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7 DAY KRUGER TO VIC FALLS OVERLAND ADVENTURE

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This tour offers you an adventure to some of the best highlights in the Southern African region. This tour offers incredible value for money and encompasses exciting new experiences each day. Following our departure from the City of Gold, Johannesburg, our journey covers a variety of territories. From South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park to Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park and the mighty Zambezi River and awesome Victoria Falls. This tour is an ideal introduction to the magic of Southern Africa!

Kruger NP, Open Vehicle Game Drive Shangaan Cultural Evening Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Guide* Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit (*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass)

7 Days South Africa – Zimbabwe – Zambia It is our intention to adhere to the route described below but a certain amount of flexibility is built into the tour and on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make alterations to the published itinerary.

Camping Overland Tour Travelling on an overland is great fun, but it can also be challenging! This is a participation tour and your help will be needed in setting up the camp each night and assisting (usually on a rota basis) with the various day to day campsite duties, such as shopping, cooking and keeping the truck and camp tidy. But don’t worry it’s not all hard work and it’s a great way to meet the local people and get to know your fellow travellers. Your contribution benefits the success of the tour - most people find the greater their involvement, the greater their enjoyment of the whole trip. Africa is an adventure destination and travelling here is not always predictable so be prepared to ‘expect the unexpected’ in difficulties or delays which might come our way! However, you’ll soon find that the diversity of the African landscape, the wildlife and the communities we pass on our way, make the sometimes rough travel and long driving days worthwhile. Come with a sense of adventure and a flexible attitude and you will be sure to enjoy your overland tour across this amazing continent. Africa provides an ever-changing environment, power failures, water and fuel shortages, temperature fluctuations, and other uncontrollable / unplanned situations do occur. You will need to remain flexible, understanding and good-humoured. “African time” can be difficult and frustrating for those who are used to a very structured life, so this is something to keep in mind!

  • Arrival City : Arusha
  • Departure City : Arusha
  • Airport : Kilimanjaro International
  • Travel to Tanzania and having 6 Days Luxury treatment where you will have a standard experience of the Northern Safari destinations.

  • You will visit the Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara National parks.

  • 6-Days Luxury Safari in Tanzania special for family & copule tour package to Serengeti and other northern game parks destinations of ngorongoro, Tarangire and lake manyara national park.

  • Elephants & Baobab Tree at Tarangire
  • Tree climbing Lions at Lake Manyara
  • Great Wildebeest

DAY 1

Johannesburg – Hazyview - Kruger National Park From Johannesburg - South Africa’s commercial capital - we travel via the panoramic region of Mpumalanga with its beautiful scenery and dramatic escarpment views, to South Africa’s famed national park – Kruger. Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form Greater Kruger, an area of some 24000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become incredibly diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the famed ‘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. This evening we enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing around an open fire.

DAY 2

Hazyview - Kruger National Park Waking at sunrise, we board our open 4x4 safari vehicles ready for our full day game drive. Kruger is home to over 505 species of birds, 148 species of mammals and many reptiles which we enthusiastically search for during the morning and afternoon. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to understand why it is held in such high esteem amongst explorers from all over the world who visit this park. We take a well-deserved lunch break en-route before game driving out of the park to our accommodation for the night.

DAY 3

Hazyview - Greater Kruger – Tshipise, South Africa Leaving Greater Kruger we travel north through South Africa’s lush countryside 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 are hot springs in the resort offering a variety of swimming pools to enjoy. The area is surrounded by dense woodland comprising of Mopani, Red Bushwillow, Jakkalsbessie trees – and the third largest Baobab tree in South Africa.

DAY 4

Tshipise, South Africa – Matapos, Zimbabwe After a refreshing night’s sleep we make our way across the border to Zimbabwe and on to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide open spaces. Our campsite is located in the Matopos Area surrounded by the interesting hills and rock formations. The area is revered as a historical, geological and natural heritage site which we will have a chance to explore fully tomorrow.

DAY 5

Matapos 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 area 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.

Optional Activities: Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour US$40

DAY 6

Bulawayo – Livingstone, Zambia Moving on from Bulawayo we continue north, and pass through the town of Victoria Falls, before crossing the border into Zambia, We travel the short distance to the Waterfront Resort campsite a few kilometres from Livingstone. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Waterfront has a restaurant and small deck/terrace overlooking the river, and is a base and booking point for the numerous optional activities available in the area. Staff will give a full briefing on what can be booked (typically including rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights and river cruises). Choose your activity at leisure, if time allows or else simply relax and enjoy the mighty Zambezi as it flows past your vantage point. But whatever you do, don’t leave Africa without seeing the Victoria Falls themselves! A visit to the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is included in your tour – be sure not to miss it - at over a mile wide and some 100 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 Oa Tunya , 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 enjoy the optional activities without having to be back with the group at mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the Zambezi River and offers a selection of simple and reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US$15-$30 per meal). Relax and enjoy at your own leisure, or alternatively, take a taxi into Livingstone to try local fare.

Activities: Bungy jumping US$160, Full day absail US$180, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, game walk US$110, Chief Mukumi village tour US$50, gorge swing US$95, Zambezi jet boat and cable car US$120, Half day canoe US$110, Zambezi sunset cruise US$85, Full day white water rafting US$160, Helicopter/ Microlite flights From US$170, half day fishing US$145, Bridge Tour US$65. (please use prices as a guide only)

DAY 7

Livingstone - Zambia After breakfast is when your tour ends with us, however most people spend the day (and following days) taking the numerous opportunities available to explore and enjoy what this magnificent destination has on offer. The Zambezi boasts one of the world’s highest rated rivers for pure white river rafting through its many challenging rapids. Alternative options include the David Livingstone museum that is easily accessible and provides in-depth historical insight dating back including the discovery of the falls; or explore the colonial town on foot and visit the local trading markets. From game walks, cultural interaction, Micro-light flight or white water rafting to name a few, Livingstone will capture and fulfil your imagination, validating the myths of the African spirit.

Lake Duluti Lodge

ArrivalKibo Palace Hotel

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

DAY - 1Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena lodge

DAY - 2Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

DAY - 3 - 4Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

DAY - 5Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Duluti Lodge

DAY - 6Kibo Palace Hotel

ITEMS INCLUDED:

  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight stays in Safari Lodges / Luxury Tented Camps
  • All national park fees

ITEMS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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