“Ultimate Africa in Style” 

           All-inclusive luxury safari from Chobe to Victoria Falls & Kruger! 

 Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa 

 November 8-18, 2024          New small group safari

Price listed below the daily itinerary.


Come retrace the same footsteps of Livingstone on our new safari as we explore 6 of the best regions in Africa on one journey. It’s elephants in epic Chobe, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, lions in Zambia and the Big 5 of Kruger Park at Shalati! This is the ultimate quintessential Africa travelers dream about. After months of itinerary work, it almost seems surreal. But we make it seamlessly stress-free and easy for you to simply arrive, relax, follow and enjoy the thrills. You’ll be totally pampered throughout in the lap of luxury at some of the world’s finest properties. Whether you’re a first-timer here or AFS Afriholic, this special small group tour is for the discerning traveler who wants the very best for their investment in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

It’s waterfalls, wildlife and wonders of Africa. This trip is fully inclusive with game drives, wildlife rescue centers, village walks, Boma dinners, sundowner sunset cruises, delicious cuisines, daily tours and even some surprises to make it a memory maker! Our past groups loved it all and air is so easy for you, simply round trip to Johannesburg check out our extraordinary lodges…

The Wallow – Nestled in the heart of Victoria Falls National Park, our home in Zimb is in a private game reserve for a wilderness experience like no other. Under canvas, it’s the essence of authenticity in our deluxe tented suites perched along the river with a cloud of mist in the sky from the falls. Highlights include stunning Batoka Gorge, tour of Vic Falls, cruises on the Zambezi with crocs and hippos, visit to Wildlife Trust Sanctuary and more. Victoria Falls, UNESCO site, is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and capital of adventure in Africa. It’s more than just viewing the majestic beauty of wild cascades & rainbows over miles of the world’s widest falls. Enjoy activities from gorge swings to rafting, micro flights, Lion or Cheetah Walk and more.

Cross into Zambia for more thrills.  November is the best time to visit for great weather and for you to experience here the iconic Devils Pool, most thrilling swim in the world. In a deep natural pool, your guide leads you to falls edge for your best selfies ever. Land lovers can opt for Elephant Cafe or the incredible Lion Walk experience here. Both countries offer endless fun.  

Chobe Botswana– Our home is the intimate Bakwena Lodge for game drives, water safaris, bicycles in the bush and village walks. Chobe National Park, “land of the giants,” holds the world’s highest concentration of elephant herds, around 200,000 ellies and we’ll get up so close you won’t even need a zoom lens. It’s a paradise for animal lovers with fewer tourists and vast herds of game.

Kruger Shalati – Our home is the 5 star Shalati Train Hotel, an engineering wonder that CNN voted as “top luxury hotel of the world”. Featured on Netflix, it’s now trending so famous we had to book a year out. Our 2022 group loved their vintage carriage rooms perched high above the Sabie River with wildlife roaming freely below in tranquil silence. There’s no fences here, and animals are drawn to the river. Enjoy the spa, pool, gourmet meals and high tea, just mind the monkeys. World-renowned Kruger National Park is big game territory. At Shalati, we are right there first before jeeps crowd the scene. Enjoy game drives morning and night when predators actively chase their prey.  That experience the world’s longest zip line or ethical interaction at Elephant Whispers.  

Many of you who missed our past VF trips have begged us for this again. Dynamic and diverse, this time, it’s even more grand with a smaller group. Our dollar is stronger than ever now to the African rand to get you a phenomenal price.  Don’t delay this life enriching bucket list experience that won’t come around again.  If you seek the unique, this 9-day safari is it. It’s Africa’s most renowned region, filled with countless wonders for your National Geographic moments.  



Our Glorious AFS Itinerary

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Nov 8 –  Fly USA to Johannesburg (JNB)  All air details will come as soon as pricing is posted by the airline.

We suggest departing USA on Nov 8  to arrive Johannesburg on Nov. 9.  Dozens of airlines fly to Jp’burg.  Delta and United offer direct flights from Atlanta and New York into Johannesburg arriving late afternoon. Easy round-trip air in and out of Johannesburg.  No visas needed for USA passport holders.

For those arriving on the Nov 9, all AFSers love Sunrock Guest House https://sunrock.co.za/ where all our past clients have been looked after by Ina and Arthur. They are just 5 minutes from the airport and offer complimentary transfers to and from the airport with full breakfast included and very affordable.  Details later.


(Nov 9 –  Welcome to South Africa – For ease of your journey, we will all fly together as a group on three internal flights between 3 countries.  Tour officially starts 8AM on Nov 10  and everyone needs to be in Johannesburg.)

Nov 10 – Fly to Kasane.   Welcome to Botswana!

Botswana  – Situated in the southern reaches of Africa , Botswana is known for its magnificent rivers, vast floodplains and deep lagoons and offers an incredible authentic game experience where there focus is on low-impact tourism in true pristine wilderness.

Check-in at Johannesburg Tambo airport by 9AM on Nov 10 for your journey to the magnificent rivers and incredible reserves of Africa, visiting the places that stole David Livingstone’s heart.  You will lose your soul to these vast landscapes as well.    Nov 10  we fly Airlink JNB to BBK (Kasane)   11:50AM to 1:35PM.

Upon arrival in Kasane airport, you will be collected by Bakwena Lodge for your 30-minute transfer to the lodge situated on the banks for the mighty Chobe River.  You’ll be welcomed with a full briefing by our wonderful staff and then time to check into your rooms for 2 nights. At this boutique lodge with 5-stars on TripAdvisor, you’ll be pampered in serenity in a lush sanctuary along the banks of the mighty Chobe River. 15 beautiful individual thatched chalets are elevated on stilts wrapped in a tree canopy. They feature a private veranda overlooking the river with luxury ensuite bathroom. Enjoy the pool, the spa and alfresco dinners. This oasis is in the heart of the African bush. One may enjoy sightings of waterbuck, giraffe, kudu, impala, warthogs, monkeys, baboons, bushbuck and the highest concentration of bird species in the world, including the regal fish eagle.

