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zAdventures in Southern Africa

13 days

An Exclusive Wing Safari with Bob Drumm for only 16 guests

Exclusive Discoveries for our World Travelers

+ Tailor your stay at the exclusive Toka Leya Camp. After our sunset cruise and Victoria Falls tour the next morning, you can join the guided activity of your choice… a game drive in the National Park, fishing on the Zambezi River, a nature walk or cultural visits.
+ On a private concession deep in Hwange National Park, the intimate Davison’s Camp is in a remote sector known for its super-high density of game. Accompanied by our expert safari guides, we’ll set out on morning and afternoon game drives to track the Big 5.
+ We’ll venture over land and water with our expert safari guides to observe the amazing wildlife drawn to the year-round water supply of the Mana Pools – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
+ Our complete Cape Town experience includes the historic Cape Malay district, Table Mountain, Robben Island and Chapman’s Peak, hailed as one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives!
+ Sampling fine wines and farm-to-table fare in the picturesque Cape Winelands is a delightful way to savor the rich bounty of South Africa’s acclaimed wine + culinary capital.
+ Our adventure ends on an exclusive high-note at the luxury Grootbos Private Nature Reserve where we’ll set out on a guided expedition to track the Marine Big 5 - whales, sharks, seals, dolphins and penguins.

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August 29: Welcome to Livingstone

Upon arrival, we’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to Toka Leya Camp. Overlooking the Zambezi River and its islands near the Falls, our intimate camp offers 12 generously appointed safari-style tents with raised hardwood flooring, tasteful African-inspired décor and individual climate control. Take some time to soak up the views of the River from your expansive private deck. Later, we’ll gather together for a cruise on the Zambezi River. As the sun begins to set, we’ll enjoy refreshing cocktails and appetizers as elephant and antelope come to quench their thirst and graze at river’s edge. After this river adventure, we’ll sit down to an elegant Welcome Dinner accompanied by complimentary wine, cocktails and beverages.  Meals L+D

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August 30: The thrill of Victoria Falls

David Livingstone was the first European to visit the Falls and named it after Queen Victoria. But the locals still call it Mosi-oa-Tunya, the “Smoke that Thunders,” and after this morning’s expertly guided exploration, we all 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! Led by our expert guide and naturalist, we’ll hit all the best vantage points on both the Zambian and Zimbabwe sides of Victoria Falls including a heart-pounding view over the famed Devil’s Cataract.


After lunch back at Camp, our afternoon is at leisure to enjoy as we wish. Relax on your river-view deck or join one of the complimentary guided activities which will be offered. You can embark on a safari game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, go fishing on the Zambezi River, or join a guided nature walk. Tours of Livingstone and the local museum or a guided visit to the Mkuni Market would offer a cultural dimension to your exploration of the region. This evening’s dinner at Toka Leya again includes complimentary wine, cocktails and beverages.  Meals B+L+D

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August 31: Onward to Hwange National Park

A thrilling safari flight takes us soaring over the magnificent landscapes of western Zimbabwe with a chance to espy big game on the move. Upon arrival at Hwange National Park, we’ll be greeted and escorted to Davison’s Camp, offering complete privacy with 9 comfortable tented rooms, all with private terraces overlooking a waterhole on the private Linkwasha Concession. This prime sector of the Park has one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in all of Africa. After time to refresh, we’ll join our expert safari guide for an afternoon game drive.  Meals B+L+D

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September 1: Explore Hwange National Park

Boasting over 100 mammal species including thriving elephant herds and fierce predators, today’s morning and afternoon game drives here at Hwange promise unforgettable stories and photos that we’ll be sharing long after we return home. With our expert safari guide, we’ll track the Big 5 and maybe spot rare White rhino or the surprisingly ferocious honey badger.  Giraffe, wildebeest, impala, zebra, reedbuck, mongoose, spotted hyena, leopard and numerous bird species are among the other animals we’ll likely encounter.  Meals B+L+D

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September 2: To Mana Pools National Park

