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Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls, & Botswana

Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls, & Botswana

Experience the wonders of Africa!

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Experience Southern Africa, where incredible landscapes lead the way to a blend of cultural diversity, an abundance of wildlife, and a remarkable history. From urban centers to wild safaris, Africa takes you by surprise, delighting you again and again until its unique spirit claims you, heart and soul. Small Group Travel rewards travelers with new perspectives. With just 12-24 passengers, these are the personal adventures that today's cultural explorers dream of.

 

Trips Includes: Airport Transfers, Roundtrip Airfare, Lodging, 29 Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 10 Dinners, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, 8 Wildlife Safaris, Choice on Tour: Chobe Game Viewing by 4x4 or by Cruise, Cape Winelands, Cape Town, and Table Mountain.

 

 

 

Optional 5 Days 3-Night Dubai Pre Tour Extension:

Land & air inclusive, 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

 

Day 1: Overnight Flight Your tour begins with an overnight flight.

 

Day 2: Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tour Begins Today you arrive in Dubai, one of the world’s most exciting destinations. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax or explore this dynamic and cosmopolitan city independently. As one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is considered the shopping capital of the Middle East. With its many world-famous man-made structures built in recent years, Dubai is a must-see destination for any traveler and will surely be an experience you will always remember.

 

Day 3: Dubai Today, take a 4x4 vehicle for a light dune drive through the desert.* Later in the morning, stop at a flamingo hide where you’ll see wild flamingos mingle in their sanctuary. Then, visit the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood where a local guide will take you on a walking tour to see the sites. Along the way, stop at the coffee museum before heading to Sheikh Mohammad Cultural Centre of Understanding (SMCCU). While visiting SMCCU, enjoy a cultural Arabic lunch followed by a Q & A session hosted by a local. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

 

Day 4: Dubai This morning, visit the Dubai Museum – located in the oldest existing building in Dubai – then head to the Al Shindagha Museum located on the waterfront. After, venture across the creek in a private Abra and visit the Spice and Gold Souk to get a closer look at local life and culture found in Dubai. This afternoon, take an optional tour to visit Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building. Today breakfast will be included.

 

Day 5: Dubai - Johannesburg, South Africa Today, board your flight** to Johannesburg, South Africa. Today breakfast will be included.

 

Please Note: The overall activity level of this extension is a level 2. This means you can partake in a two-hour walking tour covering up to 2 miles (including breaks), over a variety of terrains. You can climb two flights of stairs with ease and handle altitudes up to 6,000 feet. While this level is appropriate for travelers that require mobility assistance devices, there could be times when you may have to sit out on some of the included activities. A Hosted Extension is great for travelers who like to spend full days exploring places on their own by foot or public transportation. A dedicated Tour Manager will not be present during this extension. We reserve the right to cancel this extension if a minimum of 4 passengers is not met to operate. Extensions are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request. If you require any special assistance while on tour, please make us aware at time of reservation so the necessary request form can be sent to your attention. *The Desert Safari experience is not private. If less than 6 guests are booked on this extension, the vehicles will be shared with other travelers. Triple and child accommodations are not available. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Single rate subject to change based on availability. For air-inclusive reservations, the name provided at time of booking must match your government-issued ID that will be used during travel. Name changes are subject to penalties. **An additional air segment is required for this extension, quoted at time of booking. Additional air charges may apply. For US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canadian citizens, no advance visa arrangement is required to visit the UAE when your stay is less than 30 days. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. Rates can be changed at any time based on governing authority.

Day 1

Overnight Flight:
You’re on your way to southern Africa, where incredible landscapes lead the way to a blend of cultural diversity, an abundance of wildlife, and a remarkable history. From urban centers to wild safaris, Africa takes you by surprise, delighting you again and again until its unique spirit claims you, heart and soul.

Day 2

Johannesburg, South Africa:
Your adventure starts in Johannesburg - a vibrant city that revolves around modernity and a gold-mining history. As South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg is home to a wide collection of cultures, museums, and attractions. Enjoy time to get settled on your own before tomorrow’s exploration into the wild.

Day 3

Johannesburg - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe:
Fly to Victoria Falls today - an awe-inspiring Natural Wonder of the World. When you arrive, check in to your lodge - an authentic African tent camp with all the amenities of a luxury resort. This afternoon, when the chance to see rainbows is highest, witness the awesome power of Victoria Falls!

