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This 26 days 25 nights mid range 3 star accommodated safari will take you to seven countries in Africa on a single trip, you will visit Kruger National Park in South Africa, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Chobe National Park &  in  Botswana, Lake Manyara National Park,Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania and lastly Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park in Uganda   .

Important Information

Note: international flights; when booking for flights to come on this safari.

(1): kindly book flight inbound flight to OR Tambo international Airport Johannesburg – South Africa (flying into South Africa to begin This 27 days safari ).

 (2): kindly book flight Out-bound flight from Entebbe International Airport-Uganda; (flying out of Uganda back to your home country at the end of this 26Nights-days, 27 days safari)

COVID 19 RULE: Every Passenger must come with a Negative pcr covid 19 test done within 72 hours before arrival into OR Tambo Airport South Africa. Airlines are  instructed not to board any passenger corning to South Africa, without a negative PCR COVID-19 test result certificate and a yellow fever certificate.

Counties to visit: (1) South Africa, (2) Zimbabwe, (3)Botswana,(4) Tanzania, (5) Kenya.

(6)Uganda,

Duration: 25 nights-26 days

Level class: 3 Star safari

Note: A solo traveler can book this safari

Group minimum number: 12 Travelers

group maximum number: 28 Travelers

Things to know Before you come to this safari:

Drinks:

On this 26 days safari, only bottled drinking water is included during game viewing safaris and nature walks in the safari Price. Alcoholic Drinks like gin, soda, beers, wines, coffee, Tea, ice cream hot water, freshly made juices are not included in the safari price,  you will pay for any drink you order by cash or by visa card.

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     26days 25 nights fly in Southern Africa adventure safari

Bottled water

? It is water derived from varied sources including surface, ground or sea and subjected to treatment like decantation, filtration (including aeration filtration with membrane filter, cartridge filter, activated carbon filtration), demineralization, mineralization and reverse osmosis. the bottled water should be Potable water, colorless, odorless. transparent, should be free from impurities such as suspended solids. should contain some minerals and salts, necessary for our body and some dissolved gases to add taste. should be free from harmful microorganisms.

  Rwenzori bottled drinking water Uganda    26days 25 nights fly in Southern Africa adventure safari 26days 25 nights fly in Southern Africa adventure safari

 

Joining a group safari: if you are interested in joining a group on this safari kindly read through the itinerary,  and fill  the booking form at the end of  the itinerary then submit. those joining the group safari a month before the departing  date must pay full safari price to be enrolled to join the group.

What is a group safari??

It is a type of safari where a traveler or group of travelers join other like-minded adventurers on a safari. This is an ideal way to cut down on costs as travelers in the group share the expenses on fuel, the guides, vehicle, acommodation, etc. and at the same time share the experience with new friends.

  26days 25 nights fly in Southern Africa adventure safari A group of tourists watching two male loins fight for territory at Kruger national park South Africa.

solo Traveler: is one person booking the safari, traveling alone with out sharing with anyone else. if you are a solo traveler you can book this safari privately and depart at your desired departing date.

     A-solo-traveler-using-her-binoculars-towatch-animals-at-a-distance-at-murchison-falls-National-Park-Uganda. pic-piac-birds-hitch-hike-on-elephants-at-murchison-falls-National-Park-Uganda.

The big question: Private or Group safari?

Safaris are clearly the perfect holiday activity. Visiting new places, seeing new and exciting things, and generally experiencing something totally outside of your normal everyday life, . When planning a safari there are number of things you have to consider, (1) destinations, (2) affordability, (3) wardrobe, and (4) who to have this experience with. This is where the question of whether to have a private or group safari comes in.

  A group of tourists in a land cruiser open sided vehicle watching animals at a distance Africa  A leopard drinking water from a man made water hole at Masai mara Kenya.

What is the difference between a group safari and a private safari?

A group safari is where you are part of a group of people who are booked for the same safari itinerary. It means you are not in control of the safari. Group safaris are a good opportunity to meet some new, nice and interesting people and make friends. while   have control of your itinerary. You usually get to decide, where to go, what time, activities and where to stay. You get to make all the choices of course with some recommendation with your safari guide. That’s why most people usually prefer private safaris.

  A group of tourists laying low during a safari nature walk with their park ranger Africa  A group of tourists laying low during a safari nature walk with their park ranger at watching cheetahs at Masai mara game reserve Africa

Listen to your guide

Paying attention to your guides is the most crucial thing to do on safari. The guides are experts in the environment and animal behavior and they will have the best judgement in any situation. Their job is to keep you safe so it’s imperative that you always follow their instructions.

Do not disturb the animals

The plains of Africa are not a zoo and the animals must not be disturbed as they roam about in their natural habitat. Never call out or wave to an animal as this will spook them. They will either run away and ruin the sighting experience for everyone, or they’ll charge at you, putting everyone’s life in serious danger.

