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East Africa: Highlights of Tanzania

Tanzania is home to the great migration and plays host to some of the best game reserves this planet has to offer. With only six passengers in each Vehicle, 6:1 guide/passenger ratio and game lodges located inside the national park, and intensive game viewing, there is no wonder this tour sells out every year.

South Africa: A private game reserve adventure

Welcome to a South African 13-day luxury experience presented by Custom Adventures. Join us for an intimate front row seat to the most inspiring natural sights on the planet through the private game reserves of South Africa. This exclusive boutique adventure provides privacy, exceptional service with fully guided tours at each location, and awe-inspired visual beauty.

Burlington Chamber of Commerce: Highlights of Morocco

For sheer diversity, Morocco is the perfect destination. We explore the imperial cities of Marrakech, Meknes, and Fes and continue our journey to the mountain ranges to the south, where sand dunes and kasbahs are scattered among palm oases inhabited by friendly Berbers. A highlight of our trip is a camel trek in the Sahara. We fit in a visit to Todra Gorge, the beautiful 16th-century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and enjoy a village walk in the picturesque Tighza valley of the High Atlas. We complete the trip with a walk along the sandy beach of Essaouira and a city tour in bustling Marrakech.

Spanish Food Adventure

Travel to Spain with your very own Spanish Chef. Nair, the owner of Nair’s Spanish Food Experiences, is hosting a trip to Spain to show people her beautiful country through food. We have carefully selected accommodations in a beautiful and exclusive countryside Villa in the Cadiz province. Each room is equipt with a private bathroom and patio.During your stay, you will explore nearby Spanish towns where you will learn all about wine, cheese, tapas and so much more. We will finish each day at the Villa with a delicious home cooked Spanish dinner created by Nair!

East Africa

Tanzania Highlights

10 Nights | Luxury Hotels

Day 1: Depart Toronto (fights are additional cost)

Your bags are packed and off you go! 

(Flights schedules may change) Your flight will depart at 17:15 from Toronto on flight KLM0692* 

Flights are an additional price and will be quoted at time of purchase. 

Day 2: Arrive Arusha

This morning you will land at 6:35AM into Amsterdam for your connection. Your next flight departs Amsterdam at 10:35AM from flight KLM0567. Next stop – Tanzania! 

Upon arrival into the Kilimanjaro airport at 20:10, you will be met in the arrivals hall by your driver to take you to your hotel in Arusha this evening. The drive is approx.40min-1h. 

There are no meals are included today, so please ask your driver to stop for dinner if you are hungry. 

Included services: 

➢ Airport meet and greet and transfer to hotel 

Hotel: Mount Meru Hotel-Standard room

Day 3: Arusha to Tarangire NP

After Breakfast, your driver will take you to Tarangire National Park.  The drive should take you around 3-hours and will take you through small villages and beautiful landscapes. Once you have had a chance to check-in and get refreshed, we will head out for our first game drive!  Tarangire is home to some fascinating animals including Elephants, Oryx, tree-climbing Lions, and so much more.  Once we have had our fill of animals, we will head back to our lodge which is located inside the park for some pre-dinner cocktails.. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Included services: 

➢ Transfer from Arusha – Tarangire NP

➢ Afternoon game drive in your private 6-passenger safari truck 

Lodge: Tarangire Sopa Lodge-Standard Room 

Day 4: Tarangire NP

Today you will enjoy a full day exploring this small – yet beautiful park in search of your favorite animals. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the Elephant migration that starts around this time of year. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Included services: 

➢ Full day game drive in your private 6-passenger safari truck 

Lodge: Tarangire Sopa Lodge-Standard Room

Day 5: Tarangire to Serengeti

Before we make our way to the famed Serengeti National park, we will head out of our lodge for a quick game drive to get in the last of this beautiful park. 

After this, we will set out towards the Serengeti. On route, we will stop to break up our long drive at a nearby lodge for some lunch before arriving to our lodge. 

We should have plenty of time today to head out once again for a late afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National park. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Included services: 

➢ Morning game drive in Tarangire NP 

➢ Afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National park (if time permits) 

➢ Transfer between parks 

(All game drives and transfer between parks will be in your private 6-seater safari truck 

Lodge: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Standard Room 

Day 6: Serengeti

The Serengeti is one of the world’s best-known national parks for a reason: vast, endlessly rolling, Acacia-studded grassland savannahs, riverine forests, swamps, and hills and valleys are home to countless species of numerous wild animals – not to mention birds. 

Over the next 2 days, we will have plenty of opportunity to see everything on your bucket list. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Included services: 

➢ Full day game drive in your private 6-seater safari truck 

Hotel: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Standard Room 

Day 7: Serengeti

Game on! As in game drives! Another spectacular full day here in the Serengeti NP. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Included services: 

➢ Full day game drive in your private 6-seater safari truck

Hotel: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Standard Room 

Day 8: Serengeti to Ngorongoro NP

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, we will check out and make our way to the Ngorongoro NP. On our way, we will make a stop at the Olduvai Gorge which is an interesting pre-historic site before arriving at our lodge. 

