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African Safari with Cape Town Discovery

Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over
Monday 21 August - Saturday 9 September 2017 ex Australia


Trip Month August 2017
Duration: 20 days
Status: Bookings open
Destinations: South Africa • Namibia • Botswana • Zimbabwe
Trip Style: Tour,Safari
Accommodation: Hotels,Permanent tented camp sites
Prices: Tour & Airfare package
Transport: 4WD vehicle
Pace: 2
an easy pace, some free time and a mix of faster paced & slower paced days
Group Size: maximum 12
Trip Code: africa17-8

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Starting in Cape Town, discover the highlights of this city during a five night experience, including daily culinary delights, of Cape Town and its surrounds.  

Then, take a short internal flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg for a two night stay in the City of Gold. Discover the history that has made Johannesburg what it is today, including a visit to Soweto, Nelson Mandela’s house and the Apartheid Museum. 

From Johannesburg, we fly from South Africa to Botswana to arrive to Maun, the Gateway to the Delta and your start to the next 11 nights on safari, through parts of Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe visiting some of the finest National Parks. See giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion & wildebeest in the Moremi Game Reserve & Khwai area from your open 4x4 vehicle. Discover the Okavango Delta & enjoy spectacular bird and wild life on a boat cruise on the Chobe River. And, then, we end at the spectacular Victoria Falls.

This journey has it all: exciting wildlife, breath-taking scenery and an insight into the customs and cultures of Southern Africa's top countries!  This tour combines the home comforts of lodge accommodation and permanent tented camps with ensuite facilities, for an unforgettable safari experience!


Touring inclusions:

  • 18 breakfasts
  • 12 lunches including one highlight lunch
  • 1 high tea in Cape Town
  • 14 dinners including 4 highlight dinners
  • 18 nights of accommodation; comfortable hotels, safari lodges & permanent tented camp sites with ensuite facilities
  • All park entry fees
  • Tipping for guides, drivers, hotel staff, transfers, restaurants included in the tour
  • English speaking professional guide *
  • Safari driver
  • Small group safari, maximum of 12 travellers 

Included airfares and transport:

  • Economy return international airfare ex Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Economy return fare Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Economy one way fare, Johannesburg, South Africa to Maun, Botswana
  • In Cape Town, a Sprinter vehicle
  • For safari, private transport in fully kitted 4x4 safari vehicle
  • For game viewing, days 8 – 10 an open sided game viewing vehicle
  • Economy one way fare, Johannesburg, South Africa to Maun, Botswana
  • Airport to hotel transfer, Cape Town (with tour & airfare package) **
  • Hotel to airport transfer, Victoria Falls (with tour & airfare package) **

^ ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth
* if group falls below 8 travellers, safari may still depart but will be one professional driver-guide.
** applies to travellers who booked their flight with us as part of their package




Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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