DILWORTH SAFARI (4 PAX)
Day 1 South Africa- Arrival day
Day 2,3,4 South Africa - Welgevonden Game Reserve
Day 5,6,7,8 South Africa - Cape Town
Day 9 Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
Day 10 & 11 Botswana- Okavango Delta
Day 12 & 13 Botswana - Chobe National Park
Day 14 South Africa - Guesthouse
Day 15 Departure
Day 16 USA Arrival
Day 1 Arrival
Airport meet & greet with a 40 minute road transfer to the Farm Inn hotel
Located a mere 40 minutes from Johannesburg International airport and nestled on a rocky outcrop under the African sun, the Farm Inn Country Hotel’s unmatched hospitality and the warmth of thatch, stone and natural materials make it a luxury ‘home away from home’ for guests. Amidst the serenity of park-like grounds on a private game sanctuary, guests can enjoy the magic of a wildlife sanctuary with 23 indigenous species, including lion, leopard and cheetah.
Guests may relax in the beautiful ambience of the lounge or bar, for a truly African experience.
The following species can be viewed by taking a game drive at this location: Lion, Leopard, Tiger, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Warthog, Vervet Monkey, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Springbuck, Blesbuck & Porcupine.
1 night at the Farm Inn (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 2,3,4 Photographic Big Game Safari
Created as a tribute to the unique splendor of the African Wilderness, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway towers over the landscape, combining modern African living, simplicity and an abundance of flavor with a unique wildlife experience.
Eight luxury suites overlooking the flowing Sterkstroom River each enjoy their own private deck and plunge pool perched on the cliff, allowing guests the opportunity to view game from the privacy of their suites. Situated in the Malaria free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a special place where service is understood and luxury is elegantly understated.
The lodge offers a dramatic fusion of African and Western cuisine, far surpassing expectations of even the most discerning diner, with the addition of an extensive wine cellar, any wine lover would appreciate. Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a place where one can retreat in an intimate oasis of relaxation inspired by an awareness of well being.
3 nights at Clifftop Lodge (Full boarding)
Day 5 Cape Town
Morning breakfast in the African bush is followed by your return scheduled charter flight back to Johannesburg International airport, for your connecting flight to Cape Town. Meet and greet in the arrivals hall in cape Town, with quick transfer to the guesthouse.
Meet and greet in the arrivals hall in Cape Town, with quick transfer to the guesthouse.Arrive at the guest house. Located in the heart of Bantry Bay where sea, mountain and city are exquisitely blended. Minutes away from Saunders Rock Beach on the Atlantic Sea Board of Cape Town and Lions head protection when the South Eastern blows.
This Victorian home has a calm and peaceful atmosphere “home away from home feeling”, with a modern approach to hospitality and friendly staff. Eight elegantly furnished bedrooms which are spacious and most with a private patio or balcony with captivating sea or mountain views.
Rooms are fully equipped with en-suite shower, air-conditioning unit, comfortable beds, modern flat screen TV’s, hairdryers, coffee/tea station, a mini fridge and a safe. We provide our guests with pool/beach towels on request as well as airport transfers and guided tours. As complimentary every guest has free wireless Internet Access.
Day at leisure, Explore the Victoria & Alfred waterfront located nearby!
1 Night at Enchanted Guesthouse (B&B)
Day 6 Cape Peninsula & Cape Point tour
- Visit scenic Peninsula Area… See the Southwestern most point of Africa!
- Travel along both coastlines with lovely views.
- Visit Hout Bay Harbor with optional boat trip to see Cape Fur Seal Colony.
- See African Jackass penguins at Boulders Beach.
- Visit Cape Of Good Hope Reserve - do the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet here?
Drive through the 'Mother City' and see the Castle Good Hope, Houses of Parliament, Greenmarket square and other sites.
1 Night at Enchanted Guesthouse (B&B)
Day 7 Day at leisure
Day at leisure - Exploring the Cape Town Waterfront. So much to do and see!
