This is an ideal safari for those who wish to explore the magic of Victoria Falls combined with Chobe, the majestic Okavango Delta and the game-rich Moremi Concession, staying in small camps with flights in between to maximize your safari experience. End with a week of relaxation, shopping and culinary delights in Cape Town and the Winelands.
Day 1: Victoria Falls
You are met on arrival at the airport after clearing customs. You will be transferred to the Vic Falls Safari Lodge. Enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise on the tranquil waters above the Falls, where canapés and sundowners are served, whilst you enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zambezi River and marvel at the beauty of an African sunset this evening.
Day 2: Victoria Falls
After breakfast a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Walk through the magnificent rain forest where you are able to view the largest falling sheet of water on earth, Livingstone’s statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. This afternoon you may wish to undertake one of the many optional activities available such as Helicopter flights, Elephant interaction, game drives and more.
Day 3: Chobe
This morning you are transferred to the Kasane border post for immigration into Botswana. On arrival at Kasane you are met and transferred to Chobe Game Lodge. Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge located within the Chobe National Park in Botswana. You have the option of an included sunset cruise on the Chobe River of an afternoon/evening game drive.
Day 4: Chobe
Enjoy a full day of activities at this wonderful lodge. You have your choice of activities including game drives, river walks and cruising on the Chobe River.
Day 5: Okavango
After a morning game drive and breakfast, you will be picked up for a road transfer from Chobe Game Lodge to Kasane for your scenic flight over the Delta to the Xugana airstrip. The 60-minute flight is a highlight as you fly over one of the world’s most amazing ecosystems and spot wildlife from the air. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met and transferred to Xugana Island Lodge, an exclusive camp located within a private concession at Xugana Lagoon and is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. Accommodation is in 8 luxury raised reed and thatch lagoon facing chalets, with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island. You have the option of an afternoon of game activities including exploring the delta by mekoro (canoe) or motorboat and walking safaris.
Day 6: Okavango
Enjoy a full day of activities at this majestic camp. There are plenty of activities available including exploring the Delta by motorboat or canoe (mokoro), combined with walking on surrounding islands in the concession, gives guests the chance to experience a classic Okavango Delta safari. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.
Day 7: Moremi
After an early morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your short flight to the delightful Camp Moremi. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met and transferred to Camp Moremi, an exclusive camp located within the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta. Accommodation is in 11 luxury tents with ensuite facilities. You have the option of an afternoon of game activities including game drives or boating excursions.
Day 8: Moremi
Enjoy a full day of activities at this majestic camp. There are plenty of activities available including day and afternoon game drives and power boating in the Delta. You will track great herds on extensive safaris by open Land Rover or by powerboat in the company of professional licensed rangers. There are frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah as well as wild dog on the game drives. The boat trips offer a great opportunity to spot Hippo and the area’s birdlife is prolific.
Day 9: Cape Town
After a morning game activity and breakfast you are transferred by light aircraft on another scenic flight to Maun to connect to your flight to Cape Town (cost of flight not included). On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the lovely boutique Blackheath Lodge set in vibrant Sea Point for your overnight rest.
Day 10: Cape Town
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half day tour of the mother city itself. After departing the hotel we head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car ticket extra). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the worlds most famous views. After the decent we enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Clifton and Sea Point to the city centre where we visit Green Market Square. We stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens. The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. The architecture in this area is typical of what Cape Town was like 200 years ago. We ascend Signal Hill to witness firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays). You will be dazzled by the diamond tour where we learn about the history of these sparkling gems before returning you back to your Hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the sights of Cape Town.
Day 11: Cape Town
Today you will be collected at your hotel for your Cape Peninsula tour. Our journey to Cape Point takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and assure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while shear cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. Visit Seal Island (paid locally) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbor. Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to magnificent ‘fynbos’, many different species of buck and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons. These creatures entertain guests enjoying lunch at the restaurant which has splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular (paid locally) to the lighthouse to see the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the Cape Point. We visit Boulders Beach to see the Jackass penguins (paid locally) before arriving at the naval base of Simonstown, and then we venture inland to our last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer a fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer.
Day 12: Cape Town
A free day to explore Cape Town and visit the V&A Waterfront area with its many cafes, shops and restaurants. From here, you may wish to got to Robben Island where from the 17th to the 20th centuries, the Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment, made infamous by its most prominent inmate, Nelson Mandela. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the price paid for freedom.
Day 13: Stellenbosch
Today you will be pickup up for a full day guided Cape Winelands tour. The Winelands are set just an hour outside of Cape Town and blessed with heavenly scenery with breathtaking views. The area’s rich with history, and you can’t help but feel it as you move through the region. You will make stops to experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Arriving in Stellenbosch, you will be check in to your boutique hotel in the heart of the wine country.
Day 14: Stellenbosch
You have a free day in the heart of the Western Cape’s wine region. You are free to explore the delightful little town of Stellenbosch with its many cafes, art shops and great restaurants. You may also wish to have the hotel book you another wine tour.
Enjoy a last morning free before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
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Dates reflect seasonality and departs daily on request. Rates based on minimum 2 people.
Airport transfers and between lodges including light aircraft, accommodation as indicated, all safari game drives/excursions and activities as indicated in the itinerary, meals as specified in the itinerary, local brand alcoholic drinks camps in Botswana, qualified Safari Rangers at each camp, laundry at camps in Botswana, all national park entrance fees.
International flights and flight Maun - Cape Town, airport taxes, visa costs, meals not specified, optional excursions, drinks, mineral water, gratuities and personal expenses.