21 Day Grand African Safari & Luxury Blue Train

21 day Grand African Safari & Luxury Blue Train including return international flights, luxury accommodation, 7 stunning game drives, 2 days on-board the Blue Train, Victoria Falls tour and so much more.

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21 days | per person twin share | | Typically $22,196!
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  • We loved our African holiday and felt it was an excellent mix of locations and activities. The accommodation was excellent and transfers all went smoothly. Malcolm M
  • It was fabulous. Accommodation was superb and good value all round. Peter C
  • Very well organised trip, thoroughly enjoyed. All transfers and trips were on time and all hotels were excellent. The tour operators in Africa were all efficient and friendly. Mark H
  • Just to let you know that we all had a great time in South Africa. The trip was very well balanced, and the accommodation was just right... We would definitely… Steve
  • Just returned back from our wonderful trip to SA. I just wanted to personally thank you for a wonderful experience . Both places we stayed at we throughly enjoyed .… Cindy P
  • Just wanted to say thank you for our recent Africa trip. The organisation of all the transfers tours and everything all worked perfectly. We had a fantastic time and thoroughly… Martin & Chris G
  • Thanks again for making our holiday such a good one. Sue
  • Just a quick note to say how wonderful our trip to SA was. Everything was great. The lodge, the hotels and all the tours. A wonderful country and lovely people. Elizabeth
  • You are to be congratulated for organizing a very memorable trip for us. Ian K
  • We just wanted to write to say how wonderful our recent trip to South Africa was and thank you for making it easy for us to enjoy... Thank you for… Dianne & Ray R
  • We have just returned from Africa and the Lodge and its people are the best memories we have of our visit---what a fabulous place and what a fabulous team, thank… Sue T
  • I’ll be recommending you to our friends and will be keeping an eye on your exclusive deals for our next overseas holiday. Michael R

Highlights

 

There are many adjectives we could use to describe Africa: remarkable, unforgettable, astounding, superb, breath-taking, incredible, grand

See why when you experience this once-in-a-lifetime 21 day Grand African safari and luxury Blue Train journey and we promise you’ll come up with even more wonderful ways to describe this must-see destination.

Take in the natural wonders of magnificent landscapes and mesmerising wildlife as you explore famous Chobe and Kruger National Parks to spot the Big 5, be awed by the massive Victoria Falls, take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, discover Okonjima Nature Reserve in Namibia, enjoy a wine tram tour of Franschhoek and ride the ultra luxurious Blue Train

Your package includes return international flights, luxury accommodation, stunning game drives, Vic Falls tour, breakfast daily plus other meals, day tours and more.

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The Blue Train boasts first class servicefine dining and exquisite accommodation – there isn’t a better, more spellbinding way to experience Africa. 

 
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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg

 Depart Australia today to begin your private Africa safari!

Day 2: Johannesburg – airplane-takeoff– Chobe National Park

 On arrival to Johannesburg airport you will transit for your flight through to Botswana. On arrival at Kasane Airport you will be met by a Webjet representative for your private transfer to the Cresta Mowana Lodge. Relax and spend the rest of your day at your leisure after your long flight from Australia. Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse.

Day 3: Chobe National Park (B) lion-icon

Today, enjoy the morning at your leisure at your stunning lodge. Later this afternoon get ready for your first African game drive (3-4 hours)! In specialist open air safari vehicles you will have a fantastic experience on your first game drive in the world famous Chobe National Park. Game drives offer you the opportunity to view the abundant elephants and big game animals in their nature habitat. Start by beginning your count for the Big 5! Later, return to the lodge and enjoy your evening swapping stories of your day’s sightings.

Day 4: Chobe National Park (B) lion-icon

Rise early today for your morning game drive (3-4 hours) in the Chobe National Park. Set out on a game drive at sunrise to catch the animals at the start of their day when they are hungry and most active. The morning game drive will give you an opportunity to see the animals you might have missed yesterday. Later this afternoon, you may choose to do an afternoon river cruise on the Chobe River to view the animals on the banks of the river (on own account). Otherwise simply relax and unwind while the sun goes down over beautiful Africa.

