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PACKAGES

We have various packages for family/friends wishing to join us in our vehicle.  Self-drive adventurists are welcome to tag along on these packages.  Due to space constraints, and for comfort purposes, a maximum of four (4) people in our vehicle will be allowed.  Special arrangements may be made for larger groups, as required.  Please contact Jacqui for more details.  Please consider space when packing as there is limited space in the vehicle, especially on camping expeditions.

These packages are available at your leisure but preferably during the recommended “best time” due to the rain season, etc.  All these packages may be adapted if you find them too short; too long; want to add/remove an activity and/or overnight stop; etc. – Masazane Expeditions will ensure that your expedition fulfils your dreams and desires…  Please contact us if you want us to tailor-design an expedition for you and your close family/friends.  We design the expedition according to your needs; provide expert advice on various aspects of such expedition; provide assistance with all required documents; can provide meals; and of course provide a superb guiding service that will make your expedition ever so memorable…

 

BOTSWANA AND ZAMBIA GAME ROUTE

The Botswana and Zambia Game Route runs from Kasane (Botswana) and into Zambia.  View the wildlife quenching their thirst in the Chobe River; set your eyes on the sunset during a nature boat cruise on the Chobe River; experience Victoria Falls; get pleasure from game viewing and birding in the Kafue National Park; enjoy sundowners while looking over the Kafue River; as one (1) of the many optional activities, do a game walk along the Lefupa River; and so much more…

Recommended Minimum Duration:           Thirteen (13) days including airport transfer days.

Start Point:                                Kasane Airport (Botswana).

End Point:                                  Transfer to Lusaka Airport (Zambia) for your flight back home.

Best Time:                                 May to September.

 

WILD AND REMOTE BOTSWANA

The Wild and Remote Botswana Expedition runs from Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA) into the remote, wild areas of Botswana.  See the extremely endangered rhinoceros that are kept protected in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary; visit Kubu Island in the vast Magadigadi Pans; experience the Okavango Delta from the sky and from a mokorro (canoe); spend a night on an isolated island in the Okavango Delta; view game along the Kwai River; view the prolific wildlife along the Chobe River; enjoy the colours of the sunset during a nature boat cruise on the Chobe River; experience Victoria Falls; and so much more…

Recommended Minimum Duration:           Thirteen (13) days including airport transfer days.

Start Point:                                O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                                  Transfer to Kasane Airport (Botswana) for your flight back home.

Best Time:                                 All year.

 

CHRISTMAS SERENGETI EXPEDITION

The Christmas Serengeti Expedition runs from Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA) through Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi to Tanzania and then back to RSA via Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Enjoy the soft, warm waters and beaches of Lake Malawi; spend Christmas wiggling your toes in the sands of Lake Malawi; relive the slave trade and old spice routes on Zanzibar; see Mt. Kilimanjaro (cloud-cover willing); see the New Year in under the starry African skies; experience one of the biggest animal migrations in the world; experience the smells and textures of a coffee farm; visit ‘Africa House’; do a moonwalk at Kapishya Hot Springs; and so much more…  We have been doing this particular expedition since Christmas 1999 – the Serengeti Millennium Expedition – and have been able to see the magnificent wildebeest herds every time.  During December, the wildebeest, and the accompanying predators, are in the southern most parts of the Serengeti… far from the Mara River…  For those with time issues, you may fly home from one (1) of the airports in Tanzania instead of driving with us back to RSA.

Expected Duration:              29 days including airport transfer days.

Start Point:                           O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                             Transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA).

Best Time:                            As per itinerary.

Start Date:                             13 December.

End Date:                              10 January.

 

SERENGETI EXPEDITION

The Serengeti Expedition follows the same itinerary as for the Christmas Serengeti Expedition but you may want to fly into some airport (say Zambia) and fly home from another airport (say Tanzania) – all depending on your time availability and what you want to see.  The Serengeti Expedition has so many options – please contact Jacqui with your ideas.

Recommended Duration:    29 days including airport transfer days.

Start Point:                           O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                             Transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA).

Best Time:                            All year.

 

TRANS AFRICA NORTHBOUND EXPEDITION (LEG I)

Our ninth Trans-Africa Expedition starts at Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA).  The general route for this intrepid expedition is RSA; Botswana; Namibia; Angola; DRC; Congo; Gabon; Cameroon; Nigeria; Niger; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco (including the region called Western Sahara); and ends in Spain at Algeciras.  Cross the biggest river in Africa; see the rain forests; stopover in Timbuktu; cross the Sahara Desert; enjoy the music and vibe of African cities; and much, much more…

Expected Duration:              80 days to and including Algeciras (Spain).

Start Point:                           O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                             Transfer to Malaga Airport (Spain) for your flight back home.

Best Time:                            As per planned itinerary.

Start Date:                             (tbc)

End Date:                              (tbc)

 

EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST EXPEDITION (LEG II – LINKING ROUTE)

This is a linking route between the Trans-Africa Northbound and Southbound Expeditions for those expeditionists that wish to join us on the entire once-in-a-lifetime circular route.  Drive through Spain; France, Italy; Greece; Turkey; Syria; and Jordan into Egypt.  Visit Monte Carlo; Pisa; Rome; Pompei; Acropolis; Olympus; Meteora; the Blue Mosque; Topkapi Palace; Basilika Cistern; Cappadocia; Crac des Chevaliers; the Dead Sea; Petra; Wadi Rum; and so much more…

Expected Duration:              31 days to and including Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt).

