Das südliche Afrika entdecken

Faszinierende Naturwunder und beeindruckende Tierwelt

  • Im Mokoro durch das Okavango Delta
  • Die beeindruckenden Victoria Falls
  • "Big Five" im Krüger Nationalpark
  • Bootssafari im Chobe Nationalpark
  • Nächtliche Pirschfahrt im Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Tierreichtum des Hwange Nationalparks
  • Nashörner im Matobo Nationalpark
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

18 Tage Simbabwe · Botswana · Südafrika

Safari Nationalparks Wasserfälle ab 2.150 € Anfragen oder buchen

Das südliche Afrika ist bekannt für seine Tierwelt. In den Reservaten und Nationalparks von Botswana und Südafrika hast du auf Safaris Gelegenheit, die tierischen Bewohner des schwarzen Kontinents aus der Nähe zu erleben. Du startest deine Reise mit einer Pirschfahrt im Khama Nashornschutzgebiet. In einem traditionellen Mokoro gleitest du durch die verschlungenen Wasserwege des Okavango Deltas und erkundest zu Fuß seine faszinierende Wildnis. Im Chobe Nationalpark kannst du bei einer Bootssafari Elefanten, Löwen und Giraffen beobachten, bevor dich das gewaltige Naturschauspiel der Victoria Fälle erwartet. Im Hwange Nationalpark, der zu den bedeutendsten Naturschutzgebieten von Simbabwe gehört, unternehmen wir eine Pirschfahrt, ehe du mit etwas Glück schwarze und weiße Nashörner im Matopos Nationalpark zu sehen bekommst. Halte Ausschau nach den "Big Five" im weltberühmten Krüger Nationalpark und beende dein spannendes Abenteuer in Johannesburg.

1. Tag: Johannesburg
2. Tag: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
3. Tag: Maun
4. Tag: Okavango Delta
5. Tag: Okavango Delta
6. Tag: Maun
7. Tag: Nata
8. Tag: Chobe Nationalpark
9. Tag: Victoria Falls
10. Tag: Victoria Falls
11. Tag: Hwange Nationalpark
12. Tag: Bulawayo
13. Tag: Matobos Nationalpark/Bulawayo
14. Tag: Moremi Gorge
15. Tag: Blouberg
16. Tag: Krüger Nationalpark
17. Tag: Krüger Nationalpark
18. Tag: Johannesburg

Leistungen enthalten

  • Afrika Overlandtour gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Pirschfahrt im Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Ausflug ins Okavango Delta mit Mokoro-Safari und Naturspaziergang
  • Besuch der Makgadikgadi Pfannen in Nata
  • Bootsafari im Chobe Nationalpark
  • Pirschfahrt im Hwange Nationalpark
  • Besuch beim Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
  • Nashorn-Tracking und Besuch der San Felsmalereien im Matobo Nationalpark
  • Kulturelles Abendessen in Blouberg
  • Pirschfahrt im Krüger Nationalpark
  • Bourkes Luck Potholes und God´s Window Viewpoint auf der Panorama Route

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder

Unterbringung

1x Mittelklasse-Hotel
14x Campingplatz
2x Buschcamp
Während der Tour übernachtest du im Doppelzimmer (ggf. Merhbettzimmer) und geräumigen Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts (ggf. auch nicht gleich geschlechtlich) untergebracht. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer mögich (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit). EZ-Zuschlag auf Anfrage.

Gecampt wird hauptsächlich auf Zeltplätzen mit entsprechender Ausstattung oder in der Wildnis Afrikas ohne jegliche bzw. mit einfacher Ausstattung. Die Sanitäranlagen auf den Zeltplätzen sind teilweise sehr unterschiedlich, so dass du auch mit einfacher Ausstattung und gemeinsamer Nutzung rechnen solltest. Untergebracht wirst du in geräumigen 2-Personen-Zelten.

Bitte bringe einen eigenen Schlafsack mit, da dieser für die Tour benötigt wird.

