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Southern Africa Luxury Gay Safari Tour

Southern Africa Luxury Gay Safari
South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana

Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Ngala Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, and more!

11 Days from Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa

October 6 – 16, 2020

 

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South Africa gay safariOur Luxury Gay Safari Tour to Southern Africa will be an experience you will not want to miss. There is nothing more thrilling than an African safari and we will spend 3 nights at the beautiful andBeyond Nagal Safari Lodge, located in a private game reserve in the heart of Kruger National Park, south Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. We will enjoy a variety of activities such as twice-daily game drives with intimate wildlife encounters, interpretive bush walks, tracking and photographic safaris and conservation experiences including rhino notching.

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But before we embark on our safari, marvel at the spectacular Victoria Falls, known locally as “The Smoke that Thunders.” Enjoy a tour of the Falls as well as other activities from safari to village life. Also, drive to Botswana for a tour in Chobe National Park, famous for its huge concentrations of African Elephant and Cape Buffalo.

 

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End this amazing journey in beautiful Cape Town at the One&Only Hotel. Our program includes a full day to Cape of Good Hope. Also take a trip to the wine region and sample some of South Africa’s finest wines.

Our journey is the perfect way to explore this region of the world. A bucket list trip, for sure!

 

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Southern Africa Luxury Gay Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 0 - Monday, October 5, 2020
Depart Home to Johannesburg, South Africa
Depart the USA, Canada, Europe on any regularly scheduled flight to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB).

 

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa gay tourArrive in the second largest city in Africa, Johannesburg.

You will be met outside customs and transferred to the Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa, a historic Johannesburg hotel, set in a 10-acre oasis of manicured gardens, attracting a well-heeled mix of guests and locals. Nelson Mandela lived here when it was a private home and wrote his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.

Meals: Dinner
Hotel: Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, 5*
Room: Classic Room

 

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls gay travelToday we fly to Victoria Falls where we will explore the offerings of the Matetsi River Lodge, boasting of exceptional views alongside the quiet murmur of the Zambezi’s running waters. Enjoy mouth-watering meals served beneath a canopy of mangosteen and waterberry trees and, as the sun slips beneath the water, gather in the cozy bar area to swap stories of the day’s adventures.

Spend a 3 night stay at Matetsi Victoria Falls in a River Lodge Suite with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes all meals, the house selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities including game drives, game walks, bird watching, a cruise on the Zambezi River, fishing and canoeing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Matetsi River Lodge, Victoria Falls, 5*
Room: River Lodge Suite

 

Day 3 - Thursday, October 8, 2020
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Gay Victoria Falls tourDiscover the breathtaking rainforest and the majestic Victoria Falls, an awe-inspiring spectacle. The Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. We will take a tour of the Falls.

You may enjoy enhancing your visit with a helicopter ride to see the Falls from a bird’s eye perspective. This evening the amenities at the Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Matetsi River Lodge, Victoria Falls, 5*
Room: River Lodge Suite

 

Day 4 - Friday, October 9, 2020
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Botswana gay safariTravel to Botswana for a day-trip to Chobe National Park. With some of the highest game density in all of Africa, Chobe is known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo.

After an exciting day on safari in Botswana, return to Matetsi River Lodge for a delicious dinner and evening at the camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Matetsi River Lodge, Victoria Falls, 5*
Room: River Lodge Suite

 

Day 5 - Saturday, October 10, 2020
Fly to Ngala Private Game Reserve, inside Kruger National Park
Ngala gay safariCross from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe into Livingstone, Zambia for a flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, South Africa.

Upon arrival, drive the Ngala Private Game Reserve, about 3.5 hours. Thrill in the excitement of safari during your 3 nights stay at andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge in a cottage with ensuite bathroom and intimate veranda. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives, a 1 hour nature walk and laundry service.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, Ngala Private Game Reserve, 5*
Room: Cottage

 

Day 6 - Sunday, October 11, 2020
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
Kruger national parkWith hearty breakfasts and delicious lunches served in the dappled shade of an enormous weeping boerbean tree, we will have plenty of energy to embrace the wild with various scheduled safari activities in the mornings and again in the late afternoons.

In the evenings, after a day of exhilarating game drives, interpretive nature walks, and a tracking adventure, the lodge’s hospitable staff will greet us with a banquet in the elegant candlelit courtyard or with an African feast around the blazing boma fire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, Ngala Private Game Reserve, 5*
Room: Cottage

 

Day 7 - Monday, October 20, 2020
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
Africa gay safariOur expedition continues at Kruger National Park with additional game drives and natural adventures.