    A herd of Buffaloes sniffing facing a safari vehicle at A herd of Buffaloes sniffing facing a safari vehicle at Murchison falls National Park Uganda falls National Park Ugandazebra looking at the tourist vehicle at Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

 

Be quiet

It’s important not to make too much noise as animals scare easily. The animals are used to the sounds of the vehicles but human noise will upset them. Mute your devices to avoid any loud beeping and if you need to talk, do so in a whisper. It’s easy to embrace an awed silence when you’re immersed in a thrilling search for wildlife. Sit back and let the beauty of the African bush take your breath away.

Don’t get too close to animals, as they are unpredictable and can move very quickly when threatened. It goes without saying that you should never try to touch or feed an animal.

No food or drink:

Don’t bring any food during a game drive. Animals have an incredible sense of smell and will be attracted by something as small as a wrapped candy.

Sodas and sweet drinks always lure stinging insects so stick to water. If you do need to eat while on safari (possibly for medical reasons), try to avoid anything with noisy packaging and inform your guide before heading off.

  

yellow bananasAssorted energy snacks

 

No smoking or littering

These are two big no-no’s. Smoking is a fire hazard in the African bush and will pollute the natural environment and disturb the animals. Littering is also never okay. Leave no trace and dispose of all trash in designated bins. if you want to smoke, kindly ask your guide to find a good smoking area for you. But smoking in the vehicle, hotel rooms gathered groups and public places is not allowed.

 

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 If a  safari vehicle breaks down?

If you are on a guided game drive, your guides will be well-trained in vehicle breakdown procedures. Stay calm and let your guides handle the situation like, “The a safari Jeep  breaking down with a pride of lions quite close by – adrenaline extreme!” While it was a heart stopping experience. the guides will expertly managed the situation and you will all returned to camp safely.

Manage your expectations

Your safari guides want you to see the best wildlife but there’s no guarantee you’ll spot everything. Animals are unpredictable and often like to remain hidden as they roam freely around the massive reserves. For many people, African safaris are a once-in-a-lifetime experience and they travel a long way with high expectations. It’s unlikely that you’ll spot the Big Five on your first game drive, so try not to be disappointed and don’t get frustrated with your guide if it’s not possible to find every animal you want to see.

  26days 25 nights fly in Southern Africa adventure safari .26days 25 nights fly in Southern Africa adventure safari .

Terms of payment:  you  will have to pay full safari price amount two months before the beginning of this safari.

Travel age: One must be above 18 years of age. if one is below 18years he or she must seek permission from a parent or guardian with a written letter addressed to Xavier safaris  allowing him or her to join a group safari. Children: Must be accompanied by their parents. or guardians.

children on a nature walk safari in company of their parents and a game ranger. at Masai Mara Game reserve Kenya.
children on a nature walk safari in company of their parents and a game ranger. at Masai Mara Game reserve Kenya.

Monthly instalment payment:  you have enough time to save for this safari or pay the safari price on monthly installments until the payment deadline date.

ACCOMMODATION NOTE: This  a group or a family safari,  with shared accommodation, vehicle, fuel and experiences,  each room or camping chalet will be shared by two people, each sleeping on separate bed if they are not a couple, so each room will have two beds and one bathroom and if you want a room by yourself you will need to pay a single occupancy supplement fee on top of the safari price.

  A king size bed for a solo or a couple in a spacious hotel in Africa

MEALS:   Some lodges and hotels offer Full course meals that are made up of three courses: an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. Also known as a three-course meal and other lodges and restaurants offer standard course meal, you will sometimes see restaurants offering a full menu with these three items. You can add more courses to a full course meal. Every country has different food choices, all the food from these countries is prepared fresh from the garden  with local ingredients .

Indian cuisine main dish  Ugandan local dish steamed chicken, fresh local beans chapati, green bananas(matoke) and maize past( Posho).

Allergy: If you are booking or joining this safari, kindly send a detailed email to Xavier safaris informing us about any allergies you might have so that Xavier Safaris informs the hotels and restaurants in advance.

Hot Shower : Most of these camps and hotels offer hot showers and a few others offer warm showers.

overhead shower

Luggage and packing:

Your luggage is limited to one backpack or one duffel bag and one daypack weighing no more than 25kg.  As a general rule, ‘if you cannot lift your own luggage, you’ve got too much stuff!’  Most people make the mistake of bringing too many clothes on safari,

A lady packing lots of clothes for a safari to Africa

Please keep in mind that this is a safari and luggage should not include any Samsonite style suitcases.  As the wheelie / trolley bags have a solid frame, they don’t squeeze into spaces the same way a backpack or a duffel bag does, African safari vehicle trunks and light inland aircraft cargo compartments  are narrow.  If the frame does not fit  in the cargo compartment, then there isn’t many other place to put your bag and it will inconvenience everyone else on safari.  Also, by day two, the mud and stones will get into the little wheels on your wheelie bag and the novelty will be over and you’ll be carrying your suitcase from A to B.  They aren’t as comfortable to carry as a duffel bag and as you think you don’t have to carry it, you end up packing a lot more than you need. pack les clothes and have the dirty ones cleaned at the hotel, camp  or lodge. A compact & flexible water proof duffel bag is perfect for stashing into the cargo compartment.

