Cape Town & Victoria Falls
|Group size: 14 pax
||Accomodation: 4/5 Star
||Duration: 11 days
Day 01: Cape Town, South Africa
Arrive Cape Town International Airport. Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the balance of your day at leisure in Cape Town.
Day 02: Cape Town
Half-day city tour of Cape Town including a visit to Table Mountain. Highlights include Castle of Good Hope, District Six Museum, Freedom Square (where Mandela appeared after being released from prison), SA Museum, Company Gardens, St Georges Cathedral, Greenmarket Square and Signal Hill. Return to the V&A Waterfront and begin your tour to Robben Island (tour departs from the Clock Tower.) The infamous Robben Island, whose prison was once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela as well as many other black political dissidents, is now a World Heritage Site and provides stunning views across the bay with Table Mountain as its backdrop. Your tour to the island includes the ferry trip there and back, an island tour and a tour of the prison with a former political prisoner as your guide. The trip is three and ½ hours including the 1/2-hour ferry trip each way. Return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 03: Cape Town
Half-day Cape Peninsula tour. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard, to Hout Bay. From Hout Bay, travel to Noordhoek and through Ou Kaapse Weg. Proceed to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, where you are able to ride the Funicular to the viewpoint where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. The Cape Peninsula is the thin finger of land in the Southwestern corner of Africa with the city of Cape Town at its head. As you travel south towards Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, the land gets narrower until the great Indian and Atlantic Oceans combine into one vast southern ocean, with nothing beyond except Antarctica. Continue to Stellenbosch this afternoon for a half-day wine tour.
Day 04: Cape Town - Kruger National Park
Transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga airport. On arrival you are met by lodge staff and assist to your waiting bush plane for short air transfer to your lodge. Designed like no other game lodge, Earth Lodge's breathtaking architecture, simple décor and innovative use of fabrics, fibres, light and space need to be seen to be believed. After checking in, you will have the opportunity to freshen up before lunch. Spend some time relaxing, before departing on a game drive late this afternoon. Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures. Return to the lodge after dark, for dinner.
Day 05: Kruger National Park
Full day game viewing activities from the lodge. The advantage of Sabi Sabi Safaris stems from the fact that animals on the Reserve have not been hunted for over half a century. Because they have become habituated, they perceive the outline of a vehicle carrying humans as non-threatening. Each morning and evening, Safaris in open Landrovers drive through a wide variety of habitats, allowing you to view the vast interactions of the wild. After breakfast, guests on guided walking trails can experience the natural environment on foot. The dedicated, skilled and passionate Rangers lead you to discover miracles of Nature you may never have dreamed existed.
Day 06: Kruger Natioanal Park - Johannesburg
Return air transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga airport to board your flight to Johannesburg. You are met and transferred to your hotel. Sheer style and individuality is what redefines the travel experience when staying at Africa's first truly HIP 5 Star Hotel! Through innovative architecture and outstanding design, the Melrose Arch Hotel has become a destination in its own right, attracting those who take pleasure in modern elegance and sophistication. The Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa is situated within the exclusive urban Melrose Arch lifestyle development, a "city within a city". The entire Melrose Arch precinct is patrolled by 24 hour Security and monitored by CCTV surveillance for peace-of-mind comfort. Afternoon visit to the Apartheid Museum. The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre- eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story.
Day 07: Johannesburg - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Zambia
Transfer to Johannesburg airport for your flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Upon your arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you are met and transferred (border crossing into Zambia) to your lodge for check- in. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Falls and nearby cultural village. Dubbed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight to behold, especially when in full flood and more than 500 000 cubic meters of water are cascading over the edge every minute.
Day 08: Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park, Botswana
Transfer by road to your lodge in Chobe National Park, arriving in time for lunch and afternoon game viewing activity. Deep in the heart of Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a backdrop, you'll come face-to-face with the abundant creatures of the bush, and some of the most spectacular sunsets Mother Nature bestows.
