Upon arriving in Cape Town, South Africa's "Mother City," you’ll be warmly welcomed and whisked away to your deluxe hotel. The rest of your day is at your leisure to begin exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Meet your personal driver and guide for the next two days and embark on a spectacular day of discovering the pristine coastline and quaint towns as you explore "The Fairest Cape." Keep your binoculars ready to spot wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coastline to Boulders Beach and linger among the penguins. (BL)
Today's sojourn celebrates the beautiful winelands. Learn all about the region's history and the process of wine-making when you hop aboard a 4x4 vehicle for a wine safari with an estate guide. Take a stroll through the gardens of one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. Enjoy a farm to table lunch as you dine on fresh salads, handcrafted cheeses and freshly baked breads. (BL)
Shop, explore or relax with a full day on your own. Don't miss a ride on the cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain for sweeping city and ocean views. Browse the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and explore the colorful Malay Quarter.
Take flight for a thrilling safari to a private game reserve in the heart of Big Five country near Kruger National Park. After you settle in to your lodge, meet your expert ranger for your first game drive and begin tracking and learning about the distinct behaviors of the Big Five as well as the wealth of wildlife that awaits. (BLD)
Rise early when the animals are most lively for this morning’s game drive. Be alert to capture panoramic shots of the abundance of wildlife across the reserve. Return to your camp for lunch and relax before setting out on an evening game drive. (BLD)
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives. Perhaps join a bushwalk to learn about the plants used to make traditional medicines or visit a neighboring village to meet the people and learn more about their culture and way of life. (BLD)
After a final game drive, fly off to Livingstone. Your safari-style lodging overlooks the Zambezi River and is the ideal locale for discovering the spectacular Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start exploring when you board a small boat for a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River. (BLD)
There is no set pattern to your days at Tongabezi. Walk the misty rain forest trails along the falls and soak up what has been described as “a scene so lovely that it must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Enjoy a private lunch on a nearby sandbar or cycle to Simonga village and meet the friendly Zambian people. Visit the Tujatane School, established in 1990 as a pre-school class with only 15 children, which has since grown to a primary school with over 240 students. Tonight, recline on your deck overlooking the river and be swept away by the sights, sounds and magic of Africa. (BLD)
Incredible experiences await as you fly off to your next destination — the pristine wildlife oasis of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. You’ll be treated to the ultimate safari experience at your intimate camp, boasting plenty of game viewing and birding opportunities all year round. Meet your expert ranger for an afternoon orientation to the delta’s varying ecosystems, ranging from lush grasslands to dense mopane bushveld. (BLD)
As dawn breaks and the animals begin to stir, gather your camera and join your ranger to begin exploring the annually flooded grasslands surrounding your camp, and beyond into the drier plains. Listen for the trumpeting of a large herd of elephants passing through or the lion’s roar as it guards its pride. After the day cools down, venture out again to look for endangered wild dogs lazing with their pack, and leopards, cheetah and African wildcat prowling the shadows. (BLD)
Venture by motorboat or canoe and explore the Delta's secret channels and hidden lagoons. Bring your binoculars to zoom in on the exceptional bird life from the Pel’s fishing owl, to chirping cisticola. Relax until your evening safari when your ranger will spotlight the nocturnal animals. After dinner, gather ‘round the campfire to share your favorite adventures with your safari companions. (BLD)
Wrap up your ultimate safari as you fly to Johannesburg via Maun. Enjoy the rest of the day as you please. (B)
Today is at leisure until the transfer to Johannesburg airport for your onward arrangements. (B)