An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Changi airport

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Johannesburg: An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip

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(This is a revised itinerary comprises more unique experiences with additional day in Africa and included more activities but at a much lower price)

Africa is well known for its safari and many scenic places that you may have seen many times in documentary show such as Discovery Channel.

As Africa is a huge continent, it will need weeks or even months to cover all the interesting places. Hence, we like to plan a 13D/12N trip to cover two countries: South Africa and Zimbabwe.

This adventure trip will connect you to the grass roots of Africa. We will take you to 2 of Southern Africa's most famous attractions. This epic journey includes breath taking views and a variety of terrain from the bustling of wild animals roaming Kruger National Parks, an opportunity to up close viewing of the Big 5 (the famous Big 5 animals of Africa: rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion) and to feeling the wet Zambezi spray off thundering Victoria Falls. Experience the mighty Victoria Falls where all kinds of adventure awaits you. This adventure tour allows you to touch and embrace the magic of Africa.


An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Kruger National Park - is South Africa's most exciting African safari destination as it is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and among the world’s greatest nature reserves. It has more species of large mammals than any other African game reserves. It is one of the few places on earth where wildlife can be seen in such great variety and at such close quarters. Some 520 bird, 114 reptile and 146 mammal species, including the fabled Big Five - elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo, densely populate the park.


An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
The magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. It is Africa's undisputed adventure capital for the adrenalin-seekers. You could participate in the adrenaline activities that may be part of your bucket list.

 

The famous Big 5 animals of Africa:

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Rhinoceros

 
An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Elephant

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Buffalo

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Leopard

 
An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Lion

We will start and end our journey in Johannesburg. These are the highlights of the trip:

-          Kruger National Park on Open Vehicle

-          Treehouse stay experience

-          Sunset Drive on Balule Big Five reserve

(All fences of Balule Game Reserve have been removed to allow for the free roaming of animals, a popular ecotourism destination. Home to the Big Five, and famous for its abundance of African wildlife. Balule Nature Reserve is situated on the western boundary of the Kruger Park)

-          Bush Braai

(BBQ deep in the African bush)

-          Big Five Bush Walk with armed rangers

-          Manyeleti Big Five Reserve with Shangaan Cultural Experience (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

It is situated on the eastern side of Kruger Park

-          Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

(Opportunity to get up close and personal to lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena)

-          Tshukudu Big Five Game Reserve drive

(The birdlife is prolific. The following animals can be spotted on Tshukudu: Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, white rhino, buffalo, eland, waterbuck, kudu, bushbuck, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, impala, steenbuck, duiker, porcupine, jackal, hyena, caracal, serval, civet, genet, African wild cat, hippo, crocodile and many other wildlife species)

-          Three Rondawels and Blyde River canyon

-          Victoria Falls – Zimbabawe

-          Zambezi River sunset cruise

-          Helicopter Flight over the magnificent Victoria Falls

-          Guided Tour of Victoria Falls

-          Historic Victoria Falls Bridge Tour

 

Itinerary

(The local operators will do their best to adhere to the route described below but certain amount of flexibility is necessary to build into the tour as on occasions it may be desirable or necessary to make alterations or changes to the intended itinerary)

Day 1, 28 April, Friday night: SG to Johannesburg

Day 2, 29 April, Saturday: Arrived Johannesburg

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 3, 30 April, Sunday: Johannesburg – Kruger Park

7-hour drive to Kruger National Park. Board the open land-cruiser for an exciting Sunset Drive to view various animals and birds. After dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. After dinner continue with the Night Drive.

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Dinner will be an unforgettable BUSH BRAAI

Accommodation: Chalet

Meal included: Breakfast, Dinner (exclude drinks)

 

Day 4, 1 May, Monday:  Kruger Park

4 hours of exciting morning walk in the wild of Olifants River with armed ranger to discover the Bushveld’s secrets on foot. A fantastic adventure opportunity to track Africa’s big animals and approach close enough to take a good photo which you will remember forever. After lunch, board the open land cruiser for a 2-hour afternoon Game Drive.

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Olifants River walk with armed ranger

Accommodation: Treehouse Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (exclude drinks)

 

Day 5, 2 May, Tuesday:  Kruger Park

Drive to Orpen, western border of the Kruger National Park to board onto an open Game-viewer. The absence of windows and elevated vantage position offer an excellent photography opportunity. It provides an amazing chance not only to view game but also to listen and smell the African bush and its denizens. The guide will show the varied fauna and flora of this magnificent wildlife paradise. Enjoy a full day of bird-watching and game-viewing.

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The high concentration of animals in the Kruger Park makes for an incredible safari experience that gives us an opportunity to spot more wildlife including the Big 5.

