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11 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland

R10,395

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 390

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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Max 26-30
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older

11 Day Budget Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland through Zimbabwe. Don't miss out on this unique route.

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

10% discount for ISIC cardholders

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Victoria Falls

From Johannesburg, this varied 11 day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls through Botswana overland trip heads to South Africa's most famous national park, Kruger, where we go in search of the “Big Five” and many other animals. We stop to admire the natural splendour of the Blyde River Canyon before crossing into Botswana on the way to explore the wilderness of the Okavango Delta and beauty that is the Chobe National Park made famous by its masses of hippos and elephants. We end our trip at the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world, where there are a number of optional adventure activities to choose from.

Highlights

 

Included

  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Registered Guides
  • Transport Per Itinerary
  • Kruger National Park
  • Kruger Night Game Drive
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Chobe National Park
  • Chobe Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Taxes
  • Departure Transfer
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visas
  • 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
  • Pillow
  • Meals (unless otherwise stated)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Personal Items

SKU: CAS0904
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Johannesburg to Nkambeni Camp, Kruger National Park

Departing from the City of Gold, Johannesburg, we make our way to the Lowveld and Umvubu camp located on the border of the renowned Kruger National Park. En route we pass through the southern portion of the scenic Panorama Route – well-known for its incredible views. Our camp for the following two evenings is a brief distance from the Kruger’s Numbi Gate and has some fascinating local inhabitants including hippo, giraffe, zebra and impala. We spend a peaceful evening around the sparkling campfire before making our way into the Park for our game drive the next day.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Nkambeni Camp

Included Activity : Kruger National Park night game drive

Nkambeni Tented Lodge

 

Day 2

Nkambeni Camp, Kruger National Park

We spend today exploring the magnificent Kruger National Park. Extending over 19 485 square kilometres, this conservation region is home to over 146 mammals, 500 birds, 114 reptiles, 33 amphibians and 49 fish species. 23,000 various kinds of plants have been documented, so the park is a variable feast for the eyes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Nkambeni Camp

Included Activity: Game Drives

Day 3

Nkambeni Camp to Polokwane, South Africa

Today we depart from the Lowveld and travel a lengthy, picturesque journey to Polokwane. En route we make a stop-off at some of the finest vistas in South Africa, including the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. The numerous viewpoints provide fantastic photographic opportunities. The capital of Limpopo, Polokwane, is the biggest metropolitan complex in the north and a primary economic hub. It’s close distance to the adjacent countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, as well as its convenient proximity from the Kruger National Park and Magoebaskloof, makes Polokwane the ideal getaway and a fantastic destination in itself. We set up camp on the dense green grasses of our campsite situated outside of the city before indulging in a relaxing swim in the pool.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Blyde River Canyon

 

Day 4

Blydepoort to Palapye, South Africa

Following a swift restock of our supplies, we travel a lengthy distance to the tiny town of Palapye, located midway between Francistown and the capital of Botswana, Gaborone. This well-known ‘stopover’ town for those on their way to South Africa is famous for the Morupele Colliery coal mines which provide energy to the Morupele Power Station, the main domestic source of electricity in Botswana.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5

Palapye to Maun, Botswana

Maun is the area from which we leave for our adventure into the Delta. This evening we prepare ourselves for this 2 night optional expedition. Your guide will brief you on what to expect on your excursion to the Delta. We recommend having a smaller backpack to pack in all the supplies needed for this trip.

The Delta is a massive expanse of water that has journeyed from the highlands of Angola and spread out to create the world’s biggest inland delta, and the only one of its kind. Peppered with tropical islands, the Delta is famous for its spectacular diversity of bird species and wildlife

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - 7

Maun to Okavango Delta to Maun, Botswana

We awake early to depart from Maun and travel north to arrive at the mokoro (traditional dug-out canoes) poler’s station. The Delta area is dotted with various local villages where life is lived in a traditional manner. Some of the villages are extremely isolated and can only be reached by means of mokoros. At the Mokoro station we are introduced to our polers who navigate our canoes through the narrow waterways. We locate a place in which to camp for the evening, situated in the heart of the Okavango. For those not opting to partake in the Delta excursion, spend your following two days at the charming campsite unwinding near the pool or competing in a game of volleyball. There is also a crocodile farm close by that opens its feeding times for visitors.

