Wonders of South Africa, Victoria Falls & Chobe, Botswana
September, 2021 hosted by Megan
If you would like any additional details please call 918-991-9338 or email Megan@thejoyoftravel.net
10 Days/9 Nights in Victoria Falls , Zimbabwe and South Africa with an Optional 2 nights in Chobe, Botswana offered as a Pre-Tour Add On. After you arrive in Johannesburg spend 1 night to rest from your long flight to South Africa. The next morning fly either to Chobe, Botswana (if choosing the Add On) or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to start your journey. This itinerary requires 2 travel days/nights, with direct flights from Atlanta on Delta and JFK and Washington D.C. on South African Airways to South Africa and back to the U.S.A.
• This is a private & customized itinerary
• An Ntaba African Safaris representative guiding and escorting the group for the entire trip
• Accommodation as per itinerary
• Meals as per itinerary (B=Breakfast/L=Lunch/D=Dinner)
• Entrance fees as per activities on itinerary
• Activities as per itinerary
• Transfers and ground transportation mentioned in theå itinerary
• Game activities as per itinerary
• Baggage Handling
• All International and domestic (US and Africa) airline tickets and applicable airport fees and taxes – WILL BE QUOTED SEPARATELY!
• Extra Entrance fees to tourist attractions, activities or attractions not mentioned in itinerary
• Any other tours or tourist entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary
• Extra transport or transfers, taxi fares, after hours’ transport
• Extra optional activities while in the game reserves
• Visa for Zimbabwe (obtainable upon entry into Zimbabwe – US$30.00 per person, subject to change)
• Personal, Medical and Travel Insurance
• Individual Tips or gratuities
• All costs of a personal nature: Telephone calls, bar bills, drinks, room service, laundry, refreshments, snacks, curios, gifts, etc.
FOR GROUND PORTIONS ONLY:
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & South Africa ONLY:
US$4905.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy
US$6370.00 per single Occupancy
Chobe, Botswana Pre Tour Add On:
US$1055.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy
US$1275.00 per single Occupancy
Total Chobe, Victoria Falls & South Africa:
US$5960.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy
US$7645.00 per single Occupancy
PLEASE NOTE: The above prices are subject to change should there be a significant change in the exchange rate. The above pricing is based on 30 travelers in the group and subject to change should the number of travelers change. The above prices are based on estimated 2021 September rates. Pricing may be adjusted once the actual 2021 rates are available. (Expected in May 2020)
A NOTE ON FLIGHTS:
NO flights are included in the quoted price. Ntaba African Safaris can assist in securing all flights needed for this trip at the best priced flights available at the time of booking. A one-time non-refundable service fee of $50.00 per person will be applied. Please contact us for further details.
PLASTIC BAG BAN: The Botswana government has passed a law banning plastic bags effective November 1, 2018. While not specified currently we expect the ban to include Ziploc and those used for packing. Multiuse toiletry bags are not part of the ban. Failure to comply could result in large fines. Since enforcement specifics are still in question, we advise that all travelers to Botswana avoid packing plastic bags in checked or carry-on luggage. Plastic bags for items purchased at the airport, including duty free, should be left on the plane when disembarking.
Here is the day to day itinerary for this trip:
DAY 1 : OVERNIGHT TRAVEL
TUE. 14 SEP 2021
Overnight USA to Africa
WED. 15 SEP 2021
Upon arrival at the Johannesburg Airport, go through passport control, collect your luggage and proceed through customs. Walk to the City Lodge O.R. Tambo which is conveniently located next to the airport. Check in for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis. Dinner is on your own account.
DAYS 3 - 4 : CHOBE RIVER FRONT
THU. 16 SEP 2021 - FRI. 17 SEP 2021
After breakfast and check out, walk to the Johannesburg Airport Terminal to check in for your flight to Kasane, Botswana. Upon arrival at the Kasane Airport, go through passport control, collect your luggage and proceed through customs. Be met and transferred to the Chobe Safari Lodge. Check in for 2 nights. Enjoy lunch before departing for your afternoon game activity, a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. You will have the chance of seeing copious game such as hippos, elephants, and crocodile, as well as abundant bird life. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy these days, participating in two daily game activities, namely boat cruises on the Chobe River and game drives in the Chobe National Park.
DAY 5 : VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
SAT. 18 SEP 2021
Start your Journey with a flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Be sure to have your $30.00 in cash to pay for your Zimbabwe visa when you arrive at the Victoria Falls Airport. Be transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and check into your waterhole facing room for 2 nights.
