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* Cape Town, Okavango Safari & Victoria Falls


3 Countries - 9 Days

Day 1 – Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, guests will be met by a representative of Acacia Travel and be transferred by road to The V&A Hotel in the waterfront.

If flights arrive early enough and the weather is good, guests will be dropped off at their hotel to freshen up before embarking on a tour to visit the Cape Town City Centre and Table Mountain.

Highlights

Table Mountain (weather permitting) or Signal Hill
A scenic drive passing the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Castle and Slave Lodge
Green Market Square
The Bo-Kaap, traditional Malay Quarter
Diamond history, master craftsman, sparkling gems. Join our fascinating diamond tour.

Dinner for own arrangements at any of the numerous restaurants available at the Waterfront.
Overnight at The V&A Hotel in a Piazza Facing room inclusive of breakfast

Day 2 – Cape Town

This morning following breakfast, guests will be collected to embark on a full day Cape Peninsula Tour.
HIGHLIGHTS
Clifton beach view and Camps Bay
Hout Bay (Trip to Seal Island for your own account)
Mariner’s Wharf
Chapman’s Peak Drive - if open
Optional lunch at local restaurant
Simon’s Town
Penguin colony (for your own account)
Cape Point Nature Reserve
The Cape of Good Hope
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Dinner for own arrangements at any of the numerous restaurants available at the Waterfront.
Overnight at The V&A Hotel in a Piazza Facing room inclusive of breakfast

Day 3 – Cape Town

This morning following breakfasts, guests will be collected to embark on a full day Cultural and Robben Island Tour.

Highlights

Drive through District Six
The District Six Museum - if open
Enjoy the warm hospitality of a local B&B
Visit a crèche offering fun and a safe haven for local children
Langa: Enjoy the local market, arts and crafts. Visit a traditional healer
Bonteheuwel
Gugulethu: Gugulethu Seven Memorial, Amy Biehl Memorial
Nyanga
Crossroads
Khayelitsha
Experience a local community church on Sunday (optional)
Robben Isand ferry trip and guided tour
See the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years
Return transfer to your hotel

Dinner for own arrangements at any of the numerous restaurants available at the Waterfront.
Overnight at The V&A Hotel in a Piazza Facing room inclusive of breakfast


Days 4 - 7 Botswana

This morning following breakfast at the V&A Hotel, guests will be collected and transferred by road to Cape Town International Airport to connect to a scheduled flight to OR Tambo Airport where guests will then connect to a scheduled flight to Maun.

On arrival in Maun, guests will again be met and assisted onto a light aircraft charter to a lodge of their choice.

3 x nights at Duba Plains, Dumatau or Selinda Camp inclusive of accommodation, meals, scheduled twice daily activities at all camps, services of the lodge guide and staff, park fees, local drinks, laundry and all taxes.


Days 7- 9 Victoria Falls, Zambia

This morning following breakfast and a final morning activity (time permitting), guests will be transferred by light aircraft charter to Kasane Airport where they will be met and transferred by road to one of the below lodges in Victoria Falls, Zambia.

2 x nights at Toka Leya, The River Club or Sussi and Chuma inclusive of accommodation, meals, scheduled twice daily activities at all camps, services of the lodge guide and staff, park fees, local drinks, laundry and all taxes.


Day 9 – End of tour

This morning following breakfast and a final morning activity (time permitting), guests will be collected and transferred by road to Livingstone Airport to connect to a scheduled flight to OR Tambo Airport.

