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The Ultimate Safari


Day 1: Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg for your private transfer to The Westcliff hotel for one night. Johannesburg is lively, affluent and cosmopolitan, offering the visitor a tempting array of cultural activities, superb restaurants, elegant designer boutiques and bustling world-class shopping centres renowned for unique local crafts. Rooms offer total privacy and most have sunny, private balconies with spectacular views over the Zoological Gardens and the forested northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

Day 2: Johannesburg/Victoria Falls

The African adventure begins as you take a scheduled flight to the world-famous Victoria Falls and arrive by private road transfer to the historic Victoria Falls Hotel, adjacent to the magnificent tumbling waters. Enjoy a walking tour, a Zambezi sundowner cruise and a thrilling helicopter flight excursion over the falls.

Day 3 to 5: Chobe National Park

This morning, you will travel by shared light aircraft to the Savute region of the Chobe National Park, an area renowned for its high concentration of elephants and other big game.

During your three night stay at the Savute Elephant Camp you will enjoy amazing sightings of lions, under the skilled direction of an expert guide. You will also experience the luxury of sitting on the deck of your tent, enjoying your favourite drink, while watching elephants drink from the intermittent river which started flowing again in January after disappearing for nearly 30 years. During your stay here, enjoy a dinner on your private deck.

Day 6 to 8: Moremi Wildlife Reserve

After brunch depart for Khwai and stay at Khwai River Lodge. Witness the daily procession of big game that roams the floodplains in front of the camp. Activities at Khwai include day and night game drives in open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles and walking safaris along the river. Other facilities to enhance your stay include a large swimming pool and a discreet gymnasium.

Khwai River Lodge also has a spa treatment centre where you can unwind with relaxing massages.

Day 9 to 11: Okavango Delta

Continue on a short flight to the renowned Okavango Delta and Eagle Island Camp.
Enjoy three nights at the camp among the prolific animal and bird life of the island and surrounding delta. Explore the local islands by mokoro traditional canoe (water levels permitting) and on foot. During your stay here, you will also be treated to a spectacular scenic helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta.

Days 12 to 14: Cape Town

Depart camp after a morning game viewing for your scheduled flight to Cape Town. Private transfer to the famed Mount Nelson Hotel, your home in the "Mother City" for 3 nights. The Mount Nelson Hotel is located at the foot of Table Mountain, offering easy access to the city, spectacular beaches and a wide selection of top restaurants. Enjoy magnificent scenery at every turn. Explore by private, escorted sightseeing tours or at your own pace with a rental car. A full day Cape Winelands and half day Cape Town city tour with a visit to Table Mountain are included in your stay.

Day 15: Departure

Private transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your departure flight.

Package includes:
Schedule flights as shown in the itinerary with air Botswana, British Airways or South African Airways
Scheduled inter camp light aircraft flights on a shared basis with our compliments (Kasane - camps - Maun)
Orient-Express VIP airport assistance at O.R. Tambo and Cape Town International Airports
Overnight accommodation in a luxury room at The Westcliff, inclusive of full English breakfast and welcome dinner in the La Belle Terasse Restaurant
Overnight accommodation in a suite at The Victoria Falls Hotel, inclusive of full English breakfast, tour of Victoria Falls, sundowner cruise and magnificent helicopter flight excursion over the falls
All private transfers and touring with Orient-Express guide/driver in luxury air-conditioned vehicle
Nine nights accommodation at Orient-Express safari camps including all meals, drinks (excluding Champagne), game viewing activities, national park fees, laundry services and emergency evacuation insurance
Three nights accommodation at the world-famous Mount Nelson Hotel, inclusive of full English breakfast daily and welcome dinner in the acclaimed Cape Colony Restaurant
All drinks at the camps are included with the exception of Champagne
The spectacular helicopter experience is included at Eagle Island Camp
A romantic private dining experience at one of the Orient-Express safari camps
In-room breakfast service at the Mount Nelson Hotel as well as one African Goddess Librisa spa treatment per person
Half day Cape Town city tour including Table Mountain
Full day Cape Winelands tour inclusive of gourmet lunch
Full day Cape Point tour inclusive of seafood lunch

Package excludes:
Communication costs such as phone calls and faxes
Anything not specifically mentioned
Excess baggage charges
Personal insurance
All visa and passport related costs
Surcharge for private vehicle
Surcharge for Suite at Khwai River Lodge and/or Eagle Island Camp


01 April - 30 May
US$ 11,630 per person sharing

01 June - 16 July
US$ 15,840 per person sharing

17 July - 31 October
US$ 14,630 per person sharing

01 November - 31 March (excluding Festive Season)
US$ 10,560 per person sharing

Single supplement available on request.
Special Offer

Planning to stay in Botswana for four nights or longer? Receive two additional nights with our compliments and experience this majestic country in even greater depth.

This unique offer represents a saving of US$2,000 during the most spectacular safari season. It applies to all Journeys in Africa by Orient-Express and is valid year-round.

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