“You cannot leave Africa,” Africa said, “It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints; Our drumbeats counting out your pulse; Our coastline, the silhouette of your soul”. – Bridge Dore
4 nights Cape Town
6 nights Botswana Safari Lodges
12 travelers only
Optional add-ons to Johannesburg and Victoria Falls
Day 0 - Flight from JFK-New York to Cape Town South Africa
Day 1 - Arrival - Cape Town, The Commodore Hotel, 4 nights, Bed and Breakfast
Day 2 - Cape Town - Urban and Table Mountain Exploration: CULTURE, CITY AND BIKE
Day 3 - Cape Peninsula - Discovery Day: PENGUINS AND NATURE
Day 4 - Cape Wineland - Adventurous Grape Escape: WINE, TASTE AND SURPRISE
Day 5 - Moremi Game Reserve - Fly to Maun, board private charter to safari lodge.
Day 6 - Moremi Game Reserve Khwai River Lodge
Day 7 - Chobe National Park - private air charter to Savute Elephant Lodge
Day 8 - Chobe National Park, Savute Elephant lodge
Day 9 - Okavango Delta - Eagle Island Lodge
Day 10 - Okavango Delta - Eagle Island Lodge
Day 11 - Tour Ends - Fly Back to Johannesburg for flight to JFK
Day 12 - Arrive at JFK
This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the "Rainbow Nation", South Africa has 11 official languages, and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures.
Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands.
Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town.
Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive, unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most
popular tourist destination.
Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town
Time to relax after your long flight and explore your surroundings
The Commodore Hotel - 4-star accomodations
Day 2: Cape Town Urban and Table Mountain Experience
Explore Table Mountain with return via Cable Car
Urban City Bowl History
Explore the Colorful Streets of Bo Kaap to the Historic Company Gardens
Local Lunch on Bree Street on your own
Cycle between Art Installations with local on the Sea Point Promenade
Day 3: Cape Peninsula Discovery Day with Penguins!
Explore Kalk Bay and meet the resident Seals and Fishing Folk
Conservation Walk near Boulders, Simon's Town
Local Lunch, Cape Peninsula on your own
Noordhoek Farm Village with a Cheeky "KickAss" Ice Cream or Coffee on your own
Enjoy Cape Town's Most Scenic Road with all 144 curves of Chapman's Peak Drive
Day 4: Adventurous Grape Escape
Explore Babylonstoren's Expansive Gardens
Wine Tastings at four South African Vineyards
Lunch on your own
Situated in the southern reaches of Africa, Botswana is renowned for its pristine wilderness areas characterised by deep lagoons, wetlands, lush palms, rugged hills and desert plains scattered with scrubland.
The country’s primary tourist drawcard is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari Desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. These natural wonders provide a tranquil haven for an abundance of African wildlife to thrive.
Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains, which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills, where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia.
All accommodations at 4 star and 5 stars
All transfers stipulated in the itinerary
All meals where stipulated in the itinerary
Cape Town hotel provides breakfast only, as there are many options for great food.
Botswana safari lodges provide breakfast, lunch and dinner.
All Activities and tours where stipulated in the itinerary
What is Excluded:
International and Domestic air (prices available in late 2023)
All items of a personal nature and curios etc
Meals that are not included in the itinerary
All Gratuities for services and guides
Optional extra activities not included in the itinerary
Visas and associated border fees
Visas and Travel Requirements
You don't need a visa to travel to South Africa or Botswana if you have a US passport.
Please see the CDC requirements for vaccines in preparation for travel to South Africa.
Please see the CDC requirements for vaccines in preparation for travel to Botswana.
While these guidelines are most commonly recommended, please check with your health provider for any other requirements specific to your own health profile.
Price: $6,985 per person
includes suggested travel insurance
(plus domestic and international air, prices available early 2024)
Payments are accepted by Venmo @Laurie-Scott-43, or
personal checks payable to Wide Horizons Travel, 45 Sunset Road, Bay Shore, NY 11706.
If you prefer to pay by card, credit card charges are subject to a 3.5% card fee.
Travel Insurance is not refundable. If purchased within 15 days of deposit, insurance may cover pre-existing conditions, and therefore the deposit and travel insurance are paid at the same time. You may opt out of travel insurance, but you must do so in writing, in accordance with our terms and conditions.
Up to and including 180 days prior to arrival the Hotel withholds the right to retain the 10% deposit.
From 180 days, up to and including 90 days prior to arrival a cancellation or reduction fee of 25% will be payable.
From 90 days, up to and including 60 days prior to arrival a cancellation or reduction fee of 50% will be payable.
From 60 days, up to and including the day of arrival a cancellation or
reduction fee of 100% will be payable.