Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Safari Adventure
Includes flight from Montreal, Transfers, Hotel accommodation, Most Meals, National Park Fees, Sightseeing & Services of local tour manager.

Chobe National Park & Okavango Delta, plus Victoria Falls & Cape Town

If you want a safari with all the thrills, but fewer crowds, and are eager to see magnificent wildlife and meet the people of Africa, then join our small group to Southern Africa. Experience the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, set out on game drives to see the unique wildlife in Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta, and visit the beautiful sites of South Africa.

Arrive in Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa by population, often called “Gauteng – the City of Gold.” After a day of leisure to acclimate to the new time zone, fly to Zimbabwe to experience the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Then, travel to dazzling Chobe National Park in Botswana and enjoy a sunset safari cruise and several game drives in search of an array of wildlife.

Next, fly to the lush, green Okavango Delta for some of the finest game viewing in the region. Finally, fly to Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and explore the wonderful sites including Table Mountain and the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. An excursion to the Cape Winelands and the Cape Peninsula will conclude your magical journey in Southern Africa.

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Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa

Itinerary Map
Victoria Falls, Africa

Trip Highlights

Escorted Package Includes
  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • International flights Montreal-Johannesburg, Cape Town-Montreal
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Johannesburg-Victoria Falls, Kasane-Okavango Delta*, Okavango Delta-Maun* & Maun-Cape Town
  • 11 nights in First Class safari lodge and hotel accommodations
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 24 meals: 11 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners (including 1 home hosted lunch, and welcome & farewell dinners)
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • National Park fees

Special Features

  • Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss and get to know the locals.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world with its astounding vistas.
  • Walking safari through the exquisite rain forest at Victoria Falls, stopping to see the statue of David Livingstone, the missionary-explorer who discovered the Falls.
  • At Chobe National Park in Botswana, board a motorized boat for a magnificent sunset safari cruise.
  • Watch the game up close at the source of the Savute in Chobe with its plentiful wildlife and over 460 different species of birds.
  • Travel to the lush, green Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta with its huge concentration of animals and birds, designated a World Heritage Site.
  • Twice-daily game activities in the untouched freshwater wetland of the Okavango Delta, at the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari desert.
  • Ascend to the top of legendary Table Mountain to see the astonishing panoramic views of the city and beaches below.
  • Enjoy a unique interaction and experience the cultural diversity of the Cape Malay community.
  • Travel through the fertile valleys of South Africa’s picturesque wine country, with its magnificent Cape Dutch architecture, stopping for tastings at major vineyards by Wine Tram.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 – Depart for South Africa

Depart for Johannesburg, South Africa

DAY 2 – Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg, a gold mining town, which developed into a colossal industry for South Africa, often called “Gauteng – the City of Gold.” Today, Jo’burg (its more popular name) is the largest city in South Africa by population, and also the wealthiest province. The rest of the day is at leisure, to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone
Overnight: Johannesburg

DAY 3 – Sundowner Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River

After a good night’s rest, join a briefing with your Tour Manager to discuss the wonderful adventure that awaits you in Southern Africa. Return to the airport for the flight to Zimbabwe. Here, you’ll experience the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, with its astounding vistas. These impressive falls are over a mile wide and 351 feet high, making them wider and higher than Niagara Falls. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Celebrate your arrival with a delightful sundowner cruise and dinner as you sail on the mighty Zambezi River. Look for the hippos, elephants, and buffalo that come to drink at the end of the day at the water’s edge
Overnight: Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 – Guided Tour of Victoria Falls

This morning’s guided tour of Victoria Falls, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, begins with a walking safari through the exquisite rainforest; view the cataracts, and a wide variety of wildlife, colorful birds and plants. Linger at the statue of David Livingstone, the first missionary explorer to discover the Falls in 1855 and named them after Queen Victoria. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dine in a traditional African Boma open to the starry African skies. Sample a variety of local cuisine, featuring game meats and delectable Zimbabwean dishes, complemented by dancers and drumming. A fun-filled evening!
Overnight: Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 – Sunset Safari Cruise in Chobe National Park

Travel to dazzling Chobe National Park in Botswana, arriving in time for lunch. The first glimpse of the river in the sandy terrain is always astonishing. Undoubtedly, one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife that is unparalleled anywhere else in the country. The region has the largest concentration of elephants in Africa with a population reaching over 60,000. Settle into your new surroundings and get ready for this afternoon’s adventure. Board a motorized boat for your sunset safari cruise where you will glide through the water searching for hippos, buffalo, antelope and more. Return to the lodge in time for dinner
Overnight: Chobe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 – Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Chobe National Park

Set out on a game drive early in the morning when the sun rises and you can see the animals searching for their breakfast. Navigate in open safari vehicles in search of lions, warthogs, buffalo, giraffe and more. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation before this afternoon’s game drive. We’ll watch the wildlife from up close including a spectacular array of birds. There are over 460 different bird species in the park, making Chobe one of Africa’s premier venues for bird watching. This evening dine al fresco in the open air lodge restaurant
Overnight: Chobe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 – Safari Cruise in the Okavango Delta

