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Whispers of Africa: Luxury in the Bush

South Africa, Africa

from $12,170* per person 10 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Ker & Downey 24 people max
  • Johannesburg international airport, south africa
  • Active & Adventure trips
Begin your journey with an overnight in The Saxon, tucked away in a tranquil and quiet suburb of Sandhurst, Johannesburg. Head off on safari into the Madikwe Private Reserve at Madikwe Hills to experience Big Five game viewing like no other in a malaria-free zone. Look forward to richly appointed accommodations and incredible scenery on your three night stay.

The next part of your safari takes you to the luxurious Leopard Hills for three nights, then finally, round off your journey in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve at Kings Camp. On your way to the Timbavati from Sabi Sand, you will stop in Hazyview at Elephant Whispers, where you will meet a herd of semi-habituated elephants. After your lunch under the shady trees, you will have the opportunity to interact with these gentle giants and then embark upon a short ride with an experienced handler at the helm. You will end up in Kings Camp for the night, where you will spend the remainder of your time enjoying amazing sightings in the Timbavati.

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South Africa, Africa

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  • Reviewer: located in Osoyoos, BC Canada
    We recently returned from  taking the "South America Journey" trip arranged by Ker & Downey.  This  was our second trip with Ker & Downey, last year we enjoyed the thrilling "Classic Botswana Safari". South America has been on our list of "things to do", therefore with the excellent service provided by Ker & Downey last year, we decided to book the "South America Journey" which we  saw on  the Ker & Downey website.  Ker & Downey were again able to design a custom trip  which took us to Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  From the moment we were met at the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru until we departed from the airport in Quito, Ecuador this journey was   nothing short of clockwork precision.  All our accommodation and tours were first class, excellent food and ALL our personal guides/drivers in Peru and Ecuador should be commended for their knowledge and professionalism and foremost their friendliness.  Both Peru and Ecuador are beautiful, beautiful countries as are their people.  The "Coral 1" and crew were no exception, they were terrific, as was the complete tour in the Galapagos Islands.We again would like to say a "BIG THANK YOU" to Ker & Downey, for putting together  this enjoyable and exciting " South America Journey " one we will remember for a life time. The itinerary and trip could not have been any better! Thanks again and hopefully we  will be able to¬ book another exciting journey with Ker & Downey in the near future.

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
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    Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg / The Saxon
    Day 2: Madikwe Game Reserve / Madikwe Hills (B,L,D)
    Day 3: Madikwe Game Reserve / Madikwe Hills (B,L,D)
    Day 4: Madikwe Game Reserve / Madikwe Hills (B,L,D)
    Day 5: Sabi Sand Game Reserve / Leopard Hills (B,L,D)
    Day 6: Sabi Sand Game Reserve / Leopard Hills (B,L,D)
    Day 7: Sabi Sand Game Reserve / Leopard Hills (B,L,D)
    Day 8: Timbavati Private Game Reserve / Kings Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 9: Timbavati Private Game Reserve / Kings Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 10: Johannesburg / Departure (B)

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