Beginning with a comprehensive experience of Cape Town that includes a fantastic Malay Cooking Safari, this small group tour takes in highlights of four of Southern Africa’s most captivating countries; South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Showcasing stunning cities and breathtaking wildlife, this is a superb way to enjoy a fully-comprehensive journey that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

• Cape Town: 4 nights

• Sabi Sands Game Reserve: 3 nights
• Victoria Falls: 3 nights
• Chobe Game Lodge: 2 nights

14nights Escorted Small Group Tour
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Delve into four of Southern Africa’s most captivating countries on this comprehensive tour. See Victoria Falls, explore Cape Town and go on thrilling safari game drives as you discover South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana by rustic roads, river boat, steam train and on foot for an extraordinary adventure to remember.

• Cape Town: 4 nights

• Kruger National Park: 2 nights

• Victoria Falls (Zambia): 3 nights

11nights Escorted Small Group Tour
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Day 1: London to Cape Town Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Cape Town.

Day 2: Cape Town On arrival in Cape Town, for those with a group of five and over, you’ll be met by one of Kuoni’s local leaders and transferred to your hotel, enjoying your afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy the opportunity to get to know your fellow guests at a delicious welcome dinner at Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro, greeted with a glass of sparkling wine. Offering a vibrant musical experience that blends engaging storytelling with song, you’ll enjoy a spectacular show that includes every form of entertainment from cabaret to jazz as you dine. Stay: Townhouse Hotel (or similar). D

Day 3: Cape Town This morning heralds your first full day in Cape Town, and there is no way to get better acquainted with the local landscape than on a Cape Peninsula Tour. Head to the top of Table Mountain in a cable car before heading for Hout Bay, passing Camps Bay and Llandudno along the way. Continue travelling over Chapman’s Peak and perhaps opt to take the funicular up to the Cape Point Lighthouse (extra cost). From here, follow the coast to Cape Point Nature Reserve. With so much to see today, you’ll enjoy lunch en route. This presents the perfect opportunity to ask your knowledgeable local guide any questions. As the day draws to a close, we’ve saved the most endearing sight for last – a trip to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Stay: Townhouse Hotel (or similar). B, L.

Day 4: Cape Town With the morning at leisure, you may wish to head out to on an optional tour of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. In the early afternoon, you’ll enjoy one of our favourite highlights of this tour – the Cape Malay Cooking Safari. Pay a visit to a friendly local family where you will enjoy a fully-interactive, hands-on cooking demonstration. Delight in the delicious flavours of what you’ve created as you indulge in a filling traditional meal. You’ll then have a chance to walk-off your superb lunch with a guided tour of the Bo-Kaap area to uncover more of the fascinating Cape Malay people, their culture and their food. As lunch is a filling affair, we’ve ensured that you have the evening at leisure so you can eat as much or as little as you wish. Stay: Townhouse Hotel (or similar). B, L.

Day 5: Cape Town Travel to one of the region’s most popular areas – the Cape Winelands to explore various wine estates and enjoy a cellar tour where you can indulge with two wine tastings and a cheese tasting. With lunch again included, we’ve left the evening free so you can uncover more of Cape Town’s spectacular restaurants at your leisure. Stay: Townhouse Hotel (or similar). B, L.

Day 6: Cape Town to Sabi Sands Head to the airport, say farewell to your Cape Town guide and fly to the stunning Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge where you will spend the next three nights. On arrival, head out an exciting game drive. With your luxurious lodge reasonably isolated, all meals are included for your convenience. Approx. journey time: 1½ hours. Stay: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 7: Sabi Sands A private concession without fences in the Kruger National Park, you’ll enjoy the iconic setting of this remarkable place without the crowds. In the South Africa bushveld, here you can try to spot the Big Five as you head out on morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles. Stay: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 8: Sabi Sands Another day in the beautiful bush awaits today, with more game drives on offer. If you prefer, you can embark on a guided bush walk after breakfast to experience the surrounding natural environment on foot. Stay: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 9: Sabi Sands to Livingstone Travel to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your flight to Livingstone and arrive at your hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River. This afternoon, unwind as you take in your new surroundings on a Sundowner Cruise aboard the Lady Livingstone. While sipping on a refreshing drink, you can try to spot the hippo, elephant, giraffe, crocodile and other various wildlife that can be found here. Enjoy snacks and drinks aboard the boat before heading back to your hotel for dinner. Approx. journey time: 2½ hours. Stay: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. B, D.

Day 10: Livingstone Embark on a walking tour from your hotel to admire the majesty of the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side. Renowned as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ in the local language, you will be mesmerised by the clouds of spray that rise like mist from the base of the thundering falls. With the afternoon at leisure, you can relax and take in your surrounds or enjoy an optional visit to Mukuni Village to learn about the traditions and culture of the local Leya people. This evening, board the Royal Livingstone Express and enjoy a romantic journey on this lovingly-restored steam train as you indulge in a delicious dinner prepared by the onboard chefs. Stay: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. B, D.

