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11-day LGBT+, all-inclusive African adventure including Victoria Falls, Safari, and Cape Town! 

From exotic game drives to wine tours, enjoy the finest luxury accommodations as Brand g Vacations explores Zimbabwe’s acclaimed Victoria Falls, Lion Sands Private Game Reserve and vibrant Cape Town, South Africa!

If you have ever had an interest in an African Safari, now is the time! Lion Sands Game Reserve is known for frequent sightings of all of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard), as well as exotic birds and other wild life rarely found in other places.

No trip to Africa would be complete without a visit to Victoria Falls, which you’ll have the opportunity to explore by water, land, and helicopter. You’ll also have a free morning to take part in an optional adventure tour such as swimming in Devil’s Pool, zip lining or the infamous Victoria Falls Gorge Swing. Here we will overnight at the internationally acclaimed Victoria Falls Hotel.

Once in Cape Town, you will be amazed by the beauty of the city, with its gorgeous beach scene, great restaurants and cosmopolitan nightlife. Included is a visit to Cape of Good Hope and a trip to South Africa’s wine country. Includes free time for an optional tour such as a visit to Table Mountain, cage diving with sharks, or a visit to Robben Island.

Luxury Level: ***** Five Star       
Activity Level: Low to Moderate

Highlights:

  • Breathtaking helicopter ride over Victoria Falls
  • Adrenaline pumping optional excursions over the Victoria Falls Gorge
  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Four days at the luxurious Lion Sands Private Game Reserve
  • The opportunity to see the “Big Five” – Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Cape Buffalo and Rhino and many more exciting species
  • Four days in Cape Town at the beautiful and luxurious One and Only Hotel
  • Stunning day trip along the Cape Peninsula including a visit to the Cape of Good Hope
  • A full day to enjoy the Cape Winelands and taste some of the local vintages
  • A full day on your own in Cape Town to take in an optional tour to Robben Island, Table Mountain or to go Shark Cage Diving

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel | Wild Africa Travel CompanyWild Africa Travel Company

 

The internationally-acclaimed Victoria Falls Hotel is set in acres of private gardens, and was established in 1904. For over 90 years, visiting members of Royal families, Heads of State, celebrities, authors, journalists and poets have preferred to stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel, where they are assured of total privacy, comfort and care.

All rooms are well-appointed, cool and comfortable – each room is air-conditioned, with every modern amenity. The beautifully appointed Edwardian swimming pool, surrounded by lush gardens and exotic trees, gives total privacy.

Dates of Stay: November 25-27

Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge | Luxury Safari Lodge | Sabi Sand Reserve | South Africa - African Dreams™

 

Lion Sands River Lodge is a classically-styled 5-star safari lodge. Designed to bring guests as close to the wild as possible, this exclusive lodge offers an unforgettable safari experience with big game and the Big 5. Each of the eighteen, thatched en-suited air-conditioned bedrooms is a large, stylish and tranquil space with its own wooden viewing deck and luxuries like indoor and outdoor showers.

Dates of Stay: November 27- December 1

One & Only Cape Town

one only palmilla – Hotel-Online

 

Nestled within a natural amphitheater shaped by the vertical cliffs of Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head sits Cape Town in all of its coastal glory. Here, commanding an enviable spot in the city’s fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, is One & Only Cape Town, overlooking the marina with panoramic views of Table Mountain. An urban chic waterfront resort with unprecedented levels of luxury, One & Only is a place of friendly calm and gracious hospitality for all. All rooms have expansive views of the private Marina or the surrounding mountains.

Dates of Stay: December 1 – 5

Additional post program nights available upon request.

The tour officially begins at the Johannesburg Airport, where we will take flight BA6285 (or similar) from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls (this flight is included in the
cost of the trip). The flight departs Johannesburg at 11:25am and arrives to Victoria Falls at 1:05pm.

Your international arrival may dictate an overnight in Johannesburg in order to make this morning flight to Victoria Falls. When making your flight arrangements, please consult flight options in the FAQ section and if necessary, hotel options for Johannesburg in the
optional add on section.

Upon arrival to Victoria Falls you will experience a breath-taking helicopter flight over the falls, and a guided walking tour of the falls. Your overnight accommodations at the Victoria Falls Hotel include a group dinner at the hotel’s Jungle Junction restaurant. (D)

Tour of Victoria Falls:
Difficulty Level: 2/5: Easy walking required which may include stairs and uneven surfaces. Duration Approx: 2.5 Hours

This morning is your opportunity to take part in an exhilarating optional adventure tour. Check out the Add-Ons section for details and pricing of Devil’s Pool, zip line,
canopy tour, or the infamous gorge swing. Or, spend the morning relaxing at the hotel.

