Arrive Johannesburg airport in the morning, after passing through immigration and customs go to domestic departures for your flight to Bloemfontein where your guide will meet you and transfer to Tiger Canyon about 2 hrs. away. We check into Starry Nights country lodge in Phillipolis nearby. Dinner at the local restaurant. BB.
Early depart for Tiger Canyon to see the only free roaming wild tigers in Africa! After our game drive breakfast at the canyon. We return to our lodge and then return to Tiger canyon in the afternoon for another game drive with the tigers. Dinner at Tiger Canyon that evening. Before our tour there will be a full briefing on the tiger conservation program. DBB.
Breakfast at our lodge before departing for Bloemfontein and our flight to Johannesburg. Here we will transfer to our vehicle to depart for the Panorama. A coffee break at Dullstroom, a village depicting a by-gone era! We travel to Graskop on the Panorama route where we overnight at Eco-lodge on the outskirt of town. Dinner included. DBB.
Blyde River Canyon
Depart after breakfast and visit the African Silk factory in Graskop, and then we travel to Wonder View, on the edge of the escarpment. Then it’s the ‘potholes’ and the Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd largest in the world! From here we descend the escarpment to the Lowveld and on to the Kruger National Park. We game view on our way to the lodge in Kruger. DBB.
Early depart for a morning game drive, breakfast at one of the camps en route. We return early afternoon to our camp and prepare for our night drive and bush Braai!! DBB.
Early depart from our camp, breakfast en-route. We stop at other camps inside Kruger before reaching the southern gate at Malelane in the afternoon. Here we book into a lodge on the banks of the Crocodile River which forms the southern border of Kruger. A la carte dinner for own account at the restaurant that overlooks
Early depart this morning for our last safari in Kruger. Today we travel in our open safari vehicle while we travel to the east of Kruger and follow the Sabi river before returning to our lodge on the banks of the Crocodile river. (BB)
Early morning bush walk in Kruger with the rangers. Return for breakfast and then leave for the Swazi Cultural village for some African singing and dancing! Around 1pm we depart for Johannesburg for our overnight. (BB)
KNP Bush Walk
KNP Bush Walk
Early flight this morning for Upington on the edge of the Kalahari. From Upington we travel to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2hrs away. Here we book into our lodge and go for our first game drive in the Park. The park is home to the famous black mained lions of the Kalahari as well as cheetah. Dinner at the restaurant.
Today is another day that we explore this amazing park. Overnight back at our lodge. (BB)
This morning we leave the park and head to Namibia and the Fish River Canyon, the second largest in the world. On our way we will visit the quiver tree forest before arriving at the Canyon Road lodge for our overnight. (BB)
This morning we will visit the canyon, then depart for Aus in the Namib desert and a chance to see the wild horses of the Namib. It is still not sure where these horses came from and how they have survived almost a 100 years in the desert! Overnight at Aus Vista Lodge.(BB)
Klein Aus Vista
This morning after breakfast we leave Aus and head North for the Duwisib Castle. A real castle in the desert built by Baron von Wolf in the early 1900’s for his American wife where he wanted to breed horses! We overnight in the castle! (DBB)
Today we depart the castle and head for Sossusvlei and Sossusvlei lodge. This afternoon we visit the dunes. Overnight at Sossusvlei lodge or Le Mirage. (DBB)
Optional Balloon Flight this morning. This is Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 metres, the highest in the world. Those not on the balloon flight will travel by vehicle into the dunes, with the opportunity to climb one! After our visit to the dunes we depart for Solitaire for their famous apple pie! and then on to the town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast via the Kuiseb Canyon; we also might see the elusive Hartmann’s mountain zebra that lives in the Namib. Dinner at the beach lodge where we overnight. BB
Today we visit Swakopmund for shopping and optional activities. Optional quad biking over the sand dunes, boat cruises to meet the seals etc. Dinner at the Tug restaurant in town. (BB)
Depart Swakopmund after breakfast and head north along the skeleton coast before turning inland to meet the Bushman people. Here they will take us to view rock paintings estimated to be thousands of years old. We will also witness their bush skills and dancing. Sadly these people’s hunter gatherer lifestyle is fast disappearing. The afternoon we depart for Ai Aiba lodge, close to the Bushman settlement. (DBB)
Early departure from Ai Aiba where we travel north to a Himba village where we will see this ancient nomadic culture. On route we will see the Herero woman with their colourful Victorian dresses! After our visit we head for Etosha and Toshari lodge. (DBB)
Today we visit the Etosha National Park, the same size as the Kruger Park, except Etosha has a huge normally dry saline lake that only partially fills after the rains. Overnight at Toshari lodge. Dinner at the lodge. (DBB)
Another day game viewing in Etosha, we now head east for Namuntoni before leaving the park late afternoon, overnight at Mushara lodge (DBB)
After an early breakfast we leave Mushara and head east for Erindi private game reserve. This reserve is over 80 000ha and hosts all of the animals originally found in Namibia. This afternoon we will go on a game drive in their open safari vehicles. (DBB)
Early morning cheetah walk! Return to the lodge for lunch before we depart for another afternoon game drive. After dinner this evening there will be an optional night drive! Departs 9pm.(LDBB)
Choice of early morning drive or walk! After breakfast we will depart Erindi and head for Windhoek airport and your flight out! Activities in the morning will depend on flight schedules. (BB)
BB- bed & breakfast
DBB- dinner, bed & breakfast
LDBB- lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast
All accommodation & breakfast. Dinners as indicated. All land transport, entrance fees, guiding, excursions.
Optional extras, flights to and from South Africa, visa fees, and travel insurance.
R66500 per person sharing. (4 pax)
1. Cape Town add-on on a BB basis. Reservation on BB at a hotel near the city.
2. An optional tour to the Vic Falls and Chobe. This is a 3 day trip with accommodation in the 5* Vic Falls Hotel on BB basis.
On arrival at Vic Falls airport the afternoon from Windhoek, transfer to the Vic Falls Hotel. Dinner at the hotel.(BB)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Botswana and Chobe, 70km’s to the border. Enjoy a boat cruise game viewing on the Chobe river with lunch before returning to Vic Falls the afternoon. Optional dinner at the hotel or the ‘Boma’. (BB)
Today is for the optional activities. Early ‘walk with the Lions’ helicopter flight over the falls and then the visit to the falls. (BB)
Leisure morning before departing for airport.
Accommodation & breakfast, transfers, excursion to Chobe.
Optional extras, visa fees, flights and travel insurance.
US$ 690 per person sharing.
LODGES USED ON THIS TOUR : 23-SAS