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14 Day Best of Southern Africa - Lodge Tour Popular On sale


Duration
14 Days
Style of Tour
StartJohannesburg
EndJohannesburg
Special price
ZAR 22880AUD 2,142.32CAD 2,108.76EURO 1,419.35GBP 1,264.09USD 1,651.99
Normal priceZAR 30030.00AUD 2,811.80CAD 2,767.74EURO 1,862.90GBP 1,659.12USD 2,168.23

An accommodated tour taking in the very best of Southern Africa. Experience the Big 5 on game drives in the famous Kruger Park, exploring the wilderness and waterways of the Okavango Delta, sunset cruises down the Chobe river, view the mighty Vic Falls, track rhinos in the historical and scenic Matobos - these are some of the highlights of a tour that offers a wildlife, cultural and scenic bonanza. A highly recommended safari.

Countries visitingBotswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Trip ID:DTAC14SM
Accommodation on tour:Chalet/Lodge

Highlights

  • Blyde River Canyon - Three Rondavels
  • Kruger National Park
  • Open Vehicle 4x4 Game Drives
  • Polokwane Reserve
  • Bulawayo
  • Matobos National Park - open vehicle game drive
  • Matobos - Bushman paintings
  • Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe
  • Zambezi sunset cruise
  • Chobe National park
  • Chobe river boat cruise
  • Gweta Cultural walk
  • Okavango Delta - Makoros and nature walks
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Johannesburg to Kruger Park

Our adventure begins with an early start from Johannesburg as we travel east to the scenic province of Mpumulanga. We enjoy a stop at the famous Blyde River canyon and take in the “Three Rondawels”, and the spectacular surrounding scenery. After lunch we head for our accommodation located a short distance from the Kruger Park.

Meals:  Dinner

Day 2:  Kruger Park

Waking at sunrise we board our especially adapted 4x4 safari vehicles. We enter the park as soon as the gates open and begin an exciting morning of wildlife viewing. Our experienced guides know the area well and assist in finding the best game viewing spots as well as providing a wealth of information.  The high concentration of animals in the Kruger Park makes for an incredible safari experience. We take a lunch break at one of the Kruger rest camps before heading off on our afternoon game drive, where we have an opportunity to spot more wildlife including the Big 5. Our safari ends at sunset as we head for accommodation and a well-deserved rest.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner

Day 3:  Kruger Park to Polokwane Game Reserve

After breakfast we pack up and leave the Kruger area and head north for the Limpopo province, home to the Polokwane Nature Reserve. We enjoy a game walk taking in many species of animals, including the endangered white rhino. Game walks provide good opportunities to get to know the bush a little better and to take in things that would be missed on a game drive.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner

Day 4:  Polokwane to Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)

Today we have a long drive as we leave South Africa and cross the Limpopo River into Zimbabwe.  Travelling through rural Zimbabwe, we head for Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. In the afternoon we have time to explore this historical town.  Note that this is dependent on how long border formalities take.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner

Day 5:  Bulawayo – Matobo National Park

Today we board our open game vehicles and head to the Matobos National Park. Known for its spectacular rock formations, this world heritage site is home to numerous bushman paintings as well as a large population of black and white rhinos. There is also a large concentration of leopards and the magnificent black eagle.  We enjoy a game walk where we have a chance to view these animals. Matobo National Park is also home to infamous Cecil John Rhodes.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner

Day 6:  Bulawayo to Victoria Falls

Our journey continues north as we head to Victoria Falls – one of the seven natural wonders of the world. We arrive in the afternoon and visit this spectacular waterfall with its natural rain forests created by the immense spray generated by the Falls. We finish an exciting day with a sunset cruise up the Zambezi River where we have an opportunity to view elephants, hippos and other animals coming down to the river to drink. Victoria Falls is the adventure capital of Southern Africa and offers a huge variety of activities. The Zambezi River and surrounding villages offer opportunities for both adrenalin as well as cultural activities. Note that the visit to the waterfalls may take place in the morning depending on time constraints.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner

Day 7:  Victoria Falls

Today is spent exploring this amazing area and partaking some of the activities on offer.

