Travel With Kids South Africa Family Adventure Tour: July 11-18, 2017
This trip can also be booked as a customizable, individual family vacation any time of the year!
South Africa offers families the perfect combination of adventure travel and luxury. And with a colorful culture, rich history and amazing nature, it’s one of our favorite destinations. It was the site of our first Travel With Kids Family Adventure tour, which is one of the many reasons we are so excited to go back this summer! This summer’s itinerary will take us to different places in South Africa including the Soweto Township and Madikwe Game Reserve. Plus, take advantage of an optional add-on to visit Zambia and the world famous, one of the Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls!
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Overnight flight JFK to Johannesburg (airfare not included)
After arrival, transfer to 3 – 4-star hotel in/near Sandton City, the financial and business center of Johannesburg.
Overnight in Sandton City.
Stay in the cosmopolitan Sandton City area of Johannesburg. In the afternoon, take a full day tour of Soweto, once home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners – Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. During the 1980’s, Soweto was famous as the center of resistance to apartheid and was the site of the 1976 Student Uprising. Now, a peaceful place, Soweto is a center of culture and packed with museums. We will visit the Nelson Mandela House and the Apartheid Museum, which will give valuable insight into the history of South Africa. A tour through the temporary settlement is eye opening to the very real poverty that exists in Africa and show kids what is being done to help combat that poverty. Kids will enjoy meeting local kids in the school and Kliptown Youth Project. Deliver school supplies collected through the RePack Project to kids in need in Soweto.
After included breakfast, transfer by road to Madikwe Game Reserve. Pass through rural villages and stop at a market along the way. Once inside the park, enjoy an afternoon game drive before dinner.
Overnight and all meals and activities included in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Day 5 – 7:
After breakfast, head out by van through rural areas where real Africa life is going on all around to Madikwe Game Reserve. On the way, take a break at a colorful craft market overflowing with masks, carvings, weavings, jewelry and more. Located along the Botswana border in the north, Madikwe Game Reserve was opened in 1991 and encompasses grasslands punctuated by rocky outcroppings (think Lion King). This malaria-free reserve is a haven of amazing diversities and offers Big Five game viewing as well as a variety of lesser known animals. There is a good chance of seeing the Magnificent Seven which comprises the Big Five as well as the rare and endangered wild dog and cheetah. After checking in, enjoy tea and an afternoon safari.
Overnight at a luxurious 4-5-star game lodge inside the Madikwe Game Reserve. Stay in a secluded chalet surrounding the main lodge, each individually decorated to create a rich African feel, with en-suite bathroom and outside shower, full range of guest amenities, separate lounge and private wooden decks overlooking the tranquil forest and river. All meals, two game drives daily and activities included.
The Madikwe Game Park is home to the largest elephant population outside the Kruger National Park, black and white rhino, and the biggest disease free herd of buffalo in the country. Everyone in the family will be amazed at the up-close views of animals like lion, rhino, elephant and more.
Overnight at game lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve. All meals and two game drives included.
After a morning game drive and breakfast at Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge, we will be met by a guide for a transfer back to airport for return flight home or to hotel to await flight to Victoria Falls if you choose the add-on.
Victoria Falls Add-On
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for a flight to Zambia and Victoria Falls. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. After checking into a luxury hotel along the Zambezi River, enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River where you may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile and elephant in their home environment.
Overnight at a Victoria Falls lodge, a supreme property perfectly positioned to enjoy activities above and below the Falls. With a watering hole just nearby, relaxing on the spacious patio is both rejuvenating and entertaining! Breakfast included.
After breakfast, explore the falls with a guide. In the afternoon, enjoy an adventure activity the whole family will never forget!
Overnight at a Victoria Falls lodge. Breakfast included.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Victoria Falls Airport to board the flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival at OR Tambo Johannesburg Airport, you will connect to your flight to New York (JFK).
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*Prices and itinerary subject to change due to availability and/or currency fluctuation.
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