From Johannesburg you head for the most beautiful places in Southern Africa. You will visit game parks, lakes, waterfalls and areas that range from desert, tea plantations, lush forests and game reserves.
During this trip you will visit six countries and spend four nights in cabins, four or five nights in a lodge and 14 or 15 nights in dome tents (camping).
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|From€ 2495/ per person|
Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana
adventure truck trip
full board including activities
|You are expected to actively assist on the days that the camp takes place. You need to set up and dismantle your own tent and help clean up the camp, do the dishes etc.|
Day 1: Johannesburg – Francistown, Botswana (D)
Today you will depart from Johannesburg at 06:30 for a long drive to Botswana. After completing the border formalities (the African way!), The journey continues to Francistown where you store the camp for the night.You get further information about what you can expect during the trip and enjoy a meal together with your traveling companions.
Accommodation: Woodlands Stop Over – dome tent
Day 2: Francistown – Chobe National Park/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (B, L, D)
After breakfast, the journey continues through the Chobe forests to the mighty Chobe River adjacent to the known Chobe National Park. This is a place where you will probably spot some elephants who come to quench their thirst at the river, wash themselves or play in the cooling water. Of course you will also find sunbathing crocodiles, a large amount of birds and hippos rolling in the mud. Cheetahs and lions provide a complete picture, but they are harder to spot. After a boat cruise on the river, continue to Zimbabwe.After the border formalities you drive towards the Victoria Waterfalls. You will stay three nights comfortably in a lodge near the falls.
Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls
Included activity: Chobe boat cruise
Day 3 – 4: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (Day 3: B, D, Day 4: B)
Today you have the time to visit the magnificent waterfalls. A huge curtain of water, about a kilometer wide, falls 108 meters here. The mist that causes this great spectacle can be seen far into the perimeter. No wonder the local name is ‘Mosi ao Tunya’, which means “smoke that thunders”.
In addition to seeing this water spectacle, it is also possible to enjoy the view in other ways. In this adventure city of Africa you can make your blood flow faster. You can for example bungee jump, white water rafting, make a flight by helicopter or plane etc. (optional activities are for your own account). Spend one evening in Victoria Falls for a traditional dance evening with braai at the lodge. For lunches and the remaining evening meal you can go to the local restaurants. If there is an opportunity, camp overnight on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia.
Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls
Included activity: Victoria Falls Entrance fees Optional activities: boat cruise, bungy jumping, rafting, helicopter flight, gorge swing etc.
Day 5: Victoria Falls – Lower Zambezi/Kafue Camp, Zambia (B, L, D)
You leave Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe via the old railway bridge and catch a last look at the falls and then you drive Zambia. Today’s tour goes through southern Zambia via the Lower Zambezi Valley, to Kafue. In the afternoon you can relax and prepare yourself for the coming canoe days. You pitch your tent and what could be nicer than waking up tomorrow morning in this paradise setting with birdsong.
Accommodation: Gwabi Lodge – dome tent
Day 6 – 8: Zambezi Canoe trip, Zambia (Day 6-7: B, L, D, dag 8: B, L)
The Zambezi River needs little introduction, this mighty river finds its way through one of the most beautiful and remote areas in the wilderness of Africa. A better canoe adventure than this is unthinkable! What could be more spectacular than being able to see wildlife on the banks of the river while you canoeing past it a short distance away. Elephants, crocodiles, different types of goats and hundreds of birds. You camp on the banks of the river (wild camping) and on the third day you are brought back by boat to Kafue where you certainly want to shower after this adventure! Evening meal in Kafue is for your own account.
Accommodation: wild camping on the banks of the river
Included activity : 2 day canoe trip
Day 9: Lower Zambezi – Luangwa, Zambia (B, L, D)
The canoe is exchanged for the truck and the journey continues via Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Today you travel on the “Great East Road” towards the northeast and make as many kilometers as possible. The camp is stored as close as possible to Luangwa. Today will be a travel day, but even then there is plenty to see along the way!
Accommodation: dome tent
Day 10 – 11: Luangwa National Park, Zambia (B, L, D)
Luangwa National Park is very famous for the impressive amount of hippos. Great opportunity to see them when you camp here for two days on the banks of the river. The Luangwa River is the lifeblood of the 9050 km² park where you can encounter 60 different animal species and more than 400 species of birds. During your stay in the park you make an extensive game drive in search of the hard to find leopard.
You also have the option of making a night drive as an optional activity (for your own account). There is a good chance that you will hear the characteristic screaming sound of the hyena in the African bush in the evening.
