2018 April Rainbow Safari to South Africa

(April 9 – 19, 2018 (9 Days/8 Nights in South Africa)

With Optional Extension to Victoria Falls

April 18 – 22, 2018 (4 Days/3 Nights in Southern Africa)

With Optional Extension to Chobe

April 21 – 24, 2018 (3 Days/2 Nights in Botswana)

 

Location Visited 

  • South Africa – Cape Town and Safari
    • 4 Nights Cape Town
    • 4 Nights Private Game Reserve in Greater Kruger Park
      • Meals Included
        • 8 Breakfast
        • 4 Lunches
        • 4 Dinner

 

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

 

  • Optional Chobe Extension
    • 2 Nights Chobe, Botswana
      • 2 Breakfast
      • 2 Lunches
      • 2 Dinner

 

Costs of 2018 Rainbow Safari to South Africa with Optional Victoria Falls & Chobe Extensions

  • South Africa – Cape Town and Kruger National Park Land Portion:
    • From US$3520.00 per person sharing (From US$4715.00 Single)
  • Optional Victoria Falls Extension Land Portion:
    • From US$1380.00 per person sharing (From US$1435.00 Single)
  • Cost of South Africa & Victoria Falls Land Portion:
    • From US$4900.00 per person sharing (From US$6150.00 Single)
  • Optional Chobe Extension Land Portion:
    • From US$1095.00 per person sharing (From US$1290.00 Single)
  • TOTAL Cost of Land Portion – South Africa, Victoria Falls & Chobe Extension:
    • From US$5595.00 per person sharing (From US$7440.00 Single)

 

PLEASE NOTE: The above prices are based on anticipated 2018 rates and are subject to change should there be a significant
increase in supplier rates. The above prices are also subject to change should there be a significant change in the exchange
rate. The prices of all portions of this trip are based on 18 travelers participating.

Included:

  • This is a privately 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
  • 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.

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

 

Daily Itinerary

  • Monday, April 9, 2018 – Depart from the U.S.A. for South Africa

 

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – Cape Town – 4 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 Portswood Hotel, conveniently located on the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Check into your standard room for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis. Enjoy a free evening, with dinner on your own account.

 

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Cape Town – Table Mountain/City Tour/Hout Bay – 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 permit travel in the Cable Car). 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 highlights of this beautiful Mother City including Bo-Kaap or “Malay Quarter”, a living cultural museum. Your guide will recommend one of the local restaurants for lunch (on your own account). Next will be a visit to the Original T-Bag Designs, a local community project in Hout Bay, before heading to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden for exploration. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel. Enjoy a free evening, with dinner on your own account.

 

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Cape Town – Cape Point – B
    • After breakfast depart from your hotel and travel along the beautiful coast and 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. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant overlooking False Bay, on your own account. After lunch visit the local African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. On your way back to town, stop in Simons Town, South Africa’s Naval Base, to visit the statue of “Just Nuisance” and hear the story about this legend. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel. Enjoy a free evening, with dinner on your own account.

 

  • Friday, April 13, 2018 – Cape Town – Winelands – B
    • After breakfast, depart for a Full-Day Winelands Tour. Visit this beautiful part of the Western Cape and enjoy all it has to offer. Journey to the small town of Franschhoek for a visit to the Huguenot Museum. You will then see the Taal Monument in Paarl from where you will have beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Visit a local wine estate to taste some of their local cheeses and wines. Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant (on your own account). You will then travel to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town, for an afternoon to explore the shops and meander through this quaint town. Return to the Commodore Hotel for a free evening and dinner on your own account.

 

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Kapama Private Game Reserve in Greater Kruger – 4 Nights – B/L/D
    • After an early breakfast, check out of your hotel and be transferred to the Cape Town Airport. 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 Kapama River Lodge in the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Check into your standard suite for 4 nights. Enjoy lunch and your first game drive that afternoon.

 

  • Sunday , April 15, 2018 – Kapama Private Game Reserve – B/L/D
    • Expect an early wake-up call. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a rusk before departing for your morning game drive. This is probably the most beautiful part of the day; experiencing the early morning in the African Bush and seeing the sunrise. Stop along the way for some tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and rusks. Return to the lodge for breakfast. During the day, there is ample free time to go on a guided walking safari, sunbathe by the pool, or participate in the optional activities listed below at your own cost. In the 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 sunset over the distant Drakensberg Mountains. As darkness descends, continue the game drive while the tracker scans the landscape with a spotlight to pick out the glinting eyes of nocturnal animals. Return to the lodge for dinner.
      • Optional Activities during your visit at the Kapama Private Game Reserve (Additional Cost):
        • Tour the Endangered Species Center
        • Learn about the incredible conservation efforts to rehabilitate populations of African species which might otherwise go into extinction.
        • Have the opportunity to see the rehabilitated animals including cheetahs, wild dogs, and rhinos that have been saved from poachers.
        • Relax & enjoy the Spa at the Kapama Wellness Center

 

  • Monday & Tuesday , April 16 & 17, 2018 – Kapama Private Game Reserve – B/L/D
    • Each of the full days at the Private Game Reserve will include all meals and twice daily game drives. Your highly-qualified safari ranger will drive you through Kapama’s Private Game Reserve in a ten-passenger, topless land rover vehicle with the help of a skilled tracker to optimize your game viewing experience. Although the leopard can be elusive, you will have the possibility of seeing the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo – and witnessing their way of life.

 

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Depart for Home OR Proceed with Optional Extension to Victoria Falls – B
    • Enjoy your last game drive in Kapama Game Reserve. After breakfast, check out of the lodge and be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport by your game ranger. Check in for your flight to Johannesburg. EITHER – Upon arrival in Johannesburg at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, check in for your flight back to the U.S.A., arriving back in the U.S. the following day, Thursday, April 19, 2018. OR – Proceed with the Optional Victoria Falls Extension …..

 

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

  • CONTINUED …Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Johannesburg – 1 Night
    • Upon arrival in Johannesburg at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, collect your luggage and walk to the City Lodge O.R. Tambo which is conveniently located next to the airport. Check in for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis. Dinner is on your own account.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 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, travel to the Zambezi River for an unforgettable luxury Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi Royal. Enjoy the abundant wildlife 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.
  • Friday , April 20, 2018 – Victoria Falls – B/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 your leisure. During your stay at this lodge, you will meet with a local historian who will tell you the story of David Livingstone. At 7:00 pm, be transferred to the Boma for an enjoyable and festive evening with a traditional dinner and live entertainment. Return to the lodge for overnight.
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Depart for Home OR Proceed with Optional Extension to Chobe – B
    • EITHER – Enjoy breakfast and check out, 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, Sunday, April 22, 2018. OR – Proceed with the Optional Chobe Extension …..

 

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO CHOBE, BOTSWANA

  • CONTINUED …Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Chobe, Botswana – 2 Nights – L/D
    • After breakfast and check out, be picked up from the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to be transferred across the border to your lodge in Chobe (either The 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 boat cruise on the Chobe River. You will have the chance of seeing copious game such as hippos, elephants, and crocodile, as well as abundant bird life. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 – Chobe – 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 number of elephants 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 that overlooks the waterhole. After lunch and a rest, depart for your afternoon sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

  • Monday, April 23, 2018 – 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. Photographic opportunities are fabulous for this portion of the trip. Return to the lodge for breakfast before checking out and departing for the airport. Check in for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, check in for your flight back to the U.S.A.

 

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Arrive back in the U.S.A.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The above daily itinerary is preliminary and therefore subject to change. If any major changes occur in advance of your departure, you will be notified by Ntaba African Safaris. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your guide/ leader.