Day 09: Chobe National Park
Enjoy a morning and afternoon game viewing activity with your lodge guide. Thrilling guided game drives in open vehicles bring you to the heart of Africa's largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, puku, antelopes, lions and other creatures that gather on the Chobe River's banks. Or join our acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. Sundowner cruises are particularly spectacular on the Chobe River. Fishing excursions are also available. End each day with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, followed by a sumptuous meal lovingly prepared by our expert culinary staff - a delicious, eclectic fusion of Western and African cuisine and delicacies - all topped off by a sampling of vintage wines and spirits from our cellar. It's the perfect complement to your one-of-a-kind African adventure. High teas are often served on the lawn under the shade of the trees.
Day 10: Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls - Depart
Morning game drive and return transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for departing flight.
|Group size: 14 pax
||Accomodation: 4/5 Star
||Duration: 11 days
Day 01: Cape Town, South Africa
Arrive Cape Town International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy balance of your day at leisure.
Day 02: Cape Town - Cape Peninsula Tour
Full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, the thin finger of land in the southwestern most corner of Africa with the city of Cape Town at its head. As you travel south towards Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, the land gets narrower until the great Indian and Atlantic Oceans combine into one vast southern ocean, with nothing beyond except Antarctic.
Day 03: Cape Town - Winelands Tour
Full day Cape Winelands Tour, a scenically enchanting region of dramatic mountains and fertile valleys, planted with vines stretching across rolling fields. Here farmers enjoy perfect conditions and produce the best wines of the world. The soil is so rich, they use about a tenth the amount of fertilizer that European farmers do. It is a wonderful combination of small historic towns, beautiful scenery and wine estates producing delicious wines and brandies. There are literally hundreds of wine estates all offering the chance to sample their unique blends in a picture-perfect setting.
Day 04: Cape Town - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning you will be transferred to the Cape Town Airport for your scheduled flight* to Victoria Falls. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Falls and evening at leisure.
Day 05: Victoria Falls - Kasane, Botswana - Nxabega Camp
Transfer overland to Botswana and on to Kasane Airport for light aircraft transfer to Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp – clearing customs and immigration en route. Guests have a choice of daily activities including meandering along the floodplains of the Delta by Mokoro (canoe), exploring the deeper channels by motor boat, nature walks accompanied by a professional guide, or tracking game in open 4x4-safari vehicle in the mopane forests and open grasslands. The added highlight of an evening game-drive with spotlight assures you of an unforgettable experience in Botswana.
Day 06 & 07: Nxabega Safari Camp - Okavango Delta
Enjoy a two full days of game viewing activities.
Day 08: Nxabega - Maun - Johannesburg - Ngala Private Game Reserve
Transfer by light aircraft to Maun Airport for your scheduled flight* to Johannesburg. Connect to your scheduled charter flight to Ngala Private Game Reserve. Depending on arrival time you can enjoy either lunch or afternoon tea. In the late afternoon, depart on your first game drive. With cooler boxes of your favorite drinks on board the Land Rovers, you will set off into the bush on an exciting safari accompanied by a professional game ranger. At sunset, your rangers will stop off in the bush, where you will have a chance to enjoy your refreshing drinks, soak up the amazing silence and watch the sun sink into the dusty horizon. Continue on with the game drive after dark, using a powerful spotlight to point out nocturnal wildlife. The chances are excellent that you will encounter lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and many other species of game in their natural habitat. The vehicles go off the road, when necessary, to afford you the best possible viewing. The safari continues on into the dark when spotlights are used to follow the game. As most of the predators are nocturnal, this is the best time for viewing –especially as most hunting occurs at night.
Day 09: Ngala Private Game Reserve
Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to see most of the large mammals, so today you will enjoy an early morning game drive as well as a late afternoon/evening game drive. Animals which are mostly seen in the early morning include rhino, lion, leopard and giraffe. Lion are very active in the early morning and this is when you may see a pride on a kill or moving around with their young. As the day wears on, the animals usually retire to the shade of a tree or bush and may spend the best part of the day sleeping, only to emerge in the late afternoon or evening. Night-time is when the large carnivores – except wild dogs and cheetahs – do their hunting, and if you are lucky you may stumble on a kill.
