Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your exclusive hotel. Settle in and relax before your exciting Southern Africa adventure.
Livingstone, Zambia | The Mighty Zambezi
Fly by privately chartered air to Livingstone in Zambia. Continue to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, where you stay in a luxury tree house built into the riverside canopy. At twilight, cruise the Zambezi River, sipping cocktails and gliding past pods of hippos, on a memorable Scenic Sundowner. Gather this evening for a welcome dinner.
Livingstone | Feel the Mist of Victoria Falls
Begin by exploring spectacular Victoria Falls from the Zambian side on a guided walk. Afterward, peruse a local craft market, and then enjoy a Chef ’s Table experience that introduces you to the local cuisine with a tasting of traditional Zambian fare, followed by lunch. Next, gain insight into local daily life with a visit to a school and clinic supported by A&K Philanthropy (AKP) in Nakatindi Village. While in Nakatindi, meet with local female entrepreneurs at an AKP-supported bike shop as well as a bead-making studio that creates beads out of recycled materials. Return to camp for a cocktail before dinner.
Okavango Delta, Botswana | The Big Five
Fly by private charter to Maun, Botswana, transferring on arrival by light aircraft to the Okavango Delta, and continuing overland to Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp. The camp is situated in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve, nicknamed the “predator capital of the world” and one of the best places in Botswana to see the Big Five — the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. Settle into your luxurious camp, and then set out on an afternoon game drive.
Okavango Delta | Moremi Game Reserve
Explore the reserve for the next two days, rising early for a game drive through countryside where elephants, buffalo and impalas, as well as lions and other predators, roam free. Each afternoon, set out on a safari to marvel at the incredible wildlife. On either day, perhaps embark on an optional mokoro ride, gliding quietly through tranquil delta waters, observing the aquatic residents large and small, from frogs to hippos. Learn how this unique inland delta does not flood during the rainy season and how termites played a role in the formation of its islands, preventing it from becoming one vast lake.
Sossusvlei, Namibia | Under the Desert Sky
Return by light aircraft to Maun and board your private charter flight to Windhoek, Namibia. On arrival, transfer by light aircraft to Sossusvlei and continue to your luxurious desert lodge. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. After dark, join the resident astronomer in the lodge’s state-of-the-art observatory and marvel at the sky’s wonders.
Sossusvlei | Among the Towering Dunes
Today, discover renowned Sossusvlei, a place of otherworldly beauty. The salt-and-clay pan is surrounded by towering dunes that, together with the sky, make up the palette of burnt oranges and vivid blues that are so distinctive to the region. After an opportunity to climb “Big Daddy” — the tallest of the dunes — return to your lodge for an afternoon at leisure.
Sossusvlei | Haunting Desert Vistas
Rise early to explore the fascinating NamibRand Nature Reserve, observing its unique desert-adapted plants and wildlife, and learning about the efforts to conserve its distinctive ecology. This afternoon, you may opt to venture out for a guided trail ride over the stark desert panorama on an e-bike, taking in the awe-inspiring terrain.
Cape Town, South Africa | In Mandela’s Footsteps
Fly by light aircraft to Windhoek, and then on to Cape Town via privately chartered aircraft. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. The next day, set out for Robben Island, where the antiapartheid leader — and eventual South African president — Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned. Privately explore this moving UNESCO World Heritage Site, and view a cell where Mandela was held. After lunch, drive to Table Mountain and ascend to its soaring plateau by cable car for gorgeous views.
Cape Town | Design Your Day
Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
Savor a Taste-Filled Winelands Adventure, visiting Stellenbosch and partaking in wine tastings at top vineyards, and a craft beer tasting.
Hike & Bike the Table Mountain Area, ascending Lion’s Head on foot, breaking for lunch on trendy Bree Street and biking along the Sea Point Promenade, stopping to view art installations along the way.
Discover Cape Town’s Thriving Art Scene, starting at the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, admiring the vividly colorful Bo-Kaap district, and later stopping at an urban art project for insights into the passion of local graffiti artists.
Return to your luxurious hotel for an evening at leisure.
Cape Town | Exploring Cape Point
Discover scenic, rugged Cape Point, the mountainous promontory at the southern tip of Africa. Venture past the “bikini beaches” at the base of the Twelve Apostles Mountains, Hout Bay with its bustling fishing harbor, and over Chapman’s Peak Drive. Explore the Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare species. Ascend by funicular to the pinnacle at Cape Point for some stunning views. At Boulders Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins. Tonight, gather for your farewell dinner.
Depart Cape Town
After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
Complimentary Safari Duffel
Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more
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