Luxury camping South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe

13 Day Trip
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Per Day Budget $ 722
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$$$$ $750+
  • Visit the city of Cape Town, famous for the views from its Table Mountain. Explore the city’s intriguing heritage and culture.
  • Go for safari in the Okavango Delta with both land and water-based game viewing, and stay at two iconic lodges as you experience nature at its finest.
  • Relax on the banks of the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls, laze by the pool or sip cocktails as you soak in the breathtaking scenery.
  • Go on exciting adventure activities in the lap of exotic nature, including white water rafting, canoeing, and elephant safaris.

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 01 : Arrival in Cape Town

    On arrival at Cape Town airport, look out for our representative. They will be holding a name-board with your surname on it.  They will then transfer you from the airport to your hotel. This will take approx. 30 minutes depending on traffic.

    Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 02-04 : Cape Town

    Cape Town is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. Cradled by Table Mountain, it has immense charm and historical interest whilst its unique cultural blend; part African, part European and part Asian, makes for a cosmopolitan dining experience. Take the cable car or walk up Table Mountain, visit the colorful Malay quarter or meander through the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Browse through the vibrant Greenmarket Square, take a boat trip to Robben Island or simply relax on the beach. When you want to range further, the Cape Peninsula offers one of the finest coastal drives in Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. Here you might see whales breeching just off the bay or quirky African penguins on Boulder's beach.

    The charm of Cape Town is partly explained by Table Mountain, which breaks up the city into distinct areas, each with its own character and, indeed, its own weather. The city bowl basks in the dramatic shadow of the 1000-meter mountain, with its characteristic 'tablecloth' of mist rolling over the edge. The fashionable Waterfront and City Bowl areas are ideal for visitors who enjoy city life with plenty of restaurants, cafes and clubs within walking distance of your hotel. The evening shopping at the Waterfront is great if you have little time in the city.

    A five-minute drive from Camps Bay, sandwiched between the 12 Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa has enough to offer to keep you happily ensconced there all day with the top-of-the-range Spa, a breath-taking garden magically perched above the ocean, walking trails up the mountain complete with picnic spots, two heated outdoor pools and Jacuzzis.

    Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 05-08 : Okavango Delta

    Today you are collected by your guide for a private transfer to Cape Town Airport. This transfer will take approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic.

    You are met and transferred by light charter flight from Maun Airport to your Delta lodge.

    The Okavango Delta is exceedingly beautiful. A jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta is Africa's largest and most beautiful oasis - an isolated, lush green paradise with some of the richest wildlife in the world. The maze of waterways, lagoons, vast grassy plains and palm-fringed and wooded islands is home to crocodiles, hippos, elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, wild dogs, rare antelopes and around 400 bird species. But wildlife is just one of many elements that combine to make the Delta a treasure house. It is the brooding quietness of the waterways, the plaintiff cry of the African fish eagle, the Malachite kingfisher reflected in the translucent waters, the scent of the water lilies and the Okavango's glorious sunsets, which will stay with you forever.

    The Okavango Delta is ever changing. Its source lies in the highlands of Angola, an extremely wet region known as the Benguela plateau. From here the Cubango River flows south, away from the sea, gathering ever more water until it reaches Botswana, where it is known as the Okavango. Here it forms a vast, fan-shaped, astonishingly luxuriant wilderness of flood plain and forest, stream and lagoon, with the occasional large expanse of open water - the ideal breeding ground for an incredible diversity of wildlife. With the influx of the annual flood, the delta's water levels rise steadily from May onwards, reaching further and further into the Kalahari sands, with its peak level reached in August.

    Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp lies in a private Okavango Delta concession on the western border of Chief's Island and the Moremi Game Reserve. Nxabega has been beautifully hand crafted and designed so that its open-plan dining room, lounge, wildlife library, and expansive sundecks all offer unobstructed views over the beautiful and seemingly endless floodplains of the Okavango Delta.  There's an attractive swimming pool for cooling off during the warm Botswana days with sun loungers and drinks at the ready as well as expansive decks on two sides and plenty of comfortable places to sit inside and out.

    You have a choice of daily game activities in Nxabega, including meandering along the floodplains and channels by mokoro (usually in season from June to September) or tracking big game on foot or by open 4x4-safari vehicle. Nxabega means 'place of the giraffe' and these are just one of the many species found in this area such as elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, semi-aquatic lechwes, sitatungas and hippos. 343 bird species have been recorded at Nxabega with plenty of wetland species such as the African Jacana, openbilled stork and malachite kingfisher. You may even be able to spot the rare Pel's fishing owl whilst on a mokoro or boat cruise.

