SA 17: 7 Nights/ 8 Days Kruger, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 1: Central Kruger Park

Depart from Johannesburg at 06:00. We travel east through the highveld farmlands to the Mpumalanga Province. Heading, for the world-renowned Kruger National Park, we enter through one of the central entrance gates. After settling into our camp, we venture out on our first exciting game drive. We return to camp at sunset, to freshen up and head out on an open vehicle night drive accompanied by Kruger Park Rangers. We then enjoy a hearty dinner and relax around the log fire, listening to the sounds of the African night. (D)

Day 2: Northern Kruger Park

An early rise, we start the day with coffee and rusks before venturing out on a morning game drive. Breakfast is to be served at one of the picnic sites. Most of the day will be spent game viewing, bird watching and stopping at the various water holes en-route to our northern camp. Arriving at our camp at sunset, we settle down for a traditional “braai" (barbeque) for dinner and relax around the camp fire. (B D)

Day 3: Great Zimbabwe

Up at daybreak, we go on our last game drive in the Kruger Park, before heading towards the border post at Beitbridge and into Zimbabwe. We then make our way to the town of Masvingo and the sight of the Great Zimbabwe Monument. We overnight at a campsite in Masvingo. (B D)

Day 4: Chipengali Wildlife Orphanage

After breakfast, we take a guided walking tour of the mysterious archeological site known as the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. We then depart for Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo and spend the afternoon visiting the Chipingali Wildlife Orphanage, where we spend the night. (B D)

Day 5-6: Victoria Falls

Departing Bulawayo after breakfast, we head for Victoria Falls. We arrive in time to set up camp and relax, before heading out on a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Sundowner drinks and snacks to be enjoyed on board. After dinner, we venture out to explore the nightlife of Victoria Falls. Time is spent at your leisure over these two days. Activities include White River rafting, bungi jumping, a canoeing safari, or even the flight of the angels over the falls. We spend one evening out on the town enjoying a traditional meal at one of the local restaurants (own expense). (B)

Day 7: Nata Lodge

This morning we explore the magnificent Victoria Falls, before venturing for the Kazungula border post and into Botswana. We travel through the Chobe District with an opportunity to encounter wild herds of Elephants. Our journey takes us all the way to the edge of the famous Makgadikgadi pans, where you have the opportunity of an optional open vehicle trip to the pans. Evening to be spent camping at Nata Lodge. (B D)

Day 8: Johannesburg

An early rise, we enjoy coffee and rusks before departing for Martin’s Drift border post, we have breakfast en-route, then onto the final stretch to Johannesburg. (B)