15 Day Southern Africa Adventure (Johannesburg to Johannesburg)

Camping
Small Group

Tour Details

Tour Style Camping Small Group
Length 15 days
Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size 18 - 22 max
Age Range 18 - 39 Years
Tour SKU CAS2601
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What You'll Experience

  • Johannesburg
  • Maun
  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Matobo National Park
  • Tshipise
  • Kruger National Park

Why You'll Love this Tour

With our rugged overland vehicles, you will be able to view the wildness of South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe like no other. In addition to seeing traditional dancing and tracking rhinos on foot in Zimbabwe's Matobo National Park, you will also have the opportunity to take photos of the "big five" in South Africa's Kruger National Park, all of which are situated within minutes of the stunning scenery of the Okavango Delta. It is not just a taste of Africa that you will experience during this short tour; it will include a full-course African meal as well

Tour Price

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Included

  • Meals - 13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Accommodation - 11 nights participation camping, 1 night basic bush camp, 2 nights Simple hotel (single or twin-share)
  • Transport - Overland Adventure Vehicle, 4x4 safari vehicle, Walking, Mokoro
  • Services of 2 crew
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary Drive
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
  • Chobe National Park
  • Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch
  • Matobo National Park Guided Rhino Walk, Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Greater Kruger Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in Tour Price

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary Drive
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
  • Chobe National Park
  • Lusumpuko Women's Club Lunch
  • Matobo National Park Guided Rhino Walk, Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Greater Kruger Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing


Other Activities

Johannesburg

  • Apartheid Museum (100 ZAR per person)
Soweto
  • Soweto Tour (1100-1650 ZAR per person)
Maun
  • Okavango Delta Flight
Botswana
  • Chobe River Sunset Cruise
  • Chobe National Park Safari Drive
Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls Visit (30 USD per person)
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
  • Zambezi Bungee Jump (160USD per person)
  • Bridge Swing over the Zambezi (168USD per person)
  • Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride 15min
  • Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride - 25min
  • Victoria Falls Whitewater Rafting (130 USD per person)
  • Zipline over the Zambezi
  • Princess Laundry Service
  • Full Day Excursion to Chobe National Park

Tshipise

  • Hot Springs Soak

Kruger National Park

  • Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive - Full day 6h-7h (800 ZAR per person)
Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense 

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg, South Africa

You are welcome to arrive at any time.

Let’s spend the first night of your trip together in Johannesburg getting to know each other. You may choose to drink an Amarula cocktail at the hotel’s bar following your welcome meeting, or you may choose to go to Emperors Palace, which includes an array of restaurants and bars. During this adventure, you will have the opportunity to sit back, relax, eat some grub, sip a cocktail, and get to know your fellow travel buddies.

Accommodation: Airport Game Lodge (or similar)
Optional Activities: Apartheid Museum, Soweto Tour

Day 2 : Johannesburg – Serowe, Botswana

As you and your group cross the border into Botswana, you can check another country off your travel list. It will certainly be a long day of driving today, but use the time to talk to your group, swap stories, and observe the landscape change from the desolate scenery of the central-eastern part of Botswana to the wild bush within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. It is here that the group will set up camp, enjoy one another’s company around a fire, and fall asleep peacefully.

In today’s travels, we will pass through a very desolate area of central-eastern Botswana. At the end of the day, we will camp within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a unique community-based wildlife conservation initiative in Botswana.

Accommodation: Khama Rhino Sanctuary Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Johannesburg – Groblersbrug – Martins Drift – Serowe
Distance: 570 km

Day 3 : Serowe – Maun, Botswana

You did not expect the group would depart before taking part in a wildlife drive through the Khama Sanctuary, did you? Fortunately, there is no chance of this happening. Discover some wildlife in an open-air vehicle with a guide.

The land outside your window becomes more fertile as you approach the Okavango Delta as you jump in the overland vehicle and continue on to Maun. Scroll through your camera roll and check those pictures while the land outside your window becomes more fertile as you approach the area of the Okavango Delta. Taking a scenic flight over the delta is a great way to get your heart thumping like the beat of African drums after a long day of travel.

