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South Africa, Zambia and Botswana Safari

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): South Africa   Zambia   Botswana  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Food & Wine  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2760 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2970 US Dollar (USD)

Spend four nights in Cape Town, one of the most cosmopolitan and historical cities in South Africa. Continue your adventure to Livingstone, in Zambia to witness one of the nature’s creations – “Victoria Falls”. Finally, end your safari at Chobe National Park famous for its herds of elephants.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Cape Town. Arrive Cape Town International Airport. On arrival in Cape Town you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight: The Cullinan Hotel.

Day 2: Cape Town - Cape Peninsula Tour. After breakfast, travel along the Atlantic coastline via the scenic drives of Oudekraal to the fishing village of Hout Bay. Crossing over the mountain via Chapman’s Peak Drive, travel to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and take the funicular to the main viewing site at Cape Point (optional). Then leave the reserve and continue along the False Bay Coastline to lunch (price not included) and then visit the Penguin colony at Boulders beach. Finally, visit the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens before returning to the hotel. Overnight: The Cullinan Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 3: Cape Town - Cape Winelands Tour. Today you will explore the famous winelands of Western Cape. Depart from your hotel and travel to the scenic beauty of the Paarl wine region. Continue along the Berg River Valley to the picturesque town of Franschhoek and have the opportunity of walking through the quaint village. In the afternoon, call in at the historic University town of Stellenbosch and also see the surrounding wine areas. During the course of the day there will be ample opportunity to taste some of the magnificent wines produced in this region and a suitable stop will also be made for you to enjoy a relaxing lunch (own cost). Late afternoon return to Cape Town. Overnight: The Cullinan Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 4: Cape Town. After breakfast, tour of the “Mother City”. Begin the excursion with the ascent of Table Mountain by cable car (the ticket for the cable car ticket is not included as the ascent is subject to the weather being suitable). After this visit the city center, see the Company Gardens the Castle of Good Hope and the Malay quarter. Travel past the residential areas of the Atlantic sea board. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight: The Cullinan Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 5: Kapama Private Game Reserve. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival, transfer by road to the game lodge situated on the Kapama Private Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in open safari vehicles - the reserve supports great numbers and varieties of amphibians, reptiles, birds and 147 mammal species including the Big 5. Overnight: Kapama River Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Kapama Private Game Reserve. Morning and afternoon game drives with time in between to relax or go on a walking safari accompanied by a ranger. Overnight: Kapama River Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Johannesburg. After the morning game drive (depending on you flight time) and breakfast, there is time to freshen up before transferring to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, transfer to the hotel situated in the exclusive suburb of Sandton. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Southern Sun Grayston Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 8: Chobe Game Reserve, Botswana. Fly to Livingstone, Zambia, on arrival, are met by our representative and transferred by road and ferry across the border into Botswana to the lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River bordering the Chobe National Park. Afternoon game cruise or drive into the Chobe National Park - famous for its large elephant and buffalo herds. The park extends some 11700sq km and, in addition to the larger game species and a variety of predators, there are 18 species of antelope. Hippo, crocodile and an abundance of birdlife decorate the river and game viewing by boat is a 'game drive' with a difference. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight: Chobe Marina Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 9: Chobe Game Reserve, Botswana. Morning and afternoon game activities with time in between to relax. Overnight: Chobe Marina Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Victoria Fall, Zambia. After breakfast (optional game activity), transfer to Livingstone and check into the hotel situated within walking distance of the falls. In the evening, transfer to the jetty for the sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. The cruise is along the river boundary of the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, around Siloka Island and back to The Waterfront jetty. The total cruise time is approximately 2.5 hours. From the boat, sightings of elephant, giraffe and even rhino coming down to the river to drink are common. There are also abundant, hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. Aboard the boat there is complimentary bar and freshly baked snacks are served. An experienced guide accompanies cruise and has good knowledge on the wildlife and local history of the area. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight: Zambezi Sun Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 11: Victoria Fall, Zambia. After breakfast, meet your guide at the activity center for your guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of seven natural wonders of the world. This walking tour takes you through the magnificent rainforest where you are able to view the falls. Remainder of the day at leisure – return to the falls on your own (guests of the hotel have unlimited access), take an optional tour into the town or to a local village or relax at the hotel. There are a number of optional excursions available to fill your day: try a helicopter flight over the falls (flight of the angels), whitewater river rafting, game viewing on land or by boat, or a cultural visit to Chief Mukuni's village. Overnight: Zambezi Sun Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 12: Depart Livingstone. Fly to Johannesburg and connect flight home or proceed with your chosen extension such as 2 to 4 nights Okavango Delta. Includes: (B).

Note:
- Anti-malaria precautions recommended
- Visas: Double entry required for Zambia ($135)
- Airport taxes: Zambia ($25.00) - these are paid directly to airport authorities when you leave the airport.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

2010 / 2011 Prices:
- January - April: $2970.00 p/p, with $1340 single supplement
- May - August: $2760.00 p/p, with $1765 single supplement
- September - December: $2970.00 p/p, with $2053 single supplement

Price Includes:
- Meet and greet in Cape Town
- All arrival and departure airport transfers as shown on the itinerary
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Services of local English speaking guides
- Accommodation in standard rooms
- Entrance on game and nature reserves except specified
- Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls
- Sundowner Cruise on Zambezi River.

Price Excludes:
- International to Cape Town and departure taxes
- Intra-Africa airfares
- Personal items such as phones calls, faxes,
- Meals not specified, laundry, beverages, bottled water,
- Tips and gratuities to driver/guides, waiters and porters,
- Medical and trip cancellation insurance,
- Excess baggage or shipping charges,
- Optional excursions.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007
Client Request Served: 60

M16778 is a boutique travel company specializing in travel to East and Southern Africa safari destinations. Our area of expertise spans to the following countries: South Africa, Tanzania, Tanzania/Zanzibar, Kenya, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Malawi,and Egypt and of course...

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