Option one: Zimbabwe
A nation of spectacular natural beauty, friendly people and rich culture, Zimbabwe’s status as one of Africa’s leading safari destinations was dampened for years by its political instability. But now that the country is transcending its strife and returning to a state of equilibrium, it is once again emerging as a vacation highlight of the continent. Victoria Falls – known to locals as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ – is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the sheer power of this massive body of water plunging into the Zambezi Gorge is awe-inspiring and unforgettable. Lake Kariba, with its game-rich shores and islands, is an idyllic safari spot featuring mind-blowing sunsets; Hwange National Park is known for its huge herds of elephants; and a kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park will appeal to the intrepid traveller, providing close encounters with crocodiles, hippos and a host of other wildlife.
Option two: Botswana
Situated in central southern Africa, Botswana lies at about 950 metres above sea level and more than 600 kilometres from the nearest coast. The country’s most striking features are its relative flatness and aridity. This makes the Okavango Delta even more remarkable: a wetland within a desert that receives its waters from rain falling in Angola, 1000 kilometres away.
Having achieved independence in 1966, Botswana has gone on to become a true African success story. The country’s leaders have adopted an innovative approach to tourism, believing that low-volume, experiential ecotourism was the best way to create a sustainable conservation economy and uplift communities while still preserving the environment.
While large mammals – and there are plenty of these – can steal the show on a Botswana safari, there are many other creatures to be seen, from brightly-coloured birds to secretive antelope, and from frogs to fish. It’s often the pristine beauty of the landscapes and the sense of being in a remote wilderness that have the most lasting impact on visitors to Botswana.
Option three – Design your Own South Africa
Whether you’re still dreaming of your favorite safari memory or excited to visit the newest camp on the market, our dedicated Africa Specialists will guide you in choosing the perfect destination and experience while on the continent. From the leopards of Londolozi or the refined hospitality at “The Place of Miracles” – Singita, the lodges of South Africa prove to be worth repeat visits for discerning safari lovers and avid adventure enthusiasts alike.
In Cape Town, South Africa’s bustling, breathtaking coastal city, nestled between the dramatic peaks of Table Mountain and the roaring Atlantic Ocean, guests can find world class cuisine, unique specialty shopping and fascinating history around every corner. The Cape Winelands offers guests the chance to slow down and take in the incredible wine, gourmet dining and luxury hospitality that this area takes a keen interest in perfecting.
Allow us to create a memorable departure for you and your crew, you pick your party and we’ll make it perfect!