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SOUTH AFRICA ON YOUR OWN TERMS + CHARITY MISSION.

9 DAYS

About this trip

South Africa: See & Experience it ALL in 12 Days and Support a Local children’s Orphanage

MamaRosiecaresforCapeTowns
giving back to the community.
krugernationalpark
Highlights
DAY 1 Jan 8th 2025
ARRIVAL TO CAPE TOWN
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. Accommodation: The Ports wood Hotel (or similar). Transport: Departure Transfer 01:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
DAY 1 Jan 8th 2025
south africa
DAY 2 JAN 9TH 2025
FULL DAY CAPETOWN AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Begin the day with an exploration of vibrant Cape Town, wandering through the multicultural Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Then enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, named by National Geographic Travel as one of the world’s 10 most magnificent gardens. Later, stop by Boulders Beach to see the resident population of African penguins, and continue to the Cape Point lighthouse and the Cape of Good Hope, the southwestern most point in Africa. Accommodation: - The Ports wood Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast.
DAY 2 JAN 9TH 2025
MamaRosiecaresforCapeTowns
DAY 3 JAN 10TH 2025.
CAPE TOWN EXPLORATION AND CHARITY MISSION DAY.
We start the day by going to support Mama Rosie' cares for Cape Town's AIDS orphanage . We will drop off our donations of books, clothes, shoes toys money ETC. We will do Oral Health Education, do some screenings and fluoride applications. We will then enjoy the rest of the day in leisure in Cape Town, choosing from a variety of optional activities. Hop on a cable car to the summit, taking in extraordinary views of the city and the Atlantic seaboard. Or explore the Cape Winelands, visiting the historical city of Stellenbosch, touring wine estates with expert guides, and indulging in a variety of tastings and pairings. There is something for everyone in Cape Town. Visit Table Mountain, walk the V&A Waterfront or embark on a wine tour in and around Stellenbosch. For the adventurous, opt to go, abseiling. Wander through the city center, which has some of the oldest buildings and gardens in South Africa. Check out the Cultural Historical Museum, Planetarium, and many other museums and theatres. Accommodation: - The Ports wood Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast
DAY 3 JAN 10TH 2025.
Mandela House Museum
DAY 4 JAN 11 2025
Cape Town/Johannesburg (FLIGHT)
Fly to Johannesburg, then take a guided tour of Soweto township. Soweto was an important center of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and home to its leader, Nelson Mandela. Visit the Mandela House Museum and learn about this painful chapter in the country’s history. In the evening, enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) with your fellow travellers. Accommodation: - Kopanong Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Dinner Transport: - Plane 02:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Soweto Tour - Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue)
DAY 4 JAN 11 2025
Panorama Route
DAY 5 JAN 12TH
Johannesburg/Greater Kruger Area (LONG DRIVE DAY)
Set out towards Kruger National Park via the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the world’s most picturesque drives. Make stops at the dramatic Blyde River Canyon and Bourke's Luck Potholes, and take in panoramic views of the forest-covered valley from the God's Window viewpoint. Continue to our lodge near Kruger National park, savour a delicious South African Dinner in this picturesque location. Accommodation: - Umbhaba Eco Lodge (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle 07:00 - 08:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Panorama Route Scenic Drive Additional Notes: Today is a very long driving day; however, we will make many stops along the way at sites along the Panorama Route.
DAY 5 JAN 12TH
Kruger National Park big five
DAY 6 JAN 13TH 2025
Kruger National Park
Rise early and climb aboard an open jeep for a full-day safari in Kruger National Park—home to an extraordinary array of large mammals. Spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and perhaps elusive leopards as we explore this breathtaking wilderness of savanna and scrubland. Return to our lodge in the evening, where you can take some time to relax and enjoy the nocturnal sounds of the bush. At over 19,000 sq km (7,500 sq mi), South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most impressive animal reserves in the world. With 147 species, Kruger has more species of large mammals than any other park on the continent. Accommodation: - Umbhaba Eco Lodge (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Dinner Included Activities: - Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive - Full day .
DAY 6 JAN 13TH 2025
krugernationalpark
DAY 7TH JAN 14TH 2025
Greater Kruger Area/Karongwe Private Game Reserve.
Travel to the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, a pristine wildlife sanctuary located in the Greater Kruger area. Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project—a program funded in part by National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative—and learn about efforts to protect the region’s cheetahs and other carnivores. The researcher then joins us for a wildlife-viewing excursion through the reserve. For the next two days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve, searching for Africa's famed Big Five. With over 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for wildlife viewing. We use various accommodations within the reserve (the location is based on availability). During your time here, you will either stay in lodge rooms or very comfortable permanent tents (both of equal quality and with similar amenities). Accommodation: - Karongwe Private Game Reserve - Lodges (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Carnivore Conservation Experience Additional Notes: Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and local expert trackers who will share their vast experience of the African bush. On some occasions, if space is unavailable, we may need to change accommodations or even use a different private reserve. In such a case, be assured we will choose other lodges or comfort camps (of equal quality) within the Greater Kruger area.
DAY 7TH JAN 14TH 2025
karongwe
DAY 8 JAN 15TH 2025
Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Spend the day exploring Karongwe on morning and afternoon safaris with our local guides. Search for Africa's famed "big five" as we drive through the shrublands of the bushveld. Back at camp, relax on deck or take a walk around the grounds. Wake up before the sun (around 5am) and sip your morning coffee before heading out on a morning wildlife safari drive. Return to the lodge for brunch and some leisure time. Converse on the deck, walk the grounds and gardens, and enjoy high tea. Following tea, it's time for a late afternoon safari drive. After spotting tons of wildlife, it’s time to return to camp and freshen up before dinner. Accommodation: - Karongwe Private Game Reserve - Lodges (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Included Activities: - Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive .
DAY 8 JAN 15TH 2025
sun set safari picture
DAY 10 JAN 17TH 2025
JOHANESSBERG
Depart at any time. Meals Included: - Breakfast Included Activities: - Departure Day
DAY 10 JAN 17TH 2025
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Reviews

