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Africa


Africa Map

ETHIOPIA

SOUTH SUDAN

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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

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Queen Elizabeth National Park Entebbe Bwindi

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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The Climate

Monthly Average Temperatures in ˚C

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Contents General Information

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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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Johannesburg

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Experience Kenya

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Kenya Tours

Kruger National Park Makutsi Safari Springs

Experience Tanzania

Sun City & Madikwe

Tanzania Tours

Cape Town

Mt Kilimanjaro

The Garden Route Self-Drive

Zanzibar Getaway

Southern Africa Tours

East Africa Tours

Rail Journeys

Experience Zimbabwe

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Experience Uganda & Rwanda

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Uganda & Rwanda Tours

Zimbabwe Tours

Experience Zambia

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Zambia Tours

Masai Children

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.

6 Tips for your Holiday

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 truck, 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

©Great Plains Conservation - Kenya - Mara Plains Camp

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? 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 exactly what is on offer.

HOTELS 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 dream-fulfilling trip.

LODGES 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 themed in African safari 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.

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UNDER CANVAS

Matetsi River Lodge, Victoria Falls

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.


Kingston Tree House, Sabi Sand Reserve; MORE

SMALL GROUP TOURING 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 stay in a mixture of camps, under canvas, hotel and lodge accommodation, all dependant on your destinations. Vehicles are smaller and itineraries are created to ensure the most suitable amount of time is spent in each place, before moving onto the next.

OVERLAND SAFARI Your overland truck is your home, where tour leaders and drivers merge into your cooks. Participation tours mean you help with the camp organisation, or choose nonparticipation, 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.

INDEPENDENT TRAVEL These trips are tailormade 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 exactly how long you Camp Kuzuma, Botswana 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!

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SOUTH SUDAN

Southern Africa Covered With ample discoveries in Southern Africa to choose from, it’s no wonder we feel spoilt for choice. This itinerary is the creation of an allround classic route, and is absolutely perfect for first timers to Southern Africa wanting to see it all. Begin in South Africa’s metropolitan heart, Cape Town, enjoying its oceanside position and energetic culture. The famous Kruger National Park is the next stop, and being one of Africa’s largest game reserves your time is going to be crammed with wildlife experiences. Save some visual energy for the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, get close enough to feel the mist and gaze at colourful rainbows. Finish in beautiful 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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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.

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

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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 will speak for itself when you see it with your own eyes. A walking tour of Victoria Falls will show the Zambezi River gorge up close, along with the forceful cascading falls.

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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: $7440

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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.


East Africa Covered Kenya and Tanzania are blessed with vast expanses of open savannah where big game roam and an epic wildlife spectacle awaits. Your first wild encounters in these scenic lands are at Amboseli National Park, where large herds of elephants gather and on a clear day you can see Mt Kilimanjaro. Crossing into Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater has a 19 kilometre wide ancient caldera, providing a spectacular setting for wildlife drama to unfold. The Serengeti is also teeming with big game, and host to the annual migration - the greatest wildlife show on earth. The excitement continues back into Kenya with the romance and beauty of the Masai Mara, the darling of TV nature documentaries being home to an abundance of game and prowling big cats. The trip ends in Zanzibar with its fascinating Swahili history and entrancing powdery white sand Indian Ocean beaches.

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 Serengeti National Park

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Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara

NAIROBI

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

Fast Facts Country name:

Republic of South Africa

Population:

57.5 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

Festivals and Events 2019

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Cape Town International Jazz Festival

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Knysna Oyster Festival

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Mandela Day

Sep

Namaqualand Flower Route

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National Braai Day

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Hermanus Whale Festival

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. The Xhosa people also open their land to visitors. 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, casting reminders of great historic battles including the Boer War. Whether you opt for an ultraluxury lodge or prefer to rough it, 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! Although South Africa offers an abundance of activities to do year round, the best time to visit would be during winter months. South Africans take breaks over summer and school holidays, and they too like to spend their leisure time in the bush and national parks enjoying the wildlife. This can limit availability in lodges and camps over this timeframe across the nation for locals and visitors alike.


Experience South Africa 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.

Moholoholo Wildlife Sanctuary – Visit this fantastic sanctuary inside Kruger National Park which has become a haven for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned, injured and unwell wildlife. You can visit the sanctuary to see vultures, honey badgers and get to know baby animals, leaving you with a heart warming experience.

Dining – Cape Town is quickly emerging as a big red flag 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, Long Street and Waterkant will inspire you to reach further into South Africa’s food culture. Try Cape Malay specialities such as bobotie, spoilt-for-choice 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,

© Lion Sands River Lodge

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. Don’t forget the mighty shark cage diving at Gaansbai, if you dare.

Kruger National Park Phalaborwa Airport (PHW)

Selati Game Reserve

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Hluhluwe Drakensberg Mountains Durban

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Johannesburg Jo’Burg was founded on gold mining and the city is South Africa’s party hub, a sophisticated metropolis which is a magnet for migrants and visitors alike. It is fast growing, has wealth, energy and a beautiful climate. A visit to the city’s Apartheid Museum will prove an eyeopener but so too will a foray into Sandton, one of the country’s most exclusive shopping malls showcasing trendy African designers and international labels. Just outside the city lies Soweto, Africa’s biggest township. Tour with a local guide for the inside story and listen out for the sound of Soweto jazz.

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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.


Johannesburg Sightseeing

SUN CITY AND PILANESBERG 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.

SOWETO 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.

JOHANNESBURG CITY TOUR Travel the streets reliving the South African dream on this half day city tour. Jo’Burg is a city of great historic and modern significance, bridged by Nelson Mandela joining two cultures and erecting the pillars of Constitution. Step back to its humble beginnings.

PRETORIA TOUR ‘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.

AMANDLA TOUR Follow the footpaths of South African freedom fighters. Experience the city of Johannesburg and Soweto through the eyes of an anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress. Look across the city and be enriched by one word; Amandla – strength and power.

