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Overland Tour and Safari

Overland Tour and Safari

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): South Africa   Zimbabwe  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: March - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1250 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1900 US Dollar (USD)

The land reputed to be the heart of Africa. Visit the Great Zimbabwe Monuments (Zimbabwe Ruins) still a mystery as to whom and when they were built. View Lake Mutirikwi and on to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Here we explore the many restaurants and sample the night life. We then drive north to Lake Kariba, the largest man-made lake in Africa, where you will spend two nights on a house boat travelling around the lake viewing game from the water.

Then it's on to Bumi Hills Hotel. Bumi Hills commands a superb view over the lakeshore where herds of buffalo and elephant graze. The patio restaurant and swimming pool are splendidly situated with a fine view of the lake. You will also enjoy game viewing from open game vehicles.

Board a ferry for a twenty-four hour cruise, which will transport you along the lake to Mlibizi, a small town on the shores of the lake. Then on to Victoria Falls, "The Smoke That Thunders". Stand in awe above the Devils Cataract at the Victoria Falls - one of the "Seven Wonders of the World". Walk through the rain forest; view the fall and Craft Village. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River in the Victoria Falls gorge (white water rafting an optional extra). Visit the crocodile farm.

Then we drive on to Bulawayo to visit Cecil John Rhodes' grave in the Motobo's, reputed to have the largest concentration of leopard in the world. Visit Chipangali Wild Life Orphanage outside Bulawayo. Experience game drives in private game reserves and be accommodated in luxury lodges. We then make our way back to Johannesburg where the tour ends.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Johannesburg 7:00. We travel to Louis Trichard for lunch before arriving at Beit Bridge the border between. South Africa and Zimbabwe. Clear border formalities and on to Temba Safari Lodge. Overnight. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 2: Depart after Breakfast for a Lodge in Bulawayo. Visit Rhodes' Grave and walk about. Tour of the small game reserve. Tour to Chipingalie Animal Orphanage returning to lodge for dinner and overnight. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 3: Depart after breakfast for Victoria Falls, Elephant Hills Hotel check in and relax before dinner, overnight. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 4: After breakfast depart for White Water Rafting, Early lunch before rafting begins, then on to the river. Return from Rafting to Lodge and relax before dinner with a true African theme. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 5: Tour of Victoria Falls and a tour of the village, lunch and depart for Milibezi. Overnight at Milibezi Hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 6: Early depart on ferry for Kariba town arriving next morning. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 7: Short tour of the Kariba Dam Wall and the town before boarding our houseboat for the next four days. Visit an African village on the banks of the lake. Take a game drive stopping for "Sundowner Drinks" at sunset. Take a night game drive. Try your hand at "Tiger Fishing". Last night BBQ on a tranquil island at sunset. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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