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Super Sabbatical in Southern Africa

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique

Africa as a destination can never be fully explored; there will always be more to see. With this ultimate sabbatical itinerary, we feel that you will have to chance to witness some of the very best that Southern Africa has to offer.

At a Glance

  • Totally customized sabbatical vacations ranging in any length of time

  • Tick the things off your bucket list that you've always been meaning to do

  • Visit the very best of what Southern Africa has to offer

  • Whatever you want to do with this important time, we can help

  • Combine the ultimate safari with a city break, spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches

Adventure, Couples, Off the beaten track, Sabbaticals

Insider's View

We can tailor this trip totally to what you want to do and what you want to see.

Scott Dunn team

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your vacation

Description

From the buzz of Cape Town and beauty of the Winelands, to the breathtaking scenery of Namibia, the phenomenal game viewing in the Okavango Delta and the endless vistas of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the majestic Victoria Falls and the beautiful beaches of Mozambique, this is the ultimate five week sabbatical trip.

Of course, at Scott Dunn our vacations are one hundred percent tailored to you and this itinerary is just a suggestion of one of our many dream trips to Africa. This is your once-in-a-lifetime vacation and we can tailor the dream trip for you, ticking off whatever it is that you most want to do and see.

Spend a few days exploring Cape Town and here we can book absolutely everything for you whether it be getting you into the city's most exclusive restaurants, paddle boarding with the penguins at Boulders Beach or abseiling off Table Mountain. The Winelands are a great addition to any trip to South Africa and you can spend your days enjoying long, lazy lunches and exploring the endless vineyards. Top tip; we always recommend visiting the smaller off the map vineyards where you can have a much more personal and exclusive wine tasting experience and talk to the experts themselves.

Namibia is an absolute must do for anyone doing a trip such as this and whether it is your first time to Africa or your twenty-first, you cannot help but be awe-struck by the breathtaking scenery of this unique country. Head down to the red dunes in Sossusvlei before exploring the eerie Skeleton Coast and Swakopmund; Namibia's coastal playground. By this point, you'll probably be hungry for a taste of safari so a few days game driving across the Etosha saltpan should satisfy your craving. For the ultimate end to the Namibian part of you adventure why not fly up to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, one of the most exclusive camps in Africa and also one of the most remote.

Now onto the serious game viewing. There is no where better than Botswana for this and any of the lodges we work with in the Okavango Delta will provide you with phenomenal game viewing. Talk to one of our Africa experts today who will help pick the perfect lodge for you, whether you want boating, walking, riding or driving safaris, we can help. To top off your time in Botswana hop down to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans which is one of the largest salt pans in the world and the camps here are some of the most unique in the world.

When you think of Africa, safari usually springs to mind but not far behind this will usually be The Victoria Falls. Whether you simply want to spend your days relaxing on the banks of the mighty Zambezi or are looking for a more adrenalin packed few days of white water rafting and bungee jumping, no trip around Southern Africa is complete without visiting one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

After all of this adventure, you will definitely be in need of some rest and relaxation and we recommend soaking up some sunshine on the beautiful beaches of Mozambique. Picture powder white sand and turquoise waters, fresh fish straight from the ocean and sipping cocktails from your private pool while the sun dips below the horizon. It will be the perfect end to your perfect trip.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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1 night Fly to Cape Town Overnight Flight
4 nights

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape View Clifton
3 nights

The Winelands, South Africa

Babylonstoren
Cape Town - Windhoek
3 nights

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Little Kulala
2 nights

Swakopmund, Namibia

Pelican Point Lodge
Swakopmund - Etosha Charter Flight
2 nights

Etosha, Namibia

Little Ongava
Etosha - Hoanib Charter Flight
2 nights

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari - Windhoek Charter Flight
1 night

Windhoek, Namibia

The Olive Exclusive
Windhoek - Maun Charter Flight
4 nights

Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Delta - Makgadikgadi Charter Flight
4 nights

Makgadikgadi, Botswana

San Camp
Makgadikgadi - Livingstone Day Flight
3 nights

Livingstone, Zambia

Tongabezi
Livingstone - Johannesburg
1 night

Johannesburg, South Africa

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
Johannesburg to Vilanculous
7 nights

Quirimbas and the north coast, Mozambique

Azura at Quilalea
Vilanculous - Johannesburg
1 night Fly home from Johannesburg Overnight Flight

Location & Directions

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique

This tailor made itinerary can be designed to be exactly what you want and this is simply a starter template to be tailored to you. If you want reduce the amount of traveling on focus on one or two countries or whether you want to add even more on your trip, we can organize it for you.

When to go

Year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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