Below find a wide variety of safari itineraries to Southern Africa. Any of these options can be combined and if you have particular interests we would be happy to personalise them. If these options do not fit what you are looking for then we would happy to start designing an itinerary that does. We are not fixed on one route or destination and pride ourselves in our ability to fit your adventure ideas and budget to create the best wildlife experience for you. 

CM Travels | Namibia | Elephants

“The desert is natural; when you are out there, you can get in tune with your environment, something you lose when you live in the city.”

Robyn Davidson.

Take this amazing trip in to the desert. You will enjoy some of the best accommodation Namibia has to offer. The beauty of the skeleton coast, tranquillity of the Hoanib River and the scale of the Ongava & Ethosha Game Reserves.

Be completely consumed by the stars of the old world and indulge in the loneliness of the desert.

Namibian Splendour – 9 Nights

1 night Olive Exclusive

3 nights Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

2 nights Ongava Lodge

3 nights Kulala Desert Lodge

Your journey starts off in Windhoek, the capital centre of Namibia, that has been greatly influenced by German architecture from the early colonial days. Moving onto “the land that God made in anger”,
the Skeleton Coast Park.

Numerous shipwrecks and skeletons of whales can be seen along this treacherous coast of this almost inhospitable land. The area is renowned for is surprising large numbers of desert adapted game such as desert elephant and cheetah and hyena and jackal can often be seen along the coast hunting seals.

Your journey continues to the Ongava Game Reserve, located along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Morning game drives are taken into the park where you might be able to witness its huge elephant population and large numbers of plains game and it is not unusual to see a number of different mammals at one waterhole – the beauty of the “place of emptiness”.

Namib –Naukluft Park is our final stop on this epic journey. Herds of zebra, gemsbok and springbok call this their home. It is also the home of the highest sand dunes in the world exceeding 300 metres. Sipping a cocktail as the sun sets over this breath taking landscape is enough to take your breath away.

Road transfer from Windhoek International Airport to The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel.

1 nights accommodation at The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel in a junior suite inclusive of breakfast.

Road transfer from The Olive Exclusive All -Suite Hotel to Windhoek International Airport.

Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Windhoek to Hoanib Skeleton Coast (note there might be stops en route which may require changing aircrafts).

3 nights accommodation at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp inclusive of all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry service, local drinks (excluding premium imported
brands and champagnes).

Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Hoanib Skeleton Coast to Ongava (note there might be stops en route which may require changing aircrafts).

2 nights accommodation at Ongava Lodge inclusive of all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry service and local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and

Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Ongava to Kulala Desert Lodge (note there might be stops en route which may require changing aircrafts).

3 nights accommodation at Kulala Desert Lodge inclusive of all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry service, local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and

Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Kulala Desert Lodge to Windhoek (note there might be stops en route which may require changing aircrafts).

Bar purchases, communication costs and any items of a personal nature.

International flights.

Internal scheduled flight Johannesburg / Windhoek /Johannesburg.

Travel and Cancellation Insurance.

NOTES: Luggage is restricted to 20kg (44lbs) per person in soft-sided bags. You will be allowed one piece of carry-on luggage as long as you are prepared to carry this on your lap for the duration of the flight if necessary. Strictly no hard shell suitcases can be accepted.

CM Travels | Nomad Overland | Dune 45


“Elephants love reunions. They recognise one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.”

Jennifer Richard Jacobsen

Be a part of the herd at Camp Jabulani and the perfect private Big 5 experience at MalaMala Game Reserve. This package affords one the chance to really embrace the African spirit. A unique and wonderful experience enjoyed by all.

4 Nights – Camp Jabulani & MalaMala

2 nights MalaMala Game Reserve

2 nights Camp Jabulani

This package is the definitive African experience. Combining South Africa’s legendary MalaMala Private Game Reserve (where extraordinary wildlife viewing is practically guaranteed), with The Camp Jabulani Elephant Experience and its quintessential style – this itinerary is arguably one of the best safari experiences in Africa.

Day 1:
Guests met on arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg). Travel documentation handed over, after which guests’ board their scheduled Airlink flight to Skukuza. Road transfer to MalaMala Game Reserve.

Day 1 – Day 3:
Spend two nights at MalaMala Game Reserve.

Day 3:
Short charter hop from MalaMala to Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit). Transfer via road to Camp Jabulani – approximately 20 minutes transfer time in game viewer vehicle.

Day 3 – Day 5:
Spend two nights at Camp Jabulani.

Day 5:
Road transfer back to Eastgate Airport to connect on a scheduled flight back to Johannesburg.