After another morning game drive in Hwange National Park, we’ll take off into the blue African skies, sweeping low over isolated game-rich terrain to a remote broad-flowing stretch of the Zambezi River. Here with stunning views towards the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the luxurious Ruckomechi Camp offers just 10 stylish tents set under shady, broad-canopied Ana trees overlooking the river. We’ll arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.  Meals B+L+D

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September 3: On Safari at Mana Pools c

Here at our exclusive safari camp, the Zambezi River widens to form the pristine World Heritage Site of Mana Pools. This year-round water supply plus the protein-rich pods of the plentiful acacia tree make the area irresistible to all types of game and birds. Over the next two days, we’ll join our expert safari guides on day and evening game drives, nature walks, and expeditions by boat or canoe.  Meals B+L+D

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September 4: Another Day at Mana Pools

The wildlife here at Mana Pools is unmatched with large numbers of buffalo and elephant gathering at water’s edge. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck graze the surrounding plains and fierce predators like lion, wild dog and leopard are often lurking nearby. We’ll spend the day with our expert safari guides exploring the region by land and water. Back at camp, we can relax together as the calls of woodland and riverine birds fill the air.  Meals B+L+D

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September 5: Onward to Cape Town

After a final morning game drive at Mana Pools, we’ll be escorted to the airstrip for our flight via Johannesburg to Cape Town. Upon arrival, we’ll be warmly greeted and taken to the superb Taj Hotel, set in the historic South African Reserve Bank building in the heart of town.  Meals B

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September 6: Cape Town + Robben Island

The revolving cars of the Table Mountain Cableway ensure amazing 360° views as we make our ascent. From the summit, we should have extraordinary views over Cape Town and its surrounding waters and mountains. Back in the city, we’ll trace Cape Town’s rich multi-cultural history from its seafaring early days to the end of Apartheid as we visit the most significant sites and landmarks including the colorful Cape Malay Quarter and The Company’s Garden, founded in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company. Engaging island guides, some of whom were once inmates, promise a stirring and inspiring experience as we tour Robben Island.  Meals B+L

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September 7: A Day in the Cape Winelands

Today we’ll travel along meandering wine roads to historic villages filled with fine Cape Dutch, Georgian and Regency architecture. In addition to private wine tastings at a number of historic vineyard estates, we’ll sit down to an elegant lunch featuring the finest produce fresh from the surrounding farms. After this magical day exploring the wine + culinary heart of the magnificent Western Cape, we’ll return to our luxury hotel in Cape Town.  Meals B+L

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September 8: Along Chapman’s Peak to the Grootbos Reserve

Navigating the 114 curves of Chapman’s Peak is hailed as one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives. Along with this amazing scenery, we’ll enjoy a narrated drive through the Cape of Good Hope National Park, home to unique flora + fauna. After a delightful lunch at the aptly named Two Oceans, we’ll continue to the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve overlooking beautiful Walker Bay in the Western Cape. Your luxurious Forest Lodge Suite will feature a lavish en suite bath with soaking tub, private deck with panoramic views and romantic outdoor shower, an inviting lounging area with fireplace, satellite TV and DVD player, and heated floors. After time to relax and refresh, we’ll gather for an exceptional multi-course farm-to-table dinner paired with fine regional wines.  Meals B+L+D

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September 9: Marine Expedition at the End of the Continent

Travelers know South Africa for the Big 5, but the Marine Big 5 (whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins) are equally spectacular. Led by our knowledgeable marine biologist, today’s thrilling expedition (weather-permitting) will take us onto the waters where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans converge. Here in this nutrient-rich habitat, we’ll have a chance to see thousands of Cape Fur Seals, look for breaching dolphins and trawl Shark Alley, home to magnificent Great Whites. At this time of year, Southern Right Whales are also regularly spotted.   Meals B+L+D

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September 10: Depart South Africa

After a leisurely morning, we’ll be escorted to Cape Town for our departure flights.  Meals B

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