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24 Day Cape, Kruger & Victoria Falls With Madagascar Small Group Tour

24 Day Cape, Kruger & Victoria Falls With Madagascar Small Group Tour

This tour is escorted by local city guides in each location. The local guides will join you during the included activities and local representatives will assist with transfer arrangements. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise, or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Local Guides & Self-Guided

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
1,165 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small Group tour up to 12 guests only 
✓ Incredible sightseeing including  including lemur spotting at the Natural Reserve of Andasibe and Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, two unforgettable open vehicle game drives through Kruger National Park in South Africa and a full day land and boat safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana 
✓ Nature hikes through the picturesque Isalo National Park and visit to Reniala Park in Madagascar home to baobabs, the spiny forest and some of the largest chameleons in the world
✓ Guided touring of Cape Town and Table Mountain
✓ Wine Tram ticket to allow you to explore the incredible wineries of Franschhoek 
✓ Guided tour of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side 
✓ 12 nights in 4 star accommodation throughout South Africa and Victoria Falls
✓ 11 nights in hand-picked 3 and 4-star accommodation and lodges in Madagascar 
✓ Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
✓ Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
✓ Flights from Cape Town to Kruger, Kruger to Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, return Johannesburg to Antananarivo and from Tulear to Antananarivo
✓ Meet & greet on arrival at Cape Town and transfer to hotel
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

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Radisson Red Cape Town or Similar

Welcome to Cape Town! 

Upon arrival into Cape Town Airport (CPT ), you will be met in the arrivals hall by a local representative who will escort you to your shuttle transfer to your hotel. Even if you arrive a day or two before your tour starts, this service will be included and a local representative will still meet you on arrival into Cape Town Airport. It is imperative that you locate this representative and receive your Welcome Pack documentation.

Enjoy everything that the V&A Waterfront has to offer all within a short distance to the hotel including the Zeitz MOCAA Museum, the only museum in Africa of its kind.

Today is at your leisure with time to relax and explore this incredible city on your own.

Note: from 1st January 2025 onwards, the accommodation on this night will be The Pullman Cape Town City Centre or similar. 

Radisson Red Cape Town or Similar

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before meeting your local guide for a half day tour that showcases the best of the city of Cape Town. Cape Town City Centre is rich in history and culture and is alive with the sights and sounds of a diverse people that call it home. This tour will take you to some of the most celebrated attractions from the Castle of Good Hope to the City Hall, where Nelson Mandela spoke to a crowd of hundreds of thousands after his release from prison. You will also see the cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses of the Bo to Kaap. Take a trip up Table Mountain, high above the clouds, on the revolving cable car, if the weather permits.

Return to your hotel this afternoon where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Note: from 1st January 2025 onwards, the accommodation on this night will be The Pullman Cape Town City Centre or similar. 

Radisson Red Cape Town or Similar

Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax, shop or continue exploring this dynamic city on your own. 

Alternatively, you may wish to join an optional full day tour of Cape Point.

Note: from 1st January 2025 onwards, the accommodation on this night will be The Pullman Cape Town City Centre or similar. 

Optional Tour - Cape Peninsula Tour - Full Day

This tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburbs of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. Continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets, then from here, travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, Reebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland.

The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Birdwatchers, too, will find many fine species to observe. The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called Nature's Greatest Show. Guests will be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend) and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the Cape Doctor for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of Simons Town, where you will visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance ticket not included and payable on tour) and Fish Hoek fishing village.

Before your return, stop for afternoon tea and cake and a visit to Rhodes Memorial, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain offering spectacular views across the city.

Depart: 8am
Return: 5pm
Inclusions: shared transport from hotel pick-up to hotel drop off, fully guided tour with English-speaking guide

Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek or Similar

Enjoy breakfast at leisure before checking out of your room and meeting your driver for your transfer to Franschhoek. Franschhoek translates to French Corner and this is where you will find the finer things in life that include soul-stirring scenery, exceptional cuisine and century old wine estates that produce award winning wine. Franschhoek has been described as South Africa’s food and wine capital and there are more award winning restaurants in this town than anywhere else in the country. Vineyards over these mountain slopes have been nurtured and grown for over 300 years when the French Huguenots settled here in their escape from persecution. In the village you will find crafts, art and antique shops and galleries and a visit to the Huguenot Memorial is a definite when visiting Franschhoek. For those in search of energetic activities, there are a number of walking trails in the surrounding mountains or perhaps hire a bicycle to ride through vineyards.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek or Similar

Enjoy breakfast at leisure before enjoying a full day exploring the local wineries of the Franschhoek area with your included Franschhoek Wine Tram - Hop on Hop off Experience

Make your own way to the Franschhoek Wine Tram, just a short walk from your hotel. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop on hop off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley picturesque vineyards, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.

