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SOUTH AFRICA, Zambia, Botswana with MAURITIUS – 19 Days

Visiting included Victoria Falls Zambia, Chobe Safari Botswana, Cape Town – Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Johannesburg – Sun City, Kruger National Park, Soweto, Pretoria – and Mauritius. 

Welcome to majestic South Africa, land of diverse culture and geography.  Vast Landscapes, thundering Oceans, wildlife and the Rainbow Nation.  

Cost Adult: from £3795  per adult on twin/double/triple sharing basis.

If booked before three months £100 reduction per person.

Departure Date Return Date
21/04/2020 09/05/2020
07/09/2020 25/09/2020
16/11/2020 04/12/2020

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Day 1: Depart from UK.

Day 2 – Arrive Cape Town D                                                                               
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Clear customs and immigrations. You will be greeted by our guide who will be holding a placard that reads “BABA HOLIDAYS”. Check in at hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Later proceed for dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel

Day 3 – Cape Town – Robben Island / City Tour / Table Mountain B, D
After breakfast proceed to V&A Waterfront as you board the ferry to Robben Island. Return and proceed on City Tour which includes Table Mountain by Cable Car subject to weather condition, Baroque City Hall, Malay Quarter and many interesting places. In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Day 4 – Cape Town – Full Day Peninsula Tour B, D        

After breakfast visit Kirstenbosch Gardens, a world heritage site. There’s plenty to explore in the 528-hectare Kirstenbosch Estate, including a fragrance garden, a medicinal garden, 2,500 species of indigenous plants, a Protea garden (best seen in spring!), and a cycad amphitheatre.
Continue to a fishing harbor of Hout bay and by boat to Seal Island. After the boat ride visit to most tip of South Africa Cape Point. Then a visit to Simon’s Town. This area is also popular for African Penguins area known as Boulders Beach.In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Day 5 – Cape Town – Knysna – Sunset Cruise - George B, D

After breakfast we check out and take “The Garden Route”. The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway over the Paul Sauer Bridge in the extreme western reach of the neighbouring Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley; with George, the Garden Route’s largest city and main administrative center. Later, in the evening, we drive to Knysna Waterfront to board the John Benn Cruise, a ride on the tranquil Knysna Lagoon. Return to George. Dinner/ overnight at hotel.

Day 6 –  George – Day visit to Oudtshoorn – George B, D

After breakfast drive to Oudtshoorn. Visit an Ostrich Farm for the ultimate Ostrich Experience. Witness the various stages of an Ostrich’s life – from incubation to adulthood. Proceed to Cango Caves. We visit the  first six chambers of Cango Caves. The stalactite and stalagmite formations are an incredible sight. Later, we proceed to Cango Wildlife Ranch where you can discover a variety of animals seldom seen. Venture into Crocodile enclosures, visit Snake Park and Cheetahland. Photograph yourself cuddling a Cheetah by paying a nominal fee. Return to George in the afternoon. Dinner / overnight at hotel.

Day 7 – George - Johannesburg – Sun City B, D

Fly to Johannesburg. On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport proceed to Sun City, known as "Africa's Kingdom of Pleasure" as it provides dazzling entertainment for everyone.  -  with magnificent hotels, dazzling shows, nightlife and a fabulous casino. There is also lot of extra activities like (Quad Biking, Paragliding, Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon, Archery, etc. all optional). Enjoy some time exploring on your own the magnificent gardens of the Lost City, Kwena Crocodile Farm. You can also see the auditorium where MISS UNIVERSE contest are being held. Check in at hotel. In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Day 8 – Panoramic Route - Kruger National Park B, D

After breakfast drive this morning through the state of Mpumalanga. This includes famous Panorama route, which includes Pilgrim’s Rest, also declared as a national monument to the days of the late 19th century gold rush. There is possible stop at God’s Window for an amazing view from the top of the Drakensburg Escarpment, we continue to the Hotel in Nelspruit for a one night stay. In the evening dinner at hotel.

