African Safari - The big Five
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Activities

We offer the following activities…

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Bushman San Village (Only available in the Kalahari region of South Africa) Guided tours to the Cape Province and the world famous Table Mountain Guided tours to Kruger National Park Guided tours to the Pilanesburg National Park Daily visits to Sun City Resort Guided tours to the Boabab Giants in Limpopo as well as the world famous Boabad Pub in Tzaneen Guided tours to the world famous Victoria Falls Guided daily visits to the Waterberg Elephant Back Ride safaris as well as the trained Elephants of Rory Hensman and his amazing team          in Bela Bela Guided tours to various Lion Breeding Projects all over South Africa – depending in which area you are staying Bushmen San Village (KALAHARI REGION ONLY) The San people (called “Bushmen” by the colonizers) of the Kalahari are one of the oldest surviving indigenous groups on the face of the earth.  The lands or “veld” in which these hunter/gatherers live are desert or semi-desert, arid often blistering hot by day but capable of reaching temperatures below freezing at night.  In this challenging environment, the San’s understandings of their surroundings, unparallel ability to live successfully in harmony with nature, the balance of their social structure and respect for all forms of life has made them the masters of survival for 40,000 years.  This experience will immerse you in this world, learning from these masters, practical skills such as tracking, gathering and making fire and gaining an understanding of their society and how it functions.  You will be challenged on the most fundamental assumptions of how people live their lives and adapt to their environment. Cape Province Cape Town:  The Mother City of Africa, and the Western Cape province of South Africa, an area which is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The City is a rare gem, resulting from the amalgamation of Indonesians, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Bushmen and the Hottentot tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north.  The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil’s Peak and the historical Signal Hill, stands proudly above the City.  Beautiful white sandy beaches along the coastline frame the Cape Peninsula, which is farmed for its unique floral kingdom, bountiful rivers, vleis, dams and magnificent countryside.  Cape Peninsula is also the Southwestern tip of the African Continent and is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The surrounding area extends far into the winelands, green in summer and red-gold in autumn.  Cape Town boasts a multitude of entertainment, ranging from outdoor activities and adventures in the sun to a roaring night life under neon signs.  The vast range of shopping opportunities includes haggling with shop holders at Greenmarket Square Flea Market, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, as well as breezing through sophisticated and stylish shopping malls.  The huge variety of restaurants reflects the multicultural history of the Cape and caters for everyone’s taste, from fast-food outlets and casual to the chic to the very elegant.  Cape Town provides a settling for many scenic wonders, magnificent seascapes and panoramic vistas and is a city of culture, built on history that reflects in the architecture, cuisine, music and dance. Together with a warm summer and a temperate winter climate and a friendly community, the Western Cape and the Mother City are an ideal holiday destination and the “Gateway to Africa” Kruger National Park Kruger National Park was named after Paul Kruger, President of the Zuid-Afrikaanche Republiek.  It was Paul Kruger who had the foresight to establish the Sabie Game Reserve in the old Transvaal Lowveld in 1898.  Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa.  It swallows up 20,000 km² (7,800 sq miles) of hot lush lowveld.  To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga.  In the north is Zimbabwe and to the east is Mozambique.  It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.  According to Park information, Kruger National Park harbors the biggest variety of animals of any park in Africa including the famous Big Five, Small Five and the Big Five Trees.
Pilanesburg National Park Here is your opportunity to view Africa’s BIG FIVE (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, White Rhino and Leopard), and experience one of the most unique and exciting moments in your life.  The Park borders on the entertainment complex of the Sun City and is 55,000 hectares in extent.  It is almost perfectly circular because it comprises the area of a 1,200 million year old volcanic relic of four concentric circles with a small lake in the centre.  This very scenic terrain lies in the transition zone between Kalahari and Lowveld and both types of vegetation are found here. Sun City Resort The resort is self-contained and provides lively entertainment for the whole family.  The Sun City Resort includes the Palace of the Lost City, the Cabanas Hotel, the Cascades Hotel and the Sun City Hotel.  Slot machines, Blackjack, American Roulette, Poker, Punco Bunco and Baccarat Tables are but some of the roads to fortune, that is to say if things go as planned!  The impeccable detail, posh décor, professional croupiers and world class standard machinery serve to make your visit even more pleasurable. The Boabab Giants These gigantic trees are found in a little paradise, nestled deep in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains of the Limpopo Bushveld.  This 3,000 hectares private game reserve offers fantastic photographic opportunities.  Your half day in paradise will start with a game drive in an open safari vehicle.  The Professional Guide will introduce you to the different landscapes and a chance to view game like Kudus, Nyalas, Zebras, Giraffes and Bushbucks.  After a game drive, you will have a chance to explore the Phalala River on a houseboat. Victoria Falls The Victoria Falls is a waterfall located in the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa.  The falls are some of the largest in the world and are part of two National Parks:  the Mosi-oa-Tunya National park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe.  The Victoria Falls are just over 1.7 km (3.55 miles) wide and 108 meters (355 feet) high.  During the wet season over 500 million liters (19 million cubic feet) of water plummets over the edge into the Zambezi River.  This incredible amount of water generates a huge amount of spray, which shoots 305 meter (1,000 feet) into the sky and can be seen 48 km (30 miles) away, hence the Mosi-oa-Tunya (The smoke that thunders).  The unique geography of the falls means you can watch them face-on and get to enjoy the full force of the spray, noise and the spectacular rainbows that are always present.  The Victoria Falls are one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.  If you are planning a trip to Southern Africa, you simply have to witness this mile-long curtain of falling water.  As the explorer David Livingston remarked when he first saw them; “Scenes so lovely, must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. Activities at Victoria Falls include viewing the falls, Bungee Jumping, White Water Rafting, Sundowner Cruise and wildlife viewing at Chobe National Park in Botswana. Waterberg Elephant Back Ride Safaris Your unique Elephant encounter begins at Shambala.  Witness their intelligence, their compassionate nature and the sheer delight of interacting with their human counterparts.  The interaction with the elephants offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats.  Enjoy a different perspective while embarking on a journey which was once a privilege reserved only for kings! White Lion Breeding Project The Lions roam freely in a large fenced-in area on the private reserve, along with brown Cape lions. The scenic private game reserve of 3,000 hectares offers you an unforgettable bush experience, magnificent views of the vast African landscape, a wide range of bird species and the legendary white lions.
The Big 5:
Buffalo
Elephant
Leopard
Lion
Rhino
The Small 5
Ant Lion
Buffalo Weaver
Elephant Shrew
Leopard Tortoise
Rhino Beetle
The Big 6
Ground Hornbill
Kori Bustard
Lappet faced Vulture
Martial Eagle
Pel’s Fishing Owl
Saddle Bill
Big 5 Trees
Boabab
Fever Tree
Marula
Boabab
Knob Thorn
Mopane
True African Safari - the Big Five
© Tusks and Tracks Africa  :  Design
Tusks & Tracks   Africa