The rest of your day is at leisure to have a rest and enjoy your stunning surroundings and view of the crater rim. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Included services: 

➢ Transfer between lodges 

➢ Guided visit to the historical site of Olduvai Gorge 

Lodge: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge-Standard Room 

Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro NP

Today after an early breakfast, you will descend to the crater floor for a day in the Ngorongoro Crater. This protected area is located in the Great Rift Valley. The Crater actually is a gigantic fracture of the earth’s crust. The magnificent landscape consists of volcanoes, mountains, plains, lakes, forests and archaeological sites. At 1600 meters altitude the bottom of the Crater (265 km square), dotted with watering holes, offers shelter to almost 30.000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. The Crater elephants are strangely, mainly bulls. There is a small number of black rhinos. The bird life is largely seasonal and is also affected by the ratio of soda and fresh water on the Crater floor. You will also explore the wildlife: lions, elephants, zebra, hippo, buffalos, and rhino are just a few to be mentioned. We will stop for a picnic lunch while in the Crater. Later this afternoon, we will make our way back to our lodge for the night 

Included meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Included services: Full day game drive in your private 6-seater safari truck 

Lodge: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge-Standard Room 

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater to Kilimanjaro

Sadly, today is your last day, but the fun is not over yet. 

Today after aleisurely breakfast, we will check out from the lodge, and drive to Manyara and enjoy the Manyara Treetop Walkway. It takes you on a sky-high adventure through the beautiful forest of Lake Manyara. Walk among the treetops and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective. After that proceed to Arusha arriving for late lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. There will be time to enjoy some last-minute shopping before being dropped off at the airport for your onward departure flight home. 

Your flight for this evening is and overnight flight and departs at 21:05 out of the Kilimanjaro Airport on flight KLM0569. 

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch 

Included services: 

➢ Transfer from Ngorongoro Crater to Kilimajaro 

➢ Tree top trekking in Lake Manyara 

Day 11: In flight / Home

This morning you will land at 7:40AM into Amsterdam for your connection. Your next flight departs Amsterdam at 9:45AM from flight KLM0691. 

You are expected to arrive into Toronto at 11:40AM 

*Flight schedules are an estimate and may change once the 2020 schedules are released 

**Please note that the itinerary start date may change by one or two days once the 2020 KLM flight schedules are released** 

Quotation Includes:

Arrival and departure airport transfers

Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Arusha

Full board accommodation while on Safari (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Crater tour

Olduvai Gorge visit

Treetop walk excursion on day 10

All national park entrance fees

Transportation in our 6-seater, 4×4 safari vehicle driven by our experienced safari driver/guides with a 6:1 guest/guide ratio

All safari game drives/excursions as indicated in the itinerary

Mineral water daily in our safari vehicle (1 litre per person per day, additional water is available for purchase)

Quotation Excludes:

International air transportation (Custom Adventures can arrange) 

Visa fees (at time of writing, the price is $80.00CDN + courier fees) 

International departure taxes Tanzania 

Incidental tips to hotel/lodge staff (budget approximately US$ 2 – US$ 4 per person per day) 

All items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks

Travellers insurance

Gratuity to tour driver/guide (budget approximately US$ 8-10 per person per day) 

Tour will be guaranteed with a minimum of 6 booked guests. Please do not purchase any additional non-refundable services such as flights until the tour has been guaranteed. 

Accommodation Information:

Mount Meru Hotel 

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, surrounded by some of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas, rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain.

The hotel offers a total of 178 well-appointed, luxury choice rooms with spectacular views, 4 premier restaurants with International Wine Lists, three treatment rooms offering a variety of health and beauty delights and conferencing among other facilities. 

Tarangire Sopa Lodge 

Built to blend with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobabs and grasses of the Tarangire National Park, home of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Many can be seen around the lodge, allowing visitors a close encounter. The park is also home to most other game including the elusive leopard and over 400 bird species. In an area of constant water, the landscape provides the wonderful comparison of burnt ground with lush greenery nearby. Staying close to the water, concetrations of game, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, lion and leopard can often be seen from the lodge balconies. Situated approximately 140 kilometres from the town of Arusha, Tarangire Sopa Lodge provides a perfect location for short safaris or cororate and conference events, the ideal start or end to any safari, a place to relax in the sun, witness the day-to-day events of resident animals and experience a level of attention to detail, guest comfort and service not to be found anywhere for miles around. 

Serengeti Sopa Lodge 

Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out- standing natural beauty, providing an oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun. The lodge allows its guests to soak up magnifcent sights and enjoy interaction with land and animals diffcult to fnd elsewhere in the world, at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality. The best of East Africa’s game can be seen in the park and, with its high number of resident carnivores, the opportunity is to fnd lion, cheetah and leopard is unparalleled. That combined with two million wildebeest making their journey to the Masai Mara every year less than a kilometre from the lodge, makes the encounter “The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth”. Serengeti Sopa Lodge is also the perfect base for exciting bush events, including hot air ballooning over the plains with the sunrise, or dining in the bush under Africa’s star-profuse night-sky.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge 

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge itself s an architectural marvel built on the rim of the collapsed volcano that can boast the most magnifcent views over the crater foor, home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, mighty bull elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and hartebeest. Most of the wildlife is found on the crater foor, a short drive from the lodge. High on the crater rim it can be a little chilly in the lodge n the evenings and, during the colder times of the year, log fres blaze gloriously in the restaurant and bar and central heating and hot water bottles in the bedrooms ensure a cosy stay. A popular venue for conferences, due to its ncomparable location, easy accessibility, size and acilities, the lodge has a very romantic setting, ideal or weddings and special occasions, with the crater foor providing a very special experience for bush breakfasts, picnics and lunches. Within an area which has been inhabited by man and beast for over three million years, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge offers calm and tranquility, allowing its guests to soak up the sensations of viewing the spectacular whilst enjoying the highest levels of service and attention.

