8 days, Victoria Falls to Johannesburg ITINERARY... Days 1-2 Victoria Falls Start the journey at one of nature’s most amazing wonders. Mighty Victoria Falls is an awesome sight to behold and a fitting start to this trip through Zimbabwe. On a visit to the falls, witness the spray of water project high into the air as torrents of white water dramatically rumble over the edge and into the canyon below. The falls are seriously powerful so be prepared to get wet! From the centrally located hotel, use free time to explore the local area in free time. There are loads of adventure activities on offer - abseiling, bungee jumping and canyoning are popular. Day 3 Hwange National Park Learn about the plight of the endangered African wild dog and the efforts to save this species from extinction on a visit to Painted Dog Conservation. Afterwards, journey to the wilds of the Hwange National Park. Once royal hunting grounds, this national park is ACCOMMODATION Hotel/lodge (7 nts) TRANSPORT Overland truck, 4x4, minibus GROUP SIZE Max 12 MEALS 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners BUDGET See trip notes for additional costs of meals not included, optional activities & personal spending DEPARTS Selected Sat GUARANTEE Subject to min 4 CARBON EMISSIONS OFFSET 322 kg pp per trip NOTES A single supplement is available on this trip TRAVELLER RATING Not applicable as this is a new itinerary Start 2011 18 Jun 16 Jul 30 Jul
Finish 25 Jun 23 Jul 06 Aug
20 Aug 10 Sep 22 Oct 12 Nov 19 Nov
27 Aug 17 Sep 29 Oct 19 Nov 26 Nov
03 Dec 2012 07 Jan 04 Feb 18 Feb
10 Dec 14 Jan 11 Feb 25 Feb
17 Mar 24 Mar 07 Apr 14 Apr 12 May 19 May 02 Jun 09 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun
Above: Smiling local, Zimbabwe - Lucian Coman Below: Photo Competition, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Davina Lindsay
now home to hundreds of species of mammals and birds. Head out and explore the park in an open 4x4 to try and spot lions, hyenas, giraffes, elephants and more. In the evening, spend the night sleeping in a comfortable lodge located within the grounds of the national park. Days 4-5 Bulawayo Travel to Zimbabwe’s second largest city and perhaps explore the markets, relax in a cafe or catch a local football match. The next day, head to the wilds of the Matobo National Park, the domain of rare black and white rhinos. A guided walk through the grounds of the park offers the special opportunity to encounter these endangered creatures. Day 6 Masvingo Journey to the oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe and explore ancient ruins thought to have once been a royal palace of the Zimbabwean monarchy. These intriguing ruins are considered one of the most significant archaeological sites
Kruger Experience - 3 days Physical culturAL
• Feel the spray of the mighty Victoria Falls • Hear about the efforts to save the African wild dog • Safari through Hwange National Park in a 4x4 • Sleep overnight in a safari lodge
ITINERARY... Day 1 Johannesburg/Greater Kruger National Park Depart the modernity of Johannesburg and set off early for an exciting journey into one of the world’s best safari destinations. Reputed to have the continent’s greatest variety of animals, this area is a sprawling stretch of savanna dotted with acacia thickets. This is the first golden opportunity to spot Africa’s legendary wildlife. Stop for a while to enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the waterholes, then continue the safari as dusk settles over the African
species that proliferate here, including giraffes, impala, hippos and
• Learn about the beliefs and customs of the Lobedu tribe
as they come to drink. Day 3 Johannesburg At daybreak, head
• Walk through forests of cycad plants • Adapt to the fast pace of cosmopolitan Johannesburg
Arrive in time for a late afternoon game drive in a private reserve.
• Explore the crumbling remains of an ancient ruined city
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Apartheid Museum to learn about South Africa’s recent history?