The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting millions of visitors every year – and for good reason. Whether you're looking to go shopping, dine at top restaurants, party at local nightspots, visit tourist attractions and museums or investigate the city’s historic harbour, you'll find it all here. (Construction for this harbour began as early as 1860, when Prince Alfred tipped the first stones for the breakwater, hence the attraction’s name: V&A after Queen Victoria of England and her youngest son Alfred.)
If you're interested in visiting Robben Island, you'll find the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Waterfront.
1 Night at Enchanted Guesthouse (B&B)
Day 8 Cape Winelands Tour
Considered by many to be the true heart of the Cape winelands, the romantic town of Stellenbosch it is the second oldest town in South Africa. Gorgeous scenery, old Cape Dutch houses and picture perfect streets lined with old oak trees one can easily get lost in this quaint little town.
The culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek boasts some of the best restaurants in the country. Dotted with wine farms, many being of French origin, this is where the original French Huguenots settled in South Africa around 1692. Nowadays this little town is booming with the good vibrations of fine wine, great dining and gorgeous scenery.
Your day will include a visit to Bablon Stores, La Motte, Boeschendal etc.
- Visit the main wine producing areas of South Africa.
- Visit historic town of Stellenbosch.
- Cellar tourand wine tasting.
- Visit picturesque Franschhoek surrounded by striking mountains.
- More shopping/browsing in shops unique to this town.
Arrive at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of Stellenbosch’s legendary wine country. The Lanzerac has operated as a fine country estate since 1958 – but its vineyards were first planted more than 300 years ago. With many modern features and services, it still retains the Cape Dutch look, which has been so carefully preserved.The Lanzerac is situated on a private wine estate in the Jonkershoek Valley, surrounded by the Helderberg Mountains
All tours in Cape Town area are conducted as aprivately guided tour in a luxury mini van.
1 night at Lanzerac wine Estate (B&B)
Day 9 Elephant Back Safari
Morning road transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls.Arrive at Victoria falls customs clearance. USA citizens has to get a Zimbabwe visa upon entry, which cost $50. Please be sure to have the cash ready for payment upon arrival.Airport pick up for quick road transfer to the lodge.
The Elephant Camp overlooks a waterhole that is fed by natural streams in the rainy season that rush down to meet the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges below the Falls. Walks and birding for guests supply boundless photographic opportunities. The Elephant Camp offers close interaction with wildlife – in particular elephant at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. All guests staying at The Elephant Camp will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephants.
Spend the day enjoying the elephants roaming the lodge grounds!The Elephant camp is situated only 10 minutes from Victoria Falls in a private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park. Bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls as well as the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia.
With an emphasis on exclusivity, the luxury tented suites all have private decks and plunge pools. The suites are all equipped with indoor and outdoor showers, huge baths, private lounges, mini bar and tea/coffee stations, overhead fans plus air conditioning and are all mosquito proofed. The panoramic views of the Falls are breathtaking from the central area and the west wing of camp whilst the Batoka gorge yawns before one from the rooms in the east wing.
Elephant back safari -Enjoy a privilege once only reserved for kings!
Seated comfortably on the back of natures true "king of the beasts", experience an age old tradition whilst silently exploring the majestic grasslands of Victoria Falls National Park and marvel at the spectacular scenery of Masuie river plunging 120 m into the Zambezi river below.
Be witness to this mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and elephant in a modern day Africa. Sunrise safaris are run daily, promising you much more than just a game-viewing experience, but rather a closer insight into the worlds largest land mammal, the African Elephant.
1 Night at the Elephant Camp (Full boarding)
Day 10 & 11 Victoria Falls & Okavango Delta, Botswana
The Victoria Falls – Now in it’s 150 millionth fantastic year - Reaches Its zenith in about May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight.
Dr Livingstone was the first European to see the Victoria Falls in 1855. Known locally as Mosi-Oa-Tunya or "the smoke that thunders" because of the spray made by the mass of water dropping 100 meters below in the gorges. Livingstone renamed the falls Victoria Falls in honor of Queen Victoria. 50 Years later, missionaries and traders settled in the small Zambian town of Livingstone and the railway bridge over the Zambezi was built.
