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Full Day by Day Itinerary
On arrival, after clearing customs and immigration, proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to the Cape Royale Hotel where you will stay for four nights.
Enjoy a day at leisure in Cape Town. Cape Town is recognized as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Offering a range of attractions, breathtaking sights and endless activities, it is a year-round holiday destination with friendly people, a mild climate and rich cultural heritage.
Within easy reach of your hotel, the V&A Waterfront offers world class shopping and entertainment opportunities such as diving at the Two Oceans Aquarium, the SA Maritime Museum, clay pigeon shooting cruise with Tigger 2, harbor cruise or a sundowner cruise, helicopter flip, and more.
Walk past loud blubbery seals sunning on the pier and take the ferry to Robben Island to visit former South Africa president, Nelson Mandela’s prison cell. Go on a township tour to experience traditional “Cape Flats” life and African culture and cuisine.
Sit in one of the relaxed bars that line the Victoria Waterfront and listen to the numerous languages and dialects that fill the air. Sample the delightful cuisine, and discover a sensational blend of flavors as diverse as its cosmopolitan influences. No matter how you choose to experience Cape Town, the Mother City’s unique embrace promises to hold you in her clenches for years to come.
This morning you will be transferred to the Cape Town Airport for your scheduled regional flight to Maun. On arrival, after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met and assisted to your scheduled charter flight to to Xugana Island Lodge where you will stay for two nights. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon activity.
Enjoy a full day of activities. The 1430km long Okavango River travels quite a journey to give Botswana the rich river delta for which it is known. Rising in central Angola, flowing southeast across Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and cascading through Popa Falls to finally land in its Botswana home, the river undergoes a series of twists and turns, squeezes and expansions, additions and detractions. As it reaches the thirsty sands of the Kalahari, the Okavango seemingly disappears into a series of lagoons, channels and islands, giving it the reputation as the river that can never find the sea. However, it is this great disappearing act that provides this desert country its perennial waters and resulting wetland, as well as the plethora of birds and wildlife such conditions attract, and the numerous visitors that come here to witness such a phenomenon each year.
Xugana Island Lodge, situated on the shaded fringe of the island, accommodates just 16 guests in reed and thatch lagoon-facing en-suite chalets with private viewing decks. The open-sided thatched lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy. Xugana Island Lodge’s boma and al fresco dining area overlook the Xugana Lagoon’s expanse of pristine water of this unique delta. After settling into camp, enjoy an afternoon activity.
Water-based game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the old fashioned way, in the traditional contours of the Mokoro (canoe).
For those looking to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity.
This morning you will transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Savute Safari Lodge where you will stay for two nights. Arrive in time for a late lunch and an afternoon activity.
Enjoy two full days of activities in the Savute region. Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled Stolen River, Savute Safari Lodge is a traditional thatched safari lodge in a setting of singular beauty. But just as awe-inspiring is the decades old story of how the river was stolen… and in an unexpected twist, how it was given back. Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. But this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere – a mystery that has intrigued geologists and other researchers for many years.
The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African décor. All suites have private decks, combined bedroom and sitting areas and en-suite facilities. The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building. The signature expansive glass sliding doors and viewing decks at Savute Safari Lodge were inspired by the striking panorama, and have been further complemented
Open 4×4 game drives are conducted in the Savute area, including the famous Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to a delightful African safari.
Savute’s vast, wildlife adorned expanses are an ever vibrant canvas of distinct African color and touching visual stimulation. While this area contains remnants of the once sprawling super lake that stretched the expanse of northern Botswana, the modern Savute now resonates a distinctive hostility and desolation.
Yet, such an environment only adds to its elegant intrigue, as Savute boasts one of the highest wildlife concentrations on the continent. During your visit, expect to see giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, tsessebe, roan, sable, wildebeest, and a plethora of others. However, it is Savute’s rich collection of predators that supports in worldwide renown, and with the hearty populations of lion and hyena, visitors will soon understand why.
Between game drives, sink into one of the numerous comfortable leather, wood or wicker sofas in the lounge – and library – or sip a cocktail in the stylish bar, all of which are situated in a beautiful two-story thatch and timber main building. Savute Safari Lodge boasts a shaded viewing deck, al fresco dining area and swimming pool with spectacular pool loungers – ideal for watching the varied wildlife – and the resident elephants – as they make their way to the Savute Channel to drink, bathe and play.
This morning you will transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to scheduled charter flight to Kasane, Botswana. You will be met and transferred to Victoria Falls Hotel where you will stay for two nights. Arrive in time for lunch.
This afternoon you will be taken on a sunset cruise down the Zambezi River. Put your feet up, sip a sundowner as the light gently fades, and let our tranquil wildlife cruise float you along the Zambezi River above the Falls. You’ll have the finest vantage point from which to watch hippo, crocodiles and other animals which come down to the river’s edge in the early evening, to slake their thirst. You’re in the first-class seats, that’s for sure, and while you’re sipping your cocktail and enjoying snacks – no further movement required on your part – you’ll be captivated by the sun’s dying rays as they cast a burnt-orange glow which shimmers on the river. Take another sip in this golden setting – cheers!
After breakfast you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative for your scheduled road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport. Connect with your onward flight arrangements (not included).
Included / Not Included
Scheduled activities/tours (i.e. with other guests) as specified. Most safari camps and lodges include two game activities per day (morning and afternoon);
Alluring Africa’s local reps available 24/7 while travelling;
Services of lodge guides and staff;
Air/ground transfers as specified;
Accommodation taxes, applicable tourism levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST);
Relevant park fees;
All accommodation as specified;
Excursions/activities as specified;
Drinks – differs between camps/lodges;
Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the tariff quoted;
Alluring Africa Final Documentation.
Meals, drinks, laundry, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified;
Any scheduled flights and related taxes not specified;
Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance;
Any new gov. taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
Any items of a personal nature or anything not specifically stated as included;