Time to go home? Really? After one last meal of eggs and bacon in our room, we board our plane, to connect back to Johannesburg, and then NYC. Sad to leave, but excited to come home to some TV. We missed The Real Housewives, have to say—but their drama doesn't even compare to what's out in the wild.
How to Get There: South African Airways offers non-stop service from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg, the gateway city for all of southern Africa. From there, you can catch connecting flights on to Cape Town, Nelspruit (Kruger National Park), and Maui, the hub for all Botswana safaris. The per-night pricetag on safari covers twice-daily game drives; five meals a day; lovely South African wines; spirits; laundry; and all taxes. Tips are extra. If you love your guides, leave $20 to $30 a day.