Simply the Best
Southern Africa In Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana
14 Day Tour
sophisticated man-made pleasures of South African cities with wildlife
viewing in Botswana and sightseeing in Victoria Falls.
CHOBE CHILWERO - Where Luxury and
heart of Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most
enchanting places on earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a
you'll come face-to-face with the abundant creatures of the bush, and
of the most spectacular sunsets Mother Nature bestows.
creature comforts - elegantly appointed accommodations, silver service,
gourmet meals and fine wines. Relax in our luxurious thatched cottages,
with ensuite, sunken handcrafted baths, indoor and outdoor showers,
and terraces overlooking the magnificent Chobe River. There is also a
curio shop and a communications centre. Although located in Botswana,
small, intimate lodge is easily accessed from Zambia and the world
Victoria Falls. Guests can enjoy a day trip to visit the falls if
at Chobe Chilwero are scheduled flexibly, according to the whims of
and the changing habits of the game. Thrilling guided game drives in
vehicles bring you to the heart of Africa's largest concentration of
as well as hippos, buffalos, puku, antelopes, lions and other creatures
that gather on the Chobe River's banks. Or join our acclaimed guides on
a wondrous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. Sundowner
are particularly spectacular on the Chobe River. Fishing excursions are
with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, followed by a sumptuous
lovingly prepared by our expert culinary staff - a delicious, eclectic
fusion of Western and African cuisine and delicacies - all topped off
a sampling of vintage wines and spirits from our cellar. It's the
complement to your one-of-a-kind African adventure. High teas are often
served on the lawn under the shade of the trees.
game viewing and silver service may now be combined with the ultimate
pampering: in-room spa treatments. Therapies range from a Clarins
Firming Facial to a Full Body Swedish Massage, to relax and invigorate
in true African style.
touring in luxury vehicles
guaranteed on arrival
of restaurants offering superior food and gourmet wines
at a South African home
at all hotels
transfer to the Winelands
tasting at a top-label estate
spa treatment at Chobe Chilwero
check-out at The Grace on day of departure
Lounge at Johannesburg Airport on departure
travel insurance; any airfares; airport departure taxes; excess baggage
fees; cost of obtaining passports or visas; gratuities to your guide;
expenses such as meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the
communication charges; laundry.
Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
1: USA/Cape Town, South Africa
flight to Cape Town.
and transferred to your hotel.
One and Only Capetown
3: Cape Town
Mountain for a panoramic view of the sea and city and then explore
Cape Town. This afternoon, Design Your Day: shop the Cape with a
guide or yacht along the Cape coast. Dine this evening at a private
One and Only Capetown B L D
4: Cape Town/Cape Point/Franschhoek
the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, and perhaps glimpse the resident
seals and penguins. After lunch, continue to Franschhoek and your hotel
located on a wine estate with panoramic views of the valley. A guest
provides fascinating insight into South Africa's intriguing past during
this evening's dinner.
Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards B L D
Day: explore the Cape Winelands and stroll through Stellenbosch
by lunch and a private cellar tour of a historic wine estate. If you
experience a full day of shark cage diving.
Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards B L
Falls via Johannesburg, and this afternoon roam around the famous Falls
with your expert guide.
The Stanley and Livingstone B D
7: Victoria Falls/ Chobe National Park,
spectacular on the "Flight of the Angels" helicopter tour over the
Continue overland to Botswana and Chobe National Park, home to
75,000 elephant, the largest concentration in Africa.
Chilwero B L D
8: Chobe National Park
riverine forests, floodplains and marshlands on a game drive in an open
Land Rover, or relax on a sundowner cruise on the Chobe River.
Chilwero B L D
9: Chobe National Park/Moremi Game Reserve
Camp in the "predator capital" of Botswana for an afternoon of game
Camp B L D
10-11: Moremi Game Reserve
known for its large concentrations of elephant, buffalo and predators.
Try a water safari (offered seasonally), travelling at the gentle pace
of a poled mokoro (dugout canoe).
Camp B L D
where the balance of your day is at leisure. Swap stories with fellow
at a farewell dinner.
The Westcliff B D
famous in the days of apartheid, and return to the hotel before your
The Westcliff (dayroom) B
14: USA or Canada
your homebound flight.
Stay in the Loft
Bedroom Suite at the Cape Grace Hotel (from $75 per person per night)
Merlot or Cabernet room at La Couronne (from $20 per person per night)
Stay in a Suite at the Victoria Falls Hotel (from $200 per person per
In the course of
will have the opportunity to take advantage of active options (some at
additional cost). These include:
use of the spa, optional walk up Table Mountain, extended
at Cape Point
walking tour of Stellenbosch, swimming, golf, fishing, horseback riding
Hotel: walking tour of the Falls, swimming, canoeing, game walk,
rafting, golfing and bungee jumping
and Chief's Camp: swimming
is in USD. Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and does not
include international or internal air.
are limited to 20 passengers.
PER PERSON (land arrangements)
Days | Departs
Saturday, returns Friday | Limited to 20 passengers
PRICE PER PERSON
30 - Dec
Town/Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Camp to Camp/Maun/ Johannesburg)
Economy class from $2,120
Policy: On non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on
the individual program page, a minimum age of 10 years is required.
Call for details.
travel is A&K's
most fully supported escorted option. Group sizes are very small: never
more than 24 travellers and often limited to 18 or 20. You'll stay in
best available hotel and most meals are included, as are airport
regardless of the flights you choose. Although there are opportunities
to explore on your own, you'll spend much of your sightseeing time with
your guide, on excursions designed to present a full and balanced
of your destination.