Verpflegung

17x Frühstück, 11x Mittagessen, 14x Abendessen
Für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten und Getränke solltest du etwa EUR290 zusätzlich einplanen. Vegetarier und Teilnehmer mit speziellen Diätanforderungen teilen uns dies bitte rechtzeitig bei Buchung mit. Da dies eine Partizipationstour ist, kann es vorkommen, dass du gebeten wirst, deine Crew beim Kochen oder Einkaufen zu unterstützten. Wenn wir nicht campen, kannst du selbst entscheiden, wo uns was du essen willst.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter und Fahrer.

Transportarten

Overland-Truck, Einbaumboot (Mokoro), 4x4 Safarifahrzeug

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1. Tag: Johannesburg

Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, consider arriving a day early so you are able to attend. If you are going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting. If you arrive early, get out and explore Johannesburg, a city of remarkable contrasts. Perhaps visit the culturally rich areas of Newtown, Braamfontein or Maboneng. The eye-opening Apartheid Museum is well worth your time.

Notes: Please make sure that if you explore Johannesburg on your own that you get local advice as to where it is safe to walk, especially in the evening. The level of crime here may be higher than what you are used to.

Optional Activities:
Johannesburg - Jozi by Foot Urban Adventure - USD41
Johannesburg - Cycle Soweto Urban Adventure - USD93

Unterkunft: Holiday Inn Rosebank, Johannesburg

2. Tag: Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Leaving South Africa behind, cross the border into Botswana and travel toward the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (approximately 8–10 hours). Situated on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a conversion of a former hunting area into a conservation project. Built to protect Botswana's only remaining populations of both black and white rhinos, the sanctuary is also home to other wildlife including zebras, giraffes, leopards, ostriches and wildebeest, all of which can be seen around the many natural waterholes. Visiting this project benefits local communities and contributes to the protection of the highly endangered white rhinoceros. Later, head out on a dusk game drive to see the rhinos when they are at their most active. At your camp there will be the option to upgrade to a room for an additional cost (subject to availability).

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Game drive

Fahrzeit: ca. 9 Std.

Unterkunft: Campingplatz beim Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

3. Tag: Maun

Jump aboard the truck and head to Maun (approximately 8–9 hours). Here there will be an opportunity to stock up on any supplies you might need for the journey ahead. Maun is the gateway to one of the world's most renowned and complex ecosystems, the Okavango Delta. This place is unlike anything in the world – a 16,000 square kilometre maze of wetlands made up of meandering waterways, green islands, lush plains and prolific wildlife. You might see hippos, crocodiles, elephants and big cats. But it's not the animals that are the main attraction – it's the incrediblly diverse ecosystem and atmospheric waterscapes. Tonight you'll stay on the outskirts of Maun at a simple campsite with shared facilities, WiFi and optional upgrades.

Unterkunft: Sedia Riverside Camping, Maun

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

4. Tag: Okavango Delta

Traverse the waterways by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe navigated by friendly local 'polers'. With some luck, you might spot some of the delta's unusual wildlife and exotic birdlife. Spend time exploring the maze of lagoons, lakes and streams on foot, led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Tonight you will camp on a remote island in the heart of the wilderness. In this far-out spot, facilities are non-existent, so you will dig a bush toilet and go without a shower. It's all part of the Okavango experience. At night, fall asleep to the humming and buzzing of the African wilderness.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari

Unterkunft: Buschcamp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

5. Tag: Okavango Delta

Wake up early and venture out for a sunrise walk. Along the way, keep watch for some elephants. You might also come across some Cape buffalo, if the timing is right. These rather noble-looking creatures are more dangerous than they look, and their horns make for a kind of bone shield that's fittingly known as a 'boss'. Returning to camp for breakfast, take the rest of the day to relax. A refreshing swim, or perhaps a nap, is a good idea in the warmer part of the day. Alternatively, take another mokoro trip to soak up more of that delightful river atmosphere.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk

Unterkunft: Buschcamp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

6. Tag: Maun

After taking down your camp, take the mokoro back to the poling station and then travel once again to Maun (approximately 2–3 hours). Today you'll visit a rural village and interact with some of the locals. This will give you an insight into daily life on the Okavango Delta and perhaps some background history on these awesome sprawling waterways that are the lifeblood of many. Tonight you will camp on the outskirts of Maun at a simple campsite which has shared facilities. WiFi and optional upgrades are available.

