10 Day Vic Falls And Botswana Camping Safari

From $ 1150

DURATION:

10 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

ENDING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

TOUR TYPE:

Budget Safari

TOUR CODE:

AADVB10

Victoria Falls Africa

This 10 day Camping Safari departs and finishes in Johannesburg. The small or private groups offer a uniquely personalized experience.

Day one sees you head across the South African border into Botswana and towards Gweta and the Nwetwe Salt Pan. Next up is Kasane, a small town that not only sits inside the Chobe National Park, but is also part of the "4 corners of Africa"  where Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia meet. Due to this unique location you will be based here for a few days while exploring Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park. From Kasane we head back down South towards Elephant Sands for our next stop before continuing  back into South Africa and heading to the famous Pilanesberg National Park for some more safari action.

Make sure not to miss out on this excellent camping adventure. Book Now!

10 Day Vic Falls And Botswana Camping Safari

Day 01: Johannesburg to Kwa Nokeng  (Kwa Nokeng or similar) 420km

Collection at around 7:30 in the morning from your Hotel to make time for departure out of Johannesburg. We stop on route to Martins Drift border post to Botswana to purchase a few refreshments for the road.

Please ensure that you have all the correct Visa requirements and that your passport is valid for entry to Botswana. Please note that re-entry Visa’s are required for this Safari.

We arrive mid to late afternoon at our first stop over where we can relax at the pool and set in for our first “braai”
Please note: Ensure that you have exchanged your currency into Pula for Botswana and US Dollars for Zimbabwe.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 02: Kwa Nokeng – Gweta  (Gweta Camp) 560km

The route today takes us north through the Kalahari to a small town on the outskirts of the Makgadikgadi National Park and the Nwetwe Pan. A light lunch is served on route before arriving at the Gweta Lodge.

Enjoy a cold swim before settling into our camp for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Gweta  (Gweta Camp)

Nwetwe Pan is 36km south of our camp. We depart early morning in open sided game drive vehicles and make our way with pack lunches to the pan. On the way the guide will stop at Hugo’s Baobab and other cultural hot spots so guests can gain the full experience of the day.

On arrival at the edge of the pans guests will either stay in the vehicle and be driven onto the vast expanse of salt pan to the lunch spot or they will hop onto quad bikes (extra cost) and experience a once-in-a-lifetime ride of fun! Lunch is served in the middle of the Ntwetwe Pan.

Once lunch is finished guests will return to Gweta Lodge. The whole trip runs from 10h00 until 15h00/16h00 depending on the weather. Drinks are excluded.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Gweta – Kasane  (Thebe River Camp) 410km

A short distance back to Nata early morning where we head north towards Kasane. Driving through the forests en route to Kasane, there is a very good chance in sighting Elephant and on special occasions, Wild Dogs.

Our camp is situated on the Chobe river in Kasane where we arrive mid day. Time permitting, hop on the late afternoon river cruise heading up-stream where we will see herds of Elephant, Buffalo and perhaps Hippo and crocodile. (Own Cost).

Optional Activity:
• Chobe sunset River Cruise (Time Permitting and on Own Cost)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Kasane – Vic Falls – Kasane  (Thebe River Camp) (180km)

Due to a border crossing procedures at Kazangula, we depart early morning to get the maximum time available to Victoria Falls.

A full day in Vic Falls will reward you with a variety of activities available for the day. This will include a visit to the falls, bungi jumping off the bridge to Zambia which is 111m, helicopter rides, Bridge swings. *Please note that all activities are on own cost.
Optional Activities:
• Bungi Jump
• Bridge Swing
• Helicopter Ride
• River Rafting

Late afternoon departure back to our camp in Kasane – Botswana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 06: Kasane – Chobe National Park – Kasane  (Thebe River Camp)

A morning opens sided game drive in the Chobe National Park. Sighting of Elephants, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion and perhaps even the Wild Dog.