Transport Information

6-Seater 4×4 Landcruiser (Tanzania) 

Land Cruiser 4×4 

Each specially adapted to meet the demands of the rugged African terrain, our safari Land Cruiser 4x4s are all fitted with: 

• GPS tracking 

• VHF Radio Connection 

• Pop-up Roof 

• First Aid Kit 

• Cooler Box 

• Fire Extinguisher 

• Tool Kit and spare tyres 

• Sliding windows 

• 6 passenger window seats guaranteeing an unrestricted panoramic view 

• 12V cigarette lighters (ideal for charging batteries)

Built with safety and comfort in mind, each safari Land Cruiser is designed to seat a max of 8 passengers but for optimum safari enjoyment we encourage a max of only 6 passengers, guaranteeing each guest a window seat. 

Note: Please note that due to dusty conditions on Safari, the vehicles are not air-conditioned. 

Each offers comfortable seats with seat belts and canvas covers fitted with pockets for water bottles and other handy items. 

Well maintained, each vehicle is routinely subjected to an overhaul service after every safari and checked again before the next safari by our very own team of competent mechanics and workshop staff who are on standby round the clock. 


*Whilst we endeavour to ensure that all our vehicles offer 12V connections and HF radio connections, the high-impact of the rugged African terrain can occasionally cause these delicate mechanisms to go temporarily out of service. We do our utmost to ensure against this but beg your understanding for the few times in which such temporary faults may occur. 

Location and Park Information


One of Tanzania’s most developed and fastest growing towns, the bustling ‘Safari Town’ of Arusha is a hive of arrival and departure activity as countless 4WD safari vehicles load up with provisions and set off with their passengers into the endless, game-teeming plains of the mighty Serengeti National Park. Established in 1900 as a minor German military garrison, Arusha lies halfway between the Cape and Cairo and was once a major trading post for the local Waarusha and Wameru tribes. Nowadays it is not only the country’s most active tourism centre but also an important regional business and administrative centre and host to a colourful array of street markets, museums, craft shops, Makonde carving workshops, street cafes, restaurants and bars. 


Second only to the Ngorongoro Crater as a dry-season (June/July) sanctuary for vast herds of migratory creatures, the park’s wildlife tend to follow clearly defined seasonal patterns. First to move north-east, often as far as Lake Natron, are the zebras and wildebeests, which begin their trek in October. After them, trek the gazelles, buffaloes, elands, oryxes and hartebeests. Finally, the elephants move out. The Defassa waterbucks, impalas, giraffes, lesser kudus, Kirk’s dik and warthogs, meanwhile, remain resident. The return of the park’s migratory species begins in June and July; firstly with the oryxes and elands, then the elephants; and finally, the zebras and wildebeest. 


The name comes from the Maasai word “siringet” meaning ‘endless plain’. This 14,763sq. kms. park encompasses lakes, savannah grassland, wooded hills, rivers, swamps, and volcanic massifs. Due to this diverse ecosystem it is undoubtedly one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. 

Serengeti is home to over 2 million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala and other antelope. The predators are also well represented by lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. In total, there are nearly 35 species of savannah animals and almost 500 species of birds including lilac-breasted rollers, barbets, and ring-necked doves living in this animal kingdom.


In the Great Rift Valley, that great schism in the earth’s crust, lies the wonderful Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders of the natural world. It is an extinct volcano that collapsed in on itself around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast superbowl where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display. 

The central bowl, the caldera, has sides roughly 1,950 feet high and a flattish centre with a diameter of about ten miles. The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking. The crater walls are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Many of these are the large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra who depend on the open grasslands in the crater. These attract the attendant predators, the black-maned lion, the leopard and hyena. The elephant found within the caldera tend to be the lone males who have left the herds in the forested crater rim. When the water stocks are low elsewhere the animals within this micro-world turn to the swamps for fresh water and food. 

Elephants feed on the giant sedges and hippo wallow in the pools. The Fever Tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck and waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake, fed by the Munge river attracts water birds, including flamingos and is a favourite place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful as it is, it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater has been called a Garden of Eden.The conservation area also encompasses several other volcanos, one of which, Oldonyo Lengai, is still live. You may struggle to the top, if you wish, to gaze into its open and sulphurous maw but many prefer to admire from afar. 

One of the most fascinating attractions in the area is the Olduvai Gorge, where an old river has carved away the rock to expose layer upon layer of volcanic soil. This is where Dr Louis and Mary Leakey found the remains of hominids “Nutcracker Man” and “Toolmaking Man”. The “Cradle of Mankind” now has a visitor centre where you may hear a short lecture on the work of the Leakeys and their successors and a small museum where you may see some of their finds, including a giant giraffe – it is hard to believe that they were once even taller! 

South Africa

 A Private Game Reserve Adventure 

12 Nights | Luxury Hotels

Custom Adventures is pleased to offer you the best in luxury on our 12- night South Africa Safari adventure. We have carefully selected accommodations in beautiful small boutique hotels, and exclusive game lodges located inside some of the best private game reserves South Africa has to offer. Your crowd-free game drives will take place in our open-air vehicles which have no roof and will allow for the best game viewing. You are truly apart of the action in this luxury safari vehicle. This VIP experience is your window into the wild animal kingdom. 

Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town! 

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit. 

Upon arrival into the Cape Town airport, you will be greeted at the airport and then transferred to your beautiful boutique hotel for check in. 

The rest of your day is at leisure to explore. 

