Victoria Falls Secret Season & The Best of South Africa

13 Nights nights • From $23,325 per person

Cape Town, Kalahari, Kruger, & Victoria Falls

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

2+

GUESTS

14

DAYS

2

COUNTRIES

Don’t miss out on South Africa’s Secret Season...

...code for Africa’s green savannas when the bushveld comes alive. Newborn animals of all species take over the bush, and dry landscapes like the Sabi Sands Game Reserve transform into verdant seas. The Secret Season encompasses Africa’s warm summer from December to May, so you can escape from the cold of the northern hemisphere. Safaris in these months offer considerable savings, as well as less crowded wildlife reserves, which means an exclusive and personal game viewing experience.
Beyond offering great value, Secret Season safaris in South Africa offer exceptional game viewing, a productive paradise of vibrant floral displays, and a kaleidoscope of colors which draws wildlife enthusiasts, and hobbyist and professional photographers alike. Summer mornings are exquisite. The temperature is perfect for pre-dawn starts to the day; like the animals, you can use the warmer midday for a siesta. Light for photography is at its best all year, while afternoon cloud formations add mood and contrast.

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

1 Night

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

1 Night

In Our Travelers' Words

The Peacock Family

The Peacock Family

Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family

The Ousterhout Family

Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper

Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

Victoria Falls' Secret Season & The Best of South Africa Itinerary

Cape Town, South Africa

Some say Table Mountain's quarzitic crystals emanate a positive energy over this most beautiful city. Undoubtedly everyone feels happy in Cape Town, which could also be the sunny weather, sandy beaches, and proximity to water, with two oceans meeting at Cape Point (or is that a myth?). Come find out and enjoy all the sights of Cape Town and its winelands. Upon arrival to Cape Town's International Airport, after passing through immigration/customs, you will be met by a private driver for your Half Day city tour, on route to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. Over the next three days your private guide will share the beauty of the Mother City, her history and her story. Explore Table Mountain, the Cape Point Peninsula and a Winelands Tour including tasting with a lunch each day.

Mount Nelson

4 Nights

Day 1-4

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa

The low ratio of guests to land at Tswalu offers two of the greatest travel luxuries - time and space. Tswalu’s guarantee of a private vehicle, guide and tracker provides complete freedom to traverse South Africa’s biggest privately owned reserve. The wide, open spaces, so typical of the southern Kalahari’s dramatic beauty, await exploration both on and off the vehicle. Actively tracking iconic Kalahari species, like a pride of black-maned lions or a brown hyena, adds to the interactive thrill of game viewing, as do sightings of elusive creatures, like pangolin and aardvark. The Motse evokes a mood of intimacy, quiet, and authenticity, a home-away-from-home atmosphere. Interiors are cool and spacious with king-size beds swathed in romantic mosquito nets and orientated to maximize the views through sliding glass doors. Each of the six double suites or three family suites have a sitting area with wood-burning stove, a study area, and private, shaded veranda with a large day bed. The en suite bathrooms have been created with private gardens, luxurious bathtubs and both indoor and outdoor showers.

Tswalu The Motse

3 Nights

Day 5-7

Kruger National Park Sabi Sands, South Africa

Kruger Sabi Sands has numerous privately-owned game reserves with fenceless borders to the national park. Lodges and camps are luxurious, often with a spa, gourmet food and beautiful interiors. Game sightings are excellent and in just a two-or-three-day visit, you can often expect to see Africa’s Big Five, with the bonus of night drives and the ability to go off-road. Renowned for consistent Big Five sightings, MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa and lies between the unfenced Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. A pioneer in photographic safaris, the history of MalaMala Camp can still be seen in the vintage photographs of bygone days. This family friendly camp features luxury en suite rooms with amenities to ensure your comfort.

MalaMala Camp

3 Nights

Day 8-10