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Colours of Africa

Trip Length

Trip Code

10 days PFCA

Countries Visited

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Start City

End City

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Colours of Africa

The dream of an African safari lures a lot of travellers to Kruger and Chobe. This trip will not only help you to tick off those Big Five from your Bucket List, it will let you do it in comfort with nights spent in your own private chalets and at a riverfront lodge.

Why we love it:

Colours of Africa


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg

Travel time: Approximately 8-9 hours driving including stops along the way

Meals included: 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thornhill Safari Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 2: Greater Kruger National Park

Travel time: Game drive times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thornhill Safari Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 3: Blyde River Canyon

Travel time: Approximately 8 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thornhill Safari Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 4: Greater Kruger National Park

Travel time: Game drive times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thornhill Safari Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 5: Greather Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

Travel time: Approximately 8 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Peermont Metcourt or similar, Johannesburg

Activities:

Day 6: Victoria Falls

Travel time: Approximately 2.5 hours flying; From Victoria Falls Airport to Hotel - Approximately 45 minutes

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar, Vic Falls

Activities:

Day 7: Victoria Falls

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar, Vic Falls

Activities:

Day 8: Chobe National Park

Travel time: Approximately 3 hours driving (including time spent at border)

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, Chobe National Park

Activities:

Day 9: Chobe National Park

Travel time: Game drive times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge or similar, Chobe National Park

Activities:

Day 10: Victoria Falls

Travel time: Approximately 3 hours driving (including time spent at border)

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What to know

The flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls on Day 6 is not included. A US$30 entry fee to Victoria Falls National Park needs to be paid in US dollars cash locally. This tour is not accompanied by a Peregrine tour leader.

Extend your holiday

Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:

PFCX - Cape Town Extension
PFZU - Zimbabwe Unveiled
PFKW - Kalahari Extension

What's Included

Transport

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Fitness

You do not need any real fitness for this safari besides the ability to get in and out of the safari vehicles. However, some of the optional activities in Victoria Falls may require a higher level of fitness.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Botswana
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Botswana. For other nationalities that do require a visa to enter into Botswana, this is no longer able to be purchased upon arrival. Your visa will need to be pre-arranged - please contact your travel agent for assistance.

South Africa
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for South Africa. Upon arrival you will be given a free three-month multi-entry visa stamp. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Please note that you require six blank pages and your passport needs to have a minimum of six months validity to enter South Africa. Also note that to enter South Africa you may be required to show proof of onward travel plans and a valid yellow fever certificate (especially if entering or re-entering from East African countries or Zambia). A new immigration regulation will take effect from 1st October 2014, whereby parents will need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children. The new regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and preventing child trafficking. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. This is an requirement of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. More information can be found here: http://www.nwivisas.com/nwi-blog/south-africa/grace-period-for-parents-travelling-with-children/#sthash.VKZSSlHE.dpuf.

Zimbabwe
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Zimbabwe. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. For trips to Zimbabwe you may require either a single or double entry visa. Both single and double entry visas are obtainable on arrival currently costing between US$30 and US$60 (depending on nationality). If you choose to travel to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls your Zimbabwe visa will not expire as long as you do not spend the night out of Zimbabwe.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Botswana

Botswana-Lonely Planet

The Guide to Botswana-Alec Campbell

Birds of Southern Africa-Newman

The Chobe-Bruce Aitken

The Lost World of the Kalahari-Laurence Van der Post

Okavango-Sea of Land, Land of Water-Bannister & Johnston

South Africa

South Africa - Lonely Planet

The Covenant - James A Michener

Cry The Beloved Country - Alan Paton

The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay

Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

White Thorn - Bryce Courtenay

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Lonely Planet

Travel & Adventure in South East Africa-F.C. Selous

Birds of Southern Africa-Newman

The Mammals of Zimbabwe, Zambia & Malawi Smithers

Entrance

A US$30 entry fee to Victoria Falls National Park needs to be paid in US dollars cash locally.


Important Information

Our ground operator will collect and keep one copy of the key pages of your passport in the unlikely event of an emergency.

PLEASE NOTE: You are not accompanied by a Peregrine tour leader on this trip. Experienced English-speaking local wildlife guides will accompany you for the duration of your trip. In Victoria Falls you will be met by a representative and escorted to your included activities. A local guide will join you at Victoria Falls National Park and local specialist wildlife guides will escort you on your game drives in Chobe National Park.

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE:
Please keep your luggage to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15-20kgs per person) is essential - No hard suitcases.

FLIGHTS:
An arrival transfer is not included on this tour. Please make your own way to the joining hotel in Johannesburg. You will be departing for the Greater Kruger National Park at approximately 6:00am, so a pre-tour night's accommodation is recommended. Your international flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls on Day 6 is not included. You will be collected from Chobe Safari Lodge at approximately 9:00am on the final day of the tour and transferred back to Victoria Falls. You will be dropped off at Victoria Falls Airport or in Victoria Falls town. Please ensure all flight details are provided to Peregrine prior to your departure. Please do not book flights to depart Victoria Falls (VFA) prior to 12:00pm on the final day of the tour.

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER:
Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements deriving from past travellers' and local operator feedback. The information given in this itinerary may differ slightly to that in the brochure. It's imperative that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated itinerary please visit our website: www.peregrineadventures.com Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some of the changes that may occur in our itineraries could be due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transportation. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for the chance of possible modifications to the trip en-route.


DRIVE TIMES:
The travel times listed in the day to day itinerary are a guide only. Please be aware that delays may occur and please be patient - it's all part of the experience afterall!

The travel times do not include time spent on game drives as these can vary with each departure.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

27 March 2014


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