This trip combines the exceptional game viewing of Greater Kruger National Park, the majesty of Victoria Falls and the wilderness experience of Chobe National Park. The Elephant Sanctuary and Kapama Cheetah Project both provide amazing hands-on experiences with some of Africa’s most majestic animals. At the Elephant Sanctuary we learn many exciting facts about the African elephant and being able to get so close to these massive creatures is a thrilling experience – imagine seeing the bottom of an elephant’s foot or feeling the velvety softness of the back of an elephant’s ear! We may even be lucky enough to receive a special elephant kiss – trunk to cheek!
At Kapama the discoveries continue as we discover the habits of several different species, especially the fastest land animal – the cheetah. Located in a region of incredible beauty, Blyde River Canyon is the largest green canyon in the world, formed at the point where two rivers meet at the Bourke’s Luck potholes. There are a number of waterfalls in the area, as well as scenic viewpoints to visit.
Kruger National Park and the adjoining private reserves of Greater Kruger National Park form one of Africa’s finest wildlife areas, offering superb viewing opportunities all year round to over 700 species of mammals, reptiles and birds. We spend 3 nights in a private game lodge in Timbavati Game Reserve, part of Greater Kruger National Park, which boasts a similar range of animals to those found in the park proper. These include the ‘Big Five’, but the private reserves offer more opportunities for varied and close-up encounters.
- Day 1: Johannesburg
- Day 2: Elephant Sanctuary – Ohrigstad
- Day 3: Blyde River Canyon – Ohrigstad
- Day 4: Cheetah Sanctuary – Greater Kruger National Park
- Day 5-6: Greater Kruger National Park
- Day 7: Greater Kruger National Park – Johannesburg
- Day 8: Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
- Day 9: Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
- Day 10: Chobe National
- Day 11: Chobe National Park
- Day 12: Livingstone
Your family adventure includes:
An experienced English-speaking local leader, specialist local guides, arrival transfer, game activities, entrance fees to parks/reserves/sights indicated in itinerary. 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners. This trip includes 3 days in a private reserve in Greater Kruger National Park, 2 days in Chobe National Park and visits to an elephant sanctuary, a cheetah project and Victoria Falls.
Notes: Suitable for children ages 6 and up.