BW7 Botswana Safari TourSEARCH TOUR
With Victoria Falls & Cape Town
Okavango inland delta; Guided game viewing excursions; Unique wilderness lodge accommodation; Thundering Victoria Falls; Cape Town Cape Peninsula tour; Table Mountain Cableway; Robben Island Museum tor
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- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sat 01 Jun 2019||Thu 13 Jun 2019||$7380 USD|
|Tue 17 Sep 2019||Sun 29 Sep 2019||$7170 USD|
|Sat 30 May 2020||Thu 11 Jun 2020||$7380 USD|
|Tue 15 Sep 2020||Sun 27 Sep 2020||$7170 USD|
The above prices are subject to an additional $111 for taxes/fees levied on flights that occur as part of the tour. The internal airfares ARE included (any exceptions are listed in red below), but we list the taxes separately on your invoice as they are beyond our control and can change at any time.
Optional Single Supplement: $1812 USD (number of singles limited).
Our Botswana escorted tours are truly the adventure of a lifetime and this 13-day tour begins in romantic and historic Cape Town with further exploration along the mountainous and scenic Cape Peninsula spine. Several days are allotted to take in the myriad unique attractions of the city and surrounding geography.
Take an aerial cableway to the top of the city's centerpiece attraction Table Mountain. Also included, a tour (accessible by ferry only) of Robben Island Museum. Gain insight into the apartheid era at the UNESCO World Heritage Site where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison.
South Africa's oldest city, and legislative capital, Cape Town offers a diverse wealth of dining and cultural experiences, with time allotted for independent foot travel in the colonial settlement of Stellenbosch, showcasing prime examples of traditional Cape Dutch architecture.
Our itinerary also features ample time to explore the National Botanical Gardens of Kirstenbosch with 4,000 indigenous species and a tree canopy walkway that ends with a panoramic view of surrounding mountains.
A subsequent cellar tour visits The Cape Vineyards, run originally by Huguenot refugees who brought their talent (and seedlings) from France in 1688. Time in Cape Town culminates on Day 4 with an excursion along the Atlantic seaboard to the quaint suburban community of Camp's Bay and the opportunity to take photos of the magnificent Twelve Apostles' Peaks.
After, cruise the famous Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the finest marine drives on the planet and a highlight of our Botswana escorted tours, followed by a visit to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve with potential to encounter bontebok, baboons, zebra and other game.
Finally, take a drive up the Indian Ocean side of the famous peninsula - with in-season viewing of a South African penguin colony - before flight transport to Botswana where you'll enjoy a comfortable wilderness lodge stay alongside the incomparable Okavango Inland Delta.
The first full day on the delta offers sightseeing by canoe, four wheel drive or both. Featuring more than 15,000 sq. km of lagoons and channels, this rare scene of water in the desert is considered the "Jewel of the Kalahari" for its tranquility and stellar game viewing of animals that include elephants, antelope, buffalo and more.
Too large and spectacular to see in one go, Day 8 offers a second chance to take in the Okavango Inland Delta's unparalleled beauty with fishing, bird watching, the ever-present chance to encounter a teeming variety of wildlife or mere relaxation. All are on offer in this miraculous spot where the sea meets the sand of the desert.
Featured next is a flight to Kasane Chobe National Park, another highlight on our Botswana escorted tours, with what is likely the largest population of elephants in the world. See iconic baobab trees, cruise the Chobe River to safely view crocodiles and hippos and safari overland for awe-inspiring sightings of wildebeest, giraffe, and potentially lions; just a few of your likely encounters with some of Africa's quintessential game animals.
No Botswana escorted tours of the region are complete without an excursion to Zimbabwe's legendary Victoria Falls, considered the greatest curtain of water in the world. Level and paved paths offer great access to gaze at the spectacular water feature on the mighty Zambezi River with a height twice that of Niagara Falls. After, spend some time perusing artisanal crafts in the nearby village or opt for a guided tour on elephant back.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
City Lodge Waterfront
Location: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
A centrally located hotel at the gateway to the vibrant and dynamic V&A Waterfront, within walking distance of Cape Town's ... 15 minutes from the international airport. A nautical theme runs through the hotel and a spa-pool is available for guests to relax in the warm Cape weather. Please note that we use several hotels routinely in Cape Town and, although our preference is for close proximity to the Waterfront, we may not be able to 100% promise this for your chosen departure date.
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Location: Okavango Delta
Camp Okavango, a unique and exclusive African safari camp is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island. This hidden treasure, ... the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures its guests of an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience.
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Chobe Game Lodge
Location: Chobe National Park
The only permanent game lodge situated within the famous Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana's premier venue for ... looking for a perfect base from which to explore the National Park and the Chobe River.
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A'Zambezi River Lodge
Location: Victoria Falls
Set 2 km from Victoria Falls, this upscale resort with views of the Zambezi River is 17 km from the ... of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Featuring plush, modern decor, the cozy rooms come with free Wi-Fi, TVs and minibars, as well as in-room safes, tea and coffee making facilities and furnished balconies.
Breakfast and dinner daily; most meals in Botswana. All accommodation, transport (internal flights included), sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for Cape Town drivers, local guide, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers.
International airfare to/from the tour. Some lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air (if applicable), air and airport taxes, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, visas, and locally paid departure taxes.
Gratuities are not included for the following: Botswana lodge staff (including porters) and lodge-based naturalist guides; Victoria Falls guide and driver.
Seasonality and Weather
After Botswana's hot, wet season (November to March), during which many animals bear their young, April brings milder weather and lush, green landscapes through to August.
September and October are popular times to visit; the rainfall is minimal, and temperatures are warmer, with daily highs of 30 C (87ºF) to 35 C (93ºF) and nights of 23-26 C (75ºF to 80ºF). The grass in many areas is beaten flat, game viewing is easier, and animals are well concentrated around major water sources.
Cape Town: Our June date coincides with mid-"winter" in Cape Town, though the city enjoys a relatively mild winter and days can be sunny and fine and reasonably warm. That said, however, the weather here is notoriously changeable and one must be prepared for stormy weather and the possibility of wind and rain. September marks the arrival of spring and warmer and drier weather on average.
Transport and Travel Conditions
SOUTH AFRICA: Air-conditioned motor coach or mini-bus, depending on group size (see 'Group Size'). Open safari vehicles in Botswana. Internal flights via scheduled carriers.
BOTSWANA: We access remote lodges with chartered light aircraft.
CAPE TOWN: Well-located, air-conditioned, 3-star hotel with en suite toilet and bath. Porter service is available (see 'Inclusions'). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
BOTSWANA: The lodges at Okavango, Chobe and Vic Falls are very comfortable (even luxurious) and with all modern conveniences. Click on "Map & Hotels" link for more information).
Staff and Support
Your time in Cape Town will be managed by our Cape Town-based staff. In Botswana and Vic Falls you will be accompanied by local guides employed by each lodge, and a local guide and agents who will manage ground transport arrangements and time in Victoria Falls.
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