Cape Town to Okavango Delta

22 Days
Cape Town to Maun
From (NZD)
$ 24,690
$ 24,040
Dates & Pricing

2020 Cape Town > Maun

Moments of wild wonder

The Okavango Delta is a remote, water-locked wonderland. Here you’ll find African wildlife in enormous abundance. In this alternate dimension, human beings have no foothold, and their presence here can be just as surprising to the many creatures that call the delta home.
Many hundreds of bird species flock to these waters and thousands of animals are drawn to the banks daily. The Moremi Game Reserve occupies the east and central areas of the region. Here, dugout canoes are used to navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. You’ll soon find yourself immersed in a different world entirely. Make the most of it, and capture those moments of wild wonder at their most authentic.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ZGRB
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Cape Town
Return City:
Maun

Selected Itinerary

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cape Town

    Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay, with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cape Town

    Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views.

    Freechoice

    Treat yourself to a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history-rich Robben Island, or opt for a township tour or a Harley Davidson™ ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Cape Town

    Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Cape Town > Oudtshoorn

    Semi-desert scenery awaits en route to Oudtshoorn. Later, discover the underground chambers at the Cango Caves before staying overnight in Oudtshoorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Oudtshoorn > Knysna

    Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route. Enjoy a scenic cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna, before staying overnight at your hotel in Knysna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Port Elizabeth > Durban

    Travel the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth before boarding your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Durban

    Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain

    The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, begin your overnight stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain.

    Enrich

    Be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini

    Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to your resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Kingdom of eSwatini > Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park borders stretch an impressive 450 kilometres. For the next two nights, you’ll enjoy a Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge, situated on a private concession within the Kruger National Park. The Sabie River flows through the park, and its bushland is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Look out for the Big Five on a game drive in an open safari vehicle.

    Sundowners

    At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks.

    Take in the ambience over dinner at your lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kruger National Park

    Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert ranger on Africa’s big game.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg

    Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Johannesburg. View Blyde River Canyon and later check into your hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Johannesburg

    Enrich

    Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about 20th century South Africa at your visit to the Apartheid Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

    Board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into your marvellously colonial hotel for your three night Special Stay.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a special Zambezi River Sundowners cruise and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand.

    Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a display of traditional dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Chobe National Park

    Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Embark on a game drive along the shoreline, where predators often come for water. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and woodlands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  16. Day 16 - Victoria Falls

    Optional Helicopter Flight - Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional expense, please book on tour).

    Enrich

    Visit a typical Zimbabwean village for insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants during your visit to the elephant sanctuary.

    Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour from the Zimbabwean side of the worlds largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Victoria Falls > Stanley’s Camp

    Travel to Kasane in Botswana for your flight to the Okavango Delta. On arrival you’ll be met by a Sanctuary Retreats representative and transferred to Stanley’s Camp for a three night stay in a traditional safari tent.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Okavango Delta

    Large herds of elephants, zebras and buffalo populate the open areas, hippos inhabit the streams and lakes, and the wooded areas are home to predators such as leopards and wild dogs. You’ll enjoy morning and evening game drives that will take you right up close to animals that are not used to regular human contact.
    Later, compare your sightings with fellow adventurers as you enjoy a colonial-style high tea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Okavango Delta:

    Freechoice

    Embark on a bush walk with an expert naturalist. Alternatively, enjoy a game drive to another area of the reserve, or a mokoro canoe safari into the delta’s wondrous waterways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Okavango Delta > Kalahari

    Fly via Maun to Leroo La Tau, situated in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park for your two night stay. Leroo La Tau sits on cliffs overlooking the Boteti River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Leroo La Tau

    Enjoy game drives in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, where you find salt pans in the middle of a dry savannah. This area is known for its abundant wildlife including lion, hyena, giraffe and wildebeests. The Boteti River plays a vital role in the annual zebra migration. Visit the Camp Hide located below the lodge at water level with the river, ideal for watching wildlife on the river’s edge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Leroo La Tau > Maun

    Finish your African adventure on a high as you leave the salt pans and fly back to Maun for your onward flight. Please book flight to depart from Maun after 1pm.

    Days 17-22 are not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Flights within Botswana are via light aircraft.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Indulge in your two night stay at The Oyster Box Hotel, one of South Africa’s leading hotels
  • Feel the spray of the water from Victoria Falls while enjoying your guided tour
  • Travel along South Africa’s famous Garden Route
  • Experience a traditional African safari camp in the Okavango Delta
  • Watch the elephants at play in Chobe National Park

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Group touring with an average of 30 guests
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Private concession game reserves
  • 46 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 16 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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