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African Adventure Tour


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Overview


Discover the glory of Southern Africa, from the wonders of Victoria Falls, to the splendour of the world-renowned Lost City. On this exotic tour you will gain an in-depth understanding of the history, geography, people, wildlife and diversity of the region - taking in the Tuli Block, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls and The Lost city at Sun City, in 6 breathtaking days.
 
Routing
 
 
  • Jhb International – Mashatu
  • Mashatu – Livingstone
  • Livingstone – Pilansberg
  • Pilansberg – Jhb International
 
African adventure objectives

 
To gain an in-depth understanding of the history, geography, peoples, wildlife and diversity of the Tuli Block, to explore the scenic wonders of the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site and marvel at the Lost City.

Highlights

Discover the wide variety of diverse habitats in Chobe National Park, which is home to a breathtaking variety of animals and birds, including 45 000 elephant, the highest concentration in the world, and huge herds of buffalo. Experience the might and power of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Play to your hearts content at the world renowned Sun City and experience the splendour and opulence of the Palace of the Lost City.

Quick Reference
 
Rate Includes:
 
 
  • Guaranteed departures
  • Springbok Classic Air Voyage Manager
  • Round trip flights by DC-3 from Lanseria to Lanseria
  • Deluxe accommodations throughout
  • Refreshments on board the DC-3
  • All transfers
  • Wildlife viewing activities at Mashatu.
  • All game park entrance fees
  • Entrance fee to Victoria Falls
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Airport departure taxes

Rate Excludes:
 
 
  • Drinks (with exception of refreshments on the DC-3 and at Chobe Game Lodge.
  • All items of a personal nature.
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
 
Day 1

 
After your arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, you are whisked away for the flight in the timeless Douglas DC-3 “Dakota” to our first stop on this grand voyage of adventure, Mashatu, in the heart of the Botswana bush.

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You will fly low over the North-Western part of South Africa taking in the contrasts, from the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, then over the flat lands, seeing it as few have seen it before. Then seeing the landscape change as you cross over the vast expanses of South Africa, for a touchdown at the beautiful Limpopo Valley Airport.

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Day 2


This is a day spent out in the bush on game drives taking in the beauty and wonders of Africa’s big game and bush.

Day 3

Day three and you take the short flight up to one of the seven natural wonders of the world: Victoria Falls. This is a short flight up to Livingstone, but is breathtakingly beautiful, as again you fly low level, following the winding Zambezi river up to the Victoria Falls, where you will have a great opportunity for more photos, as you fly over, and circle the falls, and giving you the opportunity to wonder at the immense size and power of the falls, as they are very seldom seen, before the DC–3 sets up for a landing at Livingstone. David Livingstone explored this land of potent beauty and discovered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. In his footprints, only moments away from the mighty Zambezi River with the dramatic torrent of the Victoria Falls as its natural milieu, a magnificent Resort has been created as a testament to his discovery and in reverence to the splendour of this World Heritage site. Journey to this magical place and witness the greatest mass of falling water on earth as it plunges down a sheer rock face, spraying its mystical mist hundreds of metres in the air. The awesome Victoria Falls is much closer to you here - literally on the doorstep of The Falls Resort - it feels as if you could reach out and touch it, as it plummets into the chasm far below.
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There are few appropriate superlatives that have not already been applied to this magnificent natural wonder of the world; in many ways it defies description. So vast are the falls and their setting that it is difficult to grasp their true grandeur and for this reason, they are perhaps best seen from the air.

Day 4

The Victoria Falls offer an inescapable closeness to the natural elements. The towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss that separates Zimbabwe from Zambia, the forest-lined, placid, tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk.

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Day 5

As you climb away from the mighty falls in the ever- classic DC–3, it is now time to head toward the playground of all the worlds rich and famous. After a magical low level flight in the ever reliable DC–3, taking in the moods and sights of the vast landscape of Botswana, from your bird’s eye seat, the runway at Pilansberg slips under the nose and your last stop on this African adventure beckons you, Sun City and its famous Lost City with its splendid and luxurious Lost City Palace hotel. This will be your cradle of luxury for your last night. Deep in the rugged Bushveld, in the heart of an ancient volcano,lies the world's most unique resort. This is the internationally acclaimed Sun City. The Resort has a unique heartbeat and an African rhythm of its own and is unlike any other Resort destination in the world. This is pure fantasy and your every desire is met. There are four world-class hotels including the magnificent Palace of the Lost City that glitters like a jewel beneath the African sun, brilliant in its rain forest surroundings and luxurious in its detail and design.
 
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The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City is one of the most enticing travellers' destinations in the world, a tribute to man's imagination and revered for its art and architecture. Fabled to be the royal residence of an ancient king, it is truly one of the 'Worlds Leading Hotels". The Palace lavishes its guests with 5-star service, and is luxurious in every facet of its fabulous architecture and décor. Surrounding the hotel is a 25 hectare botanical jungle. The jungle is threaded with meandering paths, cascades, lakes and pools and a variety of water-borne adventure rides.

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Day 6


Homeward bound. As the wheels of the ever reliable DC-3 touch down at Johannesburg International Airport, and you make your way home, you take with you memories and experiences that will last you a life time.We hope you will take the time out from the rush and bustle of the life to do it the Springbok Classic Air way. 
 
 
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