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In the Footsteps 

of the Explorers

11 nights / 12 days


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Discover an iconic African Journey by Jet touching down in Cape Town, Victoria Falls, the Lower Zambezi, the Serengeti and the mystical island of Zanzibar.

2 nights Cape Town | 2 nights Lower Zambezi | 1 night Victoria Falls | 

2 nights Serengeti | 4 nights Zanzibar | 









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Iconic Journey Highlights

  • Helicopter Tour over Cape Town

  • Remote African Safari in Zambia with day and night guided game activities

  • Boat and Canoe Safaris

  • Helicopter view of the Victoria Falls

  • Evening Sundowner Cruise on the mighty Zambezi

  • Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

  • Stonetown tour following in the footsteps of the Slave Trade

  • Ancient Dhow Cruise to a remote Indian Ocean Sand Bank

  • Sunset Cruise

  • Private flights by Jet and Light Aircraft throughout

This itinerary can be curated to your bespoke requirements.  Alternative commencement and destination cities available on request.

International flights to and from Cape Town are excluded as are visa charges.

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Day One |

Start your Journey in the Mother City

Welcome to Cape Town, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world.  A melting pot of cultures and people who come together in a colourful explosion to create one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. 


You'll be met on arrival and transferred privately to the architecturally noted Moondance Villa overlooking the city for 2 nights.  You may choose to relax to recover from your travels or take advantage of one of our included activities such as yoga, pilates, a personal trainer or a guided hike to set you in the frame of mind for your Journey.  

A dinner prepared at Moondance tonight by a Private Chef or head down to the Waterfront for dinner at one of Cape Town's noted seafood restaurants. 

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Entertainment Lounge

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Full Image of Moondance Villa

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Eclipse Bathroom 4

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Entertainment Lounge

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Moondance Villa

Amenities are endless, from the fully equipped gym, indoor cinema, spit braai (barbecue), pizza oven and wine tasting cellar, to multiple private, outdoor entertainment areas acting as world-class bonuses to this sought after property.


An exquisite contemporary art collection, housing artists from across the continent, showcases the much celebrated variety and beauty of our African culture.  

With Butler Service, a fully stocked pantry, afternoon tea and a private chef, you will certainly not go hungry.

Day Two |

Cape Town

After breakfast we have an exciting day planned.  You'll be whisked off to the Cape Town Heliport for an orientation tour of the Cape Peninsula by air giving you a bird's eye view of Cape Town.   

After lunch, select from your choice of afternoon activities:

  • Yoga, Pilates, Personal Trainer, Afternoon Hike

  • Visit to Stellenbosch & The Winelands

  • Visit to Robben Island

  • Excursion up Table Mountain

  • Visit to the Penguin Colony at Simonstown

This evening enjoy dinner at one of Cape Town's fine restaurants.

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Day Three|

Cape Town to Zambia

After breakfast, embark upon your African Journey as you are transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your private jet flight to Livingstone, Zambia and transferring to a light aircraft for the short flight to Mfuwe and the stunning Chongwe House perched on a peaceful stretch of the Chongwe River, set against a beautiful mountainous backdrop.  

The Lower Zambezi Valley boasts a variety of activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer. It’s often described by guests as their “happy place” because of its stunning scenery, peaceful riverside woodlands and abundant wildlife.

Breathe in the earthy scent of the river bank as you slip past wading elephants in your canoe. Get your hands on a glittering tiger fish before releasing it back to the water. Drift off to sleep with the sound of grunting hippos and whooping hyenas in the inky black night. Then wake up to birdsong as the sunrise reflects off the Zambezi and plays in the trees.

Best time to go:  April to November


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Chongwe House

Time + Tide Chongwe House rests on a peaceful stretch of the Chongwe River, set against a beautiful mountainous backdrop.

A two-storey, four-bedroom, four-bathroom private house, its design blends effortlessly into the undulating landscape around it, with river pebble accents and furniture carved from a fallen winterthorn tree.


The house sleeps four to eight people and features private open-air bathtubs and waterfall showers, a large pool, and spacious indoor and outdoor lounges and dining areas perfect for spending time together.


Day Four |

Lower Zambezi

Game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris, boat cruises and tiger fishing are all included in the Lower Zambezi National Park.


Throughout your stay, a dedicated staff and guiding team will look after your every need and ensure you make the most of this haven for lions, leopards, wild dog, 370 species of birds and more.


At nearby Time + Tide Chongwe Camp, the wildlife hide is great for photography, and for spotting rare nocturnal creatures.

  • Large swimming pool ideal for relaxing after your safari

  • Best views in the Lower Zambezi

  • Great for families and friends: sleeps 4 to 8 people

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Day Five|

Victoria Falls

After breakfast and your morning game drive, depart for the airstrip for your private flight back to Livingstone.  Upon arrival you will be transferred to The Royal Livingstone Hotel for one night.  This afternoon, a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls followed by a private Sunset Boat Cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.  

The Victoria Falls marks the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.  We remain on the Zambian side of the Falls, known as the adventure capital of Africa.  

If time permits, optional activities include a visit to the Devils Pool on the precipice of the Falls, a walk over the Victoria Falls bridge or leisurely kayaking on the mighty Zambezi River. 


Don't forget that all our Iconic Journeys on Request can be tailor made to your specific requirements. 

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Pool view

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Deluxe Corner Room

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The Royal Livingstone

A beautiful Colonial-style hotel located right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.  With airy open spaces, a stunning pool deck and over-river drinks deck - perfect for a cheeky gin and tonic (or two).  

A refined lounge, elegantly decorated in traditional style, luxurious and spacious bedrooms all facing the river, with lush gardens where the zebras walk undisturbed are some of the astonishing scenes that will greet you.


