GOLDEN RHINO SAFARI
Out of the mist of the past, rises the newest National Park of South Africa - Mapungubwe, at the meeting point of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Home of ancient civilization and birth place of the recent discovery of a Golden Rhino-statue which lay in a royal grave when Mapungubwe was abandoned by its king and people around the 1300's. Probably due to climatic change.
This exciting tour is new on the South African Safari calendar.
Day 01: Arrive Johannesburg international airport, met by African Outposts and transfer to the Fallstaff Inn for overnight.
Day 02 After breakfast we depart north through scattered giant baobab trees and head for Mapungubwe Park where we visit Mapungubwe Hill, where the ancient king lived in seclusion from his people.
This kingdom (1300s) was the fore runner of the Zimbabwe civilization and was the first kingdom in Southern Africa and derived its power from control of trade to the Indian Ocean.
- Overnight Mopane Bush Lodge. (bd)
Day 03: Morning game drive in Mapungubwe. Afternoon we join the researchers in Venetia-Umldo reserve for some radio tracking of wild dog.
- Overnight mopane bush lodge (bd)
Day 04: We depart this exciting area and drive parallel to the Limpopo River as we head east to the northern Kruger National Park. An area seldom visited by tourists and check into Punda Maria rest camp (bd).
Day 05: A full day exploring the area, we stop at crooks corner where the park joins the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Crooks corner owes its name to the colourful characters who gathered there to keep one step ahead of the police of three countries.
We also visit Thula Mela, an archaeological treasure chest, while viewing the magnificent flora and fauna in the area.
- Overnight Punda Maria (bd).
Day 06: We head south in the park viewing game en-route to Letaba Rest Camp, where we stroll through the Elephant museum.
- Overnight letaba (bd).
Day 07: Depart the Kruger Park and return to Johannesburg, via the Blyde River Canyon Route, where your tour ends. (b)
- ALL ACCOMMODATION, WITH MEALS AS INDICATED
- ALL ENTRANCE AND PARK FEES
- ALL TOURS AND TRANSFERS
- BOTTLED WATER IN OUR VEHICLE
- SERVICES OF A NATURALIST TOUR GUIDE
- TRANSPORT IN AIR CONDITIONED SAFARI VEHICLE