Included services: 

  • Arrival transfer from Cape Town Airport to hotel

Overnight hotel: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel 

***WATER CRISIS: The Western Cape of South Africa is experiencing its worst drought in decades and guests are urged to please use water sparingly while visiting Cape Town and surrounds.

Day 2: Cape Town • Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula

This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breath-taking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point. Note: The drive via Chapman’s Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg will be used as an alternative route when necessary. 

Included meals: Breakfast

Included services: 

  • Guided excursion in Cape Town and surrounding area

Overnight hotel: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel 

Day 3: Cape Town • Day at Leisure

Today is at your leisure to head out and find your own treasures. 

Overnight hotel: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel 

Day 4: Cape Winelands

After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you will be greeted by your driver who will take you to the Cape Winelands.  Upon arrival, the rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy the surrounding area.  Later this evening, you will be picked up from your accommodations and together we will head out for dinner at a local restaurant. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included services: 

  • Transfer from Cape Town to the Winelands

Overnight hotel: La Petite Dauphine  

Day 5: Cape Winelands • Full Day Cape Winelands Tour

From Cape Town make your way out into the picturesque winelands visiting South Africa’s most famous wine regions – Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Aside from the excellent wines the area is renowned for its food and is steeped in history such as the Taal monument, various museums and the contribution of the French Huguenots. There are also many attractions you wouldn’t expect to find on a wine route, from butterflies to cheetahs and pretty much everything in between. For your included lunch today, we have chosen a beautiful spot to enjoy a pre-set delicious menu complete with wine pairing. We will head back to the hotel to freshen up before we make our way out to dinner to a local restaurant. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included services: 

  • Guided wine estate tours

Overnight hotel: La Petite Dauphine

Day 6: Manyoni • Private Game Reserve Safari

This morning, we will make our way to the Cape Town Airport where we board our  flight to Durban. Upon arrival into Durban, you will be greeted by your new driver and make your way to the beautiful exclusive Manyoni Private Game Reserve and to our luxury lodge for the next few nights. Depending on your arrival, you may be able to get out for an afternoon game drive.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included services:

  • Airport transfers
  • One-way flight from Cape Town to Durban
  • Afternoon game drive (timing permitted)

Overnight Lodge: Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

Day 7: Manyoni • Private Game Reserve Safari

Today, you will join in the Lodges activities. Big 5 game drives take you through well stocked, unspoilt bush veld and endless rivers winding through indigenous forest, a birder’s paradise. Our guided walking safaris offer an intimate encounter with the African bush veld and Big 5 animals, taking you to places beyond the reach of vehicles. Join our midday waterhole lookout activity and watch an array of animals come down to drink from our unique waterhole setting. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included services: 

  • Full-day game drives

Overnight Lodge: Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

Day 8: Manyoni • Private Game Reserve Safari

Today is another exciding day of game drives and walks. You are free to join in any of the included activities, or If you are not up for game drives, perhaps a day at the spa ($) is in order. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included services: 

  • Game drives

Overnight Lodge: Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge 

Day 9: &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve Safari

Today, we will check out of the Leopard Mountain Safari lodge and make our way to the beautiful Phinda Private Game Reserve. We will enjoy game viewing throughout the day during our transfer. Upon arrival, we will check into the lodge and head out and explore the reserve. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included services: 

  • Transfer between lodges
  • Game drives

Overnight Lodge: &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Day 10: &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve Safari

Today, you will head out and explore the secluded Private Game Reserve in search of the famous big five, and other incredible wildlife in your open-aired safari jeep. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included services: 

  • Game drives

Overnight Lodge: &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge 

Day 11: Maputaland Marine Protected area Safari

Today, we will check out of the Lodge and make our way to our final destination, Maputaland.

Overnight Lodge: Thonga Beach Lodge 

Day 12: Maputaland Marine Protected Area • Nature Reserve Activities

Today, you will partake in several exciting activities that the lodge has to offer including nature walks, snorkeling and guided community visits. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included services: 

  • Various lodge activates such as snorkeling, nature walks etc.

Overnight Lodge: Thonga Beach Lodge 

Day 13: Durban Airport

Your amazing adventure has come to an end. After breakfast, you will make your way to the Durban airport for your flight home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Included services: 

  • Departure transfer from lodge to Durban airport.

Quotation Includes:

3 nights Cape Cadogan Boutique hotel

2 nights Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

3 nights Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

2 nights &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

2 nights Thonga Beach Lodge

Daily Game drives in the crowd free private reserves

Private reserve entrance fees

Guided excursion in Cape Town and surrounding area

Guided Wine Estates excursion with tasting

Daily breakfast, and full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from day 4-13

All transportation

Internal flight from Cape Town to Durban

Lodge activities during your stay at Thonga Beach lodge in the Maputaland Marine area


Quotation Excludes:

International flights

Departure tax

Visas (if necessary)

Tips and gratuities


Local city tourist tax if applicable

Travellers insurance

Optional excursions offered at game lodges and Thonga Lodge

*rates are subject to change* 

Accommodation Information:

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

About the hotel: Ideally located just off bustling Kloof Street in a scenic suburb of Cape Town, Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is authentic Cape Town at its loveliest. With beauty, sophisticated charm and quirky personality in equal measure, this intimate hotel offers fifteen individually decorated bedrooms which marry a touch of yesteryear with contemporary chic and bohemian influence. Visitors can enjoy a comfortable lounge, a cozy breakfast room as well as a peaceful in-house library and poolside area. This exceptionally unique boutique hotel boasts all the luxury you could hope for combined with some refreshingly warm, welcoming and personal hospitality.

