September 4th-14th, 2021 10 Days
Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls. All-inclusive luxury retreat with stays at five star safari lodges. Price is only $4695 per person based on double occupancy.
Countries we will visit: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.
**Custom and private African adventure for our small group of only 8-10 adults**
DAY 1: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2021- Depart USA. Travel Day. Arrival into Johannesburg on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2021- Stay the night at the Protea Hotel Transit Marriott.
DAY 2: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2021
This morning you will board a 1030AM flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport (Kruger National Park).
On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport, you will be met and transferred to Senalala Lodge for your 4-night stay at this luxury safari lodge.
Set in a vast wilderness area, your visit will be hosted by some of the most professional and respected people in the industry who will make your stay a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With a maximum of only 16 guests, it is an extremely private experience whether on a game drive, eating our delicious food, or relaxing with a beverage of your choice in the various tranquil areas of the camp. Your stay includes luxury accommodations, twice-daily game drives, walking safaris, all meals; a diverse selection of South African wines, beers, selected spirits (both domestic and imported), and refreshments; WiFi; limited laundry; and access to all the amenities. At any time, you can help yourself to any beverage, hot or cold, just as you would if you were in your own home.
DAY 3: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2021
Game drives mixed with relaxation and enjoying the amenities of this beautiful lodge. Twice daily guests can go out on a game drive (approximately 3 hours long) in open safari vehicles that offer unobstructed views in all directions. The first game drive leaves soon after sunrise, with a stop for coffee or tea and a snack in the bush.
The second game drive departs in the late afternoon with a stop for sun-downers, where guests can watch the sunset over the African horizon. After the sun sets, we continue with a drive back to the lodge aided by a spotlight for night sightings.
The animals roam free, and we get to view them in this open habitat. In exceptional circumstances, we will take our vehicles off-road for unusual sightings, providing you with a unique safari experience to get close to Africa’s wildlife.
DAY 4: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2021
Game drives mixed with relaxation and enjoying the amenities of this beautiful lodge. Senalala has a reputation for its team of highly skilled guides, who have extensive experience in leading walking safaris that allow for the opportunity to experience the bush from a very different perspective. This excursion includes studying animal tracks and signs, as well as learning more about the ecology of the surrounding environment. While out on a walk, there is always a chance of tracking and finding animals on foot. Experience nature in its primal form – a unique way to experience the bush and a great addition to your safari. Walking Safaris are done either in the morning or afternoon, as a substitute for a game drive. This adventure lasts between 2 and 2 1/2 hours, and guests should be in good physical condition (able to walk between 5-7 km).
DAY 5: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2021
Free day to relax and explore as you wish.
DAY 6: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2021
This morning you will be met at the lodge and transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight to Victoria Falls.
Arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, a sunset-facing lodge with spectacular views over the Zambezi National Park.
After check-in, we will continue down to the Buffalo Bar for lunch. This bar, once included in Heineken’s “Great Bars of the World” list, has a delicious menu with stunning views over the waterhole.
Dinner at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, which is open on three sides and overlooks the waterhole, offering a unique opportunity to view the game as you enjoy your exceptional dining experience.
DAY 7: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2021
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
After breakfast, depart on a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be awed by the sheer beauty of a giant curtain of falling water in the world, and your guide will enthrall you with the history of the Falls, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, and other points of interest.
At 1:00 pm, make your way to the Buffalo Bar viewing deck to take part in the Vulture Culture Experience. Witness the spectacular sight of hundreds of vultures swooping down and feeding on leftover meat scraps and bones from the on-site restaurants.
Lunch at the Buffalo Bar.
Dinner tonight is at the Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, a legendary must-do dining and entertainment experience that specializes in traditional African dining, interactive drumming, and dancing.
Wellness Workshop in the evening
DAY 8: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2021
Chobe Day Trip. All-day game drive in Chobe, named the best place in Africa to see wild elephants. Return to the lodge at approximately 7:00 pm.
Dinner as a group
DAY 9: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2021
After breakfast transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your departure flight home. Kenya Airlines is a good choice for your departure flight. Amy is on the Kenya Airways KQ 792 @1020AM to Cape Town. You are responsible for your flight from Victoria Falls back to the USA. You can fly out of Johannesburg or Cape Town with Delta and other major carriers.
DAY 10: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2021
Arrival back to USA
Payments can be made via cash, check, Venmo - OR by credit card for an additional 3.5% processing fee. Venmo is preferred. walkerwellnessretreats1
A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve your spot on the retreat. This deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days prior to travel. The deposit is nonrefundable after that time.
Your trip is required to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. You are responsible for purchasing your own flights and travel insurance. We can help you arrange both if you would like assistance.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which can reimburse you for unexpected trip cancellation and expenses related to travel delays, lost or delayed baggage, emergency medical or evacuation.
PASSPORT AND VISA
International travel requires your passport to be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. In addition, please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy for the latest visa requirements.
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All-inclusive Luxury African Adventure for only $4695 per person based on double occupancy.
$500 refundable deposit needed to reserve your spot.
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You can also pay via personal check made out to Walker Wellness Retreats and mailed to:
Walker Wellness Retreats
1320 E Atkin Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Your payment is fully refundable until 90 days prior to retreat. You may transfer your spot to another person if you wish.