Day Six |

The Serengeti

After breakfast, a departure for the airport to meet your private jet with a flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania with a connection by private, light aircraft to the Seronera Strip in the Serengeti before checking in at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge.


It was Stanley, who on 10 November 1871 found Livingstone ill, at Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika. It was a very moving meeting and one that was imprinted in the history of exploration as one of his most famous pages.”

The Serengeti National Park, one of the oldest ecosystems on earth, is undoubtedly home to one of the most unique wildlife shows in the world – the Great Migration, one of the Ten Wonders of The Natural World. Huge herds of wildebeest and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration.

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Four Seasons Serengeti Private pool

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Four Seasons Serengeti Suite
Four Seasons Serengeti Suite

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Four Seasons Serengeti Entrance

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Four Seasons Lodge

Charming and deep within Africa’s finest game reserve, our Safari Lodge welcomes you to a sanctuary of comfort. Experience thrilling Serengeti game drives and rare opportunities to connect with the local people and culture. Secluded and spacious, our rooms keep you in constant touch with the Serengeti.

Meals here are an event in and of themselves, beginning with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. After a day on safari, hot air ballooning, or enjoying any of the adventures offered by the hotel, enjoy a light snack at the pool-bar before sunset. Later, savor the experience of the hotel's "theatre" kitchen as Pan-African cuisine is prepared right before your eyes. Finally, as the moon rises high into the sky, order a cocktail and find a seat in the hotel's Boma.

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Day Seven|


Today, a highlight of the entire journey with a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti.  Drift quietly over the tops of the mighty herds as you experience Africa from a totally different perspective. 

Relax this afternoon by the pool as the elephant drink from the waterhole or join a game drive as you follow the animals across the plains of the Serengeti. 

Day Eight |


After breakfast, a departure for the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro with an onward connection by Private Jet to Zanzibar, the Spice Island.

“All I can add in my solitude is that the blessing of heaven may come upon anyone, American, English or Turkish, will want to help heal this open wound of the world “.. thinking to the slaves of yesterday and tomorrow"   D.L.

Unguja, also known as Zanzibar Island, is the main island in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. The turquoise waters lapping the spice island lend themselves to snorkelling and diving among the beautiful corals and wrecks present offshore.

Upon arrival, we transfer to the Zuri Zanzibar Resort for 4 nights.

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Zuri Zanzibar

This new 5-star lifestyle and glamour resort is located on the North-West 300m sunset-facing private beach without any tide effects.

The socially responsive and self-sufficient resort combines elegant contemporary design with an authentic African touch in 56 bungalows, 3 restaurants, 4 bars, 32-metre infinity pool, wellness centre, outdoor gym, water sports centre and private spice garden with yoga and meditation pods.

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Day Nine, Ten, Eleven|


Full days at leisure in Zanzibar to enjoy the stunning beach resort.    Your Travel Planner will assist you in planning your daily activities which include:

-  Stone Town tour in the footsteps of the Slave Trade

-  An ancient dhow cruise for a picnic on a remote sandbank

-  A sunset cruise on the Indian Ocean

-  Snorkelling activities

The following activities are available at an additional charge:

  • Deep sea fishing

  • Padi certification

  • Diving

  • Spice tour

  • Dolphin tour

Day Twelve|

Zanzibar to Cape Town

After breakfast, a departure for the airport and your private jet flight back to Cape Town.  

As this is an On Request Journey, we can tailor-make your arrival and departure points to your specific requirements.  Your Travel Advisor or our Travel Planners will be able to confirm your long-haul flights by Private Jet or First/Business Class to your specifications so please do get in touch to discuss your plans.

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from $ 39 975.00 per person (8 passengers)

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In the Footsteps of the Explorers

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What's Included

Your Iconic Journey Includes: 

Private Jet/Light Aircraft Flights | All transfers to and from Airports | 2 nights at Moondance Villa including all meals, butler service, private chef, afternoon tea, full bar excluding French Champagne & Premium wines, On-site wine-tasting experience, 24/7 security, laundry | 2 nights at Chongwe House including day & night game experiences, fishing, boating safari, canoe safari, tiger fishing, walking safaris, full board including all drinks (excluding French Champagne and Premium brands) | 1 night at the Royal Livingstone Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis, helicopter tour over the Victoria Falls, Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi, all tour transfers | 2 nights Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge on a full board basis (excluding drinks), private game drive safari activities, hot air balloon safari, | 4 nights at Zuri Zanzibar on an all-inclusive premium basis with all meals, in-house alcoholic and soft drinks, beers and premium spirits, cocktails, daily mini-bar refill, Stonetown Tour, Ancient Dhow Cruise to Sandbank, Sunset Cruise, Snorkelling activities | Aircraft Crew Expenses | Airport Departure Taxes.

Your Iconic Journey Excludes: 

Items of a personal nature | Meals and Drinks not mentioned above | Laundry if not included above | Gratuities | National Park Fees where these cannot be prepaid. Commercial airfare between your home city and departure/arrival destination | accident/baggage/cancellation insurance | Passport and visa fees | Inoculation,  testing and medication costs

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Your Flights

We operate a varied fleet and your specific aircraft type may vary from city to city.    We offer a range of private jet aircraft as well as turboprops and your Travel Planner will discuss your specific requirements at time of enquiry. 


Private flying offers a host of benefits both from a convenience point-of-view as well as health & safety.  To learn more about our Health & Safety Policy and Procedures, please Click Here.

We are also able to assist you with First/Business Class flights to and from your home city as well as exclusive private jet pricing.  

For Online Estimates on Private Jet Flights, CLICK HERE


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