When to Visit:
Year round
Currency:
South African Rand, US Dollar, Mozambican Metical
Language:
English, Native Languages
Time Zone:
GMT +8 to +11

Southern Africa - At a Glance

We have an admittedly unusual interpretation of what falls within Southern Africa, stretching as it does up as far as Kenya:

  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania and Zanzibar Island

An incredible region with wonders to discover throughout, from the beauty of Cape Town and the wine country to the towering dunes to Namibia to Botswana’s Okavango Delta to the majestic Victoria Falls to the pristine beaches of Mozambique to Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, it is all outrageously spectacular.
The wildlife continues in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, and of course in hitherto mentioned South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.

Your Transformational Encounter

Your donation of $45,000 can save the life of a rhino, and you get to witness the fascinating translocation from a heavily poached game reserve in South Africa to a safer, undisclosed park in Botswana.

Philanthropic Experiences

Witness a rhino translocation to a safe reserve – South Africa

Witness a rhino translocation to a safe reserve – South Africa

Your donation of $45,000 to Rhinos Without Borders unlocks this extraordinary experience: witnessing the relocation of a rhino from a heavily poached reserve in South Africa to a safer one in Botswana. Rhino poaching is […]

Other Highlights of Southern Africa

Sample Itinerary & Pricing

The sample 23 day itinerary is priced from $120,000 per person. Flights to Africa are not included, but we can arrange these for you, including private jet.

WHERE TO REST YOUR HEAD

Witness a rhino translocation to a safe reserve – South Africa

Witness a rhino translocation to a safe reserve – South Africa

Your donation of $45,000 to Rhinos Without Borders unlocks this extraordinary experience: witnessing the relocation of a rhino from a heavily poached reserve in South Africa to a safer one in Botswana. Rhino poaching is […]

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WHERE TO REST YOUR HEAD

 Victoria Falls – Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls – Zambia and Zimbabwe

One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which forms the border […]

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 Towering Sand Dunes – Sossusvlei – Namibia

Towering Sand Dunes – Sossusvlei – Namibia

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa […]

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 Safari – Southern Africa

Safari – Southern Africa

Safari is probably the biggest draw for visiting Africa, and for good reason – there is nothing quite like seeing the animals we have seen in zoos and documentaries in their natural environment. There is […]

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 Franschhoek Sip and Cycle Safari

Franschhoek Sip and Cycle Safari

Meet your specialist biking guide at Franschhoek Monument before departing to Leeu Estate for a wine tasting at Mullineux. Chris and Andrea Mullineux have fast become the darlings of the SA wine industry. After just […]

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 Big Cat Sanctuary – South Africa

Big Cat Sanctuary – South Africa

Meet Lizaene Cornwall and Cathrine S. Nyquist who founded non-profit organisation Panthera Africa. Panthera Africa is an environmentally friendly sanctuary for any captive bred big cats, where they will be protected and prosper for the […]

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 Shark Cage Diving with a marine biologist – South Africa

Shark Cage Diving with a marine biologist – South Africa

Heli-fly to Gansbaai in the morning where you’ll meet the shark cage diving experts and get a briefing for the day’s expedition Board your private vessel for the journey to the famous Dyer Island where […]

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 Cape Peninsula with a marine biologist – Cape Town

Cape Peninsula with a marine biologist – Cape Town

Take a scenic helicopter flight along the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point Nature reserve. Here you will be met by your Fynbos Expert for a guided walk through the fynbos that grows locally […]

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 Sailing – Cape Town

Sailing – Cape Town

The best view of Table Mountain by far. Head to Table Bay Harbour to get your feet wet and spend the day playing on Watercraft. Sailing in Table Bay is easily one of the best […]

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 Immersive Art Experience

Immersive Art Experience

Talita Swarts, your specialist art insider will take you into a variety of Cape Town’s most unique and exclusive art galleries and design studios, including the iconic Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first and only museum of […]

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 Private Dinner with Mandela’s Guard – Cape Town

