Game Tracker Adventure

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Johannesburg South Africa
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: Maun Botswana
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: Botswana Zimbabwe

Tour Dates

2020
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From EURO 2490 pp
(Excl. local payment USD 300)
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Overview

Visitors are afforded some of the best game viewing and cultural explorations available over three Southern African countries. This fully accommodated tour offers adventure at an affordable cost.

Overnight 13 nights on safari we stay at small lodges, with en suite facilities. Of which; 11 nights en suite and 1 night in Khama in self-catering chalets where two bedrooms share a bathroom, & 1 night in Kruger is shared ablutions. And 2 nights tented camp in the Okavango. Each tent has twin camp beds with linen and en suite chemical toilet. Shared bucket shower tent with hot water off the fire.

Meals 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 11 dinners are included. Of which 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners are provided by the lodges. The remaining included meals are prepared by the crew at the vehicle and enjoyed around the campfire.

Excludes single supplement. However, if you are happy to share – no single supplement will apply.

Highlights:
• Kruger National Park – game drives
• Zimbabwe Ruins – guided tour
• Matobos – game drive
• Hwange – game drives in open vehicle
• Victoria Falls – adventure activities
• Chobe National Park – sunset river cruise
• Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion

NOTE prices are subject to change.

Price is person sharing, excludes any meals or additional activities not set out in the itinerary.

*2020 2490 EURO + 300 USD local payment per person sharing Excludes single supplement. However, if you are happy to share – no single supplement will apply.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Distance/time: 550km, ± 8 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

Departing Johannesburg at 06:30am we head into the world famous Kruger National Park. We visit the northern part of the park and stay in the Letaba area of the reserve. We enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in our safari vehicle and hope to spot lion, elephant, rhino and other animals in this icon of wildlife conservation.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance to Kruger National Park & afternoon game drive

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Kruger National Park Chalets – we stay in national parks board chalets. 1 night chalets Letaba – twin chalets (or lodge tent) shared facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Lodge: swimming pool & restaurant. WiFi not available

Day 2: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Distance/time: 305km, ± 8 hours, game viewing drive, excluding stop for lunch

This morning we wake early and game drive north through the park to the Pafuri region. The northern Kruger is dominated by mopane veld and is the domain of large elephant bulls, wilddog and lions. As we reach the Limpopo Valley the vegetation changes to forest and birdlife is prolific. We exit the park, late in the afternoon, and overnight at a lodge just outside the Kruger.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance to Kruger National Park and full day game drive

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Awelani Lodge – en suite tents, restaurant. Awelani Eco-Tourism Park is owned and run by the local Mutele community.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

WiFi not available

Day 3: GREAT ZIMBABWE

Distance/time: 480km, ± 6½ hours, excluding stops for border crossing (which can take 2 to 4+ hours) sightseeing & lunch

Entering Zimbabwe at the Beit Bridge border post, we travel north to our overnight stop. The following morning we visit the Great Zimbabwe Monuments. These well preserved ruins are some of the oldest and largest stone structures in Southern Africa and were built during the 11th to 14th centuries. We explore these ancient stone structures on an informative walk with a local guide.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance and guided tour of the Zimbabwe Ruins

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Great Zimbabwe Hotel – hotel, twin rooms with en-suite facilities, restaurant & bar.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

WiFi not available

Day 4 -5: MATOBO NATIONAL PARK

Distance/time: 340kms, ± 5 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing, shopping & lunch

Travelling via the city of Bulawayo we move on to the Matobo National Park and our chalets on the outskirts of the park. This afternoon we enjoy sundowners from the granite ridge overlooking the park. The following morning we visit World’s View and the historical site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave. Unusual rock formations are home to an array of ancient bushman paintings which we visit while on our game drive and walk. This area is also home to Zimbabwe’s rhino which we hope to see on our excursion in the national park.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance to Matobo National Park and game walk

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Hermits Peak – chalets - twin rooms with en-suite facilities (hot showers).

