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AFRICA


ETHIOPIA

SOUTH SUDAN

KENYA

UGANDA Kibale

SOMALIA

Samburu National Reserve Mt Kenya Lake Nakuru Abedare National Park Lake Naivasha Lake NAIROBI Victoria Masai Mara National Reserve Amboseli Tsavo Serengeti National Park Mt Kilimanjaro Ngorongoro Crater Arusha Mombasa Lake Manyara Tarangire National Park KAMPALA

Queen Elizabeth National Park Entebbe Bwindi

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

RWANDA BURUNDI

TANZANIA

Zanzibar Island

DODOMA

Katavi National Park

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(SWAZILAND) Hluhluwe St Lucia Wetlands Umfolozi

Fish River Canyon Orange

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Durban

SOUTH AFRICA Knysna

CAPE TOWN

INDIAN OCEAN Port Elizabeth

The Climate

Monthly Average Temperatures in ˚C

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15/26

15/26

14/25

11/23

10/20

7/18

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8/17

8/20

10/21

13/23

Kenya

10/24

10/25

12/25

13/24

12/23

10/22

9/22

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9/24

11/24

12/24

18/24

Kruger National Park

10/28

10/29

13/28

12/26

10/20

9/20

9/20

9/21

9/26

11/25

12/24

10/24

Namibia

17/30

16/28

15/27

13/26

9/23

7/20

6/20

9/23

11/27

15/29

15/30

16/30

Tanzania

10/28

10/28

11/27

13/25

11/22

8/21

9/20

8/22

8/24

10/26

10/27

10/27

Uganda

17/27

17/27

18/26

18/26

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17/25

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16/26

18/26

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Zambia

17/26

16/25

16/25

15/25

11/24

10/21

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11/25

14/28

19/30

17/29

18/26

Zimbabwe

16/26

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14/26

12/25

9/23

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12/27

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EXPERIENCE BOTSWANA

Accommodation Ratings

Okavango Delta

6 Tips for your Holiday

Botswana Tours

What’s your style?

Botswana Safaris

AFRICA TOURS

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Small Group Safaris

Southern Africa Covered

EXPERIENCE NAMIBIA

East Africa Covered

Namibia Safaris

EXPERIENCE SOUTH AFRICA

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EXPERIENCE KENYA

Johannesburg

Masai Mara Fly In Safari

Kruger National Park

Kenya Safaris

Family Safaris South Africa Combo Tours

EXPERIENCE TANZANIA

Cape Town

Tanzania Safaris

The Garden Route Self-Drive

Mt Kilimanjaro

Southern Africa Tours

Zanzibar Getaway

Rail Journeys

East Africa Tours

EXPERIENCE ZIMBABWE

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Zimbabwe Tours

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EXPERIENCE UGANDA & RWANDA

C ONT ENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

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EXPERIENCE ZAMBIA

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Zambia Tours

General Information Accommodation Ratings To assist with the selection of your accommodation we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. These are personal ratings offered by our people from their own experience and should therefore be used as a guide only. These ratings may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. A standard level of accommodation with a limited range of rooms and facilities. Rooms are clean and comfortable with basic furnishings. Moderate accommodation with a reasonable range of rooms and facilities, with rooms furnished to a comfortable standard. Superior standard of accommodation with a wide range of rooms and facilities, and a higher standard of service. First Class accommodation with an excellent range of facilities and services. Accommodation in this rating is considered among the best in the country. Full Board inclusions: Please note package inclusions may vary. Full board packages typically include all meals, tea, coffee, non-alcoholic and some local alcoholic beverages at the accommodation. Daily scheduled activities are included on a full board basis, with some accommodations offering a limited laundry service. For inclusions specific to your package, please speak to your consultant at the time of booking. Tips and gratuities: Tips and gratuities are not included, while at safari lodges and camps it is customary to tip your guide and driver. Please speak to your travel consultant at the time of booking for guidance specific to your destination. Child Policy: Please note bedding configuration varies between properties and in some cases with different room types within a property. Some hotels also offer family bonuses and specials. Your travel consultant will help you choose the hotel to best suit you and your family’s needs. Price Indicator: The price is provided as a guide only. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Your travel consultant will quote you the actual price at the time of booking. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars.

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AFRICA One of Africa’s biggest draws is to see big game - the wildlife is like nowhere else and on a truly epic scale. There are few travel experiences on the planet that get the pulse racing quite like being on safari. The exciting combination of wildlife in astounding environments ever changing and ever evolving. In these pages we have created itineraries to show you what can be done and with an eye for various budgets and different types of traveller. Be on the plains one day, embark on a trek of the mighty Kilimanjaro another, and a few days later relax on the beach in Zanzibar! Visit the stunningly located Cape Town blessed with wonderful food and the nearby winelands, a feast for the eyes and the fine diner. No visit to these parts is complete without a ‘safari’ – the Swahili word for what we know as a journey. Often life changing and life affirming, it’s like that Africa - it gets into your soul like nowhere else.

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Fortunately for us, if you’re planning on self-driving South Africa and Namibia, you won’t need to switch sides, because like NZ they drive on the left. The infrastructure is very good, the roads are smooth, well signposted and a pleasure to cruise along. You’ll need a full New Zealand Drivers Licence to hire a car, with most rental companies boasting high quality vehicles and options to suit everyone.

1 / PACKING FOR SAFARI It’s not a fashion statement, or a joke, khaki really will help you blend into the safari landscape. Most animals are not accustomed to bright colours so camouflage helps if you’re hoping to get close to the Big Five. Furthermore, insects love a strong colour, so stay away from the bright apparel. Citronella soap and/or lotion is a great deterrent, as is a stiff gin and tonic. True story. Mosquitoes detest the quinine found in tonic water - and add the gin, just because. Game drives always have cold moments, so gloves and beanies are smart items to pack. You’ll also be thankful for your own pair of binoculars. When the animals aren’t within metres of your vehicle, you don’t want to be scrambling for binoculars shared between the entire group.

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3 / SELF-DRIVE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

2 / WHEN TO SEE VICTORIA FALLS Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is one of those sights that can take your breath away. The Zambezi River is at its lowest between October and early December, its highest level is between March and May. Low levels will expose more bare rock, high water levels can produce back spray and hazy visibility. Easily combined with a visit to nearby safari locations, the area is also an adventure capital, so you can bungy, go white water rafting or take a scenic helicopter flight.


5 / CUISINE TO TICKLE YOUR TASTE BUDS Meat lovers can’t go wrong with a Boerewors sausage. Also known as the farmer’s sausage, this tasty concoction has a guaranteed 90% meat and a medley of spices, including toasted coriander seeds, black pepper, nutmeg and cloves. Cooked on a Braai, a South African BBQ using only wood or charcoal briquettes, the flavours are rustic and delicious. Out on safari watch the sun set with sundowners, followed by a boma dinner back at your lodge where you’ll enjoy fine wine and gourmet food under a starlit sky. If crisp linen and crystal glass is more your thing, Cape Town is awash with impressive menus crafted by top rated chefs.

4 / CAPE TOWN CONSIDERATIONS Travelling to South Africa has never been cheaper. The South African Rand has a great exchange rate making your travelling experiences and all that fine dining and superb shopping in Cape Town even better value. Table Mountain is a must-see, it’s a good idea to visit in the morning, when the views are better and because the wind usually picks up later in the day. The same applies for Robben Island so it’s better to opt for the morning ferries. And if you have time, High Tea at the Mount Nelson is a treat worth indulging in.

6 / THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION The Great Wildebeest Migration is a year-round occurrence as the wildebeest are always on the move; motivated by an instinct to seek fresh grazing and water. Your experience will vary depending on what month you visit. The key months are when the great herds of wildebeest cross the Mara River and undertake vast treks across the plains of the Serengeti. Every occasion will bring a different perspective on one of the world’s great natural wonders. The masses begin their move north from Tanzania to Kenya in late June through to July, the river crossings tend to take place from July to November. Then, driven by the rain, they head back to Tanzania sometime in October. Over two million animals migrate between July and October, including 1.7 million wildebeest, as well as zebra and antelope, so there are many moments for that oncein-a-lifetime experience.

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WHAT’S YOUR STYLE?

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So you want to book your African safari? But when you consider how big the continent is (New Zealand can fit into Africa a colossal 115 times), the enormity all starts to get a little overwhelming. We know the feeling can be stressful, but fear not, we’re here to ensure you pick the best options for your dream safari. With choices that suit all budgets, from the clean and comfortable to the incredibly wonderful, your bucket list destination needs to be done properly. We’re here to make sure your experience isn’t solely about staying at ‘just another hotel’, so here’s a quick guide to what is on offer.

Matetsi Victoria Falls

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LODGES

HOTELS

UNDER CANVAS

For those wanting solid walls in the wilderness, lodges are the ideal choice. You’re still located in the middle of a game park, but the accommodation is fully equipped, usually African safari themed and offers plenty of space, much like a home away from home. There are traditional African bomas which are enclosed outdoor areas that usually boast roaring bonfires, plenty of socialising and nightly entertainment.

Just like any other city in the world, some hotels have been carefully planned to ensure you’re a stone’s throw from all the main attractions, others are historic and some are oozing with African tradition. Want all three? No problem, if you’re after cultural as well as local, just let us know. We’ve chosen preferred hotels with unbeatable locations, amenities and service - nothing but the best for your dreamfulfilling trip.

This doesn’t mean staying in a tent, well it does, but it’s a flash tent. ‘Under Canvas’ accommodation refers to a permanent camp, and it’s designed to offer extreme comfort while maintaining the authenticity of staying close to wildlife. It adds a completely different meaning to the word camp. Usually small in size, with between four and 30 tents, you still get your minibar, en suite bathroom, rain shower, electricity and many other creature comforts that vary from camp to camp.


Time+Tide Chinzombo, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

SMALL GROUP TOURING

INDEPENDENT TRAVEL

OVERLAND SAFARI

Small group tours usually accommodate between four and 16 guests so it’s a very intimate way to travel. There are more chances to get off the beaten track in groups as small as these and the cultural activities have more of a presence. You’ll use a variety of transport and stay in a mixture of camps, under canvas, hotel and lodge accommodation, all dependant on your destinations. Itineraries are created to ensure the most suitable amount of time is spent in each place, before moving onto the next.

These trips are tailor-made to suit all of your needs; nothing you don’t want but everything you do. They are totally bespoke, choose any kind of accommodation and pick styles that suit your individual preferences. You also get to decide how long you stay. Every decision is down to you and no part of the journey is dependent on other people. Some of your game drives and safari activities may be with other guests staying at the same accommodation, unless of course you are willing to pay for a private arrangement!

Your overland truck is your home, where tour leaders and drivers double up as your cooks. Participation on some tours means you help with the camp organisation, or choose non-participation, which means all chores are done for you, just sit back and relax - we like the sound of that! This way of travel very much embraces the rawness of the continent and all it has to offer.

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SOUT H ERN AFRI CA

SOUTH SUDAN

SOUTHERN AFRICA COVERED With so many experiences in Southern Africa to be had, this itinerary is perfect for a taste of it all. Starting in Cape Town, enjoy its oceanside position and energetic culture. The famous Kruger National Park is next, where your time is going to be crammed with amazing wildlife experiences. Enjoy Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, mighty and spectacular, before ending in Botswana, teeming with abundant natural treasures from the floodplains of the Okavango Delta to the true wilderness of Chobe National Park.

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Okavango Delta

Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa Transfer to your Cape Town hotel for a three night stay. Day 2: Cape Town, South Africa Explore Cape Town on a half day city tour, where you will have the opportunity to catch a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain.

NAMIBIA

Chobe Moremi Maun

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BOTSWANA Kruger National Park

Day 3: Winelands, South Africa Enjoy a scenic drive to the illustrious Winelands area, just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, dotted with stunning wineries, award-winning restaurants and dramatic landscapes.

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ESWATINI

SOUTH AFRICA

Day 4-6: Kruger National Park, South Africa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kruger (flight additional). Prepare for three nights of outstanding wild game experiences while loving life in the bush. ATLANTIC OCEAN Day 7-8: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and fly to Victoria Falls (flight additional). The grandiose Falls are breath-taking when you see them for the first time. A walking tour of Victoria Falls will show the Zambezi River gorge up close, along with the forceful cascading falls.

Victoria Falls

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INDIAN Cape Town

Day 9-10: Chobe National Park, Botswana Cross the border from Zimbabwe to Botswana. Meet the enormous herds of elephant that Chobe National Park is famous for. Take a cool sunset cruise along the Chobe River, this is game viewing with a difference. Day 11-13: Okavango Delta, Botswana Botswana is unique to anywhere else in Africa. Dense bush amongst the Delta channels attracts an abundance of wildlife. Treat yourself to the most elegant and intimate camps and make the most of viewing Botswana from the air on your charter flights between camps. Day 14: Maun, Botswana Take an air charter to Maun Airport where your arrangements end.

Departures: Daily (also available in reverse) Inclusions: 13 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, full board while in Kruger National Park & Botswana, transport in custom built vehicles, charter flights within Botswana (CPT/Kruger/VFA flights are additional), sightseeing & game drives, professional tour guides Price From: $7578

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The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Kenya and Tanzania are blessed with vast expanses of open savannah where big game roam and an epic wildlife spectacle awaits. Amboseli National Park is known for large herds of elephants and on a clear day you can see Mt Kilimanjaro. Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti both provide spectacular settings for wildlife drama to unfold, and the Masai Mara is home to not just incredible wildlife, but the nomadic Masai people. The trip ends in Zanzibar with its fascinating Swahili history and entrancing powdery white sand Indian Ocean beaches.

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EAST AFRICA COVERED

East Africa Covered 16 days/15 nights Day 1: Nairobi Transfer from Nairobi Airport to your hotel. Day 2-3: Amboseli National Park Drive to Amboseli National Park, best known for its views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Day 4-6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area Cross the border to Tanzania and into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Embark on a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park along with two full days exploring the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the famous crater. Be sure to learn and understand why this crater is so unique. Day 7: Serengeti National Park Continue to Serengeti National Park where you will experience an authentic camping experience in the Tanzanian wilderness. Day 8: Serengeti National Park Today you move from your permanent tented camp to an exclusive mobile camping facility in the Serengeti. This exclusive camp follows the migration all year round, giving you the best possible chance of sightings.

KENYA Lake Victoria

Lake Naivasha

Masai Mara National Reserve

NAIROBI

Serengeti National Park

Amboseli

Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara

Arusha Tarangire National Park

TANZANIA

Zanzibar Island Dar Es Salaam

Day 9-11: Masai Mara Cross back into Kenya and head towards the Masai Mara. The next two days are spent roaming the Mara on game drives and other exciting activities. Day 12: Nairobi – Zanzibar After breakfast, return to Nairobi then onward to Zanzibar. On arrival into Zanzibar you will be transferred to Stone Town for an overnight stay. Day 13-15: Zanzibar Enjoy an interesting tour of Stone Town today before settling in to your Zanzibar beach hotel for a three night stay. Day 16: Zanzibar After breakfast, check out of your Zanzibar hotel and transfer to Zanzibar Airport where your arrangements end. Departures: Daily Inclusions: 15 nights hotel/lodge/luxury tented accommodation, breakfast daily, 10 lunches, 10 dinners, game drives & activities, park entrance fees & domestic flight Mara/Nairobi (Nairobi/Zanzibar flight additional) Price Guide From: $12,880

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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EXPERIENCE SOUTH AFRICA

Known as the “Rainbow Nation” because of its diverse population (and 11 official languages),

South Africa is also an artist’s palette – from the blaze of colours among flower-filled meadows, to the lush green forests, the tawny-gold grasslands and the ever-changing hues of ocean blues. The assortment of landscapes provide an extraordinary variety of animal life. There’s the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) but South Africa has enhanced it to the Big Seven by adding sharks (including the great white) and whales. Count penguins, turtles and meerkats into the mix and you’ll have one remarkable experience. South Africa is all about people too – this Zulu nation welcomes guests to watch their vivacious song and dance, admire their creations of intricate beadwork and other traditional crafts. Cape Town, with its spectacular Table Mountain, is an iconic destination, as are its nearby wineries. Johannesburg, the City of Gold, is a melting pot of cultures. Throughout the country you will find sites dating back to some of the earliest human habitation on earth, along with reminders of great historic battles including the Boer War. Whether you opt for an ultra-luxury lodge or something more simple, self-drive or take a tour, South Africans everywhere will be happy to see you. If you’re lucky you may get to taste one of their legendary braais – or BBQ. Don’t miss trying their famed traditional Boerewors sausages!

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Country name:

Republic of South Africa

Population:

57.8 million

Capital:

Pretoria

Languages:

Afrikaans, English and more than 10 indigenous languages

Currency:

South African Rand

Time zone:

10 hours behind New Zealand (except during daylight saving)

Electricity:

Current is 220V/230V, 50HZ Plug is a 3 point round-pin adaptor

SOUT H AFRI CA

FAST FACTS

© Lion Sands River Lodge

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Cape Town’s surrounding beaches – The beautiful beaches in Cape Town contribute to the Mother City’s worldwide fame. From the trendy shores of Clifton and Camps Bay to the warmer swimming waters of False Bay – if you love surf and sand, Cape Town will have a beach that’s just right for you. Game Drives – Nothing gets the heart racing quite like being on a game drive in search of some amazing wildlife. While Kruger National Park is world-famous, its worth considering one of the other parks and reserves. Madikwe is the fifth largest park in South Africa and it is malaria free, a similar boast applies to Kariega Game Reserve near to Port Elizabeth, and both have the big five present. There’s more than one way to see a big cat!