OR Continue your journey from Chobe
After your morning game drive and breakfast, check out of your hotel and be transferred over the border into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Be sure to have your $30.00 in cash to pay for your Zimbabwe visa when you arrive at the border. Continue your transfer to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and check into your waterhole facing room for 2 nights.
You can order a light lunch at the Lodge (on your own account). In the afternoon, transfer to the Zambezi River for an unforgettable luxury Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi Royal. Enjoy the abundant wildlife and the beautiful sunset scenes. Wine and savory refreshments will be served along the way. Return to the lodge for dinner served at 7:00 pm.
DAY 6 : VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
SUN. 19 SEP 2021
Enjoy your breakfast overlooking the waterhole below the lodge. You might see various animals visit the waterhole. After breakfast, tour the spectacular Victoria Falls. Visit the local craft market. Next have a Home Hosted Lunch in a local home. You will have the opportunity to experience the local culture, learn more about it and ask your host questions regarding their culture and customs. Be transferred to the Lookout Point. You will also have the opportunity to participate in some optional activities on your own account, such as the gorge swing or the Flying Fox. Be returned to the lodge for an afternoon at your leisure. During your stay at this lodge, you will meet with a local historian who will tell you the story of David Livingstone. At 7:00 pm, be transferred to the Boma for an enjoyable and festive evening with a traditional dinner and live entertainment. Return to the lodge for overnight.
DAY 7 : CAPE TOWN
MON. 20 SEP 2021
After breakfast, be transferred to the Victoria Falls Airport and check in for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the Cape Town Airport, go through passport control and customs, and collect your luggage. Be met by your driver/guide and transferred to your hotel in Cape Town, the Commodore Hotel, conveniently located on the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Check into your standard room for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis. Enjoy a free evening, with dinner on your own account.
DAY 8 : CAPE TOWN
TUE. 21 SEP 2021
After breakfast, visit Table Mountain via the Cable Car (weather permitting), the World’s new Seventh Wonder, or visit Signal Hill (if weather does not allow visit to Table Mountain’s summit). Visit Jewel Africa for a diamond cutting demonstration. You will also find exquisitely unique hand-crafted jewelry pieces, authentic African craft, décor and gift items. Have a City Tour and see some of the places of interest in South Africa’s “Mother City” such as Bokaap before proceeding to the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine estate in South Africa, for a cellar tour and a wine tasting of some of their locally grown wines. You will have lunch at the local restaurant (on your own account). In the afternoon, visit Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, a local community project. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your own account and can be enjoyed at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants on the V&A Waterfront which lies within easy walking distance.
DAY 9 : CAPE TOWN
WED. 22 SEP 2021
After breakfast, depart from your hotel with your private driver/guide. Travel along the beautiful coast to Hout Bay and along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak. Visit Cape Point, the most south-western point of the African Continent. Walk to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean and the surrounding area. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Simons Town overlooking False Bay, on your own account. Visit the statue of “Just Nuisance” and hear the story about this legend. After lunch visit the local African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. In the afternoon, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this beautiful garden and the diverse selection of local plants and flowers. At the exit of the garden is a gift shop worth browsing through. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your own account.
DAYS 10 - 12 : KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
THU. 23 SEP 2021 - SAT. 25 SEP 2021
After an early breakfast, check out of your hotel and be transferred to the Cape Town Airport. Check in for your flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in the Greater Kruger Park. Upon arrival at the Hoedspruit Airport, be met by your game ranger and transferred in your open safari vehicle to the Kapama River Lodge in the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Check into your standard suite for 3 nights. Enjoy lunch and your first game drive that afternoon.
A typical day in the Game Reserve:
Each morning, expect an early wake-up call. Gather for refreshments before heading out at first light. The “big cats” may still be around after their night of hunting. Game drives are conducted in open game vehicles with your skilled ranger and tracker to find the animals of Africa for you to admire.
Between your morning and afternoon game drives, have some free time go on a guided walking safari, to relax or be treated at the local Spa. Late afternoon, convene for high tea, before departing for the day’s second African Bush Safari. Enjoy a sundowner drink along the way, get out of the vehicle to stretch your legs, and watch the sun set. Return to the lodge for dinner.
DAY 13 : OVERNIGHT TRAVEL
SUN. 26 SEP 2021
After your morning game drive and breakfast, check out and be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport to check in for your flight to Johannesburg and your connecting flight back to the USA.
DAY 14 : END OF ITINERARY
MON. 27 SEP 2021
Overnight Africa to USA