19 Day Southern African Circle Overland

From R 48750

DURATION:

19 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

ENDING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOSC19

chobe river boat cruise elephant

This wonderful 19-day tour takes you to the best safari destinations in Southern Africa.

Starting in Johannesburg, you will make your way into the Kalahari Desert to spend some time with the fascinating San people. From here we travel further North to explore the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s greatest wilderness areas. Spot incredible wildlife here and enjoy a traditional Mokoro ride before heading to Chobe National Park where activities include game drives and a leisurely boat cruise. Next up is the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe followed by Hwange National Park for a game drive. Explore the unique rock formations of Matopos and visit The Great Zimbabwe Ruins next. The last destination before heading back to Johannesburg is the famous Kruger National Park for some more game viewing. Book now to experience the best of Southern Africa.

19 Day Southern African Circle Overland

Day 1 – Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway

Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.

Accommodation Kang Ultra Stop http://www.kangultralodge.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Johannesburg to Kang
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: Botswana Pioneer Gate Tel: +267 533 3992, Open: 06h00 – 24h00
South Africa Skilpadshek Tel: +27 0800 00 7277, Open: 06h00 – 24h00

Day 2 – Kalahari Gateway to Ghanzi

After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. This afternoon we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.

Accommodation Dqae Qare San Lodge www.dqae.org OR Ghanzi Trail Blazers http://ghanzitrailblazers.co.bw
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kang to Ghanzi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: San Guided Walk (late afternoon) / San Evening Dance Performance

Day 3 – Maun

This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta excursions.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge or similar. http://sedia-hotel.com/ OR Sitatunga https://www.deltarain.com/sitatunga-camp-2/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Optional Activity: Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta (for those guests who have not purchased the Moremi game drive)
Route: Nata to Maun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Okavango Delta

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons, is by mokoro. Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler. After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the mooring station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be encountered in this pristine wilderness area including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra. Those guests who have pre-purchased the 2- night package – will be flown into the Delta this morning and will re-join the group on the morning of day 6. Please speak to your consultant for a copy of the programme for your Okavango Delta Excursion.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge or similar. http://sedia-hotel.com/ OR Sitatunga https://www.deltarain.com/sitatunga-camp-2/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Maun – Okavango Delta – Maun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Full Day Excursion
Optional Activity: 2-Night Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 5 – Maun (Moremi Game Reserve)

You will be collected from the hotel before first light and we will drive to the South gate to enter Moremi Game Reserve. As the lagoons and channels form a vital section of the Okavango Delta eco-system, sightings of bird and animal populations become more frequent as the day progresses. The game viewing routes chosen on the day by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable. Those guests who have purchased the 2-Night Okavango Delta excursion will not participate in the Moremi Game Reserve game drive.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge or similar. http://sedia-hotel.com/ OR Sitatunga https://www.deltarain.com/sitatunga-camp-2/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Moremi Game Reserve full day excursion

Day 6 – Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning we make our way towards the town of Nata. We will spend most of the day in our truck as we journey across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans. On arrival at our destination in Nata, you have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon guided game drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.

Accommodation Pelican Lodge http://www.pelicanlodge.co.bw/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Maun to Nata
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Day 7 – Chobe National Park

We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration with an optional game drive in 4×4 vehicles and our afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons.

Accommodation Thebe River Safaris http://www.theberiversafaris.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Nata to Kasane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

Day 8 – Kasane – Victoria Falls

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline and upon arrival you will have the chance to book these various activities. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

Accommodation Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel https://rtgafrica.com/victoria-falls-rainbow/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Visit to the Victoria Falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience
Border Post: Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00
Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50330, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 9 – Victoria Falls

With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a scenic flight over the falls below, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel https://rtgafrica.com/victoria-falls-rainbow/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience

Day 10 – Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park

This morning we leave the rumble and adventure of Victoria Falls behind us as we make the journey south to Hwange National Park. Hwange is the largest of Zimbabwe’s national parks and offers excellent opportunities for viewing the diversity of wildlife that calls the park home.

Accommodation Hwange Main Camp http://zimparks.org
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Victoria Falls National Park Entry, Hwange Sundowner Drive

Day 11 – Hwange National Park

Home to the big-5, Hwange National Park also offers a wide variety of plains game and birdlife. We will spend the day game driving (in open 4×4 vehicles) through Hwange in search of the animals.