Private Dinner with Mandela’s Guard – Cape Town

Head over to the Chavonne Battery for the opportunity to fire an authentic Muzzle Loading Cannon followed by an evening repose of fine conversation and delectable Cape cuisine set among the Archaeology ruins of the […]

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 Robben Island by Helicopter – Cape Town

Robben Island by Helicopter – Cape Town

Skip the queues and hop on board your own helicopter to fly to historic Robben Island where former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of the 27 years before the fall […]

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 4×4 Table Mountain Wine Safari – Cape Town

4×4 Table Mountain Wine Safari – Cape Town

Enjoy a once in a lifetime view of Table Mountain and Cape Town city from the only 4×4 allowed to operate within this unique national park. Meet at the base of Table Mountain and slowly […]

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 Scenic flight over False Bay – South Africa

Scenic flight over False Bay – South Africa

Take a scenic helicopter flight over False Bay to the Helderberg Mountains landing at Waterford wine estate. Enjoy a Wine Drive Safari – a unique trip on safari-type vehicle, through the 120-hectare Estate. This experience […]

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WHERE TO REST YOUR HEAD

Phinda Lodge – South Africa

Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats […]

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Royal Chundu – Victoria Falls – Zambia

The award-winning Royal Chundu, camouflaged along the banks of the Zambezi River and hugging the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is a hideaway of untold tranquility where romance and adventure are intertwined for the perfect […]

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The One Above – Cape Town – South Africa

Cape Town’s most impressive piece of real estate, this luxury Cape Town villa boasts 360° vistas over the iconic city, including views of two World Heritage sites: Table Mountain, and Robben Island. Open decks and […]

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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Flooded with light by day, this lodge is indulgently cosy at night. Unwind in the soothing grey interior, punctuated by flashes of deep gold. Or stretch out on the oversized bed, framed by a stunning […]

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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge – Namibia

Designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert, just ten stone and glass suites spread out along the curve of the escarpment, allowing absolute privacy. Each air conditioned suite is furnished to complement […]

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Desert Rhino Lodge – Damaraland – Namibia

In a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, Desert Rhino Camp lies in the enormous Palmwag Concession, where trackers patrol and protect one of the largest free-ranging populations of Critically Endangered desert-adapted black rhino in […]

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La Cle des Montagnes – Franschhoek

Wow! What a place! These four villas set in a vineyard just a stone’s throw from Franschhoek village are spectacular, and are perfect for families of all sizes, with spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, […]

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Tintswalo Atlantic

Loving restored after a devastating fire in 2015, nestled at the base of Chapman’s Peak, overlooking the Cape’s iconic Sentinel, lies the terrific Tintswalo Atlantic. Quiet charm exudes everywhere, from the moment you are welcomed […]

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Twelve Apostles – Cape Town

Set against the coves and beaches of the Camps Bay Atlantic seaboard, this 70-room property is a great getaway from the urban bustle of Cape Town. The hotel loves having children, and even has a […]

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One & Only – Cape Town

This fabulous resort is hidden away in the perfect location: the V&A waterfront, with shopping right on your doorstep and stunning views of Table Mountain from many rooms. The pool resembles a big lagoon, and […]

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Tswalu – Kalahari – South Africa

The largest private game reserve in South Africa, there are 100,000 hectares to explore. Guest numbers are restricted to 30, so you feel remote and tranquil. The thatched units sit with the peaks of the […]

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THE ULTIMATE SOUTHERN AFRICAN ITINERARY

Sample Itinerary & Pricing

The sample 23 day itinerary is priced from $120,000 per person. Flights to Africa are not included, but we can arrange these for you, including private jet.


DAY 1 ARRIVE CAPE TOWN

4×4 Table Mountain Wine Safari
Enjoy a once in a lifetime view of Table Mountain and Cape Town city from the only 4×4 allowed to operate within this unique national park.
Meet at the base of Table Mountain and slowly make your way by 4×4 to the Kings Block House, halfway up the imposing Devil’s Peak. The views from this location are breathtakingly beautiful and take in all of Cape Town city, Table Bay and False Bay, the distant winelands and the majestic mountain ranges beyond. Take a short walk around the historic area to get acquainted with the site and return to bubbles and snacks on arrival while your guide explains the origins of the fort above you.
Finally, enjoy a picnic style lunch with delicious South African cheeses, charcuterie and a variety of spreads perfectly paired with a range of local South African wines.

