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  • Sip delicious wines and track the big five game in South Africa, with a trip through the winelands, and safari game viewing in Kruger National Park.
  • Spend 6 nights in Botswana, with safari activities in Chobe and the wetlands of the Okavango Delta.
  • Explore "The Smoke That Thunders" at Zimbabwe's renowned Victoria Falls.
  • Discover Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain, and the scenic Cape Peninsula.
  • Curated collection of premium accommodations.
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For such an impressive once-in-a-lifetime 'Bucket List' journey through Southern Africa, it only makes sense to see some of what you'll be able to cross off your list:

•See the thunderous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

•Track big five game animals on safari in Kruger National Park

•See the African Penguins of the Cape Peninsula

•Spot surfacing hippos in the Okavango Delta wetlands of Botswana

•Sip wines in the lush Winelands of South Africa

•Watch for animals on the riverbanks of the Zambezi River on a sunset cruise

While you're busy conquering your list, relax with premium accommodations and private transfers throughout. As with all of our trips, Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • VIP Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Documents Package - Documents
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - Cape Point and Peninsula - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Optional Activities
  • Day 5 Cape Town to Franschhoek
    Cape Town to Franschhoek
    • Transfer - Private - Cape Town - Franschhoek [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Franschhoek
    Franschhoek
    • Tour - Private - Wine & Other Delights (Chocolate, Cheese & Olives) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Franschhoek to Cape Town to Hoedspruit to Kruger
    Franschhoek to Cape Town to Hoedspruit to Kruger
    • Transfer - Private - Franschhoek - Cape Town [1hr] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Air - Cape Town - Hoedspruit [Direct, 2.5 hrs] - Scheduled Flight
    • Transfer - Private - Hoedspruit - Kruger [(30 mins-2 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Early Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive 1
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Morning Game Drive 1
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Kruger to Hoedspruit to Johannesburg
    Kruger to Hoedspruit to Johannesburg
    • Transfer - Private - Kruger - Hoedspruit [30 mins - 2hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Air - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg [Direct, 1 hr] - Scheduled Flight
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
    Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls [Direct, 1.5 hrs] - Scheduled Flight
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vic Falls Lodges
    • Tour - Shared - Zambezi Explorer Sunset Cruise - Cruise Signature Deck
  • Day 12 Victoria Falls
    Victoria Falls
    • Tour - Private - Victoria Falls Tour (2 hours) - Morning Tour (8:00am)
  • Day 13 Victoria Falls to Chobe
    Victoria Falls to Chobe
    • Transfer - Shared - Victoria Falls - Chobe [1.5 hours] - Shuttle
    • Muchenje Safari Lodge Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14 Chobe
    Chobe
    • Shared - Morning Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15 Chobe
    Chobe
    • Shared - Another day to explore Chobe National Park
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16 Chobe to Okavango
    Chobe to Okavango
    • Air - Chobe - Okavango [Charter Hop] - Economy
    • Transfer - Shared - Camp
    • Tour - Shared - Shinde - Activities - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17 Okavango
    Okavango
    • Shared - Enjoy the Activities included in your Okavango Camp
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 18 Okavango
    Okavango
    • Tour - Shared - Shinde - Activities - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 19 Okavango to Maun
    Okavango to Maun
    • Transfer - Shared - Airstrip
    • Air - Okavango - Maun [Charter Hop] - Charter
    • Maun - Johannesburg [Direct (1h 40min)] - Scheduled Flight
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Day 1: Cape Town

Upon arrival to Cape Town, you will be welcomed at the door of your aircraft by a local representative holding a sign with your name on it. Alongside your assistant, you will be directed through immigration, baggage collection and customs before being directed to your onward flight, airport hotel, or to your awaiting driver and vehicle.

To ensure a seamless experience, a documents package containing useful information including a detailed itinerary with pick­-up and drop­-off times, emergency contact information, and relevant e­-tickets or vouchers will be provided to you.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town airport. 

