Help Save the South African Rhino’s

December 13, 2012 by  
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Almost 620 Rhino’s have been poached in South Africa in 2012 thus far

Help Save the South African Rhino’s

Our Mission and Vision Statement

Help Save the South African Rhino’s

Mission Statement

Our Save the South African Rhino project works to conserve the population of critically
endangered species in South Africa. We recognize that the future of wildlife is linked to the
communities that share their habitat with them. By funding our field projects and through
education, our goal is to deliver long-lasting and widespread benefits to the different Rhino
species in Southern Africa.

Our Aim

  • To increase the number of Rhino populations in the wild.
  • To enhance the integrity of ecosystems.

Primary objectives

  • Primarily to provide financial support for projects focused on the Rhinoceros species.
  • To encourage and enable the sharing of information and skills between Rhino conservationists and Wild Life Game Reserves.
  • To measure and improve the effectiveness of our grant-making activities.
  • To raise the awareness for Rhino conservation.

Our grant activities

The funds we raise are used to support projects that address Rhino conservation through a number of measures:

  • Anti-poaching and monitoring patrols, which detect and deter poachers and gather information about Rhino poachers.
  • Translocations, so that Rhino’s from established populations can be reintroduced to their former habitats.
  • Fund research and development to investigate threats to the Rhino’s survival..
  • Veterinary work, such as the implanting of location chip detectors (GPS) into horns or cut the horns so that the Rhino’s can breed by reducing the value aspect of the horn. (This procedure does not cause any pain or discomfort to the animal)
  • We create or run our own projects in the field.
  • We prefer to work with projects on a long-term basis.
  • We believe in the value of partnership working with conservation organizations.

Hot Air Balloon Safari’s

Did you know…….

Ballooning is the safest aviation sport in the world?

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Hot Air Balloon Safari’s
This is definitely the most unique and stylish way to see the beauty of Southern Africa.  A perfect way to celebrate your Honeymoon or to have an unforgettable family vacation.

The Hot Air Balloons are piloted by professional pilots who are assisted by attentive crew members. The Hot Air Balloons are immaculately maintained, they have 5 aviation safety awards, making this the longest established licensed Balloon Airline in Southern Africa. This is why our informed travelers and corporate groups choose us for there Hot Air Balloon Safaris.

Awards:

“Internationally hailed as Southern Africa’s best value, best quality tour operator to be appraised as the winner of the South African Tourism “Welcome Awards 2006?”

“Selected as the preferred hot air balloon operator in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 2010-2011 promotions.” 

Read more about safety and peace of mind.  CLICK HERE

Highlights

You’re sipping fine champagne while hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesburg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, just 45 km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world. The exceptional peace of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory.

After landing, savor a delectable and generous champagne breakfast at our new, traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse, Pavilion and Restaurant, where you’ll be filled with the warmest of memories.

Click on the links below to read more about the various packages we have to offer.

Afternoon Balloon Flights – Magalies River Valley Read more…

Hot Air Balloon SafarisHot Air Balloon Safaris

 

A new departure in the world of ballooning, from the exquisite Country Base in the Magalies River Valley in the Cradle of Humankind.Whilst the crews prepare your huge colorful balloons for your flight of fantasy, enjoy a good cup of tea and sandwich on the spacious patios of Harrop’s Club.You will be called for boarding and briefing about an hour-and-a-half before sunset which will give ample time for your flight of about an hour before the light fades.

On landing, wherever that is, your crews will pack up the balloons whilst you are transported back to the Clubhouse for a complimentary sun-downer.

Relax, there is no need to hurry, the bar will be open for drinks and bar snacks for as long as you wish.

