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A truly special adventure combining exhilarating water and land-based safaris and private flights with a Zambezi River experience at Victoria Falls

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What's Included

  • All accommodation including breakfast (some hotels may include more meals and activities)
  • All internal flights
  • Private flights where mentioned in the itinerary
  • All private ground transfers
  • All tours specified in the itinerary description
  • A great trip for friends and groups
  • A mix of land and water-based safaris and city breaks
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At a glance

Perfect for a multi-generational family or group of friends, this exhilarating trip across Southern Africa includes both water and land-based safaris, spectacular natural phenomena and certain private flights. Start your journey in Cape Town, recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, for a tour of the city’s highlights.

Next up is a visit to Botswana’s Okavango Delta with a stay in a luxury mobile tented camp where you’ll experience the magic of both water and land safaris and unique perspectives on animal behaviour around the river.

From here, you’ll then move on to Zimbabwe’s remarkable Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve with a stay in a very special, opulent lodge.

The final stop is Victoria Falls where you will witness the dazzling display of Zimbabwean side of the falls and enjoy life on the Zambezi River with a fishing and boating expedition.

Most of the flights you’ll take on this trip are private and you’ll stay in the very best accommodation in each area. You’ll also benefit from the knowledge of private guides and our recommendations for the best activities and restaurants in each destination.

This trip is ideal for multi-generational families who are looking to spend quality time together exploring the highlights of South Africa, and with a huge array of memorable experiences for everyone in the family.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Cape Town

Meet and greet at Cape Town airport Meet and greet at Cape Town airport

On arrival at Cape Town, you will be met airside by a Jacada representative, as you enter the terminal building. You will be fast-tracked through immigration, assisted with baggage collection and assisted to your onward arrangements.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel

Accommodation in Cape Town

3 days exploring Cape Town 3 days exploring Cape Town

Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.

Half-day Table Mountain and city tour Half-day Table Mountain and city tour

Today you will embark on a tour of Table Mountain, where you will get to take in some of the most magnificent views over Cape Town. Next, you'll enjoy an insightful tour of the city with a private, expert guide taking in the Company Gardens Company, the South African Museum and the Castle of Good Hope.

Private Cape Point and Peninsula tour Private Cape Point and Peninsula tour

Take one of the most scenic journeys in the world in this wonderful, full-day private tour. Your guide will collect you from your hotel in the morning and bring you out through the coastal suburbs. The trip is entirely private, so you can take things at your own pace though typically you'll make stops to see the highlights of quaint villages such as Noordhoek Farm Village and Scarborough, the bustling fishing suburb of Hout Bay, the famous World of Birds sanctuary, Duiker Island which is home to a large colony of South African Fur Seals, the Silvermine Nature Reserve and Cape Point, the 'tip' of Africa.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cape Town airport

Flight

Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Flight

Flight from Johannesburg to Maun

Days 4-9

Okavango Delta

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private light aircraft flight from Maun to your mobile tented camp

Camps and Lodges in Okavango

5 days exploring the Okavango Delta 5 days exploring the Okavango Delta

Experience the beauty of the Okavango Delta and the magnificent wildlife that lives here with a stay at a private mobile camp. This is a unique opportunity for both water-based safaris by ‘mokoro’ - a traditional dug-out canoe - and boat and land-based big game drives taking place in the mornings and evenings. Your expert guide will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the environment and wildlife as you are privately guided across the Delta.

Day of leisure in Okavango Delta Day of leisure in Okavango Delta

Today, enjoy a day exploring your luxury camp in the Okavango Delta. You'll enjoy both land-based big game drives and water-based safaris. The Okavango Delta is known as one of the premier wildlife habitats in the world, home to an enormous density and diversity of wildlife. 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. You'll have the opportunity to witness this spectacle as you ride through the reeds as the sun goes down in a ‘mokoro’ - a traditional dug-out canoe - or in a speed boat. Your Okavango-born guide and poler will help you to spot tiny frogs, hippo, crocodile, the elusive sitatunga and colourful waterbirds such as Pel's Fishing-Owl, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane and a host of raptors, other waterbirds and colourful kingfishers.

Sleepout in Okavango Delta Sleepout in Okavango Delta

Sleep under the stars for one night with just a mosquito net between you and the sky.

Day of boating and fishing on the Okavango river Day of boating and fishing on the Okavango river

Known as one of the world's premier wildlife habitats, the Okavango Delta is home to an enormous density and diversity of wildlife. Experience the river with a day spent boating and fishing in a ‘mokoro’ - a traditional dug-out canoe - or a speed boat.

Tracking in the Okavango Delta bush Tracking in the Okavango Delta bush

In the dry season, the flooding of the Okavango River brings large herds of eland and other antelope species to the delta followed by numerous predators such as the majestic black maned Kalahari lions and elusive Wild African dogs. Your expert guide will help you to spot these animals with a guided day of tracking.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to the Okavango

Flight

Private flight in light aircraft from the Okavango to Maun

Days 9-12

Malilangwe

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private light aircraft flight from Maun to airstrip in Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Camps and Lodges in Malilangwe

3 days exploring Malilangwe Reserve 3 days exploring Malilangwe Reserve

During your time here enjoy game drives and bush walks with private guides and trackers, this will allow you to get very close to some of Zimbabwe's most fascinating wildlife.

Day enjoying your luxury camp in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve Day enjoying your luxury camp in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Today, kick back and enjoy the pleasures of your luxury camp. Admire the spectacular view, take a dip in the pool, rest in the lounge or take advantage of the spa facilities. If you're feeling adventurous, explore your immediate surroundings of the Chiredzi River and the wild, Mopane forested hills.

Explore the bush of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve Explore the bush of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Today, you'll be accompanied by an expert guide on an exploration of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve bush. You'll have the opportunity to spot leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo, roan and sable antelope, black rhino, eagle, cape hunting dog. There are also more than 100 bushman rock sites dating back over 2,000 years to discover too.

Days 12-15

Victoria Falls

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private transfer from your lodge to airstrip and private light aircraft flight to Victoria Falls Airport

Transfer

Private transfer from Victoria Falls airport to lodge

Accommodation in Victoria Falls

3 days exploring Victoria Falls 3 days exploring 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. Enjoy a variety of activities in this area (as well as the falls themselves).

Day exploring Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) Day exploring Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

You can enjoy both sides of Victoria Falls easily, however if staying on the Zimbabwean side, along the southern banks of the Zambezi River you do enjoy a different side of things. In fact from this angle, this is where the largest volumes of water in all the falls can be seen. More activities include tours of the Falls by foot or helicopter, safari and sunset river cruises, game drives to nearby reserves and excursions into Victoria Falls town. Speak to your personal travel designer about how you wish to spend your time here.

Day of fishing and boating on the Zambezi River Day of fishing and boating on the Zambezi River

Today, enjoy a day of boating and fishing on the Zambezi River. Watch out for powerful tigerfish hiding in the backwaters or along the banks, waiting to pounce on prey, making them ideal for fly fishing. Other fish to look out for here include bream, yellowfish, thinface and nembwe, while hippos and crocodiles also lurk in these waters.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Victoria Falls airport

Flight

Flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

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