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Kruger National Park With nearly two million hectares of reserve it’s no wonder 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). Those lists only scratch the surface however, as Kruger has some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. You can drive or fly to Kruger, and accommodation options are vast – from the simplest of selfcatering bush camps, to lodges with private Jacuzzis, luxury “tree houses” or elegant safari tents. Encounter the wildlife through guided day walks or on safari drives and finish the day with a bush braai (BBQ); a meal under a star-sprinkled African sky is unforgettable.

Selati Suite

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

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Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolising a new era in luxury safari lodges. Sculpted into the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a visual like no other. Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa. Located in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve, offering world-class standards in luxury accommodation, close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine.

The intimate all-suite Selati Camp combines turn of the century elegance and lantern lit romance with modern-day safari luxury. Gold was discovered nearby in the 1870’s and a long disused railway established, a historic theme taken up by the camp with steam engine name plates, shunter’s lamps and collectors pieces in each of the seven opulent thatched suites. Each suite has a full bathroom and private alfresco shower and the award-winning lodge serves world-class cuisine.

Price Guide From: $4230 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Skukuza (SZK)Airport

Price Guide From: $3160 (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

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Nestled on the banks of the Msuthlu river lies Little Bush Camp, offering unparalleled intimacy and seclusion. There are six luxury suites with thatched roofs, contemporary African design and elegant furnishings. Each has a private viewing deck, a heated spa bath overlooking the river, full bathroom, outdoor showers and romantic mossi nets over comfy beds. Add excellent cuisine, a beautiful setting and abundant wildlife to see, guided by qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers.

Located in the heart of the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, Bush Lodge overlooks a waterhole and an open plain. The lodge’s safari style and large themed suites showcase a vibrant and eclectic mix of furnishings and décor garnered from all corners of the African continent. Enjoy safari game drives in open 4WD safari vehicles with experienced rangers. The EleFun Centre designed for children, is also a great time-out for adults and encourages learning together as a family.

Price Guide From: $3160 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Skukuza (SZK)Airport

Price Guide From: $2980 (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.


Kruger Private Game Lodges

Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp

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, providing that luxurious style has not been discounted. 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: $950 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Price Guide From: $1145 (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: $1180 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Price Guide From: $1520 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Thornybush Game Lodge

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Lion Sands River Lodge

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: $2310 (Based on a 2 night stay) Return transfers are included from Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport

Price Guide From: $2650 (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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Makutsi Safari Springs Makutsi Safari Springs has been owned and managed by the Weber Family since the late 1970s. Over the years its surrounding area has developed into 12,000 hectares of prime Wildlife Conservation Reserve. Makutsi Main Camp is set within large tropical gardens, offering two warm mineral water pools, allowing for adventure and relaxation to be combined. As there is no boundary fence around the camp, animals are able to roam around freely, allowing guests to enjoy their own private safaris whilst walking in camp or sitting on their private terrace. Makutsi Tented Camp focuses on the adventure of walking safaris.

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Makutsi Classic Package

Makutsi Walking Package

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7 days/6 nights

7 days/6 nights

There’s no packing, unpacking, transferring and wasting time on this six night itinerary. By staying at Makutsi Main Camp you’ll enjoy exciting game drives (including the enlightening Simba Safari), excursions to Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, and be able to mix it all up with the natural warm mineral swimming pools at Main Camp. Adventure and relaxation put together.

Combine four nights Makutsi Main Camp with two nights Makutsi Tented Camp on this six night walking safari package. Keep your bungalow at Main Camp when you move to Tented Camp for two nights. This package combines the adventure of walking safaris from Makutsi Tented Camp with the facilities, excursions and game drives at Makutsi Main Camp.

Day 1: Arrive Makutsi Safari Springs

Day 1: Arrive Makutsi Safari Springs – Main Camp

Day 2: Makutsi Safari Springs – Two game drives

Day 2: Makutsi Main Camp – Simba Safari (3-8pm)

Day 3: Kruger National Park

Day 3: Makutsi Main Camp Game Drive – Makutsi Tented Camp Walk

Day 4: Makutsi Safari Springs – Simba Safari (3-8pm)

Day 4: Makutsi Tented Camp – Morning & afternoon Walking Safaris

Day 5: Drakensburg Mountains – Blyde River Canyon

Day 5: Makutsi Tented Camp Walk – Makutsi Main Camp

Day 6: Makutsi Safari Springs – One game drive

Day 6: Drakensburg Mountains – Blyde River Canyon

Day 7: Depart Makutsi Safari Springs

Day 7: Depart Makutsi Safari Springs – Main Camp

Note: All ages welcome (under 13 pay 50%), and no single supplement charged. Any day arrivals or departures. Additional nights may be added to itinerary. Order of itinerary subject to change.

Note: Minimum age for walking safaris is 16 years. No single supplement charged at Main Camp, single supplement does apply for the 2 nights at Tented Camp. Any day arrivals or departures. Additional nights may be added to itinerary. Order of itinerary subject to change.

Departures: Daily from Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa

Departures: Daily from Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa

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

Inclusions: Return transfers from HDS or PHW Airport, 4 nights Main Camp accommodation, 2 nights Tented Camp accommodation, breakfast & dinner daily, sightseeing, game drives & walking safaris

Price Guide From: $1970 (Price valid all year round)

Price Guide From: $1880 (Price valid all year round)

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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.


Sun City & Madikwe Not far from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, a unique paradise in the bush is waiting for your arrival. Sun City calls itself ‘Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure’ and comes with an impressive list of attractions to offer. Combine with Madikwe Game Reserve, the fifth largest and a malaria-free Game Reserve, where the Big Five is in abundance. Offering a wide range of private game lodges, and a completely different game experience, Madikwe is a true hidden gem.

5 days/4 nights Suggested Itinerary Day 1: Johannesburg – Sun City Depart Johannesburg on a transfer to Sun City. The roads are smooth which makes for an easy 3 hour drive. On arrival, check into your Sun City Hotel for a two night stay. Day 2: Sun City Enjoy all that Sun City has to offer. Golf courses, water parks, casinos, entertainment and events, also plenty of restaurant options are ready for you to discover. Day 3: Sun City – Madikwe Game Reserve Take a short transfer to Madikwe Game Reserve, and upon arrival, check-in to your Madikwe Game Reserve Lodge for a two night stay. Day 4: Madikwe Game Reserve Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the lesser known parks in South Africa, which makes it a hidden gem. It is regarded as one of the best conservation areas in Africa and offers the Big Five, but with an added bonus of wild dog. You are in for a treat on game drives in Madikwe. Day 5: Madikwe Game Reserve – Johannesburg Return to Johannesburg to arrive around midday.

