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7D Southern Africa adventure

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Travel in style. Get the best in luxury and adventure. Stay in the finest accommodation and get the leading opportunity to see the “big five” animals at the Madikwe Game Reserve. Wonder at one of the most spectacular natural sites in the world, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Route Highlights

  1. Johannesburg
  2. Madikwe Game Reserve
  3. Victoria Falls

Itinerary

DAY 1 // ARRIVAL JOHANNESBURG

You will be escorted to a private lounge before you board the aircraft for your flight to Madikwe Private Game Reserve. Landing at the lodge’s private airstrip, you will be transferred to the lodge for check in. Enjoy your first game drive in open safari vehicles and experience Africa’s magic! 

Overnight stay: 
The Royal Madikwe****
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 2 // MADIKWE GAME RESERVE

Madikwe Game Reserve covers 76,000 hectares of savannah (the bushveld) including tall acacias and semi-arid desert (Kalahari). The malaria-free reserve is close to the border of Botswana. It was established 20 years ago when more than 8,000 indigenous animals were re-introduced into the area. Besides the big five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, white and black rhino - visitors may encounter the rare African wild dog, cheetah, giraffes, zebras and both spotted and brown hyena whilst on Safari drives. Bird lovers may find more than 350 different bird species. With two daily safari activities included, you have an excellent chance of seeing the big five! 

Overnight stay: 
The Royal Madikwe****
Board basis: 
Full board
DAY 3 // MADIKWE GAME RESERVE

Get enchanted with Africa’s wildlife and scenery today. Enjoy the excellent cuisine and watch the sunset. Observe how the bush comes alive, experience the sights and sounds overlooking the waterhole. 

Overnight stay: 
The Royal Madikwe****
Board basis: 
Full board
DAY 4 // MADIKWE - JOHANNESBURG

Today, you board your aircraft and fly back to Johannesburg. Your chauffeur awaits you at the airport to transfer you to your exclusive accommodation on a private estate in Johannesburg. 

Overnight stay: 
The Houghton Estate*****
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 5 // JOHANNESBURG - VICTORIA FALLS

Your chauffeur awaits to transfer you back to Johannesburg’s airport. Check in for your flight to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport, transfer to your accommodation in Victoria Falls and check in. In the evening, you will be collected for a sundowner cruise on the Upper Zambezi River. The Zambezi is Africa’s fourth largest river system, after the Nile, Zaire and Niger Rivers. It runs through six countries on its journey from central Africa to the Indian Ocean. Its unique value is that it is less developed than others in terms of human settlement and many areas along its banks enjoy protected status. Its power has carved the spectacular Victoria Falls and the zigzagging Batoka Gorge. The river’s beauty has attracted tourists from all over the world providing opportunities for a myriad of water sports and wild game viewing.

Overnight stay: 
The Victoria Falls Hotel*****
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 6 // VICTORIA FALLS

You will be picked up by your English-speaking guide after breakfast and go for an exciting Victoria Falls tour. 

Overnight stay: 
The Victoria Falls Hotel*****
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 7 // DEPARTURE FROM JOHANNESBURG

After a sumptuous breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport and check in for your flight to Johannesburg.