Accommodation Hwange Main Camp http://zimparks.org
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Hwange National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Full day Hwange National Park game drive

Day 12 – Matopos National Park

After breakfast we continue south towards Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Our afternoon will be spent exploring the Matopos National Park with a local guide. The park received recognition as a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site in 2003 and includes an intensive protection zone that is home to both Black and White Rhinoceros. Named after the Ndebele word “Matobo “, whose meaning “bald heads” refers to the rounded granite hills that surround it. We return to Bulawayo and our overnight stop for the night.

Accommodation Travellers Guest House http://www.travellerszim.net/
Accommodated: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
Camping: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Hwange National Park to Bulawayo to Matopos National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in Matopos National Park

Day 13 – Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Our journey today takes us to Masvingo and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. This afternoon we will enjoy a guided walking tour of this historic site. Dating back to the Late Iron Age, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. We take time this afternoon to marvel at the intricate stone work and experience the heritage of this monument to early Zimbabwean civilisation.

Accommodation Norma Jeans Lake View Resort http://www.normajeanslakeview.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: (Bulawayo) Matopos National Park to Great Zimbabwe Ruins (Masvingo)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Visit to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Day 14 – Tshipise

Leaving the sites of Zimbabwe behind we cross the Limpopo River and enter South Africa this afternoon. Our overnight stop allows us an opportunity to end the day with a swim in the hot springs of Tshipise.

Accommodation Forever Tshipise Resort http://www.forevertshipise.co.za
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Great Zimbabwe Ruins (Masvingo) to Tshipise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Tshipise Hot Springs
Border Post: Beitbridge Border Post +263 862 2303 / 2366 +27 (015) 530-0066 / 71 website: http://www.zimra.co.zw

Day 15 – Johannesburg

This morning we take the highway south to Johannesburg, we arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon.

Accommodation Belvedere Estate or similar www.belvedereestate.co.za
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Tshipise to Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 – Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

Please note that during the next few days (while we are visiting Kruger National Park), the order of activities could change without prior notice and a degree of flexibility is needed. This is to allow for maximum game viewing opportunities and experiences. Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old traderoutes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.

Accommodation Nkambeni Safari Camp http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Sundowner Game Drive

Day 17 – Kruger National Park

Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. The game drive offers the excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle.

Accommodation Nkambeni Safari Camp http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Full-Day Kruger Park Game Drive in 4×4 Vehicles

Day 18 – Kruger National Park – Panorama Route

As is customary when on safari, you will have the opportunity to rise early and enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance.

Accommodation Nkambeni Safari Camp http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: The Panorama Route – God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels
Optional Activity: Morning guided bush walk

Day 19 – Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your guide.

Route: Kruger Park to Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activity: Traditional meal Belvedere Estate
Included Highlight: Half-Day Morning Game Drive in the Truck (4 hours)

Okavango Delta Excursion

Included in the tour price is a full day excursion into the Okavango Delta, however, a 2-night package is available for purchase, should you wish to spend 2 nights in the Okavango Delta. In order to ensure availability of this optional activity, we request that you pre-book and pre-pay this activity together with your tour purchase. Single supplement charges paid on the tour do not cover the Okavango Delta excursion and if a single traveller is participating in this optional activity, the single supplement will need to be charged. We will try our best to pair up guests during the 2-night excursion, however if this is not possible, the single supplement will be compulsory. A minimum number of 2 guests is required in order for the 2-night excursion to operate.

At the time of booking, our reservations team will inform you which property has been secured for the particular date of your tour departure.
Option 1: Mopiri Camp OR Moremi Crossing
Option 2: Nguma Lodge

Optional Activity – Mopiri Camp OR Moremi Crossing
2-Night Okavango Delta excursion price per person R 15 460
2-Night Okavango Delta excursion single supplement price R 7 700

Optional Activity – Nguma Lodge Price
2-Night Okavango Delta excursion price per person R 11 250
2-Night Okavango Delta excursion single supplement price R 1 800

Camping – R48750
Camping Single Supplement - R2350

Accommodated – R59950
Accommodated Single Supplement – R6350


Optional 2-night Okavango Delta Excursion
Option 1: Mopiri Camp OR Moremi Crossing - R15460
Single Supplement - R7700

Option 2: Nguma Lodge - R11250
Single Supplement - R1800

Includes:

All meals as per itinerary which are prepared and served at the truck / accommodation / qualified crew / filtered water / transport in the truck / included highlights as per the itinerary / entrance fees to National Parks.