Day 10: Ngala Private Game Reserve - Johannesburg - Depart
Early morning wake up call for your last game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast before check out and departure. Return to Johannesburg by charter flight in time for your onward arrangements and departure for home.
|Group size: 14/8 pax
||Accomodation: 4/5 Star
||Duration: 08/14 days
Day 01: ARRIVE CAPE TOWN
On arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel. Your choice of accommodation includes the gracious grand lady of the Cape, the Mount Nelson Hotel, or the contemporary boutique style Kensington Place, located on the lower slopes of Table Mountain with views across the city.
Day 02: CAPE TOWN
A morning tour of this picturesque city. Visit Table Mountain (weather permitting), travel through the city where you visit the Malay Quarter, the South African Museum and the Waterfront. Visit the home of a Cape Malay resident in the Bo Kaap area of Cape Town, for a traditional Cape Malay tea. Your afternoon is at leisure to relax.
Day 03: CAPE TOWN
Today travel along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Visit Boulders Beach, famous for its colony of African penguins, enroute to Kalk Bay where you enjoy a seafood lunch. Drive back to Cape Town visiting the Constantia Valley on the outskirts of Cape Town where you can sample some of South Africa’s finest wines.
Day 04: CAPE TOWN
Today is at leisure to do as you please - perhaps explore the city and stroll along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its shops, restaurants and bars. Or choose from one of the many optional excursions available such as a half day visit to Robben Island, where South Africa’s former president, Nelson Mandela, was incarcerated for almost 20 years of his life. Explore the Cape’s wineries further with a day trip to the Wineland towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. For those who enjoy the outdoors, then a half day of sailing in your own private yacht is a must.
Day 05: CAPE TOWN-JOHANNESBURG-KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Fly to Kruger National Park where your safari adventure begins. Your choice of accommodation includes Rattray’s on the world renowned Mala Mala Private Game Reserve, or Tanda Tula - a luxury tented camp in the northern Timbavati Game Reserve. Both are situated amidst breathtaking bush landscape and offer the ‘Big Five’ safari experience. This afternoon enjoy a game activity.
DAYS 06-07: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Two full days on safari with morning and afternoon game drives by open 4WD vehicle. Or if you wish to be more energetic you may like to take a guided walk instead. A variety of animals are found in these areas such as elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and diverse antelope and bird species. A night drive will bring you up close with some of the nocturnal species of the area such as the adorable bushbaby.
Day 08: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK-JOHANNESBURG
A final morning game drive before transferring to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg with onward flight connections.
Optional Rovos Rail and Victoria Falls Extension:
As per main tour.
Day 08: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK-JOHANNESBURG
A final morning game drive before transferring to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 09: JOHANNESBURG-ROVOS RAIL
This morning transfer to Capital Park Station, Pretoria where you board the luxury train, Rovos Rail. Leaving Pretoria travel to Warmbaths, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. Traverse the Soutpansberg Mountains and cross into Zimbabwe this evening.
Day 10: ROVOS RAIL
Your morning is spent relaxing and enjoying the comforts of this luxurious train. This afternoon arrive at Bulawayo where, if time permits, you visit the Museum of Natural History of Bulawayo.
Day 11: ROVOS RAIL-VICTORIA FALLS
Your journey continues in a north-westerly direction passing through Thompson’s Junction and Hwange National Park. Arrive at Victoria Falls station late this afternoon where your incredible three day rail journey ends. On arrival you are met and transferred to your historical hotel, overlooking the spectacular gorge of the Zambezi River.
Day 12: VICTORIA FALLS
This morning view the spectacular Victoria Falls on a private walking tour of the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. Time at leisure to further explore, before ending your day with a magical sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River or during full moon revisit the Falls for a Lunar Walking Tour of the Falls.
