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16 Days Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana Budget Lodge Safar1 2017
May 20, 2017 - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Departing Johannesburg at 06:30am we head into the world famous Kruger National Park. We visit the northern part of the park and stay in the Letaba area of the reserve. We enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in our safari vehicle and hope to spot lion, elephant, rhino and...  (more...)
May 21, 2017 - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
This morning we wake early and game drive north through the park to the Pafuri region. The northern Kruger is dominated by mopane veld and is the domain of large elephant bulls, wilddog and lions. As we reach the Limpopo Valley the vegetation changes to forest and birdlife is...  (more...)
May 22, 2017 - GREAT ZIMBABWE
Entering Zimbabwe at the Beit Bridge border post, we travel north to our overnight stop. The following morning we visit the Great Zimbabwe Monuments. These well preserved ruins are some of the oldest and largest stone structures in Southern Africa and were built during the 11th to...  (more...)
May 23, 2017 - MATOBO NATIONAL PARK
Traveling via the city of Bulawayo we move on to the Matobo National Park and our chalets on the outskirts of the park. This afternoon we enjoy sundowners from the granite ridge overlooking the park. The following morning we visit World’s View and the historical site of Cecil...  (more...)
May 25, 2017 - HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. Hwange is famed for its large elephant population. Our chalets are in the game management area that borders the park, and we explore the park with...  (more...)
May 27, 2017 - VICTORIA FALLS
We enjoy a spectacular guided walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” - Victoria Falls. There are opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump or take a “flight of angels” (own expense). ...  (more...)
May 28, 2017 - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Entering Botswana, we head to the town of Kasane and our accommodation on the banks of the Chobe River The river flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. A highlight of any trip to the Chobe...  (more...)
May 29, 2017 - NATA
This morning there is time for an optional (own expense) game drive in the Chobe National Park. Heading south through the Kasane Forest Reserve we make our way to the Nata area for our overnight stop.
Overnight: Nata Lodge – twin share luxury tents with en suite facilities. Swimming pool,...  (more...)
May 30, 2017 - OKAVANGO DELTA
We transfer into the delta by open 4WD game viewing vehicle. Our local guides will take us deep into the heart of the
Okavango Delta on Mokoro (dugout canoes) to our pre-erected tented camp. The delta forms as rain water from the Angolan highlands flows out over the flat Kalahari...  (more...)
Jun 3, 2017 - KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY
Heading south from Maun, we cross the wide open spaces of the Kalahari Desert on our way to Khama Rhino Sanctuary. This is a community based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in protecting rhino and restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its natural...  (more...)
Jun 4, 2017 - JOHANNESBURG – TOUR ENDS
Crossing back into South Africa, we make our way to Johannesburg where the tour ends at +/- 17:00.
Distance/time: 630km, ± 7½ hours, excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing & lunch Optional Activities: N/A
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