Splendours of Africa Luxury Safari

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Splendours of Africa Luxury Safari

16 Day* Luxury Tented & Lodge Safari

From $18,350 USD per person sharing

Call for more details: 604-739-3622

Overview

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This luxurious fly-in safari takes you on a spectacular journey through the most remote wilderness areas to enjoy outstanding wildlife viewing in Africa.

Our itinerary includes time to experience and explore the world-famous Victoria Falls, the diverse and wildlife-rich Chobe National Park and Savuti river systems, the blue-green wetlands of the Okavango Delta, the vast floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve and ends in the stark and remote beauty of the Kalahari Desert.
*The itinerary can be customized to suit your desired length of stay.

itinerary

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Days 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

On arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the luxurious Safari Club – a 20-room lodge set high on a natural plateau. The westward facing lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four km’s from the thundering Victoria Falls, Southern Africa’s foremost attraction.
With uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and year round game at its on-site waterhole, this lodge offers the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best.
This afternoon enjoy a sunset cruise on the magnificent upper Zambezi River.

Day 2: Victoria Falls
Discover one of the 7 natural wonders of the world on a private tour of Victoria Falls.

Optional tours available in Victoria Falls:
Flight of the Angels – seeing the Falls from above by helicopter
Elephant-back Safari – a ride like no other
Victoria Falls Bridge Tour – a wonder of Victorian engineering from 1904
not to mention White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Bungee Jumping, and more…

This evening enjoy dinner at the Boma – a ‘must do’ experience, with exuberant cultural songs, dances and an extraordinary traditional meal!

Days 3,4 & 5: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Morning private road transfer to Chobe National Park in Botswana for 3 nights at a deluxe lodge. Sitting above the Chobe River, this luxurious 15 cottage lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains and has the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Each cottage has a free-standing bath, indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning and a terrace with a hammock.
Enjoy 2 days of game viewing activities in Chobe National Park or take a boat trip – and you’ll experience the park, and the animals from another vantage point. Here you’ll get up close and personal with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds.

Days 6,7 & 8: Savuti Marsh
Transfer by light aircraft to a luxurious camp located on the banks of the Savuti channel, your home for the next 3 nights.
Housed on raised wooden platforms, the 12 luxury traditional thatched rooms feature sliding glass doors that bring the outside in, allowing you to observe the abundant wildlife from the comfort of your room.  Step outside onto your large private deck—furnished with easy chairs and a hammock—ideal for admiring the beautiful plains, or for enjoying a romantic dinner in complete privacy.
The camp has its own traditional boma, where guests can relax in the evening and swap safari experiences while marvelling at the stars in the vast African night sky.
Enjoy the next 2 days on safari in the Savuti area, renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species.

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Days 9,10 & 11: Moremi Game Reserve
Morning transfer by light aircraft to the luxury safari lodge nestled on the edge of a forest overlooking the vast floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.
All luxury rooms are situated on raised wooden platforms and are topped with a traditional African thatch roof. Private decks with easy chairs and hammocks provide panoramic views. Inside you’ll find a netted four-poster bed, an elegant bathroom, a stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning.
Tucked away from the main rooms is a private suite, offering a more secluded, romantic experience. The large deck includes a heated splash pool with full views of the reserve. An open-air bathroom, complete with double showers and copper-framed Victorian bath, brings you closer to nature.

Enjoy 3 nights here with 2 days of game activities, including day and night game drives, walking safaris, birdwatching and a visit to the San Bushman village.
Conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles, the exhilarating game drives provide the chance to track wildlife in the beautiful surroundings of Moremi Game Reserve, a protected area renowned for frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah. African Wild Dog sightings are also regularly reported, an endangered species whose numbers are rapidly dwindling in other areas.

Days 12 & 13: Okavango Delta
Transfer by light aircraft to a remote island camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, your home for the next 2 nights and the ultimate luxury safari paradise. Situated among a web of waterways and lush vegetation, it overlooks a lagoon that attracts a breathtaking variety of big game and exotic birds.
All 11 luxury rooms are housed on raised wooden platforms and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. Private decks command inspiring views and are complete with easy chairs and a hammock.
In-room amenities include an en-suite bathroom, four-poster bed with mosquito netting, fully-stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning.
For a more intimate safari experience opt for the exclusive private suite. A secluded deck features a generous splash pool and your open-air bathroom is protected by the tree canopy.

Explore the Okavango Delta by Mokoro (dug-out canoe), set out on a game drive or roam on foot. All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced guides. Fishing and birdwatching is also available.
Helicopter flights over the Delta (optional) are one of life’s big adventures and the animals are unperturbed by our aircraft.  Surprisingly, you may hover just a few feet over great herds of zebra as they continue to graze, completely unconcerned. A Helicopter Safari offers access to  remote, inaccessible lakes and islands that can only be seen from the sky.
Even more exciting, you may be able to touch down on an island far away from human habitation and stand in a spot that for thousands of years has been cut off from the world beyond. A speed boat may appear bearing coffee or a celebratory glass of sparkling wine: sip at leisure as you gaze on lush, riverine scenery—one of the world’s last wildernesses.

Days 14 & 15: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Transfer by light aircraft to our Desert Camp, offering truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana.
Overlooking the famous Tau Pan with its stark beauty and remoteness, this camp accommodates up to eighteen guests in specially designed thatched units on raised decks. This, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), is a model of environmental sensitivity, having been constructed with the delicate ecologies in mind. Using only solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping water from deep under the Kalahari sands, the waste water is treated in a state-of-the-art treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.
Activities offered include game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passage Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on the Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.

Day 16: Depart Africa
Spend your last morning enjoying the uninterrupted views of the spectacular African before you are transferred by light aircraft to Maun airport in time for onward flights.

Contact us at 604 739 3622 or 1 800 872 9080 for further information

 

Splendours of Africa Luxury Safari

16 Day* Luxury Tented & Lodge Safari

From $18,350 USD per person sharing

Call for more details: 604-739-3622

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