Chobe River Front – The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park with Namibia and is renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife, including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them – a visit to the Chobe River Front guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife.
Your home for the next two nights will be the intimate Chobe Bakwena Lodge.

Sunset Safari cruise – – Time for tea – afternoon tea and light bites will be served before departing on your afternoon cruise.  Embark on a thrilling boat cruise on the magnificent Chobe River that really brings you up close and personal to the animals.  Exquisite and beyond comparison the Chobe river boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. Float past every creature on this continent, great and small. Time stands still, mirages of herds of elephant swimming and predators in slow motion, as you salute the African setting sun with gin and tonic in hand.  Massive elephant herds with numbers in the hundreds for a site you’ll never forget.   This is Africa at its best!!

Overnight: Chobe Bakwena Lodge    View Lodge Brochure.    B,L,D.       

Bakwena Lodge is an intimate, privately owned safari camp on the banks of the Chobe River, offering an inclusive safari option in an area with some of the finest game viewing to be had. Chobe is well known for its predators and is home to an estimated 200,000 elephants. Activities, all based in-house, are naturally focused on land and water safaris, Bicycle Tour and a sundowner cruise to the meeting place of four countries (the only one in the world!). Bakwena’s excellent guides will endeavor to make your stay in Chobe a highlight of any safari. The lodges’ eco-credentials include a natural swimming pool filtered entirely by plants, employment policies, food choices, building methods and a host of otherwise unseen ways in which any negatives to the lodge surroundings or environment are addressed.

Nov 11 – Safari Game Drives in Chobe NP & Village Walk Botswana

After a hearty breakfast, we head out on our first Game Drive.  Elephants, elephants everywhere – Chobe Game Reserve is known for having the most incredible elephant experience in the world! The national park is famous for its abundant lions, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, Buffalo, zebras, hyenas, crocs and more. All species are drawn to the River’s edge for water along the shores.

Early Morning Game Drive – Grab a bite of continental breakfast before departing into the Chobe Reserve –  This morning, we enter the Chobe Reserve on open game vehicles in search of the Big 5.  Search for the elusive leopard, the wild dog and all while being surrounded by elephants coming down to the water to drink.  Bakwena is the proud owner of six game vehicles allowing extended drives to suit guests and the chance to linger longer at game sightings. Experienced guides with extensive knowledge of the Chobe National Park provide an entertaining and educational addition to your safari.  After the game drive head back to the lodge for a delicious brunch.                            The Big 5…

After lunch, join a guided Village Walk where you get to experience the local way of life.  Bakawanna Lodge fully supports Kazungla and says, “The cultural exchange is a means for us to break down a social barrier, transforming us into a ‘we’ based community.” Unlike the majority of developing countries, Botswana has no slum areas. Integration rather than segregation is a way of life here just as human and wildlife conflict is reduced through day to day co-existence. There is a tangible sense of integrity that sets this country apart.  AFS Travelers love to give back and will enjoy visiting this village to learn about the local customs and culture. (Some people visit the tourist trap cultural villages, but we want to offer an authentic village experience where we know we can make a difference.) I can proudly say that due to the incredible generosity of AFS Travelers. We have put roofs on schools, sponsored desks and computers, brought books and more to make children extremely happy. We will visit the local primary school with an AFS Joy bomb to make their day! Let’s all bring what they want (candy) and need (school supplies).

Something special here is a guided Bicycle Safari Tour as well. It’s pedal power for about an hour. Our lodge has 20 cruiser bikes built for comfort for guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa. The sense of personal freedom and space is worth the effort, not to mention the excitement of seeing an elephant in route!

Evening Game Drive –  We gather for tea and a light snack before heading off for our second game-viewing experience this afternoon. Predators are most actively seeking their prey in the evening and it’s thrilling as our rangers use spotlights to track the animals.  Get your cameras ready as we head into the Chobe Reserve to be ready to watch the game as they filter down to the river for their last drink of the day before the sun sets.  Head back to the lodge for dinner and rest after an incredible day.

Overnight: Chobe Bakwena Lodge.   View Brochure              Fully Inclusive – Includes accommodation, all meals, laundry, wine, beer, cider and soft drinks, two game activities per day, Chobe National Park entry fees,

Nov 12 – Sunrise Safari Cruise, Chobe to Zimbabwe, The Wallow at Victoria Falls   

Morning breakfast at the lodge before embarking on the 4 Corners Boat Cruise.   One of the world’s wonders unknown to many is the Kazungula quadripoint, a geographical wonder!  This is where four countries (Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) meet. It is located at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers in Southern Africa. Kazungula is one of only a few places in the world where the borders of four countries come together at a single point.  It’s an extraordinary boat journey to this unique location. As you navigate the pristine waters of the Chobe River, marvel at the breathtaking scenery and the 923 m bridge, an engineering wonder that spans the majestic Zambezi.  This captivating experience offers not only remarkable encounters close up to the wildlife but also the opportunity to witness the intersection of borders, cultures, and natural beauty.
Upon return to the lodge, we will check out and transfer by coach to our next destination – the adrenalin capital of Africa, Victoria Falls. Transfer time is approximately 1 ½ hrs depending on border crossing time.
(Visas will be obtained upon arrival at the border – you will request the KAZA Univisa, which gives you unlimited access to Zimbabwe and Zambia – cost is currently $50. Please note this could change and will be advised before you travel)
Welcome to Zimbabwe! A nation of spectacular natural beauty, the friendliest people in such a rich culture.  Arrive at Wallow Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights, in time for a late lunch. Check into our hidden gem, The Wallow, located in the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. A birds eye view would show you the blue shimmer of the Masuwe River snaking through a lush green and gold wilderness. It’s punctuated with a gorge where the rapids of the Zambezi river froth 140 m below the edge. The mist of the falls hang like a heavy white cloud above the treetops. The main lodge and “canvas suites” blend seamlessly with the surroundings. This place is high end for distinguished guests who expect attention to detail. So intimate and enchanting. There’s only 16 tented suites with signature style to give you the feel of the classic African safari. Each has a private balcony with decorative themes and luxury bathrooms. This is not just a camp but a luxury wilderness experience!
Victoria Falls – Known to locals as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ – is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and the sheer
power of this massive body of water plunging into the Zambezi Gorge is awe-inspiring and unforgettable. Set on the magnificent Zambezi River, which creates the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is considered to be the world’s widest waterfall, measuring an impressive 1708 meters in width. The small town of Victoria Falls, which lies adjacent to the waterfalls, serves as a great base from which to explore the many attractions on offer. The surrounding area provides a wide range of adrenalin-filled activities for adventure lovers, including scenic flights, micro lighting, white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, and the world-known Devils Pool.

