Islands of Siankaba, Kensington Place, Sabi Earth Lodge, Camp Jabulani
Thrills, spills, tours, safaris and elephant rides are the
nature of this 13 day adventure.
From the Mighty Victoria Falls, to the chilled atmosphere of
Cape Town and onto 2 amazing safari destinations where you will
encounter wild life up close and personal, including a ride or two
on an elephant!
Day 1-2: Islands of Siankaba, Livingstone, Zambia
On arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met by a
representative from Islands of Siankaba and transferred to the
The Islands of Siankaba Lodge is the most classic of forested
retreats. Siankaba's seven secluded chalets, each with its unique
and individually different view of the mighty Zambezi River, are
linked by a foot bridge to a haute cuisine restaurant. All of this
is located on two untouched islands in the middle of the mighty
Zambezi River situated between the 'Seventh Wonder of the Natural
World', the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the world famous Chobe
The Islands of Siankaba have been developed as a luxurious five
star lodge, exclusively sleeping just fourteen guests. The two
islands are linked by a suspension bridge leading to an overhead
walkway in the tree canopy which connects the elevated chalets.
Set within the tree canopy on the banks of the river are just
six tented chalets fashioned from teak and canvas. Each
privately situated room is large and spacious with ceiling fans,
luxurious furnishings and private viewing decks overlooking the
ever changing Zambezi River. Enjoy the privacy of these
viewing decks by settling down with a cold drink from your mini
bar, to while away an afternoon watching the Zambezi meander
The romantic en-suite bathrooms feature huge bath tubs, separate
showers, luxurious bath robes and offer a unique range of hand
selected aromatherapy bathroom products. The large and comfortable
beds, complete with down duvets and pillows, are positioned to
maximize the river views. Awakening to the view of the sun rising
over the Zambezi River is certainly an unforgettable
One of the distinctive features of the lodge is how the
excellence of its food and wines have developed a reputation for
'haute-cuisine in the bush' to complement its first class
25 miles from Victoria Falls, and just 30 miles from the
magnificent Chobe National Park, lie two densely forested islands
in the mighty Zambezi River. A place of spectacular natural beauty
and a haven for an astonishing variety of plant and birdlife.
- Tour of Victoria Falls
- Sunset cruise
- Makoro trips
- Nature trail
- Cultural Tour of Siankaba village and Mandia School by foot or
Activities that are available at extra cost and are subject to
availability and seasonal variations:
- Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls
- Massages and beauty treatments
- White Water Rafting
- Elephant Back Safaris
- Trips to Livingstone Island
- Trips to Livingstone Museum
- Micro light Flights
- Bunji Jumping
- Tours of Mosi O Tunya National Park and Chobe National
Spend 2 nights at Islands of Siankaba in a tented chalet
including: All meals, transfers to and from Livingstone Airport,
one trip to either the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of the falls
per stay and curio market shopping at the top of the falls, local
drinks and house wines, sundowner cruises, fishing, mokoro trips,
guided nature trail walk, picnic island lunch, cultural tour of
local villages on foot or mountain bike, visit to community nursery
Day 3-6: Kensington Place, Cape Town, South Africa
You will be driven from the lodge to Livingstone Airport. Depart
Livingstone on British Airways flight BA6292 at 01:30pm and arrive
Johannesburg at 03:15pm. Depart Johannesburg on BA6429 at 05:00pm
and arrive Cape Town at 07:10pm (flights excluded). You will be met
on arrival and driven to Kensington Place in a private vehicle.
"The coolest bolthole in the Cape... this place is a real find
not because the setting is so great, in front of Table Mountain
with views over town towards the Atlantic- but because of the
techno injection... The bar is sexy as hell, and the handpicked
furniture is fabulous. The reviewers are certainly not mincing
their words when they say this is the coolest luxury hotel in South
Africa. It is among the coolest and most sparkly boutique hotels
anywhere in the world.
Our luxury hotel offers spectacular views of Table Mountain and
is close to the National Park. The rooms are spacious and
tastefully decorated in the most contemporary style. Facilities
include twin/king size beds, iPod docking facilities, safe and
laptop and Skype phone facilities.
