2 nights at The Royal Livingstone Hotel on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls
2 nights at Savute Elephant Camp in The Chobe National Park
2 nights at Khwai River Lodge in The Moremi Game Reserve
2 nights at Eagle Island Lodge in the heart of The Okavango Delta
4 nights at The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town
A half-day City Centre and Table Mountain Tour
A half-day tour to Robben Island
A full day's trip to Cape Point and Cape Peninsula
A full day's trip to the Cape Winelands
All flights and road transfers ex Johannesburg Airport and ending in Cape Town
12 nights: From US$8030 based on two persons travelling during low season
Please Note: This Itinerary can be changed to suit your own preferences, time available and budget
After the arrival of your international flight at Johannesburg International Airport, having cleared customs and immigration, you will be met by a member of the Island-Safari.com team, who will assist you with your luggage, and show you to the Zambian Airways check-in counter for your flight to Livingstone Airport, in Zambia.
Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport , after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by a member of the Island-Safari.com Team, and driven to the Royal-Livingstone-Hotel-Zambia which lies around 20 minutes drive away.
A 5 Star Resort Hotel located actually within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River , enjoying prospects over the Zambezi River and the Falls shared by no other hotel in the Victoria Falls region.
At the Royal Livingstone Hotel you will be accommodated in a double or twin room en suite. Whilst at the Royal Livingstone Hotel, your breakfasts are included in the rate.
Time to view the magnificent Victoria Falls in the afternoon, enjoying sundowners from the deck on the Zambezi River , affording spectacular views of these Falls.
After a leisurely breakfast, the rest of the day will be at your leisure to enjoy some of the many activities on offer on this side of Victoria Falls . All activities may be pre- booked with Island-Safari.com
To name a few:
An elephant back safari
A helicopter flight over the Falls, or an ultra light or fixed wing flight
A visit to the traditional market
For the more adventurous: white water rafting, bunjy jumping
After breakfast at the Royal Livingstone Hotel, you will be collected from reception and driven to the Kazangula ferry crossing to Botswana, crossing by boat, and another short drive to Kasane Airport (around 1 hour and 45 minutes away), where the pilot who will be flying you to Savuti Elephant Camp, awaits you.
This flight will take around 45 minutes, and provides spectacular views of the Chobe National Park , and its wildlife.
At the Savuti airstrip, you will be met by your Guide, and driven the short distance back to the Lodge.
Savute-Elephant-Camp-Botswana is located on the Savute Channel in Chobe National Park , which is in the rugged, semi-arid wilderness region of far northern Botswana . And it is a tented camp, recently under thatch, in true African style.
The area is known for its exciting game viewing and birding. This area also presents you with the rare opportunity to view rock paintings drawn by the early Bushmen, who once inhabited the region. As this camp is situated in the Chobe National Park , park regulations prohibit night drives and walking.
Savute personifies the eternal contrast of Africa - Savute is an objective lesson in aridity. Rain in this dry place is rare and water is precious. Situated on the Savute Channel, which is an eccentric waterway that fluctuates between being bone-dry or flooding, the whole ethos of Savute Elephant Camp is commiserate with its inhabitants and environment, although the camp has not seen water flowing in the channel since 1983.
You find yourself in harmony with a unique timeless place, removed from city life. In Savute, you realize that precious little has changed on these dry plains since time began. And the realization dawns that you are fortunate and privileged to be in one of the last corners of the planet governed by nature.
You will be accommodated in a luxury canvas tent, recently placed under thatch, that is perfectly suited to the desert air and features lavishly appointed en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas. The tents also have private viewing decks and comfortable outdoor lounges overlooking the Channel.
Facilities include: 'His and hers' vanity unit, private viewing decks, electric heaters, air conditioning, hair dryers, electric overhead fan (24 hour use), 110v/220v plugs for electric razor, facilities for charging video cameras, and 24-hour DC battery lighting in the guest rooms.
The camp also boasts a heated swimming pool
Savute Elephant Camp offers game viewing activities in the morning and late afternoons. These activities take place on a safari viewing vehicle, designed for your comfort and safety. Activities are restricted to set regulations as the camp is within a national park.
