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9 Days Explore Kruger & Victoria Falls Tour from Johannesburg: Kruger National Park, Karongwe Private Game Reserve and Victoria Falls

South Africa, Johannesburg
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Duration

11 Nights 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Visit South Africa

Starts from: JOHANNESBURG TO VICTORIA FALLS CITY
Type: SMALL GROUP tour
Duration:9 Days/8 Nights
Available: throught the year

 

Embark on a 9-Day Kruger & Victoria Falls Adventure: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Karongwe Private Game Reserve, and Victoria Falls

Join our small group tour for a 9-day expedition, starting from the vibrant city of Johannesburg. Immerse yourself in the captivating wildlife of Kruger National Park and the exclusive Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Conclude your adventure with the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls. This curated itinerary promises an unforgettable journey through South Africa and Zimbabwe, showcasing the best of nature and wildlife.

Have a great trip!

Highlights

  • Include: Walking & Bus Tour of Soweto, Apartheid Museum / Mandela’s House, Drive the Panorama Route, Half Day Open Vehicle Game Drive of Kruger National Park, Sunset Game Drive in Hlane National Park, Local Village Swazi Cultural Experience, Historic Walk of Cape Town, Return Table Mountain Ticket, Full Day Peninsula Tour including entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Seal Island Boat Cruise, Boulders Beach Penguins
  • 11 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
  • Learn about South Africa’s history in Soweto
  • Experience a once in a lifetime safari in Kruger National Park
  • Immerse yourself in Swazi culture with a traditional Zulu community stay
  • Explore beautiful Cape Town and see breath-taking views atop Table Mountain

Day 1 Johannesburg

Arrive at any time and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) for dinner tonight.

Our accommodation is in the Kempton Park area in a guesthouse or family-run lodge. The location is convenient to the airport and should you have additional time, taxi's can be easily arranged to get you around.

【Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting】

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

【Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue)】

Enjoy a spread of grilled meats, vegetables and homemade salads, and talk with your friendly hosts about life in South Africa.

Hotel: Nkanga Lodge or similar

Meal: B:Excluded L:Excluded D:Included

Day 2 Johannesburg - Greater Kruger Area

Set out towards Kruger National Park via the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the world’s most picturesque drives. Make stops at the dramatic Blyde River Canyon and Bourke's Luck Potholes, and take in panoramic views of the forest-covered valley from the God's Window viewpoint. Continue to our lodge near Kruger National park, savour a delicious South African Dinner in this picturesque location.

【Panorama Route Scenic Drive】

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route. You’ll see magnificent mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, and waterfalls. There will also be stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window.

 

 

Tips:
* Today is a very long driving day; however, we will make many stops along the way at sites along the Panorama Route.

Hotel: Umbhaba Eco Lodge or similar

Meal: B:Included L:Excluded D:Included

Day 3 Kruger National Park

Rise early and climb aboard an open jeep for a full-day safari in Kruger National Park—home to an extraordinary array of large mammals. Spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and perhaps elusive leopards as we explore this breathtaking wilderness of savanna and scrubland. Return to our lodge in the evening, where you can take some time to relax and enjoy the nocturnal sounds of the bush.

At over 19,000 sq km (7,500 sq mi), South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most impressive animal reserves in the world. With 147 species, Kruger has more species of large mammals than any other park on the continent.

【Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive - Full day】

Hop in a 4x4 safari vehicle and get yourself one step closer to the surrounding nature. Be ready to spot elephants, giraffes, hippos, lions, zebras, and many other species in this impressive South African national park.

Hotel: Umbhaba Eco Lodge or similar

Meal: B:Included L:Excluded D:Included

Day 4 Greater Kruger Area - Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Travel to the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, a pristine wildlife sanctuary located in the Greater Kruger area. Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project—a program funded in part by National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative—and learn about efforts to protect the region’s cheetahs and other carnivores. The researcher then joins us for a wildlife-viewing excursion through the reserve.

For the next two days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve, searching for Africa's famed Big Five. With over 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for wildlife viewing.

We use various accommodations within the reserve (the location is based on availability). During your time here, you will either stay in lodge rooms or very comfortable permanent tents (both of equal quality and with similar amenities).

【Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Carnivore Conservation Experience】

Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Cheetah Metapopulation Project, a project managed by National Geographic grantee Vincent van der Merwe. A member of Vincent's team will give a talk about cheetahs in South Africa and the important research CMP is doing. We will also discuss conservation within parks and reserves in South Africa and National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative. You will then be accompanied by the researcher on a wildlife safari drive to give you more insight into cheetahs and other carnivores.

 

 

 

Tips:

* Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and local expert trackers who will share their vast experience of the African bush.

* On some occasions, if space is unavailable, we may need to change accommodations or even use a different private reserve. In such a case, be assured we will choose other lodges or comfort camps (of equal quality) within the Greater Kruger area.

Hotel: Karongwe Private Game Reserve - Lodges or similar

Meal: B:Included L:Included D:Included

Day 5 Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Spend the day exploring Karongwe on morning and afternoon safaris with our local guides. Search for Africa's famed "big five" as we drive through the shrublands of the bushveld. Back at camp, relax on deck or take a walk around the grounds.

