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On Safari In Southern Africa

South Africa, Africa

from $13,460* per person 13 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Ker & Downey 24 people max
  • Johannesburg international airport, south africa
  • Active & Adventure trips
This journey through Southern Africa affords travelers the finest that this part of the continent has to offer. The Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg welcomes you to relax in their award-winning splendor. The following day, transfer to the remote Okavango Delta by light aircraft and experience the subdued elegance of a traditional bush camp. From cozy Shinde Camp, soak in an authentic Botswana game safari, poled mokoro excursions, and African tales by campfire. The view from the bush of an African sunrise is unlike anything youíve ever seen. In addition to amazing game viewing, the Okavango is home to the magnificent fishing. Cast your line for fighting tigerfish, the delectable tilapia, three-spotted bream and the beautiful nembwe.

Next, journey to the Royal Livingstone, a five-star resort situated on the Zambezi River just above Victoria Falls. Enjoy two days here as you explore the impressive waterfall.  Then, as afternoon falls, transfer for an adventure aboard the Royal Livingstone Express down the old Mulobezi Line. Travel through the Mosioa-Tunya National park while an elegant five-course dinner is served aboard this luxurious railway, spying game through the trainís windows as the sun sets in the African bushveld.

Continue on to South Africa, the Thornybush Game Reserve, and Royal Malewaneís exclusive accommodations. Peel yourself away from your private pool and embark with trained guides to search for The Big Five in the region. Game viewing at Royal Malewane provides guests with the best opportunities for seeing the natural abundance of big game on the 13,000 hectare reserve.

Finally, end your journey in bustling Cape Town from the comfort of the spectacular Cape Grace. Spend the next two full days enjoying privately guided tours of the Cape and its surrounds. First, take a private journey along the magnificent coastline of South Africa and enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, the botanical gardens, the lighthouse and much more. You will also travel by private car to South Africaís Winelands region. You will be able to tour wineries and should you wish to acquire additional bottles of South African wines, arrangements can be made with the wineries directly to ship your purchases home for you.

Locations visited/nearby

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.
  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.


    Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg / The Saxon
    Day 2: Okavango Delta / Shinde (B,L,D)
    Day 3: Okavango Delta / Shinde (B,L,D)
    Day 4: Okavango Delta / Shinde (B,L,D)
    Day 5: Victoria Falls / Royal Livingstone (B)
    Day 6: Victoria Falls / Royal Livingstone (B,D)
    Day 7: Thornybush Game Reserve / Royal Malewane (B,L,D)
    Day 8: Thornybush Game Reserve / Royal Malewane (B,L,D)
    Day 9: Thornybush Game Reserve / Royal Malewane (B,L,D)
    Day 10: Cape Town / Cape Grace (B)
    Day 11: Cape Town / Cape Grace (B,L)
    Day 12: Cape Town / Cape Grace (B,L)
    Day 13: Cape Town / Departure (B)

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