Highlights worth seeing along the way The Cradle of Humankind – About an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind is an UNESCO World Heritage-site and one of the world’s most important paleo-anthropological sites. A main attraction is the Sterkfontein stalactitic caves, linking underground chambers with a lake at a depth of approximately 40 metres. Excavations here have unearthed the skull of a humanoid creature known as Australopithecus africanus, estimated to be two million years old. Guided tours of the cave are available, and you should also stop by Maropeng Visitor Centre to view other exhibits. Roadside markets – On your journey towards Sun City you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the local art and craft markets. This is a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs while grabbing a bag of souvenirs. Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve – You will come across this park entrance and definitely feel the need to stop. This reserve has more than 30 different species of animals. Make use of their picnic area and braai facilities for an enjoyable lunch. Pilanesburg National Park – Accessible from Sun City, Pilanesburg National Park is one of South Africa’s most fascinating game reserves. The Park still shows many stone and iron age sites, with evidence proving the presence of man from long ago. Fly to Madikwe Game Reserve – If you are short of time, a quick 60 minute flight from Johannesburg to Madikwe National Park, will have you on safari even quicker.

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Sun City Hotels - Cascades, Cabanas, Soho Hotel and Palace of the Lost Chambers Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesburg National Park Black Rhino Game Lodge, Pilanesburg National Park Impodimo Game Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve Jaci’s Lodges, Madikwe Game Reserve Madikwe River Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

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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 above, its slopes clad in flowers and grazed by zebra, 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 be able to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Explore Cape Peninsula National Park – within easy reach of the metropolis are penguins, the rugged Cape Point cliffs and the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. A complete contrast is the V&A Waterfront, where the vibe is to shop, eat and sip on South Africa’s world-class wines. There are over 200 wine cellars nearby in picturesque regions such as Stellenbosch, and it is the starting point for the beautiful Garden Route to Port Elizabeth.

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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Cape Town Accommodation

Protea Hotel by Marriott Breakwater Lodge

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.

The Table Bay Hotel

The Cape Grace

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.

Staying at The Cape Grace is an experience in itself, merging the modern comforts of a luxury hotel with traditional Cape culture, fine dining and alluring spa offerings. This award-winning hotel gives the feeling that Table Mountain belongs to you, and you are exactly where you should be. Seeing sights and absorbing the Cape Town way of life is far easier to experience with the location of The Cape Grace, right in the very heart of V&A Waterfront.

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Cape Town Sightseeing

TABLE MOUNTAIN & CITY 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.

ROBBEN ISLAND 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.

HIGH TEA AT THE MOUNT NELSON HOTEL 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 POINT TOUR 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.

SHARK CAGE DIVING

THE WINELANDS 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.

Your adventure begins with breakfast and a briefing before embarking to Dyer Island, known for its large seal colony. Watch the dive crew lure sharks in with chum before you are lowered into the cool waters, finding yourself face to face with these amazing creatures!


Cape Town Combinations

Cape & Winelands

Cape & Kruger

7 days/6 nights

8 days/7 nights

Specifically designed for those who are looking for a foodie holiday in a romantic destination, this week long itinerary allows you to match beautiful food with amazing wine, and take your own time doing it. Cape Town is a cuisine mecca, and the Winelands will speak for itself, so you’ll create tasty long lasting memories of this amazing part of South Africa.

A classic African combination and 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, showing the distinct contrasts between city and bush.

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 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 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: Winelands These days are spent exploring over 200 wine cellars in this beautiful mountainous region. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

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 7: Winelands – Cape Town Drive yourself to Cape Town International Airport to return your Europcar rental, and check-in for your onward flight.

Day 8: Kruger National Park After a morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

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

Price Guide From: $1250

Price Guide From: $2430

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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The 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. The Garden Route journey includes towns such as Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve. Make sure to stop at incredible Bloukrans Bridge and watch the daredevils bungee off!

5 days/4 nights Suggested Self-Drive 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. Grab yourself a handy Winelands map and get going! Day 2: Winelands – Knysna (480km) After one last look, 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. The afternoon drive may be long but is no less scenic as you follow the rolling hills of the Garden Route. Arrive in Knysna and settle in 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. Take your pick of many delicious seafood restaurants Port Elizabeth has to offer.

Highlights worth seeing along the way 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 awardwinning restaurants and vineyards. The Winelands towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl are also popular stops worth taking. Hermanus – Hermanus is rich in breath-taking scenery and endless adventure options, with the infamous shark cage diving just a few bays over. Hermanus attracts visitors for whale watching, where up to 100 whales visit from Antarctica to breed and rear their young, and will even come within 10 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, stand on an ostrich egg without breaking it; how about an ostrich burger or ostrich egg omelette? 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, but a great place to satisfy your lunch hunger is Fynboshoek Cheese Restaurant. 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.

Day 5: Port Elizabeth Drive yourself to Port Elizabeth Airport at the appropriate time to return your Europcar rental and check-in for your onward flight arrangements. 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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The price guide shown is per car hire based on 1-5 day hire rate. Price shown does not include earlybird or other discounted offers. Specials and surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Southern Africa Tours

Garden Route Wonder

Great Trek Adventure

Kruger to Falls Adventure

6 days/5 nights

21 days/20 nights

15 days/14 nights

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.

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

Our most popular Kiboko tour will see you travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana where you will definitely get that dose of an authentic African safari in the wilderness.

Day 1: Cape Town – Oudtshoorn Depart Cape Town where the true diversity of landscapes unravel between quaint towns such as Worcester, Montagu and Ladismith. Arrive and overnight in Oudtshoorn at your pretty, boutique hotel.

