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Activities
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Canoeing
Accommodation
  • 14 nights camping
  • 7 nights guest house/hotel/lodge
Meals
  • 18 Dinners
  • 19 Lunches
  • 21 Breakfasts

22 Days$3190USD

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Trip Code: ZMM

Trip highlights


  • Marvel at the iconic Victoria Falls
  • Undertake a canoe adventure on the Lower Zambezi
  • Discover South Luangwa National Park on a game walk & 4WD game drives
  • Snorkelling & enjoy the beaches of Lake Malawi
  • Experience beautiful Benguerra Island
  • Journey to Inhambane to relax at the beach and optional scuba diving
  • Explore Kruger National Park on game drives

This extraordinary adventure takes you off the beaten track across South Eastern Africa. Discover Africa's renowned wildlife on game drives and walks in the world famous Kruger National Park and South Luangwa. From exploring the incredible Victoria Falls and an unforgettable canoe trip down the mighty Zambezi River, to camping on a sun-drenched beach and snorkelling the turquoise waters of Lake Malawi, this trip is full of magnificent highlights for the avid traveller. Our fascinating journey through spectacular landscapes and diverse cultures includes the wonders of the Mozambique coast with its intoxicating mix of enticing white beaches, coral reefs, delicious seafood and island excursions by traditional dhow, overlaid by strong Arab influences. This is an amazingly diverse discovery tour for the outdoor enthusiast and those with an adventurous spirit seeking a truly unforgettable cultural and wildlife experience.


The group will meet in Livingstone, in Zambia, at 14:00 where we have 2 days to explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world and one of the most enthralling sights in Africa. The mighty Victoria Falls plunges into the Zambezi Gorge and adventure activities abound, you can take part in some of the many optional activities (own expense) on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa. Overnight campsite. NB: Breakfast is not included; Lunch & Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).

Meals:  Nil

Today is a free day to visit the Falls, browse the local markets, simply relax or to experience some of the many optional activities including white water rafting, airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, kayaking and more. (These are optional activities and at your own expense). Overnight campsite. NB : Breakfast will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Lunch & Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).

Meals:  B

A long drive takes us across the rolling Miombo forested hills of southern Zambia to the Kafue River where we camp the night. Approx driving distance/time: 505 kms; 8-10 hrs. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

We paddle down the mighty Zambezi River, home of the tribal mythical god – Nyami Nyami. Canoeing past local riverside villages and magnificent scenery. We camp wild on an island in the heart of untamed Africa. The following morning we continue our canoe safari through an area teaming with elephants, hippos and other wildlife. We will be collected by a motorboat, and are transferred back up river to our starting campsite. Approx driving distance/time: 50 kms; 1.5 hrs. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

We head to Lusaka where we stock up on supplies in the bustling shops and markets of the Zambian capital. Taking the Great East Road we drive this afternoon until sunset. Overnight in twin-share basic lodges (chalets) with ensuite bathrooms. Approx driving distance/time: 570 kms; 10-11 hrs. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

Make our way down into the valley of the South Luangwa National Park. This remote region is one of Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries where hippo, elephants, lion and leopard abound. We camp on the banks of the Luangwa River and explore the area on 2 game walks and 2 open 4WD game drives, with spotlights, to see nocturnal animals. (In the green season, Dec – Apr, walks may not be possible in which case we’ll do extra game drives). Approx driving distance/time: 330 kms; 5-8 hrs. Day 7: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group. Days 8-9: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

Welcome to Malawi - the warm heart of Africa. We restock with fresh supplies in the markets of Lilongwe before heading to our camp on the beach at Lake Malawi. We’ll take a boat out to the islands to explore the fantastic bays and coves in the area. Approx driving distance/time: 510 kms; 7-9 hrs. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

Heading south again we enter Mozambique at Zobue border post. Making our way back over the Zambezi we travel through the Tete region, camping en route in this remote part of Mozambique. (Please note campsite facilities are very basic). Approx driving distance/time: 400 kms per day; 7-9 hrs per day. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

Upon reaching the Indian Ocean we stay overnight in Vilankulos. We take a full day to explore the Magaruque Island on a local dhow, a traditional ocean going trade vessel. Beautiful blue sea, snorkeling, expansive white beaches and some excellent seafood available – what a day. (Please note one dinner is at your own expense while visiting the Bazaruto Islands on Day 15). Overnight in twin-share basic lodges (chalets). Approx driving distance/time: 530 kms; 6-8 hrs. Day 14: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group. Day 15: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).

Meals:  B,L,D

Arab influences are strong in Inhambane dating back to when slaves, ivory, gold and spices were traded. Explore Inhambane and its 200-year-old cathedral, before moving to our accommodation next to the beach. (Dhow rides and scuba diving on coral reefs are available, at your own expense.) Please note one dinner in Inhambane is at your own expense. Overnight in basic twin-share lodge (chalet) with ensuite facilities. Approx driving distance/time: 530 kms; 6-7 hrs. Day 16: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group. Day 17: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).

Meals:  B,L,D

We turn south along the coast to a secluded fishing lodge on the beach north of Xai-Xai. The lodge is perched on the coastal dunes with a magnificent view of the surrounding natural bush and expansive beach. Low tide exposes a long rocky reef parallel to the beach, which creates a shallow, calm pool ideal for snorkelling and swimming. For our last night on the beach, we enjoy dinner at the lodge restaurant overlooking the warm Indian Ocean. Please note this dinner is at your own expense. Overnight in basic twin-share lodge (casita) with ensuite facilities. Approx driving distance/time: 355 kms; 5-6 hrs. NB: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).

Meals:  B,L

We travel through the Transfrontier Limpopo Park into Kruger National Park - visit big game country. Exciting game drives to spot lions, giraffe and the mighty elephant. Relaxing in the tranquil bush we experience a land forgotten by time, a true African wilderness. Overnight campsite. Approx driving distance/time: 350 kms; 6-10 hrs. NB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group.

Meals:  B,L,D

Departing Kruger, we overnight at a private game lodge in the Greater Kruger for our final dinner under the stars. Overnight in twin-share lodge with ensuite facilities. Approx driving distance/time: total 180 kms; 4-5 hrs. NB: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group; Dinner will be provided by the lodge.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we tour the Panorama Route, visiting God’s Window and the Three Sisters. We return to Johannesburg in the afternoon, sun-tanned, laid-back and ready to rejoin life. Our tour ends today at 18:00pm in Johannesburg, if you wish to extend your stay please ask for more details. Approx driving distance/time: total 500 kms; 7-8 hrs. NB: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge; Lunch will be at your own expense (meal at a local restaurant).

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 21 breakfasts, 19 lunches and 16 dinners
  • 7 nights in comfortable guest houses, hotels and lodges on a twinshare basis
  • 14 nights limited participation camping on a twinshare tent basis
  • Group camping equipment including tent and mattress (sleeping bag and pillow not included)
  • English speaking local guide
  • Game drives and excursions as listed in itinerary
  • National park fees and site entrance fees as listed in itinerary
  • Private transport in custom built vehicle

  • Local cash payment of US$400 payable to tour leader on day 1
  • Optional activities
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e laundry, phone calls, tips, etc)
  • International flights and taxes
  • Visas
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Departure dates

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Notes

LP
A local cash payment of US$400 will be payable to the tour leader on Day 1 of the tour.
Note:
This is a limited participation safari (assisted camping with the participation limited to only helping with the tents and on rotation, assisting with washing up).

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