Prices Include:
A good cup of tea and a sandwich included in the fare

Rates are provided upon requestContact Us

Day 2 – 5 MOREMI & SAVUTI

Hot Air Balloon Safaris 4wd open vehicle We have 4 nights in these conservation areas with time to explore the various habitats. We spend our time on game drives watching the plentiful wildlife including wild dog, elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game.Moremi Game Reserve rates as one of the leading wildlife areas of the world and we take our open 4WD vehicle into Moremi for fantastic game viewing! Grasslands, floodplains, forests, lily lagoons and winding water channels combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats.Moving north over the sand ridge and into the Mababe depression we arrive at the Savuti Marsh. This open grassland area attracts herds of zebra and wildebeest, which in turn draw the large lion prides for which Savuti is famous. The waterhole near camp is also a favorite drinking point for many elephant and the sunsets here are fantastic. [camping BLD]
[B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner]

Day 6 – 7 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Hot Air Balloon Safaris 4wd open vehicle The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. In the early morning we search for game and return to camp for brunch. The late afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise is a highlight as we see the mighty elephant herds returning to the Chobe River to quench their thirst. We camp at Kasane on the Chobe River for night 7. [camping Bx2 Lx2 Dx1]

Day 8 – 9 VICTORIA FALLS / LIVINGSTONE

Hot Air Balloon Safaris Guided walk included. We camp for 2 nights in Zambia near Livingstone town on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy a spectacular walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls. Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a “flight of angels” (own expense).[camping B - -]

Day 10 LIVINGSTONE – TOUR ENDS

Hot Air Balloon Safaris Tour ends at 08:00 after breakfast. Transfers to local airports are available. [- B - -]

PRE & POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION

This safari has a 14h00 departure which means you can fly into Maun and join the tour on the day of your flight arrival. Please indicate if you require assistance with airport transfers and hotel reservations in the vacation planner when prompted.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

A Botswana guide travels with us through the national parks. This ensures that the local community directly benefits from tourism, as your visit to Botswana ensures employment for local people, and a direct benefit from the tourism industry.

Zimbabwe Tiger Fishing

Zambezi River Fishing

Our professional hunting and safari outfitters offer tiger fishing and fresh water angling on the mighty Zambezi river down stream of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. They are based in Mlibizi on the banks off the Zambezi river.  Providing our guests with a fully qualified guide, accommodation, meals, boats, houseboat and full tackle which are all included in the daily rate.

Species of Fish

 Zimbabwe Tiger Fishing
  • Tiger fish
  • Breem
  • Vhundu
  • Cornish jack
  • Ncupi
  • Tshesha and many more

 Accommodation – Beach House (Mlibizi)

 Zimbabwe Tiger Fishing
  • $250 Per Person Per Day
  • Deposits and payments:

25% non refundable deposit secures your dates, balance on daily rates payable 30 days before arrival date.  No dates will be held without a deposit.  Any extra costs are to be paid on last day before departure or leaving camp.

NB: Please email us for monthly specials

Our beach house has a fantastic view over the Zambezi river and Zambia in the distance.  Bigger groups will be catered for in the beach resort.You will be flying to Victoria falls where your guide will personally pick you up and transport you to Mlibizi for your stay.

Beach house includes:

  • 8 beds
  • air-conditioning
  • daily laundry

Prices Include:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Refreshments
  • Daily Laundry
  • Boat Hire
  • Fuel (501)
  • Bait
  • Tackle
  • Guide

Not Included:

  • Air Charters
  • Airport pick-up and drop off at Victoria Falls
  • Gratuities
  • Drive ins are also available upon request from Johannesburg airport at an extra cost

Accommodation – House Boats

House boats are fully equipped to be used for sun downer cruises after a long day fishing or simply for relaxing on the lake with a sun downer frosty (beer) in hand.  Smaller boats are used for fishing while the house boat serves as base camp on the river where meals will be served between fishing excursions.We will provide quality fishing equipment, including reels, tackle and rods.
House Boats and Smaller Boats include:

  • Cooler boxes stocked with refreshments
  • Packed lunches
  • Life Jackets
  • Paddles
  • Satellite phone (for emergencies)
  • First aid kit

Not Included:

  • Air Charters
  • Airport pick-up and drop off at Victoria Falls
  • Gratuities
  • Drive ins are also available upon request from Johannesburg airport at an extra cost

Additional Add Ons Available

 Zimbabwe Tiger Fishing Photographic ToursWhen satisfied by fishing, we can also arrange for photographic tours to Hwange/Wanke National Park or our permanent photographic camp based near Hwange/Wanke Safari Lodge.Day Trip – Victoria FallsWe can also take you to the beautiful town of Victoria Falls.