End of Services


Terms and Conditions

Rate per person: Please contact us for current rates - email: info@acaciatourism.com

Please note that this rate is subject to rate of exchange fluctuations as well as seat availability on the flights at the time of booking.
NB - This price is valid from the 1 November 2011 – 15 April 2012 (excluding 20 December 2011 – 06 January 2012 and 6 – 9 April 2012)

Included

Road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to The V&A Hotel
3 x nights at The V&A Hotel in a Piazza Facing room inclusive of breakfast daily
2 x full day tours and 1 x half day tour in Cape Town inclusive of services of an English speaking guide and all applicable entrance fees (except where not stipulated)
Road transfer from The V&A Hotel to Cape Town International Airport
Scheduled flight from Cape Town International Airport to OR Tambo Airport (including airport taxes)
Scheduled flight from OR Tambo Airport to Maun Airport (including airport taxes)
Light aircraft charter from Maun Airport to either Duba Plains, Dumatau, Selinda Camp or Sanctuary Stanleys Camp
3 x nights at Duba Plains, Dumatau or Selinda Camp inclusive of accommodation, meals, scheduled twice daily activities at all camps, services of the lodge guide and staff, park fees, local drinks, laundry and all taxes.
Light aircraft charter from your lodge in Botswana to Kasane Airport
Road transfer from Kasane Airport to your lodge
2 x nights at Toka Leya, The River Club or Sussi and Chuma inclusive of accommodation, meals, scheduled twice daily activities at all camps, services of the lodge guide and staff, park fees, local drinks, laundry and all taxes.
Road transfer from your lodge in Victoria Falls to Livingstone Airport
Scheduled flight from Livingstone Airport to OR Tambo Airport (including airport taxes)

Excluded

International Flights excl ones listed above
Meals not stipulated (lunches and dinners in Cape Town)
Beverages in Cape Town (and premium beverages in Botswana and Zambia)
Gratuities
Items of a personal nature
Visa fees


Accommodation

Cape Town


V&A Hotel

The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is internationally renowned for the highest standards of service. The warm personality of the Hotel, the attention to detail and the friendly atmosphere created by the staff are responsible for the V & A being one of the few hotels in the country to be granted the prestigious four star silver grading.

Housed in a converted warehouse, this contemporary hotel overlooks the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and has its own marina. Inside, the hotel has a 24-hour front desk where staff can provide tourist information and book tickets for shows and sightseeing tours.

Alongside the Alfred Basin, overlooking Table Mountain and the harbour, lies the Hotel's award winning restaurant - The Waterfront Cafe and elegant cocktail bar. Breakfast at the Waterfront Cafe is a relaxed affair, aptly complemented by the gentle morning sunshine, which floods into the restaurant.

The Victoria & Alfred Hotel's 94 guestrooms have views of Table Mountain, the Piazza or Alfred Basin. Rooms are decorated in rich colour schemes, with modern furniture. All rooms have air conditioning, satellite television and wireless Internet access.


Accommodation

Botswana

Duba Plains

Duba Plains Camp is one of the most remote camps in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Located on a tree-covered island in a 30 000-hectare concession known as the Kwedi Reserve, Duba Plains Camp is a small, intimate camp renowned for its unrivalled access to the titanic struggle for survival between lion and buffalo.

Accommodation at Duba Plains Camp consists of six roomy tents with en-suite bathrooms, outside showers and verandas with panoramic vistas of the Okavango Delta floodplains. The thatched lounge, dining and bar areas are raised along with the pool on wooden platforms to better appreciate the breathtaking views.

A luxury African safari at Duba Plains Camp starts by tracking down one of the enormous buffalo herds to see whether the lions are on the prowl.

But Duba Plains Camp has more to offer than just lion and buffalo, with herds of elephant feeding on the islands and hippo wading out into the deeper channels. Tsessebe and blue wildebeest dot the plains, while red lechwe are found on the fringe of the wetter floodplains. Spotted hyaena can also be seen in their own age-old conflict with the lions.

Bird life is abundant and impressive in the Okavango Delta, with Rosy-throated Longclaw, Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane often sighted.

Duba Plains Camp offers a variety of activities including day and night game drives, often tracking the buffalo herd around the concession, and leisurely nature walks. Boat cruises are dependent on the seasonal water levels in the Duba area.
Duma Tau

DumaTau Camp is a ten-roomed luxury tented camp located in the private 125 000-hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. It is situated close to the source of the Savute Channel on one of the many lagoons within the Linyanti Swamp system, which makes game drives along the Savute one of the highlights of a stay here.

