From Cape Town to Botswana

South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Botswana Private Journey

Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa

10 Days

From $8,595

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    Overview

    On this Private Journey, discover the captivating beauty and unlimited adventure of South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Botswana. In South Africa, begin in glorious Cape Town, a wonderful base for exploring the Cape's striking landscapes and renowned wine estates, then head to an exclusive private game reserve for the ultimate in big-game viewing and a chance to encounter lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and cheetah in a mosaic of spectacular habitats. Heading to Victoria Falls, experience the majesty of the world-famed Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world, where optional activities include a helicopter trip over the falls, bungee jumping, and whitewater rafting. Your safari ends with a flourish in Botswana's legendary Chobe National Park, with its massive herds of elephants along with great herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and incredible birdlife along the Chobe River.

    Arrive: Cape Town, South Africa

    Depart: Kasane, Botswana

    Highlights

    • Thrilling leopard viewing in famed Greater Kruger National Park
    • Watch hundreds of elephants bathe in the Chobe River
    • Delightful accommodations from Cape Town to Botswana

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      Join your private guide for fascinating explorations in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Your choice of tours include the Cape Peninsula, a township, historic Robben Island, Table Mountain, the National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch, or a tour of South Africa's centuries-old wine estates, with their beautiful Cape Dutch architecture.
      With no restricting fences between private gamelands and renowned Kruger National Park, wildlife roams free throughout the open savannas and riverine thickets of this enormous conservancy. Two perennial rivers supply Sabi Sands Game Reserve with invaluable water sources, ensuring some of the largest and most biodiverse wildlife populations in Africa. With your safari guide, enjoy the best leopard viewing in Africa, and track lion, buffalo, rhino, and elephant on morning and evening game drives.
      After an overnight in Johannesburg, enjoy the splendor of mile-wide Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the world. Optional activities include a helicopter ride over the falls, a guided walk along the falls, bungee jumping, and rafting the wild Zambezi (extra day needed for this option).
      Elephants reign supreme in legendary Chobe, where permanent rivers ensure large concentrations of game, including huge herds of buffalo, wildebeest, many prides of lion, and a breathtaking annual zebra migration. Head into the heart of Chobe's amazing wilderness by 4WD and by small boat on the Chobe River, where elephants gather by the hundreds. Depart on Day 10.

      Dates & Pricing

      Best months to go: January to December. For our Private Journeys, you choose your own group and your preferred dates. Prices are per person and not guaranteed until services are confirmed. Contact us for availability, questions, or to book your adventure!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation: 25% of trip cost
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      *Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Minimum fee: 25% of trip cost
      90 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      *Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Included
      • Expert leadership of safari guides and camp staff
      • Accommodations in luxury hotels and game lodges
      • Meals as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to safari guides and camp staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
      • Any activities and services described as an upgrade or optional

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Commodore Hotel

      Cape Town, South Africa

      Days 1-3 (3 nights)

      The Commodore Hotel has an unbeatable location just a short walk from the shops and restaurants along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The hotel has very helpful staff and concierge, an extensive breakfast buffet in the courtyard, and a small but friendly bar. There is a pool area with adjacent...

      Kambaku Safari Lodge

      Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, South Africa

      Days 4-6 (3 nights)

      Kambaku Safari Lodge is set on the wild savannas of Timbavati Private Game Reserve, a vast and magnificent stretch of private game lands bordering Kruger National Park. There are no fences between Timbavati and Kruger, so the animals move freely between the reserves. The lodge has eight lovely thatched rooms...

      Victoria Falls Hotel

      Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

      Day 7 (1 night)

      The stately Victoria Falls Hotel is a “grand dame” with a true British colonial ambiance, from its manicured gardens to its renowned elegant afternoon tea service. It was built in 1905 and is just a 15-minute walk from Victoria Falls. The halls, reading rooms, photos lining the walls, and grand...

      Chobe Game Lodge

      Chobe National Park, Botswana

      Days 8-9 (2 nights)

      Chobe Game Lodge, the only permanent accommodation right inside the national park, offers very easy access to the renowned savannas of Chobe. The lodge has a prime location on the banks the Chobe River, with a great viewing deck and a terrace restaurant fronting the riverside, which teems with elephants,...

