Cape, Safari &s (2022)

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Cape, Safari &s (2022)



Tour Description:

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.

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Dates & Pricing

Sunday 09 Oct 22 — Wednesday 19 Oct 22Starting at $2,990Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 20 Nov 22 — Wednesday 30 Nov 22Starting at $2,465Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 04 Dec 22 — Wednesday 14 Dec 22Starting at $2,675Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 18 Dec 22 — Wednesday 28 Dec 22Starting at $2,570Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 25 Dec 22 — Wednesday 04 Jan 23Starting at $2,570Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


ITINERARY

Start 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 share a meal tonight along with some drinks to get to know each other.

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’s key sights and historical attractions. After that, the rest of the day is yours. We recommend the V&A Waterfront (SA’s most visited attraction). You’ll also have the option to join our Township Tour & Amy Foundation Lunch, which gives you a locally guided insight into life during Apartheid. Tonight, you’ll get to know your new fam in the best way possible – with food, drinks and music in our MasterChef-style cooking class.

Cape Town
This is your day to take advantage of Cape Town’s myriad local excursions – after breakfast of course. Our fav is a scenic drive along the cliffs of Chapman's Peak and down to Cape Point – the South-western tip of Africa. In the afternoon, we’ll stop off at Boulders Beach to admire a colony of adorable African penguins. What next? Well, you can't go wrong with wine tasting (and a view) to round off an incredible day touring the "fairest Cape in all the world."

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.

Kruger National Park
We're up early for our first taste of the African bush’s fresh morning air. We'll venture to the park gate and enter at sunrise, just the right time to catch elusive predators as they finish their nocturnal hunts. We'll discover who in the group has the 'Luck of the bush' and best spotting eyes. For lunch you’ll dine with locals and visit their Eco Village which ensures a better future for this impoverished but hopeful community. In the afternoon, we’re off for another game drive as the temperatures start to cool and the wildlife become more active. Then we’ll round off the night with a dinner at the lodge.

Kruger National Park to Johannesburg
The game of hide and seek continues as we traverse back into the park, keeping our eyes open for any wildlife we missed yesterday. We’re talking giraffes, hyenas, antelope or even the elusive cheetah… lurking deep in the bush. In the late morning, we wave goodbye to the park and make our way back to Johannesburg. We arrive late in the evening but fear not, our accommodation is right by the airport – perfectly poised for tomorrow’s early morning flight.

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
This morning we'll drive to the airport 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. Please note: From January to June this trip puts you in the Victoria Falls Waterfront Hotel, Zambia, with a riverside deck and bar that overlooks the spray of the thunderous falls. Travelling from July to December? Don't worry, you're not missing out: we'll put you up in the Shearwater Explorers Village, Zimbabwe, just 400m from the falls - with bohemian cafes, curio markets and swimming pools to explore. It's win win, basically.

Victoria Falls
Today’s all about one thing: adrenaline-fuelled adventure. In the morning you’ll raft down the Zambezi River, one of the world's best white-water rafting experiences that boasts up to 20 rapids, with cool names like “the Devil’s Toilet Bowl”, “Terminator 1 & 2” and the famous “Oblivion”. In the afternoon, it’s plunge time – jump, zip line or swing off the famous bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia over the Zambezi River. With the sunset before you, the mighty Victoria Falls behind, Zambia on your left, Zimbabwe on your right and the gushing Zambezi below, you won’t be able to resist falling in love with Africa again and again and again…

Victoria Falls to Chobe
We start today on foot, to literally ‘walk on the wild side’ with a guided walking Safari along the Zambezi’s National Park. This is a unique way to track wildlife on foot while learning about some of the smaller animals – plus plants and just generally anything we come across. Afterwards, we go from foot mode to flight mode with a helicopter ride above the thunderous waters below - the best way to see the falls in all their glory. Then it’s across the border to Botswana for more of what we love. I.e., safaris! This time, it’s the world-famous Chobe National Park, known for its huge elephant population. Tonight, you’ll truly experience the wilderness with a night out in the middle of the African bush. We have a private Contiki site just for us, with our own guides, cooks and a bonfire – all set under the stars. After dinner, you’ll get the chance to fall asleep to the sounds of Africa: a jackal calling in the distance, the loud whoop of a hyena, perhaps the roar of lions as they wake from a daytime slumber. Catch you later, city life! Please note: due to the rainy season, overnight camping in Chobe is not available from October to March. Instead, you’ll spend two nights in Chobe at a lodge with afternoon and morning game drives still included, plus a buffet dinner.

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.

End Chobe
It’s time for our last breakfast together with the option of taking a transfer back to Victoria Falls for departure flights. Time to say goodbye to your group and swap numbers so you can stay in touch until the next amazing adventure.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.