Added Benefits

 Zimbabwe Tiger Fishing Not only will you be reaping the benefits of the wonderful fishing spots on the Zambezi river.  You will also have the privilege of the best photo opportunities in the world.The Zambezi River also affords you breathtaking sites of elephants, hippos, crocodiles and more. These animals visit the river system to feed and drink on a daily basis, so not only fishing but also photographic highlights will be at the order off the day.

Mozambique – Price List

August 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Mozambique Prices 2012

Mozambique Plains Game Price List 2012

Daily Rates Plains Game

Mozambique   Price List
  • $450 Per Hunter Per Day

Dangerous Game

Mozambique   Price List
  • $950 Per Hunter Per Day

Dangerous Game Trophy Fee

Buffalo $3000
Crocodile $2000

Observers

Mozambique   Price List
  • $250 Per Person Per Day

Species Price List

specie trophy list, price specie license fee price
Zebra $1350 Buffalo $1500
Baboon $80 Sable $1500
Bushbuck $1150 Crocodile $1500
Duiker common $350
Duiker,blue $950 Rifle permit $350
Duiker,red $1200
Eland $1950 Trophy Export Fees
Giraffe $1800
Sable $3000 Buff and Eland  $300
Kudu $1450 Sable $300
Nyala $2250 Crocodile $500
Hyena $1750 Plains game $250
Hartebeest $1650
Impala $395
Waterbuck $1150
Warthog\bushpig $350

 

Zimbabwe – Price List

August 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Zimbabwe Prices 2012

Zimbabwe Price List 2012

Daily Rates Dangerous Game

 SPECIES 2 X 1(2 HUNTERS BOOKING)per day 1 x 1 (1 HUNTER BOOKING)per day
Buffalo 7 days safari $850 $950
Buffalo\sable 10 days $750 $950
Observer $250

Extra Species

Baboon $150 Airport pickup $350
Eland $1950 Rifle hire per day $90
Giraffe $2500 Trophy handling fee $500
Waterbuck $2400 Observer fee $250
Zebra $1250 Air charter JHB to camp $POR
Warthog $450 Government parks levy daily rate 2%
Impala $400 National parks levy trophy fee 2%
Kudu $1750 Ammo per round less than 375 $4
Sable $4500 Ammo per round 375 up $15
Hyena $1750
Blue wildebeest $1550

Dangerous Games Trophy Fees

Buffalo $4000 Crocodile $4000

South Africa – Price List

August 12, 2012 by  
Filed under South Africa Prices 2012

South Africa Plains Game Price List 2012

Daily Rates Plains Game

South Africa   Price List
  • 1 x 1 $350 Per Hunter Per Day
  • 2 x 1 $295 Per Hunter Per Day

Dangerous Game

South Africa   Price List
  • 1 x 1 $550 Per Hunter Per Day
  • 2 x 1 $495 Per Hunter Per Day

Observers

South Africa   Price List
  • $195 Per Person Per Day

Species Price List

species price species price
Blesbuck $300 Vervet Monkey $150
Blesbuck white $500 Suni $700
Bushbuck $950 Springbuck $300
Duiker $295 Tsessebe $3450
Baboon $125 Warthog $295
Jackal $50 Wildebeest black $1100
Eland $1950 Wildebeest blue $1250
Grysbok $300 Buffalo cow $4000
Gemsbuck $1150 Buffalo bull $11000
Giraffe $2750 Crocodile $POR
Nyala $2550 Zebra $1250
Hyena $1750 Waterbuck $1750
Hartebeest red $1250
Impala $325
Klipspringer $500
Kudu $1750
Roan $12000
Reedbuck Common $1300
Sable $11000

Hunting Packages

August 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Hunting Safaris

Hunting Specials

We only deal with the best Hunting Outfitters in South Africa. Specializing in dangerous game hunting safaris and have several well-appointed concessions throughout some of the most sought after and famous regions in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The multitude of plains game, the “Big 5” and other species abundantly roam through these vast areas of Southern Africa.We cannot guarantee top 10 world record trophies on every safari, but we do guarantee we will provide the best service possible and we will get you into a position to take good above average trophies for the species you intend to harvest.  Special safaris with out of the ordinary requirements can also be arranged such as specific measurements and scores in mind.Our Hunting Outfitters provide the highest standards and provide only the best professional hunters and staff, ensuring that you, the client get the best possible opportunity to harvest the grand trophies you are looking for. Conducting safaris in rifle, handgun, bow\archery and black powder.  Special packages can be tailor made to suite your specific hunting needs.