    Accommodation: Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 09-10 : Xaranna Okavango Lodge

    You are transferred by light charter flight from one lodge to Xaranna Okavango Lodge for 2 nights.

    The evocative mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe made from an ebony or sausage tree) trips largely take place in shallow waters and seasonal flood plains of the semi-permanent sector of the delta. Gliding along in a traditional mokoro, in total harmony with nature, with a knowledgeable guide behind you, is an experience not to be missed. Camps in the semi-permanent waters tend to offer water-based activities from June to October (exactly when varies by lodge and by season) when the water levels are highest, as well as 4x4 game drives in open vehicles and game walks. Most of the delta is divided up into private "concession areas", each with only one or two safari camps, thus ensuring exclusivity and tranquility. There are no fences so the game is free to move around naturally.

    The Xaranna concession also has some deeper channels and dense banks of papyrus and reeds. Here game viewing is predominantly by motorboat, as well as game walks with an experienced and armed guide on the delta's islands.

    Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, like the water lily from which it takes its inspiration, lies in a watery wonderland on the edge of the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. Surrounded by an exclusive 25,000 ha private wildlife concession, it offers some of the most luxurious camp accommodation in the Okavango Delta. Reachable only by boat during the high water season, Xaranna is a serene and remote camp with nine sleek and air-conditioned safari tents offering breathtaking views over the channel. Each tented suite has an indoor bath and outdoor shower, as well as a romantic sala for those essential afternoon siestas and a private plunge pool.

    Accommodation: Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 11-12 : Victoria Falls

    You are transferred by light charter flight from one lodge to Xaranna Okavango Lodge for 2 nights.

    Our representative will collect you from Kasane Airport for your private road transfer to Victoria Falls. This transfer will take approximately 1.5 hours depending on the border crossing.

    The Victoria Falls is a dramatic scenic contrast and a change of pace from the private game reserves. It is a sight not to be missed - the clouds of spray generated by this thunderous descent have resulted in a lush rain forest full of stunning wild flowers. A host of activities are centered on three separate delights: the Falls, the magnificent Zambezi River and the surrounding Zambezi National Park. To gain an overall impression of the Falls, the helicopter 'Flight of Angels' is essential. A microlight ride and bungee jumping are available for the truly daring. The Zambezi River has two characters - the wide gentle river above the Falls is the perfect place for languorous sunset boat cruises or gentle canoeing, whilst below the Falls, the more adventurous can enjoy serious white-water rafting or jet-boating. Game drives and horse riding are offered in the Zambezi National Park to view elephant and buffalo. Visitors can also sample elephant back safaris and take part in their grooming and feeding activities at the Elephant Camp.

    The Elephant Camp lies in its own private concession alongside the Zambezi gorge, near to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. This camp is situated on a hill adjacent to the Zambezi National Park and has sweeping views over the grasslands, the dramatic gorges and the spray of the Victoria Falls. The main lodge is very stylish and flows out onto a wraparound deck which overlooks a waterhole where the elephants often come to drink.

    Accommodation: The Elephant Camp at Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 13 : Departure from Victoria Falls

    Today you are transferred back to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your onward flight.

    Meals: Meals Not Included

  • Duration
    13 days
    Difficulty
    Easy
    Primary Activities
    Wildlife
    No. of travellers
    Min. 2
    Other Activities
    Wildlife, Culture and History
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
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    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Jun to Sep $ 12,100 $ 931 per day
    High Season Oct to Oct $ 12,235 $ 941 per day
    Low Season Jan to Apr $ 6,529 $ 502 per day
    Low Season May to May $ 7,682 $ 591 per day
    Low Season Nov to Dec $ 7,647 $ 588 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis at hotels mentioned or in similar category.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B -Breakfast, L –Lunch, PL – Picnic Lunch & D -Dinner).
  • Scheduled flight from
  • Services of air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers & sightseeing and tour
  • Services of English-speaking local guide
  • Services of an expert wildlife guide during safaris/game drives.
  • Inclusive of all entrances as discussed in the proposal
  • Inclusive of government bed levies and VAT
Cost Excludes
  • Domestic and International flights – happy to recommend specific flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the meal basis
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Items of a personal nature, gratuities, curios
  • All services, meals & drinks not specified above
  • Surcharge for early/late pickups for road transfers between 21:00 and 06:00 (unless flight arrival/departure times are given at time of quotation)
  • Tipping at hotels/lodges, restaurants, porters, safaris guide/drivers, local guides
Day 01 : Arrival in Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town airport, look out for our representative. They will be holding a name-board with your surname on it.  They will then transfer you from the airport to your hotel. This will take approx. 30 minutes depending on traffic.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 02-04 : Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. Cradled by Table Mountain, it has immense charm and historical interest whilst its unique cultural blend; part African, part European and part Asian, makes for a cosmopolitan dining experience. Take the cable car or walk up Table Mountain, visit the colorful Malay quarter or meander through the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Browse through the vibrant Greenmarket Square, take a boat trip to Robben Island or simply relax on the beach. When you want to range further, the Cape Peninsula offers one of the finest coastal drives in Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. Here you might see whales breeching just off the bay or quirky African penguins on Boulder's beach.

