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UPCOMING: Oct. 23, 2020

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

A Luxurious Gay Tour of Southern Africa and Victoria Falls

DESCRIPTION

Immerse yourself in the wilderness, wildlife, and high life of South Africa on this shamelessly luxurious 11-day adventure tour and safari spanning four African nations. The journey begins with the awe-inspiring grandeur of Victoria Falls, which you’ll explore by water, land, and helicopter. Next, we’ll scope out The Big Five on safari at the exclusive Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Then we’ll wrap things up in Cape Town, where a balling mansion will be our home base for wine tastings, city tours, and a visit to the Cape of Good Hope.

QUICK FACTS

Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
Starts In: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Ends In: Cape Town, South Africa
Group Size: Min 4, Max 16
Deposit: $750 USD
Accommodation: 4 & 5-Star Lodges
Physical Rating: 1/5
Prices: Based on double occupancy

DEPARTURES & PRICES:

Oct. 23, 2020 to Nov. 2, 2020 - 7995.00 USD

HIGHLIGHTS

• Experience Botswana on a game drive and river cruise in Chobe National Park
• Tour both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of Victoria Falls – the largest waterfall in the world
• Whiz over Victoria Falls, and through the gorge, on an electrifying helicopter ride
• Take a dip in Devil’s Pool, the world’s ultimate infinity pool
• Spot the "Big Five" during twice-daily game drives in the exclusive & private Sabi Sands Game Reserve
• Discover Cape Town & Table Mountain
• Witness the mingling of two oceans at the Cape of Good Hope
• Indulge in an expert-guided wine and vineyard tour in the Stellenbosch region
• Relax by the pool at three over the top luxurious lodges

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ITINERARY:

Hallo! Welcome to South Africa. Our trip kicks off at 6PM with a group meeting, sunset cocktails, and a Welcome Dinner at our exclusive and luxurious lodge. The rest of the evening is yours to relax and acquaint yourself with your fellow travellers.

We'll depart our hotel bright and early for an hour and a half drive to Botswana where, after clearing immigration, we'll cruise the Chobe River in search of hippos, crocodiles and elephants. We'll break for lunch, then continue to explore by safari vehicle. We may be lucky to spot lions, leopards and maybe even wild dogs before transferring back to our lodge in Zimbabwe for an optional dinner.

We'll start this action-packed day with a walking tour of the Zimbabwe side of the falls before walking across the Zambezi River where we'll enjoy an included lunch and a dip in Devil's Pool - the most adventurous infinity pool you'll ever visit. From here we'll head to a launch pad for our exhilerating helicopter ride through the Batoka Gorge and on to Victoria Falls, known as the greatest falling curtain of water in the world. Note: this is dry season, and while the flow of water may be low, the views without mist will be spectacular.

This morning we’ll cross the Victoria Falls Bridge into Zambia where we'll check out their side of the falls before our flight from Livingstone Airport to the Greater Kruger National Park area. Upon arrival, we’ll drive to one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries: the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and our all-inclusive luxury bush lodge. Following an afternoon game drive, we’ll feast on a delicious African meal, then get to know our hosts by the grand fireplace. In the background, through it all, we’ll be immersed in the wild soundscape of the African bush.

This morning we’ll awake to hot coffee and tea before we venture out for a sunrise game drive seeking out the Big 5. Back at the lodge, we’ll then have a hearty breakfast, some free time before a late lunch, and another game drive in the mid-afternoon. We'll return after dark to a lodge transformed by candles and lanterns. We'll enjoy cocktails and dinner on the terrace. It’s dreadfully charming, obnoxiously amazing, and the worst part is we must suffer through it all again tomorrow.

Today we’ll transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for a flight to Cape Town. We’ll then make our way to our lodge (or mansion, rather), that will serve as home base to explore the city and surrounds. This evening, we'll enjoy an included South African barbeque, cocktail party and bonfire with friends from the local community, in the comfort of our hotel.

This morning we’ll explore Cape Town’s landmark Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head. We’ll follow this up with a city tour including The Company’s Garden, the Castle of Good Hope, Greenmarket Square, and Bo-Kaap. It may sound ambitious, but it’s all very achievable, because by this point it will only be early afternoon. We'll be dropped off at the V&A Waterfront known for it's oceanside restaurants and fabulous shopping. From this point, the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy as you see fit (although an optional dinner will be on offer).

Today is devoted to a scenic drive around the Cape Peninsula. We’ll pass through the stunning Clifton and Camps Bay areas, along with Hout Bay. We'll visit the beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach known for its penguins. We should arrive back to Cape Town in time for high tea, Champagne and pastries. Being Halloween, we'll have an optional dinner arranged, and a special trick - or treat, up our sleeve.

Get ready to laugh and sip your way through the finest vineyards in Stellenbosch. We'll depart our hotel mid-day accompanied by an exuberant host who is a highly regarded South African wine judge and critic. We’ll enjoy two exclusive and backstage winery tours and tastings before a fabulous Farewell Dinner, complete with wine pairing.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure. Safe travels!

• Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures Joining/Finishing point hotels
• Group leader and/or Host from beginning to end of tour
• 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
• 5-star lodges (7 nights)
• 4-star bush lodge with all meals and local alcohol (3 nights)
• 24-minute helicopter ride over Victoria Falls
• Victoria Falls walking tours in both Zimbabwe and Zambia
• Botswana game drive and river cruise in Chobe National Park• Devil’s Pool excursion on the Zambezi River

• Twice-daily game drives in Sabi Sands Game Reserve
• Local alcoholic beverages at Cape Town hotel
• Cape Town/Table Mountain sightseeing
• Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope full day tour
• Full day Stellenbosch winery tour
• All gratuities for city guides, included meals and drivers

• International & Domestic Airfare
• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary
• Gratuities for guides/staff/butlers at lodges (approx $175)

• Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Visit www.outadventures.com/insurance for more details.

RATING:

David R

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Out Adventures did a fantastic job putting together this tour of South Africa and Zambia. Not only were the visits to Cape Town, Sabi Sands and Victoria Falls perfect in every way, Robert and the Out Adventures Team put together an outstanding set of hotels, guides, events, restaurants and tours.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Jon S.

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Out Adventures really delivers a fantastic experience for LGBT travelers.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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David D

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Out Adventures organized an incredible itinerary and the perfect survey trip for the southern part of Africa. With all of the highlights of Cape Town as well as an amazing safari experience and Victoria Falls, the trip really touched on the best of what Africa has to offer. Accommodations in Cape Town were incredible and other highlights included our day with the Wine Fairy, our many animal encounters, and our exploration of the falls.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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Brian H.

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Excellent trip with every single detail addressed perfectly. The group size was great and Robert couldn't have been better!!

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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