Take some time to enjoy the amenities of the lodge with a dip in the large sparkling swimming pool overlooking the natural riverine woodland.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, Ngala Private Game Reserve, 5*
Room: Cottage

 

Day 8 - Tuesday, October 21, 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
Gay Cape Town tourWith Table Mountain at its heart and two oceans at its feet, the city of Cape Town, strategically situated at the south-western tip of Africa, is an eclectic mix of old and new. It’s no wonder the legendary Flying Dutchman and his spectral ship have spent eternity sailing the city’s shores.

Check-in to the One&Only Cape Town hotel and indulge in a signature treatment at the first-class spa and complimentary use of the thermal suites and take advantage of the exceptional fitness center.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: One&Only Cape Town Hotel, Cape Town, 5*
Room: Marina Table Mountain Room

 

Day 9 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Point Tour
Cape Point gay tourVenture along the iconic route up Chapman’s Peak and on to the spectacular sight of Cape Point, with its towering stone cliffs, breathtaking bays, beaches, and rolling green hills and valleys.

Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg. The drive offers stunning 180° views over the ocean and mountains with Hout Bay in the distance.

Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, established in 1939 to protect 7750 ha of indigenous flora and fauna. The reserve comes to an end at majestic Cape Point. Situated at the junction of two of earth’s most contrasting water masses – the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast, the Cape of Good Hope is popularly perceived as the meeting point of the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. You will take the funicular to the vantage point from where they will be able to witness the “meeting of the two oceans.” We then stop for lunch in the town of Simon.

Thereafter travel through the historic naval base of Simon’s Town where you will be able to visit a colony of African Penguins in their natural environment at Boulders Beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: One&Only Cape Town Hotel, Cape Town, 5*
Room: Marina Table Mountain Room

 

Day 10 - Thursday, October 15, 2020
Cape Town, South Africa: Winelands Tour
Cape Winelands gay tourWe have a full day of wine tastings today as we tour the Winelands in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch – 45 minutes from Cape Town city centre, a warm welcome awaits you, the visitor, to the Stellenbosch Wine Route – the first in South Africa – founded in 1971. Stellenbosch consists of tree lined streets and historical architecture. Guests can explore the popular Dorp Street and Oom Samie se Winkel.

Franschhoek -The Gourmet Capital, surrounded by majestic mountains culminating in an awe-inspiring pass, provides added value to the food and wine experience. Visit the Hugeunot museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: One&Only Cape Town Hotel, Cape Town, 5*
Room: Marina Table Mountain Room

 

Day 11 - Friday, October 16, 2020
Departure
After breakfast or according to your flight schedule, transfer back to the airport for return flights home.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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What's Included:

• Accommodations as stated in the itinerary:
- 1 night at Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg;
- 3 nights at Matetsi River Lodge in Victoria Falls;
- 3 nights at andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge in Ngala Private Game Reserve;
- 3 nights at One&Only Cape Town Hotel in Cape Town
• All meals (except travel days), some beverages, laundry services
• Intra-tour airfare as required by the itinerary
• Private land transfers as required by the itinerary
• Sightseeing excursions as stated in the itinerary
• Safari activities as stated in the itinerary
• National parks, concession, and landing fees where applicable
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance
• Domestic departure tax, fuel and safety levies from airports and airstrips unless otherwise stipulated
• English-speaking local guides
Coda Tour Representative, with minimum participation
• Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio

 

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Not Included:

• International airfare and baggage fees;
• Passport and visa fees;
• Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended);
• Meals, premium brand refreshments, and personal items or services not specified;
• Gratuity for local guides, drivers, and Tour Manager.

 

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Tour Hotels

Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg

Saxon Boutique HotelFeaturing luxurious and spacious suites, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa includes a spa and outdoor pool. It is located in Johannesburg’s suburb of Sandhurst and includes 3 restaurants, free WiFi, and free parking.

Each elegant room at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa incorporates African art. Each room has a balcony overlooking the garden and the pool. They also include a satellite TV.

Saxon Hotel roomThe dining areas include Qunu, Grei and The Terrace. Guests can relax and enjoy the massages at the spa. A steam room and a fitness center are also available.

The Saxon is located 3.1 mi from Sandton’s city center and 6.2 mi from the Rosebank Mall. Johannesburg International Airport is 25 mi away and Lanseria International Airport is 18 mi away. The Gautrain high speed train runs from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton Gautrain Station.

