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12 Days - Kruger Park & Zimbabwe
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12 Days / 11 Nights Trip to South Africa & Zimbabwe

12 Days - Kruger Park & Zimbabwe

Explore and experience the wild beauty of South Africa, it’s rugged landscapes and iconic wildlife.
Come discover the incredible diversity and beauty of South Africa on a journey that takes you to the country’s famed regions, and face-to-face with iconic wildlife.  Visit great game reserves and head out on thrilling safari drives to encounter lions, Cape buffalo, elephants, rhinos, leopards, small antelopes and more. Explore regions of quiet beauty, dotted with large green canyons, birdsong, immense waterfalls, and ever-changing skies.
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  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,300
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Southern Tours & Safaris
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Victoria Falls - One of Earth’s great spectacles
Highlight #1
Victoria Falls - One of Earth’s great spectacles
Taking its place alongside the Pyramids and the Serengeti, Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s original blockbusters.
Spiritual home of Zimbabwe
Highlight #2
Spiritual home of Zimbabwe
Matobo National Park has some of the most majestic granite scenery  with a stunning  landscape of balancing kopjes, on top of one another. It’s also home to white rhinos!
Mpumalanga: ‘Paradise Country’
Highlight #3
Mpumalanga: ‘Paradise Country’
This is one of South Africa’s most beautiful regions, dotted with rivers, canyons, and waterfalls.
Go on a safari drive in Kruger National Park
Highlight #4
Go on a safari drive in Kruger National Park
Come face to face with the world’s most iconic wildlife as you head out on a safari in the park, encountering lions, buffalos, elephants and rhinos.
Encounter the Big 5
Highlight #5
Encounter the Big 5
Accompanied by game rangers, set out on an early morning and evening game drives and discover the wonders of the South African bush.
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Itinerary

Mpumalanga

We depart at 7h00 just after breakfast heading to Mpumalanga province (Mpumalanga means a place where the sun rises). From the Gauteng province, the high plateau grasslands of Mpumalanga stretch eastwards for hundreds of kilometers, offering outstanding attractions especially for those who seek tranquility or very scenic landscape with panoramic view. We will spend our next two days exploring and hiking this beautiful area. We will visit, Pilgrim’s rest, Mac Mac falls, God’s Window, Bouker’s luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondavels). (B,D)

Mpumalanga

We depart at 7h00 just after breakfast heading to Mpumalanga province (Mpumalanga means a place where the sun rises). From the Gauteng province, the high plateau grasslands of Mpumalanga stretch eastwards for hundreds of kilometers, offering outstanding attractions especially for those who seek tranquility or very scenic landscape with panoramic view. We will spend our next two days exploring and hiking this beautiful area. We will visit, Pilgrim’s rest, Mac Mac falls, God’s Window, Bouker’s luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondavels). (B,D)

Kruger National Park

We leave Mpumalanga heading to the northern part of Kruger National Park. Kruger Park is one of the most famous national parks in the world and the second oldest in Africa following Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. We will spend two days in the park enjoying game drives. Our first short game drive starts late afternoon and the following day, we will spend the whole day in the park exploring nature in our vehicle. Kruger Park offers optional sunset and night game drives in open vehicles which can be booked at the reception or organize it with the guide. (B,D)

Kruger National Park

We leave Mpumalanga heading to the northern part of Kruger National Park. Kruger Park is one of the most famous national parks in the world and the second oldest in Africa following Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. We will spend two days in the park enjoying game drives. Our first short game drive starts late afternoon and the following day, we will spend the whole day in the park exploring nature in our vehicle. Kruger Park offers optional sunset and night game drives in open vehicles which can be booked at the reception or organize it with the guide. (B,D)

Limpopo

Today is our last day in the park, we start the day early with a slow drive (for animal spotting) and we depart from the park in the late afternoon. We have a long but fascinating drive inside the park heading up to Pafuri gate, the most northern entrance or exit of the park, where we will exit in order to get to our next destination. Tshipiso Forever resort will be our stop-over before we cross into Zimbabwe on the following day. (B,L)

Matopos National Park

Crossing out of South Africa and entering Zimbabwe, which is formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, and it is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, very rich in history and in agriculture. Our first stop is in Bulawayo, Matebele land. We will spend the following day visiting the Big Cave (San rock painting), Chief Pondo homestead to learn a bit about their culture and enter Matopos for Rhino tracking late afternoon before we head back to the lodge. (B,D)

Matopos National Park

Crossing out of South Africa and entering Zimbabwe, which is formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, and it is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, very rich in history and in agriculture. Our first stop is in Bulawayo, Matebele land. We will spend the following day visiting the Big Cave (San rock painting), Chief Pondo homestead to learn a bit about their culture and enter Matopos for Rhino tracking late afternoon before we head back to the lodge. (B,D)

Hwange National Park

A leisurely start, after enjoying the beautiful sunrise over the rocks and done with breakfast, we pack our vehicle and leave for Hwange National Park. Hwange is very famous for its big heads of Elephant and packs of Wild dogs; they roam freely in and out of Zimbabwe to Botswana or other way round. This will be our last opportunity to see some of the Big 5 in the real wild before our tour ends in Vic falls. We will spend our afternoon and the following morning spotting animals in the park. (B,L,D)

Hwange National Park

A leisurely start, after enjoying the beautiful sunrise over the rocks and done with breakfast, we pack our vehicle and leave for Hwange National Park. Hwange is very famous for its big heads of Elephant and packs of Wild dogs; they roam freely in and out of Zimbabwe to Botswana or other way round. This will be our last opportunity to see some of the Big 5 in the real wild before our tour ends in Vic falls. We will spend our afternoon and the following morning spotting animals in the park. (B,L,D)

Victoria Falls

Today we have a short drive to Victoria town, which is named after Queen Victoria by the explorer David Livingstone and local people call it Mosi-ao- Tunya (the smoke that Thunders). After we arrive at the lodge, we will check in, go to the activity center to book optional activities for the following day and visit the Victoria Falls, spend our time there until the sun goes down. (B)

Victoria Falls

Free day-optional activities day. (B)

Victoria Falls, Departure

Tour Ends After breakfast 8:30 (B)

Inclusions

 On trip transport

 Accommodation

 Meals as specified

Not Included

 International flights

 Additional 5% GST

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Start date

06 Dec 2020

End date

17 Dec 2020

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