Okavango Delta

Cape Town Vic Falls and Botswana

This 10-night trip offers the very best accommodation and experiences in Southern Africa’s “must-see” regions. Start your trip in the iconic city of Cape Town before moving on to the mighty Victoria Falls. End off in Botswana’s famous Okavango Delta to experience the safari of a lifetime.

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Your adventure starts here

Days

1-3

Days 1-3

Mother city’s natural wonder

Cape Town, South Africa

Scenically beautiful, Cape Town is a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance. Glamorous hotels, world-class dining and stunning vistas merge seamlessly with dynamic student suburbs and vibrant nightlife. Malay and African heritage is evident in the cuisine, traditions and entertainment while the architecture reveals a strong Dutch, German and English flavour and style. Contemporary art is proudly displayed in a variety of galleries and modern boutique hotels, and wine bars and brandy tasting lounges will appeal to the fashionable set. For the well-heeled, the finest in opera, ballet, drama and music can be appreciated in style. A short boat cruise to Robben Island, you can experience a sense of hopelessness inside the prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years hard labour. A cable car trip up Table Mountain provides panoramic views over the city. Other attractions include the Cultural History Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Scintilla’s special experience
Scintilla’s special experience

Experience the very best of Cape Town with our Cape Peninsula Explore, Arts in the City and Cape Town Eats Walking Tour.

2 Nights

Cape Grace

  • Situated on a private quay on the V & A Waterfront & with magnificent views
  • 120 luxurious rooms & suites are spacious, classically decorated & feature large French windows
  • An elegant five-star boutique hotel in prime waterfront setting
  • Commands dynamic vistas: working harbour, yacht marina & iconic Table Mountain
  • Superb Cape & international cuisine, whisky bar
Transfers
Transfers

Cape Town Airport to V&A Waterfront: Private Transfer

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Days

4-6

Days 4-6

The Smoke That Thunders

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

When you wander through the lush rainforests above the Victoria Falls, newly baptised in the mist, your ears holding the echo of thundering waters, it isn’t hard to imagine that this is where it all began. Eden. As the land cuts away beneath the ancient Zambezi River, the waters plummet dramatically into the Batoka Gorge, over 100 metres below. The angrily churned up spray shoots skyward, painting the landscape in billowing clouds. This striking “smoke that thunders” can be seen for miles, a geographic pointer summoning visitors into its presence.

The vibrant town of Victoria Falls is known as the adventure capital of the world, and if your eyes light up at the thought of conquering the “Stairway to Heaven” or “The Terminator” in a raft, then this is the place for you. While the notorious Nyaminyami (Zambezi River God) watches from its mythical depths, and the majestic basalt cliffs allow your passage through the canyon’s exquisite landscape, adventure seekers are assured of a good time. From Grade 5 white-water rafting, bungee jumping and abseiling the amusement never ends.

2 Nights

Victoria Falls River Lodge

  • Strung out along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park
  • 13 luxurious tents are stylish & spacious, constructed of canvas, glass & wood
  • Uninterrupted panoramas of river & natural bush from private decks & plunge pools
  • A fusion of European & African décor with clean lines & a fresh earthy feel
  • Thatched bar with panoramic vistas, rim-flow infinity pool
  • A quiet, scenic riverside location
Transfers
Transfers

V&A Waterfront to Cape Town Airport: Private Transfer

Flights
Flights

Flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls (excluded)

Transfers
Transfers

Victoria Falls Airport to Victoria Falls River Lodge: Shared Road and Boat transfer

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Days

6-8

Days 6-8

Rich in a diversity of game

Khwai, Botswana

Nestled between the Moremi, Linyanti and Chobe game reserves, lies the vast Khwai area which is often misunderstood and under rated and comprises of the Khwai Private Reserve and Khwai Community Concession. Situated on a natural elephant migration route from the Okavango Delta, through Khwai River and on to Savute Marsh, this region is rich in a diversity of game. Elephant, buffalo, lion, hyena and leopard roam free, and sable, roan and other plains game are present in good numbers. Safaris here depend on the camp and season. Waterways, islands and grasslands are explored on foot and by boat and mokoro making for a serene experience. Nocturnal species may be spotted on night drives, an exciting part of any safari, which initiates the full use of your senses. Animal calls reach out from the dark and shadows are illuminated by spotlight, to reveal the wild inhabitants.

2 Nights

Machaba

  • In the game-rich Khwai area of the eastern Okavango Delta, overlooking the Moremi
  • 10 luxurious & spacious canvas tents are built on ground level, shaded by majestic trees
  • 1950s explorer style camp with the classic, safari feel of a bygone era
  • Meandering forest pathways link to an open-plan tented main camp with attractive furnishings
  • Picturesque views over the Moremi & Khwai River
  • Top wildlife viewing area & an ecologically responsible tourism company
Transfers
Transfers

Victoria Falls to Kasane: Shared road transfer

Khwai airstrip to Machaba Camp: Shared road transfer

Flights
Flights

Flight from Kasane Airport to Khwai airstrip

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Days

9-11

Days 9-11

A uniquely beautiful National Heritage Site

Okavango Delta, Botswana

A vast area of swamps, occasional flooded areas and dry land, the Okavango Delta is one of the largest, most intricate and unpredictable wetlands in the world. Safari experiences depend on the season and presence of water, and may include game drives, mokoro, boat excursions or guided walks. Set off on an early morning activity as the sun starts to rise and animals are at their most active. A refreshing coffee stop warms you up and provides the chance to listen to the sounds of the wild. Spend some time resting back at camp during midday, then set off again in the afternoon. Late afternoons extend into evening activities, and spotlights come out to help find the fascinating nocturnal species hiding in the darkness.