Good example of a duffel bag below 

  water proof black duffel bagwater proof gray/ blue duffel bag

 

Not a good idea example

Day pack:

On  safari you will generally need to take along a smaller day pack for excursions.  For example on gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, hikes and game drives you will need a smaller bag, big enough to bring basic equipment like camera, water, insect repellants and others.

Example:  carry this type

day pack

Clothes:

Your clothing should be easy to wash and dry and should preferably not need ironing or hot pressing.   Many travelers underestimate how cold Africa can be – remember your jersey/jacket!  There are also nights that are warm but you must still wear clothes that cover arms and legs from mosquitoes and other insects, and there are days that are warm, but some nights can be cold, so plan carefully.  Take a set of casual but smart clothes for the occasional evening out in a restaurant or club.  If you wear glasses (or contacts) it is also advisable to bring a spare pair along.

Laundry: Try  to pack few clothes as possible.  For this safari!, you can have your laundry done at each lodge or hotel at a little fee that you will pay for. some hotels and lodges use washing machines and others use hands to wash, then use the sun to dry the laundry and later iron using either electric flat iron or African charcoal flat iron. Keep in mind that you are prohibited to carry a flat iron garget to use tin a hotel, camp or lodge.

 

Sun drying of clothes in Africa  young-man-ironing a shirt at sopa lodge Masai mara Kenya.

 

Safari price: Xavier safaris has revised the prices of this 25 nights, 26 days safari, to fit a traveler’s budget.

ELECTRICTY: Every country. hotels and lodges are different in style, service, amenities and location. so a few Lodges and hotels use hydro power (240volts) power out put. Others use generators  still with (240volt output. Also there are some lodges, hotels and camps that are located  far from the  hydro electricity grid system use solar power, still giving an out put of(240volts). Kindly remember to carry an international travel power Adapter.

    universal power wall adapter. 240 volts universal A/C, D/C Socket

 

Safari group leader: For This 26 day safari, Xavier safari will appoint a group leader from Xavier tour leader will  lead , supervise, coordinate, instruct, and manage the group in a variety of settings and professional manner. This appointed group leader has all the required specific qualifications and additional skills. He has handled group safaris from 32 travelers up to 68 travelers with in the last 18 year. He will be with you through the entire safari from the day you arrive at OR Tambo International Airport up to the end of the 26 days up to ending from Entebbe International Airport Uganda.

Behavior during a group safari!:

There is always a good chance that your group safari might be all good, fun, full of excitement, with good company, wonderful people, sights-generally a perfect trip. But there are so many reasons why they do not quite work out perfectly for most people. Some of these reasons are.

(a)Travelling with strangers on a bus, Jeep can be trying, but try putting 6-8 strangers in a vehicle across the African plains with bumpy roads, too much heat, and dust. Even small things like whether the air conditioning is on or off can be annoying. It’s the little quirks and annoyances that make group safaris difficult and sometimes unenjoyable.

(b)A group safari is basically putting together a group of people with different cultures, dreams, personal interests and having different expectations of how their safari should be. If these expectations are not met for each of the safari individuals, the excitement can die. that’s why Xavier safaris has introduced a group leader  for each group safaris.

Group Safaris usually use group lodging and camps and not the private intimate ones. So there is not much privacy unless you paid extra for a single supplement room.

Xavier safaris operates on schedules with group or private multi country combo safaris ,or game drive viewing  so the itinerary is already laid out, and you cannot add another place to it. So, you can’t make a stop at that scenic little park you see along the way if it is not part of the itinerary the itinerary.

It is simply important to read the itinerary carefully and thoughtfully consider it before joining. Get to know what the offerings of each option are. Find out what is included in the price; activities, trekking, hiking and entrance permits, accommodation, meals, etc. Flexibility and positive attitude during the whole journey makes a safari successful and binds the group together. it is better to leave the negative attitude, problems at home and reunite or bond during this safari, if their is a problem within the group inform the group lesder abou ti and he will sit you all down and solve the problem.

Safari group leader briefing tourists before the beginning of the safari Africa

Transportation:

Road-based safaris: We use open or closed 4WD’s vehicles depending on which country you are traveling to, typically Toyota Land Cruisers7- people, safari mini van bus-6 to 9 people with a pop-top sun canopy roof during game drives. and we include airport transfers. also for big groups we use Coaster bus-24 to 26 people with with out pop-top sun canopy roof during game drives because the coaster bus height has better views through the windows and has big seat windows for the best viewing.

Savannah game drive viewing:

we use land cruisers, land rover each with a seating capacity of 6 to 7 persons

Extended scratched Land cruiser :for luxury safaris

Extended Land Cruiser is the most luxurious version of the new Landcruiser 300series, The same 3.3-litre turbo diesel used on safaris in Africa. : It offers a minimum of 1 passenger and a maximum of 7 passengers including the driver/guide in one go.

seating capacity: From 1 to 7 passengers

Rank: 5 star safari luxury. vehicle

Fuel: Diesel3.3-litre turbo

Power: 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.

extended safari land cruiser with pop up roof with seating capacity From 1passenger to 7 passengers

Budget /midrange: safari Mini van-all-4wheel drive.