Accommodation: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

The Cape Cadogan boutique hotel is quintessential Cape Town, with each of its bedrooms individually decorated with touches of history, blended with contemporary chic and bohemian influences. Guestrooms feature comfortable, high-quality linens and beddings, top-end bathing amenities, and most importantly a spacious sense of home. Like the city, oblivious to the world rushing by, Cape Cadogan has a laidback quality which makes you want to sink deeper into your armchair and soak it all in. You can take a walk to the buzzing bistros, boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Kloof Street, where you can enjoy the energy of the city and truly experience Cape Town. From Cape Town International Airport, it will take about 30 minutes to the Hotel.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Cape Town

Today you will be met by your guide to begin a half day of exploration around Cape Town, known affectionately as the "Mother City." During your tour, you will visit the Houses of Parliament and the Castle, which was constructed between 1666 and 1679 and is recognized as South Africa’s oldest building. Furthermore, your tour will take you to the Company Gardens and the lively Greenmarket Square that hosts an exciting daily market. Finally, you will visit Table Mountain which will offer spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent). On your descent, you will stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community featuring elegant cobbled streets and brightly colored houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location on your own, which consists of many shops, restaurants, and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour.


*Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from 25 July to 6 August.*

Accommodation: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cape Town
Cape Town

Day 3: Cape Town

Today you embark on a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. You will experience the breathtaking beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most astonishing coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to the top of the Peninsula. Here you will witness the illustrative meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans with spectacular views over False Bay. Enjoy lunch near here (not included – own account) before proceeding to Simonstown, and the naval base.  A visit to the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach will provide a diverse wildlife viewing encounter. While en route back you will have the opportunity to stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before returning to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Penguins
Penguins

Day 4: Cape Town

Spend some time at leisure to relax and soak in the incredible sights, sounds and culture of the Mother City. Alternatively, considering arranging optional activities while in Cape Town. Dive with great white sharks (in a cage!), head out on a whale watching expedition, ferry over to Robben Island for an informative lesson on the history of Cape Town’s infamous prison, discover the near-unfathomable biodiversity on Table Mountain, explore the townships near the city including the famed Winelands, or cycle through the city to explore the many outstanding beaches, bays, quays, shops, restaurants and bars that make Cape Town famous. 

Accommodation: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Robben Island
Robben Island

Day 5: Cape Town - Franschhoek

Enjoy a private transfer between Cape Town and Franschhoek. Approximate travel time is one hour.

Accommodation: Babylonstoren

Nestled in the heart of Franschhoek, Babylonstoren Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Franschhoek. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Babylonstoren Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy  the restaurant, car parking, tours, airport transfers, and safety deposit boxes. The Babylonstoren guest suites echo Cape Dutch farm buildings.  The style developed in the Cape Colony of the 17th and 18th century: outer walls are whitewashed and decorated with ornate gables and thatched roofs.  Interiors are pleasantly cool in summer due to thick walls and are heated by open hearths in winter. Babylonstoren has an exceptionally well-preserved werf.  It consists of a main residence, old cellar, koornhuis where wheat and hay was stored and row of service buildings, bell tower, ornate fowl pen and dove cote surrounded by the traditional low whitewashed walls.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Franschhoek
South Africa Franschhoek
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Babylonstoren Hotel
Babylonstoren Hotel

Day 6: Franschhoek

This tailor-made tour by your resident wine expert is designed for the visitor who would like to experience and taste some of the other delectable delights that are on offer in the winelands area in addition to some of the fantastic wines. The tour is geared not only for the tasting but for the educational value, as well as learning about each product that you are introduced to. Your day can include Paarl, with its imposing Afrikaans Language Monument and of course the Franschhoek Valley, including exceptional estates such as Haute Cabriere, Moreson, La Motte and Grande Provence. From cheese tasting, to chocolate, biltong and olives tastings, this day is yours to tailor and craft as you choose. Enjoy lunch at one of the top restaurants or estates (lunch to be settled directly but wine tastings included) and you will return to your hotel late this afternoon.

Accommodation: Babylonstoren
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wine Tastings
Wine Tastings

Day 7: Franschhoek - Cape Town - Hoedspruit - Kruger

Private transfer between Franschhoek and Cape Town Airport.

Board a flight in Cape Town with direct service to Hoedspruit. Approximate flight time is two hours and 30 minutes.