Optional Activities:
Okavango Delta - Plane Scenic Flight - From USD75 - USD390
Okavango Delta - Helicopter Scenic Flight - From USD150 - USD450

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari

Fahrzeit: ca. 2.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Sedia Riverside Camping, Maun

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

7. Tag: Nata

Get up early and hit the road for Nata (approximately 6–7 hours). This small town is situated just near the stunning Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, which are some of the largest salt flats on earth, covering some 12,000 square kilometres. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore the pans in an open vehicle. The pans are naturally dry and salty for a large part of the year. During this time the arid landscape has an eerie feel to it as heat mirages disorientate the senses. At other times they take on a layer of grass, and as soon as the rains hit they become a refuge for migratory birds and animals. Your campsite tonight is situated on the edge of the pans. It has a restaurant, swimming pool, gift shop, ATM and bar/lounge area. Upgrades are also offered.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Nata - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Fahrzeit: ca. 6.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Campingplatz bei der Nata Lodge

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

8. Tag: Chobe Nationalpark

Hit the road for Chobe National Park (approximately 6–7 hours). Botswana's first national park is perhaps best known for its high concentration of elephants, which can often be seen swimming in the Chobe River. The river also attracts wallowing hippos, a variety of birdlife, crocodiles sunning themselves by the water's edge, and cheetahs and lions which come down to drink. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, a very relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Your camp tonight has WiFi access and optional upgrades. It's also close to a supermarket, so you can stock up on supplies while you're here.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Chobe National Park - River Cruise

Unterkunft: Campingplatz bei der Thebe River Lodge, Kasane

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

9. Tag: Victoria Falls

Perhaps wake up early and see the Chobe National park from a different perspective on an optional morning game drive, then travel to Victoria Falls today (approximately 2–3 hours). You will cross the border into Zimbabwe in time to have lunch on the banks of the Zambezi, then it's free time to either relax or experience the sight and sound of the mighty falls. This thundering curtain of water is about a mile wide, falling 108 metres into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 metres and the falls become an impressive raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and you can see little islets in the river below. Your campsite tonight has WiFi, an ATM and optional upgrades.

Your leader will take you to a local activity centre where a range of activities will be on offer. We have not risk assessed all activities and only those listed in our trip notes are recommended. It is against company policy for leaders to facilitate the booking of any activities that have not been risk assessed or do not adhere to our company’s Responsible Travel policy and ethos. This includes organising transport to and from these activities in our vehicles.

Victoria Falls entrance fee is not included in the price of the trip as it is mandatory for tour groups to have a local guide escort. We feel that seeing these waterfalls for the first time should be an uninterrupted sensory experience.

Special Information: You may notice businesses offering an optional 'Walk with the Lions' experience. We ask all Intrepid travellers to avoid this activity as it is contrary to our Responsible Travel policy. While wildlife viewing is a big part of many of our itineraries, we strive to only view animals in their natural habitats and to do so with the greatest level of respect. The lion walking industry directly contributes to the captive breeding and canned hunting of lions.

Read more about animal welfare and our ‘Born to Live Wild’ pledge here:
http://www.intrepidtravel.com/animal-welfare

Optional Activities:

Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Entrance Fee - USD35
Chobe National Park - Morning Game Drive in 4WD vehicle - BWP410
Victoria Falls - Sunset Cruise - USD57

Unterkunft: Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

10. Tag: Victoria Falls

Today is a free day. There are many activities and sights to do and see around Victoria Falls. If you are interested in the Optional Helicopter flight (12 minutes or 25 minutes ) we endorse the following operator only: Zambezi Helicopter co CAA Zimbabwe. Your leader can help you arrange this activity.

