African Dream

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Price: From ZAR 19990 per person

    Days 1-2: Game Viewing in Kruger National Park

    Leaving Johannesburg travel through the Lowveld to the edge of Kruger National Park. On the way, drive through the southern sections of the Panorama Route. Relax in the evening at the camp site preparing for tomorrow’s game drive. 

    The next day, head out early to explore the world famous Kruger National Park on a full day game drive. With over 146 mammals and several hundred more birds and reptiles you are bound to see some stunning wildlife, including the Big 5 – elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo. 

    In the evening, book an optional night game drive to search for the nocturnal inhabitants, with one of the SANP rangers.

                   
    • Highlights: Kruger National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 1: L D
    • Meals Day 2: B L D
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    Day 3: Driving the Panorama Route

    Today head for the beautiful capital of Limpopo, Polokwane, as you pass through the upper Panorama Route. Stop along the way at the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window for some breathtaking photos. After setting up camp, make your way into Polokwane to experience this exciting town.

                   
    • Highlights: Panorama Route
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 4: Staying the night in Musina

    This morning drive towards the Zimbabwean border and the town of Musina. Founded in the copper mining era, the town diminished as the industry slowed down, however, today, the town is flourishing once again thanks to a resurgence in the mining industry.

                   
    • Highlights: Musina
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 5: Crossing into Zimbabwe

    Crossing the border into Zimbabwe, travel to Masvingo – close to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The ruins are the last remnants of the greatest medieval city in the sub-Sahara. Take the opportunity to tour these fascinating structures built by a highly skilled civilisation.

                   
    • Highlights: Great Zimbabwe Ruins
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 6-7: Exploring Antelope Park

    Departing Masvingo, continue to drive north to the town of Gweru and the Antelope Park, your stop for the next two nights. Experience some amazing wildlife encounters over the next two days as you walk with lions, swim with elephants, or go game viewing on horse back.

                   
    • Highlights: Antelope Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 8-9: Getting a Touch of British in Bulawayo

    Your journey takes you to Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo. Notice how the city still has much of its British colonial character as you wander the city’s wide streets looking at the old heritage sites. Spend the afternoon visiting the Natural History Museum, and National Art Gallery. 

    p>On your second day, visit the Matobo National Park – a park rich in black and white rhinos, along with the elusive leopard. Rock paintings through out the park show evidence that the area was once inhabited by the San people. Stop during the day at Cecil John Rhodes’s burial which sits atop one of the sacred hills.

                   
    • Highlights: Bulawayo, Matobo National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 10-12: Flying Over the Victoria Falls

    Continuing north, you reach the adrenalin capital of Africa, Victoria Falls your home for the next three days. Spend the days exploring this exciting town, and partaking in the many optional activities that are available. 

    The most popular is to go white water rafting down the Zambezi, but you could choose to go bungee jumping off the Zambia-Zimbabwe border bridge, or maybe some calmer activities are your desire. Walk with the lions at a rehabilitation centre, or take a scenic flight over the Falls. Then explore the Victoria Falls National Park, and observe the mighty Falls up close. 

    In the evenings explore the town of Victoria Falls as you sample some of the fine restaurants for dinner, before returning to the camp site to relax by a fire preparing for the next day’s events. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 10: B L
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    • Meals Day 11-12: B
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    Day 13: Explore the Chobe National Park

    Cross into Botswana and travel to the town of Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River. Embark on a river cruise to search the Chobe River for wildlife after a delicious lunch at your camp site. 

    Return to the camp to prepare for an overnight excursion into the famous Chobe National Park. Spend the afternoon exploring this renowned park for its large herds of elephants and other wildlife. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 14: Cruising Up the Zambezi River

    Today you cross over into Zambia to spend the night right on the Zambezi River in Livingstone. Check out the Falls from the Zambian side as you explore the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Tonight take the opportunity to go on an optional sunset cruise up the Zambezi. Watch out for elephants and hippos that wade along the shore to cool off and get a drink.

