Grace Ann & Ryan’s Honeymoon Safari

Leopard at Londolozi / Courtesy of Londolozi

14 Days | May 7-20, 2024

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Great Plains After Hours
WhatsApp: +27 87 354 6591
Email: [email protected]
Reservation Number: GPUS119383

Londolozi
WhatsApp: +27 82 044 0063
Reservation Number: WB27401

Pricing

  • Cape Winelands: 30,804.40 ZAR (approx $1,667.38 USD)
  • Londolozi: 198,002.50 ZAR (approx $10,583.53) (including Kruger departure flight)
  • Victoria Falls and Botswana: $16,579.20 USD (Requires proof of marriage before travel to secure offer)
  • Estimated Flights Total (purchased separately through links below): $4,228 USD

May 6: Depart from Newark

Depart from Newark EWR airport at 3 pm on United 1992. Connect to UA 2222 in Washington, DC, for your flight to Cape Town.

May 7: Arrival in Cape Town

Upon your afternoon arrival at Cape Town International Airport at 3:20pm, you will be greeted by a representative and taken to your private car transfer to Boschendal Farm between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. After a one-hour drive, you can settle in with dinner at the hotel among the gardens.

Transfer Inclusions:

  • Airport meet and greet service
  • Cape Town International Airport to Boschendal luxury private transfer – 1 x vehicle E-Class / 2pax
Boschendal Cottage / Courtesy of Boschendal
Boschendal Cottage / Courtesy of Boschendal

Hotel: Boschendal

3 Nights in 1 x Werf Garden Suite = 1 x Large Werf Cottage: 1-bedroom & 1-bathroom – Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in Werf Garden Suite
  • Breakfast at Werf Restaurant
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
  • Preferential discounted rates for farm activities
  • Complimentary Garden tour
  • Complimentary access to our hiking and mountain bike trails
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) at the current standard rate of 15% (fifteen percent) and Government Tourism Levy at a rate of 1% (one percent).

Hotel Exclusions:

  • All additional meals not mentioned above
  • Laundry

May 8-9: Cape Winelands

The scenic Winelands are an excellent place to decompress after your wedding and long flight. Sleep in and take your mornings slow before afternoons of excellent food and exploration. There are over 6 miles of hiking and biking trails on the property, and guided hikes throughout the region can be arranged by the hotel. You can enjoy a picnic on the hotel farm, and the popular Franschhoek Wine Tram stops nearby. This can transport you to dozens of wineries for tastings and into charming Franschhoek town for shopping and dining.

May 10: To Londolozi

Your driver to the airport will arrive after breakfast in the morning for the one-hour drive to the Cape Town airport. Your flight is Airlink 4Z922 to Johannesburg where you will connect to 4Z865 to Skukuza Airport near Kruger National Park. A representative from Londolozi will meet you at the airport.

Your destination is Londolozi Founders Camp, one of the premier luxury safari lodges in South Africa. I was able to secure one of the larger and newly refurbished chalets here for the price of their more affordable camps.

Transfer Inclusions:

  • Airport meet and greet service
  • Boschendal to Cape Town International Airport luxury private transfer – 1 x vehicle E-Class / 2pax
Londolozi Founders Camp Family Suite
Londolozi Founders Camp Family Suite

Hotel: Londolozi Founders Camp

Hotel Inclusions:

  • Founders Camp Superior Chalet – May 10-14
  • Sabi Sand Conservation Levy
  • All meals, teas and coffees daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Two game drives daily in open Land Rovers
  • Nature walks accompanied by experienced armed rangers
  • One group yoga class per day
  • Fitness Room
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Laundry
  • Wi-Fi
  • VAT
  • Departure flight from Londolozi airstrip to Kruger MQP airport.
  • Noise impact levy

Hotel Exclusions:

  • Healing House treatments
  • Telephone calls
  • Londolozi Living Boutique purchases
  • Photographic Studio rentals and tuition
  • Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cigars & cigarettes
  • Gratuities
  • Private Vehicles 2024: R20000 per day

May 11-13: Londolozi

These four days are a time to really slow down and settle into the safari life. This includes both dawn and evening game drives and plenty of time to relax by your private pool in the afternoons. Morning game drives can be surprisingly chilly in South Africa, so pack a sweater. Londolozi has some of the best wildlife viewing and guides in Africa, and often all of the “Big 5” (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo) can be seen in one day. There is also an excellent spa (extra charge), and you can visit the lodge’s sustainability projects in neighboring villages.

