13 Day Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure
Air & Land
|Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure|
|Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel||Johannesburg|
|A'Zambezi River Lodge||Victoria Falls|
|Victoria Falls Safari Club||Victoria Falls|
|Chobe Bush Lodge||Kasane|
|Chobe Safari Lodge||Kasane|
|Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town||Cape Town|
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|2017 Dates & Prices||2017 Dates & Prices|
|Dates||Land Only||Air & Land|
Prices do not include optional tours, Zimbabwe visa fees and gratuities for guides. Land only price does not include the departure transfer in Cape Town but does include the arrival transfer in Johannesburg.
Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used. Due to the use of light aircraft flights (4 or 5 seat small planes), there is a weight restriction for luggage of 44 pounds per person (including hand luggage).
Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Effective June 1, 2015 children 17 & under will be required to present an unabridged full birth certificate. Extracts or copies are not acceptable. If both parents are not traveling with the child, additional documentation is required. Click here for more information.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
- Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
- International flights New York-Johannesburg, Cape Town-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Johannesburg-Victoria Falls, Kasane-Okavango Delta*, Okavango Delta-Maun* & Maun-Cape Town
- 11 nights First Class safari lodges and hotel accommodations
- 1 night Johannesburg
- 2 nights Victoria Falls
- 2 nights Chobe
- 2 nights Okavango Delta
- 4 nights Cape Town
- Hotel porterage
- All Transfers
- 24 meals: 11 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners (including 1 home hosted lunch, and welcome & farewell dinners)
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
- Active itinerary with unique cultural features
- National Park Fees
*Light aircraft (4 or 5 seat planes) are used for flights to and from the Okavango Delta
- Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
- Experience the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world with its astounding vistas.
- Walking safari through the exquisite rainforest at Victoria Falls, stopping to see the statue of David Livingstone, the missionary explorer who discovered the Falls.
- At Chobe National Park in Botswana, board a motorized boat for a magnificent sunset safari cruise.
- Watch the game up-close at the source of the Savute in Chobe with its plentiful wildlife and over 460 different species of birds.
- Travel to the lush, green Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta with its huge concentration of animals and birds, designated a World Heritage Site.
- Twice-daily game activities in the untouched freshwater wetland of the Okavango Delta, at the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari desert.
- Ascend to the top of legendary Table Mountain to see the astonishing panoramic views of the city and beaches below.
- Enjoy a unique interaction and experience the cultural diversity of the Cape Malay community.
- Travel through the fertile valleys of South Africa's picturesque wine country, with its magnificent Cape Dutch architecture, stopping for tastings at major vineyards by Wine Tram.
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This first class hotel is about a ten minute drive away from the city center of Kempton Park.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel offers uninterrupted views of the unspoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.Hotel Details
This first class lodge is located nearby the Chobe River.Hotel Details
This first class hotel overlooks the Chobe River.Hotel Details
This first class lodge is located on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi's game-rich seasonal floodplains.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Thanks, our trip was amazing - best of everything, Victoria Falls, Chobe, Okavango Delta then the Cape - all amazing as were the animals, lodgings, food and our tour manager, Laurence - one of the very best!Susan S. Clackamas, OR
Oh my gosh.....how much time do you have for me to tell you how wonderful it was. I wish I had done it 20 years ago when my limbs were stronger and my energy level higher. "I went to Africa" and I'll never be the same. I now know how it feels to be awed and have moments that take your breath away..... Many thanks for an experience of a lifetime...Gate 1 and Discovery Tours "rules"Nancy M. Jax Bch, FL
We had a fantastic trip to South Africa. For all of us it was a lifetime experience. Every stop, every meal and all the adventures will forever be a memory to tell all our friends and family. We saw every animal we had previously seen in zoos except for cats. They seemed to be hiding but we heard them roaring at night. Elephants, Hippos, Giraffes, Wart hogs Wildebeastes, crocodiles, Cape Buffalo, Zebras, Elands, Impalas, and many beautiful birds. All in large numbers. Everyone we encountered, treated us as if we were royalty, but particularly our guide for the whole trip Roger. He saw to our every need and by the end of the trip we felt like he was family our at the very least an old friend. For all of my family, thanks to Gate 1 for an amazing trip, and cannot wait to do another with you.William G. Gastonia, NC
The trip was wonderful! Truly stunning wildlife, birds, pristine wilderness on every river and road safari! Gate 1 was outstanding in every way in taking care of us. Our guides were professional and committed to meeting our needs and expectations. Food and accommodations were a 10/10! I especially enjoyed the river lodges. The trip highlight was the Okavango Delta stay! So thank you Gate 1 for this fantastic adventure!Pamela, Ross, CA