Robben Island by helicopter

Skip the queues and hop on board your own helicopter to fly to historic Robben Island where former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of the 27 years before the fall of apartheid. Learn first hand about the treacherous prison conduct in a private tour of the island lead by an ex prisoner.

This is the ultimate way to avoid the queues and the crowds on the public access ferries and timetables.

Private Dinner with Christo Brand
On your return head over to the Chavonne Battery for the opportunity to fire an authentic Muzzle Loading Cannon followed by an evening repose of fine conversation and delectable Cape cuisine set among the Archaeology ruins of the original VOC Fort with Christo Brand.

Christo is a South African former prison guard who was one of several that were responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela. He came to Robben Island, where Mandela was being held, in 1978 when he was 19 years old. In 1982 he was transferred along with Mandela to Pollsmoor Prison. Christo and Mandela developed a close friendship over the course of many years. He is the co-author of his book, Doing Life with Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend (2014).

DAY 2 EXPLORE CAPE TOWN

Immersive Art Experience with Talita Swarts
Your specialist art insider will take you into a variety of Cape Town’s most unique and exclusive art galleries and design studios, including the iconic Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s first and only museum of contemporary African art, led by Executive Director Mark Coetzee. Meet local artists, hear their stories and gain access to a more authentic view of the African art scene.

Experience an exclusive art lunch in the working studio of The Bronze Age Foundry. Maia de Plessis will host a sharing feast for you and working artists. A must for any art aficionado!

Talita is a Cape Town- based sculptor, academic and art consultant with a passion for developing art within the Tourism industry. Talita is the first specialist art tour guide in Cape Town.

Afternoon Yacht sailing in Granger Bay
The best view of Table Mountain by far. Head to Table Bay Harbour to get your feet wet and spend the day playing on Watercraft. Guests will have the opportunity to self operate sailboat and jet ski’s, as well as Supping around Clifton or Camps Bay.

Silvermist Organic Wine Tasting and Dinner at La Colombe
Enjoy a 4 x 4 drive up the mountain on the Silvermist jeep track. Relax at a wine tasting station
and look out onto the back of the 12 Apostles and Table Mountain whilst tasting the only Organic Vineyards in Constantia until the sun sets below the highest peak of the 12 Apostles. During your tasting with Greg (WineMaker) you will take a brief guided walk through the forest, fynbos and manganese rocks within table mountain nature reserve and witness some incredible views.
Followed by dinner at La Colombe on the same premises.

DAY 3 THE CAPE

Best Views of the Cape – Peninsula Tour with a marine biologist and fynbos expert
Take a scenic Helicopter flight along the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point Nature reserve.
Here you will be met by your Fynbos Expert for a guided walk through the fynbos that grows locally on the mountain in the beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve and learn about the different Fynbos species – every season has a special flora in bloom.

About Gael Grey: Co-founder and owner of Good Hope Gardens Nursery. Gael is a wealth of indigenous plant knowledge and has done groundbreaking work in introducing previously unused indigenous species into the horticultural trade. She supplies Kirstenbosch and South African National Parks with indigenous water wise plants as well as growing edible and medicinal wild herbs for the food and drink industry.

Experience the rockpools in Cape Point through the eyes of a passionate biologist, and with the assistance of Observational Equipment . Explore a hidden shoreline away from the crowds and traverse the Atlantic and Indian ocean seaboards. Justin will join you on a visit to Boulders Beach, home to the delightfully comical African penguin. Should you wish to get up close and personal, a private kayaking experience departing from Simon’s Town Waterfront and paddling past the Naval Harbour and out to Boulder’s Beach is available.