Afternoon Game Drive, Cocktails & Canapés at the Batoka Gorge

Today enjoy your first Game Drive in Zimbabwe. No two game drives in nature are ever the same. Here with over 4500 acres of wilderness, you’ll see plenty of animals, too numerous to mention, as our professional and passionate Safari rangers lead the adventure deep into the bush.

Our Safari is followed by a visit to the stunning Botoka Gorge for sunset views like no other. Enjoy canapés and sundowners, a selection of cocktails here. It’s the perfect place for our AFS group photos at the rim, with the mighty Zambezi Rapids just below.


Nestled among ancient riverine trees, the new 5-star Wallow Lodge is situated in a private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park. Our dedication to eco-friendly practices can be seen throughout the lodge, from our solar-powered water heating system to our use of locally sourced and sustainable materials.  The lodge boasts panoramic views of the Masuwe River, providing a stunning backdrop for our main area, complete with a swimming pool and sunken fireplace on the expansive deck. A short twenty-minute transfer from the camp brings you to the iconic Victoria Falls, where you can experience the thrill of Africa’s Adventure Capital.

It’s all-inclusive at The Wallow Lodge. You’ll enjoy the perfect balance of exclusivity in the bush and eco-friendly luxury.  Our favorite features of this lodge are the spacious lounge & dining area with views of the Masuwe River, fully stocked bar, curio shop & library, Free Wi-Fi in the main complex area, main swimming pool, with deck and fire pit area.  All rooms are river facing and have a private viewing deck, air-conditioning & ceiling fans, indoor & outdoor showers, tea/coffee stations, 220v AC electricity, with a back-up generator, mosquito nets & room safe.

Overnight: The Wallow Lodge – 3 nights  Fully Inclusive –  accommodation, all meals, beverages and shuttle transfer to Victoria Falls town.  View Lodge iBrochure

The Wallow Lodge offers the perfect blend of exclusivity in the wilderness and eco-friendly luxury. Immerse yourself in extraordinary beauty and experience a testament to sustainable tourism.  Wallow Lodge is an eco-friendly gem nestled among ancient riverine trees. Created by Wild Horizons and they embody an unwavering dedication to conservation and sustainable tourism.  It’s nestled within Victoria Falls National Park so Wallow Lodge offers an unparalleled experience. Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking panoramic views of the Masuwe River that serve as a stunning backdrop to our main area. Delight in the expansive deck with its inviting swimming pool and sunken fireplace, where you can unwind and savor the tranquility of the surroundings. And just a short twenty-minute transfer from the lodge awaits the world-famous Victoria Falls, allowing you to partake in the exhilarating adventures of Africa’s Adventure Capital.

Nov 13 – Victoria Falls and Wildlife Trust Tours

This morning we will head off to view the great Victoria Falls on a guided tour.

Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  On your guided walking tour of the falls, you will have the opportunity to discover the many facets of the magnificent Victoria Falls, including Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pot and more. Explore the rainforest while learning about the history of the Falls, its geological significance and its flora and fauna. You’ll have the opportunity to soak up the beautiful vistas, lush surroundings, magical waterfalls, and the spray of the Falls. It’s always dramatic. The sights and sounds are humbling in this masterpiece of nature.

After the tour of the falls, you will be given some time to browse the local Craft Markets with so many wonderful African masks, batiks, wood carvings, and beaded souvenirs, among others.  We will head back to the lodge for a delicious lunch overlooking the Masuwe River.

No trip to the falls is complete without experiencing a Sunset Cruise on the great Zambezi River. If you have not watched the magnificent sun setting over Africa while the stillness of night creeps in, you have not lived Africa.   The Sunset cruise is very popular and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks. There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets. Flocks of birds skim the waterline as the sun sets behind the African skyline. Always a favorite in Victoria Falls. At dusk, especially with a full moon, the spray creates rare lunar rainbows or Moonbows over the sky.

Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit –  We focus on creating a space where guests can form a relationship with and learn about the environment they are in. We do this through our partnership with The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, located in the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary adjacent to the lodge. The Trust is a non-profit entity promoting conservation awareness, education, and community empowerment. A tour of the Trust is part of our guest experience. This place fully supports Zimbabwe villages and conservation initiatives so your booking here Gives Back with sustainable tourism.  We will visit the High-Care Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre and Laboratory facilities to learn about innovative conservation initiatives from a team of passionate research and wildlife experts. One never knows what animals may be here from the recently rescued, to those being treated for wounds or rewilding back into the bush. This Trust strives to save all beloved species from extinction.

Overnight: Wallow

Nov 14 –   Free to Play in Zambia & Zimbabwe

Today you have at leisure to explore the many options available. This is the BEST time of year for you to experience the world renowned Devil’s Pool on Livingstone Island – only open between November and March. This is also an opportunity to cross over the famous railway bridge connecting the Zimbabwean and Zambian side of the falls. An easy border crossing with the KAZA Univisa. As we cross the bridge we can watch those daring people bungi jumping off the bridge down into the abyss below. Other options include white water rafting, float trips, the Flying Fox, Flight of the Angels and more.  Full details will be provided by Nicki to assist you with booking any activities. Here are the AFS favorites…

Elephant Café, voted #1 restaurant in Zambia, including ethical elephant interaction, jet boating the Zambezi and gourmet lunch.

The fabulous Lion or Cheetah Walk is an intimate experience of a lifetime with the habituated big cats.