Meals

Meals:

DAY 4 & 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

WiFi not available

Day 6 - 7: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

Distance/time: 335kms ± 5 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing, game viewing & lunch

Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. Hwange is famed for its large elephant population. Our chalets are in the game management area that borders the park, and we explore the park with our local guide, on a full day game drive in an open 4WD game viewing vehicle.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees, full day game drive in open 4WD game viewing vehicle

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Miombo Safari Lodge – for 2 nights at Hwange National Park, we stay in twin chalets with en-suite facilities, swimming pool and central boma area. (Subject to availability, we may stay in twin en-suite tree houses)

Meals

Meals:

DAY 6 & 7: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

WiFi not available

Day 8 - 9: VICTORIA FALLS

Distance/time: 200kms ± 3 hours excluding stops for sightseeing & curio shopping

We enjoy a spectacular guided walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls. There are opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump or take a “flight of angels” (own expense).

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance Fees to see the Victoria Falls

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Rainbow Hotel, en-suite twin rooms.

Meals

Meals:

DAY 8 & 9: Breakfast, (Lunch & Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: White water rafting, sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more. Hotel: Swimming pool, restaurant, bar and telephone. Free WiFi available

Day 10: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Distance/time: 85kms ± 1 hour, excluding border formalities

Entering Botswana, we head to the town of Kasane and our accommodation on the banks of the Chobe River The river flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. A highlight of any trip to the Chobe is the afternoon game viewing cruise where we hope to see large herds of elephants and other wildlife as they quench their thirst at the end of the day.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Chobe N.P entrance fees & sunset cruise on Chobe River

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Thebe River Safaris – twin chalets with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Lodge: Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. WiFi available

Day 11: NATA

Distance/time: 300kms ± 4½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

This morning we venture into the Chobe National Park in an open 4WD in search of big cats and elephants. Thereafter we head south through the Kasane Forest Reserve to the Nata area for our overnight stop.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Chobe N.P entrance fees & morning game drive

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Nata Lodge – twin share luxury tents with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: Game drive in Chobe NP Lodge: Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. WiFi not available

Day 12 – 14: OKAVANGO DELTA

Distance/time: 300km, ± 4 hours + 2 hour 4WD transfer into the Delta, each way

We transfer into the delta by open 4WD game viewing vehicle. Our local guides will take us deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta on Mokoro (dugout canoes) to our pre-erected tented camp. The delta forms as rain water from the Angolan highlands flows out over the flat Kalahari Desert sands, forming a delicate, green oasis for birds and wildlife. Our camp is on a remote island in this amazingly dynamic environment and we enjoy bush walks, bird watching and swimming in the clear waters. Camping with our local guides we learn more about their lifestyle and culture. Returning to Maun in the afternoon of day 14 there is time for an optional scenic flight over the Okavango (own expense).

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance to Okavango Delta, Mokoro excursion, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides

Accommodation

Accommodation:

2 x nights Okavango Delta – wilderness tented camping - 2 nights tented camp in the Okavango. Each tent has twin camp beds with linen and an en suite chemical toilet. Shared bucket shower tent with hot water off the fire. Tents have built-in insect nets. We need to take our own water and all equipment. Wild tented camping can be very enjoyable but please remember that we leave no trace of our stay and take all rubbish away with us. The wilderness tented camp supplies all linen blankets and pillows. The camp chairs have a backrest. You will need to bring your own towel. 1x night Maun Island Safari Lodge, chalet - twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

DAY 12 & 13: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner DAY 14: Breakfast,Lunch (Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)

Day 15: KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY

Distance/time: 450km, ± 6½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

Heading south from Maun, we cross the wide open spaces of the Kalahari Desert on our way to Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This is a community based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in protecting rhino and restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its natural state. The reserve provides economic benefits to the local Batswana community through sustainable use of natural resources. We hope to spot rhino on an afternoon game drive.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees and afternoon game drive

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, 2 twin share bedrooms in each chalet with 1 bathroom shared between 2 rooms.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: Night game drive in open game viewing vehicle

Day 16: JOHANNESBURG – TOUR ENDS

Distance/time: 630km, ± 7½ hours, excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing & lunch

Crossing back into South Africa, we make our way to Johannesburg where the tour ends at +/- 18:00.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast (Lunch own expense)

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