After lunch and a relaxing afternoon at the pool, participate in a sunset river cruise where it is common to spot herds of Elephant and Buffalo as well as Kudu, Sable, Bushbuck and Hippo on the river edges.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Kasane – Elephant Sands  (Elephant Sands) 260km

We bid farewell this morning to our new friends in Kasane and head back south towards Nata. Once again driving through the forests in the event we might spot more Elephants alongside the road.

Arriving late afternoon at Elephants Sands, we soak in the sights of African Wildlife congregating at the waterhole while we update our Diaries or blog detailing the last couple of day’s events.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Elephant Sands – Camp Itumela  420km

Heading further south, we arrive early afternoon at Goo-Moremi Gorge to participate in a 2-hour hike where the Cape Vulture breed on the outcrops of ancestral waterfalls.

The waterfall pools are said to be reserved for the ancestors and so swimming is not allowed.

Arriving late afternoon at our camp, we set up for the evening and relax under the stars after a long day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Camp Itumela – Pilansberg  450km

An early morning starts today for border formalities back into South Africa where we head south towards the Pilansberg National Park.

Arriving mid afternoon and in time for a quick game drive or a relaxed swim and a cold drink before our last “Braai” of the safari

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Pilansberg – Johannesburg 250km

The morning is relaxed as we pack up our camp and drive our last Game drive before heading back to Johannesburg. Time permitting, we stop over at own cost at the Hartebeestpoort Dam Cable Way.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important Information

On every safari to Southern Africa, it is essential to know what to pack and that you pack the correct gear so as to avoid any mishaps while on tour. Below is a guideline to some of the basic requirements.

Please remember to NOT pack your gear into hard cover suitcases as this is difficult to carry around and could get damaged. It’s also very important to limit your luggage to the below weight limits.

Your Luggage should consist of:
• One large kit bag.
• No hard suitcases (max. weight =20 kg (44 lbs)).
• One item of hand luggage (e.g. a small backpack).

Personal Equipment For Luxury Safaris To Southern Africa:
• Passport (must be valid at least another 6 months from date of entry.)
• Warm Sleeping Bag. (Camping Safaris)
• Torch with spare batteries and globes
• Hat/Cap
• Warm Jacket
• Swimming Costume
• Natural Clothing (i.e. No bright colors)
• A pair of light weight long pants and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (to use against the sun)
• Comfortable walking shoes and strops/sandals
• Camera Equipment, Binoculars, and lots of spare memory cards & batteries
• Water bottle

Toiletries For Luxury Safaris To Southern Africa:
• Personal Toiletries in small bag, not a vanity case
• Suntan Lotion and block out for the face
• Malaria Prophylaxis. (Northern Namibia, Botswana and Kruger National Park)
• Mosquito repellent lotion/spray

The below important information is for each traveller to read through and to understand before arriving on your African safari. Please contact our consultants should there be any queries.

African Safari Insurance (Compulsory)
All travellers booking a safari to Southern Africa must have adequate medical insurance. This is compulsory as activity providers on safari may refuse participation of activities without proper insurance in place. Should you not have medical insurance you may be required to pay cash before being airlifted should this become necessary.

Health
Please note that we need to be informed of any pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes or asthma or any other condition that requires prescription medicine. Please note that we or any of its travel partners will not be held liable or responsible for damage or loss to such medication and the safe-keeping of such medication must be looked after by its respective user.

Diet Requirements
In order for both us and our travel partners to properly cater whilst on tour, it is important to inform us at the point of booking should there be any special dietary requirement.

Visas
As visa requirements vary considerably from country to country and nationality to nationality, please contact the various embassies or a visa service agent in your home country to re-check your visa requirements at least 4 weeks prior to travelling.

Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveller and that both us and our partners will not be held responsible for guests being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.

PLEASE NOTE: Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country.

All travellers must be in possession of a valid onward/return air ticket or proof of other means of transport enabling the traveller to leave the country in which your adventure tour passes or terminates. You should also have proof of sufficient funds (e.g. credit card) to see you through your time in the country.

