7-day African Insight - South (Camping)

Tour Code 22SAI7. Adventure Camping Tours
7 days from
$1'024 USD
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Group Size: Average 16, Maximum 24. Age Group: 18+

See the Victoria Falls, walk with wildlife and explore Kruger on this adventure tour.


This short adventure safari tour from Livingstone to Pretoria is ideal for the traveller who has little time to travel but wants to enjoy varied wildlife experiences. Including some of the best attractions, Southern Africa has to offer including the Kruger National Park in South Africa, Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe, and the Victoria Falls in Zambia.

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Day 1. Livingstone Highlights. Livingstone Activities, Zambia.

Explore the world renowned Victoria Falls, visit the David Livingstone Museum or spend the day visiting with the locals and learn more about their history and culture. For the adventurous there are a multitude of adrenaline activities on offer including white water rafting the Zambezi, bungee jumping and scenic flights over the falls.

Day 2. Livingstone to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Leaving Zambia we cross the famed Victoria Falls bridge and catch a glimpse of the water as it plummets into the Batoka Gorge below. After border formalities, we head into Zimbabwe and drive through the bushveld countryside to the second city, Bulawayo.

Day 3. Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe.

Accompanied by local guides we make our way to Matobo National Park. Spot the magnificent Black and White Rhino, the spectacular leopard in their natural habitat and a multitude of Bushman paintings while on your guided tour.

The Matobo National Park offers a variety of sights to behold, from historic points of interest like Cecil John Rhodes' grave and ancient San rock art sites, to wildlife and birdlife with the rarer species like the Roan and Sable Antelope found here. See if you can spot the black eagles that nest in the high rock outcrops.

Day 4. Matobo National Park to Tshipise, South Africa Highlights. Tshipise, South Africa.

Crossing the border into South Africa we make our way through the Limpopo countryside to the Tshipise hot springs resort. Enjoy the hot springs and take the time to relax this evening in one of the many pools available.

Day 5. Tshipise to Hazyview Highlights. Shangaan Cultural Evening.

Continuing our journey through the South African bushveld, we make our way across the mountains to the northern Drakensburg area and the town of Hazyview. Tonight we enjoy the glimpse into the local culture with the Shangaan Tribal dancing and singing.

Day 6. Kruger National Park Highlights. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Spot the “Big 5” at the world renowned Kruger National Park. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife, birdlife, reptiles and much more.

We start the day getting acquainted with our resident guides as we board our open 4x4 game viewing vehicles and head into the park. The day is spent in Kruger exploring and seeking out the resident wildlife and in search of the top animals on our list.

We return to our Acacia vehicle in the late afternoon regaling stories of our wildlife adventures!

Day 7. Hazyview to Pretoria

We enjoy our last breakfast with our fellow travellers before making our way to Pretoria and the end of our Southern African adventure.

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

Viewing deck pool Viewing deck over Zambezi Permanent tents Campsite with pool Twin Room Double Room En-suite bathroom Restaurant and bar area

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

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Court Classique Suite Hotel

Court Classique Suite Hotel is set among the embassy buildings in suburban Arcadia, Pretoria. This 3-storey building is 3.9 km from the city centre allowing easy access to restaurants, cinemas shops and cultural attractions. It's also 6.5 km from the Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Court Classique Suite Hotel offers single and double ensuite rooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, swimming pool, a spa room and wine cellar.

Entrance view of the Curt Classique Hotel Double en-suite room Restaurant Pool area Kipepeo Spa

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

Additional Info

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 Pretoria and the surrounding area.

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.

We use 2-person dome tents with fly sheets, sewn-in groundsheets, zip-up insect screens and foam mattresses. We mainly use campsites, which usually have reasonable wash and shower facilities, electricity points and sometimes even a small shop, bar or swimming pool.

24-seater, self-contained, custom-built safari vehicle 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.

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.

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 vehicle 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.

6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunchs, 5 Dinners

6 nights camping

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

Included Highlights:
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

Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (optional)
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Sleeping bag
Optional activities
Drinks, tips
Items of a personal nature
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Adventure Pass

Every adventure 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.

100 USD or (If prepaid)

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