A Walk on the Wild Side - 9 Day Tour

Southern Cross Vacation - African Dream Travel

South AfricaOn this trip, you will travel to:
Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Greater Kruger National Park, Zambia, Kafue National Park, Lufupa Tented Camp & Busanga Plains Bush Camp.


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Days 1 & 2 - International Flight & Johannesburg

Kruger National Park

Kruger Accommodation The Metcourt Laurel Hotel:
The Metcourt Laurel Hotel offers its guests a unique experience, luxurious accommodation and relaxation facilities, the finest in dining and entertainment, a unique retail concourse, multi-faceted conference facilities including executive boardrooms and video conferencing. The Metcourt Laurel Hotel gives guests more than expected.

Day 1:
Depart from New York or Washington, DC for your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa on South African Airways.

Day 2:
Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will go through customs, collect your luggage and take the courtesy shuttle to your Hotel.

Days 3 - Fly to Zambia & Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Thorntree River Lodge - Victoria FallsThe Zambezi Sun (B)
The Zambezi Sun, reflects the richness and diversity of the land's heritage. Its idyllic location, a stone's throw from Victoria Falls, has inspired an architectural style of timeless African tradition. The Hotel has the feel of a walled city, centuries old, and is comprised of open organic buildings in earthy colors with rambling clusters of rooms. The Hotel is built around a large, landscaped pool area. The 212 rooms are open and airy, with a variety of views. Alongside the pool, an al fresco grill serves poolside lunches, while the indoor buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Amenities in the rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, fold-out couches, a mini-bar, a safe and a telephone. The central reception area houses a family-friendly buffet restaurant, a pool bar, and a lively al fresco grill and entertainment area looking out into the natural riverine forest. A children's facility, SUN KIDS, is situated close to this Hotel.

Day 3:
After breakfast this morning you will take the courtesy shuttle back to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Livingstone, Zambia on South African Airways. On arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met and transferred by road to the Zambezi Sun. There you can enjoy many activities and take a scenic walk the the Victoria Waterfall. Accommodation will be reserved for you for one night in a standard room inclusive of breakfast.

Days 4 & 5 - Kafue National Park & Tented Camp

Victoria Falls

Thorntree River Lodge - Victoria FallsLufupa Tented Camp (B, L, D)
The Kafue National Park is 22 500 sq km, one of the largest National Parks in Africa. The Kafue River winds through the park entering in the north-eastern corner and is joined by the Lufupa and the Lunga rivers which are the three main veins that bring life into the Kafue National Park. In the extreme north of the Kafue lie the Busanga Plains – one of Zambia’s most significant wetland resources and one of the few areas in the world that remain untouched by development and human activity. Lufupa Tented Camp is located just south of the Busanga Plains and is home to hundreds of red lechwe, ubiquitous puku, stately roan and the diminutive oribi. Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo make for a full set of antelope. This wealth of game is also a big attraction for predators, including wild dog, cheetah and prides of lion. The thick riverine vegetation along the Kafue and Lufupa rivers brings fantastic diversity to one’s experience of the Kafue National park.

Day 4:
This morning after breakfast and check-out procedures, you will be met and transferred by road to Livingstone Airport. On arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met by a Sefofane representative and transferred by scheduled light aircraft to Lufupa Tented Camp. On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred by road to the camp.

Day 5:
Today you will take part in morning and afternoon/evening game drives. The camp caters for 18 guests in nine well-appointed canvas Meru tents, and is perfectly situated, overlooking the Kafue River. Activities include game drives, boat cruises, fishing, walks and night drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife. For those interested in birding, the park boasts 491 species, including endemics such as Chaplin’s Barbet.

Days 6 & 7 - Busanga Plains Bush Camp, Zambia

Victoria Falls

Thorntree River Lodge - Victoria FallsBusanga Bush Camp (B, L, D)
Busanga Bush Camp in the north-western section of the Busanga is about as ‘wild’ as you can get in today's world: an unfenced mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains and “dambos” (open grassy areas that sometimes will fill up with rainwater). This camp is perfectly situated for some of the best lion viewing in Africa. It caters for 6 guests in 3 well-appointed tents with wall-to-wall views of the spectacular wildlife that frequents the plain in front of the camp. Activities include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife. For those interested in birding, the park boasts 491 species, including endemics such as Chaplin’s Barbet. The Busanga Plains cover an area of approximately 750 sq km and Busanga Bush Camp is located in the centre of this wildlife paradise.

Day 6/7:
After your morning activity and brunch, you will be transferred by road to Busanga Plains Bush Camp. Accommodation will be reserved for you for twoe nights in a room inclusive of all meals, scheduled daily activities, laundry and drinks (excluding premium imported brands).

Days 8 and 9 - Private Plane to Lusaka and Flight Home

Kruger National Park


Day 8:
This morning, after your activity and brunch, you will be transferred by road to the Kafue Airstrip (approximately 3 hours). On arrival at the Airstrip, you will be met by a Sefofane representative and transferred by scheduled light aircraft to Lusaka Airport for your departing flight. At Lusaka Airport you will depart on your South African Airways flight back to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will connect for your ongoing flight back to the USA on South African Airways. (B)

Day 9:
Arrive in New York or Washington, DC with a lifetime of memories!


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