2 Nights

Gomoti Plains

  • Situated in a private concession on the Gomoti river system
  • 10 tented rooms offer contemporary comfort & privacy
  • Stunning riverine setting & classic accommodation
  • Extraordinarily beautiful area home to large herds of buffalo & a healthy lion population
  • Best giraffe population in Botswana
  • Diverse safari: land & water activities
Transfers
Transfers

Machaba Camp to Khwai airstrip: Shared road transfer

Flights
Flights

Helicopter flight from Khwai airstrip to Gomoti Plains

Flights
Flights

Flight from Gomoti Airstrip to Maun Airport

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Your Adventure Ends

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  • 10 Nights accommodation with selected meals
  • Specified shared activities at each lodge
  • Private road transfers in Cape Town
  • Shared road transfers between lodges and airstrips
  • Light aircraft flights and Helicopter transfers
From $7,665 per person

Trip Summary

Days 1-3
Mother city’s natural wonder

Cape Town, South Africa

Scenically beautiful, Cape Town is a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance.

Days 4-6
The Smoke That Thunders

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Excellent game, historic ruins, fishing and luxury train travel are easily accessible from Victoria Falls.

Days 6-8
Rich in a diversity of game

Khwai, Botswana

Safaris here depend on the camp and may take the form of guided walks, mokoro and boating excursions through lush waterways, and open vehicle game drives.

Days 9-11
A uniquely beautiful National Heritage Site

A vast area of swamps, occasional flooded areas and dry land, the Okavango Delta is one of the largest, most intricate and unpredictable wetlands in the world.

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Guest Testimonials

Discover why our guests select Scintilla for their travel to Southern Africa.

Hi Cuan.  Just wanted you to know we have had an amazing time in Namibia!  What an experience!  Yesterday we stopped off at a bar in a very remote village after tracking elephants and had beers and danced with the locals which was fantastic.  Between the orphanage, stops in many villages, the kids we’ve gotten to meet, the Himba village and of course all the animals it has just been incredible.  You organized quite a trip for us!  And now, Botswana!!!

The Soloman Family, USA

My week in Namibia was sensational and went seamlessly. From the welcoming pickup from the airport to the beautiful accommodations and fascinating road-trip across much of the country, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Of particular note, the food at Hoodia Desert Lodge was impeccable and the al fresco lunch prepared by the guide after the visit to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei was simply magical. The sundowners at both Hoodia and Onduli Ridge were top-notch, each offering breathtaking views and fabulous Namibian gin cocktails and bites. What made the entire journey so easily enjoyable was the daily itineraries and maps presented to me upon arrival and the overall organization and attention to detail. My solo sojourn was truly flawless, and I will recommend it widely!

Sarah Scott, ZA

Cuan, everything going to plan so far with stunning weather and excellent service and amazing wildlife in Etosha!! Thanks again for your professionalism. Everything has been magical, and we have definitely brought some luck with us being the first group to find the elephants only after 10 minutes of looking !! Really appreciate your help, and I will be recommending you to our friends back home.

Tom Last, AU

Our guide Charlene was out of this world. She was charming, intelligent, and fun and she showed us the best of Cape Town while also educating us on the journey Cape Town has taken from Apartheid through today. We were fascinated, engaged, and overjoyed to spend our final days in Africa with her. She is truly outstanding.

Paul & Wendy, UK

The trip was FANTASTIC, and our guide Marcus was absolutely superb! We took all of his recommendations for our last free day in the city and can’t thank him enough for the stellar suggestions.

Thomas & Mary Louise, Canada

Please convey my thanks to the Cape Town guiding teams! Without a doubt our most memorable moment of the trip was our visit to the Cape Peninsula with our guide, Chizzy. A major positive, thrilling time. The penguins, picnic and swim at the reservoir, continual birthday celebrations for Jack’s 18th Birthday were all home runs.

Suzanne, Jack & Family, USA

The most important thing for me to tell you is that we had a fabulous time with James exploring the Peninsula of Cape Town! Along with our visit to the Zeitz Museum, our day with James was a highlight of the time we spent in South Africa. He was friendly and open about discussing his experiences growing up with apartheid which I really appreciated. I enjoyed the towns we visited, the restaurant where we had lunch, our visit with the penguins, and our hike out to the shipwreck. Thank you!!

Emma & Lori, USA

Well, we finished up Cape Town this evening, heading to safari tomorrow. We loved the country tour and winery tour, absolutely amazing. Also, our guide for both days, was one of the best we have ever had. We couldn’t imagine a better time and she couldn’t be more flexible. Thank you for setting up this first part of the vacation and setting us up with the tours.

Cory & Heather, USA

It was great! Everything worked out perfectly! We absolutely loved the Sidecar experience – wow, was that fun! We loved our guide in Cape Town, Josh, he was the BEST! He was so fun. We took him for dinners and played golf with him! We just thought Cape Town was fantastic. Wine Country was great. Fantastic.

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Cape Town was so scenic and beautiful.  Had an interesting visit around town and to the houses of parliament with a very accommodating guide James.  James made that whole experience everything it was and deserves a lot of credit. What a great place to visit!  What phenomenal food!  What masters of hospitality they all are in Africa!

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