Day 1: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Tue. 14 Aug 2018

Fly to spectacular Victoria Falls!

Today you board your flight to Victoria Falls. Flight departs Johannesburg at 11:25 and arrives in Vic Falls at 13:15.

As soon as you arrive at the Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be met & taken to your lodge which will be your home for the next 3 nights! A Visa fee of USD50 per person is payable at the border crossing.

(Please request for a double entry visa for Zimbabwe & Botswana)

The Kingdom Hotel at Victoria Falls is a breezy 5-minute walk from the renowned Victoria Falls. This hotel boasts stunning architecture inspired by the ancient Kingdom of Munhumutapa, with towering pillars and many water features.

More than just a hotel, The Kingdom has 3 restaurants, 4 pools, a safari spa, a man-made lake, and a casino.

Witnessing the Victoria Falls is an amazing experience and The Kingdom offers the perfect place to stay for your family vacation. The Victoria Falls are, by some measures, the largest waterfall in the world, as well as being among the most unusual in form, and having arguably the most diverse and easily seen wildlife of any major waterfall site.

The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy all this hotel has to offer!

Included

Flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Transfer from the airport to the lodge

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Visa Fees & Park Fees

 

Day 2: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Wed. 15 Aug 2018

Explore the Mighty Falls!

You have a full day to soak up the wonderful atmosphere of Victoria Falls, it is the adventure capital of Africa and there are activities on offer to cater for everyone’s needs. Enjoy a guided tour of the mighty Falls, partake in the many activities on offer or wander around the streets to do a bit of curio shopping, then finish off at a café for refreshments and a bite to eat (own account).

This afternoon at around 15:45 you will be collected from the hotel for your sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, Africa’s fourth longest, where you will enjoy snacks and drinks, as well as the opportunity to spot wildlife such as elephant, hippo, crocodile and magnificent birds. This is a great way to soak up the serenity of your surroundings as the sun sets over the water and day turns to night.

Included

Breakfast

Tour of the Falls (excl Park Fees USD14)

Zambesi Sunset Cruise (excl Park Fees USD10)

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Park Fees

Day 3: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Thu. 16 Aug 2018

Enjoy a full day safari in Chobe National Park! - Pick up at 07:00

A full day Safari package comprising a Cruise on the Chobe River and a Game Drive in the world famous Chobe National Park. Only an hour’s drive from Victoria Falls, the Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Bordered by the banks of the breath-taking Chobe River, it is famous for its rich elephant and lion population. The tour departs early morning at around 07:00 from Victoria Falls where you are transferred by road for 70km to the border where their Botswana guide will meet them after immigration procedures.

Included

Breakfast

Full Day Chobe National Park Safari

(Game Drive & Chobe River Cruise included) (excl Park Fees USD15)

Return transfers included

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Visa Fees & Park Fees

Day 4: Hazyview

Fri. 17 Aug 2018

Your ultimate safari awaits you!

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to the Vic Falls Airport to board your flight to Johannesburg and then Nelspruit. (Flight from Vic Falls depart at 13:30 and arrive in Johannesburg at 16:05. Our representative will meet you upon arrival and accompany you to the check in counter for your flight to Nelspruit (Flight depart Johannesburg at 18:00 and arrive in Nelspruit at 18:50). Upon arrival in Nelspruit you will be met and transferred to the Hippo Hollow Country Estate in Hazyview where you will be staying for the next 4 nights; Hippo Hollow Lodge is only a mere 5 to 15 min drive from Phabeni or Numbi gate of the Kruger National Park – Lovely, safe & privately run with amazing meals for you to look forward to.

Dinner will be enjoyed at the lodge.

Expert tips

We can collect you from any hotel in and around Johannesburg, Sandton Hotels or at O.R. Tambo International Airport or Shuttle Terminal. You will be collected between 6.30 am – 8.30 am (depending on the day) by our transfer driver. We will confirm collection time before the departure date.

Included

Breakfast

Transfer from the lodge to the airport

Flight from Vic Falls to Johannesburg

Flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit

Transfer from the airport to the Hippo Hollow Lodge

Dinner

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Day 5: Hazyview

Sat. 18 Aug 2018

Our safari starts very early, before sunrise, to the Kruger National Park in specially fitted open vehicles. We enter through the Kruger Gate into one of the best wildlife areas of the KNP; here you will spend the day on a safari with your ranger and we will visit various water holes, look out points & rivers.

We have our breakfast, which was pre-packed by the lodge, at a local rest camp and then continue our safari looking for the mighty Big 5, not missing out on over 100 mammal & 500 bird species – your ranger will ensure the very best experience. Your guide will stop at a local rest camp for lunch where there is a great menu, then we continue with our safari.

We return to the lodge late afternoon (around 4 pm) after a great day on safari. You can then relax and even jump into the swimming pool before we have dinner at the lodge. But be sure to get in bed early, as you will have to get up early as well for another great safari the next day.

Included

Breakfast

Full Day Kruger National Park

Dinner

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified


Day 6: Hazyview

Sun. 19 Aug 2018

You will have to get up before the sun has risen to depart on another safari with your same ranger as the previous day, but then you get to experience the gorgeous sunrise again. We will visit a different area of the KNP than the day before and the guide will focus on finding different wildlife that might have alluded you the day before.

We will visit various water holes, look out points, rivers, and have our pre-packed breakfasts at a local picnic venue. After that, we will visit bird hides and look for the mighty Big 5 again.

Where we stop for breakfast and lunch – as the day before – depends on the guide’s choice and the direction he chooses to take in the KNP on the day. We return to the lodge at around 4 pm for a swim, relax and catch up on the last few days of pictures and experiences. We have dinner and get to bed before the next day’s Panorama Tour.

Included

Breakfast

Full Day Kruger Park

Dinner

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

 

Day 7: Hazyview

Mon. 20 Aug 2018

Today we awake slightly later and, after a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we make our way in an air-conditioned closed vehicle towards the Picturesque Mpumalanga Highveld.

We will visit the world’s third largest canyon – the Blyde River Canyon – as well as the Three Rondavels,God's Window and a small town called Graskop, where we will have lunch and do some souvenir shopping. We also visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, found in the Blade River and surrounding water falls like Lisbon and Mac Mac falls.

We return in the afternoon for some leisure time, a swim, and time to rest after the past few exciting days. We have dinner and get to bed before the next day’s early morning safari and transfer to the airport.

Included

Breakfast

Full Day Panorama Tour

Dinner

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Additional Activities

Day 8: End of Itinerary

Tue. 21 Aug 2018

Say your last goodbyes!

After a final morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred to the Nelspruit Airport to board your flight to Johannesburg and then home.

We wish you a safe trip back home with lovely memories!

Included

Breakfast

Morning Game Drive

Transfer from the lodge to the airport

Flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified


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