Botswana's Timeless Wilderness
Big Game, Splendid Isolation
If we had to pick the most miraculous African place of all, it might well be the Okavango Delta, where the 1,000-milelong Okavango River gives up on its search for an outlet to the sea and seeps lifegivingly into the sands of one of the world's most uncompromising deserts, creating a vast and mesmerizing oasis. As Frans Lanting wrote in his elegiac book Okavango: Africa's Last Eden, "The [Delta's] very existence in the middle of the Kalahari Desert is nothing short of miraculous . . . like a dream."
Botswana's wilderness is expansive and-to our scurrying senses-timeless, and the Okavango isn't its only dreamy place. Our under-two-week safari takes us to three others, right up near the top of African marvels: Chobe National Park and, up near the Zambian border, the exemplary Moremi Wildlife Reserve, quite close to another phenomenon of miraculous rarity, Victoria Falls.
Wending the animal-rich waterways and plains of the world-unique Okavango Delta by motorcraft, comfy dugout canoes, and well-provisioned 4-Wheel drive vehicles.
Private, festive welcoming dinner with Felix and Jane Pinto’s dear Johannesburg friends.
Expertly guided nature walks and interactive discovery sessions geared toward the Okavango’s marvelously adapted wildlife, its fascinating ecology, and sheer wilderness wonder.
Visit to the evocative San rock paintings in the Gubatsa Hills.
Beginning-to-trip’s-end services of expert guides and facilitators and our ceaselessly alert Concierge Service.
East Africa-a land of breathtaking scenery, majestic wildlife, and a distinct culture! Witness some of nature?s great treasures as you embark on this timeless Africa safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Along the way, your expert Driver/Guide will share insights about the wildlife, local cultures, and diverse eco-systems you encounter. And with a small group of no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total you?ll experience a high level of service throughout your adventure! Start your safari in Samburu National Reserve, where you?ll have the chance to see rare animals not spotted in other parts of Kenya. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” they include the Grevy?s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk-a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. Lion, cheetah, elephant, and Nile crocodile are also commonly spotted here. Explore the Serengeti ecosystem, one of Africa?s premier safari destinations, which includes the famed Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This region is home to the annual wildebeest migration and has one of the world?s highest concentrations of large mammals. Keep an eye out for lion, Cape buffalo, cheetah, leopard, hyena, elephant, giraffe, rhino, and more on your many game drives. We have arranged exclusive bush breakfasts for you in both the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, a truly unique experience included by Globus! A full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros, while your best chance to get close to giant elephants is in the swamps of Amboseli National Park. You?ll also enjoy game drives in Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Tarangire National Park where the landscape is dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Other highlights include a visit to a chimp sanctuary established to provide long-term care for orphaned and abused chimpanzees-a special experience offered by Globus. Magnificent wildlife, important animal sanctuaries, and thrilling adventures-this exciting safari in Kenya and Tanzania has it all. It?s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed!Included Features:NAIROBI Visit the [LF] Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, and the Giraffe Center SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE Three game drivesOL PEJETA CONSERVANCY Game drive; visit a [LF] chimp sanctuaryNYAHURURU FALLS Visit the fallsLAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARKGame driveMAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE Three game drives; [LF] bush breakfastAMBOSELI NATIONAL PARKThree game drives; sundowner drinks; [LF] traditional Maasai dance performanceLAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK Game drive; [LF] bush lunchTLOMA VILLAGEVisit a [LF] local family?s home to learn about the Iraqw culture, and visit a [LF] local primary school NGORONGORO CRATERFull-day game driveSERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Three game drives; [LF] farewell bush dinnerBottled Water Included on all game drives and with all meals
South Africa & Victoria Falls
Journey across South Africa's varied landscapes, experiencing vibrant Cape Town and stunning Cape Point, game drives in a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park, and a tour of jaw-dropping Victoria Falls.
Experience South Africa's diverse wonders, from cosmopolitan Cape Town to an authentic bush safari, and walk beside the thundering cascades of Victoria Falls
Stand atop Table Mountain overlooking the Twelve Apostles range, tour the spectacular Cape of Good Hope and see the African penguin colony on Boulders Beach
Dive into local cuisine during an on-safari Chef's Table experience, cooking traditional fare side-by-side with a chef
Enjoy an unmatched safari experience filled with game drives, bush walks and wildlife lectures, while staying at a lodge located on a game-rich private reserve next to Kruger National Park
Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset with a sundowner cocktail in hand, all while taking in the fiery African sky
Explore magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, on a private walking tour
Spectacular South AfricaExperience South Africa?s unique highlights and premier destinations while indulging in sublime luxury and comfort. Enjoy the cosmopolitan culture, gourmet cuisine and evocative history of Cape Town. Fill your days with fascinating activities like whale-watching off the Cape of Good Hope, summiting the world-famous Table Mountain or indulging in wine tastings in the gorgeous Franschhoek Valley. Round off your city stay with an exhilarating safari experience at the renowned Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. Keep your camera poised and ready to capture the endless array of exotic wildlife.Explore Cape Town at your leisure, from the stunning coastline of “The Fairest Cape” to sweeping views from the top of Table Mountain.Discover understated elegance at the boutique Queen Victoria Hotel in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.Experience the rhythm of Africa on close wildlife encounters in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.Enjoy effortless personal attention at the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, your “luxury home in the bush.” Airfare is Included