Dining – Cape Town is quickly emerging on the gastronomical world map, supported by its high quality of wine produce from the nearby winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. A visit to some of Cape Town’s most famous eating neighbourhoods such as V&A Waterfront, Kloof Street and De Waterkant will inspire you to reach further into South Africa’s food culture. Try Cape Malay specialities such as bobotie, spoilt-forchoice seafood options, and a spot of fine dining from many world-class restaurants.

Self-Drive – There is something extra special and unique about driving your own journey, discovering fond memories for yourself that will be no one else’s. South Africa is brimming with interesting stops on a map that is easily navigable. The beaches along the garden route are some of the most beautiful you’ll experience.

Action for the active-minded – Amongst the wildlife, wining and dining, choose an activity that you have never experienced and it will forever put a stamp on your African memory. Avoid the crowds and hike up Table Mountain, then how about abseiling down! The Garden Route is dotted with world-famous surfing spots, and why not bungy the planet’s highest jump, Bloukrans Bridge. Stop at Tsitsikama National Park for some great nature walks, or go Quad biking at Groofbos. So many options to keep you busy.

ZIMBABWE

MOZAMBIQUE

BOTSWANA NAMIBIA

Madikwe Game Reserve

Kruger National Park

Pilanesburg National Park

Sun City Johannesburg

PRETORIA

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Bloemfontein

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Oudtshoorn

Stellenbosch Cape Town Hermanus

Drakensberg Mountains Durban

Umtata East London

Knysna

Phalaborwa Airport (PHW) Makutsi Game Reserve Makalali 2 Game Reserve Timbavati Game Reserve Hoedspruit Kapama Game Reserve Airport (HDS) 4

Greater St. Lucia Hluhluwe Wetland Park

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

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INDIAN OCEAN

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JOHANNESBURG Jo’burg was founded on gold mining and is South Africa’s party hub. A sophisticated metropolis which is fast growing, has wealth, energy and a beautiful climate. A visit to the city’s Apartheid Museum will prove an eye-opener but so too will a foray into Sandton, home to one of the country’s most exclusive shopping malls showcasing African designers and international labels. Just outside the city lies Soweto, Africa’s biggest township, well worth a visit with a local guide.

City Lodge OR Tambo Airport Hotel, Airport

Peermont Metcourt Suites, Airport

Peermont D’oreale Grande, Airport

Perfect for those that require immediate access to Johannesburg Airport, the City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport is conveniently located within the airport complex. Each of the 303 modern and cosy rooms offer great comfort and all the requirements you would expect from a stopover hotel.

Rooms here are furnished to include every modern comfort along with all the standard facilities you’d expect from a good hotel including a gym, pool and business centre. There is also a complimentary shuttle service to Johannesburg International Airport, only 500 metres away. This is an easy option for your overnight stay.

Peermont D’oreale Grande is a stately hotel of elegance with luxury at every turn. Indulge in a high degree of personalised service, affluent comfort and unmatched quality, all just a complimentary shuttle service away from Johannesburg International Airport.

Garden Court Sandton City, Sandton

Sandton Sun, Sandton

Michelangelo Hotel

If you’re looking for a relaxed and casual place to stay in Sandton City, the Garden Court Sandton City has recently refurbished rooms to offer, and a lovely outdoor pool. You can take a short walk to Sandton City Mall or use the hotel as a base to explore Johannesburg on various tours.

Elegant and legendary, the Sandton Sun offers a distinguished and memorable stay. Located in the heart of Sandton CBD, the hotel is conveniently linked to the Sandton Convention Centre along with the Sandton City Shopping Centre. The Gautrain Station is also a mere 900 metres away offering easy access to the city’s great amenities.

Impressive and elegant, The Michelangelo, a member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ exudes class, luxury and style. Enjoy first class service encircled by the lavish splendour of the hotel’s renaissance architecture. Situated on Nelson Mandela Square in the heart of Sandton’s leisure district. All 242 suites and rooms feature fine furnishings and private bathrooms, while the presidential suites offer an 18 hour butler service.


SOWETO TOUR

SUN CITY AND PILANESBERG

JOHANNESBURG CITY TOUR

Home to the Uprising, nurturer to Nobel Prize winners and bearer of the Flame of Freedom, this tour will take you on a journey right through Soweto, the most infamous township in South Africa, landmarked by its colourful silo towers. Explore some of the popular tourist spots and discover the culture of this area.

Offering a great day out of the city, head to the game reserve of Pilanesberg National Park to seek out the Big Five, just under 3 hours drive from Jo’burg. It is also home to a crater of a long extinct volcano. Continue on to Sun City Resort, which will see you visit the Valley of the Waves and Waterworld.

Discover the history of Johannesburg, the city of gold. From its humble beginnings as a mining settlement to a city of great historic and modern significance. South Africa’s largest city has borne witness to the bridging of cultures that has defined the modern era for the rainbow nation.

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PRETORIA TOUR

DIAMOND MINE TOUR

Enjoy the sights of Pretoria from the Union Buildings, visit Constitution Hill, explore historic places in Soweto, admire the artists of Maboneng and take in the city views of Johannesburg. Discover all the sights and tastes that Johannesburg and surrounds have to offer in a day.

‘Trek’ across a city where Jacarandas are a plenty, buildings are architecturally significant, and where a nation congregates around statues of past leaders. Take the opportunity to stand in front of the heart of the country overlooking a city built on passion and determination.

The Cullinan Diamond mine has produced some of the largest diamonds ever found. Tour the high-security premises of the mine, and then the enormous open-cast mine. For those keen for some shopping, enjoy a visit to the Diamond Mine market for some amazing jewellery.

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK With nearly two million hectares of reserve, Kruger National Park and its surrounding private game reserves can boast not only all of the Big Five but the Little Five (which includes shrews and tortoise). You can drive or fly to Kruger, and accommodation options are vast – from the simplest of self-catering bush camps, to lodges with private Jacuzzis, luxury “tree houses” or elegant safari tents. Enjoy the wildlife through guided walks or on safari drives and finish the day with a bush braai (BBQ).

Selati Suite

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

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Earth Lodge is a celebration of ecological responsibility. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, the lodge merges so well into the surrounding bushveld that it is virtually invisible. Each of the 13 suites, including the Amber Suite, are gloriously luxurious, each with private plunge pools facing the unending bushveld. Features such as the underground wine cellar, Amani Spa, sunken fire pit and day bar ensure that Earth Lodge continuously exceeds expectation with its unique architecture and innovative décor.

Selati Camp epitomises a classically vintage experience. Seven luxurious suites, including the LM Suite and Ivory Suite, feature authentic antiques and vintage décor. Armchairs around the sparkling pool or on one of the two exquisite viewing decks are a perfect perch from which to watch game drinking at the nearby waterhole while nights are illuminated by the gentle glow of lanterns and dinners are enjoyed in the outdoor boma under the African sky.

Price Guide From: $4195 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Skukuza (SZK)Airport

Price Guide From: $3135 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Skukuza (SZK)Airport

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Nestled on the banks of the Msuthlu riverbed lies Little Bush Camp. With only six luxury suites, the camp exudes consummate African hospitality. Each suite features a private deck with private jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed. Gently glittering hues of earthy metallic tones melt into the dramatic architecture of the central reception, lounge and dining areas to create the perfect backdrop to revel in the sights and sounds of Africa’s bushveld.

Bush Lodge is famed for its excellence, African hospitality and contemporary safari styling. A deep-rooted love for Africa, its people, art and culture is visible as one wanders from one flowing space to the next. All 25 luxury suites – including the Mandleve Suite and Luxury Villas – feature organic and classic furnishings. Children of all ages are welcomed at the EleFun Centre – a child-friendly retreat offering environmentally themed activities in a supervised and safe setting.

Price Guide From: $3135 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Skukuza (SZK)Airport

Price Guide From: $2975 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Skukuza (SZK)Airport

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The price guide shown is per adult for twin share including all meals and game drives, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp

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Makalali Main Lodge is a newly built lodge, with delectable cuisine and superb service, comprising 30 luxurious en suite rooms all with outdoor showers. Sit by the cosy fire in the bar lounge or head out onto the deck area overlooking a watering hole, an ideal place to see wildlife. Guides and trackers escort scheduled game drives in the 26,000-hectare conservancy. Then relax by the pool or at the Spa for treatments made even more special by the echoes of the African bush.

Khoka Moya Camp is situated on both sides of a river bed deep in the African bush, offering an authentic African experience without sacrificing on comfort. Each of the spacious 15 tents boast his and her basins and an ideal day bed, ensuring that luxurious style has not been compromised. Welcoming lounges and dining rooms create a space of relaxation overlooking the luscious green lawns, not far from the pristine swimming pool, or the extensive climate controlled wine cellar and bar.

Price Guide From: $895 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Price Guide From: $1070 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Kapama River Lodge

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Kapama Southern Camp

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The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains are the backdrop for Kapama River Lodge, set within its own private game reserve and assured to give you the Big Five experience you are after. 40 spacious suites boast uninterrupted views from their own private courtyard, and are decorated to reflect the ‘old Africa’ style. With three different dining venues, variety is key to an unforgettable time in the bush, and where the African cuisine makes an impact on your African safari just as much as the wildlife does.

Kapama Southern Camp offers luxury accommodation and warm friendly service in a tranquil setting. With a great outdoor pool, enjoy the sun loungers adjacent to the open sided lounge and dining area. A great place for families, the lodge prides itself on catering for younger adventure seekers. All 15 suites have full bathrooms, air-conditioning, and drinks station while 10 luxury suites also have a private pool, some with a second bedroom for children with a TV.

Price Guide From: $1235 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Price Guide From: $1645 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Thornybush Game Lodge

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Whether you’re in a small group or travelling as a couple, Thornybush Game Lodge will surely cater for all your needs. With 18 luxurious suites and two Family Suites, each air-conditioned suite has its own private viewing deck with sweeping vistas over the savannah and a busy water hole, along with bathrooms that boast large glass windows offering unique game viewing in and beyond the Thornybush river bed.

With a foot in both the Sabi Sand Reserve and the Kruger National Park, Lion Sands is located by the Sabie River and offers guests a modern sophisticated take on the luxury safari lodge. There’s the chic and contemporary Safari Lounge, a gallery showcasing works by local artists, a main swimming pool and a firepit for social gatherings beneath the stars. Guests can even print their own photos onto canvas on-site. Not to forget amazing wildlife seen with expert field guides.

Price Guide From: $2435 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Price Guide From: $2995 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Skukuza (SZK) Airport

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share including all meals and game drives, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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FAMILY SAFARI South Africa is the perfect place to introduce children to a family safari, with many of the national parks being malaria free. To see Africa’s incredible wildlife ‘for real’, is an experience kids will never forget. With Family safaris on the increase, many of the lodges now have dedicated children programmes, which educate and entertain, plus leave some time for adults on their own if they choose.

Mack & Madi’s Adventures

Ants Hill

Join the Mack & Madi kids Adventure programme at Marataba Safari Lodge or Madikwe Safari Lodge, where their family ethos is all about exploration, discover, learning creating – and having fun! Family friendly accommodation include bedrooms kitted out especially for kids and chefs challenged to prepare wholesome kids cuisine, appealing to even the fussiest of eaters. With all bases covered from kiddies own amenities and menus, to a crew of dedicated child minders, fun and exciting times is totally guaranteed.

Only three hours drive from Johannesburg in the Waterberg reserve is Ants Hill. At Ant’s, family safaris are their speciality, with an abundance of exciting and thrilling safari activities on offer for kids of all ages, allowing them to leave with an intimate knowledge of the bush. Walking safaris are great to do as a family, and with no Elephants or Lions, the kids will love it. Plus with a heated swimming pool, its perfect for a family safari anytime of the year.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Riverdene Shamwari

Sabi Sabi Bush lodge in Kruger National Park is perfect for families that are also looking for a bit of luxury. All rooms are big enough for a family of four, or just recently opened, are two luxurious family suites. Not only will family game drives be high on the list, the kids will also want to spend time at the Elefun Centre. A fully fledged children’s club with lots of hands on ‘edutainment’ for all ages. Perfect for entertaining the kids in-between safari activities.

Located along the Garden Route, and only an hours drive from Port Elizabeth is Shamwari Private Game Reserve. One of their eight lodges is Riverdene Family lodge, which has been designed particularly for families and provides activities for children of all ages. Children can join in the ‘Kids on Safari’ programme which includes not only safari activities but access to the Adventure Centre and kids club. They will be well and truly occupied on the kids zipline, rock climbing wall, tree houses with suspended walkways, and slides.


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Makutsi Safari Springs

Sun City & Pilanesburg

Madikwe Game Reserve

7 days/6 nights

5 days/4 nights

4 days/3 nights

Stay at the family run Makutsi and you’ll experience exciting game drives, full day excursions, time out to relax, and enjoy the natural warm mineral swimming pools.

Not far from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg is Sun City, known as ‘African’s Kingdom of Pleasure’. Combine a fun filled couple of days with game viewing in Pilanesburg National Park.

Easily accessible from Johannesburg with a four-hour road journey, or a quick 45 minute flight, Madikwe offers incredible game viewing, combined with a great selection of private lodges.

Classic Package There’s no packing or unpacking, transferring and wasting time on this six night itinerary. By staying at Makutsi Main Camp, you’ll be able to mix up open Land Rover game drives with visits to the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon. Plus embark on the Simba Safari – a night drive from 3pm-8pm on the Makutsi Reserve.

Day 1: Johannesburg – Sun City Depart Johannesburg on a transfer to Sun City. The roads are smooth which makes for an easy three hour drive. Stop along the way at many of the craft markets, which have some great local arts and crafts. On arrival, check into your Sun City Hotel for a two night stay. The Sun City complex is home to four great properties – the Cabanas, The SoHo, the Cascades, and the infamous Palace of the Lost City.

Day 1: Johannesburg – Madikwe Transfer from Johannesburg to your chosen accommodation for a two night stay.

Day 1: Arrive Makutsi Safari Springs Day 2: Makutsi Safari Springs – Two game drives Day 3: Kruger National Park Day 4: Makutsi Safari Springs – Simba Safari Day 5: Drakensburg Mountains & Blyde River Canyon Day 6: Makutsi Safari Springs – One game drive Day 7: Depart Makutsi Safari Springs

Walking Package If you are up for a little extra, a slightly different itinerary is on offer, which is the Walking Safari Package. Combine four nights at Makutsi main Camp with two nights Tented camp, to offer leisurely walks on the reserve with a Ranger, and the change to have a couple of nights under canvas. A great way to hear the African night sounds and truly immerse yourself in the bushveld.

Day 2 : Sun City Enjoy all Sun City has to offer. Golf courses, water parks, casino’s, entertainment, events and shows, plus plenty of restaurant options ready for you to discover. Day 3-4: Pilanesburg National Park Take just a short drive to Pilanesburg, and check into your lodge for a two night stay. Set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, the park ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa. With a dramatic landscape that supports a wide variety of plants, animals and birds, plus being in a malaria-free zone, Pilanesburg makes for a great safari experience. Day 5: Johannesburg Return to Johannesburg by road transfer where your arrangements end.

Day 4: Johannesburg Return to Johannesburg to arrive around midday. Madikwe River Lodge Positioned in the heart of the Reserve, with sixteen split level suites, and a popular dining boma. Enjoy the rich African feel each suite is individually designed with. Price Guide From: $2275 Impodimo Located on a rugged ridge with incredible views, Impodimo offers 10 suites, all positioned with absolute privacy. Your private deck allows uninterrupted views, or you can spend free time relaxing at the pool listening to the constant bush sounds. Price Guide From: $3045 Madikwe Safari Lodge Enjoy incredible views from your private deck, or the main pool that is situated infront of a waterhole. With 20 suites over 3 camps, makes for an intimate stay, assigned with top notch rangers. Price Guide From: $3725

Note: All ages welcome at Main Camp. Minimum age for Walking Package is 16 years. No single supplement charged at Main Camp, but does apply at Tented Camp. Sequence of itinerary is subject to change, and additional nights may be added to itinerary. Departures: Daily from Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa

Day 2-3: Madikwe Game Reserve Madikwe Game Reserve is regarded as one of the finest conservation areas in South Africa and offers an outstanding array of wildlife, including not only the Big Five, but the added bonus of Wild Dog. It’s the fifth largest reserve, and a great option for families, as it is also a malaria-free. You are in for a real treat on game drives or walks in Madikwe.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Inclusions: Return transfers from HDS or PHW Airport, 6 nights Main Camp accommodation, breakfast & dinner daily, sightseeing & game drives

Inclusions: 2 nights at SoHo Hotel & 2 nights at Black Rhino Game Lodge, return road transfers from Johannesburg, breakfast daily at SoHo & all meals & game viewing activities at Black Rhino Game Lodge

Inclusions: 3 nights accommodation, return road transfers from Johannesburg, all meals & game viewing activities

Price Guide From: $2060

Price Guide From: $1445

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share including all meals and game drives, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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CAPE TOWN South Africa’s oldest city, Cape Town also lays claim to being the world’s most beautiful. With Table Mountain looming high above the city, overlooking a wild coastline where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, it’s hard to argue. Take a cable car to the mountain top for an awesome view. From here you’ll see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Explore the winelands area of Stellenbosch and Paarl, before wining, dining and shopping in the V&A Waterfront.

African Elite Waterfront Apartments Offering luxury serviced apartments, African Elite Waterfront Apartments are located around the older scenic wharfs of Cape Town Harbour, offering short and long term apartment rentals. Maintaining the charm of a working harbour, the V&A Waterfront is a great base to set yourself up for a stay in Cape Town. All African Elite Waterfront Apartments are serviced daily, they are extremely modern in design and boast fashionable décor. If you want a ‘start up’ hamper of goodies arranged for your apartment upon arrival, a grocery list can be pre-ordered. A stay in any of the African Elite Apartments will definitely not leave you disappointed, and will give you a perfect home away from home.

