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South African Safari and Victoria Falls

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PRIVATE TOUR - 14 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $7844+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Become immersed in the cultural history of Cape town
  • See South Africa from its best vantage point: Table Mountain
  • Take an early morning sunrise safari to see diurnal animals when they are most active
  • See some of the diverse flora in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Enjoy sightings of waterbuck, white rhino, zebra, giraffe and other forms of plains game
  • Indulge in some of the region’s finest wines
  • Extraordinary and exhilarating journey along ancient game trails on elephant back
  • Get into close contact with some of the game on safari
  • Enjoy a fresh breakfast while seeing the sunset on the savannah
  • See all of the biodiversity present in Chobe
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Tour Overview

Combine Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city, with the country’s best wildlife including the penguin colony on the Cape Peninsula and a multi-day safari at one of the private game reserves bordering Kruger National Park. This tour concludes at Victoria Falls, a stunning natural site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Adding to the majesty of Kruger Park safaris are the surrounding private game reserves such as Sabi Sands and Timbavati. Over the last 20 years the fences between the reserves have been removed allowing the animals to roam freely between the Kruger National Park and these private reserves. The removal of these boundaries has afforded visitors to the Kruger Park with the best Big Five safari experience South Africa has to offer. Choose to stay in a 3 star hotel in the nearby town of Hazyview if you prefer the proximity of shops and restaurants, or choose a quiet 4 or 5 star safari lodge located within Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Safari program, vehicles and additional activities differ slightly from lodge to lodge.

Victoria Falls also known as “Mosi oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) is positioned almost exactly half way along the mighty Zambezi River’s 2700 km (1678 mile) journey from its source to the sea. Here the river plunges headlong into a 100m (328 ft) vertical chasm spanning the full one-and-a-half kilometer (~1 mile) width of the river, creating the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and also one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way domestic and regional airfare from Cape Town to Nelspruit, Nelspruit to Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls to Cape Town, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Meals where specified

Notes:
* Victoria Falls straddles the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. We offer accommodation in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, at the western end of the falls themselves, or in Livingstone, Zambia, 10 kilometers north of Victoria Falls. Though the Zimbabwe option is more affordable and closer to the falls, travelers wishing to stay in Zimbabwe may want to research the current politcal situation before making a final decision.

* In the flood season, February to May, you cannot see the foot of Victoria Falls and most of its face; walks are clouded by mist and are in constant shower.

* In the dry season, September to January, up to half the face of the falls may be dry.

* Devil’s Pool is safest for swimming in September and December.
Exclusions

Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote).

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Package Price: $7844
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Cape Town

Overnight international flight to Cape Town.

Overnight international flight to Cape Town.

Day
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Arrival in Cape Town

Upon arrival in Cape Town, airport reception and transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel. After check in, enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, airport reception and transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel. After check in, enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Day
3

Table Mountain summit by cable car

Start today by getting immersed in some of the city’s history and culture on a private city tour. Be aware of seldom seen sights and seldom heard stories about the city’s former inhabitants; previous visitors; beautiful architectural heritage; social, cultural, religious and political history.
Afterwards make way to the Cable Car Station for a memorable trip to the top of Table Mountain, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. The views of the city, coastline and Cape Peninsula are in a word: breathtaking. Then return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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4

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens & Cape Point

After breakfast, embark on a full day, private tour of the Cape Peninsula that showcases some of Cape Town’s best scenery and attractions. Then, stop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, these beautiful gardens are home to over 6000 species of plants. Travel on to visit the Jackass Penguin Colony at Boulders Bay and perhaps have a swim on the beach next door. After a stop for lunch overlooking False Bay, where whales can be seen, move on to Cape Point, which is the south westernmost point of Africa and one of the most dangerous points to sail around in the world. On the way back look for throughout Cape Point National Park, before going round Chapman’s Peak Drive and back to the hotel for an evening at leisure. ...read less

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5

Winelands

After breakfast take a trip to the Winelands region just North of Cape Town. South African wine is one of the fastest growing in popularity some of the best wine makers in the country will be showcased. Then, experience several tastings as well as a private cellar tour. The Winelands region is also incredibly beautiful, with the vineyards woven through spectacular mountain ranges. Stop for lunch in Franschhoek, which is the gourmet capital of South Africa, and soak up the surroundings while enjoying some first rate cuisine. ...read less

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6

Cape Town – Mpumalanga

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Mpumalanga. Upon arrival, transfer to the game lodge.