Accommodation: Sedia Riverside Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlight: Khama Rhino Sanctuary Drive
Optional Activities: Okavango Delta Flight
Route: Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Serowe  – Maun
Distance: 524 km

Day 4 : Maun – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Our day is going to be busy, but fun, and we wish we were going on this epic adventure with you.

Your morning will begin with the sound and smell of the bush around you, followed by a wildlife walk. The advantage of being on foot is that you will gain a much deeper understanding of the movements of the animals as well as their behavior on a much more intimate level.

On the way to our basic bush camp for the evening (get ready to completely unplug), we will embark on an exciting excursion deep into the Okavango delta in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). Enjoy a sundowner around the campfire, sing along with the locals, and unwind at camp.

NB: We will leave our large luggage with the overland vehicle for this overnight excursion. It should be noted that there are no showers or running water available for toilets. Be sure to bring along five liters of water for drinking and cleaning.

Accommodation: Okavango Delta Camping (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Excursion
Route: Maun – Okavango Delta

Day 5: Okavango Delta – Gweta, Botswana

It is no secret that Africa is home to some of the most beautiful sunrises in the world, and today (if the weather is just right) you will get to experience those almost too vibrant colors that we all picture when we picture going on safari to Africa. As you ride out of the Okavango Delta, tip your heads back, take a deep breath, and feel the mokoro cut through the crystal clear channels. After freshening up in Maun (showers everyone!) the group will embark in the overland vehicle to Gweta, where they will camp under massive baobab trees.

You can cool off in the pool if you need to during your stay at the campsite tonight with the towering baobab trees surrounding the campsite.

Accommodation: Planet Baobab (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route:  Okavango Delta – Maun – Gweta
Distance: 240 km

Day 6: Gweta – Kasane, Botswana

Explore Chobe National Park on a river cruise from Kasane, where you will find the largest elephant population in southern Africa.

The rains bring life to the pans, awakening dormant fish and aquatic shrimp from their slumber. Grasslands surrounding the site are also teeming with life and are home to a large number of antelope that are preyed upon by a variety of predators. The best way to take in the scenery is by keeping your eyes focused on the passing world and then rewarding yourself with a toast as you camp under a great big African sky.

Our journey today takes us to Chobe National Park, which hosts the largest population of elephants in southern Africa. There is no better way to appreciate one of Botswana’s national parks and the thousands of elephants, crocodiles, and hippos that can be viewed from a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Travel agents can assist you in pre-booking this service. A safari drive in an open vehicle may be another option for those who wish to see lions, antelope, and, of course, elephants.

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris Camping (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlight: Chobe National Park
Optional Activities: Chobe River Sunset Cruise, Chobe National Park Safari Drive
Route: Gweta – Kasane
Distance: 420km

Day 7: Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Get your seat belts buckled and cross the border from Botswana to Zimbabwe, the home of the magnificent Victoria Falls. After all that driving, you are bound to be hungry, and we have a treat in store for you today! In the afternoon, the group will have a traditional lunch at the Lusumpuko Women’s Club. The mist in the air will greet you as you enter Victoria Falls with a full belly and even more full hearts.

Discover one of the world’s largest waterfalls up close. Those seeking adventure may wish to consider going whitewater rafting, taking a scenic helicopter flight over the falls (epic selfies anyone?) or taking the plunge by bungee jumping while viewing Victoria Falls.

Choose to prebook the Chobe National Park Safari Drive and explore the park early in the morning before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and continuing on to the town of Victoria Falls. Experience the awesome Victoria Falls up close (and get wet from the spray), or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight).

NB: You will be staying in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT in Livingstone (Zambia). It is important that you obtain the necessary visa.

Accommodation: Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlight: Lusumpuko Women’s Club Lunch
Optional Activities: Zambezi River Sunset Cruise, Victoria Falls Visit, Chobe National Park Safari Drive
Route: Kasane – Kazungula – Victoria Falls
Distance: 85 km

Day 8: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Take advantage of this free day at Victoria Falls to get up close and personal with one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Enjoy the strong splash of water on the observation deck, listen to tons of water thundering in over the edge of the falls in the distance and make your day as relaxing or thrilling as you wish.

If you are seeking adventure, we recommend whitewater rafting, scenic helicopter flights over Victoria Falls (epic selfies anyone?) or bungee jumping with Victoria Falls in sight.