 

Rate Per Person 2 – 4 Pax: USD $ 1920 pp
Rate per Person: 5 – 7+ Pax: USD $ 1150 pp
Sleeping Bags - R40pp per day

Includes:

Professional Guide, Comfortable 7-seater vehicle, Accommodation as per Itinerary, 2-man dome, tents and mattresses, Meals as per Itinerary, Park Entrance Fees, Ntwetwe Pan day

Excludes:

Restaurant Meals as indicated, Visa’s, Airport Transfers, Curios and Tips, Optional Excursions as indicated, Beverages, Sleeping Bags (R40pp per day rental)

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

Tour Enquiry

10 Day Vic Falls And Botswana Camping Safari

This 10 day Camping Safari departs and finishes in Johannesburg. The small or private groups offer a uniquely personalized experience.

Day one sees you head across the South African border into Botswana and towards Gweta and the Nwetwe Salt Pan. Next up is Kasane, a small town that not only sits inside the Chobe National Park, but is also part of the “4 corners of Africa”  where Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia meet. Due to this unique location you will be based here for a few days while exploring Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park. From Kasane we head back down South towards Elephant Sands for our next stop before continuing  back into South Africa and heading to the famous Pilanesberg National Park for some more safari action.

Make sure not to miss out on this excellent camping adventure. Book Now!

Description

Day 01: Johannesburg to Kwa Nokeng  (Kwa Nokeng or similar) 420km

Collection at around 7:30 in the morning from your Hotel to make time for departure out of Johannesburg. We stop on route to Martins Drift border post to Botswana to purchase a few refreshments for the road.

Please ensure that you have all the correct Visa requirements and that your passport is valid for entry to Botswana. Please note that re-entry Visa’s are required for this Safari.

We arrive mid to late afternoon at our first stop over where we can relax at the pool and set in for our first “braai”
Please note: Ensure that you have exchanged your currency into Pula for Botswana and US Dollars for Zimbabwe.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 02: Kwa Nokeng – Gweta  (Gweta Camp) 560km

The route today takes us north through the Kalahari to a small town on the outskirts of the Makgadikgadi National Park and the Nwetwe Pan. A light lunch is served on route before arriving at the Gweta Lodge.

Enjoy a cold swim before settling into our camp for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Gweta  (Gweta Camp)

Nwetwe Pan is 36km south of our camp. We depart early morning in open sided game drive vehicles and make our way with pack lunches to the pan. On the way the guide will stop at Hugo’s Baobab and other cultural hot spots so guests can gain the full experience of the day.

On arrival at the edge of the pans guests will either stay in the vehicle and be driven onto the vast expanse of salt pan to the lunch spot or they will hop onto quad bikes (extra cost) and experience a once-in-a-lifetime ride of fun! Lunch is served in the middle of the Ntwetwe Pan.

Once lunch is finished guests will return to Gweta Lodge. The whole trip runs from 10h00 until 15h00/16h00 depending on the weather. Drinks are excluded.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Gweta – Kasane  (Thebe River Camp) 410km

A short distance back to Nata early morning where we head north towards Kasane. Driving through the forests en route to Kasane, there is a very good chance in sighting Elephant and on special occasions, Wild Dogs.

Our camp is situated on the Chobe river in Kasane where we arrive mid day. Time permitting, hop on the late afternoon river cruise heading up-stream where we will see herds of Elephant, Buffalo and perhaps Hippo and crocodile. (Own Cost).

Optional Activity:
• Chobe sunset River Cruise (Time Permitting and on Own Cost)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Kasane – Vic Falls – Kasane  (Thebe River Camp) (180km)

Due to a border crossing procedures at Kazangula, we depart early morning to get the maximum time available to Victoria Falls.

A full day in Vic Falls will reward you with a variety of activities available for the day. This will include a visit to the falls, bungi jumping off the bridge to Zambia which is 111m, helicopter rides, Bridge swings. *Please note that all activities are on own cost.
Optional Activities:
• Bungi Jump
• Bridge Swing
• Helicopter Ride
• River Rafting

Late afternoon departure back to our camp in Kasane – Botswana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 06: Kasane – Chobe National Park – Kasane  (Thebe River Camp)

A morning opens sided game drive in the Chobe National Park. Sighting of Elephants, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion and perhaps even the Wild Dog.

