8 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Tour

From R 21250

DURATION:

9 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

ENDING POINT:

VICTORIA FALLS

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOJV8

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A short overland adventure with lots on offer. Experience the best of Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world.

Starting in Joburg you will cross the border into Botswana and make your way toward Maun where you will do an excursion into the Okavango Delta. Next you will head North into Namibia’s Caprivi strip and make your way to the Chobe River where you cross back into Botswana. Your tour finishes in Victoria falls where there are plenty of activities for you to experience.

This short tour crams a lot into a short amount of time and is perfect for those who have little time but would like to see a lot of destinations.

* Trip Also available in reverse order If you want to Start in Victoria Falls and finish in Johannesburg.

8 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Tour

Day 1 – Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway

Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.

Accommodation: Kang Ultra Stop; www.kangultralodge.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions

Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Johannesburg to Kang
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – Kalahari Gateway to Ghanzi

After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.

Accommodation: Ghanzi Trail Blazers; ghanzitrailblazers.co.bw
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kang to Ghanzi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: San Guided Walk (late afternoon or early the next morning)
Optional Activity: San Guided Walk (late afternoon or could take place the following morning)

Day 3 – Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area

You will be separated from your Overland truck for the next 2 nights and it is therefore important that you pack/gather your personal belongings which you may need, before we depart for Maun today as there is limited time in Maun for re-packing and storing.  Please pack lightly and only take what you need for the following two nights.  This morning we rise early and make our way towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). After your optional flight, you will be collected from Maun and will be transferred to the Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area in smaller safari type vehicles.  This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect for our mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta and our game drive in Moremi Game Reserve.

Accommodation: South Gate Camp (no website available)
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Ghanzi via Maun to Moremi South Gate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity:  Okavango Delta Scenic flight

Day 4 – Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area

Heading out early, we transfer by safari vehicle, to the poling station, where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your pole and after the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra. After lunch, we will return to Moremi Game Reserve for our afternoon game drive which will be conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles. The game viewing routes chosen during the afternoon by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable.

Accommodation: South Gate Camp (no website available)
Accommodated: Two per permanent tent with en-suite bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Moremi South Gate – poling station – Okavango Delta – Moremi South Gate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Morning Mokoro Excursion / Moremi Game Reserve Afternoon Game Drive

Day 5 – Savuti Game Reserve

The Savuti Game Reserve is a unique area bordered by the Okavango Delta to west and Chobe National Park to the east.  Savuti is renowned as a big game area and known for having the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa.  Today we will spend most of our day travelling through the Savuti Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains.  Offering habitats from wetland, open water to the grasslands and Savannah woodland, we hope to see as many species of fauna and flora as possible.  This afternoon we return to the banks of the Chobe River and re-unite with our Overland truck in the town of Kasane.

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris; www.theberiversafaris.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Moremi South Gate – via Savuti Game Reserve – Kasane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight:  Full Day Game Drive through Savuti Game Reserve in 4×4 safari vehicles

Day 6 – Chobe National Park

For those that opt to participate in the optional game drive in Chobe National Park, you will be collected early from camp and will venture out in open 4×4 safari type vehicles.  You will return to camp in time for lunch and a quick siesta before we head out in the afternoon to explore the Chobe National Park from the river, enjoying a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons.

Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris; www.theberiversafaris.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Nata to Kasane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlight:  Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

From January to May

Day 7 – Zambia – Livingstone

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zambia this morning and travel the short distance to Livingstone. Today you have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders).

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Waterfront; theexplorerclubafrica.com/the-victoria-falls-waterfront/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite (Adventure Village tents:  pre-erected dome tent with camper beds) with Shared Ablutions.

Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kasane to Livingstone
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Visit the Vic Falls, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

Day 8 – Livingstone

Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Livingstone, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suites your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Livingstone.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements/Post tour accommodation can be booked through your travel agent.
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activity: Visit the Vic Falls, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

From June to December:

Day 7 & 8 will be spent in Zimbabwe; Victoria falls. Contact us for more details regarding the latter.

Camping – R21250
Camping Single Supplement – R250

Accommodated – R27450
Accommodated Single Supplement – R2150

Includes:

  • All meals as per itinerary which are prepared and served at the truck
  • Accommodation Camping Accommodated as per arrangement
  • Qualified crew
  • Filtered water
  • Transport in the truck
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.

    Excludes:

  • Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, soft drinks, tips)
  • Entrance fees associated with optional activities
  • Optional activities
  • Souvenirs
  • 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.

