Southern Magic Simbabwe · Botswana · Südafrika

Southern Magic

  • Per Mokoro durch die verschlungenen Wasserwege des Okavango Deltas
  • Safari im Krüger Nationalpark
  • Naturwunder Victoria Fälle
  • Bootstour im Chobe Nationalpark
  • Pirschfahrt im Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Spektakulärer Blyde River Canyon
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
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16 Tage Simbabwe · Botswana · Südafrika

ab 2.675 € Anfragen oder buchen

Lasse dich begeistern von der Magie des südlichen Afrika: Von Johannesburg, der "City of Gold", geht es entlang der Panorama Route und über den beeindruckenden Blyde River Canyon in den Krüger Nationalpark. Begebe dich in einem der bekanntesten Wildschutzgebiete der Welt auf die Suche nach den Big Five. Über Nata und die Makgadikgadi-Salzpfannen geht es weiter zum Naturschauspiel der spektakulären Victoria Fälle. Während einer Bootssafari im Chobe Nationalpark können Sie Flusspferde, Krokodile oder Elefanten beim Trinken beobachten. In einem traditionellen Einbaum-Kanu gleiten Sie durch die verschlungenen Wasserwege des Okavango Delta gleiten und beobachten auf einem "Bush Walk" Elefanten, Büffel und andere Tiere. Weitere unvergessliche Safarierlebnisse erwarten Sie im Khama Rhino Sanctuary, bevor Sie Ihre Reise zurück nach Johannesburg führt.

1. Tag: Johannesburg
2.-3. Tag: Krüger Nationalpark
4. Tag: Mokopane
5. Tag: Moremi Schlucht
6. Tag: Nata
7.-8. Tag: Victoria Fälle
9. Tag: Chobe Nationalpark
10. Tag: Maun
11.-12. Tag: Okavango Delta/Maun
13. Tag: Maun
14. Tag: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
15.-16. Tag: Soweto/Johannesburg

Leistungen enthalten

  • Afrika Overlandtour gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Aktivitäten und Ausflüge wie angegeben:
    • Bootstour Chobe River
    • Pirschfahrt im Khama Rhino Sanctuary
    • Pischfahrten im Krüger Nationalpark
    • Mokorofahrten & Buschwanderung im Okavango Delta
    • Nata Pan Exkursion
    • Soweto Fahrradtour
    • Thabaphaswa - Dorfbesuch
    • Besuch der Victoria Fälle
    • Three Rondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes und God´s Window Viewpoint auf der Panorama Route

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Visumgebühren
  • Reiseversicherungen
  • Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Flughafengebühren und Ausreisesteuern
  • Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

10x Camping
2x Bush-Camping
1x Standard-Hotel
1x Gästehaus
1x Farm

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Zwei- bzw. Mehrbettzimmern und Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (Verfügbarkeit vorausgesetzt). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

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 rechnen sollten. Untergebracht wirst du in geräumigen 2-Personen-Zelten.

Verpflegung


15x Frühstück
3x Mittagessen
12x Abendessen

Für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten und Getränke solltest du etwa USD 470 zusätzlich einplanen. Dies gibt dir die Möglichkeit, selbst zu entscheiden was, wo und mit wem du essen willst. Nutze die Gelegenheit und lerne die einheimische Küche kennen. Vegetarier und Teilnehmer mit speziellen Diätanforderungen teilen uns dies bitte rechtzeitig bei Buchung mit.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter, Fahrer und Camp-Assistent.

Transportarten

Overland-Truck, Boot, Einbaumboot (Mokoro)

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Flughafentransfer

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Day 1: 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 for this, 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 - Cycle Soweto Urban Adventure - USD93
- Johannesburg - Jozi by Foot Urban Adventure - USD41

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Kruger National Park
Travel to Kruger National Park (approximately 11–12 hours). You will leave Johannesburg and travel through the Mpumalanga Province, journeying along the famous Panorama Route through some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Sights along the way include God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels (Sisters) and the magnificent Blyde River Canyon. Your wildlife-spotting begins as soon as you enter Kruger – you'll head straight into prime game viewing areas. The park is home to some 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog. Arrive at your campground, which has shared facilities, hot and cold water, and optional upgrades (subject to availability).

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.

