Southern Africa Safari

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Cape Town South Africa
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: windhoek Namibia
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: South Africa Namibia Botswana Zambia

Tour Dates

2020
  • 2020
  • 2021
October
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
From ZAR 83540 pp
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Overview

Southern Africa Safari

Southern Africa Safari Adventure…. Looking for the ultimate safari adventure through Africa?  This one doesn’t just explore the gorgeous city of Cape Town and thundering might of Victoria Falls – it also takes a wild safari through Kruger, before exploring the breathtaking landscapes of Botswana and Namibia, with heaps of included game drives, luxe lodges with swimming pools, and interactions with indigenous communities. This is the ultimate African adventure, unfiltered.

Places visited: Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Emalahleni, Victoria Falls, Chobe, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Okavango Delta, Maun, Caprivi Strip, Grootfontein, Etosha, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Windhoek

All accommodation is included on this trip

22 nights in Hotel

It’s all about mother nature in this part of the world and we’ve got you covered with luxe lodges nestled in the heart of adventure, as well as pre-erected safari tents with mattresses and proper linen. Some lodges have swimming pools to take a refreshing dip, some have buffets to indulge in, and all of them are framed by some of the most spectacular scenery you’ve ever seen.

Meals: 22 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 8 Dinners

On this trip you’ll spend a night in tree houses near the Okavango Delta, as well as 3 nights camping in private twin-share tents under the starswept skies of the Chobe National Park & Okavango Delta. All authentic, all immersed in nature.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy an South African feast at a local food market
  • Experience a Local Township to see and learn the impacts of Apartheid
  • Get a city tour of the beautiful capital of Cape Town
  • Free time to explore the VA Waterfront
  • Keep your eyes peeled for ‘The Big Five’ on a full day game drive in the Kruger National Park
  • Second chance in the Kruger Park awaits with another morning Game Drive
  • Take part in an eye-opening anti-poaching experience with Protrack, Kruger National Park
  • See Victoria Falls Tour (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World)
  • Take an afternoon game drive through the famous Chobe National Park
  • Experience the wilderness with a night at our Special Stay camp in the middle of the African bush (Apr-Oct)
  • Spot wildlife on a morning game drive in the Chobe
  • Afternoon Game Drive to our Special Stay Safari Camp
  • Morning/ Afternoon &  Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles
  • Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve
  • Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village Visit
  • Take a morning game drive through the epic salt pan of Etosha National Park
  • Feast on a German-inspired meal in Swakopmund
  • See Dune 7 – Tallest Dune in Namibia
  • Visit the incredible landscapes of Sossusvlei in Namib Naukluft Park

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***Price is per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any additional activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 - CAPE TOWN

Cape Town

The adventure begins. Drop off your bags at the hotel and meet your Trip Manager and new Contiki fam in the lobby. We’ll all share a meal tonight along with some drinks to get to know each other.
Hightlights

Hightlights:

Enjoy an South African feast at a local food market

Meals

Meals:

No meals

DAY 2 - CAPE TOWN

Cape Town

Our time in Cape Town is dedicated to sightseeing and today is no exception. We start at the very top with a cable car ride up Table Mountain, followed by a city tour of Cape Town so you can navigate your way around this coastal city. The rest of the day is up to you – either explore the city yourself on foot, relax on one of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches, or take advantage of some of the Add-Ons. The Contiki-exclusive Marine Safari Cruise in Table Bay gives you the opportunity to see dolphins, seals, sunfish and – in the right season – whales. Or, the Township Tour & School gives an insight into township life with local guide. Back in Cape Town, we’ve got a South African Feast FTA to enjoy tonight where you can talk about the day’s adventures over fresh seafood and delicious wine.
Hightlights

Hightlights:

Experience a Local Township to see and learn the impacts of Apartheid, Get a city tour of the beautiful capital of Cape Town, Free time to explore the VA Waterfront

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Enjoy a local dinner in Cape Town R395, Bites, Beers & Bikes, Check our seals & dolphins on an exclusive Marine Safari cruise in Cape Town R300

DAY 3 - CAPE TOWN

Cape Town

After breakfast, this is your day to take advantage of the abundance of local excursions available to Cape Town. Our favourite is a scenic drive along the cliffs of Chapman’s Peak down to the most South-western tip of Africa – Cape Point. This is followed by a stop at Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African penguins. For the perfect afternoon activity, you can’t go wrong with a classic wine tasting tour of the Cape Winelands, sampling some of Africa’s best.
Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Take a day trip to Cape Point Peninsula & meet the local penguins at Boulders Beach R950 , Taste some of Cape Town's best wines on a Constantia wine route tour

DAY 4 - CAPE TOWN TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Cape Town

Today we fly to Johannesburg, the city of Gold, where we jump in vehicles for our trip up to Kruger National Park.