Special Hunting Package 3 – Cull Package

Hunting Packages End of season deals available on left over quotas.  Please inquire via email for availability and pricing details.

South Africa Scenic Route – 18 days

December 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Overland Safaris

Small Group Camping & Cabin Safari

A wonderful journey through the Rainbow Nation. Camping, trekking, game viewing, historical and cultural visits through South Africa!

Highlights

  • Mpumalanga Panorama Route – sight seeing
  • Kruger National Park – game drives
  • Swaziland – mountain walks
  • Zululand – game drives & cultural villages
  • Drakensberg mountains – mountain walks
  • Lesotho – trekking with ponies
  • Garden Route & Karoo – walks, ostriches & wine farms
  • Cape Town – Cape Point & Table Mountain

Includes

  • 6 nights in hotels / cabins and 11 nights camping
  • Entrance fees
  • Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • Transport in safari truck or minibus
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Professional guide

Day 1 JOHANNESBURG to MPUMALANGA

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30am we head east towards Mpumalanga. A landscape characterised by mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests. We will camp the night in the old gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest, a living museum dating back to 1873. We explore the quaint town, visit Mac Mac falls and God’s Window viewpoint [camping - LD]

Day 2 & 3 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days Big game country – exciting game drives provide us with excellent game viewing. Spot lion, elephant, rhino and other animals in one of the last African wildernesses. Early morning & afternoon game drives get us close to the wildlife. [camping BLD ]

Day 4 KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days Guided walk included. The mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, led by King Mswati III, is one of only 3 monarchies in Africa. Swazi’s are proud of their traditional lifestyle & cultures. We explore the Malolotja reserve on foot to enjoy the mountain scenery, rare birdlife, and the 95m high Malolotja waterfall. Overnight in log cabins with fantastic panoramic views. [cabin BLD ]

Day 5 & 6 ZULULAND

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days After visiting craft markets near Mbabane, we re-enter South Africa. Mkuzi Game Reserve is a safe haven for the endangered black rhino. We have a full day to game drive and stop at waterhole hides and watch game come down to drink [ camping BLD ]

Day 7 & 8 DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days Guided walk included. Moving further south to the base of the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains). We have two nights at the foot of the mountains allowing time for walking along beautiful mountain stream paths, looking for Bushman rock paintings or just enjoying spectacular views. [camping BLD ]

Day 9 & 10 LESOTHO

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days Guided walk included. We travel through the towering red sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate en route to Lesotho. Quaint villages and towns offer interesting stops along the way. We cross the border and head to southern Lesotho to our overnight chalets at Malealea. This lodge nestled in the mountains forms our base for two nights. The next morning we are up early and spend the day trekking with a local guide and his pony through the rugged mountains. [chalets BLD ]

Day 11 KAROO NP

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days Descending from the Lesotho highlands we make our way into the great Karoo. It covers most of central South Africa and is a vast semi desert. It has become famous for its sheep and ostrich farming industries, and roadside stalls selling handmade windmills. [guesthouse BL- ]

Day 12 ADDO ELEPHANT NP

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days A conservation success, Addo Elephant N.P. offers a unique wildlife area, famous for the Addo Elephants. We head out on game drives in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Evening viewing at the floodlit waterhole allows us to watch the nocturnal animals. . [ camping BLD ]

Day 13 & 14 TSITSIKAMMA

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days Guided walk included. Indigenous Tsitsikamma forests surround the campsite at Storms River mouth, and there are walks up the Storms River Gorge and along the rocky coastline. There is an option of the world’s highest bungi jump (own expense). Whales may be seen in season (July to November). [camping BLD ]

Day 15 WESTERN CAPE

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days After visiting “The Heads” in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon we travel south along the Garden Route towards the famous wine regions of the Cape. We pass the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve and Threewaterkloof Dam before heading over Franschoek pass to our campsite near Franschhoek for the evening. [camping BLD ]

Day 16 & 17 CAPE TOWN

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days We enjoy a morning walk in historic Franschhoek. Visit Stellenbosch, for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Explore Cape Town and the “mother city’s” many attractions; visit Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, Chapman’s Peak drive, the harbour at Hout Bay, enjoy the famous beaches and the V&A Waterfront. Optional visit to Robben Island (own expense). Meals at a variety of local restaurants (own expense). [guesthouse B - - ]

Day 18 TOUR ENDS – TRANSFERS

South Africa Scenic Route   18 days Guided walk included. We climb Table Mountain in the morning admiring the views over Table Bay and Cape Town. Spend the afternoon catching up on last minute curio shopping or just lazing on the beach absorbing the Cape’s sunshine. Tour ends at +/-18:00pm. [B - -].

