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Victoria Falls Extension

Discover Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Called Mosi-oa-Tunya in the indigenous language, "The Smoke That Thunders" marks the place when the mighty Zambezi River crashes over an cliff of rock both higher and wider than Niagara Falls.


On this two night exploration you embark on a tour of Victoria Falls on the Zambian or Zimbabwean side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, fishing excursions and guided nature walks. Other activities on offer in the area at an additional charge include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating, and white water rafting on the Zambezi River.


There are daily flights to Livingstone, Zambia from Johannesburg, the air hub for travel in Southern Africa.


2012 Pricing: From $1225 per person (airfare from Lusaka to Livingstone, Zambia is included)

Day 1: Livingtone, Zambia

From the Lusaka airport board your domestic flight to Livingstone. Your adventure begins as you are met and warmly greeted at Livingstone airport. Transfer in to your lodge and have the afternoon free to relax by the pool or take a sunset cruise on the river. Overnight at Islands of Siankaba or similar.

 

 

Day 2: Victoria Falls

Today you will visit Victoria Falls with a guide. Stand in the spray during an early morning or late afternoon visit when the light glows through the thick mist. Today you can take your first game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, enjoy a visit to a local village, fish for tiger fish, or book one of the many adventure activities that the area is known for (at additional cost). Options include elephant back safaris, white water rafting on the Zambezi (age limit 15 years), microlight flights, bungee jumping, and jet boat excursions. Overnight Islands of Siankaba.

 

 

Day 3: Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps see some swimming elephants from the deck before your transfer by road to Livingstone airport.

Stay at the Islands of Siankaba

Lake Malawi Extension

In Malawi, the “warm heart of Africa,” enjoy a few days of rest after a safari on Lake Malawi. Snorkel in the crystalline waters amongst chromatic Cichlid fish and kayak along the granite islands, encountering friendly residents who live a subsistence lifestyle in remote villages. 


2012 Pricing: $2210 per person. Includes flight from Mfuwe to Lilongwe

Day 1: Arrive Malawi

This morning fly from Mfuwe to Lusaka and on to Malawi. On arrival in Lilongwe, you will be met for the 45 min. light aircraft flight to Likoma Island. Enjoy three nights at the remarkable Kaya Mawa lodge, a place of truly unique character on the southern tip of Likoma Island, Lake Malawi. It is a wonderful way to experience the lake, its people and of course relax! Lake Malawi, which stretches nearly 365 miles from north to south and up to 52 miles in width, is Malawi’s most prominent feature. It is Africa’s third largest lake and arguably, the most beautiful. Likoma Island, situated in the far north of Lake Malawi, is the larger of two small islands very close to the Mozambique coastline. To visit the island is to step back in time; just 10 sq mi with one small dirt road and six vehicles, the local population survives largely by fishing, rice and cassava farming. The island has hundreds of huge baobab trees and a number of glorious sandy beaches and rocky coves, perfect for relaxing or photography.


Days 2 - 3: Lake Malawi

Spend these days at leisure enjoying as many or as few activities as you wish. Snorkeling in Lake Malawi is always a highlight, and masks, snorkels, and fins are provided in each room. Lake Malawi is home to over 1000 species of freshwater fish, many of them colorful cichlids endemic to the lake. Several Laser one and Laser two sailboats are available, and if you’ve never sailed there are qualified instructors available to teach you. Likoma Island is known for its friendly locals and a walk or mountain bike ride on the island may take you to the market or to St. Peter’s Cathedral in Mbamba town. This cathedral, built over 100 years ago, contains a crucifix made from a branch of the tree under which David Livingstone’s heart is buried and the choir stalls are carved out of soapstone with elaborate decoration. Overnights Kaya Mawa. 


Day 4: Departure

Say good bye to the engaging Malawians you have come to know at Kaya Mawa before boarding the airplane for your flight back to Lilongwe. 


Kaya Mawa Lodge

Located on a beautiful crescent-shaped bay in Lake Malawi, Kaya Mawa is a wonderful place for a few days of relaxation. Read more about Kaya Mawa. 

Cape Town Extension

Cape Town has so much to offer with beautiful beaches, dramatic coastline along the Indian and Atlantic oceans, a cosmopolitan center and world class wine country only an hour away. This five day itinerary is a suggestion only and we would be happy to customize your days in the Cape to meet your exact interests and travel style.


2014 Pricing: From $2050, depending on group size

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town where you will be met and transferred into the city to your accommodations for the next few days.  Overnight at Cape Cadogen or More Quarters.


Day 2: Two Oceans Coastline and Kirstenbosch Gardens 

This full day of exploration showcases the Cape Peninsula and the Kirstenbosch Gardens. Begin with a drive down the Atlantic coastline with its stunning mountain and sea views, pausing for photo opportunities along the coastal road. Stop and walk along Noordhoek beach before continuing through the valley to Kommetjie and Scarborough, little hamlets on the Atlantic Coast. At certain times of year, there is a chance to see Southern Right Whales, which come into this bay to mate and calve. A walk to the old lighthouse in the Cape of Good Hope Nature yields spectacular views of False Bay. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants along the coast before visiting Boulders Beach to view the African Penguins. The last stop of the day is at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where a brief time is spent walking through the magnificent display of flora the Cape has to offer. Overnight at Cape Cadogen or More Quarters. [BL]


Day 3: Robben Island and Township Tour

Your morning tour into the Guguletu Township is an eye opening experience that allows you to interact with the African community that lives here. Learn about their lively music and native theologies on this very personalized tour run by the local community. An afternoon ferry ride takes you across the bay to Robben Island. Here you have the opportunity to learn about the history of the island, its native animals and the political prison where Nelson Mandela was held captive. Your guide on Robben Island was one of the political prisoners held captive under the old Nationalist government and shares his memories of the daily life and conditions in the prison. A half hour ferry ride takes you back to Cape Town where you set off on a leisurely hike up Lion’s Head in time to watch the sun go down over this beautiful city. Overnight Cape Cadogen or More Quarters. [B]


Day 4: Table Mountain and Stellenbosch Winelands 

Another exciting day of discovery starts with a journey on the new Rotair cable car that takes under 5 minutes to reach the summit of Table Mountain, 1036 meters above sea level. The views of the city and surrounds are spectacular and there is a chance to walk around the top of the table to view various parts of the city. Heading away from the city, you have the rest of the day to explore South Africa’s oldest wine route and visit a few of the award wining estates that the region is famed for. Enjoy wine tasting, cellar tours and a picnic lunch on the immaculate lawns of one of our favorite estates. In the heart of the Stellenbosch wine region is Spier Wine Estate where we have reserved a table for you to enjoy dinner at the Moyo Restaurant, a unique Cape African dining experience. Overnight at the Wild Mushroom Hotel in Stellenbosch. [BLD]


Day 5: Departure

Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flights.

Cape Cadogan

A charming 12 room hotel in a converted farmhouse just of Kloof Street which is full of cafes, and restaurants.


More Quarters

A sister hotel to the Cape Cadogan, More Quarters offers small one bedroom apartments 


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"Kapamba Bush Camp had exceptional accommodations – absolutely stunning in the middle of nowhere. The staff was super and Brimsley was a gracious host. Chindeni Bush Camp had exceptional accommodations as well, but takes second place for us…hmmm, maybe not…the hammocks overlooking the lagoon were fantastic. We loved James as our guide. All of the guides were very knowledgeable and proud of what they did and it was obvious that they loved guiding." - The Flynns, WA