Kruger National Park

We’ll travel through the region to our accomodation for the night on the border of this famous wildlife haven. Here the Kruger National Park awaits us. Site of the epic YouTube viral video Battle at Kruger, the Park is a sprawling wilderness of bush and terrain that houses the famous Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) along with hundreds of species of native birds, ancient trees and meandering rivers. It’s ours to explore for the next two days. After the long days travel, the included buffet dinner will taste even better tonight.

 

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5 - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Kruger National Park

We’re up early for our first taste of the fresh morning air that tells us we’re deep in the African bush. We’ll venture to the Park gate and enter at sunrise, just the right time to see some of Africa’s elusive predators finishing off their nocturnal hunts. We’ll discover who in the group has the ‘Luck of the bush’ and best spotting eyes. Lunch will be at one of the main camps in the park and we’ll relax here in the midday heat. In the afternoon we depart for another game drive, as the temperatures start cooling and the wildlife become more active, as we make our way to the park exit for sunset. A buffet dinner awaits us at the Lodge tonight.
Hightlights

Hightlights:

Keep your eyes peeled for 'The Big Five' on a full day game drive in the Kruger National Park

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK TO EMALAHLENI

Kruger National Park

The game of hide and seek continues as we traverse into the park, keeping our eyes open for any wildlife that evaded us the day before. Keep your eyes peeled for any movement of giraffe, hyena, antelope or even the elusive cheetah lurking deep in the bush. Around midday we depart the park for the final time and stop in at the Protrack Anti-Poaching Centre to learn about wild animal conservation with a local ranger. Walking through a ‘poaching pit’, we’ll be shown how to look out for poaching snares placed around the area, simulating what rangers have to do in the bush, as the ranger explains the plight of poaching and rhinos in Africa. Fully schooled, we’ll hop back in our vehicles and drive halfway to Johannesburg.

Emalahleni

Here, halfway to Johannesburg, we’ll bunk down before for our flight to Victoria Falls tomorrow.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Second chance in the Kruger Park awaits with another morning Game Drive, Take part in an eye-opening anti-poaching experience with Protrack, Kruger National Park

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 7 - EMALAHLENI TO VICTORIA FALLS

Emalahleni

Here, halfway to Johannesburg, we’ll bunk down before for our flight to Victoria Falls tomorrow.

Victoria Falls

After lunch on our flight we’ll check into our accommodation and drop off our bags. Today we’re off for a hike along the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and the largest waterfall in the world. You might want to pack your raincoat, as during certain times of the year you can get drenched from the rising spray, giving the falls its local name: ‘The smoke that thunders’. The evening will end off with a magnificent sunset cruise on the Zambezi including drinks and dinner.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

See Victoria Falls Tour (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Zambezi Sunset Cruise

DAY 8 - VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls

Today is all about adventure. In the morning you can raft down the Zambezi, one of the world’s best white water rapids.That afternoon get that adrenaline really pumping – jump, zip line or swing off the famous bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia over the Zambezi River. That evening, wind down after a hectic day with a traditional dinner and dance.
Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Raft down the Zambezi, one of the world's best spots for white water rapids USD 125, Get your adrenalin pumping with a Victoria Falls Bungee Jump Bridge Slide USD 44, Swing off the famous bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, Feast on a traditional African Boma buffet dinner with live drumming & dancing

DAY 9 - VICTORIA FALLS TO CHOBE

Victoria Falls

Opt to finish off our time at the falls in breathtaking style with an incredible helicopter flight above the thunderous waters below – the best way to see the falls in all their glory. We then leave the spray of the Falls behind us as we travel across the border to the prolific wildlife-rich haven that is Botswana.