May 14: To Victoria Falls

On your final morning, you will depart around sunrise on a 20-minute flight to Kruger Mpumalunga International Airport. Londolozi has scheduled this.

The only flight to Victoria Falls that doesn’t require an overnight layover departs at 8:30am. From here, fly to Johannesburg and on to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Your flight to Johannesburg is Airlink 4Z824, and you will connect to Victoria Falls on Airlink 4Z494.

Upon arrival in Zimbabwe, you will clear customs (Visa on arrival) and be picked up by a representative and driven to Kalambezi Jetty for the boat ride up the Zambezi River to Mpala Jena, a small luxury lodge that is done in a Mozambique beach style away from the bustle of the falls.

Transfer Inclusions:

  • Car from Victoria Falls International Airport to Kalambezi Jetty
  • Shared Boat Transfer: Kalambezi Jetty – Mpala Jena Camp
Mpala Jena / Courtesy of Great Plains
Mpala Jena / Courtesy of Great Plains

Hotel: Mpala Jena

3 Nights in 1 x Suite – Fully Inclusive, excluding premium drinks

Hotel Inclusions:

  • The guest rate is fully inclusive of accommodation, wildlife viewing activities from the property in the Zambezi National Park (wildlife drives, guided walks and boating on the Zambezi), all meals, half-day tour of the Victoria Falls (subject to a minimum 2-night stay), scheduled road transfers to/from Mpala Jena and the Zambezi National Park gate and/or boat transfers to/from Mpala Jena and the Kalambezi jetty, daily laundry, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Donation to Great Plains Foundation

Hotel Exclusions:

  • Rate is exclusive of any additional Victoria Falls based sighting and activities (except the one half-day guided tour of Victoria Falls for those guests on a minimum 2-night stay), International and imported wines, spirits and champagnes, items of a personal nature, staff gratuities, and curio store purchases.

May 15-16: Mpala Jena

After your day of flying, I suggest relaxing with a cocktail and simply enjoying the river view for the afternoon. On the first full day, you can tour Victoria Falls in the morning and relax by the pool for the afternoon. On your last full day, you can safari in the adjacent Victoria Falls, which has a surprisingly good wildlife population or cruise down the river looking for elephants. End your last full day with a scenic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

May 17: To Botswana

Wake in the morning for your transfer back to Victoria Falls International Airport. From here, it will be a short hop to Kasane in neighboring Botswana, where you will go through customs. Great Plains will have all of your ticketing information.

From Kasane, you will catch a safari flight into the Okavango Delta and the Khwai Private Reserve at Tuludi Camp.

Transfer Inclusions:

  • Shared Boat Transfer: Mpala Jena Camp – Kalambezi Jetty
  • Car from Kalambezi Jetty to Victoria Falls International Airport
  • Mack Air flight from Victoria Falls to Kasane
    • Note – Luggage Restrictions: All passengers travelling on our MACK AIR flights are entitled to one free piece of checked luggage and one small carry on item. Maximum hand luggage is 5kg (11lbs and 1 piece allowed) which is part of the 20kg (44lbs) total luggage limitations. Maximum checked in luggage size is 30cm (12in) wide x 35cm (14in) high x 70cm (28in) long. Strictly soft sided bags only, no wheels or frames or rigid sides. For additional camera equipment or overweight luggage, additional seats can be bought prior to departure. This additional seat allows an extra 30kg of luggage. If passenger arrive with incorrect luggage, they will be offered a soft bag (provided at cost by Mack Air) and their other suitcase may be left behind or transported to the end location at a cost to passenger.
    • Important Note – International Departure Tax at Victoria Falls Airport: USD $50 per person to be settled directly at the Airport in Cash or Card. Cost is Subject to change without notice. NO PRE-PAYMENT accepted – subject to change without notice.
Tuludi / Courtesy of Natural Selection
Tuludi / Courtesy of Natural Selection

Hotel: Tuludi Camp

3 Nights in 1 x Tent: 1 – 5 nights – Fully Inclusive excluding Premium Drinks

Hotel Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, all meals & beverages, Wi-Fi, guest laundry, daily activities, airstrip transfers, expert guiding, park entry fees & VAT and Conservation, Community & Reserve Fee.

