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Highlights

  • Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for a stunning birds-eye view of the powerful plummet
  • Embark on a plethora of game drives by both 4WD and boat­
  • Take a private charter directly into the heart of the Okavango Delta where we are immersed in the wild surrounds of Africa at the Khwai River Lodge
  • View game in Etosha National Park where the rare saline desert creates an eerie shimmering effect
  • Join Rovos Rail, peeling back the layers of Africa to reveal raw elements hiding beneath the surface
  • Brush over the history of Kimberley, a mining town cloaked in tales of diamonds, with a visit to the city’s most successful mining museums and sites

Where we visit

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Depart Australia, Arrive Johannesburg (South Africa)

Day 1: Thursday 17 May
Bound for the game parks of southern Africa, we hop on a mid-morning flight to Johannesburg. At The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, we are sheltered well away from common commotion. 

Johannesburg

Day 2: Friday 18 May

Our welcome into Africa could not be more insightful. Enjoy a tour of Johannesburg, embracing the vast plains and endless skyline that mark our temporary home.

This afternoon, take a moment of private reflection or enjoy the very first Your World experience.

  • Tour the township of Soweto. 

Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Day 3: Saturday 19 May

At Livingstone, gateway to Victoria Falls, we fall into the embrace of the colonial-style Royal Livingstone Hotel, where we’ll spend two nights. 

Victoria Falls

Day 4: Sunday 20 May

Doctor Livingstone, the first European to see Victoria Falls, named his discovery in honour of his monarch, Queen Victoria. However, it is also known by its indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya – ‘the smoke that thunders’.

The remainder of the afternoon is spent on your own terms or with a Your World experience.

  • Take a helicopter flight for a stunning bird’s-eye view of the powerful falls.
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Chobe National Park (Botswana)

Day 5: Monday 21 May

In the dry season, elephants flock to the Chobe River in unimaginable numbers, making it one of the best places to view these gentle giants. Propped perfectly beside the riverside, we arrive at the Chobe Chilwero.

We cannot yet dream of rest – the waterways are too enticing. It’s time to head out on our first river safari. Cruising in the warm glow of sunset, we secure front-row seats to the pageantry of Africa at sundown. Families of hippos wallow in the river as elephants slosh towards the water’s edge to drink, bathe and play.

Chobe National Park

Day 6: Tuesday 22 May

We take to open-air 4WDs and travel away from the banks of the river, listening for branches snapping – it usually means elephants are nearby.

Back at our lodge, the afternoon unfolds as we please. Kick back and enjoy the view of the Chobe River from your terrace or join our Your World experience.

  • Set off on another game drive, either by 4WD or boat. 

Okavango Delta

Day 7: Wednesday 23 May

Fed by flood water from the Angolan Highlands, the Okavango Delta fans out across the country like slender veins, forming an intricate web of palm-fringed channels, lagoons and lush islands. Take a private charter directly into the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Upon arrival we are transferred to the Khwai River Lodge overlooking Moremi Reserve, the first wildlife area to be set aside by tribal people rather than colonial powers. Tonight’s dinner is served in a delightful outdoor setting embraced by bushland. Under the setting sun, the delta’s hushed water is blanketed in crimson radiance.

Okavango Delta

Day 8-9: Thursday 24 May - Friday 25 May

Travellers regard the Okavango Delta as one of the most beautiful natural areas of the continent. If safari dreaming has brought you here, the game viewing will exceed your wildest imaginings. We search for wildlife each morning and in the late afternoon, open-air 4WDs taking us along the island’s floodplains. Leopards stalk through thick thorn scrub. Hippos bellow from faraway lagoons.

Swakopmund (Namibia)

Day 10: Saturday 26 May

A journey by air lands us along the wind-swept Skeleton Coast. Countless ship wrecks shrouded in dense ocean fogs give this haunting place its name. We have this afternoon to spend at Swakopmund, a typical Hans town built by the Germans, where banks of sand rush to meet the thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. We overnight at the Swakopmund Hotel.

Embark Rovos Rail

Day 11: Sunday 27 May

In South Africa and Namibia, raw treasures are known to hide off the beaten track; unpolished and often otherworldly in their beauty. From the elegance of our Deluxe Suite on board Rovos Rail, Africa unfolds before our eyes. We stake our claim on a wing-backed chair and contemplate what life must have been like during the heyday of steam locomotion.

Etosha National Park

Day 12: Monday 28 May

From the peaceful solitude of Rovos Rail we arrive in Tsumeb to explore Etosha National Park. Nestled between camel thorn and mopani trees, Mokuti Etosha Lodge welcomes us. After lunch, we head out on our first game drive. Etosha is one of the few places that the endangered black rhino resides, almost unaffected by poaching. It will be a privilege to spy the wrinkly creatures.

