South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Botswana Private Journey

From Cape Town to Botswana

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.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
Cape Town Adventures

Join your private guide for fascinating explorations in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Visit a township, historic Robben Island, Table Mountain, the National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch, or tour South Africa’s centuries-old wine estates, with their beautiful Cape Dutch architecture.

Commodore Hotel
Cape Town, South Africa
Days 1 to 3 (3 nights)
The Victoria and Alfred Hotel (Optional Upgrade)
Cape Town, South Africa
Days 1 to 3 (3 nights)
Cape Grace Hotel (Optional Upgrade)
Cape Town, South Africa
Days 1 to 3 (3 nights)
Days 4-6
Greater Kruger National Park

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.

Kambaku Safari Lodge
Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, South Africa
Days 4 to 6 (3 nights)
Londolozi (Optional Upgrade)
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Days 4 to 6 (3 nights)
Kambaku River Sands (Optional Upgrade)
Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa
Days 4 to 6 (3 nights)
Mala Mala Game Reserve (Optional Upgrade)
Mala Mala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Days 4 to 6 (3 nights)
Day 7
Victoria Falls

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).

Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 7 (1 night)
Days 8-10
Botswana: Chobe National Park

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.

Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)
Chobe Chilwero (Optional Upgrade)
Chobe River, Botswana
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)
Linyanti Bush Camp (Optional Upgrade)
Linyanti Game Reserve, Botswana
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)
Kings Pool Camp (Optional Upgrade)
Linyanti Game Reserve, Botswana
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)

Highlights

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

Details

Length: 10 days
Cost From: $6995  
Arrive: Cape Town, South Africa
Depart: Livingstone, Zambia
Lodging: 9 nights in luxury hotels and game lodges
Meals: All meals included as noted in Detailed Itinerary as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Game walks, game viewing by open 4WD and mokoro (dugout canoe)