The charm of Cape Town is partly explained by Table Mountain, which breaks up the city into distinct areas, each with its own character and, indeed, its own weather. The city bowl basks in the dramatic shadow of the 1000-meter mountain, with its characteristic 'tablecloth' of mist rolling over the edge. The fashionable Waterfront and City Bowl areas are ideal for visitors who enjoy city life with plenty of restaurants, cafes and clubs within walking distance of your hotel. The evening shopping at the Waterfront is great if you have little time in the city.

A five-minute drive from Camps Bay, sandwiched between the 12 Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa has enough to offer to keep you happily ensconced there all day with the top-of-the-range Spa, a breath-taking garden magically perched above the ocean, walking trails up the mountain complete with picnic spots, two heated outdoor pools and Jacuzzis.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 05-08 : Okavango Delta

Today you are collected by your guide for a private transfer to Cape Town Airport. This transfer will take approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic.

You are met and transferred by light charter flight from Maun Airport to your Delta lodge.

The Okavango Delta is exceedingly beautiful. A jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta is Africa's largest and most beautiful oasis - an isolated, lush green paradise with some of the richest wildlife in the world. The maze of waterways, lagoons, vast grassy plains and palm-fringed and wooded islands is home to crocodiles, hippos, elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, wild dogs, rare antelopes and around 400 bird species. But wildlife is just one of many elements that combine to make the Delta a treasure house. It is the brooding quietness of the waterways, the plaintiff cry of the African fish eagle, the Malachite kingfisher reflected in the translucent waters, the scent of the water lilies and the Okavango's glorious sunsets, which will stay with you forever.

The Okavango Delta is ever changing. Its source lies in the highlands of Angola, an extremely wet region known as the Benguela plateau. From here the Cubango River flows south, away from the sea, gathering ever more water until it reaches Botswana, where it is known as the Okavango. Here it forms a vast, fan-shaped, astonishingly luxuriant wilderness of flood plain and forest, stream and lagoon, with the occasional large expanse of open water - the ideal breeding ground for an incredible diversity of wildlife. With the influx of the annual flood, the delta's water levels rise steadily from May onwards, reaching further and further into the Kalahari sands, with its peak level reached in August.

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp lies in a private Okavango Delta concession on the western border of Chief's Island and the Moremi Game Reserve. Nxabega has been beautifully hand crafted and designed so that its open-plan dining room, lounge, wildlife library, and expansive sundecks all offer unobstructed views over the beautiful and seemingly endless floodplains of the Okavango Delta.  There's an attractive swimming pool for cooling off during the warm Botswana days with sun loungers and drinks at the ready as well as expansive decks on two sides and plenty of comfortable places to sit inside and out.

You have a choice of daily game activities in Nxabega, including meandering along the floodplains and channels by mokoro (usually in season from June to September) or tracking big game on foot or by open 4x4-safari vehicle. Nxabega means 'place of the giraffe' and these are just one of the many species found in this area such as elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, semi-aquatic lechwes, sitatungas and hippos. 343 bird species have been recorded at Nxabega with plenty of wetland species such as the African Jacana, openbilled stork and malachite kingfisher. You may even be able to spot the rare Pel's fishing owl whilst on a mokoro or boat cruise.

Accommodation: Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

All Meals Included

Day 09-10 : Xaranna Okavango Lodge

You are transferred by light charter flight from one lodge to Xaranna Okavango Lodge for 2 nights.