Day 9 – Kruger National Park – Morning Game Drive - Johannesburg B, D
An early rise as you check out of hotel and make your way to Kruger National Park for a Morning Game Drive in the world famous Kruger National Park. Enjoy a picnic breakfast in the Park. 4x4 safari vehicles offer the best views of the surrounding area and with great luck we may be able to see top 5- lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. Also there are many animals to see. May be Girrafe, Zebras, Impalas and many. After your safari experience depart for Johannesburg. Arrive and proceed for dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 – Johannesburg – Gold Reef City -  Soweto – Pretoria B, D
After breakfast proceed to Gold Reef City for an Underground Mine Tour. You will then drive through Soweto.
The Soweto Townships are at the centre of South African culture and music. SOWETO, acronym for South Western Township, is home to over 2 million people, who, despite living in crowded and chaotic conditions, have a tangible sense of community, one which ironically, the ordered, walled northern suburbs lack. Located to the south west of the “City of Gold”, Soweto remembers the hardships and struggles of many individuals during the decades of Apartheid. It was home to two highly praised activists Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, whose house still stands as a museum. The 1970s brought more turmoil when student protests clashed with the Apartheid police, the tragedy that followed is remembered in the Hector Peterson Museum and honoured as a national holiday on 16th June, Youth Day.
Thereafter proceed to Pretoria. Pretoria is informally known as the “Jacaranda City”, for its beautiful purple lined streets when the jacaranda trees are in full bloom. Take this opportunity to stand in front of the heart of the country overlooking a city built on passion and determination, where buildings are architecturally significant and a nation congregates around statues of past leaders.
Return to Johannesburg in the afternoon. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 -  Johannesburg – Zambia B,D
After breakfast transfer to OR Tambo International Airport. Proceed to International Departures for your flight to Zambia, a World Heritage site with breath-taking views and thunderous sounds. The Falls are a little over a mile wide and 351 feet high, making them one-and-a half times as wide and twice as high as the Niagara Falls. This is a destination where you can still encounter herds of buffalo and elephant on their way to the Zambezi for their own sundowners. Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by our guide. Visit the Livingstone Museum, which is entrusted with an array of original memorabilia, including many personal letters. Visit the Hindu OMKAR Temple. Check in at hotel for a three night stay. Our hotel is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short stroll from the falls themselves to your hotel. Late in the afternoon we enjoy an included Sundowner Cruise with snacks and drinks on the Zambezi, where we hope to glimpse crocodile and hippo. Dinner at Indian restaurant. Return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 – Zambia – Tour of Vic Falls. B,D
After breakfast proceed on a guided tour of Victoria Falls. Our tour discovers natural beauty that is quite simply beyond belief, with stops at several vantage points to witness the sheer force of the water cascading over 90 metres to the bottom of the Zambezi gorge. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 –  Zambia – Day visit to Chobe  B,L, D
Transfer across the Botswana border via short ferry, completing immigration and customs formalities before continuing to the Chobe National Park. Cruise on the Chobe River with a chance of spotting elephant and other game species coming to drink and bathe in the river, as well as many bird species. Lunch is served at a lodge (drinks not included). The afternoon continues with a game drive in open vehicles into the Chobe National Park, with a chance of spotting lion and buffalo as well as numerous plains game species. Transfer back across the Zambia border late afternoon.

Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 – Zambia – Johannesburg  B,D

Today after breakfast transfer to Livingstone Airport for our flight back to Africa. Departure currently tax (USD $30 pp) payable locally. Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport you will be greeted at the airport by our guide and transferred to hotel. Dinner at Indian Restaurant

Day 15 – Johannesburg to Mauritius B

This morning transfer to OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Mauritius. Dinner in hotel

DAY 16 - MAURITIUS (B.D).

Today after breakfast depart for city tour of Port L Louis, the capital city of Mauritius, Grand Bay, Pamplemousses garden and Cap Malheureux.  Visit the harbour, natural History museum and La Citadelle- a stone fortress situated at the top of a hill. Then visit the Port Louis Market to shop at local stalls and Duty Free shops  Later visit the PAMPLEMOUSSES GARDENS also known as Royal Botanical Gardens famous for large collection of exotic plants. See the giant water lilies and other rare species of plants and flowers. Later we proceed to visit the largest store in Mauritius Le Gaudan Water Front. Dinner in hotel.

 

DAY 17 - MAURITIUS (B.D).

After breakfast, we depart for the sightseeing tour of South Mauritius including Plaines Champagnes and Black River Gorges Chamarel (seven coloured earth), viewpoint and then proceed to Grand Bassin, which rest in the crater of an extinct Volcano and is a place of Hindu pilgrimage.  In the afternoon return to hotel. Relax and enjoy all the resort has to offer, there are plenty of free activities on offer. Enjoy water skiing, windsurfing, a ride on a glass bottom boat or a pedal boat, canoeing or snorkeling. Dinner in hotel.

DAY 18  –Early morning depart from Mauritius. - UK Arrive Same Day: 18 Packed breakfast.

  • International Economy class air ticket
  • Accommodation in hotel in standard room on twin / double / triple sharing basis
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Services of UK tour manager. If more than 15 in a group. Local guide English speaking.
  • All intercity and sightseeing transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle basis.
    Tipps and Porterage 1 luggage per person only.
  • 1 bottle of water per day in South Africa + Zambia ONLY.
  • Visa Fee 75USD current for Zambia includes Botswana on arrival available.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone bills, drinks etc.
  • Any entrance fees not mentioned
  • Guide Services
  • Single room Supplement £715
  • Any items not mentioned
  • Leicester to London way £20 per person. Minimum 8 passengers required.

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