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    8 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Tour

    R21,250.00

    A short overland adventure with lots on offer. Experience the best of Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world.

    Starting in Joburg you will cross the border into Botswana and make your way toward Maun where you will do an excursion into the Okavango Delta. Next you will head North into Namibia’s Caprivi strip and make your way to the Chobe River where you cross back into Botswana. Your tour finishes in Victoria falls where there are plenty of activities for you to experience.

    This short tour crams a lot into a short amount of time and is perfect for those who have little time but would like to see a lot of destinations.

    * Trip Also available in reverse order If you want to Start in Victoria Falls and finish in Johannesburg.

    Description

    Day 1 – Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway

    Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop.

    Accommodation: Kang Ultra Stop; www.kangultralodge.com
    Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Johannesburg to Kang
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

    Day 2 – Kalahari Gateway to Ghanzi

    After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.

    Accommodation: Ghanzi Trail Blazers; ghanzitrailblazers.co.bw
    Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Kang to Ghanzi
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: San Guided Walk (late afternoon or early the next morning)
    Optional Activity: San Guided Walk (late afternoon or could take place the following morning)

    Day 3 – Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area

    You will be separated from your Overland truck for the next 2 nights and it is therefore important that you pack/gather your personal belongings which you may need, before we depart for Maun today as there is limited time in Maun for re-packing and storing.  Please pack lightly and only take what you need for the following two nights.  This morning we rise early and make our way towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting). After your optional flight, you will be collected from Maun and will be transferred to the Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area in smaller safari type vehicles.  This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect for our mokoro excursion into the Okavango Delta and our game drive in Moremi Game Reserve.

    Accommodation: South Gate Camp (no website available)
    Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Ghanzi via Maun to Moremi South Gate
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Optional Activity:  Okavango Delta Scenic flight

    Day 4 – Greater Moremi Game Reserve Area

    Heading out early, we transfer by safari vehicle, to the poling station, where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta. The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons. Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your pole and after the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station. While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra. After lunch, we will return to Moremi Game Reserve for our afternoon game drive which will be conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles. The game viewing routes chosen during the afternoon by the professional guide may vary especially when high floods are experienced as certain roads may be closed or impassable.

    Accommodation: South Gate Camp (no website available)
    Accommodated: Two per permanent tent with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Route: Moremi South Gate – poling station – Okavango Delta – Moremi South Gate
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Okavango Delta Morning Mokoro Excursion / Moremi Game Reserve Afternoon Game Drive

    Day 5 – Savuti Game Reserve

    The Savuti Game Reserve is a unique area bordered by the Okavango Delta to west and Chobe National Park to the east.  Savuti is renowned as a big game area and known for having the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa.  Today we will spend most of our day travelling through the Savuti Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains.  Offering habitats from wetland, open water to the grasslands and Savannah woodland, we hope to see as many species of fauna and flora as possible.  This afternoon we return to the banks of the Chobe River and re-unite with our Overland truck in the town of Kasane.

    Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris; www.theberiversafaris.com
    Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Moremi South Gate – via Savuti Game Reserve – Kasane
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight:  Full Day Game Drive through Savuti Game Reserve in 4×4 safari vehicles

    Day 6 – Chobe National Park

    For those that opt to participate in the optional game drive in Chobe National Park, you will be collected early from camp and will venture out in open 4×4 safari type vehicles.  You will return to camp in time for lunch and a quick siesta before we head out in the afternoon to explore the Chobe National Park from the river, enjoying a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons.

    Accommodation: Thebe River Safaris; www.theberiversafaris.com
    Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Nata to Kasane
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlight:  Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
    Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

    From January to May

    Day 7 – Zambia – Livingstone

    With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zambia this morning and travel the short distance to Livingstone. Today you have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders).

    Accommodation: Victoria Falls Waterfront; theexplorerclubafrica.com/the-victoria-falls-waterfront/
    Accommodated: Two per Room with En-Suite Bathroom
    Camping: Campsite (Adventure Village tents:  pre-erected dome tent with camper beds) with Shared Ablutions.

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Kasane to Livingstone
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Optional Activity: Visit the Vic Falls, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

    Day 8 – Livingstone

    Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Livingstone, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suites your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Livingstone.

    Accommodation: Own Arrangements/Post tour accommodation can be booked through your travel agent.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Optional Activity: Visit the Vic Falls, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

    From June to December:

    Day 7 & 8 will be spent in Zimbabwe; Victoria falls. Contact us for more details regarding the latter.

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