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 62 square inches (158cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17 lbs (8 kg). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

Enjoy scenic views during your private transfer from Hoedspruit to your lodge in the Greater Kruger Area. Approximate travel time ranges depending on seasonal weather conditions and the location of your accommodation, taking between 30 minutes to two hours.

Having had the chance to settle into your lodging - and to prepare for an adventure - meet with other guests of the camp to set out on your first authentic game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when animals are most active, and the Greater Kruger Area features some of the largest private game reserves in Africa, home to an incredible range of wildlife including the Big 5: the African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros. Spanning across the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the Greater Kruger Area covers a near unfathomable span of land upon which animals both large and small prowl, graze and roam free. Alongside an experienced ranger and tracker, you will explore fascinating and beautiful frontiers through the afternoon and until the sun sets, camera in hand, before returning to your lodge to prepare for a decidedly different adventure; a freshly prepared dinner that you won’t be soon to forget. 

Accommodation: Pondoro Game Lodge

Adjacent to the majestic Olifants River inside Greater Kruger Area, Pondoro Game Lodge offers comfort, sophistication, and elegance in the heart of the bush. This exclusive lodge features eight chalets spread out along the largest perennial river in Kruger National Park, a hotbed for animal activity. Meals are an extraordinary culinary experience where traditional African cuisine fuses effortlessly with modern European haute trends. Served on a wooden deck high up in the tree canopy overlooking the Olifants River where game are often spotted, fine wines from the award winning Pondoro cellar are paired to compliment the mouth-watering food. Serenity Spa offers an escape to a place of sophistication and indulgence, surrounded by elegant decor and cascading waterfalls, it is an environment of breathtaking ambiance, much like the surrounding bushveld.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Kruger
South Africa Kruger
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pondoro Exterior
Pondoro Exterior

Day 8: Kruger

Ahead of first light it’s time set out on an early morning game drive to discover the many animals that stalk through the bush during the early hours of the day. This is one of the best times time to view game, and it is made all the more spectacular as the rising sun dawns upon the unspoiled African bush; the world over, this place is known as the Land of the Rising Sun. Prepare to spot resident predators enjoying the spoils of their hunt the night before and a dizzying range of smaller mammals and bird life. After a few hours of exploration, photography and education, you will return to the lodge for a mouth-watering, well-earned, fresh-made breakfast.

Continue your day after lunch with an exciting afternoon game drive. Perhaps the day will include massive, lumbering hippos emerging from the water to snack on nearby grasses, or predators beginning their nightly hunt as grazing antelope roam the plains. Out on the open reserves, trace across new lands as you gain a deeper and more intimate understanding of the South African bushveld before returning to the lodge for another fantastic dinner.

Accommodation: Pondoro Game Lodge
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Leopards in Kruger
Leopards in Kruger
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pride of Lions
Pride of Lions

Day 9: Kruger

Before the blistering sun takes its place high in the African sky make use of the opportunity to discover even more wild game. First thing in the morning, depart to discover the animals of the Greater Kruger Area, home to herds of trumpeting elephants that gently wander through the savannah; will today be the day you see them first-hand? As in the day before, you will be returned to your lodge after a few hours of game viewing to enjoy a complete and hearty breakfast.

After enjoying morning and evening game drives, marvel at the shimmering nighttime sky with a sundowner cocktail. Sign up for additional activities including bush walks, spa treatments, community visits or simply spend time leisurely relaxing. Whatever you choose, aim to delight your senses; your heart’s desire is your lodges aim.

Accommodation: Pondoro Game Lodge
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cheetah in Kruger
Cheetah in Kruger
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sundowners
Sundowners

Day 10: Kruger - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg

Enjoy a private transfer from your lodge in the Greater Kruger Area to Hoedspruit. Travel time vary based on your departing and arrival destinations, ranging from 30 minutes to two hours.

Board a flight in Hoedspruit with direct service to Johannesburg. Approximate flight time is one hour.

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 62 square inches (158cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17 lbs (8 kg). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

Enjoy a private airport transfer between the airport and your hotel. 

