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Duration: 1 week
Location: South Africa, Zimbabwe
Price: 2018 Rates from ZAR 14,950 plus USD 680 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on the day of departure.
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Starts: Johannesburg, South Africa

Ends: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Group size: Max 12

2018 Rates: ZAR 14,950 plus USD 680 mandatory Safari Pass pp

Tour Code : AA05

Single Supplement : Applicable

Safari Vehicle Type: Minibus, overland vehicle, 4×4 open safari vehicle, river cruise boat. Maximum group size: 12 passengers

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The Kruger & Victoria Falls tour offers you a comprehensive adventure holiday taking in some of the best highlights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls. Tried and tested over many years this tour offers incredible value with new and exciting experiences each day, connecting you to the grass roots of Africa. Following your arrival in the City of Gold, (Johannesburg), your epic journey includes breath taking views and a variety of terrain from the bustling of wild animals roaming Kruger & Matobo National Parks, to feeling the wet Zambezi spray off thundering Victoria Falls. This week-long adventure tour allows you to touch and embrace the delights of Africa, leaving you with an everlasting desire to discover more of this diverse continent.
  • Highlights of this popular tour includes:
    Blyde River Canyon
    Kruger National Park
    Game Drives
    Polokwane Game Reserve
    Motobo National Park Game Drive
    Victoria Falls Visit
    Vic Falls Zambezi Sunset Cruise

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 7 Days Kurger & Victoria Falls Budget Accommodated Adventure:

    Day 1 – Johannesburg – Hoedspruit – Kruger National Park
    Distance travelled:
    +/-460 Km
    Approx driving time:
    10-11 Hours

    Departing from South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, we drive across the scenic Mpumalanga province and enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas. We stop at the Blyde River Canyon to view the odd looking Three Rondavels rock formations and enjoy the crisp air and picturesque views. The Blyde River Canyon is revered as an unusual sight owing to the fact that it is a ‘wet’ canyon, making itdifferent from the wind-carved dry canyons found in desert regions elsewhere. After lunch we continue our journey
    making our way to accommodations, set in attractive gardens situated an hour or so drive from Kruger National Park. After dinner relax and enjoy the first night on tour.
    Accommodation: Nsele Lodge or similar (Twin share room with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Dinner
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities:
    Nil

    Day 2 – Hoedpruit– Kruger National Park
    Approx driving time:
    Full day with game drives

    Waking early we board 4×4 game viewing vehicles for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. Your professional guide will point out items or interest as we go and we hope will help the day to be a wonderful opportunity to learn something of the varied and world renowned Kruger. The park is home to over 505 species of birds and 148 species of mammals as well as good numbers of reptiles and abundant flora. The park has a good network of roads allowing relatively easy access – essential given its size – but has clear rules about encroaching on the animals’ space ensuring conservation is given a high priority, which perhaps helps explain why Kruger is held in such high regard amongst travellers worldwide. We game drive morning and afternoon with a break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). If you have questions about the wildlife you see, or about the park itself, please feel free to ask your resident guide who will be happy to explain the ins and outs of animal behaviour and other interesting sights in Kruger. Eventually we leave the park to return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.
    Accommodation: Nsele Lodge (Twin share room with ensuite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Dinner
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities:
    Nil

    Day 3 – Hoedspruit – Polokwane
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 320 Km
    Approx driving time:
    7-8 Hours

    After breakfast we leave the Kruger area and travel across undulating country-side to the northern town of Polokwane. The journey takes us over some beautiful scenic mountain passes and through flourishing citrus plantations of nestled along the valleys of the Limpopo Province. Previously known as the Northern Province, this is a land of myths and legends and is also highly rated as a Southern Africa Eco-tourism destination. Arriving in Polokwane, we enter the nearby Game Reserve and set out on foot to explore (we recommend sensible footwear). There are over 21 species of mammals, in this reserve including white rhino and some 200 species of birds. It is a very different game viewing experience to Kruger equally rewarding. Being on foot may allow us closer views of some of the gentler animals of the reserve. We eventually make our way to our accommodations nearby.
    Accommodation:
    Boma in the bush or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Dinner
    WIFI:
    No
    Optional Activities:
    Nil

    Day 4 – Polokwane – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 600 km
    Approx driving time:
    10 Hours

    This morning we make our way across the north of South Africa to the border where we cross into Zimbabwe. After border formalities at the bustling and busy Beitbridge (South Africa’s busiest land border), we continue on to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide open spaces. Our hotel is located in the city so (time permitting) you are able to explore the second largest city in Zimbabwe. The area is revered as a historical, geological and natural heritage site and is very close to a few national parks, one of which we will visit tomorrow.
    Accommodation:
    Travellers Guest House or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast & Dinner
    WIFI:
    Yes

    Day 5 – Bulawayo – Matobo National Park
    Approx driving time:
    Game Drives & Wilderness Walk – half day

    We rise early to meet our guides for our visit and game drive into Matobo. Situated a short distance outside of Bulawayo, the wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual significance to the indigenous people here. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and if conditions are suitable, guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places for a close view of these magnificent animals. The park also has dense populations of the elusive leopard and black eagle and we shall hope to glimpse either (or both) at some point during the day. The Matobo hills are also the location of the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, the 19th century colonialist. The grave is not visited as part of the half day park visit but can be seen on the full day upgrade (arranged locally).
    Accommodation:
    Travellers Guest House or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    WIFI:
    Yes
    Optional Activities:
    Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour for USD 40

