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Is there a part of you that has always longed for a wild-life adventure but were always too cautious to pursue?  THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!    Take a wonderfully guided South Africa Safari and experience all the thrills without the danger. You’ll have game drives with our expert guides and tracking teams in preferred open air safari vehicles with tiered seating …so you don’t miss a thing!  See up close – lions, elephant, rhino, zebra, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and monkeys.  Share some time with some adorable African penguins – just as cute as they can be. Stay in safari-style tented camps at a luxury game lodge – wonderfully exciting!  Visit a Zulu tribal village and meet the natives while enjoying a true Bush dinner.

Enjoy vivid storytelling and rituals that are still a part of the culture today…something you will delight in retelling your friends.  If you love to learn and love to laugh, having Chris McCool as your tour director, guarantees that – and more.

With so much included in this wild-life adventure you are certain to keep pumped for a long time.  Isn’t it time you released the dormant adventurous self you’ve been hiding for so long?

For over 37 years, your Vacation Manager, Chris McCool has led tours to 127 countries and all 50 states.  If you love to learn and laugh, take a tour with Chris.  This African Safari has been a dream of his for a long while!

Map-South Africa Safari with Optional Extension

 

SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI / TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cape Town 3-nights with daily tours
  • Thanda Game Reserve 2-nights with tours
  • Kapama Game Park 3-nights with tours
  • 8 Game Drives in preferred open air safari vehicles with tiered seating
  • See lion, elephant, rhino, zebra, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, hippo & monkeys
  • Durban 1 night with Blyde River Canyon plus visit to Zulu Country
  • Mpumalanga with Blyde River Canyon
  • Joburg 1 night with city tour & Soweto
  • Optional Victoria Falls Extension: Zambezi River Cruise and guided tour of the rainforest and Victoria Falls
  • PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person) PRICING – LAND ONLY
    Including Intra Country AIR*
    Double $6,529
    Single $7,819
    Non-Refundable Deposit $850 per person
    Balance Due July 5, 2017
    Travel Insurance Call for quote

    OPTIONAL VICTORIA FALLS 2-NIGHT EXTENSION (Cost Per Person) PRICING **
    Double $1,199
    Single $1,529
    *Intra-country air included; airfare from your destination to Johannesburgh is not included but will be available in November. Economy Plus Air Upgrade from $450-650 per person for overseas flights.
    ** In addition to package cost above.
    Cancellation policy: if insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges are: $850 per person deposit is non-refundable;  96-44 days before departure: 50% less any non-refundable air, train, or tickets; 45 days and  less days prior to departure: no refund.  A valid passport is required with expiration greater than 6 months from return date.
    • Home Pick-up & Return Indy Metro Area
    • All Africa intra-country air
    • Airport transfers
    • Baggage handling
    • 10 nights accommodations
    • 27 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners, plus in-flight meals
    • Attractions listed in itinerary including admission & taxes
    • Vacation Manager, Chris McCool
    • Operated by an Interlude Travel Partner
    • Tour designed for active adults
    • Guaranteed Departure

    OPTIONAL VICTORIA FALLS
    2-NIGHT EXTENSION
    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS AND FEATURES

    • Unpack Once: 2 nights a the historic 5-Star Victoria Falls Hotel
    • 4 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
    • Evening Zambezi River cruise
    • Guided tour of the rainforest and Victoria Falls
    • Baggage Handling at hotel & airport
    • Vacation Manager, Chris McCool
  • Day 1: Fly To South Africa
    Overnight flight to your South Africa Safari. (IFM)

    Day 2 Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa
    Arrive in Johannesburg and connect on to Cape Town for 3 nights. Relax with free time prior to our Welcome Dinner. Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (D, IFM)

    Day 3: City Tour / Robben Island
    Cruise across Table Bay to Robben Island to tour the former Maximum Security Prison, a brutal place where opponents of apartheid were sent. Also visit scenic Murray’s Bay. After lunch, enjoy a Cape Town city tour including the South Africa Museum, Cape Castle, and Table Mountain aerial tram.   Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (B,L)