Aboard the hop on hop off tour you will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as you journey through rolling vineyards in a double decker tram and open air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus transports you around a loop of stops allowing you to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when you are ready, hop on to continue the tour. This tour takes you right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.

Please note: all experiences at the wineries, tastings and meals are at an additional cost.

ANEW Resort Hazyview - Kruger Park or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today you will be transferred back to Cape Town for your included flight to Kruger National Park. 

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation where the rest of the day is at leisure before enjoying dinner this evening at the hotel.

ANEW Resort Hazyview - Kruger Park or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One of the largest and most popular game reserves in Africa, the Kruger National Park is a bucket-list destination for those who love experiencing wildlife and adventure and today we will experience it on a full day game drive in an open vehicle. Following an early breakfast you will head out on your game drive. This full day excursion will be approximately 10 hours in duration.

Approximately the same size as Wales, the park is particularly special because of the easy access and opportunities it provides visitors. The headline act is of course the animals, with the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) taking centre stage. There is however a huge supporting cast of more than 135 mammals and 500 varieties of bird. The sheer size of the Kruger National Park ensures an ever-changing landscape. Each new habitat brings with it its own resident animals, making game viewing a fun challenge and a quickly acquired skill. 

We return to the hotel in the late afternoon, before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.

ANEW Resort Hazyview - Kruger Park or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today is free to relax and enjoy the resort.

For those wanting to maximise their safari experience, there is an option to book a half day, open vehicle game drive.

Optional Tour - Kruger National Park Half Day Open Vehicle Safari - Afternoon

Enjoy an extra half day game drive in an open vehicle through the famous Kruger National Park. Accompanied by your naturalist guide, explore the impressive number of species it hosts, as well as the diversity of landscapes. 

Start: 12:30pm (Winter) - 1:30pm (Summer)
Return: 5:30pm (Winter) - 6:30pm (Summer)

Inclusions: return transport to hotel, English-speaking ranger

Ilala Lodge Hotel Victoria Falls Zimbabwe or Similar

Today you will be transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your included flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. 

On arrival you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of the town with easy access to the falls. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Please note: you will be leaving and re-entering into Zimbabwe numerous times. Please consider this when obtaining your visa (if applicable). 

Ilala Lodge Hotel Victoria Falls Zimbabwe or Similar

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you join a guided tour of The Falls from the Zimbabwe side. 

No surprise why Victoria Falls is one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. You'll understand it instantly as we tour the Zimbabwean side, for there are numerous spectacular vantage points along the width of The Falls, and the sight of this astounding gift of nature, simply takes your breath away. Walk through the permanent, beautifully misty rainforest which flanks the Falls, stopping to marvel at the principal sites as it cascades to the depths below the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. We'll stand and watch, feel and listen to the spray and thunderous noise, as millions of litres of water tumble over the Falls into a series of narrow gorges below. The seventh Natural Wonder of the World puts on the most dramatic show for you, and you'll be privileged to have watched it.

This afternoon is at leisure. Alternatively you may wish to join the optional tours on offer. There is enough time this afternoon if you wish to select both of these tours.

Optional Tour - Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River

Put your feet up, sip a sundowner as the light gently fades, and let our tranquil wildlife cruise float you along the Zambezi River above the Falls. You'll have the finest vantage point from which to watch hippo, elephants, crocodiles and other animals which come down to the river's edge in the early evening, to slake their thirst. Enjoy your cocktail and snacks (included) while captivated by the sun's dying rays as they cast a burnt orange glow which shimmers on the river.

