South Africa + Botswana

July 9 – 23, 2021
$17,500pp/sharing (+$2495 single supplement)
ALMOST SOLD OUT

15 days/14 nights

At Africa 360, we hand-craft bespoke safaris designed just for you. Our experts construct magical itineraries and offer recommendations for unique places and experiences that best fit your budget and dreams.

This small group luxury safari is for those that want to experience abundant wildlife + conservation in action. Extraordinary wildlife access and hands-on experiences await in this best of southern Africa safari.

Highlights

Locations:
  • 1 nights in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 4 nights in Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • 3 nights in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
  • 2 nights in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 4 nights in Okavango Delta, Botswana
Activities:
  • Participate in Rhino Conservation experience with wildlife Vets
  • Big 5 Safari in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park
  • Tour Victoria Falls – Wonder of the World
  • Track endangered Painted Wolves/Wild Dogs in Botswana
  • Mokoro the Okavango Delta waters – a truly magical experience
  • Safari game drives to view Big 5 game – bring your camera!

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! You will be met by an Africa 360 representative and taken to your hotel where you can rest up from your long journey. Touring Johannesburg, Soweto and the Apartheid Museum is an excellent option if you plan to arrive earlier.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Breakfast

Breakfast

Day 2: Johannesburg to Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to your private charter flight to Phinda.

Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, Phinda enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems.

You’ll be greeted by your private specialist guide and the afternoon is yours to design and enjoy as you make your way back to camp.

Enjoy 4-nights in your luxury suite poised on the crest of a mountain. Phinda Mountain Lodge commands dramatic vistas over the surrounding landscape. Balanced between soaring views of the scenery below and the endless blue of the African sky above, each suite opens onto a breathtaking panorama.

A warm and friendly welcome awaits families with children, with two family suites providing interleading rooms with an optional additional bed in each. Children can participate in the WILDchild program which is tailor-made for them. All meals served at the lodge by gourmet chefs.

Phinda Mountain Lodge

Phinda Mountain Lodge

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3 - 5: Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Safari! Enjoy your morning and evening game drives with your private specialist guide in our private vehicle.

Your private guide will unlock the secret gems of Phinda including the magnificent ancient sand forest.  Phinda has seven distinctly different habitats, a haven for a variety of wildlife, including excellent opportunities of seeing cheetah as well as black and white rhino and elephant.

On night two, you will be treated to a special guest speaker and presentation from the Head of Conservation for wildlife research and animal monitoring programs.

Bucket List Option: Your stay includes participation in a Rhino Conservation Experience with the wildlife vet team.  Enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a rhino darting and assist in the check-up and trimming of horns. This thrilling experience gives guests a look into the world of rhino conservation and the ability to kiss a sleeping rhino!

Phinda Mountain Lodge

Phinda Mountain Lodge

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 6: Phinda Game Reserve to Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa

This morning, after breakfast, you will depart for Sabi Sands Game Reserve which is located in the heart of Kruger National Park.

You will be met by our specialist guide and enjoy a game drive on our way to camp through the spectacular Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The most famous private game reserve of all, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park, offers a safari experience found nowhere else in the world.  Game viewing possibilities are simply unparalleled, including the much sought after Big 5.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the bushveld overlooking sweeping plains and a popular waterhole.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 7 - 8: Sabi Sabi Bush, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Safari! Enjoy your morning and evening game drives with our specialist guides in private vehicles or a walking safari.

Sabi Sands is the ultimate South Africa safari destination. The Sabi Sands is in particular well known for its amazing leopard sightings. The most elusive animal of the Big 5 is frequently spotted when going on a game drive in the reserve.

Besides the Big 5, other game species occur in great numbers, among which are more than 300 bird species. Sabi Sands possibly makes the best South African safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and bird watchers alike.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Africa360Travel South Africa + Zimbabwe - Cheetahs

Day 9: Sabi Sands Game Reserve to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast, you depart for Johannesburg Airport where you’ll take an international flight to Victoria Falls. After you clear customs, you’ll be escorted by our representative to The Elephant Camp.

Set on a private concession with spectacular views of the mist rising over the majestic Victoria Falls and the steeply carved gorges of the Zambezi River, The Elephant Camp is an intimate luxury lodge under canvas with private viewing decks and plunge pool with sweeping vistas of Batoka Gorge.

Your stay includes a tour of Victoria Falls and various other activities including Zip Lining.

The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Africa360Travel South Africa + Zimbabwe - The Elephant Camp

Day 10: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

On day two, tour Victoria Falls and visit the Elephant Sanctuary & Orphanage where you can feed and interact with the elephants!

The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust is based adjacent to The Elephant Camp and a visit to the trust is a special part of our guest experience.

The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 11: Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta, Botswana

After breakfast, you transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your international flight to Maun, Botswana where you connect to another short light aircraft flight into the Okavango Delta.

You’ll be met at the airstrip by your private specialist guide and your safari journey begins on your drive back to camp!

Kiri Camp offers a combination of both game drives and water activities. Based on a private concession, these activities will take you to some of the more remote areas in the delta, previously inaccessible. Glide on quiet mokoro’s through the water lilies and view wildlife from below as you sail along at water level height. The wildlife in the Kiri area is diverse and plentiful, renown for its lion and buffalo interactions and rare wild dog numbers. As Kiri Camp is in a private concession, off road and night driving are allowed, as are armed nature walks through the surrounding islands with knowledgeable guides.

Kiri Camp

Kiri Camp

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 12 - 15: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Safari! Your day at Kiri Camp begins with an early riser cup of tea or coffee before you set off on your first activity.

After a few exciting hours spent on game drive or boating the crystal-clear Delta waters, you will return for a chance to siesta or enjoy the sounds of the bush and riverfront from the comfort of your private terrace.

Africa is a great safari destination, but there’s no better place to experience African wildlife in its natural habitat than Botswana. The Okavango Delta is a magical oasis – water in the desert is a truly spectacular sight.  The wide, grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent range of wildlife.

On night two, duties permitting, Dr. Tico McNutt from Botswana Predator Conservation Trust will share a powerful presentation on the conservation efforts (and success) of endangered African Wild Dogs and other predators.

Kiri Camp

Kiri Camp

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 15: Departure Day

After your morning game activity, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to Maun where you’ll connect to your international flight to Johannesburg or onward location.

Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met by our representative to check into your international flight. The international terminal has excellent shops for last minute gifts or simply relax with a drink in the airport lounge.

15 days / 14 nights

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