Though in leafy suburbia, our luxury hotel is well placed for
the city Centre of Cape Town. Attractions include a wide
variety of restaurants, Robben Island and its beautiful
Sink into the total comfort of meticulously designed suites
defined by a blend of luscious textures and contemporary detail
with 7 Superior Suites and 1 Standard Room.
Twin/King size bed (Superior Suites) ; Queen size Bed (Standard
Room) ; Audio Visual facilities
IPod Docking Station; Gym in a Bag; Hairdryers; Molton Brown
Beach Bag with Beach Towels; Private Terraces; Snack Box; Mini
Bar; Dressing Gowns & Slippers; Turn Down Service; Electronic
Safe; Laptop (with complimentary wi-fi); Skype Phone; Underfloor
24-Hour security; DVD and music library; Complimentary Wi-Fi
internet access; Pamper sessions arranged; Sports activities
arranged; Day trips and transfers arranged; Full Concierge
Bar and dining room; Lounge with fireplace; Off street parking;
Swimming pool; Large private terraces. All day breakfasts; 24
Room Service; Complimentary gym membership; Laptop and Skype phone
in every room; Beach towels and Sun Lotions; Canapés and
Spend 4 nights at Kensington Place in a superior room, including
Day 7-9: Sabi Earth Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa
You will be collected from the hotel and driven to the airport
in a private vehicle. Depart Cape Town on South African Airways
flight SA8663 at 10:00am and arrive Kruger Airport at 12:35pm
You will be met and assisted on arrival, and depart on a light
aircraft transfer to the lodge.
Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolizing a new era in luxury South
African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost
invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space
to present a lodge like no other. Taking its cue from the
surrounding environment, it has been described as the most
environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.
Earth Lodge reveals itself in a series of sensory revelations.
On arrival a hidden corridor leads you down on a journey to a
unique and unforgettable experience. The unexpected entrance opens
to a panorama of uninterrupted bushveld. As in nature everything at
Earth Lodge exists in harmony and you are immediately aware of a
sense of calm and a restoring spirit.
Home to 13 ultra-luxurious suites including the Amber
Presidential Suite, the lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge
style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation.
Each of the suites at this luxury lodge features individually
designed furniture, private plunge pool, en-suite glass fronted
bathroom and indoor and outdoor shower. The natural wooden
sculptures by renowned South African artist Geoffrey Armstrong add
a powerful magic.
The Amber Suite is a glorious celebration of generous size and
space. Beyond belief in its beauty, from the magnificent carved
wooden headboard to the deep egg-shaped bath, the suite boasts its
own steam room, study and kitchen. It captures the spirit of nature
and luxury in one unique experience.
The Outdoor boma, its walls sculpted from tree roots and piled
up piece by piece, captures the drama of the African night and
evokes the power of the wilderness.
An indoor/outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole and
unending bushveld, a secluded library, art gallery, meditation
garden; and an underground wine cellar with a collection of over
6000 bottles of rare wines, the venue for an unforgettable dining
experience - everything at this luxury lodge has been created for
While on safari escape to the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge and
indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, treatments and
Each morning and evening you will depart from this luxury safari
lodge into the wilderness, either by open Land Rover or on foot for
a walking safari, accompanied by your armed and knowledgeable Game
Ranger and Shangaan Tracker. Close enough to share in a thrilling
encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures. Sabi Sabi
epitomises Africa's magic. With no fences between the reserve and
the Kruger Park, big game abounds, moving freely through this
unspoiled part of the ancient African continent. The Reserve is
blessed with a great biodiversity of habitat and wildlife giving an
excellent chance of close encounters with the 'Big Five' -
elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard - as well as wild dog
and cheetah. With over 300 bird species, the reserve is a
Spend 3 nights at Sabi Earth Lodge in a suite including open
Land Rover safaris by day and at night to see Africa's big game
accompanied by qualified rangers and trackers, environmental
awareness walking safaris, breakfast, lunch and "boma" dinner and a
house selection of beverages, a fine selection of sundowner drinks
during your evening safari as well as return transfers from the
Sabi Sabi Airstrip are complimentary.
