African Adventure

Highlights

  • Diverse eco-experiences – hiking, game viewing, canoeing & safari walks
  • The Big 5, Zambezi River wildlife, elephant interactions & even penguins!
  • Comfortable lodges & exciting wilderness camping
  • Expert guiding plus fantastic birding & photographic opportunities

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USD 3181 pps

Comfort Level: V Value Packages
Start/End: Start at Cape Town & End at Victoria Falls

Itinerary

Days 1 – 4: Secret Cape Town

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport & transfer to Welgelegen Guest House in Cape Town. Check in for 4 nights on a bed & breakfast basis – tour includes full-day Cape Point & Table Mountain experiences.

The Mother City is an easy destination to explore yourself but with a private nature guide at your disposal for two days, you’ll see a different side to Table Mountain and Cape Point – better views, more wildlife and fewer other people. A guided Table Mountain hike and Cape Point nature tour are part of the itinerary for this tour, leaving you with time to visit the Winelands or visit Robben Island too. Welgelegen Guest House is your boutique base from which to enjoy your time here; it’s conveniently located a short stroll from great restaurants, and it’s only a 10-minute drive to the V&A Waterfront or Camps Bay.

Days 5 – 7: A Sabi Safari

Fly from Cape Town Airport to Nelspruit near the Kruger Park. Transfer by 4X4 into the Sabi Sands Private Reserve & Umkumbe Safari Lodge for 3 nights on a full-board basis. Enjoy game drives & guided walks.

A direct flight from Cape Town to the Kruger’s Nelspruit Airport takes you into the private Sabi Sands Reserve where your transfer quickly becomes a game drive on entering the reserve. The Sabi offers some of Africa’s most reliable and close-up Big 5 game viewing, and with three nights here, you’re bound to have great sightings of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. You’ll head out on morning and afternoon game drives as well as spot-lit evening drives and late-morning walks, led by some of the best guides in the business. Back at camp, your chalet has its own bathroom and veranda; meals are served under the stars whenever possible.

Days 8 – 9: To the Smoke that Thunders

Fly from Nelspruit to Livingstone Airport in Zambia. Enjoy an assisted transfer across the Victoria Falls border into Zimbabwe & Imbabala Safari Lodge, set on the Zambezi River. Check in for 2 nights on a full-board basis plus game drives & boat safaris.

You’ll catch your first sight of Victoria Falls as you pass over the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe but your first destination is upstream – Imbabala Safari Lodge, set close to the Botswana border in classic elephant country. You’ll explore the Zambezi River and its teeming hinterland by 4X4 and river boat when you’ll be on the lookout for hippos and crocodiles. The area is especially productive in the long dry season when great numbers of thirsty animals gather at the Zambezi, attracting big cats and wild dogs.

Days 10 – 11: Paddle the Zambezi River

Enjoy a tour of Victoria Falls before setting off on a guided Zambezi River canoe adventure; 2 nights of catered camping on a full-board basis.

After viewing Victoria Falls – ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ – close up, it’s time to see a calmer side to the Zambezi River: the slow-moving reaches of the Upper Zambezi, studded with forested islands and ringing with birdsong. For the next two and a half days you’ll move at the pace of the river, gently paddling downstream while your guide points out birds and other animals. You’ll spend both nights camping on the banks of the Zambezi, safe and comfortable in well-equipped tented camps with experienced guides and staff.

Day 12: A Jumbo-sized Finale

Transfer from the end of the canoe trail to The Elephant Camp, located just outside the town of Victoria Falls. Enjoy 1 night on a full-board basis.

Arriving at Victoria Falls late in the afternoon, your canoe journey ends but Africa isn’t quite finished. You’ll be staying at The Elephant Camp, an excellent tented safari camp set on a private reserve overlooking the town and Victoria Falls. There’ll be time for a visit to the elephant sanctuary and some unforgettable interaction with these gentle giants, elephants that have been orphaned and raised in the sanctuary.

Day 13: The Journey Ends

Transfer to Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Airport for your onward connection & the end of the tour.

The day starts with breakfast at The Elephant Camp followed by a morning tour of Victoria Falls before you continue by road to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward connection and the end of the tour.

Rates:

01.01.19 - 30.04.19
USD 3948
01.05.19 - 31.12.19
USD 4054
Includes:

Accommodation, Meals as specified, Activities at Safari Lodges & Canoeing, Local Drinks & Laundry at Imbabala, Elephant Camp & Canoeing, Flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit, Flight from Nelspruit to Livingstone, Road Transfers as specified, Park fees at Imbabala, Canoeing Fee & Victoria Falls Entrance Fee, Airport taxes

Excludes:

Flights to Cape Town (South Africa),  Flights from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe),  Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Drinks at Welgelegen Guesthouse & Umkumbe Safari Lodge, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

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  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
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Reviews

Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)