Day 1 – Fly USA to Cape Town
Please note international air from the USA has not been included in the package price.
Day 2 – Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa
Upon arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to your accommodation
South Africa’s “Mother City” is indescribably beautiful, steeped in fascinating history and pulsating to a heady African rhythm. Indeed, few urban centers anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. A ride in a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a ferry journey to Robben Island, or a meandering tour through the Winelands will leave you in no doubt that this place is an absolute highlight on any vacation to Africa. South Africa boasts incredibly good weather, gorgeous scenery and fantastic beaches and is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer visitors a unique and inspiring experience.Starting Accommodation:
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Day 3 – Cape Point Full Day Tour
Today travel around the Cape Peninsula, named by early explorers as the 'Fairest Cape'. On your full day tour you will encounter beautiful beaches, remarkable scenery, the mythical meeting place of the two oceans and local wildlife. As this is a private experience your guide will discuss the various options available to include during your Cape Point tour.
The Mother City has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. See first hand these beautiful beaches as you meander along the Altantic seaboard. Hout Bay a vibrant harbor suburb of Cape Town. From here you will enjoy a boat trip to Seal Island which also offers beautiful views of Hout Bay. A return trip lasts approximately 40 minutes. Seal Island is a small island sanctuary for thousands of Cape Fur seals, as well as a variety of seabirds. Cape of Good Hope is one of the two world-renowned landmarks within the Table Mountain National Park, the other is Table Mountain. False Bay has one of the Cape Peninsula’s most tranquil and picturesque stretches of coastline. Known for its scenic beauty, it encompasses small seaside villages along coastline. Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town is home to the Jackass African penguin, now said to number over 3000, though the species as a whole is listed as endangered. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in the natural habitat. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.Starting Accommodation:
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel (B)
Day 4 – Winelands Full Day Tour
The Cape Winelands are amongst the most scenic in the world. A visual feast of lush green valleys, rugged mountains, fine cuisine, and world-class wine producing estates make up the Cape Winelands. Its many historic wine estates, characterized by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings with distinctive gables and thatched roofs, and massive vineyards, date back centuries. Wine estates are bordered by: the Hottentots, Holland; the Franschhoek Mountains; and in the North, by the Wemmershoekberg. The most popular and well-known are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl all offering some of the finest wine tasting experiences.Starting Accommodation:
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel (B)
Day 5 – Cape Town to Savute (via Maun)
This morning transfer to Cape Town Airport to connect with your flight to Maun. Upon arrival into Maun, you will be met and transferred by light aircraft into your Camp in the heart of the Chobe National Park, sometimes referred to as the elephant capital of the world.
This vast area in the far north of Greater Chobe National Park is revered for its huge and thundering herds of elephants. The diversity of seasonal floodplains and grasslands on offer means you can enjoy a game drive in the morning and a river cruise in the afternoon. One of Africa’s world famous big game areas, the Savuti Channel is famous for its lion & hyena populations, and just northwest of Savuti is Linyanti, yet another outstanding game viewing area boasting a range of activities.Starting Accommodation:
Day 6 – Activities in Savute Elephant Camp
Early morning game drives take you out and among Africa's largest populations of elephants. Big cats are on the prowl, too-from leopards to lions. Depending on the season you will also experience the great migrations of creatures such as zebra and antelope. Rare sightings might include the endangered wild dog, rock-climbing klipspringers and the elegant roan antelope.Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 7 – Savute to Moremi
Today you will transfer by light aircraft to your next camp, nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest, overlooking the vast floodplains.
Chobe National Park, a beautiful grassland reserve that has gained international fame for its abundant elephant population. Southeast of Chobe are Botswana's enormous Makgadikgadi salt pans, home to large herds of blue wildebeest, several antelope species, and those international lovers of salt pans, flamingos.Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 8 – Activities at Khwai River Lodge
Spend the day enjoying the activities offered at the Lodge. Early morning and afternoon game drives take you out and among a wild landscape dotted with trees. Expect to see a huge range of creatures, from big cats such as lions and leopards, to hippo, rhino, antelope, giraffe and buffalo. Widely acknowledged to be the predator capital of the world, this is the only place in Botswana where the Big Five can be seen.Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 9 – Moremi to Okavango
Today you will continue your safari adventure. Fly by light aircraft Savute to your next camp hidden from the world, deep within Botswana's Okavango Delta.
Botswana is home to the largest inland delta in the world. Game abounds year-round in the Okavango Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Camps in these areas are classified as: land camps – where safaris are undertaken in open 4x4 vehicles; water camps – where activities are centered on boating and mekoro trips; or combination camps - where you can experience the best of both safari styles (subject to water levels which are seasonal).Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 10 – Activities at Eagle Island Camp
Spend the day enjoying the activities offered at the camp. Early morning and afternoon game drives take you out and among an almost unparalleled diversity of wildlife, passing through a range of different habitats. Expect to see a huge range of creatures, from big cats to hippo, giraffe and crocodiles.Starting Accommodation:
(B, L, D)
Day 11 – Maun to USA (via Johannesburg)
Enjoy your last game activity in the Okavango before transferring to the airstrip for your light air craft transfer to Maun Airport. Fly to Johannesburg where you will connect with your onward flight to the US.