Seating capacity: From 1 passenger to 9 passengers

Rank: 2.5star safari budget/ midi range. vehicle gets you any where

Fuel: Diesel3.3-litre turbo

Power:2.5-liter gasoline-powered four-cylinder engine 245 horsepower. All-wheel drive.

safari Mini van-all-4wheel drive

4wd coaster mini bus: 

The Toyota Coaster is a single-decker minibus produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. has a large seating capacity and it is used as recreational vehicle and it is also used as public transport in many countries. The bus is manufactured in Japan and it is exported to all parts of the world.

Seating capacity: From 1 passenger to 26 passengers.

Rank: 3 star safari budget/ midi range. vehicle gets you any where.

Fuel: Diesel3.3-litre turbo

Power:,  1hz 6 cylinder 4.164 cc. 129hp / 95 kW

  tourist coaster min bus Uganda. Interior view of the coaster mini bus

Internal flights and :

For fly-in safaris between national parks and countries  chartered light flights are included in the price tag, a combination of light aircraft and open-sided 4X4WD’s and closed sided 4WD with a sun canopy, are used.  vehicles offer greater visibility and provide you with no obstacle during  photography  in all directions.

 

light air plan arriving to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda  Aerollink flight at Murchison falls national park Uganda

NOTE: For Private departures: Those who wish to depart at their own scheduled  date can book this safari  and can depart at any time, as long as you book two months in advance  to your own scheduled date.

Places of interest:

(1) South Africa: Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.

  A tender moment between the Lioness and cub Kruger National Park South Africa

(2)Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town in western Zimbabwe and a gateway to the massive waterfall of the same name. Here, the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff and into the Boiling Pot before flowing through a series of gorges. The Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool, is on the edge of a sheer drop. Spanning the river is 1905 Victoria Falls Bridge. The surrounding Zambezi National Park is home to white rhinos and elephants. The Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls is the world’s greatest sheet of falling water and significant around the worldwide for its exceptional geological and geomorphological features and active land formation processes with outstanding beauty attributed to the falls i.e. the spray, mist and rainbows.

  Victoria falls Zimbabwe   Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is a town in western Zimbabwe a gateway to the massive waterfall of the same name. Here, the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff and into the Boiling Pot before flowing through a series of gorges.

  A male lion lay low at Hwange National Park Zimbabwe  Victoria falls Zimbabwe side

 (3)Botswana: Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park located in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. It’s known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffaloes, which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras.

A group of tourist seated on an open safari jeep watching two lioness at Chobe National park Botswana.  a Herd of elephants drinking water from Chobe Riverfront at Chobe National Park-Botswana.

(4)Tanzania:

(a): Lake Manyara national Park- Tanzania

Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions, situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. It is administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority, and covers an area of 325 km² including about 230 km² lake surface.Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants.

Tower of giraffes at Lake Manyara National park Tanzania  Two lioness siting on a branch of a fig tree at Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania

(b): Serengeti National Park– Tanzania

 The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa, spanning northern Tanzania. The protected area within the region includes approximately 30,000 km² of land, including the Serengeti National Park and several game reserves. It is best known for its huge herds of plains animals (especially gnu wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras), and it is the only place in Africa where vast land-animal migrations still take place. The park, an international tourist attraction, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1981.

      A pride of Lions on game track at Serengeti National Park Tanzania    A pride of Lions on a game track at Serengeti National Park Tanzania

 (4b) Ngorongoro crater  “Africa’s Eden”– Tanzania

The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority administers the conservation. Its main feature is the astounding  Crater which is famous for being the largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera in the whole world. A result of a major explosion and collapse about 2 to 3 million years ago, the Crater was officially hailed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in 2015.

  Cheetah and her kill at the floor of Ngorongoro creator Tanzania

 

(5) Kenya:

(5a)Masai Mara National Park

Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people. The Masai Mara features a stunning kaleidoscope of wild and rugged landscapes, warm and welcoming Tourists with an exciting array of creature big and small.

  A herd of African buffalos at Masai Mara National reserve Kenya

(5b) Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

Located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park (188 km2, 73 mi2), was created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town. It is best known for its hundreds, sometimes thousands of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide range of animal life. Lake Nakuru is known for hosting some endangered but beautiful species. You’re sure to see rare Rothschild’s Giraffe along with white rhino, especially along the lakeshore. The park is also sanctuary to one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhino.

Rothschilds giraffe and pelicans at a water hole within Lake Nakuru National Park. Kenya  hundreds of flamingos at lake Nakuru Kenya

(6)Uganda:

(a)Bwindi National Park- Mountain Gorillas

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a large primeval forest located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu District. The forest is on the edge of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift valley, at elevations ranging from 1,160 to 2,607 meters. a home to the Mountain Gorillas

  A gorilla eating aback of a tree at bwindi Impenetrable national park Uganda   Sliver-back-gorilla-at-Bwindi Impenetrable national-park-Uganda.

