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African Safari! The Big 5
Wed, Apr 5, 2017, 11:00 AM – Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 2:00 PM EDT
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Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park in Botswana
Explore the amazing Cape Town, Victoria Falls and wildlife experience in Chobe National Park that will leave you breathless. Experience life & nature during this unique South African adventure
Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, 2 Oceans, Sparkling World of Diamonds, Winelands, Victoria & Alfred WaterFront, Victoria Falls, Safari in Chobe National Park
11 Days / 10 Nights
10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Sightseeing and excursions according to the itinerary;
English speaking professional guide
Inbound and outbound airport transfers to/from hotel
Transportation in fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicles
Taxes, entrance & museum fees (unless otherwise stated)
Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc
Cable Car ticket, Boulders beach, seal island and flying Dutch entrance tickets
Travel Insurance and personal expenses
Day 1 - Arrival in Cape Town, evening at leisure
After quick and luxurious transfer from airport to the hotel, you can start to enjoy Cape Town - one of the most beautiful cities in the World!
Day 2 - Cape Peninsula Tour
Explore the astonishing views and scenery of the Cape Peninsula. This coast offers beautiful scenery with its unique biodiversity.
First stop will be at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its old village charm. Visit Seal Island or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbor.
Explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to the Cape Mountain Zebra and mischievous baboons, magnificent ‘fynbos’ and many different species of buck and birds. These creatures entertain guests enjoying lunch at the restaurant which has splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular (weather permitting) to the lighthouse for an even better vantage point.
We visit Boulders Beach to see the African penguins and our last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Day 3 - Cape Town City Tour
We head for Table Mountain and reach for the summit (weather permitting). Enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point, V&A Waterfront and Green Market Square. Walk through the Company Gardens. We drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the “Bo Kaap”, also known as the Malay quarter.
Learn about the history of this area of brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets.
Join the fascinating Diamond and Tanzanite experience. Discover the secrets of diamonds, Tanzanite and other authentic African Treasures.
Day 4 – Enjoy the Winelands full day tour
We visit Anura Wine Estate for a cellar tour followed by a cheese and wine tasting. Learn everything about the South African wine and cheeses and how to pair suggested wines with selected foods.
We then head to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990. The village of Franschhoek nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken as being in Switzerland. After a short tour of the little town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop
After lunch, the tour continues over the Hells Hoogte Mountain Pass to Stellenbosch. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak lined streets and lanes all blend in to make this place charming.
Day 5 - Cape Town – Day at leisure
Relax and take in all the best that Cape Town has to offer. Experience the safari in private game reserve, browse the sophisticated Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, explore Robben Island, the location of the prison Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for many years or give yourself the experience of a life-time, a cage dive with one of the foremost predators in the world, the Great White Shark.
Day 6 - Victoria Falls - Experience the mighty Zambezi River
Check out from hotel and transfer to airport for Victoria Falls. A cruise on the Zambezi River awaits you, after check-in to the hotel.
Zambezi River is the ideal spot for discovering the spectacular Victoria Falls, the world's largest curtain of falling water and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start exploring when you board a boat for a sundowner river cruise along the Zambezi River. Have your binoculars ready to zero in on the elephants coming down to drink as well as the lurking crocodiles, noisy hippos and a myriad of bird species
Day 7 - Victoria Falls Tour
Victoria Falls is on par with the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, and an erupting volcano. Plunging over the lip of the Victoria Falls is the largest body of falling water on earth. The mighty Zambezi River, fourth longest in Africa, is about 2 kilometers wide above the Falls. It cascades dramatically, compressing the vast volume of water.
The sound is deafening and the landscape is picture magnificent. Walk the misty rain forest trails along the various lookouts to soak up what the great missionary explorer David Livingstone described as "a scene so lovely that it must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.
Day 8 - Visit to Botswana - Full Day Game Drive in Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park is home to 450 bird species and Africa’s largest concentration of elephants.
Discover the beauty of unspoiled wilderness of Chobe National Park. Botswana blessed with some of the greatest wildlife areas on earth. Iconic landscapes and unbelievable game
Day 9 & Day 10 – Chobe National Park, Botswana
Experience another unique safari by riverboat and in open vehicles in the Chobe National Park, home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephants and an abundance of mammals and birds. Surround yourself by timeless and natural beauty.