Activities include Morning and afternoon game drives, Bird and wild animal viewing from all the decks and the swimming pool surround, all overlooking the purpose-built water hole and Visits to view Bushman rock paintings
The opportunities to view game and the astonishing bird life of this area are unsurpassed. The camp's Rangers are almost telepathic in their ability to find game. They will point to what appears to be an empty horizon. From the emptiness, magnificent creatures will appear, as if conjured by some unearthly magic.
In the early morning and evening, your professional Ranger will guide your four-wheel drive safari vehicle to within close viewing range of impassively grazing herds of Impala, Tsessebe, Giraffe and Zebra as well as within close focus range of the powerful predators: Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. You are also likely to see plenty of Wildebeest, Warthog, Kudu, Black-backed Jackals, Steenbok, Bat-eared Foxes, vultures, hornbills and eagles. And of course the elephants that congregate at the water hole right in front of the lodge.
During your stay at Savuti Elephant Camp, all your meals, snacks and drinks are included.
After an early breakfast, and another game drive and brunch, your pilot will fly you to Khwai airstrip, around 45 minutes away.
Nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest, overlooking the vast Khwai River floodplain and beyond into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, sits the luxurious Khwai-River-Lodge-Botswana. Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife from the comfort of your own private deck. As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife. The exceptional location of Khwai makes it's a regular host to Elephant, Buffalo , Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge.
This is the perfect location for observing the perennial drama of the African bushveld and provides excellent birding.
At Khwai River Lodge, you are close to Africa 's heartbeat and at the centre of a world that has not altered since life began.
You can sense this from the moment you arrive. Bush hats and desert boots, tall tales and long drinks, a past redolent of trophies and potent sundowners
Upon entering our Khwai River Lodge, you immediately sense its big game heritage.
For decades, as befits one of the most established game lodges in Botswana , it has hosted guests from all over the world on the safari trail.
At Khwai River Lodge you will be accommodated in luxury tents with thatched roofs featuring lavishly appointed en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas. The tents are set on decks with outdoor lounges overlooking the Khwai River . Facilities include: Air conditioning and heating, overhead fans, individual gas geysers, 'His and hers' vanity unit, electric heaters, 110v/220v plugs for electric razors, facilities for charging video batteries, 24-hour DC battery lighting in guest rooms, hair dryers, outside lounge, with hammock and ceiling fan, and a mini bar.
The Camp's facilities include an observation deck overlooking the river, an Indoor and outdoor fire area, a Swimming pool (heated) from where you can watch the pods of hippo playing in the river, a covered dining room offering delicious cuisine at all hours, a covered lounge area with fully stocked bar, and a camp fire and seating area.
Morning and evening game drives into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve provide excellent sighting opportunities whereas spotlight drives at night, conducted outside the reserve, provide viewing of lesser-known nocturnal creatures.
A cultural visit to a local village, a game walk in the company of a professional guide, or relaxing on the viewing platform overlooking the river are all part of the day's activities at Khwai River Lodge.
After an early morning activity, breakfast and brunch, your Pilot will fly you to Eagle Island Camp, a flight of approximately 20 minutes.
Hidden from the world, deep within Botswana 's Okavango Delta, is the paradise we call Eagle-Island-Camp-Botswana. Situated on the island of Xaxaba and surrounded by Illala Palms, the camp overlooks a surrounding lagoon fed by the tranquil waterways of the Delta. The area offers exceptionally high quality wildlife viewing with prolific bird life and mammal sightings. It is also the site of one of the most romantic bars in the world, the Fish Eagle Bar, as voted by New York Times. The camp offers a cool retreat from the African sun and is shaded by a canopy of indigenous trees.
Xaxaba is one of the Delta's most pristine natural locations, a region of myriad waterways, palm-treed islands and vast flood plains. Bird and animal life in this region is prolific. The camp offers game viewing by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe), motorised boats and a 14-seater Sundowner cruiser.
Guests are accommodated in luxury air conditioned tents that are raised on wooden decks overlooking the lagoon. The tents feature lavishly appointed en suite bathrooms and dressing areas and have been designed to complement the natural surroundings. The main lodge area features a lounge, bar, library, dining area and a heated, full size, swimming pool.