26 days 25 nights adventure safari Southern Africa Safari Price

(A): Solo traveler pays: $19,350- (US dollars)

(B): 2 travelers each pays: $17,580- (US dollars)

(C): 3-Travelers each pays:$16,990- (US dollars)

(D): 4- Travelers each pays: $15,795- (US dollars)

(E): 8- Travelers each pays: $14,880- (US dollars)

(F): 14-Travelers each pays: $12,990– (US dollars)

(G) Note: Solo/Single occupancy supplement each person pays:$1290- (US dollars)

(H) what is single occupancy supplement? Is a traveler who joins a group safari and wish not to share a room with anyone in the group and wants a room for himself or herself. so, he/ she must pay single supplement fee on top of the group safari price.

Children’s section

NOTE1: ( one day to 2 years) : Each child Pays :25 % adult  fee sharing with parents or guardian.

NOTE1: ( 3 years to 5 years) : Each child Pays :50 % adult  fee sharing with parents or guardian.

NOTE2:(3 years  to 13 years) Pays :75 % adult  fee sharing with parents or guardian.

NOTE3: (17 years and above) Pays : 100%Adult fee

26days,25 nights Safari Highlights

  1.  Big Five adventure(Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Lion)

  2. Kruger national park-South Africa

  3. Victoria Falls helicopter cruise- Zimbabwe

  4. Chobe national park- Botswana

  5. Serengeti National Park-Tanzania

  6. Lake Manyara national park-Tanzania

  7. Ngorongoro crater-Tanzania

  8. Lake Nakuru National Park-Kenya

  9. Masai mara national park-Kenya

  10. Mountain Gorilla trekking- Uganda

  11. Beach relaxing vacation- Uganda

  12. 6 counties Flying safari

26 nights,27 days Southern Africa Safari Price

26days,25 nights, Safari price includes:

  1. All Airport transfers

  2. chimpanzee Trekking permit per person

  3. All meals as mentioned on itinerary

  4. Drinking water

  5. One Gorilla trekking permit per person

  6. Flight from Johannesburg to victoria falls

  7. Flight from Victoria falls to Kilimanjaro

  8. Flight from Kilimanjaro to Nairobi

  9. Flight from Masai mara to Entebbe

  10. Flight from Entebbe to Kisoro

  11. Flight from Kisoro to Entebbe

26days,25 nights, Safari price Excludes:

  1. Laundry

  2. Alcoholic drinks, sodas, wines, fresh Juice.

  3. inbound flight to OR Tambo International airport Johannesburg South Africa

  4. outbound flight from entebbe International Airport-Uganda

  5. Extra activities not included in the Itinerary.

  6. Extra meals.

  7. Tips and gratitudes to guides, hotels and rangers.

  8. Personal shopping

  9. Travel insurance

  10. Medical insurance

  11. Negligence loss or damaged of personal property.

  12. visa to all countries.

Type of safari: Midrange Accommodated safari

 

26days,25 nights Southern Africa Adventure

Detailed itinerary 

Experience 26 days in southern Africa and see what it has to offer! This Combo multi country adventure starts in Johannesburg South Africa, drawing you to Kruger National Park to come close to the magnificent big five mammals giving you up-thrust to view the victoria falls from the bird’s view angle, to the  meandering Okavango delta ending up in the mist of bwindi impenetrable national park.

ROUTE MAP

ITINERARY/ Safari detailed program

Day1: Arrival (Johannesburg- South Africa)

upon your arrival at or Tambo international airport, a Xavier safaris driver guide will be at the arrivals plat form to welcome you to South Africa. And drive you to the Hotel for dinner and over night.

Main destination:  Johannesburg(South Africa)

Accommodation: Peermont Metcourt Hotel.

Meals: only Dinner included

Drinks: only drinking water included

activity: airport pick up.

  Swiss and south African air planes at OR Tambo International Airport South Africa.

Day2: Panorama Route & Blyde River Boat Cruise

Enjoy breakfast at 7:00 am before departing on a full day Panorama Route tour.
Explore the Blyde River Canyon (one of the largest in the world) and enjoy stunning scenic viewpoints such Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels, the best view over the Canyon from above. Then enjoy a very unique and scenic Blyde River boat cruise from inside the Canyon with a chance to see many species of water birds, antelopes, crocodiles and hippos. return to your accommodation late in the afternoon, where you can relax until dinner can be enjoyed at the lodge’s restaurant.

Main destination:  Panorama Route.

accommodation: Linvale Country Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Drinks: only drinking water included

Activity: Panorama Route tour.

