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12 Day South Africa Wildlife Safari Tour

Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Hazyview - Victoria Falls - Chobe

Roundtrip international flights

See native African wildlife on safari

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Victoria Falls

From $4,999 $6,499 Include flight pp twin share

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See and experience the incredible landscapes and amazing wildlife South Africa boasts on this 12 Day South Africa Wildlife Safari Tour. Visit the incredible Kruger National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Victoria Falls as well as Chobe National Park and experience South Africa to the fullest, a destination unlike any other.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

Day 1

Australia Johannesburg

Your journey begins today with the flight to Africa!

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Johannesburg

Arrive Johannesburg and transfer to the Greenfire Lodge your overnight accommodation. The remainder of the day is free for yours to relax and enjoy.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge or similar, Johannesburg

Meals included: inflight only

Day 3

Kruger National Park

Departing from the GREENFIRE LODGE JOHANNESBURG at 06h30, you'll embark on the scenic road to Mpumalanga. Enjoy a brunch stop in the historic town of Dullstroom before winding your way down the Drakensberg escarpment and into the untamed Lowveld. The road is filled with scenic beauty, from mountain passes to the Acacia trees scattered across the African bushveld.

You'll spend the next two nights at our well-appointed GREENFIRE BUSH LODGE, which is situated in a private reserve within the greater Kruger National Park; an area where animals roam naturally and unrestricted. Being on a privately owned reserve allows the freedom to explore the wilderness in search of a variety of animals both on foot and in open game drive vehicles.

The tented lodge blends into the bush and offers comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a refreshing splash pool, and stunning views over the surrounding wilderness. Dinner tonight is cooked in the traditional manner over an open fire.

Accommodation: Greenfire Bush Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Meals included: dinner

Day 4

Kruger National Park

As is custom in the bush, you'll begin the day with a light breakfast of coffee and rusks before embarking on a guided game walk within this Big 5 area. Although you will walk for some three hours, the purpose is not to cover distance but rather to search for animals and to focus on the smaller things one misses while out driving around in the bush. A guide and/or tracker will lead all walks. Before the heat of the day, return to the lodge for a sumptuous brunch, after which it’s time to relax around the lodge and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding wilderness.

In the afternoon, you'll enjoy an open vehicle game drive which develops into an extensive night drive, all the time searching for animals. Being in the bush at night provides us with the opportunity of viewing nocturnal animals. This evening you'll enjoy a hearty bush “braai” cooked on an open fire. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wild.

Accommodation: Greenfire Bush Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Meals included: brunch and dinner

Day 5

Panorama Route Hazyview

Rising with the African sun, savour a hearty breakfast before setting off to explore the highlights of the Panorama Route. Your first stop will be to view the impressive Blyde River Canyon, then on to Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Gods Window, and the cozy little town of Graskop where we enjoy an own expense lunch. The Panorama Route offers guests some of the best natural wonders in the area and you will spend as much time as possible at each of the highlights.

This afternoon, descend the Kowyns Pass and after a full day make your way to your accommodation: a log cabin built spectacularly on stilts in the indigenous forest on the banks of the Sabie River. You will spend two nights here.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge or similar, Hazyview

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Kruger National Park

An early start, you depart at sunrise and travel the short distance to enter a different area of the Kruger National Park for a full day of game viewing. Slowly traversing in search of the many animals that inhabit this area, enjoy the high vantage point and comfort of your well-equipped vehicle. Your guide will explain the behaviour of the animals you see in this fascinating environment.

Although most of the day will be spent game viewing, you will stop at various designated sites to stretch your legs, enjoy brunch, and wander around one of the Park’s rest camps. Late this afternoon you'll exit the park and return to the comfort of your accommodation.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge or similar, Hazyview

Meals included: brunch and dinner

Day 7

Hazyview  Johannesburg

After a relaxed breakfast, depart Hazyview and travel back to Johannesburg. In the late afternoon arrive at Greenfire Johannesburg Lodge, where you will stay overnight.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge or similar, Johannesburg

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Johannesburg Victoria Falls

Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to picturesque and thundering Victoria Falls, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Falls are a little over a mile wide and 351 feet high, making them one-and-a half times as wide and twice as high as the Niagara Falls. Here, you can still encounter herds of buffalo and elephants on their way to the Zambezi River. Transfer to your hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. In the late afternoon, relax on a sublime sundowner cruise on the broad sweep of the mighty Zambezi River


*Flights to Victoria Falls will arrive into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia. The Livingstone airport is a 30-minute drive to the hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Accommodation: Pamusha Lodge or similar, Victoria Falls

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Victoria Falls

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World". The walking safari takes you through the magnificent rainforest to view the Cataracts, Livingstone's statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. The rest of the day is yours to discover this beautiful area at your leisure.

Accommodation: Pamusha Lodge or similar, Victoria Falls

Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Victoria Falls Chobe, Botswana

Today, travel from Victoria Falls over the border into Botswana. Upon arrival at the hotel, lunch will be served. Chobe's wildlife roams in abundance and diversity. It is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa and during the dry season these herds, as well as large herds of buffalo, congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River.

Spend time at leisure before departing on a sunset cruise where you will be introduced to a totally different game viewing experience. What better way to view wildlife, including numerous bird species, than drifting slowly down a side channel, the silence only breaking by bird calls. From the boat, it is possible to see herds of mighty elephants, giraffe, hippo and other wild animals returning to the Chobe River to quench their thirst.

Accommodation: Riverview Lodge or similar, Chobe

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11

Chobe National Park

Be on the lookout for lions, wild dogs, giraffes, sables and roan antelopes, frequently seen in this area. Time on your own in the afternoon before departing on a delightful sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Tonight at dinner, share the day's adventure with your fellow travelers on your last night in Botswana.

Accommodation: Riverview Lodge or similar, Chobe

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12

Botswana Johannesburg Australia

This morning bid farewell to Botswana and transfer to the airport in Kasane. Fly to Johannesburg and connect to your international departure flight this evening.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • International flights with South African Airways (subject to availability)
  • Johannesburg to Victoria Falls flight
  • Airport to hotel transfers
  • 10 nights hotels and lodges
  • Small group tour for a maximum of 17 people
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Transportation in custom 17 seater adventure truck
  • All transport, food, coffee, tea, accommodation, walks, game drives, entry fees and permits, group equipment and a professional guide
  • Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned
  • English-speaking tour guide

 

Accommodation

Johannesburg - Greenfire Lodge or similar
Kruger National Park - Greenfire Bush Lodge or similar
Hazyview - Greenfire Lodge Hazyview or similar
Victoria Falls - Pamusha Lodge or similar
Chobe - Riverview Lodge or similar


All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • South Africa entry visa
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

 

Child Policy

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years of age. No child discounts apply. A full-price voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Departure Dates


FEB 2019
01 st
Friday 01 Feb 2019  ‐  Tuesday 12 Feb 2019
FEB 2019
08 th
Friday 08 Feb 2019  ‐  Tuesday 19 Feb 2019
FEB 2019
15 th
Friday 15 Feb 2019  ‐  Tuesday 26 Feb 2019
FEB 2019
22 nd
Friday 22 Feb 2019  ‐  Tuesday 05 Mar 2019
MAR 2019
01 st
Friday 01 Mar 2019  ‐  Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

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