Premium travel operator Travelmarvel has released its new Africa 2016 program, offering a range of itineraries covering South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania.
In 2016 travel agents can offer clients a choice of seven tours ranging from 11 to 29 days in length, all of which offer the flexibility to be extended with a two night stay on the elegant Blue Train, four nights discovering mountain gorillas in Rwanda or four days enjoying the white sands and history of Zanzibar. Travelmarvel also offer the chance to upgrade to a two night stay aboard the Chobe Princess Safariboat in Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
Travelmarvel accommodation throughout Africa comprises hand-picked lodges, camps and hotels, the latter of which are all centrally located. Highlights include the chance to stay at the Zambezi Sun Hotel which is walking distance to the Victoria Falls and the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge set against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
New to Travelmarvel’s special stays portfolio for 2016 is the chance to enjoy glamping Africa-style at the Kubu Kubu tented camp in the Serengeti National Park. This joins the Shishangeni Lodge at a private game reserve in the Kruger National Park and the Kati Kati Camp, also in the Serengeti.
Travelmarvel’s special Insider Experiences sightseeing highlights for 2016 include the chance to live like a local with a visit to a Maasai Village to learn local about the local way of life; the chance to enjoy a taste of Africa with culinary experiences including a bush dinner under the African night sky.
Commenting on the new program, Travelmarvel Executive General Manager, David Cox, said, “Once again, we’ve worked hard to offer a comprehensive balance of destinations, experiences and extensions. Feedback from agents is that clients like the fact that we combine must-see sights with off-the-beaten-track experiences, while still allowing free time to explore on their own. These are great value holidays and we’re expecting them to be well received by both the travel trade and the travelling public.”
Included in core itineraries are all flights within Africa, and the services of a dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director for the entire journey, taking care of all the details to ensure the tour is comfortable and seamless. Additional services of English-speaking local guides and expert game trackers, game drives, Insider Experiences, all accommodation with ensuites as standard, many meals, game viewing by land and boat in the Chobe National Park, tipping, game park fees and transfers are also included in the price.
Most popular tour is the 15-day Cape Town to Chobe Adventure which sees guests travelling along the Garden Route via Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Port Elizabeth before flying to the Kruger National Park for two nights. The tour also includes two nights at Victoria Falls in Zambia and two nights staying at the Chobe Bush or Safari Lodge in Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
Priced from $7,395 per person, twin share, the trip includes 25 meals, 14 nights premium accommodation and a range of Insider Experiencessuch as the chance to enjoy a welcome dinner of Cape Malay cuisine in Cape Town, a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, visiting the Featherbed Nature Reserve near Knysna and two nights in the Kruger National Park staying in a unique suite with private game viewing deck, game drives and an outdoor boma dinner under the stars.
Travelmarvel is offering a choice of three Earlybird Specials: a Companion Fly Free deal (just pay taxes from $750 per person) on all tours of 20 days or more; a $500 Air Credit available on all tours of up to 19 days; or Business Class from $5,395 available on the 11-day Southern Africa Discovery. International flights are with South African Airways.
Offers are strictly limited and are available until sold out. Terms and conditions apply.