Kruger National Park Safari – 2 nights Victoria Falls | 1 night Hazyview | 3 nights Sabi Sand
Tammy Harding was our travel consultant from Pembury Tours. She provided great advice about the travel options we could explore and was responsive to both the timing and cost of these proposed options. She got back to us without fail within 1-2 days of receiving every one of our e-mails. The accommodation booked at Victoria Falls, Hazyview, and Sabi Sands suited our needs and our budget and made our trip all that more memorable.
Today you head to the Johannesburg airport where you check in for your flight to Livingstone. Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport you are collected in the arrivals hall and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights.
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. At 1708 metres wide, Victoria Falls is the most expansive curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, these Falls and the Zambezi River are the central points in an area of spectacular scenic beauty: from the Falls themselves to the broad, picturesque course of the Zambezi River upstream, the rainforest adjacent and the stark jagged gorge downstream, the power and timelessness of nature’s forces are evident throughout. The Falls’ local name, Mosi-Oa-Tunya – “the Smoke that Thunders” – more accurately defines the essence of the place: the rising, shining spray that can be seen 30km away. This vapour has the effect of adding moisture in the form of humidity to the air in the “splash zone”, so that a unique, small rainforest ecosystem clings to the edge of the Falls, providing a toehold for no less than 70 shrub and 150 herbaceous species, as well as trees such as pod and Natal mahogany, ebony, Cape and strangler fig and Transvaal red milkwood. There are two National Parks in the vicinity: the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park in Zambia, which means that herds of big game such as elephant and buffalo, as well as smaller species and even predators such as lion persist in the area.
You enjoy breakfast this morning before you are collected from your hotel and transferred to the Livingstone Airport for your flight to Nelspruit. Upon arrival at Nelspruit airport you are collected and transferred to your accommodation in Hazyview for the night.
You enjoy breakfast at your guest house before checking out. You are collected and transferred to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve for your safari. You spend three nights at Elephant Plains. You have a bit of time to relax and settle in before embarking on your first game drive this afternoon.
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 last morning game drive and breakfast you are collected and transferred to Hoedspruit airport for your flight to Cape Town.