3 days, ex Johannesburg
Day 2 Kruger National Park Spend the day on thrilling game
New trip for 2011!
not stay on for longer to explore the Soweto township or visit the
• Track rare rhinos on foot in the Matobo National Park
the Lobedu tribe. Afterwards, an expedition to the Modjadji Nature
busy commercial centre where this adventure concludes. Why
bush. In the evening, share a traditional South African meal before
Africa and gain insight into the customs, traditions and beliefs of
for centuries. Day 8 Johannesburg Make tracks to South Africa’s
• Stroll through the markets of Bulawayo
in Southern Africa. Day 7 Tzaneen Cross the border into South
Reserve reveals forests of unique cycad plants that have thrived
47 Southern Africa
46 Zimbabwe & South Africa
A Taste of Zimbabwe
retiring to sleep in a comfortable lodge on the outskirts of the park. drives along some of the Kruger’s best routes. From the safari vehicle, keep eyes peeled on the search for the Big Five - elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffaloes. Watch out for many other hyenas. Admire colourful bird species and visit waterholes - the perfect places to spy some of the park’s more elusive inhabitants out on a morning walk with an expert local guide and uncover some African nature secrets. Learn about various animal and bird species as well as the many plants that flourish within the reserve. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious brunch at the lodge before heading back to cosmopolitan Johannesburg, stopping along the way to take in awesome views of the Blyde River Canyon.
• Safari across the savanna of Kruger National Park • Search out the Big Five • Relax in a comfortable lodge at night • Learn about native flora and fauna on a guided walk • Soak up incredible views of the Blyde River Canyon • Check out the Johannesburg restaurant scene
ACCOMMODATION Safari lodge (2 nts) TRANSPORT Safari vehicle, minivan GROUP SIZE Max 12 MEALS 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners BUDGET See trip notes for additional costs of meals not included, optional activities & personal spending DEPARTS Daily GUARANTEE Departure guaranteed CARBON EMISSIONS OFFSET 121 kg pp per trip NOTES This trip departs early in the morning on day 1 so it is strongly recommended that you arrive at least one day prior TRAVELLER RATING 4.16 out of 5 One of the Big Five, African lion, Kruger National Park, South Africa - Lucian Coman
Chobe & Vic Falls - Lodge trip code
4 days, ex Livingstone ITINERARY... Day 1 Livingstone/Victoria Falls Africa’s adrenaline capital, Livingstone is the perfect place to kick off the adventure. Head to the mighty Victoria Falls and admire the columns of spray from this curtain of falling water. Knife Edge Bridge and the forests immediately opposite the falls on the Zambian side provide unparalleled views. There are plenty of optional activities on offer as well. Why not inspect the falls from another angle with an exhilarating helicopter flight or perhaps get the pulse racing with some bungee jumping, canyoning or abseiling? Days 2-3 Chobe National Park Journey to the wilds of Chobe National Park. Nestled in the northern corner of Botswana amid lush forest, Chobe is home to some of the largest elephant populations on the continent, as well as lions and a flurry of bird life, including the famous African fish eagle. Cruise the Chobe River in the late afternoon to enjoy a golden sunset. Glimpse hippos ambling along the banks and other animals taking a drink on the shore. In the evening, relax with a tasty dinner and retire to the comfort of a safari lodge. Day 4 Victoria Falls/Livingstone Travel back to Livingstone and take the opportunity to visit the Livingstone Museum to learn more about this dauntless Scottish explorer who was lost for six years before Henry Morton Stanley finally found him, greeting him with the famous words, “Dr Livingstone, I presume?”. Still seeking some adrenaline-inspired action? Be sure to head back to powerful Victoria Falls for more adventure sports and exploration.
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• Experience the power of Victoria Falls • Seek out elephant herds in the Chobe National Park • Enjoy the serenity of the African bush • Relax on a sunset river cruise • Spot wallowing hippos in the Chobe River • Stay in comfortable safari lodges • Feast on delicious local cuisine
ACCOMMODATION Safari lodge (3 nts) TRANSPORT Safari vehicle, minibus GROUP SIZE Max 12 MEALS 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners BUDGET See trip notes for additional costs of meals not included, optional activities & personal spending DEPARTS Daily, subject to availability CARBON EMISSIONS OFFSET 161 kg pp per trip NOTES This trip commences when you check in to your Livingstone hotel. Please make sure this is before 15:00 to allow adequate time to visit Victoria Falls. TRAVELLER RATING 4.62 out of 5 Photo Competition, Elephant in Chobe National Park, Botswana - Jessica Low
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Published on Apr 28, 2011
Published on Apr 28, 2011
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