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13 Days Victoria Falls, Chobe and Kruger National Park Safari

See the magnificent Victoria Falls from both the Zambian and the Zimbabwean sides and walk across the bridge linking these two countries. Cross by ferry to Botswana to visit the Chobe National Park for superior game viewing. Enjoy the Big Five in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park. Detour en route to Johannesburg Airport to take in the splendor of the Panorama Route and end off with Cape Town, visiting beaches, mountains, Robben Island, Table Mountain, the Peninsula and the Winelands.

Duration

13 Day(s)

Places to visit

Victoria Falls, Chobe, Kruger, Letaba, Cape Town

 

Itinerary

Day 1-2

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, a spectacular sight of beauty and grandeur forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Locally called ‘Mosi-o-a-Tunya’ (The Smoke that Thunders), the two-kilometer-wide Victoria Falls is the greatest curtain of falling water in the world - more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet into a gorge one hundred meters down. It transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent. Facing the Falls is another similar cliff capped by mist-soaked rainforest, providing the visitor with unparalleled views of the Falls.

View one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, first from Livingstone on the Zambian side, under the African sun. On day two you will be guided across the bridge to the Zimbabwean side of the Falls for the Rain Forest Walk. But Livingstone is not only the gateway to the Falls. Participate in many other optional activities such as boat rides, microlight or helicopter flights, canoeing and white water rafting at your own cost.

Meals: Dinner and Breakfast
Accommodation: Maramba River Lodge

Day 3-4

Chobe National Park Botswana

Transfer to Kazungula border, take a ferry across the border to Botswana and transfer to Chobe National Park, one of the most densely populated game parks in the world, offering the ultimate African experience and excellent game viewing. It is Botswana’s third largest national park and known as one of the best natural wildlife and wilderness areas in the country. The diversity of habitat sustains a wide variety of animals including the water-loving hippos and crocodiles as well as predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs and its spectacular elephant population. Over 70 000 elephants roam in the area, making it the largest continuing surviving elephant population on earth. Late afternoon visits to the water's edge offer hours of fascinating viewing and photo opportunities. Herds of buffalo can also be seen.

Included in the tour is a Chobe River Boat Cruise and an early morning or late afternoon Game Drive on an open 4x4 vehicle, both excellent activities for viewing the best wildlife on the Chobe river banks.

Meals: Dinner and Breakfast
Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge

Day 5-6

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Transfer by ferry back to Zambia and Livingstone Airport to take a direct flight to Nelspruit Airport, close to the Kruger National Park. The Greater Kruger National Park (GKNP) refers to the over twenty private reserves to the west of the Kruger National Park (KNP) which add 180 000 hectares to the reserve. In total, the whole area covers 20 000 000 hectares of unfenced, wild reserve with free movement of game across this spectacular land. The Greater Kruger Area is the largest and most densely populated game area in South Africa.

Spend two nights at the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, a small, exclusive game reserve with very few lodges and very low vehicle density - guaranteeing that you will have exclusivity with expert trackers on game drives to maximise your sightings. Stay at the private Pungwe Lodge in a semi-luxury tented camp where you can indulge in excellent dining. Included is your afternoon open 4x4 game drive and a guided game walk the following morning.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Pungwe Safari Camp

Day 7-8

Letaba Rest Camp Kruger Park

Transfer from the intimate Manyeleti Game Reserve to the larger Kruger Park, which stretches for about 350 km from south to north along the Mozambique border. Experience close encounters in a natural unfenced environment with the Big 5: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard, but also with wild dog, cheetah, zebra, giraffe and a variety of indigenous antelope. It is paradise for the wildlife enthusiast with close to 150 mammal species, over 380 species of indigenous trees, as well as over 500 bird species. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.

The idyllic Letaba Rest Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park. The name means “river of sand”, and the sandy riverbed is an excellent location for game viewing. Stay in self-catering en-suite bungalow accommodation where your guide will provide two meals per day and take you on stretched-out game drives.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Letaba Rest Camp

Day 9-12

From Kruger Park via the Panorama Route to Johannesburg and flight to Cape Town

After breakfast, leave Letaba and enjoy the last game drive to the gate of the Kruger Park. Detour the magnificent Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg. This area includes sights such as the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon on earth, a selection of graceful waterfalls, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels (hills). A quick stop for lunch and arrive at Johannesburg Airport where you board your flight to Cape Town.

Voted one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, Cape Town certainly has a lot to offer, from the cold blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and its beautiful beaches to the famous mountain, but most of all, its diversity. Visit Table Mountain by cable car, Robben Island, Cape Point, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the penguins at Boulders Beach. Enjoy the restaurants at Camps Bay and Hout Bay Harbour or take a trip on the hop on-hop off bus around town. Out of town, enjoy the beauty of a floral kingdom unique to the Cape.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Waterfront Village

Day 13

Cape Town to Cape Town Airport

Depending on your time-schedule, there will be other optional activities for you to choose from on this day before you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport where you board your flight back home. Guaranteed, you will leave southern Africa with amazing experiences and life-long memories!

Meals: Own Expense
Accommodation: No Accommodation (End of Tour)

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Rental vehicle
  • Camping Equipment

Exclusions

  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Sleeping Bag