Included Activities:
- Kruger National Park - Game drive
- Panorama Route - Bourkes Luck Potholes
- Panorama Route - God's Window Viewpoint
- Panorama Route - Three Rondavels

Optional Activities:
- Kruger National Park - Night game drive - ZAR240

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Kruger National Park
Rise early for a light breakfast of coffee and rusks before embarking on a morning game drive in the truck. Most of the day will be spent game viewing, birdwatching and stopping at various waterholes and viewpoints. Later on we take a night drive with the park guide. This is a great chance to spot nocturnal animals and perhaps even a night-time predator or two – catch a lion or hyena out hunting, or an impala out in search of a late-night feed.

Included Activities:
- Kruger National Park - Evening game drive
- Kruger National Park - Game drive

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Mokopane
Enjoy a final game drive while travelling out of Kruger National Park. Make your way towards the bushveld town of Mokopane (approximately 6 hours). Mokopane is a vibrant town within the Limpopo region, known for its rich mineral deposits and well established farm land. Tonight you'll stay outside of Mokopane on a working cattle farm called Thabaphaswa (meaning 'black and white mountain' in the local dialect). It's situated in a natural basin surrounded by hills. Tonight you will experience South African farm hospitality on this operational Nguni Stud Farm. The Nguni is the most colourful cattle breed of Africa and is deeply intertwined with the traditions and cultures of the local people. For dinner, feast on a traditional spread prepared by your hosts at the farm. Accommodation upgrades are possible tonight.

Accommodation: Farmstay
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Moremi Gorge
This morning we visit a nearby village. Then hit the road for Moremi Gorge near Palapye (approximately 6 hours). After arriving at the campsite and settling in, perhaps take a short hike in the beautiful surrounds and visit the gorge. The camp tonight is basic with limited hot water in winter.

Included Activities:
- Thabaphaswa - Village Visit

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Nata
Journey from Palapye to Nata (approximately 6 hours). Your campsite is situated on the edge of the amazing Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, one of the largest salt flats in the world (covering some 12,000 square kilometres). On arrival take a three-hour excursion in an open vehicle to explore these seemingly endless plains. Surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, 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. Then, after the rains hit, it become a grassy refuge for migratory birds and animals. Facilities at your camp include a restaurant, swimming pool, gift shop, ATM and bar/lounge area. Upgrades are also possible.

Included Activities:
- Nata - Pan Excursion

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Victoria Falls
Travel on to Victoria Falls (approximately 7–8 hours). You will cross the border into Zimbabwe in time to have lunch on the banks of the lovely Zambezi. Experience the roar of the falls, a gigantic curtain of water about a mile wide and dropping 108 metres into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 metres, making them an impressive raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and it's possible to see little islets in the river below. Your camp tonight has shared facilities, WiFi access and an ATM. Upgrades are possible also.
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.

Special Information: You may also 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

Included Activities:
- Victoria Falls - Entrance & Visit

Optional Activities:
- Victoria Falls - Sunset Cruise - USD57

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Victoria Falls
Today is a free day to enjoy the many activities on offer. 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 - Helicopter flight (12 mins) - USD175
- Victoria Falls - Flying fox - USD50
- Victoria Falls - Gorge swing - USD110
- Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day) - USD185
- Victoria Falls - Village & township tour - USD50
- Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (25 mins) - USD334

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9: Chobe National Park
Travel to Chobe National Park in Botswana (approximately 2–3 hours). Chobe, the first national park to be established in the country, 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, and crocodiles which like to sun themselves by the water's edge. Cheetahs and lions also come down to drink. In the late afternoon you will embark on a scenic sunset cruise on the Chobe River – a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Your camp, located outside of the park, has flush toilets, showers, WiFi and optional accommodation upgrades.

Included Activities:
- Chobe National Park - River cruise

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Maun
There's time for an additional game drive for those who would like to further explore this beautiful park (this is optional). As well as elephants, you might see some of Chobe's other noble creatures – from giraffe and zebra to impala and tsessebe. Then it's time to head to Maun (approximately 10–11 hours). This town is the gateway to one of the world's most famous and most complex ecosystems, the Okavango Delta. Arrive, stretch your legs and set up camp on the outskirts of town at a simple campsite. Here there are shared facilities, WiFi and optional accommodation upgrades.