      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 2, Easy to Moderate, according to our trip rating system. It is a luxury camping and lodge safari with game viewing by 4WD vehicle and can be enjoyed by anyone in reasonably good health. On safari, there are long driving days over rough roads and rugged dirt tracks. Guided bush walks are available and they take place at a moderate pace.
      Review Trip Level Details

      The lodges on this program offer excellent gameviewing year round. Game viewing is often at its best from the end of March to the end of August, the drier season, when vegetation becomes sparser, causing greater animal congregations around waterholes. Most rainfall occurs usually between December and February in the form of afternoon or evening thunderstorms. In general, there is a warm climate with cool nights in “winter” (March-August in the Southern Hemisphere).

      Cape Town's peak season is September to March, with highs of 65°F in September up to 80°F in February. September to February, there is little rain. Southeasterly winds occur in November and early December. In the cooler months, the daily highs are in the mid-60s. The highest rainfall is in July and August. For those who are interested in the shark diving option, the best season is May to August, and the intermediate season is March/April and September/October. At Victoria Falls, the months of May to September are like Mediterranean summers, with warm, sunny days and cool nights. Frosts at night are not uncommon. Most of the rain comes between October and April in the form of afternoon thunderstorms.

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      Client Testimonials

      "An excellent holiday to the highest standards for quality and comfort."

      Anthony C.

      Singapore

      "Thank you for planning such a spectacular adventure for us! We enjoyed each and every stop of our journey, and how efficiently and pleasantly we got from location to location. And thank you, too, for listening to our hopes and dreams for this adventure and for all your effort to make those dreams come true. Our African private journey was the best trip of our lives."

      Beth and Raoul E.

      Shoreline, WA

      "This was the best adventure of our lives! Every day had a fun first of some sort. The private journey suited us very well."

      Beth E.

      Shoreline, WA

      "The lodges where we stayed were all excellent. The Sanctuary accommodations especially, in Chobe, have moved the bar higher for our expectations of a hotel."

      Gregory J.

      Prince Frederick, MD

      "Loved every part of itinerary, a once-in-a-lifetime trip."

      Jane B.

      Santa Barbara, CA

      "All three of our safari guides were really outstanding—knowledgeable, hardworking, and friendly. We felt like we established great relationships with all of them."

      Jill G.

      Wilmette, IL

      "A flawless trip. It could not have better met our expectations of a dream vacation."

      Jim B.

      Carrollton, TX

      "We had a spectacular time and Wilderness Travel did a wonderful job of organizing, hiring local guides, and getting us where we should or needed to be."

      John S.

      Lafayette, CA

      "A wonderful trip—it could not have been better. Absolutely everything was first class."

      John W.

      Greensboro, NC

      "We had a wonderful time and so appreciate the great work of Wilderness Travel!"

      Katie P.

      Pacific Palisades, CA

      "Thank you for planning such an amazing trip. From beginning to end, it was perfect in every way. We will treasure our memories from this trip for the rest of our lives."

      Lawry M.

      Pacific Palisades, CA

      "Absolute trip of a lifetime! Food and accommodations were amazing and transport was perfect. We could not have done it without Wilderness Travel."

      Nancy M.

