7 Day Vic Falls and Kruger Overland Tour

From R 15335

DURATION:

7 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

Livingstone

ENDING POINT:

Johannesburg

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

AACVK7

Elephant with its bay

This 7 Day Vic Falls and Kruger Overland Tour offers you the best highlights of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is ideal for travellers with limited time and who would like to see as much as possible. It is also a great add-on for one of our Cape to Livingstone or Nairobi to Livingstone overland tours. Starting at the mighty Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, in the town of Livingstone, you will cross the famous Victoria falls bridge and enter into Zimbabwe. From there we travel South to Bulawayo and then Matobo National Park for some game drives. We carry on South and cross the border into South Africa and to the hot springs of Tshipise for some relaxation. Next it’s off to the world renowned Kruger National Park to search for the big five and other wildlife found in the park. Finally, we head to Johannesburg where this tour comes to an end.

*Trip is also available in reverse if you wish to go from Johannesburg to Livingstone.

7 Day Vic Falls and Kruger Overland Tour

Day 1 – Livingstone

This safari starts in Livingstone, Zambia at the Waterfront Resort camp, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River a few kilometres from Livingstone. It’s an ideal spot to relax – have coffee on the deck watching one of Africa’s great rivers glide past or take the opportunity if you wish to enjoy the various activities and excursions typically available in the Victoria Falls area. Please plan to spend a
day or so here before the tour begins. Optional activities include white
water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, canoeing, horse riding, scenic flights (by microlight, helicopter or small plane) and – a definite ‘must!’
A visit to the Victoria Falls themselves. A visit to the national park is included in your tour – be sure not to miss it -at over a mile wide and some100 metres deep the Falls at high water form the largest curtain of falling water in the world
with spray visible from 20 kilometres away (hence the local name Mosi oaTunya, or Smoke that Thunders’). At low water the Zambezi dries so much that it is possible to walk out onto the river bed itself!
N.B: For the sake of practicality, meals in Livingstone/Victoria Falls area are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back for group mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the Zambezi River and offers a good selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US$15-$30 per meal). Relax and enjoy at your own leisure. Alternatively, take a taxi into Livingstone to try local fare.

Optional Activity: Bungee Jumping, Full Day Abseil, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Game Walk, Chief Mukumi Village Tour, Gorge Swing, Zambezi Jet Boat & Cable Car from, Half Day Canoe, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Full Day White-water Rafting, Helicopter/Microlight Flights from, Half Day Fishing, Bridge Tour

Day 2 – Livingstone, Zambia -Bulawayo

Departing Livingstone, we cross the border to Zimbabwe and pass through Victoria Falls town and head to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide – open spaces. Our campsite is locatedjust outside the city
centre. Once we settle in and camp is set, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the surrounds at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Matobo NP

Matobo National Park is located a short distance outside Bulawayo and knowledgeable guides will take us to this very impressive park. The wind sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the are a holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people here. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and, provided conditions are right, our guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places in search of these magnificent animals. The park also has the densest population of leopard and black eagle in the world and we keep our eyes peeled high and low for these creatures. The hills are also home to the grave site of Cecil John Rhodes who chose this as his burial place owing to the intense natural beauty and startling views from the hills. His grave can be visited at World’s View – a place of continual debate owing to his involvement in claiming the land and its people for Queen & Country in colonial times.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour

Day 4 – Bulawayo–Tshipise, South Africa

Leaving Bulawayo, we continue south to the border at Beitbridge. Completing
formalities, we cross the Limpopo River – the second largest in South Africa and an important water source for this arid region. The Limpopo also acts as a natural boundary between South Africa and its neighbours Botswana and Zimbabwe, before it flows through Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. We continue to
Tshipise, a town situated in the northern Limpopo province. Our campsite is located at Forever Resorts at the foot of one of Limpopo’s rolling koppies set adjacent the Honnet Nature Reserve. There is hot springs in the area which are

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Tshipise -Hazyview

From Tshipise, we head for southern Africa’s premier game reserve,
the Kruger National Park.Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form
the Greater Kruger, an area of some 24,000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the ‘Big Five’, almost every major African mammal (148
species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees.We spend two nights within the Kruger area , enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing on our first night and take a full day game drive in the National Park itself to spot as many animals as possible the next day!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Hazyview – Kruger National Park

Waking early, we board our 4×4 game viewing vehicles with a resident guide for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to see why it is held in such high esteem amongst visitors from all over the world. We game drive in the morning and afternoon in search for the abundance of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’ – Rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion together with a high density of other mammals and diverse bird species such as eagles, hornbills, vultures and bee eaters. We break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). We then continue our game drive through the park exiting in the late afternoon and continue to our accommodation for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Kruger Night Game Drive

Day 7 – Hazyview – Greater Kruger – Pretoria

We leave the Kruger behind and make our way to South Africa’s administrative hub of Pretoria, where our tour ends late afternoon / early evening on Day 7 (we recommend that you plan to stay that evening in Pretoria)

Meals Included: Breakfast

 Adventure Pass

Every Overland tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

This pass is an optional add-on for this tour.