 

Matetsi River Lodge, Victoria Falls

Matetsi River Lodge Matetsi River Lodge is set on a private concession and the broad Zambezi River runs deep alongside two intimate camps, with nine river-facing suites each.

Clad in an intricate woven pattern that calls to mind the country’s rich heritage, the cool and spacious suites boast contemporary interiors embellished with natural finishes, and decorated with abstract pieces of art, created by a renowned local artist.

Matetsi River Lodge roomEach suite features a lovely bathroom and private veranda with exceptional views of the river. Set in the deep shade of riverside trees, each camp has a dedicated guest area.

Delicious menus are created in an interactive kitchen and served indoors or beneath a canopy of trees. Al fresco dining takes place next to the Zambezi’s running waters.

 

andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge, Ngala Private Game Reserve

andBeyond Ngala Safari LodgeThe magic and mystery of Africa comes alive in the welcoming ambiance of the elegant Ngala Safari Lodge. This timeless and charming safari lodge is ideally positioned in Ngala Private Game Reserve, a private concession inside the highly acclaimed Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, and one of the biggest game reserves in the world.

Tucked under a canopy of mopane and tamboti trees, Ngala Safari Lodge boasts 20 Classic Thatched Cottages. Each ensuite cottage exudes a romantic ambiance with nostalgic safari memorabilia throughout. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows make the most of sunny safari days and a private veranda offers the perfect setting for private dinners.

Ngala Safari Lodge roomA sparkling swimming pool and sundeck overlook a natural riverine woodland, ideal for avid birdwatchers, while a tranquil massage sala and a well-equipped fitness room can be enjoyed in between game drives. Evening dinners are set in the elegant candlelit courtyard or an African feast in the open-air traditional boma. Enjoy a variety of activities such as twice-daily game drives with intimate wildlife encounters, interpretive bush walks, tracking and photographic safaris and conservation experiences including rhino notching.

 

One&Only Cape Town Hotel, Cape Town

One & Only Cape Town HotelLocated on the V&A Waterfront, this luxury hotel features panoramic views of Table Mountain. It has an outdoor infinity pool, a sun-lounger terrace and a spa. Free Wi-Fi is available.

One&Only Cape Town offers elegant rooms and suites with a private balcony. Rooms also have a tea/coffee maker and a TV with a DVD player. Each marble bathroom features a rain shower and a separate bath.

One & Only Cape Town Hotel roomGuests can unwind at the spa, which offers a sauna and a range of massages. There is also a modern gym, and a movie and game lounge. The hotel has several dining options such as the Nobu restaurant which serves Japanese cuisine.

One&Only is just a 1.2 mi walk from the Cape Town International Convention Center and 14 mi from Cape Town International Airport.

 

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Trip Notes

International Flights
Delta, KLM, South African Airways and Emirates are among the airlines that can be used to book international airfare for this tour. You should plan to arrive in Johannesburg (JNB) on Tuesday, October 6 and depart on Friday, October 16, 2020. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program.

Travel Documents
South Africa requires travelers to have two completely blank visa pages in their passports upon every arrival in South Africa. You will be denied entry and forced to return to your point of origin if you do not have two blank visa pages. Two pages to enter Zimbabwe and three pages for Zambia, you will also need additional space in your passport for stamps in Botswana. South African officials take this requirement very seriously and will turn you around if you do not have sufficient pages.

Vaccinations
No immunizations are required for travel on this tour. However, the Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers be up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and an annual flu shot. They emphasize the importance of being fully vaccinated for measles in this area.

Malaria Prevention
Malaria is a serious but preventable disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. All travelers are urged to take antimalarial medications, available only by prescription. Please discuss antimalarial medication with your doctor, who will explain various antimalarials and their side effects and recommend a regimen for you. In addition to medication, a further precaution against malaria is to wear long sleeves and long pants at dusk. Thin clothing should be sprayed with insect repellent, especially around the elbows and ankles. Use repellent containing DEET.

Minimums
All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary. Rates are based on a minimum participation, if the minimum is not met, rates may need to be revised.

Pre-Departure Information
A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure.

 

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Southern Africa Luxury Gay Safari Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)
Availability

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.
Intra-Tour Air additional - $1399 pp

$ 11,495

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy
Intra-Tour Air additional - $1399 pp
Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to me matched with another single traveler. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.

$ 14,495

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$750 pp deposit required at time of booking. Balance payment due not later than 90 days prior to departure.

Payment card charges may apply.

Price is based on current rates of exchange at the time of publishing and is subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation which, if the minimum participation is not met, may need to be revised.

 

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