Special Information: As this is a combination trip, the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and meet your new fellow travelers.

Optional Activities:
Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day) - USD185
Victoria Falls - Flying fox - USD50
Victoria Falls - Gorge swing - USD110
Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance - USD35
Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (25 mins) - USD334
Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (12 mins) - USD175
Victoria Falls - Village & township tour - USD50
Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (full day) - USD140
Victoria Falls - Whitewater rafting (half day) - USD140

Unterkunft: Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

11. Tag: Hwange Nationalpark

Leave Vic Falls behind and head to Hwange National Park (approximately 5 hours, depending on traffic) via the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, one of The Intrepid Foundation projects. Here you can learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and their role in anti-poaching. There may also be a chance to meet any rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care.

At Hwange National Park you will explore this stunning wildlife arena in an open 4X4 vehicle. Hwange National Park became the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th century and was set aside as a national park in 1929. Today Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species. The elephants of Hwange are world famous – here you'll find one of the largest elephant populations in Africa. At tonight's camp there is WiFi as well as optional accommodation upgrades (subject to availability).

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Hwange National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit

Unterkunft: Campingplatz bei der Ivory Lodge

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

12. Tag: Bulawayo

Make tracks for Matobos this morning (approximately 7–8 hours). Take a short detour through the town of Bulawayo, glimpsing its beautiful colonial buildings, before heading to your camp for the next two nights. Home to a large population of black and white rhinoceros that can be tracked on foot, Matobo National Park is also the site of the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia and the De Beers diamond company. The Matopos area has great spiritual and cultural significance to the local people and there are many sites within the park where important ceremonies still take place. Your campground tonight has shared facilities, WiFi access and optional upgrades.

Fahrzeit: ca. 7.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Big Cave Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

13. Tag: Matobos Nationalpark/Bulawayo

Depart Bulawayo for Matobo Hills. This morning have a unique experience tracking rhinos on foot with the help of your guides. Here there will be the chance to spot other game (the park is home to klipspringers, leopards, warthogs and springhares among many others). You can also learn about the various local plant and trees, wild pear and paperbark among them, while discovering San paintings and intriguing rock formations. After a cold lunch venture to nearby African villages and meet some of the local community.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, 4x4 Park Visit & San Rock Paintings

Unterkunft: Big Cave Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

14. Tag: Moremi Gorge

Get up early this morning and hit the road for our camp at Moremi Gorge (approximately 6-7 hours, depending on the border crossing). We will need to cross back into Botswana today due to the unreliability of the border crossing direct to South Africa. In the longer days of summer there is the opportunity to take a walk down to the gorge. The camp tonight is basic with limited hot water in winter.

Unterkunft: Go Moremi Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

15. Tag: Blouberg

Depart early for Blouberg in South Africa's Limpopo province (approximately 6–7 hours). You should arrive in the late afternoon. Here at the base of a mountain, where there are no roads, you'll find the Hanawa people, a small village community, many of whom still lead an age-old way of life. Take a walk with your local guide, following paths along the base of the Blouberg Mountains and listening to stories of the tribe. You'll visit a Lutheran missionary village (Bochum) and be guest to some locals who will provide an evening meal – perhaps mazie and watermelon (Thopi), chicken-based stews (Malana) or a green vegetable called marogo. You can also sample their traditionally brewed beer. Note that vegetarians will have limited options – speak to your leader to arrange an alternative. There are optional upgrades at camp tonight.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Blouberg- Cultural Dinner

Unterkunft: Blouberg Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

16. Tag: Krüger Nationalpark

Journey to Kruger National Park (approximately 8–9 hours). There will be an opportunity to stop at a shop or market for any supplies you might need. One of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa, Kruger National Park is home to over 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog. Your wildlife experience begins as soon as you enter the park. You will head straight into prime game viewing areas, glimpsing anything from antelopes and eland to cheetahs and rhinos. Your campground, situated within the park itself, has shared facilities, hot and cold water, and optional upgrades.