Accommodation: Explorers Village Camping (or similar)
Optional Activities: Victoria Falls Visit 30USD per person, Zambezi Bungee Jump 160USD per person, Zipline over the Zambezi 47USD per person, Bridge Swing over the Zambezi 168USD per person, Zambezi River Sunset Cruise, Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride – 15min, Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride – 25min, Victoria Falls Whitewater Rafting 4h-7h 130USD per person, Full Day Excursion to Chobe National Park, Princess Laundry Service 10USD per person

Day 9: Victoria Falls – Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Early in the morning, wake up to the sound of Victoria Falls thundering in the distance before departing on the long, but scenic drive to Matobo National Park. Consider taking this time to enjoy the scenery, get to know your group better, and consider what you hope to gain from the excursion.

Accommodation: African Wanderer Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Victoria Falls – Matobo National Park
Distance: 475 km

Day 10: Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Today we explore this small park from the seat of an open wildlife safari vehicle and see the stunning wildlife, which calls this small park home, as the vehicle bumps along past huge granite masses shaped by time and the elements.

Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe offers huge granite masses, land that has been walked on for forty thousand years, and peaceful silence that will make you question why you would ever want to return to the modern world.

Accommodation: African Wanderer Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Guided Rhino Walk, Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
Route: Matobo National Park – Bulawayo

Day 11: Matobo National Park – Tshipise, South Africa

A new day brings a new slice of adventure! Take advantage of the day to get to know the people in your group. Take backseat selfies, share travel stories, and enjoy the African scenery as you cross the border into South Africa. During the evening, relax in the mineral pool at our campsite, tip your head toward the sky, and bask in the warm water.

Accommodation: Tshipise Forever Resort (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Hot Springs Soak
Route: Matobo National Park – Tshipise
Distance: 600 km

Day 12: Tshipise – Kruger National Park, South Africa

You have arrived in wildlife country. There is something special about Kruger National Park that will make you want to return to it over and over again. Approximately 5 million acres make this park one of the best places in Africa to view wild animals, so prepare for an exciting adventure… (but you already knew that!) Grab your camera and make your ultimate African safari fantasy a reality.

On a full-day wildlife safari drive, you will be able to see lions, elephants, and many other animals. Word of advice? Don’t forget that the animals are not the only thing that matters. Besides giant baobabs, fever trees, and marula trees, this sanctuary is home to many other species of plants. Enjoy prime viewing locations such as Hippo Pool, Kruger Tablets, and Red Rocks as you enjoy the natural surroundings.

Accommodation: Satara Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive
Route: Tshipise – Kruger National Park

Day 13: Kruger National Park – Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

There is no way to describe in words the beauty of the National Parks of South Africa which was only glimpsed yesterday. Today you will be taking another wildlife safari drive in the Kruger National Park. (Upgrade alert! A 4×4 safari vehicle is available as an alternative.)

Take a look at the sky today and try to locate everything that you did not have time to locate yesterday. As the night settles around you, fill your bellies with a traditional dinner together. Following dinner, grab a partner and work up a sweat with some local dancing.

Accommodation: Aan De Vliet Holiday Resort (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive, Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing
Optional Activities: Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive – Full day – 800ZAR per person
Route: Kruger National Park – Hazyview
Distance: 200km

Day 14: Greater Kruger Area – Johannesburg, South Africa

You may be leaving the bush behind today, but the memories will last a lifetime. Therefore, don’t despair, rather look forward with excitement as you return to Johannesburg, South Africa’s most important economic center.

Accommodation: Airport Game Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Route: Hazyview – Johannesburg
Distance: 407 km

Day 15: Johannesburg, South Africa

Your tour comes to an end today.

Alas, it is time to return home, but not before paying some attention to “Jozi”! You may wish to extend your stay in this vibrant, up-and-coming South African city for a few days. Discover the history of Johannesburg by exploring museums such as the Apartheid Museum and historic properties such as the Mandela House. Take advantage of the city’s trendy neighbourhoods such as Melville for food, music, and art and allow yourself to unwind and relax before returning home.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

FROM

Original price was: R48,199.Current price is: R38,559.

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced ZAR 45899 - ZAR 51599 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. confirm with your consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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