Day 1 & 2: Victoria Falls, Zambia

Arrive at Livingstone Airport, where you will pass through customs and are then met and transferred by road to Stanley Safari Camp to begin your African vacation. Livingstone is a historical town which was founded by the first European explorers to ‘discover’ the impressive Victoria Falls, and is today the tourism capital of Zambia. Mosi-Oa-Tunya is directly translated as ‘the smoke that thunders’, the local name for the Victoria Falls.

Included in your stay is a guided tour of Falls, mountain biking, guided village walk, guided tour of the town and local markets. Livingstone is rated as one of the world’s top destinations for adrenaline and river activities. The most popular of these include (at additional cost) seasonal white water rafting, bungee jumping, gorge swing, micro-lighting over the Falls, brunch and breakfast canoe trips on the Zambezi and Falls edge dining. Two nights at Stanley Safari Camp. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Victoria Falls Safari

Stanley Safari Lodge

Two nights at Stanley Safari Lodge. All meals, local drinks and laundry included as well as in-house activities.

Day 3,4,& 5: Chobe National Park, Botswana

After breakfast at Stanley’s Safari Lodge on Day 3, you will be transferred by road to Kasane, crossing from Zambia into Botswana. From Kasane you will board your light aircraft to Lagoon Camp in the private Kwando concession just outside of Chobe National Park. Lagoon Camp is fortunate to have one or more wild dogs packs denning nearby every year and the area is particularly renowned for superb predator sightings. You will be met at the airstrip by your private guide and tracker and head out on a short game drive on your way to camp.

The spectacle of all the animals coming to drink and frolic at the water's edge is one to behold, particularly in the dry season (May-Oct) where water is scarce away from the river. It is an area famous for its abundance of elephants, a variety of predators and, in addition, you are likely to see herds of buffalo and possibly even roan and sable antelope. In the rainy season (Nov-Apr) the game is much less concentrated at the river as the wildlife spread out due to availability of surface water from nearby pans. Because you are in a private reserve, activities include not only game drives during the day but also night drives and boating safaris. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Chobe National Park

Lagoon Camp

Three nights at Lagoon Camp. Private guide and vehicle, all meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Day 6,7 & 8: Nxai Pan, Botswana

Rise early to enjoy your last breakfast and game drive at Lagoon on Day 6 before your road transfer back to the Lagoon airstrip where you will board your light aircraft Maun and then onward to Nxai Pan. Your flight will take you over the brilliant blues and greens of the Okavango Delta on your way to Nxai Pan Camp. Upon arrival at the airstrip you will be met by your private guide and vehicle and transferred to camp to relax and unpack before the afternoon activity.

Makgadikgadi Pan and Nxai Pan, the largest salt pans in the world, offer unique safari experiences, with great game viewing and bird watching set against a spectacularly scenic backdrop in a naturally isolated area. Open all-year round, these parks offer rare safari opportunities particularly in the green season.

One of the main focal points of Nxai Pan is the water hole, situated only two kilometers from the entrance gate, in the midst of a large grassy plain dotted with clumps of short umbrella thorn trees. Here, and within the mopane woodland, lion, giraffe, kudu, impala, ostrich, fascinating birdlife and large numbers of springbok, a good population of jackal, bat-eared fox and numerous smaller creatures, are permanent residents. Once the rains have started, gemsbok, elephant and zebra migrate to the area. It’s at this time as well that zebra become present in thousands and drop their young at Nxai Pan, rivalling the spectacle of the multitude of young springbok. In the south of the reserve lies the Baines Baobabs area, overlooking the Kudiakam Pans: An impressive oasis of 1000 year old baobab trees where named after the celebrated explorer and painter, Thomas Baines, who was said to be the first explorer to have discovered them in 1862.

Nxai Pan

Nxai Pan Camp

Three nights at Nxai Pan Camp. Private guide and vehicle, all meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Day 9: Cape Town, South Africa

Enjoy one last morning in the African wilderness before returning to the airstrip for the light aircraft from n to Maun where you will board your regularly scheduled flight to Cape Town, South Africa. You will be met at the Cape Town Airport and transferred to your family room at the Clarendon Fresnaye. The old and established neighborhoods of Gardens, Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof merge into each other as they line the foothills of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The area enjoys convenient proximity to the city, the Table Mountain Cableway, as well as the beaches. The narrow little streets are lined by original Cape buildings, many of which have been beautifully restored, some now housing museums and art galleries, as well as lively sidewalk cafés and highly acclaimed restaurants. Now known for its trendy and modern vibe, this region is often visited on foot, encompassing the historic parliament buildings, the Company Gardens and the lively café culture and boutiques of Kloof Street.

