African Explorer Safari

Highlights

  • Iconic African destinations
  • Amazing game viewing
  • Fly-in comfort & top accommodation
  • Endless photographic opportunities

FROM
USD 8214 pp sharing

Comfort Level: Adventure
Start/End: Start at Maun & End at Cape Town

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: Into the Okavango Delta

This grand tour opens at Maun Airport in Botswana where you’ll climb aboard a private charter plane. Your destination is the northern Okavango Delta and Xobega Island Camp. The Lodge is a water based camp and only offers walking safaris and island-hopping excursions in traditional canoes – a mokoro and motor boats. Set under huge shady trees, this intimate, 8-tent camp is the perfect place to enjoy an introduction to the world-famous delta. It also makes a serene start to your epic journey.

Days 3 - 4: The Delta Adventure continues

Set on the edge of the Okavango Delta, Sango Safari Camp is your next destination. Overlooking the Moremi Game Reserve, Sango Camp sits in an exclusive-use concession on the Khwai River. It’s an area famous for its excellent year-round game viewing and birding. Khwai also has a well-won reputation for big cats and wild dogs. Guests enjoy day and night game drives, guided walks and visits to the nearby village to browse handmade crafts and chat to locals.

Days 5 - 6: Fly to Savuti – ‘Predator Paradise’

A short flight takes you from Sango Camp to Savuti. The raw heart of the Chobe National Park, the Savuti region is famous for its eternally warring lions and spotted hyenas. Savuti’s grasslands support great herds of antelope and attract a summer zebra migration. It’s also one of the best places in Africa for up-close photos of elephants. Enjoy two nights of tented comfort at Camp Savuti. Set on the now-flowing Savuti Channel, the camp offers armchair views of wildlife drinking at the water. You’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the company of experienced guides.

Days 7 - 8: The Smoke that Thunders - Victoria Falls

After breakfast you fly from Savuti to Kasane on the Chobe River. From here, a road transfer takes you into Zimbabwe and to Victoria Falls. Your destination is Ilala Lodge, a well-established hotel set in prime position: it’s a 10-minute walk to the falls from the hotel. Ilala Lodge will make any bookings you want. And at Africa’s ‘adventure capital’, there’s plenty on offer. Choose from whitewater rafting, canoe safaris and scenic flights. Other activities include walking with lions, elephant-back safaris and Zambezi River cruises.

Days 9 - 11: A private Big 5 Safari

The day begins with a road transfer to Livingstone Airport and from there a flight from Livingstone to Nelspruit, gateway to the Kruger and its superb private reserves. An overland transfer takes you to Notten’s Bush Camp in the Sabi Sands Private Reserve. One of the finest family-run lodges in Africa, Notten’s is one of the best-kept secret in the Sabi and game drives with the lodge’s expert guides and trackers show why. The Sabi is one of the richest wildlife destinations in Africa and you’ll enjoy fantastic Big 5 game viewing and epic bird watching at any time of year.

Days 12 - 14: A Waterfront Finale

Fly to Nelspruit and then Johannesburg before connecting with your flight to Cape Town. Then it’s time to relax: the Victoria & Alfred Hotel sits at the heart of the V&A Waterfront and enjoys views of the busy harbour and Table Mountain. For some, this is a time to catch up on some retail therapy and hit the beaches. For others, it’s a time to explore. There is hiking, shark-cage diving, wine tours and, in season, whale watching. Full of restaurants, clubs, cocktail bars, markets and family entertainment, Cape Town makes the ideal ending.

Day 15: The Journey Ends

Enjoy breakfast with a Table Mountain view before checking out of the V&A Hotel. Your African Dream Safari ends today.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2019 & 2020

Season
Timing
Price
High Season
01.07.19 - 30.09.19
USD 8627
Peak Season
01.10.19 - 31.10.19
USD 8773
Shoulder Season 1
01.11.19 - 30.11.19
USD 8214
Low Season
01.12.19 - 31.03.20
USD 8208
Shoulder Season
01.04.20 - 30.06.20
USD 8625
High Season
01.07.20 - 31.08.20
USD 9143
Peak Season 1
01.09.20 - 30.09.20
USD 9345
Peak Season 1
01.10.20 - 31.10.20
USD 9508

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:
  • Scheduled Flight from Johannesburg to Maun
  • Scheduled Flight from Livingstone to Nelspruit
  • Scheduled Flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town
  • Flight Transfers as specified
  • Road Transfers as specified
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Ilala only offers breakfast
  • Local brand drinks at Safari Camps
  • Scheduled game-viewing activities
  • Park fees
  • Complimentary laundry service at the Safari Camps
Excludes:
  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • No drinks at Ilala
  • Gratuities
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • ** please note that there is a limit of 20kg in soft bags including hand luggage on all charter flights included in safaris
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari on line. Would recommend Safari on line to organise your holiday.

Lorraine
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (Germany)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann & Mario (CA)
Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.

Dan (USA)
They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

Karen (USA)
Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.

Werner
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.

Shane (AU)
Perfect

We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. First to Batonka in Victoria Falls, then the Eco lodge In Savuti and finally Ngoma Safari Lodge. Each was different and special in their own way. The game drives from the lodges were wonderful, each of our guides Ren at Savuti and Kenneth at Ngoma were informative and experienced. If there was game to be found they found it.
Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

Jennifer