African Elite De Waterkant Apartments African Elite Properties have a large selection of apartments located amongst the hip suburb of De Waterkant, nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill, overlooking Table Bay. De Waterkant boasts a unique energy and cultural history making it an idyllic place to stay. Serviced daily, each apartment is different to the next, but all offer modern styles and trendy décor. You will find all the facilities you would expect in a furnished apartment, including a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, providing the necessities of an at home feeling. Your Cape Town experience with African Elite Apartments will give you the best memories of the most beautiful city in the world.

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The PortsWood Hotel

Experience a rich piece of history balancing modern-day comfort when you stay at this hotel right next to Cape Town’s fabulous V&A Waterfront. Just a short stroll away from restaurants, theatres and shops, the hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the V&A Waterfront and 25 kilometres from Cape Town International Airport. The hotel is also near all main routes to the beaches, mountain walks and city hotspots as well as the Cape Town International Convention Centre and Cape Town Stadium.

As part of Cape Town’s colonial history, The PortsWood Hotel was originally built as part of the convict’s station as holding cells for prisoners en-route to Robben Island 300 years ago. Today this 4-star hotel has been beautifully restored providing a relaxed and graciously comfortable stay. A nautical theme can be seen throughout the hotel in both the guest rooms and public spaces. Be sure to dine at the Quarterdeck Restaurant, notable for their legendary breakfasts.

Southern Sun Waterfront

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Situated in the heart of the city Southern Sun Waterfront is a short walk away from the famous V&A Waterfront and other Cape Town sights. Recently refurbished and with well-equipped rooms, services on offer include free WiFi, air conditioning, a fully-equipped fitness centre and an outdoor pool. The hotel’s own restaurant Yizani serves contemporary South African fusion cuisine or you can find light meals at the Waterfront Bar along with cocktails and fine wines.

A classic landmark building on the V&A Waterfront, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel is our most popular hotel in an optimum location. With an elegant and luxurious feel, the hotel still manages to maintain a relaxing atmosphere. Stunning contemporary rooms overlook the harbour, all with the delightful amenities you would expect to find at a 4-star hotel. Live entertainment can be enjoyed at Ginja Restaurant, specialising in fantastic local cuisine and situated amongst a great harbourside setting.

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel

Cape Cadogan is a grand old dame with National Monument status. From the outside, this original Georgian house, with Victorian influences, looks like a private residence. But inside is 15 individually decorated rooms and suites, that makes any traveller feel like they are at home. This boutique hotel is perfectly located within walking distance to the trendy Kloof street, populated with a huge selection of restaurants, shops and bars. Only a quick 5 minute drive to the Waterfront, and you are in the heart of Cape Town. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle and the private concierge is on hand to arrange anything you need.

The Table Bay Hotel offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. Considered to be the best address in Cape Town, this sophisticated property was opened in May 1997 by former South African president, Nelson Mandela. The Table Bay Hotel continues to set its own standards in international service, cuisine and luxury. Promise yourself to make time for the sumptuous high tea which The Table Bay Hotel is famous for.

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SIGHTSEEING

TABLE MOUNTAIN & CITY TOUR

ROBBEN ISLAND

CAPE POINT TOUR

An early morning departure will take you from your hotel directly to the cableway. From here take the cable car up Table Mountain where you will have stunning views of Cape Town and its surroundings. Afterwards take a tour of this pretty city and its tourist spots.

From the 17th-20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, and for 17 years it was home to Nelson Mandela. Today it is a World Heritage-site, national museum and a reminder of the price paid for freedom. Take time to absorb this chilling part of South Africa’s history.

Explore the very bottom tip of Africa. You can see where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, as well as enjoying fantastic scenery along the way. Your tour includes visits to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Hout Bay and Sea Point.

HIGH TEA AT THE MOUNT NELSON HOTEL

THE WINELANDS

GIN TOUR

Take a half or full day tour on a scenic drive away from Cape Town and through the wine tasting areas of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy several stops to sample the local wine and admire the views around stunning vineyards.

There’s a worldwide re-awakening of craft gin, and Cape Town is leading the charge. If you are a gin lover, make sure to try the Cape Town Pink Lady or the local Inverroch. On this tour enjoy three tastings and tour the most southern craft distillery on the Cape Peninsula.

There’s a tea sommelier on hand to help you choose a good brew in the beautiful lounge at the Mount Nelson for a classic high tea. Live piano sets the scene as you sip from some fine China and tuck into yummy fresh cream cakes, divine pastries and refined sandwiches.

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Cape & Winelands

Cape & Kruger

Garden Route Wonder

7 days/6 nights

8 days/7 nights

6 days/5 nights

Specifically designed for those who are looking for a foodie holiday in a romantic destination. Cape Town is a cuisine mecca, and the Winelands are blessed with stunning scenery, mixed with local food and wine.

A classic African combination filled with our favourite properties, this eight day trip will combine the delights of shopping and activities in Cape Town with the rugged bush and Big Five sightings in Kruger National Park.

Join this comprehensive circuit tour of the Garden Route, starting and finishing in Cape Town. You’ll visit all the main highlights along the way and enjoy a thrilling safari at a private game reserve.

Day 1-4: Cape Town Arrive in Cape Town and be transferred to Protea Breakwater Lodge. Settle in for a four night stay. Explore Cape Town on a half day city tour, where you will have the opportunity to catch a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Also journey to the very bottom tip of Africa on a full day Cape Point Tour.

Day 1-4: Cape Town Arrive in Cape Town and be transferred to Protea Breakwater Lodge for a four night stay. Take a half day city tour to explore Cape Town and catch a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for a great view. A full day Cape Point Tour will showcase the very bottom tip of the African continent, amongst other interesting stops along the way.

Day 1: Cape Town – Oudtshoorn Depart Cape Town for Oudtshoorn, travelling through the quaint towns such as Worcester, Montagu and Ladismith.

Day 5: Cape Town – Winelands Pick up your Europcar rental and depart Cape Town towards the Winelands region, just over an hour’s drive away. Check-in to Oude Werf Hotel for a two night stay. Day 6: Winelands These days are spent exploring over 200 wine cellars in this beautiful mountainous region. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. Day 7: Winelands – Cape Town Drive yourself to Cape Town International Airport to return your Europcar rental, and check-in for your onward flight.

Day 5: Cape Town – Kruger National Park Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight (additional cost) to Kruger National Park. Arriving into Hoedspruit Airport, transfer to Makalali Game Lodge for a three night stay. Day 6-7: Kruger National Park You have two full days to enjoy daily game drives in this Private Game Reserve. Make sure to enjoy some relaxing time by the pool! Day 8: Kruger National Park After a morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight.

Day 2: Oudtshoorn – Knysna Venture out to the unique Cango Caves before visiting a local ostrich farm. Enjoy a tour and light lunch before driving along the coast to South Africa’s oyster capital, Knysna. Day 3: Knysna Board a ferry to the incredible Featherbed Nature Reserve for a morning visit. Day 4: Knysna – Albertina Enjoy a scenic drive to Mossel Bay before your arrival at Garden Route Game Lodge for an overnight stay and afternoon game drive. Day 5: Albertina – Hermanus After an early morning game drive, depart for Hermanus, a popular seaside town. Day 6: Hermanus – Cape Town Sit back and enjoy your scenic drive to the Winelands area for lunch and wine tasting, before returning to Cape Town late afternoon.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Departures: Thursdays

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, Cape Town arrival transfer, sightseeing mentioned in Cape Town, 3 day Europcar Group D Classic Plus car hire

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, daily breakfast in Cape Town, full board at Makalali Game Lodge, return airport transfers, sightseeing mentioned in Cape Town, daily game drives in Kruger National Park, park fees

Inclusions: 5 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, transport, sightseeing & game drives, guide, some entrance fees

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The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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GARDEN ROUTE The Garden Route is a popular coastal self-drive journey along the southern shore of South Africa. It is better known as the stretch from Cape Town through to Port Elizabeth, and its winding roads take you past numerous stunning beaches and seaside towns. The Garden Route journey includes towns such as Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve.

SUGGESTED SELF-DRIVE

Highlights worth seeing along the way

8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

The Winelands – The Winelands is a little over an hour away from Cape Town, and boasts over 200 wine cellars, waiting for your visit. Franschhoek is a quaint village known for its French Huguenot Heritage, dotted with award-winning restaurants and vineyards. The Winelands towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl are also popular stops worth taking.

Day 1: Cape Town – Winelands (85km) An early departure from Cape Town will give you the best start for the first day of your journey, reaching the Winelands in plenty of time for lunch. Franschhoek is a heavenly village amongst the Cape Winelands area, and a great overnight stay to base yourself for explorations. Day 2: Winelands – Knysna (480km) Set off to reach Hermanus in time for an early lunch, approximately 100 kilometres away. Hermanus is a lovely little seaside town, well known for its visiting whales between July and December, and is well worth taking a peek in the local art galleries. Enjoy the scenic drive of the Garden Route before arriving in Knysna for a two night stay. Day 3: Knysna Explore Knysna and its surrounds in your own time, taking in this wonderful town nestled into a lagoon. Known as the oyster capital of South Africa, be sure to try their local delicacy. A must-see is Knysna Heads for a magnificent viewpoint of the Indian Ocean. Day 4: Knysna – Port Elizabeth (260km) Today’s drive can be broken up by many unique stops along the way. Plettenberg Bay is a beautiful cliffside holiday destination for locals, and not far from Tsitsikamma Forest where there are some great walking tracks to explore. Arrive in Port Elizabeth in the afternoon for an overnight stay. Day 5: Port Elizabeth Drive yourself to Port Elizabeth Airport and return your rental car.

Hermanus – Hermanus attracts visitors for whale watching, where hundreds of whales visit from Antarctica to breed and rear their young, and come within metres of the coastline to greet you. Art galleries, shopping and markets also make up the vibrant atmosphere. Oudtshoorn – Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world, also an area of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty. Visit an ostrich farm to learn about the world’s biggest bird, and stand on an ostrich egg without breaking it. Oudtshoorn is also home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa’s largest cave system. Tsitsikamma – A great area of natural adventure, there is something for everyone in Tsitsikamma region. Dare to jump the world’s highest commercial bungy, Bloukrans Bridge sitting at 709 feet high. Kayaking, mountain biking and horse trails are all on offer. Jeffreys Bay – Jeffreys Bay is home of the best right hand surf break in the world. International surfers flock to catch the legendary ‘J Bay’ waves. Jeffreys Bay is a year-round fun place to be with a thriving local craft industry, surf shops and arty cafés on every corner. Private Game Lodges – Dotted along the coastline is an array of high end Game Lodges, that are perfect for a quick stopover or family holiday, as they are malaria free. Kariega Game Reserve or the well known Shamwari are definitely worth an overnight.

Rental car: Europcar (Group D) from $70 per day Our favourite places to stay: • Protea Hotel Franschhoek, Winelands • Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Winelands • Grootbos Nature Reserve • The Rex Hotel, Knysna • Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, Knysna • The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth

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South Africa Highlights

Great Trek Adventure

Kruger to Falls Adventure

11 days/10 nights

21 days/20 nights

15 days/14 nights

A great combo tour including Kruger National park for your first taste of Africa Wildlife, with stunning Cape Town and a relaxing journey thorough the Garden Route.

This tour with Kiboko Adventures will explore several of the main attractions from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Experience this exciting route on a comfortable and fully serviced camping safari.

Our most popular Kiboko tour will see you travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana where you will get variety and a real taste of an authentic African safari in the wilderness.

Day 1: Johannesburg – Kruger Leave Johannesburg for your first Safari experience in Kruger National Park. Arrive in time for an afternoon game drive.

Day 1-2: Cape Town After an informative tour briefing, enjoy the main attractions around Cape Town.

Day 1: Johannesburg Arrive in Johannesburg and meet your group for a tour briefing in the afternoon.

Day 3: Namaqualand

Day 2: Blyde River View Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window viewpoint and Bourkes Luck Potholes.

Day 2: Kruger National Park Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive, with lunch at the lodge. Nothing beats seeing the incredible African animals in their own environment. Day 3: Mpumalanga Explore the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the most scenic drives in the region offering glorious views, spectacular landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. Day 4: Cape Town Fly to Cape Town (additional cost), where you have the day at leisure to explore the ‘Mother City’. Day 5-6: Cape Town Spend some time at the Waterfront for great shopping and dining, as well as a full day tour to the Cape Peninsula.

Day 4: Augrabies Falls National Park Visit this lush national park with an abundance of wine farms. Day 5-6: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Explore one of the largest reserves in Africa. Day 7: Fish River Canyon Enter Namibia, watch the changing colours of the canyon with the sunset. Day 8-9: Sesriem – Sossusvlei Day 10: Swakopmund Enjoy this unique German colonial town. Day 11: Spitzkoppe Set up camp among the boulders of Spitzkoppe. Day 12-13: Etosha National Park Experience the desert adapted wildlife.

Day 7: Mossel Bay Leave Cape Town and travel along the Garden Route, via Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa.

Day 14: Rundu

Day 8: Oudtshoorn Visit an Ostrich farm, the Cango Caves, and indulge in some local wine tasting.

Day 17: Kwando River

Day 9-10: Knysna So much to see in and around Knysna, including a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. If you like seafood, this is the place to indulge.

Day 15-16: Okavango Delta Take part in walks, mokoros and boat rides.

Day 18-19: Chobe River Enjoy unique Chobe sunset cruises. Day 20-21: Victoria Falls Enjoy activities in the adrenalin capital of Africa.

Day 3-4: Timbavati Private Reserve Enjoy game drives and bush walks in Timbavati Private Reserve. Day 5-6: Limpopo Province Traverse north on a game drive towards Limpopo Province and experience a taste of the local Venda culture. Day 7-8: Matopos National Park Cross into Zimbabwe and drive to Matopos National Park, famous for its memorial site of Cecil Rhodes. Day 9-10: Hwange National Park Travel to Hwange National Park. Enjoy game drives and bushwalks. Day 11-12: Victoria Falls Free time to browse the town, shop at the local markets or indulge in the many adrenalin activities on offer. Day 13-14: Chobe National Park Cross into Botswana. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets, and elephant herds on the edge of Chobe River. The following day is spent on an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park and a Chobe sunset boat cruise. Day 15: Kasane Tour ends in Kasane.

Day 11: Port Elizabeth Finish your journey with a transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport. Note: This trip can run in reverse

Note: This trip can run in reverse

Departures: Tuesdays

Departures: Set departures

Departures: Set departures

Inclusions: 10 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, transport, sightseeing & game drives, guides, some entrance fees

Inclusions: 20 nights camping/hotel accommodation, all breakfasts & meals while camping, transport in custom built safari vehicles, some sightseeing, guide, park fees

Inclusions: 14 nights hotel/lodge accommodation, 14 breakfasts, 10 dinners, transport a mercedes sprinter van, some sightseeing, guide, park fees

Price Guide: $3080

Price Guide From: $3895 *Local payment ZAR3000pp

Price Guide From: $6245 *Local payment USD200pp

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. The Kiboko local payment is paid in cash on day one.

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ROVOS RAIL Travelling by rail is an incredible way to traverse a county, and Rovos Rail not only does that with a few different routes, but does it in luxury and style. Rovos Rail, hailed as the most luxurious train in the world, is proud to tell a story behind each loco with its procurement and restoration, all having their own distinctive character and charm. Sit back, relax, enjoy fine dining, while watching the African landscape go by.

Shongololo Express

Rovos Rail

The Shongololo Express, known as the millipede, offers two comfortable categories of cabins, along with two historically appointed dining cabins in order to watch the African landscapes from onboard.

Remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, enjoy the finest cuisine and travel in 5-star luxury, all while watching the most remarkable scenery imaginable unfold, right outside your window.

The Dune Express – Pretoria to Swakopmund 12 days/11 nights This spectacular journey takes in some major highlights of South Africa and Namibia along the way. Kimberley, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Etosha National Park. Price Guide From: $9525

Cape Town to Pretoria 3 days/2 nights Highlights of this journey include a city tour in Kimberley and visiting the Mine Museum, before roaming the historic town of Matjiesfontein. Price Guide From: $2615

The Southern Cross – Pretoria to Victoria Falls 12 days/11 nights An impressive panoramic journey which stops at carefully selected locations in Zimbabwe including game viewing in Hwange National Park, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa. Price Guide From: $9525 The Cape of Good Hope – Cape Town to Pretoria 15 days/14 nights The Cape of Good Hope offers an amazing insight into nearly every well known destination in South Africa. Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna, Durban, Swaziland and Kruger National Park. Price Guide From: $11,150

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Pretoria to Victoria Falls 4 days/3 nights Begin in Pretoria, travel through Botswana, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and into Zimbabwe. In Hwange Game Reserve your train journey becomes a train safari! Arrive in Victoria Falls for a perfect finish. Price Guide From: $3420 Cape Town to Dar es Salaam 15 days/14 nights This epic train journey is one of the most famous in the world. Traverse mountains, cross rivers and pass through famous National Parks packed with wildlife to join two majestic parts of Africa. Price Guide From: $21,695

Departures: Set departures (trip also runs in reverse)

Departures: Set departures (trip also runs in reverse)

Inclusions: 4-star accommodation onboard Shongololo Express including all meals & local beverages, laundry, sightseeing & entrance fees

Inclusions: 5-star accommodation onboard Rovos Rail including all meals & local beverages, laundry, sightseeing & entrance fees

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


The Blue Train traverses South Africa and its breath-taking scenery in a manner that befits the mystique that has grown around it, with extra emphasis on its classic steam technology. Kings and Presidents, lovestruck honeymooners and even the ordinary folk who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury have travelled this magnificent 5-star moving hotel, offering locally inspired cuisine, luxurious interiors and the finest service imaginable.