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Mpumalanga. Upon arrival, transfer to the game lodge.

Day
7

First day on safari

First Day on Safari: Open safari vehicles with seating for between 6 and 12 visitors head out into the wild under the expert guidance of experienced rangers and insightful trackers. Guests are able to get in close contact with Africa's most exciting wildlife species, and are presented with unparalleled photographic opportunities. Early morning game drive heads out as the sun rises and the bush stirs to life. The ranger and tracker teams search for animals by tracking their spoor, and by listening for the tell-tale signs of activity. The bush has its own language, and it is fascinating to watch those who possess the tools to encode it.

Late afternoon game drive commences as the sun burns its way towards the horizon. The animals are now getting more active, many preparing for the great hunt after dark. After sundowners, the drive continues with the aid of powerful spotlights which reveal nocturnal species in another world. On average, approximately 6 hours of game drives per day.
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Exploring endemic wildlife

Another Safari day starting with morning game drive, followed by free time and late afternoon game drive. Each day will differ in the animals that may be near or ask the tracker to search out animals which have not been seen yet.

Another Safari day starting with morning game drive, followed by free time and late afternoon game drive. Each day will differ in the animals that may be near or ask the tracker to search out animals which have not been seen yet.

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9

Final day on safari

Last Safari day and last chance to see these remarkable animals in the wild. One never knows what amazing moment will be witnessed.

Last Safari day and last chance to see these remarkable animals in the wild. One never knows what amazing moment will be witnessed.

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10

Flight to Victoria Falls via Mpumalanga

After the morning activity and breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival at the airport transfer to the hotel in Victoria Falls or Livingstone. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings. Overnight in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.

After the morning activity and breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival at the airport transfer to the hotel in Victoria Falls or Livingstone. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings. Overnight in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.

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11

Tour of Victoria Falls

After breakfast, set off on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls – now in its 150 Millionth fantastic year - reaches its zenith around May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is nature’s supreme masterpiece.
En route, observe the ‘Big Tree’ where a photography stop will be made. Journey through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the falls, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. Overnight in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.
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12

Elephant back safari

This morning, enjoy an extraordinary and exhilarating journey along ancient game trails seated comfortably on the back of nature’s true “king of the beasts” – the elephant! Experience an age old tradition while silently exploring the magnificent Victoria Falls National Park, part of a World Heritage Site in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy sightings of waterbuck, white rhino, zebra, giraffe and other forms of plains game as well as breathtaking gorge views from elephant-back. The unique view of the spray of the Victoria Falls, a mere 3km (~2 miles) away, will ensure this moment stays for all time.


Be witness to this mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and elephant in modern day Africa. Sunrise and sunset Victoria Falls Elephant Back Safaris are run daily, promising much more than just a game-viewing experience, but rather a closer insight into the world’s largest land mammal, the African Elephant. Overnight in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.
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13

Day trip to Chobe

After breakfast, the Chobe Day trip departs to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Transfer to the Kazungula border to meet a Botswanan guide. From here proceed straight to the morning game viewing along the Chobe River. Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. The morning cruise ends at around 12.30hrs followed by lunch at a hotel overlooking the river.


After lunch, board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. After the game drive, go back to the Kazungula Border to meet the Zimbabwean/Zambian guide for a return transfer to Victoria Falls, arriving at approximately 18.30hrs.
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14

International flight home via Cape Town

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a connection to Cape Town and flight home or continue with the Yampu Tours add-on of choice.

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a connection to Cape Town and flight home or continue with the Yampu Tours add-on of choice.