Built to blend into its environment, with private decks overlooking the surrounding lagoon, the camps affords guests with a peaceful setting perfect for enjoying the sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta.
Even though the Okavango Delta is technically known as a swamp, the water is remarkably clear, and free of impurities. It is also heavily stocked with fish. So it will come as no surprise that this area boasts the highest concentration of magnificent fish eagles on earth. The plethora of food attracts every variety of bird with a hearty appetite for fish, including herons, cormorants, pelicans, darters and storks. Activities at Eagle Island include mekoro (traditional dugout canoe) excursions, boating, and professionally guided walks.
During your stay at Eagle Island Lodge, all your meals, snacks and drinks are included.
After an early morning activity of your choice, and breakfast, you will be collected from the airstrip at Eagle Island, and flown to Maun Airport (30 minutes), in time to connect with the Air Botswana flight directly to Cape Town. This flight departs Maun at around 15h30, arriving in Cape Town at 18h00.
After clearing customs and immigration at Cape Town International Airport , your private chauffeur will be waiting to transfer you to the 5 star Mount-Nelson-Hotel-Hotels-South-Africa which lies right beneath the shadow of Table Mountain , set in nine acres of private gardens. It is one of Cape Town 's most elegant hotels with immense tradition, history and luxury.
The hotel is ideally situated to visit the Cape 's legendary wine growing areas, spectacular beaches and stunning scenery and is just five minutes from the city centre and ten minutes from the Waterfront.
The pink colonial style building has six wings each with its own garden. The rooms are luxuriously furnished and each has en suite bathroom. Facilities include outdoor pools, tennis courts, fitness gym, body care clinic and golf practice nets. The hotel has an acclaimed cuisine with a choice of restaurants from the award-winning Cape Colony restaurant to al fresco at the Oasis.
Your stay at the Mount Nelson Hotel will be on a bed and breakfast basis.
Days 10, 11 and 12
Over these three days, we have included the following tours of the Cape into your Itinerary:
.A half day tour of Table Mountain and the city centre
.A half day tour to Robben Island
.A full day tour to Cape Point and the Cape Peninsula
.A full day tour to the Winelands, including 3 wine tasting's
You will be collected from the Mount Nelson Hotel , and transferred back to Cape Town International Airport , in time to connect with your homebound flight.
Included in this Itinerary:
.Johannesburg International Airport meet and greet service
.Nationwide Airways flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone Airport
.Private transfer to the Royal Livingstone Hotel
.2 Night's accommodation at the Royal Livingstone Hotel in an en-suite Room
.Road and boat transfer from the Royal Livingstone Hotel to Kasane Airport
.Air charter from Kasane to Savuti Elephant Camp
.2 Nights accommodation at Savuti Elephant Camp in an en-suite Tent
.All activities with a licensed Guide
.Park entrance fees
.Air charter from Savuti Elephant Camp to Eagle Island Lodge
.2 Nights accommodation at Eagle Island Lodge in an en-suite Tent
.All activities with a licensed Guide
.Park entrance fees
.Air charter from Eagle Island Lodge to Khwai River Lodge
.2 Nights accommodation at Khwai Lodge in an en-suite Tent
.All activities with a licensed Guide
.Park entrance fees
.Air charter from Khwai River Lodge to Maun Airport
.Air Botswana flight from Maun to Cape Town International Airport
.Private transfer to the Mount Nelson Hotel
.4 Nights accommodation at the Mount Nelson Hotel in an en-suite Room
.A half-day City Centre and Table Mountain Tour
.A half-day tour to Robben Island
.A full day's trip to Cape Point and Cape Peninsula
.A full day's trip to the Cape Winelands
.Private transfer from the Mount Nelson Hotel to Cape Town International Airport
Excluded would be:
.Meals and drinks (other than breakfast) at the Royal Livingstone Hotel
.Activities in Victoria Falls
.Meals and drinks (other than breakfast) at the Mount Nelson Hotel
.Travel and medical insurance
.Gratuities, and items of a personal nature
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