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TIER 2 - HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA & VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI & TOUR
AfricanMecca's Highlights Of South Africa & Victoria Falls Safari - TIER 2 sets out to discover key destinations for safari, cultural and historic heritage touring of Johannesburg, Kruger National Park (Private Game Reserve), Cape Town and Victoria Falls.
10 DAYS TIER TWO ITINERARY FOR HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA & VICTORIA FALLS
TIER 2 SAFARI SUMMARY FOR HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA & VICTORIA FALLS
- 1 night stay in Johannesburg. Overnight at Crown Plaza Rosebank.
- 3 nights Kruger National Park - (Timbavati Private Game Reserve). Overnights at Motswari Lodge.
- 3 nights stay in Cape Town. Overnights at Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
- 2 nights stay at Victoria Falls in Livingstone Zambia. Overnights at David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa.
- South Africa meet and greet service at O.R Tambo International Airport.
- Flights From/To Johannesburg - Kruger - Cape Town - Livingstone Victoria Falls - Johannesburg.
- Various noted activities are included with your overnight stay as indicated.
- Ability to customize and add more days to the existing program e.g Victoria Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta.
- This program can further be combined with other AfricanMecca safaris/itineraries/locations in South Africa or to include other parks and destinations within Africa and Indian Ocean Islands.
AfricanMecca guests arrive and overnight in Johannesburg. Subject to arrival timing, optional add-on tours of the Apartheid Museum, Soweto Township and Johannesburg City Tour are available.
Thereafter, your program is combined with a visit to Cape Town - its many attractions have made Cape Town a famed world class destination for many global travelers and Hollywood movies sites alike. Guests can take a trip to the Cape Winelands and taste South Africa's homegrown wines; see the world from your vantage point on the top of the famed Table Mountain; dine like a king at any of the South Africa's fantastic restaurants and indulge in the great outdoors activities. You can visit the famed V&A Waterfront - a super spot for shopping and dining, and its attractions include the Two Oceans Aquarium, a craft market, an amphitheater where local artists perform and many more. Additionally, AfricanMecca guests can also take a helicopter tour of the three bays, harbor cruise or head out for Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent many years in imprisonment. The treacherous Cape Point promontory is a witness to many historic shipwrecks enhances Cape Town's reputation for dramatic scenery. It is a trip well worth making, the last part up to a lighthouse completed by funicular. Cape Town is an ideal vacation spot for those seeking adventure, culture, history, relaxation and entertainment.
JOHANNESBURG - ARRIVAL DAY
Upon flight arrival in South Africa at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, you are met on arrival by a guest relations officer. Transfer to Crown Plaza Rosebank in Johannesburg for your check in, relaxation and overnight. Johannesburg (City Of Gold) - Jozi, Jo'burg or Egoli to its friends - the city is a vibrant melting pot of humanity that ensures you won't walk alone when exploring the city's many cultural and leisure attractions. The area where Johannesburg stands was once grassland, but is now one of the biggest man-made forests in the world. Crowne Plaza Rosebank is a modern and stylish Johannesburg hotel ideally located for leisure travel. The finest shopping experiences are on the doorstep of the hotel. The Rosebank Mall and the famous Rosebank African Rooftop Craft Market are within walking distance. The hotel's central location makes the ideal base to access Johannesburg's famous tourist attractions. Its elegantly furnished rooms subscribe to stringent Crowne Plaza standards and are designed to ensure the perfect night's sleep. All beds are fitted with Chrysalis Linen mattress toppers and dressed with high thread count premium cotton bed linen.
Optional Add-On Johannesburg Tour Available Depending On Flight Arrival Times: Johannesburg Tours - Johannesburg City Tour, Soweto Tour, Journey to Freedom & Apartheid Museum Tour, Gold Reef City Tour, Lesedi Cultural Village Tour
Overnight Accommodation: Crown Plaza Rosebank
KRUGER PRIVATE RESERVE (TIMBAVATI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your outbound flight to the Kruger Airport. You are met on arrival and transferred to Motswari Lodge to experience 3 full days of game viewing. The lodge is located within its own private concession namely Motswari Private Game Reserve, part of the Timbavati-Kruger Reserve boasts of diverse species of terrestrial, aquatic and avi fauna including the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Kruger offers an ornithologist’s treat - birdlife is prolific with hundreds of species of the most beautiful avi-fauna the park has to offer. And don’t forget those experiences found beyond scrubs, bushes, branches and stones by embracing all sights including tracks, smells and sounds around you. Reptiles, insects and rodents are also part of the experience. This is a true holistic safari experience, balanced in every respect. Motswari Lodge, set in the true Kruger wilderness of the Timbavati, is exclusive in that they never have more than 30 guests present at any one time, providing a more serene, authentic environment for an African safari experience. With 15 luxury-appointed en-suite bungalows, each with air-conditioning, and all offering unrivalled bush views, guests enjoy a high level of comfort which complements its level of service excellence. The naturally-furnished interiors of each bungalow reflect the wonders of nature that exist just outside the windows. In operation for more than 30 years and an original, traditional game lodge, Motswari offers bush as far as the eye can see and simple luxuries that don't intrude on your experience. Nature is unaffected by humans need to shape its environment yet this family-owned reserve and lodge prides itself on its authentic conservation values, exquisite cuisine, award-winning wines and luxurious accommodation. With 150 square kilometers of wide horizons and untamed wilderness, Motswari is an unforgettable experience.
