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Doha – 4 Days


Whether breaking up the long fights to /from Africa or part of a more extension exploration of the Middle East,   this three night  Doha stopover offers a glimpse into the heritage and culture of Qatar. Your two half day private excursions include an exploration of traditional and modern sites as well as an exciting desert experience.

The Museum of Islamic Art is set on the Doha waterfront, the museum building stands out as an architectural gem. Once inside, you will see masterpieces of Islamic art, including metalwork, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, textiles and glass, collected from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century. Drive along the Corniche to The Pearl, an exclusive manmade island and the largest real estate development in the Middle East.  Explore Souq Waif, a marketplace noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs.

Enjoy the unspoiled nature of the Qatari desert and experience the unique Inland-Sea with this exciting roller coaster trip over the magnificent sand dunes. Inland Sea (Khawr al Udayd) is a sea inlet of the Persian Gulf that straddles the border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. This enormous pool of shallowsalty water lies within a great expanse of sun-kissed sand dunes. It’s a strange environment, made even more fascinating by its history as a pirate stronghold.

4 Days extension includes 3 nights accommodation with breakfast daily,  city sightseeing, a desert safaris and all ground transfers.

Dubai – 4 Days

Dubai - 4 Days extensionEnjoy Dubai on Great Safaris Dubai – 4 Days extension. Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is a city well-known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. Set on an island, Burj Al Arab is a striking sail-shaped building housing a luxury hotel; its stunning profile and has been featured in films, television programs and advertising. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

Dubai - 4 Days

Dubai has been called the “shopping capital of the Middle East”; it has has more than 70 shopping centers alone, including the world’s largest shopping center, Dubai Mall… a true shopper’s paradise!

Dubai is also known for the classic dhows which ferry visitors across Dubai Creek to the traditional souk districts located on either side of Dubai Creek, which divides Deira and Bur Dubai, two districts of the city.  To explore more of the U.A.E., we suggest that you combine Great Safaris Dubai – 4 Days extension with our Great Safaris Abu Dhabi – 4 Days extension.

Great Safaris Dubai – 4 Days extension includes three nights accommodation, breakfast daily, ground transfers, city tour and desert safari excursion with dinner.

Kruger Park Sabi Sand Game Reserve – 3 days

Buffalo one of the Big Five in the Kruger Park Sabi Sand Game ReserveKruger Park Sabi Sand Game Reserve: South Africa’s finest wildlife refuge, home to all the Big Five and many other endangered species. Venture forth on morning and afternoon guided game drives, in open safari vehicles, expertly maneuvered by professional game rangers. During the quiet midday, let your five senses guide you on a thrilling walking safari!

Hidden on the banks of the Msuthu River lies the 5-star Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, located inside the game-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve comprises of 65,000 hectares of incredible Mpumalanga plant and animal life and borders the Kruger National Park. The beautiful and historic Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve has 50 kms of unfenced border adjoining the Kruger National Park, allowing wildlife to roam freely between the reserve and the park.

Sabi Sabi Bush LodgeThe Little Bush Camp provides all the comforts, yet it exposes you to some of the most exotic sights Africa offers. With safaris running both day and night, tracking the Big 5 and viewing up to 200 species of and animals and 300 bird’s species is the most exciting attraction at the camp. With the lodge’s outstanding food, guests will never want to leave.

With 6 luxurious suites all overlooking the riverbed, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is a jewel of accommodation. All suites are fully equipped and feature contemporary African design complete with air-conditioning, double beds, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private viewing deck. Thatched roofs and draped mosquito nets complete this exclusive lodge.

Per Person land from $2,450 – $2,795 per person  3 days / 2 nights, including transfers from Skukuza Airport.

Chobe Botswana extension from Victoria Falls – 3 Days

Elephant in Chobe National ParkOn our Chobe Botswana extension from Victoria Falls, guests will explore the Chobe River and the abundant wildlife and bird species of Chobe National Park. Counter-balancing the wilderness is this restful, air conditioned, en-suite Chobe Game Lodge, with graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings that create an atmosphere of cool tranquility.

Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. It is also Botswana’s first national park. In Chobe National Park, encounter huge herds of buffalo, elephant and zebra – favorite prey for hungry lions, cheetah and leopard.

Chobe Botswana extension Chobe Game LodgeDesert & Delta Safari Camps’ Chobe Game Lodge is  located within the Chobe National Park in Botswana. A hard to beat location, directly on the game rich Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge has unhindered views of the river – and beyond – from the luxury boardwalk deck. Guests can explore the Chobe River and the abundant wildlife and bird species of Chobe National Park.

All 47 guest rooms are tastefully furnished. Each room boasts hand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and walls decorated with original African carvings and paintings.

