Yolo: Kruger & Swazi Overland (DAKZ)
Countries Visited: South Africa, Swaziland Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 22, avg 14.
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Enjoy the scenery of the Panorama Route, the Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland, spot crocs in the St Lucia Estuary, track the Big Five in Kruger National Park, drink in the culture of tiny villages.
In Africa, the cultural exchange rate is always favourable. This eye-opening journey into South Africa and Swaziland promises ample face time with the region's famed wildlife and life-changing contact with the people who make this land their home. Here, you'll marvel at hippos in their natural habitat and dine on local favourites and amazing camp meals. And with a reliable and knowledgeable CEO on hand at all times, your comfort zone will expand by miles.
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|Day 1||Johannesburg||Day 1 Johannesburg|
Arrive in Johannesburg at any time and make your way to the joining point hotel. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure which visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border. Our starting hotel is located outside of the city of Johannesburg, but take some time to enjoy an excursion to Soweto or to the famous Apartheid Museum. Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Johannesburg to Greater Kruger Area||Day 2 Johannesburg to Greater Kruger Area (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Drive through scenic mountains, and experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening. Included Activities: Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Kruger National Park||Day 3 Kruger National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a game drive in Kruger and watch wildlife from the comfort of the touring vehicle. Included Activities: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive
|Day 4||Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary||Day 4 Kruger National Park/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross the border from South Africa to Swaziland. Explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in the Swaziland's "Valley of Heaven", the Ezulwini Valley. Take advantage of free time to go horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, or game viewing. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Swaziland) Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.30 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 5||Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary||Day 5 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Get out and explore Swaziland. Opt to go hiking, mountain biking, or visit a traditional Swazi village. Included Activities: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Visit
|Day 6||Saint Lucia||Day 6 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Depart for the beautiful Zululand area, re-entering South Africa in one of its most diverse regions. Stay in the St Lucia area near the coast. Here, take an optional boat trip on the estuary or go for a horse ride on the beach. The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park stands as a beacon to the efforts for conservation in South Africa. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Swaziland - South Africa) Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 277km)
|Day 7||Saint Lucia||Day 7 Saint Lucia (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Get out and explore. Opt to visit the Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino. Lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards also call this reserve home.
|Day 8||Durban||Day 8 Saint Lucia/Durban (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Spend most of the day travelling the coast to Durban. Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house. Additional Notes: This tour is part of a longer tour that combines multiple tours. Some travellers may continue travelling together after this final evening. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 275km)
|Day 9||Durban||Day 9 Durban (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.