Legendary Landscapes of Antarctica + Botswana

Legendary Landscapes: Antarctica & Botswana

Date:  Mon, Nov 22 2021—Mon, Dec 6 2021

Group Size: 13 Adults

Countries: South Africa, Antarctica, Botswana

Accommodations: Cape Grace Hotel, White Desert Antarctica - Wolfs Fang Camp, Vumbura Plains North, DumaTau

Price: $69,435

Itinerary:

Days 1-2: Cape Town

The Cape Grace Hotel is situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, and there is no better position from which to soak in the natural beauty of South Africa’s Mother City. The Cape Grace Hotel has 120 large, luxurious rooms each complete with a shower and bath, and beautiful views of the harbor and mountain. Rare fabrics, intriguing artifacts and original antiques speak of the Cape’s colorful past, whilst local painting and sculpture lend a contemporary flair to the decor and feel, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere is felt throughout.

Days 3-6: Antarctica

This icy expanse stretches out to cover more than 14 million square kilometres, making it the 5fth largest continent in the world. It is situated almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle, which means that temperatures are consistently below zero throughout a majority of the year. Such conditions make life relatively sparse compared to other regions in the world, but the Antarctic animals that do occupy this frosty landscape are well adapted to handle the incredibly harsh conditions seen regularly by explorers and scientists stationed there. While the landscape may seem somewhat desolate to the untrained observer, it is actually one of the most interesting places on earth.

In the heart of Queen Maud Land lies Wolf’s Fang Explorer, White Desert Antarctica’s adventure camp. A 5-hour éight from Cape Town aboard a private jet, Wolf’s Fang Explorer is a warm and relaxing base-camp, with heated tents, showers and a welcoming dining and relaxation area serving delicious meals and wines from the Cape Winelands. Wolf’s Fang Explorer is our starting point for exploring the pristine Antarctic wilderness and taking part in activities including hiking, climbing, ice-climbing, fatbiking and skidooing.
* Thank you to Kelvin Troutman for Wolf's Fang Camp photos

Days 7-8: Cape Town

The Cape Grace Hotel is situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, and there is no better position from which to soak in the natural beauty of South Africa’s Mother City. Discover all the incredible activities available in Cape Town and this region.

Days 9-11: Botswana - Okavanga Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most impressive wildlife areas. As famous as Tanzania/s Serengeti or Kenya’s Masai Mara, the Okavango is the world/s only inland delta and is an area of exceptional natural beauty. Its lily-scattered flood plains and palm-fringed islands have exceptionally high concentrations of Africa’s big game in one of the continent/s most beautiful settings. The Okavango is an area that exceeds expectations and would certainly stake its claim as the world/s best safari destination.

Luxurious Vumbura Plains lies in an area that is a mix of water and dry land. The wildlife is diverse, so that both land and water activities on vehicles, mekoro and boats deliver an all-round African safari experience. Accommodation: Vumbura Plains comprises two satellite camps, each with its own main area with an expansive vista across the  floodplains and furnished with idiosyncratic objects d’art. The 14 tents, raised off the ground, are unique and contemporary in design, with extensive use of light, wood and space. Each includes a sunken lounge, salon, and plunge pool. Each of the two family units have private decks linking the two separate tents. Purpose: The concession is leased from the villages through the Okavango Community Trust in a partnership that ensures that the benefits of ecotourism are shared with our neighboring rural stakeholders.

Days 12-14: Botswana - Linyanti

Located just to the west of the famous Savute marsh area of the Chobe National Park, the reserve is one of the best examples of Botswana/s high-end private reserves. The game viewing on offer here is simply superb: all the predators are brilliantly visible and there are high concentrations of elephant and buffalo. When you add in the fact that Linyanti is home to some of the most exclusive lodges in Africa, you have one of the continent/s finest safari region.

DumaTau’s extensive lagoon frontage ensures that each ultra-spacious guest suite tent has uninterrupted views over Osprey Lagoon, and the movements of the mega-herds of elephant that the Linyanti is so famous for. Accommodation: All seven twin tented suites and one family unit have a private plunge pool and an inviting lounge, and feature a spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. The main dining and lounge areas boast unimpeded wide-angle vistas, overlooking the wildlife-rich lagoon, while the centrally located Osprey Retreat wellness centre and gym ' shared with Little DumaTau ‘ includes an inviting shaded deck, a lap pool, spa, a drinks and snack counter, and Safari Boutique. DumaTau runs on 100K solar energy.

Day 15: Departure day.