Take in the excitement of Big 5 game viewing in South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Hwange National Park on this overland safari tour. R
This adventure tour starts in Johannesburg (South-Africa) and finishes in Livingstone (Zambia). Take in the excitement of Big 5 game viewing in South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Hwange National Park on this overland safari tour. Relax or go wild with all the adrenaline activities on offer in Livingstone, Zambia and marvel at the thunderous Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World!
Suitable for Ages: 18 to 39. Group Size: Average 16 Maximum 24
Tents and roll mattresses are provided and the tents have sewn in floors and mosquito netting. You will need to bring a sleeping bag & sleep sheet. Get a cheap mosquito net in Africa if you want to sleep outside of your tent. If you start your trip in Nairobi or South Africa you can buy camping gear at the local department stores. All campsites have good ablution facilities & bars, and some have restaurants, shops and internet facilities. About half the campsites have upgrades to hut or cabins for an extra charge.
7 days - African Insight | South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Johannesburg - Livingstone
DAY 1 - 2 Johannesburg - Kruger National Park, Hazyview
Our tour begins in Johannesburg, the ‘City of Gold’ and one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the African continent. Starting early, we travel east through the Mpumalanga province to the Greater Kruger area. Kruger is South Africa’s premier national park and connecting with parks in adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, covers 24,000 square kilometres of land used in the protection of African wildlife! Over dinner we enjoy a Shangaan cultural evening including traditional dance. We enjoy a full day’s game viewing in the national park, seeking wildlife encounters with Africa’s ‘Big 5’ - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as giraffe, hippo, zebra, various antelope and a variety of amazing birdlife and reptiles.
DAY 3 - 4 Limpopo Province - Antelope Park, Gweru
Leaving Kruger, we move north pausing the night near the Limpopo River to the Beitbridge Border. Completing formalities at the border post we enter Zimbabwe and drive though stunning landscapes and the town of Gweru to Antelope Park private game-ranch. There is the opportunity to try various optional activities such as canoeing, game driving and sunset cruise.
DAY 5 - 7 Hwange National Park - Livingstone, Zambia
From Antelope Park, we make our way to Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe’s largest and best known Game Reserve and home to over 100 mammal species including the ‘Big 5’. We take either an evening or a morning game drive in the park before we cross into Zambia and drive to Livingstone and our camp situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. We have our last night at camp just downstream from Victoria Falls, one of Africa’s most spectacular sights and the perfect place to end our tour.
We have chosen this overland tour because this local partner has been in the overland industry for over 18 years. They have come a long way since their first overland truck set off across Africa more than 18 years ago. Right from the start, their passion has been for adventure. Over the years, they have grown in size and experience, and developed their love and knowledge of Africa and ties with its people. Their focus is on responsible tourism which they will guide you through along the trip. They only use qualified and passionate tour leaders with a big love for Africa and the love for their job. They use good materials (truck, tents and cooking equipment) and they are NOT a big corporate company where you end up being a number instead of a person.