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Full Day Aquila Wildlife Safari Tour

US$ 223.26 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • An exciting taste of real Africa
  • Etched-in-memory encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and more
  • Marvel at ancient rock art
  • Experience an intimate wildlife safari
  • Learn about Aquila’s quest to save the cheetah
  • See migratory birds enjoying the wetlands
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in the open

Overview

Take a walk on the wild side when you encounter some of Africa’s most spectacular animals! Set in the Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the Aquila Private Game Reserve is just two short hours from Cape Town by road.

On a fascinating game drive, you’ll see, lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and many more magnificent creatures!

You’ll also see the many migratory birds that stop off at Aquila’s wetland on their travels.

At the Animal Rescue Center, you’ll see cheetahs and learn about Aquila’s mission to help save this gorgeous big cat from extinction.

You’ll stand in awe of the centuries old Khoi-San rock art, detailed paintings done by shamans!

Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch, African style, under a thatched boma before departing for Cape Town.

Itinerary

Your exhilarating Full Day Aquila Wildlife Safari Tour adventure begins when you are met at your hotel by the driver. You will then be taken to the Aquila Private Game Reserve.After enjoying welcome drinks in the reception area, you’ll set off on a 2 ½ hour safari.

Led by an experienced ranger, you’ll learn fascinating facts about your surroundings. You’ll see the Big Five of Africa’s wild animals – elephants, rhinos, lions, buffaloes and leopards – as well as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, antelope, baboons, jackals, bat-eared foxes, hippos and crocodiles. There are also several migratory birds that make a stop at Aquila’s own wetland.

At the ARC (Animal Rescue Center), you’ll learn about the cheetahs of the region.With its breeding program, ARC is ensuring worldwide survival of the cheetah.

You’ll also see ancient Khoi-San rock art. The Khoi-San people were the original inhabitants of much of southern Africa. These detailed paintings, made by their spiritual leaders,are crucial to understanding southern Africa’s history.

A delicious buffet lunch under the boma, a thatched roof structure with open sides, awaits you after your safari.

After enjoying time in Aquila,you’ll be driven back to your hotel in Cape Town and dropped at the point where you were picked up. Alternative drop-off points can be arranged but extra charges might apply.

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Reviews

Very nicely organized and fun safari. The only downside is that the animals in the reserve aren't truely wild, but are maintained as if in a giant zoo.... Eric J Soderlund

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

11 hours

Start time

Start time: Between 0630h (06:30am) and 0745h (07:45am)
From 01 Dec 2014 tour starts at 0600h (06:00am)

Meeting point

Complimentary pick up from City Center, Green Point and Sea Point Hotels
(Please mention your hotel details at time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 72 hours prior to the start of the tour with details.)
Alternative pick-up points can be arranged but surcharges may apply.

Ending point

Same as pick-up, or at an alternative location chosen by you, in which case extra charges may apply

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • English-speaking ranger
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Game drive
  • Buffet lunch (meat/fish/veg/salads and dessert)

Exclusions

  • Tea/coffee with lunch
  • Drinks with lunch

Do/Dont's

Do bring warm clothes for the winter months.Wear comfortable walking shoes. Don’t forget to take a camera and binoculars if you have them!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the tour and departure details.
Vegetarian options are available for the buffet lunch.
Minimum 2 guests required.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Aquila Review" Very nicely organized and fun safari. The only downside is that the animals in the reserve aren't truely wild, but are maintained as if in a giant zoo....
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