Day 13: DEPART VICTORIA FALLS
Transfer to the airport in time for onward flights.
|Group size: 06 pax
||Accomodation: 4/5 Star
||Duration: 19 days
Day 01: Frankfurt –Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will spend the evening. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 02: Johannesburg – Sabi Sands
Depart Johannesburg this morning and travel East past gold and coal mining towns to Lydenburg. Then travel along the scenic escarpment with the 26km long Blyde River Canyon as the route’s most spectacular feature. You will continue to Sabi Sands Game Reserve and transfer to your lodge for your overnight stay. Following lunch at the lodge you will enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03: Sabi Sands – Mumpalanga
An early morning game drive before breakfast and continue on to Mpumalanga for your overnight stay. The remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 04: Mumpalanga – Kruger
This morning transfer to Kruger National Park. In this world famous reserve you will hope to encounter the full spectrum of wildlife from the “Big Five” to insects and sunbirds. Following an afternoon game drive you will continue on to your accommodation for your overnight stay.
Day 05: Kruger – Swaziland
Your tour continues today as you enter the small Kingdom of Swaziland. Visit the Ngwenya glass factory before continuing on to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Swaziland – Zululand
After breakfast continue south, visiting a well known Swazi candle factory before re-entering South Africa. Travel to Hluhluwe for an afternoon game driver before continuing to your accommodation for your overnight stay.
Day 07: Zululand – Durban
This morning you will enjoy a game drive in a region famous for its white rhino along with a wide variety of other animals and birds. Continue on to a traditional Zulu village in time for lunch and a show displaying local culture, arriving in Durban ion the late afternoon. You will transfer to your hotel where you will spend the following 2 nights.
Day 08: Durban
Today is a full day at leisure to relax and enjoy the city on your own.
Day 09: Durban – Port Elizabeth
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will spend the evening. The remainder of the day will be at leisure.
Day 10: Port Elizabeth – Knysna
Leave Port Elizabeth and head west, soon reaching the Tsitsikama Mountains and indigenous forests, continuing on to Knysna via Plettenberg Bay where you will stop for lunch before transferring to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 11: Knysna – Wilderness
Your morning is at leisure to enjoy the atmosphere of this lovely town. You will then be taken on a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve where you will stop for lunch. From here you will board the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train for a short journey before continuing on to Wilderness for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 12: Wilderness – Oudtshoorn
This morning cross the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. Visit the Cango Caves and in the evening visit an Ostrich Show Farm where you will be guided through the development of ostriches before enjoying dinner here.
Day 13: Oudtshoorn – Cape Town
After breakfast travel through Little Karoo and the towns of Montagne and Worcester to Cape Town. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend the following 3 nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 14: Cape Town
This morning you will enjoy a tour of the city with first stop at Table Mountain. Here you will board one of the two cable cars for your journey to the where there will be time to wander around and take photographs from the numerous viewing decks around. Descend and board your coach to travel through the Malay Quarter, the city centre, and the company gardens. After visiting the Castle of Good Hope you arrive at Milnerton Lighthouse for a chance to photograph Table Mountain from a distance away. You will then continue to V&A Waterfront where you can finish your tour here and make your own way back to your hotel or transfer back to your hotel with the coach.
Day 15: Cape Town
Today is a full day at leisure in Cape Town.
Day 16: Cape Town – Johannesburg
This morning you will have some free time before your transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.
On arrival you will be transferred to your airport hotel by the hotel courtesy shuttle for your overnight stay.
Day 17: Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
This morning you will transfer back to the airport for your flight to Victoria Falls .
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will spend the following 2 nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 18: Victoria Falls
This morning you will be taken on a guided tour of the falls. Your tour will take you around the falls providing information of the Falls, history of the area, facts and figures about the Falls and the identification of plants, birds or mammals that may be seen. You will then visit the craft village which gives you a glimpse at reconstructed African homes, covering the many styles found in southern Africa. You will have some free time for shopping in the village before returning to your hotel with the afternoon free. Late this afternoon you will transfer to the Zambezi river for a spectacular sunset cruise. These cruises, famous for the wonderful river sunsets, cover 12 km of the river. A selection of snacks and drinks is served throughout the cruise. Regrettably, National Parks rules dictate that all water vessels must vacate the river by 18:30, which in the Summer months is just before the sun actually sets.