Blue Train – Pretoria to Cape Town

Blue Train – Pretoria to Kruger

3 days/2 night

3 days/2 night

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery found on the African continent. Tour the immense Kimberley diamond mine and enjoy fine dining and superb service onboard the most lavish train on the planet.

We can’t think of a better way to travel between the big smoke Capital of South Africa with one of the world’s most iconic wildlife national game parks. Arrive in style to Kruger National Park for a full day of safari and enjoy the luxury onboard The Blue Train.

Day 1: Pretoria Check-in at the Blue Train Station Lounge in Pretoria and enjoy predeparture snacks and drinks before boarding. One of the train’s butlers will show how everything works, the WiFi, the entertainment centre and even the GPS with a driver’s eye view! Prepare yourself for an elegant dinner, men to wear jacket and tie, with ladies dressed in their best for the swish silver service. After dinner drinks are taken in the Club Car before retiring for the night.

Day 1: Pretoria Afternoon check-in at the Blue Train Station in Pretoria. Board the train and settle into your cabin. Enjoy a light refreshment and snack as the journey leaves the capital, bound for the bush. Prepare yourself for an elegant dinner occasion. Feel like royalty during this silver service dining experience.

Day 2: Kimberley Breakfast is served en route to Kimberley Station. Disembark to tour the Open Mine Museum before returning to the Blue Train for some aperitifs and a three-course lunch. High Tea is served at five as the beautiful landscapes of South Africa provide the constantly moving setting in the Club Car.

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Day 2: Kruger National Park Wake for an early start as professional safari guides whisk you off for exciting sunrise game drives in open safari vehicles. You’ll also enjoy an alfresco breakfast in the Kruger National Park. After further exploring return to the dining car for a gourmet five course lunch. The excitement continues with an afternoon sunset game drive followed by a spectacular boma dinner and cultural performance. Then its back to the train for nightcap.

Day 3: Cape Town Breakfast is served as the train winds its way to Cape Town where your arrangements end mid morning.

Day 3: Pretoria Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the dining cabin. By mid-morning, the Blue Train has arrived at Pretoria Station ready for you to disembark to continue with your journey.

Departures: Set departures (trip also runs in reverse)

Departures: 18 Jun & 30 Jul 20

Inclusions: 2 nights 5-star accommodation onboard The Blue Train including all meals & local beverages, sightseeing & entrance fees

Inclusions: 2 nights 5-star accommodation onboard The Blue Train including all meals & local beverages, sightseeing & entrance fees

Price Guide From: $2070

Price Guide From: $3780

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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EXPERIENCE ZIMBABWE

In 1980 the newly independent Zimbabwe took its name from Great Zimbabwe, once the capital of an ancient Kingdom dating back to the 11th century, with the ruins recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage-site. In the decades that followed the country has been through many changes.

Zimbabwe is having something of a renaissance, popular places to go have been rejuvenated with new lodges and new routes to explore. Mana Pools in the lower Zambezi stands out as one of those. From here the river flows into Lake Kariba and then on to one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders, the mighty Victoria Falls. The country is blessed with diverse wildlife and dramatic landscapes. The people are friendly, their music and arts are world-famous, and the national parks are among Africa’s finest. Indeed Hwange National Park is one of the largest unfenced wildernesses where animals can move as far as the Okavango Delta in Botswana. A visit is easily combined with other countries in the region yet Zimbabwe has enough on its own to provide a life enhancing, inspirational and unforgettable African adventure.

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Country name:

Republic of Zimbabwe

Population:

16.5 million

Capital:

Harare

Languages:

Shona, Ndebele, English & several other minority languages

Currency:

Zimbabwe Dollar

Time zone:

10 hours behind (except during daylight saving)

Electricity:

Current is 220/230V, 50HZ Plugs are either a 3 point round-pin adaptor or 3 point square pin adaptor

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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls is spectacular to visit throughout the year with the best time from February to May, after the rainy season. This is when you will see the greatest flow of water, although it may be a little difficult to photograph the falls up close without getting yourself and your camera wet! On the upside, due to higher water levels, river rafting is an adrenaline fuelled option.

The Boma Dinner & Drum Show – Ok we’re still at Vic Falls but now enjoying a night of traditional music and dance and a gut busting buffet. There’s plenty variety to suit all tastes and this is great chance to try some game meats including kudu, impala, ostrich and crocodile tail! All conducted in an interactive party atmosphere with lots of drumming, fun and laughs.

Take to the air – You can take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. Or try a hair-raising microlight flight from Livingstone on the Zambian side for a more open-air experience! For the more adventurous ‘flyers’ still, there are zip lines, a gorge swing and a bungy jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge! Some of the small charter plane flights you might take between camps also offer the bonus of an aerial view of the scenery or wildlife below.

Take to the water – Mana Pools in the lower Zambezi is great for safari river cruises from your lodge. The birdlife is spectacular in this region, there are Hippos in the water of course, and at the right time you can see elephants swimming across the river, a magical and truly unique encounter. For an immersive adventure, and not for the feint hearted, you can take a guided canoe safari over 3 or 4 nights, camping by the river, getting very close to the wildlife.

Great Zimbabwe National Monument – Great Zimbabwe was once the greatest medieval city in subSaharan Africa. At the height of its realm between the 13th and 15th centuries, the city housed 10—20,000 people and evidence shows trading with peoples as far away as the Middle-East and China. The Great Enclosure is the largest ancient structure in sub-Saharan Africa, at nearly 100 metres across and 255 metres in circumference.

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Somalisa Camp

Victoria Falls Visit

Victoria Falls & Hwange

Bush and Falls

3 days/2 nights

5 days/4 nights

9 days/8 nights

No visit to Zimbabwe, or Southern Africa for that matter, is complete without seeing Victoria Falls. This package will ensure you are not missing anything, adding your favoured adventure activities to ensure your stay is completely to your tastes.

Combine the excitement of the majestic Victoria Falls and its surrounding adventure activities with a peaceful stay in Hwange National Park where you will catch some awesome game viewing.

Experience Zimbabwe and Zambia on a luxury safari with African Bush Camps. Intimate camps that bring a touch of luxury to the natural world in some of the most incredible wildlife settings. Enjoy thrilling game drives, sunset cruises, sumptuous cuisine and first-class hospitality.

Day 1: Victoria Falls Transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to your chosen accommodation for a two night stay.

Day 1: Victoria Falls Transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Victoria Falls Take a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls and marvel at the sheer water volume from up close. This natural phenomenon will take your breath away. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the local town, or do an adventure activity of your choice. An unforgettable dinner experience at the local Boma is a must-do, and a memorable heli flight over the Falls will remain with you forever.

Day 2: Victoria Falls Take a guided tour of the Zimbabwe side of the falls where you will start at Livingstone’s statue and Devil’s Cataract, and proceed through the rainforest to Danger Point.

Day 1-3: Livingstone Spend your days on the Zambia side of Victoria Falls at Thorntree River lodge. Located right on the edge of the river, the perfect location for daily sunset cruises and sundowners. Enjoy your days relaxing, or enjoying wildlife viewing within the National Park.

Day 3: Victoria Falls Transfer back to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your onward flight. Ilala Lodge Close to the Falls, wild animals sometimes graze on the hotel lawns and restaurant diners can listen to the majestic roar of “the smoke that thunders”. It’s an easy walk to the falls and the nearby town centre. Price Guide From: $975 Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Enjoy uninterrupted sunsets while overlooking a popular waterhole for wandering wildlife. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is just moments away from the bustle, but close enough to also feel the wilderness. Price Guide From: $1135 Old Drift Lodge Upstream, just 7 kilometres from Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River is Old Drift Lodge. Overlooking the Zambezi National Park this luxury lodge offers 10 elegant suites, each with their own deck and private plunge pool. Enjoy watching the wildlife wander through camp, and the sunset river cruise offered. All meals and drinks are included. Price Guide From: $1645

Day 4: Hwange National Park Enjoy morning and afternoon game activities to spot a great variety of African wildlife. During your two night stay, ensure you make time to absorb the passion for nature that The Hide Safari Camp has showcased. With views from every corner, you will appreciate the articulate efforts put into the camp design. Tents are luxuriously decorated to ensure you feel treated throughout your stay. A real favourite for guests is to soak in a hot bath under the stars after a full day of activities. Day 5: Victoria Falls Road transfer from The Hide Safari Camp to Hwange Main Camp and back to Victoria Falls Airport where your arrangements end.

Day 3-6: Hwange National Park Head across the border into Zimbabwe and to a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park – known as ‘the land of the giants’ for its big elephant herds. Somalisa Camp is famous for its up-close encounters with elephants, which have become habituated to drinking from the ‘elephant pool’ in front of camp, so it goes without saying that your time here will be bursting with wildlife experiences. Day 6-8: Lake Kariba Depart Hwange National Park for Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, perched on the hills above Lake Kariba. Taking centre stage at the lodge is the beautiful infinity pool that seems to blend endlessly into the lake’s horizon. This scenic lodge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy sundowners after a day spent on game drives and bush walks. Day 9: Harare Depart camp with your final flight to Harare or alternatively you can fly to Victoria Falls, where your arrangements come to an end.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation, return transfers from Victoria Falls Airport, breakfast daily (or meals mentioned above)

Inclusions: 2 nights Victoria Falls including breakfast & dinner, tour of Victoria Falls including entrance fees, 2 nights Hwange on a full board basis including scheduled activities, transport

Inclusions: 8 nights accommodation, all meals & local beverages, daily scheduled activities & game drives, national park fees, air transfers between camps & road transfers, laundry

Price Guide From: $2855

Price Guide From: $6690

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Day 3: Hwange National Park Transfer by road to Hwange Main Camp and onto the Hide Safari Camp for your two night stay. Hwange is an excellent stop to add on to your Victoria Falls adventure, and just a couple of extra driving hours. Because the region is so vast with open spaces, Hwange National Park is also a superb region to experience prime game viewing.

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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Zimbabwe Highlights

MS Africa Dream with CroisiEurope

8 days/7 nights

9 days/8 nights

Zimbabwe has an incredible wealth of landscapes, wildlife and a rich culture. The truly beautiful Mana pools in the north, right on the Zambezi River combined with Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park offers a wonderful safari experience. Whilst at Mana Pools, your activities will be water focused, and in Hwange National Park, game drives and walking safaris are on the agenda.

What better way to explore the magic of Zimbabwe than with CroisiEurope on the MS African Dream. Combined with a stay at their private lodge in Chobe National Park, CroisiEurope offers a unique experience aboard its new ship. With only eight luxury suites onboard, you will cruise along Lake Kariba offering you an unparalleled experience. Nothing like a gourmet dinner under the stars, facing wild animals at the lake shore drinking water.

Day 1-3: Harare – Mana Pools Fly from Harare to Mana Pools, where you will spend the next two nights at Ruckomechi Camp located on the floodplains of the Lower Zambezi River. With only 10 luxury tents in camp, overlooking a wide stretch of the River, the location epitomises Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance.

Day 1: Johannesburg Meet with your guide before departing on a city tour of Johannesburg, including the Apartheid Museum.

Day 3-5: Victoria Falls Take a short charter flight to Victoria Falls, where you have all the adrenalin activities on offer. White Water rafting, or a helicopter flight over the falls are both fantastic ways to experience the mighty Victoria Falls. Spend two nights at Ilala Lodge, right in the heart of the township. Day 5: Hwange After breakfast transfer by road to Dete Railway station, where you will board the Elephant Express train, which takes you on a slow ride, game viewing along the way, to Bomani Tented Camp, for a three night stay. Day 6-7: Hwange National Park Spend your days enjoying game view activities, and sitting round the campfire at night, chatting about your days experience. Day 8: Victoria Falls Return by road to Victoria Falls where your arrangements end.

Day 2 : Kasane Fly from Johannesburg to Kasane in Botswana, where you will be transferred by private boat to Cascades Lodge, in the heart of the wilderness. Day 3-4: Chobe National Park Your days will be spent exploring Chobe National Park, as well as taking a visit to Impalila Island for a local village visit. Day 5: MS African Dream Cruise Depart by charter flight to Lake Kariba, where you will board the MS African Dream. Lake Kariba is over 200 kilometres in length, and 40 kilometres at its widest, so many new experiences are to be had. Day 6-7 : Lake Kariba Although you will be cruising in luxury, your days have plenty of activities planned to keep you busy. Set out on private boats to explore the area around Matusadona National Park. Day 8: Victoria Falls Return to Kariba, and fly to Victoria Falls. Afternoon tour of the Victoria Falls before dinner at the Boma Restaurant and overnight at your hotel. Day 9: Victoria Falls Your arrangements end after breakfast.

Departures: Daily (01 Apr-15 Nov)

Departures: Set departures

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, all meals except Victoria Falls, which is breakfast only, transport, daily scheduled activities & game drivers, national park fees & internal domestic flights

Inclusions: 5 nights hotel/lodge accommodation, 3 nights Cruise, all meals, transportation, sightseeing & game viewing activities, domestic flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, all port fees

Price Guide From: $7990

Price Guide From: $9290

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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EXPERIENCE ZAMBIA

Zambia is a real hidden gem, home to some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. The Luangwa REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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River is one of the most intact river systems in Africa supporting an incredible variety of flora and fauna. For wildlife fans, the excellent national parks are teeming with birds and animals, and boast some of the finest safari camps and lodges in the whole of Southern Africa. It is less known and less visited, but happily for us often easier to find space available at lodges during high season.

Zambia also shares the Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River with Zimbabwe – two of the region’s major tourist destinations. Apart from sightseeing, there are a range of activities from canoeing to white-water rafting and bungy jumping. Zambia is also one of the best places to do walking safaris. Share the wildlife paths and see the waterholes of the animals, feel the terrain, get closer to the sights, smells and sounds on the ground. All your senses come alive as you meander the bush. Walking safaris are also the perfect way to work off all those luscious meals that are provided daily back at camp.


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Livingstone Visit

South Luangwa National Park

Experience Zambia

3 days/2 nights

4 days/3 nights

8 days/7 nights

The Zambian side of Victoria Falls is often forgotten, but it provides an entirely different experience to the Zimbabwean side. With an incredible selection of lodges that are now dotted along the river, it is a great choice for an authentic Victoria Falls stopover.

One of the original game reserves in Africa, South Luangwa National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. With community led conservation at its heart since the 1950’s when hunting ceased, replaced by photographic and walking safaris.

Discover one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas of Zambia with this exclusive bush experience under canvas. The Luangwa region is rich with lagoons which makes for superb game viewing.

Day 1: Livingstone On arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 1: Mfuwe Transfer from Mfuwe Airport to your lodge. An afternoon game drive will be your first taste of this extraordinary region.

Day 1: Lusaka You’ll be met at Lusaka Airport and assisted to your onward flight to Mfuwe. Transfer to Luangwa River Camp for a two night stay.

Day 2: South Luangwa National Park Early morning rise for a game drive or walking safari. Return to camp for a hearty brunch. Relax at the lodge until your afternoon game drive.

Day 2: South Luangwa Set out on a full day of walking safaris and game drives in the South Luangwa region. The game around this area is excellent, including the unique species of Thornicroft Giraffe.

Day 2: Livingstone Enjoy the wide range of activities on offer as well as the ever-popular walk to the Devils Pool, where you can swim on the edge of the Falls. All adventure activities are available, like white water rafting in the Zambezi, or a helicopter flip over the falls, but make sure to include a sunset cruise, it is a great way to complete the day. Day 3: Livingstone Arrangements end after breakfast. David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa Blending perfectly within the lush surrounds of the Zambezi River Bank, The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is only 10 minutes from the Falls. Make the most of your private balcony and enjoy a sundowner drink in this Luxury River lodge. Price Guide from: $920 Avani Victoria Falls Resort Just five minutes walk from the Victoria Falls, with traditional African decorated rooms, the Avani has the perfect location. Check out the scenic views from the Royal Livingstone’s viewing deck, or relax and unwind at the resort pool. Price Guide from: $1395 Thorntree River lodge From the moment you walk through the entrance and see the beautifully framed view of the Zambezi, you know this place is special. Only 20 minutes upstream, and with just 12 suites, this is your ultimate R&R stop on the Zambezi. Price Guide: $1885

Day 3: South Luangwa National Park Another day of exploring the over 9,000sq km park, home to 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species. Day 4: Mfuwe One last activity before transferring back to Mfuwe Airport. Luangwa River Camp Nestled under an ancient ebony grove is an intimate camp with just five bush suites. Located on the banks of the river it overlooks the hugely game rich area known as the Luangwa Wafwa. Price Guide From: $2410 Kafunta River Lodge A classic Zambian safari lodge with eight luxury chalets. The main lounge and dining area overlook the spectacular game rich flood plain. A photographic hide offers views of the game and waterhole in front of the lodge. Price Guide From: $2415 Chinzombo Chinzombo is one of the most stylish of lodges in an outstanding position on the Luangwa River. Six luxurious villas each with private plunge pools have panoramic views of the river and the wildlife. Price Guide From: $5175

Day 3: Luangwa River Cross the Luangwa River onto your next camp, Tena Tena. This remote camp enjoys a stunning location on the bend of the Luangwa River. Watch elephant, hippo and antelope on the riverbank from a cleverly designed thatched dining area and bar. Day 4-5: Luangwa River Make your way by foot to Luangwa Bush Camp for a two night stay. Located in complete seclusion, enjoy the Luangwa riverine habitat in true mobile camping style. The camp will move to a different location each night where you’ll be welcomed with sundowner drinks and tasty bush snacks. Day 6-7: Nsefu Region The Nsefu region has long been recognised as a phenomenal area to explore. Spend two nights at Nsefu Camp, the first game camp in Zambia, which provides the ultimate in remote Zambian wilderness. Day 8: Mfuwe After a final game drive, transfer back to Mfuwe Airport for your onward flight.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Departures: Set departures (May-Oct)

Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation, return transfers from Livingstone airport, all meals

Inclusions: 3 nights luxury accommodation, all meals & local beverages, scheduled activities, transport, game drives & park fees

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, all meals & local beverages, transport, scheduled activities, game drives & park fees, flight Lusaka/Mfuwe/Lusaka

Ask us for activities included at the different hotel options

Price Guide From: $7985

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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EXPERIENCE BOTSWANA

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango Delta

Botswana’s incredible national parks and reserves are home to an amazing variety of wildlife,

including elephant, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, hyena, giraffe, hippo and zebra. The variety of areas in Botswana can create a very diverse safari experience all within the same country, from desert to delta. There is something to be said when all returned travellers from Botswana rave about the warmth of the local people. Being one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world, their bubbly personalities and heart-melting culture sure make up for it. Always smiling and always singing, a Botswana state of mind is a great moment to experience. Botswana borders South Africa to the south and east, Zimbabwe to the northeast and Namibia to the north. With such easy access to and from surrounding countries, it’s a great country to combo with, and a destination most people include in their Southern Africa itinerary.