Devil’s Pool – LIVINGSTONE ISLAND TOUR AKA DEVIL’S POOL – the most exciting swim in the world!
Livingstone Island is a 5-8 minutes boat ride from the Royal Livingstone Hotel and is located in the middle of the Zambezi River right on the edge of the Victoria Falls just before the water thunders down a 103 metre drop. To protect the sensitive environment, only 16 guests may visit and only possible Nov to Feb.  It is highly recommended to book a Livingstone Island Tour in advance. After a briefing, your guide will gently escort you to falls edge for the iconic and best Instagram of all photos of your lifetime.

Microlight Flight over the Falls An exhilarating flight over the Victoria Falls, the islands near the Falls and thundering Zambezi River with breathtaking views of the Falls and the spectacular gorge that the Zambezi River has carved into the surrounding landscape over many thousands of years. One person with an experienced pilot take a 30-minute microlight flight to take you over the Victoria Falls, the Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

Gorge Swing at Zero Gravity!

The Wild Horizons Gorge Swing is a thrilling and mind blowing experience. Leap into the wide-open air as you plunge into the mouth of the Batoka gorge, Victoria Falls. Scream as you break free of the fear and trepidation you felt before you threw yourself off the platform. Imagine swinging in a child’s swing in the playground…now imagine a giant swing 95m long and 120m high above water…now imagine a 70m free fall before you begin swinging. Test your courage! It’s a gentler version of a bungee jump.  Our Gorge Swing is suspended across the gorge at a point where the width is 316m and 120m deep. A harness is attached to the jumper and then the jumping ropes, the other end of which is pivoted to the middle of the cable.

Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience

To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle becomes all the more clearer from above.  The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges.

Back at our luxury Wallow camp, enjoy a Boma Dinner under the stars in authentic old African tribesman style with a delicious barbecue feast and dancing to drums.

Overnight: The Wallow

Nov 15 –  Fly to South Kruger, Game Drives and Shalti!

Transfer to Victoria Falls airport- approximately an hour for your flight to South Africa. Flight from Vic Falls to Kruger MQP  10:30AM to 12:15PM.

On the the southern most tip of Africa and one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth, fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa boasts 11 official languages, and its inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Its untamed wilderness is astonishing: wildlife roams freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park.

On arrival at Kruger Mpumalanga International airport you will be collected and transferred by coach to the world famous Kruger National Park. Transfer time about 2 hours though the park. Keep your eyes focused for the many wild animals along the way.

The vast Kruger National Park is a tract of land nearly 20 000 square kilometres ( 7722 square miles) , allowing the wildlife to live in a protected space and follow their old migratory routes. More recently it has become part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, an international collaboration joining the Limpopo Park in Mozambique and the Gonarezhou Park in Zimbabwe. As a result, animals can now move freely across international borders as they would have done for thousands of years.

Check into the fabulous Kruger Shalati, voted by Conde Nast as one of the most exciting luxury hotels in the world.  Everyone is talking about it! On arrival, we’ll be welcomed with high tea before heading out on our evening Game Drive into Kruger. Early morning and evening game drives are the best time of day to view the game as they are most active before the heat of the day. Track the lion as they hunt for prey, spend time with the elephant and search for the elusive leopard and wild dog.

8PM back to lodge for dinner.  Kruger Shalati guests enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea daily with all drinks included. The food is truly exceptional and meals seem to roll from one gourmet meal to another, all served on a beautiful deck. Watch out for the monkeys.

Overnight: Kruger Shalati      View iBrochure

Fully Inclusive – accommodation, all meals and local brand beverages, two game activities daily with National park fees included.

Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River in the iconic Kruger National Park, Kruger Shalati offers the most unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train.

The train carriage rooms are designed to ensure breathtaking views and comfort. Each room is designed with local art and crafts to celebrate Africa’s beautiful designs. Our vintage rooms are perched over the Sabi River as wildlife roams freely below. There are no fences here. Animals are drawn for the water. (“As I soaked in a bath, I saw herds of ellies pass below me.”)  Aligned with the floor level of the train lies a deck with a pool, offering guests the unique experience of taking a dip while watching crocodiles, hippos and elephants just meters below. Book your spa treatments on arrival to enjoy a massage in your room ( additional cost).

Overnight: Kruger Shalati    B, L, D  View iBrochure

Nov 16 – Safaris in Kruger National Park

Spend the day exploring Kruger on an early morning game drive and evening game drive. You never know what is around the corner, but Kruger is never dull.

The southern area of South Africa’s most famous game reserve, the Kruger National Pak, is separated from lush farmland by the Crocodile River, a popular area to spot crocodiles, playful hippos and thirsty wildlife. The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its rhinos and lions, with different prides boasting an array of different hunting techniques and behaviors to observe. Near the Hippo Pool, visitors can view ancient San rock paintings. The Southern Kruger offers incredible game-viewing opportunities and magnificent landscapes covered in African bushveld and savannah.

Your afternoon is free. We suggest one of two options our groups love! Full details later.  Elephant Whispers – www.elephantwhispers.co.za,  a life-changing experience interacting with ellies in trust, respect and care or Skyways –  www.skywaytrails.com to experience the ultimate zip line adventure on the world’s longest aerial cable trail.

Enjoy the time in between drives relaxing around the pool or simply sitting on your deck hovering over the great Sabie River, watching the game come to you.  Shalati includes accommodation, all meals and local brand beverages, two game activities daily.

Overnight: Kruger Shalati    B, L, D  View Brochure

Nov 17 – Kruger National Park

Early morning game drive as we use the Sporrer to track what’s happening overnight and watches the game come close to the water holes to drink before the heat of the day. Return to the lodge for another breakfast feast.  Afternoon free to enjoy the amenities or consider an optional visit to Elephant Whispers.  At 4 PM, another Game Drive. The symphony of sounds at night with twinkling stars above is truly an immersive experience to awaken our five senses. Our expert Rangers with spotlights point out things we don’t see. Predators are active and anything can happen in the bush. Last year our group was awestruck when two leopards jumped in their jeep!