Activities Included: Game Drives; Walking Safaris
Overnight Accommodation: Motswari Lodge
After breakfast, transfer to your flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg. Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, a transfer officer will personally meet all arriving guests and transfer you to Victoria & Alfred Hotel for your 3 nights Cape Town experience. Victoria & Alfred Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and offers spectacular views of the working harbor and Table Mountain. With your stay at this hotel, you have the best access to all the facilities, restaurants and services at the waterfront. Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted into a luxury hotel in 1990, the V&A Hotel is named in honor of the Queen of England and her son who visited the Cape in 1870 when Prince Alfred officially opened the Breakwater Basin today's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. It's the precise details that gives the Victoria & Alfred Hotel its elegance, intimacy and romance.
Your stay in Cape Town includes selected impressive tours. Enjoy a full day Cape Point Tour: sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you drive along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise- from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno - towards the charming working harbor of Hout Bay; if you so choose, you can embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise (paid directly). Back along the main road, you wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views, before arriving at our lunch spot of choice (lunch paid directly): the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. You meander back along the coast towards the city, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. The Fairest Cape of All, that was Sir Francis Drake’s opinion…and we’re sure you’ll echo it. On your Cape Town City tour, you will have the opportunity to visit Table Mountain and take the optional cable car ride (paid directly when operational in good weather). You will visit the country’s oldest building, The Castle (closed Sundays), and a short distance away, the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. Your drive continues past Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge, and you’ll sense the depth of history via their distinctive architecture. Colonial then changes to colorful, as you move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes.
Activities Included: Private Full Day Cape Point Tour; Private Half Day Cape Town City Tour
Optional Cape Town Tours Available: Visit to Robben Island Where Nelson Mandela Was Incarcerated; Hermanus Whale Watching (July-Nov); Cape Wineland Tours, Sunset Beach Dinner; Kirstenbosch and Constantia Floral & Botanical Garden Tour
Overnight Accommodation: Victoria & Alfred Hotel
VICTORIA FALLS - LIVINGSTONE - ZAMBIA
2 Nights Livingstone Victoria Falls Extension - (Zambia)
Transfer to Livingstone - Victoria Falls area in Zambia; thereafter, you will be transferred to David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa for your 2 nights Victoria Falls experience. The Victoria Falls in Livingstone offers an inescapable closeness to the natural elements and it is this true grandeur that lends a backdrop to the regal David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa. David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa consists of 77 rooms, all en-suite, of which 5 are suites and 2 rooms accommodate the disabled. Most rooms look out over the mighty Zambezi and a leisurely sun downer can be enjoyed from your private balcony.
Activities Included: Guided Tour of Victoria Falls On Both The Zambia and Zimbabwe Sides
Overnight Accommodation: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
DEPARTURE & TRIP EXTENSIONS
Day 10: Victoria Falls Departure & Extensions
Breakfast. Thereafter, transfer to the airport for your flight to O.R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Upon arrival, check in for your international flight back home or to continue with the below extensions to Chobe and Okavango Delta
RECOMMENDED PRE AND POST SAFARI AND TOUR EXTENSIONS IN CHOBE & OKAVANGO DELTAAfter your Highlights Of South Africa & Victoria Falls Safari - TIER 2 safari, we recommend a combination off-beat extension to distinct destinations such as Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. Alternatively, you can visit these destinations after your Victoria Falls safari to harmoniously conclude with a coastal rest and relaxation in Cape Town with speckled seaside, cultural, winelands and historic experiences. You may customize to include any other destination of your preference in Eastern and Southern Africa. The options are endless!