Wake up before the sun (around 5am) and sip your morning coffee before heading out on a morning wildlife safari drive. Return to the lodge for brunch and some leisure time. Converse on the deck, walk the grounds and gardens, and enjoy high tea. Following tea, it's time for a late afternoon safari drive. After spotting tons of wildlife, it’s time to return to camp and freshen up before dinner.

【Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive】

Jump into a safari 4x4 and keep your eyes open for fantastic wildlife encounters. Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and local expert trackers; both will share their vast experience of the African bush.

【Free Time】

Relax and enjoy some down time between wildlife safari drives.

Hotel: Karongwe Private Game Reserve - Lodges or similar

Meal: B:Included L:Included D:Included

Day 6 Karongwe Private Game Reserve - Johannesburg

Embark on one last safari this morning, keeping a lookout for Karongwe’s iconic inhabitants. Then head back to the city, where you’ll enjoy dinner in our family run lodge.

【Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive】

Jump into a safari 4x4 and keep your eyes open for fantastic wildlife encounters. Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and local expert trackers; both will share their vast experience of the African bush.

Hotel: Nkanga Lodge or similar

Meal: B:Included L:Excluded D:Included

Day 7 Johannesburg - Victoria Falls

Catch a flight to the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, named after one of the most powerful waterfalls on Earth. Visit a nearby village and go grocery shopping in the bustling market. Then sit down with a local family for dinner, helping your hosts prepare a traditional Zimbabwean meal using the ingredients you picked out, and hear stories about local life and culture.

The mist off Victoria Falls can rise to a height of more than 400m (1312 ft). Local tribes used to call the falls Mosi-o-Tunya or “the smoke that thunders.” Explorer and missionary David Livingstone renamed the falls after Queen Victoria when he first saw them in 1855.

【Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Zimbabwean Family Dinner】

Flatter Ncube is the head of her family which includes two sisters and numerous children. She’s the youngest of a family of 10 and, now in her early 40s, lives in the village she was raised in near Victoria Falls. There she takes care of her extended family on their homestead, which she and they have been proudly building by hand, brick by brick, for years. Flatter’s story highlights that life isn’t easy in Africa, but despite its challenges, there is much love and laughter and a strong sense of family here.

Visit Flatter’s homestead in her rural village; meet her and some of her family, and walk with some of them throughout the property, among the fruit and vegetable plants the family grows for consumption. (They even plant hot chillies among the vegetables to discourage nosy elephants.) Then help the family prepare a traditional Zimbabwean dinner, which we'll all eat together outside on the property, weather permitting. Ingredients for the meal will have been hand-selected earlier in the day, at the bustling and friendly local village market.

This experience offers great insight into typical African life, and ultimately reinforce how we all really want and need the same things in life: a stable home full of love, a good education, and plenty of opportunity for our children.

Hotel: Explorers Village Lodge or similar

Meal: B:Included L:Excluded D:Included

Day 8 Victoria Falls

Set out for a tour of magnificent Victoria Falls. Scottish explorer David Livingstone named them after Britain’s Queen Victoria, while their older, indigenous name is Mosi-oa-Tunya—“the smoke that thunders.” Opt for a scenic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River; and much more.

【Victoria Falls Guided Tour】

Join a knowledgeable guide for an unforgettable experience at Victoria Falls. Explore the rainforest and learn about the geology, history, and local legends of this world wonder. After your immersion, get up close to the falls and discover the beauty of “the smoke that thunders.” Be sure to have your camera ready!

 

 

Tips:
* If you have an activity planned for this morning, we will reschedule your Falls tour for this afternoon, or tomorrow morning before departure.

Hotel: Explorers Village Lodge or similar

Meal: B:Included L:Excluded D:Excluded

Day 9 Victoria Falls

Depart at any time.

 

Tips:
* If you opted to go on the Chobe National Park Full Day Excursion then your visit to Victoria Falls will happen on the final morning of tour. Please book any onward travel no earlier than 11AM.

Meal: B:Included L:Excluded D:Excluded

  • 11-night hotel accommodations (For solo traveller, you will be in a room with someone of the same gender.)
  • 11 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
  • An awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip
  • Airport transfer service
  • Walking & Bus Tour of Soweto, Apartheid Museum / Mandela's House, Drive the Panorama Route, Half Day Open Vehicle Game Drive of Kruger National Park, Sunset Game Drive in Hlane National Park, Local Village Swazi Cultural Experience, Historic Walk of Cape Town, Return Table Mountain Ticket, Full Day Peninsula Tour including entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Seal Island Boat Cruise, Boulders Beach Penguins
  • Airfares between your home and departure city
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals the tour guide arranges
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

Multi day

English

International Tours

Africa
South Africa

Tour's Location

South Africa, Johannesburg

What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during?

The policies on face masks and attendee health are: Face masks required for guides in public areas Face masks provided for travelers Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

What is the policy on sanitization during?

The policies on sanitization are: Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas Gear/equipment sanitized between use Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

What is the social distancing policy during?

The policy on social distancing is: Social distancing enforced throughout experience

What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during?

The policy on staff health & safety is: Guides required to regularly wash hands

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