This unique 10-day itinerary combines a visit to the city of Cape Town with visits to two little-known corners of Southern Africa that boast few tourists and a rich tapestry of wildlife. Beginning in Cape Town, we enjoy the city’s seamless ability to blend natural rawness and cosmopolitan creature comforts before heading out to the surrounding area. The city’s backdrop is a stunning sweep of mountainous heights, impressive cliffs, and a stretch of plateau known as Table Mountain. We hike the to the top of Table Mountain, where we get to experience what’s been described as one of the most epic views in Africa.
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Upon arrival, you are greeted by your guide and transferred to your accommodations. Depending on your arrival time, you have the duration of the afternoon to explore at your leisure.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and reflect on the awe-inspiring experience of getting a close-up perspective of seemingly storybook wildlife! Depending on your departure time, catch your flight home or continue your travels with a trip extension to Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls!
Dates & Rates
Daily departures, year round. Only a two guest minimum to run a trip!
- 9 Nights Accommodation
- Meals as specified
- Drinks as specified
- Touring and transfers as specified
- English-speaking guide to accompany the group throughout
- Domestic Flights (Cape Town – Johannesburg; Johannesburg – Polokwane; Polokwane – Johannesburg)
- International Flights
- Any meals or drinks not specified
- Park Fees/ Conservation levies not specified
- Items of a personal nature
FAQ & More
Botswana has a hot, wet summer (between October and April), and a cooler, dry winter (from May to the end of September). Game viewing is at its peak during the dry winter months of May to October, when animals are concentrated in ever-increasing numbers at water sources. Game viewing is excellent in the months of June to August, with virtually no rain and cooler temperatures.
The flood waters from Angola start to return in May and remain fairly full to July/August.
International airlines mostly work on an allowance of 23kg (about 50 lbs) for checked bags and 1 carry-on. However if you are traveling by light aircraft between locations in Botswana you will be allowed a total of 15kg (about 33 lbs) including your carry-on. This allowance is at the Captain’s discretion and will depend on whether the flight is full but we advise you to err on the side of caution and to assume that this is your weight limit. Most lodges offer a laundry service which is often free of charge so we suggest you take advantage of this to reduce your luggage.
Cotton layers such as t-shirts, a light fleece, shorts and a pair of long trousers are the key items. The temperature can vary quite a bit from the early morning game drive to the heat of the day. Sunscreen, a hat and a swimsuit are the other necessities. It is best to avoid bright colors for a safari. Footwear should include a pair of sandals or flip flops and some walking shoes (trainers would be fine). We also recommend the following items; insect repellent, headache/pain killer tablets, Imodium and as a precaution some rehydration sachets. It is easy to get dehydrated without noticing even though drinking water will be readily available.
Almost all safari lodges in Botswana have either a generator or solar power. This will provide electricity to the camp, but you may not have plug points in your room. There will be somewhere that you can charge your camera or phone but this maybe in the Managers office.
Yes, all lodges will accept credit cards for purchases such as souvenirs. It is also wise to carry some cash for staff gratuities, US Dollars are gratefully received, there is no need to change money into Botswana Pula. US Dollars are also accepted at the airport café should you wish to purchase drinks, but change will be given in Pula.