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: Oudtshoorn – Knysna Venture out to the unique Cango Caves before visiting a local ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn. Enjoy a farm tour and light lunch, then head along the coast to South Africa’s oyster capital, Knysna. Unpack in Knysna for a two night stay. Day 3: Knysna Board a ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, taking in the sights of Western Head and the Milkwood Trees before lunch. Return to Knysna for an afternoon at your leisure. Day 4: Knysna – Albertina Enjoy a scenic drive to Mossel Bay where you can visit the Diaz Museum. Arrive at the Garden Route Game Lodge for an overnight stay and take an afternoon game drive. This is the perfect reserve to get your wildlife fix! Day 5: Albertina – Hermanus An early morning game drive will give you the opportunity to see wildlife when they are most active. Visit the lodge’s Reptile Centre before leaving the bush behind. Continue towards Hermanus, a popular seaside town where you will spend one night. Day 6: Hermanus – Cape Town Sit back and absorb an awe-inspiring drive to the Winelands area. Stop for lunch and a wine tasting, before returning to Cape Town in the late afternoon, where your arrangements end.

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 14: Rundu Day 15-16: Okavango Delta Take part in walks, mokoros and boat rides. Day 17: Kwando River 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.

Note: This trip can run in reverse

Note: This trip can run in reverse

Departures: Thursdays

Departures: Set departures

Departures: Set departures

Inclusions: 5 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, transport, sightseeing & game drives, guide, 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 in custom built safari vehicles, some sightseeing, guide, park fees

Price Guide From: $3845 *Local payment ZAR3000pp

Price Guide From: $5495 *Local payment USD200pp

Price Guide From: $1860

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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Rail Journeys Travelling by rail was the way to go in the 19th century, and for those who wished to travel in style, the option was available with The Blue Train and Rovos Rail. Nowadays, the feeling of a bygone era is still alive on these routes, where you can sit back, relax with fine dining and service while watching the African landscape go by. The Shongololo Express is a more recent addition, capturing the hearts of those thriving for a soul seeking long journey by rail. Rovos Rail is proud to tell a story behind each loco with its procurement and restoration, all having their own distinctive character and charm.

Shongololo Express

Rovos Rail

The Shongololo Express began operations in 1995 to provide a very special touring experience across Southern Africa. The Shongololo, known as the millipede, offers two comfortable categories of cabins, along with two historically appointed dining cabins in order to watch the African landscapes roll by.

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: $8960

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: $2290

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: $8960 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: $10,510

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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: $2995 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: $19,995

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 Journeys 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, love-struck 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 Hoedspruit

3 days/2 night

2 days/1 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 or depart Kruger National Park in style and luxury onboard The Blue Train.

Day 1: Pretoria In the afternoon check-in at the Blue Train Station Lounge in Pretoria and enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. Board the train and settle into your cabin. 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; the men to wear a jacket and tie, with ladies dressed in their best. Feel like royalty during this silver service dining experience.

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

Day 2: Hoedspruit As you wake you’ll realise you are in the wilderness, getting closer to Kruger National Park. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the dining cabin, or request for breakfast to be served in-suite. By mid-morning, the Blue Train has arrived at Hoedspruit Station. Disembark and be ushered to your onward arrangements in Kruger National Park.

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

Departures: Set departures (trip also runs in reverse)

Departures: Set departures (trip also runs in reverse)

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

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

Price Guide From: $1999

Price Guide From: $1280

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

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Chimanimani National Park Masvingo

Great Zimbabwe Monument

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selection of the finest to choose from. The people are friendly, their music and arts are world-famous, and you just have to see a local festival in full swing to understand that. Home to one of the world’s last great sanctuaries, Hwange National Park is one of the largest unfenced wilderness areas where large uninterrupted animal herds can move as far as the Okavango Delta in Botswana. With Victoria Falls as a great starting point, you won’t be disappointed about what is on offer in this diverse and unique destination. 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, other thrilling water based activities are at their prime to experience while in this stunning country.


Zimbabwe Tours

Victoria Falls Visit

Victoria Falls & Chobe

Victoria Falls & Hwange

3 days/2 nights

6 days/5 nights

5 days/4 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.

A perfectly formed itinerary to ensure you experience the very best of spectacular Victoria Falls and the sublime Chobe National Park. Staying in luxury safari lodges prime for exploration. Absorb the sights and sounds from many different angles – 4WD vehicle, boat, foot!

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.

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

Day 1: Victoria Falls Transfer by road from Victoria Falls Airport to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge where you will spend two nights. Tonight feel the African beat with a dinner and drum show.

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 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: $870 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: $970

Day 2: Victoria Falls Take a guided walking tour of the Zimbabwe side of the falls and marvel at the sheer volume of water from up close. In the late afternoon take a sunset cruise before enjoying dinner at Makuwa-Kuwa restaurant. Day 3: Chobe National Park Transfer by road and cross the border into Botswana. Check into Ngoma Safari Lodge for your three night stay. The boutique eight suite Ngoma Safari Lodge is a luxurious haven where the focal point is the surrounding wildlife. When you are not out game viewing the lodge has its own viewing deck and floodlit watering hole. Day 4: Chobe National Park Head into Chobe National Park on a game drive and afternoon walking safari. Have your camera ready and hold onto your hat, this will be a day packed with amazing sights. Day 5: Chobe National Park Enjoy included game drives, a river cruise and a visit to meet the local community. Day 6: Victoria Falls Airport Enjoy a morning activity before transferring to Victoria Falls Airport for your departure flight.

Elephant Camp Located in the outskirts of town and with great views of the Falls’ spray, Elephant Camp offers luxurious tents in a peaceful and intimate location. Each tent boasts a private plunge pool. All meals and local beverages are included in this package, along with other sightseeing provided by Elephant Camp. Price Guide From: $1560

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 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 get a good dose of prime game viewing. 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.

