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22 Day Bush and Lakes Tour

R33,080

+ Local Payment USD 400

+ Single Supplement EURO 230 Optional


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Tour Style Camping Small Group
Countries Visited Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa
Starts Livingstone
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Max 12
Age Range All Ages

Why book this trip?

The Bush and Coast Safari Overland takes you into the African wilderness, from Zambia through Malawi and down through to South Africa and the lively city of Johannesburg. This is also a popular Trade Route across the South Eastern African continent. Highlights include Victoria Falls, canoeing in the Lower Zambezi, stunning beaches of Lake Malawi and the world renowned Kruger National Park.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Livingstone
Ends in
Johannesburg

This Bush and Lakes Tour takes you into the heart of the African wilderness, from Zambia through Malawi and down through Zimbabwe to South Africa. A charming journey along the old trade routes. The tour provides all equipment such as sleeping mats (5cm thick) and chairs with backrests. Tents are large, spacious (2.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 metre with built-in insect nets) and easy to erect. It is a limited participation tour which involves putting up your tent (very easy) and packing luggage into the truck. The tour leaders prepare all meals but we ask for help in washing up (on rotation). The tour involves some long travel days on bumpy roads which means early mornings , ideal for an adventurous traveller. On your safari you will stay in designated camping sites within national parks, private reserves, private campsites and towns. Facilities are good with hot showers, electricity (for charging cameras), clothes washing facilities, bars and restaurants. A few of our camps are basic and have limited facilities with simple reed enclosures for showers but do have flush toilets.

Highlights

Included

  • 3 nights in cabin / casitas & 18 nights camping
  • 21 Breakfast 19 Lunch 19 Dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Use of camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags & pillows)
  • Transport in safari truck or 4WD
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Professional guides (2)
  • Entrance to see the Victoria Falls
  • Full day canoe safari on Lower Zambezi with local river guides
  • Malawi market visit
  • Malawi Island boat excursion
  • Entrance fees to South Luangwa National Park, 2 x game drives, 2 x game walks
  • Gweru game walk with local ranger
  • Entrance to Matobo National Park and game walks
  • Entrance fees to Kruger National Park, morning and afternoon game drives
  • Kruger Early morning game drive

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: CAM0614
 

Itinerary

Day 1 – 2: Livingstone, Zambia

We all gather together in Livingstone, Zambia, at 14h00 where we have two days to explore Victoria Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders, that flows into the Zambezi Gorge. Here, you get the chance to do some adrenalin boosting activities, such as white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi or a 111m bungee jump (own expense).

Includes: Entrance to see the Victoria Falls
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & bar
Distance/time: N/A
Meals: Breakfast on Day 2
Optional Activities: White water rafting, sunset cruises, elephant back safaris, scenic flights & many more

Victoria Falls

Day 3: Kafue River, Zambia

Before reaching our night camp near the Kafue River in Zambia, we will drive for a long time across the rolling Miombo forested hills.

Includes: Overnight campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool & bar
Distance/time: 505 kms, ± 8 hours, excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch
Optional Activities: N/A

Days 4 – 5: Lower Zambezi Canoeing, Zambia

We travel into the Lower Zambezi Valley and stay for two nights at our lodge on the banks of the river. We enjoy a full day of canoeing on the streams of the Zambezi River, known for the tribal mythological god, Nyami Nyami. A canoe trip will take us past local villages and amazing scenery. Our camp for the night will be in the wilderness in the heart of Africa. The next morning we continue canoeing down the river spotting elephants, hippos and several other big game. A motorboat will fetch us and we will go back to our campsite.

Includes: Full day canoe safari on Lower Zambezi with local river guides
Overnight: Camping on Day 4 on the island next to the Zambezi, Day 5 will be a designated campsite with good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool and bar
Distance/time: 50kms, ± 1½ hours (subject to road conditions), excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: N/A

Zambezi River

Day 6: Lusaka, Zambia

We travel to Lusaka where we replenish our stocks and supplies in the busy shops and markets of the capital of Zambia. Driving along the Great East Road in the afternoon, we take our time, and by sunset we will have reached our campsite for the night.

Overnight: Campsite – simple ablution facilities, hot showers.
Distance/time: 380kms, ± 6½ hours (subject to road conditions), excludes stops for sightseeing & lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: N/A

Day 7: Lilongwe, Malawi

Malawi is affectionately known as ‘the warm heart of Africa’ where you are greeted with friendly smiles from the locals. Lilongwe has been the capital since 1974 when Hastings Banda shifted the capital from Zomba. This afternoon you will have free time to explore the market for great bargains.

Includes: Market visit
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, & hot showers
Distance/time: 485kms, ± 7 hours (subject to road conditions), excluding border formalities and stops for sightseeing(a long day!)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – 9: Lake Malawi, Malawi

We will stock up on supplies in Lilongwe before we travel to our campsite on the beach. A boat trip will allow us to explore the hidden bays and coves in the area.