Start Point:                           Malaga Airport (Spain).

End Point:                             Transfer to Cairo Airport (Egypt) for your flight back home.

Best Time:                            As per planned itinerary.

Start Date:                             when Leg I ends

End Date:                              (tbc)

 

TRANS AFRICA SOUTHBOUND EXPEDITION (LEG III)

Our tenth Trans-Africa Expedition follows directly on from the linking route through Europe and the Middle East and starts from Cairo (Egypt).  Let the secrets of Egypt and its pharaohs overwhelm you; experience the Sahara Desert and live to tell the tale (again); survive the heat and desolation through Egypt and Sudan while driving along the mysterious Nile River; experience the striking White Desert; feel the history embedded in the rock churches at Lalibela; experience millions of flamingos; visit the source of the White Nile; meet people from various cultures; and so much more…

Expected Duration:              48 days to and including Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA).

Start Point:                           Cairo Airport (Egypt).

End Point:                             Transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA).

Best Time:                            As per planned itinerary.

Start Date:                             when Leg II ends

End Date:                              (tbc)

 

SHOEBILL STORK EXPEDITION

The Shoebill Stork Expedition runs from Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA) into the remote areas of Zambia.  Experience the history within the Great Zimbabwe Ruins; see the deep blue waters of the Chinhoyi Cave; view the elusive Sitatunga aquatic antelope at Kasanka National Park; seek out the shy Shoebill Stork in the Bangweulu Swamps; sightings of Black Lechwe are guaranteed; visit ‘Africa House’; do a moonwalk at Kapishya Hot Springs; look out over the Luangwa Plains from the top of the escarpment from Kundilila Falls; and so much more…

Recommended Minimum Duration:           Eighteen (18) days including airport transfer days.

Start Point:                                O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                                  Transfer to Lusaka Airport (Zambia) for your flight back home.

Best Time:                                 May to September.

 

OKAVANGO EXPEDITION

The Okavango Expedition runs from Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA) into the remote areas of Zambia.  See the extremely endangered rhinoceros that are kept protected in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary; game viewing along the Boteti River; enjoy a sunset boat cruise and/or a mokorro (dugout canoe) ride on the Okavango River/Delta; view the numerous Bushmen paintings at Tsodilo Hills; game viewing in the Mudumu and Mamili National Parks; view the prolific wildlife along the Chobe River; enjoy the colours of the sunset during a nature boat cruise on the Chobe River; experience Victoria Falls; and so much more…

Recommended Minimum Duration:           Fifteen (15) days including airport transfer days.

Start Point:                                O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                                  Transfer to Kasane Airport (Botswana) for your flight back home.

Best Time:                                 All year.

 

ZAMBIA NATIONAL PARKS EXPEDITION

The Zambia National Parks Expedition runs from Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA) through Botswana into the remote areas of Zambia.  Experience the history within the Great Zimbabwe Ruins; see the deep blue waters of the Chinhoyi Cave; view the elusive Sitatunga aquatic antelope at Kasanka National Park; seek out the shy Shoebill Stork in the Bangweulu Swamps; sightings of Black Lechwe are guaranteed; visit ‘Africa House’; do a moonwalk at Kapishya Hot Springs; look out over the Luangwa Plains from the top of the escarpment from Kundilila Falls; and so much more…

Please note that this has the flexibility of all the packages and may start with you flying into Lusaka Airport and entering from Kasanka National Park directly – the recommended minimum duration will then be fifteen (15) days including airport transfer days.

Recommended Minimum Duration:           Eighteen (18) days including airport transfer days.

Start Point:                                O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                                  Transfer to Lusaka Airport (Zambia) for your flight back home.

Best Time:                                 May to September.

 

STUNNING ETHIOPIA EXPEDITION

The Stunning Ethiopia Expedition runs from Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA) through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya into Ethiopia and then back to RSA through Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  In Ethiopia, visit Lake Turkana; Lake Tana with its amazing monasteries; the impressive Blue Nile Falls; Axum for places like Queen of Sheba; the castles at Gondar; feel the history embedded in the rock monolithic churches at Lalibela; find the Simien Wolf in the Bale Mountains National Park; experience millions of flamingos and hot water geysers at Lake Bogoria.  En route, visit Lake Victoria; Murchison Falls National Park; catch Nile Perch from the White Nile River as an optional activity; visit Kalambo Falls, the second highest falls in Africa; and so much more…  Birders will be able to tick off a few megaticks, e.g. Rouget’s Rail and the Blue-winged Goose.  Menelik Bushbuck and Mountain Nyala are some of the endemic mammals to Ethiopia.

Please note that this has the flexibility of all the packages and may start and end with you flying into Ethiopia if preferred.  Unfortunately with this option you will only see Ethiopia and miss out on all the other wonderful places of interest en route.

Recommended Minimum Duration:           Two (2) months.

Start Point:                                O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                                  Transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA).

Best Time:                                 All year.

 

ZIMBABWE TIGER FISHING EXPEDITION

The Zimbabwe Tiger Fishing Expedition runs from Camp Africa (Louis Trichardt, RSA) into Zimbabwe.  Game viewing at Matopos National Park; and tiger fishing/game viewing from Musumu Lodge from house boats.

Recommended Minimum Duration:           Eight (8) days including airport transfer days.

Start Point:                                O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA) with a transfer.

End Point:                                  Transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, RSA).

Best Time:                                 April to December.