Departs: Every Thursday from your backpacker in Johannesburg or Pretoria

DAY 1: GAUTENG TO CAMPSITE

You will be collected by one of our friendly Selous Tours guides, meeting and setting off with your fellow travellers towards our Campsite, Andover Nature reserve, which is nestled in the Greater Kruger National park area. Along the journey, regular refreshment stops will be made, heading towards Hoedspruit where we will do all our shopping. We then visit the Maholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre where you can interact with a variety of animal species. One of the highlights is allowing a vulture to land on your protected arm and feeding it meat from your hand! From there we continue to our campsite where you will have the opportunity to clean up, have a swim and relax while sitting around the campfire taking in the atmosphere and surroundings of the African Bush.

Accommodation: Tented Camping in bedded tents (two single beds per tent)
Included meals: Dinner



DAY 2: CAMPSITE INTO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The day begins as the sun rises. After a quick cup of tea or coffee, we head towards the Kruger National Park, entering at Orpen Gate, where we pick up any last minute snacks/refreshments for the exploratory road ahead. The day will be spent leisurely driving, and eagerly seeking out whatever game comes our way. Guides will stop as often as desired for prime photo opportunities and to answer any questions. Our route will take us to our first picnic spot where your Guide will provide you with breakfast, while preparing you for the remainder of the day’s game viewing, looking forward to get a glimpse of the infamous Big Five. Lunch offers a welcome opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy a little shopping at one of the rest camps. The rest of the afternoon is spent trying to find those animals that have eluded us during the morning drive.

We then make our way back to camp. While your evening meal is being prepared, you can get ready to journey back into the bush, this time in search of the nocturnal animals on the evenings Sunset Game Drive within the beautiful, 7000 H.A. Andover Nature Reserve. It is here, where our long day ends.

Accommodation: Tented Camping in bedded tents (two single beds per tent)
Included meals: Light Breakfast, Picnic Brunch, Dinner



DAY 3: CAMPSITE INTO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Another early morning start and after a hot cup of coffee or tea we head back to the Kruger National Park. This time we head into a different part of the park to see if we can find those animals we missed the previous day. We stop again at one of the picnic spots for a warm breakfast and again later for lunch. Slowly as the day goes by our game drive in The Kruger National Park comes to an end with the sun setting behind the Drakensberg Mountains. Arriving late afternoon at camp, your Guide will prepare one of South Africa's favourite dishes, a Braai!!! The evening is spent sitting around the campfire, reflecting and sharing your experiences of the last few days.

Accommodation: Tented Camping in bedded tents (two single beds per tent)
Included meals: Light Breakfast, Picnic Brunch, Dinner



DAY 4: CAMP SITE TO GAUTENG

A slightly later wakeup call. After a quick, light breakfast we head towards two of our well known touring spots: "The Three Rondawels", \ part of the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon in the world. Thereafter we continue on our journey back to Gauteng, stopping en-route for refreshments, and depending on the traffic, should arrive early afternoon at the pre-determined backpackers’ accommodation where you will be picked up from the following morning to continue the next leg (Victoria Falls) of the tour. Accommodation for this night is included in the tour price up to a set amount as indicated on the Booking Form and Price List.

Included meals: Breakfast

DAY 5: GAUTENG TO KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY (BOTSWANA)

You will be collected in Johannesburg/Pretoria by one of our friendly Selous Tours guides, meeting and setting off with your fellow travelers. Your guide will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost), banks and last minute shopping while still on the South African side of the border. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies after crossing the border into Botswana . From there we head north towards Khama Rhino Sanctuary where we will have our first night sleepover at a campsite nearby. Here you can explore the various optional game drives and walking trails.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost.
Included meals: Dinner

DAY 6: KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY TO ELEPHANT SANDS (BOTSWANA)

Late morning, after breakfast, we head further north to Elephant Sands, which is a lovely lodge close to Nata, where we stay the night. Here you can relax at the swimming pool and bar overlooking a close-by waterhole, while watching animals such as large herds of elephants and others, including lions and leopards, coming to drink water.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: ELEPHANT SANDS TO VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