Other facilities at this game lodge include: a large swimming pool with terrace, a riverside boma (outdoor enclosure) area where traditional dancers perform, a fully equipped conference room, a business center for those guests needing to keep in touch, a stylish bar with an outside terrace overlooking the Chobe River and a cigar bar with a full sized billiard table. Meals are catered for at the terrace restaurant overlooking the Chobe River.

Land Per Person from $1,895,  3 days/ 2 nights.  Plus flights from Johannesburg or from Kruger Park Airports.

Zanzibar – 4 Days

Stone Town, Zanzibar on our Zanzibar - 4 Days extension

Our Zanzibar – 4 Days extension takes us to this exotic playground off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar is a perfect getaway for romantic couples, families or safari-goers who are looking for a relaxing beach retreat. Take in its history as a dhow, a traditional sailing vessel of Indian Ocean and Red Sea region, glides by; you may think that you are in another time.

Outer islands offer “barefoot luxury” beside turquoise waters… plus some of the worlds best snorkeling and scuba diving sites.

Great Safaris Zanzibar  extension includes 3 nights at seaside resort, half day excursions to Stone Town and the Jozani Forest and airport transfers.
Stone Town was the center of the spice trade as well as the slave trade in the 19th century. Made up of a myriad of winding streets and alleyways, the region was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000 for its remaining Arab and colonial architecture.
The Jozani Forest is the only national park in Zanzibar and is home to sykes and red colobus monkeys, bush pigs, Ader’s duiker and suni antelopes, elephant shrews, chameleons and lots of birdlife. The red colobus monkey was once on the endangered species list but through conservation efforts is no longer threatened.

Premier level includes Breakfast, Lunch & dinner daily

Luxe level includes Breakfast daily

Classic level includes Breakfast and dinner daily

Seychelles – 5 Days / 4 Night Extension

Fun in the sun is the order of the day during your 4 nights on Mahe, the largest of the Seychelles Islands. Enjoy a VIP welcome on arrival, which includes “fast track’ handling through the Customs formalities and private car transfers to/from your hotel. During your stay, choose between a full day excursion visiting neighboring islands, Praslin and La Digue or a full day cultural and cooking interaction with a local family.

Praslin is the second largest island where you will visit the Vallee-de-Mai, the only place on earth where the giant Coco-de-Mer nut grows in its natural state. Walk along the tended paths of this primeval forest, listening to the trill of the rare Black Parrot, transports one to the beginning of time; giving credence to the legends of this World Heritage Site being the original Garden of Eden. While on La Digue, experience a sense of timelessness where life is lived mainly at the pace of the oxen. Transport is by pickup track and ‘camion’, an open-sided truck with canopy. Visit the giant land tortoises, a refurbished colonial plantation house and beaches studded with iconic giant rock formations.Seychelles - 5 Days unspoilt beach

If interested in cooking and culture, start with a visit to a local market or village for a look at the fresh fruits and vegetables and an impressive array of fish typically used in Creole cuisine. Step inside the home of a Seychellois family for a hands-on introduction to preparing and cooking traditional Creole cuisine. This excursion is not a reconstruction or re-enactment. Prepare to meet a real family, a real dwelling and real ingredients.

Includes breakfast and dinner daily and lunch on the full day activity.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking – 4 Days

Kigali | Volcanoes National Park

This 4 day gorilla trek extension includes: 3 nights accommodation,  Kigali city tour, one gorilla trek,  3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and transfers.

Tour length:  4 days 

From $ 2,495 per person 

Rwanda gorilla trekking – 4 days is the ultimate wildlife adventure in the heart of Africa and considered THE destination for viewing endangered mountain gorillas. These gentle giants, which share 98% of our DNA, are found in Volcanoes National Park, home to mountain gorilla,  golden monkeys, spotted hyena, buffaloes, elephants, black-fronted duiker, and bushbuck; the park also harbors 178 bird species.

The mountain gorillas are reached after a trek of three to eight hours up and through the rain forest. Participants should be in good health and able to sustain a slow climbing pace. The effort, however, earns amazing rewards!

An optional Golden monkey excursion on Day 4 before your departure is highly recommended.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kigali (1 night)

On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met and assisted by our guide, and transferred to your hotel  for an overnight.

Day 2 Kigali / Volcanoes National Park (2 nights)

After breakfast, you will be taken on a city tour of Kigali including the Kandt Museum, tour old Kigali and the Craft centers, visit the genocide memorial site where you learn about Rwanda’s history. An experience that will touch you deeply, and that shows the resilience of the Rwanda people to rise and became the preferred destination for gorilla trekking amongst other great achievements. Continue your journey to your lodge near Volcanoes National Park to rest and prepare for the exciting day ahead.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking - 4 Days Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: gorilla close-upEarly morning you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing of your gorilla tracking experience and allocation of your trekking porters. Start your gorilla trekking adventure at the foothills of the Virungas with stirring views in all directions. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for an hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing and resting. Coming face to face with a giant silverback is one of the greatest wildlife WOW moments!

