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Departure: Every Saturday

Price per person (South African Rand - ZAR)
(Valid until 31 December 2009):

R 4 800 : Camping
R 5 550 : Camping & Bedded accommodation

Depart from: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
07:00am from Shearwater Adventures

End in: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit
Any Backpackers lodge, hotel

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

Excluded:
All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals)
Meals not specified below
Optional game walk inside Kruger national park
Visas if required

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 = 30%.
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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Please note: This tour departs from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side. Clients who wants to join this tour, but are staying on the Zambia side, can meet our bus at the ferry station on the Botswana side at 08:00am.

Day 1: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Palapye (Botswana)
We leave from Shearwater Adventures that is in the main street of Victoria Falls at 07:00am, crossing into Botswana and driving south to Palapye, where we stay the night. You will stop for lunch (own cost).
Accommodation: Camping with the option to upgrade to bedded accommodation.
Included meals: Dinner

Day 2: Hartbeespoort (South Africa)
We depart early morning driving further south crossing the border into South Africa where we stay the night at a backpackers lodge in the valley below the Magaliesberg mountains, just outside Hartbeespoort town. Your guide will stop en-route for breakfast and lunch (own cost).
Accommodation: Backpackers Lodge
Included meals: No meals included

Day 3: Panoramic route - Blyde river canyon (South Africa)
The tour departs early morning from Hartbeespoort. 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 4: 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 (including the Big 5), 114 reptile and 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 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 5: Return to Nelspruit, 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, Pretoria and Nelspruit where the guide / driver will drop you at any backpackers hostel, hotel, guest house or the airport in Johannesburg.
Included meals: Breakfast

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Five 5 Day Budget cheap affordable adventure camping or bedded lodge accommodation tour safari done by Livingstone Trails start from Victoria Falls Zambia side to Kruger national park South Africa for students backpackers international travel. Satara, Timbavati Safari lodge, Orpen gate, Maroela camp, 4x4 four by four open sided vehicle game drives, night drive, game walk, panoramic route, scenic route, gods window, bourke luck potholes, blyde river canyon, three 3 rondawels, Graskop, Klaserie, big five 5, animals, bird viewing watching, photographic