Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Amazing view of Victoria Falls, Zambia

African Insight (Northbound)

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Matobo or Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe: The Matobo National Park lies in the Matobo Hills, which are a 200 million year old range of granite domes, spires and unique smoothly-rounded balancing boulders created by years of erosion. The 424 sq km park is the burial ground for colonial imperialist Cecil Rhodes and his peaceful grave can be visited on the top of one of these outcrops of rock. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife, and has one of the largest densities of leopard in Africa, and considerable populations of both the black and white rhinoceros. The highlight here is a game walk to possibly get close to rhino on foot.
  • Kruger National Park, South Africa: Spanning 18,989 square kilometers, the Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, and is the premier game reserve of South Africa. Home to the Big Five, there are 147 mammalian species, as well as 517 bird species and 114 species of reptile.
  • Matobo or Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe
  • The Matobo National Park lies in the Matobo Hills, which are a 200 million year old range of granite domes, spires and unique smoothly-rounded balancing boulders created by years of erosion. The 424 sq km park is the burial ground for colonial imperialist Cecil Rhodes and his peaceful grave can be visited on the top of one of these outcrops of rock. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife, and has one of the largest densities of leopard in Africa, and considerable populations of both the black and white rhinoceros. The highlight here is a game walk to possibly get close to rhino on foot.
  • Victoria Falls National Park: Victoria Falls or Mosi Oa Tunya, the smoke that thunders sits on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe where the Zambezi river drops 108 metres into the gorge. Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria are also known by their local name Mosi Oa Tunya, which literally translated means 'The Smoke that Thunders' referring to the coloumn of spray from the waterfall that can be seen from miles around. Victoria Falls is undoubtedly Southern Africa's adventure playground and some of the activities on offer are:
  • Bungy Jumping
  • White Water Rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Microlight Flights
  • Helicopter Flights
  • Walk with Lions
  • Walk with Elephants
  • Gorge Swing
  • Your tour leader will be able to assist in booking on these activities and others too!

Short Description

Take in the excitement of Big 5 game viewing in Southern Africas Kruger and Hwange National Parks on this overland safari tour. Relax or go wild with all the adrenaline activities on offer in Livingstone, Zambia and marvel at the thunderous Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Johannesburg, South Africa
End City Victoria Falls, Zambia

Trip Includes

  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • Transport
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Services of two crew
  • Meals as indicated
  • Kruger National Park
  • Shangaan Cultural Evening
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls Visit
  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park, Hazyview

Our tour begins in Johannesburg, the ‘City of Gold’ and one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the African continent. Starting early, we travel east through the Mpumalanga province to the Greater Kruger area. Kruger is South Africa’s premier national park and connecting with parks in adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, covers 24,000 square kilometres of land used in the protection of African wildlife! Over dinner we enjoy a Shangaan cultural evening including traditional dance. We enjoy a full day’s game viewing in the national park, seeking wildlife encounters with Africa’s ‘Big 5’ - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as giraffe, hippo, zebra, various antelope and a variety of amazing birdlife and reptiles.

Day 3 – 4: Limpopo Province - Antelope Park, Gweru

Leaving Kruger, we move north pausing the night near the Limpopo River to the Beitbridge Border. Completing formalities at the border post we enter Zimbabwe and drive though stunning landscapes and the town of Gweru to Antelope Park private game-ranch. There is the opportunity to try various optional activities such as canoeing, game driving and sunset cruise.

Day 5 – 7: Hwange National Park - Livingstone, Zambia

From Antelope Park, we make our way to Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe’s largest and best known Game Reserve and home to over 100 mammal species including the ‘Big 5’. We take either an evening or a morning game drive in the park before we cross into Zambia and drive to Livingstone and our camp situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. We have our last night at camp just downstream from Victoria Falls, one of Africa’s most spectacular sights and the perfect place to end our tour.

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Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Average 16 Maximum 24

Cancellation Policy:

Amendments and Cancellation

a) Amendments by You The Company will make every effort to assist You if you wish to alter your arrangements but reserves the right to impose an amending charge of per booking in the event of your wishing to change a booking previously confirmed by the Company up to 56 days before departure, together with communication charges and other expenses incurred by the company. These charges will be payable whether or not the Company is successful in confirming the amended reservation. Amendments made by You within 56 days of departure will be treated as cancellations and re bookings. The normal cancellation charges detailed below will then apply. All amendments should be reconfirmed in writing, signed by the signatory of the original Booking Form.

b) Transfer of Bookings You may change your booking up to 30 days before departure by transferring it to another person if you are unavoidably prevented from travelling and the transferee meets any and all the conditions which apply to the travel arrangements booked. The right to transfer is subject to a payment of an administration fee of $70 per person (plus appropriate holiday insurance premium, if applicable) together with all additional charges of whatever sort imposed by the suppliers providing the component parts of the arrangements.

c) Cancellation by You If You wish to cancel your booking You must inform the Company in writing (signed by the person who signed the original Booking Form) sending such written notification to Basement Unit, 23A Craven Terrace, London,W2 3QH. Cancellation will be effective on the day it is received by the Company. The following charges, in addition to your deposit and where applicable the gorilla and chimpanzee permit moneys, will be payable by You, depending upon the number of days prior to departure date when the Company receives notice of cancellation. Date when Written Advice Percentage of Holiday of Cancellation Received Fee Payable 56 days or more prior to  departure Deposit42 to 55 days prior to departure 35% Tour Price forfeit 28 to 41 days prior to departure 50% Tour Price forfeit 14 to 27 days prior to departure 75% Tour Price forfeit Less than 14 days prior to departure 100% Tour Price forfeit

(d) The Company acts as an agent when booking pre or post tour hotel accommodation and airport transfers. Cancellation of booked accommodation or transfers will be subject to a fee equal to one night’s accommodation provided you give at least 7 days’ notice of cancellation. Cancellation within 7 days will be subject to a fee equal to 100% of the price You have paid for the transfers and accommodation.

 

Age Notes

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 39

Additional Information:

Discount applies on the Tour Price only. Normal Adventure Pass and Gorilla Permit/s apply. Normal Acacia booking terms and conditions apply. Seats are limited and subject to availability. Cannot be taken in conjunction with any other Acacia Africa promotion or discount. Discounts applicable for bookings made from 06 January – 29 February 2016 and valid on selected Camping Overland Tours departing between 06 January 2016 – 31 December 2016. Camping Overland Tours excluded from this promotion are: NAI7, SAI7, NCDS11, SCDS11, NDDE12, TTG6, HOT11 and ZTK17 tours. Promo Code: 2016 ON SALE 01/2016 Please quote promo code at time of booking.

You’re ready for an overland adventure off the beaten track across Africa if you: like to travel with friendly like-minded people, believe the journey is as important as the places you visit, don’t mind roughing it a little, or helping with the day to day chores, or you’re a solo traveller who doesn’t want to pay any single supplements. If you like the sound of this then keep on scrolling the page to find out more about our travel overland tour options.

Overlanding is arguably the ultimate way to experience Africa!

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Local Payment excursions
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature

 

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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