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SOUTH AFRICA / ZIMBABWE / BOTSWANA

Southern Africa Safari and Train Adventure: From Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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Program #21423RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Explore Southern Africa in the romantic style of the past on this safari-and-train adventure. Start your journey by experiencing Cape Town's complex history and dramatic natural beauty. Then board Rovos Rail for an evocative train trek to Victoria Falls, making stops along the way to search for magnificent wildlife. In Zimbabwe, witness elephants and Cape buffalo quenching their thirst from the Zambezi River and follow in the footsteps of Dr. Livingstone to marvel at Victoria Falls.


Highlights

• Journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls on Rovos Rail, a luxurious private train recalling the romance of Victorian era railroad travel.
• Encounter African wildlife during boat excursions on the Zambezi River and safari game drives in national parks and on a private reserve.
• Explore Robben Island, where political prisoners like Nelson Mandela were held during Apartheid, in the company of a former inmate.

Program Notes

Due to the special nature of the program, we regret that we are unable to match solo participants with roommates.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day on uneven terrain. Game drives in open-air safari vehicles can be bumpy and dusty; stamina and flexibility are required.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Cape Town (South Africa), 3 nights; board Rovos Rail, 2 nights; detrain in Pretoria, 1 night; board Rovos Rail, 3 nights; detrain in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), 1 night; coach to Upper Zambezi River, 3 nights; fly Victoria Falls to Johannesburg for departure.

Date Notes
9/15/2014
This departure date is run in reverse, starting with safari at the Upper Zambezi River, Zimbabwe and ending in Cape Town, South Africa. The Rovos Rail runs from Victoria Falls to Cape Town, and does not have an overnight in Pretoria, although a city tour of Pretoria is still included.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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