    Day 6 – Bulawayo – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Distance travelled:
    +/- 450 Km
    Approx driving time:
    8 Hours

    Departing Bulawayo, we continue north to Victoria Falls. This can be a frustrating day ‘on the road’ because there is little of interest en route and at time of print (July 2016) the road has multiple police checks. Your patience while your tour leader deals with the formalities each time is much appreciated.We usually arrive to Victoria Falls by early afternoon. This is a relatively small town built along the southern banks of the Zambezi River and is Zimbabwe’s primary tourist centre. The Victoria Falls themselves are only a short walk and the town has a variety of markets, shops, cafes within easy distance. Your tour leader will arrange a briefing to explain the numerous optional excursions typically available here and you will have some free time to wander around. Later we visit the Victoria Falls National Park itself to witness one of Africa’s most enduring sights (NB: depending on time available, we may do this the following morning). Please take care when wandering along the pathways inside the reserve – the Falls are almost 100 metres deep and the drops are sheer! We end our day joining a peaceful sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Soak up the African ambience with drink in hand as you cruise slowly up and down and look out for elephant, buffalo, buck, hippo and birdlife along the shallow muddy banks of one of Africa’s great rivers. Eventually we return to our accommodation for overnight or to try some of the local nightlife.
    Accommodation: Sprayview Hotel or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)
    Meals included:
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    WIFI:
    Yes
    Optional Activities:
    Bungee jumping USD 160, Full day abseil USD 180, gorge swing USD 95, Zambezi jet boat and cable car USD 120, Full day canoe USD 110, Full day white water rafting USD 160, Helicopter flights From USD 170, half day fishing USD 145, Bridge Tour USD 65, Bike Tour USD 65.

    Day 7 – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Tour ends after breakfast today. We do, however, recommend that spend a few extra days to explore the Victoria Falls area. The Zambezi boasts one of the world’s highest rated rivers for pure white river rafting through its many challenging and novice rapids. From game walks, Micro-light flight or white water rafting to name a few, Victoria Falls will capture and fullfil your imagination, validating the myths of the African spirit.
    Accommodation: Not included
    Meals included: Breakfast
    Optional Activities: See list on day 6

    Optional Activities:
    In order to give you maximum flexibility on tour we offer a number of optional activities on the tour. To help budget, approximate prices are listed below (in USD unless otherwise stated. All prices subject to change.)

    • Matobo NP full day tour upgrade – USD 40
    • White water rafting – USD 160
    • Full day canoe – USD 150
    • 13 Min Helicopter – USD 165
    • 3 Hour Bike Tour – USD 65
    • Half Day Adrenaline – USD 135

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    TOUR STYLE: Small Group – Twin Share Accommodated

    WHAT’S INCLUDED: Tour highlights, transport, accommodation, meals as indicated, services of an English speaking driver/tour leader.

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Visas, travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passport & visa fees, items of a personal nature.

    SAFARI PASS: This small group tour has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour) and forms part of your overall tour cost. This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, which is paid before travel, and is paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post 2006 edition notes). The Safari Pass covers selected park entries, activities and excursions and some accommodation along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier. The purpose of the separate payment is to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

    ACCOMMODATION: Selected lodges with en-suite facilities. Most lodges are situated in comfortable and picturesque locations with a pool, restaurant and bar.

    TRANSPORT: Minibus, overland vehicle, 4×4 open safari vehicle, river cruise boat. Maximum group size: 12 passengers (please note vehicles are not air conditioned).

  • DATES:

    2018 Dates

    Start Johannesburg on Saturdays Ends Victoria Falls on Fridays
     06/01/18 12/01/18
    20/01/18 26/01/18
    03/02/18 09/02/18
    17/02/18 23/02/18
    03/03/18 09/03/18
    17/03/18 23/03/18
    31/03/18 06/04/18
    14/04/18 20/04/18
    28/04/18 04/05/18
    12/05/18 18/05/18
    26/05/18 01/06/18
    09/06/18 15/06/18
    16/06/18 22/06/18
    23/06/18 29/06/18
    30/06/18 06/07/18
    07/07/18 13/07/18
    14/07/18 20/07/18
    21/07/18 27/07/18
    28/07/18 03/08/18
    04/08/18 10/08/18
    11/08/18 17/08/18
    18/08/18 24/08/18
    25/08/18 31/08/18
    01/09/18 07/09/18
    08/09/18 14/09/18
    15/09/18 21/09/18
    22/09/18 28/09/18
    29/09/18 05/10/18
    06/10/18 12/10/18
    13/10/18 19/10/18
    20/10/18 26/10/18
    27/10/18 02/11/18
    03/11/18 09/11/18
    10/11/18 16/11/18
    17/11/18 23/11/18
    24/11/18 30/11/18
    08/12/18 14/12/18
    22/12/18 28/12/18

    RATES:
    2018 Rates from ZAR 14,950 plus USD 680 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on the day of departure.
    Single supplement: Applicable

  • This tour starts in Johannesburg. The pre-departure meeting is held at 18:00 on the evening prior to departure. The tour departs at 08:00 on day 1 and ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on day 7.

    Meeting point in Johannesburg: Safari Club SA
    Tour start time: 07:00 on day 1
    Tour end point: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe:
    Tour end time: After breakfast on day