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Explore Southern Africa

Explore Southern Africa

Discover Swain's Southern Africa

Southern Africa is as diverse as it is beautiful. Home to iconic African wildlife which roam from the lagoons of the South Luangwa in Zambia to the bushveld of the Kruger in South Africa, to the world’s oldest desert in Namibia. 

Get inspired by our curated collection of favorite experiences across South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in Swain's Southern Africa Journeys. Then, get in touch with one of our expert Travel Consultants to bring that dream to life.


                                        
                                    Swain's Southern Africa Journeys



Featured Sample Itinerary


Luxury & Seclusion In Botswana & Cape Town
10 nights from $7,775 p/p per person

Stay 6 nights in Botswana at Sanctuary Retreats Botswana Camps (3 nights Chobe Chilwero and 3 nights Stanley’s Camp) and receive 4 nights Cape Town at the Cape Grace, Private Airport Road transfers, and a 30 minute Scenic Helicopter Flip over the Delta on us.

Escape to Southern Africa in this magical itinerary. Immerse yourself in all that is South Africa’s ‘Mother City’, Cape Town.  Spend four nights in Cape Town, considered one of the most beautiful cities on Earth, the city is steeped in fascinating history and pulsating to a heady African rhythm. With so much on offer from glorious South African wines, indulgent food, gorgeous scenery, culture and adventure for everyone, Cape Town will not disappoint. Your journey continues to the untouched wilderness of Botswana. Six nights in total, split between the magic that is Chobe National Park and the seclusion of the unique pulsing wetland of The Okavango Delta. Prepare for a safari experience that will leave you mesmerized.  Ten nights covering these sights will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Details

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • 3 nights Chobe
  • Chobe National Park game Viewing
  • 3 nights Okavango Delta
  • Okavango Delta game viewing
  • 30 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Shared light aircraft transfers in Botswana
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

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Day by Day

Day 1 – USA to Cape Town

Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international and Internal commercial air has not been included in this package price.


Day 2 – Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive into spectacular Cape Town where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 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. 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: Cape Grace Hotel


Day 3 – At Leisure, Cape Town

There is nowhere quite like South Africa's 'Mother City'.  A beautiful city crowned by the impressive Table Mountain; Cape Town is a coming-together of flavors, cultures and striking landscapes. 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. Enjoy your days at leisure in Cape Town.

Starting Accommodation: Cape Grace Hotel (B)


Day 4 – At Leisure, Cape Town

Enjoy your days at leisure in Cape Town.

Starting Accommodation: Cape Grace Hotel (B)


Day 5 – At Leisure, Cape Town

Enjoy your days at leisure in Cape Town.

Starting Accommodation: Cape Grace Hotel (B)


Day 6 – Cape Town to Chobe National Park

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. On arrival into Kasane Airport you will be met and transferred to your lodge.

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: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (B, D)


Day 7 – Game Viewing in Chobe National Park

Spend the day enjoying the activities offered at the lodge. Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Game drives in open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds. The best way to end a day of safari here is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River, from the comfort of one of the specially designed riverboats. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river.

Starting Accommodation: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (B, L, D)


Day 8 – Game Viewing in Chobe National Park

Spend another day enjoying the activities offered at the lodge.

Starting Accommodation: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (B, L, D)


Day 9 – Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta

Today you will continue your safari adventure. Fly by light aircraft 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: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp (B, L, D)


Day 10 – Game Viewing in the Okavango Delta

Spend the day enjoying activities offered at the lodge. Game drives in this region are unique, as water crossings are part of the adventure, and watching zebra standing belly-deep in water, grazing, is a sight to see. Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is set in a private concession which means you can also venture out at night on exciting game drives to see the many nocturnal animals that live here. Professional guides will show you the bush on foot. This is a chance to see the Delta from a different perspective, one that is up close and personal with the surrounding environment. Walks allow you to read the news of the night in the smooth sand of the road. The Okavango Delta is of course flooded for much of the year and when it is, guests can experience serene silence at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro excursion along the narrow channels. Sit back and relax as you glide through lily ponds on local dugout canoes while seeing eye to eye with a buffalo as it laps water from the river, watch crocodiles sunbathe on the banks or cruise past a pod of hippos as they lie in a pool.  A special treat today is a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Delta. Fly west towards the permanent delta, exposing areas which are unreachable by vehicle or boat, showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta.

Starting Accommodation: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp (B, L, D)


Day 11 – Game Viewing in the Okavango Delta

Spend another day enjoying activities offered at the lodge.

Starting Accommodation: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp (B, L, D)


Day 12 – Okavango Delta to USA

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Upon arrival into Johannesburg connect with your flight returning to the USA.

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Why Swain Destinations?

Swain Destinations customizes each itinerary based on your travel style and needs. With over 28 years of travel planning experience, you can be assured you will receive personalized service, our insider knowledge and access to off-the-beaten-path experiences that will create lasting memories.
Customized Itineraries
Customized Itineraries
From adventure-packed trips to leisurely getaways, enjoy hand-tailored itineraries based on your individual travel needs and preferences.
Land and Air
Land and Air
Our expert consultants navigate the changing world of international airfares, combining special airfares into your itinerary.
Family-Run Business
Family-Run Business
Swain Destinations is family owned and operated. Our philosophy is founded on those values, and we invite you to join our travel family.
Destination Experts
Destination Experts
Many of our international team of consultants hail from the destinations they sell, offering local insight to your ultimate vacation.

What You Will See

Cape Town, South Africa
Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe
Cape Winelands, South Africa
The Big Five
The Big Five
The Okavango Delta, Botswana
The Skeleton Coast, Namibia
The Zambezi River, Zambia

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Swain Destinations is a proud member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), representing our commitment to our travelers and travel partners as a responsible travel company.
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