African Safari

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African Safari 2019-04-19T20:58:37+00:00

Project Description

African Safari

Big game, bigger adventure. Whether you’re bringing your rifle or your camera, you better be ready to shoot. See the majestic and powerful creatures that roam the plains and deserts of Africa. Guided and group safaris offer first-timers an authentic safari experience with less risks but all of the excitement. Gear up and get out.

The Great South African Adventure


21 DAYS – CAPE TOWN TO MAUN
Greet another remarkable day in southern Africa as the sun rises over Kruger National Park and an elephant and her young calf wander past you. Keep your sense of wonder at the ready on a 21-day adventure that takes in the iconic sights of Southern Africa. Fall for Cape Town’s remarkable beauty, feel the power of Victoria Falls reverberate in your core, and watch for the “big five” alongside a researcher from National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour, Cape Town
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Carnivore Conservation Experience, Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Zimbabwean Family Dinner, Victoria Falls
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Painted Dog Conservation, Hwange National Park
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Okavango Wilderness Project Research Camp, Okavango Delta
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Botswana Storytelling and Traditional Dinner, Maun
Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue), Johannesburg
Your Discover Moment: Victoria Falls. Arrival transfer. Excursion to Cape Point and Boulders Beach. Traditional South African braai (BBQ). Panorama Route scenic drive. Private nature reserve wildlife safari drives in open vehicles. Open-vehicle wildlife safari drives in Kruger, Hwange and Chobe National Parks. Tour of Victoria Falls. Chobe boat safari. Wildlife excursions by boat and on foot in the Okavango Panhandle. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
June 19, Nov 6 $11049
Aug 7, Dec 4, 25 $11,399
Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, March 4, 18, April 1 $10, 699

Serengeti Migration Safari


Picture it: Thousands upon thousands of hooves stampeding across the streams and grasslands of the Serengeti in search of grazing grounds. Now imagine yourself live and on the scene as one of nature’s greatest events unfolds right before your eyes. This unforgettable nine-day Serengeti safari makes it a reality, bringing you to the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and beyond to track the “big five.” You’ll also get an insider’s glimpse of life on the plains from the residents of a remote Maasai village. The migration itself can be unpredictable, but here’s one thing you can bank on: You’ll come home a different person than when you left.
Enjoy wildlife safari drives in the Serengeti
Witness the great wildebeest migration
Savour traditional cuisine in a local village
Take in the views at Ngorongoro Crater
Meet local artisans on a village walk
Duration: 9 days
Start/Finish City: Arusha to Arusha
Service Level: Camping
Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.
July 20 $2429 August 17 $4999
Book by April 30, 2019

Capetown to Victoria Falls    (or reverse)

An adventure through the heart of southern Africa’s dramatic scenery in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.  Cape Town to Victoria Falls is one of the world’s great classic journeys. Starting from Cape Town, South Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, this trip travels through Namibia’s spectacular desert landscape, wildlife-rich game parks in Namibia and Botswana and finally to the mighty Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is an adventure through the heart of southern Africa’s dramatic scenery, with rich culture, diverse wildlife and the opportunity to partake in numerous activities along the way.

Highlights
Cape Town, Africa’s most exciting city
Sossusvlei, the highest sand dunes in the world
Etosha NP with its fantastic wildlife
The Okavango River and Chobe NP
The mighty Victoria Falls
Hotel departures: 6 nights hotel/lodge, 3 nights guesthouse, 10 nights chalets
Travel in a purpose-built overland truck
Some long drives on rough roads and early starts
What’s included
All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
All accommodation (see below)
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Capetown to Victoria Falls June 9, July 28, Sept 29, Oct 13, 27 $5795
Victoria Falls to Capetown June 20, Aug 11, Sept 8 $3895

Gorillas & Masai Mara

Fantastic Kenyan wildlife and the endangered Mountain gorillas

The Masai Mara, a vast grassland teeming with animals, has an astonishing amount and mixture of game, including lions, cheetahs and at certain times of the year, the wildebeest migration. Lake Nakuru National Park has an incredible variety of birds as well as a healthy population of White and Black rhinos while Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to hippos, elephants, buffalo, leopards and the elusive tree-climbing lions as well as a huge variety of birds. Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most impressive parks in Africa, renowned for its scenic beauty, spectacular falls and abundant wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, Ugandan kobs (antelope), leopards, and over 450 different species of birds. The highlight of the trip is undoubtedly an hour with Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. This close-up encounter is arguably the most sensational wildlife experience of them all.

Highlights
Enjoy a precious hour in the company of Uganda’s Mountain gorillas
Game drives in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru N.P. and Queen Elizabeth N.P.
Visit Murchison Falls National Park
Track chimpanzees and other primates in Budongo Forest
9 nights hotels/lodges and 6 nights permanent tented camps
Travel by specialist overland vehicle, 4WD and on foot
Some long drives on rough roads and early starts
What’s included
15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners
All accommodation (see below)
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
1 chimp permit and 1 gorilla permit
June 30, Dec 12, 19 $5695 July16 $5505 Aug 11 $8545 Aug 27, Oct 20 $8735 Oct 1 $6555 Nov 5 $8165

DISCOVER SOUTH AFRICA

11 DAYS • 10 NIGHTS • 27 MEALS
FROM $2649  LAND ONLY  per person in double occupancy including taxes.

Price based on any departure between March 1, 2019  and Oct 16th, 2019.
ACCOMMODATION IN 3+* HOTELS
GROUP DEPARTURE GUIDED IN ENGLISH ON WEDNESDAYS
HIGHLIGHTS:
Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Penguin Colony, Durban and Hluhluwe Park, Swaziland, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Soweto and Pretoria

SOUTH AFRICAN PATCHWORK

17 DAYS • 16 NIGHTS • 43 MEALS

FROM $6949 land only per person in double occupancy including taxes. Price based on any departure between now and Oct 20th, 2019.
ACCOMMODATION IN 3+* HOTELS –  GUIDED GROUP DEPARTURE
HIGHLIGHTS:
Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Penguin Colony, the wine region, Oudsthoorn, Cango caves, Knysna, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Hluhluwe Park, Cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary, Swaziland, Kruger National Park including accommodation in a private lodge , Pilgrim’s rest, Soweto and Pretoria, Victoria Falls