Sensational Africa Accompanied Tour 05 – 19 May 2022

ABOUT THIS ITINERARY:

Every year Rowan, the founder of Sensational Africa leads a limited number of tours for discerning travellers wanting to experience the best of Africa.  With tours at differing times of the year, each tour showcases Africa in different seasons but still offers the same highlights along the way.  For us, the luxury is not only in the accomodation, but in the experience itself.

For those that have always wished to visit Africa, this is the tour for you and your family and friends to go experience.  This tour fully encompasses the best of Southern Africa.  From the mighty Victoria Falls, Hwange – Zimbabwe’s largest National Park, the Okavango Delta and 3 different areas around Cape Town, this experience has it all.  Designed to bring out the best wildlife experiences, scenic landscapes and a variety of fantastic activities.

We begin our African Safari Holiday in the epicentre of Southern Africa, Victoria Falls which lies on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Like something out of a lost kingdom, the mighty Zambezi River plunges over the falls 105m down into the Batoka Gorge below.  At 1.6km wide its mind boggling how much water goes over the falls.  We will be staying upstream of the Zambezi River on the Zambian side at Toka-Leya Camp.  This beautiful camp with views over the river has so much to offer us.  Read More

Enjoy the serene setting and all the activities on offer including a guided tour of the Falls on the Zambian side, a tour of the Livingstone museum, a Rhino tracking experience (nominal fee), river cruises, cultural experiences and more.  This is a good opportunity to see two small African town’s, the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and the town of Livingstone in Zambia.  On departure day we cross over into Zimbabwe and do a privately guided tour of the Falls on the Zimbabwean side, a must when visiting the falls as most of the view points are in the Zimbabwe Rainforest.  We now proceed to Victoria Falls Airport for our light aircraft flight to Hwange National Park to begin what will be an increible 6 nights in some of Africa’s best wildlife regions.

After arriving in Hwange we take a game drive towards Little Makalolo Camp, our camp for the next 3 nights.  Situated in a wildlife rich concession in the South Eastern part of Hwange National Park, Little Makalolo produces big experiences.  The camp is small and intimate with only 6 rooms and overlooks a productive waterhole.  The concession is well-renowned for its elephant, buffalo, predators and birdlife.  There is a whole range of activities we will experience here, day and night game drives, a log-pile hide, guided walks and some cultural tours.  This area is remote and scenic and it offer us a perfect start to our African Safari.

On departure day we have a series of short light aircraft flights to Botswana get to our camp in the Okavango DeltaLittle Vumbura is a true delta camp, it is a water based camp and is quintessential Okavango.  We do have the option for land based activities here too and wildlife and birdlife is fantastic all year round.  With only 6 tents and located on a small wooded island, it will be safari to remember.  Here you have the opportunity of doing a Mokoro excursion if you wish, glide through the pristine waters of the Delta and forget about everything else but nature and take in this exceptional piece of paradise.  Once our 3 days are up this brings an end to our safari and the next exciting adventure awaits in South Africa’s incredible Cape Town!

This is where Rowan says good bye and leaves you to enjoy some quality time with your significant other and your groups of close friends.  You will still be in the capable hands of a Private Guide in Cape Town for all of your transfers as well as for 3 privately guided tours of the Cape region.  I have hand-picked these fantastic Journeys as they are as fun as they are informative, bringing out the best of the region.  Visit the Cape Peninsula, do a City and Culture tour, and for a whole day your guide is at your disposal to take you where ever you want to go based on your interests.  Our approved guide’s knowledge of the area is second to none and they will recommend things to do based on your interests and preferences for your free day.   Your guide will first meet you at Cape Town International airport and transfer you to your accomodation.  During your transfer your guide will outline your activity and transfer programme for the next 7 days.

Going from the serene Okavango Delta to Cape Town is quite the change, but the transition is made much easier when your next stop is Steenberg Estates.  The areas oldest wine farm having been established in 1682, Steenberg is a haven of tranquility.  We have so much planned for your 2 night stay here.  For the Golfers there is 18 holes on Steenberg’s private golf club and for the non-golfers enjoy a voucher to the spa, a heavenly experience.  Enjoy dinner at the acclaimed Tryn restaurant or Bistro 1682 with a voucher from us.  Try the local wines and enjoy the local Constantia area.  On departure day your guide will collect you and take you on a tour of the Cape Peninsula and show you some of the region best natural areas, Cape Point and the Boulder African Penguin colony.  Your will enjoy a light lunch and at the end of the day you will arrive at the One & Only Cape town for your next 2 night stay.