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Our stay in Lesotho supports the Malealea community. Local guides, village accommodation and some of the fresh produce used in the lodge are sourced from the local villages in a responsible and sustain¬able method. Thus providing income, and better living standards for the Malealea villages and the local community.

PRE & POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION

Rivonia Road Lodge

Due to the early departure time of this safari we recommend that you stay in Johannesburg the night before safari. Please indicate if you require assistance with airport transfers and hotel reservations in the vacation planner when prompted.

Classic Botswana – 10 Days

December 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Overland Safaris, Photographic Safaris

Small group participation camping safari
An exclusive wildlife experience in the premier national parks and game reserves of Botswana. Some of the best game viewing in Africa – Moremi, Savuti and Chobe! Safari through the wilderness areas of Botswana on open 4WD vehicles and watch elephants from a boat as they drink from the Chobe River. Culminating in the wonderful views of Victoria Falls!

Highlights

  • Moremi Game Reserve – game drives
  • Savuti – game drives
  • Chobe National Park – game drive and river cruise
  • Victoria Falls – adventure activities

Includes

  • 9 nights camping
  • Entrance fees
  • Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • Transport in 4WD game viewing vehicle
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Professional guide
  • Moremi, Savuti and Chobe game drives

Please note it is possible to add a 3 day excursion into the Okavango before the start of the “Classic Botswana”. This creates a 13 day Okavango, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe, Victoria Falls tour. Please contact the Sunway office for details.

Day 1 MAUN

Classic Botswana   10 Days Our adventure begins in Maun, a small town located on the South Eastern edge of the Okavango Delta and our access point to the wilderness of Botswana. For the more adventurous of heart there is a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (own expense). The day ends with a relaxing sundowner drink at the pool, and a meal in the lodge restaurant, (own expense) celebrating the start of the journey. [camping - - -]

Day 2 – 5 MOREMI & SAVUTI

Classic Botswana   10 Days 4wd open vehicle We have 4 nights in these conservation areas with time to explore the various habitats. We spend our time on game drives watching the plentiful wildlife including wild dog, elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion & other game.

Moremi Game Reserve rates as one of the leading wildlife areas of the world and we take our open 4WD vehicle into Moremi for fantastic game viewing! Grasslands, floodplains, forests, lily lagoons and winding water channels combine to form a variety of game viewing habitats.

Moving north over the sand ridge and into the Mababe depression we arrive at the Savuti Marsh. This open grassland area attracts herds of zebra and wildebeest, which in turn draw the large lion prides for which Savuti is famous. The waterhole near camp is also a favorite drinking point for many elephant and the sunsets here are fantastic. [camping BLD]
[B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner]

Day 6 – 7 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Classic Botswana   10 Days 4wd open vehicle The Chobe River flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park attracting some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa. In the early morning we search for game and return to camp for brunch. The late afternoon game viewing “sundowner” cruise is a highlight as we see the mighty elephant herds returning to the Chobe River to quench their thirst. We camp at Kasane on the Chobe River for night 7. [camping Bx2 Lx2 Dx1]

Day 8 – 9 VICTORIA FALLS / LIVINGSTONE

Classic Botswana   10 Days Guided walk included. We camp for 2 nights in Zambia near Livingstone town on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy a spectacular walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of the “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls. Opportunities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, bungi jump, or take a “flight of angels” (own expense).[camping B - -]

Day 10 LIVINGSTONE – TOUR ENDS

Classic Botswana   10 Days Tour ends at 08:00 after breakfast. Transfers to local airports are available. [- B - -]

PRE & POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION

This safari has a 14h00 departure which means you can fly into Maun and join the tour on the day of your flight arrival. Please indicate if you require assistance with airport transfers and hotel reservations in the vacation planner when prompted.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

A Botswana guide travels with us through the national parks. This ensures that the local community directly benefits from tourism, as your visit to Botswana ensures employment for local people, and a direct benefit from the tourism industry.

