2017 October Highlights of South Africa

October 9 – 17, 2017 (7 Days/6 Nights in South Africa)

With Optional Extension to Victoria Falls

October 16 – 20, 2017 (4 Days/3 Nights in Southern Africa)

With Optional Extension to Chobe

October 19 – 22, 2017 (3 Days/2 Nights in Botswana)

 

Location Visited

  • South Africa
    • 3 Nights Cape Town
    • 3 Nights Private Game Reserve in Greater Kruger Park
      • Meals Included
        • 6 Breakfast
        • 3 Lunches
        • 3 Dinners

 

  • Optional Victoria Falls Extension
    • 1 Night Johannesburg, South Africa
    • 2 Nights Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
      • Meals Included 
        • 3 Breakfasts
        • 1 Lunch
        • 2 Dinners

 

  • Optional Chobe Extension
    • 2 Nights Chobe, Botswana
      • Meals Included
        • 2 Breakfast
        • 2 Lunches
        • 2 Dinners

 

Costs of 2017 October Highlights of Southern Africa Safari with Optional Chobe Extension

  • South Africa Land Portion:
    • From US$ 3025.00 per person sharing (US$ 3960.00 Single)
  • Optional Victoria Falls Extension Land Portion:
    • From US$1390.00 per person sharing (From US$1560.00 Single)
  • TOTAL Cost of Land Portion – South Africa & Victoria Falls:
    • From US$4415.00 per person sharing (From US$5520.00 Single)

 

Optional Chobe Extension Land Portion: SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY!

  • From US$ 1045.00 per person sharing (From US$ 1130.00 Single) (if group stays at Safari Lodge)
  • From US$ 1195.00 per person sharing (From US$ 1450.00 Single) (The Garden Lodge)
  • From US$ 1540.00 per person sharing (From US$ 1860.00 Single) (Elephant Valley Lodge)

 

TOTAL Cost of Land Portion of South Africa, Victoria Falls & Chobe Extension:

  • From US$ 5460.00 per person sharing (From US$ 6650.00 Single) (if group stays at Safari Lodge)
  • From US$ 5610.00 per person sharing (From US$ 6970.00 Single) (The Garden Lodge)
  • From US$ 5955.00 per person sharing (From US$ 7380.00 Single) (Elephant Valley Lodge)

 

PLEASE NOTE: The above prices are subject to change should there be a significant change in the exchange rate. The cost depends on the room types booked and on the Chobe Lodge booked. The prices of all portions of this trip are based on 12 travelers participating.


Included:

  • This is a private and guided tour
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=Breakfast/L=Lunch/D=Dinner)
  • Entrance fees as per activities on itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Transfers and ground transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Game activities as per itinerary
  • Drinks are included at the Elephant Valley Lodge if staying there for the Optional Chobe Extension
  • Baggage Handling

 

Excluded:

  • All International and domestic (US and Africa) airline tickets and applicable airport fees and taxes
  • Extra Entrance fees to tourist attractions, activities or attractions not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any other tours or tourist entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extra transport or transfers, taxi fares, after hours’ transport
  • Extra optional activities while in the game reserves
  • Visa for Zimbabwe (obtainable upon entry into Zimbabwe – US$30.00 per person – subject to change)
  • Personal, Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Individual Tips or gratuities
  • All costs of a personal nature: Telephone calls, bar bills, drinks, room service, laundry, refreshments, snacks, curios, gifts, etc.

NOTE ON FLIGHTS: Ntaba African Safaris will assist you in booking your flights. Please contact us for further details

 


Daily Itinerary

  • Monday, October 9, 2017 – Depart from the U.S.A. for South Africa

 

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – Cape Town – 3 nights
    • Arrive at the Johannesburg Airport. Go through passport control and customs, and check in for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the Cape Town Airport, be met by your driver/guide and transferred to your hotel in Cape Town, the Commodore Hotel, conveniently located on the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Check into your Standard Room for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.

 

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017– Cape Town – Table Mountain/City Tour/Wine Estate – B
    • After breakfast, visit Table Mountain via the Cable Car (weather permitting), the World’s new Seventh Wonder, or visit Signal Hill (if weather does not allow visit to Table Mountain’s summit). Visit Jewel Africa for a diamond cutting demonstration. You will also find exquisitely unique hand crafted jewelry pieces, authentic African craft, décor and gift items. Have a City Tour and see some of the places of interest in South Africa’s “Mother City” such as Bokaap before proceeding to the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine estate in South Africa, for a cellar tour and a wine tasting of some of their locally grown wines. You will have lunch at the local restaurant (on your own account). In the afternoon, visit Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, a local community project. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your own account and can be enjoyed at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants on the V&A Waterfront.

 

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Cape Town – Cape Point/Kirstenbosch – B
    • After breakfast depart from your hotel and travel along the beautiful coast. Continue travelling along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive. Visit Cape Point, the most south-western point of the African Continent. Walk to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean and the surrounding area. Next, visit the local African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. Continue to Simon’s Town, South Africa’s Naval Base, to have lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the harbour and False Bay, on your own account. In the afternoon, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this beautiful garden and the diverse selection of local plants and flowers. At the exit of the garden is a gift shop worth browsing through. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your own account.

