African Insight - Southbound (Accommodated)

Tour Code 17SAI7A. Accommodated Overland
7 days from
$1'279 USD
USDwas 1505 USD
Plus 90 USD optional Adventure Pass
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Suitable for Ages: 18 to 39. Group Size: Maximum 24

Bask in the adventure, wildlife and culture on this great 7-day holiday

Explore southern Africa on this accommodated overland tour. Search for the 'big 5' in Kruger and Matobo National Parks and visit one of the natural wonders of the world Victoria Falls. This insight into Africa will leave you wanting more.

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Day 1. Livingstone Highlights. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. Accommodation. The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone.

after settling into your accommodation the rest of today is at your lesiure to explore the town, relax by the pool or take the opportunity to enjoy the various activities on offer. Optional activities include white water rafting, bungy jumping, scenic flights over the falls and much more.

This afternoon we drive to the Mosi oa Tunya National Park to view the Victoria Falls themselves. Known as the 'smoke that thunders' the falls are over a mile wide and 100 metres deep and at high water form the largest curtain of falling water in the world. Truly breathtaking!

Day 2. Livingstone to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Accommodation. Burkes Paradise.

After breakfast we join our overland truck and camping group members and hit the road to Zimbabwe via the scenic Victoria Falls bridge. After border formalities we continue on to Bulawayo - Zimbabwe's second city.

After a short stop in the city, we head to our camp on the outskirts of the city.

Day 3. Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe. Accommodation. Burkes Paradise.

This morning we head out to explore the wonders of the Matobo National Park. We meet our local guide who is a specialist on the park, its wildlife and history and head out down the tracks in the 4x4 vehicle.

The granite rock formations in the surrounding area are home to the sites of a range of Bushman paintings from many hundreds of years ago, when the natural overhangs and caves provided shelter to the hunter-gatherer tribes.

Wildlife includes both black and white rhino, a variety of antelope, and the densest population of both leopard and black eagles in the world.

Day 4. Bulawayo to Tshipise, South Africa Highlights. Tshipise, South Africa. Accommodation. Forever Resorts, Tshipise.

Heading south, we cross the busy Beitbridge border into South Africa and after border formalities, make our way to the Tshipise hot springs resort.

Day 5. Tshipise to Hazyview Accommodation. Hotel Numbi.

We journey further south to safari country and travel over the rolling hills, past the farms to Hazyview on the border of the Kruger National Park.

Day 6. Kruger National Park Highlights. Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accommodation. Hotel Numbi.

Waking early we prepare for our day out in Kruger. Our local guides collect us in their 4x4 safari vehicles and we make our way into the National Park.

The Kruger National Park is renowned as a superior wildlife conservation area and we spend the day in search of the Big 5, and the many other interesting animals as well as learning about their behaviour and the history of the area.

Day 7. Hazyview to Johannesburg

We enjoy a last breakfast together before hitting the road one last time, this time to Johannesburg where our adventure ends on arrival in the city.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, The Zambezi Waterfront has an array of accommodation from pre-erected tents, to private en suite waterfront chalets set in spacious grounds. There is a lively bar with river views and a booking office if there are any additional activities around Victoria Falls that you might want to book. single and double pre-erected tents with shared facilities, twin and family en suite chalets, camping. restaurant, bar, plunge pool, activity booking office, internet. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
MoAfrika Lodge, Johannesburg

MoAfrika literally means 'African People' in the language of the local Sotho populace, the original inhabitants of the Highveld. Your host, Anthony, has skillfully created a unique lodge in which an african theme induces a warm welcome for guests. Set on a 8000 square metre land through which a stream flows, MoAfrika Lodge provides a rustic and tranquil setting where guests can unwind in a relaxed and country atmosphere. Rooms - single, dorm, family and twin/double en-suite rooms available. Breakfast and airport transfer available.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

PRE/POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour departs Livingstone; we strongly recommend that you plan to arrive before the tour starts to fully benefit the activities and sights in this region. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements. However please book early to avoid disappointment and the risk of having to find more expensive (or less convenient) lodgings.

If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of Johannesburg and the surrounding area.

ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS:
These are optional activities that are booked during your holiday and paid directly to the provider while on tour. These options offer a variety of experiences and allow you the freedom to decide what activities you would like to do.

ACCOMMODATION:
Twin share accommodation with facilities (6 nights) some may be with bar or swimming pool.

TRANSPORT:
24-seater, self-contained, custom-built safari truck with on-board tables, plug sockets, freezer, water tank, library, i-pod jack, safety features and 70-litre individual lockers and 4 x 4 safari vehicles.

GAME PARK VISITS:
In order to maximise the quality of game driving and to comply with local authority rulings, some of our National Park visits and game viewing is carried out using services provided by local African ground handlers. As well as enhancing our experience using local guides and smaller vehicles it also allows us to contribute at a ‘grassroots’ level to local economies from which local people benefit.

TOUR STYLE:
This is a participation tour and your help will be needed in assisting with the various day to day duties, such as shopping, cooking and keeping the truck tidy (usually on a rota basis). But don’t worry it’s not all hard work and it’s a great way to meet the local people and get to know your fellow travellers. Your contribution benefits the success of the tour - most people find the greater their involvement, the greater their enjoyment of the whole trip.

Meals
6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners

Accommodation
6 nights twin share accomodation

Includes.
Fully equipped safari vehicle
Accommodation as specified and cooking equipment
All road tolls and vehicle taxes
All ground transportation
Meals as indicated
Services of two crew

Highlights Include:
Kruger NP, Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
Shangaan Cultural Evening
Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass
Excludes.
Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (optional)
Visas
Flights
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Optional activities
Drinks, tips
Items of a personal nature
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Adventure Pass

Every Overland tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

90 USD or 100 USD (If prepaid)

This pass is an optional add-on for this tour.

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