Highlights

Itinerary
Capetown
Mombo
  • Area
  • Cats & Dogs
  • More Wildlife
  • Okavango
    Chobe
    Victoria Falls
    Matusadona
    Mana Pools
    Hwange
  • Wildlife 1
  • Wildlife 2
  • Matopos

    Tour package arranged by Ultimate Africa Safaris
    See www.ultimateafrica.com for more details

    SOUTH AFRICA and BOTSWANA/ZIMBABWE SAFARI

    An exclusive safari experience far removed from other travelers. Enjoy the tranquillity of untouched Africa from Botswana's and Zimbabwe's premier tented camps and lodges. A privileged few will enjoy day and night wildlife viewing from open sided 4x4 vehicles, professionally guided bush walks, canoeing and boating on remote African waterways, Africa's most incredible wildlife and birding on private wildlife concessions and deep within national parks, interacting with locals in their rural villages, and a visit to one of the seven wonders of the world - the Victoria Falls. In our opinion, one of Africa's premier safari experiences!

    HIGHLIGHTS
    Cape Town, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, transfers by air, top guides in remote and exclusive wilderness and wildlife areas, permanent tented camps and lodges, day and night wildlife viewing from open sided 4x4 vehicles, professionally guided hikes and walks, sightseeing flights, canoeing and boating on remote African waterways, excellent wildlife and birding, village visits, and the Victoria Falls

    JULY 3 - JULY 9: CAPE TOWN
    Stay at the Cape Grace Hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (voted best hotel 1999). Situated at Cape Town's famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront the Cape Grace offers lovely waterfront accommodations in close proximity to shops and restaurants.


    JULY 9 - JULY 11: MOREMI RESERVE
    Situated on the northern tip of Chief's Island within the Moremi Reserve in the central Okavango, Mombo provides one of the highest quality wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. Large concentrations of wildlife, including all of the large predators, occur in this remote and isolated wilderness region. At some point during 2001 white rhino will be re-introduced to this area! Birdlife is prolific as well. Several award winning wildlife documentaries have been filmed at Mombo making this Botswana's top wildlife documentary location. Guests at Mombo are accommodated 9 luxury tented rooms each with en suite facilities and an outdoor shower on the deck. There is a small plunge pool. Activities include day and night wildlife viewing drives in open 4x4 vehicles. MOREMI RESERVE, Mombo Camp, all inclusive

     


    JULY 12 - JULY 14: OKAVANGO DELTA
    On July 12 you will be transferred by light aircraft (included) to Jao Camp. Situated in a private concession bordering the Moremi Reserve, west of Mombo, Jao accommodates 16 guests in 8 unique contemporary African style luxury rooms. The rooms are constructed of split bamboo and thatch with canvas walls. All rooms have en suite facilities including both an indoor and outdoor shower. The camp is raised on wooden decks above a carpet of palms. There is also a plunge pool.

    Jao offers both land and water activities – day and night wildlife viewing drives, mokoro excursions, boating (when water levels allow it) and guided walks. The area is renowned for its predators and according to the Botswana Department of Wildlife has Botswana's highest concentration of lion. Other wildlife in the area include leopard, hippo, crocodile, wildebeest, and more. OKAVANGO DELTA, Jao Camp, all inclusive

    JULY 15 - JULY 16: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
    Chobe National Park is Botswana's premier wildlife preserve. The park is home to Africa's largest elephant herds (over 50,000 strong), enormous buffalo herds, prides of lion, giraffe, numerous antelope species and along the river you may see puku, lechwe and of course hippo! Stay at Chilwero Lodge, without question the most upmarket lodge in the Chobe area with access to some of Africa's most thrilling wildlife within the Chobe National Park.

    Situated on a hill overlooking the Chobe River's floodplains, the camp comprises 15 luxury bungalows, each with a private "sala", en suite bathroom and an additional private outdoor shower. The main area includes a library, temperature controlled wine cellar, swimming pool and curio shop. Traditional campfires, fine cuisine and a fireside bar all add to the ambience. Activities revolve around game drives with professional guides in open 4x4 vehicles within the Chobe National Park, as well as boat trips on the Chobe River. CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Chilwero Lodge, all inclusive.

