14 DAY - KRUGER, OKAVANGO DELTA, the &
This tour can also run in the reverse order
- Kruger National Park - Game Drives in search of the "Big Five"
- Wonders of the Okavango Delta
- the National Park
- Spectacular Victoria Falls, Guided Tour.
- Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.
Day 1: JOHANNESBURG
Welcome to South Africa. A
country teaming with Africa's wildlife, a land with friendly and diverse
cultures. A contrast between traditional homesteads and vibrant modern cities.
On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you are transferred to your
Accommodation: Hotel, Johannesburg
Day 2: JOHANNESBURG -
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (B / D)
After breakfast you are
transferred to the airport and fly to Kruger Mpumalanga (flight priced
separately). On arrival at the airport you are met and transferred to your lodge.
Our journey takes us through
some of the spectacular scenery of the Mpumalanga province. We enter Kruger
National Park in search of the famous ‘Big Five’ (Lion, Elephant, Leopard,
Buffalo and Rhino). Arriving at the lodge in the afternoon.
The Kruger National Park is
the largest game reserve in South Africa. It is roughly the same size as Israel
or Wales, and covers some 20,000 square kilometers. It extends approximately
350 kilometers from north to south and approximately 60 kilometers from east to
The Park is justly rated as
one of the world's finest game reserves. Kruger is home to more species of
wildlife than any other game sanctuary on the African continent. Well over a
thousand lions, and large populations of leopard roam freely here, along with
substantial numbers of elephant, zebra, rhino, giraffe, hippopotamus, impala,
and kudu. Kruger is also home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49
fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. There is more than
enough wildlife to satisfy even the most shutter-happy photographer.
Kruger is an outstanding
destination for birdwatchers, offering more than 500 species of birds.
Many of these are migratory birds like the African Hoopoe. This is also the home
of the Giant Eagle Owl, the Largest of all the Owls. Birds to spot include
Kingfishers, Storks, Shrikes, Weavers, Herons, Eagles, Vultures, Kites and many
more. With such a variety of species of birds this truly is a bird watching
Accommodation: Safari Lodge,
Kruger National Park
Day 3/4: KRUGER
NATIONAL PARK (B / L / D)
Your days are spent on early
morning and afternoon game drives in open vehicles in search of all the amazing
game that inhabits Kruger National Park. Spend some time between game drives
relaxing on the spacious wooden decks of the lodge overlooking the African
Imagine taking in a
magnificent sunset whilst you capture the moment of a pride of lions stalking
their prey or possibly watching a buffalo or elephant strolling to a water hole.
The rhino, with its extraordinary horns and bad temper or the leopard with its
remarkable speed and skill to hunt.
Late in the day, when the sun
has left orange and purple streaks on the horizon, enjoy traditional cuisine
around a splattering boma fire under the flickering stars.
Choose between two wonderful lodges (Hoyo
Hoyo Tsonga Lodge or Imbali Safari Lodge) located
in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This legendary wildlife reserve has
the deserved reputation for showcasing some of the finest game-viewing on the
SAFARI LODGE (Option #1)
An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, one of the lodges offers luxury in six
beautifully furnished thatched suites. The combination of the bush, traditional
cuisine, the warmth of the accommodation together with the opportunity to
witness the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people, ensure an
unforgettable safari experience.
They say Africa is still home to hidden treasures, this lodge is one
of them. According to early Portuguese accounts, the Tsonga people lived in the
central and southern areas of Mozambique during the early 16th century. During
most of the 19th century, they settled in the Mpumalanga Province near the
present-day Kruger National Park and made a living hunting and fishing. At the
end of the 19th century, however, in order to establish the Kruger National
Park, conservationists closed down most of the area that was home to the Tsonga
people and hunting and fishing became illegal.
Fortunately not all was lost, as today one of the largest groups of Tsonga
people still live in the Kruger National Park, offering an interactive cultural
experience, at the lodge, steeped in modern day opulence and
luxury. The result is a breathtaking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both
warmth and style, never seen before. Located on an ancient elephant route on
the Mluwati River, this unique camp is built in traditional tribal design and
accommodates 12 people.
Managed by the ‘hosi’ or Tsonga Chief, guests are immediately introduced to the
Tsonga ways upon their arrival. Traditionally, a typical Tsonga homestead unit
or ‘muti’ was circular and cylindrical in structure with earth coloured walls
and a tapering thatched reed roof. So too is the design of the lodge as six luxury, air conditioned suites, boasting king size beds, en-suite
bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks welcome guests to a
unique safari experience. All fabrics, décor and objet d’art are sourced from
the local Tsonga community and stand tribal proud.
This safari lodge offers a once-in-a-lifetime, interactive cultural African
experience combined with outstanding safari or game viewing.
