Private plane across Lake Magadi
Leopard in tree
NomaFly Camping Tanzania Selous
Mana Pools, Zambia
Lions, Ruaha
Zebra, Zambia
Elephants, Kruger, South Africa
Beach Lake, Malawi

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In Depth - Africa in 28 days?

"With traditional safaris lasting a week, maybe two weeks if you’re lucky, it feels like you’re just scratching the surface of this diverse continent. But what if you could take up to four weeks to journey from Cape Town up to Dar-es-Salaam?"

5 countries | 28 days

We know many of you have an affinity for Africa that runs deep. It’s an epic land of huge contrasts peppered with some of the wildest beasts on the planet – it’s hard not to feel moved by it. On this four-week trip from South Africa to Tanzania across 5 countries,  you will travel by private Cessna plane with private guide for most of the journey – so you’ll have plenty of time for stargazing, pool dips and G&T’s.

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cape town and waterfront and table mountain
Franschhoek vines
Franschhoek dutch building
Table Mountain, Cape town, South Africa
The African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) male lying under the tree in evening sun. Zambia, South Luangwa.
Lion Sands, Kingston Treehouse, South Africa
Lions, South Africa

Wine and Wildlife: South Africa

Fly into Cape Town and with no jet lag, you can hit the ground running. Head up Table Mountain to get your bearings and admire views over the cosmopolitan city, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles peaks. Then enjoy the Winelands close by, where in tranquil surroundings you’ll become acquainted with some of South Africa’s fantastic wines, such as chenin blanc and pinotage with tastings in glorious Cape Dutch wineries. Fly directly from Cape Town to the Kruger where you’ll get your fill of the Big Five before bedding down at a luxury lodge in a private concession.

Victoria Falls, Zambia
Zambia, Victoria Falls
Sindabezi Island, part of Tongabezi Lodge. Victoria Falls. Livingstone. Zambia
Sindabezi Island, part of Tongabezi Lodge. Victoria Falls.

The Smoke that Thunders: Zambia

The next part of your trip sees you travel by Cessna with your very own private captain and guide. First though, come face-to-face with one of the largest cascades of water in the world: Victoria Falls.

Stay away from the crowds at a tranquil lodge such as Sindabezi, located on the banks of the Zambezi with forays to the falls, to experience them any which way you like: by mist-drenched walk, helicopter tour or rafting its rapids.

Jacks Camp Botswana
Botswana, Africa.
Young leopard (Panthera pardus) lying in front of a termite mound in a Botswana park.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Puku Ridge - South Luangwa - Zambia
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Wildlife-filled Waterways: Botswana

Next up, take to the skies with a scenic flight to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, with a bird’s eye view of meandering rivers and lush lagoons. After a few days of prolific game viewing, slow down on a luxurious houseboat on the Chobe River, a lovely change of pace as you glide along spotting bathing elephants and snoozing crocodiles on the riverbank. Continue your air safari to South Luangwa in Zambia where iconic baobab trees puncture the African bushveld and leopard are spotted by night.

Kaya Mawa Malawi
Makuzi Beach Malawi, early morning
Kaya Mawa Malawi
Lake Malawi

Lakeside Lounging: Malawi

Coming in to land in Malawi, you’ll spot Africa’s third largest lake, shimmering Lake Malawi. Here you’ll have some downtime at Kaya Mawa, a beautiful rustic-chic lodge on an island in the middle of the lake.

With sandy beaches, coves and crystal-clear water you’d be forgiven for thinking you were on the coast, and a long list of watersports adds to a sense of beachside bliss.

NomaFly Camping Tanzania Selous
Mwiba, Tanzania, Elephants
Sand Rivers Selous Tanzania
Sand Rivers Selous Tanzania
Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania
Kigelia Ruaha Tanzania

Safari Heaven: Tanzania

Up into the air again, you’ll cross over into Tanzania, the last country in your African adventure. You’ll spend time at two classic safari games reserves: Ruaha – the biggest in Tanzania and known for its large prides of lion, and Selous, with its speciality for fly camping.

Of course, hopping between each in your own plane at a pace you set will allow for further game viewing from above. Rising up for one final time over the plains of Africa, you’ll feel a stronger connection than ever with this astonishing land.

Summary

By taking four weeks, you will really reap the rewards of this epic land. Perfect for adventurous wildlife lovers and those who crave to get under the skin of Africa, this extended holiday will show you the real Africa while providing an extremely high level of comfort and luxury.

Ben Oxley-Brown

Personal Travel Designer

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