.  Berlin Falls South Africa

DAY 3: Full-Day Open Vehicle Game Drive

This morning you Receive a packed breakfast from the hotel as this exciting day starts as early as a 5:00 am departure on a full day Kruger National Park open vehicle safari.
You will have the whole day to explore one of the largest wildlife conservation areas in Africa (Kruger National Park) and try to spot Africa’s dangerous Big Five.
Enjoy lunch at one of Kruger Park’s restaurants (at your own account). Continue your Kruger Park Adventure in the afternoon.
Return to your accommodation late in the afternoon, where you can relax until dinner time.

Main destination:   Kruger national park

accommodation: Linvale Country Lodge

Todays’ Meals: Break fast, Lunch & dinner

drinks: only drinking water included

activity: Full day game drive

Herd of elephants in the African savannah of Kruger National Park  Tourists watching a cheetah walk pass them during a game drive at Kruger National Park South Africa.

Day 4: Kruger national park

Wake up early for a hearty breakfast. Enjoy the early-morning sound of the bushveld and birds waking up. Freshen up with a dip in the pool or relax on the lodge patio before it’s time to depart to Orpen gate at the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Enjoy a full day in the Kruger in the Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region of the central-west belt; game viewing and bird watching and picking up tips on tracking and spoor identification from your professional safari guide.
Lunch break at a popular Kruger National Park rest camp. Return to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge as the sun sets low over the spectacular private game lodge. Dinner is served at the lodge.

Main destination:   Kruger national park

Accommodation: Linvale Country Lodge

Todays’ Meals: Break fast, Lunch & dinner

Drinks: only drinking water included

Activity:  Full day game drive.

A male lion crossing seasonal river at Kruger National park South Africa  A leopard resting on a branch of a tree during sun set at Kruger national park South Africa

Day 5: Kruger national park-Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation

After a hot sunrise breakfast, enjoy a leisurely drive to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; located at the base of the majestic ‘Mariepskop’ mountain range in Hoedspruit. Interact with the injured and orphaned wildlife ambassadors and learn more about the incredible conservation efforts of the Moholoholo team.
At 15h00, depart for Tshukudu Game Reserve for a 3-hour afternoon game drive and cheetah interaction. This is a Big Five game reserve so be on the lookout for lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Return to Linvale Country Lodge after the safari for a much-needed drink and a delicious meal at Marc’s reed Boma.

Main Destination: Kruger National Park

Accommodation: Linvale Country Lodge

 Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: only drinking water included

Activity: animal interaction

Tourists interacting with a cheetah Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation center South Africa.  A caretaker bottle feeding a calf Rhino with milk Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation South Africa.

 

Day 6:  Flight to Victoria Falls- Zimbabwe

 Today you will wake up in the morning have breakfast and after breakfast your driver guide will pick you up and take you to Start your hike  to the Zambezi River Gorge. Along the way you will take in the beauty of many waterfalls. End the hike back at the Farm for a traditional Zimbabwean meal after lunch you will go for a helicopter flight to  Get incredible views of Victoria Falls from multiple angles, that would not be possible at ground level. This helicopter tour takes you over the mighty Falls and to the Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and the wildlife-filled Zambezi National Park. The Helicopter has bubble windows to ensure that you don’t miss a thing after the helicopter flight, after the flight you will hope on a sunset boat cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. after the sun set boat cruise. you will go to the Boma Dinner buffet And local Drum Show a fantastic way to relax and end the fun filled day. after the show you will head back to your lodge for a good night sleep

Main Destination: Victoria falls

  • Accommodation: Nkosi Guest Lodge

  •  Meals: breakfast lunch and dinner

  • Drinks: only drinking water included

  • Activity:  victoria falls tour hike, helicopter flight to Victoria Falls, Sunset boat cruise and Boma dinner with local Entertainment.

Tourists at a view point viewing Victoria falls during the victoria falls tour Zimbabwe.   Sunset boat cruise on zambezi river victoria falls Zimbabwe

Helicopter flight cruise over victoria falls the flight of Angels Zimbabwe   Boma-Dinner and drum entertainment show at Victoria-Falls Zimbabwe

 

 

Day 9: Transfer to Chobe national park- Botswana.

 this morning after breakfast you will check out of the lodge your driver guide will transfer you to Kazungula border between Zimbabwe and Botswana were he will direct you through the immigration process after getting your visa stamped into your passport . you will continue to the Water Lily Lodge to check-in and have lunch, then  at 14:45 you will be picked up from the Lodge and transferred to the jetty for your boat cruise which starts
from 15hrs and back at 18hrs for dinner at the lodge. 

Main Destination: Chobe national park

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge

Todays meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Boat Trip.

Tourists watching elephants during a bout ride on Chobe river Botswana  A crocodile eating a fish at Chobe river Botswana

Day 10: Chobe. activities

 This morning you will wake up before sunrise  Breakfast will be served in the morning before transfer to Chobe national park for full day game drive Game drive will be around the park where you are likely to spot animals like buffalos, impalas, zebra and kudus. Lunch will be served at the camp. After lunch time have a quick  rest. An afternoon game drive will follow in which you will view a perfect sunset. After nights and dinner will be served at the lodge.

