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LUXURY SAFARI TRIP

MAY 1-12, 2023

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We have hand-crafted this itinerary exclusively for Sisterhood Travels
Our luxury safari is for women only, with a maximum of 20 travelers.

Get your cameras out! This, indeed, will be a most memorable trip of a lifetime with the Sisterhood!

SOUTH AFRICA - ZIMBABWE - BOTSWANA

Upon arrival in South Africa, spend your first night at a hotel conveniently located at the airport to rest after your international flight. The following morning, fly to the Greater Kruger for your first 3-night Safari experience at the 5-star Kapama River Lodge. The game viewing in their private game reserve is spectacular and you will have the chance to see the Big 5 as well as the cheetah.

Next, we’ll fly to Cape Town, the “Mother City” of South Africa, where we’ll will spend 3 nights. Some highlights during our stay in Cape Town are taking the cable car up Table Mountain, visiting the most south-western point of the African Continent, seeing the African Penguins at Boulders Beach, visiting the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and visiting a local wine estate for a cellar tour and wine tasting. Additionally, we’ll be enjoying a private dinner with Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s former prisoner guard and friend.

We then fly to Victoria Falls to spend 2 nights at the deluxe Palm River Hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River. Tour the spectacular Wonder of the World, the Victoria Falls. During our time in Victoria Falls, we’ll also visit the local Craft Market, experience a Home Hosted Lunch and a Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River.

We’ll transfer across the Zimbabwe/Botswana border and spend 2 fabulous days at a 5-star lodge on the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park. Here we will experience game activities on the Chobe River and in the Chobe National Park which is abundant with wild animals and bird life.

OUR ITINERARY

Apirl 30, 2023

Depart from the U.S.A. for your overnight flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.

May 1, 2023

​Upon arrival at the Johannesburg Airport, go through passport control, collect your luggage and proceed through customs. Be met at Arrivals by a guide holding a nameboard. He will escort you to the City Lodge O.R. Tambo which is conveniently located next to the airport. Dinner is on your own since we’ve all had long flights and likely are ready to rest and recalibrate. Breakfast included tomorrow morning.

May 2 - 5, 2023

After breakfast, walk to the Airport Terminal to check in for your flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival at the Hoedspruit Airport, be met by your game ranger and transferred in your open safari vehicle to the Kapama River Lodge in the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Check into your Deluxe Suites for 3 nights. Enjoy lunch and your first game drive that afternoon. You will have the chance to see the Big 5 – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard.

​A typical day in the Game Reserve:
Each morning, expect an early wake-up call. Gather for refreshments before heading out at first light. The “big cats” may still be around after their night of hunting. Game drives are conducted in open game vehicles with your skilled ranger and tracker to find the animals of Africa for you to admire. Between your morning and afternoon game drives, have some free time go on a guided walking safari, to relax or be treated at the local Spa. Late afternoon, convene for high tea, before departing for the day’s second African Bush Safari. Enjoy a sundowner drink along the way, get out of the vehicle to stretch your legs, and watch the sun set. Return to the lodge for dinner.

​Includedall meals, teas and snacks, all local and select premium drinks, two daily safari activities, bush walks
Optional Activities: Elephant Interaction and a visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Center; Spa

African penguins on the sandy coast in sunset in South Africa

May 5, 2023

After your morning game drive and breakfast, check out and be transferred to the airport to check in for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the Cape Town Airport, be met by your driver/guide and transferred to your hotel in Cape Town, the Commodore Hotel, conveniently located on the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Check into your Deluxe Rooms for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis. Enjoy a free evening with dinner on your own.

May 6, 2023

After breakfast, with your private driver/guide, visit Table Mountain via the Cable Car (weather permitting), the World’s new Seventh Wonder, or visit Signal Hill (if the weather does not allow it, visit Table Mountain’s summit). Visit Jewel Africa for a diamond-cutting demonstration. You will also find exquisitely unique hand-crafted jewelry pieces, authentic African crafts, décor, and gift items. Have a City Tour and see some of the places of interest in South Africa’s “Mother City,” such as Bokaap, before proceeding to the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine estate in South Africa, for a cellar tour and a wine-tasting of some of their locally grown wines. You will have lunch at the local restaurant (on your account). In the afternoon, visit Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, a local community project. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your account and can be enjoyed at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants on the V&A Waterfront, which lies within easy walking distance.

