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Day 1

    

Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Day notes

Arrival in to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.

Met by our ground handling support staff for VIP arrival and assistance off the end of the plane walk way in to the terminal building off ( flight details TBA)

With our assistance provided by our airport handers you will remain in transit at Johannesburg, as no need to clear customs and immigration in to South Africa.

( Please ensure you have at least 2 clear full pages in your passport and at least 6 months of validity left)

Fasttrack departure with private Kingair 200 twin engined pressurized aircraft ( with 2 pilots) wi from Johannesburg to Livingstone, – flying duration 2 hours 9 mins.


Departure slot booked for 10:00 with arrival in to Livingstone ETA 12:10P

On arrival Livingstone 1210P clear customs and immigration in to Zambia.
Note: VISAS for Zambia are required.

YELLOW FEVER - Currently you will be required to all obtain and travel with a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate for travel to Zambia, and so that you will be granted entry back to South Africa after visiting Zambia.

Your pilots will walk through the customs and immigration formalities in to the arrivals area where you will be met your guide driver for private transfer in Mercedes Vito 7 seater vehicle ( with air con) for the transfer to the Royal Livingstone Hotel, set along the banks of the mighty Zambezi river at the Victoria Falls.

Check in with time at leisure.

Your guide will discuss collection point at Royal Livingstone as you will be driver from the hotel to the falls.

Pick up is at 15h30 ( 330P), for a private sunset cruise on the Zambezi in your own boat to watch your first African Sunset in this amazing location.
Boat departing at 16h00 (400P), from the Royal Landing.
The cruise lasts for 2 hours and includes hot and cold snacks, limited drinks and transfers. Guests are usually back at The Falls Resort at about 18h30 (630P) . All cruises include National Park fees, drinks and snacks. Premium brands are charged extra.

Return to the hotel for overnight. Dinner on own arrangements.

Check-in to The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Charter Flight from OR Tambo International Airport [JNB] to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

Kingair 200

Ticket No.

Private

Departure

OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]

10:00

Arrival

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI]

12:10

Ticket Class

Private Kingair 200

Departure Terminal

International

Check in Prior

1 Hour

Contact No.

+27 82 946 2962

Transfer from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI] to The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Details  
Company

Bushtracks Africa

Mode

Transfer

Vehicle Type

Mercedes Vito

Pick up

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI] (Livingstone Airport)

12:10

Drop off

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara (Royal Livingstone Hotel)

12:40

Ref. No.

Private

Included:

Zambezi Boat Cruises

Day 2

    

Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Day notes

Following breakfast.

08:00A collected from the hotel by your guide for your private guided tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side.

You will have a private vehicle and guide to take you too the Falls to then enjoy a walking tour of the falls area.
Your guide will meet at the hotel reception and drive you to the Falls entrance and the tour begins. The Falls are described as one of the seven natural wonders of the world and Zambia boasts some spectacular views.
Guests will find out how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. This tour is very informative and ends time permitting with a visit to the art and crafts centre. During the high water season you may get wet so dress appropriately with shoes that do not slip.

After the tour, you are driven back to the hotel.

1000A – Helicopter Flight arranged for a spectacular aerial 25 mins scenic helicopter trip over the Falls and surrounding areas on a private basis.25-minute flight will take you over the Falls, the Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

1430(230P) Arrangements with your guide to collect your from the hotel for an Elephant Back Safari that we have included for this afternoon.

Return to the hotel with evening at leisure.

Morning
Planned
Afternoon
Planned

Included:

Victoria Falls Guided Tour, Batoka Sky Helicopters

Day 3

    

Okavango Delta

Day notes

Breakfast at your hotel. Check out.

1000A - Transfer with your guide in private vehicle to Livingstone Airport for departure onwards by your Kingair 200 twin engined pressurized aircraft ( with 2 pilots) or the onward flight to Maun, Botswana, where you clear Customs and Immigration in to Botswana.

Departure slot approx. 1100A Livingstone with arrival Maun 1147A
( Flight duration Livingstone - 00:46- Maun- 00:17 - Vumbura Plains Camp in the Delta)
After customs formalities back on the plane approx 1215P continuing the short distance to Vumbura's own airstrip arrival approx 1235P

On arrival check into your luxury tented suites.

During your stay you will have private vehicle at your disposal with assigned guide, and the days will be created especially to your requirements for a fulfilling Botswana experience. Your guide will explain the activities and timing locally, but will normally include; Morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 Land. Also at Vumbura they have boating activities depending on the Delta water levels.

Check-out from The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Check-in to Vumbura Plains

Transfer from The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI]

Details  
Company

Bushtracks Africa

Mode

Transfer

Vehicle Type

Mercedes Vito

Pick up

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara (Royal Livingstone Hotel)

10:00

Drop off

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI] (Livingstone Airport)

10:30

Ref. No.

