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Adventure Truck trip: ‘Special southern Africa’

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An adventurous journey for an affordable price! During this trip you will discover three different countries in southern Africa and you will stay in a variety of accommodations. Visit top locations for spotting wildlife and unwind in the breathtaking scenery of the Okavango Delta, Matobos National Park and Victoria Falls. The Great Zimbabwe Ruins is a culturally and historically interesting location.

You travel in a small group of 4 to 12 people under the guidance of expert guides.

 

Specifications

6039
From€ 2490/ per person
16days
Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls National Park, Hwange National Park
Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana
Maun, Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Johannesburg
  • 15 overnight stays in lodges, hotels, chalets and tented camps, of which 2 overnight stays in a basic tented camp in the delta
  • Meals: 15x breakfast, 13x lunch and 11x dinner, of which 6x breakfast and 4x dinner are provided by your accommodation. The other meals are prepared by your tour guide and are consumed around a campfire
  • National park entrance fees
  • Professional tour guide
  • Mentioned activities
  • Flights and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (required)
  • Transfers
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Local Payment of USD 300 per person, payable at the start of the trip with the tour guide
  • Botswana Tourism Levy USD 30 p.p.
Adventure truck
full board including activities
Lodge, Tented Camp, Hotel, Chalet
Comfort
Yes
Children under 10 years old are not allowed. Children from 10 years pay the adult price
You will receive a brief briefing about your tour on the day of departure. You must hand over your vouchers and be able to show your insurance certificate (travel insurance is mandatory during this tour). This is also the ideal time to ask your guide about the tour.
Dagprogramma
Travel schedule -

B= breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner

Day 1: Johannesburg – Krugerpark (L, D)
An early start of this journey: at 6:30 am you leave Johannesburg in the direction of Kruger Park. You will explore the northern part of this world-famous park by truck and stay in the Letaba area. As you drive through the park, you have the chance to see many wildlife including the famous Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard (journey time: 8 hours, 550 km).

Accommodation: Kruger National Park Letaba Camp, or similar (chalet or permanent tent with shared bathroom)
Including: Kruger Park entrance fees and game drive with the truck
 

Day 2: Krugerpark (B, L, D)
To increase the chance of spotting predators such as lions and leopards, it is important to set off early when these animals are still enjoying their prey. Today you drive through the northern part of the park (Pafuri), known for its elephants, wild dogs and lions. When you reach the Limpopo Valley, you will see that the Mopani bushes have given way to a more wooded vegetation. You will find many different bird species in this area. At the end of the afternoon you leave the Kruger Park and spend the night just outside the park (travel time: 8 hours, 305 km).

Accommodation: Awelani Lodge (permanent tents with private bathroom)
Including: Kruger Park fees and a full game drive with the truck

Day 3: Great Zimbabwe (B, L, D)
Early in the morning you enter Zimbabwe via the Beit Bridge border post and then travel north to your accommodation for tonight. Today you will visit the Great Zimbabwe Monument with a local guide. These very well-preserved ruins are from the largest and oldest stone structures in southern Africa. During an informative walk you will discover these buildings, dating from the 11th to the 14th century. If the travel time is too long today, you will visit the Zimbabwe ruins tomorrow morning (travel time 6.5 hours, 480 km).

Accommodations: Great Zimbabwe Hotel (double room with private bathroom)
Including: entrance fees and tour of Zimbabwe ruins.

Day 4 – 5: Matobo National Park (2x B, 2x L, 2x D)
Traveling through the capital of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, you will arrive today at Matobo National park.
At the end of the afternoon, when the sun comes down, you can enjoy sundowners with a view over the park. The next morning you visit World’s View and Cecil John Rhodes’ grave in the park. As you drive through the park, you have a chance to see wildlife including rhinos. The exceptional rock formations not only offer fantastic scenery, but you will also find ancient rock drawings of the bushman that you will see during a walk (journey time: 5 hours, 340 km).

Accommodation: Hermits Peak (chalets with private bathroom)
Including: Visit to World’s View, Matobo N.P. entrance fees, game walks

Day 6 – 7: Hwange National Park (2x B, 2x L, 2x D)
The Hwange National Park is the largest wildlife park in Zimbabwe with an area of 14650 km². The park is particularly known for its large population of elephants. You spend the night in the so-called game management area on the edge of the reserve. With a local guide who knows the park like the back of his hand, you go on a game day with an open 4×4 safari vehicle (day 7) (travel time: 5 hours, 355 km).

Accommodation: Miombo Safari Lodge (chalet with private bathroom), depending on availability, you may also stay in tree houses with private bathrooms.
Including: entrance fees, 1 day game drive with open 4×4.