Johannesburg to Nairobi – 30 Days

December 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Camping Safaris, Featured, Overland Safaris

OVERLAND SAFARI JOHANNESBURG TO NAIROBI
22 NIGHTS CAMPING 4 NIGHTS CABIN 3 NIGHTS INN

The ultimate experience for the adventurous is an overland camping safari through Africa. A cultural experience second to none, and with adventure around every corner, sometimes finding oneself so isolated that the nearest town could be some 300 kilometres away, this trip is certainly not for the faint-hearted. We expect a great deal of participation and flexibility from all passengers on this trip, without which the tour cannot be a success.

DAY 1: JHB – LIMPOPO D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Leaving Johannesburg early, we begin our trek north. Stopping en-route to do some last minute shopping, we head for our rustic bush camp set on a private game reserve in the Limpopo Valley. We arrive early and familiarise ourselves with the vehicle and equipment, before camping the night. Enjoy a traditional “braai”.

DAY 2: ZIMBABWE RUINS B L

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days After a morning walk, we travel the short distance to the border where we complete formalities and then travel directly to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The afternoon is spent exploring this massive complex, and delving into the mysteries surrounding their origin. Tonight we enjoy a night of relative comfort, and a catered meal (own expense).

DAY 3: BULAWAYO / MATOBO B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days A short drive today, we pass through the wide streets of Bulawayo, and on to our camp nestled amongst the precariously balancing boulders of Matobo. This afternoon we enjoy an open vehicle drive into the Matobo National Park where we will track Rhino and other animals on foot.

DAY 4: HWANGE B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Arising early, we stretch our legs with a climb on one of the “koppies” surrounding our camp before packing up and moving on to Hwange. This afternoon we enjoy an extensive drive or walk in search of the animals for which this area is so well known. Tonight we drift off to sleep to the sounds of the wild at our bush camp.

DAY 5 – 6: VICTORIA FALLS D5: B D | D6: B

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Leaving our bush-camp, we head for the amazing spectacle of Victoria Falls, and the surrounding tourist village. We spend two nights here in comfort, at the DRIFTERS VICTORIA FALLS INN. There are numerous activities to pursue, bungeejumping, white-water rafting and aircraft fl ips (own expense). Clients will have leisure time to explore the town. One evening meal will be at a local restaurant (own expense), the other will be a “braai” with traditional dancing at the pool.

DAY 7: KAFUE CAMP B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days An early start, we have a last view of the falls whilst crossing the historic Livingstone Bridge over the Zambezi Gorge into Zambia. Our journey takes us across southern Zambia to the Kafue River where we set up camp. Relax at the pool and enjoy a hot shower.

DAY 8 – 10: ZAMBEZI CANOE D8: B L D | D9: B L D | D10: B L

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days After a river safety and procedure briefi ng we begin our canoeing adventure. These days are the highlight of the tour with excellent bird and game viewing opportunities. Hippo and other big game may be encountered at close range. This section does involve a certain amount of effort, and at night we camp wild. We end the paddle at the Chongwe River, and camp the last night on the mainland. The next day we conduct a short game walk before transferring back to Kafue camp by boat, for a hot shower and a catered meal (own expense). Camp the night.

DAY 11: LUANGWA B D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days We continue north via the capital city, Lusaka, where we stock up on provisions and enjoy an own expense lunch, before moving along the Great East Road to our overnight camp. We will cover as much distance today as possible.

DAY 12 – 13: LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK D12: B L D | D13: B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Travel on to camp on the banks of the Luangwa River where we overnight for two nights just outside the Luangwa National Park. We enter the southern park for some spectacular game viewing with excellent opportunities for leopard sightings. Camp both nights. (Optional night drive, own expense)

DAY 14 – 15: LAKE MALAWI D14: B L D | D 15: B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Today we enter Malawi, and after replenishing stocks and spending some time at the curio stalls in Lilongwe, we continue down to the lake where we spend two nights literally camping on the beach. The days are spent simply relaxing and soaking up the sun, or for the more energetic, the crystal clear waters offer excellent snorkeling and lovely beach walks.

