South Africa & Victoria Falls

2022 Postponed

New Dates: January 15–25, 2024

Join the Purdue President’s Council for an exclusive 10-night adventure showcasing the best of Southern Africa! Journey across varied landscapes, experiencing four nights in cosmopolitan Cape Town at the 5-star Table Bay Hotel. Fly to Kruger National Park for a three-night safari at the luxurious &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge or Makumu Private Game Lodge. Conclude with three nights at the iconic 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel, overlooking magnificent Victoria Falls.

Your participation supports the
President’s Council Enrichment Fund
Your travel-package registration fee includes support for ongoing adventures, events, and lifelong educational opportunities with the President’s Council family. As a part of your overall price, a $500-per-person, tax-deductible donation to the President’s Council Enrichment Fund helps underwrite the involvement of Purdue educators and administrators to enhance your personal travel experiences—a benefit exclusive to Purdue President’s Council members.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Kruger National Park // On Safari

  • 3 nights at the luxurious &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, set inside the Ngala Private Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, and exclusively reserved for the President’s Council
  • Or, 3 nights at the luxurious Makumu Private Game Lodge, set inside the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, and exclusively reserved for the President’s Council
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring signature African cuisine
  • Included house wines, local brand spirits and beers, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and refreshments on game drives
  • Daily morning and afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall, interpretive nature walks, and big game viewing walks accompanied by experienced trackers
  • Farewell Safari Dinner in an open-air Boma featuring a performance of local dancers
  • Complimentary laundry, Wi-Fi, and use of Swarovski binoculars during your stay

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

  • 3 nights at the iconic 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel, a historic hotel that overlooks the natural wonder of the falls
  • Daily breakfast and Wi-Fi at the hotel
  • Traditional Zimbabwean lunch at the Dusty Road Township Experience
  • Guided walking tour of Victoria Falls National Park followed by lunch at the Wild Horizon’s Lookout Café
  • Gourmet Dinner aboard the classic Bushtracks Express Steam Train as it travels over the Victoria Falls Bridge and then through the Zambezi National Park
  • Visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust with a tour of the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center and their laboratory facilities
  • Option of three included afternoon tours: Rural Village Visit & Meet the People, Bike Tour, or Shopping Adventure
  • Enjoy the President’s Council Farewell Reception on a Zambezi sunset river cruise, a superb way to relax and view wildlife gathering by the riverbanks at dusk

Package Inclusions:

  • 10 nights in luxury accommodations with daily breakfast
  • President’s Council Farewell Reception
  • Additional meals include 8 lunches and 6 dinners (inclusive of wine, beer, and soft drinks) planned to provide a variety of unique and memorable experiences
  • Custom sightseeing itinerary with tours and activities as mentioned with experienced English-speaking local guides, all entrance fees, transportation, and all taxes and service charges
  • All airport transfers with luggage handling
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porterage, and all included meals
  • Gratuities at Ngala Safari Lodge or Makumu Private Game Lodge for rangers, trackers, and camp staff
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance while in South Africa and Zimbabwe (does not cover cost of treatment)
  • Zimbabwe Visa for US citizens (obtained upon arrival)
  • $500-per-person, tax-deductible donation to the President’s Council Enrichment Fund Purdue President’s Council and Global Tracks staff
  • Purdue President’s Council and Global Tracks staff
  • Not Included: Cost of COVID-19 Testing (if required)
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Itinerary
Alternate Itinerary

Accommodations:

Table Bay Hotel
Ngala Safari Lodge
Alternate Makumu Private Game Lodge
Victoria Falls Hotel

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This is, by design, an exclusive and customized luxury group program for a limited number of guests. The President’s Council has exclusive use of the Ngala Safari Lodge and the Makumu Private Game Lodge for the ultimate safari experience in Kruger National Park. Financial guarantees have been made on behalf of the group to secure all services, so please be sure to review the cancellation policy as penalties apply once deposit is paid.

Land Package Price:
$11,350 per person // based on double occupancy
$14,575 per person // based on single occupancy (extremely limited capacity)

Additional nights at the Table Bay Hotel Cape Town
Inclusions: Package includes accommodation at the Table Bay Hotel in a Luxury Mountain View Room inclusive of 15% VAT tax, buffet breakfast, airport arrival transfer, and porterage. Please note the airport arrival transfers are only included if hotel package is confirmed with Global Tracks.

January 14–15, 2024 | Additional one-night stay January 13–15, 2024 | Additional two-night stay
$545 per couple based on double occupancy $1,050 per couple based on double occupancy
$470 per single $885 per single

Internal Group Flights:
$1,625 per person economy including taxes and fuel surcharges // estimated fare and schedule subject to change until 2024 fares and schedules are available

Required Deposit: $3,000 per person for double occupancy or $4,500 for single occupancy, plus a non-refundable Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person

Second Payment: 50% of the remaining invoice balance is due by Friday, June 30, 2023

Final Payment Due: Friday, September 15, 2023

International airfare is not included: Global Tracks will book your air arrangements for a $100 per person ticketing fee, or you may choose to handle your own reservation.

  • Arrive Cape Town (CPT), South Africa on Monday, January 15, 2024
    The program begins with an overnight at the Table Bay Hotel and the airport transfer is included.
  • Depart Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), Zimbabwe on Thursday, January 25, 2024
    Flights can depart any time in the morning and the airport transfer is included.

Please note: The CDC recommends all people are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before traveling to Africa.

Passports: Passports are required for all guests and must be valid for six months after the end of the tour.

Travel Insurance: Global Tracks highly recommends and can provide Travel and Health Insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances or cancellations.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel insurance and airfare are non-refundable once purchased. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to the non-refundable Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person paid at deposit in addition to the below schedule:

From time of deposit until June 30, 2023 $2,000 per guest penalty
From July 1, 2023 to September 15, 2023 50% of total package penalty
After September 15, 2023 100% of total package penalty
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