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Traversing Borders

The Best of Four Countries

14 Day/13 Night Exclusive Safari

 

Nothing compares to Southern Africa! This 14-day itinerary combines the sophisticated manmade pleasures of South Africa, unlimited game viewing and breathtaking scenery that you will only find in these 4 African countries – South Africa, Namibia Zimbabwe & Botswana. Join us for an unforgettable demonstration of the power and beauty of the natural world.

Your tour starts and ends in Johannesburg*, South Africa. After collecting your baggage, you will transfer to the domestic terminal and connect to Hoedspruit airport. Here your guide will meet you and transfer you to the Mafigeni Lodge. No trip to South Africa would be complete without a visit to Kruger Park, the country’s largest nature reserve.

From here you will travel north to Zimbabwe to explore the unforgettable Victoria Falls with her arching rainbows and roaring cascades. We then travel west through Botswana to explore the distinctive ecosystems that make Chobe National Park. From Kasane, cross over the Chobe river to Impalila Island for a couple of unforgettable days on the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers.

“Traversing Borders” shows you the best of a region whose charms are uniquely different from any other destination in Africa.

Come and enjoy Sundowners with magical sunsets, dinners around a Boma fire or listen to Bushveld stories under the  African sky. This exclusive, flexible and private itinerary, the exclusive attention of your guide, while travelling in the comfort of your private safari vehicle, can only ensure the trip of a lifetime!

* Connecting flights are required to safari destinations for clients’ account.

Optional Safari Activities that may be included in this itinerary at an additional charge:

Kruger Area:  Hot Air Ballooning over nature reserve * Bird Watching * Walking safari in Big 5 area * Tracking Rhino

Microlight flight over nature reserve * Canopy Tour (Zipline)

Sekororo Traditional Dancers * Helicopter flight into Canyon

Wellness therapy in the bush * White-water Rafting (seasonal)

Quad Biking * Golf & Fishing * Elephant Back Safari * Spa

Game viewing on Horseback * Kloofing * Abseiling * Fishing

Vic Falls: White Water Rafting * Bungee * Elephant Back Safari * Lion Encounter * Micro Light Flight over Falls * Horse Riding * Fishing * Zambezi Canoe * Village Tour * Spa

Chobe:  Game drive in Chobe * Village Tour * Mokoro Safari

 

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1: Your international flight lands in Johannesburg and after clearing customs, collect your baggage and proceed to Domestic Departures for your connecting flight to Hoedspruit airport. Here you will meet your Guide and transfer to the Mafigeni Safari Lodge.

Day 2: This morning participate in an African Wildlife orientation tour at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, followed by a tranquil cruise on the Swadini dam and view one of only 5 Tufa waterfalls in the world. Overnight Mafigeni Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Get your binoculars and camera ready! After Breakfast, travel to Kruger Park and enjoy a full day of superb game viewing in the Park. Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 4: Game viewing in the Park. This evening option of accompanying a Park Ranger on a Sunset Drive into the Park (additional cost to guest). Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 5: After breakfast, enjoy game viewing as you make your way out of the Park and head back to Mafigeni Safari Lodge. 

Day 6: Put your walking shoes on! This morning, you will enjoy a nature walk in a Big 5 private reserve, accompanied by a lion/cheetah cub. After the nature walk, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, before heading to Kapama Cheetah Breeding Project. Overnight MSL.

Day 7: This morning you may choose from a variety of activities including Elephant back safari, Hot air balloon ride, Game viewing on horseback, Canopy Tour & Nature Walk (additional charge for these activities).  Overnight at Mafigeni.

Day 8: Enjoy the picturesque mountain scenery as you wind your way along the Blyde River Canyon. Gold rush outposts, waterfalls, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes are just a few of the beautiful places you will experience today. Overnight Country Lodge, White River.

Day 9: Transfer to Nelspruit airport and fly to Livingstone.  Guide will meet you and transfer you to Vic Falls Safari Lodge.  Enjoy a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.  Overnight Vic Falls Safari Lodge. 

Day 10: After breakfast, participate in one of the many activities offered at Vic Falls.  Enjoy a White-Water Walk along the banks of the majestic Victoria Falls, a birds-eye-view of the Falls on a Flight of Angels (additional cost to guest), curio shop at the open air market and more!  This evening, enjoy a traditional dinner at The Boma, Place of Eating. Overnight Vic Falls Safari Lodge. 

Day 11: Transfer to Kasane with assistance from your guide through customs. On arrival in Kasane, transfer by boat to Impalila Island and after settling in, enjoy a game cruise up the Chobe River. Overnight Ichingo River Lodge.

Day 12 & 13: A full day of fishing for Tiger Fish on the Chobe and Zambezi rivers or simply enjoy bird watching and game viewing as you explore the river channels. Overnight Ichingo River Lodge.

Day 14: Transfer to Vic Falls/Livingston and connect to your next destination. End of Safari.

RECOMMENDATION:  Add 3 night stay in Cape Town to this itinerary for the ultimate safari!

 

Safari Fees:

  • All safari prices are quoted on a per person sharing basis. 
  • A single supplement fee is charged for guests travelling solo.

Budget Safari

Standard Safari

Luxury Safari

US $3,950.00 US $4,950.00 US $14,500.00
CAD $5,150.00 CAD $6,500.00 CAD $18,900.00

 

Accommodation Grading and Description:

Budget Safari Clean, comfortable accommodations with basic amenities (backpacker/tented accommodation with communal ablution facilities)

Standard Safari Comfortable accommodations with overhead fan/air-conditioner in room & en-suite bathroom facilities (3 and 4-star accommodation)

Luxury Safari Spacious, private chalets furnished in understated luxury. Enjoy silver service, fine linen & en-suite bathrooms (5-star accommodation)

 

Safari Price Includes:

  • Accommodation during safari period
  • Road Transportation
  • Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
  • Services of English speaking guide
  • Bottled water in safari vehicle
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Drinks (local beer, local wine and sodas)
  • Laundry services at Mafigeni Lodge
  • Airport transfers as per itinerary airports
  • Services of travel agent for airline reservations
  • Services of travel consultant to plan itinerary
  • Government tax of 15%

 

Safari Price Excludes:

  • Accommodation prior & post safari period
  • Optional extra activities added to itinerary
  • Additional vehicle hire during safari
  • French, German, Spanish guide/translator
  • Top shelf drinks not included
  • Visas for countries that require entry visas
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • All airfares required for the safari
  • Equipment hire on safari
  • Personal item purchases
  • Gratuities (Lodge staff, guide, servers)

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