Meals:  Breakfast

Optional Activities – Victoria Falls – some of the popular options    

• Bungee Jumping -                           US$ 160

• Sunset Zambezi cruise -                  US$ 85

• Full day White water rafting -           US$ 160

• Gorge swing -                                   US$ 95

• Helicopter Scenic flight -                   US$ 170

 

Day 8:  Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

The second part of our tour begins with an early departure from Victoria Falls. It is a fairly short drive to the border and then on to Kasane - a small wilderness town on the edge of the Chobe National Park. It is not unusual to encounter elephants or buffalo in the streets of Kasane. After lunch there is an opportunity to do an optional 4x4 game drive in the Chobe National Park. The Chobe is well known for its huge herds of elephants and a high concentration of predators. In the late afternoon we enjoy a cruise down the Chobe River. Expect to encounter elephant, hippos, crocodiles and a large variety of antelope. Have your cameras ready. Note it is advised that clients arrive a couple of days before departure to experience the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Meals:  Dinner

Optional Activity:  Chobe 4x4 game drive US$ 40

Day 9:  Chobe National Park to Gweta

Today we travel through rural Botswana to Gweta – the gate way to Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans. Elephant and buffalo are often spotted alongside the roads as the area is largely unfenced allowing the wildlife to roam free. In the afternoon there is an option to do an optional excursion to the salt pans or the Baobab Forest, or just relax at the lodge.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner

Optional Activities:  Excursion to salt pans (US$65) or Boabab Forest (US$35)

Day 10:  Gweta to Maun

An early breakfast is followed by a guided walk through the local Tswana village, providing insight into local culture and traditions. We then travel to Maun – the gate way to the Okavango Delta. Arriving in Maun, a real frontier town, we stock up on provisions before heading to our remote camp. The afternoon is spent lounging by the pool soaking up the bush atmosphere.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner

Day 11 & 12:  Okavango Delta

An exciting day begins with a 4x4 transfer deep into the bush to the delta. We meet our local guides, and pack our gear into the makoros (traditional canoes).  We pole our way through this amazing wilderness area, with its winding waterways and incredible birdlife. One can expect to see some of the resident wildlife. The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s true wilderness areas and many species of animals roam freely and migrate to the water during the dry months. The night is spent in a tented camp and there is time to explore the area on foot. The Okavango Delta is a well-known safari destination and famous for its wildlife, birdlife and incredible beauty. The evening is spent in permanent tents with basic en-suite facilities. In the morning we head off on an early morning informative nature walk. After breakfast we depart our camp and pole through the channels back to our land transport. The afternoon is spent exploring this safari town.

Meals:  2 x Breakfasts, 2 x lunches and 2 x dinners

Day 13:  Maun to Khama Rhino Sanctuary

We depart the waterways of the Okavango and travel through the dry Kalahari. Our destination is the Rhino sanctuary located on the Serowe Pan on the edge of the Kalahari. In the afternoon we head out with local rangers on open vehicles to explore the area and learn about the endangered rhino as well as other interesting info about the local area.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner

Day 14:  Botswana to Johannesburg

The final day of our Kruger Park, Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta tour sees us crossing the Limpopo River and travelling through South Africa to the bustling city of Johannesburg. We arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

Meals:  Breakfast

Note : Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period .

FANTASTIC DEAL - All Departures
Approx. Special tour price in
ZAR 22880AUD 2,142.32CAD 2,108.76EURO 1,419.35GBP 1,264.09USD 1,651.99

Full tour pricing

Tour Price              R30 030 per person

SPECIAL DEAL -    R22 880 - All 2017 Departures

Single supplement   R5490 (optional)

Local Payment   -  USD 1380 - The local payment is a separate and additional payment to the Tour Price. This is paid to the guide on day one in dollars cash

 

Tour includes

  • Fully equipped safari vehicles
  • Chalet / Lodge / Luxury permanent tents
  • Small group tour
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Kruger Park
  • Game drives in Kruger on Open 4x4's
  • Matobo N.P entrance & game drive
  • Victoria Falls N.P entrance fees
  • Zambezi Sunset cruise
  • Chobe N.P sunset cruise
  • Village walk- Gweta
  • Okavango Delta excursion
  • Makoros/canoes & walking
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary / game drive
  • Optional activities as per itinerary

Not included

  • All items of a personal nature
  • travel insurance & visas
  • beverages
  • snacks,
  • souvenirs, tips

Tours start on the following dates

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This tour has a duration of: 14 Days

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