Gloria Utz
Gloria Utz
16/09/2023
Maurice, et al. were very accommodating and always available! They made this trip so wonderful with all the events we had planned! And even if things didn’t go as planned, you weren’t lost in the mix. I can’t say enough how incredible this was and very valuable to be able to take my 7 year old daughter! I am so excited to go on more adventures with Safari N Smiles!
Joaquin Castillo Guzman
Joaquin Castillo Guzman
16/08/2023
My daughter will soon have a birthday I need to take her for a ride in a plane does anyone think they can help me here please I await your response thank you very much blessings
Bobbi Presser
Bobbi Presser
02/07/2023
I have always wanted to go on a dental mission trip to Kenya. When I learned about Safari N Smiles, I immediately knew this was the organization I would want to travel with. It may sound cliché, but this was a life-changing trip. The trip was well organized with a comprehensive plan. If you are looking for a relaxing trip, this is not the trip for you. We were constantly on the move. Every minute spent in Kenya was meticulously planned (thank you Morris and Lizzie). Upon arrival, we were greeted by some locals and staff who were incredibly welcoming. In fact, they made us feel like we were part of their community/family. The hospitality was unlike anything I have ever experienced. We toured most of Kenya and its breathtaking landscapes, visiting many cities/towns, toured a coffee farm, and got to drink delicious Kenyan coffee. Drove in a comfortable land rover throughout our journey, going on 11 game drives we were able to see jaw-dropping wildlife in their natural habitat. We fed giraffes in a sanctuary, saw flamingos in Nakuru National Park, interacted with the Maasai people, cycled and hiked through Hell’s Gate National Park, went on a hot air balloon ride over the safari (with a beautiful champagne breakfast following), took multiple CE courses, and most importantly provided dental care and education to underserved people who otherwise would go without. The gratitude and appreciation of the people that we helped was truly amazing. I would highly recommend traveling with Safari N Smiles, it truly exceeded my expectations. In fact, I’m already planning for the next adventure!
Monica Mason
Monica Mason
25/06/2023
We had a great time with Morris and Lizzie on this trip. My sister is the dentist that found the trip for us and brought the whole family along for the ride. It was truly a once in a lifetime trip with so many great people.
Fridah Gaichugi
Fridah Gaichugi
24/06/2023
It was a wonderful experience travelling with this company;delicious food,incredible welcome and a enjoyable atmosphere.I highly recommend this to others.
Dr fidelis mbaka
Dr fidelis mbaka
24/06/2023
Wow! What an experience i had travelling with you.Very professional,well organized I recommend Safari N Smiles 100%. You delived what you had promised Kudos👍👍
Jordon Green
Jordon Green
24/06/2023
Zero regrets! I took my 13 year old daughter and made memories that will last a lifetime. Not once did she complain about not enough access to WiFi or internet (it was surprisingly available and if you have children you know what I’m talking about). It’s amazing what experiences the world has to offer if we can just look up long enough to recognize them. She spent half a day blowing up balloons for the kids while we did the dental work and realized how easily happiness comes circumstantially. The world needs more of people like Morris and Lizzie enabling the rest of us to see AND to serve. I will travel with them again!
Janet Rustia
Janet Rustia
23/06/2023
At first I was hesitant to go to the Dental mission trip in Kenya but I’m glad I did together with my son Alex. I can say it’s a great , wonderful and humbling experience . I would do it again and would highly recommend it. It’s all worth it. Thank you and God bless you all. ❤️❤️❤️
Lear Kawira
Lear Kawira
23/06/2023
Wonderful, inspiring materials that helped me get even more excited about the safari. “Tent” will never have the same meaning again. Like living in a dream The drivers were stupendous. Our driver was an incredible tracker with insights and intuition that clearly comes from years of experience. Safarinsmiles is truly an exceptional company with exceptional people … exceptional attention to detail. The level of customer service from Safarinsmiles staff is unparalleled. They are instantly warm and friendly; connecting with everyone they meet like old friends reuniting. The safari experience was exceptional and provided memories we will cherish for a lifetime

