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Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Camp Jabulani

Tour description

Indulge your senses in this tailor-made adventure trip to Camp Jabulani, set within the Kapama Game Reserve of the Kruger National Park. Camp Jabulani offers South Africa's first dedicated elephant experience, allowing guests to bond with the animal before taking a ride into the bush. Travel by private charter plane to Hoedspruit airport and spend two nights in one of Jabulani's tented luxury suites. Venture out on game drives in prime big-game territory and learn from the skilled and personable staff the remarkable story of the Jabulani elephants.  

02MIDELS-E Camp Jabulani Elephant Sanctuary

Departure: April 02, 2013

Duration: 2.5 Days/2 Nights

Rejoin ship: Cape Town, April 04, 2013

Reserve by: December 31, 2012

This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking with Silversea Reservations by December 31, 2012. In the event of cancellation within 90 days of sailing, no refund is due. Participation is limited but a minimum is required to operate this excursion.

Set within the Kapama Game Reserve, the private camp was the first to introduce luxury elephant back safaris in this region. These safaris are exclusive to Kapama guests and offer a truly unforgettable experience. A team of professional and personable staff is on hand at Camp Jabulani to look after the needs of their valued guests, sharing with them the story of the elephants and demonstrating how to interact with Africa's gentle giants. Accommodation in a tented luxury suite is the perfect complement to this unique safari adventure.

DAY ONE - Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - East London/Hoedspruit/Camp Jabulani  

Depart the ship and transfer to the East London airport, from where a private charter plane will take you on the 2-hour and 20-minute flight to Hoedspruit airport, gateway to famous Kruger National Park and the heartland of private game reserves. Upon arrival, you are met by a representative from Camp Jabulani who will accompany you on the 30-minute drive in 4x4 vehicles to the five-star deluxe camp.  

Camp Jabulani, with its luxurious tented suites and open-air spa is nothing short of spectacular. Situated along the bank of a seasonal stream, the private elephant safari camp was officially launched by Prince Michael of Kent and named for the baby elephant rescued together with 12 others from Zimbabwe by the camp's owner.

Upon arrival and after check-in, join the game ranger and head out into the Kapama Game Reserve for a late afternoon game drive in open safari vehicles. The private reserve supports a wide variety of game including elephant, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu and many other species.

Returning to the lodge, you can enjoy some privacy at your own terrace or join other guests in the attractive lounge before dinner.

Overnight accommodation at Camp Jabulani.

DAY TWO - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - Full Day Jabulani Experience

You may plan your day with the lodge manager and game ranger, including such activities as an early morning and afternoon game drive, a guided bush walk or a visit to the well-known Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. The highlight, however, is a ride through the bush, single file and silent on the back of an elephant. It allows you to observe various wildlife from your elevated, canvas-covered seat mounted behind a skilled elephant handler.

In the afternoon, you can join another game drive, visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, or let the staff at the lodge arrange any optional activities. Perhaps you may want to simply relax and observe wildlife from the terrace of your private tent. Dinner is served at the attractive main lodge.  

Overnight accommodation at Camp Jabulani.  

DAY THREE - Thursday, April 04, 2013 - Camp Jabulani/Hoedspruit/Cape Town  

Early risers can enjoy one more morning game drive, followed by a substantial breakfast. At mid-morning you will depart Camp Jabulani and transfer to Hoedspruit airport for a scheduled two hours 45 minutes flight to Cape Town. Beverages and light snacks are served during the flight. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you are met and assisted by our local representative with the transfer to the port. Rejoin the ship, cherishing the memories of your encounter with Jabulani's gentle giants.

Please Note:  This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure involves air travel both by charter plane and scheduled flight. Getting on and off the elephants' back requires some agility and therefore is suggested for guests with good mobility. Travelling with carry-on luggage is recommended. This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated. We suggest wearing lightweight clothing, comfortable footwear and bringing sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and sunglasses as well as a light sweater or jacket for early morning and evening. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Unforeseen flight changes may require an adjustment in the tour itinerary. The programme at Camp Jabulani is solely handled by the camp management and arrangements are at their discretion. The Kapama Reserve is a malaria risk area and guests therefore need to check with their physician about obtaining malaria prophylactic.

Programme Includes:

·        Two-night stay at Camp Jabulani tented deluxe suite (or similar) - Kapama Private Game Reserve

·        Two breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners (lunch and dinner include beverages and local alcoholic drinks)

·        Charter flight: East London/Hoedspruit

·        Scheduled flight (Economy Class): Hoedspruit/Cape Town. (Business Class may be requested at an additional charge and subject to availability)  

·        All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers, rangers, and lodge staff, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.