Johannesburg – Nkambeni Lodge – Kruger National Park – Swaziland – Johannesburg
This tour is the perfect introduction to Africa. Explore Johannesburg, full of historical and cultural sights and sounds. Visit the famous Kruger National Park and experience safari life, getting up close and personal with as many wild animals as possible. Learn about the traditional culture of local tribes and explore the local markets. Travel in comfort, staying in a range of styled accommodation and camping, with English speaking guides.
Day 01: Johannesburg (-/-/-)
Welcome to Johannesburg, also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two pre-tour to give you enough time to explore to the fullest. A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft will give you the opportunity for a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster that is known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace. Tonight, there is an opportunity to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city offers.
Day 02: Johannesburg – Nkambeni Lodge (B/-/D)
Today you leave behind the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and depart on the first leg of your journey. We head north to Mpumalanga our lodge is situated just outside the borders of the Kruger National Park and features a restaurant, outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Sit back and indulge in the beauty of nature that surrounds you.
Day 03: Nkambeni Lodge – Kruger National Park (B/-/D)
Today you travel to the famous Kruger National Park, now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which forms with parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a natural sanctuary for a vast variety of animals. Here they live a natural life where they must fend for food and territory the same way they did for thousands of years. Here they can start following ancient migratory routes again because fences are coming down between these parks. As it is a short drive we arrive early morning and then have the pure pleasure of a full day’s game drive in 4×4 vehicles. Get ready to spot hippo, giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion, and many other species in one of Africa’s greatest wildlife areas. You will experience first-hand why Kruger National Park is known as the flagship of South African national parks. In the evening, back at camp you can sit around a campfire with your sundowner and enjoy the African night sounds drifting into the camp area or you have the option to book an open vehicle night game drive if available.
Day 04: Kruger National Park – Swaziland (Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary) (B/L/-)
Another day and another country, this time entering Swaziland, a tiny country, landlocked within South Africa. After a final game drive in Kruger, we continue to Swaziland for two nights at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The journey is just as rewarding as the destination, driving along rolling green hills, vast sugar cane plantations and countless mango trees. Enroute we will stop at some of the local markets where you can buy colourful batik or beaded jewellery, amongst others. Arriving at Mlilwane you will soon feel comfortable and at home in your “beehive village” – traditional grass huts on the outside but all western comfort on the inside. Sometimes animals such as zebra, impala and warthog casually wander into the premises, giving you the opportunity for that unique picture!
Day 05: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (B/-/D)
Known as Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area that covers 4,560 hectares, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to experience some of Africa’s wildlife while on either the back of a horse, bicycle or on foot. Since there are no big predators, you will be safe to walk around and just enjoy the beautiful landscapes and pure, fresh air. Besides all the optional (charges apply) wildlife activities, you can also enjoy a hands-on cultural experience by visiting one of the local tribes. Learn more about the secrets of this small kingdom, such as the traditional but controversial annual reed dance where the king chooses a new wife.
Day 06: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary – Johannesburg (B/-/-)
We return to Johannesburg for our last night of the tour. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city offers.
Day 07: Johannesburg (B/-/-)
Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.
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• International Airfares
• Airport transfers
• Styled accommodation & camping
• 6x Breakfast, 4x Dinner
• All transportation, daily tours and admission fees as mentioned
• English speaking tour leader and driver
• English speaking local guides for selected activities
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
• Personal Expenditures
• Visa fees and requirements
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
• Tipping for guide and driver
• Optional activities/tours
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