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What's Included

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Full board, game drives and most activities at all the lodges and camps
  • B&B at hotel in Cape Town
  • Two gorilla trekking permits
  • All domestic and charter flights
  • All inclusive on Rovos Rail
  • City and Table Mountain private tour, and Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula tour (both in Cape Town)
  • All ground transfers
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At a glance

Journey across East and Southern African – and six diverse countries – on what might well be the ultimate luxury safari adventure.

Begin in green Uganda, heading into the dense forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in search of its mountain gorillas. Two treks will let you experience unforgettable time face to face with these gentle, deeply emotional apes.

Next fly east into neighbouring Tanzania for two days exploring the legendary grasslands of the Serengeti, ideally with the trip timed so that you can witness the Great Migration passing through, an unmatched safari spectacle.

Continue on into Zambia, beginning with two nights in South Luangwa National Park. This is the best place in Africa for walking safaris and there are few more evocative settings in which to get up close to elephants, giraffe and perhaps some predators than its savannahs and mopane woodland. Then it’s to the thundering waters of Victoria Falls, a must for any visit to this corner of Africa, for two nights alongside the Zambezi River.

A short way further south is another of the finest safari destinations on the continent – Botswana’s glimmering Okavango Delta. Spend two nights at Mombo, an exclusive quarter of wilderness regarded as the predator capital of Africa, and another two in the Delta itself at a more water focussed luxury camp.

Contrast this to the endless dunes of parched Namibia to the west. Start at the blissfully remote Serra Cafema, a wild oasis where you’ll find unique desert adapted wildlife and meet the nomadic Himba people, then follow the coast down to the red sand sea of Wolwedans, within reach of the surrealist landscapes of Sossusvlei.

Return to civilisation in Cape Town where you’ll take some unique tours to get a real feel for the city, spend a day tasting in the Winelands and have time to reflect on an incredible three weeks.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Entebbe airport

Flight

Private charter flight from Entebbe to Bwindi

Lodges and Camps in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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Three nights in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Three nights in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This is ‘the’ place to come in Uganda to see the famous population of around 350 mountain gorillas. Located at the very southern point of Uganda, in the valley of the Great Rift Valley, Bwindi Forest covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity and is also a secretive home for other primate species, including black-and-white colobus monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkeys and baboons. In addition there are 79 mammal species including duiker, elephant, bushbuck, bush pig, giant forest hog and several small cat species that will keep you company is you explore the remote area.

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Two full days hiking and tracking to observe Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Two full days hiking and tracking to observe Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

There are a total of 10 habituated gorilla families in Uganda, all located in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south west of the country. Each group receives a maximum of 8 visitors per day. About seven of the ten families reside in Northern Bwindi, and three in southern Bwindi; the ones you will be tracking will depend on the location of your lodgings. The gorillas cover large distances overnight, and they are never constantly in one area. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas’ habits and information from the previous day to locate the group’s whereabouts. For this reason, one group cannot be said to be easier to track than another. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 9 hours before returning to camp.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight from Clouds Lodge to Entebbe airport

Days 4-6

North Serengeti

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight from Entebbe to the the Northern Serengeti

Lodges and Camps in the Northern Serengeti

Two days on safari in the North Serengeti Two days on safari in the North Serengeti

Spend your days exploring the northern reaches of the Serengeti on safari, tracking the great array of game and wildlife that this vast area offers. If you're there at the right time for the great migration (depending on the season), this is the region where the herds are at their most concentrated as they seek to cross the Mara River to reach the open grasslands beyond, and it’s where (if you’re lucky) you’ll see iconic river crossings. It’s also an area of untamed natural beauty, of rolling hills, rivers, forests and open plains.

Days 6-8

South Luangwa

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight from Masaai Mara to South Luangwa National Park

Lodges and Camps in South Luangwa

Two days on safari in South Luangwa National Park Two days on safari in South Luangwa National Park

Way back in 1950, a young game ranger called Norman Carr initiated a far-reaching and visionary conservation concept which was to pave the way for modern conservation and tourism. He encouraged Senior Chief Nsefu – the paramount Chief of the Kunda people in the Luangwa Valley – to set aside a portion of his tribal land as a Game Reserve, where he built the first game-viewing camp open to the public in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). It later became established as a national park and it sustains a whole host of wildlife, birds and vegetation. There are sixty different animal species and over four hundred different bird species. The guides and trackers here are some of the best in Africa and, as the birthplace of exhilarating walking safaris, there are few places on the continent where you can see so much on foot.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight to Mfuwe airport

Days 8-10

Livingstone & Victoria Falls

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight from Mfuwe to Livingstone

Transfer

Private transfer from Livingstone airport to lodge or hotel

Accommodation in Livingstone & Victoria Falls

The Zambezi River and Victoria Falls
Two days by in Victoria Falls Two days by in Victoria Falls

The mighty Victoria falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. As the mighty Zambezi river crashes over sheer cliffs onto the rocks below it sprays a cloud of water high into the air that has earned it the local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya (literally translated as ‘the smoke that thunders’).

