Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls with Dubai & Botswana
This Dubai, South Africa and Botswana tour—from the fascinating cities to the enthralling game drives and breathtaking scenery—is sure to offer you an experience of a lifetime.
First, stop in Dubai and visit its many souks (markets) and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Continue on to Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ride a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting) for stunning views over the city and venture outside the city to see a colony of African penguins and beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its rich and unique flora. You’ll also visit Bo-Kaap, a lively area founded by former slaves. Here visit a local family home to learn more about their culture and partake in a Cape Malay cooking class—a Globus exclusive!
Your journey continues in Makalali Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. Here, enjoy six game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your professional ranger and skilled tracker will help you search for a remarkable number of species, including 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. You’ll have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Have your camera ready because you may also see impala, giraffe, hippo, spotted hyena, cheetah, wildebeest, and more. Even stop for sundowner drinks in the bush! In Botswana, enjoy game activities in the famed Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, and Chobe National Park, home to what many believe are the world’s largest elephants. In the Okavango Delta, Globus has included a unique adventure…a mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion.
Other highlights include Johannesburg’s unforgettable Apartheid Museum and Soweto, the country’s largest township, where you will visit the former home of Nelson Mandela and Zimbabwe’s stunning Mosi-ao-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) also known as Victoria Falls, spanning the border of Zimbabwe & Zambia. Take a guided walk along the falls, which is roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls, and cruise on the Zambezi River at sunset.
And you’ll be part of a small-group, with no more than 20 total guests, ensuring personalized service from start to end! All of this—and much more—are waiting for you on this tour to Dubai, South Africa, and Botswana. You’ll return home with plenty of stories and photos to share with your friends and family.
DUBAI Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the spice souk, the gold souk, and the Burj Khalifa; Host service during your stay CAPE TOWN Guided walking tour of Cape Town’s highlights and the [LF] colorful Bo-Kaap area; visit the Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Point Nature Reserve, and a colony of African penguins; cable-car ride up Table Mountain; funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Six game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover; sundowner drinksJOHANNESBURG Guided tour of [LF] Soweto, including Mandela House; visit the Apartheid MuseumVICTORIA FALLS Cruise on Zambezi River; guided walk of the fallsBOTSWANA Three game activities in Chobe National Park; three game activities in the Okavango Delta; services of lodge staff/experience safari guide during your stay Bottled Water Included on all game drives
American breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 10 dinners including a welcome dinner in Cape Town and a farewell dinner in Victoria Falls
Check with your physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel. We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off road in game parks.Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.Botswana—Due to limited capacity on charter flights, your luggage must be soft-sided with dimensions not exceeding 26″×12″×10″ or weight exceeding 44 lbs, including hand luggage. These flights also have a passenger weight restriction of 220 lbs, so the weight of each passenger will be required and an extra seat charge may apply.
Sightseeing vehicle in Dubai; motorcoach in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Victoria Falls; open-air, 4-wheel drive safari vehicle carrying a maximum of nine passengers in Makalali Private Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, and the Okavango Delta; boat cruise in Chobe National Park