BIG 3 BUCKET LIST
South Africa | Zimbabwe | Botswana
South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana are considered the top safari destinations in Southern Africa (and arguably on the continent), and there’s no wondering why. Each country offers an entirely unique and unforgettable safari experience that travellers can’t help coming back to again and again! This “Big 3 Bucket List” takes you to the three most iconic destinations in each of these countries, providing you with the safari adventure of a lifetime!
From the iconic Kruger National Park and its prolific wildlife, diverse habitats and traditional game drive safaris, to the exciting and fun-filled adventures of Victoria Falls, where adrenalin activities and canoeing up the mighty Zambezi River are highlights. The trip ends in the incredible Okavango Delta in Botswana, a truly unique safari destination where Big 5 sightings go hand-in-hand with peaceful mekoro (traditional dug-out canoe) rides along water-lilied channels and palm-fringed swamps. Here, luxury bush camps provide all you need to feel a world away from your busy every-day life!
This is simply an example itinerary that can be tweaked and changed to suit your needs. This is also why we don’t put prices on our itineraries – we specialize in tailor-making our trips for each individual client. If you like the sound of this itinerary, then send us a direct email enquiry, or fill out the detailed enquiry form below.
Although these are Southern Africa’s most popular destinations (very much on the tourist route) Khaki Fever prides itself in finding the most intimate and authentic experiences and accommodation options for our guests. We always give you options to get “off the beaten path” so that you can enjoy these phenomenal destinations in peace and quiet, away from the crowds.
GET EXCITED ABOUT
Getting close to leopards and lions in the Kruger.
Sunset drinks on the mighty Zambezi River.
Seeing elephants swimming from the comfort of your canoe.
“Bush camp” luxury in pristine wilderness.
A Mekoro trip through the Okavango swamps.
The chorus of bird calls in the early mornings.
Bright, starry nights around the camp fire.
IN A NUTSHELL
DAY 1-3 – Greater Kruger National Park
DAY 4-5 – Kruger National Park
DAY 6-9 – Victoria Falls
DAY 10-13 – Okavango Delta
DAY 14 – Maun International Airport, Depart.
14 days (including final travel day)
Arrive in Hoedspruit – the gateway to the Greater Kruger National Park – and get a private transfer to your exquisite bush camp or lodge inside one of the private game reserves bordering Kruger. These private reserves offer a more intimate and luxurious safari experience, where animals and the Big 5 are more easily seen. Activities include game drives and bush walks, or simply look out for elephants and various antelope visiting your camp.
DAY 4-5: Kruger National Park
Your private transfer will take you into the famous Kruger National Park – one of the most biodiverse places on Earth! See the many different habitats and animals that make Kruger so exceptional. Stay two nights in this phenomenal park where your lodge or bush camp is completely immersed in nature, and offers the closest experience to “true wilderness” in South Africa. Activities include daily game drives and bush walks. Seeing leopards, rhinos and elephants are highlights in Kruger, as well as the many ancient indigenous trees, and a vast array of birdlife.
DAY 6-9: Victoria Falls
Your private transfer will take you back to Hoedspruit, where you will catch your flight to Victoria Falls (via Johannesburg). Check into your gorgeous bush camp or lodge set in the peaceful Victoria Falls wilderness. Over the next three days, choose which adventures fill your time!
Visit the magnificent Falls and beautiful surrounding forest with your private guide. Try out white-water rafting or bungee jumping; or take a microlight flight over the Falls – highly recommended! Go on a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Have a break from the safari vehicle and stretch your legs (or arms) on a half or full-day canoe trip up the magnificent Zambezi River. Spot elephants drinking and swimming in the river; and see an array of phenomenal birdlife. This is a highlight! There is a lot to do in “Vic Falls”, and we will be able to help you best plan your time here, according to how busy or relaxed you want it to be.
DAY 10-13: Okavango Delta
Get a road transfer to Kasane town and catch your light-aircraft flight into your camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Choose to spend all four nights in a single camp where game drives, walking safaris and mekoro trails are on offer; or choose to spend two nights in a “wet” camp where water-based activities are the focus, then 2 nights in a “dry” camp, where game drives and Big 5 game-viewing are the focus.
The Okavango Delta is an exceptional destination for game viewing and mind-blowing beauty. From palm islands and lily-pad lagoons, to woodland forests and swampy plains, there is no place like it on Earth. Partake in the many activities on offer, or simply relax and unwind in this exceptionally peaceful oasis.
DAY 14 – Maun International Airport, Depart
If you’re interested in this itinerary, then please help us tailor-make it for you by checking the specific details below. This will help us create your perfect adventure. If you’d like to fill out a generic Safari Builder enquiry form, then please click here, and we’ll plan your safari from scratch!