Wings Over Southern Africa (2023)

Experience the best of Southern Africa on this epic adventure: mighty Victoria Falls, the game-rich Okavango Delta and the towering dunes of Sossusvlei as well as inspiring, cosmopolitan Cape Town.

Journey Overview

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Experience the best of Southern Africa on this epic adventure: mighty Victoria Falls, the game-rich Okavango Delta and the towering dunes of Sossusvlei as well as inspiring, cosmopolitan Cape Town — all on one incredible itinerary made possible by the time-saving convenience of privately chartered air.

Journey Highlights

  • Fly in style between destinations on exclusively chartered flights
  • Relax in luxurious accommodations during stays in four countries, from your tree house on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River and your private bush pavilion in the heart of the Okavango Delta on Chief’s Island to your elegant private villa in the vast desert of Sossusvlei and your chic Cape Town hotel with Table Mountain views
  • Catch some of the region’s finest game viewing in the Okavango Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, the predator capital of Africa
  • Explore spectacular Sossusvlei, where the terra cottacoloured sand dunes rise 1,000 feet or more
  • Customize your travel experience in Cape Town, with a choice of three Design Your Day activities
  • Visit Nakatindi Village in Zambia to learn how A&K Philanthropy supports its school, health clinic, and vital, women-led business enterprises

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your exclusive hotel. Settle in and relax before your exciting Southern Africa adventure.

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Day 2: Livingstone, Zambia | The Mighty Zambezi

Fly by privately chartered air to Livingstone in Zambia. Continue to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, where you stay in a luxury tree house built into the riverside canopy. At twilight, cruise the Zambezi River, sipping cocktails and gliding past pods of hippos, on a memorable Scenic Sundowner. Gather this evening for a welcome dinner.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Livingstone | Feel the Mist of Victoria Falls

Begin by exploring spectacular Victoria Falls from the Zambian side on a guided walk. Afterward, peruse a local craft market, and then enjoy a Chef ’s Table experience that introduces you to the local cuisine with a tasting of traditional Zambian fare, followed by lunch. Next, gain insight into local daily life with a visit to a school and clinic supported by A&K Philanthropy in Nakatindi Village. While in Nakatindi, meet with local female entrepreneurs at a bike shop and visit a bead-making studio that creates beads out of recycled materials, both projects also supported by A&K Philanthropy. Return to camp for a cocktail before dinner.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Okavango Delta, Botswana | The Big Five

Fly by private charter to Maun, Botswana, transferring on arrival by light aircraft to the Okavango Delta, and continuing overland to Sanctuary Chief ’s Camp. The camp is situated in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve, nicknamed the “predator capital of the world” and one of the best places in Botswana to see the Big Five — the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. Settle into your luxurious camp, and then set out on an afternoon game drive.

Sanctuary Chief's Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 5-6: Okavango Delta | Moremi Game Reserve

Explore the reserve for the next two days, rising early for a game drive through countryside where elephants, buffalo and impalas, as well as lions and other predators, roam free. Each day, set out on a safari to marvel at the incredible wildlife. On either day, perhaps embark on an optional mokoro ride, gliding quietly through tranquil delta waters, observing the aquatic residents large and small, from frogs to hippos. One evening here, return to the lodge for an A&K-exclusive experience that introduces you to Botswanan culture, celebrating its traditional foods, attire, language rituals and ceremonies.

Sanctuary Chief's Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Sossusvlei, Namibia | Under the Desert Sky

Return by light aircraft to Maun and board your private charter flight to Windhoek, Namibia. On arrival, transfer by light aircraft to Sossusvlei and continue to your luxurious desert lodge. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. After dark, join the resident astronomer in the lodge’s state-of-the-art observatory and marvel at the sky’s wonders.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Sossusvlei | Among the Towering Dunes

Today, discover renowned Sossusvlei, a place of otherworldly beauty. The salt-and-clay pan is surrounded by towering dunes that, together with the sky, make up the palette of burnt oranges and vivid blues that are so distinctive to the region. After an opportunity to climb “Big Daddy” — the tallest of the dunes — return to your lodge for an afternoon at leisure.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 9: Sossusvlei | Haunting Desert Vistas