Scheduled flight Johannesburg to Skukuza.

Road transfer from Skukuza Airport to MalaMala Main Camp.

2 nights accommodation at MalaMala Main Camp in a luxury room inclusive of all meals, snacks, daily game drives, local
drinks (including house wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks) guided nature walks, limited laundry service.

Road transfer from MalaMala Main Camp to MalaMala Airfield.

Scheduled light air transfer from MalaMala Airfield to Eastgate Airport.

Road transfer from Eastgate Airport to Camp Jabulani.

2 nights accommodation at Camp Jabulani in a luxury suite, daily laundry service, all meals, snacks, beverages and local branded alcoholic drinks, daily activities including The Elephant Experience* (The Elephant Experience includes observing the heard in close proximity, learning more about their behavior, their unique character traits, their incredible story and what it takes to take care of them. Much of this takes place whilst the elephants are in their natural environment, foraging in the bush, walking through the reserve or swimming at the waterhole. Photographic opportunities with the elephants are also afforded), game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush walks, Internet usage and ZAR 750.00 bush spa voucher per couple.

A visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

Road transfer from Camp Jabulani to Eastgate Airport.

Scheduled flight from Eastgate to Johannesburg.

All flights not mentioned above i.e. domestic, regional and international flights.

All items of a personal nature i.e. curio shop purchases, gratuities, porterage, telephone calls etc.

All massage and beauty treatments.

All premium beverages and alcoholic drinks.

Helicopter flights, hot air ballooning and boat excursions.

These rates are based on a package price per person sharing with a minimum of 2 persons and are subject to change due to airfare increases, hotel rate increases, currency exchange fluctuations and any other unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.
The quoted prices are based on our cheapest available airfares. A limited number of these seats are available per flight, and we cannot guarantee their availability for each and every client. If we are unable to secure this fare, we will try for the next best fare when making your booking.

Reservation terms and conditions as dictated by MalaMala Game Reserve and Camp Jabulani respectively apply to all bookings.

Please feel free to contact us should you require a copy.

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“… a few can sojourn long within the unspoilt wilderness of a game sanctuary, surrounded on all sides by its confiding animals, without absorbing its atmosphere; the Spirit of the Wild is quick to assert supremacy, and no man of any sensibility can resist her.”

James Stevenson-Hamilton.

The beauty and contrast of these two reserves will give you a holistic experience of not only exceptional game viewing but an in depth look into all that is African Adventure. A popular choice among some of the best photographers in the wildlife world.

7 Nights – MalaMala & Mashatu

3 OR 4 nights MalaMala Game Reserve 

3 OR 4 nights at Mashatu Game Reserve

This popular and exciting, 7 night wildlife package including MalaMala and Mashatu Game Reserves (two different safari area’s in two different countries) combines easily with Cape Town, Livingstone and Johannesburg using a combination of charter flights and scheduled flights.

The itineraries below include 3 or 4 nights at Mashatu Main Camp & 4 or 3 nights at MalaMala Main Camp for a 7 night safari package. We are also able to provide inclusive quotes using Mashatu Tent Camp, MalaMala Sable Camp or Rattray’s on MalaMala as alternatives. The order of the itinerary is flexible as the charter flight operates in both directions on a Thursday and a Sunday.

All accommodation, meals, local drinks (excluding premium • brands, and any applicable levies and entrance fees)

Scheduled charter flights between Lanseria (Johannesburg) and Mashatu Game Reserve (vice versa) and Mashatu and
MalaMala Game Reserves (vice versa) (Malatu Express) and the applicable road transfer to and from the airstrips
and the camps

Flights to and from MalaMala Game Reserve on Airlink or Federal Air


“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.”

Ernest Hemingway.

Immerse yourself in South Africa’s wine route, climb table mountain or simply enjoy the charming city of Cape Town from the luxurious 12 Apostles Hotel. Head off on your Big
5 Safari to MalaMala Game Reserve and enjoy the private nature of this exclusive reserve and its intimate and close experiences with the wildlife.

7 Nights – Cape Town & MalaMala

4 nights Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

3 nights MalaMala Main Camp

Branded with the trademark excellence of MalaMala Game Reserve and Red Carnation Hotel Collection this combination itinerary promises service excellence, a unique and exciting wildlife experience and the breathtaking beauty of the Cape.

Start off in the cosmopolitan and charming city of Cape Town and end off this incredible visit with an amazing and exhilarating stay at the exclusive MalaMala Game Reserve.