Luxury Room 

Each of the 7 Luxury Rooms at Cape Cadogan is approximately 45 m2/485 ft2 and has a private courtyard or balcony, a double bed (convertible to twins), air conditioning, bathroom en-suite, satellite television, safe, mini-bar, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, complimentary WiFi access and a range of deluxe amenities. If you enjoy the fresh Cape mountain air with your morning coffee and newspaper, then this is the room type for you Suites: 7 Suites accommodating 14 guests Size of Suites: 45 m2/485 ft2 (this is an average, as all suites are unique) Double bed convertible to twin: Yes Air-conditioning: Yes Private fireplace: No Public fireplace: Yes Indoor showers: Yes Separate W.C.: Yes Free Wi-Fi: Yes Satellite television: Yes In-room movies: Yes In-room safe: Yes Mini bars: Yes Telephone: Yes Hairdryers: Yes In-room dining: 07h00 to 21h30

La Petite Dauphine

La Petite Dauphine is a picturesque estate set amongst various varieties of vineyards, olive groves, and fruit orchards. This historic working fruit and wine farm offer superior luxury accommodation and delicious country bistro fare at Cafe BonBon. 

The stately driveway, lined with cypresses, white roses and agapanthus lead to the heart of the magnificent estate situated in the hear of the Cape Winelands, a mere 2 km from Franschhoek. 

All Suites at La Petite Dauphine are superbly decorated with views over dams, sun-kissed orchards, vineyards and the breath-taking Franschhoek Mountains. Guests will be pampered with soft gowns, fluffy towels, and toweling slipper, other amenities are also provided to make the stay truly comfortable. Suites are climate controlled, with underfloor heating, heated towel rails and wood-burning fireplaces for those chilly winter nights. Additional features include complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso Coffee Makers and Blu-Ray DVD machines with a wide selection of current and classic movies to choose from. 

Breakfast is served at the Café BonBon, a 200-year-old restored wine cellar, set amongst old oak trees.

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

This Big 5, multi-award winning, Family Run Safari Lodge is set within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve offering peace and tranquility with friendly hospitality. Our beautiful lodge has the most spectacular views in Zululand, from the river meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains. 

Luxury accommodation in 8 well-appointed, stone chalets with a hammock and private plunge pool nestled in the cliff tops overlooking the river below. Our sought-after chef will prepare your tantalizing meals, which can be accompanied by your choice of wine from our multi award-winning cellar. 

Entrust us with those special occasions. Our picture-perfect backdrop lends itself as an intimate setting for a romantic wedding, honeymoon or just a well-deserved break.

Luxury Chalet 

Luxurious stone and thatch chalet, a haven of peace and tranquility that is light and spacious with its own private balcony, hammock and plunge pool, incredible view, en-suite bathroom, minibar and tea, and coffee facilities.

&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

With wraparound views of the ancient Ubombo mountain range, &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge balances itself majestically above its panoramic surroundings. The 24 rooms scattered along the mountainside offer complete privacy and luxury. There’s no end to the choice of taking in the view – spacious verandas with private plunge pools and layered guest areas each provide their own magnificent outlook. Delicious Pan African meals are enjoyed in the dramatic stone and reed boma, lit by the warm glow of dozens of candles and lanterns.

Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast, KwaZulu-Natal. This 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoiled wilderness beaches. It is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes, and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer South Africa’s best snorkeling and excellent off-shore SCUBA diving and excellent birding opportunities. Guided birding, scorpion & spider walks & Turtle Tracking are offered in season. The 12 thatched bush suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views with Deluxe Ocean Views room sporting private plunge pools. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy & minimal environmental impact. Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea. This is an ideal choice for honeymooners, families, SCUBA divers or anyone who wants to simply relax. A civilized distance from civilization.

Location and Park Information

Cape Winelands A mere one hours drive from Cape Town lie the valleys and mountains which have become synonymous with some of the world’s finest wines. Spectacular mountain scenery, fine hotels, and guest houses, 300 years of winemaking history and many of the country’s top restaurants combine to make the Cape Winelands into a much-desired destination. This is the centre of South Africa’s award-winning wine industry, and places of interest include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and numerous award-winning wine estates. 

Manyoni Private Game Reserve 

Resting in the Msunduzi Valley in the heart of Zululand, the Manyoni Private Game Reserve lies in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal. It boasts excellent game viewing opportunities, rich cultural traditions, and significant conservation efforts. It was established when a group of private landowners partnered with the WWF and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to remove all internal fences and today it stretches over 23 000 hectares of magnificent African bushveld. This private reserve is home to a wide selection of wildlife including a variety of endangered species and the world-renowned Big Five. The area’s vast range of diverse habitats allows the reserve to support an array of wildlife species while also attracting an abundant variety of birdlife. Providing a safe haven to over 70 mammal species, Manyoni is home to impressive populations of giraffe, kudu, nyala, wildebeest, zebra and much more. 

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve 

Described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, &Beyond Phinda encompasses an impressive 28 555 hectares (70 560 acres) of prime Big Five wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal. This Reserve comprises seven distinct habitats – from dry sand forest to wetland systems and mountain ranges. Catch a glimpse of the shy suni antelope, track rhino in the bushveld, observe breeding herds of elephant in fever tree forests, hold your breath as a cheetah teaches her cubs to hunt, glide past hippo on the Mzinene River and marvel at the gracious nyala. Phinda is home to more than 3 000 of these rare antelope.

