Highlights of South Africa, Zambia & Botswana

Upgraded, Cape Town to Victoria Falls
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Information from G Adventures

Tour description

If watching nature shows on TV has gotten a little stale, try getting up close with the wildlife of Southern Africa instead. With a maximum group size of 9, you’ll immerse yourself in the best of Africa's wildlife, visiting the top national parks and private reserves of the region. We also explore the many different faces of culture. Have a cultural dinner, visit a local school project. Prepare for amazement.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Hope Africa Children's Day School, Manyeleti Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Arrival transfer
  • Orientation tour of Cape Town and Cape Point including Boulders Beach
  • Panoramic Route scenic drive including Blyde River Canyon, Bourke Luck Potholes and God’s Window
  • Kruger National Park entrance fee with wildlife safari drive in open vehicle
  • Visit a local village and G Adventures-supported school
  • Private Nature Reserve entrance fee with wildlife safari drives in open safari vehicles
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • All National Park and wildlife reserve entrances in Botswana
  • Open vehicle wildlife safari drives in Chobe National Park, Khwai River and Moremi area
  • Okavango Delta 2-night houseboat excursion with wildlife viewing and bird watching
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Fall in love with cosmopolitan cape town
  • Visit a g adventures-supported school project
  • Search for the big five on safari in africa's premiere wildlife areas
  • Feel the power of the great victoria falls
  • Snap photos of stunning african sunsets
  • Enjoy a sundowner on a houseboat in the okavango delta

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Cape Town Explore vibrant Cape Town with a local guide, including a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Continue on to Cape Point and visit the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Day 3: Cape Town Enjoy a full day at leisure and choose from a variety of optional activities.

Day 4: Cape Town/Johannesburg Fly to Johannesburg and transfer to the hotel. Meet your CEO and enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 5: Johannesburg/Kruger National Park Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue on to our tented camp located just outside Kruger National Park.

Day 6: Kruger National Park Embark on an early morning wildlife safari drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle, taking in views of the abundant wildlife. Return to our camp, and enjoy a drink on the deck with views of the watering hole, a popular spot for wildlife to visit. In the afternoon, opt to take another wildlife safari drive or bush walk. Tonight enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma.

Day 7: Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve In the morning, visit a G Adventures-supported Children’s Day School and Shalati Village, located just outside Kruger National Park. Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area, to enjoy open vehicle wildlife safari drives while searching for Africa's famed Big Five.

Day 8: Karongwe Private Game Reserve Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive, followed by brunch and free time at the Lodge. In the afternoon, indulge in high tea before an evening wildlife safari drive. In the evenings enjoy a sundowner (drink) while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 9: Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg After one last safari wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy an Afrikaans dinner at our local guest house.

Day 10: Johannesburg/Victoria Falls Fly to Zimbabwe and meet the local G representative for a guided tour of Victoria Falls.

Day 11: Victoria Falls Today is free and our conveniently located G desk can book the optionals of your choice including; river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing or a flight over the falls.

Day 12: Victoria Falls Enjoy the day with many optional activities to choose from. In the evening, meet the Botswana CEO for a briefing.

Day 13: Victoria Falls/Okavango Delta Cross the border into Botswana, via a short border crossing through Namibia, continuing on to the Okavango Delta. Transfer to a houseboat, which is home for the next 2 nights in the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. Travelling by houseboat allows us to explore a more secluded area of the delta, taking small boats into the channels and waterways for wildlife viewing and birdwatching.

Day 14: Okavango Delta Enjoy the day on a houseboat with early morning and late afternoon wildlife excursions. Opt to enjoy a cultural excursion to Tsoldilo Hills to view ancient San Bushman rock paintings, or relax on deck with a cool drink watching the passing scenery.

Day 15: Okavango Delta/Maun Transfer to the frontier town of Maun. Option to shop and take a scenic flight over the delta.

Day 16: Maun/Moremi Game Reserve Drive to the Khwai River area bordering Moremi Game Reserve. With astounding wildlife, this area has been rated one of the best for wildlife viewing in the world. Relax this evening on the camp deck, admiring the stunning views with a cool drink.

Day 17: Moremi Game Reserve Embark early on an open vehicle wildlife safari drive in Moremi and surrounding concession areas, enjoy lunch and continue with the wildlife safari drive. Make it back to camp in the afternoon with time to relax at the comfortable tented camp.

Day 18: Moremi Game Reserve/Chobe National Park Leave the Khwai Area and move eastwards to Chobe National Park. Later, travel deeper into the Chobe wilderness to Ghoha Hills, with spectacular views of the surrounding bush. Enjoy late afternoon wildlife viewing in open vehicles around the hills and waterholes in search of elephants, lions, hippos, and giraffes.

Day 19: Chobe National Park/Kasane In the morning, take a slow wildlife safari drive along the southern bank of the Chobe River. This afternoon, opt to take a sunset photography river cruise for wildlife viewing, accompanied by an expert wildlife photographer and guide.

Day 20: Kasane/Victoria Falls Cross the border back into Zimbabwe for our final evening.

Day 21: Victoria Falls Depart at any time.