Embark on the ultimate African adventure
Uncover Southern Africaâ€™s wildlife-rich wilderness on our 14-night safari adventure through some of this rugged regionâ€™s most inspiring destinations.
- Private jet flights and private transfers throughout the trip
- Two nights at the Silo Hotel in Cape Town including a private cooking class, helicopter tour of the winelands and sidecar tour
- Two nights at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia, including safari activities, guided nature walks, quad bike excursions, an excursion to Sossusvlei and a hot-air balloon safari
- Three nights at Sanctuary Chiefs Camp in Botswana including all game viewing activities in a private vehicle
- Two nights at Royal Chundu Katombora Island in Zambia, including birding safari, fishing, canoeing, Victoria Falls walking tour, cultural tour and a daily sundowner river cruise
- Two nights at Singita Pamushana in Zimbabwe, including twice-daily open Land Cruiser safaris, walking safaris, boat cruises, excursions to ancient rock art sites
- Three nights at Azura Benguerra in Mozambique, including a Land Rover island drive, a sunset dhow cruise, kayaking, snorkeling and paddleboats
Day 1 & 2: Begin your adventure in Cape Town, South Africa
Fly by private jet to Cape Town and transfer to the luxury Silo Hotel. Earning a well-deserved place in the coveted CondÃ© Nast Traveller 2017 Hot List, this acclaimed hotel sits just steps from leading attractions including the Robben Island ferry and V&A Waterfront. Youâ€™ll stay in a spacious suite, with its own balcony and views of either the famous harbour or Table Mountain.
On day 2, youâ€™ll walk through the vibrant Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, famous for its rich multicultural history. Passing the Southern Hemisphereâ€™s oldest mosque, Auwal Masjid, youâ€™ll stop at the cityâ€™s colourful spice market, selecting fragrant ingredients for a two-hour cooking lesson back at the hotel. Next, embark on a scenic helicopter tour over Cape Townâ€™s rolling winelands, taking in spectacular birdâ€™s-eye views before stopping for lunch at one of the regionâ€™s prestigious estates.
Days 3 - 5: Explore desert landscapes in Namibia
Today begins with a two-hour sidecar tour of Cape Town, exploring the buzzing inner city and its picturesque coastal suburbs. Then fly by private jet to Sossusvlei in Namibia, a white, salt and clay pan in the rugged desert which is home to some of the highest and most spectacular dunes in the world. Check-in at the &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, a luxurious stone-and-glass enclave overlooking awe-inspiring red dunes and rugged outcrops, where youâ€™ll stay in a spacious suite with fireplace, outdoor shower and a skylight over the bed for midnight star-gazing.
Immerse yourself in this rich desert oasis, embarking on thrilling open-top game drives, guided nature walks and quad bike excursions in the private NamibRand Nature Reserve, where youâ€™ll marvel at awe-inspiring views of sand dunes cutting into desert planes against the dramatic backdrop of the Numib Mountains. Spot sparkling constellations with a resident astronomer in the hotelâ€™s observatory and savour gourmet bush breakfasts and romantic dinners in stunning desert locations. Your stay also includes an unforgettable hot-air balloon safari over the arid desert landscape.
Days 5 - 8: Discover the Okavango Delta in Botswana
Fly by private jet to Maun and transfer to Sanctuary Chiefs Camp in Botswanaâ€™s watery Okavango Delta, one of Africa's last great wildlife habitats. Located on Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve, this award-winning luxury camp offers personal service and expert guides in a truly extraordinary setting. Youâ€™ll stay in a stylish bush pavilion with its own private deck, where you can look out for bush wildlife including elephant, giraffe and buffalo.
Over the next few days youâ€™ll have time to explore the verdant Okavango Delta, cruising through lily-filled lagoons in search of hippo and crocodile and embarking on awe-inspiring game drives to spot the prowling lion, leopard, antelope, zebra and buffalo. Back at camp, continue the game viewing over dinner, dining on sensational cuisine by a fire pit on the edge of the sprawling Piajio plains.
Days 8 - 10: Stay on the Zambezi River in Zambia
Take a private charter to Livingstone Airport, followed by a helicopter flight to Royal Chundu River Lodge and a boat transfer to Royal Chundu Katombora Island on the tranquil Zambezi River. Located on a private island dotted with baobabs and ancient jackalberry trees, this exclusive lodge is your base for the next two nights, staying in a magnificent suite with private deck and riverfront bathtub.
During your stay, enjoy fabulous facilities including an infinity pool and explore your wildlife-rich surroundings with a range of exciting activities. Take birding safaris; go fishing for tiger fish, bream and yellow fish; go canoeing and a set off on a walking tour of the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Days 10 - 12: Search for endangered rhino in Zimbabwe
Transfer by helicopter back to Livingstone Airport and fly by private jet to Singita Pamushana Lodge in Zimbabwe. Situated in a 130,000-acre wilderness reserve adjacent to the beautiful Gonarezhou National Park, home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered black rhino in the world, this eco-friendly lodge aids local conservation and community projects.
Shaded by indigenous trees, the lodgeâ€™s spacious suites boast private plunge pools and incredible views of the Malilangwe Dam. During your two-night stay, youâ€™ll head off in search of the elusive wildlife on twice-daily safaris, boat cruises and fishing expeditions. Thereâ€™s also the chance to uncover ancient rock sites accompanied by an experienced guide.
Days 12 - 15: Stay in an eco retreat in Mozambique
Fly by private jet to Vilanculos Airport in Mozambique before taking a helicopter transfer to Azura Benguerra, your base for the final three nights of your adventure. Mozambiqueâ€™s first luxury eco-boutique retreat is located a stoneâ€™s throw from the ocean and each of its sophisticated villas boasts its own infinity pool. Laze on the beach before heading offshore for snorkeling, diving and fishing â€“ you might even find yourself swimming with the dolphins who regularly drop by. Philanthropic-minded guests can join conservation experts to search for endangered animals and help protect turtles that have come ashore.
At the end of your stay, transfer by helicopter to Vilanculos Airport where youâ€™ll board a private aircraft back to the UK.
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