Classic: Cape Town, Kruger & Zimbabwe (DSCZ)
Countries Visited: South Africa, Zimbabwe Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 14
Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Search for the Big Five in Kruger and Hwange national parks, savour a local meal with a family, walk with rhinos in Matobo National Park.
Southern Africa is so packed full of diverse highlights that we're taking two weeks to explore a few of them in depth. Wildlife is the regions calling card and there will be plenty of chances to spot the Big Five in Kruger, Hwange, and Matobo national parks. Aside from animals, there'll be many occasions to experience the unique regional cultures of Soweto, Shalati, and Victoria Falls. Come away with an even deeper understanding of what makes this part of the world truly special.
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|Day 1||Cape Town||Day 1 Cape Town|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Cape Town||Day 2 Cape Town (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a full day in Cape Town with the option to visit Table Mountain. Choose to explore Cape Point or embark on a wine tour around Stellenbosch. In the evening, experience an authentic meal in a local home in a nearby township. Additional Notes: If you are interested in visiting Robben Island - you must book it directly with the museum on their website prior to travel: http://www.robben-island.org.za Due to high demand, it is common that this tour can be sold out over one month in advance.
|Day 3||Johannesburg||Day 3 Cape Town/Johannesburg (1B)|
Take a short flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. In the afternoon, travel to Soweto for a bicycle tour and learn more about its important history and significant role in bringing the issues of segregation to the forefront. Opt to visit Nelson Mandelas home and the Apartheid Museum. Included Activities: Soweto Bicycle Tour Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 4||Manyeleti||Day 4 Johannesburg/Manyeleti (1B, 1D)|
Take the scenic route between Johannesburg and the Greater Kruger Area. Later, enjoy a traditional dinner and dance, learning more about the local culture. Opt to go for a swim or sit by a fire in the evening. Included Activities: Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing Transport: Enjoy sights along the Panorama Route en route to the Greater Kruger Area. Private Vehicle
|Day 5||Manyeleti||Day 5 Manyeleti (1B, 1D)|
With free time, opt for a wildlife safari drive in Manyeleti Reserve in an open safari vehicle. In the afternoon, head out in our vehicle to try to spot Africas famous animals in the wild. Included Activities: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 6||Kruger National Park||Day 6 Manyeleti/Kruger National Park (1B)|
Start early for a long day driving straight up the middle of Kruger National Park. While transferring to the northern part of the park there will be ample opportunity to spot animals from our vehicle. Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 7||Beitbridge||Day 7 Kruger National Park/Beitbridge (1B)|
Enjoy a free morning, and opt to take a wildlife safari drive in the northern region of Kruger NP. Travel to Mashovhela Lodge for the night.
|Day 8||Great Zimbabwe Monument Area||Day 8 Beitbridge/Great Zimbabwe Monument Area (1B)|
Get an earlier start and cross the border into Zimbabwe. Continue on to the Great Zimbabwe Monument and spend the afternoon enjoying free time to explore the surrounding area. Additional Notes: Accommodations on this night have shared bathroom facilities. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Zimbabwe) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
|Day 9||Matobo National Park||Day 9 Great Zimbabwe Monument Area/Matobo National Park (1B)|
Start the day with a visit to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Africas most significant ruins site south of Cairo. Learn the history of the ruins and climb to the citadel for a view over the site. Continue on to Matobo National Park. Included Activities: Great Zimbabwe National Monument Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours)
|Day 10||Matobo National Park||Day 10 Matobo National Park (1B)|
Wake up early and opt to explore ancient cave paintings, visit the grave of Rhodes, hike the unique and stunning landscape, or hang out by the pool. In the afternoon, enjoy an included rhino walk, with the opportunity to get up close and personal with this endangered species. Included Activities: Guided Rhino Walk
|Day 11||Hwange National Park||Day 11 Matobo National Park/Hwange National Park (1B)|
Travel to Hwange National Park for an opportunity to spot more wildlife. Opt to enjoy an evening wildlife safari drive in a safari vehicle. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 12||Victoria Falls||Day 12 Hwange National Park/Victoria Falls|
Opt for more wildlife viewing in the morning before continuing on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy the spectacular falls. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Victoria Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
|Day 13||Victoria Falls||Day 13 Victoria Falls (1B)|
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Victoria Falls and the Zambezi area has to offer.
Local Flights: N/A
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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.