Kruger National Park, Hartbeespoort, Nata, Chobe National Park (Kasane)
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Enjoy your trip to three of the most popular tourist attractions in Southern Africa on this 8 day tour.
Day 1 & 2: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
We depart early morning from Johannesburg & Pretoria for Kruger National Park that is home to 147 mammal (including the Big 5), 114 reptile, & 502 bird species. You will be doing game drives inside Kruger National Park the majority of the day, with stops at view points and hides at waterholes. You will learn a lot from the guides, who have extensive knowledge of the animals, birds and plants. They also know the park, and animal movements, which enhances your game viewing opportunities.
Breakfasts and lunches will be enjoyed at picnic sites within Kruger National Park, and you will be staying at a campsite inside Kruger National Park. During the evenings you can relax around the campfire while listening to the sounds of Africa as the animals call out at night. You might see various animals like hyena, buffalo or elephant walking along the fences.
We will be doing a two to three hour night drive (included) inside Kruger National Park with a parks board open sided vehicle and guide. During these two days you have the opportunity of doing an optional game walk that is conducted by Kruger Park rangers and is approximately three hours in duration.
Day 1: Lunch, Dinner included
Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included
Day 3: Hartbeespoort (South Africa)
We start our final game drive as soon as the gates open, in search of the animals that we have not seen. We head to Hartbeespoort, where we will stay in a backpackers hostel for the night.
Day 4: Nata (Botswana)
We depart early morning from Hartbeespoort. Your guide will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost) and last minute shopping, before reaching the Botswana border. You will get an opportunity to change money, after crossing the border, from where we head further north to Nata, where we camp the night.
Day 5: Chobe National Park (Botswana)
We head further north through the Kasane forest where we always see herds of elephants, rare antelopes and sometimes lion, hyena and wild dog. We arrive mid morning in Kasane where we will be staying on the shores of the Chobe River at Chobe Safari Lodge that is at the gate of Chobe National Park. Here you can relax at the swimming pool overlooking the river where you stand a good chance to see animals like elephant, buffalo and hippo, as well as a large variety of bird species. This afternoon we do an open vehicle game drive inside Chobe National Park, which is well known for its large variety and large numbers of wildlife.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included
Days 6, 7, 8: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
A short drive takes us across the border and on to the adventure capital of the world, Victoria Falls, which is considered to be one of the safest tourist destinations in southern Africa. On arrival the guide will assist you with the changing of money and booking of your optional activities, before going to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the magnificent Victoria Falls. The waterfall is 1700 meters (1.1 mile) wide, of which 1300 meters is on the Zimbabwean side, including the main falls. Late afternoon we do a sunset cruise on the 4th largest river in Africa (Zambezi River), which has national parks on both the Zambian and Zimbabwean side of the river. We normally see a wide variety of wildlife such as hippo, elephant, antelopes, giraffe and much more while on the cruise, during which all soft drinks, wine, beer and finger snacks are included.
You will have plenty of free time to explore the town, meet the local, visit the African arts and craft markets, or to relax by the pool in the heat of the day.
Victoria Falls is well known for offering great activities (optional excursions) such as the best 1 day white water rafting, the 2nd highest bungi jump in the world, elephant back safaris, flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to Hwange National Park, fishing, game walks, horse back safaris and much more. The last night is dinner out at a local restaurants (own cost).
Days 6 & 7: Breakfast, Dinner included
Day 8: Breakfast included
Day 9: End of tour
Tour ends after an early morning cup of coffee or tea.
R 7 000 : Camping
R 9 200 : Bedded accommodation (8 nights)
Qualified and registered guide
Meals as specified
Kruger National Park
Night drive inside Kruger National Park
Chobe National Park
Entrance to Victoria Falls waterfall
Sunset cruise on Zambezi River
All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals)
Meals not specified
Optional game walk inside Kruger Park
Optional activities in Victoria Falls (Book on tour)
Visas if needed