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Where the Wild Things Are

Prices From: $1149 AUD
Local Payment
Tour Code: GAWW
Tour Duration: 12
Countries Visited: South Africa, Zimbabwe


Local Payment will not apply to tours (other than African tours) after December 31st 2012.


Overview

Honey badgers are hardcore. Their skin is so thick even a machete won't cut it. And their jaws are strong enough to crush a tortoise shell. The Guiness Book of World Records reckons the honey badger is the most fearless creature on Earth. Google 'crazy, nastyass honey badger' if you don't believe us.(Was Waterfalls & Wildlife)


Tour Map


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Check out the falls before our 6pm group briefing. Poncho optional.

Day 2-3: Hwange National Park

Dare you to try and count the number of elephant and buffalo we see in Hwange. They're everywhere.

Day 4-5: Gweru - Motobo National Park

Motobo's one of the best spots to see leopard and rhino. From our camp there are a few activities to choose from: rhino tracking, mountain biking and bird watching.

Day 6-7: Great Zimbabwe Ruins - Musina

The ruins were built back in the 11th century and were home to Zimbabwe's royal family. Practice your curtsy.

Day 8-9: Kruger National Park

Nothing compares with the thrill of spotting lions, elephants, giraffe, zebras and rhinos all in one day. Well, except if a honey badger decides to rad your camp during the night. That would be pretty awesome.

Day 10: Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon featured in cult '80s hit The Gods Must Be Crazy. Xi goes to a spot called God's Window, and thinks it must be the edge of the world so he chucks that pesky Coke bottle off the edge.

Day 11-12: Pretoria - Johannesburg

Even though you swore you weren't going to waste any money on souvenirs, it's hard to resist. Especially once you've hit the flea markets in Jo'burg with the handmade jewellery and homewares.

Tour Grade: Wildlife

Take your pick: hunt for tigers in northern India, listen to monkey chatter and birdsong in the jungles of Costa Rica and Peru or gawp at the Galapagos’ diversity. And of course, there's the big one: Africa. The names alone evoke images of wildlife: the Serengeti, Masai Mara, Kruger. And the reality’s even better. Africa’s got the lot, so go beyond the Big Five by hiking to close encounters with gorillas in Uganda’s forests, walking with lions at Zimbabwe’s Antelope Park, or canoeing past crocs on the Okavango Delta. From the Cape’s loveable penguins to Egypt’s loping camels, Africa’s animals await.


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Included

- Gecko’s experienced English-speaking local safari leader, professional driver, and camp cook who will prepare all included meals.- Gecko’s specialist English-speaking local site guide in Hwange National Park. - Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle with large opening windows for unrestricted game viewing (maximum of just 24 clients).- 11 nights camping in large dome tents, with mosquito netting and a foam mattress provided. Camp sites include: near Hwange National Park; near Kruger National Park; and at Graskop, on the edge of a highveld escarpment. - 2 days in Hwange National Park and 2 days in Kruger National Park (including all park entrance fees, where applicable). - Game drives in open 4WD vehicles in Hwange National Park. - Walk with the lions at Antelope Park. - Sightseeing of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Blyde River Canyon and Pilgrim’s Rest.

Meals

9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

Not Included

International flights, local payment, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, visas, pre-tour or post-tour accommodation, all other meals, drinks, sleeping bag, pillow, all optional additional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature, laundry and flights (unless specified).


Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
16 Mar 201327 Mar 2013$855
20 Apr 201301 May 2013$855
11 May 201322 May 2013$1589
15 Jun 201326 Jun 2013$1589
27 Jul 201307 Aug 2013$1589
17 Aug 201328 Aug 2013$1589
07 Sep 201318 Sep 2013$1589
28 Sep 201309 Oct 2013$1589
09 Nov 201320 Nov 2013$1589
30 Nov 201311 Dec 2013$1589
21 Dec 201301 Jan 2014$1589
18 Jan 201429 Jan 2014$1589
01 Mar 201412 Mar 2014$1434
22 Mar 201402 Apr 2014$1434
12 Apr 201423 Apr 2014$1589
24 May 201404 Jun 2014$1589
14 Jun 201425 Jun 2014$1589
05 Jul 201416 Jul 2014$1589

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