Overview

Travelers - Family

Style - Diverse

Destinations - Zimbabwe, South Africa

Accommodations - Bush Camp, Under Canvas, Safari Lodge


Budget - around $10,000 per person

Duration - 14+ nights

Month - June

Gateway - Johannesburg & Cape Town

Description

Our first 150th Birthday Safari! This multi-family trip is in honor of 3 siblings celebrating their 49th, 50th and 51st birthdays. Even though they are scattered all over the U.S., we were able to pull together an amazing safari adventure. They start off in Johannesburg and then proceed to Victoria Falls before starting their safari in one of the most beautiful parts of Africa, the Zambezi Valley.

They continue with a stop in Hwange National Park before heading to Cape Town for some free days to explore the “Mother City of Africa.” We rounded them off with a road trip along the Garden Route, Sunshine Coast and Transkei that eventually finished on the beaches of Durban.

Our goal with this trip was to provide an abundance of activities and unstructured days from exclusive-use camps & lodges. With 3 sets of families connected by 3 siblings, we wanted a safari that could be enjoyed by both the kids and the grownups. This family can take advantage of many opportunities to explore, but at the luxury of their own pace. This trip was both flexible and diverse, just like all of the people in this family.


ITINERARY IN BRIEF
June 20 2019 – Arrive in Johannesburg (booked separately), transfer to hotel for 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis
June 21 – Excursion to Cradle of Mankind & Sterkfontein Caves
June 22 – Regional flight to VFA (booked separately), transfer to Victoria Falls for 2 nights on a bed &a breakfast basis with transfers into Vic Falls town and wifi
June 23 – Full day to explore Vic Falls town and experience Victoria Falls, additional activities available
June 24 – Light aircraft transfer to Mana Pools National Park for 4 nights on a fully inclusive basis
June 25-27 – Three full days for intensive wildlife viewing via game drive, canoe and on-foot
June 28 – Light aircraft transfer to Hwange National Park for 2 nights on a fully inclusive basis
June 29 – Full day for morning, afternoon and night game drives and optional bush walks
June 30 – Light aircraft transfer to Victoria Falls, connect with a regional flight to Cape Town (booked separately) for 5 nights on a bed & breakfast basis
July 1-4 – Four full days to explore Cape Town on your own – Cape Town Touring Ideas
July 5 – Collect rental car from hotel and begin drive out of Cape Town along the Cape Whale Coast and Point Aghulas for 1 night on a self-catered basis
July 6 – Continue today through Mossel Bay to Knysna for 2 nights on a bed & breakfast basis
July 7 – Full day to explore Knysna. Activities include kayaking on the Knysna lagoon, cycling and forest hikes.
July 8 – Today drive to Port Elizabeth and continue along the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast for 2 nights on a fully inclusive basis
July 9 – Full day to experience game drives, canoeing, river cruising and coastal activities
July 10 – Today drive through the Transkei and out to the Wild Coast for 1 night on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis
July 11 – For your last day on the road, drive inland through the Transkei and then back out to the coast for a straight shot to Durban and north for 1 night on a bed & breakfast basis
July 12 – Today, drop your rental car at Durban Airport and connect with a regional flight to JNB for your international departure (booked separately)

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