Activities

We offer the following activities…

Bushman San Village (Only available in the Kalahari        region of South Africa) Guided tours to the Cape Province and the world        famous Table Mountain Guided tours to Kruger National Park Guided tours to the Pilanesburg National Park Daily visits to Sun City Resort Guided tours to the Boabab Giants in Limpopo as        well as the world famous Boabad Pub in Tzaneen Guided tours to the world famous Victoria Falls Guided daily visits to the Waterberg Elephant Back        Ride safaris as well as the trained Elephants of Rory        Hensman and his amazing team in Bela Bela Guided tours to various Lion Breeding Projects all        over South Africa – depending in which area you        are staying Bushmen San Village (KALAHARI REGION ONLY) The San people (called “Bushmen” by the colonizers) of the Kalahari are one of the oldest surviving indigenous groups on the face of the earth.  The lands or “veld” in which these hunter/gatherers live are desert or semi- desert, arid often blistering hot by day but capable of reaching temperatures below freezing at night.  In this challenging environment, the San’s understandings of their surroundings, unparallel ability to live successfully in harmony with nature, the balance of their social structure and respect for all forms of life has made them the masters of survival for 40,000 years.  This experience will immerse you in this world, learning from these masters, practical skills such as tracking, gathering and making fire and gaining an understanding of their society and how it functions.  You will be challenged on the most fundamental assumptions of how people live their lives and adapt to their environment. Cape Province Cape Town:  The Mother City of Africa, and the Western Cape province of South Africa, an area which is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The City is a rare gem, resulting from the amalgamation of Indonesians, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Bushmen and the Hottentot tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north.  The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil’s Peak and the historical Signal Hill, stands proudly above the City.  Beautiful white sandy beaches along the coastline frame the Cape Peninsula, which is farmed for its unique floral kingdom, bountiful rivers, vleis, dams and magnificent countryside.  Cape Peninsula is also the Southwestern tip of the African Continent and is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The surrounding area extends far into the winelands, green in summer and red-gold in autumn.  Cape Town boasts a multitude of entertainment, ranging from outdoor activities and adventures in the sun to a roaring night life under neon signs.  The vast range of shopping opportunities includes haggling with shop holders at Greenmarket Square Flea Market, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, as well as breezing through sophisticated and stylish shopping malls.  The huge variety of restaurants reflects the multicultural history of the Cape and caters for everyone’s taste, from fast- food outlets and casual to the chic to the very elegant.  Cape Town provides a settling for many scenic wonders, magnificent seascapes and panoramic vistas and is a city of culture, built on history that reflects in the architecture, cuisine, music and dance. Together with a warm summer and a temperate winter climate and a friendly community, the Western Cape and the Mother City are an ideal holiday destination and the “Gateway to Africa” Kruger National Park Kruger National Park was named after Paul Kruger, President of the Zuid-Afrikaanche Republiek.  It was Paul Kruger who had the foresight to establish the Sabie Game Reserve in the old Transvaal Lowveld in 1898.  Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa.  It swallows up 20,000 km² (7,800 sq miles) of hot lush lowveld.  To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga.  In the north is Zimbabwe and to the east is Mozambique.  It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.  According to Park information, Kruger National Park harbors the biggest variety of animals of any park in Africa including the famous Big Five, Small Five and the Big Five Trees.
The Big 5:
Buffalo
Elephant
Leopard
Lion
Rhino
The Small 5
Ant Lion
Buffalo Weaver
Elephant Shrew
Leopard Tortoise
Rhino Beetle
The Big 6
Ground Hornbill
Kori Bustard
Lappet faced Vulture
Martial Eagle
Pel’s Fishing Owl
Saddle Bill
Big 5 Trees
Fever Tree
Marula
Boabab
Knob Thorn
Mopane