Additional/optional costs may include: passport fees, optional single room supplement, additional accommodations, early hotel check-in, travel insurance (required for South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana), safari guides' and trackers' gratuities, Tour Director's gratuities, meals not included in the itinerary, telephone charges, laundry, minibar, and personal expenses.
The tour cost does not include airfare to and from the tour’s location.
South Africa is one of those destinations that dreams are made of: surreal mountain landscapes and sublime seascapes, world-class wildlife safaris, luxurious jungle lodges, cultural vivacity and history of the people, cosmopolitan cities, and isolated Zulu and Shangaan villages, topped with the excellent South African wines and cuisine. With immensely varied terrain and rich natural diversity, South Africa offers a wide range of experiences and is a delight for the senses.
During our South African adventure, we will spend 6 days in Cape Town, taking in the vibrant city and the magnificent area that surrounds it. We will explore the Cape of Good Hope, where the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet, walk on Boulder Beach among the colonies of African penguins, take the cable car to Table Mountain and walk to beautiful vistas overlooking the city. We will also tour the vineyards in the South African Winelands region with its renowned wineries and wine estates, see the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to walk on carpets of exotic flowers, and stroll in quaint fishing villages and towns with impressive Cape Dutch architecture.
The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe are about one mile wide, the largest single sheet of water in the world, and present a remarkable spectacle, classified as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The tremendous amount of water falls into a very peculiar, narrow slot-like chasm that allows the falls to be viewed face-on, which makes for a very unusual experience. The great Zambezi River starts in Zambia and meanders for 1,700 miles through several countries, affecting thousands of people and animals along the way, before it empties into the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. The sheer volume of water that flows through this planetary vein and manifests its grandeur at Victoria Falls, cannot keep from stirring an emotional response from all who visit. During our stay in Zimbabwe, we will not only admire the great spectacle of Victoria Falls, but we are also likely to see hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, baboons, elephants, and birds of prey along the riverbank or on one of the many islands that dot this wide river.
In the Chobe National Park in Botswana, we'll be able to see the world's largest herds of African elephants, as well as a myriad of other animals: zebras, hippos, impalas, buffalo, and several predators, such as leopards and cheetahs. We'll participate in both the open jeep safari and the very unique boat safari on the Chobe River which almost guarantee phenomenal photo opportunities of elephants playing and drinking at the water's edge, crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river and hippo pods cooling in the water.
The most memorable part of visiting South Africa will be the 4 days spent on the African safari at the luxurious, yet authentic Kapama Private Game Reserve, part of the Kruger National Park ecosystem. Here, we'll experience the true magic of Africa, as we explore, accompanied by a private ranger and tracker, the stunning African bush and savannah and view the African wildlife up close during two daily game drives (safaris) starring the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino), as well as bush walks and many optional activities.
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