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Mkolo Game Farm & Safaris offer personalized tours & trips to the famous Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg, Mozambique or visit Botswana and explore the mighty Victoria Falls.
A Botswana safari excites all the senses. Its one of the world’s final wildlife refuges, where wild animals outnumber people.
Botswana is famously known as being one of the four African countries which meet at the eastern end of the Caprivi Strip in Namibia. This is the only place in the world where four countries meet namely Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Its home to the world’s largest concentration of African elephants and has plenty of Africa's top predators – lion, leopard, hyenas and rare wild dogs.
Water is so valued that their currency is called the ‘pula’, which means ‘rain’ or ‘blessing’ in Setswana, the national language.
Experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the isolation and other-worldiness, the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the best kept African secret - Botswana.
Zimbabwe is set in south-central Africa, between two of the well known African rivers the Limpopo and the mighty Zambezi.
Zimbabwe’s western most corner thrusts into the Caprivi Strip where it meets the borders of Namibia, Angola, Botswana and Zambia.
Bounded by Zambia in the north and north-west, Mozambique in the east, South Africa in the south, and Botswana in the south-west.
Zimbabwe is situated in Southern Africa between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. It is a country rich in natural views and fascinating landscapes, including Victoria Falls. The term “Zimbabwe” comes from the local Shona language meaning “a great house of stone.” Until 1980, Zimbabwe was known for political violence and economic instability but the country was able to bounce back, improving several sectors of the economy such as tourism. From a place of disaster and ruins to an impressive tourist destination, here are some of the fun facts about Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, which is more than any other country. Customary marriages are potentially polygamous and are legal for black Zimbabweans only, and can only be dissolved by death and not divorce.Zimbabwe is a multi-currency nation. It abandoned its own currency, the Zimbabwean dollar, for foreign currencies, such as South Africa rand, US dollar, euro, and the Botswana pula.In Zimbabwe, you can buy an item priced in South African rands, pay in euros, and get a change in US dollars.
Zimbabwe has the largest platinum and diamond reserves in the world.
Victoria Falls, one of the biggest waterfalls in the world, is located in the country’s northwestern part of the Zambezi River
The noise of the Victoria Falls can be heard as far as 40 kilometers away.
The area is known as Africa’s Adventure Capital because there is so much to see and do. In addition to touring the Falls, you can also see them from the air on a helicopter or microlight trip. Hit the water in a canoe, raft or cruising boat; meet habituated elephants; leap off the historic bridge; and swim in the mischievously named Devil’s Pool. There’s also plenty of shopping and history, as well as lazy days in the sunshine after a bumper safari.
Not only is Victoria Falls one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it is also an official World Heritage Site. Defined as the world’s biggest waterfall when measured by the sheer volume of falling water, Mosi-oa-Tunya has thrilled people for centuries. You will experience it almost exactly as ancient tribes did since there is very little building or development around the Falls. This unspoilt beauty is what makes the experience so special: you easily imagine what it was like for those explorers seeing it for the first time.
The largest uninterrupted sheet of falling water in the world.
Victoria Falls sits on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
On the Zimbabwe side, paths in lush rainforest reveal extensive views of the Main Falls.
In Zambia the Knife-Edge Bridge takes you close to the cascading water and a steep footpath leads to the Boiling Pot - a huge whirlpool at the base of the Falls.
Both sides are well worth a visit and it’s relatively easy to travel between the two.
It has the largest curtain of falling water. And during peak flow, more water falls over the edge here than at any other waterfall on the planet.
Height of the Falls
Victoria Falls is 108 metres at its highest point. However, the ledge is not straight so there are different heights as you look from Zimbabwe to Zambia
Width of the Falls
Victoria Falls are 1700 metres wide.
Kruger National Park - where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights - this is real Africa.
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
Truly the flagship of the South African National Parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.
5 Things To Seek
The Big Five – Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino.
The Little Five – Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Ant Lion and Rhino Beetle.
Birding Big Six– Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Lappet- faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Saddle-bill Stork.
Five Trees – Baobab, Fever Tree, Knob Thorn, Marula, Mopane.
