Kaleidoscope of Southern Africa (First Class)

A unique travel experience that takes you from the drama of the Sossusvlei and Skeleton Coast in Namibia to the rich wildlife of the Okavango in Botswana and the spectacular Vic Falls in Zimbabwe.

Day 1

Assistance to City Lodge OR Tambo Airport Hotel for 1 night.

Based at OR Tambo Airport, this good value for money tourist class hotel offers a clean and comfortable overnight for guests. Light breakfast is available. No other meals are provided at this hotel – guests to eat at one of the airport restaurants.

Day 2

Air to Sossusvlei for 3 nights at Kulala Desert Lodge.

Situated on over 21, 000 hectares of private property and bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, Kulala Desert Lodge lies in the heart of the Namib and offers magnificent views of the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei as well as magnificent mountainous scenery and vast open plains. Fifteen thatched and canvas chalets or “Kulalas” (Kulala in the Namibian language “oshiwambo” means “to sleep”) with en-suite bathrooms and showers are set on wooden platforms to provide maximum airflow. An option for outdoor enthusiasts is that bedrolls can be moved to the rooftop to sleep under the stars. The main lodge, with décor inspired by northern Africa, has a lounge, pub, dining area and plunge pool, and offers a wrap-around veranda that overlooks the waterhole and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert scenery.

Early morning guided drives to the spectacular towering dunes are through a private gate into the reserve. Guided drives and walks are also offered on the private reserve with incredible views, desert animals and smaller desert fauna and flora. Another option, at extra cost, is a 60-minute balloon safari at first light, offering a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, ending with a champagne breakfast.

Day 5

Air to Damaraland Camp for 2 nights.

Damaraland Camp is located on the north face of the Huab River Valley with endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and soaring peaks. 90 kilometers inland from Torra Bay on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and 100 kilometres north of the brooding mass of the Brandberg Mountains. The local guides drive or walk guests into the Huab River system and explain the intricacies of the flora and fauna. Activities are carried out primarily in the mornings and afternoons with the occasional night walk or drive. At night the stargazing is ‘par excellence’ with crystal clear night skies.

Each of the 9 large comfortable walk in tents has en suite facilities and a veranda, and face a valley view. The main living area combines the dining room, lounge and pub under canvas, with an open area for campfires. In a secluded corner of the camp, there is a rocky alcove where there is a refreshing swimming pool that feeds from a natural spring. Here one can take a dip or simply enjoy the birdlife in the afternoons.

Day 7

Air to Doro Nawas for 2 nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the dry Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession. Its location thus straddles the Palmwag area and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld.

The camp consists of seven large tents and one family unit, each comprising stylish en-suite bedrooms with shaded outdoor decks. Flanked to the east and west by rugged hills, the camp looks out over stunning, starkly beautiful scenery and offers guests all the luxuries and amenities for an unforgettable stay.

Day 9

Air to Windhoek for 1 night at Galton House.

Day 10

Air to Qorokwe Camp for 3 nights.

The exclusive Qorokwe Concession encompasses over 26 180 hectares (64 692 acres) in a high-density game area of the south-eastern Okavango, bordering the renowned Moremi Game Reserve, which has been unutilised for more than four years. Exploring Qorokwe reveals a world of diverse Delta habitats supporting a wealth of wildlife, earning the area’s well-deserved reputation as a top Botswana safari destination.

Day 13

Air to Savuti Camp for 3 nights.

Savuti Camp is situated in the southern part of the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. It is built along the Savuti Channel. And can accommodate a maximum of eight guests at a time. The Savuti Channel is a legendary wildlife region, best known for its large number of predators. When the channel flows, water travels from the Linyanti marshes into the interior of Chobe National Park. The channel stopped flowing in 1980 and what was once a Hippo-filed river is now wide open grasslands. Savuti Camp is a small and intimate tented camp in an isolated area, far from any crowds. Accommodation is in 5 large comfortable walk-in tents with en-suite facilities. Game activities include 4×4 game drives; night drives and walks with an armed ranger. Elevated hides also allow for viewing animals in safety and away from vehicles. Wildlife regularly seen are plains game, Roan, Sable, Giraffe and all the predators – Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog.

Day 16

Air to Davison’s Camp in Zimbabwe for 3 nights.

Nestled discreetly beneath a grove of false mopane trees, the remote Davison’s Camp is found in the private Linkwasha Concession – one of the most prolific wildlife areas in Hwange National Park. Hidden within the shade of the treeline, this classic African tented camp, with eight tents and one family unit, overlooks an open plain and a productive waterhole. The main area comprises a spacious lounge and dining room which leads out onto an expansive pine deck and an open campfire area, perfect for convivial evening musings or star gazing. The refreshing pool and its loungers are beautifully positioned for idle relaxation, while a small upper deck is an ideal location from which to watch wildlife at the waterhole.

Day 19

Air to Victoria Falls for 3 nights at Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel.

Stanley & Livingstone is Victoria Falls’ first boutique hotel and holds prime location just 10 minutes from the area’s namesake falls – a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This makes the hotel an ideal base from which to explore, as well a quiet retreat in one of the continent’s most visited destinations. The intimate hotel is set in landscaped gardens bordering a natural reserve, and is intended to be a pause on a spectacular Southern African itinerary. Its fresh design takes an easy-going approach to colonial style, and its spaces – both elegant and approachable – encourage you to settle in and feel at home.

Day 22

Air to Johannesburg in time for your flight out.

  • Price From: US$50,467

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Estimated quote based on 1 twin room (2 persons).
Prices subject to fluctuation depending on the exact date of travel and also on the exchange rate at the time of payment.