The Adventure Pass for this tour includes

Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Camping – R15335 excl Adventure Pass
Camping Adventure Pass – R1170
Accommodated – R21835 excl Adventure Pass
Accommodated Adventure Pass – R1170

Includes:

Meals & Highlights as per itinerary, Accommodation, Guides and Transport and certain highlights

Excludes:

Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (optional), visas, travel insurance, flight departure taxes, airport transfers, optional activities, tips, drinks, sleeping bag and items of personal nature.

NB: Lunch and dinner in Livingstone is not included in the tour price.

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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7 Day Vic Falls and Kruger Overland Tour

R15,335.00

This 7 Day Vic Falls and Kruger Overland Tour offers you the best highlights of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is ideal for travellers with limited time and who would like to see as much as possible. It is also a great add-on for one of our Cape to Livingstone or Nairobi to Livingstone overland tours.
Starting at the mighty Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, in the town of Livingstone, you will cross the famous Victoria falls bridge and enter into Zimbabwe. From there we travel South to Bulawayo and then Matobo National Park for some game drives. We carry on South and cross the border into South Africa and to the hot springs of Tshipise for some relaxation. Next it’s off to the world renowned Kruger National Park to search for the big five and other wildlife found in the park. Finally, we head to Johannesburg where this tour comes to an end.

*Trip is also available in reverse if you wish to go from Johannesburg to Livingstone.

Description

Day 1 – Livingstone

This safari starts in Livingstone, Zambia at the Waterfront Resort camp, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River a few kilometres from Livingstone. It’s an ideal spot to relax – have coffee on the deck watching one of Africa’s great rivers glide past or take the opportunity if you wish to enjoy the various activities and excursions typically available in the Victoria Falls area. Please plan to spend a
day or so here before the tour begins. Optional activities include white
water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, canoeing, horse riding, scenic flights (by microlight, helicopter or small plane) and – a definite ‘must!’
A visit to the Victoria Falls themselves. A visit to the national park is included in your tour – be sure not to miss it -at over a mile wide and some100 metres deep the Falls at high water form the largest curtain of falling water in the world
with spray visible from 20 kilometres away (hence the local name Mosi oaTunya, or Smoke that Thunders’). At low water the Zambezi dries so much that it is possible to walk out onto the river bed itself!
N.B: For the sake of practicality, meals in Livingstone/Victoria Falls area are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back for group mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the Zambezi River and offers a good selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US$15-$30 per meal). Relax and enjoy at your own leisure. Alternatively, take a taxi into Livingstone to try local fare.

Optional Activity: Bungee Jumping, Full Day Abseil, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Game Walk, Chief Mukumi Village Tour, Gorge Swing, Zambezi Jet Boat & Cable Car from, Half Day Canoe, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Full Day White-water Rafting, Helicopter/Microlight Flights from, Half Day Fishing, Bridge Tour

Day 2 – Livingstone, Zambia -Bulawayo

Departing Livingstone, we cross the border to Zimbabwe and pass through Victoria Falls town and head to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide – open spaces. Our campsite is locatedjust outside the city
centre. Once we settle in and camp is set, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the surrounds at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Matobo NP

Matobo National Park is located a short distance outside Bulawayo and knowledgeable guides will take us to this very impressive park. The wind sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the are a holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people here. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and, provided conditions are right, our guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places in search of these magnificent animals. The park also has the densest population of leopard and black eagle in the world and we keep our eyes peeled high and low for these creatures. The hills are also home to the grave site of Cecil John Rhodes who chose this as his burial place owing to the intense natural beauty and startling views from the hills. His grave can be visited at World’s View – a place of continual debate owing to his involvement in claiming the land and its people for Queen & Country in colonial times.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour

Day 4 – Bulawayo–Tshipise, South Africa

Leaving Bulawayo, we continue south to the border at Beitbridge. Completing
formalities, we cross the Limpopo River – the second largest in South Africa and an important water source for this arid region. The Limpopo also acts as a natural boundary between South Africa and its neighbours Botswana and Zimbabwe, before it flows through Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. We continue to
Tshipise, a town situated in the northern Limpopo province. Our campsite is located at Forever Resorts at the foot of one of Limpopo’s rolling koppies set adjacent the Honnet Nature Reserve. There is hot springs in the area which are

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Tshipise -Hazyview

From Tshipise, we head for southern Africa’s premier game reserve,
the Kruger National Park.Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form
the Greater Kruger, an area of some 24,000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the ‘Big Five’, almost every major African mammal (148
species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees.We spend two nights within the Kruger area , enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing on our first night and take a full day game drive in the National Park itself to spot as many animals as possible the next day!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Hazyview – Kruger National Park

Waking early, we board our 4×4 game viewing vehicles with a resident guide for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to see why it is held in such high esteem amongst visitors from all over the world. We game drive in the morning and afternoon in search for the abundance of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’ – Rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion together with a high density of other mammals and diverse bird species such as eagles, hornbills, vultures and bee eaters. We break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). We then continue our game drive through the park exiting in the late afternoon and continue to our accommodation for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Kruger Night Game Drive

Day 7 – Hazyview – Greater Kruger – Pretoria

We leave the Kruger behind and make our way to South Africa’s administrative hub of Pretoria, where our tour ends late afternoon / early evening on Day 7 (we recommend that you plan to stay that evening in Pretoria)

Meals Included: Breakfast

 Adventure Pass

Every Overland tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

This pass is an optional add-on for this tour.

The Adventure Pass for this tour includes

Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

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