Main Destination: Chobe national park

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge

Todays meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Game drive .

   A Leopard laying low at Chobe National Park Botswana

Day11: Chobe National Park

This morning after breakfast your driver guide will take for a full day game drive which will start from 6am and  end at 5pm back at 5pm to the lodge for dinner

Main Destination: Chobe national park

Accommodation: Chobe safari lodge

Todays meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Full day gam drive.

  A dazzle of zebras at Chobe national park Botswana

Day12:transfer back to victoria falls

This morning  you will have early breakfast, after breakfast you will check out of Chobe safari lodge and head back to victoria falls to catch your flight to Kilimanjaro international airport in Tanzania upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport xavier safari driver guide will be waiting to receive you and transfer you to Karatu to your accommodation

Main Destination: Victoria falls

Accommodation: Farm of dreams lodge Karatu

 Todays meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport-Tanzania

Section of Kasane town Botswana  Victoria falls airport Zimbabwe

Day 13: Lake Manyara National Park 

 Today, after an early breakfast, you will be traveling to Lake Manyara National Park. This is a small park but very beautiful park offering breathtaking views of it’s landscape and it also host mammals like hippos, giraffes, impalas and zebras, and its lake is a habitat for birdlife, including sizeable flocks of pink flamingos. Mahogany and sausage trees are alive with blue and vervet monkeys; elephants feed on fallen fruit, and bushbuck, baboons and leopard make their homes in the forest., excellent game viewing and an incredible array of birdlife. You have a chance to spot zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, hippo, wildebeest. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast herds of elephants, the park was established to protect The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants.

main destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Farm of dreams lodge karatu

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Drinks: Only drinking water included.

Activity: Full day game drive

Day14:  Transfer to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you depart for the most famous safari park in Tanzania, on your way to Serengeti National Park, One of the greatest wilderness areas in the world, the Serengeti supports a magnificent diversity and abundance of animals, from the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black rhino (although these are rarely spotted) – to giraffe, Grant’s gazelle, impala, kongoni, topi and eland.  you will have a stop and visit Olduvai Gorge – the cradle of manking. The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated! You visit the heart of the Serengeti, Seronera Valley. This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose. From the park entrance you game drive towards your accommodation for tonight. After the incredible impressions of the Serengeti.

Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity: Game drive

Herds of wildebeests Dazzles of Zebras during the great migration at Serengeti national park TanzaniaTwo Cheetahs close to a game track at Serengeti National Park Tanzania

Day 15: Game drives in Serengeti National Park

Early this morning you leave the camp for a full day safari! Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats. There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints! We will find you a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you slowly continue your safari back to Serengeti Tortilis camp.

Keep your eyes open since you still have chances to see all kinds of animals roaming the plains, hidden behind bushes or resting in a tree. You never know when and were exactly you will spot wildlife. Back at the lodge you will have an excellent dinner and some time to relax.

Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity: Game drive

Day 16: Serengeti National Park & the Ngorongoro Crater

Today you enjoy a long game drive on your way out of the beautiful Serengeti and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater! As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year. Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away. Approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor! After this great experience, you drive to Farm of dreams lodge lodge to enjoy dinner and a warm fireplace.

 Main destination: Karatu town

Accommodation: Farm of dreams lodge karatu

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity: Game drive

 

Today early morning after hot breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge and transfer you to the briefing point. On arrival at the briefing place, you will be welcomed and given seats until time of briefing, as your driver guide registers you with the ranger on duty to allocate  you a gorilla family to trek today. You will eventually meet your ranger guide and start your gorilla trek in the jungles of Bwindi. We advise you to hire a porter( at $20) to carry your day pack because sometimes the gorillas could be located a distance far from the start of your trek, they can also help push or pull you along the steep slippery paths in the forest. as soon as you find the gorillas, you will only have one hour with them. after gorilla trekking you will return to the lodge for dinner and over night stay

Main destination: Ngorongoro

Accommodation: Rushaga gorilla lodge or any other of same level.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: game drive viewing at Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater

   A lioness haunting a zebra at Serengeti National park Tanzania  A Cheetah and her cubs siting on top of the termite mount at Serengeti National Park Tanzania

DAY 17: Flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Nairobi

This morning you will have hot breakfast and your driver guide will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your flight to Nairobi, on arrival to Nairobi xavier safari driver guide will be waiting to receive you and transfer you to the hotel.

Main destination: Nairobi

Accommodation: Eka hotel Nairobi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: flight to Nairobi

  Eka hotel Nairobi  The interior room of Eka Hotel Nairobi Kenya

Day 18:Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Today you will  early have breakfast, after breakfast you will check out of eka hotel exit Nairobi and head to Lake Nakuru National Park stopping at the view point of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive to the lodge in time for lunch and after lunch you will go for the  afternoon game drive in lake Nakuru national park which is famous for thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores.

Lake Nakuru Animals: Black and white rhinoceros, Cape buffalos, African wild dogs, zebras, elands, waterbucks and lions, leopards, Rothschild’s giraffes.