Private

Charter Flight from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI] to Maun Airport [MUB]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

Kingair 200

Ticket No.

Private

Departure

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI]

11:00

Arrival

Maun Airport [MUB]

11:47

Ticket Class

Private Kingair 200

Charter Flight from Maun Airport [MUB] to Vumbura Plains

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

Kingair 200

Ticket No.

Private Kingair Charter

Departure

Maun Airport [MUB]

12:15

Arrival

Vumbura Plains

12:35

Ticket Class

Private Kingair Charter

Included:

Fully inclusive basis; all meals, selected local drinks, all private safari activities included in 4x4 vehicle, laundry.

Day 4

    

Okavango Delta

Day notes

Depart on early morning safari activity in to the concession.
Normally woken just after dawn for an early start and you will be updated locally by your guide.

Return for lunch and time to relax before lunch, before heading off again for afternoon / evening safari with your ranger.

Activities:
Type - 50% Game drives, 50% water activities (depending on flood levels)
Game drive with your own private 4x4 Landrover, allowing all to have an outside seat (each vehicle is equipped with a tree book, a bird book, a mammal book, a pair of binoculars and Peaceful Sleep insect repellent in a centre consol on each row of seats).

Note: we have secured a private vehicle for your enjoyment and privacy

At Vumbura you can experience:
-Night drives
-Walking safaris
-Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally - catch and release basis
-Mokoro excursions in 6 mokoros (each mokoro seats two guests)
-Two boats that seat six comfortably in each

Included:

Fully inclusive basis; all meals, selected local drinks, all private safari activities included in 4x4 vehicle, laundry.

Day 5

    

Okavango Delta

Day notes

Depart on early morning safari activity in to the concession.
Normally woken just after dawn for an early start and you will be updated locally by your guide.

Return for lunch and time to relax before lunch, before heading off again for afternoon / evening safari with your ranger.

Activities:
Type - 50% Game drives, 50% water activities (depending on flood levels)
Game drive with your own private 4x4 Landrover, allowing all to have an outside seat (each vehicle is equipped with a tree book, a bird book, a mammal book, a pair of binoculars and Peaceful Sleep insect repellent in a centre consol on each row of seats).

Note: we have secured a private vehicle for your enjoyment and privacy

At Vumbura you can experience:
-Night drives
-Walking safaris
-Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally - catch and release basis
-Mokoro excursions in 6 mokoros (each mokoro seats two guests)
-Two boats that seat six comfortably in each

Included:

Fully inclusive basis; all meals, selected local drinks, all private safari activities included in 4x4 vehicle, laundry.

Day 6

    

Thornybush Game Reserve

Day notes

Following final safari at Vumbura Plains, transfer in 4x4 to the airstrip to be collected by your private Kingair 200 twin engined pressurized aircraft ( with 2 pilots) for onward flight South Africa to Jackleberry Airstrip ( used to service Royal Malewane)

Depart 11:00A for the departure to route in to Maun ( 17mins flight), where you clear customs and immigration out of Botswana, before continuing in to South Africa. Approx departure Maun at 1200 entering South Africa at Polokwane Airport 1hrs 40mins later at approx. 140P ( clearing customs in to South Africa), before continuing to Royal Malewane ( duration 0.25mins) with approx. arrival 230/245P

On arrival at the airstrip and met by private 4x4 vehicle(s) and transferred the short distance to your accommodation Africa House at Royal Malewane.

Check-out from Vumbura Plains

Charter Flight from Polokwane International Airport [PTG] to Royal Malewane

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

Kingair 200

Ticket No.

Private Kingair Charter

Departure

Polokwane International Airport [PTG]

2:15

Arrival

Royal Malewane

2:45

Ticket Class

Private Kingair Charter

Check-in to Royal Malewane

Charter Flight from Vumbura Plains to Maun Airport [MUB]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

Kingair 200

Ticket No.

Private Kingair Charter

Departure

Vumbura Plains

11:00

Arrival

Maun Airport [MUB]

11:20

Ticket Class

Private KingAir Charter

Charter Flight from Maun Airport [MUB] to Polokwane International Airport [PTG]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

Kingair 200

Ticket No.

Private Kingair Charter

Departure

Maun Airport [MUB]

12:00

Arrival

Polokwane International Airport [PTG]

1:40

Ticket Class

Private Kingair Charter

Included:

Accommodation, all meals, local beverages, private butler, private chef, private game drives and laundry.

Excluded:

Spa treatments

Day 7

    

Thornybush Game Reserve

Day notes

The order of the day is usually:

Early morning game drive followed by a leisurely breakfast. Thereafter, guests can enjoy the luxury of the camp until lunch.

Afternoon game drives include sundowners and culminate in a night drive.