After an early morning light breakfast we drive even further north to the Zimbabwean border post. This takes us through the Kasane forest where we always see herds of elephants and often see a variety of antelopes and sometimes lion, hyena and wild dog. From the border we drive another hour to the vibrant town of Victoria Falls where we will be staying the next two nights. The campsite, Victoria Falls Rest Camp, is situated in the middle of town, within 10 minutes walking distance of just about everything. Your guide will assist you with exchanging currencies and bookings for optional activities that you would like to do. This afternoon we visit the magnificent Victoria Falls waterfall, which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is 1700 meters (1.1 mile) wide, making it the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The Zimbabwean side is the best side to view the waterfall from, as 1400 meters of the waterfall is on that side, as well as the main falls. There is water there throughout the year, while the Zambian side consists of only 300 meters out of the 1700 meters, and has no water during the winter months.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodationat own cost.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas offer a great variety of things to see and do. You will have the whole day to explore the town, meet the locals, visit the African markets with its wide variety of very affordable arts and crafts made from wood, stone and beads, or to relax by the pool at the campsite in the heat of the day. The Victoria Falls region is nicknamed the “adventure capital of Africa” for a reason. It is well known for the large variety of fantastic activities (optional excursions) such as the best one day white water rafting in the world, the 111 meters bungi jump off the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia which is the second highest bridge bungi jump in the world, elephant back and/or horse safaris, helicopter flights over the waterfall, canoe safaris, day trips to Hwange National Park, fishing safaris, game walks, superfast jet boat trips, ferry trips, abseiling, gorge swings and much more. Dinner can be had at one of the local restaurants of your own choice, at your own cost. This is normally the group’s festive outing.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost.
Included meals: Breakfast

DAY 9: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (BOTSWANA)

After a light breakfast we drive back to the Botswana border post through the Matetsi Game Reserve where we often see herds of elephants, sable antelope, buffalo and many different animal species. We arrive late morning in Kasane where we will be staying at a campsite on the shores of the Chobe River, close to Chobe National Park gate. Here we often see hippo and large herds of animals. You will have the opportunity to exchange money and relax at the swimming pool or at the river shore. Lunch is served and later this afternoon we do a game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle inside Chobe National Park, well known for its large variety and numbers of wildlife. These game drives are always very successful with spotting of large numbers of wildlife. Dinner will be served on return to camp.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: ITUMELA CAMPSITE (BOTSWANA)

We leave Kasane after a light breakfast, driving south towards Palapye. We stop at Frances Town for lunch (at your own cost) and a last bit of shopping. We arrive late afternoon at Itumela Camp (Palapye) where we will be setting up camp for the night. Here you can enjoy the pool bar and local cuisine.

Accommodation: Camping with option to upgrade to bedded accommodation at own cost.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11: RETURN TO JOHANNESBURG & PRETORIA (SOUTH AFRICA)

We depart early morning driving south, crossing the border into South Africa. We will stop en-route for refreshments and breakfast/lunch at your own cost, and should arrive late afternoon at your drop-off destinations in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Included meals None

Included meals: No meals included

Included:

» All transport
» All accommodation
» Qualified and registered guide
» All camping and other equipment
» Meals as specified above
» Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondawels view point)
» Entrance & conservation fees to Kruger National Park
» Full Game drives in Kruger National Park (open vehicles)
» Sunset Game Drive
» Entrance fee to Victoria Falls
» Entrance & conservation fees to Chobe National Park
» Chobe National Park game drive (open vehicles)


Excluded:

» All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals)
» Meals not specified above
» Optional activities in Victoria Falls
» Visas if required

Sleeping bag hire (Camping clients):

R90 (once off) per person, if you do not have a sleeping bag of your own.

Optional activities
Victoria Falls
Full day white water rafting (Low water, August to January) (rapids 1 to 21)US$ 130
Full day white water rafting (High water, February to July) (rapids 11 to 24)US$ 120
Half day white water rafting & river boarding (Low water, August to January) (rapids 1 to 21)US$ 185
Bungee jump from the Victoria Falls bridgeUS$ 120
Bridge slideUS$ 35
Tandem Bridge slide (2 people)US$ 55
Bridge swingUS$ 120
Tandem bridge swifng (2 people)US$ 190
Historical bridge tourUS$ 50
Helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls waterfall (13 minutes)US$ 130
Helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls waterfall (25 minutes)US$ 250
Elephant interactive safariUS$ 130
Walk with lionsUS$ 130
Game drive: Night drive including bush dinnerUS$ 110
Game drive: Morning or afternoonUS$ 90
Game walk: Morning walkUS$ 90
Half day upper Zambezi canoeingUS$ 110
Full day upper Zambezi canoeingUS$ 125
Upper Zambezi canoeing (wine route) (3 hours)US$ 60
Multi day canoe safaris on the Zambezi RiverOn request
Morning elephant interactive safari + Lion walkUS$ 200
Morning elephant interactive safari + Lion walk + Rhino tracking & Vulture restaurantUS$ 230
Afternoon elephant interactive safari + Rhino tracking + night game drive + bush dinner under starsUS$ 260
Sunset cruise on the Zambezi riverUS$ 35
Chobe National Park
Giraffe TrackingPula 280