Day 11: Livingstone Today is yours to spend entirely as you please. This morning, those who wish to embark on a helicopter flight over the falls can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (own expense). For those visiting in the dry season between July and January, the afternoon offers a visit to Livingstone Island where you can enjoy afternoon tea (own expense). Stay: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. B.

Day 12: Livingstone to Chobe National Park Say farewell to the falls this morning as you travel to Kasane for your flight to Chobe Game Lodge in beautiful Botswana. In this unique world, you’ll experience a range of different landscapes. On arrival in Chobe National Park, enjoy your first game drive in the afternoon. Again, for your convenience, all meals at the lodge have been included. Approx. journey time: 2½ hours. Stay: Chobe Game Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 13: Chobe National Park Today, you’ll be immersed in the remarkable beauty of this enchanting land. While you can head out on 4x4 game drives, with so much of your surrounds covered by water, a sunset cruise is a superb way to spot the enchanting wildlife and an idyllic way to end the day. Stay: Chobe Game Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 14: Chobe National Park to London Your adventure draws to a close today as you are transferred to Livingstone airport via road (approx. 2½ hours) for your overnight flight back to London, arriving in Heathrow the next day. B


Stay longer

Mauritius Beach 2 nights
Escape to white sand beaches and an eclectic paradise of people and cultures.

Mozambique Beach 3 nights
Wind down on the serene beaches of Mozambique for a relaxed end to your tour.

Day 1: UK to Cape Town Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Cape Town.

Day 2: Cape Town On arrival in Cape Town, transfer to your hotel and enjoy your afternoon at leisure. This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your fellow guests and local tour leader at a delicious welcome dinner at Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro, greeted with a glass of sparkling wine. Offering a vibrant musical experience that blends engaging storytelling with song, you’ll enjoy a spectacular show that includes every form of entertainment from cabaret to jazz as you dine. Stay: Townhouse Hotel (or similar). D.

Day 3: Cape Town This morning heralds your first full day in Cape Town, and there is no way to get better acquainted with the local landscape than on a Cape Peninsula Tour. Head to the top of Table Mountain in a cable car before heading for Hout Bay, passing Camps Bay and Llandudno along the way. Continue travelling over Chapman’s Peak and perhaps opt to take the funicular up to the Cape Point Lighthouse (extra cost). From here, follow the coast to Cape Point Nature Reserve. With so much to see today, you’ll enjoy lunch en route. As the day draws to a close, we’ve saved the most endearing sight for last – a trip to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, an unusual setting for a creature usually associated with snowy habitats. Stay: Townhouse Hotel (or similar). B, L.

Day 4: Cape Town With the morning at leisure, you may wish to head out to on an optional tour of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. In the early afternoon, you’ll enjoy one of our favourite highlights of this tour – the Cape Malay Cooking Experience. Pay a visit to a friendly local family where you will enjoy a fully-interactive, hands-on cooking demonstration. Delight in the delicious flavours of what you’ve created as you indulge in a filling traditional meal. You’ll then have a chance to walk off your superb lunch with a guided tour of the brightly coloured Bo-Kaap area to uncover more of the interesting culture of the Cape Malay people and their food. As lunch is a filling affair, we’ve ensured that you have the evening at leisure so you can eat as much or as little as you wish. Stay: Townhouse Hotel (or similar). B, L.

Day 5: Cape Town Travel to the renowned Cape Winelands to explore various wine estates. Enjoy a cellar tour where you can indulge in cheese and wine tasting. Have lunch and then spend a free evening as you please – perhaps discovering Cape Town’s spectacular restaurants or taking a stroll along the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Stay: Townhouse Hotel (or similar). B, L.

Day 6: Cape Town to Kruger National Park Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kruger (approx. 2½ hours). On arrival, journey to the charming andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp. You’ll experience game drives in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a private unfenced concession which borders Kruger National Park. Although sightings can’t be guaranteed, Sabi Sands is one of South Africa’s most exclusive reserves and is famous for its amazing leopard sightings. You’ll have some time to get settled before your first game drive. Approx. journey time: 4½ hours. Stay: andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 7: Kruger National Park Another day in the beautiful bush awaits today. Go on morning and afternoon game drives where you can keenly search for wildlife from your open safari vehicle, away from the crowds. An all-encompassing safari destination, Kruger offers great first-time game viewing with the Big Five, giraffe, hippopotamus and cheetah all living in the game reserve. Stay: andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 8: Kruger National Park to Livingstone (Victoria Falls) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Zambia (approx. 1¾ hours). On arrival, head to your hotel in Livingstone, named after the Scottish missionary and explorer. This afternoon, take in the surrounding natural beauty as you enjoy a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River aboard the Lady Livingstone. Supporting various species of wildlife, the river is excellent for game spotting. Look out for crocodile, hippopotamus and elephant as you sip on a refreshing drink and enjoy some snacks while the sunset reflects beautifully off the water. Return to your hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River for dinner. Approx. journey time: 4 hours. Stay: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa (or similar). B, D.