Special Information: On occasion, especially during the peak months of May, June, July & December we are unable to secure campsites within the Kruger National Park. In this instance we will camp at a backpackers outside the park.

The Kruger 4x4 game drives are offered as a pre-booked service which will guarantee you a place. If you would rather wait and try to get a better price by booking this locally on the ground, you are welcome to, however keep in mind that this is a popular activity and places are limited.

Optional Activities:
Kruger National Park - Night 4x4 Game Drive (from price) - ZAR240

Fahrzeit: ca. 8.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Letaba Rest Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

17. Tag: Krüger Nationalpark

Rise early and have a light breakfast of coffee and rusks before embarking on a full-day game drive in the truck. Most of the day will be spent game viewing, bird watching and stopping at various waterholes and viewpoints. Depending on the season, you might catch sight of a saddle-billed stork with its distinct red beak, or the blue waxbill which is commonly found foraging for seeds in the scrub. In the afternoon when it's warm, take some time out to relax. Later on there is an optional night drive with the park guide to spot nocturnal animals and perhaps even a night-time predator or two.

Special Information: The Kruger 4x4 game drives are offered as a pre-booked service which will guarantee you a place. If you would rather wait and try to get a better price by booking this locally on the ground, you are welcome to, however keep in mind that this is a popular activity and places are limited.

Optional Activities:
Kruger National Park - Night 4x4 Game Drive (from price) - ZAR240
Kruger National Park - Sunset 4x4 Game Drive (from price) - ZAR325

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Kruger National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive

Unterkunft: Letabe Rest Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

18. Tag: Johannesburg

It's time to head back to Johannesburg (approximately 9–10 hours). There's plenty of time to stop and explore along the way. You will take in amazing vistas at the viewpoint over Blyde River Canyon and Bourke's Luck Potholes. This trip finishes on arrival in Johannesburg at the finishing point hotel. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but this can be arranged when you book this trip. If you're catching an outgoing international flight, it's important to book it for 10 pm or later, to allow for delays.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Panorama Route - God's Window Viewpoint
Panorama Route - Bourke's Luck Potholes

Fahrzeit: ca. 10 Std.

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

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Hinweis
Die Reise endet an Tag 18 in Johannesburg. Bitte buche keine Abflüge vor 22:00 Uhr.

Während der Hochsaison von Mai bis Juli kann es zu Engpässen bei der Reservierung der Campingplätze im Krüger Nationalpark kommen. Sollte es nicht möglich sein innerhalb des Nationalparks übernachten zu können, so wird in einem an den Krüger Nationalpark angrenzenden privaten Schutzgebiet übernachtet.

Mithilfe
Bei dieser Tour bist du nicht nur Zuschauer, sondern aktives Mitglied der Gruppe. Alle Teilnehmer packen bei den täglich anfallenden Aufgaben mit an. Dazu gehören beispielsweise die Unterstützung bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeiten, Einkaufen, Geschirrspülen oder der Auf- und Abbau der Zelte. Jeder in der Gruppe beteiligt sich und man wechselt sich täglich mit den Aufgaben ab. Der Spaß steht dabei im Vordergrund!

Tourstil
Echtes Abenteuer für budgetbewusste Reisende, die Unabhängigkeit mit der Sicherheit einer Gruppe verbinden wollen oder ein Maximum an Flexibilität suchen. Du kannst alles erwarten, aber keine Extras, die du nicht in Anspruch nehmen willst. Das bedeutet in der Regel einfache Unterkünfte, einige inkludierte Highlights und viel Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen.

Kombireise
Diese Reise setzt sich aus verschiedenen Tourabschnitten zusammen, daher können sich die Gruppenzusammensetzung und Reiseleitung während der Tour ändern.