Kruger, Falls & Botswana Safari

From$6599USD
19 days,Johannesburg to Livingstone
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Visit a Planeterra-supported school project, snap stunning photos of the Big Five on safari in open vehicle drives and boat excursions, feel the power of the great Victoria Falls and visit the G desk in Livingstone, enjoy African sunsets and a sundowner on a houseboat in the Okavango Delta, travel in a small group and get even closer to the wildlife

It's never too late to experience an authentic African safari - especially if it's right in the heart of some of Africa's most famous parks and wildlife reserves. This trip covers such storied locales as Kruger National Park, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and the Okavango Delta, and our small group size ensures you get the maximum amount of encounters with Africa's "Big Five". Top it off with unique accommodations; including luxury tented camps, a private home stay on the Chobe River and a 2-night houseboat stay in the Delta and you have a trip to satisfy anyone's need for adventure and comfort.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer. Traditional Braai dinner. Panoramic Route scenic drive. Kruger National Park entrance fee with game drives in an open vehicle. Visit a local village and Planeterra-supported school. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve entrance fee with game drives in open safari vehicles. Dinner with a local Afrikaans family. Tour of Victoria Falls. All National Park and game reserve entrances in Botswana. Chobe River home-stay. Open vehicle game drives in Savuti, Chobe National Park, Khwai River and Moremi area. Okavango Delta 2-night houseboat excursion with game viewing and bird watching. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 18 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 11 dinners. (Allow USD400-525 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (8 nts), homestay (1 nt), lodge/chalet (2 nts), comfort tented camps (5 nts), houseboat (2 nts).
  • Flight, air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, 4x4 vehicle, van, walking, boat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in Cape Town, CEO/driver for Kruger portion, G representative in Livingstone, CEO/driver in Botswana.
  • Small group experience; Max 9, Avg 6.

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Day 1 Johannesburg (1D)

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) welcome dinner tonight.

Day 2 Panorama Route/Graskop (1B)

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window.

Day 3 Kruger National Park area (1B,1D)

Embark on an afternoon game drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife then continue to our lodge conveniently located outside the park gates. This evening devour an African-style, dinner under the stars.

Days 4-5 Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (2B,1L,2D)

This morning, visit to a Planeterra-supported Children’s Day School located just outside Krugar National Park. Continue to the luxury tented camp, inside a private nature reserve. Enjoy morning and evening open vehicle safari game drives searching out Africa's famed Big Five who cross back and forth through the unfenced Kruger area.

Day 6 Johannesburg (1B,1D)

After one last safari drive, head back to the city. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with a local Afrikaans family.

Day 7-9 Johannesburg/Livingstone (3B)

Flight to Livingstone, Zambia to meet the local G representative and take a tour of Victoria Falls. Enjoy 2 full days to explore with the support of the conveniently located G desk. Opt to book whitewater rafting, canoeing, river safari, cultural tours or a flight over the falls.

Day 10 Livingstone (1B)

Enjoy your day at leisure with various optional activities to choose from. This evening, meet the Botswana CEO for a briefing.

Day 11 Kasane/Chobe River (1B,1L,1D)

Cross the border into Botswana to a private home on the Chobe River for a unique homestay experience. Option to take a sunset photography river cruise for wildlife viewing with an expert photography/wildlife guide.

Day 12 Chobe National Park (1B,1L,1D)

This morning, take a slow gamedrive along the southern bank of the Chobe River, then travel deeper into the Chobe wilderness to Ghoha Hills. Enjoy late afternoon game viewing in open vehicles around the hills and waterholes in search of elephants, lions, hippos and giraffes.

Day 13-14 Khwai River/Moremi area (2B,2L,2D)

Drive to the Khwai River area bordering Moremi Game Reserve via Savuti. With astounding wildlife viewing potential, embark on morning and afternoon open vehicle game drives with time to relax at the comfortable tented camp.

Day 15 Maun (1B)

After a morning game drive, transfer to the frontier town of Maun. Option to shop and take a scenic flight over the delta.

Day 16-17 Okavango Delta (2B,2L,2D)

Transfer to the houseboat, home for the next two nights in the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. From here, explore a more secluded area of the delta, taking small boats into the channels and waterways for wildlife viewing and bird watching. Opt to go fishing or on a cultural excursion to Tsoldilo Hills to view ancient San Bushman rock paintings.

Day 18 Livingstone (1B,1L)

Transfer by van and ferry crossing back into Zambia for the final night.

Day 19 Livingstone (1B)

Depart at any time.

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