Excludes:

Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, soft drinks, tips) / entrance fees (associated with optional activities) / souvenirs

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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19 Day Southern African Circle Overland

R48,750.00

This wonderful 19-day tour takes you to the best safari destinations in Southern Africa.

Starting in Johannesburg, you will make your way into the Kalahari Desert to spend some time with the fascinating San people. From here we travel further North to explore the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s greatest wilderness areas. Spot incredible wildlife here and enjoy a traditional Mokoro ride before heading to Chobe National Park where activities include game drives and a leisurely boat cruise. Next up is the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe followed by Hwange National Park for a game drive. Explore the unique rock formations of Matopos and visit The Great Zimbabwe Ruins next. The last destination before heading back to Johannesburg is the famous Kruger National Park for some more game viewing. Book now to experience the best of Southern Africa.

Description

Day 1 – Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway

Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.

Accommodation Kang Ultra Stop http://www.kangultralodge.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Johannesburg to Kang
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: Botswana Pioneer Gate Tel: +267 533 3992, Open: 06h00 – 24h00
South Africa Skilpadshek Tel: +27 0800 00 7277, Open: 06h00 – 24h00

Day 2 – Kalahari Gateway to Ghanzi

After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. This afternoon we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.

Accommodation Dqae Qare San Lodge www.dqae.org OR Ghanzi Trail Blazers http://ghanzitrailblazers.co.bw
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kang to Ghanzi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: San Guided Walk (late afternoon) / San Evening Dance Performance

Day 3 – Maun

This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta excursions.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge or similar. http://sedia-hotel.com/ OR Sitatunga https://www.deltarain.com/sitatunga-camp-2/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Optional Activity: Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta (for those guests who have not purchased the Moremi game drive)
Route: Nata to Maun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Okavango Delta

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily covered channels and lagoons, is by mokoro. Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1 hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler. After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the mooring station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be encountered in this pristine wilderness area including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra. Those guests who have pre-purchased the 2- night package – will be flown into the Delta this morning and will re-join the group on the morning of day 6. Please speak to your consultant for a copy of the programme for your Okavango Delta Excursion.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge or similar. http://sedia-hotel.com/ OR Sitatunga https://www.deltarain.com/sitatunga-camp-2/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Maun – Okavango Delta – Maun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Full Day Excursion
Optional Activity: 2-Night Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 5 – Maun (Moremi Game Reserve)

You will be collected from the hotel before first light and we will drive to the South gate to enter Moremi Game Reserve. As the lagoons and channels form a vital section of the Okavango Delta eco-system, sightings of bird and animal populations become more frequent as the day progresses. The game viewing routes chosen on the day by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable. Those guests who have purchased the 2-Night Okavango Delta excursion will not participate in the Moremi Game Reserve game drive.

Accommodation Sedia Riverside Lodge or similar. http://sedia-hotel.com/ OR Sitatunga https://www.deltarain.com/sitatunga-camp-2/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Moremi Game Reserve full day excursion

Day 6 – Nata

Leaving Maun behind us this morning we make our way towards the town of Nata. We will spend most of the day in our truck as we journey across the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi Pans. On arrival at our destination in Nata, you have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon guided game drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans, which forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.

Accommodation Pelican Lodge http://www.pelicanlodge.co.bw/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Maun to Nata
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

Day 7 – Chobe National Park

We rise early this morning as we continue north to our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration with an optional game drive in 4×4 vehicles and our afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons.

Accommodation Thebe River Safaris http://www.theberiversafaris.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Nata to Kasane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

Day 8 – Kasane – Victoria Falls

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline and upon arrival you will have the chance to book these various activities. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

Accommodation Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel https://rtgafrica.com/victoria-falls-rainbow/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Visit to the Victoria Falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience
Border Post: Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00
Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50330, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 9 – Victoria Falls

With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a scenic flight over the falls below, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel https://rtgafrica.com/victoria-falls-rainbow/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience

Day 10 – Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park

This morning we leave the rumble and adventure of Victoria Falls behind us as we make the journey south to Hwange National Park. Hwange is the largest of Zimbabwe’s national parks and offers excellent opportunities for viewing the diversity of wildlife that calls the park home.

