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Daily Highlights * covered by optional Adventure Pass
01 Depart Pretoria, Mpumalanga Region, Kruger Private Game Reserve D
02 Kruger National Park, Game Drives BLD
03 Limpopo Province BLD
04 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BLD
*05 Matobo National Park, game drive/ walk BLD
06 Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia, Zambezi River B
07 Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia, Zambezi River B
08 Waterfront, Livingstone, Victoria Falls NP Visit B
09 Lusaka BLD
10 South Luangwa BLD
*11 South Luangwa, game drive BLD
12 Border crossing Malawi, Kande Beach BLD
13 Kande Beach BLD
14 Lake Malawi, Chitimba BLD
15 Lake Malawi, Chitimba BLD
16 Iringa BLD
17 Mikumi National Park area BLD
18 Dar es Salaam BLD
19 Zanzibar B
20 Zanzibar B
21 Zanzibar B
22 Zanzibar B
23 Dar es Salaam, Ferry to Zanzibar B
Day 1 – 2
Our tour begins in Pretoria. Starting early, we travel east through the Mpumalanga province to the Greater Kruger area. Kruger is South Africa’s premier national park and connecting with parks in adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, covers 24,000 square kilometres of land used in the protection of African wildlife! Over dinner, we enjoy a Shangaan cultural evening including traditional dance. We enjoy a full day’s game viewing in the national park in an open 4x4 safari vehicle, seeking wildlife encounters with Africa’s ‘Big 5’ - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as giraffe, hippo, zebra, various antelope and a variety of amazing birdlife and reptiles.
Day 3 – 5
Leaving Kruger, we move north pausing the night near the Limpopo River to the Beitbridge Border. Completing formalities at the border post we enter Zimbabwe and drive through stunning landscapes to Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe. Here we enjoy the evening exploring the city and the bustling nightlife. The following day we explore Matobo National Park with a local operator by vehicle and foot to view the endangered Rhino's that inhabit the area, the many roaming animals and some bushman paintings which are located in nearby caves.
Day 6 – 8
Today, we cross into Zambia and drive to Livingstone and our camp situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. Feed your hunger for adrenaline with white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging and amazing scenic flights (microlight, helicopter or small plane) or enjoy the surroundings on canoeing safaris and horse riding treks. However, don’t leave without seeing the thundering Victoria Falls themselves. At over a mile wide and over 100 metres deep, the Falls produce the world’s largest curtain of falling water in the world. Up close they are formidable and at times of high water, the spray can be seen from 20 kilometres away, hence their local name Mosi Oa Tunya – the ‘smoke that thunders’.
NB For the sake of practicality, meals in the Livingstone/Victoria Falls area are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half-day or full-day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back with the group at mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the Zambezi River and offers a good selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (we suggest you allow US$25-$35/ day).
Day 9 – 15
From Livingstone we continue north, passing through Lusaka en route to South Luangwa National Park for two nights where we enjoy a game drive. Moving on, we reach Malawi, the ‘warm heart’ of Africa. Passing through Lilongwe we reach the enormous Lake Malawi, Africa’s third-largest lake, where we camp on sandy beaches, enjoy the swimming and meet the famously friendly locals.
Day 16 – 23
We continue along the lake-shore and into Tanzania. Travelling through some remote areas, we pass through Mikumi National Park before reaching the Indian Ocean coast and port city, Dar es Salaam. ‘Dar’ is Tanzania’s main commercial centre and the jump-off point for Zanzibar - the ‘Spice Island’! Time here is at your leisure. Rich in history, Zanzibar offers a blissful mix of exotic spice markets, winding alleyways and old palaces as well as sparkling, blue ocean and long stretches of palm-fringed sands. Your tour will end on the arrival back to Dar es Salaam.
NB. As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic tourist class accommodation on Zanzibar is included in the Local Payment but for the sake of flexibility meals are left for your own account. Typically we spend one night in Stone Town and the next two nights in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your tour leader will be available to assist if you experience any problems but there are no set activities - the time is entirely at leisure
PLUS optional Adventure Pass US$ 210.00.
Adventure Pass to be paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post-2008 edition notes) directly to your Tour Leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour, or pre-paid by arrangement.
The Optional Adventure pass covers the following:
Matobo National Park - game drive/walk
South Luangwa NP - Game Drive
Optional Activities & Excursions:
Whitewater rafting US$180
Helicopter/Microlight flights From US$ 185
Livingstone Game Walk US$ 95
Malawi village walk US$ 10
Malawi Horse Riding US$ 55
Livingstonia Day Hike US$ 10
Zanzibar Spice Tour US$35
Scuba Diving US$150
Included in Price:
Fully equipped safari vehicle, camping and cooking equipment, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, all ground transportation, services of two crew, sleeping mattress, meals as indicated, Malawi cultural village walk.
Adventure Pass excursions, visas, flights, travel insurance, departure taxes, airport transfers, sleeping bag, optional activities, drinks, tips, items of a personal nature and meals on Zanzibar (4 nights).
Note: This tour can be booked as an accommodated tour. Please request rates at the time of booking. Discounts do not apply.