This evening you’ll be treated to an incredible Boma Dinner, a traditional feast served in the open air along with singers and dancers celebrating the beat and rhythm of Africa. It’s the perfect farewell for our Africa journey well done.

Now 18 –  Game Drive, Flight Kruger to Jo’burg and Departure

 After early breakfast, enjoy your last Game Drive before being transferred Skukuza Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.

Fly Airlink – SZK to JNB  1:35PM – 2:40PM.  Note there are no international flights departing Johannesburg before 6 PM. So the timing is perfect for all to make your connections home. Some may want to extend elsewhere post trip.




Land price $4595 per person twin share plus $735 for 3 internal flights between countries. ( Please note internal air is subject to change until the group is ticketed. It was $698 and went up a bit now. )

Deposit $500, 2nd deposit of 50% due July 10, final payment due Aug 10.  Single supplement limited to two, $1050 additional with an $800 deposit.

Includes:  All meals, safaris, and lodging stated in the itinerary.

Not Included – Air from USA, gratuities estimated around $140 entire trip, details later.  Visa $50 (details in trip tips)

Itineraries are prepared up to a year ahead and things can change.  Modifications may be made.

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Vic Falls Trip Tips 2024              Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa 

 Thank you for booking our glorious safari deep into Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa, truly a vacation of a lifetime! You were wise to choose this special AFS trip. There are wildlife thrills in each different wild kingdom, as well as cultural immersion with the locals and stunning properties to enjoy. The Wallow and Shalati Kruger are listed in the top 20 African hotels. Since 1989, we know this region well and have the best ground teams to greet you. All our past groups loved it and November is the best time to visit.

At present, we have a wonderful group of 26 Travel lovers. I know most of you and can guarantee there will be much laughter. Connect with each other now on your private group Facebook page. Details below. We’ll be sending you more detailed emails from us, our fabulous supplier Nicki and your trip leader Christie as departure nears. Anticipation is half the fun!

Trip Tips are designed to answer trip-related questions. It’s your responsibility to read this information.  Updates and addendums will be posted here.  Some travelers have lost their entire trip for not reading what we send on visas, air details, inoculations, etc.  Check back from time to time.   Be sure to go to the top of the page and read the trip tip tab and Suzy’s Africa trip tips for valuable information.

  • PAYMENT DATES: There is a 2nd deposit of 50% due July 9 and Final Payment due Aug 9. Wetravel is our booking management company. It allows you to pay by check electronically without a fee. Please follow the instructions below. If you choose to pay with a credit card, a processing fee at the time of purchase the amount displayed in the upper right-hand corner of your payment screen. To pay online for free, simply enter your checking account routing and account numbers. Alternatively, you can write a check to Adventures For Solo Travelers. Include trip name of country name so that we can apply it correctly. Then text a picture of the check to 770-432-8225, and we will enter your payment without any processing fee.

Your fearless GTL (Gracious Trip Leader, not a guide but a liaison between our guides and group to ensure things run smoothly). Christie Hintz – I must state everyone loves Christie and we are delighted she’s joined our GTL tribe!  Meet Christie…After being widowed, five years ago, I decided to dip my toes into the waters of international travel. My first trip was to Africa with AFS! I was hooked. Five continents, over 50 countries and 19 AFS trips later, I’m still seeking adventure. From Mongolia to Patagonia, Papua New Guinea to Mozambique, awesome memories have been created. I love meeting the local people, and making new friends on my trips. Why did I wait so long to travel?

Trip Prep:
• Read the revised Heading Abroad with AFS, especially if you are new to AFS.
• Ensure your passport is valid 6 months after return date with two blank pages – these are Visa pages, not addendum pages.  Take a photo of your passport to store in the cloud or bring a copy. If you lose your passport, US embassies now except a digital copy from your email.
• To speed through US Customs download Mobile Passport. Look in your App Store for details.
• Notify bank and cc company of travel dates so they don’t block charges.
• All airline rules differ. It is imperative to read your airline rules on their website to ensure a smooth departure! Always check your flight before departure.

Visa –   please note that visa rules can always change, and we will keep you informed. No visa for South Africa or Botswana. On arrival to Zimbabwe, you’ll get the new KAZA Univisa which covers Zambia as well. We will send you final details in October.

Fitness level – most activities are from safari vehicle so little walking.  In the adventure capital of Vic Falls, it’s up to you to choose your own options based on your stamina.  (Know your limits! AFS trips are generally soft adventure with moderate activity. All included extensive walking. As we age, we think we can do what we used to do but discover on the trip an activity is too strenuous and are slowing down the entire group. Please be respectful of you of your fellow AFS Travelers and consider choosing an itinerary that is more conducive to your needs so you can thoroughly enjoy your trip!)

General Air Info – Route changes can happen now. Airlines must notify you of such and protect you if problem with flight.  Consider flying in early to ensure you’ll be there once trip begins.   Always download and use your airlines app! Use app to track your booking, delays, bags, to show boarding pass and to contact them. Also, premium credit cards often offer many air perks, assistance, insurance, lounge passes, global entry and more. Read more at www.tpg.com for best cards.

Want to fly business class?  Many but don’t realize fares range from 4K to 9K. We do have two good contacts for AFS that can get seats at nearly half cost by combining award miles….  ali@above9.travel  Ph. (855) 777-6336 or britney@business-class.com 305-390-4132 or see skylux.com or business-class.com.  Tell them Suzy sent you.

Group Air –  It’s fun to fly together but airlines need a minimum of 15 which we never reach now days. Most want to do their own for flexibility. If however I find a great schedule and price by March 1, I will let you know.

Important Air Dates –  NOV 8-18. Fly from USA roundtrip to Johannesburg JNB.  Depart on either NOV 8 or 9 (overnight.  Land starts morning NOV 10.)

Return from Johannesburg NOV 18 with flight home after 6:00 PM.  Our safari starts at 8AM on November 10 at the JNB airport.

To ensure you don’t miss out, we recommend arriving on November 9 and staying overnight. One of our top picks is Sunrock Guesthouse, https://www.sunrock.co.za/ , but you can find plenty of other hotels near JNB airport by doing a quick Google search. For decades all our AFS or stay at the Sunrock, around $70 per night including airport transfers and great breakfast. Book it now direct by email and tell them you’re with AFS.