Dinner is served under the African sky or with silver & crystal in the dining areas.

At Africa House they will try to tailor each day according to guests’ wishes and so we are flexible with all activity times. However, due to the climate, we suggest that the following times are followed as closely as possible, in order to maximise game-viewing opportunities and ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable experience.
Wake up05h30
Tea/Coffee 06h00
Morning Safari 06h30
Breakfast 09h30
Lunch 13h00
Tea/Coffee 15h30
Sundowner Safari 16h00
Dinner 19h30

Activities:4x4 landrover safaris with private vehicle , guide and expert tracker

Included:

Accommodation, all meals, local beverages, private butler, private chef, private game drives and laundry.

Excluded:

Spa treatments

Day 8

    

Thornybush Game Reserve

Day notes

By now you will have grasped the concept of the safari experience and after early morning tea / coffee head out in to the budge with your ranger and tacker for your morning safari.

Return for breakfast / brunch with time to relax and freshen up before lunch.

Afternoon time to relax, make use of the spa or other facilities on offer, before embarking on your afternoon / evening game drive.

Return to Africa House for dinner and overnight

Activities
4x4 landrover safaris with private vehicle , guide and expert tracker

Included:

Accommodation, all meals, local beverages, private butler, private chef, private game drives and laundry.

Excluded:

Spa treatments

Day 9

    

Missing Point

Day notes

Transfer in your 4x4 to the airstrip where you are collected by your private Kingair 200 twin engined pressurized aircraft ( with 2 pilots) for flight south to Cape Town.

Due to the short runway at Royal Malewane the charter will after 1hrs 34 mins need to refuel at Bloemfontein, before continuing to Cape Town ( duration 2hrs )
Departure planned for approx. 11:00A from Jackleberry Airstrip ( Royal Malewane) with approx. arrival Bloemfontein 1230P.

Continuing onward to Cape Town Airport.300P approx. arrival in to Cape Town Airport at the Execujet private hanger where you are met by your appointed private guide and continue to Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, to the fabulous “One Above Penthouse”, on top of the One&Only Hotel for check-in.

This is a private penthouse operated privately apart from the One&Only by the same ownership at Africa House at Royal Malewane.

Time at leisure to get acquainted to the facilities and relax after this traveling day. The manager of The One Above Penthouse will introduce you to your staff and update on any restaurant ideas to plan ahead if needed, in conjunction with your guide.

We can make suggestions for dinners and arrangements for your stay based on your preferences, as you also have your own concierge and butler to make suitable arrangements.

Check-out from Royal Malewane

Charter Flight from Bloemfontein Airport [BFN] to Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

Kingair 200

Ticket No.

Private Kingair Charter

Departure

Bloemfontein Airport [BFN]

1:00

Arrival

Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

3:00

Ticket Class

Private Kingair Charter

Transfer from Cape Town International Airport [CPT] to Missing Point

Details  
Company

dmAFRICA - Cape Town

Mode

Transfer

Vehicle Type

Mercedes Viano

Pick up

Cape Town International Airport [CPT] (Execuject Hanger Cape Town Airport)

3:00

Drop off

Missing Point (The One Above ( One&Only))

3:30

Ref. No.

Private

Check-in to Missing Point

Charter Flight from Royal Malewane to Bloemfontein Airport [BFN]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

Kingair 200

Ticket No.

Private Kingair Charter

Departure

Royal Malewane

11:00

Arrival

Bloemfontein Airport [BFN]

12:30

Ticket Class

Private Kingair Charter

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 ensuite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

-Concierge service

-All non-alcoholic beverages

-Canapés every evening

-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits

-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-All expenses incurred outside The One Above Penthouse

Day 10

    

Missing Point

Day notes

During your time in Cape Town you have your private guide and vehicle at your disposal to explore Cape Town and it's surrounds .

Your guide will discuss with the the daily idea and see what is best according to the weather conditions and what you prefer to consider on the days in Cape Town.

Traveling with your own private guide during time in Cape Town will enable you to visit unique places that will be of interest to you.

We will use a private vehicle in Cape Town on days specified for touring suggestions on a " Go As You Please Basis" based on you having a vehicle and guide at your disposal and paying entrance fees as you wish based on what you prefer to see, during your time. All details can be discussed with your guide locally

We usually suggest " City Touring and Table Mountain", “Cape Peninsular “ and “Cape Winelands”

Suggestion for today would be: Go As You Please - Morning City Tour and Table Mountain"

Lunch own arrangements maybe at Harbour House in the V&A Waterfront or as discussed with your guide,

Overnight at The One Above Penthouse

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 ensuite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

-Concierge service

-All non-alcoholic beverages

-Canapés every evening-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)

-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits

-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-All expenses incurred outside The One Above Penthouse

Day 11

    

Missing Point

Day notes

Breakfast at your hotel.