3 Nights Chobe Extension - (Botswana)
Transfer to Kasane. On arrival, transfer to Chobe Game Lodge for your 3 nights stay. Chobe Game Lodge is located within Chobe National Park. The only permanent game lodge situated within the famous Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana's premier venue for guests looking for a perfect base to explore Chobe National Park and the Chobe River. Its extensive facilities include a swimming pool with adjacent terrace and a grassy riverside boma area where a Marimba band or traditional dancers can perform. Each of the rooms at the lodge is river facing and air conditioned, featuring overhead fans, complimentary mini bar, en-suite bathrooms and private terrace. For those AfricanMecca Safaris guests who demand the ultimate in exclusivity, Chobe Game Lodge has four river view suites, each with their own plunge pool and a separate lounge area. Chobe's wildlife roams in abundance and diversity and is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo, congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River where they come to drink, bathe and play. Sightings of lion, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope are frequent reported in the area.
Activities Included: Land and water based activities - see accommodation for complete details.
Overnight Accommodation: Chobe Game Lodge
After breakfast, you will fly to your Okavango Delta concession experience for 3 nights stay at Shinde Camp. Thecomprises of eight twin-bedded classic safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Every possible comfort has been catered for – from mosquito nets, electric ceiling fans, generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a decanter of sherry! Each strategically positioned tent offers splendid views, whether across the Okavango Delta’s mysterious waterways or open grasslands. Shinde is situated on a private concession which allows guided walks, Mokoro excursions and night drives in addition to game drives and motorboat trips. Shinde’s excellent location in the Okavango Delta ensures a combination of permanent water access for year-round water activities and large dry areas for game drive routes. This blend of environments provides the habitat for a consistently wide variety of wildlife, including the elusive sitatunga antelope. Fly or spin fishing is available throughout the year (with the exception of January and February), with excellent bream fishing from May to September and superb chances of landing Tiger fish during September to mid- November. Shinde is also a wonderful option for honeymooners. Guests are accommodated in the luxurious honeymoon tent and enjoy special touches which include private breakfasts. Honeymooners are also offered a slightly more relaxed pace than a normal safari routine!
Activities Included: Land and water based activities - see accommodation for complete details.
Overnight Accommodation: Shinde Camp
LOCATION OF YOUR DESTINATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA & VICTORIA FALLS, LIVINGSTONE - ZAMBIA
With the various customization and personalization options available as an independent and/or combination safari with other countries in Southern and East Africa, the prices for this safari/tour are best available by having a discussion with our safari professionals to ensure a perfect match. Please contact us to customize your safari and request prices based on your travel preference.
What are our Customers saying about our safari holidays?
On behalf of myself, my wife and my two adult daughters, I want to sincerely thank you and AfricanMecca Safaris for our fabulous recent safari. Everything you promised exceeded our expectations and was superb, which is saying a lot since this was our second trip, having had a wonderful Botswana Safari 10 years ago. Do not ever hesitate to use me as a reference.
Robert Schenkein - prVision Photography Studio - Colorado, United States
Chobe was delightful, less than half full. Sussi and Chuma, very nice, again only 13 people in all. All the game drives and river cruises were excellent. We had great weather. The ability to get really close is in inspiring. EVERYWHERE we went, the people were warm, helpful and charming. Thank you so much. We will be recommending your services to all.
Thomas Kelch - California, United States
Raza Visram at AfricanMecca planned the most amazing trip for my friend and I. I wanted to go to 4 countries in 15 days and he made it happen. It was an aggressive itinerary and Raza planned it so well, that the transitions were seamless. The last leg of the trip was Botswana for another Safari and we stayed at the most beautiful lodge. The excitement in seeing the animals so closely is indescribable.
Karin Alsdorf - New Jersey, United States
I had a wonderful trip to Africa and I would highly recommend your company.I have been to Africa many times and I have never had such wonderful service. The guide and safari vehicle were both great and all the lodges were outstanding. We will be going to Africa again the year after next and I assure you I will be contacting you. Thanks again for arranging such a great trip.
Ronald Price, President, Ron Price Motors Group - California, United States
Greetings to you and our most fervent thanks for a wonderful trip of Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa & Victoria Falls. This was truly a perfect vacation. Thank you so much for all your arrangements. It was a trip filled with different kinds of adventures. We experienced and learned so much. Would highly recommend it to others who are interested in similar trips. Wishing you the very best.
Adrienne & Barrie Carter - Canada
Thank you for everything; we had an amazing honeymoon. Words really can't describe our experience, all we can really say was that it was the most amazing experience of our lives and we would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone. We hope to visit Africa again sometime next year! Thank you & all of your staff for an amazing & perfect honeymoon.
Rick Sagoo - London, United Kingdom
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