Opening with self-drive adventures in Cape Town and ending in an elephant-filled forest on Botswana’s legendary Chobe River, this itinerary also offers a Big 5 safari in the world-renowned private Sabi Sand Game Reserve as well as accommodation within walking distance of Victoria Falls. It is a well-balanced safari with flight connections between destinations, suiting travellers looking to experience as much of Southern Africa as possible in a relatively short time. You enjoy a mix of iconic scenery, heavyweight wildlife viewing, extravagant sunsets and beautiful beaches plus great accommodation, delicious food and expert guides.
The adventure begins in Cape Town, which is popularly known as South Africa’s Mother City. Your accommodation – Walden House – sits in the fashionable neighbourhood of Tamboerskloof on the edge of the city and gives you an air-conditioned haven to return to after a day exploring the Cape Peninsula and beyond, whether you visited the penguins of Boulders Beach or sampled the fine wines of Franschhoek. The cool historic lines of this Victorian villa contrast nicely with your next accommodation – Notten’s Bush Camp, a classic, long-established safari camp with exclusive game viewing in an area renowned for its wildlife. You have plenty of time here to experience all that Notten’s offers, including Big 5 game drives and guided bush walks.
Then it is time to take in the magnificence of Victoria Falls, a natural world wonder and a thundering, gushing spectacle in full flow. Your accommodation lies on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, giving you the advantage of being able to walk there from the guesthouse. There is time to see the Falls and take in one or several of the activities offered, ranging from scenic flights to sunset cruises, before transferring across the nearby border and into Botswana where you check in at Elephant Valley Lodge. Here you enjoy three nights in one of Africa’s prime big game destinations, exploring the Chobe River and its teeming floodplains by boat and 4X4.