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07 March 2017, 00:00

Saga introduces NEW 13-night overland safari in 20-seater truck in response to ‘phenomenal demand’

Guests can extend tour with popular Africa’s Southern Soul adventure for a fully immersive five-week holiday

Saga guests can step into a world of national parks and game drives during a thrilling safari adventure aboard a comfortable 20-seater air-conditioned truck.

The 13-night Wilderness and Wildlife safari adventure can also be added to the Saga’s 25-night Africa’s Southern Soul truck tour for a fully immersive five-week holiday.

Stuart Douglass-Lee, Head of Product & Purchasing - Long Haul, says demand for Saga’s first truck tour, Africa’s Southern Soul, was ‘phenomenal’ and he expects the new, shorter tour to be equally as popular.

He said: “This new overland safari adventure has been created in response to guests who loved our first truck adventure.

“The small group enjoys a thrilling tour with lots early starts but there is always a comfortable hotel or lodge for rest and relaxation in the evening. It’s a winning combination!”

The new Wilderness and Wildlife safari features seven game drives and begins with a tour of the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls before a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Further highlights include a lodge stay in Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe, where game drives offer the chance to spot the ‘Big Five’.

The tour continues to Matopo National Park to look for black and white rhino plus leopards, cheetah and hippo.

In South Africa, there are overnights in the copper mining town of Musina, and the Magoeboskloof area of the Limpopo Province, before heading into the bush to the Manyelti Game Reserve. At sunset, guests travel in an open vehicle for a game safari before dinner. Accommodation is at the Shalati Kruger Lodge or Nkambeni Safari Camp.

A full-day’s game drive is also on the itinerary in the Kruger National Park and wildlife includes zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, as well as hyena, lion and leopard.


For details call free on 0800 414 383 or visit

13 nights from £3199 departing June 1, August 31, October 30, November 23 2017 and February 13, April 19, May 7, June 1, June 15, July 3, July 18, August 3, 18, September 26, October 14 and November 5, 2018.

There also departures on June 19 and October 30, 2017 where the itinerary operates in reverse. These two departures include an additional in Johannesburg at the start of the holiday plus an additional night in Nairobi at the end.

Dates highlighted in bold operate on a reverse itinerary.

Price includes VIP door-to-door travel service, return flights and transfers, five nights in lodges, six nights in hotel and two in flight, 27 meals: 11 breakfasts, four lunches and 12 dinners, seven excursions, local expert guide, sundowner drinks at a memorable location, porterage at all hotels and lodges, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required.

Saga has created four new holiday ‘Time to’ styles: Go for it, Stay & Explore, Discover and Unwind. Each style helps guests decide on a holiday that feels right for them. Wilderness and Wildlife is Go For It (Pace 2).

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