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Accommodation: Treehouse Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner (exclude drinks)

 

Day 6, 3 May, Wednesday: Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

After breakfast, drive to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for orphaned and injured animals. You will get an opportunity to get up close and personal to lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena. Afternoon game drive at TSHUKUDU Big Five Game Reserve.

Accommodation: Treehouse Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner (exclude drinks)


Day 7, 4 May, Thursday:  Manyeleti Big Five Game Reserve

Enjoy a full day of game viewing and Cultural experience on the Manyeleti Big Five Game Reserve. Traditional Shangaan lunch and dancing is included. There may also be an opportunity to engage with a Shangaan elder (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY).

Manyeleti means “Place of the stars” in the local language. Manyeleti Game Reserve is owned and managed by the local Mnisi tribe, hence it is consider an exclusive safari destination, a truly unique safari well off the beaten path. As there are no fences between the national park and the private game reserves, wildlife is able to roam freely. Manyeleti is prime “Big Five” territory, offering exceptional good possibilities for viewing the elusive leopard.

Accommodation: Treehouse Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner (exclude drinks)

 

Day 8, 5 May, Friday:  Blyde River Canyon

Early morning game walking with an armed guard to explore the many animals that inhabit near the Treehouse Lodge. After breakfast, travel to the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon.

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Blyde River canyon, it is revered as an unusual sight owing to the fact that it is a ‘wet’ canyon, making it different from the wind-carved dry canyons found in desert regions elsewhere

 
An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
“Three Rondavels” rock formations

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 9, 6 May, Saturday:  Johannesburg - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Fly to Victoria Falls, Check in to hotel and proceed for Zambezi Sunset Cruise

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Zambezi River Sunset cruise

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 10, 7 May, Sunday:  Victoria Falls Tour

Early morning go for Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls followed by Guided Tour of the Falls. After lunch (own expense) proceed to Historic Bridge Tour. Night free & easy.

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Victoria Falls


An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Helicopter view of Victoria Falls

 

An Extraordinary African Safari and Adrenaline Excursion - 13D/12N Trip starting at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Victoria Falls Historic Bridge

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 11, 8 May, Monday: Free & Easy Day - Victoria Falls Activities

Victoria Falls is the adventure capital of Southern Africa and offers a huge variety of activities. The Zambezi River and surrounding villages offer opportunities for both adrenalin as well as cultural activities. Or you could go over to Zambia for a Lion & Cheetah walk which cost about US$240 (including 2-way transport)

Some of the adrenaline activities with estimated price:

-          Zambezi jet boat and cable car US$120

-          Full day abseil US$180

-          Bungee Jumping US$160

-          Gorge swing US$95

-          Bridge Tour US$65

-          Bike Tour US$65

-          ADRENALIN PASS PACKAGE: Gorge swing, Zip-line, Flying Fox USD$137 + Canopy Tour Pass US$37

 We could visit the various places of interest in Victoria Falls:

-          Victoria Falls Field Museum

-          Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park, etc

 

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 12, 9 May, Tuesday: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg - SG

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 13, 10 May, Tuesday: SG

Home Sweet Home

As this extraordinary trip is during the peak / best season of the safari activities, hence I would need to book, confirm and pay the operators at the latest by 14 February 2017, before the cost become higher and slots may not be available too.

Flight detail will be provided when the trip is confirmed. There will be one international return flight from SG to South Africa (Johannesburg) and one internal 2-way flight Victoria Falls - Johannesburg. Total estimated fare should be around $1,300-$1,700, depending on the time of booking and selected airline. I will source for the cheapest airfares.


Package Includes:

- 10 nights accommodation         

- English speaking tour leader

- All Airport transfers

- All land transport except Victoria Falls free and easy day and activities outside the scheduled itinerary

- Meals as per stated in itinerary

- Kruger Park entrance fees

- All game drives

- Victoria Falls National Park entrance fee

- Zambezi Sunset cruise

- Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls

- Guided Tour of the Falls

- Historic Bridge Tour

 

Package Excludes:

- Air tickets

- Visas

- travel insurance (compulsory requested by the operator)

- Transport in Victoria Falls Free & Easy Day / time

- Meals not stated in the itinerary

- Personal expenses

- Optional activities

- Laundry

- Gratuities / tips

- Any item that is not indicated in the itinerary

 

GENERAL NOTE

Please note that whilst the operators will do their best to select accommodation of a consistent standard throughout the trip, there are areas where sometimes it is difficult to achieve. Hence the accommodation, facilities and service levels may vary from area to area between and within countries.

Contact Details

Georgina Chin: HP: 96226838, Email: chin.georgina8@gmail.com

 

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