On one of your evenings in Cape Town, have dinner at the Quarterdeck Restaurant in the Portswood Hotel (next to the Commodore Hotel) with Christo Brand as your guest speaker. Christo Brand was Nelson Mandela’s Prison Warden and wrote the book “Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend.” Dinner is included.

May 7, 2023

After breakfast, depart from your hotel with your private driver/guide. Travel along the beautiful coast to Hout Bay and along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak. Visit Cape Point, the most south-western point of the African Continent. Walk to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean and the surrounding area. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Simons Town overlooking False Bay, on your own account. Visit the statue of “Just Nuisance” and hear the story about this legend. After lunch visit the local African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. In the afternoon, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this beautiful garden and the diverse selection of local plants and flowers. At the exit of the garden is a gift shop worth browsing through. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your own account.

May 8, 2023

After breakfast, check out and be transferred to the Cape Town Airport to check in for your flight to Victoria Falls. Be sure to have your $30.00 in cash to pay for your single entry Zimbabwe visa when you arrive at the Victoria Falls Airport. Go through passport control, collect your luggage and proceed through customs. Be met at the airport and transferred to the Palm River Hotel to check into your Deluxe Rooms for 2 nights. You can order a light lunch at the Lodge (on your own account). In the afternoon, transfer to the Zambezi River for an unforgettable luxury Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Malachite vessel. Enjoy the abundant wildlife and the beautiful sunset scenes. A three-course meal and drinks are served along the way. Return to the lodge around 8:30 pm.

Table Mountain cable way in Cape Town, South Africa

May 9, 2023

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, tour the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the Wonders of the World. Afterwards, visit the local craft market where local craftsmen are at work and selling their goods. Today you will have a Home Hosted Lunch. Join a local family in their home and enjoy some of their local dishes. This is an opportunity to learn more about their culture. Be returned to the lodge for an afternoon at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Victoria Falls, a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River

May 10 - 11, 2023

After breakfast and check out, be picked up from the Palm River Hotel to be transferred across the border into Botswana.  Be transferred to the Chobe Game Lodge which lies on the banks of the Chobe River within in the Chobe National Park. If you enjoy bird watching, this is the place to be! Check into your rooms for 2 nights.

Enjoy lunch before departing for your afternoon game activity, a sunset game cruise on the Chobe River. You will have the chance of seeing abundant game such as hippos, elephants, and crocodile, as well as abundant bird life. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

During your stay at Chobe Game Lodge, two daily safari activities are included, a morning game drive in the Chobe National Park and an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. During the day, enjoy this lovely lodge and spend time enjoying the lodge.

May 12, 2023

After your morning game activity and breakfast, check out and be transferred to the Kasane Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, check in for your flight back home, arriving back home the following day.

ACCOMODATIONS

CITY LODGE O.R. TAMBO AIRPORT | JOHANNESBURG – 1 NIGHT
 
Based at Africas busiest airport, City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo Airport will provide business and leisure travellers with a home away from home accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport. OR Tambo Airport offers several services, from banking to a wide range of retailers, so whether it’s a good book or a scrumptious meal, the airport’s facilities have everything you need. The hotel boasts boardroom and conference facilities, a fitness room as well as a deck with a pool, and a large commercial area with a coffee shop.

KAPAMA RIVER LODGE | KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE – 3 NIGHTS

Kapama Game Reserve is located close to Eastgate Airport within the Greater Krueger, with the lodge providing open vehicle transfers. Kapama’s location in the central Lowveld region creates the perfect base from which to explore the numerous nearby attractions. The northern Drakensberg mountain range provides a majestic backdrop to this contemporary private game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park region. River lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve.

Each of the spacious rooms features a full en-suite bathroom, and you enjoy uninterrupted views of this game-rich big 5 reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a swimming pool, lounge, bar, library, curio shop, multifunctional function venue, and boma. Meals are buffet-style and offer a variety of freshly prepared pan-African dishes.