The scenery changes today. Transfer to the airport in Kasane to board a light aircraft flight (4 or 5 seat plane) to the lush, green Okavango Delta, a unique wildlife location. It is the world’s largest inland delta with great concentration of animals and birds. A World Heritage Site, the Okavango is a vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland at the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari Desert with an abundance of wildlife within a setting of amazing beauty. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, you’ll see some of the finest game viewing in the region – lookout for ostrich, antelope, wildebeests along with hippos and crocodiles along the water’s edge, as well as hundreds of bird species. Enjoy the exciting afternoon game cruise. Return in time for dinner at your camp
Overnight: Okavango Delta
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 – Safari Activities in the Okavango Delta

Game activities in the morning and afternoon include leisurely cruises in local mokoros (canoes) or motorized boats, guided nature walks along the river and fishing expeditions. Of course, there’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. Tomorrow, depart the Okavango so cherish the last moments of your safari adventure in Southern Africa
Overnight: Okavango Delta
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 – Fly to Cape Town

Following breakfast at the lodge, board a light aircraft flight (4 or 5 seat plane) to Maun where you will board your flight to Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As you transfer to your hotel, you’ll see the towering symbol of the city – Table Mountain. The rest of the evening is at leisure in this magnificent seaside city. Tonight, there is so much to see and do at the bustling waterfront including a variety of restaurants and cafes
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 – Cape Town City Tour & Cape Malay Experience Tour

Today, explore the gorgeous city of Cape Town. The highlight is an ascent to the top of magnificent Table Mountain. Travel by aerial cable car* (weather permitting) and see the astonishing panoramic views of the city and beaches below as you climb high into the clouds. On a clear day, it’s often possible to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and the melding of the oceans at Cape Point. Visit the Milnerton Lighthouse before descending from the plateau. Later, you will have the opportunity to learn three-billion-year-old story while touring prominent Shimansky Jewelers & Museum at Cape Town’s famous V & A Waterfront. The 45-minute tour reveals the origins of diamond mining and includes an explanation of color, cut and clarity. Following the tour (or for those who do not wish to participate) stroll through the adjacent V & A Shopping Mall with its endless shopping and dining opportunities. Later, enjoy a unique interaction and experience the cultural diversity of the Cape Malay community, descendants of the original Malay slaves. Learn about their history and preservation of their traditions in Africa. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at the home of your gracious host family, a highlight of the tour. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Cape Town on your own. See the secluded coves, pristine beaches, or visit the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, with its remarkable floral displays
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11 – Excursion to the Cape Winelands

A wonderful day awaits you in South Africa’s picturesque winelands. Drive through South Africa’s fertile valleys, prized for their renowned vintages. You’ll travel along the principal wine route to Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch with tastings at some of the excellent vineyards along the way. In Franschhoek board the hop-on-hop-off tram to experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley, stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. After lunch at a charming restaurant, on to another wonderful wine tasting. Lastly, travel to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town and the historic heart of the country’s wine region to see the fascinating variety of Cape Dutch architecture before returning to Cape Town. Evening is at leisure
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 – Cape Peninsula Tour

Depart on a half day Cape Peninsula Tour. Drive to Cape Point at the southwestern tip of the Cape Peninsula, passing steep mountains, secluded coves, and sweeping beaches en route. After a stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets, continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna, where you may see baboons by the roadside, rheboks, cape mountain zebras, bonteboks, and the elusive eland. The native plant life, known as fynbos, forms one of only six floral kingdoms in the world. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town after lunch by way of Simon’s Town. Here, visit the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach, and continue with a scenic drive over Muizenberg Mountain. Lastly, visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, resting at the foot of Table Mountain, for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens before arriving in Cape Town. Tonight, bid farewell to your new-found friends at the Farewell Dinner. Your journey in Southern Africa is over, with many fond memories to cherish for a lifetime
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 – Depart South Africa

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Featured Hotels

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel, Johannesburg

This first class hotel is about a ten minute drive away from the city center of Kempton Park.

Guest Rooms: The rooms are decorated with wooden furnishings and contemporary decor accents. All rooms feature a range of amenities, including an in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar. Enjoy the hotel’s fitness center, spa and pool.

Location: The hotel is located about a ten minute drive away from Kempton Park. The city center of Johannesburg is about a thirty minute drive away. A bus stop is located nearby the hotel that provides access to the Rhodesfield railway station.

Restaurants: The hotel serves a breakfast buffet. Bernoulli’s Restaurant serves Mediterranean style cuisine and a variety of wines. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

A’Zambezi River Lodge, Victoria Falls

This first class hotel is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river.

Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious, many of them equipped with furnished balconies with river, pool, or garden views. Disabled facilities are available upon request.

