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Handpicked South Africa & Victoria Falls with Adventure World Travel

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Handpicked South Africa & Victoria Falls with Adventure World Travel

Your overall experience

Begin your trip in Johannesburg with a fascinating glimpse into the bustling township of Soweto. Travel to South Africa’s premium wilderness area and stay at an authentic Tsonga-styled private lodge in an exclusive concession of Kruger National Park. Continue to Cape Town before concluding your journey at the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – the smoke that thunders.

Why we love it

  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of world famous Kruger National Park while on open vehicle game drives
  • The opportunity to learn about the history of the apartheid era in Soweto and its effect on modern South Africa
  • Discover the majestic Victoria Falls - the smoke that thunders - and enjoy a cruise along the mighty Zambezi River

Inclusions

  • Ten nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing as specified with a local English speaking guide
  • Transportation and scheduled flights as per itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2: Johannesburg

This afternoon your safari departs Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn North West and continue the journey up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara. Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena. (B)(D)

Day 3: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

Enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. After lunch, you will travel into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you can view the vast plains of the Serengeti. Tanzania’s first and most famous park, the Serengeti, is renowned for its wealth of leopard and lion. The vast reaches of the park are a hiding place for the endangered Black Rhino and provide a protected breeding ground for the vulnerable Cheetah, alongside the Serengeti’s thousands of other diverse species. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4: Kruger National Park

Early morning tea and coffee is followed by an open vehicle game drive. Return to the lodge in time for breakfast. Spend the day relaxing at the lodge. After enjoying afternoon high tea embark on an open vehicle game drive in search of the Big Five. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5: Kruger National Park

Early morning tea and coffee is followed by an open vehicle game drive. Return to the lodge in time for breakfast. Spend the day relaxing at the lodge. After enjoying afternoon high tea embark on an open vehicle game drive in search of the Big Five. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6: Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Cape Town

Transfer to Hoedspruit Airport to connect with your flight to Cape Town. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 7: Cape Town

This morning’s tour takes you to the top of Table Mountain and through the Malay Quarter and Company Gardens. Visit the Castle of Good Hope and Diamond Works. Travel to the Milnerton area to photograph Table Mountain from across Table Bay. (B)

Day 8: Cape Town

Take a ferry to Robben Island and enjoy an informative guided excursion with a former political prisoner including a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell. For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers and social outcasts and the unwanted of society. During the apartheid years, Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. The duty of those who ran the Island and its prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Those imprisoned on the island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison ‘hell-hole’ into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolise, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 9: Cape Town - Victoria Falls

This morning take a walking tour of Victoria Falls accompanied by a guide and discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The rest of the day is at leisure until your late afternoon Zambezi River cruise. Enjoy a range of cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres whilst watching a stunning African sunset. (B)

Day 10: Victoria Falls

This morning take a walking trip of the breathtaking Victoria Falls accompanied by a guide and discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. Often acknowledged as the greatest falls in Africa, Victoria Falls is a natural wonder of the world and half a million cubic metres of fresh water plummeting over the edge provides a truly awe-inspiring and striking sight. The rest of the day is at leisure until your late afternoon Zambezi River cruise on board the luxurious Zambezi Explorer catamaran. Enjoy a range of cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres whilst watching a stunning African sunset. (B)

Day 11: Victoria Falls

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Prices are per person (pp) in NZD, twin share based on lead in season. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Valid for sale until sold out. Airfares not included unless specified. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Credit card surcharges apply. Supplied by Adventure World. For full terms and conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.

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