Amazing African Adventure: 5 Countries 2023

Cape Town, South Africa

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Oct 26 - Nov 6, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20
Amazing African Adventure: 5 Countries 2023
Cape Town, South Africa

Alt-Esc Travel
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
56 reviews

$NaN
Oct 26 - Nov 6, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

A safari is the feeling you get when hearing your first lion roar echoing across the plains, 0r feel the breeze of an elephant’s ginormous ears flapping as they pass by our open-air vehicle. It’s coming across animals you’ve never set eyes on before, and wildlife you’ve always wanted to see. Lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo — the Big Five are among the most sought-after animals to encounter on an African safari. While some are widespread, others, such as rhino, are dwindling in number and often require local know-how to find (along with a pinch of good luck) – and we have that covered!

Explore cosmopolitan Cape Town, thrilling safari in the Chobe National Park and mighty Victoria Falls on this all-encompassing African experience. Wander the vibrant cobblestone streets of Cape Town’s traditional Bo Kaap neighborhood, stand in awe of Table Mountain, opt to explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, waddle with penguins at Cape Point Peninsula and relax on a breathtaking coastal drive to the Cape of Good Hope. Take game drives where lions, leopards, zebras, and cheetahs prowl in the golden afternoon light. Victoria Falls, one of the world's largest waterfalls, is set along the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, enticing nature-lovers, photographers and adventure travelers with its stupendous sights. A guided on-foot tour of the falls reveals all the best vantage points to witness this remarkable natural site. Cruise the Zambezi at sunset and experience a more tranquil side of life along the river as hippos, crocodiles, elephants and rare birdlife patrol its banks.

Our African experience begins in the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town for exhilarating activities, rich culture and history. Then we fly to Kasane, Botswana to begin our safaris (in open air 4x4s and boat). We will see how locals live, how the animals live in harmony and survival – allowing us to experience the whole ‘circle of life’. After Chobe, we move across the land to Livingstone, Zambia - where getting there can be half the fun – and nature takes the starring role – Victoria Falls. This region is teeming with things to do, like lunch with the elephants or a sunset cruise above the Falls. Your leisure time could be filled with ‘X’ games like bungee jumping, white water rafting, ultra-light flight or helicopter ride over the Falls. Or you could take a leisurely approach by hiking, horseback riding, bird watching or a swim – at the resort or in the ‘Devil’s Pool’ at the top of the Falls! We round out our fabulous adventure with a BOMA dinner and evening to remember for a long, long time to come…

Important Dates to Know

14 Days after registration deposit becomes non-refundable

30 Days after registration between 15 & 30 days after registration, Alt Esc will touch base with you prior to purchasing the NON-Refundable internal air in your name.

March 26, 2023 Additional $1,000 Safari Deposit is Due

June 26, 2023 Final Payment Due

What’s included

  • Guide
    Private, English speaking guides and African experts
  • Transportation
    First class, a/c coaches and transfers with certified drivers.
  • Entrance Fees
    As listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated
    Breakfast Daily, 1 lunch, 4 Dinners
  • The Premier Hotel
    4 nights - Located in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Avani - Victoria Falls
    3 nights - Located near Livingstone, Zambia. Inside Victoria Falls National Park
  • Robben Island Tour
  • Chobe Safari Lodge
    3 nights - Located near Kasane, Botswana. Inside Chobe National Park, on the shores of the Chobe River.
  • Cape Town City Tour
    Including Table Mountain
  • GOLD Dinner & Drumming
    An evening of African drumming and a 14 course tasting menu.
  • Full Day Peninsula Tour
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Game Drives
    In Chobe National Park
  • Sunset Game Cruise
    On the mighty Chobe River - Lion King!
  • Village Visit
    In Zimbabwe, visit a village to see how locals live in harmony with nature.
  • Zambezi Cruise
    On the Zambezi River In Zambia, take a sunset cruise of nature and animal life above the Falls
  • Victoria Falls Tour
    In Zimbabwe, take a walking tour of Victoria Falls from the 'other side'
  • Jet Boat Ride
    Fly up the Zambezi river by jet boat to the Zambezi Elephant Trails (reliant on weather & water levels )
  • Zambezi Elephant Trails
    Have lunch and a 'meet & greet' with one of nature's largest animals. Our visit supports this amazing refuge - that does so much for the area's wildlife.
  • BOMA Dinner
    More than just a meal: Delicious barbeque dinner, local music and dancers all under the rooftop of amazing stars.
  • International Air
    Into Cape Town, South Africa and out of Livingstone, Zambia
  • Africa International Air
    Required to purchase flight: Capetown/Johannesburg/Kasane, Botswana. Pricing at time of posting was approximately $325.
  • Gratuities
    Local guides, drivers, wait staff, etc. Prior to final payment, amount will be determined and collected for Tricia to distribute along the way
  • Meals not Stated
  • Visas
    To be obtained upon arrival - more information to arrive closer to departure
  • Personal Expenses
    Drinks, souvenirs, free-time activities, additional activities not noted,etc.

