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12 Day Wild Africa

  • Go on safari in Kruger National Park
  • See Victoria Falls & Cruise the Zambezi River!
Includes Return International Flights

Africa. Just one word is all it takes to fill your mind with images of dazzling sunsets, wild herds roaming the grassy savannah, powerful rivers leading to thundering waterfalls, and ancient tribes living in harmony with the untamed world around them. From boat cruises on the mighty Zambezi River to Big Five spotting in the Kruger and Chobe National Parks, the memories you make in the heartland of Africa will last you a lifetime.

With the 2017 season already completely sold out, time is ticking to secure your own 12-day journey through the wilds of southern Africa in 2018. This once-in-a-lifetime tour begins in Johannesburg, the rapidly changing capital of South Africa, then takes to the sky with a connecting flight to thundering Victoria Falls. The pinch-me moments continue in Botswana, where the Chobe Princess house boat will be waiting to take you on a two-night cruise along the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. Spot elephants, birdlife and hippos from the deck, meet Namibian village elders and learn of their fascinating cultural traditions. Transfer to Mpumalanga - gateway to Kruger National Park. Keep an eye out for the famed Big Five - the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros. Includes return international flights, seven nights accommodation, a two-night cruise, 16 meals, three internal flights, and professional English-speaking guides. *Note: 2017 dates are sold out. Get in early to secure your tour in 2018*

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth to Johannesburg, South Africa. Fly with either South African Airways, Singapore Airlines or Etihad Airways to name a few (subject to availability)

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Johannesburg meet your tour representative who will arrange a transfer to your hotel.

Peermont Mondior Hotel, Johannesburg Meals included: None

Enjoy breakfast before taking the complimentary shuttle to the airport in time for your flight to Victoria Falls. Be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation.

A’Zambezi Lodge, Victoria Falls Meals included: Breakfast

Today begins with a guided tour of Victoria Falls accompanied by an English speaking guide. Discover how these immense falls were formed, their cultural importance and what local customs and traditions surround them. Afterwards, transfer back to your accommodation and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

A’Zambezi Lodge, Victoria Falls Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, be transferred to neighbouring Botswana for your 2-night River Cruise aboard the Chobe Princess. A representative of the river ship will greet you on arrival and welcome you aboard. Spend the afternoon relaxing onboard viewing the huge variety of birdlife and plant life, listen to the sounds of a hippo grunting and breathe in the sweet smell of African grass. After sipping on a traditional African safari sundowner, sit down to a three-course evening meal as you’re serenaded to the sounds of hyenas, elephant and perhaps even lion nearby!

Chobe Princess Houseboat Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, climb aboard one of the ships tenders for a game drive .... on water! With access to river frontage of the Chobe National Park, these quiet boats equipped with small outboard motors offer an intimate encounter with the enormous diversity of animals on the banks of the Chobe River. Travel by tender boat to a local Namibian village called Ijambwe, situated on the floodplains of the East Caprivi. Meet village elders and locals and gain a greater understanding of how the inhabitants of this 100-year old village live, including their daily challenges and traditions. Guests can also go on a walking tour to a 2000-year-old baobab tree where you'll learn more about the medicinal and spiritual value of Impalila Island’s flora. For more adventurous guests, if you have the inclination to climb the tree, you’ll be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the meeting place of two rivers and four countries.

Chobe Princess Houseboat Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy breakfast onboard before transferring to Kasane where you will board your flight to Mpumalanga, South Africa. On arrival, an arranged transfer will take you to your accommodation, located just a short drive from the Kruger National Park.

Country Boutique Hotel, Mpumalanga Kruger Area Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Depart the lodge this morning on your first full day game drive. Accompanied by an English speaking guide and professional rangers, keep an eye for the ‘BIG 5’. Discover Kruger National Park and the majestic mammals that call this reserve home; Lions, Buffalo, Giraffe, Elephant and more!

Country Boutique Hotel, Mpumalanga Kruger Area Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Begin the day with another early start, but well worth it! Keep your eyes peeled and camera’s ready for any of the BIG 5 you may have missed yesterday. Enjoy another full day game drive in Kruger National Park before returning to the lodge in time for a few sundowners and dinner.

Country Boutique Hotel, Mpumalanga Kruger Area Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today is free to be spent at leisure. Enjoy some leisure time at the lodge or participate in the many available optional tours.

Country Boutique Hotel, Mpumalanga Kruger Area Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Enjoy your final morning in Kruger National Park before transferring to Mpumalanga airport and boarding your return flight to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Enjoy your final morning in Kruger National Park before transferring to Mpumalanga airport and boarding your flight to Cape Town. Be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation.

Cape Town Lodge Hotel, Cape Town Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and take a drive along the breathtakingly scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive, full of rugged seascapes, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, then on to Cape Point itself. You will see the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean currents and the treacherous promontory of rocks and swells, the scourge of mariners for centuries. You will stop at the Black Marlin for lunch. Finally, you will visit Boulders Beach and its penguin colony. Returning to the city in the afternoon.