Suggest a Full day “Go As You Please Basis Cape Peninsular excursion ”

Depart at approximately 9:00am ( time can be discussed with your guide locally to suit your requirements, the weather or what the guide suggests) with private vehicle drive in a southerly direction onto the Cape Peninsula. On passing the face of Table Mountain we pass places District Six, Rhodes Estate, Groote Schuur Hospital, Rhodes Memorial and The University of Cape Town. All of these places are deeply entrenched in the history and culture of Cape Town and invariably leads to interesting discussions regarding the past and future of South Africa.

Program is flexible but the highlights are as follows; Our first stop is the seaside village of Muizenburg where you will be able to take in the breathtaking views of False Bay. From here we follow the incredibly scenic route along the False Bay coast through the fishing villages like Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek on the way to Simonstown. Simonstown having been a British naval town until as recent as 1957, normally comes as a pleasant surprise to everyone visiting the Cape Peninsula as encountering such a ‘British Town’ in Cape Town is unexpected.
Can also arrange a cruise to seal Island for the clients on one of the local boats that offer this trip from either Simonstown or Hout Bay.

Again the guide will discuss with you where appropriate as your preferences.

At Simonstown we drive through the navy village and then to Boulders beach to visit the penguin colony and the two thousand Jackass Penguins dressed in their ‘tuxedos’ and doing the cute things that penguins do. After the penguin colony we drive along the wonderfully scenic mountain drive along False Bay to visit The Cape of Good Hope reserve. Cape Point reserve is a magnificent floral wilderness at the foot of Africa. For the nature loving person it is a truly fantastic experience traversing such a unique floral kingdom. Who knows, if we are lucky enough we might even see some antelope, ostrich or baboon. If we are really fortunate we might even see the elusive Burchell Zebra that makes an appearance on the reserve infrequently.

From the Cape Point reserve we head back up the Western side of the peninsula along the treacherous Atlantic coast through the amazingly beautiful seaside hamlet of Misty Cliffs and then over the Peninsula Mountains.

For lunch for today we can suggest be at the elegant Constantia Uitsig – La Colombe Wine estate at Constantia Uitsig restaurant or quirky and stylish Harbour House in Kalk Bay ( lunch own account and these are just suggestions and your guide can see what you prefer)

You should return to the Penthouse at about 530P.

Note: As "Go As You Please basis you pay your entrances as you desire.

Overnight at The One Above Penthouse

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 ensuite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

- Concierge service

-All non-alcoholic beverages

-Canapés every evening-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)

-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits

-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-All expenses incurred outside The One Above Penthouse

Day 12

    

Missing Point

Day notes

Breakfast at the Penthouse.

Suggestions today:"Go As You Please Basis - “Touring of the beautiful Cape Winelands for a full day of the region to take in the wine estates surrounding the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

Wine estates visited will vary depending on own preference in wine. Your guide will discuss all options with you and select the best suitable wine estates to visit in the Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch region. The tastings will include high quality (and often award winning) red and whites wines.

Lunch (for your own account) will be at one of the spectacular restaurants in the area where the chefs regularly receive awards for their outstanding cuisine. – Your guide will discuss with you based on his suggestions and those that we have previously advised for consideration.

There are many natural and historic heritage places in this area and your guide will take you past many sights like the Afrikaans Taal Monument amongst others. The majestic scenery in the area is unparalleled so even if you don’t drink wine, the countryside and the history make it well worth the visit. Stellenbosch, with its tree lined streets are filled unique historical architecture and a variety of alfresco cafes that you can visit.

Highlights:
-Stellenbosch and its unique historical architecture & variety of alfresco cafés.
-Franschhoek the tranquil valley with its endless majestic mountain vistas.
-Paarl, home to the Afrikaans language.-Wine tasting on some of the best wine estates the Cape has to offer.-Cellar tour

Return back to Cape Town mid to late afternoon around 500P.

Evening at leisure or plan a dinner at one of the restaurants suggested.

Overnight The One Above Penthouse

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 ensuite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

-Concierge service

-All non-alcoholic beverages

-Canapés every evening-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)

-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits

-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-All expenses incurred outside The One Above Penthouse

Day 13

    

End of Itinerary

Day notes

Breakfast at the penthouse.

Time at leisure in the morning until you are transferred to the airport ( time can be advised by your guide locally) in time for your departure flight.

END OF SERVICES

Check-out from Missing Point

Transfer from Missing Point to Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

Details  
Company

dmAFRICA - Cape Town

Mode

Transfer

Vehicle Type

Mercedes Viano

Pick up

Missing Point (One Above (One&Only))

2:30

Drop off

Cape Town International Airport [CPT] (Cape Town Airport ( Domestic))

3:00

Ref. No.

Private

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