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Chobe National Park, Kruger National Park Safari and Victoria Falls

 

12 Day Adventure Itinerary 

 

 

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Day 1 - Depart Australia today to begin your private Africa safari!

 

 


 

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Day 2 – On arrival in Johannesburg Airport, you will transit for your flight through to Botswana. On arrival at Kasane Airport, you will be met by a Private Safaris representative for your private transfer to the Cresta Mowana Lodge. Relax and spend the rest of your day at your leisure after your long flight from Australia. Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse.

 

Accommodation: Cresta Mowana Lodge

 


 

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Day 3 – Today, enjoy the morning at your leisure at your stunning Lodge. Later this afternoon get ready for your first African game drive (3-4 hours). In specialist oprn air safari vehicles you will have a fantastic experience on your first game drive in the world famous Chobe National Park. Game drives offer you the opportunity to view the abundant elephants and big game animals in their natural habitat. Start by beginning your count for the Big 5! Later, return to the Lodge and enjoy your evening swapping stories of your days sightings.

 

Accommodation: Cresta Mowana Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 4 – Rise early today for your morning game drive (3-4 hours) in the Chobe National Park. Set out on a game drive at sunrise to catch the animals at the start of their day when they are hungey and most active. The morning game drive will give you an opportunity to see the animals you might have missed yesterday. Later this afternoon, you may choose to do an afternoon river cruise on the Chobe River to view the animals on the banks of the river (on your own account). Otherwise simply relax and unwind while the sun goes down over beautiful Africa.

 

Accommodation: Cresta Mowana Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 5 – After breakfast, you will be transferred to A Zambezi River Lodge in Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800's as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' - 'The Smoke that Thunders'. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. After your check in at the hotel, spend the rest of your day at your leisure.

 

Accommodation: A Zambezi River Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast

  


 

Day 6 – Today we tour the Falls! Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The tour undertakes a mesmerising scenic route and is led by an expert local guide. Learn how Livingstone in 1851, first heard of the great waterfall, but it was only in 1855 that he set out to visit it. He spent the night on Kalai Island a few kilometres upstream of the Falls, having come down river by foot, and the next morning set off in a small canoe to approach the thundering smoke. He landed on the biggest island on the lip of the falls, now called Livingstone Island and from there obtained his first view of the Falls. Remainder of your day spend at your leisure. Later this afternoon you may choose from the long list of optional activities including a helicopter flight over the Falls, boma dinner, flying fox and bungee jumping (for your own account).

 

Accommodation: A Zambezi River Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast 

  


 

Day 7 – After breakfast, you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight to start your safari adventure in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next four nights. Kruger is famous for its high density of wild animals which includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals also make their home here.

 

Accommodation: Royal Kruger Lodge or Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  


 

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Day 8 – Today, start with an early morning game drive (6-7hours) in the world renowned Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.

 

Accommodation: Royal Kruger Lodge or Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  


 

Day 9 – Rise early again today for your second game drive (6-7 hours) in the Kruger National Park - you might spot animals you missed yesterday or encounter different experiences. Keep your eyes open!

 

Accommodation: Royal Kruger Lodge or Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

 

 


 

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Day 10 – Today enjoy a free day, alternatively you might enjoy an optional tour.

 

Optional tour (at your own expense): You may want to consider an optional Swaziland day tour. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community.

 

Optional tour (at your own expense): Panoramic Tour. Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa. The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the 

Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon.

 

Accommodation: Royal Kruger Lodge or Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 


 

Day 11 – After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Nelspruit Airport for your onward flight home or to Cape Town International Airport (if you are doing the Cape Town Tour Extension).

 

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Cape Town Tour Extension:

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a local representative for your transfer to your hotel Winchester Mansions. After check in, enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

 


 

Chobe National Park, Kruger National Park Safari and Victoria Falls - Cape Town Extension

 

16 Day Adventure Itinerary

 

 

 

Day 12 – After breakfast, you will be transferred to Franschoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create lasting memories. The wine tour is a combination of tram and tram bus that will transport you around a loop seven stops allowing you to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, may it be wine tasting on a cellar tour or lunch.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 13 – After breakfast, you will be collected at your hotel for a 30 minute tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in South Africa. You will have firsthand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of elegant jewellery or purchase any quality jewellery. After the tour you will be transferred to the world renowned Table Mountain Cable Car Station for the scenic trip up to the top of Table Mountain - one of the seven wonders of nature. On a clear day, you will be able to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. After your decent, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours to leisure.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 14 -  After an early breakfast, bring your camera to enjoy a full day Cape Peninsula tour! We are heading for Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast passing through Camps Bay and the fishing village of Hout Bay. The trip continues to Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising of 17300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see wildlife that includes baboon's, rhebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and the elusive eland. Witness the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. On route back to your hotel we also visit the penguin colony at the Boulders Beach (entry on your own account).  The last stop is at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful garden.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 15 - After breakfast and check out from your hotel, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight home.

 

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 16 - Arrive home to Australia.

 

 


 

 

3 Day Okavango Extension Option

 

 

 

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa's most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world's few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water. Highlights include the elusive Sitatunga antelope which has found refuge in this pristine wetland ecosystem, while birds such as the African fish eagle, Pel's fishing owl and many others provide a spectacular display.

 

 

 

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Day 1 - On arrival  at Kasane Airport you will be met by a representative who will guide you to the twin engine aircraft that will fly you to the Okavango Delta.

 

Accommodation: Gunn's Camp

Included Meals: Dinner

 


 

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Day 2 – An early morning wake up call, where you will be served a Tea or Coffee, before departing on your morning game activity. On return to the Camp, enjoy a hearty brunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing in your room or at any of the camp common areas.

 

In the late afternoon, high tea, before departing on your evening activity. Enjoy a sundowner in the middle of the Okavango before returning to the camp for dinner under the stars.

 

Accommodation: Gunn's Camp

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Tea and Coffee

 


 

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Day 3 – Today This morning an early game activity and brunch before, your guide, transfers you to the airstrip, where your aeroplane awaits to fly you back to Kasane.

 

Included Meals: Breakfast