Explore southern Africa on this accommodated overland tour. Search for the 'big 5' in Kruger and Matobo National Parks and visit one of the natural wonders of the world Victoria Falls. This insight into Africa will leave you wanting more.
Day 1. Livingstone Highlights. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. Accommodation. The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone.after settling into your accommodation the rest of today is at your lesiure to explore the town, relax by the pool or take the opportunity to enjoy the various activities on offer. Optional activities include white water rafting, bungy jumping, scenic flights over the falls and much more.
Day 2. Livingstone to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Accommodation. Burkes Paradise.After breakfast we join our overland truck and camping group members and hit the road to Zimbabwe via the scenic Victoria Falls bridge. After border formalities we continue on to Bulawayo - Zimbabwe's second city.
Day 3. Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe. Accommodation. Burkes Paradise.This morning we head out to explore the wonders of the Matobo National Park. We meet our local guide who is a specialist on the park, its wildlife and history and head out down the tracks in the 4x4 vehicle.
Day 4. Bulawayo to Tshipise, South Africa Highlights. Tshipise, South Africa. Accommodation. Forever Resorts, Tshipise.Heading south, we cross the busy Beitbridge border into South Africa and after border formalities, make our way to the Tshipise hot springs resort.
Day 5. Tshipise to Hazyview Accommodation. Hotel Numbi.We journey further south to safari country and travel over the rolling hills, past the farms to Hazyview on the border of the Kruger National Park.
Day 6. Kruger National Park Highlights. Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accommodation. Hotel Numbi.Waking early we prepare for our day out in Kruger. Our local guides collect us in their 4x4 safari vehicles and we make our way into the National Park.
Day 7. Hazyview to JohannesburgWe enjoy a last breakfast together before hitting the road one last time, this time to Johannesburg where our adventure ends on arrival in the city. Show more...
Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, The Zambezi Waterfront has an array of accommodation from pre-erected tents, to private en suite waterfront chalets set in spacious grounds. There is a lively bar with river views and a booking office if there are any additional activities around Victoria Falls that you might want to book. single and double pre-erected tents with shared facilities, twin and family en suite chalets, camping. restaurant, bar, plunge pool, activity booking office, internet. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation. Saba Lodge, Johannesburg
Saba Lodge is selectively chosen as it boasts of quality and comfort as well as being conveniently located. Within 15 minutes drive of O.R Tambo Airport, this establishment offers clients a taste of what their African adventure will entail. Set on 8000 square metres of land, with a tranquil rustic theme, a large deck and swimming pool, free uncapped fibre optic wifi, guests are sure to enjoy their stay. Rooms - single, dorm, family and twin/double en-suite rooms available. Breakfast and airport transfer available.
* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.
PRE/POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour departs Livingstone; we strongly recommend that you plan to arrive before the tour starts to fully benefit the activities and sights in this region. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements. However please book early to avoid disappointment and the risk of having to find more expensive (or less convenient) lodgings.
If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of Johannesburg and the surrounding area.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS:
These are optional activities that are booked during your holiday and paid directly to the provider while on tour. These options offer a variety of experiences and allow you the freedom to decide what activities you would like to do.
Twin share accommodation with facilities (6 nights) some may be with bar or swimming pool.
24-seater, self-contained, custom-built safari truck with on-board tables, plug sockets, freezer, water tank, library, i-pod jack, safety features and 70-litre individual lockers and 4 x 4 safari vehicles.
GAME PARK VISITS:
In order to maximise the quality of game driving and to comply with local authority rulings, some of our National Park visits and game viewing is carried out using services provided by local African ground handlers. As well as enhancing our experience using local guides and smaller vehicles it also allows us to contribute at a ‘grassroots’ level to local economies from which local people benefit.
This is a participation tour and travels together with the camping counterpart. Your help will be needed in assisting with the various day to day duties, such as shopping, cooking and keeping the truck tidy (usually on a rota basis). But don’t worry it’s not all hard work and it’s a great way to meet the local people and get to know your fellow travellers. Your contribution benefits the success of the tour - most people find the greater their involvement, the greater their enjoyment of the whole trip.
6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
6 nights twin share accomodation