Golden Rhino Safari

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Golden Rhino Safari

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Length of trip:

7 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1500 to $ 2000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

Out of the mist of the past, rises the newest National Park of South Africa - Mapungubwe, at the meeting point of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Home of ancient civilization and birth place of the recent discovery of a Golden Rhino-statue which lay in a royal grave when Mapungubwe was abandoned by its king and people around the 1300's. Probably due to climatic change, this exciting tour is new on the South African Safari calendar.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Johannesburg

    Arrive Johannesburg international airport, met by our guide and transfer to the Fallstaff Inn for overnight.

  • Day 2 - South Africa

    Sightseeing

    After breakfast we depart north through scattered giant baobab trees and head for Mapungubwe Park where we visit Mapungubwe Hill, where the ancient king lived in seclusion from his people. This kingdom (1300s) was the fore runner of the Zimbabwe civilization and was the first kingdom in Southern Africa and derived its power from control of trade to the Indian Ocean.

    Hotel

    Stay at Mopane Bush Lodge. (bd)

  • Day 3 - South Africa

    Safari

    Morning game drive in Mapungubwe. Afternoon we join the researchers in Venetia-Umldo reserve for some radio tracking of wild dog.

    Hotel

    Stay at mopane bush lodge. (bd)

  • Day 4 - South Africa

    National Parks

    We depart this exciting area and drive parallel to the Limpopo River as we head east to the northern Kruger National Park.

    Camping

    An area seldom visited by tourists and check into Punda Maria rest camp (bd).

  • Day 5 - South Africa

    Safari

    A full day exploring the area, we stop at crooks corner where the park joins the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Crooks corner owes its name to the colourful characters who gathered there to keep one step ahead of the police of three countries. We also visit Thula Mela, an archaeological treasure chest, while viewing the magnificent flora and fauna in the area.

    Camping

    Stay at Punda Maria (bd).

  • Day 6 - South Africa

    Safari

    We head south in the park viewing game en-route to Letaba Rest Camp, where we stroll through the Elephant museum.

    Camping

    Stay at letaba (bd).

  • Day 7 - Johannesburg

    Private Car Service

    Depart the Kruger Park and return to Johannesburg, via the Blyde River Canyon Route, where your tour ends.

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