Accommodation: Camping on the banks of the river – Dome tent Included activity: game drive
Optional activity: night drive
Day 12 – 13: Luangwa National Park, Zambia – Lake Malawi, Malawi (Day 12: B, L, D, day 13: B, L)
After breakfast, another African country awaits you: Malawi. You start in the capital Lilongwe where you can do some shopping and possibly buy a souvenir for the home front. You travel to Lake Malawi, a beautiful lake with excellent snorkeling possibilities and where you can relax on the beautiful beach. During the coming nights you will literally camp on the beach, a wonderful experience! One of the evenings you go out to eat at your own expense at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Lake Malawi – Dome tent
Optional activity: snorkeling, boat trip, village walk, bicycle tour
Day 14 – 15: Lake Malawi – Mulanje, Malawi (B, L, D)
The journey continues in a southerly direction to the Mulanje Massive, an enormous granite rock that rises 600 meters above the surrounding forests and tea plantations. You stay here for two nights and you can go for a nice walk and relax in the beautiful nature. You will also make a hike to the plateau from where you have a great view of the surroundings.
Accommodation: Mulanje – dome tent
Included activity: walk Mount Mulanje
Day 16: Mulanje, Malawi – Chimoio, Mozambique (B, L)
Via Blantyre you travel to Mozambique where today’s route takes you through the Tete Corridor, over the Zambezi river and along the mountains that form the border with Zimbabwe. You will camp in the Chimoio region and you will dine tonight (for your own account) at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Chimoio – dome tent
Day 17: Chimoio – Vilanculos, Mozambique (B, L)
You leave the wilderness behind and drive through lively villages towards the coast. Tonight’s night will take place in Vilanculos where you will stay at the beachfront accommodation. Enjoy the beautiful blue Indian Ocean with its warm water and the view of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Tonight you will have dinner at a restaurant again, how about fresh lobster for dinner?
Accommodation: accommodation Vilanculos
Optional activity: boat cruise, snorkeling
Day 18 – 20: Vilanculos – Inhambane, Mozambique (B, L, D)
Along the coast you drive in a southerly direction where a stop is made in Maxixi where a boat trip with a traditional Dhow is on the program. Just like the locals, you travel with the Dhow from one side of the bay to the other side where the guide and the Adventure Truck await you again.
You are now in the historic trading post of Inhambane. You visit the local markets and get an idea of life here. You will spend three nights on the beach in ‘Casitas’ in this camp near Barra. You can relax in the coming days! Enjoy the sun and go snorkeling and explore the beautiful underwater world (optional). You will explore the beaches that Mozambique is so famous for and there is also the possibility of diving (for your own account).
Accommodation: Ngumula Lodge
Included activity: Dhow tocht, visit market
Optional activity: snorkeling, diving, boat trips
Day 21: Inhambane – Maputo, Mozambique (B, L)
Today you cover a lot of kilometers, but through a beautiful and varied landscape. You drive along the coast, through cashew plantations and forests to the capital Maputo, your last night in Mozambique.
Accommodation: Villa das Mangas
Day 22: Maputo, Mozambique – Krugerpark, South Africa (B, L, D)
Maputo is an interesting and pleasant city, people eat and drink on the street and there are many markets. This morning you will drive through the city along some famous
ones places / buildings. This was once a very lively and important trading city. In the afternoon you cross the border to South Africa where you will camp in the world famous Kruger Park.
Accommodation: Kruger Park Rest Camp – dome tent
In: Maputo city tour, game-drive Kruger Park
Dag 23: Kruger National Park – Hazyview, South Africa (B, L, D)
Today you go on a game drive by truck all day in this world famous game park. Because you sit nice and high, you have a good view. The search for the Big Five can begin!
But also enjoy all other beautiful animals such as giraffes, zebras and the variety of antelopes. Around lunchtime people stop in the park for a nice picnic. In the afternoon you will leave for a lodge in Hazyview. This lodge is beautifully situated on the banks of the Sabie River and therefore a nice place for a final evening around the campfire with your traveling companions.
Accommodations: Greenfire Lodge Hazyview
Included activity: full day game-drive
Day 24: Hazyview – Johannesburg, South Africa (B)
After a relaxed breakfast and a morning walk, it’s time to return to Johannesburg. In the afternoon you are expected back at the lodge in Johannesburg, time to say goodbye to ‘new’ friends and beautiful Africa.
Note: With this trip it is mandatory to take out travel insurance. Read more about travel insurance here
: Soft bags (no bags) of 15 kg maximum and you may also take a sleeping bag, small pillow and daypack.
August: 11, 25
September: 8, 22
October: 6, 20
November: 3, 11
December: 1, 15, 29
Prices per person based on 2 travellers
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