Hotel Exclusions:

  • Premium brand drinks, gratuities and fully comprehensive personal travel insurance.

May 18-19: Tuludi

You will be a safari pro at this point, so what better place to explore than the Okavango Delta. Botswana has some of the best wildlife on the planet, and Tuludi is well-positioned to see a good number of elephants. It is dependent on water flow in the Delta, but you should also be able to take a traditional mokoro dugout canoe safari. This is also an excellent place to take walking safaris before relaxing for the afternoon in your plunge pool. Game drives are also available.

May 20: Departure

Awake in the morning for your flight from Tuludi Camp to Maun International Airport. From here, you can connect to your international flight in Johannesburg. Your flight to Johannesburg is Air Botswana BP0211 at 2:15pm. Your flight in Johannesburg back to the States is UA 187.

Terms & Conditions

Fauna Travel

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Great Plains

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
All travel documents including Visas remain the responsibility of our guests. Kindly check with your booking agent or the relevant authorities as to visa requirements prior to arrival.

STANDARD TERMS & CONDITIONS
Provisional reservations are held for 14 days from date of enquiry. Failure to confirm the arrangements held within 14 days in writing, may result in provisionally held space being automatically released without prior notice. Where another booking is wait listed against the original provisional booking, we reserve the right to request that the original provisionally held reservation is either confirmed or released within 48 hours.

Reservations are confirmed with the payment of a deposit of 20% of the total reservation costs. Upon receipt of the paid deposit, we will confirm your arrangements in writing to you. Upon our confirmation, your booking is considered confirmed, and subject to the governing terms and conditions. The balance of your reservation is payable in full no later than 60 days before arrival date. Deposits are held in a dedicated account, separate from our operational funding requirements.

It is a condition of travel that guests have their own comprehensive medical and travel insurance cover at the time of confirmation.

** For every booking made from 27 October 2022 onwards, the updated  T’s and C’s are applicable.

CHECK OUTS – KENYA CAMPS


We maintain a high level of flexibility when it comes to check-out times at our camps. However, due to some scheduled air transfer schedules, there are instances where we may kindly request guests to check out of their rooms by 9:00am. In such situations, our lodges and camps are set up to ensure that guests can utilise the facilities located in the central area. This includes access to the internet, the provision of complimentary drinks and lunch in the event of any unexpected delays, and access to hides or other activities if available.


STANDARD AMENDMENTS
After the booking is confirmed, should we be requested to change the reservation to alternative departure dates for any non-pandemic related reason, we may at our discretion, charge a change fee of US$25 per person.

After the booking has been confirmed, should the guest wish to cancel the services held on their behalf the following cancellation schedule applies:

  • More than 61 days before arrival, 25% of the refundable deposit will be forfeited.
  • Between 60 to 46 days before arrival – 50% of the reservation full value will be forfeited.
  • Less than 45 days before arrival and No Shows – 100% of the reservation’s full value is forfeited.

The above cancellation schedule is specific to those Great Plains Conservation arrangements held.

Postponements, changes, amendments and cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.

ON-JOURNEY AMENDMENTS
PANDEMIC RELATED AND STANDARD (NON-PANDEMIC RELATED) RESERVATION CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT SCHEDULE FOR ARRANGEMENTS HELD ONCE GUESTS START THEIR JOURNEYS

Should a guest fall ill during their travels, fail to arrive at a property, join a safari, join after a set departure or leave it before its completion, no refund is applicable, and full cancellation fees apply. For any change in the itinerary requested by guests whilst on safari, no refund for any services not utilised will apply, and all new arrangements will be for the guest’s account.