Our trip was absolutely amazing, fantastic, other worldly, wonderful, beautiful and beyond our wildest imagination! In all ways it was excellent; all of the staff, guides, hotels/lodges were great and my only criticism was that it was not long enough. We would have liked to stay for a week or more at the Mapula Lodge. We can't thank you enough!!Richard, Byfield, MA
The trip was delightful. I loved that we were only 10 people. It made everything easier to accomplish and was, for the most part, a collegial group, all very different, interesting people. The boat game viewing was superb. It was the highlight of the the entire trip's game viewing. The Mapula Lodge was fantastic. It was rustic and isolated and absolutely perfect. The service was great, the staff sweet and talented, the views awe inspiring. We loved the afternoon we spent in the mokoros was wonderful. There is nothing quite like being eye to eye with hippos. The night game drives were lovely although we did not spot much. We had a nearly full moon, more stars than you could see anywhere in the U.S., and when our driver would stop, turn off the vehicle and ask us to "listen to the night", it was magic. It would have been nice to have had another day or two there. Our Gate 1 guide, Thula, was very nice and worked hard to make sure everything went as planned. A few times he really worked overtime and put in extra effort to accommodate client requests. He is a knowledgeable and steady fellow and a real asset to Gate 1. All in all a lovely experience!Deborah, Raleigh, NC
We had a wonderful trip. Our 14 days discovery tour in Botswana and Zimbabwe with tour manager Thula was amazing. He was very knowledgeable, helpful and organized. Besides taking care of all the travel details, Thula was always there to answer all our questions and provide immediate assistance for any issues. As we had always travelled independently in the past, we now realize that having a tour manager travel with us had made our trip much more personal and worry free. We are pleased with the quality of the accommodation, the food and services during the tour. We especially enjoyed the stay at Mapula Lodge with its beautiful African design and serene setting. The local guides and staff at the different hotels and lodges were friendly and welcoming. The safari drives and viewing of the Big Five were the highlight of our trip. The discovery tour deepened our knowledge of the culture of the locals, the nature of the animals, birds and plants in the wilderness. Thank you for your good work. We hope to join Gate 1 again in the near future.Teresa, Vancouver, British Columbia
My family and I enjoyed the trip so much, we did not even think about home. This trip was surreal; words cannot describe what a wonderful visit to Africa. This trip was a once in a lifetime experience. We got everything we were looking for out of the trip and beyond our expectations. We can say we truly understand what it means to live in"the bush land". Our cultural experience will remain with us throughout our lifetime. We had a stellar tour manager, Matt. Without him I don't think we would not have had the same experience. All of the venues were wonderful. We are glad we had the opportunity to stay in the Okavango Delta. We will definitely be contacting you for future trips. We will recommend Gate 1 travel to everyone we know!Billie, Los Angeles, CA
Once we arrived in Victoria Falls, our guide, Mr. Manzini was courteous and attentive, ensuring that all of us were well taken care of and generally happy. He provided the overall impression that he genuinely cared whether each of us had the best possible experiences available in Southern Africa. I guess the real magic of the tour will always be the game viewing and amazing experiences we had, of which there are numerous examples. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That being said, the magic behind our flawless tour was largely due to Mr. Manzini. The intangibles made this trip magical, such as sense of humor, knowledge, sensitivity, and openness regarding life experiences and family. We enjoyed all of our accommodations, and were treated to excellent meals. The itinerary was ideal from my perspective. I have already recommended this tour to numerous acquaintances, friends and family already. Thank you so much for this experience, and I will likely be using your services on future trips!Christian, Los Angeles, CA
This was one of the BEST tours we have ever taken!!Arthur, North Brunswick, NJ
The trip was absolutely perfect and an amazing experience. Our tour guide, Tesse, was extremely knowledgable and just created an unforgettable trip for all. She has such a love for Africa and did a beautiful job of sharing this. The group meshed and we all want to do a Discovery tour to the Serengheti in a few years together. The accommodations and food were fantastic. We will highly recommend your tour to friends and acquaintances.Jean, Tucson, AZ
Our trip was amazing. Everything we had hoped for and more. The guides we had were extremely knowledgeable and very professional. Our constant guide, Jason from Gate 1 could not have been more helpful or aware of keeping all things running smoothly and efficiently. All our hotels were first rate and the local people were warm, helpful and friendly. Overall, a wonderful experience with memories we will cherish forever.Carol, Smithtown, NY
The trip was absolutely perfect and an amazing experience. Our tour guide, Tesse, was extremely knowledgeable and just created an unforgettable trip for all. She has such a love for Africa and did a beautiful job of sharing this. The group meshed and we all want to do a Discovery tour to the Serengheti in a few years together. The accommodations and food were fantastic. We will highly recommend your tour to friends and acquaintances.Jean J. Tucson, AZ