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The Ultimate Luxury Photo Safari

Overview

The Ultimate Luxury Photo Safari

Your African dream is for an ultimate luxury photo safari!  To experience it all and you have time to enjoy an amazing once in a lifetime experience in Africa!  We design custom safaris built to meet your unique desires.  You will be met and escorted by private transfer and private guides throughout your journey.

Your luxury photo safari begins after an evening at a luxury hotel in the upscale neighborhoods of Pretoria only minutes from Johannesburg, begin your adventure with a trip aboard Rovos Rail or the blue train southbound for Cape Town where you will be met by your private guide and transferred to the gorgeous Cape Grace Hotel or the lovely Silo Hotel on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront for four nights.

Tour Cape Town and the surrounding areas and then your private guide will show share with you the beauty of the wine country where you will enjoy two overnights at a lovely wine estate.The Ultimate Luxury Photo Safari

Kruger Park is next on your journey with all of its amazing game viewing and big five animals that roam this vast private parks adjoining Kruger.  Luxury lodging and service await along with your highly trained game ranger.

After the Kruger Park, you will again be flown by light aircraft and commercial aircraft to Victoria Falls.  Stand amazed at the power and beauty of one of the seven wonders of the world.  Ride elephants and helicopters, sundowners on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi, for the adventurer, bungee jump off the bridge or go white water rafting.  Elegant lodging will be reserved for you at the famed Victoria Falls Hotel.

Transfer to the extremely remote and private lodges in the famed Okavango Delta!  Your amazing photo safaris will be by boat and by land depending on the selected lodges.

When we design your African safari you can expect the following:  We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like.  We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.

As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 80+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years.  We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria.  Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.

We would like to credit some of the photos in the photo area of this destination to Wilderness Safaris and Royal Safari Collection who are some of our partners in building custom private itineraries.

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Activities: Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Big Five game drives and more
Capacity: 16
Location: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Season: May through September
Lodging: Luxury
Food: Chef prepared
Trip Length: 22 days or customized
Transport: train, boat, safari vehicles
Guided: yes

Itinerary

Your itinerary will be customized to match your desires!  As a sample itinerary, please enjoy the following amazing journey.

Day 1:  Overnight at luxury hotel in Pretoria at Saxon or Fairlawns (only minutes from Johannesburg airport)

Day 2-3:  Train journey to Cape Town enjoying the gorgeous South African countryside.  Along the way, you will visit Kimberley where you will see the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum and visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein.

Day 4-8:  Bask in the service and luxury of the boutique Cape Grace Hotel on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  Daily private tours of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Table Mountain, Bo Kaap.  Of course, fine dining reservations and private drivers will be at your service.

Day 8-10:  Private tours of the wine country, delicious views and overnights at luxury wine estate such as Le Quartier Francais or Dellaire Graf.  Visit the quaint towns of Stellenbosch and Franschoek enjoying shopping small antique shops and art boutiques while basking in their rich history.

Day 10-13:  Transfer by light aircraft to the famed Mala Mala game reserve for some of the best game viewing in Africa.  You will stay at the boutique luxury lodge on the property with game drives twice daily including walking tours.  Relax at the lodge during mid day where the game roam right outside your luxury suite.

Day 13-15:  Transfer once again by light aircraft to a commercial flight to Victoria Falls and bask in the beauty of the falls.  Deluxe rooms or suites at the Victoria Falls Hotel or Victoria Falls Safari lodge will be your  home for the next couple of days.  Your private guide will take you to tour the falls, ride elephants, cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, tour the falls by helicopter or have lunch  on Livingstone Island a top the falls.

Day 15-21:  With our guidance, you will choose your remote exclusive safari lodges in the amazing Okavango Delta area.  Daily safaris by mokoro and/or safari vehicles.  You might select the one of a kind Mombo or Kings Pool safari camps as an example.  Safari experiences that you will never forget.

Day 22:  Depart for home with memories of a lifetime.

Activities

Numerous activities available:

  • Golf
  • Shark Diving
  • Elephant rides
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • White water rafting
  • Hiking
  • Wine tours
  • Whale watching
  • Fishing
  • and more

Rates

Each itinerary is customized to suit the desires of our clients.  Thus the pricing is dependent on the itinerary.  Please contact us for pricing.

FAQ

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  • TRAVEL INSURANCE:  REQUIRED!  
    Links to the companies we recommend:Travelex Insurance       Ripcord InsuranceWhile we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

    • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
    • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
    • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
    • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
    • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
    • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
    • Travel insurance

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Testimonials

Corinna, you were right, this was a trip of a lifetime. We all had an incredible time. I couldn’t pick one place over another because each one was fabulous. Gisella was so fun and everything she had planned was so good, even the crazy weather added to our adventure…

We tracked down all of the big 5. We saw 4 Manyeleti male lions sleeping, Eyerfield lion pride, good rhino sighting, many elephants, herd of buffalo and 6 different leopards, including two leopard cubs. Good general game, zebras, kudu, many impala and also one male cheetah
Give us some time and we want you to plan us another adventure. New Zealand or maybe the Amazon??

Ann and Bill, Mississippi