Southern Circle

24 Tage
Overland-Entdeckungstour ab/bis Johannesburg

Kontraste des Südens Karte

Auf dieser Tour erleben Sie die Höhepunkte von fünf Ländern des südlichen Afrikas und entdecken dabei reizvolle Kontraste: einsame Landschaften in Botswana, üppige Wälder und die Viktoriafälle in Sambia, Malawis Teeplantagen und unberührte Strände in Mosambik. Sie besuchen Städte und kleinste Dörfer, fahren auf hervorragenden Straßen, aber auch auf ausgefahrenen, staubigen Wegen. Außerdem sehen Sie die schönsten Wildparks Afrikas, darunter der Chobe-, der Luangwa- und der Krüger-Nationalpark, wo Sie eine Vielzahl an Tieren in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung erleben können. Im Lower Sambesi-Park gehen Sie zudem auf Kanusafari.

Highlights:

  • Chobe Nationalpark
  • Viktoriafälle
  • Kanutour auf dem Zambezi
  • South Luanga Nationalpark
  • Malawi See
  • Wanderung am Mulanje Bergmassiv
  • Unberührte Sandstrände
  • Fahrt auf einer Dhau
  • Maputo
  • Krüger-Nationalpark

Wichtige Informationen

Diese Reise führt in abgelegene Gegenden mit wenig bis keiner Infrastruktur. So kann es zu Situationen kommen, in denen die Route außerplanmäßig geändert werden muss.

Termine(Abreisedatum)

Die Tour startet jeden zweiten Sonntag in Johannesburg:

Preise und Leistungen

Preise:

Reisezeitraum Pro Person im
Doppelzimmer
Einzelzimmerzuschlag
2017 € 2.125,- Eine Übernachtung im Einzelzimmer ist nicht möglich.
Alleinreisende können ohne Aufpreis
ein halbes Doppelzimmer bzw. Doppelzelt buchen.

Eingeschlossene Leistungen:

  • Die Reise im Safaritruck ab/bis Johannesburg, mit allen Ausflügen und Aktivitäten wie im Programm beschrieben. Eintrittsgelder – wo nötig – eingeschlossen
  • Übernachtungen in den genannten Unterkünften. Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern bzw. Doppelzelten
  • Verpflegung: 15 Tage Vollpension, sechs Tage Halbpension, zwei Tage nur Frühstück
  • Englischsprachige Reiseleitung durch einen ausgebildeten und registrierten Field Guide

Nicht eingeschlossen sind:

  • Anreise und Abreise nach/von Johannesburg
  • Zusätzliche Mahlzeiten, Getränke und alle persönlichen Auslagen, z.B. Trinkgelder
  • Reiseversicherungen, über die wir mit der Teilnahmebestätigung ausführlich informieren

Reiseverlauf

Vorbemerkung: Die Reisegruppen sind international zusammengesetzt, Toursprache und Reiseleitung sind Englisch. Deshalb sind sowohl der Katalog als auch die hier aufgeführten Reiseverläufe in englischer Sprache abgefasst.

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - NATA

Departing from Johannesburg, 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 RIVER

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 the DRIFTERS VICTORIA FALLS INN.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 3 - 4: VICTORIA FALLS

During our stay here we will view the spectacular Fall's and the other highlights of this "Africa's Adventure Capital". Those seeking adrenaline may wish to try the Bungi 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).

Breakfast / Dinner

DAY 5: KAFUE CAMP

Crossing the original railway bridge, we enjoy 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.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 6 - 8: ZAMBEZI CANOE

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).

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 9: LUANGWA

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.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 10 - 11: LUANGWA NAT. PARK

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 elusive Leopard and other species that make this park one of Africa's best. Optional night drive (own expense).

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 12 - 13: LAKE MALAWI

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.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 14 - 15: MULANJE MASSIVE

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.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 16: CHIMOIO

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.

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DAY 17: VILANCULOS

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).

Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 18-20: INHAMBANE

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 Drifters BARRA BEACH 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 to have the options of scuba diving or horse riding on the beach (own expense).

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 21: MAPUTO

Today we cross vast coastal floodplains and drive through forests of Cashew nuts towards our last stop in Mozambique - the capital Maputo.

Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 22: KRUGER NAT. PARK

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.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 23: KRUGER NAT. PARK - HAZYVIEW

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 the DRIFTERS HAZYVIEW INN.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 24: JOHANNESBURG

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

Breakfast

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For this tour, an open and flexible mind is essential to deal with the detours, delays and other inconveniences encountered in developing countries. Visas are required by all nationalities for Mozambique, and by some for Malawi and Zambia; these are the client's responsibility. Seasonal precautions against malaria are advisable and are locally obtainable. A small daypack is advisable for the hike on Mulanje. The recommended currency for this tour is the US Dollar, in small denominations.

 

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