Chobe

We enjoy lunch at our lodge before we take our overnight bags into open Safari vehicles with our own personal guides, and drive to the famous Chobe National Park. Known for having the largest density of elephants, driving along the Chobe River front is a non-stop action adventure with wildlife coming and going, quenching their thirst. Then to top this off, this is the night where you get to truly experience the wilderness with a night out in the middle of the African bush. We have a private Contiki site exclusively set up just for you with your own guides, cooks and a bonfire set under the stars. After a deliciously prepared meal, lying in your tent that night you will fall asleep to the sounds of Africa: a jackal calling in the distance, the loud whoop of a hyena, and perhaps the roar of lions seeking each other out after their daytime slumber.  TIA -This is Africa!

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Take an afternoon game drive through the famous Chobe National Park, Experience the wilderness with a night at our Special Stay camp in the middle of the African bush (Apr-Oct)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Take a scenic Helicopter flight over the falls and the neighbouring Chobe game reserve USD 285

DAY 10 - CHOBE

Chobe

This morning we’ll wake up to watch the sunrise over the African bush with a light breakfast, before departing on a morning game drive to hopefully see some of the wildlife we may have heard the night before. We will arrive late morning to check into our new lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing around the pool and swapping stories from the night before. On our last evening together you can opt for a wildlife cruise on the Chobe river. Surrounded by pods of hippos,  crocs basking on the banks and all forms of African animals coming down to drink, this is truly one African sunset you’ll never forget followed by a buffet dinner tonight.
Hightlights

Hightlights:

Spot wildlife on a morning game drive in the Chobe

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Drift past hippos and crocs on a wildlife cruise along the Chobe river USD 79

DAY 11 - MAKGADIKGADI PANS

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Dumela Botswana! We’ll head south today from Kwalape towards the Gweta Lodge on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. When we reach the pans you can sign up for the Meerkat and Salt Pans optional for awesome photo opportunities and a chance to visit a meerkat colony. That even relax around the bar as you get to meet your new travel buddies
Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Get some photos at Botswana's Salt Pans before visiting a wild Meerkat colony

DAY 12 - MAKGADIKGADI PANS TO OKAVANGO DELTA

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

We will say goodbye to the pans (for now) and head on to the wildlife haven that is the Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Our minds already blown by this unique natural landscape, it’s off to the Okavango Delta, where we’ll take an awe-inspiring game drive before settling into our exclusive Contiki Safari Camp. We’ll be greeted with luxe two person dome tents – pre-erected of course – with stretchers, mattresses and linen. Dinner? How about a campfire meal as we swap tales under a starswept sky?

 

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Afternoon Game Drive to our Special Stay Safari Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 - OKAVANGO DELTA

Okavango Delta

Get your David Attenborough voice on, we are in the heart of Africa’s iconic wildlife filming paradise. This sprawling wetland is home to some of Africa’s most incredible species and we will start searching for them after a quick bite to eat and we’re off on an early morning game drive in the Okavango Delta in hopes of spotting elephants, hippos and if we’re lucky, some predators. We’ll head back to camp for a tasty lunch and siesta. Chill in the camp or opt for a Mokoro boat trip along the gorgeous waterways of the delta. In the afternoon we’re back on another jaw-dropping game drive before our traditional campfire dinner. The day isn’t over, though – not even close.This evening we have a once in a lifetime opportunity – a night drive in the bush with spotlights seeking out elusive nocturnal animals you can’t find during the day.
Hightlights

Hightlights:

Morning, Afternoon & Night Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Take a tradtional Mokoro Boat Trip safari down the glades of the Okavango Delta

DAY 14 - OKAVANGO DELTA TO MAUN

Okavango Delta

After breakfast it’s time for another morning game drive – eyes peeled for elephants – before we head to Maun and our lodge for the night.

Maun

This afternoon opt to soar over the delta on a helicopter for peerless views of the wildlife below, as you hover just meters above the waterways.This evening you can choose to experience a dinner and show, with young people from the local community performing on the theme of conservation.

 

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Morning Game Drive of the Okavango Delta in Game-Viewer Vehicles

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Delta Helicopter Flights, See a heartwarming 'Magic Beans' local community theatre show with dinner, Maun

DAY 15 - MAUN TO CAPRIVI STRIP

Maun

After breakfast we’re headed to the Namibian border, with even more natural beauty to uncover.

