Sample Trip

13-Night Southern Africa Safari Extravaganza

“Embrace the diverse charm of Southern Africa's gems - Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls, and Botswana"
Budget level: Top-End
Country
Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
When to Go
All Year
Duration
13 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge
Location
Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Kalahari & Madikwe South Africa, Kruger National Park, Okavango Delta, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Victoria Falls
Kids Min Age
9

Experience a one-of-a-kind 13-night safari tour that carries you from the bustling streets and stunning landscapes of Cape Town, through the wildlife-rich expanses of Kruger, over the majesty of Victoria Falls, and into the heart of Botswana’s wilderness. Each destination boasts distinctive features and activities, from the stylish and contemporary Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel to the family-run Notten’s Bush Camp, the pristine Old Drift Lodge and the luxurious Shinde and Dinaka camps, your adventure promises an unforgettable journey through Southern Africa’s diverse landscapes.


Itinerary in Brief

Embark on an enchanting 13-night safari tour that spans the breadth of Southern Africa, offering an intimate glimpse into the region’s natural wonders, wildlife, and cultural highlights. Begin your adventure in the picturesque city of Cape Town, staying at the Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel. This elegantly appointed hotel combines historical charm with contemporary luxury, providing a peaceful retreat in the shadow of Table Mountain. It’s an ideal base from which to explore Cape Town’s vibrant street life, stunning beaches, and iconic landmarks like Robben Island and the Cape of Good Hope.

The journey then takes you to the heart of the African bush at Notten’s Bush Camp in the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Here, you will experience unforgettable game drives that offer close encounters with the ‘big five’ – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo – in their natural habitat. Notten’s Bush Camp is celebrated not only for its exceptional wildlife sightings but also for its warm, family-run hospitality, making it a truly personal and immersive safari experience.

Next, be awe-inspired by the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders, from the vantage point of the Old Drift Lodge. Located within the Zambezi National Park, this luxurious lodge offers stunning views of the Zambezi River and easy access to the falls. Enjoy a variety of activities, including guided tours of Victoria Falls, river cruises, and wildlife safaris, all while staying in sumptuous accommodations that blend seamlessly with the natural environment.

Your safari adventure culminates in Botswana, a country renowned for its pristine wilderness areas and abundant wildlife. Begin this leg of your journey at Shinde Camp, nestled in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This iconic destination offers a classic safari experience with the chance to explore the delta’s intricate waterways by mokoro (traditional canoe) and witness a rich diversity of wildlife in a unique aquatic setting. Shinde Camp combines luxury and wilderness, providing an intimate connection with the natural world.

Conclude your tour at Dinaka Camp, situated on the edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This exclusive camp offers a starkly different landscape from the Okavango Delta, showcasing the vast, open savannahs and unique wildlife of the Kalahari. Here, you can experience the thrill of tracking the Kalahari lion, engaging in birdwatching, and learning about the fascinating survival strategies of the desert-adapted flora and fauna. Dinaka Camp provides a tranquil oasis that reflects the beauty and diversity of the Kalahari, making it a fitting end to your Southern African safari.

Detailed itinerary

Days 1-3: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Begin your African adventure in the vibrant Cape Town at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel. With its unique blend of Georgian and Victorian architecture and modern amenities, it is the perfect place to unwind and discover the city. Explore local galleries, cafes, clothing stores, restaurants, and soak in the city’s vibrant nightlife.

Days 4-6: Notten's Bush Camp

Venture into the heart of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve at Notten’s Bush Camp, an epitome of warm hospitality and outstanding service. Experience an authentic African safari, stay in elegantly decorated suites, and indulge in delicious traditional cuisine while enjoying the breathtaking view of the bush.

Days 7 & 8: Old Drift Lodge

Travel next to the pristine Zambezi National Park, where the Old Drift Lodge offers luxury accommodation just 7 kilometers from the majestic Victoria Falls. Explore the park through game drives and river safaris, and retire to your spacious, elegantly furnished suite complete with a private plunge pool and viewing deck.

Days 9-11: Shinde Camp

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Okavango Delta at Shinde Camp. Nestled on a palm island, this intimate camp offers a blend of water and land activities, ensuring a versatile safari experience. Enjoy game drives, guided walks, and fishing excursions, or simply relax in your luxurious tent, soaking in the natural charm of the Okavango Delta.

Days 12 & 13: Dinaka Camp

Finish your thrilling journey at Dinaka Camp, situated on the edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Experience unique desert safaris, spot varied wildlife, and enjoy the spectacular birdlife. Try an educational walk conducted by San Bushman guides for an insight into their historical way of life, or spend a night on the Sleep Out Deck, under the magnificent African sky.

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