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Cape, Safari & Falls(Twin Room,Start Cape Town, End Victoria Falls)

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$2,535

11 days

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Overview

Don't want to compromise? Think of this trip as the best of the best. From seeing the beautiful coast of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, to having a chance of spotting the Big 5 in two of Africa's top wildlife destinations, and experiencing the adrenaline fuelled activities of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, this trip lets you tick off all the highlights that Southern Africa has to offer.

Locations Visited

Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Emalahleni, Victoria Falls, Chobe

Countries Visited

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Accommodations

10 nights included

Age Requirements

Social travel experiences for 18-35 year olds

Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

The adventure begins. Drop off your bags at the hotel and meet your Trip Manager and new Contiki fam in the lobby. We'll all walk across to the food market next door for your choice of dinner along with some drinks to get to know each other.

  • Accommodation

    Mojo Hotel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Dinner

Day 2

Cape Town

Our time in Cape Town is dedicated to sightseeing and today is no exception. We start at the very top with a cable car ride up Table Mountain, followed by a city tour of Cape Town so you can navigate your way around this coastal city. The rest of the day is at your leisure, start by exploring the Waterfront and sign up to some of the Add-Ons exploring the city further. Tonight we will go to a restaurant in the city followed by a night in the town.

  • Accommodation

    Mojo Hotel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Cape Town

After breakfast, this is your day to take advantage of the abundance of local excursions available to Cape Town. Our favourite is a scenic drive along the cliffs of Chapman's Peak down to the most South-western tip of Africa - Cape Point. This is followed by a stop at Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African penguins. For the perfect afternoon activity, you can't go wrong with a classic wine tasting tour of the Cape Winelands, sampling some of Africa's best.

  • Accommodation

    Mojo Hotel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 4

Cape Town to Kruger National Park

Today we fly to Johannesburg, the city of Gold, where we jump in vehicles for our trip up to Kruger National Park.We'll travel through the region to our accommodation for the night on the border of this famous wildlife haven. Here the Kruger National Park awaits us. Site of the epic YouTube viral video Battle at Kruger, the Park is a sprawling wilderness of bush and terrain that houses the famous Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) along with hundreds of species of native birds, ancient trees and meandering rivers. It's ours to explore for the next two days. After the long days travel, the included buffet dinner will taste even better tonight.

  • Accommodation

    Shalati Safari Camp (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Kruger National Park

We're up early for our first taste of the fresh morning air that tells us we're deep in the African bush. We'll venture to the Park gate and enter at sunrise, just the right time to see some of Africa's elusive predators finishing off their nocturnal hunts. We'll discover who in the group has the 'Luck of the bush' and best spotting eyes. Lunch will be at one of the main camps in the park and we'll relax here in the midday heat. In the afternoon we depart for another game drive, as the temperatures start cooling and the wildlife become more active, as we make our way to the park exit for sunset. A buffet dinner awaits us at the Lodge tonight.

  • Accommodation

    Shalati Safari Camp (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 6

Kruger National Park to Emalahleni

Kruger National Park. The game of hide and seek continues as we traverse into the park, keeping our eyes open for any wildlife that evaded us the day before. Keep your eyes peeled for any movement of giraffe, hyena, antelope or even the elusive cheetah lurking deep in the bush. Around midday we depart the park for the final time and stop in at the Protrack Anti-Poaching Centre to learn about wild animal conservation with a local ranger. Walking through a 'poaching pit', we'll be shown how to look out for poaching snares placed around the area, simulating what rangers have to do in the bush, as the ranger explains the plight of poaching and rhinos in Africa. Fully schooled, we'll hop back in our vehicles and drive halfway to Johannesburg.Here, halfway to Johannesburg, we'll bunk down before for our flight to Victoria Falls tomorrow.