upcoming group tours

2024/2025

KENYA

2. Safari N Side Gig Kenya Edition May 2024

Dates: May 15 – 22, 2024

No of Days: 7 

Cost: $5,400 per person

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KENYA

3. June 2024 Africa Safari and Dental Mission Safari

Dates:  May 30th – June 9th 2024

No of Days: 10 

Cost: From $3999 per person

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KENYA

4. PRIVATE GROUP TRIP WITH A VISIT TO ORPHANAGE

Dates: Jun 13 – 23, 2024

No of Days: 10

Cost: From $3,600 per person

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5/5

KENYA

5. AUG 2024 WILDEBEEST MIGRATION SAFARI

Dates: August 23rd- 30th

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $5,500 per person

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KENYA

6. KENYA NOVEMBER 2024 SAFARI AND CHARITY EVENT.

Dates: Nov 19th – 26th, 2024

No of Days: 7 

Cost: From $2,999 per person

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5/5

KENYA

6. BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS GHANA RETREAT AND CULTURAL TOUR DEC 2024

Dates:Dec 1 – 9, 2024

No of Days:

Cost: From $4,750 per person

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5/5

EGYPT

7.DEC 2024 PREMIUM EGYPT TOUR SUPPORTING CHILDRENS CANCER HOSPITAL.

Dates: Dec 11 – 17, 2024

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $3,999 per person

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March

9.GHANA CULTURAL SAFARI AND DENTAL MISSION TRIP 2025.

Dates: Mar 6 – 13, 2025

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $3,500 per person

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Kenya.

10. 2024 & 2025 KENYA PRIVATE SAFARIS AND CHARITY DRIVES.

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $3,500 per person

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