Includes: Island boat excursion
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, & hot showers
Distance/time: 125kms, ± 2.5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – 12: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

We travel to one of Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries – the South Luangwa National Park where you can look out for hippo, elephant, lion and leopard. Our campsite will be next to the flowing Luangwa River and we will explore this area on day and night game walks and drives.

Includes: Entrance fees to South Luangwa National Park, 2 x game walks and drives
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, pool, restaurant and bar
Distance/time: 280kms, ± 4 hours (subject to road conditions), excludes stops for sightseeing & border formalities
Optional Activities: Game walks and game drives
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 13: Luangwa Bridge, Zambia

We will make our way back to Lusaka, stopping to camp along the way. Depending on road conditions and other possible delays we hope to spend the night in the suburbs of Lusaka. Please keep in mind that we will spend a lot of time on the road today.

Overnight: Campsite – simple ablution facilities, & hot showers
Distance/time: 460kms, ± 7 hours excluding stops for sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 14: Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

After a border crossing at Chirundu we travel to the coast of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba is the largest man made water reservoir in the world (constructed between 1958 and 1963). At over 220km long and 40km wide it is a beautiful spectacle. Due to the heavy weight of the water it is said to have caused tremors and earthquakes in this area.

Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, & hot showers
Distance/time: 420kms, ± 6 hours (subject to road conditions), excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Gweru, Arusha

We will travel south into Gweru to the ALERT lion rehabilitation programme in Antelope Park. The following morning we will take a walk through this 3000 acre game park with the guidance of an expert ranger.

Includes: Game walk with local ranger
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, & hot showers
Distance/time: 500kms, ± 7 hours excluding stops for sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 – 17: Matobos, Zimbabwe

Today we will travel to the granite kopies of Matobo National Park, a World Heritage Sight. Our route will take us through the city of Bulawayo to the outskirts of the park and our chalets which will be our accommodation for the evening. Sundowners can be enjoyed in the afternoon on top of the granite ridge that overlooks the park.

World’s View is the historical site where Cecil John Rhodes was buried and his grave stands as remembrance of this great man. In the morning we will be able to pay our respects to the gravesite. We will also be able to view the ancient bushmen paintings that were painted back in the iron age during a safari walk and game drive. We hope to spot some rhino along the way as well.

Includes:  Entrance to Matobo National Park and game walks
Overnight: Chalets – twin room, en-suite facilities, hot showers, restaurant & bar.
Distance/time: 220kms, ± 3.5 hours excluding stops for sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18: Musina, South Africa

We exit Zimbabwe today and say our farewells to this country as we travel south and cross the Limpopo River at the Beitbridge border. We enter the Limpopo Province in South Africa. The Vhembe Region is a game reserve popular for its expansive mountain ranges that stretch from 130km east to west. Vast rolling indigenous bush is interrupted only by the interesting baobab trees and is home to an abundance of bird life.

Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, & hot showers
Distance/time: 350kms, ± 5 hours excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19 – 20: Kruger National Park, South Africa

The wildlife-dense Kruger National Park awaits us today. We will travel through the Transfrontier Limpopo Park to reach this spectacular wildlife destination. Look out for lions, giraffes and the great elephants. You have the option of going on a night game drive where you can see some animals hunting at night.

Includes: Entrance fees to Kruger National Park, morning and afternoon game drives
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, pool, restaurant and bar
Distance/time: 365kms, ± 6.5 hours excluding stops for sightseeing and slower game drive into camp
Optional Activities: Night game drive in national park game viewing vehicles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 – 22: Mpumalanga – Johannesburg, South Africa (Tour ends)

Leaving the Kruger we travel along the Panorama Route and visit the Bourkes Luck Potholes, God’s window and the Three Sisters. We will end the tour in the afternoon on Day 22 where you enter back into civilisation.

Includes: Early morning game drive
Overnight: Chalets – 2 twin share bedrooms in each chalet with 1 bathroom shared between 2 bedrooms. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant
Distance/time: 480kms, 6½ hours excluding stops for sightseeing & game drives
Meals: Breakfast X2, Lunch, Dinner

 

Activities

Included Activities:

  • Entrance to see the Victoria Falls
  • Full day canoe safari on Lower Zambezi with local river guides
  • Malawi market visit
  • Malawi Island boat excursion
  • Entrance fees to South Luangwa National Park, 2 x game drives, 2 x game walks
  • Gweru game walk with local ranger
  • Entrance to Matobo National Park and game walks
  • Entrance fees to Kruger National Park, morning and afternoon game drives
  • Kruger Early morning game drive


Other Activities

  • Bungee jumping
  • White river rafting
  • Sunset cruises
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Scenic flights

 

Dates

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Highlights

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Price

R33,080

+ Local Payment USD 400

+ Single Supplement EURO 230 Optional


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