Day 5: Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls (B)

After your breakfast, you will be privately transferred to A Zambezi River Lodge in Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. After your check in at the hotel, spend the rest of your day at your leisure.

Day 6: Victoria Falls (B)

Today we tour the Falls! Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The tour undertakes a mesmerising scenic route and is led by an expert local guide. Learn how Livingstone In 1851, first heard of the great waterfall, but it was only in 1855 that he set out to visit it. He spent the night on Kalai Island a few kilometres upstream of the Falls, having come down river by foot, and the next morning set off in a small canoe to approach the thundering smoke. He landed on the biggest island on the lip of the falls, now called Livingstone Island and from there obtained his first view of the Falls. Remainder of your day spend at your leisure. Later this afternoon you may choose the long list of optional activities available at the lodge (on your own account).

Optional Tour: Helicopter flight over the Falls 

Day 7: Victoria Falls –airplane-takeoff– Kruger National Park (B,D)

After breakfast, you will be privately transferred to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight to start your safari adventure in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next three nights. After you have had time to relax, enjoy a drive to Crocodile River to watch the sun go down. Light snacks, soft drinks, local beer and wine is included to enjoy your first night in Kruger. Kruger is famous for its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals also make their home here.

Day 8: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

Today, start with an early morning game drive (6-7 hours) in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier in the day.

Day 9: Kruger National Park (B,D) lion-icon

Rise early again today for your second game drive (6-7 hours) in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed yesterday or encounter different experiences. Keep your eyes open!

Day 10: Kruger National Park – airplane-takeoff– Johannesburg – Pretoria (B)

After breakfast you will be transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your onward flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg Airport, you will be met by a representative of Webjet for your transfer to your hotel in Pretoria for your overnight stay. After check in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure.

Day 11: Pretoria – Blue Train (B,L,D) train-icon

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Pretoria Train Station for your Southbound journey to Cape Town on the world famous Blue Train! Upon boarding, step into a world of luxury. Be greeted with pre-departure snacks and drinks and settle into your luxurious suite. Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving fivestar “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities. And even ordinary folk who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury, a life that has seemed tantalisingly out of reach. After a decadent high tea, enjoy an off train tour to the Kimberley Big Hole, claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand. Here, learn about the history of Diamond mining in this region. Upon re-boarding the train, be greeting with a glass of sherry before dinner is served in the dining car. Dinner is an elegant affair – men are requested to wear a jacket and ladies elegant evening wear. Enjoy post dinner drinks in the Club Bar before retiring to bed.

Day 12: Blue Train – train-icon– Cape Town (B,L)

Wake this morning in your luxurious train suite as the train continues its journey across South Africa. Breakfast is served in the dining car or can be requested in the comfort of your own suite. After breakfast, chose to either relax in your suite or in the comfort of the elegant lounge with large viewing windows. Lunch today is 3 courses and is served at your leisure. This afternoon, enjoy the scenery as your train makes its way into Cape Town. On arrival you will be assisted off the train to the Blue Train lounge before being met at Cape Town Station and transferred to your 5 star Cape Town hotel. After check in enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 13: Cape Town (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Franschhoek for your wine tram tour. Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape wine lands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. The wine tour is a combination of tram and tram bus will transport you around a loop of seven stops allowing you to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, may it be wine tasting on a cellar tour or lunch.

Day 14: Cape Town (B)

After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a 30 minute tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufactures in South Africa. You will have first hand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When your ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Day 15: Cape Town (B)

Bring your camera for a full day Cape Peninsula tour! We are heading for Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast, passing through Camps Bay and the fishing village of Hout Bay. The trip continues to Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising of 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna. Here you can see a variety of wildlife which includes baboons, rheebok and the elusive eland. Witness the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. On route back to your hotel we also visit the penguin colony at the Boulders Beach (entry on your own account). The last stop is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a short walk through the beautiful gardens.

