The Down To Earth safari option is one near and dear to our hearts. The lodges in this category have been carefully handpicked by us for those looking for a luxury African safari with a more exhilarating African adventure. The typical accommodation in this tier offers luxury tented accommodation, or 'glamping’ as it’s commonly known as these days.
These lodges offer guests a safari that truly captures the magic of the ‘tented camp’ experience, quintessential of early travels throughout Africa.
FROM $300/ pppn
The classic safari option merges the best of both the ‘Down To Earth’ and ‘The African Dream’, with accommodation types ranging from either luxury tents or conventional lodging or villas.
This luxury African safari option leaves no stone unturned with fantastic food, drinks, game drives and other optional activities such as bush walks.
The African Dream
Consider this is the Rolls Royce of safari lodges, the creme de la creme. Every single need will be looked after from hot coffee wake-up calls, food made by some of the best chefs in the business and you will of course be in the hands of some of the most experienced field guides and rangers in the industry.
The African Dream will truly be one African adventure to remember as you will be staying in some of the most
exclusive accommodation that Southern Africa has to offer.
FROM $900/ pppn
Our featured luxury safari Itineraries:
Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls
This three stop itinerary is a favourite and for good reason, as you get to explore three of Southern Africa’s most iconic destinations.
After what might have been a long flight into Cape Town, check into your hotel or villa, kick back, unwind and relax as you soak up the first of the African sun. A recommended minimum of three nights in Cape Town will afford you the opportunity to get a good feel for this vibrant city and we at My African Dream, will of course help tailor your itinerary to suit your favoured pace whether that be relaxing on the beach or getting stuck into activities.
After drinking in all what Cape Town has to offer, interpret that as you’d like, you will then jump onto a quick flight which will take you into the heart of the Kruger National Park. Depending on the location of your accommodation, you will be flown either into Skukuza Airport situated in the park itself, in which case we highly recommend to keep your eyes peeled as you might spot some wildlife as you come into land, or you will be flown into one of the nearby airports just outside of the park.
Our recommended amount of time spent in the park would be anywhere from 4-5 nights in order to get the most out of what the Kruger offers, and allowing you ample time to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city life, as you slowly becoming accustomed to the sights, smells and sounds of the bush.
Don’t pack away your camera just yet as the fun isn’t over. From the Kruger National Park, you will catch a short 1.5 hour flight into either Victoria Falls or Livingstone town, depending on whether you would like to be on the Zimbabwean or Zambian side. From the sky, you will get your first glimpse of the mighty Mosi-Oa-Tunya, which translates to ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, or if we’ve lost you already, we’re talking about Victoria Falls itself, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Both of these small towns on the banks of the Zambezi are beautiful to explore and the accommodation options on both sides offer fantastic experiences and activities on the Zambezi River and surroundings.
Cape Town, Winelands & Overnight Luxury Safari
Another favourite and recommended option to go for if you’re on a bit of a time constraint, is the Cape Town, Winelands and Overnight Safari option. This itinerary offers you the opportunity to soak up the ambience of Cape Town as well as experiencing the well-known wine farms that both locals and travellers adore, ending off with an overnight safari within the Western Cape.
As mentioned, this itinerary starts and ends in the coastal city of Cape Town where you can spend however long you desire exploring the city and all that it has to offer. From here, you will be taken to Franschhoek, a wine region just a short 45 minute drive outside of Cape Town. Franschhoek, originally known as ‘Oliphantshoek’ (Elephants Corner) due to the large amount of elephants found in the valley, is now best known as the gourmet capital of South Africa and is a picturesque town steeped in, you guessed it, French history.
Nestled amongst the mountains where wine and foodie lovers come in from around the world to get a taste of what it has to offer, you can spend the day or more exploring the surrounding wine farms and scenery via the Wine Tram, bikes, shuttles or self-drive.
After another short drive back to Cape Town, you have the option of either jumping on a helicopter or fixed-wing flight, or opt for a shuttle transfer to the nearby Aquila Lodge, a private 10,000 hectare conservancy in the town of Touws River. Aquila is now home to the big five which roam freely around this piece of beautiful land. If your timing is limited, you can either opt for a half-day, one day, or an overnight getaway before returning back to Cape Town, where you can either spend more time or return back home after what we promise will be an unforgettable adventure.