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  • A hyena in Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • At the Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
  • Traditional drums on display at a market, Swaziland
  • Exploring the bushmen paintings in Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
  • A rainbow over Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe
Route:
Pretoria to Livingstone
Days:
14
Style: Worldwide Adventures
Code: AFKF
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US$1,266

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In two incredible weeks travel from Pretoria to Livingstone. Head to one of the smallest countries in Africa, Swaziland and learn about the cultures that define the country. Spot herds of zebra and families of lion stalking the plains in Kruger National Park and walk with rhinos from Bulawayo. You will finish the tour in Zambia where you can witness the powerful force of Victoria Falls!

About this tour

What you need to know

  • We will try to run your tour as close to the itinerary as conditions will allow. On very rare occasions, local events may affect the way your itinerary operates. We ask for your flexibility and understanding in these situations.
  • Game drives in Kruger National Park are done on our Tucan Travel trucks. With the added height you get a great view of the wildlife and it makes animal spotting easier in the grassy areas.
  • The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. You will meet your Tour Leader at 18.00 for the pre-departure meeting. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre-tour accommodation.

Itinerary

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Day 1 to 1 - Arrive Pretoria

Welcome to Pretoria. From our accommodation you can take day trips into Johannesburg and the surrounding areas. Why not visit some of the fascinating museums devoted to subjects as diverse as apartheid, Nelson Mandela, gold, beer and traditional African medicine? There are also plenty of other options, including the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, or you could meet the healers at the Mai Mai market. You may also choose to visit the Soweto Township on a professional guided tour.

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels at Protea Hotel Hatfield or similar

Day 2 to 4 - Mlilwane

After breakfast we say goodbye to South Africa temporarily and head into Africa’s smallest country - The Kingdom of Swaziland. This beautifully diverse territory is known for its wilderness reserves, charming locals, arts and crafts, festivals and traditional rich cultural heritage.

Making our way towards Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary located in the Ezulwini Valley we pass through stunning countryside and small villages before reaching our accommodation where we spend the next two nights.

As Swaziland is comparatively small to most other African countries, Mlilwane provides an excellent base from where you can explore many different areas of this incredible kingdom.

Today is free time for you to investigate what Swaziland has to offer, and there are certainly many different options to choose from. How about taking a morning cycle or walk through Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary amongst herds of relaxed wild animals? Here you can admire the grassy plains, tranquil lakes and stunning mountain backdrops (there may even be time to take a dip in one of the mountain streams or warm springs), before visiting the Mantenga Cultural Village where you can enjoy some of Africa’s best traditional cultural song and dance performances.

If you would prefer something a little more adventurous then you might opt to participate in some zip-lining or take a canopy tour in the Malolotja Reserve located in the in the North West of the country where you can also visit the Phophonyane Falls, Maguga Dam, Ngwempisi Rock Art and the old mining town of Bulembu.

Approximate Travel Time: Six hours depending on the border

Accommodation

3 night(s) in a rondavel at Sondzela Backpackers or similar

Meals

1 Buffet Breakfast(s), 2 Local Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es)

Day 5 to 5 - Hazyview

Located just outside the borders of Kruger National Park, Hazyview is a small town in South Africa's Mpumalanga province. We will make our way to Hazyview via the Blyde Dam Loop with a number of scenic wonders such as God's Window, the world renowned Blyde River Canyon, as well as the Lisbon Falls.

Approximate Travel Time: Nine hours

Accommodation

1 night(s) in a rondavel at Aan de Vliet or similar

Meals

1 Local Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es)

Day 6 to 7 - Kruger National Park

We have an early morning start to get to Kruger National Park where we search for the big five.

Kruger National Park is South Africa's premier game reserve, regarded as one of the finest in Africa. Here you'll have the chance to experience the vast diversity of wildlife as we explore some of the two million hectares of the park. The big five game animals of Africa are richly represented here – lion, leopard, African buffalo, African elephant and the white rhino in large numbers.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Included Excursions

Game Drives in Kruger National Park from the Tucan Travel truck

Accommodation

2 night(s) in tented camps at Kruger Rest Camp or similar

Meals

2 Breakfast(s), 2 Lunch(es), 2 Dinner(s)

Day 8 to 8 - Tshipise

After breakfast we make our way out of Kruger NP and head towards Musina, a small town close to the border of Zimbabwe.

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Accommodation

1 night(s) in a rondavel at Tshipise Forever Resort or similar

Meals

1 Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es)

Day 9 to 10 - Bulawayo & Matobo National Park

We leave South Africa and cross the border into Zimbabwe, making our way to the town of Bulawayo which will be our base for exploring Matobo National Park.

Situated in the awe-inspiring Matobo Hills and occupying a total area of 44,500 hectares, Matobo National Park is home to a protection zone in which a large population of black and white rhinoceros are successfully breeding. Established in 1953, the park was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2003.

