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Rhino at Kruger Park - African Travel Experts

One of our experts, Shannon, took this amazing image of a rhino at the kruger park whilst on a 5 day kruger safari

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12 Apostles

Part of the beautiful 12 apostles in Cape Town.

We are very excited to announce our first priced Kruger safari itinerary, for more information please visit our site; 5 day kruger safari

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Namib-Nauklift National Park
The Namib is the world’s oldest desert and boasts the highest sand dunes on earth, monsters that reach hundreds of feet into the sky and the Naukluft Mountains are the barrier between the desert and the central interior of the country. The national park encompasses much of the Namib and the Naukluft Mountains.

The Namib Naukluft National Park boasts numerous fascinating aspects including the world-renowned Sossuslvlei, the fresh water bird haven that is Sandwhich Harbour on the coast and unique plant species that have adapted to survive in the harsh environment.

Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei is probably the best known part of the park and it is here where the highest sand dunes can be found – and climbed. Sossusvlei is a pan formed over time by the rarely-flowing Tsauchab River. It is a place of dramatic colours and spectacular scapes and is one place that can sell itself as a must-see destination all on its own.

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Day 1 – Arusha

You will arrive in Tanzania to spend your first night in the safari capital, Arusha. Your stay will be at the luxuriousArusha Coffee Lodge, which is located among the coffee plantations just outside town.

Day 2 – Lake Manyara

The next day you will start your Tanzania safari with a short flight to the Manyara Airstrip. A vehicle from Lake Manyara Tree Lodge will be waiting to take you to the Lodge, where you will enjoy two nights in a luxurious stilted tree house. Enjoy twice daily game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park known for its tree climbing lions, and its huge flamingo population that flocks to the lake each year.

Day 4 – Serengeti National Park

Your journey continues with an exciting flight to the Serengeti, known for the annual wildebeest migration that occurs in the park from November – July each year. Depending on the time of year, you will either stay at Grumeti Camp or Klein’s Camp. Both camps are well located to see the wildebeest migration at different times of the year.

The Serengeti is teeming with wildlife – apart from the wildebeest migration, herds of zebra and gazelle, cheetah and prides of lion are commonly seen.

Spend three nights at one of these camps enjoying twice daily game drives and spending the rest of your time enjoying the facilities the camp has to offer.

Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater

Your safari will finally end with a magical two nights at the incredible Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, overlooking the crater down below. While you’re there, take in some of the most spectacular views on the African continent. Enjoy a game drive into the crater where you will experience an abundance of wildlife such as rhino, elephant, lion, hyena and plenty more.

Day 9 – Zanzibar

The perfect way to end your holiday is to add on a few nights at Mnemba Island Lodge, located on Mnemba Island just off Zanzibar. Zanzibar is one of Africa’s most culturally interesting and beautiful islands, with pristine beaches, warm turquoise waters and friendly people. Spend your last four nights relaxing, snorkelling, diving or visiting the historical town of Stone Town.

Day 13

You will be transferred back to Zanzibar airport in time for your departure flight.

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There are still some places in Africa that are virtually untouched, places that have escaped the clutches of mass tourism and marketing. The reasons for these places being unknown for so long vary from inaccessibility to political instability in the country. Northern Mozambique is a place that has remained hidden from the mainstream until now because of inaccessibility and civil war.

The Quirimbas Archipelago is a chain of 32 islands stretching hundreds of kilometres, from Pemba to the northern border with Tanzania. Settled by fishermen and Arab traders, and later the Portuguese, many of the islands are uninhabited today – except for the visitors to the lodges. It is a coast with some of the most dramatic reefs and is fast becoming known in the watersports community as an iconic destination.

Besides the water activities and the romantic nature of the islands, the opportunity to experience some early Mozambique history presents itself in places such as Ibo Island where forts, palatial ruins and a ghost town attract many visitors.

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Please note that this is a suggested itinerary only … if this does not suit your needs exactly, then we can create an itinerary that does.

Day 1

You will be met at either Victoria Falls airport (Zimbabwe) or Livingstone airport (Zambia) for your road transfer to the Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Spend two nights at one of our recommended lodges or tented camps either overlooking the Chobe River, or inside the Chobe National Park.

Days will be spent enjoying open 4×4 game drivesboatingfishing, and scenic wildlife viewing sunset cruises on the Chobe River.

Day 3

Transfer by road back to either Victoria Falls or Livingstone, where you will spend the next two nights at one of our recommended hotels or lodges. You decide whether you would like to stay on the Zambian or Zimbabwean side of  Victoria Falls, each of them having their own highlights.

Spend your days visiting the might Victoria Falls, and enjoying activities such as a flight over the Falls, elephant back safaris, a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, game drives and more….

Day 5

Transfer by road back to either Victoria Falls or Livingstone airports in time for your onward flight.

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