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This 13-day adventure is an appealing study in contrasts: enjoy classic big game viewing in wild and wonderful Botswana before a fantastic two-night train journey through the scenic South African countryside to Africa's favourite city, Cape Town.

Start your adventure off on a high note as you spend six days exploring the intricate water channels of the Okavango Delta in search of Botswana's legendary wildlife. Visit first the Moremi Game Reserve and then the Chobe National Park - the latter is where you'll see large herds of elephant as you gaze out over the Savute Channel.

After your safari you'll board the luxurious Rovos Rail and meander through the ever-changing South African landscape as you head to Cape Town. Here you'll have plenty of time to explore this vibrant city and visit its many attractions.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the amazing Okavango Delta
  • Go on walking safaris in Moremi
  • Discover the game-rich River Khwai region
  • See large elephant herds in Savute
  • Enjoy two luxurious days on Rovos Rail
  • Meander through South Africa's countryside
  • Take the cable car up Table Mountain
  • Go shopping in Long Street & the V&A Waterfront
  • Visit historic Robben Island

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Travel into the Okavango Delta

Fly from Johannesburg to Maun Airport and catch your charter flight to Eagle Island Camp, situated in a private concession deep within the Okavango Delta and bordering Chief's Island. Spend the afternoon settling into your tented accommodation before enjoying sundowners at the bar and becoming acquainted with this spellbinding wilderness.

Day 2

Explore the Okavango Delta

Today will be spent on various safari activities to view the abundant wildlife of the Delta. The largest inland freshwater delta in the world, the Okavango Delta is home to both an incredible density and variety of animals. Keep an eye out for rare antelope, predators and some of the Delta's most sought-after bird species.

One particularly thrilling experience is gliding through the Delta's intricate network of channels by mokoro (dug-out canoe) - giving you an eye-level view of this unique environment.

Day 3

Relax at Khwai River Lodge

A charter flight will take you to the Belmond Khwai River Lodge, situated on the fringes of the Okavango Delta and overlooking the Khwai River floodplain and the Moremi Game Reserve. The afternoon can be spent reading in the library, pampering yourself with spa treatments, or exploring this beautiful area on a game drive or guided walking safari.

Day 4

Meet the Okavango locals

Today is once again dedicated to searching for Botswana's legendary big game. Go on guided walks to get close to nature, enjoy game drives with knowledgable guides and do a little bit of bird watching right in camp. You could also get in touch with local communities on a visit to a nearby village to learn about the region's various cultures and lifestyles.

Day 5

Relax beside the Savute Channel

Today you will board a charter flight to Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in the famous Chobe National Park. Relax on the large viewing deck with a drink in hand and gaze over the now-flowing Savute Channel where thirsty animals come for a drink. Spend a quiet evening in the traditional boma and enjoy a delicious meal while gazing at the stars above.

Day 6

Get close to elephants

As the camp's name suggests, this area is home to large herds of elephant. Go on game drives to view them up close, but also keep an eye out for the resident prides of lions, packs of hyenas and the rare African wild dog. Alternatively, join an excursion to view original San rock paintings on one of the hills that dot this flat landscape.

Day 7

Return to Johannesburg

Today you will board a charter flight to Maun and catch your connecting flight back to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be transferred to the stunning Fairlawns Boutique Hotel where you will spend a relaxing evening after your safari.

Days 8-10

Meander with Rovos to Cape Town

After a delicious breakfast you'll be transferred to Capital Park Station, the home of Rovos Rail in Pretoria. Offering a most elegant way to enjoy the dynamic scenery of South Africa, this luxury train journey will contrast strikingly with your Botswana safari experience.

Settle into your cabin and sit back for two days of meandering through the South African countryside, relaxing in the viewing lounge, enjoying gourmet meals in the restaurant car or catching up on some sleep as you make your lazy way to Cape Town.

Day 11

Arrive in the Mother City

Enjoy one more breakfast on the train before it arrives in Cape Town around late morning. Here you'll be met and transferred to the timelessly elegant Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel - famous around the world for its pink-painted buildings and colonial ambience.

Days 12-14

Explore the vibrant Cape Town

The city of Cape Town is simply bursting with things to see and do over the next few days: take the cable car up iconic Table Mountain and view the city and surrounding mountains from above, enjoy a trip to historic Robben Island or venture out to the nearby Cape Winelands to sample some world-class wine.

With so many beautiful beaches to choose from, a trip to one of these is definitely recommended. A visit to the V&A Waterfront is also a wonderful way to do a bit of shopping and enjoy seafood while you look out over the harbour.

Day 15

Reach the end of this adventure

Enjoy one last morning activity in the Mother City before your tour comes to an end. If you would like to extend this itinerary, contact your Go2Africa African Safari Expert for advice and help with arranging a further adventure.

Inclusions

  • 1 night at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Eagle Island Camp on full board basis
  • 2 nights at Khwai River Lodge on full board basis
  • 2 nights at Savute Elephant Camp on full board basis
  • 2 nights on the Rovos Rail on a fully inclusive basis
  • 4 nights at Mount Nelson on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Return transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to The Westcliff Hotel
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Maun
  • Inter-camp transfers
  • Transfer from Johannesburg to Pretoria
  • Transfer from Cape Town Station to Mount Nelson

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $8565
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015 $9060
  • 02 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $13880
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $13940

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

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