GS Small Group Adventure
Conservation, Community & Photography
Day 1 Arrival in Johannesburg, South Africa
Welcome to Johannesburg! Upon arrival at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, you proceed through Customs and Immigration formalities. Following luggage collection, you will continue to the Arrival Hall to meet a representative from African Rock Hotel. Road transfer via hotel shuttle from OR Tambo Airport to African Rock Hotel, transfer time +/- 30 minutes (depending on time of day and traffic). Freshen up and relax at the hotel and recoup from your long flight.
One night at African Rock Hotel in a standard suite on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2 Harare, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
Early this morning you will depart on your scheduled flight to Harare, Zimbabwe. Upon arrival, you will proceed through Customs & Immigration formalities (have your passport & ballpoint pen handy!) at which time you purchase your single entry visa for Zimbabwe. You will next proceed to your light air transfer to Mana Airstrip. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Vundu Camp located in the heart of the Mana Pools National Park along the banks of the Zambezi River. The camp itself is nestled within a grove of a beautiful riverine forest, including trees such as huge old Zambezi figs, ebonys, raintrees, wild mangoes and tamarinds.
Four nights at Vundu Camp in a chalet on a full board basis, including scheduled game viewing activities, park fees, local beverages and laundry.
Day 6 Hwange Nat’l Park, Zimbabwe
This morning you will be transferred back to the Mana airstrip for your flight to Hwange Nat’l Park and Bomani Camp. Hwange has always been renowned for its incredible diversity of wildlife, and to this day it boasts more varieties of mammal and bird species than any other Zimbabwean National Park.
Three nights at Bomani Tented Lodge in a Spurwing tent on a full board basis, including scheduled game viewing activities, park fees, local beverages and laundry.
Day 9 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning you get to experience the brand new Elephant Express rail car! The Elephant Express offers one of the more unique ways to experience Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Upon arrival to the Hwange Main Gate, you will have the opportunity to visit the Painted Dog Project you heard so much about at Mana Pools, before you are then transferred approximately 1.5-2 hours to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. The remainder of the afternoon as well as the evening are free to explore the Falls and the town on your own.
Two nights at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in a standard room on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 11 Chobe & Zambezi Rivers, Botswana & Nambia
Today you will collected by Wild Horizons and transferred from your hotel to Kasane Immigration, clearing Customs and Immigration formalities enroute. Motorized boat transfer from Kasane Immigration to the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat with a stop at the Namibia Immigration office. Have your passport and pen handy (no visa required)!
Three nights on the Pangolin Voyager Houseboat in standard cabins on a full board basis including local beverages, scheduled game viewing activities and park fees.
Day 14 Departure for US
Today you will say good-bye to your lovely safari boat and transfer to the Kasane Airport (clearing Immigration first) where you will fly to Johannesburg and connect with your flight back to the US.