Accommodation: The Peech Hotel

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg boasts elegantly designed bedrooms and suites located in the main house and garden annexes.  A private residence built in the 1950’s The Peech was conceived, built, and is now ran and owned by James Peech. His attention to detail paired, wealth of experience and team of dedicated staff create a one of a kind stay. The Boutique Bistro overlook's the hotel's pool and landscaped gardens, and features sandstone floors, deep leather couches and a walk-in wine cellar, and most importantly, culinary masterpieces.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Johannesburg
South Africa Johannesburg
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Day 11: Johannesburg - Victoria Falls

Enjoy a private airport transfer between the airport and your hotel. 

Board a flight in Johannesburg with direct service to Victoria Falls. Approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 35”x29”x17” (90cm x 75cm x 43cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17lbs (8kg); carry-on luggage cannot be larger than 22”x14”x9” (56cm x 36cm x 23cm). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

Includes private transfer between the Victoria Falls airport and your lodge.

This evening you are transferred to the jetty, where you board the newest, sleekest and largest cruise boat operating on the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi River, the Zambezi Explorer. The boat's on-board facilities run exclusively on solar energy. From here you cruise along towards Palm lsland and Kandahar lsland to enjoy a picturesque African sunset on the Zambezi River. This cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River, with the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, elephant and many different bird species. Your cruise includes snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks, framed by many beautiful photo opportunities. Enjoy the nice seating area and professional service. The signature deck has comfortable lounge chairs and sofas, and a wider selection of premium beverages.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometers from the thundering Victoria Falls, one of Southern Africa's most famous attractions. Enjoy magical views of the spectacular African sunsets and year round wildlife at the on-site waterhole. This award winning flagship lodge has 72 en-suite bedrooms with private balcony to enjoy exquisite views of the African landscape. Located within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s central hub, MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant features delicious cuisine. The open-plan Buffalo Bar is the perfect venue for all-day refreshments, snacks, light meals and cocktails. The Boma – Place of Eating provides a unique cultural experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa, together with the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and its people. Guests staying at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoy a courtesy shuttle to and from The Boma. Sunbathe by the swimming pool on the sun deck or relax in the guest library and games room. Situated in the lodge, the activities desk is available for guests wishing to arrange exciting guided safari walks, bird watching, private bush dinners and more!

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 12: Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls – Now In Its 150 Millionth Fantastic Year - Reaches Its Zenith In About May Each Year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where you may stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist you with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. ($30 USD Per Person Park Fee Not Included)

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Day 13: Victoria Falls - Chobe

Transfer between your lodge in Victoria Falls and Chobe by shared shuttle.

Chobe is famous for its large herds of elephant and buffalo, along with numerous predators - including lions, leopards and wild dogs. There is a great diversity of plains game and an astonishing array of bird species.

Activities on offer at Muchenje Safari Lodge are:

  • Game DrivesEnjoy game drives in open 4x4 vehicles with knowledgeable and friendly professionally qualified guides – either early morning, afternoon or even the full day
  • Game viewing by boat on the Chobe River – a wonderful chance to see huge herds of elephants, as well as many other mammals and birds attracted to the water’s edge, not to mention those animals which also live in the River!
  • Bush walking-safaris - Learn about the intricacies of the bush where your guide teaches you about the spoor, trees, plants and insects that make for such exciting and interesting additions to the wildlife experience
  • ‘Night eyes’ – Night game drives in the lodge’s own concession. The guide uses a spotlight to show the local ‘night life’, which can range from the small mammals, to buffalo and elephant.
  • Visits to our local village - For a cultural experience and to meet the people that make Botswana the delightful country that it is.