Caprivi Strip

Upon arrival in Namibia we’ll reach the Mahango Game Reserve for yet another eye-widening game drive, before kicking back at our unique accommodation for the night: tree houses overlooking the rushing Kavango River. Accommodation doesn’t get more special than this (there’s even ensuite loos with views).

 

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Game Drive in Mahango Game Reserve

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 16 - CAPRIVI STRIP TO GROOTFONTEIN

Caprivi Strip

This morning will be a relaxed one as you can opt for a sleep in or one of the activities around our Lodge. We will depart in the late morning for Roy’s Camp.

Grootfontein

It’s time to check into Roy’s camp for the night, one of the oldest farms in the Grootfontein district – we’re talking old fashioned hospitality, comfy digs and a laid back atmosphere.

 

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 17 - GROOTFONTEIN TO ETOSHA

Grootfontein

A hot breakfast will be served this morning before our drive to an indigenous village. This inclusion allows you to experience a real local village and learn how the locals go about their daily lives living off the land.

Etosha

This evening is all about kicking back and taking a dip in the pool, looking forward to our adventures in nature tomorrow.Tonight a buffet dinner is included at our luxe lodge, with all sorts of cuisines to stick your teeth into.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Ju/Hoansi Living Museum Indigenous Village Visit

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 18 - ETOSHA

Etosha

After a quick bite to eat this morning, we’re off to the Etosha main gate as we open our eyes to this epic National Park. Comprising mainly of a salt pan so large it can be seen from space, along the pan’s boundary are thriving water holes which are teeming with wildlife. We’ll return to the lodge to beat the midday heat for lunch and a dip in the pool, with the optional add on of an afternoon game drive for those hungry for even more wildlife spotting.
Hightlights

Hightlights:

Take a morning game drive through the epic salt pan of Etosha National Park

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Spot wildlife in an afternoon game drive through Etosha

DAY 19 - ETOSHA TO SWAKOPMUND

Etosha

After a hot breakfast at the lodge we’ll hit the road for Swakopmund.

Swakopmund

It’s time to head to the gorgeous coastal town of Swakopmund, a former German colony where we have a dinner option showcasing the best of German and local cuisine. Prost!

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Feast on a German-inspired meal in Swakopmund

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 20 - SWAKOPMUND

Swakopmund

Another day of adventure awaits us after our hot breakfast at the hotel. We’re off to the highest sand dune in Namibia, Dune 7, and today you’ll have the option to hike it. And if you want to get the pulse racing, optional activities on these sweeping dunes include dune boarding and quad biking. With sweat on our brows and our hearts still pumping, we’ll stop for lunch at the beautiful Walvis Bay. This afternoon we will look to the ocean in search of its teeming marine wildlife. Then we’ll head back to Swakopmund and hit the town for another delicious dinner.
Hightlights

Hightlights:

See Dune 7 - Tallest Dune in Namibia

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Get your pulse racing with a quad bike adventure over the dunes, Go sandboarding over the dunes, Paddle through Walvis Bay on a kayak tour ,Seal & Dolphin Boat Tour

DAY 21 - SWAKOPMUND TO SOSSUSVLEI

Swakopmund

After another tasty breakfast we’re headed into our next epic destination, deep within the desert.

Sossusvlei

Arriving at our gorgeous lodge in the late evening, framed by towering red sand dunes and scorched black trees, we’ll tuck in early. We’re up bright and early tomorrow to explore this wild and beautiful environment.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 22 - SOSSUSVLEI TO WINDHOEK

Sossusvlei

Rise and shine, we’re on the road to the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park, watching a golden sun rise above its towering dunes. Today we’ll get the chance to hike up Big Daddy and gawk at the petrified trees in death valley. Sossusvlei is a photographer’s dream for landscape photography.

Windhoek

After a morning of gawping at landscapes we’ve never seen the likes of, we’ll hit the road for Windhoek, with a much deserved lunch en-route. Arriving into Windhoek we’ll have the option for a legendary farewell dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse, where we’ll clink steins, eat ourselves silly and reflect upon an adventure of a lifetime.

 

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Visit the incredible landscapes of Sossusvlei in Namib Naukluft Park

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Feast over a farewell dinner at the legendary Joe's Beerhouse

DAY 23 - WINDHOEK

Windhoek

A cooked breakfast at the hotel will mark the end of the trip. It’s time to say our sad farewells, but we’ll never forget the times we shared under African skies.
Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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