Considered one of the finest safari spas in Africa, the Spa situated at River Lodge has six sumptuous treatment rooms in a setting surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld. Arranged around a generous central lap pool, the spa evokes a sense of calm. Your stay here in your deluxe suite is fully inclusive (accommodations, all meals, all local brands excluding spirits, fees and activities (morning and afternoon game drives)

COMMODORE HOTEL | CAPE TOWN – 3 NIGHTS
 
Overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour, and the Atlantic Ocean is the Commodore, Legacy’s flagship hotel in Cape Town. Stylish living, quality service, and a tranquil setting have ensured that our guests return year after year, be it as businessmen or tourists excited to experience all that is the Mother City. Daily breakfast is included in your deluxe room.
PALM RIVER HOTEL | VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE) – 2 NIGHTS
 

The Palm River Hotel offers 73 rooms of unparalleled luxury situated along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometers from Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Falls. The hotel introduces a new dimension of unparalleled luxury without compromising a sense of home comfort. Vast and unimpeded views of the Zambezi River are complimented by surrounding indigenous flora that encompasses a tranquil, peaceful, and private sanctuary.

Inspired by the traditional East-Coast Australian design style of the Queenslander, the hotel provides guests with every modern convenience to make their stay as comfortable as possible while maintaining the old-world charm that is the essence of Victoria Falls. The innovative blend of the traditional Queenslander style and the unique landscape of the upper Zambezi River has resulted in a brand new and distinctive landmark for Victoria Falls. The hotel offers the discerning traveler luxury accommodation with easy access to explore Africa’s Natural World Wonder of Victoria Falls. Guests may enjoy a plethora of activities on offer within the historical town of Victoria Falls or soak in the magic of the Zambezi River and the abundant wildlife that inhabits the popular destination.

Daily breakfast is included in your deluxe room.

CHOBE GAME LODGE | CHOBE RIVER FRONT, BOTSWANA – 2 NIGHTS
 
Counter-balancing the wilderness is restful, air-conditioned, en-suite lodgings. Graceful high arches, quarry-tiled floors, and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. All 46 rooms are tastefully furnished, each with hand-crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.
 

Other facilities include a large swimming pool with a terrace, a riverside boma area, a stylish bar with an outside terrace, an expansive deck offering magnificent views over the Chobe River, as well as conference facilities for business travelers. All meals are catered for in various locations throughout the lodge, including the terrace, boma, and riverfront deck.

The newly rebuilt and decorated standard rooms have been expanded in size and lead onto a spacious terrace facing the Chobe River. Inside the rooms are all the amenities and comforts you expect from a luxury safari lodge. The en-suite bathrooms include a large bath and separate shower, while air-conditioners and overhead fans ensure you have a comfortable stay throughout your time at Chobe Game Lodge.

Included in your fully-inclusive stay: All meals, fees, and activities (including morning game drive and afternoon boat game drive), and all Local Brands (Spirits, Wine, and Beers).

Pricing

PRICING & INCLUSIONS

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 9275
00
per person
  • Deluxe accommodations for 11 nights at lodges and hotels as listed within this presentation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Private Guide for 2 days in Cape Town
  • Private Guide traveling with us to Victoria Falls and Botswana
  • Entrance fees as per activities in this itinerary
  • Private game drives/activities as listed in this itinerary (2 per day at Kapama, 2 per day at Chobe)
  • Private dinner in Cape Town with Christo Brand, author of "Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend"
  • All sightseeing tours and exclusive activities as listed in this itinerary
  • Transfers and ground transportation mentioned in this itinerary
  • Safari Jacket and Hat
  • Sisterhood Travels Escorts
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PRICING & INCLUSIONS

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 10715
00
per person
  • Deluxe accommodations for 11 nights at lodges and hotels as listed within this presentation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Private Guide for 2 days in Cape Town
  • Private Guide traveling with us to Victoria Falls and Botswana
  • Entrance fees as per activities in this itinerary
  • Private game drives/activities as listed in this itinerary (2 per day at Kapama, 2 per day at Chobe)
  • Private dinner in Cape Town with Christo Brand, author of "Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend"
  • All sightseeing tours and exclusive activities as listed in this itinerary
  • Transfers and ground transportation mentioned in this itinerary
  • Safari Jacket and Hat
  • Sisterhood Travels Escorts
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CANCELLATION POLICY