    JULY 17 - JULY 18: VICTORIA FALLS
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. This colorful thatched roof lodge is considered one of the top 10 best kept secret places to stay in the world! All 72 colorful, ethnically furnished, rooms are air conditioned and there is an incredible rock swimming pool. The days are at leisure.

    While here you may enjoy viewing the world's largest waterfall. Known by the local name
    "Mosi Oa Tunya" or the smoke that thunders, the falls are a photographer's dream. The spray from the cascading water sustains a rainforest along the gorge's edge and late afternoon regularly produces rainbows around the falls. Shy bushbuck and monkeys may be seen foraging along the paths. Alternatively you may enjoy rafting the world's ultimate one day white water run through the Batoka Gorge or other activities such as helicopter / fixed wing / balloon flights over the Falls, a sundowner cruise, or a traditional dance show (activities should be booked in advance to ensure availability). VICTORIA FALLS, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, bed and breakfast


    JULY 19 - JULY 21: MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK
    Water Wilderness. Situated in a secluded hippo filled bay on Matusadona National Park's shoreline this unique lodge caters to 10 guests in 5 floating chalets each with en suite facilities and verandah. The "mother ship" houses the bar, lounge and dining room. Guests commute between their chalet and the mother ship by canoe or on the camp pontoon.

    The Matusadona, which translates as "falling dung" from the local Batonga language, is home to the second highest density of lion in Africa not to mention all of Africa's Big 5 wildlife species. Wildlife viewing is fantastic with large herds of antelope, elephant, buffalo, and a host of predators - not to mention black rhino. Activities include limited wildlife viewing drives in open 4x4 vehicles, professionally guided walking safaris, canoeing along the shoreline, fishing and boating. MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK, Matusadona Water Wilderness, all inclusive.

     


    JULY 22 - JULY 24: MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK

    Chikwenya Camp. Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park in northern Zimbabwe, Chikwenya offers an unparalleled remote African wildlife and wilderness experience. Guests are accommodated in 9 large walk in tents raised on teak walkways with en suite shower and toilet and outdoor bath. Mana Pools National Park is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise. Wild and remote, the area abounds with elephant, lion, hyena, buffalo, hippo and numerous species of antelope.

    Discerning clients will enjoy the opportunity to explore untouched Africa on professionally guided wildlife viewing walks, on game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and on boating or canoe excursions. Fishing for Africa's infamous tiger fish proves exciting and if you are lucky you may photograph an elusive leopard or a pack of rare painted hunting dogs. MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK, Chikwenya Camp, all inclusive

    JULY 25 - JULY 27: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
    Once the royal hunting grounds of King Lobengula you will follow in Livingstone's footsteps in exploring this, the largest of all National Parks in Zimbabwe. Wildlife abounds with over 30,000 elephant and more than a hundred other mammal species. You will stay at Makalolo Plains - situated within the Hwange National Park on the private Linkwasha concession. This luxury tented camp caters to 18 guests who are accommodated in 9 tastefully appointed walk in tents with en suite facilities. There is a plunge pool with magnificent views across savanna plains frequented by numerous wildlife species. Makalolo Plains has no fence, so wildlife wanders freely
    through the camp.

    Early morning guided bush walks and game drives in open 4 wheel drive Land Rovers will give you ample opportunity to photograph the endless spectrum of wildlife and terrain. Enormous herds of buffalo and elephant roam the plains along with giraffe, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, and over 400 species of birds. It is not uncommon to hear lion roaring near camp at night (frequently seen). HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, Makalolo Plains, all inclusive

    JULY 28 - JULY 30: MATOPOS
    Camp Amalinda. This small lodge, nestled in the boulder strewn Matopos Hills on a private game reserve, represents all that is good in up market accommodations in Matabeleland. Camp Amalinda consists of 8 individually thatched suites, which are carved into huge boulders each with en suite facilities. Camp Amalinda offers a wide range of activities including day visits or an overnight stay at a local Matabele village, professionally guided walks, tracking of black and white rhino on foot, day and night game drives in 4x4 open vehicles, horseback riding (at extra
    cost), and elephant back safaris (at extra cost). The lodge has a pool built into the rock. MATOPOS, Camp Amalinda, all inclusive

    JULY 31 - AUGUST 1: JOHANNESBURG


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