Fur seals
Duiker Island is home to a colony of between 3-5,000 Cape Fur seals, which are not found anywhere else in the world but the Southern African coast. There are always seals in the area and one of the few places without sharks due to the shallow depth of the water.
Get up close and personal with the playful and curious Cape Fur seal. They are playful and curious and a joy to interact with. This is the ultimate wildlife experience for those that want to be immersed in nature and enjoy the thrill of interacting with animals in their natural habitat.
Enjoy a short boat ride from Hout Bay Harbour from the comfort of your private, luxury, motorised yacht. Should you choose, a full wetsuit will be provided so you can into the water with these graceful and elegant marine mammals.

About Justin Blake: Justin has an MSc in Marine Biology from Rhodes University, a licensed Western Cape tourist guide as well as a Dive Master. He founded a Bull & Tiger shark tagging project in Mozambique in 2009 and has been returning for the tagging season each year since. Justin assists also with research projects for the Save our Seas Foundation on D’Arros island, Seychelles. He is passionate about the ocean and coasts and sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with aspiring marine biologists, adventurous souls, and enthusiastic rockhoppers.

After our morning on the rocks, we will head to the Veld and Sea classroom in Cape Point for a foraged feast prepared by local expert Roushanna Grey, enjoyed with a local beer and botanical cocktail. The meal will include foraged seaweeds, shellfish, wild mushrooms, fragrant aromatic wild herbs, edible flowers and weeds, medicinal plants, indigenous veg, seeds, roots and shoots – every season has something amazing on offer!

About Roushanna Gray: Roushanna works at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point. She is a wild foods innovator and avid forager, teaching adults and children about indigenous edible foods and caters for pop-up events. Inspired by the local edible indigenous plant availability, she has been experimenting with the exciting flavours and diversity of Fynbos and Indigenous plants for the past nine years. The wide range of delicious and nutritious culinary offerings from the beautiful inter-tidal rock pools along our coastline also play a major role in her cooking and courses.

Khayelitsha Theatre show and dinner in a local home
The tour will start at the Makukhanye Theatre for a dance experience where we will be showcasing traditional African dance. This will be followed by short tour to lookout hill for a brief history of Khayelitsha. The evening will end with a traditional dinner which will include a feast of local food and drinks at Makhaza (my home) prepared by ‘chef’ Lungi.
Menu: Samp, Vegetables (Carrot, spinach and butternut), Chicken, Stew, Steam Bread and “Amagewu” (traditional drink – non alcoholic)

DAY 4 SHARK CAGE DIVING

Shark Cage Diving with a marine biologist (Justin Blake)
Heli-fly to Gansbaai in the morning where you’ll meet the shark cage diving experts and get a briefing for the day’s expedition
Board your private vessel for the journey to the famous Dyer Island where you’ll learn about the ‘Marine Big 5’: whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and Great White Sharks and how they interact in the ocean.
Slip into the shark cage for your turn at an adrenaline infused brush with this apex predator.
Once everyone has had a go you’ll head back to HQ and hop into a hot shower and light snack before departing to Grootbos.

Lunch at Grootbos
Enjoy a light lunch with views at Grootbos. Take a 4×4 botanical safari on an open-top Land Rover and soak up the serenity in shaded glades, feel the wind in your hair as you drive past fields of flowers and get perspective looking down from mountain peaks. A tour of the estate will include a visit to the nursery as well as other industries set up as the perfect example of sustainable tourism .

Panthera Africa
Meet Lizaene Cornwall and Cathrine S. Nyquist who founded non-profit organisation Panthera Africa. Panthera Africa is an environmentally friendly sanctuary for any captive bred big cats, where they will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives.
One of Panthera Africa’s main purposes is to be an educational platform where they create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. Panthera is a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place, and a blue print of how a non-profit sanctuary, focusing on animal welfare, can become self-sufficient.

Dinner and wine tasting at Springfontein Eats
Depart to nearby Stanford where a private Chef’s Table will be set up for dinner. Chef Jürgen Schneider combines his Michelin-starred background with local produce to conjure up an impressive multi-course dining experience.

Set on a working wine farm, Spingfontein Eats keep things down to earth! Home grown and foraged herbs and vegetables, locally sourced fish and meats. Look for locavore food, with a hint of molecular gastronomy.