Because the operation of international programs for this Safari requires extensive long-term planning, many costs are incurred long before the actual departure and they are non-refundable to us. Keeping this in mind, and in the interest of our clients, the following Cancellation Penalty Policy will apply in addition to airline cancellation penalties – This policy is subject to change for certain bookings, depending on the properties included in the itinerary:

Cancellation Date and Cancellation Penalty
Prior to 90 days before departure – 25% deposit of tour cost is non-refundable (1st and 2nd deposits)
90 – 60 days before departure – 50% of the total tour price
Less than 60 days before departure – 100% of the total tour price

Sisterhood Travels STRONGLY URGES YOU TO PURCHASE COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR THIS TRIP THAT INCLUDES MEDICAL EVACUATION AND REPATRIATION EXPENSES. We will send a quote at the time of booking.

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

International and intra-country flights are not included in your luxury safari price. Here is what you can expect:

Please do not book any flights without our assistance.

Intra-country flights (there are four separate flights within Africa) should be approximately $900-$1000 per person. We can begin booking your flights about 10 – 11 months before departure. Amount due will be payable at the time of booking. You must carry with you the credit card used to purchase flights to and from Africa.

International airfare pricing will be based on where you are flying from and what class of service you wish to fly (Economy, Preferred Economy, Business/First). Please keep in mind that the approximate length of a nonstop flight from Atlanta is approximately 15 hours to Johannesburg. We can begin booking your flights about 10-11 months before departure.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended visit and contains at least two (2) unused (blank) facing pages labeled Visa per country you intend to visit. Note: Visa pages referred to above do not include pages reserved for Endorsements, Amendments, or Observations. You will be refused entry into South Africa if these conditions are not met. No visa is required for US citizens to enter South Africa. Visas for Zimbabwe can be obtained at the airport upon arrival and/or at the border post upon entry into the respective country.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICING

  • All International and domestic (US and Africa) airline tickets and applicable airport fees and taxes – WILL BE QUOTED SEPARATELY! DO NOT BOOK WITHOUT OUR ASSISTANCE!
  • Extra Entrance fees to tourist attractions, activities, or attractions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other tours or tourist entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extra transport or transfers, taxi fares, after hours’ transport
  • Extra optional activities while in the game reserves
  • Visa for Zimbabwe (obtainable upon entry into Zimbabwe –US$30.00 per person, subject to change)
  • Personal, Medical and Travel Insurance
  • All COVID testing related expenses, if required at the time of travel
  • Individual Tips or gratuities
  • All costs of a personal nature: Telephone calls, bar bills, drinks, room service, laundry, refreshments, snacks, curios, gifts, spa charges, etc.

IMMUNIZATIONS

COVID-19 – At this time, South Africa requires a negative PCR test for COVID-19 is taken within three calendar days of travel. Vaccinations are not required. Due to the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19, all restrictions and requirements are subject to change before departure.

Immunizations & Malaria: Malaria may be present in some of the areas you will be visiting. You should consult a travel medicine clinic to determine if malaria prophylaxis or additional immunizations are appropriate for your travel plans. You should pack a good quality insect repellent (highly recommended: Sawyer Controlled-Release Insect Repellent – find on Walmart.com, Amazon.com, and other websites OR 3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion – find on Amazon.com) and cover up with clothing – especially at dusk.*

Sisterhood Travels does not advise on whether or not to have specific immunizations or take malaria prophylaxis. This is a decision between you and your physician. For medical information, call U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) at 404 332-4559 or log on to www.cdc.gov/travel.

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Activity Level:

Busy

This is a consistently robust itinerary that is likely to be filled with a combination of long, active days, several early hotel departures and some long journeys by coach. There may be limited time for rest and rejuvenation as you explore these amazing destinations. There may be multiple flights and travel by non-traditional means such as safari vehicles, rickshaws/pedicabs, etc. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility and be capable of walking 1-2 miles over time over potentially difficult terrain which may include hills. Guests should be comfortable with standing for longer periods of time with no difficulty.