From Cape Town Into the Wilderness

Suggested Holiday Itinerary

From Cape Town Into the Wilderness

Summary Of The Route and Costs

Having begun your holiday with 4 nights in Cape Town, staying in a distinguished boutique hotel which has been voted among the top 25 luxury hotels in South Africa, you fly directly to Botswana and further indulge yourself by staying in exclusive accommodation across Botswana's northern wilderness, visiting remote and private concessions where the focus is on top quality service and of course outstanding wildlife sightings.

A stone’s throw from the alluring V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, The Dock House offers the ideal balance between convenience and complete privacy. The hotel's charming exterior gives way to an opulent world beyond its front door. Chandeliers and ornate ceiling cornices, among other fine touches, create a sense of Victorian charm and allude to the property’s historical roots, originally the Harbour Master's private residence in the 1800s.

An early start means you can take the morning direct flight to Maun from Cape Town, where you will be met and assisted with the check-in for yoru flight to DumaTau, an exclusive tented camp in the private 125,000 Linyanti Concession which borders the western Chobe National Park boundary. The luxury tented rooms at the camp are spacious, raised off the ground and under thatch with canvas walls - allowing guests to enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of their rooms. Day and night game viewing is conducted in open 4x4 vehicles along the Savuti Channels and the banks of the Linyanti River. It is also possible to enjoy guided walks along the river (on request).

Then you board another light aircraft and fly over the meandering Delta waterways. Upon landing you will be met and transferred to a wooded island in a private concession in the northern part of the Okavango Delta - accessible only by boat and the epitome of island living in the midst of the Delta. Little Vumbura offers both water and land based activities and regular sightings include lion, leopard, elephant, sable and buffalo - along with extensive plains game this all combines to offer an excellent all-round wildlife experience in this remote corner of the Delta.

Finally, you end your trip at Qorokwe, situated in a private concession which covers just over 26,000 hectares of pristine Okavango wilderness. Explore the area on morning and afternoon game drives, the evening drive usually returning after dark so as to get a chance at spotting the shyer nocturnal animals such as genet, civet, serval, porcupine and possibly aardwolf. Other wildlife seen in the area includes elephant, lion, leopard, and cheetah as well as wild dog. Or view the Delta and its wildlife by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe).

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: From Cape Town Into the Wilderness

Countries Visited: South Africa and Botswana


Day 1

Arrive into Cape Town Airport. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your driver will meet you. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

Exclusive accommodation and personalised yet unobtrusive butler-style service will make your stay in the Mother City an unforgettable experience.


Day 5

You will be collected after an early breakfast and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your international flight to Maun in Botswana.

South African Airways SA8604 (Economy Class): Fly from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) departing at 10:20 to Maun Airport (MUB), arriving at 13:05

Arrive into Maun Airport, where you will be met and assisted with the check in for your flight to Linyanti.

Wilderness Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Maun Airport (MUB) to DumaTau - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. DumaTau, meaning 'roar of the lion' is a luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Concession that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park. The sweeping and dramatic river views from camp are nothing short of spectacular. Well known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months, the area is also renowned for general wildlife including red lechwe, Burchell's zebra, giraffe, buffalo and warthog. Predator sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena are good.


Day 8

Following a morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred by light aircraft to the Okavango Delta.

Wilderness Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from DumaTau to Little Vumbura - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred by boat to your safari camp. Little Vumbura is situated on a beautiful island in a private concession in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. Surrounded as it is by water and lying close to large rivers, water-based activities are just as popular as those on land, both offering spectacular and diverse wildlife sightings. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional all year round.


Day 11

Following a morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your flight to your last safari camp.

Wilderness Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Little Vumbura to Qorokwe - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. The name Qorokwe when literally translated means 'the place where the buffalo broke through the bush into the water' - but as well as buffalo, guests can hope to see a variety or rich wildlife from predators to prey on daily game drives. The open 4x4 vehicles accommodate a maximum of just 7 guests allowing each person a 'window' seat.


Day 13

Following the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Wilderness Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Qorokwe to Maun (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at Maun Airport and assisted with the check in for your onward flight.
 
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Holiday Title: From Cape Town Into the Wilderness

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Botswana for 12 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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