Cape Town

Clarendon Fresnaye

Four nights at The Clarendon Fresnaye. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Sea Kayaking & Cape Peninsula

Depart the city and travel to the naval hamlet of Simon’s Town, located on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula. Embark on a sea kayaking experience from the Waterfront. Paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbour and out to Boulders Beach. After visiting the penguins, you stop (time & tide permitting) on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkeling (equipment provided). The double kayaks are very stable and perfect for those with no paddling experience. During the whale season from July to December, the Southern Right Whale frequents Cape Town’s shores, which allows you the possibility of seeing them in their natural habitat. Before continuing your journey, enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant.

Travel to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve – one of two world renowned landmarks within the Table Mountain National Park (the other is Table Mountain). The Cape of Good Hope functioned as something of a beacon for sailors for years and is still widely referred to as ‘The Cape’ by sea farers. This part of the park is home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, buck, baboons and Cape mountain zebra. There are numerous picnic spots, paths on which one can set off on foot or mountain bike, and tidal pools on almost isolated beaches. Enjoy the breathtaking views from Cape Point Lighthouse and travel to the most South-Western point of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope. In the late afternoon, drive along the coastal route via Noordhoek, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard back to your hotel.

Cape Kayaking

Day 11: Family Day in the Winelands

Take in the sites and spectacular scenery of the Winelands with your private guide as you make your way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. For families that love being out in the open, surrounded by beautiful scenery and enjoy doing things together, there is much to offer with a selection of farms geared towards wine lovers with kids. Today we sample a selection of some of the finest wine estates and top-notch 'family-friendly' estates. From sessions that include a tasty food pairing - think chocolate and cheese - to ones preceded by a Segway tour, there's definitely something to suit every age (and palate).

With award-winning wine and delicious food on offer, a wine tasting at Spier is one of the most popular options in the Stellenbosch area. Here, the chocolate and wine pairing is a particular highlight which, as the name suggests, sees the farm's signature Méthode Cap Classique and Creative Block blends complemented by specially curated chocolates. Children are offered a special grape juice tasting and for something totally different, the 2-hour Segway. tour (additional cost) is highly recommended. Not only is a ride on one of these two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles a whole lot of fun, but it also offers a chance to experience the farm's vineyards and pastures. Middlevlei in the Devon Valley is genuinely relaxed and down to earth - a great antidote to stuffy wine farms. Go for the boerebraai (traditional South African barbecue) where kids receive a special basket with treats including a 'stokbrood' - a bread they can cook themselves over the open flames. Little ones are encouraged to run wild on the lawns and feed the farm animals - look out for the wallabies - and no-one will look twice at muddy feet. With an outdoor wooden deck and a generous fireplace, Mulderbosch's tasting room can facilitate tastings in both the warmer and colder months. But what makes a session at the vineyard truly special is that you can pair its full range of wines (up to five per session) with delicious, thin-based, wood-fired pizzas. Alternatively, if you are just in the mood for a nibble, you can opt for a charcuterie or cheese board.

This day is yours to tailor and craft as you choose. Enjoy lunch at one of the family-friendly restaurants or estates (lunch to be settled directly but wine tastings included) and you will return to your hotel late this afternoon.

South Africa WInelands

Day 12: Cape Town

Explore the city of Cape Town this morning, known affectionately as the Mother City. Take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain, which will give you spectacular views over the city and the Peninsula. (The cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent). As you come back down from the mountain, make a stop at Bo-Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly colored houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs or at your guesthouse around lunchtime. This afternoon is at your leisure to visit the renowned Two Ocean’s Aquarium or Cape Town’s gorgeous beaches.

Cape Town

Day 13: Depart

Today is at your leisure before the transfer back to Cape Town Airport for your flights home. If you have time we recommend heading down to the bustling V&A Waterfront to soak up some typical Cape Town vibe, do a bit of shopping, or visit the excellent Two Ocean’s Aquarium. Breakfast.

Rates - 2017
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
July - October $10,380.00 Per Adult Sharing $5,190.00 Per Child Sharing
Pricing based on two adults sharing with two children under 12 years old in family suites and valid for travel July-October 2017. Child discount of 50% off of adult per person sharing rates.
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