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Kruger National Park, Kruger Park, Limpopo, South Africa

Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Kazungula, Southern, Zambia

Places You'll See

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    Cape Town

    As Africa’s most popular tourist destination, Cape Town has much to offer. From its natural features such as Table Mountain, or Hout Bay with its views of the Atlantic Ocean, to its cultural attractions and several hundred shops, it has something for everyone. The Two Oceans aquarium is a popular destination, with its large viewing windows and seven exhibition galleries.

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    Kruger National Park

    Get the real safari experience at the Kruger National Park, one of South Africa’s largest game reserves. The offers a chance to see some of the 500 plus species of wild birds, nearly 150 species of large mammals including all of the Big Five game animals, and over 100 species of reptiles including the black mamba. There’s even a 9-hole golf course.

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    Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

    Adventurers and sightseers alike can enjoy a visit to Victoria Falls. Go canoeing on the river above the falls for a relaxing way to enjoy the wildlife, or a take a beautiful sunset cruise. For a little more action try white water rafting on the river below the falls. Take a helicopter ride over the falls, or stay on land and visit the Victoria Falls Hotel for High Tea.

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    Victoria Falls (Zambia/Livingstone)

    Twice the height of the Niagara Falls and the world’s largest curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls will not disappoint. The falls offer many experiences that are once in a lifetime. From bungee jumping to looking over the falls from the water just inches away from the official drop, Victoria Falls is a must!

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Cape Town : Inn on the Square

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Fire & Ice

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Kruger National Park : Tydon Safari Camp

Livingstone (Zambia) : Thorn Tree Lodge

4 Star Properties

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Victoria Junction

Cape Town : Adderley Hotel (Waterfront)

Cape Town : The Vineyard (Newlands)

Cape Town : Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Kruger National Park : Arathusa Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) : Ilala Lodge

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) : Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Suites

Livingstone : Stanley Safari Lodge (Baobab Cottage)

Victoria Falls (Zambia) : Tongabezi Lodge

5 Star Properties

Cape Town : Cape Royale

Cape Town : Taj Cape Town

Cape Town : Cape Grace

Kruger National Park : Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) : Victoria Falls Hotel

Luxury Properties

Cape Town : One & Only

Cape Town : Table Bay Hotel

Kruger National Park : Singita Sweni Lodge

Chobe National Park : Chobe Game Lodge

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) : Zambezi Crescent Victoria Falls River Lodge

Testimonials

Peter C.

Traveled May, 2013

We all loved Cape Town and Franschoek

We’re on our last day at Kagga Kamma and I wanted to let you know that we are having a great time and everything is according to plan. We all loved Cape Town and Franschoek. While we were unsure about KK when we arrived, it has turned out to be a great experience. Just today we saw ostrich, eland, wildebeest, red hartebeest, zebra, botinbok, Springbok and cave paintings. Ted and i are taking the ATV’s this afternoon. It is a huge reserve here. The weather today is sunny and cool. Off to the airport in early morning to fly to Kruger. Hopefully the last leg of our trip will be as good as the first.

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Peter H.

Traveled January, 2016

It is difficult to put into words how much we enjoyed our holiday

It is difficult to put into words how much we enjoyed our holiday. We were both a little nervous having heard a number of negative reports about potential problems in South Africa, but we never felt ill at ease, and the people we met were all extremely friendly and helpful. The scenery is breathtaking, and we both want to go back and explore some more. Thank you again for organizing another fantastic holiday for us!

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Bill

Traveled May, 2012

We had an amazing time

We had an amazing time. Africa exceeded every expectation that we had. The weather was outstanding, the food was good. The guides (with the exception of Johannesburg) were great. I only wound up taking 687 pictures. I’m now trying to get these into my computer and into a file that I can send to my friends. They all want to see what we experienced. I have mentioned Yampu several times to friends, telling them how pleased we were with your services. We won’t hesitate to recommend you and Yampu in the future. Thanks for playing such a great role in making this a most unforgettable vacation.

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