      Moraga, CA

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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In the event of an emergency, please instruct your friends and family to call our office in Berkeley, California. If the emergency occurs outside of our office hours, we ask that they reach out to our local contact (the local contact information is listed below) and also leave a message with our Berkeley office, so that we can follow up with our team on the ground. 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In addition, to enter South Africa (even if you are only in transit through a South African airport), your passport must contain at least three completely blank visa pages. This is an important official requirement, and you can be denied entry to South Africa or other southern African countries if you do not have the correct number and type of passport pages. It is very important that the blank pages say &#8220;Visas&#8221; at the top. The last few pages of your passport, which say &#8220;Amendments and Endorsements,&#8221; and the final page of your passport, which may not have a page number, are not considered to be legitimate visa pages.You can request a new passport through <a href=\"http:\/\/travel.state.gov\/passport\/passport_1738.html\">US Passport Services Office<\/a> (the service of adding pages for visas was discontinued as of January 1, 2016) or use a visa service agency, which can take care of your passport renewal and expedite the process, if needed. 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Even though it is possible that a copy of the birth certificate would suffice in some countries, the authorities worldwide have become stricter about this requirement so we recommend you bring an original birth certificate. If you have questions about entry requirement details for child travelers, please contact the relevant embassy or consulate. Immigration officials may not request to see this paperwork, but best to be prepared just in case.","Custom_Visas_and_Entry_Notes":"US citizens (US passport holders) visiting the Republic of South Africa for 90 days or less for tourism purposes do not need visas. Visitor visas will be issued at the port of entry in South Africa. PLEASE see the strict passport requirements under PASSPORT, above. <br><br>US citizens do not need a visa for Botswana or Zambia. <br><br>US citizens visiting Victoria Falls need a visa for Zimbabwe (depending on where your Victoria Falls hotel is located). You can get your visa upon arrival at the point of entry (from Botswana or Victoria Falls airport). The cost for visas for US citizens is $30 USD single-entry (subject to change without notice). You will need your valid passport, itinerary, exit ticket, and cash payment for your visa. <br><br>If you are a citizen of any country other than the US, check with a local consulate for entry requirements.","Custom_Money":"You will need to budget spending money for gratuities, for meals listed as &#8220;on your own&#8221; in the trip itinerary, and for personal items as snacks, phone calls, etc. <br><br>The currency in South Africa is the rand. Keep your exchange receipts so you can reconvert rands into dollars at the end of your stay. Also keep the receipts for anything you purchase, because on exit from the country, you can reclaim the VAT (value added tax) for those purchases but you must present all receipts and items purchased. When budgeting spending money, remember that inflation has been running high in South Africa. In South Africa, there are ATM machines for debit card\/credit card cash withdrawals in all of the towns, and extras at the lodges can be paid for by credit card (Visa preferred, many places don't accept American Express or MasterCard). <br><br>The currency in Zambia is the kwacha (ZMK). The currency in Botswana is the Pula (it means &#8220;rain&#8221; in the Setswana language). You don't need either of these currencies for spending money because you can use US dollars. Travelers checks are not accepted at most places. We recommend you bring your funds in US cash in small bills (no &#8220;used&#8221; bills or $100s, as there is a problem with counterfeiting), plus one or two credit cards. Major credit cards are accepted in all but the more remote areas.<br><div><br>To use an ATM internationally, you must have a four-digit PIN. If you plan to use your credit cards abroad, inform your credit card company before your departure that you will be using the card in a foreign country. <br><br>The US Dollar and South African Rand are both widely accepted throughout Zimbabwe. We recommend bringing cash (a recommended amount is $400-$500 per person, denominations 50s or smaller so you have exact change), as credit cards are not accepted except in Victoria Falls (credit card not accepted at Gorges or Little Gorges). You can also withdraw cash from ATMs in Victoria Falls using debit or credit cards. Hotels, transportation, activities, and curio shops will charge sales tax, regardless of what currency is used.<\/div>","Custom_Tipping":"Tipping is completely discretionary, but customary. Clients have asked us for tipping guidelines to reward outstanding service. A range of reference would be $15-20 USD per day per traveler for your Cape Town guide, $20-25 USD per day per traveler for your safari guide, $15 USD per day per traveler for your tracker (at some game lodges) and $10 USD per day per traveler for the lodge staff (there is usually a tip box at the front desk). <br><br>Tips can be given in US dollars or local currency (in Zimbabwe the staff prefer US dollars). The lodges also accept credit cards for gratuities (Visa or MasterCard only, not American Express).","Custom_Food":"Please reach out to us directly to discuss any dietary restrictions or concerns you may have. We can easily make arrangements for most diets, but please keep in mind that certain cultural differences or logistical limitations can make it difficult or at times impossible to accommodate all requests. 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We recommend you discuss the following with your physician:<br><br><strong>Yellow Fever<\/strong><br>Proof of Yellow Fever inoculation is required for entry into many African countries if you are arriving from an &#8220;endemic yellow fever zone&#8221; country (most of sub-Saharan and western Africa and South America). Visit the CDC website for information on specific country requirements. Have proof of the shot recorded in your International Health Card and carry the card with your passport. Health officials at borders often (but not always) request proof of the shot. <br><br>Please note: The yellow fever inoculation is now a lifetime shot. In addition, according to the CDC, people 60 years or older may be at increased risk for serious adverse events following vaccination, compared with younger persons. This is particularly true if they are receiving their first yellow fever vaccination. If you are over 60, please discuss this with your physician. If you are advised to decline the vaccine, please get a written waiver from your physician or travel clinic in case you might need it during the visa application process.<br><br><strong>Polio<\/strong><br>People who have received the primary series of at least three doses of polio vaccine are considered fully immunized. People who are unsure of their status should receive the vaccine.<br><br><strong>Hepatitis<\/strong><br>The vaccines HAVRIX and VAQTA (two injections, six to 18 months apart) give long-term protection against Hepatitis A.<br><br><strong>Tetanus Booster<\/strong><br>It is very easy to get a small cut. A booster is strongly recommended (effective for 10 years).<br><br><strong>Typhoid<\/strong><br>A shot or oral vaccine are available. 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If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">www.wildernesstravel.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. 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It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. 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While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. 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