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The African Classic Encounters Ultimate Safari

This 15 day itinerary showcases the scenic wonders of Southern Africa; from the mighty Victoria Falls and cosmopolitan Cape Town to the sanctuary of Botswana.


Arrive in Johannesburg for your private transfer to The Westcliff hotel for one night.  With wealth built on gold, Johannesburg is lively, affluent and cosmopolitan, offering the visitor a tempting array of superb restaurants, elegant designer boutiques and bustling world-class shopping centres.  Rooms offer total privacy and most have sunny, private balconies with spectacular views over the Zoological Gardens and the forested northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

Today the African adventure begins as you fly to Livingstone and transfer to the luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel, adjacent to the magnificent Victoria Falls.  The hotel is situated on the Zambia side of the Falls, only footsteps from the Zambezi River and the rooms and suites offer a tranquil retreat from the unconstrained beauty of their surroundings.  Enjoy a walking tour of the Falls and Zambesi Sundowner cruise during your stay.

This morning, you will be transferred by shared light aircraft to the Savute region of the Chobe National Park, an area renowned for its high concentration of Elephant and dramatic eco system.  During your three night stay at the Savute Elephant Camp you will see amazing sightings of lion, under the skilled direction of an expert guide.  You will also have the luxury of watching elephants drink from the waterhole while sitting on the deck of your tent, enjoying your favorite drink.
After brunch depart for Khwai. Witness the daily procession of big game that roams the Khwai floodplains, in front of the camp. Daily activities at Khwai River Lodge include day and night game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles and walking safaris along the river. Other facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible include a large swimming pool, Naturally Wild spa treatments and a small, discreet gymnasium.  During your stay, you can also enjoy a full day boat excursions to Xaxanaka Lagoon and Island with a picnic lunch.

Days 9, 10 & 11 - OKAVANGO DELTA
Continue on a short flight to the renowned Okavango Delta and Eagle Island Camp.  Enjoy three nights at the camp among the prolific birdlife of the island and surrounding Delta. Spend time exploring the local islands by mokoro traditional canoe (water levels permitting) and on foot, for an unforgettable safari experience.

Days 12, 13 & 14 - OKAVANGO DELTA / CAPE TOWN
Depart camp after a morning activity for your scheduled flight to Cape Town.  Transfer to the famed Mount Nelson hotel, your home in the "Mother City" for 3 nights.  The Mount Nelson Hotel is located at the foot of Table Mountain offering easy access to the city, spectacular beaches and a wide selection of top restaurants.  The area offers magnificent scenery at every turn.  The area can either be explored by private, escorted sightseeing tours or at your own pace with a rental car.  A full day Cape Winelands or Cape Point tour is included in your stay.

Day 15 
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your departure flight. 

Package includes:

  • Private return airport/hotel transfers in Livingstone, Cape Town and Johannesburg

  • 1 night at The Westcliff Hotel in a Luxury room on a bed & breakfast basis

  • 1 night at the Royal Livingstone Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis 

  • 9 nights at Orient-Express Safaris (3 nights at each camp) including all meals, drinks (except premium brands), game viewing activities, laundry, national park fees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, shared light aircraft inter-camp flights

  • 3 nights at the Mount Nelson Hotel in a Superior Room on a bed & breakfast basis  

  • Scheduled air flights from Johannesburg to Livingstone and Maun to Cape Town, subject to availability.              

 Package excludes:

  • Communication costs such as phone calls and faxes

  • Items of a purely personal nature

  • Anything not specifically mentioned

  • Excess baggage charges

  • Inoculations

  • Personal Insurance

  • Gratuities   

Package price from:

01 April - 31 July 
US$ 12,930 per person sharing

01 August - 30 September
US$ 12,966 per person sharing

01 October - 31 October 
US$ 12,850 per person sharing

01 November - 31 December
US$ 12,550 per person sharing

Please note:
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. Any sightseeing is an additional cost. 

  • Prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations and airfare increases and conditions apply. 

  • Prices are subject to confirmation upon booking.  Extension rates can be requested along with regional flights.

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