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Southern Africa Safari by River & Rail 2019


13 days from $13,995

Limited to 18 guests

Stand atop Table Mountain and in the mist of Victoria Falls, ride by train on the timeless Rovos Rail, experience the Chobe River on luxurious 'Zambezi Queen' and set off on game drives across the Okavango Delta.

A&K Advantages

From cosmopolitan Cape Town to thundering Victoria Falls to the extraordinary Okavango Delta, experience the best of Southern Africa in one unique and spectacular itinerary

Embark on a three-night stay along the banks of the Chobe River aboard the graceful ‘Zambezi Queen’

Traverse majestic mountain ranges and grassy savannas on a two-day train journey by elegant, timeless Rovos Rail

Stand atop Table Mountain overlooking the Twelve Apostles range, tour the spectacular Cape of Good Hope and see the African penguin colony on Boulders Beach

Enjoy a privately guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

End your journey as few others do, at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp — one of the region’s finest — located in Okavango Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, predator capital of Africa

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
DAY 2
Cape Town | Look to the Beacon of Hope
DAY 3
Cape Town | Thrilling Coast Beyond the City
DAYS 4-5
Riding the Rovos Rail | Winelands to Grasslands
DAY 6
Johannesburg | Heart of South Africa
DAY 7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | The Mighty Zambezi
DAY 8
Along the Chobe River, Namibia | Private Falls Tour
DAYS 9-10
Along the Chobe River | Chobe National Park
DAY 11
Okavango Delta, Botswana | Predator Capital
DAY 12
Okavango Delta | Game Drives and the “Big Five”
DAY 13
Depart Johannesburg, South Africa

Extend Your Journey

Winelands Pre-Tour Extension 3 days from $2,795 Learn More
Explore Dubai: Stopover Package 3 days from $1,695 Learn More
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Complimentary Safari Duffel

Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more

Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

DAY 1
Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive in Cape Town, the metropolitan light of South Africa, where you transfer to one of the country’s most famous hotels, set in the heart of the city.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
DAY 2
Cape Town | Look to the Beacon of Hope

Explore this magnificent harbor city, starting with a scenic drive to flat-topped Table Mountain, where you reach the summit via cable car (weather permitting). Take in the panorama of southern seas and sun-drenched city as well as the impressive cliffs of the Twelve Apostles brooding high above the ragged shore. History follows with a drive through old Cape Town, past Groote Kerk (South Africa’s oldest church), City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue with a drive past the Company Gardens with views of the Houses of Parliament and National Art Gallery. When available, stop for an artisan visit at Streetwires, where locals come together to craft handmade bead art. Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden to explore five of Africa’s six biomes (distinctive ecological regions) with a private local guide. Tonight, enjoy a celebratory welcome dinner.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Cape Town | Thrilling Coast Beyond the City

Journey along the Atlantic coast, past the “bikini beaches,” through the charming harbor of Hout Bay and over historic Chapman’s Peak Drive. Reach the tip of the continent at the Cape of Good Hope, a richly diverse, 22,000-acre nature reserve that juts into the sea. Ride the “Flying Dutchman” funicular to the great pinnacle at Cape Point, offering views of Southern right whales from July through November. Spot Cape mountain zebras and possibly the rare bontebok en route to Boulders Beach, where you view endangered African penguins. Pass through Simon’s Town with its English seaside feel; False Bay with its brightly painted boats; and Constantia, South Africa’s legendary wine country. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAYS 4-5
Riding the Rovos Rail | Winelands to Grasslands

Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you board the wood-paneled coaches of the luxurious Rovos Rail. Depart Cape Town Station as you settle into your suite featuring a sitting area, an en suite bathroom, and the perfect blend of period ambience and modern amenities. Wind through mountains, rolling green hills and the Cape Winelands before stopping to visit Matjiesfontein, an authentically preserved Victorian village. Sip South African vintages in handsome dining cars serving up artful menus as the stunning scenery scrolls by. The next day, gain another perspective from the Observation Car at the rear of the train. In Kimberley, tour the Diamond Mine Museum and take the opportunity to see one of the world’s largest hand-dug excavation sites. Continue through the hauntingly barren Great Karoo and the grasslands of gold-rich Highveld, marveling at the changing landscapes.

Rovos Rail
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
Johannesburg | Heart of South Africa

After breakfast and views of the gold fields of Witwatersrand, arrive at Pretoria Station. Transfer to your hotel in the suburbs of Johannesburg, where you enjoy lunch before an afternoon at leisure.Rest and relax or enjoy the amenities of your accommodations.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations vary by departure date. See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | The Mighty Zambezi

Fly to Victoria Falls, where you transfer to your beautiful hotel. This afternoon, set sail on a Scenic Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River, watching for the rising mist of the falls in the far distance while you sip a refreshing cocktail. Spot hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds as you gently glide along.

