Southern Africa by Intrepid Travel

More catalogs by Intrepid Travel | Southern Africa | 15 pages | 2006-12-06


Page 10 of Southern Africa

southern africa kruger and victoria falls basix plus local payment us$340 physical culture shock 7 days johannesburg to livingstone departs every thu itinerary day 1 oliphants river travel towards blyde river canyon one of the largest canyons in the world encounter animal orphans at a wildlife centre before camping by the banks of the oliphants river in the evening get a first glimpse of wildlife as animals come to drink from the water s edge days 2-3 kruger national park be greeted by antelopes hippos or even elephants on an early morning river game cruise before heading to kruger national park explore the northern parts of the park and keep an eye out for some of africa s `big five in between game drives visit an historical village or take a guided walk or night drive for more animal encounters day 4 polokwane game reserve for a final kruger experience enjoy an early morning game drive before heading north to polokwane game reserve a haven for white rhinos giraffes and zebras as well as more than 280 species of birds head out on foot to explore the park s wilds days 5-7 nata/livingstone journey through botswana skirting the edges of the makgadikgadi pans a region that was once a vast lake and is now a shimmering expanse of salt over the border in zambia it is just a short drive to the camp on the banks of the mighty zambezi visit the thunderous victoria falls the day before the tour finishes with plenty of adrenalin pumping activities on offer it s worth staying on a couple of extra days go white water-rafting gorge swinging or get a bird s eye view of the falls on a helicopter ride accommodation camping 6 nts transport minibus walking group size max 16 meals 6 breakfasts 2 lunches 6 dinners budget allow us$60 for meals not included departs every thu notes this trip departs very early in the morning on day 1 and it is strongly recommended that you arrive at least one day prior trip code · hear victoria falls thunder kruger national park as one of the world s biggest oldest and most famous game parks kruger won t disappoint track predator and prey watch giraffes graze cross paths with elephants and sleep to the sound of a lion s distant roar perched eagle jo manifold urp okavango wilderness trail basix plus local payment us$250 physical culture shock 7 days livingstone to johannesburg departs every thu itinerary day 1 kasane it is well worth arriving a couple of days early to make the most of the mighty victoria falls leave the falls behind and cross into botswana to camp by chobe national park famous for its elephants and magnificent sunsets get a taste for the adventure ahead and start exploring africa s wilds with an optional afternoon game drive or a boat cruise with any luck a family of elephants will come down to the river for an evening drink or bath days 2-5 maun okavango delta take an optional early morning game drive into chobe before heading south to maun spend two nights in the okavango delta camping on a remote island haven and sleeping to the sounds of the african bush the delta is a natural wetland spreading over a huge area of botswana and is filled with reed lagoons tranquil waterways and an abundance of wildlife be guided through the maze of channels by experienced and knowledgeable `polers on mokoro traditional dugout canoes and explore the region by foot on a walking safari day 6 khama rhino sanctuary for those wanting even more adventure there is an opportunity to fly over the delta by small plane continue on to the khama rhino sanctuary a former hunting ground converted to a conservation area by locals enjoy an evening game drive in the sanctuary a prime habitat for white rhinos zebras and giraffes day 7 johannesburg the adventure comes to an end in the exciting city of johannesburg accommodation camping 6 nts transport minibus boat mokoro dugout canoe walking group size max 16 meals 6 breakfasts 3 lunches 5 dinners budget allow us$40 for meals not included departs every thu notes this trip departs livingstone early on day 1 and it is strongly recommended that you arrive at least one day prior trip code encounter leopards megan hassett · be guided through the okavango delta in a dugout canoe uro 34