    Day 4: Full Day Cape Point Tour
    Enjoy a Seal Island cruise from Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope Point and nature reserve. Lunch in Simon’s Town. Then, on to Boulders Beach with its colony of adorable African penguins. Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (B,L)

    Day 5: Cape Town to Thanda
    Morning flight to Durban where we transfer by coach to the Thanda Private Game Reserve in Hluhluwe. Stay in safari-style tented camps at the luxury game lodge. Boma Dinner. Thanda Game Reserve, Hluhluwe (B,L,D)

    Day 6: Thanda Game Reserve
    Two Game Drives today! Board our 4×4 open air, covered safari vehicles with tiered seating as we explore the game reserve, tracking and finding big game in this beautiful reserve. Also visit a nearby Zulu tribal village and meet the natives. Bush Dinner tonight. Thanda Game Reserve, Hluhluwe (B,L,D)

    Day 7: Thanda to Durban
    Game drive in the morning, then drive by coach back to Durban. Check into our beachfront hotel resort on the Indian Ocean for 1 night. Dinner at the hotel. Beverly Hills Hotel, Durban (B,D)

    Day 8: Durban to Hoedsprut
    Morning flight from Durban to Hoedspruit, then transfer to enchanting Kapama Private Game Reserve situated in the greater Kruger Park area. Our luxurious rooms have a private game-viewing deck, fireplace and full bathroom. After lunch, our first game drive will commence with expert guides.  Kapama Southern (B,L,D)

    Day 9: Kapama Game Park
    Morning and afternoon game drives today. Look for the BIG 5 game animals – lion, elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, and rhino. This evening, enjoy vivid storytelling by the local community including rituals that are still enacted today. Kapama Southern (B,L,D)

    Day 10: Kapama Game Park
    Morning and afternoon game drives again today. Kapama Southern (B,L,D)

    Day 11: Hoedspruit to Johannesburg
    Motorcoach the magnificent drive along the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, best known for its dramatic landscapes. One of the major highlights is the Blyde River Canyon. Later, we arrive in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, for the night.  Your Farewell Dinner will be tonight. Sandton Sun, Johannesburg (B,L,D)

    Day 12: Johannesburg / Fly Home OR Optional Victoria Falls Extension
    Morning city tour of Gold Reef City, a replica of an early gold mining village. Also visit Soweto (SOuth WEstern TOwnship), the largest black residential area in the country. See the Hector Pieterson Museum and embark on a journey of discovery of racial segregation. Arrive at the airport for your return flight home to the USA or continue with us to Victoria Falls. (B,L,D, IFM)

    VICTORIA FALLS – 2 NIGHT EXTENSION:

    Day 12: Victoria Falls Extension
    Fly north to the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls for 2 nights at our historic Edwardian style 5-Star hotel, built by the British in 1904. The famous Falls are only a 10 minute walk away from the hotel on its private pathway.  The natives called it “the smoke that thunders”.  Tonight, enjoy an evening sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River followed by an included dinner.  Victoria Falls Hotel

    Day 13: Experience Victoria Falls
    Enjoy a morning guided tour of spectacular Victoria Falls. Walk thru the rainforest, learning about the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife. Pass the “Big Tree” and pause for a photo before seeing first hand the incredible power and sheer size of this magnificent waterfall. Raincoats are provided if needed. Return to our hotel for free time prior to tonight’s dinner at the Boma Restaurant including entertainment. What a great way to end a great vacation! Victoria Falls Hotel (B,D, IFM)

    Day 14 Fly Home
    Fly back to Johannesburg to board our international flights back home to the USA. (B,IFM)

  • Image Courtesy Henry Trotter Public Domain_Wikipedia

    Image Courtesy Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy © ChristianSperka_Thanda Safari Private Game Reserv

    Image Courtesy © ChristianSperka_Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy © ChristianSperka_Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy © ChristianSperka_Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy Kapama Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy Kapama Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy Kapama Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy Kapama Private Game Reserve

    Image Courtesy Kapama Private Game Reserve

    Image Couresy Kapama Private Game Reserve

Call Interlude Tours today to book your South Africa Safari! (317) 913-0387

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