 Doing Own Air & A/p Transfers Many airlines offer direct or connecting flights from the USA to Johannesburg, South Africa. These include South African Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Lufthansa, and Air France.

I like to add a stopover before post-trip to break up the long journey and augment my vacation. It’s a difficult call to get your seat now or to wait until a fare sale. You can put in dates at Google Flights for “fare alerts” when prices drop. Fly from your hometown to the cheapest major gateway (eg. JFK, HOU, LAX, etc)  for best fares. Check credit cards to combine miles and points with cash.

We like Google Flights.  3rd-party booking engines like Expedia, make it easy to book, but it is nearly impossible to handle air problems.  Buy direct from airline or pay a travel agent to ticket you.  If you need help air with the economy seat,  our guy in Delhi can help; email flights@diversedestination.com with your exact air dates, destination, passport name, and details with birthdate.

Meet Up With Group- Again, we meet on Nov 10 at 8AM at JNB Airport.   More details in our departure email later.

Internal air:  all group must be on these flights. Airfares are always subject to change until ticketed. Price was $698 now $735. We have secured your seats and hope it won’t increase. Once final payments are in, we can ticket you .

  • Nov 10  Fly Airlink JNB to BBK (Kasane)   11:50AM to 1:35PM.
  • Nov 15 Fly Vic Falls to Kruger MQP  10:30AM to 12:15PM.
  • Nov 18 Fly Airlink – SZK to JNB  1:35PM – 2:40PM in plenty of time to catch evening fights back to USA

Baggage– Think light to ease your burden, not like you’re fleeing your homeland.  You change hotel properties several times. 1 carry-on bag & 1 medium suitcase not to exceed 45lb checked bag – weigh on a bathroom scale.   Leave space for great souvenirs. Be sure to attach ID inside and out of carry-on and checked bag.

Packing-    Google Zambia or Botswana weather a week prior. It’s summer in this part of the world.

Totally casual trip and easy to pack. Shorts and short sleeve tops by day. Jeans and long sleeves at night. Early morning game drives are cold. Bring warm jacket. Footwear – no hiking boots, sandals or sneakers are fine. Bring hat with chinstrap, daypack, sunglasses, insect repellent, umbrella, swimsuit, flashlight. See packing tips below. A month out, Niki will send you more details as well but it’s easy to pack for.

Read Packing 101 in Heading Abroad with AFS

Cool travel hacks from our AFSers! Pack overnight outfit in your carry-on, liquid IV packets to hydrate, use packing cubes, downy wrinkle spray, Apple AirTags, extra nylon bag to check laundry home, tons of US dollars for extra tips, fully charged travel banks, less is more, get global entry.

Electric– So Africa: Type D, M,  Botswana: D, G, M, Zambia: C,D,G, Zimbabwe: C,D,G. (Note: Most universal plug kits have D, G & C., So Africa is more unique as it resembles a US 224 V plug. You can get this at the airport in Johannesburg or inexpensively on Amazon.)

Cell phones and tablets do not need a converter; you only need an adapter plug.  AFSers often leave charger cords in room, so be sure to double-check your room before check out. All properties have hairdryers.  See https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com

Money Matters – Always bring some cash!  You will need some cash for personal tipping, meals, and shopping. $300 cash should suffice.    Change currency on arrival at airport, bank, or hotels or withdraw local currency from an ATM.  Note -independent ATMs are risky due to skimmer scams. Safest ATMs are at airport and banks. Always shield your pin number when entering.

Master Card and Visa widely accepted.  Amex rarely accepted except at hotels.   Credit cards are far safer than using your debit card. I use my credit card for most purchases.  Many cards now offer no foreign transaction fees. (Some countries in Africa and Asia require new bills dated after 2016. Older bills not accepted when changing money.)

Currency  Exchange Rate   $1 = 18.75     Newer undamaged US dollars are accepted at most places in Bots, Zim and Zam.  Good idea to bring a number of one and five dollar bills.

Gratuities – It’s protocol to tip our local guides, drivers, rangers, boat crews, assistant porters, lodge staff, waitstaff and other ground services. $90 will be billed to your final payment invoice. We divide into small groups of 6 to 7 people. For your daily game drives with your own personal ranger. Please tip $5 to $10 per day pp directly to him. Your GTL will advise. Bring an envelope of 60 to 70 USD to draw from.

Tipping on own – If service is stellar, feel free to give more directly.  All we tourists leave behind is our reputation. I carry a stash of US ones in an envelope to draw from as needed. Porters – AFSers roll bags to their room.  If you use a porter, please tip.  For group lunches or dinners included, please leave $2 for waitstaff!

Websites –  please go to these to learn! www.southafricatourism.com, www.zambiatourism.com  www.krugershalati.coom  https://victoriafallstourism.org/  , https://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/explore/chobe,

Communication– Internet is available throughout. With smartphones, be sure to check with your provider for rates and coverage for international phone plans before departure. Data Roaming rates can be expensive. To reach home – Texting, iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook messaging when using WIFI. Be cautious using public Wi-Fi without using VPN. Without VPN never open attachments or view financial or personal accounts on the Internet while abroad.  Phone calls, text messages, and data usage of all kinds, it is crucial to understand that, unless you are connected to Wi-Fi, every use of your phone incurs a data toll. That means that viewing and downloading email, browsing the web, viewing social media, and mapping all incur data charges, as do applications that we sometimes assume to be “free,” such as Skype and WhatsApp. Unless you are connected to Wi-Fi, however, WhatsApp is using cellular data, so you are getting charged at your provider’s international roaming data rate.  Facebook Messenger Phone is an easy free way to make calls.

Retail Therapy – fabulous handicrafts – African tribal art, masks, beadwork to gold jewelry in each country. Bargain all. AFS tip – save all your shopping until departure at JNB airport. You can get all at the store called Out of Africa and they can ship to USA.