Start: 3:30pm
End: 6:30pm (pending sunset)

Inclusions: return transport to port, park entrance fees

Optional Tour - Flight of the Angels - 13 Minute Heli-Flight Over the Falls

Feel the freedom. And you certainly will, on a 13 minute helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River. The helicopter has the ability to fly lower than a fixed wing aircraft, so you'll have unrivaled opportunities to view the breathtaking Falls... and get those perfect pictures! Your flight path takes you over the seemingly tranquil Zambezi River, and on a journey of discovery along the gorges which zigzag their way to the infamous Batoka Gorge downstream. It's a unique perspective on the Falls, and gives you the perfect overview of the size and magnitude of this astounding Natural Wonder of the World.

Includes: transfers included from Victoria Falls hotel, fuel surcharge, park entrance fee

Ilala Lodge Hotel Victoria Falls Zimbabwe or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, meet your guide as you venture off to Botswana on a full day tour of Chobe National park. This is a sensational trip with land and water-based game viewing.

The first safari is from the Chobe River, teaming with animals, sitting securely on board, just off the riverbank, game viewing from the relaxing vantage point of a boat. You're on the mighty Chobe River which flows through the renowned Chobe National Park providing a haven for herds of grazing animals and bird life. Just sit back, relax, and keep those binoculars handy. Watch this glorious scene unfolding itself - large herds of elephants, often with the tiniest frolicking calves, kicking up dust as they wait their turn at the water's edge to drink. Large crocodiles sun themselves on the banks of the river, mouths agape. Glorious birdlife, wonderful game and the gentle rocking of the riverboat.

When we disembark, we join our safari vehicle for a drive through the Chobe Game Reserve with the chance of seeing more wildlife and birdlife, and a gorgeous lunch at a lodge awaiting us overlooking the Chobe River. 

Head back to Victoria Falls late this afternoon as we cross the border back to Zimbabwe. 

Please note: the Chobe Day Tour may be shared with guests from other groups. The maximum number of guests for this day tour will be 20. There will be a change of vehicle at the Botswana/Zimbabwe border.

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport or Similar

Today you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your included flight to Johannesburg. 

On arrival you’ll be met by a local representative who will accompany you on the shuttle transfer and assist with your hotel check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Palissandre Antananarivo Hotel & Spa or Similar

Make your way back to the airport for your included flight to Antananarivo. Please ensure you check-in at least 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure. 

Welcome to Madagascar! On your arrival at Antananarivo Airport you will be met by a local representative in the arrivals hall and transferred to your hotel for relaxation and overnight in preparation for meeting your new group in the morning for your Madagascar adventure.

Mantadia Lodge or Similar

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before we start our journey with a drive to Andasibe through the green and luxuriant vegetation of eastern Madagascar. Along the way we will see Merina villages spread in the rocky mountains before arriving at Andasibe in the afternoon and check-in to the hotel. This evening experience the forest from a different perspective as we enjoy a night walk. Your guide will point out night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals in their natural habitat.

Mantadia Lodge or Similar

We start our morning with a visit to the Special Reserve of Andasibe to see the Indri, the largest lemurs on the island. This 810 ha reserve is unique with its endemic fauna and flora and contains a wide variety of orchids, canopy, and endemic animals like chameleons, tenrecs, and many birds. In the afternoon, we visit the V.O.I.I.M.A Community Reserve. Here you will also come across a variety of wildlife, ranging from brown lemurs, indri, chameleons, geckos and birds. This reserve provides a sustainable way of saving the remaining rainforests in the area by creating a livelihood for the local communities through reforestation projects.

Return to your hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure. 

Plumeria Hotel Antsirabe or Similar

Leave early this morning and head south to Antsirabe, across the highland landscape with its beautiful rice fields on display. The spectacular eroded hills called ‘lavaka’ remind us of the Far East with its rice fields and green landscape with vegetables and fruit trees. We stop in Ambatolampy for a quick visit to this huge agricultural city which is also known for its aluminium founderies where most of the countries utensils are produced in this town. We continue arriving in Antsirabe early in the evening. 

Antsirabe, known as the ‘The place of salt’ is an elegant city and known as the centre of the beer industry and home of the local Star Brewery. Founded by Norwegians in 1856, Antsirabe has many elements that makes it look and feel like a European city in the middle of Africa.

Hotel Thermal or Similar

After breakfast we drive to Ambositra, the centre of Madagascar's wood carving industry. The highlands are characterised by its architecture: The houses are made with ornately carved wooden balconies and shutters with bright colours. Further on we pass the ‘le col de tapia’, a type of tree resistant to bush fires. The landscape is still dominated by rice fields, pine forests, eucalyptus trees and rocky mountains. We turn off from the main road to reach our destination late this afternoon: Ranomafana National Park.

