African Tour with Airfare - South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana

10-Day, 9-Night Tour of Southern Africa from Beyond Boundaries Travel with Round-Trip Airfare from New York (JFK)

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Three-Country Big Five Safari and Tour of Southern Africa with Airfare

Home to several nontropical countries, southern Africa is most often visited for wildlife safaris. Its game reserves encompass a range of landscapes—from deserts to forests and mountains to coasts—all teeming with animals. On this 10-day, 9-night tour from Beyond Boundaries Travel, you have a chance to see the Big Five: Cape Buffalo, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinoceros. The trip includes round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) on a major carrier as well as Rondawels in South Africa and luxury hotel accommodations in Zimbabwe, a rental car, daily breakfasts, one dinner and one lunch, transfers, guided tours, and some game drives.

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Days 1–5: South Africa

After arriving in Johannesburg, you’ll use transfers or pick up a rental car and drive to the Savannah Game & River Resort in Parys. The lodge is located on a 2,500-acre private savannah, which guests can explore during long hikes and optional river-rafting and biking tours. During an included game drive, you’ll cruise over the grazing grounds of nearly 25 different mammal species, including zebras and jackals. Other optional activities available through the resort include fly-fishing for yellowfish on the Vaal River and trips to Vredefort Dome, the world’s largest meteor crater.

Days 6–10: Zimbabwe and Botswana

On Day 6, you’ll drive to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for a flight to Zimbabwe. There, you’ll stay at The Kingdom Hotel, which sits on the edge of a manmade lake close to Victoria Falls. You’ll take a guided tour of the falls⎯the world’s largest curtain of cascading water⎯including several gorges that serve as nesting sites for four endangered bird species. A sunset cruise down the Zambezi river is also included.

On the eighth day, you’ll head across the border into nearby Botswana for a full-day safari in Chobe National Park, a game reserve with four different ecosystems. The area is known for having the largest concentration of elephants of any African national park. You will have the chance to see the rest of the Big Five here, as well as giraffes, impalas, and wildebeests. Keep an eye out for the watering holes—especially during the dry season—as you can usually spot animals coming down for a drink.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

10-day, 9-night trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana with round-trip airfare from New York (JFK). Seven options available, including departures from March through October 2013. Click here to view all options and departure dates.

Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or you can pay an additional fee of $995 to travel solo. Read about package structure here.

Included in all options:

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg on a major carrier
  • Round-trip airfare from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls on a major carrier
  • Game-drive excursion to Botswana, including lunch
  • Three-night stay in a standard room in the Savannah Game & River Resort in Parys, South Africa
  • Three-night stay in a standard room in The Kingdom Hotel in Zimbabwe
  • Tour of Victoria Falls including Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Game drive in South Africa
  • Rental Car for 4 days or roundtrip transfers from the airport to the Savannah Lodge
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinner on arrival night
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Upgrades are available for an additional fee

Book by: 4/5/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Book by 4/5/13 or promo value expires
  • Travel must be completed by 3/31/13, 5/31/13, 6/23/13, 7/14/13, 8/11/13, 9/15/13, or 10/31/13, depending on option purchased
  • Limit 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Limit 1/person/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • Fee of $750/person to cancel; 60-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% Groupon price; 30-day notice or fee up to Groupon price
  • Trip non-refundable once airfare ticketed
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • $975 fee for solo travelers not included
  • Tax included.

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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