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Travel to Botswana and South Africa

Botswana is Mother Nature’s greatest theater: an epic performance of wild drama on a truly breathtaking scale. Rain writes the script, perennially transforming the dusty red desert into lush swamps, immense floodplains, and vibrant savannas. Hippos cover entire riverbeds, hundreds of elephants arrive on cue, and majestic big cats deliver chilling theatrics.

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Botswana, Africa’s Best-Kept Secret

Boasting one of Africa’s most robust economies, Botswana has long been a luxury tourism destination in Africa that distinguishes itself from its neighbors who tend to appeal more to mass markets.

The Okavango Delta

is the closest thing to Eden left on our planet. Its champagne-colored rivers, papyrus-choked reed beds, and lily-covered lagoons represent one of the largest wetland wilderness corners in the world – a place where classic African wildlife thrives unmolested and the safari experience is second to none.The Delta experiences floods of biblical proportions and is a byword for bountiful.

The Kalahari Desert

The largest unbroken stretch of sand on the planet, is not your ordinary desert. From the salt pans of Makgadikgadi, the baobabs of Nxai Pans, and north to the desolate magnificence of Kubu Island, to the magical wildlife of Kgalagadi in the south, this is a desert of exceptional variety.

The largest unbroken stretch of sand on the planet, is not your ordinary desert. From the salt pans of Makgadikgadi, the baobabs of Nxai Pans, and north to the desolate magnificence of Kubu Island, to the magical wildlife of Kgalagadi in the south, this is a desert of exceptional variety.

Chobe National Park

Famed for its enormous elephant population, Chobe, Botswana’s oldest park, is the size of a small country! The park encompasses three areas that all carry a whiff of safari legend: Savuti, Chobe Riverfront and the Okavango-like Linyanti Marshes. Chobe has everything from campgrounds for self-drivers to luxury, fly-in lodges and tented camps.

South Africa, the Fairest Cape

Sir Francis Drake described Cape Town as the ‘most stately thing and fairest cape’, on earth. The peninsula’s natural beauty with pristine shores, dappled forests and imposing views of the Table Mountain remain undiminished to this day. Its surroundings offer scenic trekking, great white shark & whale encounters and excursions for the oenophiles, and let’s not forget the food and the pulsating nightlife. You will fall in love instantly.

Exclusive Luxury Safaris

Home to some of the widest diversity of wildlife in South Africa delivering some of the finest game viewings in Africa, Kruger Park boasts nearly guaranteed Big 5 game drives and international award-winning high luxe accommodation.
For exclusivity, low visitor numbers and truly sensational game viewing, a safari in Kruger’s private reserves including the Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Timbavati Game Reserves, and Singita’s concessions lead the pack in ultra luxury safaris. To visit Kruger is the closest one gets to feeling like royalty.
Then an extraordinary adventure awaits when you chug out on one of the world’s greatest train journeys on Rovos Rail with lavish sleeping cars enjoying haute-cuisine and fine wines along the way. Rovos offers a multitude of destination choices.

For the latest COVID-related travel restrictions, visit this link:

https://www.go2africa.com/african-travel-blog/updated-african-travel-restrictions-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19

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Food and culture of South Africa

The Northwestern Province of the Republic of South Africa and Botswana is inhabited by the Tswana tribe, a group that believes in working together and being united, and are a part of a bigger circle of tribes that are all guided by the Tswana culture. South African food history shows that the San people enjoyed a surprisingly varied menu of edible roots, leaves, plants, berries and nuts. One of Nelson Mandela’s favourites was the Umngqusho, made with broken dried maize kernels, vegetables, and local spices. Another popular item in Southern Africa is Vetkoek or fried dough bread that is eaten best with honey or jam; so delicious that they can be an entire meal! For all the meat lovers, Botswana prides itself in its traditional meat dish Seswaa which is served with a side of porridge.

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Language Spoken

Languages spoken:

Setswana, Africans, English

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Fun Fact

In Botswana, foreigners are called “lekgoa” which literally translates to ‘spat out by the sea’

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One reason you should go here

Get the unique opportunity to embark on one of the world’s most extravagant train journeys

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Our sample itinerary for the complete South African circuit!

Stay at premium camps, in wildlife rich concessions. From the desert lands of Namibia to the grasslands of Botswana our travel experts will customize an incredible African safari for you. Choose from 7 days, 9 days, 12 days or 14 days safari options, stay at different camps each offering an exceptionally high-quality safari experience and unique wildlife viewing.

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town, South Africa
Day 2: Explore the main sites of the city with a private guide
Day 3: Private Full Day Peninsula and Sea Kayaking Tour to visit the Penguins’ Colony, Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Funicular
Day 4: Full Day Wine tour at Stellenbosch and Delaire Graff Estate
Day 5: Transfer to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wildlife viewing areas in Botswana
Day 6: Game drives and other activities in Moremi Game Reserve
Day 7: Transfer to Linyanti Concessions , Botswana
Day 8: Game drives and other activities in Linyanti Concessions
Day 9: Departure from Maun, Botswana

A US regulation compliant itinerary and documentation of your trip is essential. Interacting with locals, support of individuals and small independent business is a must do component.

Our sample itinerary gives you glimpses of your Cuba trip!

Recommend itinerary for a Cuban explorer! Want to change the number of days, stay at a luxury villa, add or swap out activities, no problem! Our travel experts will customize your itinerary keeping your interests in mind.

Day 1: Arrive in Havana and discover the vintage city through the eyes of an award-winning photographer! Walk through the streets as you discover majestic architecture and experience local gastronomy. You will also get a chance to cruise in classic convertible cars!
Day 2
: Continue imbibing the charming Cuban capital as you stroll around neighbourhoods, bike along the Malecon, and be regaled by a private music concert.
Day 3
: Embark on a catamaran fishing excursion, enjoy an authentic rum and cigar tasting event, capped by a Latin salsa dance session. 
Day 4
: Community service at a Spanish nunnery housing destitute and aged Cubans – a humanitarian excursion.
Day 5
: Departure

You could also add an additional 2 days to include an outdoors hiking excursion into the mountain region of Vinales.

A US regulation compliant itinerary and documentation of your trip is essential. Interacting with locals, support of individuals and small independent business is a must do component. .