Check into your hotel where your evening is at leisure.

Hotel Thermal or Similar

The approximately 40,000 ha of Parc National de Ranomafana with its rain forest covered hills and abundant wildlife, has long been considered one of Madagascar’s highlights, and is one of the country’s most popular national parks.

Its entrance lies about 7 km from Ranomafana village and altitudes in the Park Range from 800 m to 1200 m. In addition to its densely forested hills, Ranomafana’s terrain is characterised by numerous small streams which plummet down to the beautiful Namorona River. Here, enjoy long walks in the national park spotting some of the lemurs, chameleons and other animals.

Isalo Rock Lodge or Similar

Enjoy an early breakfast before we leave Ranomafana and visit a local wine farm for a wine tasting near Fianarantsoa. 

We then head southwards to Ambalavao and visit the ‘Anteimoro Paper Factory’ which is a vestige of the Arabian civilization on the island. Afterwards, we take time to stop at a community-based silk weaving project run by the women's association "Soalandy" and learn the skillful techniques of this art and meet the women and how the cooperative is making a difference to the local community.

Later, we pass through the mountain chain of Andringitra, which serves as a transition between the dry south and green highlands with its famous ‘3 hillocks’ and its huge ‘Archbishop's Cape’. Along the way we will see from afar a spectacular huge granite dome with twin rock towers called ‘The Gate of The South’, which in fact marks the end of the highland and the beginning of the south. The ‘Bishop's Hat’ is another noticeable, imposing formation and a sacred location for the local people.

We then continue to Ihosy, the capital of the Bara tribes where we arrive at our retreat in the late afternoon/early evening. Positioned high in the Sandstone Mountains, enjoy incredible views from your lodge overlooking the Isalo National Park.

Isalo Rock Lodge or Similar

Today, enjoy a hike in the incredible Isalo National Park. The park covers an area of 81,540 ha, comprising of the entire stretch of the Isalo massif. This huge mountain is spectacular with its eroded sandstone elevations. Along the way we will see vegetation like Uapaca bojeri, Pachypodium rosulatum or ‘elephant's foot’ and Aloe isaloensis, a native species of aloe endemic to Isalo. The eroded mountains also served as a place where the Bara kept their dead before they could bury them in their actual tombs. 

We start our climb and reach the massif after walking about 20 minutes, where we will have a spectacular view of the huge sandstone mountains with its beautiful colours and its strange and battered formations creating many different images like ‘the tortoise’, ‘the masks’ and ‘the crocodiles’. We see small streams of water, and rivers which are marked by lines of brilliant green, generally made up of numerous Pandanus pulcher and the delicate, slim-stemmed, feathery leaved palm Chrysalidocarpus isaloensis. Along the way, keep your eye out for sifakas, brown lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs, as well as fifty-five species of birds.

Le Paradisier or Similar

Today we continue to Tuléar where this part of our journey brings us to new scenery among the dry forests of the west and the spiny desert of the south. On the way, we admire the different ‘Mahafaly tombs’ and the ‘Antandroy tombs’. After a short visit of Tuléar we drive to Ifaty, the driest part of the country. Situated in the Deep South, the landscape is dominated by the cactus-like, spiny forest of different euphorbiaceae and didieraceae.

Mangrove trees line the coast alternated by Vezo communities which earn their living from fishing. We will see many small pirogues with men who go out fishing twice a day, while children and women wait on the coast to collect the fish before taking them to Tuléar for sale.

Check into you charming hotel late this afternoon overlooking the magnificent lagoon of Ifaty.

Le Paradisier or Similar

Today is free to enjoy the beautiful beach of Ifaty and the many experiences available to be purchased from the hotel. 

You may choose to partake in a diving or snorkelling excursion, or experience the Vezo fishermen's life. Why not visit the Reniala Forest where you can see two kinds of baobabs, spiny bush, and the ‘chameleon parsoni’, which is one of the largest chameleons in the world. Whale tours are available from July to mid-September where they come to the cool seas of Madagascar to give birth to their young.

Palissandre Antananarivo Hotel & Spa or Similar

Early in the morning we transfer to the airport for the flight back to Antananarivo. After check-in at the hotel, you have the afternoon free to explore the capital on your own. 