Day 16: Cape Town – airplane-takeoff– Windhoek – Okonjima Nature Reserve (B,D)

After your breakfast, you will be privately transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Namibia! On arrival at Windhoek International airport, you will be met by your guide. From here you depart via by road to Okonjima in the Otjiwarongo area.

One of Okonjima unequivocal highlights are the chance to see the cheetah and leopard big cats in their natural environment. Your luxury camp offers elegant rooms overlooking a water-hole and open savannah grass-plain, providing a unique bush experience to all guests.

Day 17: Okonjima Nature Reserve (B,D) lion-icon

Today, your camp guide will join you for some unique activities within the reserve. An example is to join the Bushman Trail which constitutes an easy walking trail and is highly informative. You get to learn about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San adapt and survive in an unforgiving wilderness environment. Participation is welcomed! Guests are also invited to participate on foot in the radio-tracking of the rehabilitated Spotted Hyaenas on the Large Carnivore Tracking Trail.  These rehabilitated carnivores roam freely and catch their own prey within the 20 000 ha private, Okonjima Nature Reserve.

Please note: daily activities are organised locally by the lodge and will vary depending on a variety of local conditions.

This evening, enjoy a guided night game drive in the Nature Reserve to spot Cheetahs and Leopards when they are their most active and on the hunt for prey.

Day 18: Okonjima Nature Reserve – Etosha National Park (B,D) lion-icon

Today, you’ll be driven from the Okonjima Nature Reserve to the famous Etosha National Park. On arrival, check-in to your lodge for the next 2 nights. Once you are settled in, head out on your first game drive in the park.

Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premiere game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and is an area well known for its wildlife. Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a diversity of wildlife. In the heart of the Park is The Etosha Pan – a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000sq kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m. In the dry season, wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing.

Day 19: Etosha National Park (B,D) lion-icon

An incredible day in Etosha National Park awaits you. After an early breakfast, guests have the choice of embarking on a full open air game drive (8-9 hours). Alternatively, you may wish to break your day into an AM and PM game drives, the choice is yours.

The abundance of game in Etosha National Park is somewhat unexpected, showcasing some of the most common and rarest wildlife species. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins and nutrients found in the ground), the endangered black rhino and even leopard. Lions are camouflaged in the pale- golden colour of the grasslands, while giraffes rise- high above most of the dry vegetation.

Day 20: Etosha National Park – Windheok – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today marks the end of your visit to Namibia. After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

Day 21: Australia

Arrive in Australia today

 

 

 
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What You Get

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage
  • Airport & rail transfers throughout
  • All internal airfares
  • 17 nights luxury twin share lodge and hotel accommodation including 2 nights in the boutique Okonjima Plains Camp Namibia, 2 nights in Taleni Etosha Village Lodge, 3 nights in Chobe National Park, 2 nights at  Vic Falls, and 3 nights in the Kruger National Park & 4 nights Cape Town
  • 1 night / 2 days on-board the ultra-luxurious Blue Train from Pretoria – Cape Town in a twin Deluxe Suite
  • Breakfast daily plus all meals while at your Kruger lodge and on-board the luxurious Blue Train
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board the Blue Train
  • 7 game drives (2 Botswana, 2 Kruger National Park & 3 Etosha National Park)
  • The chance to view the Big 5 ~ lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo
  • The chance to view to famous Cheetahs of Namibia
  • An unforgettable Victoria Falls tour
  • Full day Cape Peninsula tour
  • Wine route tour to Franschhoek
  • Tour of Afrogem
  • Cable car trip to Table Mountain

Highlights:

  • Experience Botswana, voted Lonely Planet’s BEST place to visit for 2016
  • Spot the Big 5 at the world renowned Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy old world decadence on one of the world’s most luxurious train journeys, the Blue Train
  • Be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the rugged coastline of Cape Town
  • Enjoy the world class wine region of Franschhoek
  • Experience the awe-inspiring power of Victoria Falls
  • Marvel at the incredible colours of Namibia and its diverse landscape
 
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Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form:
  • https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • 2nd Instalment: $2,700 per person is due at 210 days prior to your travel date. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 120 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • PLEASE NOTE: No flight, staybehind or special requests will be actioned until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • One date change can only be made up until 210 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising you booking.