 

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 – Private Game Reserve – 3 nights – B/L/D
    • After breakfast, check in for your flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in the Greater Kruger Park. Upon arrival at the Hoedspruit Airport, be met by your game ranger and transferred in your open safari vehicle to the River Lodge in the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Check into your Standard Suites for 3 nights. Enjoy lunch and your first game drive that afternoon. You will have the chance to see the Big 5 – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Each of the full days at the Private Game Reserve will include: All meals and two daily game drives in 10-passenger open Landrover vehicles with your skilled ranger and tracker to find the animals of Africa for you to admire. This is Big 5 Country…..Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo all of which are possible to see during your stay at this private game reserve. Each morning, expect an early wakeup call and gather for refreshments before heading out at first light. The “big cats” may still be around after their night of hunting. During the day, there is ample free time go on a guided walking safari, to relax or be treated at the local Spa. Late afternoon, convene for high tea, before departing for the day’s second African Bush Safari. Enjoy a sundowner drink along the way, get out of the vehicle to stretch your legs, and watch the sun go down over the distant Drakensberg Mountains. As darkness descends, it’s time to continue the Game Drive to let the tracker scan the landscape with a spotlight picking out the glinting eyes of nocturnal animals. Return to the lodge for dinner.
      • Optional Activities during your visit at the Kapama Private Game Reserve: Endangered Species Center Relax & enjoy the Spa at the Kapama Wellness Center

 

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Private Game Reserve – B/L/D
    • Get up early for a game drive. Stop along the way for some refreshments. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Enjoy the day at leisure or join your skilled game ranger on a guided walking safari. Extra optional activities and pampering at the local spa available at your own cost. Enjoy lunch and some more relaxing before departing for your afternoon/evening game drive. Return to lodge for dinner.

 

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 – Private Game Reserve – B/L/D
    • Full day in the game reserve, enjoying game drives and relaxing. Optional extra activities are available on own account.

 

  • Monday, October 16, 2017 –Depart for U.S.A OR Proceed with Extension to Victoria Falls – 1 Night – B
    • After your morning game drive and breakfast, check out and be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. EITHER Upon arrival in Johannesburg, check in for your flight back to the U.S.A., arriving back in the U.S. the following day, Tuesday, October 17. OR Proceed with Optional Victoria Falls Extension…

 

Optional Extension to Victoria Falls October 16 – 20, 2017 (4 Days/3 Nights in Southern Africa)

  • CONTINUED… Monday, October 16, 2017 – Johannesburg – 1 Night
    • Upon arrival in Johannesburg, check into the City Lodge O.R. Tambo for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis. This hotel is conveniently located next to the airport. Dinner is on your own account and can be enjoyed at the restaurant located in the City Lodge.

 

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Victoria Falls – 2 nights – B/D
    • After breakfast check in for your flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Be sure to have your $30.00 in cash to pay for your Zimbabwe Visa when you arrive at the Victoria Falls Airport. Be met at the airport and transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to check in for 2 nights. You can order a light lunch at the Lodge (on your own account). In the afternoon, transfer to the Zambezi River for an unforgettable luxury Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi Royal. Enjoy the abundant wild life and bird life and the beautiful sunset scenes. Wine and savory refreshments will be served along the way. Return to the lodge for dinner served at 7:00 pm.

 

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Victoria Falls – B/L/D
    • Enjoy your breakfast, overlooking the waterhole below the lodge. You might see various animals visit the waterhole. After breakfast, tour the spectacular Victoria Falls. Visit the local craft market, then be transferred to the Lookout Point for lunch on own account. You will also have the opportunity to participate in some optional activities on your own account, such as the gorge swing or the Flying Fox. Be returned to the lodge for an afternoon at leisure. At 7 pm, be transferred to the Boma for an enjoyable evening with a traditional Dinner and live entertainment. Return to the lodge for overnight.

 

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Depart for Home OR Proceed with Optional Extension to Chobe – B
    • Enjoy breakfast at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, overlooking the water hole. After breakfast, check out of your rooms. EITHER Be transferred to the airport to check in for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, check in for your flight back to the U.S.A., arriving back in the U.S. the following day. OR Proceed with the Optional Chobe Extension …..

 

Optional Extension to Chobe October 19 – 22, 2017 (3 Days/2 Nights in Botswana)

  • CONTINUED … Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Chobe, Botswana – 2 Nights – L/D
    • Be picked up from the Lodge to be transferred across the border to your lodge in Chobe (either Chobe Safari Lodge, the Garden Lodge or the Elephant Valley Lodge). Check in for 2 nights. Enjoy lunch before departing for your afternoon game activity, a sunset game cruise on the Chobe River. You will have the chance of seeing abundant game such as hippos, elephants, and crocodile, as well as abundant bird life. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

  • Friday, October 20, 2017 – Chobe, Botswana – B/L/D
    • Get up early for your morning game drive in the Chobe National Park. The Chobe National Park is known for its large numbers of elephant and for its prolific bird life. Your will also see other game, including the Puku, an antelope endemic to this region. Return to your lodge for breakfast. Enjoy the day, relaxing around the pool overlooking the waterhole. After lunch and a rest, depart for your afternoon sunset game cruise on the Chobe River. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Departure Day – B
    • In the morning, enjoy a morning boat cruise on the Chobe River. You are bound to see elephant and other game on the banks of the river, and hippos in the water. The bird life is prolific and photographic opportunities are fabulous. Return to the lodge for breakfast, before checking out and departing for the airport to check in for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, check in for your flight back to the U.S.A.

 

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 – Arrive back in the U.S.A.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The above daily itinerary is preliminary and therefore subject to change.