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Tour to both sides of Victoria Falls Tour to both sides of Victoria Falls

Witness the incredible waters of Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian side. A knowledgeable guide will take you on an unforgettable experience of the falls, otherwise known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders. You'll not only get wonderful views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but also learn a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark.

Days 10-12

Mombo Concession

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight from Livingstone to Mombo Camp airstrip

Reserves and Lodges in The Mombo Concession

Safari jeep watching giraffe and jackals
Two days on safari in the Mombo Concession Two days on safari in the Mombo Concession

Set in the heart of the Okavango Delta, this is a very special and extremely exclusive area. Dubbed by many as the predator capital of Africa, the Mombo area is at the North West tip of Chief’s Island, which receives the most nutritious waters of the Okavango river drawing the best game and the predators that hunt them. Rhino have also been reintroduced here so it’s one of the only places in Botswana where one has the possibility of seeing all of the big five.

Days 12-14

Okavango Delta

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight from Mombo Camp to your camp in the Okavango Delta

Lodges and Camps in the Okavango Delta

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Two days on safari in the Okavango Delta Two days on safari in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is rightly known as one of the premier wildlife habitats in the world, home to an enormous density and diversity of wildlife.

There’s something quite magical about the Delta, with its amazing sunsets, the sound of the frogs at night, and the elephants wading through the reeds, all combining to make an unforgettable stay.

One of nature’s great spectacles, the flooding of the Delta, brings water from thousands of miles upstream on the Okavango river, arriving into Botswana in the dry season. Huge herds of animals flock to take advantage of the ready supply of water and nutrients, and their predators follow.

Days 14-16

Kunene River

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight from the Okavango to Serra Cafema in Namibia

Accommodation in Kunene River

Two days in Serra Cafema Two days in Serra Cafema

Enjoy days in the stunning Serra Cafema region, in the oasis of this mostly desolate and arid region, one of the remotest places on Earth, with nature drives, guided walks and even visits to the local villages of this extraordinary nomadic Himba people.

Days 16-18

The NamibRand Reserve

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight from Serra Cafema to Wolwedans Camp

Accommodation in The NamibRand Reserve

Two days exploring the Namib Desert Two days exploring the Namib Desert

The Namib Desert is the country’s magnificent ‘sand sea’, beheld with incredible scenery as well as activities for you to enjoy during your stay in this tranquil area of the world. The experience here in the NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of desolate, copper-tinged beauty, tapestry landscapes, extreme geology, kaleidoscope colours, trips to Sossusvlei, unimaginable night skies, scenic drives, hot-air balloon flights and rewarding nature walks. Plus all the modern creature comforts and old world charm.

Days 18-21

Cape Town

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Windhoek to Cape Town

Transfer

Private transfer from Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel

Accommodation in Cape Town

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Three nights in Cape Town Three nights in Cape Town

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is a city that can really take your breath away. The horizon dominated by the iconic table-top mountain rising up in the background, whilst in the foreground are the crisp waters of the cape, the laid-back bustle of the city’s waterfront skirted by sandy beaches and picturesque suburbs. Spend your time exploring this vibrant and wonderful city on fabulous private tours and at your own pace.

Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour

Today you have a half day tour of the city and Table Mountain. Your tour is with a private guide and at your own pace picking out the attractions which interest you. Typically highlights include, the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Green Market Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (depending on the weather). On the descent, you can stop at the Bo Kaap, traditionally home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. Note that this tour can be done in the morning or the afternoon - the choice is yours.

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Cape Point and Peninsula Tour Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Take one of the most scenic journeys in the world in this wonderful, full-day privately guided tour. Enjoy the scenic drive up Chapman's Peak with incredible views of the ocean to your right as the road winds around narrow corners. The typical highlights of this tour include quaint villages such as Noordhoek, the bustling fishing suburb of Kalk Bay, the penguins in Simonstown and of course Cape Point, the 'tip' of Africa.

Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands

Today you have a full day in the Winelands with one of our expert wine guides. We will communicate your wine preferences before the tour, so that your guide has time to set up any special appointments. That way, you will have the best experience possible. Typically the regions explored are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, but this depends on your wine tastes. On a usual tour, the first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Next head over the scenic Helshoogte Pass to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago. It's lovely setting and café lined streets will charm you and afford the opportunity to do some shopping too. Optional chocolate, cheese and olive tastings can also be arranged with your guide ahead of time.

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