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13 days - October 14-26, 2017
$4500 ppdo Includes airfare from JFK
and all taxes!

Day 1: DEPART NEW YORK
Your journey to exotic Africa starts with a morning flight from JFK Airport.


Beautiful Table Mountain, Cape Town

Day 2: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Afternoon arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest and most spectacular city.  Relax at your first class hotel--rest of the day at leisure.  SOUTHERN CAPE SUN HOTEL


Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Day 3:  CAPE TOWN 
On this morning’s city tour, ride by cable car to the top of Table Mountain for glorious city and bay views.  Descend and travel through the Malay Quarter and the city center toward the Milnerton Lighthouse for a chance to view and photograph mountain vistas from a distance.  Sightseeing ends at the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, filled with restaurants and cafes, craft shops, and a sprawling mall.  Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.  (B,D)


Day 4 & 5: CAPE TOWN 
Two leisure days.  Sheltered beneath the familiar shape of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a perfect city to explore on your own.  You may wish to take our full day optional excursion the Cape Peninsula to admire the breathtaking views at the Cape of Good Hope Natural Reserve, or to the celebrated Winelands.  (B)


Petting Cheetahs

Day 6:  CAPE TOWN/VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
This morning, fly via Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  You will be met and assisted to your deluxe hotel.  At sunset, enjoy refreshments aboard A.C.T.’s  private Sundowner Cruise, on the Zambezi River.  Keep your eyes open on this safari cruise for crocodiles, hippos, and other wildlife! VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE (B)


Victoria Falls

Day 7:  VICTORIA FALLS. 
This morning, take a guided walking tour of mighty Victoria Falls, a.k.a. “The Eighth Wonder of the World.”    Then, opt to cross the famous bridge spanning the Zambezi River and enter the nation of Zambia.  Here you can view the Falls from a different perspective, as well as visit the Livingston Museum.  From your hotel at Vic Falls, you may wish to sign up for a "Walking With Lions" adventure, or dine at an outdoor "Boma."  (B)

Day 8: VICTORIA FALLS. 
A free day is yours to enjoy this interesting town.  You may opt to visit the local African village, take an elephant safari, ride a helicopter above the Falls, or visit the historic Victoria Falls Hotel.  Your own hotel, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, cited in both Conde Naste and Travel & Leisure magazines as one of the top lodges on the continent, has a private watering hole that attracts animals during the day and night!  (B)


Safari Vehicle

Day 9: VICTORIA FALLS/BOTSWANA.
Cross the border into Botswana.  Proceed to your Superior First Class Lodge.  In the afternoon, embark on a safari cruise down the Chobe River.  Return to the lodge for dinner.  CHOBE MOWANA LODGE  (B,D)

Day 10:  BOTSWANA/NAMIBIA/BOTSWANA.
Botswana is Africa’s nature paradise and is still relatively undiscovered.  Chobe National Park has great herds of elephants and  Cape buffalo, as well as lions and leopards.  This morning, take an exciting game drive in an open vehicle.  Return to the lodge for lunch, then cross the Chobe river to visit a real African village centered around a giant baobob tree on Impalia Island, on Namibia’s Captiva Strip. he day.  (B,L,D)

Day 11: BOTSWANA/ VICTORIA FALLS/JOHANNESBURG
Enjoy an early morning game drive in open vehicle.  Return to the lodge for breakfast, then cross the border to Zimbabwe's airport for your flight back to Johannesburg, South Africa’s legislative capital.  You will be met and escorted to your 1st Class hotel.  Celebrate your memories at our farewell banquet tonight.  GARDEN COURT SANDTON CITY HOTEL  (B,D)

Day 12: JOHANNESBURG/DEPART AFRICA
Morning at leisure.  Optional tour of Soweto, township where Apartheid movement started and home to Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond TuTu. This afternoon, transfer to the airport for your non-stop flight back to the U.S.  (B)

Day 13: U.S.A. 
Arrive in New York’s JFK International Airport at approximately 6:00 a.m.


 

$4500 includes all this:

Roundtrip airfare from New York’s JFK Airport aboard South African Airlines, plus intra-African flights including taxes and security fees.  Fly roundtrip from Los Angeles for just $295 more!

Accommodations in deluxe and first class hotels and safari lodges (no tents)

Four game drives and safari cruises, in Botswana's Chobe Game Reserve and on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe

Visit a Namibian village on Impalila Island and view spectacular Victoria Falls from both Zimbabwe and Zambia

Comprehensive sightseeing tours in all five countries by professional English-speaking guides

15 meals, inc. daily breakfasts, welcome & farewell dinners in South Africa, plus 1 lunch & 2 dinners in Botswana

 

 
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