I had a (travel) dream

I had a travel dream

Duration of the stay:  11 days / 10 nights
Where: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
Price: about ZAR 1 070 000 i.e. 80 000 Euros

Have you ever dreamed that one day you could be staying at a 5 stars hotel in a luxury suite? Have you ever dreamed that one day you could have your private chef? Have you ever dreamed that one day you could fly in a private jet? Have you ever dreamed that one day you could cuddle with little lions?

Have you ever dreamed that one day all this could be true? XO Africa makes your dreams come true. Yes, one day you will travel like a star.

The following itinerary was built on the footsteps of many international celebrities who went all around Southern Africa. You will discover the extravagance of Sun City, the wildlife of the Kruger Park, all the wonders around Cape Town, the Namibian Cost, the incredible Okavango delta and the beauty of Victoria Falls at the highest level of accommodation and activities.

Marek Halter said: “Dreaming of travelling is already travelling”. Let the dream begin…

Day 1

Once you arrived in Johannesburg in the morning, you will not even leave the airport. Just after your plane has landed, you’ll jump in a helicopter. Do not even bother caring about your luggage or visa, we have it all sorted out for you.
Enjoy the flight and relax. No you are not dreaming. What you see is real!

The palace of the lost city

After checking in the King Suite of The Palace of Sun City and enjoying lunch, let’s have a once in a lifetime experience. Predator World offers you a private guided tour of the place and an exclusive interaction with predators. Depending on the season, you will hold little lions or cheetahs in your arms. Be careful, let’s not get bitten, it’s not a dream!!

Day 2-3

Enjoy your breakfast. Then, you will be transferred to Rustenburg where you will pick up your rental car. Wait, did we say car? Oups we meant plane. This little bird and its two pilots will follow you for the rest of the trip.

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Once on board, let’s take off to the Kruger Park where you will stay for two nights at the Royal Malewane. No time to rest, seventh heaven is waiting for you. We organize you a helicopter flight above Blyde River Canyon where you will enjoy a panoramic lunch before coming back to discover your room and the wildlife waiting for you. You have not only the best suite of the Lodge but also a private chef, a private butler, 4 massages per day and private game-drives. Speaking about game-drives, your ranger is waiting for you. Meanwhile, all the staff will prepare your Royal Suite.

On day 3, after your breakfast, you’ll spend the whole day in the bush. Do not forget your camera, the sun cream and all this stuff because you will not be back until the end of the day. At lunch, the lodge offers you a nice picnic in the bush. No sandwiches and no crisps but a real lunch prepared by the chef of the Lodge.

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In the morning, pack your things. Say goodbye to Mother Nature and hello to the Mother City. Once you have landed, get in the limousine that will drive you to your hotel: the Mount Nelson.

Mount Nelson

In the afternoon, enjoy a private guided tour of Cape Town best places like the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the colorful Bo-Kaap, the historic District 6 Museum or the chic area of Camps Bay. End the day with a private sunset cocktail on top of the 8th Wonders of the World: Table Mountain.

You will spend one of your most beautiful night in the Garden Cottage Suite. Have sweet dreams!

On Day 5, go back in the past and spend a lovely day in the Winelands driving around with a chauffeur in a vintage car. Try not to get drunk after the multiple wine tastings you will go through during your day. Even if you’re not driving! You will have the opportunity to discover various cellars in the geometric perfection of the vineyards surrounding you.

Your chauffeur will finally drop you off at the V&A waterfront where a bottle of Champagne will be waiting for you on board of the Tigger 2 for your private sunset cruise.

Cape Town

Wake up, have a good breakfast and get ready for a long and beautiful day! You’re about to discover the surroundings of Cape Town. You will be able to see the penguins play on Boulder’s beach, to appreciate the panoramic route of Chapman’s Peak. We are not dreaming up, you can take wonderful pictures there! Including the one with the sign of the southern point in the African continent at Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.

End your stay at the Mount Nelson Hotel (and in South Africa) with a private gastronomic dinner at the Chef’s Table.

Day 7

You leave South Africa, but the dream is not over. The next stop is Walvis Bay, Namibia. Right after the flight, enjoy the full-day Marine Dune Tour. You spend the day “where dunes and ocean meet”. First, you will sail on a catamaran looking for dolphins, seals and ship wrecks. Then you will drive through this dreamlike landscape and end your day with a dune bashing in the Namib Desert.

Walvis Bay - Swakopmund

The charming Villa Margherita will host you for the night in Swakopmund.

Day 8-9

Your private jet will bring you to the Okavango Delta in Botswana where you will experience an unforgettable stay in Abu Camp. Let’s start softly with a Mokorrho Safari. This is a unique opportunity to go close to hippos and crocodiles without disturbing them.

You have already spent time with lions or cheetahs. Now you will discuss with Cathy, Abu, Sherini and Warona. Actually they are elephants… You will walk with them and end the day with an elephant back-safari.

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When you dream, it is said that you are heads in the stars. Let’s make it real. Tonight, you will sleep under the stars and above the elephants. Forget the basic tent; we are talking about a large double bed on a wooden deck. You will definitely remember it.

How was the night? You have already done water safari and earth ones, what about an air safari? The camp offers you to see the wildlife from an airplane and you will try to find Cathy and her friends! After lunch, just rest before the evening safari.

Day 10-11

Last night, last country. Zambia is welcoming you. You will stay at the Royal Livingstone just in front of the Victoria Falls. Have a lunch like you never had on the Livingstone Island. On the afternoon, you can choose between resting with a massage in front of the Zambezi River and trying Extreme Jet Boating…or even do both!!

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Last but not least, let’s get high with the helicopter tour of the Victoria Falls before getting back to reality. A dream is not a dream if it never ends. But even if it is over, the memories will stay for ever.

It may be nice when a trip ends, but in the end, what counts is the trip itself. We hope that you enjoyed traveling like a star and that with us your dreams came true.

by Morgane Chaix & Arsène Lefevre

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