FOR FIRST-TIME-IN-AFRICA FAMILIES
8 nights: Livingstone (Victoria Falls), Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and Cape Town.
Your family’s African story begins on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River at The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara. You are staying on the Zambian side of the iconic Victoria Falls, a world heritage site and the largest curtain of falling water on earth, a magnificent first experience. Everyone in the family enjoys the privilege of complimentary access to the falls via a private entrance from the property.
Your generous hotel room captures the glorious era of exploration that discovered the falls, evoking elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style. This is your base for unforgettable adventures. The most unforgettable views of the falls are from the air on a microlight or helicopter, which will make the whole family flip. You spend hours on the Zambezi: world-famous white water rafting for teens or the young-at-heart, or more leisurely river cruises or day trips to Livingstone Island for the more relaxed members of the family.
After a short flight and vehicle transfer, your next destination is the Sabi Sand safari destination in South Africa. As you arrive at Inyati Private Game Reserve you are all struck by a remarkable feeling of peace and tranquility. You are greeted by the genial and well-trained management and staff who are your hosts for the next three days. Situated on the scenic banks of the perennial Sand River, Inyati is set in the most diverse and beautiful bushveld, in one of the world’s largest and most prestigious private conservancies, where there are activities for all ages.
You explore the area in a multitude of ways. Safaris on open 4×4 vehicles where you spot the Big 5: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. You take nature walks where you learn about the smaller animals, plants and wealth of birds. Giraffe, zebra and all the other unique African plains animals are in abundance. Fishing is possible for the enthusiasts and your knowledgeable guides are on hand to explain all the sights and sounds.
Your journey is completed by a few glorious days in Cape Town. Your hotel is set right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront puts you close to all of Cape Town’s main tourist attractions and within walking distance of the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with platinum dining and shopping. As well as the Aquarium for youngsters, there are water activities for teens, and world-class Zeitz Museum of Modern African Art and celebrated cultural Silo District for all.
Enjoy sweeping views out to sea towards Robben Island and the majestic Table Mountain from your balcony. Long sunny days take you to prisitine beaches, cultural and historical attractions, and iconic sights. Mom can enjoy time at the in-hotel Spa and dad can play golf at The Metropolitan Golf Course around the corner. You spend time making memories together seeing penguins at Boulders, visiting Cape Point, traveling Chapman’s Peak drive. The Winelands make an amazing day trip, moving between exquisite estates tucked amongst vineyards, tasting local wines and sampling award-winning cuisine. We select estates geared to the ages of the younger family members.
This is a diverse and well-rounded experience for all, giving you a perfect first taste of quintessential Africa that none of you ever forget.