Explore the scenic Panorama Route of the Blyde River canyon area and enjoy game drives and walks in the untamed Timbavati Reserve (Greater Kruger National Park), Hwange and Chobe National Parks. Experience Venda Culture and the amazing Bushman paintings of the Motopos. Witness the majestic Victoria Falls and end with a breath taking sunset on a Chobe River Cruise. A true wildlife and cultural experience in Southern Africa! Excludes single supplement. However, if you are happy to share – no single supplement will apply.
A shuttle bus from ORT International Airport takes you to the starting hotel. The day is free and the tour starts with a pre departure meeting at 18h00 in the reception of the hotel. Overnight at Peermont Metcourt (or similar).
Overnight at Peermont Metcourt
Dinner at own expense.
Departing Johannesburg after breakfast we proceed to the Lowveld to our accommodation overlooking the Sabie river. The afternoon can be spent relaxed in the extensive gardens in a hammock by a pool or watching hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife congregate at the river. Immerse yourself in a feast of culture with a night of Shangaan dance and an unforgettable African Banquet. Overnight at Hippo hollow country estate (or similar).
Hippo hollow country estate (or similar).
Breakfast,Dinner at own expense.
Day 3/ 4: Greater Kruger National Park – Timbavati Private Reserve
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 guests with a true safari experience in a private game reserve – an ideal way to make the most of your Kruger safari holiday. Day 3 we enjoy a late afternoon game drive and Day 4 we enjoy morning & afternoon game drives in search of the many animals inhabiting the reserve. Overnight Shindzela Tented Camp (or similar).
Overnight Shindzela Tented Camp (or similar).
Breakfast,Dinner (Lunch on Day 4 included).
Day 5/ 6: Limpopo Province via Kruger National Park
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. Day 5 we have 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. Overnight Awelani Camp (or similar).
Overnight Awelani Camp (or similar).
Breakfast,Dinner (Lunch on Day 6 included).
Day 7/ 8: Matopos National Park
An early departure takes us 2 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.
Matopos National Park.
Breakfast,Dinner (Lunch on Day 8 included).
Day 9/ 10: Hwange National Park
Travelling through Zimbabwe we arrive early afternoon to Hwange National Park. We enjoy a late afternoon open 4×4 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).
Game drive in the private concession
Overnight Ivory Lodge (or similar).
Day 11/ 12: Victoria Falls "Mosi-Oa-Tunya" - The Smoke That Thunders
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 browse the local markets and to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa. Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar).
Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar).
Breakfast (Dinner at own expense.
Helicopter flights over the Falls, sunset boat cruise etc (own expense).
Day 13/ 14: Chobe River - Kasane
Crossing into Botswana we travel to Kasane and our lodge situated 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).
Morning Game Drive in Chobe National Park / Sunset Game boat ccruise on Chobe Rivier
Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar).
Tour ends after breakfast with transfer to Kasane Airport.