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Explore Kruger & Victoria Falls (National Geographic Journey)

9 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Johannesburg 
Arrive at any time. Transfer to hotel. Enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) welcome dinner. (1D)

Day 2 Johannesburg/Kruger National Park 
Enjoy a full day scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located just outside Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma. (1B, 1D)

Day 3 Kruger National Park 
Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions and giraffe. Afterwards, opt to take an afternoon safari drive, wildlife bush walk, or relax on the deck with views of the watering hole - a popular spot for animals to visit. (1B, 1D)

Day 4 Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve 
Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, take in a lecture with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. This National Geographic-sponsored project is part of the Big Cats Initiative. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 5 Karongwe Private Game Reserve 
Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds or enjoy a cool drink on the deck. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 6 Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg 
After one last safari wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house. (1B, 1D)

Day 7 Johannesburg/Victoria Falls 
Fly to Zimbabwe and meet our local CEO. Gain insight into what life’s like in Africa with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet our host, learn their history and discuss daily life and culture in Zimbabwe. Share stories as you enjoy a traditional Zimbabwean dinner. (1B, 1D)

Day 8 Victoria Falls 
Enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful Victoria Falls, then the rest of the day is free to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls. (1B)

Day 9 Victoria Falls 
Depart at any time. (1B)
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All This Included
Enjoy a nine-day highlights tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Go on safari in the Greater Kruger area, spotting and photographing elephants and lions on their own turf. Then, jet off to Zimbabwe to take in the spectacle of Victoria Falls, where the mist can be seen 40 kilometres (25 miles) away. From the roar of lions to the roar of the world’s greatest waterfall, southern Africa’s wonders ring out loud and clear.
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Carnivore Conservation Experience, Karongwe Private Game Reserve National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Zimbabwean Family Dinner, Victoria Falls
  • Arrival transfer
  • Panorama Route scenic drive
  • Kruger National Park and private nature reserve wildlife safari drives in open vehicles
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Guest house (2 nts), hotel (2 nts), comfortable safari camp (2 nt), comfortable tent or chalets (2 nts).
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners.
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, walking, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver for Kruger portion, local G representative in Victoria Falls, local guides/rangers.
Highlights
  • Ride through Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle
  • Meet researchers from the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Carnivore Conservation Programme
  • Visit the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls
Accommodations
Guest house (2 nts)
Hotel (2 nts)
Comfortable safari camp (2 nt)
Comfortable tent or chalets (2 nts)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 14.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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