  • Accommodation

    Hippo River Lodge (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Emalahleni to Victoria Falls

Today we travel to Johannesburg to catch our flight up to Victoria Falls.After lunch on our flight we'll check into our accommodation and drop off our bags. Today we're off for a hike along the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and the largest waterfall in the world. You might want to pack your raincoat, as during certain times of the year you can get drenched from the rising spray, giving the falls its local name: 'The smoke that thunders'. The evening will end off with a magnificent sunset cruise on the Zambezi including drinks and dinner.

  • Accommodation

    Shearwater Explorers Village (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Victoria Falls

Today is all about adventure. In the morning you can raft down the Zambezi, one of the world's best white water rapids.That afternoon get that adrenaline really pumping - jump, zip line or swing off the famous bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia over the Zambezi River. That evening, wind down after a hectic day with a traditional dinner and dance.

  • Accommodation

    Shearwater Explorers Village (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 9

Victoria Falls to Chobe

Opt to finish off our time at the falls in breathtaking style with an incredible helicopter flight above the thunderous waters below - the best way to see the falls in all their glory. We then leave the spray of the Falls behind us as we travel across the border to the prolific wildlife-rich haven that is Botswana.We enjoy lunch at our lodge before we take our overnight bags into open Safari vehicles with our own personal guides, and drive to the famous Chobe National Park. Known for having the largest density of elephants, driving along the Chobe River front is a non-stop action adventure with wildlife coming and going, quenching their thirst. Then to top this off, this is the night where you get to truly experience the wilderness with a night out in the middle of the African bush. We have a private Contiki site exclusively set up just for you with your own guides, cooks and a bonfire set under the stars. After a deliciously prepared meal, lying in your tent that night you will fall asleep to the sounds of Africa: a jackal calling in the distance, the loud whoop of a hyena, and perhaps the roar of lions seeking each other out after their daytime slumber. TIA -This is Africa!

  • Accommodation

    Private camping in the Chobe

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Chobe

This morning we'll wake up to watch the sunrise over the African bush with a light breakfast, before departing on a morning game drive to hopefully see some of the wildlife we may have heard the night before. We will arrive late morning to check into our new lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing around the pool and swapping stories from the night before. On our last evening together you can opt for a wildlife cruise on the Chobe river. Surrounded by pods of hippos, crocs basking on the banks and all forms of African animals coming down to drink, this is truly one African sunset you'll never forget followed by a buffet dinner tonight.

  • Accommodation

    Kwalape Lodge (or Similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 11

Depart Chobe

It's time for our last breakfast together this morning before you're dropped off at Kasane Airport or make the journey back to Victoria Falls. Time to say goodbye to your group and swap numbers so you can stay in touch until the next amazing adventure.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Arrive Cape Town
  • Enjoy an authentic South African feast at a local food market

  • Cape Town - Day 2
  • Table Mountain

  • Get a city tour of the beautiful capital of Cape Town

  • Drops at Waterfront for Robben Island Tour

  • Kruger National Park
  • Keep your eyes peeled for 'The Big Five' on a full day game drive in the Kruger National Park

  • Kruger National Park to Emalahleni
  • Spot giraffe, hyena, antelope or even cheetah on a morning game drive in the Kruger

  • Take part in an eye-opening anti-poaching experience with Protrack, Kruger National Park

  • Victoria Falls to Chobe
  • Take an afternoon game drive through the famous Chobe National Park

  • Experience the wilderness with a night at our Special Stay camp in the middle of the African bush

  • Chobe
  • Spot wildlife on a morning game drive in the Chobe

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What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • 9 nights in twin share or solo it in hotels and African Lodges. But the highlight of the trip will be in the Chobe, for a night around the campfire in the middle of the African wilderness camping in luxury tents under a canopy of stars.

  • Food

  • 15 meals of tradtional African cuisine. Every breakfast, some continental, some hot and some packed for early morning safari drives. Lunch on the flight and a variety of included dinners, including local food as a tasty welcome on your first night.

  • Staff

  • You’ll be safe in the hands of your professional Trip Manager, whose knowledge of Africa and wildife will keep you enthralled throughout the duration of your trip.

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