16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River cruise and return South African Airways flights

16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise including return international flights with South African Airlines, accommodation, Chobe River Cruise, stunning game drives, transfers, meals & more!

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  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
  • 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River Cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Filled with an abundance of the world’s most impressive wildlife spectacles, Botswana is one of the incredible safari destinations in South Africa. Tick a couple African safaris off your bucket list with this unmissable 16 day luxury African safari with Chobe Princess River cruise.

Spot the majestic Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros) during unbeatable game drives, be pampered at luxury lodges, see the power of Victoria Falls, discover amazing Chobe National Park and so much more.

Experience your water-based safari adventure with 2 nights onboard the Chobe Princess River cruise. Get up close to the wildlife and birdlife of the area and for the adventurous, try your hand at tiger fishing.

Enjoy a tour of Cape Town before your journey comes to a close, with a visit to the Cape Peninsula, The Cape Point Nature Reserve and Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years.

This tour includes return international flights with South African Airlines, accommodation, Chobe River cruise, stunning game drives, transfers, meals & more!

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff Johannesburg

Depart Australia today to begin your private Africa safari!

Day 2: Johannesburg –airplane-takeoff– Victoria Falls

Arrive in Johannesburg and take your connecting flight to Victoria Falls. You will be met by a representative of Private Safaris for the transfer to your hotel, Victoria Falls Safari Club or A’Zambezi River Lodge. These luxury resorts are blending African history and the enchanting power of nature with exotic modern comforts, including afternoon tea and pastries, Sundowner Drinks, Boma Dinner and free Wi-Fi.

Later this evening, depart on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, a perfect way to unwind after your flight. You will have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife on the river cruise as you enjoy light snacks, local beer and wine.

Day 3: Victoria Falls (B,D)

Embark on a tour of the Falls this morning and discover how they were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The tour ends with a visit to the local art and crafts centre. Your package price includes National Park fees, the services of a qualified tour guide and bottled mineral water.

Later this evening, you will be transferred to a unique Boma Dinner and drumming show, a legendary dining and entertainment experience for your senses.

Optional tour (at your own expense): You may wish to consider a helicopter flight over the Falls, granting you access to uninterrupted views of the dramatic landscapes.

Day 4: Victoria Falls – Chobe River (B,L,D)

After breakfast, depart Victoria Falls Safari Club to Kasane Immigration to experience your water-based safari adventure on the Chobe Princess River Cruise. The drive is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. On arrival you will be met by a representative of Chobe Princess for your transfer to the cruise vessel. Enjoy a hearty lunch, followed by snacks in the late afternoon and a brief induction.

In the evening, enjoy pre-dinner drinks followed by a 3- course dinner to round off the day.

Day 5: Chobe River (B,L,D)

The morning is spent at your leisure. Explore the spectacular Chobe River on a tender boat with an experienced guide, getting close to the wildlife and birdlife of the area. For the adventurous, try your hand at tiger fishing. Enjoy a buffet lunch and take in the wonders of the beautiful Chobe River as you enjoy a leisurely cruise.

Day 6: Chobe River – Kruger National Park (B,D)

After an early morning breakfast, take a transfer to Livingstone airport for your flight to the Kruger National Park.  You will be met by a representative of Maqueda Lodge at Nelspruit Airport who will arrange your transport to the lodge. Spend the afternoon at your leisure before ending the day with sumptuous 3-course dinner.

Day 7: Kruger National Park (B,D)

Today, start with an early morning game drive in the 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. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours.

Day 8: Kruger National Park (B,D)

Spend the morning at your leisure, then enjoy a sunset game drive, attracting various animals not present during the day.

Day 9: Kruger National Park (B,D)

Rise early again today for your final game drive in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed on the previous days and encounter different species.

Day 10: Kruger National Park (B,D)

Today is a free day. After breakfast, you may simply wish to relax and unwind from the previous days safaris or partake in optional excursions to Swaziland or panoramic landscapes.