On day 7, we have one last chance for a game walk before heading back to Maun. Following a lovely ride in a mokoro, we reach Maun at midday and have the opportunity to appreciate the full magnitude of the Delta by means of an optional scenic flight from above the Okavango(dependent on weather conditions & availability).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Overight Delta Excursion

Day 8

Maun to Nata Region, South Africa

Departing from the picturesque part of Botswana, we make our way to our next campsite for the evening, Elephant Sands. An optional game drive or bush walk can be taken on arrival at the campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Game Drive / Bush Walk

Day 9

Nata Region to Chobe National Park, Botswana

Today we make our way to Kasane where we set up for camp on the Chobe Riverbanks. The Chobe River creates a divider between Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Chobe is one of the finest game parks in Botswana, famous for its enormous herds of elephant. Elephant, hippo and various birds can be spotted from our campsite whilst we enjoy another gorgeous African sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Boat cruise on the Chobe River

Day 10

Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This morning we make our way to Victoria Falls. The town of Victoria Falls, named after the renowned World Heritage site, as well as the water falls, is located on the Zambezi River and is enclosed by the Victoria Falls National Park. Conveniently located in the centre of town, our campsite is within walking distance to the adventure activity booking agents as well as numerous restaurants and shops. A twenty minute stroll along the main road will bring you to the access point to view the mighty falls which are located between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Known as Mosi o Tunya or ‘the smoke that thunders’, Victoria Falls was named by David Livingstone who discovered them during his adventurous explorations. It was once one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World at 1700 metres wide and approximately 100 metres high, making it the world’s biggest sheet of falling water as well as a truly unforgettable African sight.

Following our activities briefing, we spend our afternoon unwinding at the campsite’s pool, viewing the majestic Victoria Falls or simply exploring the variety of gorgeous sights and delights of the town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Included: Entrance to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Tours

 

Day 11

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Following breakfast, you can exchange addresses with your fellow travellers and the tour comes to an end here. We highly recommend to book additional days after your trip to participate in the optional activities available at the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Optional Excursions include: Riding on elephants and horses, walking with tame lion cubs, a tour of the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and even a game or two of golf at The Elephant Hills Resort. Adrenalin junkies have the opportunity to bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge that connects Zimbabwe and Zambia, or to abseil down the Batoka Gorge. Throughout the year, adventurers are welcome to flights in fixed wings, microlights and ultra-light aircrafts or helicopters that give us an opportunity to experience an aerial view over the majestic falls. First class white water rafting on the Zambezi is also available as well as ‘floats’ where we will have a chance to marvel at the incredible cliffs and spot animals roaming on the riverbanks.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Activities

Included in Local Payment

  • This tour includes a Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
  • Kruger National Park
  • Kruger Night Game Drive
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Chobe National Park
  • Chobe Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls Entrance


Other Activities

South Africa

  • Johannesburg City Tour (pre-trip) 80 US$
  • Soweto Tour - Joburg/ Pretoria (pre-trip) from 80 US$
Botswana
  • Okavango Delta Excursion 175 US$
  • Okavango Delta Scenic Flight 100 US$
  • Chobe National Park Game Drive 70 US$
Zimbabwe Please ensure that you pay for activities in Victoria Falls with US$ CASH
  • Trip T-Shirt 25 US$
Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting-Full Day 140 US$
  • River Boarding combo Raft & Board 180 US$
  • Canoeing on the Zambezi 140 US$
  • Half Day Adrenaline - George Swing, ZipLine & Flying Fox 150 US$
  • Bungee Jump (111m) 150 US$
  • Tandem Bungee Jump 180 US$
  • Elephant Back Safari 150 US$
  • Walk with Lions 140 US$
  • Micro Light over the Falls-15mins 170 US$
  • Micro Light over the Falls-25mins 300 US$
  • Helicopter Flight over the Falls 12 mins 155 US$
  • Helicopter Flight over the Falls 19 – 25 mins 265 US$
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise 50 US$
  • Horse Safaris - 2Hr Novice / 3Hr Experienced 80 US$ / 110 US$

 

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Price

R10,395

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 390





R10,395

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 390

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