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Country name:

Republic of Botswana

Population:

2.3 million

Capital:

Gaborone

Languages:

Setswana, English

Currency:

Botswana Pula

Time zone:

10 hours behind New Zealand (except during daylight saving)

Electricity:

Current is 220V, 50HZ Plug is a 3 point round-pin adaptor

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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Okavango Delta – The Okavango Delta consists of 15,000sq km of lagoons, channels and islands in northwestern Botswana. It’s the largest inland delta in the world and is teeming with wildlife. Most obvious are elephant, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo and kudu. In the centre of the Delta, the Moremi wildlife reserve is specifically for wildlife preservation. A great way to see the Delta is by mokoro (dugout canoe), which are generally poled through the waterways by guides. The Delta impresses travellers yearround and with its continual cycle of climate and habitat variation, it is always a good time to be there.

Chobe National Park – Chobe National Park covers 11,000sq km. Kasane, in the north, is the park’s gateway. Kasane is a good place to base yourself for quick visits to the park, it’s also where you arrive when flying to Chobe. The most popular activity is a cruise or drive along the riverfront, where you have a good chance of spotting elephants (with herds of up to 500), yawning hippos floating by, lion, giraffe, warthog, hyena, crocodile, zebra and plenty of bird species.

The Zambezi Queen Collection – Seen cruising on the great Chobe River, The Zambezi Queen Collection is made up of four elegant houseboats. A fantastic way to enjoy your wildlife experience, these floating hotels offer elegance and luxurious comfort, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Chobe River and banks.

Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans – The southern area of Botswana, Makgadikgadi Game Reserve, is a 4,000sq km tract of pans, grasslands and beautiful savannah. There are antelope, lion, hyena, cheetah, and hippo, as well as a stunning array of birds, but no elephant or buffalo. The northern part of the park, Nxai Pan, takes in another 4,000sq km. The southern part is a complex of mini salt pans. This is one of the few areas in Botswana that is more interesting during the rainy season – when huge herds hit Nxai’s grassy pans, the extent of wildlife can be staggering. ZAMBIA

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Camp Moremi Camp Moremi is on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well known for its spectacular game-viewing opportunities and diverse ecosystems. In addition to morning and afternoon game drives there’s guided nature walks, a motorised boating trip and birdwatching. Nestled in a riverine forest it’s a relaxing haven with only twelve tented safari suites. The thatch and timber main area houses a lounge bar and the tranquil surrounds come into view from the lagoon side deck or in the secluded swimming pool.

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Situated on Pom Pom Island, a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta and with only nine luxury tents brimming with authentic African style, here is where you will truly feel ‘away from it all’. Tents are uniquely positioned under the shade of surrounding trees and overlook the glistening views of Pom Pom lagoon. Take part in game drives, mokoro rides, fishing and bush walks before rewarding yourself with a sunset refreshment in the swimming pool, reflecting on your very own Delta memories.

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Pom Pom Camp

Camp Xakanaxa is a beautiful and homely tented camp boasting chic trimmings but with an African feel, providing an exceptionally pleasant stay on the banks of the Khwai River. Although under canvas, you’ll feel safe and sound for a good night’s sleep with top quality comforts you would usually have at home. Step from the bar and lounge area straight into the Delta for your daily activities. The surrounding Moremi region entertains you with exhilarating game drives deep in the Botswana bush.

Wilderness Safaris Chitabe Camp

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This enchanting camp is the epitome of remote luxury, nestled on an island in the south-east of the Okavango. Each spacious Merustyle tent is creatively designed with its own personality and colour themed palette. Chitabe’s island setting helps to showcase a mix of different habitats, meaning an abundance of wildlife is ready for your observation. If Wild Dog is on the top of your list, Wilderness Safaris Chitabe Camp is where you will see plenty. Take in delta views from the thatched lounge and cool off from the heat of the Botswana day in the refreshing pool.

Duma Tau Camp Okavango Delta Khwai River Lodge

Okavango River

Tubu Tree Camp

Xakanaxa Camp Sanctuary 5 Chief’s Camp Chiefs Island

Pom Pom Camp

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Eagle Island Lodge

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Camp Moremi

Chitabe Camp

Xaranna Camp

Maun

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Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

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Chief’s Island is the former royal hunting reserve of Chief Moremi in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp promises unique attention to detail to bring its history to life, where wildlife and wilderness are as abundant as action and adrenalin. Relaxation is a remarkable priority at this remodelled luxury camp. Personal service, an extraordinary setting, exceptional viewing and enthusiastic expert guides are the hallmarks of Sanctuary Chief’s Camp to ensure you have the ultimate luxury safari experience.


BOTSWANA

Chobe National Park

Delta Experience

Best of Botswana

3 days/2 nights

7 days/6 nights

8 days/7 nights

Chobe National Park has the highest elephant concentration known in Africa with around 50,000 Kalahari elephants. Chobe is perfect for observing the natural life cycle and integration of the extraordinary African game.

This tour combines two of our favourite and most memorable camps in the Okavango Delta, offering personalised service, fantastic daily activities and superior game viewing in the best regions of Botswana.

Combine the exhilarating spray of Victoria Falls with herds of elephant at Chobe National Park and a boat ride down the Okavango Delta. This fantastic itinerary will ensure you explore the absolute best of Botswana.

Day 1: Kasane Transfer from Kasane Airport to your chosen accommodation. Settle in before an afternoon scheduled activity. Return to your accommodation for an African dinner, and recap on the day’s explorations.

Day 1: Maun Fly by light aircraft from Maun Airport to Pom Pom airstrip where you’ll transfer to the lodge. Pom Pom Camp will be your home away from home for the next three nights.

Day 1-2: Victoria Falls Transfer to Kingdom Hotel in Victoria Falls for a two night stay. This hotel is a great location just a few minutes walk from town and not far from the Falls entry. Enjoy a walking tour of the Victoria Falls to see this marvellous wonder of nature.

Day 2: Chobe National Park An early morning start with tea/coffee and a snack before venturing out to capture the waking of the wild in Chobe National Park. Keep your eyes peeled on the ground, the water, the trees and sky, there is always something to spy on. Prepare for a tasty lunch then relax at the pool, or a siesta will fill your afternoon. A slice of Chobe magic happens while on a sunset cruise in the evening. Day 3: Kasane Set out for one last exploration before your transfer to Kasane Airport. Chobe Bakwena Lodge A boutique Eco-Lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River and nestled under the shady canopy of Acacia Trees. Price Guide From: $1090 Chobe Game Lodge The only permanent lodge located within Chobe National Park. A stunning riverside property with magical views and heartwarming service. Price Guide From: $1765

Day 2-3: Okavango Delta While at Pom Pom, enjoy a combination of land and water activities including day and night game drives, nature walks, fishing, boat trips and mokoro excursions. Day 4: Okavango Delta – Moremi Game Reserve Transfer by light aircraft from Pom Pom to Xakanaxa airstrip. Spend the next three nights at Camp Xakanaxa. Day 5-6: Moremi Game Reserve Situated in the heart of Moremi Game Reserve, you are spoilt for choice with two full days of activities and surrounding wildlife. Camp Xakanaxa has plenty of relaxing areas where it is equally important to sit back and enjoy time out in the bush. Day 7: Maun After breakfast and possibly a game drive, transfer by light aircraft from Moremi airstrip back to Maun Airport in time for your onward flight.

Camp Kuzuma Luxurious safari tents situated amongst the open plains of Kazuma Forest Reserve and overlooking a busy waterhole. Price Guide From: $2550

Day 3: Chobe National Park Road transfer to Kasane where you will clear customs at both the Zimbabwe and Botswana border posts along the way. Mowana Safari Resort & Spa is beautifully set on the banks of the Chobe River, a perfect spot to base yourself for two nights to explore this region. Day 4: Chobe National Park Spend the day enjoying the scheduled game viewing activities including river cruising on the Chobe River and game drives. Also enjoy the on-site award-winning spa treatments while taking in the river view. Day 5: Chobe National Park – Okavango Delta Road transfer from Mowana Safari Resort & Spa to Kasane Airport. Transfer by light aircraft to Pom Pom airstrip, landing at Pom Pom Camp for a three night stay. Day 6-7: Okavango Delta The next two days are spent exploring the Okavango Delta. Spot the multitude of local wildlife by vehicle and track any fresh footprints in the area. Make time to relax by the pool with a cool drink, and enjoy local entertainment at night time under the stars. Day 8: Maun Transfer by light aircraft from Pom Pom airstrip to Maun Airport where your trip ends.

Note: Receive a complimentary third night at Camp Kuzuma. Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation, return transfers from Kasane Airport, all meals & local beverages, daily scheduled activities & game drives, national park fees

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, all meals & local beverages, transport, daily scheduled activities & game drives, national park fees, flights Maun/Pom Pom/Xakanaxa/Maun

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, walking tour of Victoria Falls, all meals & local beverages in Botswana, transport, daily activities & game drives, national park fees, flights Kasane/Pom Pom/Maun

Price Guide From: $6130

Price Guide From: $5670 The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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BOTSWAN A Botswana Wildlife

Botswana with Belmond

7 days/6 nights

7 days/6 nights

This package is an exceptional opportunity to get close and personal with nature’s most imposing wildlife. An added bonus is that part of your cost is donated to conservation projects aimed to repopulate Rhino in Botswana. Experience the different eco-systems and wildlife of Botswana while having a direct impact on the increase of Rhino.

Create an unforgettable six night adventure in Botswana using the luxurious lodges from Belmond Safaris. Experience extreme diversity as you explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, view the big game at Belmond Khwai River Lodge, before listening to the rumble of elephant from Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. You will see Botswana at its best!

Day 1: Maun Depart Maun Airport on your scheduled air transfer. Arrive at Leroo La Tau for a two night stay.

Day 1: Maun – Chobe National Park Arrive into Maun Airport and transfer to your first lodge, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, for a two night stay.

Day 2: Leroo La Tau Leroo La Tau is situated on the western bank of the Boteti River, about 140 kilometres southeast of Maun. Boteti River meets the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, which stretches away towards scrubland and mineral-rich grasslands. The lodge features twelve luxurious thatched and glass-fronted suites. Common areas are welcoming with a classic African finish, inviting you to meet the sounds of the bush day and night.

Day 2: Chobe National Park Enjoy the superb action in Africa’s very first national park, Chobe National Park, known for the highest concentration of elephants. After a long yet exciting day, retreat to your luxurious room with a private outdoor lounge area, accompanied by your choice of refreshments from the minibar.

Day 3: Leroo La Tau – Camp Xakanaxa Take a scheduled air transfer from Leroo La Tau to Camp Xakanaxa. Arrive at Camp Xakanaxa for a two night stay. Day 4: Camp Xakanaxa Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka), located on the banks of the Khwai River, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, is one of the very few safari camps that offers guests an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. This camp is a favourite of ours with its relaxed atmosphere and caring service. Enjoy the Khwai River right at your doorstep with plenty of activities on offer. Day 5: Camp Xakanaxa – Chobe Game Lodge Take a scheduled air transfer from Camp Xakanaxa to Kasane, drive to Chobe Game Lodge and check-in for a two night stay. Day 6: Chobe Game Lodge The only permanent game lodge located inside the famous Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana’s perfect base from which to explore the National Park and the Chobe River as it is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. This is a sought after lodge because of its feeling of privacy and complete connection with the environment. Chobe Game Lodge is very well known for its unbeatable spa treatments, so ensure you make time to spoil yourself.

Day 3: Okavango Delta – Moremi Wildlife Reserve Take one last look at Chobe National Park before moving deeper into Botswana, where you will find the dramatic floodplains of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Belmond Khwai River Lodge welcomes you for a two night stay. Day 4-5: Moremi Wildlife Reserve Moremi Wildlife Reserve is a focal point of Botswana. It thrives in habitats from both permanent and seasonally flooded zones, making this area a very unique place to explore. Indulge in panoramic views and graceful four-poster beds in your plush Belmond Khwai River Lodge room. After two nights, move on to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge. Day 6: Okavango Delta Belmond Eagle Island lodge enjoys a privileged position on a private island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Having recently undergone an almost total rebuild this flagship Belmond property is a step above the rest. No expense has been spared to retain the mystique feeling of early explorers in the area. Take a heli-safari to provide a bird’s-eye view of this magnificent landscape (heli flight additional). Day 7: Maun After breakfast fly to Maun Airport, where your adventure finishes.

Day 7: Kasane Transfer from Chobe Game Lodge to Kasane Airport where your arrangements end.

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Note: Lodges may differ due to availability and routing. Trip also runs in reverse.

Note: Lodges may differ due to availability and routing.

Departures: Daily from Maun or Kasane

Departures: Daily from Maun or Kasane

Inclusions: 2 nights Leroo La Tau, 2 nights Camp Xakanaxa, 2 nights Chobe Game Lodge, all meals & local beverages, daily scheduled activities & game drives, national park fees, air transfers between camps & road transfers, laundry

Inclusions: 6 nights Belmond Safaris lodge & luxury tent accommodation, all meals & local beverages, daily scheduled activities & game drives, national park fees, ground transport & charter flights between Belmond properties, laundry

Price Guide From: $5995

Price Guide From: $8575 The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


BOTSWANA

Delta & Wildlife Adventure

Ultimate Zimbabwe and Botswana

12 days/11 nights

10 days/9 nights

Lodge comfort meets Overland adventure in this new trip with Kiboko Adventures. Abundant wildlife flows across this region, like it’s rivers that feed into the incredible Okavango Delta system. The diversity of terrain is astounding. Moremi’s plains and forests provide one of Africa’s great wildlife areas and Makgadikgadi Pans is one of the largest salt flats on the planet. All this before reaching the spectacular Victoria Falls.

Experience the best of Zimbabwe and Botswana on our 10 day itinerary. Mana Pools is incredible with its remote location, and Elephants that swim across the river all day. Hwange National Park is phenomenal for it’s big ‘herds’ of buffalo and Elephant, and the Okavango Delta nothing short of awe-inspiring with its hotbed of wildlife.

Day 1-2: Kasane – Chobe River Overnight on the banks of the Chobe River, bring your binoculars for a sunset game viewing cruise.

Day 1-3: Harare – Mana Pools Fly from Harare to Mana Pools for your two night stay at Rukomechi Camp. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River brimming with hippo, crocodile and an incredible array of birdlife. The mountainous backdrop of Zambia across the river totally sets the scene and where Elephants wander through the camp at anytime.

Day 3: Kwando River Cross into Namibia via the Caprivi Strip to your lodge overlooking the Kwando River.

Day 6: Maun By boat and overland vehicle head back to Maun where various options are available including a scenic flight over the Delta (extra cost).

Day 3-5: Hwange National Park Fly south to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s premier wildlife and conservation area. Spend two nights at Little Makalolo, situated right infront of a waterhole, making you feel like you are watching a National Geographic TV channel constantly. Take a visit to the anti-poaching unit, which is incredibly humbling hearing the work that they do within the park boundries.

Day 7-8: Moremi Wildlife Reserve Drive in 4WD vehicles to your lodge. Teeming with wildlife including 400 species of birds enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.

Day 5-7: Victoria Falls Spend a couple of days in Victoria Falls where you can partake in the many activities on offer.

Day 9: Makgadikgadi Pans Drive onto the Makgadikgadi Pans, an unforgettable place for sunset. Day 10-11: Victoria Falls Enter Zimbabwe and witness the wonderful Victoria Falls.

Day 7-9: Okavango Delta Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience staying at Camp Xakanaxa, located on the banks of the Khwai River. One of our most popular camps, offering a real ‘Out of Africa’ feel and staff that make you feel like family.

Day 12: Victoria Falls Tour ends after breakfast.

Day 10: Maun After breakfast fly to Maun Airport, where your arrangements end.