Day 19: Victoria Falls –Johannesburg
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connecting on to your international flight back to Europe.
Highlights of Tanzania
|Group size: 12 pax||Accomodation: 4/5 Star||Duration: 7 days|
Day 01 - Arrive Arusha
Upon arrival at JRO Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by your local driver and transferred to our Lodge only a short drive away.
Day 02 - Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, your driver will transfer you back to JRO to board your chartered flight to Manyara airstrip from where you will be transferred to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. After lunch, you will commence your tour of Ngorongoro Crater descending into the caldera for truly amazing game viewing. On the way back to your lodge you will visit a Maasai village to learn all about this ancient culture. As the sun sets you will arrive back at the lodge and there will be time to relax before dinner is served. Please opt for sundowners cocktails whilst watching the sun set.
Day 03 - Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart for the journey to the Serengeti. Before leaving the Ngorongoro Conservation area you will visit Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site that became well known after the discovery of human fossils there in 1959. En route there will be time for a game drive. On arrival at Serengeti Sopa Lodge, you will receive a welcome drink and fragranced towels to refresh yourself, and then once checked in there will be to relax before lunch is served. After lunch depart for your afternoon game drive on these famous plains. Early evening arrive back at the lodge for dinner.
Day 04 - Serengeti - Zanzibar
After breakfast you will depart for your morning game drive, returning to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to Seronera airstrip to board your chartered flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival you will check into your rooms then relax before lunch is served. In the afternoon you can relax on the beach, take advantage of the spa or enjoy one of the water sports on offer at the resort. After a refreshing cocktail at sunset, dinner will be served.
Day 05 - Zanzibar
In the next two days you have the opportunity to discover everything that this beautiful island has to offer, from water sports and sensational diving trips, to excursions to Stone Town to learn about Zanzibar's past. Peruse the antique shops in the vibrant town centre, sample the different spices and learn how Zanzibar locals make use of them in cooking and as a natural remedy for various ailments. In the evenings relax with a delicious cocktail made with the freshest fruits from the island while the fishermen’s dhows sail across the horizon. After your full day, arrive back at your hotel late afternoon/early evening to relax and freshen up before dinner.
Day 07 - Depart Zanzibar
After breakfast, morning is at leisure. After lunch you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport to board your flight to Dar es Salaam.
Upon arrival in Dar you will be transferred to Kempinski where you will be having dinner. After dinner you will be transferred back to Dar airport to board your flight home.
|Group size: 30 pax||Accomodation: 5 Star||Duration: 4 days|
Day 01 - Arrival
Upon arrival at Marrakech airport, you will be escorted to the airport VIP room for a cocktail and to deal with the formalities. Mercedes S Class limousines will be parked next to the airport exit door for a 10 minutes drive to your hotel. A variety of boutique hotels, luxury private villas and palaces will be suggested for you. Upon arrival, a private welcome reception will be organized, Time at leisure to freshen up. A horse drawn carriage transfer will be organized to take you to a private Moroccan riad for a welcome dinner with exclusive entertainment.
After breakfast, Explore the Medina with your guides in very small groups. Lunch with a Caftan models show will be organized at an exclusive boutique hotel garden while having lunch. Visit Majorelle Gardens in the afternoon Time at leisure at your hotel A Cocktail will be organized at the Sky Bar before your transfer to Royal Mansour Palace for dinner.
Ride your Range Rover 4X4s to the Atlas Mountains to have lunch at Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot. We continue to Lalla Takerkoust lake where we will ride our quads to Agafay desert. Upon arrive to Agafay desert, sundowners will be served at our exclusive camp built in the middle of nowhere. Dinner and entertainemnt under the stars Transfer back to Marrakech ( 45 min ) on your Range Rover 4X4s. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure or pamper yourselves at the most exclusive oriental Spa of Marrakech.
Transfer to Marrakech airport for your return flight.