Accommodation: Muchenje Safari Lodge

Last Eden of Chobe, Muchenje is a magnificent lodge in a stunning location. Muchenje sits on an escarpment with wonderful views of the Chobe River, and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and seasonal flood plains. Enjoy game viewing and exceptional views from the convenience of their private veranda, the pool deck or one of the viewing decks. Staff offer a truly relaxed, homely atmosphere, where nothing is too much trouble. Just 20 guests are accommodated in intimate exclusivity. Each thatched, stone built cottage has private, panoramic views. The main Lodge area is extensive, and has been built to allow for excellent vistas, comfort and charm. Guests can relax in and its many quiet areas; from the viewing platforms and decks, the dining area and bar. Retail therapy is also at hand at the curio shop. Close by is the swimming pool, complete with deck and more excellent views where you can relax in the afternoon, and soak up the sun.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Elephants at Chobe National Park
Elephants at Chobe National Park
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Muchenje Lodge
Muchenje Lodge

Day 14: Chobe

Set out into the wilderness of the Chobe National Park alongside an experienced local guide from your lodge.  Explore this famous African game viewing destination during this once in a lifetime opportunity where you’ll experience all that this recognized National Park has to offer.  Keep your camera handy as the local big game can appear at any time including elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, giraffes, kudus and hippos.  Exploring this dynamic flood-plain provides a unique game viewing experience including the daily elephant migration as they continue their ongoing pursuit of fresh drinking water.

Accommodation: Muchenje Safari Lodge
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lioness and her Cubs
Lioness and her Cubs

Day 15: Chobe

The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer at your lodge. With the largest population of Elephants in Africa, you will surely want to try a Boat Safari today.

Accommodation: Muchenje Safari Lodge
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -

Day 16: Chobe - Okavango

Take your flight from Chobe (light aircraft from Kasane) to Okavango on Mack Air today. Includes departure tax.

Passengers weighing over 110kg will need to purchase an additional seat. Passengers travelling on a seat in plane basis with Mack Air may have up to 2 stops en route to their camp.
Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 20kg (44lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Luggage dimensions must not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30 cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.  Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

To ensure a safe and comfortable ride, a representative from your lodge will meet you at the airstrip and provide you with a transfer to your camp.

Shinde offers a diverse range of activities, courtesy of its location which affords both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available while fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

Following is a summary of the included activities at Shinde:

•Fishing and Fly-fishing. Permanent waters of the Okavango Delta allow year round fishing

•Game drives, the area's wet and dry habitat ensures a wide variety of wildlife is consistently found in the area, including regular sightings of the rarely spotted Sitatunga antelope

•Delightful guided walks

•Birding

•Boat excursions including exclusive motorboat access to the Gadikwe Heronry

•Mokoro trails

Accommodation: Shinde

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. Shinde was refurbished in 2015. The elegance and historical charm of the iconic Shinde camp has been enhanced by enlarging the eight classic safari guest tents to incorporate a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and luxurious fittings. The larger bedroom with new linen and furniture in tasteful colours provide the perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors leading onto the extended front decks afford breath-taking views over the open floodplains or the mysterious waterways of the Delta.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lilac Breasted Roller
Lilac Breasted Roller
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Shinde
Shinde

Day 17: Okavango

The Okavango Delta is home to some of the most spectacular and varied wildlife on Earth. Famed for its big cat and bird population, the delta is a peaceful haven where animals have been protected for decades and know they will not be disturbed. You'll have the opportunity to see animals up close when expert guides accompany you on your daily included activities. The area also boasts a diversity of landscape with desert, dry savannah, lagoon and swamps in close proximity – cheetah, crocodile and elephant can frequently be seen.

In the Okavango, you will typically you will have a morning activity, coming back to your camp for lunch and some down time. Later in the day, you will head out for your afternoon activity.

Accommodation: Shinde
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Okavango Game Drive
Okavango Game Drive

Day 18: Okavango

Shinde offers a diverse range of activities, courtesy of its location which affords both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available while fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

Following is a summary of the included activities at Shinde:

•Fishing and Fly-fishing. Permanent waters of the Okavango Delta allow year round fishing

•Game drives, the area's wet and dry habitat ensures a wide variety of wildlife is consistently found in the area, including regular sightings of the rarely spotted Sitatunga antelope

•Delightful guided walks

•Birding

•Boat excursions including exclusive motorboat access to the Gadikwe Heronry

•Mokoro trails

Accommodation: Shinde
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Boat Excursion
Boat Excursion

Day 19: Okavango - Maun

A representative from your lodge will provide a shared transfer to the airstrip today.