THIRD PARTY AMENDMENTS
PANDEMIC RELATED AND STANDARD (NON-PANDEMIC RELATED) RESERVATION CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT SCHEDULE FOR ANY 3RD PARTY, NON-GREAT PLAINS SERVICES HELD

Separate terms may govern all third-party reservations, such as hotels we would book on your behalf in cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi or other safari lodges and properties that are not owned by Great Plains. Regardless of the reason for the postponement, amendment or cancellation, the applicable policy, governing the reservation held, will be communicated at the time of confirmation and/or at the time of cancellation, postponement or amendment.

PAYMENT PROCESS
All prices quoted exclude any financial transaction charges. Please note that you are responsible for the cost of any and all bank charges incurred in any of the payment processes. All payments must be made in the currency in which the quotation was accepted, or as is reflected in the invoice provided. All payments should be made through Electronic or Telegraphic Bank transfer. Cheque payments are not accepted.

Confirmation of payment with the SWIFT code including the reservation number is required to be e-mailed or faxed to Great Plains Payments Department [email protected] and copied to your relevant reservations consultant. Without this information we will not be able to credit the account/booking and the account/booking will continue to show as unpaid in our records and on your statements which may cause delays in confirming the booking, and you will be required to re-send the proof of payment with the necessary details.

Please ensure that the relevant reservation number is quoted on any correspondence pertaining to booking, or a payment to ensure that the Payments Department can allocate the money correctly. For all bulk payments, please provide a schedule which details which reservations the payment must be allocated against.

Londolozi

DEPOSIT
We require a 20% non-refundable deposit within 10 days of reservation confirmation. Londolozi reserves the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive the deposit within 10 days. The balance of payment is required 60 days prior to arrival. Short-lead time reservations must be paid in full immediately.

CANCELLATION
Cancellation or part cancellation (reduction in the number of rooms or nights) of a confirmed reservation, including changing the dates of travel, will result in the loss of the 20% deposit. Should a cancellation be received between 59 and 0 days prior to the due arrival date, a 100% cancellation penalty would be charged. Londolozi reserves the right to cancel reservations should full payment not be received within 60 days prior to arrival.

PAYMENT
Our rates are quoted and payable in ZAR (South African Rands). Direct transfers can be made into our bank account. All payments should be made in full and free of any bank charges.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel Insurance is compulsory, covering for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, as well as cancellation and curtailment and as the reservation will be subject to cancellation penalties as detailed above.

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS
Londolozi is situated in a malaria area; therefore all guests must consult their medical practitioner regarding anti-malaria requirements prior to travel.

VISAS & PASSPORTS
Visa requirements to be checked before departure. All visitors to South Africa are required by law to have a minimum of two blank pages in their passport to enable the entry visa to be issued. If there is insufficient space in the passport, entry will be denied. The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa requires all passengers under the age of 18 to have specific documentation prior to travel, please click
on this link for further information http://www.dha.gov.za/files/Brochures/Immigrationleaflet.pdf

AIRLINE TICKETS
In order to comply with international insurance requirements, all airline tickets must clearly show the passenger’s title, name and surname (as indicated in their passport). It applies to schedule and charter flights. We would be grateful if you could provide us with the correct information at time of making your reservation.

The airfare and airport tax quote are current and are subject to change without prior warning should the airline impose an increase for any reason. Fares and taxes may increase between time of making a reservation, time of payment and time of the ticket being issued. Londolozi cannot be held responsible should airlines discontinue flights or change scheduled timetable resulting in missed connection.

SINGLE ROOM POLICY
Guests occupying suites / superior chalets / superior family chalets/ chalets on their own, will be levied a supplement of an additional 25% of the per person sharing rate from date of arrival.

PRIVATE VEHICLES
We have a limited number of private safari vehicles that can be booked by guests in advance at an additional cost (subject to availability). Private vehicles must be booked for a guests entire stay.
For all private guides (regardless of accommodation type booked) wishing to accompany their guests on safari activities a private safari vehicle must be pre-booked (subject to availability) and will be charged for at the applicable daily rate.