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Kruger Park Safari, Panorama Tour & Victoria Falls
Kruger Park Safari, Panorama Tour & Victoria Falls
SA

Highlights: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Blyde River Canyon - Victoria Falls


Other departures: Edinburgh - £2665, Birmingham - £2495, Manchester - £2599, Cardiff - £2729


Alternate travel dates: 28 Oct 18 - 3 Dec 18


Hotels:
Kruger National Park - The Windmill Country Retreat
Victoria Falls - The Kingdom Hotel or similar 4*
OR Tambo International Airport - City Lodge Hotel 3*


Itinerary:


Hotels:
Kruger National Park - The Windmill Country Retreat
Victoria Falls - The Kingdom Hotel or similar 4*
OR Tambo International Airport - City Lodge Hotel 3*


Itinerary:


Day 1: International Flight to Johannesburg


Day 2: Johannesburg to Kruger transfer & Kruger Park night safari
Departure takes place from the OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg by shuttle to our Log Cabin Lodge on the cusp of the Kruger Park where you will stay for your 3 nights on safari, situated outside the small town of White River a mere 35 kilometers from the nearest Kruger Park gate, a beautiful and tranquil property nestled on the banks of the White River, with lush natural vegetation a large dam and vast array of Bird life. With cozy and comfortable 3 star log cabins for you to rest your head.


After a welcome drink and check in we will depart for our night safari in the Kruger National Park, this safari takes you into Kruger after sunset when the nocturnal predators like lion and leopard are on the hunt, you’ll be able to enjoy the nocturnal animals with spotlights in an open safari vehicle with a professional field guide before returning to the lodge to enjoy an authentic African inspired menu specially prepared by our local chef.


Accommodation: The Windmill Country Retreat
Meals: Full Board basis


Day 3 & 4: Kruger National Park
Your Kruger Park Safari experience begins in the early morning. To explore the Kruger Park by open safari vehicle giving you a full 180 degree panoramic view of the African savanna from a higher vantage point than an ordinary vehicle, in search of all the iconic animal species including the Big 5 with a dedicated professional field guide, who will use expert knowledge of the area to interpret the natural environment for you in every detail.


Your guide will frequent various waterholes and river systems as well as other Kruger hotspots to maximize your opportunity to see as much as possible and ensure the scenery on display is ever changing and picturesque.


Breakfast will be individually packed by our chef to be enjoyed at a restcamp or picnic spot, before we continue on safari for the rest of the day, stopping for lunch in between. We will return to the lodge in the later afternoon before dinner is expertly prepared and served the traditional way under the stars, next to the fire.


Accommodation: The Windmill Country Retreat
Meals: Full Board basis


Day 5: Panorama Tour of the Blyde River Canyon
On our 3rd day we will depart for the magnificent Blyde River Canyon, this natural wonder is one of the largest green canyons in the world and is a must see when visiting the Kruger region.


Our day will include a shot and scenic 2 hour transfer to the Blyde Rive Nature reserve with a breakfast stop in between. We will start our tour at the Three Rondawels view point before making our way to the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, from there we will visit the cascading Berlin falls before we head to the picturesque Gods Window, after Gods Window we will stop for a restaurant lunch in the pretty town of Graskop before we head to the incredible Lone Creek Falls in the town of Sabie.


After the tour we will head back to the lodge for a delicious meal prepared by our in house chef.


Accommodation: The Windmill Country Retreat
Meals: Full Board basis


Day 6: Morning Safari in Kruger & transfer back to Johannesburg
On your final day, you will enjoy a morning safari in the Kruger Park, this safari will also take place in the most animal rich area of the Kruger with an expert local guide in an open safari vehicle (game viewer) ensuring the best game viewing experience, giving you a final opportunity to check–off the last few animals you hope to see in the Kruger National Park over your 4 days on safari.


Breakfast will be prepared and packaged by our chef to be enjoyed during your morning safari in the Kruger. After your morning Kruger safari you will meet your shuttle that will transfer you safely back to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, with a lifetime of memories from a complete Kruger Park safari experience. It is quite a spectacle seeing the rainbows, and feeling the spray from Victoria Falls, which makes the River Zambezi Rain Forest the only place that receives rainfall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Accommodation: City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport (Standard Double Room)
Meals: Bed & Breakfast


Day 7: Victoria Falls
On arrival, you are met by your Thompsons Africa representative and transferred to your hotel. The hotel is created in the style of an ancient African city and is centrally located to all the amenities of Victoria Falls town. In the afternoon cruise on the upper stretches of the Zambezi River where David Livingstone canoed on his quest to discover the falls over 150 years ago. Enjoy viewing the abundant wildlife and incredible variety of birds whilst a mesmerizing Zambezi sunset will leave you breathless.


Accommodation: The Kingdom Hotel or similar
Meals: Dinner


Day 8: Victoria Falls
This morning we enjoy a guided tour of the Victoria Falls stopping at various vantage points to view the falls and walk through the rain forest. Seeing the rainbows, feeling the spray and hearing the thundering noise of water crashing down into the 108 meter gorge serves as a testimony to the awesome power of the mighty river. The remainder of your afternoon is spent at leisure, where you can enjoy one of the many optional activities available.


Accommodation: The Kingdom Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast


Day 9: Victoria Falls - Departure
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before checking out and being transferred to the Victoria Falls Airport for your onward travel.


Meals: Breakfast



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London Heathrow with South African Airways
  • Airport taxes
  • 8 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • All entrance / conservation fees
  • 2 Private safaris per day, 3-4 hours (morning & afternoon) by open safari vehicle
  • Return Transfers from OR Tambo to White River
  • Dedicated field guide & chef
  • Private dinning area in camp
  • 1 Guided walking tour of Victoria falls (including park fees)
  • 1 Sunset boat cruise (including river fees)
  • Meals: Breakfast, High Tea & Dinner
  • Return transfers between Victoria Falls and the Kingdom Hotel

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary