11 Day Johannesburg to Harare Camping, Johannesburg

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Price From:
R7 770.00

Destination: Johannesburg

Duration: 11 days

Departs From: Johannesburg

Regions Included:Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia


Adventure awaits you on this camping tour as you vist Hwange National Park, the largest in Zimbabwe. You can choose to participate in some exciting┬ activities like elephant interactions, game drives,┬ walking with lions, elephant interactions, and scenic helicopter flights.

Itinerary

Day 1 Botswana - Martins Drift
The tour begins in Johannesburg where you load up the truck before heading north towards the Botswana border. It is a long and fairly uneventful drive to Martins Drift, as you make your way through the Limpopo Province and into Botswana. Your stopover for tonight is situated on the banks of the Limpopo River. After settling in and setting up camp, your guide will give you a briefing on the next few days.
Optional Activities: Sunset game drive
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Kwa Nokeng Lodge


Day 2 Martins Drift - Francistown
An early morning start, you have a fairy uneventful drive ahead of you to Francistown, Botswana's second largest city and the site of Southern Africa's first 'gold-rush' back in the late 1800's. Nowadays Francistown is a modern African city and home to many jazz-clubs and casinos making for some excellent nightlife. A large variety of Botswana bird species can be viewed whilst relaxing on the river bank.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Woodlands Lodge


Day 3 Hwange National Park
At around 14650 square kilometres the Hwange National Park is the largest in Zimbabwe and home to one of Africa's largest Elephant populations as well as over 100 other mammalian species and 400 different birds.
Optional Activities: Open 4x4 vehicle game drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Main Camp


Day 4 Victoria Falls
In the early morning you will enjoy a game drive in the Hwange NP. After which you drive north to Victoria Falls where you will visit the Victoria Falls National Park in order to experience this magnificent natural wonder. The local people wisely use the expression 'the smoke that thunders', or Musi-o-tunya, to describe the unforgettable waterfall in the Zambezi River. You will also visit a local adventure operator to book activities for the next day. In the evening there are many excellent restaurants to choose from.
Optional Activity: Dinner Out
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Vic Falls Adventure Lodge


Day 5 Victoria Falls
Today there is an entire day free to experience some of the exciting adventure activities that are possible from this tourism town. While the White Water Rafting is one of the most popular activities there are many others on offer such as: Walking with Lions, Elephant interactions, Gorge swing, microlighting and scenic Helicopter flights.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Vic Falls Adventure Lodge



Day 6 Zambia - Livingstone and Zambezi River
Today you cross over the historical railway bridge that links Zimbabwe and Zambia at the Victoria Falls. This bridge was completed in 1905 and was placed, at the request of Cecil John Rhodes, so that the spray from the falls could embrace the railway carriages as they crossed from one side to the other.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Zambezi Breezes camp


Day 7 Lower Zambezi National Park Canoe Trip
Today you will be beginning your canoe adventure in to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Starting early in the morning you will be taking the minimum of equipment necessary and 'bush camping' on an island this evening, surrounded by wildlife, including the hippo. This is a unique experience as you will be a long, long way from any form of civilisation!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Bush Camp Kakomalala


Day 8 Lower Zambezi National Park
This is the second day spent on the mighty Zambezi River. As you are travelling downstream with the current the physical effort required to negotiate the river is not extreme and many happy hours can be spent simply drifting and enjoying the beautiful scenery, birdlife and company. At certain times of the year it may not be possible to canoe on the river due to extreme temperatures or water levels. In this instance the 2 days normally spent on the river will be swapped for a 2-night houseboat excursion on Lake Kariba.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Bush Camp Nyakasanga Island


Day 9 Kariba
You finish your canoe trip in the morning and will be taken by speed boat back to the truck. You make your way to Kariba where you will have the time to relax next to this famous lake. In the evening there is the chance to enjoy and optional sunset cruise. Kariba is the largest artificial lake in the world. Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba dam.
Optional Activity: Sunset cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Warthog Bush Camp


Day 10 Zimbabwe - Chinhoyi Caves
From Chirundu it is not a long trip to Chinhoyi. Probably best known for cave diving, the Chinhoyi caves system is the largest publicly accessible cave system in Zimbabwe and reputably a 'mysterious' area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Chinhoyi Caves


Day 11 Harare
After visiting the caves it is a short drive from Chinhoyi to Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe where your tour will come to an end. Although Harare has not had a lot of positive press in the last 10 years, many will be surprised at just how safe and accessible this small, modern capital is.
Meals: Breakfast

Excludes

Excludes optional Activity package at a cost of R5180 per person.
General exclusions:
Drinks
Unspecified meals
Pre and post accommodation
Items of a personal nature
Travel Insurance

How to Book

Request a Quote Online or call +27 11 592 9000
(Monday to Friday, 8AM to 17PM, GMT+2)

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