Sit back and relax during this short hopper flight that departs the airstrip in Okavango and arrives at the airstrip in Maun.

Passengers weighing over 110kg will need to purchase an additional seat.
Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 20kg (44lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Luggage dimensions must not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30 cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.  Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

Enjoy a direct flight today between Maun and Johannesburg. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Flight scheduled to depart Maun at 1h45pm and arrive into Johannesburg at 330 pm. Please Note: Flight times may vary.

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: The general free allowance is 20Kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 7Kgs.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel: Cape Town

The Cape Cadogan boutique hotel is quintessential Cape Town, with each of its bedrooms individually decorated with touches of history, blended with contemporary chic and bohemian influences. Guestrooms feature comfortable, high-quality linens and beddings, top-end bathing amenities, and most importantly a spacious sense of home. Like the city, oblivious to the world rushing by, Cape Cadogan has a laidback quality which makes you want to sink deeper into your armchair and soak it all in. You can take a walk to the buzzing bistros, boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Kloof Street, where you can enjoy the energy of the city and truly experience Cape Town. From Cape Town International Airport, it will take about 30 minutes to the Hotel.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Babylonstoren: Franschhoek

Nestled in the heart of Franschhoek, Babylonstoren Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Franschhoek. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Babylonstoren Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy  the restaurant, car parking, tours, airport transfers, and safety deposit boxes. The Babylonstoren guest suites echo Cape Dutch farm buildings.  The style developed in the Cape Colony of the 17th and 18th century: outer walls are whitewashed and decorated with ornate gables and thatched roofs.  Interiors are pleasantly cool in summer due to thick walls and are heated by open hearths in winter. Babylonstoren has an exceptionally well-preserved werf.  It consists of a main residence, old cellar, koornhuis where wheat and hay was stored and row of service buildings, bell tower, ornate fowl pen and dove cote surrounded by the traditional low whitewashed walls.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Babylonstoren Hotel
Babylonstoren Hotel
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cottages
Cottages

Pondoro Game Lodge: Kruger

Adjacent to the majestic Olifants River inside Greater Kruger Area, Pondoro Game Lodge offers comfort, sophistication, and elegance in the heart of the bush. This exclusive lodge features eight chalets spread out along the largest perennial river in Kruger National Park, a hotbed for animal activity. Meals are an extraordinary culinary experience where traditional African cuisine fuses effortlessly with modern European haute trends. Served on a wooden deck high up in the tree canopy overlooking the Olifants River where game are often spotted, fine wines from the award winning Pondoro cellar are paired to compliment the mouth-watering food. Serenity Spa offers an escape to a place of sophistication and indulgence, surrounded by elegant decor and cascading waterfalls, it is an environment of breathtaking ambiance, much like the surrounding bushveld.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pondoro Exterior
Pondoro Exterior
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pondoro Safari
Pondoro Safari

The Peech Hotel: Johannesburg

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg boasts elegantly designed bedrooms and suites located in the main house and garden annexes.  A private residence built in the 1950’s The Peech was conceived, built, and is now ran and owned by James Peech. His attention to detail paired, wealth of experience and team of dedicated staff create a one of a kind stay. The Boutique Bistro overlook's the hotel's pool and landscaped gardens, and features sandstone floors, deep leather couches and a walk-in wine cellar, and most importantly, culinary masterpieces.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: Victoria Falls

Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometers from the thundering Victoria Falls, one of Southern Africa's most famous attractions. Enjoy magical views of the spectacular African sunsets and year round wildlife at the on-site waterhole. This award winning flagship lodge has 72 en-suite bedrooms with private balcony to enjoy exquisite views of the African landscape. Located within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s central hub, MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant features delicious cuisine. The open-plan Buffalo Bar is the perfect venue for all-day refreshments, snacks, light meals and cocktails. The Boma – Place of Eating provides a unique cultural experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa, together with the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and its people. Guests staying at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoy a courtesy shuttle to and from The Boma. Sunbathe by the swimming pool on the sun deck or relax in the guest library and games room. Situated in the lodge, the activities desk is available for guests wishing to arrange exciting guided safari walks, bird watching, private bush dinners and more!