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth with South African Airways 
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Including 23 kgs of checked luggage on per passenger
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Extend your stay by request when submitting your booking form
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.
  • All Children (7-11 years) must occupy their own seat.
  • Due to the arrival times of some flights, it may not be possible to connect in Johannesburg on the same day. A pre-night in Johannesburg might be required (at own expense) or alternative dates chosen to when alternative connecting flight options are available.
  • All bookings will be held and confirmed with you before booking.

Flights:

  • We encourage you to finalise your booking with as soon as possible.
  • Some flights may depart a day before, involve a transit, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Any changes to flight itineraries once the accommodation and tour bookings have been confirmed will incur a charge of $100 per person
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • Please also note, flights might arrive or departure 1 day early or later than suggested on the itinerary due to scheduling, they might involve multiple stopovers or airlines changes

 Single supplement: 

  • 21 Day: Single Supplement $3995 per person when travelling with friends or relatives to secure your own room
  • 21 Day: Solo Traveller $5995 per person

Payable direct on confirming your booking. Please purchase one voucher at checkout first and the single/solo supplement invoice will be sent to your registered email address.

Children: Same price as adults. Minimum age 7

Triple share: Not available

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed

Itinerary Changes: Please note, some itineraries may operate in reverse due to flight scheduling on your chosen day of departure. You will be advised at the time of booking.

Extension:  1 extra nights in Kruger National Park at the luxury lodge with daily breakfast, light lunches & 3 course dinner daily – $250 per person twin share 

Payable direct on confirming your booking. Please select on your booking form if you wish to purchase this. 

Package Excludes: 

  • Visa
  • Compulsory travel insurance
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips and curios
  • Personal expenses

Hotels & Lodges:

Okonjima: Okonjima’s Plains Camp
Etosha: Taleni Etosha Village Lodge
Chobe: Cresta Mowana Lodge 
Victoria Falls: A’Zambezi River Lodge 
Kruger: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge
Train: Blue Train – Deluxe Suite
Pretoria: Sheraton Pretoria or similar
Cape Town: Hilton Hotel

Blue Train: All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board the Blue Train excluding French Champagne 

Optional Tour: Helicopter flight over the Falls – $260 per person 

Payable direct on confirming your booking. Please select that you wish to dot his on your booking form. 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. No visas are required for travel in South Africa if they are Australian citizens, however it is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Please see information on Visas for Victoria Falls here

Please be advised that the Uni Visa has been re-introduced in Zimbabwe (Vic Falls) and Zambia with effect from January 2017.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

For frequently asked questions regarding your tour, please click here

 

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

19 January 2018
26 January 2018
2 February 2018
6 February 2018
9 February 2018
11 February 2018
16 February 2018
20 February 2018
23 February 2018
2 March 2018
9 March 2018
16 March 2018
23 March 2018
30 March 2018
6 April 2018
13 April 2018
20 April 2018
27 April 2018
4 May 2018
11 May 2018
18 May 2018
25 May 2018
8 June 2018
15 June 2018
22 June 2018
29 June 2018
6 July 2018
13 July 2018
20 July 2018
27 July 2018
3 August 2018
10 August 2018
17 August 2018
24 August 2018
31 August 2018
7 September 2018
14 September 2018

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • Airport & rail transfers
  • All internal airfares
  • 17 nights luxury twin accommodation 
  • 1 night on-board the ultra-luxurious Blue Train
  • Breakfast daily plus all meals while at your Kruger lodge and on-board the luxurious Blue Train
  • 7 game drives
  • An unforgettable Victoria Falls tour
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