The Best of Both Worlds: Diving and a Safari!

The Best of Both Worlds: Diving and a Safari!

Can’t decide between a dive trip and an African safari? Now you don’t have to choose! Join Jupiter Dive Center for a spectacular trip that starts underwater and ends on safari! The safari is optional, but you’re already in the neighborhood and once you see what we have planned, you won’t want to say no.

The Diving

The adventure starts with a night in Johannesburg, and then a quick transfer the next day to the stunning sub-tropical sea fortress of Saint Helena, Britain’s most remote and beautiful island. Spend the next several days exploring the clear warm waters beyond the seawall diving with enormous manta rays and other fascinating marine creatures and swimming with whale sharks. At night, relax in a British pub or enjoy fine wine and food. Enjoy a tour of the island and visit Napoleon’s grave and house.

Enjoy two dives a day for five days, two whale shark tours, two afternoon dives, three group dinners and an extensive island tour.

The Safari

Dry off your fins and prepare to enjoy a Zambezi river cruise, guided game park drives, great food, huge tented rooms with western style facilities, a small pool to cool down after a full day, and a fully stocked bar to ease into the evening. And then there are the animals: hippos, crocodiles, myriad birds, African elephants, and more!

This portion of the trip starts with a short regional flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The evening festivities include a 2-hour sunset river tour. The next morning, you’ll visit the glorious Victoria Falls, where water thunders from a height of 355 feet.  That afternoon, you’ll board the classic Stimela Star train and enjoy a comfortable sleeper car for the overnight trip toward Hwange National Park.

The next couple of days offers a range of activities, all in the heart of the park. Enjoy game drives with members of our group and be on the lookout for lion, buffalo, kudu, giraffe, zebra, and a stunning number of birds. Crocodiles guard the waterholes, so be sure to watch closely for movement!

The packages

Saint Helena includes:

1 night in the City Lodge Hotel Johannesburg Airport

Flights from Johannesburg to St. Helena and returning to Johannesburg

Airport Transfers on St. Helena Island

10 guided morning dives

2 guided afternoon dives

2 afternoon whale shark snorkel tours

1 full-day land tour in St. Helena

Shared accommodation in the Mantis Hotel St. Helena including breakfast

3 dinners

*Non diver package includes: 2 whale shark snorkel tours, daily breakfast, 3 dinners, and 1 full-day island hike with guide.

Hwange National Park extension includes:

1 night in Johannesburg Airport Hotel with breakfast

Transfer flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

Road transfers to Victoria Falls airport and Victoria Falls town and hotel

1 night lodging in Victoria Falls Lodge

1 evening river cruise on the Zambezi with transport included

Transfer from Victoria Falls hotel to Dete / Stimela Star train station

1 night full board accommodation on sleeper train Stimela Star into Hwange

National Park

3 nights inside Hwange National Park in Bomani Safari Camp with all meals, soft drinks, park fees, activities, guides, and rangers included in either twin or double tented room

Road transfer from Bomani Campin Hwange NP to Victoria Falls Airport

Flights from Victoria Falls Airport returning to Johannesburg.

Call Jupiter Dive Center for additional information and to reserve you space on this incredible trip before it’s too late.

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