Natural/Cultural Features – Letaba Elephant Museum, Jock of the Bushveld Route, Albasini Ruins, Masorini Ruins, Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library, Thulamela.
Numerous visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) has called this park the focal point of South African National Parks. Being the biggest national park in South Africa, visitors can expect an abundance of wildlife sightings and a pure African bushveld setting as the backdrop.
Visitors need not to worry about how to fill their free time - KNP offers an exciting assortment of activities, each one bent on bringing the guest closer to nature and making them feel at home.
Whether it is eco trails, back packing, day walks... participants can rest assured that experienced, professional and armed guides will act as trail leaders and interpret the stunning environment at regular intervals. This allows the participants to get close to nature and experience its wonders like never before.
Activities Available Include:
Wilderness Trails, Game Drives, Guided Walks, 4x4Mountain Biking, Backpacking Trails, Eco-Trails, Golf, Birding
Pilanesberg Game Reserve is the fourth largest game and nature park in South Africa. It boasts a variety of exotic flora and fauna, a rocky, grassland landscape, and the Big 5.
The reserve is home to over 7,000 animals and is nestled on an extinct volcanic crater. The park is malaria free and easily accessible from many places in South Africa as it is situated between the Kalahari and the Lowveld in the North West Province.
Mankwe Dam, the large central dam of Pilanesberg, is the best spot for game viewing. During dusk and dawn a variety of rare and common animals make their way to the dam, anything from lion and leopard to fleet-footed cheetah and white rhino. Pilanesberg is also a great place for bird lovers with over 300 species to be seen.
Since late 1979, thanks to Operation Genesis - the largest game translocation ever undertaken at the time, tourists have been able to take note of nature's alphabet - from aardvark to zebra. The park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo - Africa's "Big Five". A wide variety of rare and common species exist with endemic species like the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to mention but a few.
Activities included is a Game Drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Rangers are well trained and can provide you with amazing information on the various animals in the park. During a guided safari, there will be a sundowner or tea and coffee break at one of the park’s many picnic sites. There are also lavatories at these sites.
Other Activities are available for every taste and allows you to have your perfect holiday. Please note that the following activities are at own cost:
- Hot Air Balloon
- Quad biking
- Rejuvenate your body and soul at the Amani African Spa.
Pilanesberg National Park exists in a transition zone between the dryness of the Kalahari and the wet Lowveld vegetation. This rich transitional zone attracts an incredible variety of game animals, flora and fauna that are not often found living side by side. Virtually all of the animal species native to southern Africa can be found here, including the Big 5, wild dog, Roan, Tsessebe, Sable antelope and more than 360 species of bird.
The relatively small size of the park, and its unusual ecological richness, dramatically increase your chance of encountering the Big 5 in their natural environment. Enjoy a leisurely Safari experience, or a surprise weekend escape: Pilanesberg allows you to choose your own adventure.
Pilanesberg National Park is set within the crater of an ancient volcano, formed 1.2 billion years ago by overflowing magma. The landscape and rock formations we see today are the enduring reminders of this magnificent occurrence.
Immerse yourself in the natural world, in one of Pilanesberg’s concealed photographic hides. Hidden within the park, these well-built hides provide a comfortable place to wait for that perfect shot. A rare opportunity to view the wildlife and birds in their natural habitat, safely out of sight.
One of Africa’s premier vacation destinations, Sun City in South Africa is internationally recognized for its superb resort offering of hotels, attractions and world-class events. From the lavish opulence of The Palace of the Lost City to the casual elegance of the Cascades, the glamour of the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge to the tropical thrills of the Valley of Waves, Sun City delivers plenty to see and do in a beautiful malaria-free landscape.
The Sun City Resort is at the height of gaming entertainment in South Africa, offering an impressive range of slots and more than forty table games.
It also caters for those who don’t prefer gambling, with various bars and restaurants. The children can also visit the gaming arcade or go for a movie while you play.
A man-made beach, complete with a 6500 m² wave pool with a 2m wave every ninety seconds, will give you the impression that you are actually on holiday on the sunny coastline of South Africa, not in the remote North West. It is only one of the great attractions available for both children and adults set in the Valley of the Waves, which also includes slides, rides and a food court.