DumaTau Camp lies under a shady grove of mangosteen trees, raised off the ground to overlook a large hippo-filled lagoon. The tents are spacious, under thatch with canvas walls, en-suite bathroom facilities and an outside shower. Guests can enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of their rooms, and shower under the stars! There is a dining room, pub, lounge, swimming pool and a special guest bathroom with a fantastic view.

The region has all the habitat diversity to make it a haven for wildlife, and is well-known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months. General wildlife viewing is excellent year round including impala, wildebeest, red lechwe, Burchell's zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, chacma baboon, vervet monkey, and warthog. Predator sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena are good.

Wildlife viewing is the primary activity at DumaTau Camp, either on day and night game drives or while on foot and on the water (levels permitting). Short nature walks can be taken along the Linyanti River and Savute Channel, while the camp's boat takes visitors along the waters of the Linyanti, with hippo and waterfowl alike to entrance. There are also a number of platforms and hides from which to view and photograph animals and birds. One of the best hides is right at the source of the Savute and many species of game and birdlife can usually be seen from this hide.

Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp overlooks the Selinda Spillway, a unique seasonal waterway which links the Okavango Delta with the game-rich floodplains of the Linyanti Swamps.

Selinda Camp's nine spacious, luxury tents are erected under cool thatch canopies, with all units having panoramic views across palm-studded floodplains. Each tent has en-suite facilities, a stone bath being the highlight. The bathroom is uniquely "open air" with lots of natural light, yet is screened and virtually insect-proof. The tents are spacious and beautifully appointed with furniture and features that have been collected from around Africa. Four-poster mosquito nets and overhead fans are standard at Selinda Camp.

The main area comprises a series of expansive decks that invite guests to simply sit and soak up the spectacular views and wildlife surrounding Selinda Camp. The design of the main area is such that there is never a barrier to these breathtaking views of the Selinda Spillway: whether guests are relaxing in the lounge, having brunch under the cool shade of the uniquely designed thatched roof, or sampling the fine cuisine of a three-course dinner on the open "star deck". Set apart from the main area is the photo/art gallery built above a temperature-controlled wine cellar and curio shop. Guests can also enjoy a small plunge pool and the traditional campfire as well as massages from our therapist.

Selinda Camp is characterised by its game-rich floodplains which are host to a variety of bird life (300+), antelope, zebra, cheetah, wild dog, lion and dry season elephant concentrations. Nocturnal species include serval, porcupine, springhare and possibly leopard. Daily activities at Selinda Camp revolve around morning, afternoon and night game drives with experienced, professional guides in custom-built 4x4 Land Cruisers. Short walks from camp accompanied by a guide are encouraged to get to know some of Selinda's smaller creatures.


Accommodation

Victoria Falls

Toka Leya

Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp, consisting of 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting our footprint on this pristine area.

Tent interiors at Toka Leya Camp boast cool wooden flooring, tasteful, uncluttered African décor in earthy hues, climate-control for a cool summer sanctuary, expansive wooden deck from which to soak up the views of the Zambezi River, often to the sights and sounds of birds, elephant and grunting pods of hippo.The islands in front of camp are intriguing and form part of the braided channel of the Zambezi River with several rapids, a main channel and dense vegetation.

The eastern side and main area of camp is under a shady canopy of jackalberry, knobthorn and waterberry trees. The western side is in a more open setting - an ancient baobab tree is the focal point and panoramic Zambezi vistas. Family units are positioned to offer quiet seclusion.

The camp's dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool, with meals served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. The novel pizza oven is a great hit with our younger visitors! A curio shop exhibits a fine selection of local crafts.

Activities (on fully inclusive rate) at Toka Leya Camp include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, fishing excursions and guided nature walks. Tours of Livingstone town and museum and visits to Mkuni Market and a local village are all outstanding ways of learning about the people and culture of this part of Zambia. Other activities on offer in the area at an additional charge include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating, and white water rafting.

