The Zambezi River drops 100 metres over a mile wide chasm creating one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. When the river is in full flow, the water roars and sends a cloud of spray 500 metres into the air.
Victoria Falls is on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia We stay near the falls in Livingstone in Zambia. Adventure activities here are; bungee jumping, white water rafting, game-viewing on horseback, canoeing, light aircraft or helicopter flights over the falls and the sunset cruise on the Zambezi, walk with lion cubs.
South Luangwa National Park
A lightly forested park on the Luangwa River in the south east of Zambia. Animals normally seen are; hippos, elephants, crocodiles, antelopes, water and bush buck, wild dogs, lions, and buffalo. We camp on the river bank beside the park. You can do both day and night game drives into the park. Leopards can sometimes be spotted on the night drives as the park has one of the highest concentrations of them in Africa.
The road up to the park is dirt and the park been part of vast swamp system, so from January up to March as the road can be flooded we can’t get in until the water recedes and the road’s rebuilt and graded. The government has fast tracked a road up grading program, so it should soon be all open all year round.
Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
Arusha is Tanzania’s safari hub. From here, you can take the two night trip to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.
The Serengeti plains are the Africa of the movies. Immense herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate here to and from Kenya’s Masai Mara. Leopards and lions are often spotted. All the big five can be found in the park. That is, if luck is with you. Your campsite is rustic offering the rare opportunity to fall asleep (or lay nervous and sleepless awake) to the sounds of lions or hyenas. Breakfast and box lunches are provided during the day and dinner is prepared for you by your cook at night.
After game driving in the park, you’ll head out, past Masai villages and Olduvai Gorge, to the Ngorongoro Crater .The next morning, you’ll wake up early and do a game drive in the unique ecosystem of the crater where there are plenty of lions, black rhino, and elephant. Sometimes this trip is done in reverse
The cost depends on whether or not the safari vehicle is filled. Obviously, the cost is cheaper if there are more people. Budget for the $450 range. A less expensive option of visiting only the Ngorongoro Crater is available for about $260.
Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage
Stand with baby elephants and rhinos which have been rescued from the wild; normally their mothers have been poached while they are feeding from the bottle. It’s a side trip in Nairobi with a entry fee of $4.
Garden Route, South Africa. Here you can ride ostriches and go underground into the limestone Cango Caves.
Langata Giraffe Centre
Here you can hand feed giraffes while you stand head high with the giraffes. It’s a side trip in Nairobi with a entry fee of $7 plus a charge for giraffe food.
Addo National Park
On the Garden Route of South Africa’s south coast– game drive to Africa’s “Big 7” – whales and sharks added to the “Big 5” of lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard. The park is lightly forested and is unique seafront setting. We visit the park in the day and you can take a night drive if you want to look for leopard and lions hunting in the night
Elsamere Conservation Centre
The old home of Joy Adamson and Elsa the lion of 'Born Free' fame. Take afternoon tea on the lake shore with black and white colobus monkeys swinging through the thorn trees above.