After lunch at the Lookout Café overlooking the Victoria Falls Gorge your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the hotel, or do some shopping at the local crafts market.

Tonight enjoy the Zambezi River in a new way, aboard a luxury all-inclusive dinner
cruise. (B, L, D)

After a leisurely morning at the hotel, we transfer to the Livingstone Airport in Zambia for an included flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Nelspruit,
from where we will take a 2hr transfer to your luxury private lodge from where you will enjoy your first game drive, followed by a delicious welcome dinner*. (B, D)

Game Drive:
Difficulty Level: 1/5: Very easy walking required which may include stairs and uneven surfaces. Duration Approx: 2.5 Hours

*Your stay at Lion Sands includes all meals, teas/coffees, snacks, selected beverages and laundry.

Enjoy a sunrise game drive followed by a buffet breakfast. Today might be a good day for a walking safari with your guide. Enjoy some free time before a late lunch before heading out again to spot some of the Big 5. This evening recount your sightings with your fellow Brand g guests in our private lodge and continue conversations over a
delicious dinner complimented by local South African wines. (B, L, D)

Sunrise/Afternoon/Sunset Game Drive:
Difficulty Level: 1/5: Very easy walking required which may include stairs and uneven surfaces. Duration Approx: 2.5 Hours

Walking Safari – Ad Hock during your stay:
Difficulty Level: 3/5: Moderate walking required which may include stairs and uneven surfaces. Duration Approx: 2.5 Hours

Another day in your luxury private lodge starts with an early safari today, ask your guide about the Small Five. Return to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast and  perhaps an opportunity to visit a local village. Today at the lodge enjoy the pool, or perhaps a spa treatment, a delicious late lunch and an afternoon siesta, followed by a
sunset game drive. (B, L, D)

Sunrise/Afternoon/Sunset Game Drive:
Difficulty Level: 1/5: Very easy walking required which may include stairs and uneven surfaces. Duration Approx: 2.5 Hours

Today is our last full day to enjoy our beautiful accommodations at the Lion Sands River Lodge. Take full advantage of your knowledgeable guides and challenge them to help you check off the final Big or Small Five off your list. Of course, you’ll be delighted by a delicious breakfast, lunch and a festive farewell dinner with
wonderful wines. (B, L, D)

Sunrise/Afternoon/Sunset Game Drive:
Difficulty Level: 1/5: Very easy walking required which may include stairs and uneven surfaces. Duration Approx: 2.5 Hours

Today we transfer to Skukuza Airport for an included flight to Cape Town to begin our stay in this beautiful city. Upon arrival you will visit Signal Hill for an incredible view of Cape Town and the bay as well as enjoying a city orientation en route to the luxurious One and Only Hotel, located in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

After some time to settle in, we will transfer by coach to the Green Point neighborhood for some interactive drumming and a delicious set-menu dinner featuring some of the favorite foods from across Africa and local cultural entertainment. (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a full day tour of the stunning Cape Peninsula, including the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and a funicular ride to the summit, as well as a delicious local lunch. After we visit Boulders Beach and Simons Town. We’ll return to the One and Only hotel late afternoon. and the evening is at your leisure to explore Cape Town’s fantastic restaurants and nightlife, including the Victoria and Alfred waterfront. (B,L)

Tour Of Cape Peninsular:
Difficulty Level: 2/5: Easy walking required which may include stairs and uneven surfaces. Duration Approx: 7 Hours

Today is at your leisure. Sleep in, enjoy the hotel’s spa, or explore some of the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Alternatively, take part in one of the optional tours
of Table Mountain, Robben Island or for the brave, enjoy diving with sharks. See the Add-Ons section to book these optional tours.

Late this afternoon we transfer by coach to the award-winning wine estate of De Grendel for a beautiful sunset cocktail and dinner. (B, D)

After another delicious breakfast at the hotel we depart for a full day tour of the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Participate in wine tastings and enjoy an incredible luxury picnic lunch at the Warwick Wine Estate. We return to the hotel late afternoon, where you’ll be at your leisure for dinner and another chance to enjoy the nightlife of Cape Town. (B, L)

Tour Of Cape Winelands:
Difficulty Level: 2/5: Easy walking required which may include stairs and uneven surfaces. Duration Approx: 6 Hours

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your included transfer to the Cape Town Airport for your outbound flight. (B)

Travel the Globe We can’t say enough great things about Concierge Travel. We’ve traveled the globe with you every year (sometimes 2x a year) for the past 10 years. Your attention to detail from the 1st phone call to gather trip info all the way to debarkation is superb. The Boyz of Concierge Travel are always friendly and accommodating in every situation. We look forward to booking our next trip with you.

Mike Annis and John Hall

Mike Annis and John Hall