Have you had the urge to go on a new journey, only to find that you can’t decide between two completely different destinations? Thanks to our friends and partners at Wilderness Safaris and White Desert Antarctica, you can now experience the best of both sides of the world. Two continents, one trip! 


 Africa + Antarctica 

The combined itinerary travels to Cape Town, Antarctica, and then onwards to Botswana! 

15 Days – Cape Town, Antarctica, & Botswana 


Day 1-2: Arrive in Cape Town 

Start your journey by exploring South Africa’s unforgettable Cape Town! Staying at Cape Grace for 2 nights, you will be greeted by a private guide who will assist you in seeing Cape Town’s iconic ocean vistas, and beautiful winelands. This is where White Desert will conduct a comprehensive safety briefing, just in time for your flight to Antarctica. 


Day 3-6: Antarctica

From Cape Town you will take a private jet to White Desert’s private runway overlooking the mountains of Wolfs Fang. Here you will be staying in one of the newly built luxury camps. Jump on a two-hour flight to Atka Bay, where you can be one of the few people around the world to observe the Emperor Penguin Colony, and the birth of their penguin chicks! You can also participate in excursions such as scaling ice walls, hiking large glaciers, abseiling, rope walking, and exploring ice tunnels! 


Photo Courtesy of White Desert

Day 7-8: Fly back to Cape Town 

Take the next two days to relax and regroup back in Cape Town before the second half of your journey. Didn’t get to catch everything on your Cape Town bucket list? We will be there to help! 

Day 9-11: Fly to Botswana 

Fly out to Okavango Delta where you will then take a private jet transfer to Vumbura Plains. This is where you will be staying in the nature-immersed luxury camp for 2 nights and marvel at the passing parade of wildlife right outside your window. This part of your trip includes a private plunge pool and sunken living rooms with panoramic vistas!  



Day 12-14: DumaTau Camp 

Take a brief, scenic flight to the newly rebuilt DumaTau camp in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. The camp overlooks the Osprey Lagoon (home to mega herds of elephants!). Other amenities include large suites, private pools, and outdoor showers. A specialist private photographic guide will ensure you get the most of your stay! 


Photo Courtesy of Teagan Cunniffe

Day 15: Departure 

Say farewell to Botswana and receive a transfer to a port of international departure. 


In one collective adventure, you will embrace the contrast between two exotic locations. If you are looking to renew your senses, this is a trip you will never forget. Connect with one of our travel consultants to lock in this surreal wildlife experience! 

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