Game drives into the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park offer sightings of general game species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala. White rhino have been reintroduced into the park and the occasional predator is also seen. There is rich birdlife here too, including several sought-after species such as African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, African Skimmer (seasonal), Schalow's Turaco and Rock Pratincole (seasonal). Good birding can be enjoyed within the confines of Toka Leya Camp itself, on boat cruises and out on game drives.

The Zambezi River offers some fishing opportunities and tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months (October - December). There are several varieties of bream (Tilapia) which are a good catch.

Sussi and Chuma

The Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge is named after David Livingstone’s faithful friends and consist of an exclusive, upmarket five star lodge and two spacious cottages, both of which take full advantage of their enchanting river bank setting.

In Sussi Lodge, accommodation consists of 12 luxury tree-houses, built into the living canopy of giant ebony trees lining the bank. Chuma House, on the other hand, consists of two well-appointed cottages each with two en-suite bedrooms. They offer the utmost in privacy and guests will have their own private chef and guide. Each unit is en-suite with air conditioning, mini bar, mosquito nets, overhead fan, hairdryer and private views of the Zambezi from its own deck. The main lodge building features a spectacular raised bar/lounge deck, open air dining area, swimming pool and lawns sweeping down to the water’s edge. A luxury spa is a new addition so spoil yourself with a treatment! Staying at Sussi & Chuma is a delight and meals and activities are included in the rates.

Situated in the Mosi–oa–Tunya National Park, the game viewing is great and animals often wander through the grounds so you may not even have to leave your armchair. Other activities include guided tours of Victoria Falls and rainforest on the Zambian Side, a cultural tour of Livingstone, a shopping visit of Livingstone Town, early morning or sunset cruises or fishing on the Zambezi River. You really won't be short of things to do!
The River Club

The River Club, with its Edwardian-style house and manicured lawns on the banks of the swift-flowing Zambezi River where hippo and crocodile float, seems to straddle the continents of Africa and Europe.
Its main area is a well-appointed residence, with a comfortable lounge, large dining room, impressive library and wide veranda on which breakfasts and teas are taken. Lush gardens (where midday meals are often served) spread out beneath the trees and a croquet court is an ideal venue for a Pimm's-soaked croquet game. An outdoor game of tennis is also an option. The pool seems part of the river itself, while a secluded deck with hammocks and loungers provides respite.

Ten luxury chalets are spread out amongst the riverine vegetation, comprising luxurious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, most being split-level. Their originality stems from the fact that one side is completely open to the river, so that there is an uninterrupted vista of the Zambezi and its far bank from both bed and bathtub. Each room looks west into glorious African sunsets best viewed from the privacy of a ball and claw bath, brim-full with bubbles. All have a concertina screen door or window across the front of the bedroom and/or bathroom.

The River Club also provides a special setting for a wedding away from it all and is an idyllic ending to any African safari.
Activities include sundowner cruises, visits to the Victoria Falls, a local village, local markets and Livingstone town. Livingstone is rich in history and certainly worth exploring. It dates back to 1905 when the famous Victoria Falls bridge, spanning the Zambezi River, was completed in April of that year. Many of the town amenities date back to the early 1900s, including the recently renovated 18-hole golf course (1908), the country's first synagogue (1928) and later on its Museum (1953) where many of David Livingstone's personal possessions are on display today.

Also on offer is a variety of adrenaline-loaded activities at extra cost: white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, and helicopter flights over the Falls.

Although The River Club is not a traditional safari camp, elephants can often be seen in the Zambezi National Park opposite and hippo are regularly seen and heard in the river itself. Game drives are also offered into the nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where there is an abundance of general game species like buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala.

There is rich bird life in the area, including several rarer species such as Schalow's Turaco, African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, African Skimmer (seasonal), Rock Pratincole (seasonal) and Collared Palm-Thrush. There are leisurely nature trails around the lodge, boat cruises and island walks.

The Zambezi River offers ample fishing opportunities. Tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keenfishermen, particularly during the warmer months. There are several varieties of bream (Tilapia) that are also a good catch. For the more sporting, try catching them on fly!



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