The evocative mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe made from an ebony or sausage tree) trips largely take place in shallow waters and seasonal flood plains of the semi-permanent sector of the delta. Gliding along in a traditional mokoro, in total harmony with nature, with a knowledgeable guide behind you, is an experience not to be missed. Camps in the semi-permanent waters tend to offer water-based activities from June to October (exactly when varies by lodge and by season) when the water levels are highest, as well as 4x4 game drives in open vehicles and game walks. Most of the delta is divided up into private "concession areas", each with only one or two safari camps, thus ensuring exclusivity and tranquility. There are no fences so the game is free to move around naturally.

The Xaranna concession also has some deeper channels and dense banks of papyrus and reeds. Here game viewing is predominantly by motorboat, as well as game walks with an experienced and armed guide on the delta's islands.

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, like the water lily from which it takes its inspiration, lies in a watery wonderland on the edge of the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. Surrounded by an exclusive 25,000 ha private wildlife concession, it offers some of the most luxurious camp accommodation in the Okavango Delta. Reachable only by boat during the high water season, Xaranna is a serene and remote camp with nine sleek and air-conditioned safari tents offering breathtaking views over the channel. Each tented suite has an indoor bath and outdoor shower, as well as a romantic sala for those essential afternoon siestas and a private plunge pool.

Accommodation: Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp

All Meals Included

Day 11-12 : Victoria Falls

You are transferred by light charter flight from one lodge to Xaranna Okavango Lodge for 2 nights.

Our representative will collect you from Kasane Airport for your private road transfer to Victoria Falls. This transfer will take approximately 1.5 hours depending on the border crossing.

The Victoria Falls is a dramatic scenic contrast and a change of pace from the private game reserves. It is a sight not to be missed - the clouds of spray generated by this thunderous descent have resulted in a lush rain forest full of stunning wild flowers. A host of activities are centered on three separate delights: the Falls, the magnificent Zambezi River and the surrounding Zambezi National Park. To gain an overall impression of the Falls, the helicopter 'Flight of Angels' is essential. A microlight ride and bungee jumping are available for the truly daring. The Zambezi River has two characters - the wide gentle river above the Falls is the perfect place for languorous sunset boat cruises or gentle canoeing, whilst below the Falls, the more adventurous can enjoy serious white-water rafting or jet-boating. Game drives and horse riding are offered in the Zambezi National Park to view elephant and buffalo. Visitors can also sample elephant back safaris and take part in their grooming and feeding activities at the Elephant Camp.

The Elephant Camp lies in its own private concession alongside the Zambezi gorge, near to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. This camp is situated on a hill adjacent to the Zambezi National Park and has sweeping views over the grasslands, the dramatic gorges and the spray of the Victoria Falls. The main lodge is very stylish and flows out onto a wraparound deck which overlooks a waterhole where the elephants often come to drink. Accommodation: The Elephant Camp at Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

All Meals Included

Day 13 : Departure from Victoria Falls

Today you are transferred back to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your onward flight.

Meals not included

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Jun to Sep $ 12,100 $ 931 per day
High Season Oct to Oct $ 12,235 $ 941 per day
Low Season Jan to Apr$ 6,529 $ 502 per day
Low Season May to May$ 7,682 $ 591 per day
Low Season Nov to Dec$ 7,647 $ 588 per day
Cost Includes
  • Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis at hotels mentioned or in similar category.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B -Breakfast, L –Lunch, PL – Picnic Lunch & D -Dinner).
  • Scheduled flight from
  • Services of air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers & sightseeing and tour
  • Services of English-speaking local guide
  • Services of an expert wildlife guide during safaris/game drives.
  • Inclusive of all entrances as discussed in the proposal
  • Inclusive of government bed levies and VAT
Cost Excludes
  • Domestic and International flights – happy to recommend specific flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the meal basis
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Items of a personal nature, gratuities, curios
  • All services, meals & drinks not specified above
  • Surcharge for early/late pickups for road transfers between 21:00 and 06:00 (unless flight arrival/departure times are given at time of quotation)
  • Tipping at hotels/lodges, restaurants, porters, safaris guide/drivers, local guides
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Visas, Travel Documents and Special Permits

Please note that you are responsible for checking your destination country's visa requirements and then getting the visa accordingly.

Further, most countries require travelers to have a passport that is valid from at least 6 months from the day of entry into the country, so please confirm that you satisfy your destination country or countries passport, visa and medical (if any) requirements well in advance of your trip.

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