Main destination: Lake Nakuru National Park.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru sopa lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Afternoon game drive.

   Flamingos flying above Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya.  A Hottentot teal at Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

Day 19:Lake Nakuru National Park.

 you will have sunrise breakfast to gear up your energy and head for a morning Game drive to search for animals like Black and white rhinos, buffalos, African wild dogs, zebras, elands, waterbucks and lion, leopard, giraffes and birds like Great white pelican, Greater blue-eared starling, Greater flamingo, Hottentot teal, Lesser flamingo.

Main destination: Lake Nakuru National park

Accommodation: Nakuru sopa lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: morning and afternoon game drive.

  A float of hippos sat lake Nakuru National Park Kenya   zebras grazing at Lake Nakuru National Park

 Day 20:Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve.

Have an early breakfast, then depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve, which is on the south along the Great Rift Valley floor of the then past Narok, climb the western wall entering Hemingway’s country ‘Serengeti plains’. Arrive in time for lunch at Mara sopa lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive in this famous reserve.

Masai Mara Animals: Lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. WildebeestBat Eared Fox, Bushbaby -Galago, Bushbuck , Coke’s Hartebeest, Common Eland, Copper Tailed Monkey, Red Tailed Monkey, Crested Porcupine

Main destination: Masai Mara game reserve.

Accommodation: Mara sopa lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Afternoon game drive Masai Mara.

  cape-buffalo at Masai Mara game reserve Kenya  A male and a lioness at Masai Mara game reserve Kenya.

Day21: Explore Masai Mara

you will wake by5:30 am to freshen up and go for break fast, and after breakfast your driver guide will take you for a full  day game drive in Masai Mara Reserve exploring the park in search of the big 5  hunting. Masai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes, and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures.

Main destination: Masai Mara game reserve- Kenya

Accommodation: Mara sopa lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Full day game drive Masai Mara

  Cheetahs at Masai mara national park.

DAY 22: Transfer  Mara Keekorok Airstrip

 Today you will wake up to the sound of tweeting birds, freshen up and go have breakfast. After breakfast you will check out of the hotel and your driver guide will transfer you to Keekorok Airstrip for your flight to Entebbe international airport Uganda on arrive to entebbe airport you will be directed to go through immigration after immigration. you will be directed to check in for your flight to Kisoro airstrip which is close to Bwindi impenetrable national Park. on arrival your driver guide will drive you to Rushaga section of Bwindi forest a home to the Mountain Gorillas.

 A light air craft fly above a herd of wildebeest at Mara Keekorok Airstrip Kenya   Safari link plane landing at Mara Keekorok Airstrip Kenya

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Accommodation: Rushaga gorilla lodge lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: flight to Entebbe Airport

 

DAY23: Bwindi Gorilla trekking

Today is best day ever, have early morning breakfast, after breakfast  your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge and transfer you to the  briefing point, the Uganda wildlife authority ranger guides will welcome you and show you where to seat for briefing until time of briefing as your driver guide registers you with the ranger on duty to be allocated a gorilla family. Eventually the ranger guide will share a short briefing about the experience about the park and how you should interact with nature and the people. You will then be allocated to a gorilla family to trek after which you will start the hike into the forest, Depending on location of your gorilla family, you might need to drive to the trail head of the allocated gorilla family.

We advise you to hire a porter to carry your day pack because sometimes the gorillas could be located at a distance from the start of your trek, they can also help push or pull you along the steep paths in the forest.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Accommodation: Rushaga gorilla lodge lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Gorilla trekking

  A blackback gorilla and her infant at bwindi impenetrable forest Uganda  A sliver back gorilla at Bwindi forest Uganda

DAY 24:flight to entebbe

 This morning you will have breakfast and after breakfast your driver guide will drive you to Kisoro airstrip for your flight to Entebbe

Main destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Morning covid-19 and Afternoon beach  holiday

DAY25:  Exotic BEACH Relaxing day 

Today if a day  off travel you will sleep in and have breakfast at 9:30 am after breakfast your driver guide will take you to test and fly laboratory for  covid-19 tests. You will get  your results in less than 12 hours. After the tests your driver guide will take you to the beach for a lazy relaxing time kindly carry your sun cream. or you can relax at the hotel swimming pool.

Animals at the beach: tourists, vervet monkeys and lots of birds.

Main destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: morning covid-19 lab tests and Beach vacation

   Grilled tilapia fish served with French fries, tomatoes and lemon   Burger served with vegetables and bread.

Day26: Flight back home.

This morning depending on the time of your flight back home you will have breakfast and check  check out of Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, your driver guide will drive you to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight back home. This is your last day of the 26 nights,27 days Southern Africa safari hope to see you again.

  Entebbe Airport Arrival entrance section Uganda  Entebbe Airport arrival and departure section Uganda

Main destination: your Home

Accommodation: your Home.

Meals: Breakfast only.

Drinks: Only drinking water included

Activity: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

End of the 26 days of southern Africa safari

 

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