Highlights: Kruger National Park, Open Vehicle game drives in the Kruger, Panoramic Route, God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Chobe morning Game Drive, Chobe Afternoon River Cruise, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River Sunset Cruise & Makgadigadi Pan game drive
Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe
Day 1: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Departing early from Johannesburg we head off the plateau towards the Kruger National Park, stopping on-route for breakfast (own cost).
The Kruger National Park is home to 147 mammal (including the Big 5), 114 reptile, & 502 bird species.
Once inside the Kruger we will be on the lookout for wildlife on route to our camp.
Your guide will drive you to the lodge situated in the Kruger national park where you will meet the local people that run the lodge. Once at the lodge they will explain all the goings on for that afternoon.
Accommodation: En-suite Chalets
Day 2: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Today your lodge will inform you about the activities for the day and you can relax along the river at the pool enjoy the nature that surrounds you.
Relive one of South Africa’s cultural heritages through the story of Jock of the Bushveld. Original mementos are on display at the Main Lodge.
There is a range of activities available to enhance your African Safari Experience! Game drives, guided game and nature walks, birdwatching, spa treatments and golf.
Meals: Full board
Accommodation: En-suite Chalets
Day 3: Panoramic Route ( South Africa)
Departing after breakfast we make our way through the Kruger for a last time. Once out of the Kruger the road take your north towards the Blyde river canyon and through panoramic route of South Africa. Place you will visit Blyde river outlook point, Bourkesluck Pots holes and Gods Window before arriving at the hotel for the night
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: (Graskop Hotel) En-suite twin or double rooms
Day 4: Limpopo Province (South Africa)
Departing early morning the road takes you west towards Botswana through South Africa. Today is a driving day and your guide will stop along the way for lunch and a few stops before arriving at the game lodge.
Once at the lodge you can relax while you guide prepares you a African Bush Braai(BBQ)
Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge is situated only 20 km from the Martinsdrift/Groblersbrug border post and is the ideal stopover on route to Botswana or Zimbabwe.This 4 star luxury lodge is part of a private game reserve and offer luxury accommodation for an overnight stay or a family break away.Our new colonial styled accommodation embraces nature at every turn and offers all the privacy and superior comfort you would need for uninterrupted relaxation.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: (Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge) En-suite Chalets
Day 5: South Africa & Botswana
Departing early morning we make our way to the border of South Africa and Botswana. From there the road takes you west towards Khama rhino sanctuary. The office would have booked you a morning game drive that takes around 2 hours and hopefully you see some of the many Rhino they have in the park
After which you will then take the road north through Botswana to Francistown and there you will arrive at the lodge situated 15km north of Francistown
Meal Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Woodlands Lodge(En-suite chalets)
Day 6: Kasane chobe region(Botswana)
Leaving Francistown after breakfast we continue north through the country towards Kasane and the Chobe National park.
Your lodge is on the banks of the Chobe river which forms part of the Chobe National park
Once in Kasane your guide will book you’re your activities for the next day. The rest of the afternoon you can relax and also explore the small town that borders the Chobe national park.
Meals: Breakfast and Lodge Dinner
Accommodation: (Chobe Safari Lodge) En-suite twin or double rooms
Day 7: Chobe (Botswana)
If you have decided to do the early morning game drive into the Chobe National park the day starts of early as that’s when the wildlife in most active
Chobe boosts with large herds of Elephant and you often see Leopard and Lions while on the game drives. Botswana is also home to 30% of the wild dog population left in Southern Africa and if you very lucky you may encounter them in the Chobe area
This afternoon we will embark on a river cruise on the Chobe River, widely thought of as being one of the best river cruises in Africa. Apart from a huge variety of birdlife, you may also see crocodile, hippos, and probably even elephants washing and playing in the water.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner at the Lodge
Accommodation: (Chobe Safari Lodge) En-suite twin or Double rooms
Day 8: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Leaving Chobe after a late morning, the border crossing into Zimbabwe is 15km from town.
Once in Zimbabwe the drive takes you through the Matetsi reserve before arriving in Victoria Falls. On the way you may encounter Elephants, Lion and also you often see Wild dogs along the way
Once in Victoria Falls your guide will show you around the town before arriving at your lodge
Your guide will also inform you about the river cruise on the Zambezi river for that afternoon
Meals: Restaurant Breakfast
Accommodation: En-suite rooms
Day 9: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
For this morning your guide will pick you up after breakfast and then take you down to the Victoria Falls National park where he will show you around the park and also the Victoria Falls. Once done at the Falls the rest of the day is free for you to do some of the activities they have on offer.
Please note that your guide may take you to the falls the day your arrive should you wish to do more than one activity for this day
Meals: Restaurant Breakfast
Accommodation: En-suite twin or Double rooms
Day 10: Nata Lodge (Botswana)
Today we leave Victoria Falls and make our way back to Botswana. The drive takes you down through Botswana to Nata and the Makgadigadi pan for the afternoon
Once there you can relax for a while before going on a sunset drive into the Makgadigadi pan and bird sanctuary. This in a nice way to end of your Africa experience of Botswana and Zimbabwe
Meals: Restaurant Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: (Nata Lodge) En-suite Chalets
Day 11: Opikopi Game Ranch (South Africa)
Leaving Nata lodge after breakfast we make our way down through the eastern side of Botswana and then to the border of South Africa
From the border our camp and lodge is a hours drive and you can relax for the afternoon.
Opikopi Game Ranch, an unique private game ranch situated on a 250 feet high flat topped hill that offers a panoramic view of the bushveld plains in it’s truest form.
Enjoy the excitement and tranquility of the African Bushveld. A nature lovers paradise, with walking trails and all year round bird watching. Experience the vastness and eeriness of an African night surrounded by nocturnal creatures and enjoy close-up game viewing. Spend the evenings in the lapa around an open log bushveld fire, discussing close-up game viewing experience, while the sounds and smells of Africa embrace you!
Meals: Breakfast at Nata lodge And Braai(BBQ) Dinner
Accommodation: (Opikopi Ranch) Chalets
Day 12: Johannesburg (South Africa)
Departing after breakfast the road takes you to Johannesburh through the waterberg arriving early afternoon
Your guide will drop you off at your hotel or the airport in time for your flights back home
What’s included in the kitty:
- Kruger National Park open vehicle sunset game drive
- Kruger National Park full day open vehicle game drive
- Khama Rhino Sanctuary game drive
- Chobe National Park Game drive and entry fees
- Chobe River cruise
- Victoria Falls National Park entry fees
- Zambezi River sunset cruise
- 3 x restaurant meals
What’s included in the price:
- Services of a driver/guide
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
What’s NOT included in the price:
- Flights, visas (if required), personal travel insurance (compulsory when travelling with Bluechilli)
- Meals & drinks not specified in the itinerary
- Items of a personal nature