DAY 16 : LAKE MALAWI B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Following the winding road along the lakeshore, we continue north and again camp the night on the beach, enjoying Lake Malawi, one of Africa’s jewels.

DAY 17: MIKUMI B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Entering Tanzania, we begin our journey across this vast country. Tonight we will camp near the remote village of Mikumi.

DAY 18: DAR ES SALAAM B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days We arrive in Dar Es Salaam, the historic port of Tanzania, around noon. We will spend some time in this bustling city before moving to the north coast where we will camp the night on the beach.

DAY 19 – 22: ZANZIBAR D19: B | D20: B | D21: B | D22: B

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days This morning we head directly to the harbour where we embark on a ferry ride across to the spice island, Zanzibar. Exploring the island thoroughly, we spend time at the remote villages and sandy beaches of the north, and enjoying the mystique and history of the Stone Town. Visit the slave pits and participate in a spice tour, the food and fruit market is not to be missed. Lunches and dinners whilst on the island are own expense – clients are free to enjoy the local restaurants and food markets.

DAY 23: ZANZIBAR / DAR ES SALAAM B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Leaving the island behind, we board the ferry for our journey back to the mainland. We camp the night north of Dar Es Salaam at a small resort.

DAY 24 – 25: ARUSHA D24: B L D | D25: B L D

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Moving inland we head for Arusha where we spend two nights camping in this bustling town. We enjoy a full day of curio shopping and exploring the numerous markets. At this stage it is possible to view Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, if the clouds oblige.

DAY 26 – 28: SERENGETI / NGORONGORO CRATER D26: BLD | D27: BLD |D28: BLD

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days Travelling from Arusha to Serengeti we are bound to witness the impressive Masai herdsmen, herding their cattle amongst the game. Most of the day is a game drive with exceptional game viewing potential, and we arrive at the Seronera camp in the late afternoon to camp the night. Rising early we continue game viewing for the entire day, before exiting the park and making for Simba Camp to camp the night on the lip of the Ngorongoro crater. We descend into the crater on the steep dirt track cut into the crater wall. The diverse habitats of lake, swamp, grassland, and acacia forests bring with them an equal diversity of game, with everything one can imagine, from fl amingo to elephant and the ever-present Masai herdsmen. We fi nally exit the crater after lunch to return to Arusha for the night.

DAY 29: ARUSHA-NAIROBI B L

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days After a final hopeful glimpse of Kilimanjaro we head due north to enter Kenya and to travel directly to Nairobi. We overnight at a camp just outside of the city and enjoy an evening farewell meal (own expense).

DAY 30: NAIROBI B

Johannesburg to Nairobi   30 Days After breakfast we bid farewell to our fellow travellers and depart on our separate ways. Clients may join or leave this tour at certain stages of the itinerary. Call us for a quote in this regard. Clients may on occasion return to Johannesburg with the vehicle at a nominal cost, but Drifters will be under no obligation whatsoever.

DEPARTURES

This tour departs from January every second / third Wednesday.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

During the dry season we may travel from Nairobi via Lake Victoria to enter Serengeti from the west. A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour. A trip of this nature can only be undertaken by people of a certain mentality and we only recommend it to people under 55 years of age, although this obviously depends on the individual. Africa can be harsh, with not only unpredictable weather, but unpredictable attitudes as well. Clients must expect delays for whatever reason. All visa requirements and border formalities are the responsibility of the client, and we will not hold the tour up for irresponsible reasons. Seasonal Malaria precautions are advisable and are locally obtainable. The recommended currency for this tour is US$, in small denominations. The most necessary item on this tour is an open and flexible mind! Our price includes all transport, accommodation, scheduled entry and park fees, Vic Falls entry, canoe safari, ferry ride, group equipment, a professional guide, breakfasts, most lunches and all evening meals when not scheduled in a restaurant, coffee and tea. Our price does not include alcohol and soft drinks, curios, tips, visas, airport taxes, transfers, other optional excursions, restaurant meals and harbour taxes. Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement agreeing to our booking conditions and general information.

DEPARTURES

This tour departs from Johannesburg every third Wednesday.

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