Location: The hotel is situated on the edge of the Zambezi National Park, a peaceful, quiet location soaked in the ambiance of African nature and wildlife.

Restaurants: The Amulonga restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beverages are available at the Amulonga Bar. Room service is available during limited hours.

Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls

This deluxe hotel offers uninterrupted views of the unspoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.

Guest Rooms: The modern guest rooms have an open-plan design, an earth tones color scheme and a private balcony. All rooms are equipped with a variety of amenities for a pleasant stay. All rooms are non-smoking.

Location: The Club is located on the grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, and features a viewing deck with views of a waterhole and the game corridor to the Zambezi River. Guests can also enjoy the facilities of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, including a safari spa and a pool.

Restaurants: The Safari Club lounge serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and platter-style dinners. The Club also serves cocktails and canapes on the viewing deck in the evening. The a la carte MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant and the must-do Boma – Dinner & Drum Show (specializing in traditional African dining, drumming and dancing) are located on the same resort.

Chobe Bush Lodge, Kasane

This first class lodge is located nearby the Chobe River.

Guest Rooms: The rooms feature a modern bush-style design scheme and a balcony with splendid views. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a television, an in-room safe and an open plan bathroom.

Location: The lodge is located in Kasane, and is close to the Chobe River. During their stay, guests can explore the nearby Chobe National Park, and enjoy the lodge’s outdoor pool.

Restaurants: The lodge has an on-site restaurant. The Sedudu Bar serves a variety of beverages, and the Cocktail Bar features magnificent views of the Caprivi flood plains.

Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane

This first class hotel overlooks the Chobe River.

Guest Rooms: The comfortable accommodations are fitted with wooden furnishings and modern regional style decor accents. All rooms have air conditioning and a television.

Location: The hotel has splendid views of the Chobe River. Guests can view elephants and other wildlife in the nearby Chobe National Park.

Restaurants: The hotel restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy a beverage while taking in the view at either the hotel Cocktail Bar or Sedudu Bar.

Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, Kasane

This first class hotel is located on the banks of the ever-changing Chobe river.

Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are tastefully decorated in an ethnic style and well equipped with a range of modern amenities for a comfortable stay. All rooms offer views facing the river.

Location: Set in a unique location, the hotel is situated where the Chobe and Zambezi rivers converge, which is also where the four African countries of Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe meet.

Restaurants: The hotel’s Serondella restaurant boasts a menu inspired by the flavors of Africa. Both the restaurant and the Savuti cocktail bar are ideal places to watch the abundant wildlife gather at twilight.

Moremi Crossing, Maun

This first class lodge is located on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi’s game-rich seasonal floodplains.

Guest Rooms: The rooms are decorated with elegant teak wood furnishings and a stylish regional decor. All rooms offer amenities for the modern day traveler, such as internet access, air conditioning, and an in-room safe. All guest rooms are non-smoking.

Location: The hotel is a short ten minute ride away from the city center of Luang Prabang, which includes such attractions as a night market, the Royal Palace Museum, and the Wat Xieng Thong temple.

Restaurants: Chaonang Restaurant serves both international dishes and Laotian fare. The restaurant offers a buffet and a la carte menu. Guests can enjoy a variety of beverages from the pool and lobby bars.

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, Cape Town

This first class hotel is centrally located in Cape Town.

Guest Rooms: The rooms are decorated with stylish regional decor accents and comfortable furnishings. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, an in-room safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Location: The hotel is within a ten minute drive of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, the South African Museum, and Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is about a twenty minute drive away.

Restaurants: The menu of hotel’s Yizani Restaurant features a variety of delectable regional dishes that are designed to delight your palate. Cocktails and other tasty beverages are served in the hotel’s bar.

The PortsWood, Cape Town

This first class hotel is a short walk from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Guest Rooms: The comfortable guest rooms feature contemporary style furnishings and maritime paintings. All rooms are equipped with amenities for a pleasant stay.

Location: The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium and the Cape Town Stadium. Greenmarket Square is about a ten minute drive away.

Restaurants: Guests can enjoy the Cape Malay/Malaysian/Indonesian infused cuisine that is served in the Quarterdeck Restaurant. Light meals and beverages are available at the Links bar and the hotel’s terrace.

Southern Sun The Cullinan, Cape Town

This deluxe hotel is within walking distance to the world-renowned Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Guest Rooms: Spacious guest rooms boast spectacular views over the many aspects of Cape Town. All rooms are well equipped with modern amenities. Disabled facilities and non-smoking rooms are available upon request.

Location: The hotel’s convenient location allows for easy access to many of Cape Town’s exclusive business and leisure venues. The Cape Town Convention Center and the Cape Town CBD are just a short walk away.

Restaurants: The hotel’s Peach Tree Restaurant serves a full Southern Sun Breakfast daily. The Star Cafe and Bar serves light fare and drinks. Room service is available 24 hours.

 

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