The One & Only is located in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the hub of Cape Town.  Boasting the largest rooms in Cape Town and with views of the magnificent Table Mountain you will be able to explore the vibrant waterfront, its restaurants, activities and world class shopping facilities.  This is your chance to soak up downtown Cape Town and partake in any activities you wish such as Robben Island or paragliding over the beaches.  After 2 luxurious nights here doing as you wish your guide will collect you and take you on a City and Culture Tour.  This will give you a further glimpse into the history and culture of this incredible city.  There are so many little surprises on this tour, you will fall in love with the city and its people.

Your next stop is Leeu House in the French Huguenot inspired town of Frranschoek, set in the winelands surrounded by mountains.  This is the perfect way to end your African safari holiday.  Enjoy a complementary wine tasting at Leeu Estates, or partake in one of the many activities on offer such as the Wine Tram which leads you through numerous wine estates, each boasting award winning wines and tastings and pairings..  You also have your private guide on stand by to take you wherever you want to go.  For the golfers we can arrange another day of golf at Erinvale which was designed by the Bear Jack Nicklaus which is one of South Africa’s best courses.  After 2 nights at Leeu House it is time to say goodbye and your guide will transfer you back to Cape Town International Airport.  For those wishing to extend you tour, we can tailor another exciting add-on for you.

 

 

Our Journey’s are designed to be tailored to your special interests and the time of year you wish to travel.  If you see an itinerary that interests you, get in touch with a travel designer and we will use our in-depth knowledge and experience to design you a holiday to Africa that will go above and beyond your expectations.

TOP TIP – For those who have extra time and wish to add extra days to the tour, chat to Rowan it make it happen.  We have some incredible add-ons to make this well-rounded experience even better!

Highlights

  • Experience Africa’s best destinations
  • Enjoy the luxury of small intimate camps
  • Experience a Waster Based Camp in the Okavango Delta
  • Experience Mosi-oa-tunya – “the smoke that thunders’ –  the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Enjoy the option of Golf, Wine Tasting and Private Journeys in Cape Town
  • Experience the best of South Africa’s Cape town

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Steenberg Exterior
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One & Only Marina Rise View
One & Only Penthouse Rooftop
One & Only Pool Area
Leeu House
Leeu House Swimming Pool
Franschhoek Valley Leeu House

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Our Reviews

Orest - Edmonton, Canada

Orest - Edmonton, Canada

Big thank you to Rowan at Sensational Africa for an amazing guided trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe. What an amazing host and experience with incredible wildlife. You planned my itinerary just right and all your recommendations were just perfect. You hit the mark with all the lodges with seamless transfers. I will definitely be booking my next trip soon back to Africa. I highly recommend Rowan and his team. Cheers from Canada, for now!

Margie and Alan - London UK

Margie and Alan - London UK

Sensational Africa have done us proud. They recommended and then organised everything from our flights to baggage storage at Maun; an amazing safari experience deep in the Kalahari in Botswana at a Ker and Downey camp (Dinaka). Whilst there it rained and we witnessed the desert flora and fauna coming to life. From flowers that appear for just a few days a year, to migrating birds on a stopover, bullfrogs feasting on nuptial termites, and frolicking baby wildebeest and impala. Our trip was a delight, made even more special by the exceptional hospitality, comfort and safari guiding provided by Dinaka Camp. We thank Sensational Africa for their outstanding organisation taking into account our personal preferences and wishes. Margie and Alan.

The Rippon Family - Melbourne, Australia

The Rippon Family - Melbourne, Australia

Thank you Rowan and team for organising our incredible trip to Africa. It was even more amazing than we’d hoped. The people, places and scenery really do have to be seen to be believed. Your knowledge of the local areas in Zimbabwe and Botswana helped to create a unique and tailored family experience!! And yes…that lion was about 2m away from our vehicle!!! 😬