Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Zambezi Rafting Victoria Falls, Zambia

African Insight (Southbound)

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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
From: $ 1,100 $ 157 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Matobo or Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Visit Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Visit Polokwane Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Watch the fascinating Victoria Falls National Park

Short Description

This short overland safari tour from Livingstone to Johannesburg is ideal for the traveller who is short of time. It includes some of the best attractions Southern Africa has to offer including the Kruger National Park in South Africa, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, and the Victoria Falls in Zambia

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 Livingstone, Zambia
End City Johannesburg, South Africa

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
  • Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls Visit

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Itinerary

Day 1 – 3: Victoria Falls, Bulawayo - Matobo National Park

Our tour begins in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), where there are numerous activities and excursions to choose from, easily enough for an extra day or two if time allows you a bit more time in Africa before our safari starts: white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, scenic flights (microlight, helicopter or small aircraft) and horse riding. But don’t leave without seeing the Victoria Falls themselves. At over a mile wide and some 100 metres deep, in high water it forms the largest curtain of falling water in the world with spray visible from 20 kilometres away; hence their local name Mosi au Tunya ( ‘smoke that thunders')

We depart Victoria Falls and drive south to the second city Bulawayo where we explore the majestic Matobo National Park on Game Drive and on foot with a resident guide. This is a great opportunity to experience being out in the African bush and possibly spot some Rhino too!

Day 4 – 6: Bulawayo – Tshipise - Kruger National Park, South Africa

Leaving Bulawayo, we continue south to the border at Beitbridge. Completing formalities we cross the Limpopo River -the second largest in South Africa and an important water source for this arid region. From here we visit southern Africa’s most famed national park - Kruger. The fences between the private game reserves on the fringes of the park, and the park’s borders with adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, have been taken down to form Greater Kruger and the park’s animals are free to roam the whole area. Kruger and Greater Kruger cover over 24,000 sq km and is home to an incredible wealth of African animals from the dwarf mongoose to Africa’s ‘Big Five’ (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo). There is also an incredible diversity of birdlife and flora to be discovered. We spend two nights within the Kruger area and take game drives across the savannah to glimpse some of the wildlife that inhabits the park.

Day 7: Johannesburg

On the last day of the tour, we travel via the Panorama region of Mpumalanga with its beautiful scenery and dramatic escarpment views, to Johannesburg where our tour ends. Also known as the ‘City of Gold’, it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the African continent.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Average 16 and Maximum 24

Cancellation Policy:

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 Deposit

42 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

Age Notes

Min. Age: 18

Max Age: 39

Additional Information:

Your Responsibilities:

a) All passports, visas, health certificates or other travel documents required for the holiday must be obtained by you. It is your responsibility to ensure that that these remain in order, and to meet any additional costs incurred (whether by you or by the Company on your behalf) as a result of failure to comply with such requirements. Any information or advice given by the Company on passports, visas, vaccinations, etc. is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the Company.

b) No credit or refund is possible for any unused services included in the holiday price or Local payment. This includes where the reason for not using the services is due to illness or to disinclination, or to lost, mislaid, or destroyed travel documents, or for departing the tour early or before it reaches its final destination.

c) You must obtain confirmed onward or return flight tickets prior to departure for Africa. The Company cannot be held responsible if you are refused entry to any country through failure to supply proof of onward travel. You must accept responsibility for reconfirming all onward travel arrangements.

d) You are responsible for checking-in at the correct time. The Company cannot accept responsibility if you miss flights or tours as a result of late a check-in.

e) You acknowledge that the nature of the holiday is expeditionary and adventurous, and that you will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical conditions present certain dangers, risks and physical challenges greater than those present in our everyday lives.

f) It is compulsory that you have personal travel insurance. This policy must include a minimum cover of $3,62,892 for medical and repatriation expenses.

g) You agree that during the holiday images, photos, or videos may be taken by other clients or Company staff that may contain you in part or in whole. You agree that these images may be reproduced by The Company and You grant perpetual, royalty free, worldwide, irrevocable license to reproduce such images, photos, or videos in any medium for promotion and publicity purposes.

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Trip Excludes

  • Local Payment excursions
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips and items of a personal nature

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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