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Okavango Delta
Travel into the unspoiled wilderness for an adventurous camping experience. The Okavango Delta 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. The delta is filled with a diversity of flora and fauna that includes hippos, crocodiles, elephants and big cats. But it's not the animals that are the main attraction – it's the incredible ecosystem. You'll explore the waterways by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe navigated by friendly local 'polers'. You'll also spend some time exploring on foot with your experienced and knowledgeable guides. Camp on a remote island in the heart of the wild. Toilets will be dug and there are no showers. Hear the nocturnal creatures of the African bush come to life as the sun goes down.

Included Activities:
- Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari

Accommodation: Bush camp (no facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Okavango Delta
It's an early start this morning as you venture out for a sunrise walk, hoping to catch a glimpse of some elephants and perhaps the fascinating and rather noble-looking Cape buffalo. Return to camp to enjoy some breakfast and reflect on the morning's viewing with your fellow travellers. As it warms up, you'll have the rest of the day to relax. You might like to take a refreshing swim. There is also the option of an afternoon walk or another mokoro trip. You may notice that the mokoros of today are made with fibreglass but retain their original shape – this strikes a balance between tradition and sustainability.

Included Activities:
- Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk

Accommodation: Bush camp (no facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Maun
After taking down your camp, it's time to return the mokoro to the poling station and board the vehicle once again. Travel back to Maun (approximately 2–3 hours). Though this town is best known as a stepping stone to the delta, it's worth a stroll around. Perhaps check out the Nhabe Museum if you feel curious and have time. Tonight you will camp on the outskirts of town at a simple site which has shared facilities.

Special Information: The price of the optional scenic flights will vary depending on the number of travellers that participate.

Included Activities:
- Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari

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

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Travel to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (approximately 9–10 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. In the evening you'll head out on a dusk game drive to see the rhinos (this will be replaced by a dawn game drive if the group arrives at the sanctuary too late). Your camp tonight has shared facilities and optional upgrades.

Included Activities:
- Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Game drive

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Soweto/Johannesburg
Cross the border into South Africa and travel on to Soweto, which is located in the Johannesburg area (approximately 10–11 hours). Johannesburg is a sprawling city of remarkable contrasts. As you come into town you'll likely see opulent mansions alongside tin-roof shacks, and verdant city parks alongside the concrete. About half of Jo'burg's 3 million residents live in Soweto and its surrounding areas. Enjoy a relaxing evening upon arrival.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 16: Soweto
Take to the streets of Soweto on a bicycle and learn about the Soweto uprising and the resistance against apartheid. It's interesting to see how the community has changed and developed into what it is today. You'll also visit a former migrant workers' hostel and stop at many other local landmarks. Your cycling adventure should finish up at around 3 pm today. With no further activities planned, your trip comes to an end at this point. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but this can be arranged when you book this trip. If you are departing, it's best to book a flight for 8 pm or later.

Included Activities:
- Soweto - Cycle tour

Optional Activities:
- Johannesburg - Art Gallery - ZAR60
- Johannesburg - Gold Reef City And Heritage Mine Tour - ZAR360
- Johannesburg - Museum Africa - ZAR40
- Johannesburg - Apartheid Museum - ZAR80

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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  • Oktober 2018

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Hinweis
Bitte buche keine Flüge am letzten Tourtag vor 20 Uhr.

Während der Hochsaison von Mai bis Juli kann es zu Engpässen bei der Reservierung der Campingplätze im Krüger Nationalpark kommen. In diesem Fall wird in einem angrenzenden privaten Safaripark übernachtet.

Eltern, die mit ihren Kindern reisen, müssen eine ungekürzte Geburtsurkunde beantragen. Mehr Informationen dazu unter: http://www.nwivisas.com/nwi-blog/south-africa/grace-period-for-parents-travelling-with-children/#sthash.VKZSSlHE.dpuf

Mithilfe
Bei dieser Tour sind 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!

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

Tourstil
Für alle, die die Welt so entdecken möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Du willst Land und Leute richtig kennen lernen und jeden Tag spannende neue Erfahrungen machen. Du unternimmst viele Aktivitäten in der Gruppe, hast aber auch individuellen Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen. Individuelle Freiheit wird mit der Sicherheit und dem gemeinschaftlichen Erlebnis einer kleinen Gruppe kombiniert. Mahlzeiten sind teilweise inbegriffen. Die Unterbringung reicht von einfachen oder Touristenklassehotels (2-3 Sterne) bis hin zur Unterbringung bei einheimischen Gastfamilien. Auch die Transportmittel variieren. Das authentische Erleben der Region, Kultur und Menschen vor Ort steht im Vordergrund.