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Sample Itineraries

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The best way to fully experience the magic of southern 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 southern 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 2018: From around $16,840 to around $21,355 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 2018: From around $14,110 to around $18,270 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: 12 days
Rating: 5
Rough cost for 2017: From around $9,080 to around $12,590 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 2018: From $18,190 to around $20,690 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 and South Africa
Highlights: Chobe/Linyanti Reserve, Okavango Delta, and Madikwe Reserve
Duration: 9 days
Rating: 5 and 6
Rough cost for 2018: From around $9,080 to around $12,690 per person sharing.
Comments: Botswana is famous for its unspoiled wilderness areas, abundant wildlife, and luxury tented camps. South Africa is renowned for 'Big Five' game-viewing and ultra-luxurious lodges. Combine them for the best of both worlds.

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 2017: Around $12,285 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 2017: Around $17,995 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.

Single Country Safaris 

Sample 8: 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 2018: From around $10,460 to around $19,790 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. Ending with a night in Victoria Falls to view one of the World's great natural wonders.

Sample 9: 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 2018: Around $11,096 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 10: 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 2018: From around $6,690 to $8,520 per person sharing.
Comments: Outstanding value! A high quality and exciting safari experience with some of the most highly trained guides in Africa.

Sample 11: 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 2018: From around $7,235 to around $7,515 per person sharing.
Comments: South Africa's two major destination highlights, with a focus on diverse, high-quality experiences, and excellent value.

Sample 12: 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 2018: From around $10,330 to around $13,460 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 13: The Ultimate Honeymoon

Countries: Seychelles and South Africa
Highlights: North Island (Seychelles) and Kruger Park (2 lodges)
Duration: 11 days
Rating:
Rough cost for 2018: Around $30,180 per person sharing.
Comments: Combining the two most luxurious safari lodges in southern Africa with the Indian Ocean's premier island getaway.

Sample 14: 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 2018: Around $11,890 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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