Golden Rhino Safari
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Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 1500 to $ 2000
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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.
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Day 1 - Johannesburg
Arrive Johannesburg international airport, met by our guide and transfer to the Fallstaff Inn for overnight.
Day 2 - South Africa
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.
Stay at Mopane Bush Lodge. (bd)
Day 3 - South Africa
Morning game drive in Mapungubwe. Afternoon we join the researchers in Venetia-Umldo reserve for some radio tracking of wild dog.
Stay at mopane bush lodge. (bd)
Day 4 - South Africa
We depart this exciting area and drive parallel to the Limpopo River as we head east to the northern Kruger National Park.
An area seldom visited by tourists and check into Punda Maria rest camp (bd).
Day 5 - South Africa
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.
Stay at Punda Maria (bd).
Day 6 - South Africa
We head south in the park viewing game en-route to Letaba Rest Camp, where we stroll through the Elephant museum.
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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