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Escorted Tours

Botswana Zambezi and Cape Town including
Cape Town

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Livingstone
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Cape Town
  • UK
2 NIGHTS from £159pp

Tour Highlights

  • Spot elephants, zebra & lions
  • and more...
Extension from £159pp
Tour + Extension from £2558pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Cape Town

Renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world extend your stay in Cape Town and chose how to spend your free time; visit Robben Island, the nearby towns of Hout Bay and Hermanus or simply indulge yourself at one of the many restaurants, shops and craft markets at the famous 'V&A' Waterfront.

Day 1: UK to Livingstone

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Livingstone.

    Day 2: Livingstone to Chobe National Park

    On arrival into Livingstone, you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax in your well-appointed safari lodge, surrounded by the wild sounds of Africa.

    • Dinner

    Day 3: Chobe National Park

    After breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Encompassing a colossal mix of floodplains, swamps and woodlands, Chobe is home to one of the largest concentrations of big game in Africa, as well as over 460 species of birdlife. Famous for a staggeringly large elephant population, your chances of experiencing these majestic giants up close are extremely high. Elephants aren't the only mammals wandering the floodplains of Chobe however, large herds of buffalo can also be seen, as well as giraffes, zebra and a variety of antelope, making this a prime hunting spot for prides of lions, African wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs, which stalk their prey across the Botswana plains. In the afternoon you will take to the waters on a private boat to spot the wondrous birdlife such as the sacred ibis or the African fish eagle that make the river their home.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 4: Chobe National Park

    This morning, embark on a boat cruise along the Chobe River where you'll observe the national park and its fauna from a different vantage point. The Chobe River supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere in Botswana. Witness hippos and crocodiles up close from the safety of your boat and admire the great herds and predators on the shores that have travelled miles to drink from its waters. In the afternoon, you'll be transported once again to the Chobe floodplains where you'll have another chance to spot a vast array of African wildlife on an afternoon game drive.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 5: Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls

    After breakfast, cross the border into Zimbabwe where you'll enjoy a scenic drive through Zambezi National Park, home to a wide variety of larger mammals before being dropped off at your Victoria Falls hotel. In the evening enjoy a cruise on the mighty Zambezi River to watch the sunset over this stunning landscape.

    • Breakfast

    Day 6: Victoria Falls

    Today is your chance to experience one of Earth's greatest spectacles in all its wonder. At 1.7km wide Victoria Falls empties 550 million litres a minute in an immense curtain of water to the chasm below; the spray from which can be seen for miles around, prompting the local Kololo tribe to name it 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' or 'The Smoke that Thunders'. Your knowledgeable English speaking guide will instruct you on the formation of the Falls and the local customs surrounding them, adding to the truly unforgettable experience of being up close to this thundering natural wonder. In the evening enjoy a traditional Boma dinner centred around an open fire.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 7: Victoria Falls to Cape Town

    After breakfast, transfer to Livingstone Airport for your flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg. On arrival you will be transferred to your city centre hotel, for an evening at leisure.

    • Breakfast

    Day 8: Cape Town

    Explore the Cape Peninsula today on a scenic tour past pristine beaches and picturesque harbours. You'll journey along the breath-taking Chapman's Peak Drive, famed for its spectacular, mountain-hugging roads and rugged seascapes, before stopping off at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Here you'll have a chance to spot a wide variety of wildlife, in particular the Chacma baboons of which there are around 400 individuals. From here you'll travel onwards to Cape Point where you can witness the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean currents which combine to create treacherous swells against the rocks that have plagued mariners for centuries and sent many an explorer to the bottom of the ocean. Lunch will be served at the Black Marlin restaurant with astounding views and irresistible seafood, before paying a visit to nearby Boulders Beach, home to a large colony of African penguins. Lastly, you'll take a wander in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, set dramatically on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain before returning to Cape Town.

    • Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 9: Cape Town

    Sandwiched between two oceans and a kilometre high mountain, Cape Town's staggering natural setting, Mediterranean climate and cosmopolitan culture make it the most visited city in all of Africa. Today is at leisure to discover what makes this city so extraordinary. Explore its golden beaches, take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for sweeping views across the harbour or relax with a chilled glass of wine at an Atlantic seaboard bistro.

    • Breakfast

    Day 10: Cape Town

    Set out this morning on a scenic drive towards the stunning Winelands region. Situated in a cool valley backed by a dramatic mountain range, manicured vines stretch as far as the eye can see, studded with lime-washed wineries built over 300 years in the unique Cape Dutch style which blend in seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. First stop is Franschhoek, which enjoys a magnificent setting at the head of a narrow valley. One of the oldest towns in the Republic of South Africa, in recent times it has strongly established itself as the country's culinary capital. The final stop is a visit to elegant Stellenbosch, home to historic streets, a number of fascinating museums and the country's most prestigious university. Spend some time exploring this charming town before enjoying a fascinating cellar

    • Breakfast & Lunch

    Cape Town - Extension Starts

    Day 11 - 12: Cape Town

    Spend time exploring the city of Cape Town at your leisure; take in the sites, do some shopping or just relax, the choice is yours.

    • Breakfast

    Day 13: Cape Town to London

    After Breakfast transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK via Johannesburg.

    • Breakfast
    Your Meals
    • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
    • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

    Included in the Price

    • Included Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
    • Included Scheduled Flights from the UK.
    • Included All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
    • Included Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
    • Included All airport taxes and security charges.

    Important Information


    British passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa in order to travel to South Africa. This will be granted on arrival. Further to visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations! Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity.


    You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

    Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
    Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
    For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


    If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

    Flight Information

    Travelling alone? Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room Private Tours: If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

    Health and Vaccinations

    It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

    Physical Accessibility

    This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills, and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

    Group Size

    The minimum number of travellers on the extension will be 2 and the maximum will be 35. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your main tour then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

    Tour Guide

    Accommodation and transfers are included for the Cape Town extension but there is no guide so your time will be free to explore the city at your own pace.

    Currency Information

    The currency in South Africa is the South African Rand and we recommend you change some currency before you leave the UK. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in your local currency.

    Personal Expenses

    You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£400 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please also bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour. Tipping is at your discretion, however we would recommend approximately £6 per person (100/120 ZAR) per day. Tips are accepted in the local currency, however it is asked that if you do not tip in the local currency that you only pay with notes, as coins cannot be exchanged. As normal practice you may be asked for your credit card details on check-in at the hotel in order to cover any extras incurred during your stay. If you do not have a credit card, you may be asked for a cash deposit. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in hotels.

    Tour Dates & Prices

    Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
    19 Mar 201731 Mar 2017£159pp£2599pp£2758ppBook
    14 May 201726 May 2017£199pp£2599pp£2798ppBook
    11 Jun 201723 Jun 2017£199pp£2699pp£2898ppBook
    16 Jul 201728 Jul 2017£199pp£2799pp£2998ppBook
    13 Aug 201725 Aug 2017£199pp£2799pp£2998ppBook
    10 Sep 201722 Sep 2017£199pp£2699pp£2898ppBook
    08 Oct 201720 Oct 2017£159pp£2699pp£2858ppBook
    12 Nov 201724 Nov 2017£159pp£2399pp£2558ppBook
    03 Dec 201715 Dec 2017£159pp£2499pp£2658ppBook

    Itinerary Changes

    The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times or sailing conditions. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to the local conditions.

    Travelling alone?

    Single rooms available on this tour at a supplement.

    Private Tours:

    Private tours are not available on this tour.

    Fact File

    • Minimum temperature: 19°C
    • Maximum temperature: 29°C

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