The capital of Madagascar is also called the ‘City of Thousands’ and it is where the first King started to unify the different kingdoms of the island. Tana was built in three stages: The high city, the first area occupied during the regal period where the old queen's palace is situated; the mid-city, where all the chic boutiques of the capital are found; and then the low city, which is the commercial area of the town. Walk from the high city to see the Rova, the queen's palace, and the house of the first minister during these days, which is now a museum. All of these were built by Frenchman Jean Laborde during the royal period. The mid-city, or the administration area, ends at the Rainiharo tombs and the lower town is situated in the main avenue called ‘L'avenue de l'independence’ dominated by the railway station.


After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your included flight back to Johannesburg where your tour concludes on arrival. 

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Please Note: If booking a connection flight at JNB O.R. Tambo Airport on this day, all flights must be booked from 9pm onwards. If your flight departs prior to 9pm, we cannot guarantee your connection and recommend booking an additional night accommodation. Post tour accommodation information can be found under “Extra Services” and can be purchased at time of booking.


  • Small Group tour up to 12 guests only 
  • Morning and afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park in an open vehicle
  • Full day shared game drive in Chobe National Park in Botswana 
  • Guided touring of Cape Town and Table Mountain
  • Orange-Line Hop-On Hop-Off “Wine Tram” ticket in Franschhoek 
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side 
  • Lemur spotting at the Natural Reserve of Andasibe and Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar
  • Nature hikes through Isalo National Park and visit to Reniala Park in Madagascar 
  • 12 nights in central 4 star accommodation in South Africa & Zimbabwe 
  • 11 nights in selected 3- and 4-star hotels and lodges in Madagascar
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Internal flights in economy class  from Cape Town to Kruger, Kruger to Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, return Johannesburg to Antananarivo and from Tulear to Antananarivo
  • Meet & greet on arrival at Cape Town and transfer to hotel 
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

  • Kruger National Park - Two days of game viewing in search of the “Big Five” including a thrilling open vehicle game safari with packed breakfast
  • Cape Town - Stay in the heart of the famous V&A Waterfront and enjoy a guided tour of the city and Table Mountain 
  • Victoria Falls - Tour of the mighty Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya - “the smoke that thunders”.
  • Chobe National Park - Full day excursion from Victoria Falls to Chobe which has one of the greatest concentrations of elephants found on the African continent. Go on a spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park and cruise on the Chobe River spot game by the river banks
  • Natural Reserve of Andasibe – Great location for finding lemurs
  • Ranomafana National Park - Known for its rain forest covered hills and abundant wildlife
  • Fianarantsoa - The centre of wine industry in Madagascar
  • Ihosy - Drive through the capital of the Bara tribes
  • Isalo National Park - Hike in the park known for its beautiful vegetation and natural pool
  • Ifaty - An ideal place for diving, snorkelling, seasonal whale watching.
  • Reniala Park - A small reserve hosting baobabs, spiny forest and some of the largest chameleons in the world.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $1,180.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $2,360.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Combination Tour
This tour is a combination of our 13 Day Cape, Kruger & Victoria Falls Premium Small Group Tour and 12 Day Classic Madagascar Tour therefore you may have different group members on the first and 2nd portion of your trip.

Travelling in Madagascar
Travelling by road in Madagascar can include some long travel days.  Road quality can vary from comfortable sealed roads to rough & bumpy dirt roads.  Distances covered can be in excess of 300 km (180 miles) per day or more than 6 hours journey time, subject to the road conditions.   

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorized as a”3”

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Due to limited storage capacity of your safari vehicle, we ask that luggage is kept to a manageable amount in a small soft bag – 15kg (33 pounds) max. Hard suitcases are not suitable in Madagascar.  It is also recommended to bring a day pack for use throughout the day.

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $2,896.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
2-12 People

Children must be 12 years old or above (subject to confirmation) and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Local Guides - During this tour you will be escorted by a professional local guide in each city whilst you will be unaccompanied when traveling from city to city (by plane, train or bus)

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Cape Peninsula Tour - Full Day (Day 3) - $157 per person
  • Kruger National Park Half Day Open Vehicle Safari - Afternoon (Day 8) - $170 per person
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River (Day 10) - $93 per person
  • Flight of the Angels - 13 Minute Heli-Flight Over the Falls (Day 10) - $280 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $354.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $330.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $206.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $179.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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