Available options

Itinerary

Thurs, Oct 26 Depart USA
Most flights will arrive next day, Oct 27

Many travelers prefer to book their own international flights. Some want to use miles or credits and others want to control their departure and arrival times - possibly adding a pre or post trip to this adventure. 

Come in early or stay after your Alt Esc African Adventure to see more of this amazing continent. Arrive before the rest of the group in Cape Town to swim with sharks, go on a wine region tour, hike the beautiful trails surrounding the city, or just chill out in quirky Kalk Bay as you acclimate to the new time zone. If you would like, Alt Esc Travel can assist you in booking pre/post trips or flights, just ask!

Overnight:  On Flight 

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Reviews

GC
Wow! That trip to the Mexican Riviera was just what I needed. So relaxing, so warm, and so much pampering! I had the best room location in the whole resort- right next to the beach. As an all-inclusive, there was excellent food and nonstop drinks as well as a wonderful variety of nightly entertainment. I can’t say enough about the excellent planning that went into this by Tricia, as well as the swift resolution of those few problems that always seem to emerge when traveling. I give this adventure the maximum stars!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
By Glenna C for The Beach is Calling! Adults Only, All Inclusive Resort Rivier Maya on 24 Nov, 2022
GC
This was a wonderful trip! I got to see parts of the world I had never seen before and learned so much about the history and culture. Tricia did an excellent job of planning and organizing this trip. I look forward to traveling with her again.
By Glenna C for 9-day Cultural Gems of Turkey & Greece on Windstar Legend Yacht on 11 Oct, 2022
I had a fantastic adventure exploring the caves, fairy castles, underground cities and hiking trails of Cappadocia. Some highlights were: our amazing cave hotel, sunrise hot air balloon ride, sunset horseback ride, beautiful walk through the Ihlara Valley and all the incredible food! Tricia provided a well-rounded intinerary complete with history, culture, music, food, adventure and fun!! Thank you, Tricia, for helping to make such great travel memories!
By Jody D for Cappadocia - A Lunar Landscape with Worldly History on 09 Oct, 2022
LT
Great trip. Enjoyed the knowledgeable guide you arranged for us. I didn't pay hotel bill, only restaurant charges.
By Linda T for Cappadocia - A Lunar Landscape with Worldly History on 09 Oct, 2022
The windstar cruise line is awesome. The level of professionalism and care that every department brings to you every day makes you feel well cared for and spoiled. Lots of cruise excursions to choose from or stay on board and enjoy the ship amenities.
By Shannon P for 9-day Cultural Gems of Turkey & Greece on Windstar Legend Yacht on 06 Oct, 2022
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VB
Just got back from Iceland with Tricia. Great trip, Tricia was very organized and made the trip extra special. This was my 3rd trip with Alt-Esc and Tricia. Love the small groups.
By Vicky B on 23 Mar, 2022