Andbeyond Best of Southern Africa Safari
17 Days Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls and Botswana
Tour Code: CEXB 16 Start Cape Town end Johannesburg International Airports or VV
You are met at Cape Town Int. Airport by a Wildlife Africa representative who will handle all documents and travel journal for your trip and transferred to the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront You are accommodated for 4 nights on a Table Mountain Luxury Room on bed & Breakfast basis Next 3 days at leisure
After Breakfast, you are transferred to Cape Town Int. Airport for your direct scheduled flight to Skukuza Airport
Upon arrival you are met and transferred by road to Exeter River Lodge on the Sabi Sands for another 4 nights
On arrival you will be welcomed and requested to sign the register and indemnity forms. (The housekeepers will assist you with your luggage and take you to your room.). Your accommodation at Exeter includes Three meals a day, teas and coffees, two game drives in open land rovers, refreshments on game drives, Nature Walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers, Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance, Laundry, Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers.
In the late afternoon, depart on your first game drive.
With cooler boxes of your favorite drinks on board the Land Rovers, you will set off into the bush on an exciting safari accompanied by a professional game ranger. At sunset, your rangers will stop off in the bush, where you will have a chance to enjoy your refreshing drinks, soak up the amazing silence and watch the sun sink into the dusty horizon. Continue on with the game drive after dark, using a powerful spotlight to point out nocturnal wildlife. The chances are excellent that you will encounter lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and many other species of game in their natural habitat. The vehicles go off the road, when necessary, to afford you the best possible viewing. The safari continues on into the dark when spotlights are used to follow the game. As most of the predators are nocturnal, this is the best time for viewing – especially as most hunting occurs at night.
Return to the lodge where you will have a chance to freshen up and meet in the bar for pre-dinner drinks. Dinner in the open-air, reed enclosed boma, under the stars, around a roaring log fire or in the dining room. Spend the evening with your ranger, talking about the African bush.
DAY SIX, SEVEN & EIGHT
Early morning wake up call followed by tea, coffee and biscuits served on the dining verandah.
Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to see most of the large mammals, so today you will enjoy an early morning game drive as well as a late afternoon/evening game drive. Animals which are mostly seen in the early morning include rhino, lion, leopard and giraffe. Lion are very active in the early morning and this is when you may see a pride on a kill or moving around with their young. As the day wears on, the animals usually retire to the shade of a tree or bush and may spend the best part of the day sleeping, only to emerge in the late afternoon or evening. Night-time is when the large carnivores – except wild dogs and cheetahs – do their hunting, and if you are lucky you may stumble on a kill.
After breakfast, walks are offered with an experienced armed tracker (these walks are subject to availability). Our knowledgeable guides and trackers will lead you on guided nature walks through the heart of the bush, revealing some of nature’s most closely guarded secrets. You will have a chance to experience the African bushveld close-up as you tread past intriguing plants and spy more elusive, smaller creatures such as birds, reptiles, insects and tiny mammals.
Return to the lodge for lunch and dinner. Depending on the time of year you visit, you might enjoy a breakfast or dinner in the bush. You will arrive at an area out in the bush where tables have been set for an unforgettable bush breakfast or braai (barbecue) out in the wilds of the African veld.
DAY NINE & TEN
Early morning wake up call for your last game drive & breakfast.
You will be transferred by air to Kruger International Airport for your direct flight to Livingstone airport on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.
You are met at Livingstone airport and transferred to the Royal Livingstone Hotel for 2 nights bed & breakfast basis
DAY ELEVEN & TWELVE
Road transfer to Kasane in Botswana and to Chobe Under Canvas in Chobe National Park, Botswana, for 2 nights full board + activities. Chobe National Park has the highest concentrations of Elephant and Buffalo in Africa
CHOBE UNDER CANVAS IS CLOSED IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
DAY THIRTEEN & FOURTEEN
After your morning game drive in Chobe, followed by breakfast, you are transferred to Kasane Airport for your direct charter flight to Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp in the Okavango Delta. where you will stay for the next 2 nights, full board and activities
DAY FIFTEEN & SIXTEEN
After your morning game drive , followed by breakfast, you are transferred by air to your choice of Xudum Delta Lodge OR Xaranna Tented Camp where you will stay for the next 2 nights, full board and activities
Today you will enjoy your final safari activity in Botswana before being transferred to Maun Airport for your Air Botswana flight back to Johannesburg where you can expect to land around 16:30
END OF SERVICES
PRICE ON REQUEST
– Accommodation at the Cape Grace and Royal Livingstone is on bed & breakfast basis
– Accommodation at Exeter Game Reserve and on all Botswana Camps include all meals, 2 game drives per day, daily walking safari accompanied by an armed ranger , teas and coffees, Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance, transfers & flights as specified
TRANSFERS & FLIGHTS INCLUDED:
– Road transfer from Cape Town Int. Airport to Cape Grace and back
– Road transfer from Skukuza Airport to Exeter
– Air transfer from Exeter to Kruger International
– Flights Cape Town /Skukuza and Kruger / Livingstone and Maun / Johannesburg int. Airport
– Accommodation, meals, activities and beverages as described above
– Air / road transfers as per itinerary
– Scheduled and charter flights as specified
– Travel Insurance
– Visa Costs
– Any future fuel levies or Taxes imposed by airlines or Governments
– Air Taxes