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Kruger to Victoria Falls in Comfort

The pristine and varied wilderness areas of South Africa and Zimbabwe will leave a lasting impression, and are showcased respectively on this premium safari in the renowned Kruger National Park and Hwange National Park. Both parks are famous for their beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and prolific wildlife. Incredible safari game drives and game walks initiate our enthusiasm for wildlife whilst in search of the Big 5 in their natural environment. This diverse tour also offers wonderful insights into the culture, history and landscapes of South Africa and Zimbabwe from visits to local tribes and the Wild Dog Conservancy project, to viewing Bushman cave paintings and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon. Our journey culminates in Victoria Falls, of course spending time to witness the power of the Falls themselves - one of the most spectacular sights in Africa, and a fitting finale to our premium adventure.

Inclusions

14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 10 dinners
arrival transfer in Johannesburg on day 1 only
6 nights in 3-4 star permanent safari camps on a twinshare basis
4 nights in 3-4 star safari lodges on a twinshare basis
4 nights in 3-4 star hotels on a twinshare basis
English speaking local guide
game drives, game walks and sightseeing as listed in itinerary
national park and conservation fees
Chobe River game cruise
private transport in custom built expedition vehicle
Hightlights
Search for the Big 5 on game drives & game walks in the Timbavati Reserve (Greater Kruger National Park)
Spot prolific wildlife in their natural environment on Hwange National Park game drives
Witness the awe-inspiring sight of water thundering over Victoria Falls
Experience a sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River
View Bushman cave paintings in Matopos National Park
Discover the landscapes and history of Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck potholes and Gods Window
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $4,870
Start Location
Johannesburg, South Africa
End Location
South Africa
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
4 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Slow paced
Physical Rating
Easy
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
16 Sep 201830 Sep 2018AvailableAUD $4,980
06 Oct 201820 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $4,980
21 Oct 201804 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $4,980
10 Nov 201824 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $4,870
13 Apr 201927 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $5,290
28 Apr 201912 May 2019AvailableAUD $5,290
08 Jun 201922 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $5,290
24 Jun 201908 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $5,400
13 Jul 201927 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $5,400
31 Aug 201914 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $5,400
15 Sep 201929 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $5,400
10 Oct 201924 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $5,400
25 Oct 201908 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $5,400
09 Nov 201923 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $5,290
24 Nov 201908 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $5,290
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, please make your way to the Peermont Metcourt Hotel. NOTE: The Peermont Metcourt Hotel is located near Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport. The hotel has a free airport shuttle service which runs daily, every 20 minutes between 06:00 and 23:00. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. The tour starts with a pre-departure meeting at 18h00 in the reception of the hotel. Overnight at Peermont Metcourt Hotel or similar.
Day 2
Departing Johannesburg after breakfast, we travel the scenic Panorama Route to our accommodation located in the Lowveld area of Mpumalanga. 2018 - Overnight at Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar. 2019 - Overnight at Casterbridge Hollow or similar.
Day 3
The morning is spent viewing the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window viewpoint and Bourkes Luck Potholes, en-route to the famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve situated in the Greater Kruger National Park. Shindzela tented safari camp provides you with a true safari experience in a private game reserve an ideal way to make the most of your Kruger safari holiday. Today we enjoy a late afternoon game drive within the reserve. Overnight Shindzela Tented Camp or similar.
Day 4
We enjoy a morning and afternoon game drives in search of the many animals inhabiting the reserve, with any luck these will include the much sought after members of the "Big 5". Overnight Shindzela Tented Camp or similar.
Day 5
Up at sunrise, we exit Timbavati and enter the Kruger National Park at Phalaborwa gate. A full day game drive is enjoyed as we traverse north, exiting the park through the Pafuri gate to our lodge in the Limpopo Province where we experience a taste of the local Venda culture and experience dinner in a nearby cave. Day 6 is an early start with a walk to view some rock paintings returning to camp for breakfast. We then depart for a full day cultural tour which includes a visit to a local village, tavern & a school. Dinner is enjoyed in Venda style in the local village. (Lunch is included on Day 6.) Overnight Awelani Camp (or similar).
Day 6
Its an early start today with a walk to view some rock paintings returning to camp for breakfast. We then depart for a full day cultural tour which includes a visit to a local village, tavern & a school. Dinner is enjoyed in Venda style in the local village.
Days 7-8
An early departure takes us two hours to Beit Bridge border post, where we cross into Zimbabwe. Entering Zimbabwe we travel to our lodge located on the edge of the World Heritage site - Matopos National Park. The following day is spent on a historic trek to Rhodes grave and walks to renowned caves and Bushman paintings. Our lodge is set within the large granite boulders of the Matopos. Overnight Camp Amalinda (or similar).
Days 9-10
Travelling through Zimbabwe we arrive early afternoon to Hwange National Park. We enjoy a late afternoon open 4x4 vehicle game drive in the private concession bordering Hwange National Park. The following morning we enjoy another game drive in the concession and in the afternoon relax at the lodge or an optional game drive (own expense). Overnight Ivory Lodge (or similar).
Days 11-12
We arrive midday to Victoria Falls - without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa (entrance own account). The days are free to explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world and one of the most enthralling sights in Africa! You have time to browse the local markets and experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including helicopter flights over the Falls, sunset boat cruise etc. (own expense). Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar accommodation).
Days 13-14
Crossing into Botswana we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day is spent on an early morning game drive in Chobe National Park and a sunset game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River. Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar).
Day 15
The tour concludes after breakfast, with a transfer to the Kasane Airport.