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Kerry’s Timbavati & Sabi Sand Safari with Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park

Kerry’s Timbavati & Sabi Sand Safari with Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park

13 Days

Timbavati Sabi Sand Safari – 2 nights Timbavati | 2 nights Sabi Sand | 5 nights Cape Town | 1 night Victoria Falls | 2 nights Chobe

Overview

First of all we want to thank Kerry from Pembury tours for planning an absolutely perfect holiday. During our two week visit to Africa we went to 3 different Safari lodges, Victoria Falls and Cape Town. Time was spent in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana.

We would highly recommend Kerry and Pembury Tours as the entire trip went very smoothly and she was easy to get in contact with via email while we were away in order to make some changes to the itinerary due to weather. We provided her with a general idea of what we wanted to see and see did the rest. Once we arrived we were met at the Airport and provided with a binded book of our itinerary and it was very detailed with the what, where and when of each day’s activity.

We did get to the see the Big 5 and the ugly 5. Having done the 3 different Safari lodges they did all offer something different and they all were great. The Simbavati lodge we felt had the best accommodations and the best service from the staff. These were also the only drives we were able to see Rhino’s. The Inyati lodge we felt had a large property which to explore. It did not feel at all repetitive each day because we were always going to a different part of the reserve. This was the only reserve that we were able to spot a Cheetah and the wild dogs. The Elephant Lodge and Choble were amazing by the size of the herds of Elephant and Buffalo that we came across. What we enjoyed about the Elephant Lodge was we did an all day drive. This allowed us to get deep into Chobe and felt as if we were out on our own and did not see many other vehicles during this time. Every lodge was fantastic.

Victoria Falls certainly was flowing. We did get soaking wet but our guide did provide us with rain jackets before walking up. Seeing the rainbow coming up for the falls was certainly a sight to see.

Shark Cage diving was an experience. When we were out there 5 sharks came up to the boat. The sharks were quick so you only had a few seconds to catch a glimpse of them before they swam off. The huge swells in the water added to the challenge of catching a glimpse.

Thank you for all your help planning out our holiday!

After a leisurely breakfast, you check out and make your way to the domestic departures area and check in for your flight to Hoedspruit. You are met at the Hoedspruit airport by your driver and transferred by road to the Timbavati Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. You have time to settle in at your lodge before High Tea and the afternoon game drive. You return to the lodge for a hearty dinner and drinks. You spend two nights at Simbavati River Lodge

The Timbavati forms part of the 2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park. It was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and is part of one of Africa’s most innovative conservation partnership agreements. The Timbavati is 14 700 hectares (36 300 acres) and shares an unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park. Track the Big Five, as well as a rich variety of other game such as antelope, zebra, warthog, giraffe and hippo, in the company of an armed ranger and local Shangaan tracker. Bird viewing is spectacular, with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. The Timbavati is also home to the world-famous “White Lions of Timbavati”.

You enjoy an early morning game drive at the lodge, followed by breakfast. After check out, your driver will meet you at the lodge for your transfer to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park and spend two nights at Inyati Game Lodge. You have time to settle in at your lodge before you set off on the afternoon game drive.

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.

After your morning game drive, you bid farewell to this African wonderland. You are met at reception and transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your direct flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at Cape Town airport, you are met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Cape Town, where you spend five nights at the Winchester Mansions.

You have two tours booked over these four days in Cape Town – Shark Cage Diving & Table Mountain Hike, with a free day to discover the wonderful city of Cape Town. Explore the Mother City and the Fairest Cape – from the oldest buildings in South Africa to trendy waterfront shopping; from majestic Table Mountain to sun drenched beaches; and from dramatic seascapes to verdant vineyards. Cape Town regularly tops many lists of world must-visit destinations and Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain has recently been voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Cosmopolitan and fashionable, the relaxed atmosphere and pavement café culture give Cape Town a Southern European feel – but with a distinctive African twist.

This morning is a very early start and your driver will collect you from your hotel. From here you are transferred to the Cape Town Airport for you flight to Johannesburg and then onto Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival in Livingstone, you will be met by your driver from Wild Horizons and transferred to The David Livingstone Safari Lodge, where you spend the night. This afternoon you visit the famous Victoria Falls with your guide for a tour.

The morning is at leisure and your driver will collect you at the lodge for your transfer across the border to Botswana. You are transferred to the Kazangula border post and then have a short ferry trip across the Zambezi river to Botswana. You are dropped off at your lodge, where you spend two nights at Elephant Valley Lodge. This afternoon you enjoy a safari activity.

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.

This morning you enjoy breakfast at the lodge before departing for your morning game activity. From here you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. You have a few hours at the airport before your flight home in the evening.

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Cost Per Person Sharing

When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: $4590

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