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Luxury Safari In Africa

Safari To Africa ~ The Journey Of A Lifetime

Land Arrangements per person $16,290
In-country Airfare per person $3,340
15 Day Itinerary
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Safari To Africa

Favorite Itinerary

Day 01 / Depart United States

Today’s departure wings you to Johannesburg and the wonder that is Africa.

South Africa

Day 02 /Arrival Johannesburg, South Africa

Upon arrival, after completing immigration and custom formalities, your private guide will meet you in the arrival hall and accompany you to your hotel. For those early arrivals, a city tour will be planned for late morning. Thereafter, the guide and driver will meet and greet the second arrival and accompany them to the hotel for a night of rest and relaxation. Michelangelo Hotel

Day 03 / Johannesburg ~ Leopard Hills

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast prior to joining your flight transfer to the most famous game reserve of all, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park, it offers a safari experience found nowhere else in the world. Game viewing possibilities are unparalleled, including the much sought-after ‘Big 5’. There are no fences between Kruger Park and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, so wildlife roam freely in this huge natural environment. Leopard Hills sits on a rocky outcrop, offering spectacular views over the bush and the natural waterhole across the outstretched plains. Covering some 25,000 acres of diverse ecosystems, from open plains in the South, to the Riverine bush along the banks of the Sand River, it is ideally suited to provide the finest in game viewing while on your safari adventure. (B, L, D)

Day 04 / Leopard Hills

Awake to the sounds of Africa, ready to board your Land Rover vehicle as you eagerly return to the bush to experience the early morning activity within the wild. The morning sun will add brilliance to the many photographic opportunities offered at each and every sighting. After a leisurely lunch, revisit the bush this late afternoon and search another of the animal habitats that spread far and wide across the beautiful savannah. Upon completion of your game drive, enjoy a relaxing sundowner beverage as you sit with your fellow travelers to compare the sights and experiences of another exciting day on safari. (B, L, D)

Botswana

Day 05 / Leopard ~ Maun ~ Machaba Camp

A last morning’s safari awaits the adventuresome prior to your departure from Leopard Hills to the breadth of the magnificent Okavango Delta and your tented campsite at Machaba. The Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa. The Delta is fed by the floodwaters of Central Africa and covers an area of some 16,000 square kilometers. These waters fan out into the Okavango Delta forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands that support a wealth of fauna and flora alike. Machaba affords guests privacy and exclusivity. The camp offers a warm community atmosphere with just 12 tented accommodations allowing for guests to unwind in the tented main area or the bar, with nightcap in hand, before retiring to their personal tents for the for a restful night, aside from the sound of a hippo that may come to munch on the grasses surrounding the camp. (B, L, D)

Day 06 / Machaba Camp

Machaba, allows for genuine safaris, where you will find the animals are still curious and approachable. Board your Land Rover this morning and let the thrill of safari take hold as you cross marshlands and veld, finding truly unique adventures in an expansive setting where safari members are limited in number to a select few. Day’s end is very special at Machaba as sunset is not only known for the hues, which color the landscape, but also that this is the time of day that animals and birds come down to the waterways to drink, offering a photographic gemstone. Return to camp to enjoy the pleasure of exchanging tales of wildlife sightings with your fellow residents and enjoying a delicious dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 07 / Machaba Camp

The campsites chosen within Botswana provide you the greatest opportunity to find game amidst an unspoiled, natural setting, never surrounded by scores of safari vehicles. This fact alone makes the journey an unforgettable pleasure. These luxurious campsites astound visitors with the amenities made available for one’s comfort. Each day brings another adventure, another opportunity to search the wild and relish the magnificence and splendor found abundant throughout this habitat. Each day begins with a new plan, a different route, chosen for the best sightings. Dusk brings a multitude of animals to the waterways to drink; the time is an excellent chance to relish one of Africa’s most spectacular presentations, a radiant sunset across the golden savannah. A return to camp, as always, brings a warm welcome, a chance for your favorite sundowner beverage and a gourmet selection of haute cuisine. (B, L, D)

Day 08 / Machaba Camp ~ Stanley’s Camp

Complete your stay at Machaba with a last morning safari, whether sighting birdlife, the splendor of an African sunrise, the beauty of the topography or a lion kill in the bush, each and every safari experience offers its own beauty and thrill. Join your charter flight to Stanley Camp. A private concession comprising some 260,000 acres, it borders the Moremi Game Reserve, and offers a wide diversity of animal sighting. One unique feature of the camp is the opportunity for a safari walk with the elephants. The experience offers a totally different perspective from that while riding the Land Rovers across the land. Another unique feature of the camp is to join your guide on a nighttime safari, once again offering a totally different safari adventure while in search of animal in the wild. (B, L, D)

