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The Great South African Wild Life Expedition (6 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 14 people
Destination(s): South Africa   Swaziland  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1365 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1570 US Dollar (USD)

This tour combines the best wild life and wilderness areas of South Africa, blended with the rugged beauty so synonymous with the African continent. It incorporates the areas from the diverse KwaZulu-Natal with habitats such as lakes, rivers, dune forests, beaches, mangrove forests and sub-tropical vegetation to the Kingdom of Swaziland, one of only three sovereign Kingdoms in Africa, and Mpumalanga with mountains, valleys, waterfalls, pockets of primal forests.

The famous Kruger National Park, covering around two million ha of African bushveld, is situated here. We also visit a private game lodge on the edge of the Kruger National Park. Here we are treated to open vehicle game drives with powerful spotlights in search of the nocturnal animals and game viewing on foot! The ultimate experience - what an adrenaline rush!

We visit The Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga as well as the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal which complement each other splendidly in terms of habitat and wildlife. Once you have been on this tour, you will return home with those memories of mystical Africa you came here for.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Our first day on tour takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Sabie to Pilgrim´s Rest, the early gold mining town turned into a living museum. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the 19th century, hence the existence of the town deep in the mountains. From here we travel to our overnight stop. Overnight Chilli Pepper Lodge / Royal Hotel. Includes: (D).

Day 2: We travel via Graskop to marvel at scenic areas such as Bourke's Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and some of the spectacular waterfalls in the area. Finally we descend to the Lowveld via Abel Erasmus pass and the Strydom tunnel to arrive at Mohlabetsi private game reserve. This afternoon our encounter with Africa's wildlife begins as we travel on an open vehicle to search for the game. Enjoy a great dinner under the stars tonight (weather permitting) Overnight at Mohlabetsi. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: After an early morning hike, searching for the wild on foot, and breakfast we enter the Kruger National Park and spend the rest of day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. We overnight in the reserve at one of the camps. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: We rise early for a game drive and return for breakfast in the camp. We spend the rest of the morning in the reserve and depart in the afternoon for the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland. We overnight at Foresters Arms. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 5: Today´s first stop is brief one at Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland, and then traverse past the National Stadium and the parliament buildings on our way to Manzini, the country's industrial centre. We drive further past Big Bend with the country's largest sugar plantations to the South African border. We continue to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park game reserve and arrive late afternoon at our overnight stop - Hilltop Camp. Tonight we join a night game drive on open safari vehicles equipped with high powered spotlights to search for the shy nocturnal animals. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 6: After an early breakfast we do our final game drive before traveling to the village of St Lucia. Here we join a boat cruise of the famous Lake St Lucia, a paradise with such bird species as flamingo, pelican, fish eagle, Goliath heron and many more. Your guide will show you the world of the hippo and the crocodile and the other mystic inhabitants of the "deep". After this unforgettable experience we travel to Durban where our tour terminates. Includes: (B).

Note: Rate is valid until 30 October 2010 and is subject to currency fluctuations. We run a multiple of tours throughout the country covering all interests and areas. Please let us know if you want additional tours to this one or lengthen your stay in exotic places such as Cape Town, Durban or perhaps a private reserve or a luxury lodge on a deserted sub-tropical beach – luxury with an abundance of wildlife in rural Africa! You are also able to choose your type of accommodation in the cities to suit your budget or style.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation in small luxury, owner managed establishments except in the national parks where the accommodation is chosen for the wildlife experience
- Full breakfasts
- Sumptuous dinners
- Entrances
- Conservation fees
- Open vehicle safaris where mentioned
- Boat ride on Lake St Lucia - a world heritage site and touring in luxury 7 seater microbuses with our expert guides.

Price Excludes:
- Lunches
- Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, personal insurances.

Supplier Information
Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Oct 1997
Client Request Served: 410

Africa, the mystical continent, a superlative experience visiting the routes of humankind, close encounters with Mother Nature in luxury, and get VERY close (safely) to Africa's extraordinary wildlife! A complete destination management company into South Africa and southern Africa including family holidays,...

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