Day 9: Livingstone (Victoria Falls) Travel to see the colossal natural wonder of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side, where the water falls continuously even in drier seasons. The largest curtain of falling water in the world, Victoria Falls dispels up to 500 million litres of water per minute. Stand and watch in awe as the tremendous roar of the plummeting water creates a great cloud of spray that can be seen from miles away. Named by Livingstone after Queen Victoria, its original name ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ is still used, which translates to ‘the smoke that thunders’ in Tonga. With the afternoon at leisure, you can relax and admire your surrounds or enjoy any of the optional tours on offer. This evening, climb aboard the Royal Livingstone Express for an entirely different view of Zambia. Restored to its former glory, this classic steam train is the epitome of bygone luxury where you’ll indulge in a gourmet five-course meal prepared by your on-board chefs. Approx. journey time: 1 hour. Stay: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa (or similar). B, D.

Day 10: Livingstone to Chobe After breakfast, depart for a full day trip to Chobe in Botswana. Travel by road and boat across the Zambezi River and on arrival, begin with a game viewing river cruise (approx. 3 hours) on the Chobe River. Look out for peacefully grazing elephants and waterfowl among the abundant wildlife who frequent the area. Spend the afternoon in a 4x4 safari vehicle for game viewing on land in Chobe National Park for another chance to spot the Big Five as well as other wildlife including elegant impala and the delightful vervet monkey. Approx. journey time: 4 hours. Stay: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa (or similar). B, L.

Day 11: Livingstone Your adventure draws to a close today as you are transferred to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. B.


Stay longer

Mauritius Beach 2 nights
Escape to white sand beaches and an eclectic paradise of people and cultures.

Mozambique Beach 3 nights
Wind down on the serene beaches of Mozambique for a relaxed end to your tour.

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Is this for you?

If you’re eager to uncover the wonders of these diverse and varied countries, this is the ideal adventure for you.

Good to know

• All departures are guaranteed

• For guests over 16 (unless travelling on a private journey)

• Average group size of 8 guests

• A maximum of 12 guests

• Check-in at hotels is after 2pm.

What to expect

• Air-conditioned transport
• Frequent rest stops will be made
• There are several border crossings involved in this itinerary, and these can sometimes be time consuming.

Single travellers

Single supplement from £1495

Is this for you?

If you’re eager to uncover the wonders of these diverse and varied countries in one trip, this is the ideal adventure for you.

Good to know

• All departures are guaranteed

• For guests over 16 (unless travelling on a private journey)

• Average group size of 8 guests

• A maximum of 12 guests.

What to expect

• Air-conditioned transport

• Frequent rest stops will be made

• Your trips to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on Day 9 and Chobe National Park in Botswana on Day 10 will require a passport and visa

• There are several border crossings involved in this itinerary, and these can sometimes be time consuming

• Check-in at hotels is after 2pm.

Accommodation on tour

As each destination has its own identity, so does the accommodation that you’ll enjoy in each. Hand-selected to give you an experience in keeping with the diverse itinerary, you’ll stay in the contemporary uptown Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town, on the banks of the Zambezi River in Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa and in the charming 1920s andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp in Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Single travellers

Single room supplement from £800.

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

2017 Jan 16; Feb 13; Mar 13

Included in price

• Quality accommodation
• Insightful local tour leaders
• Hand-picked itineraries
• Flexible arrival times
• Small groups and a relaxed approach
• Porterage and guide tips
• Meals where most convenient (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), or the freedom to explore local restaurants independently
• All specified flights.

Excursions

Day 4: Robben Island from £42 per person
Day 10: Mukuni Village from £38 per person
Day 11: 12-minute helicopter flight from £158 per person or 25-minute helicopter flight from £309 per person
Day 11: Livingstone Island afternoon tea from £172 per person

Tour dates

2018  Feb 12, 26; Mar 12; May 14; Oct 08; Nov 05

Included in price

• Quality accommodation

• Insightful local tour leaders

• Hand-picked itineraries

• Flexible arrival times

• Small groups and a relaxed approach

• Porterage and guide tips

• Meals where most convenient (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), or the freedom to explore local restaurants independently

• All specified flights.

Upgrade your tour

Private tour Upgrade to a private tour with a local tour leader on the same itinerary, departing on the date of your choice from £405 per person, ref AS9195.

Why Kuoni?

While this multi-country journey takes in a vast array of landscapes and cultures, it is also has a leisurely feel, meaning that you will feel truly immersed in each unique place.

Why Kuoni?

A multi-country journey that ticks off 4 stunning Southern African destinations, this tour takes in a vast array of landscapes and cultures while retaining a leisurely feel, meaning you will feel truly immersed in each place with optional excursions and time to explore on your own. Highlights include a Cape Malay Cooking Experience with a local family and thrilling game drives.