Extension from $2,133

Enhance your Southern Africa Safari with our 4-day extension to Kruger National Park. We include your flight to Kruger, transfers, luxury safari accommodations, morning and evening game drives, and all meals.

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Day
1

Depart Hwange + Fly to Kruger

Our 9-day Wild + Wonderful Southern Africa adventure finishes with an included flight to Victoria Falls Airport. Travelers on our 4-day Kruger extension then continue onward with included flights via Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. On arrival this evening, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the charming and conveniently located Hippo Hollow Country Estate for a comfortable overnight.  Meals B
 

Day
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The Fabled Sabi Sands Game Reserve

After breakfast, your private vehicle and driver will be waiting to take you on the exciting overland journey into the renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve, situated in the wildlife-rich southwestern corner of world-famous Kruger National Park. On arrival, you’ll check in to your luxury suite at the 5-star Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge.
 
Set on a private game reserve that shares a fenceless border with Kruger, our 5-star safari lodge is renowned for some of the best predator sightings in the area – including the elusive leopard. This evening’s game drive finds you in an open-top safari vehicle with our expert ranger and tracker. Back at the Lodge, you’ll enjoy congenial dining accompanied by a selection of house wines and spirits.  Meals B+L+D
 

Day
3

On Safari at Kruger

The ultra-private Sabi Sabi Game Reserve controls a huge portion of the Sabi Sands region and promises exclusive game-viewing away from the crowds that you often encounter in the National Park. Accompanied by some of Africa’s finest safari guides and trackers, you’ll enjoy a full day of thrilling, up-close safari adventures including morning and evening game drives and walking safaris. You’ll likely check off all of the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo) in addition to zebra, giraffe, hyena, cheetah and wildebeest.  Meals B+L+D
 

Day
4

Departure

We include a private transfer back to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your departure flight.  Meals B
 

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Prices are per person, land only. We offer air on Emirates. Add extra nights. A visa for Zimbabwe is required for U.S. citizens and is available upon arrival. For clients with flights from Livingstone airport (LVI), a visa for Zambia is required and is available at the border.

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