Gemma has been travelling to Africa for over 30 years and has been with African Travel Specialists for the last 14 years. As Reservations Manager, she has travelled extensively throughout Africa including escorting tours to Kenya and Tanzania. She is excited to be leading this safari and to open up your eyes to Africa.
About this trip
This 14 day safari offers some of the best of Southern Africa. Discover South Africa and Zimbabwe, with amazing scenery, fascinating history and superb wildlife. Explore the beautiful city of Cape Town, with the fabulous Table Mountain. Afterwards, continue to Zimbabwe, with the iconic Victoria Falls and the excellent game viewing in Kruger and Hwange National Parks. Who better to escort this than Gemma who has a passion for Africa and a love of sharing her knowledge of this continent.
• 13 nights 4 – 5 star accommodation on a twin share basis • Meals as indicated (B, L, D) • Locally branded drinks at Verney’s Camp • Soft drinks and water on game drives at Kapama • Games drives as per itinerary • Dinner cruise on Zambezi River • Internal flights included • All airport transfers
All pricing is per person based on twin share. Package is valid for sale between 18th October, 2019 and 31st January, 2020. Set departure date. Package may be withdrawn or extended at any time without notice. All segments of the package are subject to availability and seasonal surcharges apply. Package excludes international flights, visas, airport taxes, tips and gratuities, personal expense items, medical insurance, evacuation cover or travel insurance. Package subject to change without notice. Valid for new bookings only and not valid with any other offer. If paying by credit card, credit card fees will apply. For full terms and conditions please contact African Travel Specialists.
Upon arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to the PORTSWOOD HOTEL for your four-night stay.
Day 2Cape Town
This morning you will be taken on a guided tour of the historical and cultural sights of Cape Town. See St. George’s Cathedral, walk through the lush Company Gardens, and explore the vibrant Bo-Kaap area, also known as the Cape Malay quarter. You will also have the chance, weather permitting, to visit Table Mountain. Later in the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a restaurant in the V & A Waterfront. (B, D)
Day 3Cape Town
Today you will enjoy a full day guided tour of the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a picturesque drive along the Atlantic coast that will take
you through the suburbs of Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay, regarded as the best-kept secrets of Cape Town. Afterwards, take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (at additional cost and time permitting) to see the Cape Fur Seals and travel to Cape Point, a stunning rocky promontory where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Take the scenic route back to Cape Town, stopping at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. (B, L)
Day 4Cape Town
After breakfast, board a ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years. On arrival, you will be taken on a tour inside the prison where you will learn about the former political prisoners held there and the history of the island. Afterwards, the afternoon is free to explore on your own before enjoying a dinner and show at the Gold Restaurant. (B, D)
Day 5Cape Town – Kapama Private Game Reserve
This morning you will be transferred to Cape Town airport in time to board your onward flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to KAPAMA RIVER LODGE for your three-night stay. (B, L, D)
Days 6 – 7Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama River Lodge is set on a bend of the Kapama River bordering the Kruger National Park. Explore this game-rich area on twice daily game drives to see lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and a huge variety of plains game. (B, L, D)
Day 8Panorama Route
After breakfast, depart the lodge and begin your guided tour of the Panorama Route. See the impressive Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Halfway through the journey, explore the craft markets and enjoy a light lunch with a soft drink. Arrive at the HIPPO HOLLOW HOTEL in the evening where dinner is provided. (B, L, D)
This morning you will be transferred to Nelspruit airport in time to board your onward flight to Livingstone. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred across the border into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the lodge. Two nights at VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE. (B, D)
Day 10Victoria Falls
This morning you will be taken on a tour of Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”). The rest of the day at leisure before enjoying a late afternoon cruise with drinks and dinner on the Zambezi river. (B, D)
Day 11Victoria Falls – Hwange National Park
Today you will be transferred by road to Hwange National Park. Upon arrival, check into VERNEY’S CAMP for your three-night stay. Hwange National Park is famous for its large concentration of animals, especially elephant. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive. (B, L, D)
Days 12 – 13Hwange National Park
Enjoy two game drives daily. Bushwalks are included subject to availability. (B, L, D)
Days 14Hwange National Park – Victoria Falls Airport
This morning you will be transferred by road back to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your onward flight. (B)