Late afternoon, you will be taken for a community walk to see the lifestyle of the Rwanda people.

Day 4 Volcanoes National Park / Kigali / Departure

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking - 4 Days golden monkeyAfter breakfast and taking the last photos of magnificent forest and mountains, you will be transferred to Kigali arriving on time for your departure flight.

Amman & Petra, Jordan – 4 Days

Visit Petra on our Jordan - 4 Days extensionHistory comes alive and whispers secrets of antiquity on Great Safaris Jordan – 4 Days extension. In the spectacular country of Jordan, discover Amman, its capital and one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Marvel at Jerash with its Roman architecture dating back 2,000 years. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Jerash is known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside the modern city, including the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. Tour the Crusader Fortress at Kerak, one of the largest crusader castles, whose construction dates to the 1140s. Prepare to be overwhelmed at the “rose red” city of Petra.

Great Safaris Jordan – 4 Days extension includes 1 night accommodation in Amman and 2 nights in Petra, breakfast daily, full schedule of sightseeing and all transfers.

Hwange Park, Zimbabwe – 4 Days

Hwange Park, Zimbabwe - 4 Days black rhinosEasily accessible from Victoria Falls, Hwange Park in Zimbabwe is one of the oldest in Southern Africa… some safari aficionados claim that this is the genuine Africa. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals, including large herbivores, and nearly 400 bird species. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. On our Hwange Park, Zimbabwe – 4 Days extension, the wildlife roams freely and close (very close) to your front door, with game drives in open safari vehicles and opportunities for guided walking safaris, led by the best rangers in the business!

Includes 3 nights at the HIDE all inclusive package (meals and game viewing activities), park and conservancy fees  and round trip transfers from Victoria Falls.

Cape Town – 4 Days

Consider adding a Cape Town – 4 Days extension to your African itinerary. Cape Town is one of the most gloriously gorgeous cities in the world. Boasting a unique combination of spectacular scenery, vibrant cultures, period architecture and fabulous food and wines, it is no wonder that Cape Town is considered the most enchanting city in the world!

Enjoy the magnificent scenery: majestic mountains, pristine white beaches and lush green countryside. You can take it all in after riding a cable car to the top of famed Table Mountain… then descend for a half day escorted sightseeing tour of the city. On your third day in the ‘Mother City’, enjoy a full day scheduled tour of the gorgeous Cape Peninsula, which includes the penguins at Boulder’s Beach and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Cape Town - 4 Days, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Have some leisure time? You may want to explore further afield – perhaps into the fabled Winelands or experience the variety of restaurants, the nightlife and the rich cultural tapestry of the Cape’s townships.

Your Cape Town – 4 Days extension includes 3 Nights Accommodation at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in an upgraded Superior Room, Meals on a bed & breakfast basis.

Botswana – 5 Days

Botswana - 5 Days extensionIntimate camps, secluded location and incredible wildlife await you on a Botswana – 5 Days extension. Botswana is true safari country: combine water and land camps and experience it all. Botswana offers its visitors traditional game drives in open vehicles, canoe and boat excursions and walking safaris. Whether you are a first-timer or a safari aficionado, Botswana’s spectacular wildlife never fails to set the heart pumping and cameras clicking.

Botswana has diverse areas of wildlife habitat. In addition to the delta and desert areas, there are grasslands and savannas, where blue wildebeest, antelopes, and other mammals and birds are found. Northern Botswana has one of the few remaining large populations of the endangered African wild dog. Chobe National Park has the world’s largest concentration of African elephants and supports about 350 species of birds. These varied wildlife habitats in Botswana provide a variety of activities for its visitors including traditional game drives in open vehicles, guided walking safaris, as well as canoe (mekoro) and boat excursions.

4 nights at 2 different camps. All inclusive tariff, including bush flights from Maun and between camps.


Commencing Maun, drop off Kasane & vice versa $300 per person

Commencing Kasane and returning to Kasane $500 per person.

Abu Dhabi – 4 Days

Abu Dhabi - 4 Days Sheikh Zayed Grand MosqueEnjoy a guided tour of Abu Dhabi. On Great Safaris Abu Dhabi – 4 days extension, you will explore this ever-changing city and be amazed at the intricate weaving of traditional and modern lifestyles of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city. Learn about the religious foundations of Islamic faith, and admire the architecture and sounds of this city. Get a fascinating insight into traditional life at the fruit and dates market. See the stunning latest attractions on Yas Island, a visit to the Falcon Hospital for insight into the history and care for this iconic bird and relax aboard an evening dhow cruise.  Enjoy a Desert Safari with a BBQ dinner .