Etosha National Park

Day 13: Tuesday 29 May

From the peaceful solitude of Rovos Rail we arrive in Tsumeb to explore Etosha National Park. Nestled between camel thorn and mopani trees, Mokuti Etosha Lodge welcomes us. After lunch, we head out on our first game drive. Etosha is one of the few places that the endangered black rhino resides, almost unaffected by poaching. It will be a privilege to spy the wrinkly creatures.

Windhoek, Sossusvlei

Day 14: Wednesday 30 May

Classic steel wheels deliver us to Windhoek where our light aircraft is awaiting to carry us to Sossusvlei. Transfer to Namib-Naukluft National Park, and retreat to the luxury of Sossusvlei Lodge. On an afternoon drive, we sail up and down the ancient dunes, among the highest in the world. Back at the lodge, a bush dinner is served al fresco within the atmospheric confines of our lodge’s private reserve.

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Sossusvlei, Windhoek

Day 15: Thursday 31 May

The orange dunes of Sossusvlei burn so deep they appear lit from within. We embark on a 4WD desert excursion to experience this illuminating display. After a return flight from the coast to Windhoek, it’s back to our noble train in time for lunch and an afternoon spent relaxing to the rhythm of the rail.

Keetmanshoop, Fish River Canyon

Day 16: Friday 1 June

This morning we discover the settlement of Keetmanshoop and learn of its German heritage. Later, a detour takes us out to the Quiver Tree Forest and we consider the formations at Giant’s Playground before continuing on to Fish River Canyon. Almost 1.5 billion years of geological history stretches out before us. Peer over the expanse in search of baboons, rock dassies, ground squirrel and tiny klipspringers.

Upington (South Africa)

Day 17: Saturday 2 June

Upington is wild at its very core. Shrouded in stories of diamond smugglers and horse rustlers, highway robberies and ruthless fortune-seekers, we come to grips with this frontier town during a stroll along Date Palm Avenue.

Kimberley

Day 18: Sunday 3 June

A cloud of fuchsia materialises on the edge of a shallow lake, as if conjured by the wave of a magic wand. Our train edges ever closer and we clamber towards the windows hoping to see flamingos dancing a fantastical ballet.

We roll into Kimberley, a mining town cloaked in tales of diamonds. The De Beer name is synonymous with the city, home to one of the world’s most successful diamond mines. We tour the city, the Big Hole and the Mine Museum before retiring to our train.

Disembark Rovos Rail, Depart Johannesburg

Day 19: Monday 4 June

Our journey draws to an end in Pretoria today and we take a coach to Johannesburg where our flight is waiting, ready to whisk us home.

Arrive Australia

Day 20: Tuesday 5 June

Ever so reluctantly, we land on home soil this morning, brimming with memories and tales – unsure of which we should recount first.

Everything has been Considered & Included

Sometimes travelling can be a chore, distracting you from the fascinating places you are in. That’s why everything mundane has been moved behind the scenes. You will never have to carry a map, luggage, small change for tips or bargain for a taxi fare.

There are no hidden costs. Everything is included – flights and other travel arrangements, luxurious accommodation, travel insurance, all dining and drinks, and even sightseeing trips - including those by helicopter or horseback. Even the Your World experiences within your itinerary and internet access when available.

Sightseeing

RESIDENCES OF THE HIGHEST STANDARD

Welcome to your homes away from home. Each one has a certain something that sets it apart from every other residence at its location. Whether for its history, cultural significance or natural setting, we’ve selected only the very best.

Johannesburg

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Almost a village, tightly bound by courtyards and terraces, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff presents a remarkable reception into Africa. Prepare for our daily discoveries with a steaming mug of coffee on your private balcony or ground-floor garden, welcoming the sounds and smells of South Africa’s bustling capital.

Rovos Rail

Not all game drives have to be on four wheels. As the Pride of Africa tumbles and turns, we are granted the rare opportunity to traverse the natural wonderland that of Namibia and Southern Africa. Crank open the Lounge Car windows and peek outside – you never know, there just might be a playful creature peeping back.

Okavango Delta

Khwai River Lodge

An oasis within the Okavango Delta, Moremi Wildlife Reserve was the first wildlife area to be protected by tribal people rather than colonial powers. From our private suites at the Khwai River Lodge, we are offered the perfect vantage point for viewing migratory animals.

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Fares are per person, twin share in Australian dollars and include Qantas flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Prices from other cities available on request.

Land Only guests join the tour in Johannesburg for dinner on Day 1 and depart Johannesburg at the airport on Day 19.

Solo availability at the above price is limited. 

Trip notes: This journey is reserved for a group of just 20 guests.

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