Cape Town Lodge Hotel, Cape Town Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the collection point for a trip to Robben Island, the infamous prison of Nelson Mandela. After the cruise travel along the scenic winelands route. You will stop at Boschendal wine estate for a wine tasting and buffet lunch. Returning to the city in the afternoon

Cape Town Lodge Hotel, Cape Town Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today be transferred to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you will connect with your international return flight to Australia.

Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe
  • Witness the majestic Victoria Falls on a walking tour
  • Spot hippos and elephants along the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers
  • Tour the traditional Namibian village of Ijambwe
  • See an impressive 2000-year-old baobab tree
  • Explore Kruger National Park on two full-day game drives
  • Search for the Big 5 in 4x4 open air vehicles
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Kruger National Park
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • Three internal flights: Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, Kasane to Mpumalanga and Mpumalanga to Johannesburg
  • 2 nights onboard a spectacular Zambezi/Chobe River Cruise
  • Sail aboard the contemporary 'Chobe Princess' houseboat
  • 7 nights hotel and lodge accommodation
  • Enjoy 16 meals including three course meals whilst cruising
  • All wine and beer whilst onboard cruise
  • Small group touring
  • All National Park entrance fees
  • Professional safari field rangers and trackers
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • All transfers
  • All the above Standard Package, plus:
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cape Town
  • Enjoy 4 additional meals
  • Discover the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point National Park
  • Visit Boulders Beach and explore the resident Penguin Colony
  • Travel one of the most scenic marine drives in the world; Chapman's Peak to Cape Point
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch and wine tasting in the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine regions
  • 1 x Internal Flight: Cape Town to Johannesburg

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation via email. This email will direct you to an Online Passenger Booking Form. You must return your Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated)



Travel Offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 6th December 2018

Travel Offer is valid for one person based on twin share

Single Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies
- 12 Day Package: $1000
- 15 Day Package: $1300

Departure Dates (2018)
^January: 18, 25
February: 8, 22
February: 1, 15 (SOLD OUT)
March: 1, 22, *29
March: 8, 15 (SOLD OUT)
*^April: 5, 12, 19, 26
*May: 3, 10, 17, 24
*May: 31 (SOLD OUT)
*June: 7, 14, 21, 28
*July: ^5, ^12, ^19, 26
*August: 2 (SOLD OUT)
*August: 9, 16, 23, 30
*September: 13, 20, ^27
*September: 6 (SOLD OUT)
*October: ^4, ^11, 18, 25
*November: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
*^December: 6

Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * or ^ incur a surcharge
* Land high season surcharge $300 per person/voucher
^ Flight high season surcharge $300 per person/voucher

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth



Airline(s) Used
South Africa Airways, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

Arrive early in Johannesburg
$100 per person/voucher subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Stay behind in Kruger National Park (12 Day package only) OR Cape Town (15 Day package only)
$100 per person/voucher subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: not available
- Business Class (international sector only): buy now for $5999 per person
Please note:
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded)
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration
Please Note: Upgrades are subject to request only. Availability and pricing will be confirmed once your booking form is returned to TripADeal.



Zambezi/Chobe River Cruise


Sailing is highly weather dependant. During your cruise the itinerary will be flexible, making the most of the time as much as possible exploring the river and experiencing everything this unique area has to offer.





Accommodation Used
3-4 Star (self-rated)
12 DAY PACKAGE
- Johannesburg: Peermont Mondior Hotel
- Victoria Falls: A’Zambezi River Lodge
- Zambezi/Chobe River Cruise: Chobe Princess Houseboat
- Kruger National Park: Country Boutique Hotel

15 DAY PACKAGE w/ Cape Town Extension
- Cape Town: Cape Town Lodge Hotel
*Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights
- Johannesburg (Pre Tour): $290 per room including breakfast
- Kruger National Park (Post Tour, 12 Day package): $300 per room including breakfast & dinner
- Cape Town (Post Tour, 15 Day package): $230 per room including breakfast
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people

Child Policy
- No child discounts apply; a full priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed

Triple Share
Not available

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin bedding (subject to availability)

Adjoining Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 12 per coach

Optional Tours / Activities
DAY 10:
- Panorama Tour: R 1340 (approx. $133 AUD) per person
- Swaziland Day Experience: R 2340 (approx. $231 AUD) per person
- Bird watching at the Botanical Gardens with Sudwala Caves: R 2005 (approx. $198 AUD) per person
- Jane Goodall Chimp Eden: R 1470 (approx. $145 AUD) per person
- Elephant encounter: R 2410 (approx. $238 AUD) per person
- Mohololoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre & Centre for endangered species: R 1608 (approx. $159 AUD) per person
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate



TOUR GUIDE vs TOUR LEADERTour Guide: 


Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 



Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Zimbabwe is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport. Visas are not required for entry to South Africa, Botswana or Namibia)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: R 25 (approx.$3 AUD) for drivers and R 35 (approx. $4 AUD) for guides per person/day
- Mandatory Botswana tourism levy $30 USD (approx. $41 AUD)
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
*** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal.



- A Single Entry visa can be purchased on arrival in Zimbabwe for $30 USD when travelling on an Australian passport
- Visas are not required for South Africa, Botswana & Namibia when travelling on an Australian passport
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required



TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance 



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or Travel Voucher reissue

1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider

2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider

Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider

Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider

Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply
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