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7-Day African Insight Camping Overland Tour from Pretoria

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    Day 1: Pretoria – Hazyview – Kruger National Park

    Stop At: Hotel Numbi & Garden Suites, R40, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
    From Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital, we travel via the panoramic region of Mpumalanga with its beautiful scenery and dramatic escarpment views, to South Africa’s famed national park – Kruger. Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form Greater Kruger, an area of some 24000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become incredibly diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the famed ‘Big Five’, almost every major African mammal (148 species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Numbi, Hazyview, South Africa

    Day 2: Kruger National Park

    Stop At: Kruger National Park, South Africa
    Waking early, we board our 4x4 game viewing vehicles with a resident guide for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to see why it is held in such high esteem amongst visitors from all over the world. We game drive in the morning and afternoon in search for the abundance of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’ – Rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion together with a high density of other mammals and diverse bird species such as eagles, hornbills, vultures and bee eaters. We break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). We then continue our game drive through the park exiting in the late afternoon and continue to our accommodation for the night.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Numbi, Hazyview, South Africa

    Day 3: Hazyview, Greater Kruger – Tshipise, South Africa

    Stop At: Tshipise a Forever Resort, R525, Tshipise, 0901, South Africa
    After a refreshing night’s sleep we make our way across the border to Zimbabwe and on to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide open spaces. On arrival we stop for supplies before heading to our campsite. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the surrounds at leisure.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Forever Resorts,Tshipise, South Africa

    Day 4: Tshipise, South Africa, - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

    Stop At: Burkes' Backpackers Paradise, 11 Inverleith Dr, Burnside Rd, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
    After a refreshing night’s sleep we make our way across the border to Zimbabwe and on to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide open spaces. On arrival we stop for supplies before heading to our campsite. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the surrounds at leisure.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Burke's Paradise, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

    Day 5: Matobo National Park

    Stop At: Matobo National Park, Matopos road, Bulawayo Zimbabwe
    Matobo National Park is located a short distance outside Bulawayo and knowledgeable guides will take us to this very impressive park. The wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people here. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and, provided conditions are right, our guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places in search of these magnificent animals. The park also has the densest population of leopard and black eagle in the world and we keep our eyes peeled high and low for these creatures. The hills are also home to the grave site of Cecil John Rhodes who chose this as his burial place owing to the intense natural beauty and startling views from the hills. His grave can be visited at World’s View - a place of continual debate owing to his involvement in claiming the land and its people for Queen & Country in colonial times.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Burke's Paradise, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

    Day 6: Bulawayo – Livingstone, Zambia

    Stop At: Victoria Falls Waterfront, Sichango Drive, Livingstone 60407, Zambia
    Moving on from Bulawayo we continue north, and pass through the town of Victoria Falls, before crossing the border into Zambia, we travel the short distance to the Waterfront Resort campsite a few kilometres from Livingstone. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Waterfront has a restaurant and small deck/terrace overlooking the river and is a base and booking point for the numerous optional activities available in the area. Staff will give a full briefing on what can be booked (typically including rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, scenic flights and river cruises). Choose your activity at leisure, if time allows or else simply relax and enjoy the mighty Zambezi as it flows past your vantage point.

    But whatever you do, don’t leave Africa without seeing the Victoria Falls themselves! A visit to the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is included in your tour – be sure not to miss it - at over a mile wide and some 100 metres deep the Falls at high water form the largest curtain of falling water in the world with spray visible from 20 kilometres away (hence the local name Mosi Oa Tunya, or ‘Smoke that Thunders’). At low water the Zambezi dries so much that it is possible to walk out onto the river bed itself!

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at The Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia

    Day 7: Livingstone, Zambia

    Stop At: Victoria Falls Waterfront, Sichango Drive, Livingstone 60407, Zambia
    After breakfast is when your tour ends with us, however most people spend the day (and following days) taking the numerous opportunities available to explore and enjoy what this magnificent destination has on offer. The Zambezi boasts one of the world’s highest rated rivers for pure white river rafting through its many challenging rapids. Alternative options include the David Livingstone museum that is easily accessible and provides in-depth historical insight dating back including the discovery of the falls; or explore the colonial town on foot and visit the local trading markets. From game walks, cultural interaction, Micro-light flight or white-water rafting to name a few, Livingstone will capture and fulfil your imagination, validating the myths of the African spirit.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sentinel Luxury Suite Hotels, Pretorius St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    7 days
    Return Details
    Victoria Falls Waterfront, Sichango Drive, Livingstone 60407, Zambia
    Inclusions
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Fully equipped safari vehicle
    • Camping and cooking equipment
    • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
    • All ground transportation
    • Sleeping mattress
    • Meals & Accommodation as indicated
    • Services of two crew
    • Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit
    • Matobo NP, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
    • Kruger NP, Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
    • Shangaan Cultural Evening
    • Entry/Admission - Hotel Numbi & Garden Suites
    • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Tshipise a Forever Resort
    • Entry/Admission - Burkes' Backpackers Paradise
    • Entry/Admission - Matobo National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Victoria Falls Waterfront
    Exclusions
    • Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (optional/ USD 90.00pp)*
    • Visas
    • Flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Departure taxes
    • Airport transfers
    • Sleeping bag
    • Optional activities
    • Drinks, tips
    • Items of a personal nature
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Each Overland tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income. The (Optional) Adventure Pass is USD 90.00 per person
    • Minimum age is 18 years, Maximum age is 39 years.
    • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • *Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    I joined as a camping guest but only actually camped for 3 nights where we had excellent facilities. In Swaziland we were able to upgrade from camping to log cabin dorms for just 15rand a night. On the final night we were in permanent tents with beds and linen. All locations
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    Response from Arno D, Manager at 7-Day African Insight Camping Overland Tour from Pretoria
    Responded 24 Jul. 2018
    Dear travelaholic007, Thank you for taking the time to review our 7-day Kruger, Swaziland and Beach Overland Tour. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with us. We make every effort to include a variety of highlights in each country visited and to supply good wholesome food along the way. We hope to see you travel with us again. Kind regards, The Acacia Team
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