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Day 4

Victoria Falls:
Embark on an experience of a lifetime. Greet African elephants, spend some quality time interacting with them in their own habitat, and witness some of their unique behaviors. Then, experience an
impact moment during our visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust and learn how their programs are having a positive impact in the local communities and animals. After you’ve worked up an
appetite, travel to a township where you will join a local family for a simple home-hosted lunch. Your evening continues with dinner on the shores of the Zambezi River overlooking Victoria Falls.

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Day 5

Victoria Falls - Chobe, Botswana: Start your day with a visit to a traditional rural homestead, meet the village chief, and come to understand more about traditional ways of living in this part of the world. Cross the border into Botswana and arrive in Chobe - an untamed national park whose namesake river twists its way throughout the area. During a captivating safari cruise along the Chobe River, spot
elephants and hippos that linger along the shores, and crocodiles basking in the sun.

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Day 6

Chobe National Park:
On a game drive through Chobe National Park, take in diverse ecosystems and unparalleled biodiversity. After lunch, it’s your choice! Continue the wildlife search by land on an afternoon game drive -OR- venture down the river again for a different perspective on a safari cruise. Tonight, gather by the river for an unforgettable dinner. Learn the secret to cooking a traditional braai, complete with some local favorites and delicacies.

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Day 7

Chobe - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg - Pilanesberg National Park:
This morning transfer to Victoria Falls Airport where you will fly to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg transfer to Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve set within an ancient crater and
where the lions reign as kings. This is the wild Africa you’ve always dreamt of - now laid out before you just waiting to be discovered. Venture out in a 4x4 in search of the "Big 5" across vast
marshlands and craggy landscapes, and while you’re out there, enjoy a traditional African sundowner with a drink and watch as the sun disappears behind the mountain.

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Day 8

Pilanesberg National Park:
Before sunrise, in the open expanse of Pilanesberg, drive out in your 4x4 on a search for the elusive "Big 5." Later on, an afternoon game drive could take you past the big cats preparing for the
hunt. Back at the lodge tonight, indulge in a bush dinner.

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Day 9

Pilanesberg National Park:
Discover the wildlife around you with another full day in Pilanesberg. On morning and afternoon game drives, continue your search for the "Big 5" and other local animals, such as giraffes
or cheetahs.

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Day 10

Pilanesberg - Cape Town, South Africa - Somerset West:
The winelands of the Western Cape await. See for yourself why this area boasts a reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful wine countries. Head to Johannesburg and board your flight to Cape Town, South Africa. A short drive takes you to the town of Somerset West - located in South Africa’s most famous wine region and overlooking the majestic False Bay. Settle in for a two-night stay
among rolling vineyards and historic Cape Dutch architecture.

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Day 11

Somerset West - Franschhoek - Somerset West:
Sip the South African specialties with a full day exploring the country’s winelands. Start in the Stellenbosch Valley and enjoy a tasting at your first winery of the day. Perhaps you’ll try the local favorite, crossed between a Pinot Noir and a Cinsaut, the Pinotage is a specialty of South Africa. Travel to the charming village of Franschhoek for lunch. Take advantage of time at leisure before visiting a second winery in the afternoon. Cap the evening off with a dinner featuring locallysourced ingredients.

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Day 12

Somerset West - Cape Town:
Say hello to Cape Town, South Africa’s electric cultural mecca that captivates you at every turn. Explore Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a Cape Town hotspot. From heritage sites to historic landmarks,
markets, shops, and restaurants, the waterfront is one of South Africa’s most compelling destinations. On arrival, rise gently over the South African landscape in a cable car to Table Mountain,*
taking in views of Cape Town, Lions Head, and historic Robben Island. Return to the city via Table Bay. Pass through the Moorish Malay Quarter and pause at Milnerton Lighthouse.

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Day 13

Cape Town:
Travel to Cape Point, the southwestern tip of Africa. Marvel at the vibrant green foliage blanketing the rocky outcrops, set as a contrast to the bright blue waves below. Set out on an easy hike down the mountain, wandering by diverse patches of native flowers. Stop at Boulders Beach for the rarest of black-tie events - a rendezvous with endangered African penguins! Tonight, you’re an honored guest in a Capetonian family’s home. Over dinner, exchange stories and get to know what everyday life is like here in Cape Town.

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Day 14

Cape Town:
Enjoy your final day at leisure before gathering with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner to taste the country’s beloved flavors, starring a host of South African specialties and delicacies.

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Day 15

Cape Town - Home:
Today you bid farewell to your fellow travelers when you leave beautiful Cape Town. Depending on your departure flight time, you will have access to a day room.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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