Day 1 - Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your exclusive
hotel. Settle in and relax before your exciting Southern
Day 2 - Livingstone, Zambia
Fly by privately chartered air to Livingstone in
Zambia. Continue to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma,
where you stay in a luxury tree house built into the
riverside canopy. At twilight, cruise the Zambezi
River, sipping cocktails and gliding past pods of
hippos, on a memorable Scenic Sundowner. Gather
this evening for a welcome dinner.
Day 3 - Livingstone
Begin by exploring spectacular Victoria Falls from
the Zambian side on a guided walk. Afterward,
peruse a local craft market, and then enjoy a tasty
Chef ’s Table Experience before lunch. Next, gain
insight into local daily life with a visit to a school
and clinic supported by A&K Philanthropy (AKP)
in Nakatindi Village. While in Nakatindi, meet with
local female entrepreneurs at an AKP-supported
bike shop as well as a bead-making studio that
creates beads out of recycled materials. Return to camp for a cocktail followed by dinner.
Day 4 - Okavango Delta, Botswana
Fly by private charter to Maun, Botswana,
transferring on arrival by light aircraft to the
Okavango Delta, and continuing overland to
Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp. The camp is situated
in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game
Reserve, nicknamed the “predator capital of the
world” and one of the best places in Botswana to
see the Big Five — the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant
and Cape buffalo. Settle into your luxurious camp,
and then set out on an afternoon game drive.
Day 6 - Okavango Delta
Explore the reserve for the next two days, rising
early for a game drive through countryside where
elephants, buffalo and impalas, as well as lions and other predators, roam free. Each afternoon, set out
on a safari to marvel at the incredible wildlife. On
either day, perhaps embark on an optional mokoro
ride, gliding quietly through tranquil delta waters,
observing the aquatic residents large and small,
from frogs to hippos. Learn how this unique inland
delta does not flood during the rainy season and
how termites played a role in the formation of its
islands, preventing it from becoming one vast lake.
Day 7 - Sossusvlei, Namibia
Return by light aircraft to Maun and board your
private charter flight to Windhoek, Namibia. On
arrival, transfer by light aircraft to Sossusvlei
and continue to your luxurious desert lodge.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. After dark, join the
resident astronomer in the lodge’s state-of-the-art
observatory and marvel at the sky’s wonders.
Day 8 - Sossusvlei
Today, discover renowned Sossusvlei, a place of
otherworldly beauty. The salt-and-clay pan is
surrounded by towering dunes that, together with
the sky, make up the palette of burnt oranges and
vivid blues that are so distinctive to the region.
After an opportunity to climb “Big Daddy” — the tallest of the dunes — return to your lodge for an
afternoon at leisure.
Day 9 - Sossusvlei
Rise early to explore the fascinating NamibRand
Nature Reserve, observing its unique desert-adapted
plants and wildlife, and learning about
the efforts to conserve its distinctive ecology. This
afternoon, you may opt to venture out for a guided
trail ride over the stark desert panorama by ATV.
Day 11 - Cape Town, South Africa
Fly by light aircraft to Windhoek, and then on
to Cape Town via privately chartered aircraft.
Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy the
remainder of the day at leisure. The next day, set out
for Robben Island (weather permitting), where the
anti-apartheid leader — and eventual South African
president — Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned.
Privately explore this moving UNESCO World
Heritage Site, and view a cell where Mandela was
held. After lunch, drive to Table Mountain and
ascend to its soaring plateau by cable car (weather
permitting) for gorgeous views.
Day 12 - Cape Town
Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
Savor a Taste-Filled Winelands Adventure,
visiting Stellenbosch and partaking in wine
tastings at top vineyards, and a craft beer tasting.
Hike & Bike the Table Mountain Area,
ascending Lion’s Head on foot, breaking for
lunch on trendy Bree Street and biking along
the Sea Point Promenade, stopping to view art
installations along the way.
Discover Cape Town’s Thriving Art Scene,
starting at the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary
Art Africa, admiring the vividly colorful Bo-Kaap
district, and later stopping at an urban art project for
insights into the passion of local graffiti artists.
Return to your luxurious hotel for an evening at
Day 13 - Cape Town
Discover scenic, rugged Cape Point, the
mountainous promontory at the southern tip of
Africa. Venture past the “bikini beaches” at the base
of the Twelve Apostles Mountains, Hout Bay with
its bustling fishing harbor, and over Chapman’s Peak
Drive. Explore the Cape Peninsula and Cape of
Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare species. Ascend by funicular to the pinnacle at Cape Point
for some stunning views. At Boulders Beach, visit
its colony of endangered African penguins. Tonight,
gather for your farewell dinner.
Day 14 - Depart Cape Town
After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport for your