Explore the scenic Panorama Route of the Blyde River canyon area and enjoy game drives and walks in the untamed Timbavati Reserve (Greater Kruger National Park), Hwange and Chobe National Parks. Experience Venda Culture and the amazing Bushman paintings of the Motopos. Witness the majestic Victoria Falls and end with a breath taking sunset on a Chobe River Cruise. A true wildlife and cultural experience in Southern Africa!
14 nights 3-4 star lodges with private en-suite facilities
All breakfasts & 10 dinners included
All lunches own account except where specified
Tour is conducted in a Kiboko Adventures overland vehicle
All game drives in open 4x4 game drive vehicles
Whether you’re waking up to sunrise over the stark Namib Desert, bird watching in the Okavango Delta, or looking out over the city of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, the moments captured on our safaris are unforgettable. Take a look at our gallery for a glimpse of what your Kiboko adventure could have in store.
Departing Johannesburg after breakfast we proceed to the Lowveld to our accommodation overlooking the Sabie river. The afternoon can be spent relaxed in the extensive gardens or watching hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife congregate at the river. We visit Gods Window viewpoint for a spectacular view of the Kruger National Park. Immerse yourself in a feast of culture with a night of Shangaan dance and an unforgettable African Banquet. Overnight at Hippo hollow country estate (or similar). (Accommodated – B. Dinner own account).
The morning is spent viewing the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and Bourkes Luck Potholes, en-route to the famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve situated in the Greater Kruger National Park. Shindzela tented safari camp provides guests with a true safari experience in a private game reserve – an ideal way to make the most of your Kruger safari holiday. We enjoy morning game drives and afternoon bush walks in search of the many animals inhabiting the reserve. Overnight Shindzela Tented Camp (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D. Lunch on Day 4 included).
Up at sunrise we exit Timbavati and enter the Kruger National Park at Phalaborwa gate. A full day game drive is enjoyed as we traverse north, exiting the park through the Pafuri gate to our lodge in the Limpopo Province where we experience a taste of the local Venda culture. Day 5 we have dinner in a nearby cave. Day 6 is an early start with a walk to view some rock paintings returning to camp for breakfast. We then depart for a full day cultural tour which includes a visit to a local village, tavern & a school. Dinner is enjoyed in Venda style in the local village.Overnight Awelani Lodge (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D. Lunch on Day 6 included)
An early departure takes us 2 hours to Beit Bridge border post where we cross into Zimbabwe. Entering Zimbabwe we travel to our lodge located on the edge of the World Heritage site – Matopos National Park. The following day is spent on a historic trek to Rhodes grave and walks to renowned caves and Bushman paintings. Our lodge is set within the large granite boulders of the Matopos. Overnight Camp Amalinda (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)
Travelling through Zimbabwe we arrive early afternoon to Hwange National Park. We enjoy a late afternoon open 4×4 vehicle game drive in the private concession bordering Hwange National Park. The following morning we enjoy another game drive in the concession and in the afternoon relax at the lodge or an optional game drive (own expense). Overnight Ivory Lodge (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)
We arrive midday to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa (entrance own account). The days are free to browse the local markets and to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including helicopter flights over the Falls, sunset boat cruise etc (own expense). Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar). (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)
Sunset cruise +-USD45pp + park fees
Ra-Ikane luxury sunset cruise +-USD75pp + park fees
12-13 minute helicopter flight +-USD150 pp + park fee
More activities available on request
Crossing into Botswana we travel to Kasane and our lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day is spent on an early morning Game drive in Chobe National Park and a sunset Game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River. Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar). (Accommodated – B & D)
Tour ends after breakfast with transfer to Kasane Airport. (B)
This is the rainy season for Namibia & Botswana. Hot & humid with some days bright and sunny and others grey & wet with cooling afternoon thunderstorms.
Rainy season is over! Colorful and lush with clear blue skies. Moderate day temperatures with game starting to concentrate around permanent water as pans start to dry out.
No rain with crisp, clear days around 25 degrees and night temperatures 0-10 degrees. Game viewing excellent and migratory birds start arriving in August. Best time for safari!
The driest month of the year with daily temperatures 30+ degrees. Excellent time for big game safaris.
Hot days with the start of the afternoon African thuderstorms. This is Calving season and good game viewing with many migrant birds present.
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