Travelers - Friends

Style - Diverse

Destinations - Botswana, South Africa

Accommodations - Bush Camp, Under Canvas, Safari Lodge, Open-air

Budget - around $15,000 per person

Duration - 10-14 nights

Month - May

Gateway - Johannesburg


This group has been great fun. A family of three was interested in a last minute safari as a graduation trip, but nobody likes single supplements, so the uncle decided to join. Then, some family friends heard about the trip, and we found them some space. And then, a cousin, who’s also graduating, cleared his calendar, so we ended up with a group of 7 for a spectacular itinerary visiting 3 very different safari destinations.

We’ve got a wide range of accommodation styles, there’s lots of opportunities for bush walks and hiking, mountain biking safaris, a photographic hide, motor boat safaris and superb wildlife viewing throughout!

 Itinerary in Brief

  • May 22 – Arrive JNB (international air not included and booked separately), transfer for overnight on a bed & breakfast basis
  • May 23 – Fly to Skukuza, drive to Sabi Sands for 4 nights on a fully inclusive basis
  • May 24-26 – Three full days for twice daily game drives and other activities
  • May 27 – Fly to Botswana’s Tuli Block for 5 nights on a fully inclusive basis split between a tented camp and a safari lodge
  • May 28-31 – Four full days for wildlife viewing on game drives with a walking safari, mountain biking, the photographic hide and village excursion
  • June 1 – Depart overland for a 5 hour drive via Polokwane to Marakele Reserve for 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis
  • June 2-3 – Two full days for game drives, walking safaris and motorboat safaris on the Matlabas River
  • June 4 – Transfer to the airstrip and fly to Johannesburg’s Grand Central Airport, drive to JNB for your departing flight (international air not included and booked separately)
  Please note: This itinerary was custom designed around specific parameters and personal preferences. Get in touch to find out what we would recommend for you.
As for our time in South África, I´m not sure if I shared this story with you:  When you and I were planning the trip, I said that you should plan a once in a lifetime trip because we were not likely to go back to África.  That notion last about 30 seconds, give or take.  We were on one amazing adventure or another when we looked at each other and said “We´re coming back, right?”  It seemed inconceivable that a person could visit once and think that was enough.

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