Southern Africa In Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana
14 Day Tour
per person, based on double occupancy.
to availability and change without notice.
restrictions may apply. Airfares if included are based on departure
year 2011, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.
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industry is filled with companies who own only their brochures and a
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lodges in remote destinations to ensure that our clients have access to
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walk around Chartres itself with an expert on its stained glass. To set
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does count. Ours will make yours unforgettable.
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For more than
& Kent (A&K) has been internationally recognized as
the first name in luxury travel. Born in 1962 as a safari company in
Kenya, A&K's unparalleled travel and tour operations now extend
the far and exotic reaches of the globe. A&K takes its travelers on
extraordinary journeys-in extraordinary style-to more than one hundred
countries on all seven continents. The company's tours and safaris span
the globe from Africa to the Middle East, India and Nepal; from the
to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific; and from Europe to
and South America and Antarctica. Forty-five destination management
ensure the "insider access" that only a local staff can provide.
impressive and enticingly
varied list of luxury and adventure holidays combine active days with
luxuriant nights. Small group escorted
allow guests to confidently travel to places they might otherwise
to go on their own, with a choice of itineraries at varying levels of
holidays are tailored to the interests, attention spans and
abilities of all ages, with comfortable hotels and comforting meals,
most importantly, a friendly guide who understands children. Tailor
made private travel offers independent travellers meticulous
attention to detail, safety and customer service. These
programs are one reason why A&K was honored at the World Travel
as “World’s Leading Luxury Specialist Tour Operator.”
along with Jorie
Butler Kent owns and operates A&K, was born-most fittingly-while
British parents were on safari in Zambia. Indeed, he spent much of his
childhood on the African continent. In 1962, Geofrey Kent, along with
parent's Colonel John and Valerie Kent, formed Abercrombie & Kent.
In the 1970s,
Geoffrey Kent, who
by then had long been the Managing Director of the company, entered
a partnership with Jorie Ford Butler of Oak Brook, Illinois, to run
They continue to travel the world in search of adventures that will
and thrill their guests. Under their passionate and visionary
Kent serves as Chairman and CEO, Jorie Butler Kent as Executive Vice
- Abercrombie & Kent represents the uncompromising best at every
in the road.
that is governed
in equal parts by the Kents' unswerving commitment to conservation and
their mission to provide "memories of a lifetime," A&K goes to
limitless lengths to design tours that offer privileged
access and special insight.
Further distinguishing A&K is the fact that the company owns luxury
safari lodges in pristine wilderness areas, including Chief's Camp and
Chobe Chilwero in Botswana; exclusive rights to camps with some of
finest game-viewing; a fleet of comfortable, well-maintained ground
vehicles; and the Sun Boats on the Nile. A&K also creates unique
experiences built around the luxury trains of Venice
and the Royal Scotsman; the Road to Mandalay river cruiser and 29 canal
and river cruisers in Europe; and the legendary Sea Cloud, the world's
most beautiful sailing ship.
are in Oak Brook, Illinois. Forty-seven offices worldwide, employing
than 1,700 travel professionals, offer unrivaled attention to detail,
issues and service standards.
concern for the natural
world infuses each and every A&K trip: Geoffrey Kent and Jorie
Kent believe passionately in "high-yield, low-impact" tourism-adventure
that respects the natural environment and benefits indigenous peoples.
They are the founders of Friends of Conservation and the Abercrombie
Kent Global Foundation, established to address global environmental and
conservation concerns. Among its achievements have been significant
to the preservation of Kenya's famed Masai Mara Game Reserve, as well
to anti-poaching and environmental education projects on all seven
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assured, you will receive the quality that you expect and the unique
value of a well-designed tour program from the beginning and planning
stage to the culmination of this exceptional journey.
the Abercrombie and Kent Difference with Gardner Travel!
& Kent is proud to have received
East Tour Operator”
- December 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
to Work For”
- November 2004
“Best of the
2003, 2002, 2001
World: Machu Picchu”,
Juan Lazo, Best Guide - January 2004
Leading Luxury Specialist
Tour Operator” - 2003
Leading Villa Operator”
+ Leisure Magazine
Operator and Safari
Outfitter” - 2004 (#12), 2003 (#5), 2002 (#2), 2001 (#1), 2000 (#2),
(#1), 1998 (#1), 1997 (#1), 1996 (#1)
Africa” – Joseph
Ndunguru, Gavin Ford - 2001
Awards: Top 15
African Safari Camps”
Camp - 2004
Camp - 2003
Places to Stay,”
Camp - January
Chilwero - 2003
Pros on Earth”
to places and
people that other operators in China don’t – including some of the top
English speaking guides. Hatherly is a cultural encyclopedia, Chen a
with logistics.” - 2003
Top 20 Small-Ship
Cruise Lines" - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Operator” - 2004
(#3), 2003 (#5), 2001 (#2), 2000 (#1), 1999 (#1)
Harper’s Hideaway Report
Resorts of the
Past 25 Years”, Chief’s Camp - 2004
Olonana, Chief’s Camp - 2004
Hotels with Drop-Dead Views”, Chief’s Camp - 2003
Best Hotels, Resorts & Hideaways, Chief’s Camp - 2002
& Tourism Council
Leadership in Travel & Tourism - 2002
Guides in Africa”
Award for Enterprise