5 Day Vic Falls to Kruger

We travel through Botswana and to South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. With this tour you have the option of arriving earlier in Vic Falls to partake in the amazing activities and visit the falls, before joining the tour and heading South to Kruger National Park which offers some of the best game viewing in Southern Africa.  After spending a few days in the park you will return to Johannesburg via the Blyde River Canyon, where we stop at the Three Rondawels view point.

birding tours in kruger park , Guineafowl

Close up helmuted guineafowl in Kruger National Park

Day 1: Palapye (Botswana)
We leave Victoria Falls after a light breakfast, crossing back into Botswana and driving south to Palapye, where we stay the night. You will stop for lunch (own cost) on the way.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2: Hartbeespoort (South Africa)
We depart early morning driving further south crossing the border into South Africa where we stay the night at a backpackers lodge on a game farm in the valley below the Magaliesberg mountains, just outside Hartbeespoort town. Your guide will stop en-route for breakfast and lunch (own cost).
Accommodation: Backpacker lodge on a game farm
Included meals: No meals included
Day 3: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (South Africa)
The tour departs early morning from Hartbeespoort. We will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost), after which we continue to Nelspruit (if there are clients to pick up) or alternatively through Dullstroom and Lydenburg. In the afternoon we do a guided tour through the Kapama Cheetah Centre (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre), before heading to a lovely 3 star lodge on the edge of Kruger national park. This is where we stay the night.
Camping accommodation: Camping at a private lodge
Bedded accommodation: Private lodge
Included meals: Dinner
Day 4: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
A very short drive takes us to Orpen gate which is the most central gate to Kruger National Park, where we arrive as the gates open. Kruger is home to 147 mammal (including the Big 5), 114 reptile & 502 bird species. You will be transferred to open sided 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles in which we will do game drives. Kruger National Park is the same size as Israel, Wales or the Netherlands and contains different vegetation types that attract different animals to different areas of the park.
Therefore we spend as much time on game drives as possible, so that we give ourselves a better chance of seeing different animal and bird species. We concentrate the game drives around the central region of the park, where we have a better chance of seeing the big cats and a large variety of animals.
Breakfast and lunch will be prepared by your guide and enjoyed at one of the many picnic sites inside Kruger national park. The guides will also stop at various view points and hides inside the park.
At sunset you will depart on a 3 hour night drive, done in a Kruger national park open sided game viewing vehicle with a Kruger guide.
Camping accommodation: Camping inside Kruger National Park
Bedded accommodation: Private lodge
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Blyde River Canyon to Johannesburg (South Africa)
We depart early morning, heading towards the Blyde River Canyon, where we stop at the Three Rondawels viewpoint. From here we drive to Nelspruit, Johannesburg and Pretoria where we will drop you off at a backpacker hostel or hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast pack
Departure: Every Saturday
Start in: Victoria Falls
End in: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit
Tour Fare 2011:
Camping – R 4800 per person
Bedded (Kruger) – R 5550 per person
Local payment – None
Included:
All transport, all accommodation, qualified and registered guide, all camping and other equipment, meals as specified in the detailed itinerary, Hoedspruit Cheetah Centre, entrance & conservation fees to Kruger National Park, game drives in Kruger National Park (open vehicles), night drive inside Kruger National Park,  Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondawels viewpoint)
Excluded:
All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals), meals not specified in the detailed itinerary, Visas if required, sleeping bag hire @ R60 (once off) for people without own sleeping bag (must book in advance)