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, 3 nights Chobe on a full board basis including scheduled activities, transport

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

Price Guide From: $3785

Price Guide From: $2650

Ask us for activities included at the different hotel options

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

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REPUBLIC OF CONGO

North Luangwa National Park

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Lower Zambezi National Park

Lake Kariba Chobe

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is often overlooked by tourists, This means there can be less congestion in the parks and it is often easier to find space available at lodges during high season. 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 which makes Zambia a hidden gem. Zambia 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 waterholes of the animals, feel the rough terrain, get closer to the smells and sounds of the ground. All your senses come alive as you meander the bush. Walking safaris are the perfect way to work off all those luscious meals that are provided daily back at camp.


Zambia Tours

South Luangwa National Park

Zambia & Chobe Luxury

Zambian Bush Experience

4 days/3 nights

5 days/4 nights

8 days/7 nights

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.

Combine two of the most notable and iconic regions when you experience this fabulous five day itinerary. Islands of Siankaba and Camp Kuzuma will celebrate your memories in complete style!

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

Day 1: Livingstone On arrival at Livingstone you will be transferred to Islands of Siankaba. This beautiful lodge is set on a small island and overlooks the Zambezi River.

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 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: $2110 Kafunta River Lodge A classic Zambian safari lodge with eight luxury chalets. The main lounge & 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: $2225 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: $4550

Day 2: Zambezi River There is plenty to do in the Lower Zambezi River area including a tour of Victoria Falls, sunset cruises, guided trail walks and a visit to Siankaba village. Wake up to the sun rising over the Zambezi River from your bed, this is an unforgettable experience. Day 3: Zambezi River – Chobe National Park Today you will be transferred from Islands of Siankaba to cross the border into Botswana, and transfer to your next accommodation, Camp Kuzuma. Camp Kuzuma is a private and exclusive luxury tented camp situated in the pristine Kazuma Forest Reserve within the Chobe area. Arrive in time for an afternoon activity and delicious refreshments. Day 4: Chobe National Park Spend today discovering the magic of Chobe National Park. Enjoy game drives through different parts of the region where the Kazuma Plains are well known for its prolific bird life. Watching the game meander by while soaking in your high-back Victorian bath tub is also a great way to finish the day at Camp Kuzuma. Day 5: Kasane One last activity this morning before transferring back to Kasane Airport for your onward flight.

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

Inclusions: 4 nights luxury accommodation, all meals & local beverages, transport, scheduled activities, game drives & park fees

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

Price Guide From: $4290

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

Botswana

Fast Facts 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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Feb

Hamptons Live Jazz Festival, Gaborone

Apr

Maitisong Music & Arts Festival, Gaborone

Jun

Toyota Kalahari 1000 Desert Race, Jwaneng

Jul

Presidents Day

30 Sep

Botswana Day

is an African success story. A long-neglected British protectorate, Botswana achieved its independence in 1966 and immediately thereafter discovered three of the world’s richest diamond mines. Botswana borders South Africa to the south and east, Zimbabwe to the northeast and Namibia to the north. Outside the major towns of Kasane, Maun and Gaborone where the majority of the population have settled, Botswana is largely a roadless wilderness of savannahs, deserts, wetlands and salt pans. To ensure the country’s natural assets are preserved, Botswana’s government has embraced a policy of promoting mostly high-cost, low-impact tourism, which shows when travelling there. Needless to say, with the unforgettable experience and quality you do receive, it far outweighs the dollar value spent. 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’s wonderful 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. Botswana is definitely unique from anywhere else in Africa.


Experience Botswana 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 year-round 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. 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.

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Okavango Delta Duma Tau Camp

Khwai River Lodge

Camp Moremi

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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.

Tubu Tree Camp

Xakanaxa Camp

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Sanctuary 5 Chief’s Camp Chiefs Island

Pom Pom Camp

Eagle Island Lodge

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Chitabe Camp

Xaranna Camp Xudum Camp

Maun

Pom Pom Camp

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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.

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 Meru-style 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 abundant 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 the heat of the Botswana day in the refreshing pool.

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Camp Xakanaxa

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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.

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp 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.

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Botswana Tours

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: $995 Chobe Game Lodge The only permanent lodge located within Chobe National Park. A stunning riverside property with magical views and heart-warming service. Price Guide From: $1730

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: $1990

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: $5995

Price Guide From: $5295 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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Botswana Safaris

Botswana Wildlife

Botswana at its Best

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 its 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: $5790

Price Guide From: $8890 The price guide shown is per adult for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Small Group Safaris

Delta & Wildlife Adventure

Experience 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.

Traverse through some highlights of Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe with Peregrine. The yearlong water supply of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River makes Botswana a hotbed of wildlife. Add in natural wonders like the Makgadikgadi Pans and Victoria Falls, and you have one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most impressive lands. Round out the adventure with a festive evening with the San Bushmen and time spent in cosmopolitan Windhoek.

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

Day 1-2: Victoria Falls After a welcome meeting enjoy a dinner dance experience. Tour Victoria Falls. Many activities are on offer to fill up your time, rafting is popular or you can really push the boat out on a helicopter flight over the falls.

Day 3: Kwando River Cross into Namibia via the Caprivi Strip to your lodge overlooking the Kwando River. 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. 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 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 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 12: Victoria Falls Tour ends after breakfast.

Day 3-4: Chobe National Park Follow the Zambezi River to Botswana. Enjoy wildlife spotting with a game drive and a river cruise. Day 5: Makgadikgadi Pans See the local meerkat colony and maybe some elephants heading to the watering in this sprawling salt flat, one of the largest in the world. Day 6: Maun Head to Maun, the gateway of the Okavango Delta. Day 7-8: Okavango Delta Board a speedboat to a houseboat in the middle of the delta for two nights. Experience the myriad waterways in a traditional dugout canoe and enjoy a nature walk on one of the many islands. Day 9: Ghanzi – Central Kalahari Travel to the ‘Capital of the Kalahari’. Stay at a community project where you will experience the unique culture of the San Bushmen. Day 10: Windhoek Your tour ends in Namibia today as you head to Windhoek.

