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Kruger to Falls Adventure: from Johannesburg

Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,216

Spend two weeks immersed in nature at its grandest on this Africa safari. Experience three of the continent’s most dynamic countries, including a South Africa safari, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.


This 15-day trip starts in Johannesburg, the beating heart of modern South Africa, then takes you to some of Africa’s finest parks and reserves including Kruger, Hwange, and Chobe, with two nights at Victoria Falls.

Depart Johannesburg (arrive a day or two early if you want to spend a little time exploring the city’s cultural side), bound for the Blyde River. Here, you’re likely to spot hippos, crocodiles, and other wildlife as they congregate around water. Then spend a day exploring natural highlights such as the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window, until you reach Timbavati Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park. A game drive and bush walk helps you find the star attractions, before you spend another full day exploring the broader park. You’ll even visit a local village and school, and learn about the local Venda culture, with dinner in the village.

Crossing into Zimbabwe, explore Matopos National Park, a World Heritage site known for its caves and Bushman paintings, then continue on to Hwange National Park, particularly famous for its population of big cats. Two game drives are included, with the option of adding more activities if you so desire. Your final Zimbabwe stop is Victoria Falls, the legendary ‘Smoke That Thunders.’ You may wish to take a helicopter flight over the falls, walk with rhinos or lions, or take a sunset boat cruise. This is the ‘adventure capital’ of Africa, so there are plenty of activities on offer. You may also want to cross to the Zambian side of the falls, ticking another country off your list.

In neighbouring Botswana, visit Chobe National Park, one of the most active wildlife regions in Africa. Botswana has taken an extremely proactive approach to conservation, and as a result, its safaris are considered some of the best in the world. Enjoy a game drive through the park in the morning, then in the evening, take a sunset game viewing boat cruise, perfect for spotting the animals as they converge on the river at dusk.


 

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Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,216

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Day 1

Johannesburg

You will be transferred from Johannesburg International Airport and transferred to your hotel. The day is free and the tour starts with a pre departure meeting at 18h00 in the reception of the hotel.

Duration1 Night
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Peermont Metcourt Hotel

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    Peermont Metcourt Hotel



    Contemporary convenience at its best...the Peermont Metcourt offers 248 stylish and comfortable rooms. The hotel offers a variety of room configurations and amenities. The hotel's clean and modern façade is complimented by a private and sheltered pool terrace, set in a beautifully landscaped garden, providing ...

    Contemporary convenience at its best...the Peermont Metcourt offers 248 stylish and comfortable rooms. The hotel offers a variety of room configurations and amenities.
    The hotel's clean and modern façade is complimented by a private and sheltered pool terrace, set in a beautifully landscaped garden, providing guests with food and beverage service throughout the day.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Blyde River

Departing Johannesburg after breakfast we proceed to the Lowveld to our accommodation overlooking the Sabie River. The afternoon can be spent relaxed in the extensive gardens in a hammock by a pool or watching hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife congregate at the river. Immerse yourself in a feast of culture with a night of Shangaan dance and an unforgettable African Banquet.

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Duration1 Night
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Hippo Hollow

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    Hippo Hollow



    Hippo Hollow has one of the most spectacular settings in Mpumalanga, situated on the banks of the Sabie River, just 2km outside Hazyview and 35 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, within easy reach of the Kruger National Park and ideal for exploring the Panorama ...

    Hippo Hollow has one of the most spectacular settings in Mpumalanga, situated on the banks of the Sabie River, just 2km outside Hazyview and 35 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, within easy reach of the Kruger National Park and ideal for exploring the Panorama Route. Hippo Hollow has a timeless 'out of Africa' feel. Accommodation consists of 63 thatched en-suite chalets. You will leave Hippo Hollow feeling relaxed and refreshed having experienced the essence of Africa.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 3

Greater Kruger National Park -- Timbavati Private Reserve

The morning is spent viewing the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window viewpoint and Bourkes Luck Potholes, en-route to the famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve situated in the Greater Kruger National Park. Shindzela tented safari camp provides guests with a true safari experience in a private game reserve -- an ideal way to make the most of your Kruger safari holiday.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

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    Shindzela Tented Safari Camp



    Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is situated within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Shindzela is a simple, comfortable and affordable South African bush camp, offering an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, natural wilderness environment. This tented camp ...

    Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is situated within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Shindzela is a simple, comfortable and affordable South African bush camp, offering an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, natural wilderness environment.

    This tented camp is safari base for wildlife activities, game drives and walking safaris trails. If you are looking for an affordable Kruger camp and a safari in a private game reserve, consider visiting Shindzela for a true wilderness experience.

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    • Broadband Internet Access
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 4

Greater Kruger National Park -- Timbavati Private Reserve

Enjoy a morning game drive and afternoon bush walk in search of the many animals inhabiting the reserve.

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Day 5

Limpopo Province via Kruger National Park

Up at sunrise you will exit Timbavati and enter the Kruger National Park. A full day game drive is enjoyed as you traverse north, exiting the park through the Pafuri gate to your lodge in the Limpopo Province where you will experience a taste of the local Venda culture.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Awelani Camp

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    Awelani Lodge is 12kms from Kruger's Pafuri Gate on the R525, offering beautiful Limpopo accommodation. The Lodge offers self-catering chalets as well as camping sites and an on-site restaurant and pub. Situated in a 1700 hector conservancy, Awelani provides visitors an outstanding opportunity to walk ...