Why Choose This Lodge?
Wilderness location within the Kruger National Park
African chic styled lodge
Personalized service by our friendly Shangaan staff
Pan African Cuisine
Outstanding Safari experience/Game Viewing
SAFARI LODGE (Option #2)
Capture the spirit of a classical African safari at the
other lodge, set in its own 10 000 hectare private concession area of the world
famous Kruger National Park. This lodge has been carefully designed and built in
keeping with eco-sensitive policies, to ensure that there is little impact on
the natural environment, as guests will bear witness to artefacts discovered
during the building programme.
Accommodating 24 guests in luxury
individual suites, each with their own private Jacuzzi, it
features large expanses of glass and magnificent wooden
decks for better game-viewing. Five star suites enjoy
either king-size beds or twin rooms with only the finest
furniture and imported linen, en-suite bathrooms with
antique baths, air conditioning and spacious decks offer
stunning views over the river bed and onto the plains
· 12 chalets, sleeps 24 people
· Large Double Rooms
GENERAL INFORMATION ON ALL ROOMS
· All Rooms have large king beds
· Each luxury suite has a romantic antique-styled bath
en-suite with built in showers
· Each suite has a private veranda
· Timber walkways
· Private Spa Bath
· Silver service
· Personalized cuisine
· Swimming pool overlooking the Waterhole
· Open Lounge with large fireplace
· Telephones in rooms
· Mosquito nets
· Air conditioner
- Butler Service
- Daily scheduled flights with Federal Air
- Internet facilities
- Land lines are available
- No Cell phone reception
- Please advise if you have any dietary requirements
- Private jaccuzzi’s on the private decks of each of the rooms
- Swimming Pool
- The water is safe to drink, however bottled water is also provided in all
rooms courtesy of the lodge
- Transfers can be arranged from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or KMI Airport
- Welcome drinks upon arrival
- Nomadic Spa experience
- Game drives in 4 x 4 vehicles
- Bird Watching
Accommodation: Your choice
between two Safari Lodges, Kruger National Park
Day 5: KRUGER
NATIONAL PARK - NELSPRUIT (B / D)
early morning game drive and breakfast, We ascend the Drakensburg Mountains with
stunning views. We stop to enjoy stunning view of the Blyde River Canyon, the
third largest canyon in the world, and the largest green canyon. We explore the
Three Rondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes, God's Window and some of the spectacular
waterfalls found in the region. Arriving at your guesthouse late in the
thatched, four star guest villa is set
on the hills above the Nelspruit Nature
Guests are treated to a sumptuous dinner and
healthy breakfast and enjoy privacy in elegant surroundings. This includes a
central living room, a swimming pool and a shaded garden patio overlooking
breathtaking 270 degree panoramic views of indigenous forest & mountains.
The location is also home to an exceptional
variety of indigenous and migrating birds as well as small mammals.
Accommodation: Guest House, Nelspruit.
Day 6/7: NELSPRUIT –
MAUN – THE CAMP (B / D)
After breakfast you are transferred to
the airport from where you fly to Maun Botswana. On arrival in Maun you take a
charter flight to the Okavango.
The Okavango is a vast river that never meets the sea.
Instead, its clear waters spread across the Kalahari Desert, forming Africa's
largest wetland. The Delta is an oasis amidst the vast plains and pans of the
desert that covers most of Southern Africa. Its waterways are a collection of
meandering channels, creating a haven for Africa's most notable wildlife.
THE CAMP (B / L / D)
The Camp is located on a Island in a private concession
situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum
river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve
and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience.
The main building is attractively designed and constructed of
thatch and canvas and comprises lounge, dining, bar and pool areas, as well as a
gift shop and the boma area. The swimming pool is situated close to the main
lodge and the bar, making a perfect location to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in
the heat of the day.
Accommodation consists of nine luxury safari tents in true
traditional safari style, all with full en-suite semi open ablution facilities.
Eight en-suite safari tents with overlooking views of the lagoon. The
tents are uniquely positioned under the shade of the surrounding trees.
One family safari tent that can accommodate four with en-suite facilities and
close proximity to the main lodge.
The camps in the Okavango Delta that is able
to offer game drives within our private concession area. Morning and evening
game drives in the company of our qualified guides will give you the opportunity
to view all the big game and night life of this environment.
A mokoro trip is a fantastic way to experience the wonders of
the Okavango Delta. In the company of a professional poler with vast experience
of the Delta, you will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique
habitat and learn about the waterways and wildlife.
Fishing is also possible, and our guides will be happy to take you to
their secret spots to try for Pike and a variety of Bream species.
There is no better way to truly experience the African bush than
a guided walk, and this will also offer you the opportunity to learn more about
the ecology of the area from our professional guides.