Maputaland Marine Protected Area 

Maputaland Marine Protected Area comprises three protected areas, Lake Sibaya Nature Reserve, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and Rocktail Bay. The reserve extends all the way from the northern Mozambican border to Sodwana Bay in the south. This gorgeous sub-tropical paradise includes immaculate forests and wetlands dotted with lakes and marshes as well as coral reefs and deserted beaches. The local wildlife includes numerous bird species, reptiles and freshwater fish, making this an ideal destination for nature-loving travellers.


Spanish Food Adventure with Nair

9 Nights | Luxury Hotels

Day 1: Seville to Acros de la Frontera

Welcome to Spain! 

Upon arrival at the Seville airport, you will be met by your driver, and together you will make your way to Arcos de la Frontera, your home for the next week to check into your Villa. 

Upon arrival, you will have a bit of time to unpack and get freshened up before meeting your tour leader at the 6pm welcome meeting. Nair and your tour leader will go over the plans for the next week and answer any questions you might have. 

After this, you will head out for a welcome dinner at the nearby village at a local restaurant. 

Included meals: Dinner

Included services: 

  • Arrival transfer (group)
  • Welcome meeting

Day 2: Jerez de la Frontera

This morning, we will meet at 9am to make our way to Jerez de la Frontera, which is around one hour away. Upon arrival, your tour leader will take you for a short orientation walk around the city. Once we have had a look around, we will head over to the market. Together we will each have a task of gathering some local fresh ingredients for Nair’s dinner at the Villa tonight. Before heading back to our accommodations, we will stop for lunch at a local favorite (lunch not included).

We are expected to arrive back at our Villa around 3:30pm. Nair will be preparing a traditional Spanish dish for your dinner tonight. You are welcome to join Nair in the kitchen, to help prepare dinner and learn some trade secrets for her recipes, or perhaps lounging by the pool with a glass of wine is more your speed. Either way, the rest of the afternoon will be enjoyed at the Villa.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner at the Villa 

Included services: 

  • Half-day guided excursion to Jerez de la Frontera
  • Market tour
  • Cooking demonstration by Nair at the Villa

Day 3: Rhonda

This morning, after a breakfast prepared by Nair, you will meet your driver at about 9am to drive to Rhonda. Rhonda is a small city set dramatically on top of a small mountain. This city is known for its stunning stone bridge over the gorge. Upon arrival, your tour leader will take you for a short walk around the town, followed by some free time for lunch. After lunch, we will visit one of the Bodegas to learn more about wine production in the area and taste their wines. We expect to be back at the Villa for 4pm, and you are welcome to join Nair in the kitchen to help with the meal prep. 

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner at the Villa 

Included services: 

  • A guided walk around Rhonda
  • Bodega visit (winery) with wine tasting

Day 4: Puerto de Santa Maria

This morning, after you enjoy your breakfast prepared by Nair, you will meet your driver at approx. 9am, and together we will make our way to Puerto de Santa Maria. Puerto De Santa Maria is known for it’s hidden culinary gems. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide, and together we will explore by foot to uncover some of the best-hidden tapas bars in the area. Of course, our tour is complete with sampling along the way. Once we have had our fill of delicious food, we will have some time in the local market to wander and collect our fresh ingredients for this evening’s supper prepared by Nair.

Upon arrival back at your Villa at around 3:30pm, the rest of your day is at leisure to relax, or learn a new cooking technique with Nair in the Kitchen. 

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner at the Villa, and tapas tastings during our excursion.  

Included services:

  • Half-day guided food walk tour in Puerto de Santa Maria with samples

Day 5: Setenil de las Bodegas

After breakfast which is prepared by Nair, you will meet your driver at 10 am to head to Setenil de las Bodegas. On route, we will be stopping at a winery for a visit and to enjoy lunch. After this, we will continue our way to Setenil de las Bodegas. This beautiful town is known for its whitewashed houses built into the surrounding cliffs. Upon arrival, we will have a guided walk around the town, followed by some free time. Setenil de las Bodegas is a great place to explore, or to just sit and watch the world go by at one of its many patio cafes under the rocks. We expect to be back at the villa at around 5:30pm.   

You are welcome to join Nair in the Kitchen to help with tonight’s masterpiece.    

Included meals: Breakfast (Villa), lunch, dinner (Villa)

Included services: 

  • Round trip transfers to Sentinel de las Bodegas
  • Winery visit with tastings

Day 6: Conil de la Frontera

This morning, we will have a leisurely morning at the Villa. Later this morning, we will make our way to Conil de La Frontera, a beautiful coastal beachside town. The day is at leisure to soak up the sun, or enjoy some shopping. Later this evening, at approx. 10pm, we will meet at a central meeting location and make our way back to the Villa. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Included services: 

  • Round trip transfers to Conil de la Frontera

Day 7: Zahara de la Sierra

After breakfast, prepared by Nair, we will meet your driver at approx. 9am and drive to Zahara de la Sierra. We will start our day learning about Olive Oil, including some tastings. After this, we will make our way Villaluenga del Rosario where you will learn about the famous Payoyo cheese, which some will say is the best in the world. Once we have had some samples, we will make our way back to the Villa where the rest of the day is at leisure. No doubt Nair has something amazing on the go in the kitchen. Last chance to join in to learn some culinary secrets.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner at the Villa 

Included services: 

  • Olive oil tasting
  • Payoyo Cheese tasting

Day 8: Seville

Today, we will check out of the accommodations and make our way to Seville. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel and have most of the day at leisure to explore. 

