Ker & Downey is excited to announce our Southern Africa Small Group Tour. Beginning on March 1, 2022, this 12-night tour features the best of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Experience small group travel like never before — the Ker & Downey way.
Southern Africa Small Group Tour
Departing March 1, 2022
13 days | 8 to 12 travelers | $12,200 per person
Tour At A Glance:
Mar. 1: Johannesburg | City Lodge OR Tambo International Airport
Mar. 2-4: Sabi Sabi Game Reserve | Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
Mar. 5-6: Victoria Falls | Victoria Falls Hotel
Mar. 7-9: Central Kalahari | Dinaka
Mar. 10-12 Okavango Delta | Kanana
Mar. 13: Depart
Southern Africa Small Group Tour Full Itinerary
Ker & Downey’s Southern Africa Small Group Tour first begins in South Africa. Depending on your personal flight route, land in Johannesburg for a night to recover from the long trip. Then set off for three nights in the bush at the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Hundreds of species of animals roam freely between this exclusive private reserve and neighboring Kruger National Park.
After seeking out the Big Five, fly north to the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, lovingly referred to as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or the “smoke that thunders” by the locals. While here, take in the falls from every vantage point — on a private walking tour and thrilling river cruise — discovering for yourself the undeniable beauty that mesmerized explorer David Livingstone.
Then fly to the Dinaka Private Game Reserve, situated on the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The Kalahari Desert is vast and arid. Over three days, explore the world’s second-largest game reserve and its many desert-adapted species. Then conclude your journey in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. Its many lagoons and channels are the lifeblood of Botswana, drawing massive herds of elephants as well as huge concentrations of game and birds.
Finally, board a light aircraft flight to Maun where you will connect to Johannesburg and onto your final destination. Alternatively, speak to us about how you can add onto the Southern Africa Small Group Tour with a post-tour extension!
To see the full Southern Africa Small Group Tour itinerary as well as additional trip details, click here.
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
Nestled deep in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve overlooking the Mshthlu riverbed, Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp is comprised of just six luxurious suites. All suites feature contemporary African design, indoor and outdoor showers, private viewing decks, and heated spas overlooking the river.
Victoria Falls Hotel
Established in 1904, the Victoria Falls Hotel, intimately known as the “Grande Dame” to her admirers, has been the address of choice for royal families, statesmen, celebrities, and discerning travelers who wish to explore the wonders of untamed Africa. The rooms are warm and inviting, with four-poster canopy beds, antique furniture, and magnificent views of the bridge crossing into Zambia and the “smoking thunder” coming from the falls.
Dinaka is an intimate safari lodge of just seven raised safari tents, perched on the northern boundary of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Moreover, guests benefit from stunning views of the reserve from the raised decks.
Kanana is located within the inner reaches of the Okavango Delta. The sparkling clear and clean waters are the pulse of the region, attracting a variety of birdlife, elephants, predators, and prey. Eight luxury tents sit on raised platforms the ensure each guest has a view of the floodplain. Game drives are popular here; however, the best experience is on foot or gliding silently through the Delta by mokoro.
Everyone wants a perfect trip, but not everyone knows how to plan one. Therefore, Ker & Downey has created this Southern Africa Small Group Tour itinerary to take the pressure off planning, immerse you in new cultures, and allow you to experience the world in a whole new way. When you travel with Ker & Downey, you can expect VIP airport assistance where available, luxury transfers, private guides, and 24-hour access to assistance during your trip as standard.
Please note: Throughout your trip, you may be required to take one or more COVID-19 tests. We have already factored in any tests required during your trip. Additionally, we’ve taken into account the amount of time needed to process the tests. Your Ker & Downey host will handle any necessary details regarding those required tests for you. However, you are responsible for taking your own test and confirming your results before your first flight.
To see the full itinerary as well as additional trip details, click here.
To secure your spot on our Southern Africa Small Group Tour, contact us.