There is no question that ‘luxury’ reaches new heights in Africa. When it comes to exclusivity nothing can compete with a million private acres in pure untouched wilderness, which you may share with as few as 16 other guests. Staff who caters lovingly to your every wish with the warmth of an African family. Professional guides trained to keep you safe and inform you about your magnificent new surroundings with unparalleled expertise. Style, great food, comfort, fabulous spas, private pools, dinners in the bush, and the perfection that pristine wilderness can only provide…
Southern Africa at its Finest
Day 1 LUSAKA / SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL
Upon arrival in Lusaka, you are met and transferred to the Southern Sun Hotel, conveniently located in Lusaka’s business district, and set in attractive, landscaped gardens. The guest rooms are tastefully furnished and offer every modern facility. The restaurant has a scenic view across the gardens and you can enjoy light meals by the pool as well.
Day 2-5 LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK / SAUSAGE TREE CAMP
Sausage Tree Camp is situated in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park and offers all the game and all of the luxury without all the people. There are many options during your stay at Sausage Tree. Motor boat or canoeing safaris are available from the camp anytime, and are manned by expert guides who steer you as you explore the numerous interesting channels and islands in search of the many photographic opportunities that invariably arise. Fishing for the world-renowned “Tiger fish” is also available. You also have the option to take game drives in the Lower Zambezi National Park which is remote and unspoiled with a diverse range of eco-systems, offering stunning scenery and varied wildlife viewing. Until recently it was the private reserve of Zambia’s President, so it is extremely untouched.
Day 6 & 7 LIVINGSTONE / TONGABEZI
On Day 6, you fly to Livingstone where you are met and transferred to the stunning Tongabezi Lodge. During your stay here there is a possibility that you will see herds of elephant drinking along the banks of the Zambezi and hear the hippos grunting throughout the day. Dinner each evening will be served in the stunning dining area overlooking the river. One “must” activity is viewing the magnificent Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is where the Zambezi River opens out into an extravaganza of roaring, spraying water, known to the locals as “mosi oa tunya” (the smoke that thunders). Standing before the brooding statue of David Livingstone, who in 1855 named the Falls after his Queen, part of the raging river is compressed into a massive surge of green-white water known as the Devil’s Cataract. Few sights are as awe-inspiring as this.
Day 8-10 LINYANTI WILDLIFE RESERVE / DUMA TAU CAMP
After breakfast at Tongabezi on Day 8, you are transferred by road to the Kazungula Border where you take a short boat ride across the Zambezi River to Kasane, Botswana. Here, you board a charter flight to Duma Tau Camp, situated in a prime location along the Linyanti River and within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve which consists of over 300,000 acres of prime wildlife countryside. The reserve is bordered to the north by the Linyanti River and the east by the Chobe National Park with two thirds of the Savuti Channel situated within this reserve. Elephant are one of the area’s biggest attractions as the camp is placed between two elephant corridors. Other wildlife in the area includes hippo, red lechwe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, impala, waterbuck, sable and roan. Then there are the predators – lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena and the many nocturnal animals.
Day 11-13 OKAVANGO DELTA / MOMBO CAMP
After breakfast and your morning game activity on Day 11 you are flown to Mombo Camp, situated in a private concession area on a beautiful island in the south-east of Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta. The world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta is also one of the planet’s most magnificent ecosystems. Formed by rivers that spill down from the highlands of Angola and Namibia to spread across the parched sands of the Kalahari, the Okavango offers wildlife a vast oasis. A labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and hidden channels teems with a stunning variety of wild creatures, including 450 species of birds. In what has been called “Earth’s Last Eden” crocodiles slither down papyrus-lined banks, hippos ferry their great bulk through pools, and leopard, lion and cheetah prowl in deadly silence along island paths trampled smooth by herds of elephant and buffalo. Africa’s largest populations of elephant live in the Delta and the pristine environment, plentiful food supply and low human population make for fabulous game viewing.
Day 14 & 15 OKAVANGO DELTA / XARANNA TENTED CAMP
On the morning of Day 14 you are transferred to a different section of the Delta to Xaranna Tented Camp. Xaranna Camp overlooks a permanent lagoon of the Okavango Delta in 62 000 acres of pristine wilderness that is shared by only 18 guests. The Camp boasts breathtaking views of the channel, providing guests with a water and wilderness experience that combines the best of what the Okavango has to offer.
Birders should watch out for the elusive Pel’s fishing owl, while the semi-aquatic red lechwe and the seldom seen roan antelope are endemic to the area. Huge herds of buffalo, numbering up to 220 individuals from calves to impressive old bulls, are frequently encountered. Guests are able to experience this irresistible combination of water and wildlife on twice-daily game-drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, mokoro and powerboat excursions. Bush walks provide an opportunity to explore the surrounding areas and encounter animals on foot, while night drives give a fascinating glimpse into the busy nocturnal activities of the Delta.
Day 15 JOHANNESBURG / HYATT REGENCY HOTEL
Today you are chartered to Maun where you board South African Airways flight #8301 departing at 2:00PM for Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg at 3:40PM, you are met and transferred by private vehicle to The Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Hyatt is located north of Johannesburg in the leafy, cosmopolitan suburb of Rosebank, one of Johannesburg’s most important social and business districts. Characterized by a unique blend of elegance, modernity and inspiring, regional works of art, the Hyatt Regency Hotel provides you with a luxurious haven.
Day 16 DEPARTURE
Depart from Johannesburg.Note: This is just an example of custom itineraries that we can design for you. For additional itinerary options, please contact us.