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Sample Itineraries

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The best way to fully experience the magic of "Safari Africa" is with a customized itinerary that is tailored to your specific interests, priorities, and timeframe for travel, but that still provides the level of hosting and peace of mind one would expect from traveling with a leading tour operator.

To stimulate ideas and provide thoughts for your own Classic African experience, below is a sample of itineraries taken from clients who traveled with us to Africa recently. The samples cover many of the region's great highlights, and a wide range of client interests and budgets.

Click on each title for a map and detailed itinerary.

Multi-Country Safaris 

Sample 1: Highlights of Southern Africa

Countries: South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia
Highlights: Cape Town, Kruger Park, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta
Duration: 12 days
Rating: 6
Rough cost for 2021: From around $18,290 to around $24,940 per person sharing
Comments: Four of southern Africa's major highlights. Top of the line accommodation in each area.

Sample 2: In Livingstone's Footsteps

Countries: South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe
Highlights: Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta, Chobe/Linyanti Reserve, Victoria Falls, Mana Pools National Park
Duration: 13 days
Rating: 5 and 6
Rough cost for 2021: From around $17,490 to around $22,090 per person sharing.
Comments: Follow David Livingstone through the Kalahari and the Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls, and down the Zambezi River. Diverse safari covering a wide range of habitats, game species, activities, and accommodation types.

Sample 3: Desert and Delta Safari

Countries: South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana
Highlights: Cape Town, Sossusvlei Sand Dunes, Okavango Delta
Duration: 13 days
Rating: 5
Rough cost for 2021: From around $10,7600 to around $17,390 per person sharing.
Comments: A study in contrasts and natural beauty, combining some of the most spectacular scenery and game-rich areas in southern Africa.

Sample 4: The Royal Safari

Countries: South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia
Highlights: Cape Town, Okavango Delta (elephant interaction safari), Victoria Falls, Kruger Park (luxury lodge)
Duration: 12 days
Rating: 6
Rough cost for 2021: From around $18,740 to around $22,810 per person sharing.
Comments: A safari fit for royalty. Visit the 'fairest Cape' then venture into the hinterland to explore the Okavango Delta alongside African elephants. Follow this with the greatest waterfall on earth, and end with three nights of sublime pampering at southern Africa's most luxurious safari lodge.

Sample 5: "Best of Both Worlds" Safari

Countries: Botswana
Highlights: Chobe/Linyanti Reserve, Okavango Delta, and Tuli Block
Duration: 9 days
Rating: 5 and 6
Rough cost for 2021: From around $13,240 to around $18,780 per person sharing.
Comments: Botswana is a country of contrasts - the north is characterized by the vast, flat wilderness of the Kalahari, with wildlife-rich oases around the Okavango Delta and Chobe/Linyanti River; this region is home to some of the top luxuryt tented camps in Africa. The south features the rolling hills and giant baobabs of the Limpopo River Valley, and is home to one of the region's most luxurious lodges. Unsure if you want a luxury tented or lodge safari experience - you can enjoy them both!

Great Migration Safaris

Sample 6: The Classic Migration Safari

Countries: Tanzania
Highlights: Ngorongoro Crater, central Serengeti, northern Serengeti
Duration: 11 days
Rating: 4 and 5
Rough cost for 2021: From around $10,440 to around $15,410 per person sharing.
Comments: A wildlife bonanza! Small, exclusive camps in ideal locations provide access to the greatest concentration and diversity of large mammals on earth, while keeping away from the crowds. With everything from the "Big Five" to dramatic river crossings, this is the quintessential migration safari.

Sample 7: The Ultimate Migration Safari

Countries: Tanzania and Kenya
Highlights: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Maasai Mara
Duration: 10 days
Rating: 6
Rough cost for 2021: From around $14,760 to around $21,990 per person sharing.
Comments: East Africa's three most wildlife-rich eco-systems, and three of its most exquisite lodges - it's hard to decide which is more spectacular, the vast herds of wildlife or the incredible "Out of Africa" scenery. The perfect safari for discerning travelers who want to experience the beauty and drama of the migration in elegance and style.

Sample 8: Highlights of East Africa Safari

Countries: Rwanda and Tanzania
Highlights: Volcanoes National Park, Serengeti, Zanzibar
Duration: 11 days
Rating: 6
Rough cost for 2021: From around $18,650 to around $21,100 per person sharing.
Comments: Trek for highly endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains, watch the herds of the Great Migration ford the Mara River, and then relax and enjoy the abundant marine life around the tropical island paradise of Zanzibar. A study in beauty and contrast that highlights the ecological diversity of Central-East Africa.

Single Country Safaris 

Sample 9: Africa's Eden - The Best of Botswana

Countries: Botswana and Zimbabwe
Highlights: Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls
Duration: 9 days
Rating:
Rough cost for 2021: From around $11,495 to around $24,135 per person sharing.
Comments: A diverse and comprehensive Botswana safari combining three of the country's top safari camps in contrasting ecosystems, and offering a wide range of activity options and showcasing why many consider Botswana to be Africa's top safari destination.

Sample 10: An Undiscovered Gem - On Safari in Zambia

Countries: Zambia
Highlights: Kafue Park, South Luangwa Park, and Lower Zambezi Park
Duration: 10 days
Rating: 5 and 6
Rough cost for 2021: Around $14,290 per person sharing.
Comments: Diversity and luxury in three of Southern Africa's most remote and wildlife-rich ecosystems. Still relatively unknown, up-and-coming Zambia is an excellent value proposition.

Sample 11: Highlights of Zimbabwe Wing Safari 

Countries: Zimbabwe
Highlights: Victoria Falls, Hwange Park, Matusadona Park, Mana Pools Park
Duration: 10 days
Rating: 5
Rough cost for 2021: Around $7,395 to $10,090 per person sharing.
Comments: Outstanding value! A high quality and exciting safari experience with some of the most highly trained guides in Africa.

Sample 12: The World in One Country - Essential South Africa

Countries: South Africa
Highlights: Cape Town, Winelands, Kruger Park (luxury tented camp in Timbavati combined with luxury lodge in Sabi Sand sector)
Duration: 11 days
Rating: 5 and 6
Rough cost for 2021: Around $9,195 per person sharing
Comments: South Africa's two major destination highlights, with a focus on diverse, high-quality experiences, and excellent value.

Sample 13: The Majestic West - A Namibian Safari

Countries: Namibia
Highlights: Sossusvlei Sand Dunes,  Desert Rhinos of Damaraland, Skeleton Coast, Kunene River
Duration: 10 days
Rating: 5
Rough cost for 2021: From around $10,090 to around $14,680 per person sharing.
Comments: In-depth exploration of one of Africa's most scenically spectacular and culturally interesting destinations. Particularly suitable for return visitors who have been on 'big game' safari before and are ready for the next level of engagement with Africa.

Safari and Beach 

Sample 14: The Ultimate Honeymoon

Countries: Seychelles and South Africa
Highlights: North Island (Seychelles) and Kruger Park (2 lodges)
Duration: 11 days
Rating:
Rough cost for 2021: Around $18,990 per person sharing.
Comments: Combining the two most luxurious safari lodges in southern Africa with the Indian Ocean's premier island getaway.

Sample 15: Beach and Safari Romance

Countries: South Africa and Mozambique
Highlights: Kruger Park (Sabi Sand and Timbavati), Bazaruto Archipelago
Duration: 10 days
Rating: 5 and 6 
Rough cost for 2021: Around $12,690 per person sharing.
Comments: The perfect romantic combination of a luxurious/stylish safari with relaxing beach time at a remote island lodge.

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