    Awelani Lodge is 12kms from Kruger's Pafuri Gate on the R525, offering beautiful Limpopo accommodation. The Lodge offers self-catering chalets as well as camping sites and an on-site restaurant and pub. Situated in a 1700 hector conservancy, Awelani provides visitors an outstanding opportunity to walk or mountain bike through a wooded conservancy with a remarkable arrange of trees, Baobab, Mopani and Lobombo Ironwood to name a few.

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    • Meeting Facilities
    • Restaurant

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Day 6

Limpopo Province via Kruger National Park

You will depart after breakfast for a full day cultural tour which includes a visit to a local village, school, clinic and a traditional lunch. Dinner is enjoyed in Venda style in the local village.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Matopos National Park

An early departure takes you 2 hours to Beit Bridge border post where we cross into Zimbabwe. Entering Zimbabwe you travel to our lodge located on the edge of the World Heritage site - Matopos National Park

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Days
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Camp Amalinda

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    Camp Amalinda



    Tucked away into an ancient bushman's shelter, Camp Amalinda's charm will leave an indelible impression. Some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world is found in the Matobo Hills. It is here that the hopes, trials and tribulations of the San Bushmen are ...

    Tucked away into an ancient bushman's shelter, Camp Amalinda's charm will leave an indelible impression. Some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world is found in the Matobo Hills. It is here that the hopes, trials and tribulations of the San Bushmen are recorded in the ancient rock art. Mammal and bird species are prolific and include the highest concentration of leopard and black eagle in the world. All suites have been individually designed around great boulders and each differs in ambience in order to create a romantic feel without losing the vital soul of Africa. The lounge and entertainment area is tucked away into a bushman shelter with a panoramic view of the Matobo Hills. At the base of the camp is Amalinda's famous rock swimming pool, naturally shaped and carved over centuries by rain and wind erosion from a massive granite dome. It is here where African memories are made.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Credit Cards Accepted
    • Laundry Service
    • Library
    • Lounge
    • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

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Day 8

Matopos National Park

Today is spent on a historic trek to Rhodes grave and walks to renowned caves and Bushman paintings. Your lodge is set within the large granite boulders of the Matopos.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9

Hwange National Park

Travelling through Zimbabwe you arrive early afternoon to Hwange National Park. Enjoy a late afternoon open 4x4 vehicle game drive in the private concession bordering Hwange National Park

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Ivory Lodge

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    Ivory Lodge



    Ivory Lodge 'Place of Elephants', located outside the Hwange National Park on a private concession of 6,000 squared acres is situated in the key home range of the Presidential Elephant herd, made famous by Alan Elliot in the 1980s. Only 1.5 hours from Victoria Falls ...

    Ivory Lodge 'Place of Elephants', located outside the Hwange National Park on a private concession of 6,000 squared acres is situated in the key home range of the Presidential Elephant herd, made famous by Alan Elliot in the 1980s. Only 1.5 hours from Victoria Falls Airport and easily accessible off the Bulawayo/Victoria Falls main road, this safari lodge comprises of seven elevated thatched tree house style rooms, as well as two grand tented presidential suites, all commanding great views of the very productive, private and extremely active waterhole. Guests have the opportunity to view some of Hwange's most prolific wildlife species from the comfort of their room or the main dining area. The most commonly viewed species from camp range from big cat carnivores to plains game to herds of buffalo and elephant, sometimes up to 500 strong. At Ivory Lodge, the rooms are fitted with mosquito nets and each unit is fairly open, offering an intimate but safe bush experience.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Library
    • Lodge
    • Pool
    • Tree House

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Day 10

Hwange National Park

Enjoy another game drive in the concession and in the afternoon relax at the lodge or an optional game drive (own expense).

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Day 11

Victoria Falls

Arrive midday to Victoria Falls - without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa (entrance own account). The days are free to browse the local markets and to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including walks with lions, helicopter flights over the Falls, rhino walks, elephant back safaris, sunset boat cruise etc (own expense).

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Duration2 Nights
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A'Zambezi River Lodge

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    A'Zambezi River Lodge



    A'Zambezi River Lodge is located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 25km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. The imaginative architecture with its sweeping curve of grass thatch blends well with the lash ...

    A'Zambezi River Lodge is located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 25km from the airport, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. The imaginative architecture with its sweeping curve of grass thatch blends well with the lash green lawns. A'Zambezi, with its 83 well-appointed rooms, is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the quiet ambience of the African wild life and nature, whilst enjoying renowned services.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Fishing Facilities
    • Golf
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Supervised Pool

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Day 12

Victoria Falls

Day at leisure

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Day 13

Chobe River - Kasane

Crossing into Botswana you will travel to Kasane and the lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Chobe Safari Lodge

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    Chobe Safari Lodge



    Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on the lodge's doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an ...

    Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on the lodge's doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi. The close proximity to Victoria Falls International Airport, Livingstone International Airport and Kasane International Airport makes it easily accessible, with daily road transfers or charter flights connecting all these airports with Chobe Safari Lodge. The lodge offers 76 individually decorated rooms that offer all the comforts of home.

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    • Gift Shop
    • Gift Shop

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Day 14

Chobe River - Kasane

Today is spent on an early morning Game drive in Chobe National Park and a sunset Game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 15

Kasane

Tour ends after breakfast with transfer to Kasane Airport

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DEPARTURES:

2017: 22Apr; 24Jun; 05Aug; 16Sep; 14Oct'

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 14 Nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 10 dinners as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and doemstic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • All other meals & Beverages
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions

OTHER INFORMATION:

Group size 4-16 participants

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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