Southern Circle Safari

Johannesburg to Johannesburg


Southern Circle Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 1,825 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Johannesburg

Safari Ends: Johannesburg Number of Days: 24
Countries visited: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique
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Safari Price Includes:

Entry fees and permits
Game drives and walks
Victoria Falls entry
Canoe trip
Group equipment
Professional guides and most meals.

Safari Price Excludes:

Soft drinks
Optional extras

Southern Circle Safari

From the desert landscapes of Botswana to the lush forests of Zambia, the tea plantations of Malawi to the deserted beaches of Mozambique, you will experience built up cities and rural homesteads, good highways and dirt tracks.

Southern Circle Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - Nata Camping  

Departing from Johannesburg at 06h30, we head directly to the Botswana border. On completion of immigration formalities we continue to Nata, an oasis- like camp on the edge of the vast Makgadigadi salt pans. Tonight we familiarise ourselves with the tour procedures over a catered meal (own expense). Camp the night.

Day 2: Chobe National Park Inn Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we travel through the Chobe forest reserves up to the mighty Chobe River and adjoining National Park where huge herds of Elephant gather at the water. After an extensive afternoon game drive within the Chobe National Park, we cross the border and head for Victoria Falls, to spend three nights in comfort at an Inn

Day 3: Victoria Falls Inn Breakfast, Dinner

During our stay here we will view the spectacular falls and the other highlights of “Africa’s Adventure Capital”. Those seeking adrenaline may wish to try the Bungee jump, White Water Rafting or a variety of aircraft flips (own expense). One night we enjoy traditional dancing and a “braai” at the pool. On the last night we eat at a local restaurant (own expense)

Day 4: Victoria Falls Inn Breakfast

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Day 5: Kafue Camp Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Crossing the original railway bridge, we have a last view of The Falls before entering Zambia. Our journey today takes us through southern Zambia and then down into the Lower Zambezi Valley to Kafue, where we will camp the night. Relax at the pool this afternoon in preparation for the upcoming days of canoeing.

Day 6: Zambezi Canoe Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Zambezi River needs little introduction, a mighty river winding its way through some of the best wilderness areas in Africa, this provides for what can only be described as the finest canoe adventure in the world. What better way to see big game at close quarters than from a canoe. We will spend two nights camping wild on the banks of the river. On the third day we are transferred by boat back to Kafue for a welcome shower and a catered meal (own expense).

Day 7: Zambezi Canoe Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8: Zambezi Canoe Camping Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 9: Luangwa Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reunited with our vehicle we travel through the capital of Lusaka and then along the "Great East Road" to our next overnight camp. We will cover as much distance as possible today.

Day 10: Luangwa National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our next stop is the Luangwa National Park, where we spend two nights camping on the banks of the river, well known for its impressive Hippo population. During our stay here we will partake in an extensive game drive in the park in search of the ellusive Leopard and other species that make this park one of Africa’s best. Optional night drive (own expense).

Day 11: Luangwa National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 12: Lake Malawi Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Crossing into Malawi today, our first stop is Lilongwe, the capital. After stocking up with groceries and curios, we continue to Lake Malawi, an impressive inland freshwater sea. The snorkeling is a highlight, as are the sandy beaches and friendly locals. We spend two nights here, camping literally on the beach.

Day 13: Lake Malawi Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 14: Mulanje Massive Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Turning south, we head for Mulanje, an impressive mountain of granite rising some 600m above the surrounding forest and lush tea plantations. We will spend two nights camping in the area, and will enjoy a hike to the plateau from where the views are exceptional.

Day 15: Mulanje Massive Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 16: Chimoio Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Traveling via Blantyre, today we enter Mozambique. Our journey takes us through the Tete corridor, across the Zambezi River and alongside the mountains that form the border with Zimbabwe. We camp wild tonight in the remote region of Chimoio.

Day 17: Vilanculos Cabin Breakfast, Lunch

Leaving the wilderness behind us, today we pass through the many vibrant and bustling villages en-route to the coast. Our next stop is Vilanculos – on the shores of the warm azure Indian Ocean, overlooking the idyllic Bazaruto Archipelago. We spend the night here in casitas, situated literally on the Beach. Tonight we enjoy a meal at a local restaurant (own expense).

Day 18: Inhambane Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Moving south along the coast, our next stop is the ancient trading port of Inhambane. We spend some time exploring and visiting the bustling local market before continuing to our camp under the coconut palms on the beach. We will enjoy three nights in relative comfort, staying in casitas at this camp and during our time here we will relax, snorkel, and soak up the sun whilst exploring the deserted beaches that Mozambique is so well known for. On the last night we enjoy a catered meal (own expense). Those who wish have the options of scuba diving or horse riding on the beach (own expense).

Day 19: Route Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 20: Route Cabin Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 21: Maputo Inn Breakfast, Lunch

Today we cross vast coastal flood plains and drive through forests of Cashew nuts towards our last stop in Mozambique – the capital, Maputo. (Dinner own expense.)

Day 22: Kruger National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maputo boasts an interesting, almost Latino culture of street cafes and markets, and we will spend time this morning driving through and viewing these and the other attractions of this once grandiose city. This afternoon we cross back into South Africa and make our way to the Kruger National Park to camp the night.

Day 23: Kruger National Park - Hazyview Inn Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

No visit to Africa would be complete without Kruger. We spend the entire day viewing animals in this premier National Park, and in the late afternoon travel the short distance to our accommodation.

Day 24: Johannesburg   Breakfast

A leisurely start today, after enjoying a walk on the property, we make our way back to Johannesburg. We arrive back in the late afternoon.

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Southern Circle Safari Departure Dates

2010 Safari Departures

Jan Departures

Feb Departures

Mar Departures

Apr Departures

May Departures

Jun Departures

10 January 2010
24 January 2010

7 February 2010
21 February 2010

7 March 2010
21 March 2010

4 April 2010
18 April 2010

2 May 2010
16 May 2010
30 May 2010

13 June 2010
27 June 2010

Jul Departures

Aug Departures

Sept Departures

Oct Departures

Nov Departures

Dec Departures

11 July 2010
25 July 2010

8 August 2010
22 August 2010

5 September 2010
19 September 2010

3 October 2010
17 October 2010
31 October 2010

14 November 2010
28 November 2010

12 December 2010
26 December 2010

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