Departures: Set departures

Departures: Set departures

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

Inclusions: 9 nights accommodation in lodges & houseboat, 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners, transport (Custom-built overland vehicle, open 4WD vehicles, private vehicle), arrival transfer, sightseeing & experiences as per itinerary, game drives, river cruise, mokoro tours & game walks

Price Guide From: $5495 (local payment USD$200)

Price Guide From: $6085

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 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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of unconfined space which is a contrasting experience to any other country in Africa. Once at the stage when you’ve seen the Big Five, experienced the classic African safari and are ready to see a completely different Africa, Namibia should be top of your list.

Namibia will show you the desert-dwelling elephant, found nowhere else in the world. Born and adjusted to the arid desert climate, one could pass the desert elephant as its own sub species. Their lives are a continual search for food and water. When in the desolates of the Namib Desert, this makes for a tough battle. Namibia is a country that can be visited at any time. But for optimal game viewing in the Etosha pans, the dry winter months are best. Autumn and spring is when the stunning orange-red sand dunes contrast against blue skies, making Sossusvlei a dream destination for photographers.


Namibia Safaris

Northern Kaleidoscope

Canyons & Deserts

Ultimate Namibia

7 days/6 nights

9 days/8 nights

10 days/9 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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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: Set Departures

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

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

Price Guide From: $2500

Price Guide From: $3050

Price Guide From: $5160

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 east coast of Africa is Kenya, one of the most scenically

Fast Facts Country name:

Republic of Kenya

Population:

51.1 million

Capital:

Nairobi

Language:

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

Festivals and Events 2019

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Mar

East Africa Arts Festival, Nairobi

18-22 Mar

Lamu Yoga Festival, Lamu

Apr

Malindi Cultural Festival, Malindi

Jul-Oct

The Great Wildebeest Migration

Sep

Cycle with a Rhino, Lake Nakuru National Park

Nov

Mombasa Carnival, Mombasa

diverse and striking countries on the continent, also home to the nomadic Masai and Samburu tribal people. Kenya has two major cities, the high-altitude, colonial-built capital of Nairobi, and the ancient Swahili trading port of Mombasa. What really draws the tourists to come here is the great outdoors. Kenya is the heart of safari country and a visit to its spectacular parks and reserves is a lifetime memorable experience, especially during the period of the Great Wildebeest Migration. In fact, the word ‘safari’ is Swahili for what we know as journey. Swahili is an original East African native language, and arguably one of the most soothing on the ears. The Masai Mara National Reserve is the most popular game park in Kenya. This 320sq km reserve is teeming with wildlife and covers a vast chunk of the Serengeti. Between July and October, the Great Wildebeest Migration is an enthralling event for travellers to flock from all over the world. The migration of over 2 million animals have to cross the Mara River at some point, which is crowded with hungry crocodiles. Timing is everything in order to view this spectacle! The Kenyan scenery is fabulous – from the indigo sea and white sand beaches of Malindi to the grey-green rolling bushveld of Tsavo and Amboseli. The rippling golden grasslands of the Masai Mara contrast with the great Rift Valley and desolate volcanic wastelands around northern Lake Turkana. For the more energetic, Kenya has some excellent mountains to climb, Mt Kenya being one of the most challenging, and rewarding.


Experience Kenya Our favourite things to see and do David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – Visiting this orphanage is a great day out, 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. Anyone in the world can now foster an elephant at the Trust for a small annual cost, helping 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 sitting proudly 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 the rest of 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!

SUDAN

ETHIOPIA

KENYA UGANDA

RWANDA BURUNDI

Lake Victoria

Abedare National Mt Kenya Park Lake Lake Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara NAIROBI National Reserve Amboseli National Tsavo Park National Mt Kilimanjaro Park

TANZANIA

SOMALIA

Samburu National Reserve

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Kenya Tours

Mara Bushtops, Masai Mara

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 Kenya.

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. andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp Kenya’s most loved luxury tented camp, a quintessential experience. Price Guide From: $3180 Karen Blixen Camp A famous eco-friendly luxury camp that celebrates the explorer days. Price Guide From: $3195 Mara Bushtops Mara Bushtops is the most wonderful place people have ever been to, and brings perfect meaning to the words Wild Luxury. Price Guide From: $5800

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-MaraNairobi

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: $5970

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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 Tours

Loisaba Starbeds, Northern Laikipia

My Kenya

Luxury Kenya by Flight

7 days/6 nights

11 days/10 nights

A stay at the iconic and opulent Giraffe Manor is a perfect start to those wanting an extra special visit to Kenya. Combined with the unique Samburu National Reserve and the famous Masai Mara, My Kenya is the ultimate Kenyan safari. It’s the intimate and luxurious boutique accommodation chosen for this itinerary that makes for a truly exceptional getaway.

Luxury Kenya by Flight visits some unique and remarkable highlights Kenya has to offer; your time is maximised by flying between locations. Kick back in super stylish yet authentic accommodation, surrounded by remote landscapes to ensure you have a real safari holiday. Major drawcards such as Meru National Park, Northern Laikipia then finishing in the Masai Mara completes this extra special journey.

Day 1: Nairobi Transfer from Nairobi Airport to the capital’s most iconic luxury boutique hotel, Giraffe Manor. The hotel is widely 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 breakfast table or bedroom window. Get a peaceful night’s rest before setting off on your safari tomorrow.

Day 1: Nairobi On arrival at Nairobi Airport, you will be met and transferred to the legendary House of Waine for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu After breakfast, fly to Samburu National Park. Enjoy a short game drive enroute to Larsen’s Camp. Larsen’s Camp 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 spotted in other parks of Kenya. Day 3: Samburu National Reserve Make sure to rise early in order to make it out onto 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 heading out on 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 5-6: Masai Mara Spend two exhilarating days exploring the Masai Mara. Take a hot air balloon flight and see Kenya from above (additional cost). Rise before the sun for a chance to watch the great Masai Mara and its abundant wildlife begin their day, perhaps visit the local Masai village; this is a great way to explore their culture and learn the Masai way of life. Day 7: Nairobi After a morning game drive, your Kenyan safari comes to an end once you’ve returned to Nairobi.