Accommodations –– Our itinerary has links to hotel.  Note that hotels can change, but it’s rare.

Optional –  you’ll have the option to choose many different activities and Victoria Falls.   Details later.

Leisure Time –  For your free time, it’s best to arrive and ask our local expert guides for suggestions.  We notice many newer clients pre-plan many activities on the AFS trip well before they arrive, often with disappointing results.  Our daily itineraries are pretty full, but there will be some free time. Expert travelers revel in the element of surprise in a new destination and allow the wind to blow them where it will. Use Google Maps on your phone to find everything nearby.

For free day Vic Falls – AFS there’s love Devils Pool photo op on Livingstone island (only October to January), Flights of angels helicopter or micro flights, canoeing Zambezi river, Makuni Big 5 Tours Lion or Cheetah walk in Zambia, bridge bungee jump and gorge swing, white water rafting class five and more.

Amending tour pre-or post-trip. We honor your independent spirit but encourage you to extend more days at the trip’s end when you’re acclimated well to the destination.  If you add another country, we often see many AFSers on Facebook urging others to join them what do you consider the cost of tours, transport, hotels, etc.  Stopovers are great to add, but understand AFS has no responsibility for the quality of your trip.

Private Facebook Group Page  –  The benefit of the Private FB Group Page is that you have an opportunity to introduce yourself to your fellow travelers before departure and share trip photos during and after the tour.  The link can be found in your Wetravel welcome letter after your initial deposit.  (We found that some never read the Trip Tips jumping right to the Private FB Group Page assuming they will get all trip info needed. Often, they only receive rumors or misinformation. All important information is ALWAYS emailed to each participant and posted in Trip Tips under UPDATES. Nobody misses a thing.)

Emergency Contact – AFS phone or text 770-432-8225, or email us at https://afstravelers.com/contact-us/    More contacts will be provided with your Final Docs email 2 to 3 weeks before departure. Your guide can handle a call home for a true emergency. Do not expect to use your trip leader’s cell phone; you’ll need to use your own.

Cancellation Penalty –  At booking, we sent you our terms and conditions. Click here for our Terms & Conditions   . Briefly, on land packages, we’ll refund your deposit less than $155 until 45 days prior to the trip’s final payment due date.   Any cancellation after this date will result in full forfeiture of your deposit. AFS reserves the right to resell or otherwise use the canceled space at our discretion.

Travel Insurance– While travel insurance is optional, in today’s world, we highly encourage you to get standard coverage to cover trip interruption and cancellation.  The best source for all is www.insuremytrip.com.   CFAR or cancel for any reason covers Covid but is expensive.  Note that no company covers for fear.

Preexisting conditions – If you would like the security of travel insurance and have a pre-existing condition (elderly parent, medical, etc.), you must purchase insurance within 15 days from your initial trip deposit in order to assure full coverage.  The trip cost can be amended or adjusted as needed after your initial purchase (eg. like adding an air ticket cost later). You can buy travel insurance at any time, just know that there may be some possible limitations if purchased outside the 15 day period.  We like TravelSafe, Allianz or Seven Corners.

Travel Psychology 101  – Prepare for your departure joyfully with no contempt before investigation upon arrival. Please understand that with travel, things are not like at home and changes may occur. Great trips work best for those with an open mind, flexible attitude and adventuresome spirit.  If changes occur, embrace them with serendipity. Who knows?… The unexpected may prove to be a better experience.  Adapt and go with the flow with a laid-back attitude.  Be spontaneous. Be tolerant of foreign cultures in respecting their centuries of traditions. Embrace the differences. Be curious, not shy. Smile – locals will sense your energy of kindness and kindness always begets kindness.  Our common goal is to experience different cultures, make new friends, get great photos, have large fun, and return home safely with memories worthy of recollection.

The best spirit of an Explorer requires the openness of a child – Suzy

“When traveling, remember that a foreign country isn’t designed to make you comfortable.  It’s designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clinton Fadiman

Please note that AFS is non-partisan – With our homogeneous groups, we all want to focus on the common denominator – our love of travel.  In today’s divisive world, we suggest members not discuss politics and if you must, please practice my rule of TOK:  Tolerance, Open-mindedness and Kindness.

Please be advised that the operation of some tours may need to be rearranged or modified to suit local conditions, but all activities stated will be included.  We are here for you to address any questions about your trip. In time, we believe travel will begin to normalize with less rules and we appreciate your cooperation until then.  Now more than ever before, travelers value the privilege of travel to explore our world. You’ve been waiting so long, it’s time for recess!

(2024)  “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa. For he has so much to look forward to.”
“Africa changes you forever, like nowhere else. How can you describe its magic? How can you explain the fascination of the past and noble dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths? How are experiences here in a way no other place can? Maybe it’s because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind. The happiest years of my life were spent here.” Paul Theroux

Studies reveal the most meaningful and memorable journeys always end in the same place – Africa! You go for the animals but you remember the people most. Our AFS “Afriholics” get hooked for life.  Some travelers who’ve never been to Africa think a safari is non-stop action. Behold the stunning boredom! The fact is there’s a lot of glorious downtime between early morning and evening game drives. Time in the bush is like entering a remnant of an earlier era. Everything slows down. Shade seeking lions flop over like house cats, zebras stand still as statues, leopards drape over branches to sleep. All game rests. With them, we engage in a communion of laziness. We relax. We observe.

Wildlife Encounters – All animals are wild and you are prey. Respect proximity. Wild animals are totally unpredictable. If you ever encounter a predator in the bush-never run! You will always be the slowest. Animals may roam into lodge camp. Never deviate off path or walk alone at night. Guards will escort you. Never walk near a riverbank or swim in lakes. Hippos hide well.

Game Drives – You will be divided into groups of 4-6 per safari vehicle. Do not interfere with or direct your expert rangers – guide who lived there. He’s far more than a driver with years of experience and intense certifications. Your safety is their number one concern. They can spot everything from ground to sky. Suggested tip is $5 per game drive. If several days of drives, wait until the end. Give direct to your ranger in US dollars, newer bills not torn.