We take a full day excursion admiring the fantastic scenery, unique rock formations and Bushman paintings, whilst learning about the local flora and fauna. After our picnic lunch we enter Matobo National Park where we will take a short game drive before leaving our vehicle and continuing on foot, allowing us to get closer to the magnificent rhinoceros and other animal species which roam the park. Time permitting we may also have the opportunity to fit in an optional visit to ‘Worlds View’ located on Malindidzimu Hill (The dwelling place of benevolent spirits). Apart from providing magnificent views of the Matobos region, this site also houses the grave of British Colonist Cecil John Rhodes, who requested to be buried here after passing away in 1902.

Approximate Travel Time: Five hours depending on the border

Included Excursions

Full day excursion in Matobo National Park

Optional Excursions

Visit to World's View (time permitting)- US$10

Accommodation

2 night(s) in a guesthouse at Travellers Guest House or similar

Meals

1 Breakfast(s), 1 Basic Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es), 1 Local Lunch(es)

Day 11 to 12 - Victoria Falls

We depart Bulawayo and drive north towards one of Africa’s greatest attractions and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. With a length of over one kilometre and a height of over one hundred metres this magnificent natural wonder of cascading water defines the border separating Zimbabwe & Zambia. Depending on the wind direction you can hear the roar from the falls up to 40km away as it surges into Africa’s fourth biggest river, the mighty Zambezi.

Tonight we will stay close to the action in the town of ‘Victoria Falls’

Approximate Travel Time: Eight hours

Accommodation

2 night(s) in hotels at N1 Hotel or similar

Meals

2 Basic Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es)

Day 13 to 13 - Livingstone

We leave Zimbabwe behind and cross the infamous Victoria Falls Bridge linking us with Zambia. Look out for the bungee jumpers who you may see plunging towards the Zambezi River from the bridge.

Welcome to Livingstone, the town, named after the great 19th century Scottish missionary explorer Dr David Livingstone. Once the bustling capital of Northern Rhodesia, Livingstone changed it face and became a quiet town following the Capital’s relocation to Lusaka in 1935. We arrive at our accommodation this afternoon and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish.

Wonder the craft markets and pick up some unique souvenirs or chose from one of the many optional activities available in this area. Whether it be sunset cruises down the Zambezi, a visit to the Mukuni Cultural Village, riverboarding, white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, abseiling, quad biking, kayaking, helicopter or microlight flights over the falls there is something for everyone.

Approximate Travel Time: One hour depending on the border

Optional Excursions

Half/full day white water rafting – US$160-185 (Zambezi rafting is generally possible between June and January and is closed throughout the rest of the year) • Half/full day river boarding – US$165-175 • Chobe National Park day trip – US$190 (excluding visas) • Bungee jumping – US$157 • Abseiling – US$162 • Gorge swing – US$95 • Livingstone Island – US£150 • Microlight ride - 15 mins – US$174 • Helicopter ride over Victoria Falls (15 mins) – US$185.60 • Visit the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls entrance fee – US$70 per person (plus individual visa fees) • Horse riding, 2.5 hours – US$75 • Canoeing - full day – US$155 • Jet boat – US$95 • Zambezi boat cruise – US$60. Enjoy a beer on this sunset cruise along the Zambezi to watch the animals at the end of their day.

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels at Fawlty Towers Hotel or similar

Meals

1 Basic Breakfast(s)

Day 14 to 14 - Depart Livingstone

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

Meals

1 Basic Breakfast(s)

What's Included

Excursions & Activities

  • Game Drives in Kruger National Park from the Tucan Travel truck
  • Full day excursion in Matobo National Park

Accommodation

4 night(s) in hotels, 5 night(s) in a rondavel, 2 night(s) in tented camps, 2 night(s) in a guesthouse

Transportation

Overland Truck

Meals

1 Buffet Breakfast(s), 7 Lunch(es), 3 Local Breakfast(s), 4 Breakfast(s), 2 Dinner(s), 5 Basic Breakfast(s), 1 Local Lunch(es)

Other

Naturalist guides, Tucan Travel tour leader, Tucan Travel driver

What's Not Included

  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
  • International flights to/from the start/end of your tour and departure taxes  
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.  
  • Optional excursions - On each trip, you may find there are some excursions that are not included. This might be because they are not to everyone's taste or there may be various options of differing value to choose from. More information on the excursions we recommend is listed under each day of your itinerary though prices may vary. If you are after something in particular, don't hesitate to ask your tour leader.
  • Airport transfers and pre and post tour accommodation

Group

Group Size: Maximum 34. Average 15-24

Tour Suitability: This tour is recommended for people aged 18-65. For more information on what to expect, click here.

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