Day 1: UK to Cape Town, South Africa
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Cape Town for your 12-night African Adventure. On arrival be transferred to the five-star The Table Bay Hotel for a 3 night stay on a breakfast basis.
The prestigious Table Bay Hotel, set overlooking the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in beautiful Cape Town, offers super-luxurious rooms and suite accommodation. Guests will enjoy a 5-Star accommodation experience when choosing this establishment, one of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. Within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront and short driving distance of most of Cape Town city’s prime attractions, the hotel also offers a full set of on-site amenities, including a
Camelot Spa and several dining options. In total, 329 rooms range in opulence from luxury and family options to superior rooms and suites. Fine dining is the order of the day with three renowned restaurants, including the Atlantic, which is known for its superb breakfast buffets. For pre- and post-dinner drinks, the two bars are popular choices and wine lovers can indulge in a tasting in the private wine-tasting room. Guests might find it difficult to leave the premises with the offering of a heated swimming pool, gym and spa. Known for its excellent conference facilities, the hotel offers five different venues and can cater for up to 300 people at conferences or banquets. An on-site business centre provides for the needs of corporate travellers.
Day 2: Cape Town
Included Excursions (Day 2): Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour. Start your tour by heading towards Cape Point: the scenic drive will take you to the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula. Meander along the Atlantic coast, passing Sea Point, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles mountain outcrops. Once at Hout Bay you can take an optional boat trip to Duiker Island (for own account & time permitting) to see the Cape Fur Seals. Next we travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve with its abundant fauna and flora. We continue along False Bay with a stop at historic Simons Town to visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach passing the village Fish Hoek and seaside Muizenberg. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is next before returning to Cape Town.
Day 3: Cape Town
Day at leisure.
Day 4 - 5: Zambezi Queen Luxury River Safari
After check out, be transferred to the airport for you onward flight to Kasane, Botswana. On arrival, be transferred to the Zambezi Queen for your 2-night luxury river safari on a fully inclusive basis.
The Zambezi Queen is well known for being a unique and exceptional river safari. This beautiful houseboat glides effortlessly along the Chobe River and showcases African wildlife that come to the banks to quench their thirst. The Chobe National Park is world famous and is the land of giants with a massive population of elephant. The Zambezi Queen is docked a few kilometres away from where four African countries meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The reception area is on the lower deck with a gift shop. The areas for socialising are all on the upper deck where you will find a lounge with a bar and a dining room, there is also a small swimming pool to the rear of the boat. This is a safari from a different perspective.
All meals. All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine. Water-based game viewing and bird watching on smaller “tender boats”. A land-based cultural tour of a local village. Tiger and bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release).
Day 6 - 8: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After disembarkation, be transferred to Victoria Falls for a 3-night five-star staying at the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara on a breakfast basis.
Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is a purely exquisite hotel with polished brass, fine crystal and silver service and has a view of the Victoria Falls across its immaculate grounds. This is the place of spoiling and relaxing from the cognacs in the bar to watching zebra as they graze on the lawns. Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is a hotel of distinguished grace in Africa’s adventure capital. In the day, try white river rafting, abseiling or bungee jumping and at night enjoy a sundowner on the waterside terrace before a delicious meal and accommodation geared towards peaceful rest. There is a spa and beauty salon, two gyms and a large swimming pool for lazy days at the hotel.
Guided Tour of the Falls (Zimbabwean side) A guided tour of the majestic Victoria Falls and encompassing nature reserves is an awe-inspiring experience. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders), tons of water plunge over a chasm, falling into the Zambezi River below. The shower of spray and the thunderous sound of the water can be heard from miles around. The tour takes you to the best view points of this iconic waterfall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, allowing you to soak up the powerful and enigmatic atmosphere of Victoria Falls.
Day 9: Johannesburg, South Africa
After check out, transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Johannesburg for a 1 night stay at the five-star Peermont Mondior on a breakfast basis. Today you can relax and recharge before tomorrow’s onward flight.
The Peermont Mondior Hotel is one of the magnificent hotels that can be found at Emperors Palace, affectionately known as the Palace of Dreams, a casino and entertainment centre of grand proportions. The Peermont Mondior is an elegant and modern hotel that has a bar, a lounge and a breakfast restaurant. The decoration is a mix of contemporary African elements with the style you would expect from a world class hotel.
Day 10 - 12: Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park
After check out, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Kruger National Park for your 3-night stay at the five-star Lukimbi Safari Lodge on a full board plus basis.
Lukimbi is a luxury safari lodge in the south of the one of the most iconic game parks on earth, the Kruger National Park, home to majestic African beasts. The lodge has been decorated and furnished with African style flair with every detail having been seen too even down to the fireplace with creatively engraved animals. The lodge has a lounge that overlooks the Lwakahle River where a myriad of African wildlife come down to drink. The bar has an award winning wine list and cellar and there is a library to sit and enjoy leisure hours when you aren’t bush trekking in search of the Big Five.
Includes: 3 full meals daily, all teas and coffees, 2 game drives daily in open landrovers and a safari walk. Game activities are with skilled and well-trained rangers.
Day 13: Kruger National Park (via Johannesburg), South Africa to UK
Today your adventure comes to an end. After check out, be transferred to the airport for your return journey back to the UK.