The Victoria Falls Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date. See Dates & Prices for details.
DAY 8
Along the Chobe River, Namibia | Private Falls Tour

Join your guide for a private walking tour on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”). Watch as the mile-wide Upper Zambezi plunges over 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi, making rainbows form and fade in the mist. Time permitting, enjoy a market visit, browsing stalls filled with local handicrafts. Later, relax on a drive to Kasane, where you pass through Namibian customs before boarding five-star ‘Zambezi Queen.’ Enjoy the sunset river views on this elegant, uniquely African vessel while sipping cocktails and sampling canapés. Watch as elephants, buffalo and monkeys come to the river’s edge to drink. On board tonight, enjoy a beautiful dinner prepared by the resident chef, who shares a meal that matches the majesty of your surroundings.

'Zambezi Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 9-10
Along the Chobe River | Chobe National Park

Discover the wildlife-rich Chobe plain, which boasts buffalo, lions, giraffes and hippos, as well as Africa’s highest concentration of elephants. Experience the region as you wish by choosing a morning and afternoon activity: opt to tour a local Namibian village, fish on the Chobe River or embark on a river safari aboard a small boat. The next day, set off on a morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Following lunch and time to unwind aboard ‘Zambezi Queen,’ you again have the choice to fish or embark on a river safari, both from aboard a smaller boat for more intimate views of the river. This evening, from the decks of ‘Zambezi Queen,’ watch baboons, buffalo and familial herds of elephants come to the river to drink, while hippos begin their nightly graze.

'Zambezi Queen'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11
Okavango Delta, Botswana | Predator Capital

After breakfast, disembark ‘Zambezi Queen’ and fly to the Okavango Delta via Kasane Airport. Arrive at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, in the Mombo Concession of the vast Moremi Game Reserve. This area is considered the “Predator Capital of the World” and is home to the “Big Five.” It offers Botswana’s most exciting game viewing, with a lush delta that draws a remarkable concentration of birds and wildlife. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.

Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12
Okavango Delta | Game Drives and the “Big Five”

Rise early for a game drive on the reserve, where the game viewing is magnificent. Large concentrations of elephants, buffalo and impalas as well as lions and other predators call the Okavango home. Activities include a seasonal mokoro ride on the delta and a Chef’s Table experience offering you a taste of traditional local cuisine. Meet with our local A&K Philanthropy Coordinator to learn more about the Rhino Conservation Program, a bold initiative supported by AKP and Sanctuary Retreats in partnership with the Botswana Defense Force and other local organizations, which has to date relocated 20 rare and endangered rhinos from South Africa to Moremi Reserve to protect them from poachers. Then, set out on your afternoon safari. Tonight, celebrate with a special farewell dinner.

Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 13
Depart Johannesburg, South Africa

Fly to Johannesburg via Maun, where you connect with your international flight home. Compliments of A&K, enjoy access to the comfortable Premier Lounge before your departure.

Meals: Breakfast
Complimentary Safari Duffel

Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more

Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

Winelands Pre-Tour Extension

Pre-Tour Extension: Winelands

3 days from $2,795

Single Supplement from $595

DAY 1

Arrive in Cape Town, transfer to your Winelands hotel and enjoy dinner.

La Residence
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2

Wander the quaint town of Franschhoek, with its Cape Dutch architecture, visiting one of several top wine estates in the area as well as the Huguenot Monument and Memorial. After lunch, continue to another renowned wine estate for a tasting before returning to your hotel.

La Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3

Explore Stellenbosch with an expert guide. Savor wine and chocolate at Waterford Estate, and then enjoy tastings at other noted wine estates before returning to Cape Town, where you begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

3 days from $1,695

Single Supplement from $1,195

Park Hyatt Dubai (from $1,695; single supplement from $1,195)
Taj Dubai (from $1,695; single supplement from $1,195)
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (from $1,995; single supplement from $1,395)
International air not included.

3 Days

Add a Remarkable Stopover to Your Journey
Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to fly one of the world’s premier airlines at exclusive preferred business and first-class rates, and spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.

Fly glamorous Emirates to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

Park Hyatt Dubai
Taj Dubai
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2) Breakfast (Day 3)


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Feb 22 - Mar 06
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    Day 6 at Saxon Hotel Villas and Spa

    Day 7 at The Stanley and Livingstone

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  • Mar 22 - Apr 03
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  • Apr 19 - May 01
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  • May 03 - May 15
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  • Jun 14 - Jun 26
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  • Jun 21 - Jul 03
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  • Jul 12 - Jul 24
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  • Jul 19 - Jul 31
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  • Aug 02 - Aug 14
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  • Aug 09 - Aug 21
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  • Sep 06 - Sep 18
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  • Oct 04 - Oct 16
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  • Dec 20 - Jan 01
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,685

Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Kasane/Okavango Delta/Maun/Johannesburg

*Day 6 at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa. Day 7 at Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel.

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: airport arrival at 3:30 p.m. on Day 13.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Table Mountain closes annually mid-July to mid-August. Alternate touring will be provided for affected departures.

Complimentary Safari Duffel

Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more

Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.


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