Departures: Set departures

Departures: Daily (01 Apr -15 Nov)

Inclusions: 9 nights hotel & lodge, 2 nights fixed tent, Breakfast daily, 9 dinners, 2 lunches, transport in a Mercedes sprinter van, safari leader, 4WD Game drives, arrival transfer, sightseeing as mentioned

Inclusions: 9 nights accommodation, all meals except Victoria Falls, which is breakfast only, transport, daily scheduled activities & game drives, national park fees & internal domestic flights

Price Guide From: $5745 (local payment USD$200)

Price Guide From: $12,150

Day 4-5: Okavango Delta Drive towards the Okavango Delta. A 2-3 hour boat journey takes you to Pepere island, take game walks and mokoro trips to explore the area.

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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EXPERIENCE NAMIBIA

Namibia is a country of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine, and a feeling of unconfined space. With its unspoiled landscapes and large variety of game, Namibia draws an increasing number of visitors to its eclectic charms.

Blessed with rich natural resources, Namibia has a solid modern infrastructure and diverse traditional cultures. Its name derived from the vast bewildering Namib Desert, Namibia has a colourful and turbulent history. The territory was annexed by Germany in 1884 until after World War I when as South West Africa it then came under South African rule until it gained full independence in 1990. It possesses some of Africa’s most varied natural habitats, from desert to wetlands, rugged mountains to savannah, woodland to petrified forests and of course amazing sand dunes. The iconic and sublime sand dunes of Sossusvlei, are a dream destination for photographers. About 16% of the country has been set aside as National Parks which are home to prolific wildlife. Most African game species are found in Namibia, with the largest concentration in Etosha, one of the finest National Parks in Africa

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Country name:

Republic of Namibia

Population:

2.7 million

Capital:

Windhoek

Languages:

English, Afrikaans, German, Oshiwambo, Damara, Kavango and Otjiherero

Currency:

Namibian Dollar

Time zone:

10 hours behind New Zealand (except during daylight savings)

Electricity:

Current is 220/230V, 50HZ Plugs are a 3 point roundpin adaptor

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FAST FACTS

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Climbing Dune 45 – Sossuvlei is home to immense sand dunes including the most famous Dune 45. What goes up must come down. It takes around 1 hour to ascend the mighty orange sand dune and around 5-10 minutes to descend! One step forward and two steps back. No one said it was easy, this is sand, the fine dry stuff that is not ideal for going anywhere fast. Take your time and take lots of photos, partly because this place is amazing, and also as an excuse to stop and catch your breath! Oh and do it at sunrise… it gets hot in the desert once the sun comes up.

Oktoberfest – The legacy of Germany’s influence on Namibia is evident in its architecture, food and refreshingly, its beer! Yes here in Africa, in October, in Windhoek, it is the time to fill up a stein, garnish a sausage with mustard and oompah your way around the capital as it celebrates the traditional Oktoberfest quite unlike anywhere else in the world!

Visit a Himba Tribe – The Himba are semi nomadic livestock farmers who have maintained their culture and subsistence way of life despite the encroachments of the modern world. If you are lucky enough to do so you will encounter people with a distinctive traditional tribal lifestyle almost devoid of modern material trappings and whose customs have stood the test of time.

Fish River Canyon – In the south of Namibia is the largest canyon in Africa, it is very deep, 550 metres in places, and over 160 kilometres long. Between May and September you can obtain a permit to hike along the Fish River, however if its just a spectacular view you are after, its far easier to stop at one the view points on the way to the Ai-Ais Hot springs.

Seal & Dolphin Cruise – With the Namib Desert on one side and the south Atlantic on the other Namibia is a world of contrasts. Enjoy a cruise from Walvis Bay where there is a good chance of seeing Cape fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, flamingos and a wide variety of other sea birds. If you are lucky, there is also a chance of seeing whales and leatherback turtles.

Skeleton Coast Park

Caprivi Strip

Etosha National Park Outjo

Twtfelfontein

Tsumeb Otjiwarongo

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

WINDHOEK

Swakopmund Walvis Bay

Namib Naukluft Park Sossusvlei

ATLANTIC OCEAN Luderitz

Fish River Canyon

Keetmanshoop Ai-Ais

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NAM I BI A Northern Kaleidoscope

Canyons & Deserts

7 days/6 nights

9 days/8 nights

This week-long tour is the perfect way to introduce yourself to Namibia. Combine the dramatic Namib desert coast with the rugged Damaraland. Seek out the abundant wildlife of the world-famous Etosha National Park.

Travel from the Kalahari Desert with it’s incredible red dunes and specially adapted wildlife. Visit diamond mines and see wild horses in the Namib Desert. Visit the mighty Fish River Canyon and relax in the idyllic coast town of Swakopmund.

Day 1: Windhoek – Swakopmund Depart Windhoek in the morning and travel to Swakopmund. On arrival check into your hotel and enjoy the seaside promenades.

Day 1: Windhoek – Kalahari Desert Travel into the largest sand mass on earth, the Kalahari Desert. Observe the fauna and flora that have survived in this exceptionally dry desert environment.

Day 2: Swakopmund Swakopmund has a relaxed pace and is also perfect for a wide range of adventures. We recommend doing the seal and dolphin cruise (additional cost) to check out the cape fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and flamingos! Day 3: Damaraland Heading north, travel to geologically diverse Damaraland and visit Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO Heritage-site featuring over 2500 ancient rock art engravings. In this harsh rocky environment visit the Petrified Forest and visit a traditional Damara village. Day 4: Damaraland – Etosha National Park After a relaxed breakfast travel to your camp just outside the park famous for its wildlife and enjoy a guided safari. Day 5-6: Etosha National Park These days are devoted purely to witnessing wildlife found in the world-renowned Etosha National Park. Focusing mainly around waterholes where wildlife gathers, you may encounter four of the Big Five, as well as rare wildlife species not seen anywhere else in the world. Day 7: Etosha National Park – Windhoek After breakfast en-route to Windhoek stop at the woodcarvers’ market in Okahandja. Arrive at Windhoek in the late afternoon where your tour ends.

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Day 2: Fish River Canyon Head towards Fish River Canyon via Garas quiver tree forest, with bizarre scrap metal sculptures and huge stacked boulders known as the Giant’s Playground. Arrive at your lodge, then explore the area by foot or safari vehicle. Day 3-4: Luderitz Travel to the coastal town of Luderitz with the chance to see wild horses of the Namib Desert on the way. Visit Kolmanskop ghost town and take a stop at Diaz Point overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Day 5-6: Namib Desert The next two days are spent in the Namib Desert. Witness the amazing red tones of Sossusvlei, this is a treat for photographers! Follow up with a visit to Sesriem Canyon. Day 7-8: Swakopmund Drive to Kuiseb Moon Valley then Walvis Bay, known for its rich marine life, before arriving in Swakopmund for 2 nights. Visit the shallow lagoon on the way, home to thousands of flamingos. Then spend the days at leisure to enjoy this seaside town full of cafés, shops and a wide choice of adventures such as sandboarding, quad biking and skydiving. Day 9: Swakopmund – Windhoek Return to Windhoek where your tour ends.

Departures: Set departures

Departures: Set departures

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, transport & sightseeing mentioned

Inclusions: 8 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, transport & sightseeing

Price Guide From: $2470

Price Guide From: $2990

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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Etosha & Zambezi

Namibia Under Canvas

Ultimate Namibia

8 days/7 nights

10 days/9 nights

10 days/9 nights

Travel through Namibia and Botswana and discover diverse African culture, abundant wildlife and thick riverine forests in the Zambezi region. A more authentic African journey, exploring the remote areas like the Kavango Region and Bwabwata National Park.

Visit the best of Namibia with professional guides, Under Canvas, which is designed to offer a true ‘back to nature’ experience. Most of the camps are semi-permanent but offer all of the mod cons. You definitely won’t be expected to put up a tent!

Ultimate Namibia allows you to truly get amongst this magnificent country, where space and silence control your senses. Travel in a small group led by some of Namibia’s finest guides. Stay in desert lodges that are unique to Namibia.

Day 1:Windhoek – Etosha National Park Depart early from Windhoek and travel north to the famous Etosha National Park. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 1: Windhoek – Etosha Depart Windhoek early morning to Onguma Tree Tops, travelling through small townships along the way.

Day 1: Windhoek – Sossusvlei Depart Windhoek and drive southwest towards the Namib Desert, stopping for a scenic picnic lunch along the way.

Day 2: Etosha National Park Spend the day in the park witnessing the abundant wildlife found in Etosha, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to four of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and the endangered Black rhino.

Day 2-3: Etosha National Park Two days full of exciting game viewing in Etosha National Park awaits. Etosha is the one place where their waterholes are often full of a variety of game at any one time.

Day 2: Sossusvlei Rise early for a magical excursion in the Namib Naukluft National Park, capturing the dunes while the light is soft.

Day 3: Kavango Region Travel north-east stopping en route at Hoba Meteorite. Enjoy an optional sundowner boat cruise on the Okavango River, a great way to see the sun go down, and admire the over 400 species of birdlife in the area. Day 4-5: Bwabwata National Park After breakfast, travel to your lodge on the banks of the Okavango River. Visit the Popa Falls and prepare for some rewarding game viewing activities. Day 6: Kwando River Travel via the town of Katima Mulilo towards the Botswana border. En-route, visit a traditional village where you will learn more about the Caprivi culture. Day 7: Chobe National Park Cross over the border into Botswana today. Arrive at your lodge before enjoying an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River, where you will see Hippos and Elephants en masse.

Day 4: Damaraland Continue to the heart of Namibia, to Huab Under Canvas, nestled in a grove of Mopane trees. Tents are raised on mobile platforms, all with individual patios to allow you to take in the surrounding views. Day 5-6: Damaraland This area is incredible for rhino tracking, which you do with local trackers, as well as learning all about the Save the Rhino Trust, and the work they do with the preservation of the Black Rhino. Day 7: Swakopmund Depart for Swakopmund, a German coastal town. Day 8-9: Sossusvlei Continue south to Sossusvlei, well known for some of the highest free-standing dunes in the world. You will be up early, for a magical excursion to catch the sunrise. Day 10: Windhoek Arrival back to Windhoek late afternoon.

Day 8: Kasane Transfer to Kasane where your arrangements finish.

Day 3: Sossusvlei – Swakopmund Drive northwest through the desert landscapes of Namib Naukluft National Park. Cruise through Walvis Bay, then north to Swakopmund. Day 4: Swakopmund Challenge yourself to a kayaking adventure at Walvis Bay, or sit back and relax on a scenic boat cruise. Day 5: Swakopmund – Damaraland Pass Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, before entering Damaraland. Day 6: Damaraland Damaraland is home to a variety of desert adapted wildlife and hidden desert treasures. Go on an exciting 4WD drive through the Aba Huab and Huab River valleys. Day 7: Southern Etosha National Park Set off to Etosha National Park via the scenic Grootberg Pass. Visit a local Himba settlement, they are one of the last truly traditional people of Namibia. Day 8-9: Etosha National Park View sensational landscapes and wildlife of Etosha National Park, including Onguma Game Reserve. Day 10: Etosha National Park – Windhoek Visit the AfriCat sanctuary on your journey back to Windhoek, where your tour ends.

Departures: Selected Tuesdays

Departures: Set departures

Departures: Set departures

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, transport, sightseeing & game drives, guide & some entrance fees

Inclusions: 9 nights accommodation, all meals, transport in custom built luxury air-conditioned vehicles, sightseeing & game drives, park fees

Inclusions: 9 nights accommodation, all meals, transport in custom built luxury air-conditioned vehicles, sightseeing & game drives, park fees

Price Guide From: $3510

Price Guide From: $5835

Price Guide From: $5595

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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EXPERIENCE KENYA

Straddling the equator on the eastern side of Africa is Kenya, one of the most scenically diverse and striking countries on the continent, also home to the nomadic Masai and Samburu tribal people. Swahili is the primary language spoken across East Africa, and is arguably one of the most soothing on the ears. The word ‘safari’ is Swahili for what we know as a journey. The greatest draw for most people’s journey is the seemingly endless savannah teeming with incredible wildlife.

The famous Masai Mara National Reserve covers an area of more than 1500sq km and is the northern section of an eco-system which includes the Serengeti in Tanzania. Here you will see animals roaming freely around the whole region. Between July and October, the Great Wildebeest Migration involves over two million animals driven to find water and pasture to graze, meaning that they are compelled to cross the Mara River, the border between Kenya and Tanzania, on an ever-revolving cycle. Thus, creating the spectacle that has fascinated mankind for millennia and is an enthralling spectacle for travellers to see, and considered one of the greatest wildlife occurrences on earth.

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Country name:

Republic of Kenya

Population:

52.3 million

Capital:

Nairobi

Languages:

English, Swahili, 68 indigenous languages

Currency:

Kenyan Shilling

Time zone:

9 hours behind New Zealand (except during daylight saving)

Electricity:

Current is 240V, 50HZ Plug is a 3 point round-pin adaptor

KENYA

FAST FACTS

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – Visiting this elephant orphanage is a great experience, and a lot can be learnt from those who have dedicated their lives to nurturing and reviving the African wildlife in any way possible. With an ongoing threat of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa, the inspiration to help this Trust reach their goal is becoming increasingly important. For a small annual cost, anyone in the world can now foster an elephant at the Trust, which helps to rehabilitate these precious creatures to their natural habitat. Doors are open for only 1 hour a day, so be sure to book your visit before arriving.

Amboseli National Park – At 392sq km, Amboseli is full of elephant in huge herds. One of the highlights is seeing them cross the grassy plains with Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro standing tall in the background. You can see a large variety of wildlife here. Most visitors approach Amboseli through Namanga, the main border post between Kenya and Tanzania.

Masai village visit – There is no better way to learn about culture of the locals than to spend quality time with them, and in their homestead. Get to know their culture and customs on a visit to the traditional Masai village, the local primary school or the busy market day. Experience how the Masai people live in the middle of the bush with zebra grazing and lions roaring just outside their homes. For many, special memories of a Masai visit will last a lifetime.

Kenyan Beaches – Kenyan beaches make an excellent ending to any Kenya safari. Pick a beach anywhere north of Mombasa and you can expect brilliant blue seas lapping against fine white sands. The coast is lined with coral reefs, making for excellent snorkelling, diving and watersports. Pemba Island is a hotspot for big game fishing, so be prepared to reel in a Marlin!

Sundowners – Sunsets are particularly spectacular in this part of the world. After an exciting game drive, it’s time to pause and reflect on the day and clink a glass with your guides and fellow travellers. Pull up by an Acacia Tree SUDAN and savour the sunset while sipping on a cold Tusker beer or a Gin &ETHIOPIA Tonic, with a few nibbles and a magical view.

KENYA

Lake Nakuru

RWANDA BURUNDI

Lake Victoria

Masai Mara National Reserve

Abedare National Park

Mt Kenya

Lake Naivasha NAIROBI

Amboseli National Tsavo Park National Mt Kilimanjaro Park

TANZANIA

SOMALIA

Samburu National Reserve

UGANDA

Malindi Mombasa

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KEN YA

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo

Masai Mara Fly-In Safari

Kenya Covered

4 days/3 nights

7 days/6 nights

The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s greatest destinations and known to have the best wildlife viewing in the world, so your decision to visit the Mara will not disappoint! Consider staying at any of the following amazing camps, this package will also include return flights from Nairobi. Enjoy the best slice of an Africa safari in ultimate style.

Experience the best that Kenya has to offer on this week long tour. Providing dramatic scenery and great wildlife encounters along with staying in a mix of classic safari lodges and outstanding tented camps, Kenya Covered will ensure you have a fantastic trip. If you think you’ll make it to Kenya just once, then pick this as your way to see it all.

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Take a scheduled flight transfer from Nairobi Airport to the Masai Mara. Settle in for a three night stay at your chosen property.

Day 1: Nairobi Transfer to Karen Country Lodge for an overnight stay.

Day 2-3: Masai Mara Take part in daily game drives and many other activities. We recommend visiting a Masai village or take a hot air balloon trip for a truly magical experience (additional cost). Each property has their own signature way of experiencing the Mara area. Day 4: Nairobi After breakfast, enjoy another game drive on the way to the nearest airstrip in time for your return flight to Nairobi. Karen Blixen Camp A famous eco-friendly luxury camp that celebrates the explorer days. Price Guide From: $2825 andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp Kenya’s most loved luxury tented camp, a quintessential experience. Price Guide From: $3095 Elewana Sand River With stunning views of the plains and hills, Sand River replicates the heyday of 1920’s luxury. Price Guide From: $4375

Day 2-3: Ol Pejeta Conservancy After an early journey to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, arrive at Sweetwaters Tented Camp for a two night stay. Enjoy the comforts of luxurious tents while maintaining that authentic safari feel. The next two days are spent exploring Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the surrounding attractions. This area is home to stacks of wildlife and is the only park where the Big Five and chimpanzees can be seen. You are unlikely to come across many other vehicles, which gives you the chance to enjoy the game and its surroundings in peace. Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Masai Mara Fly to the legendary Masai Mara National Park. Game drive towards Karen Blixen Camp, your famously comfortable home for three nights. Day 5-6: Masai Mara Relish in safari luxury and indulge in sunset cocktails overlooking the resident pod of hippos in the river beneath you. Explore vast plains of the Masai Mara in search of the Big Five and all other animals that make this park so special. Day 7: Nairobi Fly to Nairobi, where your adventure in Kenya comes to an end.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Inclusions: 3 nights accommodation, full board & local beverages, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, return flights Nairobi/ Mara/Nairobi

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, all meals, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transportation with professional & experienced guide drivers, internal flights Naivasha-Mara-Nairobi Price Guide From: $5425

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The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


KENYA

My Kenya

Luxury Kenya by Flight

Highlights of Kenya

7 days/6 nights

8 days/7 nights

11 days/10 nights

A stay at Giraffe Manor is perfect for those wanting an extra special visit to Kenya. Combined with Samburu National Reserve and the famous Masai Mara, this is the ultimate Kenyan safari. It’s the intimate and luxurious boutique accommodation that makes it special.

