2017: Wilds of Botswana & Victoria Falls with Cape Town & Kruger National Park Area (IQZD)
17 days from Cape Town to Johannesburg
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- 17 Days
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|Day 1||Cape Town||Welcome to South Africa! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Cape Town||Start your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, enjoy stunning views of the city and surrounding area. Next, stop at Boulders Beach and visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then pass through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Cape Town||Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations. (B)|
|Day 4||Kruger National Park Area||Today, fly to the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve. The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife, so you have a great chance to see the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, bushbaby, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over the bushveld. (B,D)|
|Day 5||Kruger Area||Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled, professional Ranger will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of free time to swim, read, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush. Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)|
|Day 6||Kruger Area||Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled, professional Ranger will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of free time to swim, read, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush. Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)|
|Day 7||Johannesburg||Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 8||Central Kalahari Game Reserve||Today, fly to the CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE (via Maun), the largest game reserve in southern Africa, to start your safari adventure. The Kalahari is a desert climate with a strong population of permanent game, including gemsbok, springbok, cheetah, and leopard. During the summer rains, between December and April, the desert comes alive, and vast numbers of plains game migrate to the area to feed on the short grasses. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, keeping a look out for the rare brown hyena and the famed black-maned Kalahari lion. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Central Kalahari||Explore the area further during your MORNING GAME DRIVE. This afternoon, enjoy a short GAME DRIVE and a GUIDED WALK with SAN BUSHMEN to learn about their fascinating culture, survival and hunting skills, and their vast knowledge of the desert's animal and plant life. (B,L,D)NOTE:The guided walk with San Bushmen can move to Day 4 based on the weather/lodge capacity.|
|Day 10||Okavango Delta||Today, fly to the famed OKAVANGO DELTA. This vast area features various ecosystems-wetlands, mopane forest, flood plains, and dry savannah woodland, making it ideal for game viewing. After settling in, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY. (B,L,D) NOTE:Game activities in the Okavango vary by lodge/camp and can be land or water based.|
|Day 11||Okavango||Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES each day. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard. (B,L,D daily)|
|Day 12||Okavango||Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES each day. Spot cheetah, hyena, impala, Cape buffalo, and more. If you are lucky, you might even see the reclusive leopard. (B,L,D daily)|
|Day 13||Chobe National Park Area||Today, fly to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Partake in an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before settling in for the evening. (B,L,D) NOTE:Game activities in Chobe vary by lodge, but mainly consist of game drives/boat excursions.|
|Day 14||Chobe Area||Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and more. Also watch for the huge herds of elephant, which are said to be the largest elephants in the world. (B,L,D)|
|Day 15||Victoria Falls||A PRIVATE TRANSFER by road brings you to VICTORIA FALLS. Check in to your hotel and get settled. This evening, a CRUISE on the Zambezi River affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular Africa sunset. (B)|
|Day 16||Victoria Falls||Today, visit mighty Victoria Falls for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)NOTE:During the dry season (September-December) and dry years, water flow to Victoria Falls may be low.|
|Day 17||Homebound Flight||Your vacation ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $2,541. Required intra-vacation air segments are Cape Town/Kruger; Kruger/Johannesburg; Johannesburg/Central Kalahari; Central Kalahari/Okavango Delta; Okavango Delta/Kasane; Victoria Falls/Johannesburg. Air prices in this brochure were effective on July 13, 2016, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher. 2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.NOTES:
- All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
- Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.
- We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails.
- Due to limited capacity on charter flights in Botswana, your luggage must be soft-sided with dimensions not exceeding 26'x12'x10' or weight exceeding 44 lbs including hand luggage.
- Flights in Botswana have a passenger weight restriction of 220 lbs. Due to this, the weight of each passenger will be required and an extra seat charge may apply.
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