Great Safaris Abu Dhabi – 4 Days extension includes 3 nights accommodation,  city sightseeing, a Desert Safari with a BBQ dinner and all ground transfers.

Victoria Falls – 3 Days

Victoria Falls Extension

Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is the great waterfall in Southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is one of the world’s three large waterfalls and a sight not the be missed; believed to have been discovered by David Livingstone the Scottish missionary and explorer, they were named in honor of Queen Victoria.

A “must see” destination for nature lovers, the Falls boast boutique hotels and sophisticated resorts to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Victoria Falls is a playground of thrills: elephant back safaris, canoeing, white water rafting, bungee jumping, helicopter flips, game viewing on horseback … to name just a few!

Includes 2 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, airport transfers, sundowner cruise and guided tour of the Falls.

Victoria Falls aireal view

Abu Simbel – Full Day

Abu Simbel – Full Day extension from $595 per person!

This full day extension to Abu Simbel – one of the natural wonders of the world, includes round-trip air from Cairo or Aswan. The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan, about 300 km by road. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments,” which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae, near Aswan. The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.

The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. The relocation of the temples was necessary to prevent them from being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River.

Abu Simbel’s marvelous temples are the perfect homage to the endless ego of Ramses II, see them for yourself on this delightful Abu Simbel – Full Day extension to your Egyptian visit.

Abu Simbel - Full Day extension Temple of Ramses II

Chobe River Cruise & Victoria Falls

Our Chobe River Cruise & Victoria Falls is a delightful 3 night safari cruise on Chobe Princess Safariboats, combined with 2 nights in Victoria Falls.

Tour Length: 6 days

Land & Cruise rate from $3,695 per person


Chobe River Cruise & Victoria Falls Tour Itinerary

Days 1 – 3 Arrive Kasane, Fridays for Chobe River Cruise

Arrive in Kasane, Botswana, where you are met and transferred to the Chobe River jetty to begin your Botswana Cruise & Victoria Falls safari.

The Chobe Princess Safariboats provide the perfect opportunity to take pleasure in the wildlife and bird life of the Chobe National Park. There is something incredibly relaxing about cruising on the Chobe River, along the banks of the Chobe National Park, watching the outstanding wildlife and birdlife from the luxury Safariboats. Aboard one of the Safariboats, you can cruise over 30 miles of the river and stay overnight in some of the most scenic areas on the Chobe, parking at prime docking sites along the river.

Botswana Cruise & Victoria Falls Chobe Princess bedroomEach luxury houseboat offers guests a personalized experience, with four large double/twin air-conditioned cabins. As you lie in bed and drink in your striking surroundings, you’ll find it very hard to leave the comfort of your cabin on board one of our Chobe Princess houseboats. Tasteful décor cleverly combines local flavor with contemporary design and the overall focal point is the large sliding window affording you your own personal view of the changing African landscapes before you.  The cabins have an en-suite bathroom, each tastefully fitted with a modern shower, toilet and hand basin; toiletries are provided for your comfort

Botswana Cruise & Victoria Falls Chobe Princess early morning breakfastClimbing the staircase that connects the accommodation deck to the entertainment deck you will have access to a spacious lounge and bar area that encourages you to take time-out and simply enjoy the view. This deck also has a relaxed open-air dining area where guests can enjoy superb meals prepared by a skillful chef in the full-size on board kitchen.

At the front of the entertainment deck, guests can cool off in the plunge pool or simply soak up the African sun on deck chairs while enjoying an ice-cold beverage and the outstanding scenery. The rear of the entertainment deck allows easy access to the smaller tender boats that accompany the boats on all of their travels. These boats ensure that each guest has the freedom to partake in any excursions or activities that are best suited to their own personal needs. Meals and drinks are included.

Days 4 – 5 Victoria Falls

Continue your Botswana Cruise & Victoria Falls safari as you disembark and transfer across the border to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls and thence onward to the Victoria Falls Safari Club for two nights.  Guests will enjoy a morning escorted tour of the Victoria Falls and rain forest.

Botswana Cruise & Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Safari Club deluxe roomLocated just four kilometers from the magnificent Falls, the Victoria Falls Safari Club offers personalized, premium service. The new luxury Victoria Falls Safari Club 20-air-conditioned rooms are situated within the magnificent grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, overlooking a private waterhole. This Club, which offers guests a butler service, looks out over the Zambezi National Park, which is abundant with game, ensuring a brilliant safari experience without having to leave its main deck. Space, style and absolute comfort in fully equipped, conditioned rooms will make your stay completely seamless and ultimately rewarding. Breakfasts included.

Day 6 Depart Victoria Falls

Departure transfer to Victoria Falls airport with treasured memories of your Botswana Cruise & Victoria Falls adventure.