Experience Kenya in luxury boutique style accommodation, flying from point to point to maximise this magical county. Kick back in super stylish yet authentic accommodation, surrounded by remote landscapes to ensure you have a real safari holiday.

Kenya has so much more to it than just wildlife, and on this itinerary you will experience it all. Cover all the main National Parks, including Amboseli on the Tanzania Border.

Day 1: Nairobi Transfer from Nairobi Airport to the luxury boutique hotel, Giraffe Manor. The hotel is famous for its herd of resident Rothschild Giraffe who frequently peek their heads into the windows to share your snacks. This is the only place in the world where you share your breakfast with a giraffe from your table.

Day 1: Nairobi On arrival at Nairobi Airport, you will be transferred to Hemingways Nairobi for an overnight stay.

Day 1-3: Nairobi to Amboseli Leave Nairobi south to Amboseli National Park, renowned for its huge variety of wildlife such as the Masai Giraffe, Elephant, and all the big cats. The landscape is dominated by the majestic snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is a magnificent sight on a clear day.

Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu After breakfast, fly to Samburu National Park. Enjoy a short game drive en-route to Larsen’s Camp, which is made up of just 20 tented and intimate luxury suites, nestled discreetly among the trees. Samburu is known for its stunning landscapes and several species that cannot be seen in other parks of Kenya. Day 3: Samburu National Reserve Make sure to rise early to be out on the plains before the park comes to life. Return to camp for a lavish breakfast before taking a refreshing dip in the pool, a guided walk or a siesta before an afternoon game drive. In the evening enjoy a nightcap around a warm blazing fire. Day 4: Samburu – Masai Mara Fly south towards the world-renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive at Little Governor’s Camp in time for lunch. The intimate camp is teeming with game and birdlife. Venture out on your first Mara game drive before returning to the lodge in time for dinner.

Day 2-3: Meru National Park Transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Meru. The feeling of remoteness starts here. Check into Elsa’s Kopje for a beautiful two night stay, known as one of the most elegant lodges in Africa. Your days are filled with superb game drives, wildlife tracking, as well as allowing time to enjoy the lodge. Day 4-5: Northern Laikipia Get prepared for your next adventure, Northern Laikipia. Take a short flight to Loisaba Tented Camp, where you will be awe struck by its dramatic outlook. Settle in for a two night stay and enjoy all activities on offer. Day 6-7: Masai Mara After a short flight to the Masai Mara, check into Elewana Sand River for a two night stay. Once again, you will be spoilt, as this luxury tented camp retains its opulent style from the golden years of the 1920’s where well known personalities stayed at the camp. Spend your days exploring the Mara on game drives and other activities. Day 8: Nairobi One last game drive before your short flight back to Nairobi Airport, where your arrangements end.

Day 5-6: Masai Mara Spend two exhilarating days exploring the Masai Mara. Rise before the sun for a chance to watch the great Masai Mara and its abundant wildlife begin their day, and visit the local Masai village; this is a great way to explore their culture and learn the Masai way of life.

Day 3-4: Aberdare National Park After an early breakfast, head off north towards Mt Kenya, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage-site. Overnight at The Ark Lodge, which as four viewing areas from which to observe the ever-present animal acitivity at the waterhole and saltlick. Day 4-6: Samburu National Reserve Next stop Samburu arriving in time for a late lunch at the lodge, before heading out for a game drive. Day 6-8: Lake Nakuru National Park Located in the Great Rift Valley is where you will get to witness the large flocks of Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the soda Lake. It is quite an incredible sight. Day 8-10: Masai Mara Enjoy breakfast before departing to one of Africa most famous wildlife parks. Not only is the wildlife and scenery something else, but learning about the Masai culture and way they live is totally worth every minute in the Mara. Day 11: Nairobi Journey back to Nairobi by road, stopping for any last minute photo opportunities.

Day 7: Nairobi After a morning game drive, return to Nairobi where your safari ends. Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, all meals, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transportation with professional guide drivers, internal flights Nairobi/Samburu/MaraNairobi

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, all meals, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transportation with professional guides & all domestic flights from camp to camp

Inclusions: 10 nights accommodation, all meals, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transportation with professional guides

Price Guide From: $7595

Price Guide From: $9980

Price Guide From: $5965

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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EXPERIENCE TANZANIA

Tanzania is truly spellbinding. Visit the famous Serengeti National Park and the staggering

Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, its basin covering over 260sq km. Together they sustain one of the largest animal populations in the world. You can take it to the next level by summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, the largest free standing mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres. One of the most beautiful countries in Africa is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups and in the Great Rift Valley is Olduvai Gorge, where studies have shown the earliest human species lived. Game viewing in Tanzania is excellent, over a third of its territory given over to national parks and reserves, offering a great range of habitats and biodiversity, supporting an incredible array of animals great and small. Immense herds make their annual search for new pasture and waters, tracked by ever watchful predators, the Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest remaining unaltered animal migration in the world and one of the greatest spectacles on earth.

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Country name:

United Republic of Tanzania

Population:

58.5 million

Capital:

Dodoma

Languages:

English, Swahili and indigenous languages

Currency:

Tanzanian Shilling

Time zone:

9 hours behind New Zealand (except during daylight saving)

Electricity:

Current is 230V, 50HZ Plug is a 3 point round-pin adaptor

TANZ ANI A

FAST FACTS

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO SEE AND DO Serengeti National Park – Serengeti National Park, which sprawls across 14,763sq km, is Tanzania’s most famous game park. Get a glimpse of what East Africa must have looked like in the days before the ‘Great White Hunters’ arrived. On the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains there are literally millions of scrambling hoofed animals. They’re constantly on the move in search of grassland and are preyed upon by a mob of predators.

Ngorongoro Crater – The views from the rim of Ngorongoro Crater are spectacular, but you need to descend to its 20 kilometre wide floor to see all the wildlife you desire, as well as thousands of flamingo wading in the shallows of Lake Magadi. Local Masai tribes also have grazing rights here.

Mt Kilimanjaro National Park – Mt Kilimanjaro is one of Africa’s magnificent sights, and at 5,895 metres, it is the highest peak on the African continent. The mountain rises through lush rainforests, alpine meadows and finally across a barren lunar landscape to the snow-capped twin summits. If you plan to climb to the summit, it is advised that you take an organised trek along one of the many trail options.

The lone Masai – A trip to Tanzania is only complete when a day in the life of a roving independent Masai is understood. Worlds apart from today’s western influences, their traditions and rituals entice visitors to ponder how potentially simple life can be. Living harmoniously with wildlife is also an important part of the Masai beliefs. Witness a Masai walk his herd for miles, when seemingly there is no end in sight, and only then will you realise just how differently a lone Masai lives life.

Zanzibar – Zanzibar, the spice island, entices travellers with the exotics of Stone Town, stunning beaches and pristine coral reefs. The whitewashed quaint shops, bazaars, mosques and courtyards of Stone Town are the legacy of the Persian traders from the 12th and 15th century. Zanzibar is a perfect finish to your bucket list safari or hike to wind down.

UGANDA Lake Victoria

RWANDA

Ngorongoro Crater Arusha Lake Manyara

BURUNDI

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

KENYA

Serengeti National Park

Tarangire National Park

TANZANIA DODOMA Katavi National Park

Mt Meru Mt Kilimanjaro

Ruaha National Park

Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar

Selous Game Reserve

INDIAN OCEAN

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TANZ AN I A Tanzania Trails

Tanzania Parks & Zanzibar

Tanzania Dream

7 days/6 nights

11 days/10 nights

9 days/8 nights

Tanzania Trails is a fantastic small group itinerary to ensure you tick off the most famous game areas such as Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire. Admire the variety of landscapes and terrain as well as a huge diversity of animals.

This itinerary is designed to show you the main parks of Tanzania, but also get off the beaten track and explore the lesser known corners. Afterwards, enjoy a few days reflecting in exotic Zanzibar.

Journey through Tanzania on this exceptional handcrafted itinerary. Enjoy unique luxury accommodation along the way that will give you the most wonderful Tanzania experience you can imagine.

Day 1-2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park Depart Arusha and head to Tarangire National Park. Take daily game drive explorations.

Day 1-2: Tarangire National Park Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to your lodge in time for lunch and your first game drive. Then spend a full day on safari!

Day 1: Arusha Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha Coffee Lodge for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park Leave Tarangire National Park for your next destination, Serengeti National Park. Enjoy some game viewing along the way. Day 4: Serengeti National Park Prepare for morning and afternoon game drives. You can also take a hot air balloon safari for an unforgettable view from the sky above (additional cost). Day 5-6: Ngorongoro Crater Enjoy two full days of action packed game driving in the Ngorongoro Crater. Day 7: Arusha Head back through the Rift Valley to Arusha where your tour ends.

Day 3: Lake Manyara - Karatu Drive to Lake Manyara for a morning game drive. Then to Karatu for one night, a small bustling town. Day 4-5: Serengeti National Park Depart for Serengeti National Park where you will spend two nights and take in different corners of these fascinating plains. Day 6-7: Ngorongoro Crater After breakfast drive to visit Olduvai Gorge and onto the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for two nights in a colonial farmhouse lodge. Spend a full day in the Crater the following day. Day 8-10: Zanzibar Transfer to Kilimanjaro. Fly to Zanzibar, check into your Stone Town hotel for three nights. Day 11: Zanzibar Transfer to Zanzibar Airport where your arrangements end.

Day 4-5: Ngorongoro Crater After a morning game drive, arrive at The Manor for a two night stay. The Manor setting is stunning, boasting a theme of bygone meets modern. Ngorongoro Crater is nearby and ready for two full days of exploring. Day 6-8: Serengeti National Park Unravel all corners of Serengeti National Park in these unforgettable few days of discovery, and spend three nights at the famous Serengeti Migration Camp. Day 9: Arusha After one last morning game drive, board your flight to Arusha where your tour ends.

Departures: Set departures

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, all meals, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transport with professional & experienced guide drivers

Inclusions: 10 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 7 dinners, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transport with professional guide drivers, airport transfers, flight Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar

Inclusions: 8 nights luxury accommodation in various styles, all meals, transport, flight Serengeti/Arusha, daily activities & game drives, park entrance fees, professional naturalist guides

Price Guide From: $6875

Price Guide From: $9980

Price Guide From: $3980

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Day 2-3: Tarangire National Park Depart for Tarangire National Park using seldom trodden tracks. Spend two nights at Tarangire Tree Tops.

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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Lake Natron Camp

Authentic Tanzania

Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

8 days/7 nights Explore the diversity of different landscapes, wildlife and culture on our eight day journey. Nothing will prepare you for Lake Natron, and the remote spectacular scenery before heading to Lake Manyara. The Serengeti National Park, one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, combined with the Ngorongoro Crater will round out this itinerary as a sublime Tanzania experience.

The famous ice-capped equatorial mountain, Kilimanjaro, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world standing at 5,895 metres. With several different routes to reach the top which suit most fitness levels, the biggest challenge is acclimatisation, and your mental ability to succeed. Many see climbing Kilimanjaro as a ‘bucket list’ challenge. Loftily looking over the African plains, Kilimanjaro will forever challenge those who dare to climb her.

Day 1: Arusha On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Arusha.

Marangu Route: 8 days/7 nights Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain and the only one that offers hut accommodation versus camping. It uses the same route for ascending and descending and stays in simple communal huts. Horombo Hut is a great acclimatisation spot, therefore giving you a better chance of summiting. Difficulty level: 3/5 Price Guide From: $1900 (Plus permit US$897)

Day 2: Lake Natron Arrive at Lake Natron Camp in time for an afternoon Flamingo Walk. There is an option to do the midnight climb of Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano, or sleep the night way in your very comfortable tented camp. Lake Natron scenery is absolutely unrivalled, so remote, giving you the feeling of being the only ones in the world, with the most amazing sunset and sunrises. Day 3-4: Lake Manyara After a morning waterfall walk, drive to Lake Manyara where you get to spend time with the Hadzabe Bushman, as well as take a morning and afternoon game drive. Day 5: Serengeti National Park Depart Lake Manyara for the Serengeti, stopping at a Masai Boma along the way, and lunch at Olduvai Gorge. Arrive in the afternoon before heading out for an afternoon game activity. Day 6: Serengeti National Park Your day will be filled with game activities, as well as midday down time to relax at camp. The Serengeti, famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million Wilderbeest and 250,000 Zebra that move between Kenya and Tanzania each year. An incredible spectacle if you are there over this period, watching them cross the river that is packed with Nile crocodiles. Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Drive to the Ngorongoro Crater for your overnight on the Crater Rim. A protected area and World Heritage-site, the crater is a volcanic caldera, literally packed with African wildlife. Spend the afternoon in the crater floor, very popular with Flamingos with the soda lake right in the middle.

Machame Route: 8 days/7 nights The Machame Route offers some of the best scenery – ascending the western side of Kilimanjaro and descending down the south face. This is a camping route with porters to assist with camping equipment, meals prepared by cooks, and accompanied by professional mountain guides. Difficulty level: 4/5 Price Guide From: $1985 (Plus permit US$838) Rongai Route: 8 days/7 nights The Rongai Route approaches the mountain from the North-East, trekking through lush rainforest and moorland. It soon gets steep with spectacular views into Kenya and the ice fields on the crater rim. From Kibo Hut it’s a challenging ascent on volcanic scree via Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak. Difficulty level: 5/5 Price Guide From: $2235 (Plus permit US$838)

Rongai Route Shira Route

Uhuru Peak

Lemosho Route

Day 8: Kilimanjaro Road transfer back to Kilimanjaro Airport in time for your onward flight.

Machame Route

Umbwe Route Mweka Route

Marangu Route

Departures: Daily

Departures: Moshi / Daily

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, all meals, transport, daily game viewing activities, national park fees, professional guide

Inclusions: 5 nights camping, 2 nights base hotel in Moshi, camping equipment, all meals, porters & professional guide, park & rescue fees, (Marangu Route - 5 nights in mountain huts & hut fees)

Price Guide From: $5745

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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TANZ AN I A

ZANZIBAR GETAWAY Tanzania has another brilliant part to it. After your safari, it is always great to spend some time relaxing by the sea, and the Tanzania coast does not disappoint. With stretches of long white beaches and incredible coral reefs on the exotic ‘spice islands’ of Zanzibar and Pemba, you’ll get the chance to relax in your own Indian Ocean paradise and while away the days sampling exotic seafood dishes and watching beautiful sunsets.

Zanzibar Getaway 6 days/5 nights Zanzibar Getaway has been exclusively designed to ensure you get the picture perfect beach holiday after taking in those safari and hiking adventures of Tanzania. Make sure a little bit of your curious traveller within is left to absorb the unique history that Stone Town has to offer. Because when you reach those crystal sands of Zanzibar, you won’t want to think of anything else. Day 1: Zanzibar Airport – Stone Town On arrival into Zanzibar Airport you will be met and transferred to Stone Town just a short drive away, an ancient yet idyllic seaside village in Zanzibar and known to be Africa’s most enchanting town. Your two night stay at DoubleTree by Hilton is perfect in the heart of Stone Town. Day 2: Stone Town Enjoy a free day in Stone Town exploring the Portuguese forts, Arab architecture and ancient dhow harbours. It is easy to spend many idle hours just wandering the fascinating narrow streets and alleyways. Be sure to wander Forodhani Markets in the evening for your share of the most amazing street food. Day 3: Stone Town – South East Zanzibar Island After breakfast, check out and transfer to Breezes Beach Club, located on the South East Coast of Zanzibar Island and known to be an area of untouched and pristine coastline. Your next three nights will be spent enjoying this beautiful setting. Day 4-5: South East Zanzibar Island For the next two days, soak up the sun and take part in many activities that Breezes Beach Club has on offer such as beach games, cycling and snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. No Zanzibar getaway is complete without pampering yourself at the Frangipani Spa, helping you find that complete relaxation of body and mind. Day 6: Zanzibar Island – Zanzibar Airport At the appropriate time you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your onward arrangements.

Departures: Daily Inclusions: 5 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, dinner daily at Breezes Beach Club, scheduled activities at Breezes Beach Club, return private airport transfers & transport between accommodation Price Guide From: $1200

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The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

andBeyond Fly me around East Africa 8 days/7 nights

Uganda Gorillas & Tanzania Safari

East Africa Discovery

13 days/12 nights

12 days/11 nights

Construct a cherished seven night adventure in East Africa and enjoy complimentary flights between your choice of luxurious andBeyond lodge and luxury tent accommodation. The below itinerary is just an example of what is possible.

Encountering Africa’s wildlife for the first or the tenth time can be just as exhilarating and memorable. The day you encounter a Mountain Gorilla is truly momentous. Beautifully coupled with the top safari spots in Tanzania, this itinerary is both thrilling and unforgettable.

Witness the largest concentration of wildlife in the world in an overland truck and 4WD vehicles. From Nairobi, travel to lakes Elementeita and Nakuru, then onto a breathtaking safari in the Masai Mara, the Serengeti, and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 1: Nairobi Transfer from Nairobi Airport to your hotel.

Day 1: Bwindi National Park Pick up from your Entebbe hotel and transfer for a 1 hour flight to Kihihi airstrip. It’s a short drive to Buhoma Lodge to stay for three nights.

Day 1: Nairobi Transfer from Nairobi Airport to your hotel.