Rise early to explore the fascinating NamibRand Nature Reserve, observing its unique desert-adapted plants and wildlife, and learning about the efforts to conserve its distinctive ecology. This afternoon, you may opt to venture out for a guided trail ride over the stark desert panorama on an e-bike, taking in the awe-inspiring terrain.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge | Meals: BLD

Days 10-11: Cape Town, South Africa | In Mandela’s Footsteps

Fly by light aircraft to Windhoek, and then on to Cape Town via privately chartered aircraft. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. The next day, set out for Robben Island, where the anti-apartheid leader — and eventual South African president — Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned. Privately explore this moving UNESCO World Heritage Site, and view a cell where Mandela was held. After lunch, drive to Table Mountain and ascend to its soaring plateau by cable car for gorgeous views.

One&Only Cape Town | Meals: B (Day 10); BLD (Day 11)

Day 12: Cape Town | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Savour a Taste-Filled Winelands Adventure, visiting Stellenbosch and partaking in wine tastings at top vineyards, and a craft beer tasting.
  • Hike & Bike the Table Mountain Area, ascending Lion’s Head on foot, breaking for lunch on trendy Bree Street and biking along the Sea Point Promenade, stopping to view art installations along the way.
  • Discover Cape Town’s Thriving Art Scene, starting at the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, admiring the vividly colourful Bo-Kaap district, and later stopping at an urban art project for insights into the passion of local graffiti artists.

Return to your luxurious hotel for an evening at leisure.

One&Only Cape Town | Meals: BL

Day 13: Cape Town | Exploring Cape Point

Discover scenic, rugged Cape Point, the mountainous promontory at the southern tip of Africa. Venture past the “bikini beaches” at the base of the Twelve Apostles Mountains, Hout Bay with its bustling fishing harbor, and over Chapman’s Peak Drive. Explore the Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to rare species. Ascend by funicular to the pinnacle at Cape Point for some stunning views. At Boulders Beach, visit its colony of endangered African penguins. Tonight, gather for your farewell dinner.

One&Only Cape Town | Meals: BLD

Day 14: Depart Cape Town

After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: B

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.
Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.
First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 13.
Table Mountain and Robben Island touring may be unavailable due to weather conditions. In such an instance, alternative sightseeing will be provided.
Minimum age is 10 years.

Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

Flight Details:
Johannesburg–Livingstone (1 hour 30 min)
Livingstone–Maun (30 min)
Maun–Chief’s Camp (25 min)
Chief’s Camp–Maun (25 min)
Maun–Windhoek (1 hour 15 min)
Windhoek–Sossusvlei (1 hour 45 min)
Sossusvlei–Windhoek (1 hour 45 min)
Windhoek–Cape Town (2 hours)

Aircraft: Learjet 45 or comparable (Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change)

Included with every Wings Over The World Journey

  • Unique Itinerary Made Possible by Private Chartered Flights
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except for Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Customise this Journey

Talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about booking this tour as a private journey for your own small group with family or friends. Or, if you would prefer to travel privately, find out more about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey based on this itinerary.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg

Wings Over Southern Africa (2023)
A&K Favourite

The interior of the hotel is an elegant fusion of contemporary design with traditional African flare. Aside from relaxing by the pool, wo... Read more

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Victoria Falls

Wings Over Southern Africa (2023)

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma lodge is named after David Livingstone's faithful friends, Sussi and Chuma who carried his body all way back ... Read more

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

Wings Over Southern Africa (2023)
A&K Favourite

Sanctuary Chief's Camp sits silent among the glassy waters of the seasonal flood waters. Sited in the exclusive Mombo concession of the M... Read more

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Wings Over Southern Africa (2023)

Surrounded by dunes and desert mountains, andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge allows you to experience the peaceful stillness of the Namib.... Read more

One&Only Cape Town

Wings Over Southern Africa (2023)
A&K Favourite

Gracing the city's fashionable vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, One&Only Cape Town enjoys panoramic views of the marina with... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

May 8, 2023 - May 21, 2023
Price AU$57,740pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 13, 2023 - Sep 26, 2023
Price AU$59,150pp Single Supplement AU$16,895 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire

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