Best of Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia - 2017

Johannesburg • Kruger National Park • Hwange National Park • Victoria Falls • Chobe National Park


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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Chobe Photo Safari

  • Approximate Cost: $130 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Chobe, Botswana
  • When: Morning Tour

Join us for a unique wildlife experience during your stay in Chobe. Photographers of all levels can embark on this special safari in custom-built “Photo Boats” through one of the most game-filled parks on the continent. You'll be supplied with a state-of-the-art digital camera and telephoto lens as a guide shows you how to photograph the wildlife you'll encounter during this morning cruise. Hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and birds make for some compelling subjects, and the onboard guide will show you how to make the most of every photo opportunity. At the end of the cruise, you'll receive the memory card containing all of your pictures as a lasting memory of your photo safari on the Chobe River.

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Elephant, Cheetah, and Local Village Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $269 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Pay a visit to the Elephant Wallow, a large, thatched boma overlooking the Masuie River, which provides a magnificent setting for guests to enjoy an elephant interaction in the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. Upon arrival, welcome teas, coffees, croissants, and muffins will be served. After a brief introduction to the individual elephants, guests have an opportunity to interact with these gentle giants on a personal level. A short talk will follow, telling the guests more about the elephants in the Wild Horizons herd. Then join in for an extraordinary and exhilarating elephant-back wilderness safari along the edge of the Zambezi Gorges following ancient game trails. The elephant interaction is followed by a short introduction to the Wild Horizons Wildlife Trust and the opportunity to interact with Sylvester the cheetah. The tour continues with a visit to Mpisi village, where the chief will do a presentation and conduct a tour. From here you are taken to see some of the households, where you will experience the various huts that each family would live in, and be shown the daily chores and work done in a traditional household. You will then move on to the kraal, where their domestic animals would be seen. Fascinating traditional animal husbandry practices will be explained, along with the various uses each of the animals may be put to.

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“Flight of Angels” Over Victoria Falls

  • Approximate Cost: $175 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Coined by David Livingstone when he first documented discovering the Falls — “A sight so wonderful that angels must have gazed down on it in flight” — the “Flight of Angels” is the most popular of the helicopter flight options. Lifting off less than two miles from the Victoria Falls town center, the “Flight of Angels” is a 12-15-minute flight over the exquisite Victoria Falls. You will fly a complete circuit over the Falls in both directions, giving you the best views possible. A quick trip up river and back over the Zambezi National Park completes your flight.

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Trails of David Livingstone - Zambezi River Cruise

  • Approximate Cost: $95 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • When: Afternoon tour

Although the enormous torrents are what Victoria Falls is renowned for, the broad Zambezi River above the falls is a scenic wonder that should not be overlooked. Join us on this special cultural sunset cruise. You’ll board a sightseeing boat to explore among the multiple channels and islands that dot the wide river, while you travel back in time and learn about the epic story of David Livingstone. As the sun sets, your on-board guide will discuss the compelling tale of Livingstone’s great impact on African history, as well as his exploration and discovery of Victoria Falls. Your guide will also help point out birds and wildlife along the river's edge, including egrets, hippos, and even elephants. This is an experience you won’t want to miss! Snacks and drinks are included.

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Zambezi Spectacular Flight

  • Approximate Cost: $345 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 25 minutes
  • Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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For a longer ride than the “Flight of Angels” treat yourself to an unbelievable helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi. Enjoy a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over Victoria Falls with spectacular views, flying lower than conventional, fixed-wing aircraft. The flight makes a complete circuit over the Falls in both directions, going up river and back over Zambezi National Park. After enjoying spectacular views of the Falls, you’ll fly over the Batoka Gorge of the Zambezi River and the surrounding area, spotting villages below, and pass over Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, with magnificent wildlife viewing.

Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey Best of Africa: South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls South Africa: An Elegant Adventure
Price without Air* $0 $8,690 Save more per couple!
Trip Length 0 days 12 days More days — most in-depth itinerary!
Per Diem $0 per day $724 Save more per couple per day!
Small Group travel Yes! No more than 24 travelers per departure at no extra cost! Small Group Departures are available on select dates at an additional cost of $800 per person All the benefits of Small Group Travel on every departure date at no additional cost! Save an extra $1,600 per couple!
Extend Your Value Enjoy 7 excursions and cultural discoveries in 5 days, from $200 a day! No extensions Since you've come this far we offer you the choice to make the most of your international airfare and extend your discoveries at an unbeatable value!
Sightseeing 23 sightseeing tours & Cultural Connections— a value of $3,445 per couple! 13 Sightseeing Tours 10 MORE TOURS! The most sightseeing plus exciting Cultural Connections planned to enhance your experience and immerse you in the local culture!
Meals 34 meals 26 meals More meals!
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