Transfer to Kasane (1.5 hours). Depart Kasane on charter flight around 1:30 pm.
Neighboring the Moremi Game Reserve in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Concession is 28, 000 hectares of a multiplicity of habitats, from savannah to tree-filled islands and floodplains. Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta is a maze of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering an area of over16,000 square km in flood and shrinking to less than 9,000 square km in the dry season. Trapped in the parched Kalahari sands the fresh water oasis attracts wildlife that depends on the permanent waters of this unique wilderness. The Okavango River, born in the uplands of Angola to the Northwest, flows into and fans out across the Kalahari Desert to form and immense inland delta of lagoons, channels and palm filled islands. The fragile ecosystems remain one of the world’s unspoilt and beautiful wildernesses where a vast diversity of animals and birds can be seen. All this makes for amazing wildlife sightings.
Into the permanent swamp of the Okavango Delta, flows on average 11 billion cubic meters of water, this is enough water to suit the needs of an industrialized nation. The region is extremely flat, the gradient varying a mere 35 meters from the Panhandle in the north, to Maun in the south. It is so very flat it is rumored that the very large termite mounds are the highest landmarks in the Okavango Delta. It is said that termite mounds are the starting points of the Delta Islands. Through evaporation transpiration, salts are deposited on the periphery of the mounds base. Over a period of thousands of years, the process is repeated and in so doing, an island is born. An estimated 97% of the water that enters the delta is lost under the hot Botswana sun.
Arrive at Xugana Island Lodge! Situated on the remote and enchanting Xugana Lagoon, the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta .All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will navigate guests through a variety of tranquil waterways while they explore the Okavango by canoe (mokoro) and motorboat.Guided nature walks on the various islands allow for the opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the camp (seasonal)
For those looking to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird- watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity
All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced guides and include exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro or motorboat and tracking the larger game species on guided nature walks on the many surrounding islands!
All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will navigate guests through a variety of tranquil waterways while they explore the Okavango by canoe (mokoro) and motorboat.Guided nature walks on the various islands allow for the opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the camp (seasonal)
2 nights at Xugana Island Lodge (Full boarding)
Day 12 & 13
Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled “Stolen River” the Savute Channel Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of the Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. But this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere – a mystery that has intrigued geologists and researchers for many years .
Savute lays claim to a spectacularly large summer zebra migration, which is determined by the rains but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April when the zebras move from the rivers in the north in search of the lush grasslands and full waterholes in the southeast of the park. They are always accompanied by a myriad of predators.The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species.
Arrive at Savute Safari Lodge.
Activities are centered around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 safari vehicles.Many trips will incorporate a visit to the famous Savute Marsh for your chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a teeming backdrop of wildlife.Guests can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, a small hilly outcrop which forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.
The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African décor Savute boasts a viewing deck and an al fresco dining area which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole.The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building. Swimming pool and sundeck overlooking the waterhole makes for excellent game viewing opportunities!
Day 14 RETURN
Morning breakfast is followed by a quick transfer to nearby airstrip - Charter flight back to Maun airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.
Johannesburg airport meet and greet with 25 min road transfer to Farm inn for overnight stay.
Day 15 South Africa departure
Morning pick up with road transfer to Johannesburg airport for return flight to USA - Dreaming of the trip of a life time!
USA arrival...making plans to return soon!
- Cost may vary depending on actual booking dates and currency fluctuations
- Safari begins and ends in Johannesburg,South Africa
- All accommodation and activities as per the itinerary are included
- BOARDING: Full Boarding (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) / B&B (Bed & Breakfast). Drinks might or might not be included depending in the specific location - please inquire if you need details
- International flights between USA/Europe and Africa are not included
- Child policy may apply
- Single occupancy policy allies
- Checking passport validity and sufficient empty pages needed in the passport remains the client's responsibility
- Checking and obtaining the necessary/applicable VISA's for each country visited is the client's responsibility
They say that all bugs in Africa bite...but the Safari Bug is the worst of them all!