After lunch and a relaxing afternoon at the pool, participate in a sunset river cruise where it is common to spot herds of Elephant and Buffalo as well as Kudu, Sable, Bushbuck and Hippo on the river edges.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Kasane – Elephant Sands  (Elephant Sands) 260km

We bid farewell this morning to our new friends in Kasane and head back south towards Nata. Once again driving through the forests in the event we might spot more Elephants alongside the road.

Arriving late afternoon at Elephants Sands, we soak in the sights of African Wildlife congregating at the waterhole while we update our Diaries or blog detailing the last couple of day’s events.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Elephant Sands – Camp Itumela  420km

Heading further south, we arrive early afternoon at Goo-Moremi Gorge to participate in a 2-hour hike where the Cape Vulture breed on the outcrops of ancestral waterfalls.

The waterfall pools are said to be reserved for the ancestors and so swimming is not allowed.

Arriving late afternoon at our camp, we set up for the evening and relax under the stars after a long day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Camp Itumela – Pilansberg  450km

An early morning starts today for border formalities back into South Africa where we head south towards the Pilansberg National Park.

Arriving mid afternoon and in time for a quick game drive or a relaxed swim and a cold drink before our last “Braai” of the safari

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Pilansberg – Johannesburg 250km

The morning is relaxed as we pack up our camp and drive our last Game drive before heading back to Johannesburg. Time permitting, we stop over at own cost at the Hartebeestpoort Dam Cable Way.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important Information

On every safari to Southern Africa, it is essential to know what to pack and that you pack the correct gear so as to avoid any mishaps while on tour. Below is a guideline to some of the basic requirements.

Please remember to NOT pack your gear into hard cover suitcases as this is difficult to carry around and could get damaged. It’s also very important to limit your luggage to the below weight limits.

Your Luggage should consist of:
• One large kit bag.
• No hard suitcases (max. weight =20 kg (44 lbs)).
• One item of hand luggage (e.g. a small backpack).

Personal Equipment For Luxury Safaris To Southern Africa:
• Passport (must be valid at least another 6 months from date of entry.)
• Warm Sleeping Bag. (Camping Safaris)
• Torch with spare batteries and globes
• Hat/Cap
• Warm Jacket
• Swimming Costume
• Natural Clothing (i.e. No bright colors)
• A pair of light weight long pants and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (to use against the sun)
• Comfortable walking shoes and strops/sandals
• Camera Equipment, Binoculars, and lots of spare memory cards & batteries
• Water bottle

Toiletries For Luxury Safaris To Southern Africa:
• Personal Toiletries in small bag, not a vanity case
• Suntan Lotion and block out for the face
• Malaria Prophylaxis. (Northern Namibia, Botswana and Kruger National Park)
• Mosquito repellent lotion/spray

The below important information is for each traveller to read through and to understand before arriving on your African safari. Please contact our consultants should there be any queries.

African Safari Insurance (Compulsory)
All travellers booking a safari to Southern Africa must have adequate medical insurance. This is compulsory as activity providers on safari may refuse participation of activities without proper insurance in place. Should you not have medical insurance you may be required to pay cash before being airlifted should this become necessary.

Health
Please note that we need to be informed of any pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes or asthma or any other condition that requires prescription medicine. Please note that we or any of its travel partners will not be held liable or responsible for damage or loss to such medication and the safe-keeping of such medication must be looked after by its respective user.

Diet Requirements
In order for both us and our travel partners to properly cater whilst on tour, it is important to inform us at the point of booking should there be any special dietary requirement.

Visas
As visa requirements vary considerably from country to country and nationality to nationality, please contact the various embassies or a visa service agent in your home country to re-check your visa requirements at least 4 weeks prior to travelling.

Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveller and that both us and our partners will not be held responsible for guests being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.

PLEASE NOTE: Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country.

All travellers must be in possession of a valid onward/return air ticket or proof of other means of transport enabling the traveller to leave the country in which your adventure tour passes or terminates. You should also have proof of sufficient funds (e.g. credit card) to see you through your time in the country.