Day 11 - Last Day, check out from hotel, transfer to airport flight, Johannesburg and then home.
Rise early when the animals are most lively for this morning's game drive. After a final game drive, enjoy the delicious breakfast.
This is the last day of the exotic holidays in South Africa. After breakfast, we check out from the hotel. and transfer to the airport.
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Non-refundable deposit to reserve your space - $500
DOUBLE ROOM per person - $3433
SINGLE ROOM - $4786
Full payment due by February 24th, 2017
- Non-Refundable deposit $500
- Full Payment due by February 24th, 2017
- Each payment is fully refundable any time before the final payment of February 24th, 2017
- After February 24th, 2017, the trip is non-refundable. If you are in need of a refund, you will need to contact your travel insurance.
- The purchase of Travel Insurance is required, once the tour has been paid in full. Travel insurance will protect you with a variety of benefits, including, but not limited to, travel interruption, trip cancellation, illness, injury, loss of property and more.
NOTE - DO NOT purchase your airline ticket until you have been confirmed on the trip by the Organizer. Special Instructions will be given for booking your flight Ticket.
The Non-refundable deposit of $500 is due at time of booking, the deposit locks in the price.
Full payment is due by Friday, February 24th, 2017 or at the time of booking, whichever is later.
This deposit locks in the price.
Price is based on double occupancy. If you have a preference for a roommate, please let me know full first and last name. Otherwise, you will be assigned a roommate (same sex). Single occupancy is $4786 to stay in your own room.
FLIGHTS & DAYS OFF,
Please do not purchase your air ticket until this trip is confirmed. You will receive notification by email when the trip is confirmed.
The tour dates are April 5th – April 15th, 2017, however, you will need to leave on the 4th of April because of the long flight ahead.
Specific instructions will be given for booking your flights after the booking is confirmed.
This is a multi- destination tour. There are internal flights involved. You have the option of purchasing the air tickets yourself or to go with the group.
Arrival in Cape Town
Departure from Johannesburg
Cape Town - Johannesburg
Johannesburg - Victoria Falls or Livingston
Victoria Falls or Livingston -- Johannesburg
You are required to purchase an all-inclusive insurance policy that covers emergency repatriation, medical, and evacuation. Trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage loss and accidents should also be included. Costs vary by age, travel dates, and when you purchase. You will need to book your air flights first before getting insurance coverage. Learn more
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Terms & Conditions
In order to reserve your space, a non-refundable deposit, in the amount of $ 500, is required and must be made at the time of booking.
The entire Tour Cost must be paid, in full, no later than February 24th, 2017.
There shall be no refunds for missed meals or services, absence from all or part of a Tour or any unused hotel accommodation.
All Tour Prices include the following:
** Accommodations - as specified in the itinerary will be provided based on two persons sharing a room with private bath or shower. All service charges and taxes for all accommodations are included.
** Single Accommodation is available at the cost of $4786. As stated above, if you are traveling solo and want to share a room, we shall attempt to fulfill your request.
** All transfers between airports and hotels are provided when specified. Transfers include up to two pieces of luggage per person. Airlines might be more restrictive with regards to the luggage allowances that they allow and travelers are always subject to their restrictions.
Items Not Covered in Travel Tour Prices:
** Land Tour Only prices do not include any airfares (to and from South Africa as well as flights within South Africa), costs involved to obtain passports, visas, inoculations, excess baggage charges, any items of a personal nature such as drinks, snacks, laundry, phone calls and cables, Internet, paid TV entertainment, meals not specified in the itinerary, medicines, personal and baggage insurance, local airport taxes and any tips to waiters, hotel staff, game rangers, sightseeing drivers and/or guides.
** Any and all tips to tour guides, waiters, hotel staff, baggage handling and game rangers are not included and they are totally at the discretion of the Tour participant.
** After confirmation of the Tour is made and the total Tour Fee has been paid in full, there shall be no increase in any charges to the Tour participant.