South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawai, Mocambique
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from $ 3000 to $ 3500
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Detailed Description of this trip:
The concept behind an african camping tour is for guests to enjoy the tasks they are responsible for, while still feeling like valued visitors who are on holiday. Clients’ involvement is an integral part of an enjoyable and successful journey. Clients are required to participate in certain tasks such as assisting the guide and assistant with the making and breaking up of camp, erecting and dismantling their tents with ease. The highlights of the tour are as under: - 5 African Countries. - Sunset on the Makgadikgadi Pans (weather permitting). - Game viewing sunset cruise on the Chobe River. - 2 nights in Livingstone/ Victoria Falls. - The thrill of canoeing the Zambezi River. - Game drives in South Luangwa National Park. - Camping on the shores of Lake Malawi. - Hiking Mount Mulanje. - Tropical beaches of Moçambique. - Game drives in Kruger National Park.
This Trip is Recommended for:
Sightseeing, Safari, White Water Rafting, Victoria Falls, Chobe River, Makgadikgadi Pans, South Luangwa National Park, Zambezi Canoeing, Luangwa River, Microlighting, Bbungi Jumping, Wildlife Sanctuaries,
Day 1 - Johannesburg
Johannesburg - Botswana Border.
An early departure from our hotel in Johannesburg takes us north where we set up camp near the Botswana border. (L, D).
Day 2 - Francistown
Makgadikgadi Pans - Botswana.
Travelling via Francistown the night is spent at Nata. We visit Makgadikgadi Pans (weather permitting) for a truly unforgettable sunset over what remains of an ancient 6500km2 lake (weather permitting). (B, L, D).
Day 3 - Kasane
Chobe River - Kasane.
Camp is set up on the banks of the Chobe River, an area famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife.
River or Barge Cruise
We enjoy a game viewing cruise on the Chobe River. (B, L, D).
Day 4-5 - Livingstone
Livingstone/ Victoria Falls "Mosi-oa-tunya" - the smoke that thunders.
We travel across the Zambian border to Livingstone from where we may view Victoria Falls - without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. Days are spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter over the Falls, rhino walks, elephant back safaris etc. and to visit the Falls (own expense). (All meals excluding 1 lunch & 1 dinner).
Day 6 - Zambezi
Lower Zambezi - Zambia.
Travelling through southern Zambia we set up camp on the banks of the Zambezi River at Kiambi Camp and enjoy the sunset from the deck overlooking the river. (B, L, D).
Day 7-8 - Zambezi
We board our canoes for a 2-day excursion on the Zambezi River. Whilst paddling downstream with the gentle current of the river, we relax and enjoy the profound sense of peace, tranquility and abundant wildlife and birdlife. (B, L, D).
Day 9 - Zambia
Continuing through Zambia via the capital city of Lusaka our camp is installed near the Luangwa River. (B, L, D)
Day 10-11 - Lusaka
South Luangwa National Park.
The ecologically unspoilt South Luangwa National Park is undoubtedly one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa.
We enjoy watching the wildlife come to drink at the river in front of our camp and an early morning game drive in the 9050km2 park, which is home to numerous predators and species of antelope. The birdlife is a birdwatcher’s delight.Optional
Optional night game drive (own expense). (B, L, D).
Day 12-13 - Malawi
The lake, with its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and beautiful bays, is surrounded by high rugged peaks and mountains.
We set up camp on the lakeshore, swim, suntan and relax for two days. (B, L, D).
Day 14-15 - Mulanje (Mlange)
Mount Mulanje - Malawi.
An early start takes us to Mount Mulanje, which is one of the most impressive sights in Malawi. Unique forests of Mulanje cedar cover the slopes.
We hike up the mountain and return to our base camp in the late afternoon. (B, L, D).
Day 16 - Mozambique
Chicamba Area - Moçambique.
Entering Moçambique we cross the Zambezi River at Tete and enter the scenic eastern highland mountains with their many scattered traditional African villages.
The evening is spent around the campfire enjoying the solitude of our bush camp. (B, L, D).
Day 17-18 - Vilanculos
We set up camp overlooking the azure waters of the Moçambique coast.
Food and Dining
In the evenings we sample the local seafood cooked over an open fire. (B, L, D).
Days are spent at leisure swimming, simply relaxing on the beach or enjoying one of the optional activities including snorkeling and diving (own expense).
Day 19-20 - Mozambique
Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn we travel south to Morrongulu. Our delightful campsite under the coconut palms near the wide deserted beaches, allows us to swim during the day in the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
From here it is possible to enjoy deep-sea fishing and scuba diving or snorkelling the colourful reefs off the coastline (own expense). (B, L, D).
Day 21 - Maputo
The colourful and vibrant local markets, the social and economic hub of life in the towns and villages, provide the visitor with an insight into the richness of the local culture.
Our camp at Casa Lisa is situated north of Maputo. (B, L, D).
Day 22-23 - Mpumalanga
Kruger National Park – South Africa.
Returning to South Africa we enter the famous wildlife sanctuary of the Kruger National Park, one of the oldest game reserves in Africa.
Our time is spent on early morning and late afternoon game drives observing numerous species of animals and birds and relaxing in camp during midday.Optional
Optional night game drive (own expense). (B, L, D).
Day 24 - Johannesburg
After an early morning game drive we leave Kruger Park ending at +-16h00. (B, L).
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