Tonight, at 6:30pm, you will be met at the hotel and head out for a wonderful evening of tapas, wine, and sherry. This 3-hour guided walking tour will hit all the trendy foodie spots in Seville. At the end of your night, you will be transferred back to the hotel. 

Included meals: Breakfast at the Villa 

Included services: 

  • 3-hour guided tapas walking tour

Day 9: Seville

Today is at leisure to explore Seville.  

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Seville

Today is your last day, and your adventure has come to an end. We have included a group departure transfer back to the airport (Time is TBA). If your flight is at a different time, a private transfer can be booked at an additional charge. 

Included meals: Breakfast

Included services: 

  • Group departure transfer 

Quotation Includes:

  • 7-nights private Villa 
  • 2-nights Seville accommodations
  • Full-time tour leader (except for Seville)
  • Professional guides 
  • All excursions as per itinerary 
  • Round trip airport transfers (Group) 
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 6 dinners
  • Wine at the Villa (while supplies last) 
  • Transportation throughout the itinerary for excursions
  • Cooking demonstrations by Nair at the Villa 

Quotation Excludes:

  • Travellers insurance

  • International flights

  • Tipping for driver/guides

  • Towels at the Villa (available for pre-rental at 3 euro per towel)

  • Local tourist tax in Sevilla (Approx 6 euros)

  • Tour leader services in Seville

Accommodation Information:

Our 7 night Villa stay is perfectly situated in the Arcos de la Frontera countryside. It allows the ultimate exclusion for some R&R. Our Villa is complete with 7 bedrooms with private bathroom,and a private terrace. The Villa has a comfortable and bright living room area with a full kitchen. Your outside area is complete with a courtyard with tables and chairs, and a private swimming pool with loungers.  

Other highlights are as follows:

  • Magnificent location.  Astonishing views. No neighbors!

  • Andalucian Courtyard with fountain and orange trees

  • 12 * 6 meters swimming pool, loungers and straw umbrellas

  • Wood/coal Barbeque and paella tool (gas)

  • Cool Pool “chiringuito” with bar and refrigerator

  • 2 outside round tables for 10-12 people each

  • Private parking

  • Air-conditioning and heating equipment in all bedrooms and other rooms

  • WIFI in and out

  • Board games and pool table

  • Very comfortable beds. Two cribs for babies available

  • Wide living room with fireplace, 3 couches, and 4 armchairs


Burlington Chamber of Commerce Presents 

 Highlights of Morocco 

13 Nights | Luxury Hotels

Day 1: Marrakech

Welcome to Morocco!  

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The arrival transfer is a group transfer. If your flight does not arrive at the same time as the group transfer, then a private transfer can be purchased at an additional cost. 

There is a welcome meeting tonight at 6pm to meet your tour leader and to go over any questions you might have for the tour. Please bring your insurance documents to this meeting, as the tour leader will need to see them. 

Included services: 

• Arrival transfer from airport to the hotel (group transfer) 

• Welcome meeting 

Hotel: Riad Hamdane 

Day 2: Rabat

A modern and commercial seaport, Casablanca is a complete contrast to the Morocco we are soon to explore. This morning we make our way 3 hours to Casablanca to visit the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest in the world. Afterward, we drive 2 hours to Rabat for lunch, the political capital of Morocco, but second to Casablanca in importance. Although mostly modern, Rabat has an excellent old quarter that we take time to explore. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Included activities: 

• Guided tour of Hassan II Mosque 

Hotel: Hotel le Musee 

Day 3: Meknes / Fes

This morning we strike out from Rabat over the Northern plain towards Meknes, a drive of around 3 hours. The scenery changes as the land becomes more cultivated, this being one of the most fertile areas of Morocco. Sultan Moulay Ismail’s old capital of Meknes is our first example of one of the imperial cities of Morocco. We meet our guide and wander the narrow streets of the old city, and explore the souk, perhaps having your first chance at bartering for souvenirs. In the afternoon, we take a short drive to the largest and best kept Roman ruins in Morocco – Volubilis, once a large Roman town and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. After exploring this site, we continue our journey to the ancient city of Fes, where we spend two nights. Enjoy tonight a memorable, delicious Moroccan traditional dish called Pastilla. 

Included meals: Breakfast, dinner 

Included activates: 

• Guided tour of Volubilis 

• Pastilla dinner 

Hotel: Riad Reda

Day 4: Fes

This fascinating city is the intellectual and religious centre of Morocco. Founded over a thousand years ago, Fes has many mosques and medersas (theological colleges) including the 9th century al-Karaouine University, whose architecture is very similar to that seen in Moorish Spain. The medina in Fes is one of the largest in the world, an immense warren of souks, home to thousands of craftsmen with their tiny shops opening onto the narrow alleyways. Noisy and pungent, the medina of Fes is a totally absorbing and unique experience. Our city guide walks us through different sections of the souk – including those selling leather brass and copper. Of course, no visit to Fes is complete without a visit to the tanneries. Outside the medina, we shall visit the Jewish District (mellah), the exterior of the Royal Palace and take a drive up to a panoramic viewpoint over the city. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Included activities: 

• Guided tour of Fes 

Hotel: Riad Reda

Day 5: Merzouga

Today we have a long journey, meaning approximately 10 hours spent on the road including plenty of stops and some superb scenery along the way. We venture over the stunning Middle Atlas, down through the picturesque Ziz Valley to the Hamada, a flat stony desert gradually approaching the spectacular site of the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. We stay in a small and welcoming auberge (inn) on the edge of the dunes from where it is easy to climb to watch the sunrise. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Hotel Yasmina 

Day 6: Sahara Camp

Morning is at leisure to relax by the hotel pool . 

