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Gail’s Kruger, Chobe, Victoria Falls & Lower Zambezi Extravaganza

Gail’s Kruger, Chobe, Victoria Falls & Lower Zambezi Extravaganza

15 Days

Lower Zambezi Extravaganza – 2 nights Johannesburg | 4 nights Sabi Sand | 2 nights Chobe | 2 nights Victoria Falls | 4 nights Lower Zambezi

Overview

The trip of a lifetime! Lion Sands was brilliant – the lodge incredible, the people friendly and the safaris great. The boys (and parents) are having the time of their lives. The rest of the trip worked out brilliantly. The lodges and hotels great and the excursions (lots in Victoria Falls) were enjoyed by all. We will definitely be back!

You are met at OR Tambo International Airport on arrival in South Africa and transferred by road to your hotel in Sandton.

Johannesburg is a city with so much on the go. There are wonderful restaurants, relaxed sidewalk cafes, laughter-filled shebeens, gargantuan shopping malls, tranquil parks, emotive museums, thrilling casinos, busy townships and stunning galleries.

Your accommodation is in the heart of Mellville.

This morning after breakfast at you are transferred by road to OR Tambo International Airport for you domestic flight to Skukuza, in the heart of the Kruger National Park. You are met at Skukuza airport and transferred by road to your lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to cross freely between the Sabi Sands and the rest of the Greater Kruger National Park. The safari experience in the Sabi Sand is highly personalised because game drive vehicles have exclusive traversing rights in their area.

The Sabi Sand Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Close contact encounters are guaranteed as the animals are not threatened by the presence of vehicles thanks to sound conservation management policies. Safaris are led by experienced rangers coupled with local Shangaan trackers. With exceptional sightings of leopard (usually the most elusive of cats), lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo during game drives – visitors are never lacking in exciting photographic content.

It is an early transfer this morning to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onwards to Kasane, Botswana. On arrival at Kasane Airport, you will be met by a lodge member and transferred to your lodge.

Chobe National Park on Botswana’s north west border is a pristine wilderness of open plains, baobab trees, ancient woodland, swamps and flood plains and is home to the greatest concentration of game in the entire southern African subcontinent. One of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe River forms the Park’s northern boundary.

The Chobe riverfront area is most famous for its large herds of elephants and buffalo, which come down to the river in huge herds to drink during the dry winter months.

During this season, one may see hundreds of elephants at one time. Other species include waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. A highlight of Chobe is taking a river cruise, which allows you to get up close with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to animals that come down to the river.

This morning after your morning game drive and brunch, you will be picked up from Ngoma Safari Lodge and transferred through to Kasane and the Kazungula Border Post where you will meet up with your Zimbabwe driver who will transfer you through to your lodge near Victoria Falls.

Besides being one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available. The Victoria Falls is considered to be the largest waterfall in the world. See the mighty Zambezi River as it thunders over the 1700 metre wide

Victoria Falls and plunges 100 metres into a narrow gorge below. The great columns of spray rising from the tumultuous falls can be seen from 80 kilometres away on a clear day. If you are lucky enough to be there at full moon, a “moonbow” can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow.

This morning you will be picked up after breakfast and transferred across the border into Zambia and onwards to Livingstone Airport for your domestic flight to the capital, Lusaka. On arrival at Lusaka you will be met by a representative from ProCharter private charters and assisted through to your light aircraft flight to

The Royal Airstrip near the Lower Zambezi National Park. You will be met here by your driver and transferred through to your lodge in the Lower Zambezi.

With its floodplains, grasslands and tall forests, Lower Zambezi Valley supports fantastic game densities and is a great safari destination. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the south-eastern part of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4,092 km², with 120 km of river frontage. Its distinguishing features are the rugged escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River itself, and its numerous islands, lagoons, ox-bow lakes and the floodplain which attract a plethora of wildlife, especially in the dry season when there is little water elsewhere in the Park.

There are approximately 50 mammal species, including large prides of lion, leopard, buffalo, large herds of elephant, zebra and antelope species. 378 bird species have been recorded in the Park, including many species of eagle, heron, stork, bee-eater and kingfisher. Buffalo and elephant move freely across the river and are often found on the islands in the middle of the river. Silent crocodiles and large pods of hippo are found all along the river. The Lower Zambezi National Park is one of the wildest areas in Africa and there is little human activity. The Lower Zambezi National Park is only accessible in the dry season, between mid April and late November.

Day 11 :
Departure

This morning after your morning game drive and brunch you will be transferred to the Royal Airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Lusaka where you will meet up with your regional flight to Johannesburg and your international flight home.

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Cost Per Person Sharing

When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: $7926

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