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Views
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Views

Muchenje Safari Lodge: Chobe

Last Eden of Chobe, Muchenje is a magnificent lodge in a stunning location. Muchenje sits on an escarpment with wonderful views of the Chobe River, and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and seasonal flood plains. Enjoy game viewing and exceptional views from the convenience of their private veranda, the pool deck or one of the viewing decks. Staff offer a truly relaxed, homely atmosphere, where nothing is too much trouble. Just 20 guests are accommodated in intimate exclusivity. Each thatched, stone built cottage has private, panoramic views. The main Lodge area is extensive, and has been built to allow for excellent vistas, comfort and charm. Guests can relax in and its many quiet areas; from the viewing platforms and decks, the dining area and bar. Retail therapy is also at hand at the curio shop. Close by is the swimming pool, complete with deck and more excellent views where you can relax in the afternoon, and soak up the sun.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Muchenje Lodge
Muchenje Lodge
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Poolside at Muchenje
Poolside at Muchenje

Shinde: Okavango

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. Shinde was refurbished in 2015. The elegance and historical charm of the iconic Shinde camp has been enhanced by enlarging the eight classic safari guest tents to incorporate a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and luxurious fittings. The larger bedroom with new linen and furniture in tasteful colours provide the perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors leading onto the extended front decks afford breath-taking views over the open floodplains or the mysterious waterways of the Delta.

Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Shinde
Shinde
Southern Africa Bucket List Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lounge Area
Lounge Area

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Robert M — August 22, 2017 — Africa

    It was simply an amazing trip! Our guide and driver were the best. Everything went smoothly and they made life very easy for us. I would not hesitate to recommend Kensington to anyone. Hotels were unique and exceeded expectations. Thank you for the significant room upgrade at the 4 Seasons on our last night. That was a huge surprise!

  • Mike Desmarais — July 20, 2017 — Africa

    Went on a tour in Morocco with Kensington tours. We visited the cities of Casablanca, Tangier & Chefchaouen and had a wonderful time. Our guide (Mohammed Salmi) and driver (Eunice) were absolutely excellent and very professional. Mohammed was very knowledgeable regarding the cities and places we visited. Mohammed spoke very good English and was easy to talk with and a pleasure to be with for the 6 days we were in Morocco. We could not have asked for a better guide and/or driver during our time in Morocco. Our vehicle was a newer model Mercedes van that was very comfortable to be in for the long drives we had between cities, and our hotels were much better than expected.

  • Misty N — August 22, 2017 — Africa

    This was our 4th Kensington Trip (second to South Africa), I cannot say enough about Andrew Drummond and his ability to put a PERFECT trip together. I trust him completely and would plan trips with him over and over. Now looking at a trip to Peru and yes, we are talking to a professional at Kensington.

  • David S — September 08, 2017 — Africa

    This tour exceeded our expectations in all respects! Only words cannot describe the adventure.

  • Barbara Cox — August 03, 2017 — Africa

    Christine did a fabulous job planning our safari. We followed the migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara staying in an assortment of tented camps. We loved ALL our guides and drivers (Duncan, Waziri and Charles).

  • Edward C. — March 24, 2017 — Africa

    Our guide and driver were above and beyond our expectations.

  • Mary Ann B — March 17, 2017 — Africa

    I would definitely recommend Kensington Tours. Very well pleased with everything they provided. Accommodations were excellent as well as tour guides. Gareth at Kensington was a tremendous help in planning our trip. Thank you so much Kensington for a great trip to South Africa.

  • Elizabeth E — February 07, 2017 — Africa

    Both our guides from Rwanda to Tanzania were the best. Everything was FLAWLESS, the guides, transportation, the accommodations, the food, the safaris, etc. We actually went to the villagers home and met the kids who performed their native dance for us. It really was an emotional connection that was one of the highlights of the whole trip for us. Thanks so much for putting this all together for us!

  • Katie M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

  • Neal F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Best trip ever. Sarah was a delight to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns professionally and courteously. It was a trip of a lifetime and everything was fantastic. Thank u Sarah and thank you Kensington

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