Day 2: Meru National Park Transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Meru. The feeling of remoteness starts here. Check-in to Elsa’s Kopje for a beautiful three night stay, known as one of the most elegant lodges in Africa accompanied by stunning views. Day 3-4: Meru National Park These two days are filled with superb game drives, wildlife tracking, remote experience and also the luxurious hospitality of Elsa’s Kopje. Take time to learn about the region and interesting purpose of this magnificent lodge. Day 5-6: Meru National Park – 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. Here you can take part in game drives, horse riding and some fishing. Loisaba even has a tennis court to make use of, in the middle of nowhere! Day 7: Loisaba Starbeds After breakfast, transfer to the Loisaba Starbeds for an unforgettable one night stay under the African sky. From the privacy of your viewing deck, watch the resident wildlife take a drink from the nearby water. Day 8-10: Masai Mara National Reserve Take a scheduled yet scenic flight to the Masai Mara. For the next three nights you will enjoy being spoilt all over again, but at the Sand River Mara. This luxury tented camp retains its opulent style from the golden years of the 1920s, where countless well known figures from around the world have stayed in this same camp. During the great migration months, Sand River Mara has undoubtedly the prime spot for viewing. Spend your days exploring the Mara on game drives and other activities. Day 11: Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi After one last early morning game drive, you will be taken to the airstrip for your return flight to Nairobi Airport where your arrangements end.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Inclusions: 6 nights accommodation, all meals, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transportation with professional & experienced guide drivers, internal flights Nairobi-Samburu-Mara-Nairobi

Inclusions: 10 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, full board & beverages while at Meru, Northern Laikipia & Masai Mara, internal flights, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transportation with professional & experienced guide drivers

Price Guide From: $7430

Price Guide From: $10,199 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

Think vast Savannah Plains, age old Acacia trees, masses of game roaming the great

Fast Facts Country name:

United Republic of Tanzania

Population:

59.3 million

Capital:

Dodoma

Language:

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

Festivals and Events 2019

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Feb

Sauti za Busara Music Festival, Zanzibar

03 Mar

Kilimanjaro Marathon, Moshi

May

Mzalendo Halisi Music Festival, Dar Es Salaam

07 Jul

Saba Saba Day, Tanganyika

Dec

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration commencement, Serengeti

migration route and lone Masai Warriors keeping watch of their herds - this is Tanzania.

One of the most beautiful countries in Africa to visit and providing home to more than 100 different ethnic groups, Tanzania also offers 6,000 square miles of savannah teeming with wildebeest, gazelles, zebra and their elusive predators. Their annual search for new pasture and waters, the Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest remaining unaltered animal migration in the world. More remote than its neighbour, Kenya where there is less tourist accommodation beds throughout the main game reserves, your opportunity to get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in daily safari searches is easy. Every day adds a new layer of meaning to your African journey. Game viewing in Tanzania is excellent, with many parks such as the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Park and Mt Kilimanjaro National Park all combined to sustain one of the largest animal populations in the world. If you are an avid adventurer, then climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will be on your bucket list, proudly standing as Africa’s highest mountain. With several different routes to reach the summit, this hike is not for the faint hearted. Mt Kilimanjaro will not only challenge you physically, but also mentally. Often snow capped at certain times of the year, views from the top are unparalleled.


Experience Tanzania 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 simple life can potentially 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

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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

KENYA

Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Crater Arusha Lake Manyara

BURUNDI

Tarangire National Park

TANZANIA DODOMA Katavi National Park

Mt Meru Mt Kilimanjaro

Ruaha National Park

Dar Es Salaam

Zanzibar

Selous Game Reserve

ZAMBIA

MALAWI

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Tanzania Tours

Serengeti Migration Camp

Tanzania Trails

Tanzania Parks & Zanzibar

Tanzania Dream

7 days/6 nights

12 days/11 nights

9 days/8 nights

Tanzania Trails is a fantastic small group departure 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 the arabic flavoured Zanzibar.

Journey through Tanzania on this exceptional handcrafted itinerary, that will show off the utmost specialities Tanzania has to offer. Enjoy unique 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: Arusha Arrive into Arusha and transfer to your lodge.

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 2-4: Lake Burunge – Ngorongoro Region Onwards to Lake Burunge, nicely nestled in the corridor of Manyara and Tarangire. Stop by Lake Manyara for a guided village walk, visit the local schools and farms, or take a bike ride to the lake shore. After lunch, enjoy a treetop canopy walk for some unique views. Arrive at Tloma Mountain Lodge in the Ngorongoro Region by late afternoon. Day 5-8: Southern and Central Serengeti Depart for Serengeti National Park where you will spend four nights taking in all different corners of these fascinating plains. Each day is different, so keep your eyes peeled. Day 9-11: Serengeti – Zanzibar From Seronara Airstrip you will fly straight into the exotic Zanzibar Stone Town. Day 12: Zanzibar Transfer to Zanzibar Airport where your arrangements end.

Day 2-3: Tarangire National Park Depart for Tarangire National Park using seldom trodden tracks. Spend two nights at Tarangire Tree Tops. 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 infamous Serengeti Migration Camp. Day 9: Arusha After one last morning game drive, board your flight to Arusha where your tour ends.

Departures: Selected Saturdays

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

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

Inclusions: 11 nights accommodation, internal flight Seronara-Zanzibar, breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 8 dinners, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transport with professional & experienced guide drivers

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: $3890

Price Guide From: $9680

Price Guide From: $8970

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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.


Mt Kilimanjaro The famous ice-capped equatorial mountain, Kilimanjaro, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world sitting at 5895 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.

Marangu Route

Rongai Route

7 days/6 nights

8 days/7 nights

Also known as the “Coca Cola” Route, this is the busiest route on the mountain, and uses the same route for ascending and descending. Stay in comfortable communal huts. Horombo Hut is a great acclimatisation spot, therefore giving you a better chance of summitting.

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.