Optional tour (at your own expense): You may want to consider an optional Swaziland day tour at your own expense. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community. 

Optional tour (at your own expense): Panoramic Tour –  Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa. The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon. 

Day 11: Kruger National Park – Cape Town (B)

Depart the lodge for your onward flight to Cape Town, where you will be met at the airport for your transfer to your hotel, Winchester Mansions. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore this postcard city. Enjoy the shops and restaurants at the V&A Waterfront.

Day 12: Cape Town (B)

After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a short tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in South Africa. You will have firsthand 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 you’re ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Day 13: Cape Town (B)

This morning, enjoy a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. The hotel will provide free shuttle services for drop-off at the V&A Waterfront where the tour departs. Upon tour completion you, take an approx. 10 min taxi drive back to your hotel and spend the rest of your day at our leisure.

Day 14: Cape Town (B)

After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a full a day tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour includes a trip to Cape Point at the southern western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views. The Cape Point Nature Reserve comprises of 17300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see wildlife that includes baboon’s, rhebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and the elusive eland. Bird watchers will also find many fine species to observe. Visit the Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony (entrance at your own expense). Before returning to your hotel, you will stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful garden.

Day 15: Cape Town –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your homeward flight.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home to Australia.

 

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with South African Airways 
  • All internal Africa airfares
  • Return airport transfers & VIP meet and greet
  • 2 nights on board Chobe Princess including all soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer and wine 
  • 5 nights’ luxury lodge accommodation at Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge with daily breakfast & 3 course dinner daily
  • 2 nights Victoria Falls at the A’Zambezi River Lodge or Vic Falls Safari Club with daily breakfast
  • 4 nights at the Winchester Mansions Cape Town with daily breakfast
  • 2 full day open air game drives in the Kruger National Park to spot the Big 5
  • Sunset game drive in the Kruger National Park
  • Complimentary bottle of wine while staying at Kruger National Park
  • 30 minute massage while staying at Kruger National Park
  • A guided tour of Victoria Falls
  • An picturesque ‘Sundowner’ River Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • A memorable Boma Dinner sampling a wide range of African cuisine
  • Cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain
  • Full day Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Tour of Robben Island 

Highlights:

  • Spend 2 nights on board Chobe Princess experiencing a water-based safari adventure
  • Undertake two open air game drives to spot the Big 5 in Kruger National Park 
  • Be pampered at your luxury Kruger lodge overlooking the African savannah
  • Be mesmerised by the awesome power of Victoria Falls
  • Be awe-struck by the rugged beauty of Cape Town at Table Top Mountain

 

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • 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 $599 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • 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.

Single Supplement:  $2,874 per person in addition to your twin share voucher when travelling with friends or relatives to secure your own room

Solo Traveller: $3,449 per person in addition to your twin share voucher 

To purchase your single supplement or solo traveler supplement please click here 

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. 

Package Excludes: 

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

Hotels & Lodges:

Chobe River Cruise: Chobe Princess
Kruger National Park: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge (based on availability)
Cape Town: Winchester Mansions or similar
Victoria Falls: A’Zambezi River Lodge or Vic Falls Safari Club  or similar

Optional Activities:

Helicopter over Vic Falls – $235 per person
Swaziland Day Tour -$199 per person
Panoramic Tour – $199 per person 

Payable direct on confirming your booking. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. 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. 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.

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

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates: 

2019:

February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 24  

March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 24

April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21,26 

May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 

August  2, 4, 9,11, 16, 18, 23, 25 

September  1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27

Blackout dates and surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure.

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

 

Flight Information

 

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

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with South African Airways 
  • All internal Africa airfares
  • Return airport transfers & VIP meet and greet
  • 2 nights on board Chobe Princess
  • 5 nights’ luxury lodge accommodation at  Kruger National Park
  • 2 nights Victoria Falls 
  • 4 nights in Cape Town 
  • 2 full day open air game drives in the Kruger National Park to spot the Big 5
  • Sunset game drive in the Kruger National Park
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