Accommodation Hwange Main Camp http://zimparks.org
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Victoria Falls National Park Entry, Hwange Sundowner Drive

Day 11 – Hwange National Park

Home to the big-5, Hwange National Park also offers a wide variety of plains game and birdlife. We will spend the day game driving (in open 4×4 vehicles) through Hwange in search of the animals.

Accommodation Hwange Main Camp http://zimparks.org
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Hwange National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Full day Hwange National Park game drive

Day 12 – Matopos National Park

After breakfast we continue south towards Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Our afternoon will be spent exploring the Matopos National Park with a local guide. The park received recognition as a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site in 2003 and includes an intensive protection zone that is home to both Black and White Rhinoceros. Named after the Ndebele word “Matobo “, whose meaning “bald heads” refers to the rounded granite hills that surround it. We return to Bulawayo and our overnight stop for the night.

Accommodation Travellers Guest House http://www.travellerszim.net/
Accommodated: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
Camping: Two per Room with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Hwange National Park to Bulawayo to Matopos National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in Matopos National Park

Day 13 – Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Our journey today takes us to Masvingo and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. This afternoon we will enjoy a guided walking tour of this historic site. Dating back to the Late Iron Age, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. We take time this afternoon to marvel at the intricate stone work and experience the heritage of this monument to early Zimbabwean civilisation.

Accommodation Norma Jeans Lake View Resort http://www.normajeanslakeview.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: (Bulawayo) Matopos National Park to Great Zimbabwe Ruins (Masvingo)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Visit to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Day 14 – Tshipise

Leaving the sites of Zimbabwe behind we cross the Limpopo River and enter South Africa this afternoon. Our overnight stop allows us an opportunity to end the day with a swim in the hot springs of Tshipise.

Accommodation Forever Tshipise Resort http://www.forevertshipise.co.za
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Great Zimbabwe Ruins (Masvingo) to Tshipise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Tshipise Hot Springs
Border Post: Beitbridge Border Post +263 862 2303 / 2366 +27 (015) 530-0066 / 71 website: http://www.zimra.co.zw

Day 15 – Johannesburg

This morning we take the highway south to Johannesburg, we arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon.

Accommodation Belvedere Estate or similar www.belvedereestate.co.za
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Tshipise to Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 – Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

Please note that during the next few days (while we are visiting Kruger National Park), the order of activities could change without prior notice and a degree of flexibility is needed. This is to allow for maximum game viewing opportunities and experiences. Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old traderoutes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a lovely sundowner drive.

Accommodation Nkambeni Safari Camp http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Sundowner Game Drive

Day 17 – Kruger National Park

Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. The game drive offers the excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle.

Accommodation Nkambeni Safari Camp http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Full-Day Kruger Park Game Drive in 4×4 Vehicles

Day 18 – Kruger National Park – Panorama Route

As is customary when on safari, you will have the opportunity to rise early and enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. After our walk, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner and dance.

Accommodation Nkambeni Safari Camp http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: The Panorama Route – God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels
Optional Activity: Morning guided bush walk

Day 19 – Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

We enjoy our last drive through the park before setting off to Belvedere Estate. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your guide.

Route: Kruger Park to Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activity: Traditional meal Belvedere Estate
Included Highlight: Half-Day Morning Game Drive in the Truck (4 hours)

Okavango Delta Excursion

Included in the tour price is a full day excursion into the Okavango Delta, however, a 2-night package is available for purchase, should you wish to spend 2 nights in the Okavango Delta. In order to ensure availability of this optional activity, we request that you pre-book and pre-pay this activity together with your tour purchase. Single supplement charges paid on the tour do not cover the Okavango Delta excursion and if a single traveller is participating in this optional activity, the single supplement will need to be charged. We will try our best to pair up guests during the 2-night excursion, however if this is not possible, the single supplement will be compulsory. A minimum number of 2 guests is required in order for the 2-night excursion to operate.

At the time of booking, our reservations team will inform you which property has been secured for the particular date of your tour departure.
Option 1: Mopiri Camp OR Moremi Crossing
Option 2: Nguma Lodge

Optional Activity – Mopiri Camp OR Moremi Crossing
2-Night Okavango Delta excursion price per person R 15 460
2-Night Okavango Delta excursion single supplement price R 7 700

Optional Activity – Nguma Lodge Price
2-Night Okavango Delta excursion price per person R 11 250
2-Night Okavango Delta excursion single supplement price R 1 800

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