DAY 5 SCENIC FLIGHT & WINE TASTING

Take a Scenic Flight over False Bay to Waterford Wine Estate
Take a scenic helicopter flight over False Bay to the Helderberg Mountains landing at Waterford wine estate.
Enjoy a Wine Drive Safari – a unique trip on safari-type vehicle, through the 120-hectare Estate. This experience allows the chance to taste the award-winning Estate wines amongst the vineyards of their origin, and you will be expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes this area so biologically diverse and viticulturally unique.

The wine tasting will be accompanied by various light snacks, which are well suited to pair with the individual wines. The experience will culminate with the Wine and Chocolate Tasting, back at the winery.

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden is a place of expansive vistas, scents and the sounds of nature, with tranquil groves, hidden paths and lush indigenous vegetation. Over 60 sculptures constituting a comprehensive record of Lewis’s full artistic development thus far have been carefully placed in harmony with the landscape: the human form, shamanic figures, monumental abstracted fragments and his iconic great cats.

Along 2.5 miles of paths, one is led on a journey through different ‘rooms’, from the heather hills dominated by earthy male images to the meditative poplar grove with its sensual female torsos.

Lunch and art tour at Delaire Graff
Head over to Delaire Graff Estate where you are greeted by Vladimir Tretchikoff’s iconic
Chinese Girl and features contemporary artist such as Lionel Smith and William Kentridge. Dine in ultimate luxury, followed by a private art tour with Tanja Von Arnim

La Cle des Montagnes
Check in to hotel and dinner at leisure

DAY 6 WINE TASTING BY BIKE

Franschhoek Sip and Cycle Safari

Meet your specialist biking guide at Franschhoek Monument before departing to Leeu Estate for a wine tasting at Mullineux. Chris and Andrea Mullineux have fast become the darlings of the SA wine industry. After just four vintages, Andrea was invited into the Cape Winemakers Guild and, together with numerous five star Platter ratings, they were named Winery of the Year in the 2016 Platter’s Guide (for the second time in three years).
Next up head to Grande Provence and experience a classic wine and canapé pairing seated in the grand sculpture garden of Grande Provence estate.
End the day with lunch at Chefs Warehouse at Maison Estate.
Chefs Warehouse at Maison opened in November 2017, serving their unique blend of ‘global tapas’ inspired food in our picturesque, newly renovated farmhouse setting.
This new restaurant, which replaces The Kitchen at Maison, is chef Liam Tomlin’s fourth eatery, and the opportunity to collaborate with his team makes perfect sense.

Dinner at Foliage
Chef Chris Erasmus, famed Franschhoek forager, brings his burgeoning imagination and lust for the most local of ingredients to Foliage. Wild ingredients loom large, with everything from wild geese to wild mushrooms and wild herbs ending up on the plate in some shape or form. With this changing harvest, the menu is tweaked almost daily according to what lands up in the kitchen.

DAY 7 SAFARI

Today we fly by private charter direct to Phinda Game Reserve, in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

In the late afternoon, your private guide takes you on your game drive, in search of the Big 5 and more.

DAY 8 SAFARI

Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris

DAY 9 TRANSFORMATIONAL ENCOUNTER

After your morning safari and lunch, head out with our team and vets to dart the lucky rhino who will be airlifted to an undisclosed location in Botswana.

This promises to be a highlight of your trip as you get the satisfaction of knowing that thanks to your donation, this rhino has a secure future, free from the threat of poaching that is decimating this ancient species.

DAY 10 SAFARI & FLY TO NAMIBIA

Experience one more game drive, and after breakfast, fly in a private charter flight to Sossusvlei, in Namibia.

Check in to &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

You can escape the desert heat with a revitalising midday dip in the pool, fed by water from an underground spring. At sunset, animals are drawn to a nearby waterhole, enhancing desert sundowner drinks. A state-of-the-art observatory and resident astronomer provide insight into the magnificent constellations of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.

 

DAY 11-12 SAND DUNES

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven.

Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei – Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei – other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.

One morning, enjoy a balloon flight.