Departures: Moshi / Daily

Departures: Moshi / Daily

Difficulty level: 3/5

Difficulty level: 5/5

Inclusions: 4 nights in mountain huts, 2 nights base hotel in Moshi, all meals, porters & professional guide, hut fees, park & rescue fees

Inclusions: 5 nights camping, 2 nights base hotel in Moshi, camping equipment, all meals, porters & professional guide, park & rescue fees

Price Guide From: $1745 (plus USD744 permit)

Price Guide From: $2250 (plus USD838 permit)

Rongai Route

Shira Route

Machame Route

Lemosho Route

Uhuru Peak

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. Departures: Moshi / Daily

Machame Route

Difficulty level: 4/5

Umbwe Route

Mweka Route

Marangu Route

Inclusions: 5 nights camping, 2 nights base hotel in Moshi, camping equipment, all meals, porters & professional guide, park & rescue fees Price Guide From: $1999 (plus USD838 permit) 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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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 Zanzibar Serena Hotel 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: $1590

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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.


East Africa Tours

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Masai Mara

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Uganda

andBeyond Fly me around East Africa 8 days/7 nights

Sanctuary Tanzania & Uganda Gorillas 12 days/11 nights

East Africa Discovery

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.

Tanzania is unmatched with its landscapes and wildlife. For an exceptional contrast between two African countries, meeting the gorillas in Uganda is by far the perfect pairing. Staying at Sanctuary Lodges along the way, this makes for your ultimate adventure.

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: Kilimanjaro Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge for an overnight stay.

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 checkin. 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 2-3: Tarangire National Park A game drive will see you transferred to your next Lodge, Sanctuary Swala Camp for a two night stay. Spend your time exploring this fascinating park on game drives and ensure a night game drive is part of the plan. Day 4-5: Ngorongoro Crater Make a quick visit to Lake Manyara National Park, before arriving at the famous Ngorongoro Crater, one of Tanzania’s major drawcards. Spend two nights at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp and take part in many exciting activities. Day 6-8: Serengeti National Park Depart for the Serengeti National Park, stopping en-route for a village tour. Afterwards, arrive at Sanctuary Kusini Camp and settle in for a three night stay. You are in the heart of the great migration land, enjoy the discoveries! Day 9: Tanzania – Uganda An early morning game drive before reaching Seronara airstrip is the perfect farewell to Tanzania, before flying to Entebbe, Uganda. Take another quick flight to Kihihi, and before long you will find yourself deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp await to greet you.

12 days/11 nights

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 Maasai 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: Migori Head to Migori 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 10-11: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest These two days are dedicated to gorilla trekking (trek permits additional) or other activities you wish to do in the area. Day 12: Entebbe After breakfast, fly back to Entebbe where your arrangements end.

Departures: Daily

Departures: Daily

Departures: Set departures

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

Inclusions: 11 nights accommodation, all meals, scheduled game activities, park entrance fees, transportation with professional & experienced guide drivers, flights Seronara-Entebbe-KihihiEntebbe

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: $14,250

Price Guide From: $8560

Price Guide From: $10,840

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

Fast Facts Uganda Country name:

Republic of Uganda

Population:

44 million

Capital:

Kampala

Language:

English and Luganda

Currency:

Uganda Shilling

Time zone:

9 hours behind New Zealand (except during daylight saving)

Electricity:

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

Fast Facts Rwanda

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Country name:

Republic of Rwanda

Population:

12.5 million

Capital:

Kigali

Language:

English, French and Kinyarwanda

Currency:

Rwandan Franc

Time zone:

9 hours behind New Zealand (except during daylight saving)

Electricity:

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

Uganda has had a rather turbulent past, but has now become a more peaceful

country. It is home to many different ethnic groups, yet none of these form the majority of Uganda’s population. Around 40 languages are currently used, English being the official language. Kibale Forest is where chimpanzees have made their home, and you can hear their evocative pant-hoot call any time of the day. Head to Ngamba Island (45 minutes boat from Entebbe), where most of the chimps who were previously confiscated by poachers, now live free and happy. Neighbouring Uganda is Rwanda, small in size but a population density among the highest in Africa. Appropriately dubbed “The Land of a Thousand Hills” Rwanda is predominantly grassy highlands and hills, with altitudes varying from a low of 1207 metres, to Mt. Karisimbi, the highest of a range of extinct volcanoes in the northwest reaching 4507 metres. Lake Kivu forms part of the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Africa. Rainy season is aplenty between March to May, bringing to life the tropical rainforest of the highlands. Gorillas can be visited all year round, but great savings can be made in the rainy seasons when trekking permits are more affordable. The star attraction of course is the legendary mountain gorilla, the biggest of living primates. Trek through this breath-taking part of the world to discover the gorilla’s home. Both countries offer a different trekking experience, so it is up to you to commit to meeting the more elusive gorilla families in Uganda along with the fantastic birding and other wildlife, or go easy on your knees and meander the rolling hills of Rwanda. Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants who share 95% of their genes with humans, is as humbling as it is thrilling. Knowing there are only around 850 alive today, the time to visit the land of gorillas is now!


Uganda & Rwanda Tours

Gorillas Fly-in Safari

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 tree-climbing 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 – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park 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 Impenetrable Forest 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 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 8: Chimpanzee Trekking Drive to the Kyambura Gorge to enjoy Chimpanzee trekking and then to Kibale and your lodge for two nights. Day 9: Kibale Forest Meet your guides at the National Park’s headquarters for your trekking experience. Day 10: Return to Entebbe Transfer by road to Entebbe where your tour ends.

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 Impenetrable 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 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 7: Kigali Prepare for another gorilla trek opportunity or guided golden monkeys walk. Day 8: Kigali Transfer to Kigali with an included city tour and onto the airport for your onward flight and the end of arrangements.

Note: Tour price does not include trekking permit cost, from US$600 per person per trek in Uganda.

Note: Tour price does not include permit costs, gorilla trekking permits cost from US$600 per person per trek in Uganda. Kyamburu Gorge chimpanzee permits are US$50 each and Kibale Chimpanzee trekking permits US$150 each.

Note: Tour price does not include trekking permit cost, from US$600 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 Entebbe-Kihihi-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: $2790

Price Guide From: $6355

Price Guide From: $6640 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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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.


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Africa Brochure 2019  

House of Travel Africa Brochure 2019

Africa Brochure 2019  

House of Travel Africa Brochure 2019