Accommodation: The Camp
Day 8/9: THE CAMP – THE CAMP (B / L /D)
After breakfast you are take a charter
flight to THE CAMP.
The Camp is a new 16 tented camp built on a palm fringed
island surrounded by the Moremi's game-rich seasonal floodplains and overlooking
Chief's Island. This is a 100% eco-friendly development featuring the latest in
solar and waste disposal technology.
Accommodation consists of 16 en suite and spacious tents on
raised decks, each with their own veranda. The camp has both a Family
Tent and a Honeymoon Tent.
The main building consists of a large open plan deck that has a
spectacular view over the Boro River onto Chief's Island. This crescent-shaped
area is built on different levels to give you the feeling of space.
The dining room, bar and lounge are covered by a large thatched roof that hugs
the tree line. Various small private lounge areas have been created for comfort,
privacy and spaciousness. Within the tree line you will find a nice shaded
decked area that leads to the pool. Moremi also has a Curio Shop where you may
pick up some mementos which will remind you of your stay.
The camp offers a personalized wildlife experience through the
provision of high quality guiding services and new custom made boats. Activities
on offer are half or full day Mokoro Trips with Game Walks, Island Camping and
Sunset Motorboat Cruises.
Accommodation: Safari Camp
Day 10/11: SAFARI CAMP - the NATIONAL PARK
(B / L / D)
After breakfast you are take a charter
flight to the.
Spend the next two nights at the Safari Lodge.
On Botswana’s far northern border the
lie the Kwando, Linyanti and the River systems, which form a mosaic of lakes,
islands, channels, and floodplains. Part of this system is the the National
Park, renowned for its vast herds of elephant and buffalo. It has the largest
concentration of elephants on earth, some estimates count over 120,000
elephants. Your game drive and boat cruise offer you the opportunity to witness
these amazing beasts. Due to the physical location of the lodge, there is also a
wide variety of other activities, including Namibian village visit, fishing for
the legendary Tigerfish and several species of Bream, birding and boat safaris.
the National Park with a morning game drives and a sunset river cruise (3
Accommodation: The Safari Lodge
Day 12: VICTORIA FALLS (ZAMBIA)
After breakfast you are transferred to
Victoria Falls (Zambia).
This afternoon you partake in
a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. Sunset cruises arrive back after
sunset. From the boats, sightings or elephant, giraffe and even rhino coming
down to the river to drink are common. There are also abundant hippos,
crocodiles, and birdlife. The thunder of the falling
water and towering column of spray, Victoria Falls offers an inescapable
closeness to the natural elements and it is this true grandeur that lends a
backdrop to the regal Safari Lodge and Spa.
These great and famous falls, named by a doctor for his queen,
Victoria, in November 1855, were well known to the indigenous peoples of
Southern Africa by many names, perhaps the most meaningful being Mosi-oa-Tunya
(the Smoke that Thunders).
The Safari Lodge and Spa consists of 77
rooms, all en-suite, of which 5 are suites and 2 rooms accommodate the disabled
comfortably. Most rooms look out over the Mighty Zambezi and a leisurely sun
downer can be enjoyed from your private balcony. The rooms Room features
Colour, remote control televisions with access to satellite channels
Radio, alarm clocks and hairdryers
24 hour room service, wake-up calls and a laundry service are provided
Mini bar and Coffee / Tea station
Telephones, Internet & Email and Air Conditioning
Separate bath and shower
The Safari Lodge and Spa
Day 13: VICTORIA FALLS (ZAMBIA)
This morning you partake in a tour of
the Zambian side of the famous Victoria Falls. A natural phenomenon and one of
the seven natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is an immense curtain
of water cascading over 100m. Around 550 million litres over the lip every
minute, at peak flow this increases to 750 million litres. Around the Falls is
rainforest sustained by the spray of the Falls with some plant species rarely
found elsewhere in Zambia or Zimbabwe.
During peak flow (January to June) the
Zambian side of the Falls is the most spectacular and there are walkways to look
out points and across the swaying Knife Edge bridge.
The guide will
accompany you· During high water visitors can get wet at the Falls,
raincoats are advisable (available for hire) and cameras should be sealed in
Partake in many of the optional
activities while you are in Victoria Falls (optional extra):
- Elephant Back Trails
- Game Drives
- Upper Zambezi
- Micro Light Flights
- Horse Trails
- Bungee Jumps
- White Water Rafting
- Lion Encounter
The Safari Lodge and Spa
Day 14: VICTORIA FALLS -
JOHANNESBURG TOUR ENDS (B)
The morning is at leisure, after which
you are transferred to the Airport for your flight to Johannesburg from where
you fly home (flights priced separately). Tour Ends.