Day 09 / Stanley’s Camp

Rise early this morning and let your senses thrill to the heartbeat of Africa ~ the sights and sounds of an early morning safari. It is at this time of day that you will find the activity on safari to be at its peak, and an early riser seldom goes unrewarded. Your expert guide will teach you the methods of tracking ~ be it a lion’s print in the sand, a cheetah’s spoor aside the road, the agitation and movement of small deer and birdlife, each an integral component in the search for the more elusive of species. The thrill of the trek, the splendor of the topography, the freshness of the air and the propinquity to nature, all enhanced by the sighting of animals in the wild form lifelong memories. One of the greater pleasures on safari is to stop for a sundowner cocktail while in the bush, and thereafter a return to camp to be warmly greeted by staff, followed by a warm shower, and the exchange of tales of the great sightings available that day while on safari. (B, L, D)

Zimbabwe

Day 10 / Stanley’s Camp ~ Victoria Falls River Lodge

A last safari prior to leaving camp and transferring by air to Kasane and then by road to the Victoria Falls River Lodge. It is the first private game lodge set in the Zambezi National Park. This luxury-tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River ~ so close to Victoria Falls one can see the spray in the distance. Each private viewing deck affords spectacular views of the river and surrounding natural flora and invites guests to sit back and relax whilst watching the hippos wallow. An afternoon game drive introduces you to the many The care provided guests by the well-appointed staff makes the pleasure of your stay one of the more enjoyable while on safari. (B, L, D)

Day 11 / Victoria Falls River Lodge

Return from your morning game drive and after a leisurely breakfast join your private guide for a walking tour nearby the falls where, should the rains have fallen heavily this season, you will marvel at the powerful force and beautiful surroundings of this natural creation. Twice the size of Niagara Falls in both height and breadth, your walking tour will take you aside the thunder and the spray of this magnificent sight. Return to your lodge for a leisurely lunch prior to joining in the afternoon game drive that takes you into the park to continue your search for animals in the wild. (B, L, D)

Zambia

Day 12 / Victoria Falls River Lodge ~ Sausage Tree Camp

Having ventured into the bush for a last morning game drive, join your connecting flight to lower Zambezi and the luxury of the Sausage Tree Camp, a splendid choice to end your safari experience across the wonder that is Africa. The choices are many. Join your guide in the Land Rover, by canoe or boat, afoot or all of the above. The location of the camp allows for a true safari experience. (B, L, D)

Day 13 / Sausage Tree Camp

Begin your morning on safari in your quest for the elusive “Big Five” of the animal kingdom. The Royal Zambezi is designed for the wildlife enthusiast, the photographer and those who wish to experience Africa in its natural, untamed state. Your eyes open to new horizons, new images. As your Land Rover takes you into the bush, making its own pathway where needed, experience an open-air, close-up view of the unspoiled natural setting of these environs and the animals that inhabit its domain. Allow yourself to feel the excitement of the hunt, the thrill of the pursuit and the capture, by photograph or memory of animals in the wild. It is here on safari that you will forever gain an understanding of the feeling and the spirit of this fascinating continent. The warmest of welcomes awaits your return to camp where you will find both wine and feast to appease the heartiest of appetites. (B, L, D)

Day 14 / Sausage Tree Camp

Continue your search for animal in the wild, perhaps on foot, by canoe or by Land Rover; the choice is yours for the asking. Capture by eye and lens the magnificence of birdlife, the colorful leopard, elephant, buffalo and hippos, the more elusive the animal, the greater the find, and the stronger the memory. Your safari guide knows the terrain well, and his sightings of animals across great distance will enable you to enjoy the search, the pursuit and the thrill of encounter with these splendid animals found in the wild. Your safari now complete, return to camp for an evening of relaxation, while enjoying pre-dinner cocktails, followed by yet another sumptuous dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 15 / Sausage Tree Camp – Johannesburg – United States

A morning’s pleasure awaits you as you venture forth one last time into the brush to witness the beauty and magnificence of animals that roam the Delta. Return to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before boarding your return flight to Johannesburg and thereafter an onward return to the United States, carrying with you the abundance of memories that will be rekindled over a lifetime. (B)

ADVANCED BOOKING DISCOUNT:

A tour booking and full payment made 6 months or more prior to the departure date qualifies you for a 10% discount on Land Arrangements.

CUSTOM TOUR OPTION:

You are welcome to visit our custom tour page using this basic itinerary as a model and customize the entire day-to-day tour program or begin anew to craft one that matches your choice for countries and locations to visit, length of stay at each destination, choice of 4 or 5 star accommodations and number of days for travel. Once provided with an overview of how you would like to see the itinerary completed, First Cabin will send you a draft for review and work together to finalize an itinerary to your specifications.

Lions in South Africa
Advancing hippo in Kenya

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Lion mane in Botswana
Bateleur eagle safari
Camp site Victoria Falls
Land Rover crossing safari
Leopard on safari
Safari river crossing
High flying stork Okavango Delta
Campfire Cocktails on safari
Hippo pool Zambezi
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Campsite Safari South Africa
Elephant approaching on safari
Stalking a leopard on safari
Elephants in River
Mokuru Ride African Safari