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Departure: Every Sunday

Price per person (South African Rand - ZAR)
(Valid until 31 December 2010):

R 16 050 : Camping
R 17 050 : Bedded in Kruger & Camping in Delta

Depart from: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit
Any backpackers hostel or hotel

End in: Johannesburg (OR Tambo) airport

Included:
All transport
All accommodation
Qualified and registered guide
All camping and other equipment
Meals as specified below
Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondawels view point)
Bourke Luck Potholes
God's Window
Entrance & conservation fees to Kruger national park
Game drives in Kruger national park (open vehicles)
Night drive inside Kruger National Park
Return flights (Jhb to Maun to Jhb)
Airport departure taxes
Meet and greet at Maun airport
Transfers from and to Maun airport
All accommodation
Qualified and registered guide
All camping and other equipment
Meals as specified below
Entrance & conservation fees to Okavango Delta
Open vehicle transfers into & out of Okavango Delta
Dug out canoes (mokoros) in the Okavango Delta
Local guides (polers) in the Okavango Delta
Game walks inside the Okavango Delta

Excluded:
All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals)
Meals not specified below
Optional game walk inside Kruger national park
Optional 1 hour game flight over the Okavango Delta
Visas if required (See booking conditions for info)

Sleeping bag hire:
R60 (once off) per person, if you do not have a sleeping bag of your own.

Payment details for this tour
Deposit to confirm the tour = 50%.
Our office will email you credit card authorisation form that you must complete and fax back to our office.
The outstanding balance is payable to our guide (in cash or by credit card) on the day of tour departure.

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Day 1: Panoramic route - Blyde river canyon (South Africa)
The tour departs early morning from Johannesburg and Pretoria from where we pick clients up from any backpackers hostel, guest house or hotel. We will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost), after which we continue to Nelspruit (if there are clients to pick up) or alternatively through Dullstroom and Lydenburg to Graskop where we stop for lunch (own cost). After lunch we drive through the panoramic route in the northern Drakensberg mountains, where we stop at God's Window, Bourke Luck Potholes and the third largest canyon in the world - the Blyde River Canyon, where we stop at the Three Rondawels view point.
Accommodation (Camping): Camping at a private lodge
Accommodation (Bedded): Private lodge
Included meals: Dinner

Day 2: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
A very short drive takes us to Orpen gate which is the most central gate to Kruger national park, where we arrive as the gates open. Kruger is home to 147 mammal (incl the Big 5), 114 reptile & 502 bird species. You will be transferred to open sided 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles (on arrival at the park) in which we will do game drives. Kruger national park is the same size as Israel, Wales or Netherlands and contains different vegetation types, that attracts different animals to different areas of the park. Therefore we spend as much time on game drives as possible, so that we give ourselves a better chance of seeing different animal and bird species. We concentrate the game drives around the central region of the park, where we have a better chance of seeing the big cats and a large variety of other animals.
Breakfast and lunch will be prepared by your guide and enjoyed at one of the many picnic sites inside Kruger national park. The guides will also stop at various view points and hides inside the park.
At sunset you will start with a 3 hour night drive, done in a Kruger national park open sided game viewing vehicle with a Kruger guide.
Accommodation (Camping): Camping inside Kruger national park
Accommodation (Bedded): Private lodge
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
We start the day with a cup of coffee or tea, before heading out on a game drive in an open game viewing vehicle shortly after the gates open. You will be on a game drive for the majority of the day, searching for as many animal species as possible. Breakfast and lunch will be enjoyed at picnic sites inside Kruger national park.
Accommodation (Camping): Camping inside Kruger national park
Accommodation (Bedded): Private lodge
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Return to Johannesburg & Pretoria (South Africa)
This is our final morning in Kruger national park. This morning you have the opportunity of doing an optional game walk inside Kruger national park with two Kruger park armed guides. Game walks is not about seeing the animals, as you are guaranteed to see much more animals and much closer on a game drive than on a game walk. Game walks are about the smaller things normally not seen from the vehicles. The clients who are not doing a game walk, will head out on a final short game drive (done in a closed vehicle), searching for the animals not yet seen or photographed.
We then head for a private lodge just outside Kruger national park, where we will enjoy a home cooked breakfast. From here we drive to Johannesburg where you will be dropped at a backpackers hostel where you will stay the night (included)
Accommodation: Dormitory accommodation with the option to upgrade to a private room
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Maun (Botswana)
The backpackers lodge will drop you off at Johannesburg (OR Tambo) International airport from where you fly to Maun. Our guide will meet you at Maun airport, from where you will drive to Sitatunga campsite, where we stay the night. This afternoon you can relax by the pool & pool bar or visit the crocodile farm where you will see hundreds of Nile crocodiles, ranging from small to 16 foot crocks.
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Dinner

Days 6, 7, 8: Okavango Delta (Botswana)
The Okavango Delta must be one of the greatest experiences on offer in southern Africa. The Okavango Delta is a series of flood plains, waterways and rivers, that gets its water from Angola 6 months after the rain season. The Okavango Delta is not only extremely beautiful and peaceful, but also home to a large variety of animal and bird species. The best time to visit the Okavango Delta for game viewing is in the winter months, when the water levels are at its highest. The summer months attract a large variety of bird species and is a wonderful experience with less mammals, as they migrate north to larger quantities of water.
We start the day with a breakfast, before heading into the Okavango Delta with 4x4 open-sided game viewing vehicles which will take us all the way into the park to the edge of the water channels. Here we meet the local guides (polers), and we transfer all the equipment and our personal belongings into mokoros (traditional dug out canoes), which we use to glide down the water channels deeper into the Delta.
Camping in the Okavango Delta is an amazing experience in its own. There are no campsites in the concession that we visit, which means that we do free or bush camping. There will be no fences, no running water, no showers, no buildings and no electricity. We camp in the wild with only what we take with us. We enjoy a light lunch after setting up camp. It is normally very warm by this time of the day (especially in the summer), which means that we will have to cool off. The Okavango Delta offers fantastic natural swim pools in the smaller rivers, with white sand and crystal clear water.
Every day we will do early morning and late afternoon game walks, searching for as many different animal species as possible. The guides will explain more about all the animals, their tracks, the vegetation and the Delta during these walks. You may have the opportunity to get close (safety first) to the wildlife during walks.
After dinners you can relax around a campfire, while listening to the nocturnal animals calling out in the night. We often hear elephants rumbling, lions roaring and jackals and hyenas crying out in the night.
You start your last morning in the Okavango delta with a cup of coffee before doing your final game walk. After the walk you will enjoy a quick breakfast, break down camp, and then return with the mokoros to the place where the 4x4 vehicles will meet you.
Your guide will prepare a light lunch on return to camp in Maun. This afternoon you have the opportunity to do an optional one hour game flight over the Okavango Delta. This is another fantastic experience. It is amazing how much distance the small planes cover in an hour, and how much wildlife you see from the skies during the flight. Remember to take your camera, as you can take good photos during a flight.
Accommodation - Days 6 & 7: Free bush camping
Accommodation - Day 8: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: End of tour
Our guide will drop you off at Maun airport after breakfast, from where you fly back to Johannesburg.
Included meals: Breakfast

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Nine 9 Day Budget cheap affordable adventure camping bedded accommodation tour safari flight package done by Livingstone Trails start from Johannesburg Pretoria, Nelspruit to Kruger national park and Okavango Delta national park Botswana for students backpackers international travel. Sitatunga camp, Delta Rain, Maun, dug out canoe, mokoro trip, local guides, parks board, open air free bush camping inside Okavango Delta, flights, guided walking game safaris, one 1 hour game flights over the Okavango Delta