Transfer from Cape Town International Airport / The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.

4 nights accommodation at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in (either a classic room or superior sea-facing room) inclusive of breakfast.

Transfer from The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa / Cape Town International Airport.

Scheduled flight Cape Town to Skukuza.

Road transfer from Skukuza to MalaMala Game Reserve.

3 nights accommodation at MalaMala Main Camp (luxury room) or Rattray’s on MalaMala (luxury suite) inclusive of all meals, snacks, local drinks (including house wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks), limited laundry service, scheduled game activities and compulsory community levy.

Road transfer from MalaMala Game Reserve to Skukuza.

Scheduled flight from Skukuza to Johannesburg.

Bar purchases, communication costs and any items of a personal nature

 Male Lion-Close-up-Portrait CM Travels | Leopard in tree sharp


“One cannot resist the lure of Africa.”

Rudyard Kipling.

This Extraordinary Adventure gives you the best of Zambian Wildlife Lodges and locations with special views of Victoria Falls from the Island Lodge of Siankaba. The
contemporary Kaya Mawa Lodge will be your gateway to Lake Malawi and its tropical fish and beach paradise. The real essence of Zambia’s Wildlife at Shumba Camp and Puku Ridge. 

A complete immersion of yourself into the little known wonders of Zambia and Malawi. 

12 Nights – Siankaba, Shumba Camp, Puku Ridge, Kaya Mawa

2 nights Islands of Siankaba

3 nights Shumba Camp

3 nights Puku Ridge

4 nights Kaya Mawa

Our journey starts off on two islands located in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River situated between the “Seventh Wonder of the Natural World”, the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the world famous Chobe National Park. Moving onto the centre of the breathtaking Busanga Plains in the Kafue National Park where hundreds of hundreds of red lechwe, puku, roan and oribi call this game rich area their home. Our journey continues to the South Luangwa, where the panoramic views of Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp are astounding. Built on a hillside, it provides stunning vistas of the floodplain. Kaya Mawa is our final stop. This is a uniquely stunning lodge with a feeling of contemporary rustic whilst ultimately chic. Likoma Island, surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Malawi, is widely regarded as having the best diving on the Lake, both in terms of the diversity of fish species and their sheer abundance.

Road transfer from Livingstone Airport to Islands of Siankaba.

2 nights accommodation at Islands of Siankaba in a luxury room inclusive of all meals, wifi access at lodge, one trip to either the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of the Falls per stay and curio market shopping at the top of the falls (NB passport conditions apply), all drinks (excluding premium brand spirits, wine and champagnes, daytime and sundowner cruises, fishing (catch & release (seasonal)), mokoro trips, guided nature trail walk, island picnic lunch (seasonal), cultural tour of the local villages on foot or Zambian bamboo trails bike, visit to community nursery school and laundry.

Road transfer from Islands of Siankaba to Livingstone Airport.

Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Livingstone airport to Kafue (Wednesday and Sunday only).

3 nights accommodation at Shumba Camp inclusive of all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks (excludes premium imported brands and champagnes.

Complimentary hot air balloon excursion over the Busanga Plains only available during months of August, September and October – subject to availability and booked direct in camp only.

Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Kafue to Lusaka (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday only).

Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Lusaka to Mfuwe.

Road transfer from Mfuwe to Sanctuary Puku Ridge.

3 nights accommodation at Sanctuary Puku Ridge inclusive of all meals, game viewing activities, park fees, laundry services, all beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic with the exception of champagne and premium brands.

Road transfer from Sanctuary Puku Ridge to Mfuwe.

Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Mfuwe to Likoma (via Lilongwe).

Transfer from Likoma Aerodrome to Kaya Mawa.

4 nights accommodation at Kaya Mawa in a standard room inclusive of all meals and the following activities: – snorkelling, walks, mountain bikes, kayaking/paddle boards and sailing.

Transfer from Kaya Mawa to Likoma Aerodrome.

Bar purchases, communication costs and any items of a personal nature.

International flights.

Internal scheduled flight Johannesburg / Livingstone and Lilongwe to Johannesburg.

Travel and Cancellation Insurance.

Departure and passenger taxes at Livingstone, Lusaka and Mfuwe Airports.

B o t s w a n a

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among

Karen Blixen.

If being alive is what you are looking for when you are on a safari we could not recommend a better adventure than that of a Okavango Delta. Explore the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta and Enigmatic Savuti. Botswana offers a unique safari opportunity from water camps, Mobile safaris and of course the 5 star luxury experiences of camps in the delta. 

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