Classic Big Five Safari

8 nights • From $8,705

Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalo and More

First-time travelers to Africa will love this safari, delivering reliable Big Five sightings of lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and much more. Then, there's time to relax in beautiful Cape Town, where the mountains meet the sea at the tip of Africa.
8 Nights
3 Destinations
Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 1-2

Known as Joburg, Jozi, or Egoli ' the City of Gold '; Johannesburg serves as the main international airport when arriving in southern Africa. Spending a night here at the beginning or end of your safari is common, and as South Africa's economic capital, there are plenty of upmarket hotels. While here, do a tour of Soweto, where Mandela and Tutu both lived.

Accommodation

54 On Bath

1 Night

A Johannesburg stopover in this 5-star hotel epitomizes elegant luxury at its best. Enjoy the terrace garden and outdoor pool with city skyline, champagne bar and fitness club. It's linked to a stylish shopping mall for retail therapy.

Destination

Kruger National Park Sabi Sands, South Africa

Day 5-8

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 expect to see Africa's Big Five, with the bonus of night drives and the ability to go off-road.

Accommodation

MalaMala Camp

3 Nights

The Sand River flowing through MalaMala private reserve is like a honeypot to game. If you want to see the Big Five in two days, there's a 96% chance of success! MalaMala Camp is one of South Africa's best-known lodges.

Destination

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 8-12

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, or 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.

Accommodation

Kensington Place

4 Nights

Feature walls of local flora and fauna create drama and elegance in the suites of this boutique hotel, at the foot of Table Mountain. Expect to be spoiled by helpful staff, fabulous breakfasts and service beyond the call of duty.

Destination

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 12

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, or 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.

Accommodation

Kensington Place

0 Nights

Feature walls of local flora and fauna create drama and elegance in the suites of this boutique hotel, at the foot of Table Mountain. Expect to be spoiled by helpful staff, fabulous breakfasts and service beyond the call of duty.

Destination

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 12

Depart

Classic Big Five Safari

Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalo and More

8 Nights
3 Destinations

From

$8,705

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.

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In Our Travelers' Words

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

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
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
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!"

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