Kruger Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa! Stay in a private game lodge in a Big 5 reserve.
Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality ... and nothing prepares you for your first sight ...
This 8 Day Tour does just that, with 3 days on SAfari and 6 open vehicle game drives you will get to see some amazing animals and two days at Victoria Falls to see the Falls and partake in the many activities at the Africa adventure Capital. This is an all year round tour.
Meet at Johannesburg International Airport and a transfer to a hotel close to the airport. Time to relax and freshen up and get rest after your long flight. An afternoon half day tour to Johannesburg and Soweto can be arranged (optional).
We will meet you at your hotel or guest house in Johannesburg at 6:00am then depart and travel east to Dullstroom and Lydenburg.
After a refreshment break in Ohrigstad we then a drive along part of the panoramic route along the escarpment of the Drakensberg mountains, stopping the Blyde River Canyon to experience the breath-taking view. This magnificent canyon is the third largest canyon in the world.
Continue down the spectacular Abel Erasmus Pass into the Lowveld, it is now only a forty minute drive to the Lodge, situated in a "Big Five” reserve which is part of Greater Kruger Park.
After enjoying welcome “non-alcoholic” drink on arrival, time to settle into your room then enjoy a light lunch looking out over the reserve and a waterhole.
Late afternoon is "safari time" Meet your ranger and board an open game tracking vehicle to explore the African Bush looking for some of the many species that make this area home.
The ranger will point out and explain the many animals found, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to see some cats.
Just before sunset the ranger will stop and sundowner drinks accompanied with tasty snacks are enjoyed in the bush.
The drive back to the lodge will be a night drive using spot lights to look for the elusive nocturnal animals.
Once back at the lodge meet fellow guests at the bar area and dinner is served in a traditional "boma".
Early morning wakeup call and a welcome cup of hot coffee before embarking on the 3 hour morning game drive with your ranger.
Returning to the lodge for a hearty breakfast.
After breakfast there is time to go on a game walk with your ranger or freshen up then enjoy the lodge surroundings.
Escape the midday heat by spending time in or around the swimming pool or sit on you veranda, wait and see which animals or birds come to visit you or have a siesta.
A light lunch will be served at 2:00pm outside looking out over the reserve and a waterhole.
Meet your ranger again and the adventure into the Afrcan bust continues. Depart on the 3 hour afternoon evening game drive, stop in the bush for sundowners watching the splendour of the African sun setting over the mountains.
Drinks are accompanied by snacks and some South African specialties.
After the sun set stop the drive is continued with the aid of spot lights looking for any animals not yet spotted. Returning after your adventure to the lodge, for a delicious dinner under the African sky.
Start the day with a cup of coffee followed by an early morning game drive, returning to the lodge for a healthy breakfast. After breakfast, check out and your ranger will drive you to the reserve gate.
Meet the Ashtons shuttle bus at 11h00 and they will then meet other guests in Hoedspruit before the return journey to Johannesburg, arriving at OR Tambo Airport around 6:00pm
you do have the option of flying back to Johannesburg from Hoedspruit, the flight gets to JNB at 3:15pm.
Overnight at the Metcourt Hotel close to the airport.
After an early breakfast the hotel will transfer you to Johannesburg Airport by 08h30 in time to check in for a flight to Livingstone - Zambia.
Arrive at Livingstone Airport at 13h45. You will be met by our representative and transferred to the three star Zambezi Sun Hotel, it is a 30 minute drive.
After a welcome drink and check in you will have time to relax and visit the awesome Victoria Falls.
Late afternoon meet the transport in front of the hotel and they will drive you to the launch site for the sunset cruise. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Zambezi River as you cruise slowly upstream keeping your eye open for elephants and hippos.
Watch the sun set before returning to the launch site and then get the transfer back to the Zambezi Sun.
End the day off with a dinner.
Enjoy breakfast and then go to the Falls Centre to depart on one of the many activities available from the hotel.
These include river rafting, bungee jumping, helicopter flights, micro-light flights, river cruises, canoe safaris, elephant and horseback safaris, jet boat river safaris and fishing. (These activities are optional and excluded from tour cost, it is better to pre-book extra activities).
After a busy day for the adrenaline junkies or a relaxing day (for the not so adventurous) visiting the Victoria Falls, enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and time for one last visit to the Victoria Falls. Transfer to Livingstone Airport in time for the13h45 flight. Arriving in Johannesburg at 15h15. This will be in time for your international flight home or a connecting flight to Cape Town.
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