Kruger and Victoria Falls (Accommodated)
from £615 GBP
Kruger and Victoria Falls (Accommodated)
Duration: from 7 Days to 7 Days
Countries: Botswana, South Africa, ZambiaA 7 day comprehensive lodge accommodated adventure highlighting the best in Southern Africa, connecting to African grass routes; incorporating the panoramic sights of Mpumalanga, the “Big 5” of Kruger, cruising the Olifants and Zambezi Rivers with hippos and crocodiles, walking the Polokwane National Game Reserve, viewing elephant in Botswana, and feeling the wet Zambezi spray off the thundering Victoria Falls.
Day 1 Johannesburg – Oliphants River / Greater Kruger National Park
Departing Johannesburg, across scenic Mpumalanga, we enjoy spectacular mountain scenery, Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels rock formations. After lunch we visit Kapama cheetah research centre where volunteers rehabilitate displaced, traumatized predators and endangered mammals. Making our way to an isolated bush camp on the Oliphant’s River’s banks, populated with hippo and crocodiles, we relax and enjoy our first night watching wildlife in the stillness of the evening.
Day 2 Oliphants River - Kruger National Park
Rising to an early breakfast and the distinct sounds of Buffalo, Hippos and indigenous birds, we join a morning river cruise. After exploring the habits of many wild animals and birds inhabiting the Oliphants River banks we board our vehicle, passing one of the world’s largest open cast sulphur mines, and enter the Phalaborwa gates into Kruger National Park, enjoying the afternoon winding along beaten tracks of some 2 million hectares with a high possibility of spotting some of the “Big 5”. The night is spent camping in a tranquil rest park sharing experiences around a campfire.
Day 3 Kruger National ParkToday is spent traversing the Kruger, tracking game, both in the morning and afternoon, avoiding the hot midday sun where we enjoy the peacefulness the rest camp has to offer over lunch time. We return to our camp in the late afternoon, happily exhausted and highly satisfied with the day’s events. Dinner is enjoyed gathered around our camp fire crackling in the stillness of night
Day 4 Kruger National Park – Polokwane
A game drive at sunrise, returning to camp for a wholesome breakfast we pack up camp exiting the Kruger National Park. The day’s journey takes us over scenic mountain passes and through flourishing citrus farms to the Limpopo Province, known as the Eco-tourism destination in Southern Africa. With over 21 species of mammal, including white rhino, and 200 species of birds we enter the National Game Reserve and set out to explore on foot. The night is spent at a nearby lodge camp where we prepare for our journey crossing the Great Limpopo River into Botswana.
Day 5 Polokwane – Elephant Sands / NataAfter breakfast, embarking a pleasant two hour road trip to Botswana, crossing the Limpopo River, clearing immigrations and changing currency into “Pula”, we meander through vast open savannahs, and local villages including Palapye, lunching in Francistown, a once thriving gold mine. We complete our road trip crossing over “veterinary fences” into wilder habitat where elephants roam freely. Bypassing the Magadigadi pans we arrive at the tranquil rustic setting of Elephant Sands lodge late afternoon, spending the night surrendering to Africa on her own terms.
Day 6 Elephant Sands – Livingstone / Zambia
Today we take a short journey north crossing the Great Chobe River via a rickety yet safe pontoon onto the river shore of Zambia, home to Victoria Falls. Arriving at our waterfront resort in Livingstone, over lunch you may choose excursions or adventure actives for the next day. Now we enter Victoria Falls National Park witnessing the intense exhilaration of energy generated from this natural wonder, and early evening we join a peaceful sunset cruise on the Zambezi soaking up African ambience with elephant and wild buck wondering the muddy banks. We return to camp for an enjoyable evening.
Day 7 Livingstone / Victoria Falls
After breakfast, your tour ends with us, however, there are many activities this magnificent destination has to offer; white water rafting, the David Livingstone museum, explore the colonial town on foot, visit the local trading markets, cross the border for a day visit into the neighbouring Zimbabwean town, take a leap of faith bungee jump to the foot of the falls, an elephant back safari, game walks, helicopter flips or ride a jet boat.
Local Payment - Mandatory
13KVF7A Local Payment 2013 - US$ 680
All tour highlights
Road tolls and taxes
Meals as indicated
Camping and cooking equipment
Services of driver/tour leader
6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Twin share rooms with en suite facilities
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