Day 2-3: Masai Mara Fly by light aircraft to the Masai Mara, be greeted by representatives of andBeyond Bateleur Camp and transferred for your check-in. The next two days are spent in this luxurious camp and taking game drives in the famous Masai Mara, Kenya’s most renowned game park. Day 4-5: Ngorongoro Crater Transfer from Masai Mara to Ngorongoro Crater by light aircraft. A representative of andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge will escort you to the lodge, an approximate 2 hour drive. Two nights are spent at one of the most architecturally spectacular lodges in Africa, dubbed “Masai meets Versailles”. Day 6-7: Serengeti National Park Transfer to the airstrip for your onward aircraft flight to andBeyond Klein’s Camp, situated in Serengeti National Park. Two incredible nights are spent here, so you have plenty of time to travel off the beaten track in search of game. The Mara River meanders through this region and offers great photographic opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts. Day 8: Nairobi After breakfast, fly back to Nairobi where your tour arrangements end.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Set off on the trek of a lifetime. The opportunity to come within metres of these magnificent apes is an unforgettable experience! Day 3: Bwindi National Park Activities include a community visit, a forest walk or visiting a Batwa pygmy village. Day 4: Entebbe Transfer for your return flight from Kihihi to Entebbe. Transfer to your hotel in Entebbe for one night. Day 5: Arusha After breakfast transfer to Entebbe international airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro (flight additional). Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge for an overnight stay. Day 6-7: Tarangire National Park Depart for Tarangire National Park. Spend two nights at Tarangire Tree Tops. Day 8-9: Ngorongoro Crater After a morning game drive, arrive at The Manor for a two night stay. The Manor exudes old world charm and the setting is stunning. Two full days of exploring the crater.

Day 2-3: Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru Take a visit to Elsamere, the former home of Joy Adamson, before embarking on a boat trip on Lake Naivasha. Continue to your lodge at Lake Nakuru and visit the park by 4WD. Day 4-6: Masai Mara National Reserve Head southwest to the Masai Mara, via a Masai village and a short game drive on the way to an exclusive tented camp for three nights. Full day of game drives and one free day. Day 7: Kisii Head to Kisii famed for its exquisite soapstone carvings. Day 8-9: Serengeti National Park Journey into Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, home to around 3 million animals for two nights. The ‘Endless Plains’ span over 14,700 square kilometres and are well known for it’s ‘Plains Game’ - Wildebeest, Zebra, Antelope, lion and cheetah. Enjoy your full day of game drives. Day 10-11: Ngorongoro Highlands Enjoy 4WD game drives in the world’s largest intact caldera. Day 12: Arusha After breakfast drive to Arusha where your adventure comes to an end.

Day 10-12: Serengeti National Park Unravel all corners of the National Park as you spend three nights at the famous Serengeti Migration Camp. Day 13: Arusha After one last morning game drive, transfer to the local airstrip for your flight to Arusha and a transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport where your tour ends.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Departures: Set departures

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, all meals & local beverages, scheduled daily activities & game drives with professional guides, light aircraft flights between camps & Nairobi

Inclusions: 12 nights luxury accommodation, all meals, transport, flight Serengeti/Arusha, return flights Entebbe/Kihihi, daily activities & game drives, park entrance fees, sightseeing with professional guides, transfers

Inclusions: 11 nights in hotels, lodges & tented camps, 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners, transport (overland vehicle, 4WD vehicles), arrival transfer, game drives, boat trip, sightseeing & experiences as per itinerary

Price Guide From: $12,935 (Note: gorilla trek permits US$700 per person additional)

Price Guide From: $9365

Price Guide From: $10,795

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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EXPERIENCE UGANDA & RWANDA

ETHIOPIA

SOUTH SUDAN

Uganda was once famously dubbed the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill after his travels in UGANDA

IC Kibale Queen Elizabeth National Park Bwindi

KAMPALA Entebbe Lake Victoria

RWANDA BURUNDI

1907. On his journey he did not encounter the great mountain gorilla but fair to say he was very impressed by the scenery, the many shades of green in it’s fertile valleys, it’s diversity of flora and fauna and friendly people. Today it remains one of the most attractive countries in Africa, is in the top 10 worldwide for biodiversity, and it has the star attraction that no one should miss, the opportunity for an encounter with the largest primates, the legendary mountain gorilla. In Queen Elizabeth National Park you can see the famous tree climbing lions, and in Kibale and the Kyambura Gorge another wildlife wonder is possible by trekking to see Chimpanzees.

SOMALIA

KENYA

Neighbouring Rwanda is also a country full of beauty. Emerging after a relatively recent turbulent past, it’s a country on the up. It also offers some of the best opportunities to interact with Gorillas in the aptly named Volcanoes National Park, with some of the best lodges in Africa in stunning locations. It’s a small mountainous country, Mt. Karisimbi, is the highest of a range of extinct volcanoes in the northwest reaching 4,507 metres, standing tall in the “The Land of a Thousand Hills”.

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Zanzibar


Classical Uganda

Uganda & Rwanda

4 days/3 nights

10 days/9 nights

8 days/7 nights

Staying at a beautiful lodge in the heart of the Bwindi National Park, this is your opportunity to search for Gorillas deep in their habitat. Bwindi is home to half the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla. A soul changing adventure for those that travel here.

A comprehensive 10 day lodge safari visiting Uganda’s top national parks and the exhilarating prospect of encounters with mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and treeclimbing lions with time in Bwindi, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The perfect itinerary to combine the best of Uganda & Rwanda. Time is allocated for trekking on both sides along with chimpanzee trekking, and some incredible game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 1: Bwindi National Park Pick up from your Entebbe hotel and transfer to the domestic airport for a 1 hour flight to Kihihi airstrip. Then it’s a short drive through local villages to Buhoma Lodge to stay in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for three nights.

Day 1: Entebbe Arrive Entebbe transfer to your hotel.

Day 1: Entebbe Arrive into Entebbe Airport and transfer to your hotel for one night.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking This morning set off on the trek of a lifetime. The opportunity to come within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities, is an experience you won’t forget! Day 3: Bwindi National Park Today you can opt to do a second gorilla trek, alternatively, available activities include a community visit, a forest walk, visiting a Batwa pygmy village or indulging in some local curio shopping. Day 4: Return to Entebbe Transfer for your return scheduled flight from Kihihi to Entebbe. On arrival transfer to your hotel or to Entebbe international airport.

Day 2-4: Bwindi National Park Fly to Kihihi airstrip and onto Buhoma Lodge for the three nights. Coming face to face with mountain gorillas is a rare wildlife encounter. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party to trek into the dense rain forest. You can also arrange a forest walk or visit a Batwa pygmy village. Day 5-6: Queen Elizabeth National Park Leave the forest and travel to Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Settle in for two nights at the wonderful Ishasha Wilderness camp. Enjoy a full day of game drives in the Ishasha area. Look out for huge herds of buffalo, elephant, and of course the famous tree-climbing lions.

Day 2-3: Queen Elizabeth National Park Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park to check-in to the luscious Ishasha Wilderness Camp. Spend two glorious nights in this unspoilt and remote wilderness. Enjoy sumptuous meals every day and take part in daily activities including game drives, village visits, or relax in your luxury tent to absorb the surroundings. Day 4-5: Bwindi National Park After breakfast take a 3 hour drive to Bwindi. Two nights are spent at the cosy Buhoma Lodge, where you’re surrounded by an immaculate tropical rainforest. Your gorilla trekking opportunities start here.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha to Mweya Depart Ishasha to the Mweya area of the national park, enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel and onto Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park After checking out of Buhoma Lodge, set off to cross the border into Rwanda. An overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge will have beautiful views of the neighbouring volcanoes ready for you to enjoy.

Day 8: Chimpanzee Trekking Drive to the Kyambura Gorge to enjoy Chimpanzee trekking and then to Kibale and your lodge for two nights.

Day 7: Kigali Prepare for another gorilla trek opportunity or guided golden monkeys walk.

Day 9: Kibale Forest Meet your guides at the National Park’s headquarters for your trekking experience.

UGANDA EN GL AND& RWANDA

Gorillas Fly-in Safari

Day 8: Kigali Transfer to Kigali with an included city tour and to the airport for your onward flight and the end of arrangements.

Day 10: Return to Entebbe Transfer by road to Entebbe where your tour ends. Note: Tour price does not include trekking permit cost, from US$700 per person per trek in Uganda.

Note: Tour price does not include permit costs, gorilla trekking permits cost from US$700 per person per trek in Uganda. Kyamburu Gorge chimpanzee permits are US$50 each and Kibale Chimpanzee trekking permits US$200 each.

Note: Tour price does not include trekking permit cost, from US$700 per person per trek in Uganda or US$1500 per person per trek in Rwanda. Golden Monkeys USD$100 per person.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Set departures

Departures: Daily

Inclusions: 3 nights accommodation, all meals, transportation, sightseeing with local professional guides, return flights EntebbeKihihi-Entebbe, transfers, (gorilla trek permits additional)

Inclusions: 9 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 8 dinners, transportation, game drives & boat cruise, sightseeing with local professional guides, Entebbe-Kihihi flight, (gorilla & chimpanzee trek permits additional)

Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation, all meals, transportation, sightseeing with local professional guides (gorilla trek permits additional)

Price Guide From: $2650

Price Guide From: $7095

Price Guide From: $6470

The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date. Itineraries are subject to change. Cost of gorilla permits subject to change without prior notice.

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Please read these booking conditions carefully CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT The guarantees under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will apply to services supplied by us except where they are acquired, or held out as being acquired for business purposes. 1. OUR SERVICES AND OBLIGATIONS 1.1 House of Travel Ltd (‘we” or “us” as the case may be) supply services consisting of arranging and co-ordinating travel facilities and services, and making bookings and issuing vouchers to be redeemed by suppliers of travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services (“Suppliers”). House of Travel Ltd is part of the House of Travel group. 1.2 We undertake to perform these services with reasonable care and skill. We will not be liable for any loss or damage which results from the act, default or omission of any person other than ourselves, our employees or agents, or any cause independent of human control. This includes (but is not limited to), loss or damage which arises directly or indirectly from any act of God, weather disruptions, dangers incidental to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of Governments or other authorities de jure or de facto, wars whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, deaths, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines or medical or customs regulations. 1.3 We are not able to exercise control over services we do not supply directly, therefore we will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from: • Any booking made directly with a service Supplier by your travel agent, or • Any services which are not directly provided by us and which are additional to those recorded in clause 1.1 above. 1.4 We will endeavour to provide the most suitable travel arrangements to meet the particular requirements you make known to us. However, travel is an individual experience, and your preferences and opinions may vary from our own. For this reason, we cannot take responsibility for your individual satisfaction. 2. SUPPLY OF TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT AND ACCOMMODATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES 2.1 When we make bookings with Suppliers, we are acting as a booking agent for such Supplier. 2.2 All travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services are supplied directly to you by the Suppliers. We have no control over the facilities or services themselves, or the manner in which they are provided by the Suppliers. Therefore you should be aware of the following conditions: • We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind which may arise from your use or consumption of, or inability to use or consume those facilities or services. • The provision of those facilities or services is subject to the terms and conditions of your contract with each Supplier. • Where for any reason, a Supplier is unable to provide particular facilities or services, then that Supplier may be entitled, under its contract with you, to substitute those services or facilities with comparable or equivalent facilities or services without incurring any liability to you. You should check your contract with each Supplier. • All facilities or services described by us are subject to availability from the Supplier. • We will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage relating to your baggage, personal possessions, health or welfare, or delays or travel disruptions unless these arise directly from the service we provide to you. 3. BUSINESS PURPOSES You agree that where our services are acquired for business purposes, or where you hold yourself out as acquiring our services for business purposes, the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply to any supply of goods or services made under these conditions, and we will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to you, including any consequential loss or damage however it may be caused. 4. INFORMATION IN THIS BROCHURE 4.1 While we attempt to ensure that the contents of this brochure are correct, accurate, and up to date at the time of printing, the contents of this brochure are drawn from information supplied to us by Suppliers. We do not have, and cannot be reasonably expected to have, personal knowledge about all of the facilities or services provided by each Supplier. 4.2 Facilities or services may change after the date of printing. We endeavour to keep travel agents informed of any changes to information in this brochure which are brought to our attention. Prior to completing your booking, you should ask your travel agent whether they are aware of any changes to the published information. You should also make sure that if

your travel agent is advised of changes which occur after booking, your travel agent is able to contact you. 4.3 Maps and Photographs: Maps are shown for general information and may not necessarily reflect actual routings, locations or services provided. Photographs may show places in the geographic area which are not included in your booking. Hotel room photographs may not be the actual room occupied. 4.4 Property Information: Descriptions featured in this brochure are drawn from information provided by our Suppliers. Any facilities or services shown are subject to change at any time. Please advise your travel agent if you have any special requirements. 4.5 Room Bedding: Based on existing bedding in the room. Requests for specific bedding arrangements must be made at the time of booking but can not be guaranteed. For example, twin share may consist of single beds or a shared double bed. 4.6 Rental Cars: We cannot guarantee to provide a particular model or colour within the car category. Availability of car categories is subject to confirmation at the time of booking. We reserve the right to substitute different models. If a vehicle is returned prior to the end of the reserved rental period or if the vehicle is picked up later than the reserved date, NO REFUND will be made for unused rental days

8.3 We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. See Section 10. 9. RESERVATION AMENDMENTS We are happy to incorporate any reasonable amendments you request. An amendment constitutes a change to an existing booking and will attract a $25 fee per amendment prior to final payment and the issuing of the travel documents, and a $50 fee per amendment after travel documents have been issued. These fees are to cover administration and communication costs. You may also be required to pay any Supplier imposed fees. 10. INSURANCE We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation, loss of luggage and personal property, and medical expenses. Your travel agent will be able to provide you with further information. 11. ITEMS NOT COVERED Unless otherwise specified, the cost of airfares, meals, drinks, laundry, insurance, sightseeing, transfers, local taxes, airport departure taxes, Airline imposed insurance levies, passenger service charges and Passport or Visa application fees are not included.

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5.1 The prices provided are a guide only. It is based on low season, per adult share twin pricing and is correct at the time of printing. The actual price may differ to that indicated due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Prices for tours are based on per adult per night for share twin based on low season travel. Prices for cruises are per person for the complete cruise based on the lead-in cabin category on a low season sailing.

For all holidays in this brochure you will require a valid passport. You are responsible for arranging your own passport, visa and health requirements including inoculation. You should check with your travel agent who will be able to provide you with the necessary information.

5.2 We will guarantee the price of the portion of the booking as processed by us, against currency fluctuation for a period of seven (7) days from the time of confirmation of the booking; note: special conditions apply for cruise bookings. It is the responsibility of your travel agent to advise you of the date of confirmation. If your booking remains unpaid after the seven (7) day guarantee period it will be subject to currency fluctuation, up to the time full payment is received by us. 5.3 Events beyond our control, such as changes to the prices of aviation fuel or changes to the cost of services or facilities may result in the prices charged to you being different from those shown in the brochure. You should check all prices with your travel agent before making reservations, and before ticketing. 5.4 Prices may also be liable to variation between the time of booking and the date of departure due to events beyond our control. Due to unforeseen events we reserve the right to vary the price up to the time of your departure. 6. HOUSE OF TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION RATINGS To assist you with the selection of your accommodation, we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. Please note that these gradings are to be used as a guide only and may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. When selecting your accommodation please note that the overall quality of properties in Africa is generally lower than equivalent priced properties in other countries, particularly in the lower ratings. In general the room sizes are quite small and can vary, even within one property. Please check with your House of Travel consultant to ensure you get the property that best suits your needs. 7. PAYMENT 7.1 A non-refundable deposit will be required by your travel agent and must be paid at the time of booking. This is in addition to any deposits imposed by Suppliers. 7.2 A communication charge may be made for bookings requested less than 72 hours prior to departure. 7.3 Final payment must be made in full before we can release travel documents (including tickets). 8. CANCELLATION 8.1 If you wish to cancel your booking for any reason, you must advise us in writing through your travel agent as soon as possible. 8.2 If you cancel your booking or any part of your booking, we will impose a cancellation fee in respect of each person travelling under that booking. You must also pay all cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and your travel agent. These cancellation fees are required to offset booking, communication, and administrative charges which have already been incurred by us, Suppliers and your travel agent. Cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and travel agents are beyond our control and you should check with your travel agent regarding what cancellation fees may be applicable.

13. NON-USE OF SERVICES OR FACILITIES If, of your own choice, you decide not to use part or parts of the arranged services or facilities, you will not be entitled to a refund from us (provided we have carried out our service with reasonable skill and care and to your requirements) and you may not be entitled to a refund from any Supplier. 14. HEALTH OR DISABILITY Some Suppliers may reserve the right to refuse to carry or accommodate people who because of a health condition or disability may require services or facilities to be provided in a special manner. You should check this with your travel agent. 15. SERVICE SATISFACTION During your holiday, if you encounter any situation where the service supplied to you does not meet your satisfaction, please take the matter up with the Supplier immediately. Your contract for each service is with the Supplier. If this is not possible immediately, or if you are still dissatisfied, please contact your travel agent. Both we and your travel agent will endeavour to investigate on your behalf and to negotiate with the Supplier to resolve the matter as soon as possible, so that you continue to enjoy your journey. 16. LEGAL CLAIMS Any claims or legal action in connection with the provision of our services to you will be governed by the laws of New Zealand. Any claim or legal action against the Suppliers is likely to be subject to the terms of your contract with them, and may be governed by the laws of other countries. 17. IMAGES Some images used in this brochure are courtesy of South Africa Tourism.


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