Rothschild Southern Africa Odyssey

12 days

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Timing is everything when your Safari starts at Victoria Falls. Our Travel Designers understand that there are two seasons here; Devil’s Pool and Moonbow. And they will match the flavor of the Falls seamlessly to your personality.

Something else they know? How to arrange a very private and totally spoiling experience of one of the most popular wonders in the world.

When the lack of madding crowds becomes a little much, you will be whisked off, across the shortest border in the world, to Botswana, where you will be surrounded by the biggest concentration of African elephants on the continent. Here you will sleep, like Prince Harry and his love, in a Fly-Camp and in a classic Okavango Camp, on a palm island, in the heart of the largest inland delta in the world.

It is a good idea to leave Africa gently and so we arrange for you to say your farewells in Cape Town. Where exquisite cuisine and shopping, charming beaches and fascinating culture will soften the blow. It is also the smallest and richest floral kingdom in the world, with 7,000 plants found nowhere else in the world.

Why does Cape Town make saying goodbye to Africa easier? Because it provides the perfect backdrop to dreaming and planning your next African Safari.

Highlights

  • Scenic helicopter flight over Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River cruise
  • Private guided tour of Victoria Falls
  • Hot bush breakfast
  • Okavango Delta Walking safari
  • Learn about history with Robben Island Tour
  • Enjoy some beach time

Itinerary

DAY 1

Victoria Falls and Zambezi River Cruise

Welcome to Africa. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel. Enjoy sundowners on the terrace with views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls, before enjoying traditional African cuisine at the restaurant at the hotel.

DAY 2

Scenic Flight over Victoria Falls and Tour

Today, explore the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Board a helicopter for a scenic flight of the falls. Viewing the spectacular Victoria Falls from the air is one of the most breath-taking and exhilarating activities in Africa. Afterwards, enjoy a private guided tour of the mighty ‘Smoke That Thunders.’ Return to the hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

DAY 3

Khwai Concession Game Drive

After breakfast, head across the border to begin your wildlife safari, fly to Khwai Tented Camp, located in the Khwai Concession in the Okavango Delta. Settle in before heading out with your specialized guide on a game drive in an open 4×4 vehicle. Return to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

DAY 4

Game Drive and Mokoro Experience

Head out on an early morning game drive, watch how the wildlife starts to emerge from the bush before the sun rises. Enjoy a light breakfast served from the hood of your game vehicle, before heading back to camp. After lunch and an afternoon rest, hop into a traditional wooden canoe, called a Mokoro, for a unique game experience on water. As you glide silently through the waterways, watch elephants drink, birds fishing for their dinner and perhaps even catch a glimpse of a predator on the banks.

DAY 5

Okavango Delta Walking Safari and Cultural Visit

Today experience the thrill of walking in the bush. Accompanied by an armed guide, you will walk from camp, tracking the animals and learning about the wildlife in the area. Enjoy a bush lunch before heading back to camp. After an afternoon rest, you will have the opportunity to take part in a cultural tour to a local village where you will gain a deeper understanding of the country and the local community. Return to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

DAY 6

Private Kwara Reserve, Okavango Delta

The wildlife safari in Botswana continues. You will be transferred across the delta to Splash Camp located in the private Kwara Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Settle into your new surroundings and enjoy lunch in camp, each room is positioned in a way that you can enjoy game viewing from your private deck. This afternoon head out to do some predator tracking. You will be escorted by your tracker and your guide, making this a very informative experience with a good chance of some great sightings. Return to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

DAY 7

Okavango Delta Game Drive and Mokoro Safari

This morning, head out on a boat excursion through the waterways of the Delta. Being on the water allows for fantastic bird viewing and possible great sightings of animals that drink at the water’s edge. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea with freshly based pastries in a remote location before heading back to camp. After your afternoon rest you will head out on an extended afternoon game drive, looking for the nocturnal animals that emerge for the evening. Returning to camp for dinner and an evening around the fire pit under an African night sky.

DAY 8

Okavango Delta Walking Safari

After breakfast, head out with your guide on a walk through the bush, soak up the sun and enjoy your last day in the African bush. Enjoy a delicious brunch amongst the trees before heading back to camp for the afternoon. Head out for an early evening game drive, stopping for sundowner cocktails. Take a moment to appreciate the pristine wilderness as the sky turns fire orange before nightfall.

DAY 9

Cape Town

This morning, transfer from your safari in Botswana to Cape Town, one of the most beloved cities in the world. Arrive at The Victoria & Alfred Hotel, located within the iconic V&A Waterfront, offering fantastic views of Table Mountain and Table Bay Harbour. After settling in, take a walk through the buzzing waterfront and enjoy dinner at one of the many fantastic local restaurants.

DAY 10

Cape Town Cableway, V&A Waterfront and Robben Island

After breakfast, set out with your guide for a full day exploration of Cape Town. First, head to the Cableway, a fun way to reach the top of Table Mountain, taking in the dramatic views of the city and ocean below. Continue on towards the Victoria & Alfred waterfront, stopping for lunch at Greenmarket Square. Hop on a boat to visit Robben Island before heading back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 11

Cape Town Beaches

Today, explore some of Cape Town’s most epic beaches, including Boulders Beach, Camp’s Bay, and Clifton Beach. Finally, head to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Extending south from Cape Town is the Cape of Good Hope, the peninsula that divides the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay. Cape Point, a jagged, narrow strip of land that juts out into the Atlantic and is the continent’s southwestern-most point. Standing here will leave you feeling like you’ve reached the edge of the world.

DAY 12

Travel home

Bid goodbye to this incredible safari in Botswana and South Africa as you connect with your flight home in Cape Town.