For lunch enjoy a 4WD day trip to Khamilya to experience and taste a local dish called Madfouna, it is stuffed bread with meat, vegetables, spices and local herbs (vegetarian option is available), after lunch, you will listen to local music of known locally as Gnawa music. 

Afterward, we head back to Erg Chebbi for the start of your camel ride to watch the sunset in the dunes (about an hours ride). Tonight, you will sleep in tents close the auberge where you can enjoy the silence of the desert and the sky full of stars. 

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 

Included activities: 

• 4WD ride to Khemlia 

• Madfouna lunch 

• Tea at village Khemlia 

Desert Camp: Golden Camp 

Day 7: Skoura

After breakfast, we head towards the little city of Skoura, nestled on a beautiful palm grove and located near Ouarzazate. En-route explore Todra Gorge, and the picturesque oases they hide in (journey time approximately 4 hours). Following the 1000 Kasbahs Road for approximately another 2 hours, you will marvel at the breath-taking vistas of impressive ancient Kasbahs nestled in lush palm groves. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Kasbah Sawadi 

Day 8: Skoura

There is the opportunity to take a 1-hour drive to Toundout Valley and enjoy a four hour guided hike crossing through a Berber village and Imi-noulawen valley, where you will learn a little of their culture. Alternatively, relax in and around the lodge walking through the magnificent lush palm groves. Considered as the palm grove capital of Morocco, Skoura will certainly offer peace and relaxation through its various walks discovering multiple palm groves, and Kasbahs. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Included activities: 

• Guided hike tour 

Hotel: Kasbah Sawadi 

Day 9: Taroudant

Leaving Skoura, we re-join the main road and drive west along the ‘Route of the Thousand Kasbahs’ via the desert city of Ouarzazate. Continuing into Taroudant sometimes called ‘Little Marrakesh.’ Taroudant is known for its local crafts, including jewelry and carpets. The journey should take around six hours in total. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Dar Tourkia 

Day 10: Essaouira

Today we drive to Essaouira the pretty seaside town of Essaouira. You can expect a total journey time of approximately 4 hours today, with plenty of comfort breaks and photo stops along the way. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Maison du Sud 

Day 11: Essaouira

A free day in Essaouira, a charming old Portuguese fishing port overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The settlement dates back to the 15th century, but the present town was constructed around 1760 by Sidi Mohammed ben Abdullah, who needed a base from which to suppress a revolt from Agadir. Today, the town is extremely relaxed, and its whitewashed houses with painted shutters, artisan workshops, boatyards, and fishermen provide a marked contrast to the desert, Kasbahs and cities we have so far visited. Our hotel is situated in the heart of the old walled city, where we have plenty of time for some shopping in the souks or strolling along the beach. With many pleasant cafes and some outstanding seafood restaurants, there is plenty of choice for our evening meal. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Maison du Sud 

Day 12: Marrakech

After breakfast, we drive back to Marrakech, journey time approximately 2.5 hours. In the afternoon, we enjoy a guided tour to help us find our bearings and soak up the atmosphere of this amazing city. Our guide will take us to the Bahia Palace and the Saadian tombs, ending in the Djemma el Fna, where the town becomes a maze of bustling bazaars, palaces, and mosques. It is worth seeing this renowned landmark in the evening, as Marrakech revolves around this open-air central square, with food stalls, juice-sellers, snake charmers and acrobats, it is a place of night-time entertainment for both local people and tourists. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Included activities: 

• Guided tour of Marrakech 

• Bahia palace entrance 

• Saadian tombs entrance 

Hotel: Riad Hamdane 

Day 13: Marrakech

Today is free in Marrakech, and there is no shortage of things to do. You might wish to visit the largest mosque in Marrakech, Koutoubia, or venture through the souks and old streets of the medina. After bartering for souvenirs, there will be time for a short visit to the Koranic School and Museum of Marrakech. After this, you can unwind by taking a ½ hour calèche ride (a bright green horse-drawn carriage) to the Jardin Majorelle. These tranquil gardens are decorated throughout in indigo blue and were once owned by Yves St. Laurent, the perfect place to escape the hectic rush of the city. 

For your lunch, we would highly recommend the Amal Women’s Training Centre and Moroccan Restaurant, which we at Exodus support in their cause to empower women from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to training their students to become self-sufficient and improving their quality of life through acquiring new skills in a professional restaurant setting. For a superb traditional Moroccan meal and the opportunity to support this worthy cause, do pay them a visit. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Riad Hamdane 

Day 14: Marrakech

There are no activities planned for the final day, and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. We have included a group departure transfer. If the transfer timing does not work with your flights, you will be able to take a taxi to the airport or pre-arrange a private transfer.

Included meals: Breakfast 

Included services: 

• Departure transfer (Group) 

Quotation Includes:

• Full-time English-speaking tour leader, and local guides in Meknes, Volubilis, and Marrakech 

• Included excursions as per itinerary 

• 2 nights Hotel, 10 nights Riad, 1-night desert camp (with bed and en-suite bathrooms) 

• 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 Dinners 

• All transportation and round-trip group airport transfers 

Quotation Excludes:

International flights 

• Travelers insurance (each traveler will be quoted separately) 

• Meals not listed in the itinerary 

• Travel Visas (If applicable) 

• Tips and Gratuities 

• Items of a personal nature