                   
    • Highlights: Livingstone
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 15: Travelling Through Zambia

    Say goodbye to the impressive Victoria Falls as you travel through southern Zambia to your camp site just outside of the capital of Zambia, Lusaka. Notice the wildlife, including the largest antelope, the eland, roaming around the perimeter of the camp site while setting up camp

                   
    • Highlights: Lusaka
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 16: Relaxing in Chipata

    Travel the rest of the way through Zambia to about 10km before the border with Malawi and your next camp site. Stopping in Chipata at a beautiful little camp site, if time permits, make your way into town to explore this truly African locale. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chipata
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 17-20: Snorkelling in Lake Malawi

    Crossing into Malawi, stop in Lilongwe for the supplies you’ll need for your 5-day visit of the stunning, fresh water, Lake Malawi. The lake, at 600 km, makes up the eastern border of the country. 

    Participate in a number of optional activities over the next few days. Spend some time with the locals learning about their game of bao, visit the local markets searching for gifts to take home, or take the opportunity to visit a village and learn about the local customs and history. 

    The temperate climate around the lake makes Lake Malawi a prime destination for visitors to explore the clear, warm waters year round above and below the surface. Thanks to some stunning reefs and tropical marine life, the lake is a ‘must’ for the avid snorkeller, and diver. Visitors can also choose to explore the lake above the surface on a wind surfer, or sea kayak. 

                   
    • Highlights: Lake Malawi
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 21: Enjoying a Hot Shower in Iringa

    Leaving Malawi, enter Tanzania at Songwe and drive through the picturesque Tukuyu tea and banana plantations to the highland village of Iringa. Your camp site for the night is famous for its Amarula Hot Chocolates and steaming hot showers. 

                   
    • Highlights: Iringa
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 22: Lying Beside the Indian Ocean

    This morning descend out of the highlands of southern Tanzania to the coastal town of Dar es Salaam. Along the way, pass through the Mikumi National Park where at times wildlife will be seen roaming along the side of the highway. Once in Dar es Salaam, spend the night at a beach side camp site on the Indian Ocean. 

                   
    • Highlights: Dar es Salaam
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 23-25: Wandering the Streets of Stone Town

    Board the ferry, today, from Dar es Salaam for the stunning, idyllic island of Zanzibar to begin a 3-night optional excursion on this island paradise. Your itinerary here is yours to decide, though your guide will be on hand to help out. Spend all your time in Stone Town, at any of the beach resorts, or a mix of both. 

    Stone Town, is the largest town on the island and still maintains much of the Arabic influences from its past. Spend some time wandering these narrow streets as you check out the ancient architecture, the Medina-like shops, and the many cafes with their spiced coffee and tea. From town, book a variety of day trips such as a dhow sailing experience, a tour of Prison Island, or a tour of a spice plantation.

    Head to any one of the coastal areas of the island. The most popular area is the north-west portion of the island where white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters call out to visitors to enjoy the many water activities on offer. Explore the fabulous reefs during an afternoon of diving, go out fishing with the locals, or just relax on the beach soaking up the African sun.

                   
    • Highlights: Zanzibar
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 23: B
    • Meals Day 24-25: None
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    Day 26: Returning to Dar es Salaam

    Return to the dock area of Stone Town, in the afternoon, for your ferry ride back to Dar es Salaam. Your tour ends upon your arrival on the mainland. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chipata
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    • Meals: B
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    Pricing is meant as a guide only. All prices are subject to availability, change/increase without notice and seasonabilty. Most of the overland tours are priced on a per person basis, but options and rates vary from supplier to supplier. Please note that many overland tours charge a local payment rate, which is paid directly to your trip leader upon the day of departure - this is an addition to the trip price. We have included the local payment rates for your benefit only. Contact us via Enquiry Form for an accurate, market-best rate.

    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 20 January 2016 - 07 June 2017 ZAR 19990 USD 870
    • 21 June 2017 - 20 December 2017 ZAR 20895 USD 940
    Tour Departures Dates
    • Departure Month: Start Date: End Date:
    • April 12 April 2017 07 May 2017 May 10 May 2017 04 June 2017 June 07 June 2017 02 July 2017 June 21 June 2017 16 July 2017 July 05 July 2017 30 July 2017 July 19 July 2017 13 August 2017 August 02 August 2017 27 August 2017 August 30 August 2017 24 September 2017 September 27 September 2017 22 October 2017 October 25 October 2017 19 November 2017 November 22 November 2017 17 December 2017 December 20 December 2017 14 January 2018