HW Photo & Safaris Destinations: Victoria Falls & South Africa Safari

South Africa & Victoria Falls 2022.  

September 18-29, 2022.  

This Trip Has Two Openings 

General Itinerary  

We will land in Johannesburg, stay one night at Protea Hotel in Johannesburg, then fly out to Hoedspruit and transfer to Kambaku lodge in the Timbavati reserve where we will stay four nights. 


Timbavati is a game reserve located north of the Sabi Sands and adjacent Kruger National Park. Timbavati covers an area of 533 square kilometers. Timbavati has great big 5 game viewing and is the only place in the world where white lions occur naturally in the wild. It is not a given that we will see white lions. They are rare. 

River Sands Room Included: 

Two game drives per day 

Meals, drinks, laundry, limited wifi. 

Excluded are premium brand drinks. 

• maximum four guests per safari vehicle 

After four nights we transfer to Hoedspruit. We are chartering private planes to fly us directly to the Mala Mala airstrip. 

Sabi Sands, South Africa  

Sabi Sands is made up of a collection of private game reserves. Together these reserves provide very strong big five game viewing and the best leopard viewing in the world. Other South African reserves have good to great game viewing, but as the professional wildlife photographers will tell you, no other game reserves in South Africa have the density of game that you will find in the Sabi Sands.  

For those of you who have been on an HW Photo & Safaris trip in Kenya, you will find that this trip compliments the Kenya trip nicely. In addition to the big five, we will see different antelope than they have in Kenya like kudu, stenbuck, nyala and if we're lucky we might see sable. Sabi Sands also has a healthy wild dog population. Mala Mala has four packs of wild dogs that frequent the property, so there is a good chance we will see wild dogs either at Mala Mala, Timbavati or possibly on both concessions.  

Relaxing Leopard Cub 

Mala Mala Mala Mala Game Reserve is one of the oldest game reserves in South Africa. It is one of the best reserves for leopard viewing in the Sabi Sands and boasts the largest segment of river of any camp in the Sabi Sands. Mala Mala is also one of the few private reserves that doesn't share traversing wtih several other camps. On 70% of this property, the concession is not shared with any other camps. This ensures the animals aren't stressed and guests enjoy a more genuine wildlife experience. Mala Mala shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park allowing the animals to wander freely throughout this area. 

Mala Mala Game Reserve We will spend the next four days of our trip at Mala Mala. 

Mala Mala accommodations include: 

• Air-conditioned, en-suite accommodation 

• All meals and snacks 

• Drinks (excluding premium brands) 

• Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by an experienced ranger 

• Nature walks 

• Transfers to/from the MalaMala Game Reserve 


• Limited laundry service 

• maximum four guests per safari vehicle 

Mala Mala Main Camp RoomRates are fully inclusive of three meals, accommodation, two game drives and bush walk per day, local soft drinks, house wines and beers are included. 

Excluded are special wines, champagne and spirits, massages and items from the shop. 

After our four days in Mala Mala we are chartering two private planes to fly from the Mal Mala airstrip to Victoria Falls. 

Victoria Falls 

Victoria Falls We will stay two nights at the Pioneers Lodge in Victoria Falls. https://www.pioneersvicfalls.com/photo-gallery/ A tour of the Victoria Falls and a helicopter flight over the falls will be highlights of our visit to the area. 

After two days in Victoria Falls we will get back on the two private planes to fly back to Johannesburg. 

Trip Cost:

$11,200.00 U.S. 


• Overnight at Johannesburg airport hotel upon arrival 

• breakfast at airport hotel. 

• All meals at Victoria Falls 

• All internal flights 

• Airport hotel in Johannesberg after we get back from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  

• All meals at Mala Mala main camp 

• All meals at the prestigious Timbavati Lodge. 

• All internal flights 

• All land transfers 

• Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls 

*Please note: The helicopter flight can be removed from the total bill for those who do not want to participate in that activity. 

Leopard at Mala Mala 

Not Included:  

• International Travel 

• Dinner first night in Johannesburg 

• Dinner in Johannesburg after Victoria Falls. 

• Lunch and dinner In Johannesburg on the last day. 

• Gratuities for guides and camp staff. 

• Personal items and souvenirs 

• Extra excursions in Victoria Falls 

• Victoria Falls and Zambia Park Fees outside our planned visits. 

• Trip interruption & cancelation insurance. 

Global Rescue 

wild dog