Big Five Safari to South Africa including time in Cape Town before going on safari in Botswana
Spend 3 nights in the Timbavati, a private game reserve that shares an unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Spend 3 nights on a big five safari in the prestigious Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Fly to Cape Town where you will spend 4 nights with tailor-made privately guided day tours showcasing the awe inspiring Mother City and surrounds. Fly up to Maun, hop onto a schedule charter flight to the Savute Channel for a contrasting bush experience for 3 nights. Complete your adventure with 3 nights in the spectacular Okavango Delta and its game-rich floodplains.
– A high concentration of diverse game on a luxury big five safari in predator country
– Experience Cape Town’s countless areas of interest, famous sites and cosmopolitan culture
– Excellent game viewing in the Savute marshland, a pristine piece of paradise in Botswana
– The world’s largest inland delta where you go on mokoro rides along the water channels
Ngala in Shangaan means lion and let’s just say, sightings of this magnificent beast are excellent at Ngala Safari Lodge! &Beyond’s Ngala Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve is what one would call, seductively colonial!
A typical day on safari starts with an early wake up call for the early morning game drive to watch the sun rise and the bush come alive. On the evening game drive it is thrilling to watch the animals come down to drink at rivers or waterholes after a long hot day. At sunset the nocturnal animals wake up. Return for dinner under the stars.
Kirkman’s Kamp is one of our best loved camps in the Sabi Sands. It retains the atmosphere and style of an authentic 1920s Homestead. It has pride of place on a ridge overlooking the Sand River. The surrounding territory is famous for its excellent game viewing, especially the big cats!
Again , a typical day on safari starts with an early wake up call for the early morning game drive to watch the sun rise and the bush come alive. On the evening game drive it is thrilling to watch the animals come down to drink at rivers or waterholes after a long hot day. Return for dinner under the stars.
Kensington Place is a chic boutique hotel fortuitously situated in Cape Town’s city bowl with lovely views of Table Mountain, Lions Head as well as the city and Table Bay.
Enjoy Full Day Tours hosted by your private guide at your own pace. On a Full Day Cultural and Table Mountain Tour you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Cape’s Rainbow People as well as take the cableway to the top of Table Mountain. The Cape Peninsula Tour will offer picturesque landscapes, flora, fauna, architecture, harbour and street scenes. On the Cape Winelands Tour you’ll Stellenbosch and it’s beautifully preserved historic buildings. Take a scenic drive to Franschhoek, the historic heart of the Winelands, through valleys of vineyards and fruit orchards. Stop for tastings and cellar tours at selected wine estates.
The Savute area is world renowned for offering incredible game viewing. During the dry season, guests can expect to see Savute’s famous resident bull elephants, antelope and lion prides, as well as black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, tsessebe, kudu, impala, giraffe and ostrich. During the summer months (Dec- March) 1000s of zebra and antelope species migrate to the area offering a feast for lion, hyena and cheetah. Buffalo herds arrive and migrant birds increase Savute’s resident population of over 300 species. Activities focus on game drives are led by professional and experienced guides.
Savute Safari Lodge consists of 12 luxury wood, thatch and glass suites sleeping a total of 24 guests. There is a large viewing deck, ideally situated for watching game at the water hole as well as a swimming pool on a raised wooden teak deck overlooking the channel
Schedule charter flight to Shinde Camp which is nestled on an island on the edge of the Shinde lagoon. Shinde is in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta which teems with animals and birdlife. The Shinde concession offers guided walks, mokoro excursions and night drives in addition to game drives and motorboat trips. The permanent waters of the Okavango Delta allow year round water activities (including fishing) alongside large dry areas for game drives. Wet and dry habitat ensures a wide variety of wildlife is consistently found in the area, including regular sightings of the rarely spotted Sitatunga antelope.
Shinde comprises 8 twin-bedded classic safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Each tent is strategically positioned to offer splendid views, whether across the Okavango Delta’s mysterious waterways or open grasslands.