15 Day Central African Explorer, South Africa

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Price From:
R12 050.00

Destination: South Africa

Duration: 15 days

Departs From: Johannesburg

Regions Included:Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania


Visit 5 incredible countries in this adventure filled tour. Highlights of this tour include a the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Lilongwe in Malawi and the spectacular Mikumi Game Reserve in Tanzania. This tour gives you a balanced overveiw of the wildlife in these regions as well as the cultural intricacies of these amazing countries.

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 1800s. 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 bird species.
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. 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 Lusaka
Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls, you continue your expedition. After Livingstone you journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka. You will notice the vegetation becoming sub-tropical and the roads a little rougher.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Pioneers Camp


Day 6 Chipata
Today is a long drive through lush country, crossing rivers en-route to Chipata, the gateway to the South Luangwa NP. Zambia is truly African and an adjustment from the more Western ways of Southern Africa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: MamaRulas


Day 7 South Luangwa National Park
Early in the morning you drive from Chipata to the border of the South Luangwa National Park where you spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon you enjoy a sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Wildlife Camp


Day 8 South Luangwa National Park
In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive. The park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch you visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village.
Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive, Game Walk inside park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Wildlife Camp


Day 9 Lilongwe
Today you visit the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Malawi's only sanctuary for rescued, orphaned and injured wild animals. The Centre is set in 180 hectares of beautiful woodland, Lilongwe's only protected wilderness.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Barefoot Lodge


Day 10/11 Kande Beach
This morning you have the opportunity to participate in a 2 hour city tour, before you take a scenic drive to Kande beach. You will spend the next 2 days enjoying the many optional activities available, such as horse riding and different water sports. You will go on a guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life.
Optional Activities: Lilongwe city tour, Scuba diving, snorkeling etc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Kande Beach


Day 12 Lake Malawi - Chitimba
You travel further north and spend your last day in Malawi at Chitimba beach. Set on a golden sandy beach amongst banana palms and papaya trees, your accommodation for the night is surrounded by the famous Livingstonia and Nyika mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Chitimba


Day 13 Tanzania - Iringa
Today you leave Malawi and enter Tanzania. You ascend out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, passing vast tea plantations in the highlands before arriving at your camp outside Iringa. This evening your dinner is in a local Masai restaurant where you enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Kisolanza Farm


Day 14 Mikumi
You leave Iringa today and head north to the Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park.
Optional Activities: Afternoon game drive in Mikumi NP.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Tan-Swiss Lodge


Day 15 Dar es Salaam
Your journey today brings you out of the cool highland region to the humid Indian ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Meaning house of peace in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city.Your tour ends upon arrival in Dar es Salaam.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Excludes

Excludes optional Activity package at a cost of R2390 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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