Day 10-12: Camp Jabulani, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Depart the Sabi Sands on a light aircraft transfer to Hoedspruit
airport. You will be met on arrival by a Camp Jabulani guide and
driven to the lodge.
Camp Jabulani is a perfect translation of the African bush,
seamlessly blending classic and elegant interiors (fit
for princes and kings, but warm enough to make the most
"down-to-earth" feel completely at home) with the natural bush
beyond. A camp of and within the elements!
Rich textures of organic elements create a harmonious and
pleasing balance between "designer" and "authentic". Grass-pressed
mud walls, stone floors and thatched roofs are but some of the
natural features guests may expect to find. An open flow of
light and air allow for a communion with the African bush without
forsaking optimum comfort. Rich woods, crystal glasses, silver
service somehow seamlessly blend into an experience of genuine
hospitality and sensory indulgence.
The camp is built along the bank of a seasonal stream. An
open-plan dining room and lounge merge with the wooden deck which
lies in the shade of gigantic leadwood
trees (around which the main facility was constructed). An
impressive suspension bridge connects these living areas with
the suites which lie scattered beyond the river bed.
The sole objective of the team of professionally skilled and
personable staff is to meet the needs of their valued guests. To
indulge, spoil, pamper and entertain. But most importantly - to
share with them the story and the experience of the elephants.
Each of the six luxury suites is remote and private. Massive
wooden sliding doors present interiors which are a pure translation
of style, comfort, elegance and overall - an appreciation of the
natural environment. Pure cotton sheets, massive stone tubs,
an outdoor glass-enclosed shower, a fire-place with a separate
lounge area, and a private plunge pool complement each of the
rooms. Suites are also equipped with a mini-bar, safe, hairdryer
and electric blankets. Comfort is ensured by the 24 hour
temperature control and overhead ceiling fan.
During the day the "walls" of the suites are rolled away to
bring the bush just that bit closer. In the evenings, cozy
lighting, a blazing fire and a welcoming bed draw to a perfect
close another day in Africa.
Nothing quite tops the first introduction to the Camp Jabulani
elephants! Their sheer size and presence are humbling.
Paul bridges the gap between man and giant with an informative
introduction and orientation into the personalities of the
elephants - providing useful information that will no doubt both
entertain and educate. And so begins the elephant safari. Each
participant is partnered with an elephant based on temperament.
Guests mount their elephant via a specially constructed ramp.
Saddles have been designed with comfort in mind - for both the
elephants and riders. Made of high density foam (ensuring a light
weight), they are built up laterally, and have both handles and
stirrups. Atop their mighty spines, guests soon become lulled
by the step by step amble - the gentle "side to side" rocking
motion. Moving in single file (with Jabulani in the lead), silence
reigns. A silence with no words - but with beautiful harmonious
communication of the bush and its inhabitants.
This private game reserve, situated in Limpopo Province, covers
prime big-game territory and enjoys panoramic views of the nearby
Drakensberg mountain range, and is only 40 km from the Kruger
National Park. It is also central to the scenic areas of Mpumalanga
and Limpopo Provinces.
As a result of a successful animal relocation programme, the
reserve now supports a wide variety of game including elephant,
buffalo, rhinoceros, giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, waterbuck,
kudu and many other species of antelope. Predators include lion,
leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and many smaller species. Bird
watching is most rewarding and more than 350 species have been
The reserve has gained a reputation as a centre for wildlife
management and research. Although tourism features prominently, it
is the aim of the owner and her team to maintain a balance between
the demands of tourism and conservation.
Spend 3 nights at Camp Jabulani including 50%
off the 03rd night, in luxury air-conditioned suites.
Butler and daily laundry service. All meals, snacks, beverages and
local branded alcoholic drinks. Daily activities including elephant
excursions, game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush
walks, accompanied by experienced game rangers and expert elephant
handlers. Additional activities such as clay pigeon shooting can be
arranged on request. A visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species
Centre. Return road transfers between Camp Jabulani and Hoedspruit
Day 13: Departure
Your game ranger will drive you to Hoedspruit airport. Depart on
South African Airways flight back to Johannesburg (flight
Connect on to your international flight home.