Animal sightings are not guaranteed. AFS past groups have been extremely successful on all. Over 3 decades, we never had a bad safari. Big cats are usually present, but leopards and cheetahs tend to hide. Don’t just search out the big mammals. You’ll miss the marvels of small creatures like badgers to bushbabies and spectacular birdlife.

Photography– Rather than hauling big lenses, small digital cameras get incredible shots nowadays. Edit/delete each night. On drives, keep camera in the bag to protect it from dust and sun. Don’t forget extra batteries! Best light on safaris is 6 to 10 AM and 4 to 6 PM. Rangers will assist with the best vantage points. There is usually a pair of binoculars to share in jeep. Always get consent before photographing local people.  On return home, share your pics on AFS private Facebook page. (I have over 8000 photos of elephants and lions. Please take human photos as well as wildlife. Better yet, take photos AFS humans with the wildlife.)

Expert Africa Packing: Suitcases are stowed in our 6 to 7 safari vehicles or jeeps. New hard cases don’t fit.  Bring only soft-sided luggage or duffels are best.  If we use small charter aircraft deep into bush like Botswana, I’ll advise strict weight restrictions for both bag and carry-on. Pack light and wear the same clothes more than once. Laundry is always available.

Neutral color clothing (no bright colors or fragrances to alarm animals.) Light cotton shorts and T-shirts by day. Jeans/pants with a long sleeve top at night. Early-morning drives always cold-bring warm jacket, fleece or sweater. Smart outfit for evening functions.  Hat with a brim for sun protection and chinstrap for drives. Bring a simple light day pack on drives. Sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent with DEET, swimsuit, adapter plugs, mini flashlight, toiletries.

Lodges or Camps – All first-class properties or “glamping” style tents. All food and water is purified.  Tap water – Cover bathroom sink with a washcloth as a reminder not to use. Bottled water in the rooms and always available daily. Hydrate! African air is dry and sun is strong. Know that massages at the lodges are usually subpar. Save your spa visits for Europe, Asia and cruises.  Lodges have a staff tip box. $5 to $10 is generous to give and will be shared with all staff.  Ask reception for charging station to plug-in phones, cameras and tablets.

Be mindful of everything around you, not just the Big 5. I’m a primate girl myself. In times gone by European hunters used to search out for the most difficult animals to hunt in Africa which led Safari club supreme a list of five key animals that were challenged to shoot. These were considered difficult for a number of reasons, including ferocity, visibility, and elusiveness.

Lions really are the kings of the savanna and are at the top of the food chain. As such, they need no introduction. Lions are widespread throughout southern and eastern Africa and you’ll have a good chance of seeing them in most safari locations.

Black Rhino now critically endangered, the black rhino is not actually black, but more off-white. Despite its huge bulk and dangerous reputation, rhinos are herbivores who would rather graze on some grass than attack a person. There are a few rhinos left in a wild due to large increase in poachers hunting them for their horns.

Leopards are nocturnal and secretive, making them the most difficult number of the Big 5 to actually spot. When you do see one, chances are it will be lounging in a tree at sunset having just eaten dinner.

African Elephants as most people know are large thick-skinned herbivores. Elephants are numerous in Africa but nevertheless can be hard to spot in some areas due to their ability to hide in the bush and long grasses. Despite being widespread, elephants face a growing threat from poachers who hunt them for their ivory.

Cape Buffalo considered by many to be the most dangerous of the big five, reportedly causing the most hunter deaths, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.

Meds – Since 1989, we never had travel diseases with our travelers. But we do advise you discuss your trip with your doctor or healthcare provider. After that, any specific questions you have, text your name to 770-432-8225 and we will call you back.  Some clients go to CDC website which prepares all for the worst and creates unnecessary fear. We only stay in fine properties with clean food and water. We do not use needles, swim in rivers, work with the sick or have sex with locals.  I don’t want you to over immunize yourself sick, spending hundreds for unnecessary dollars. Over 2 decades selling Africa and South America, no AFS client has ever contracted any disease. Ultimately, it’s your decision on what’s best for you.

About Anti-malaria drugs
This is a common question from our travelers to parts of Africa and So. America. It is a serious disease that can happen when being bitten by an infected female mosquito. However, it’s extremely rare. While locals, tourism staff and guides there do not take pills, many travelers prefer to play it safe with either weekly or daily pills which starts a week before your arrival.  In the US, we are limited to only 3 choices; Malarone, Doxycycline or Atovaquone (Larium). Malarone can be costly, but now there’s a generic. Wal-Mart or Kroger have best prices. See your doctor for a prescription. Sometimes one only needs a strong DEET repellent (roll-on best) and wearing pants and long sleeves at dusk.

Yellow Fever – each country differs and rules change constantly. You may need to get a yellow fever shot if you are traveling from one African country to another. Check your rules. These vaccines found at local health departments are nearly impossible now to get in the USA. If you are over age 60, they won’t give you the shot. Get a doctor’s note. If you can obtain the yellow fever vaccine, bring the yellow card which is proof with you. A change made recently if you have an old yellow fever card it’s good forever.

Travelers’ diarrhea can happen anywhere outside USA. It can be caused from the stress of travel, different diets and water that is contaminated. However, all lodge meals are hygienic clean meals. (Cause of infection may be a virus, parasitic or bacterial, so don’t think Cipro is a cure-all.) You all know not to drink untreated tap water, use ice cubes, or brush your teeth with it.  Guides will remind. you, though few get sick in Africa.  If you get sick, rehydrate with oral rehydration salts, take Imodium or Lomatil. If it doesn’t pass in a week, see doctor. Don’t reach for ‘’stoppers’’ right away. Allow toxins to pass. Fluids are essential.

Things for Children – Bring anything as all we be used. Think Dollar Store or Target. Some stores will even donate. (Get creative. (I bring hair scrunchies and mirrors for girls and balloons for kids.). In poor places, school supplies can be useless with no paper to draw on. They need shoes, socks, clothes etc. They love caps, toys and inflatable balls. You can always donate cash to the headmaster or visit Packwithapurpose.com to see who needs what in each country.