Other activities include:
• Scenic nature drives in 4WD vehicles or ATV’s if you prefer
• View San rock paintings
• Guided nature walks and hikes
• Game drives (The plains and dry watercourses are home to the magnificently horned oryx, agile springbok, Burchell’s zebra, regal ostrich and stately giraffe, as well as predators that include elusive leopard, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal and Cape and bat-eared fox, with over 114 bird species)

DAY 13 FLY TO DAMARALAND

After breakfast, we fly to Damaraland in northern Namibia.

In a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, Desert Rhino Camp lies in the enormous Palmwag Concession, where trackers patrol and protect one of the largest free-ranging populations of Critically Endangered desert-adapted black rhino in Africa. Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle with these dedicated men is a unique and exclusive wilderness experience; other activities include exploring the area on full-day outings, nature drives and walks.

The camp has eight comfortable Meru-style tents and a main area that overlooks a sweeping plain dotted with Namibia’s national plant, the welwitschia. The campfire encourages inspired storytelling under Namibia’s star-studded skies.

Desert Rhino Camp is run in conjunction with the local community and Save the Rhino Trust. Thus, in addition to guests gaining amazing insight into the ecology and conservation of this area, a portion of their revenue goes to the Trust and its conservation operations.

DAY 14-15 RHINO TRACKING

Go rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle, birdwatching, guided nature walks, and game drives.

DAY 16 FLY TO VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA

Embark on your private charter flight to Livingstone, in Zambia.

You are met at the airport and
enjoy a tour of the Falls on the Zambian side, and experience a helicopter excursion over “the smoke that thunders”.

You are then transfered to your luxury lodge, Royal Chundu.

You have the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 17-18 VICTORIA FALLS

Explore this fascinating area. You may like to see the Falls from the Zimbabwean side, kayak on the Zambezi River, white water raft, or just relax.

DAY 19 FLY TO OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA

Your private jet takes you to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, where you stay at the fabulous Belmond Eagle Island Lodge.

Enjoy an afternoon safari.

DAY 20-22 EXPLORE THE DELTA

Choose from:

Mokoro canoe safari

Glide silently on a traditional dugout canoe, a mode of transport used by locals for centuries. Explore the shallow, clear waters, drifting past brilliant waterlilies and papyrus grasses, reaching areas inaccessible by boat. Witness brightly coloured frogs, kingfishers, dragonflies or elephants feasting on the reeds.

Heli safari

Helicopter flights over Botswana are one of life’s big adventures. Experience the Okavango Delta as you have never seen it before. Spot remote, inaccessible lakes and islands as well as an abundance of wildlife from the sky.

Horseback and heli-safari
A first in Northern Botswana, this exhilarating safari begins at first light with a 10-minute helicopter flight. Then saddle up for a guided horseback ride through the delta. Move quietly past wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and zebra in their natural habitat. Horse riding experience is essential.

Motorized boating and barge cruises

The chance to explore open waters is a unique feature of an Okavango Delta safari. Cover more ground and delve deeper into the landscape, with a chance to spot an even greater range of wildlife. Embark on a sunset barge cruise for hypnotic views as you sip a sundowner. Available during the wet season, usually May to October.

Walking safari

Let our experienced guides take you on a trek to experience the true spirit of Botswana. Spot amazing sights close-up, from dazzling insects and swarming termite mounts to animal tracks. These small, unexpected aspects of delta life often make the biggest impression.

Bird Watching

People head to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge from all across the globe, purely to spot the region’s magnificent variety of birds. Over 400 species make for unrivalled viewing. Keep an eye out for the rare Pel’s fishing owl, endangered wattled crane and the majestic African fish eagle.

Fishing

The delta’s channels are rich with tilapia, while spotted and silver catfish can be found in the many lazy pools. African pike, infamous fighters, are a favourite snare. If you have never fished before, the Okavango Delta is the ultimate place to start. Please note: catch and release fishing only.

 

DAY 23 FLY TO JO'BURG

After one last safari, fly by private jet to Jo’burg.

Finish on a cultural note with a tour of Soweto before heading home.

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