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Blue Chilli Travel

  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
Destinations

Destinations

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This superb wildlife experience takes in some of the very best wildlife and scenic spots in South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls. Starting and ending in Johannesburg, experiences include game drives in wildlife-rich Kruger National Park, the beautiful Panorama Route, Kharma Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana, stunning Victoria Falls, a beautiful sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River and watching elephants at the waterhole at Elephant Sands. There are two tour options with a choice of accommodation; camping or chalets.

12 Day KP, Bots & Vic Falls
Kp 1
Red Lechwe
Victoria Falls
Group
River cruise

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Camping Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Makgadikgadi Pan, Kasane, Chobe National Park, Kharma Rhino Sanctuary, Kruger National Park, Panorama Route, Victoria Falls
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, Red Lechwe
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Optional Activities
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Game Viewing Vehicle, Bus
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Johannesburg
  • Minimum age:
    8

Rates – Per Person ZAR

From ZAR 28,900 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transport
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Kruger National Park open vehicle sunset game drive
  • Kruger National Park full day open vehicle game drive
  • Makgadikgadi Pan game drive
  • Chobe National Park entry fees
  • Chobe River cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park entry fees
  • Zambezi River sunset cruise
  • 3 x restaurant meals

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory when travelling with Blue Chilli)
  • Meals & drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Blue Chilli Travel
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Blue Chilli Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Departing early from Johannesburg we head off the plateau towards Kruger National Park, stopping en-route for breakfast (own cost). Kruger National Park is home to 147 mammal (including the Big 5), 114 reptile and 502 bird species. Once inside the park we will be on the lookout for wildlife en route to our camp. After setting up camp you will have a chance to relax for a couple of hours before heading out on an evening sunset drive with your experienced Kruger National Park guide. Lasting between 3 and 3.5 hours, the drive will give you the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife.  On your return your guide will have dinner ready for you.

Meals:  Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Kruger National Park Chalets

Starting the day early you will head out on a full day’s open vehicle game drive with an experienced Kruger guide. After spending the day exploring the park, the guide will drop you off back at camp in the afternoon.

Meals:  Packed Breakfast & Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Kruger National Park Chalets

Leaving the camp in the Kruger National Park we make our way through the beautiful Panorama Route to Blyde River Canyon where we stay the night. We visit God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and the Blyder River Canyon view point before we reach the lodge for the night

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Forever Resorts Blyde River

Leaving early this morning, we make our way west through South Africa. Once through the Botswana border we make our way to Kharma Rhino Sanctuary for the night

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Khama Rhino Park Chalets

This morning you will have a two hour game drive in Kharma Rhino Santuary before heading north through the country towards Chobe National Park. Our camp for the night borders on the Makgadikgadi Pan. The lodge is situated between the Makalala palms that are found in Africa. This afternoon you will enjoy a game drive in the Makgadikgadi Pan organised by your guide. Afterwards return for dinner.

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Nata Lodge

We leave after breakfast today and make our way towards the Zimbabwe border post.  From the border we drive another hour to the vibrant town of Victoria Falls where we will be spending the next two nights.  Our camp is situated in the middle of town, within 10 minutes walking distance of just about everything.  Your guide will assist you with the bookings of optional activities.  The US dollar is the currency to use in Victoria Falls / Zimbabwe.

This afternoon we will visit the magnificent Victoria Falls National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.  The Falls are 1700 meters (1.1 miles) wide, making it the largest sheet of falling water in the world.

Later on today we will head out on a sunset cruise on the beautiful Zambezi River, the 4th largest river in the world. It also forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, with national parks on either side.  You have a great opportunity to see animals coming down to the river for a drink, as well as a fantastic variety of bird life.  We often see elephants, zebra, blue wildebeest, rhino, buffalo and a variety of antelope species.  Obviously hippo and crocodile are plentiful in this region as well.  All soft drinks, wine, beer and some snacks are included in the cruise.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner:
Budget tour:  Camping:  Victoria Falls Rest Camp
Accommodated tour:  N1 Hotel

Today is free for you to spend as you please.  Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas offer a great variety of things to see and do.  You will have plenty of time to explore the town, meet the locals, visit the African markets with their wide variety of arts and crafts made from wood, stone and beads, or to relax by the pool at the campsite in the heat of the day.  The Victoria Falls region is nicknamed the adventure capital of Africa for a reason.  It is well known for its large variety of fantastic activities such as the best one day white water rafting in the world, the 111 meter bungee jump off the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia, elephant back and horse riding safaris, flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, fishing trips, game walks, abseiling, gorge swings and much more.

Meals:  Breakfast
Budget tour:  Camping: Victoria Falls Rest Camp
Accommodated tour:  N1 Hotel

This morning you have some extra time to explore the town of Victoria Falls before departing for Kasane, a small town on the edge of Chobe National Park. You can relax for the afternoon or explore a bit of the surrounding area

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Twin or double bed chalets with en-suite bathroom

This morning there is an optional early morning game drive (own cost) into Chobe National Park, returning to camp in time for breakfast. In the afternoon we will embark on a river cruise on the Chobe River, widely thought of as being one of the best river cruises in Africa.  Apart from a huge variety of bird life, you may also see crocodile, hippos and even elephants washing and playing in the water.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Chobe Big 5 Safari Lodge

Departing late from Chobe we make our way south through the country to Elephant Sands for our next overnight stop. Here you are more than likely to see elephants visiting the watering hole while you are enjoying your dinner.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Safari Tents with own bathroom

Today we make our way through Botswana back to South Africa. Once through the border we make our way down into the Waterberg and then onto the Eco Lodge situated on top of the hill. Being the last night of the tour your guide will prepare a South African braai for dinner (BBQ).

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Budget tour:  Camping
Accommodated tour:  Oppi Koppi Eco Lodge

After a late morning we make our way back to Johannesburg in time for your flight back home. Alternatively, your guide will drop you at the hotel of your choice.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

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