Day 8 – 9: Victoria Falls (2x B)
Time to visit the breathtaking Victoria Falls. ‘Mosi ia Tunya’ are also called the falls and this means ‘the smoke that thunders’, referring to the roar of falling water and the mist / water vapor hanging around the waterfall. The bridge over the gorge of the Zambezi River was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes and was completed in 1905. Today you can make a bungee jump of no less than 111 meters from the bridge. In addition to visiting the waterfall, you can also opt for a flight above the waterfall, river rafting, etc. You can also visit the local market here for buying souvenirs. These days lunch and dinner are for your own account (travel time: 3 hours, 200 km).

Accommodation: Rainbow Hotel (double room with private bathroom)
Including: Victoria Falls National Park entrance fees
Optional activities: white river rafting, Flight of Angels, bungee jump etc.

Day 10: Chobe National Park (B, L, D)
The Chobe River is one of the most important rivers of Botswana and provides a beautiful landscape wherever it flows. The lodge where you will spend the night is also close to the Chobe River. The river forms the northern border of the Chobe National Park and is the reason for the large amount of elephants in the area. In the afternoon you will make a sundowner cruise on the river, an absolute must during a visit to this park! Hopefully you will see the elephants quench their thirst here and take a refreshing bath (travel time: 1 hour, 85 km).

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris (chalet with private bathroom)
Including: entrance fees Chobe N.P., sunset cruise on the Chobe river.

Day 11: Nata (B, L)
In the morning you can optionally make a game drive in the Chobe National Park and then the journey continues south through the Kasane Forest Reserve to Nata. Keep your eyes open for elephants and other wildlife along the way. Dinner is in the evening at a local restaurant or lodge (for own account) (travel time: 4.5 hours, 300 km).

Accommodation: Nata Lodge (permanent luxury tent with private bathroom)
Optional activity: morning game drive Chobe N.P.

Day 12 – 14: Okavango Delta (3xB, 3xL, 2xD)
You drive into the Okavango Delta with a 4×4 vehicle to the mokoros (traditional canoes). With the mokoros you will be taken by a poler to the tented camp in the heart of the Delta. The wrists advance the mokoros by means of a long stick. This is a wonderfully relaxed way of traveling for you! You move almost silently through the water and through the reeds. Don’t forget to protect yourself against the sun!

The Okavango Delta is a special and relaxing area where large numbers of buffalo and elephants live. Bird lovers can also indulge themselves here, especially Kingfishers are very common here. Enjoy the peace and quiet while away from civilization. Take a book or game with you, get to know your traveling companions better or enjoy the nature around you in silence.

You spend the night in a mobile tented camp in the Okavango Delta together with local guides. Every tent is equipped with mosquito nets to keep mosquitoes out and has two camping beds and an en-suite chemical toilet. Water is heated daily on the fire for the ‘bucket shower’. Pillows, blankets, sheets and chairs are available in the camp, but otherwise everything must be taken (including drinking water!). It is also important at this Wilderness Camp that no debris is allowed in the Delta, everything is taken back to Maun (travel time: 6 hours, of which 2 hours in 4×4 into the delta, 300 km).

On day 14 you arrive in the afternoon at the lodge in Maun where you dine in the evening (for your own account), overnight on day 14 at Island Safari Lodge.

Accommodation: Wilderness tented campsite, 2 nights (tent with private toilet and shared bush shower), Island Safari Lodge (room with private bathroom)
Including: Okavango Delta entrance fees, Mokoro tour, morning and afternoon game walks with local guide.
Optional activity: flight above the Delta on day 14.

Day 15: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the lodge you drive from Maun in a southerly direction through the Kalahari desert to Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Khama Rhino was founded in 1992 with the aim of protecting the endangered rhino and maintaining an area where wild animals can live. It also offers economic benefits to the local population through tourism and information about the sustainable use of all that nature has to offer. With a little luck, you will see rhinos here when you drive through the reserve in the afternoon (journey time: 6.5 hours, 450 km).

Accommodation: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (double room with shared bathroom. You share the bathroom with one other chalet)
Including: entrance fees to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary and afternoon game drive
Optional activity: night game drive in open 4×4 safari vehicle

Day 16: Johannesburg (B)
Time to return to South Africa. Along the way you will have the opportunity to have lunch somewhere (for your own account). The expectation is to be back in Johannesburg around 6 pm (travel time: 7.5 hours, 630 km).

From Johannesburg airport you can fly back to the Netherlands or continue your journey (ask us about the possibilities).

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