Travel from Zimbabwe to South Africa via bewitching Botswana

Soak up the sights and sounds of peaceful waterholes, meandering creeks and mighty rivers on this refreshing African adventure. Some of the continent's most iconic animals call Southern Africa home, including elephants, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles and ostriches. Explore the remote waterways of the extraordinary Okavango Delta in Botswana, be awed by the thunder of Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls and travel down the Chobe River at sunset as animals come out to play. The contrast of Africa's wild plains and bustling cities makes for an enriching and thrilling travel experience.

Start
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Finish
Johannesburg, South Africa
Countries
Botswana,
South Africa,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
YBSB
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 4, Max 12
Carbon offset
675kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Feel the spray of mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Spot wildlife in the Chobe National Park
  • Experience untouched wilderness in Botswana's Okavango Delta
  • Visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Cycle through the streets of Soweto
  • Wind up in the capital of South Africa, Johannesburg

Itinerary

Get soaked by the powerful sheet of spray rising from the thunderous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. At night, set up camp near the banks of the Zambezi River.
Travel to Botswana and embark on an afternoon cruise along the Chobe River. Try to spot wallowing hippos and basking crocodiles before watching the sun melt into the horizon over the grassy plains. There's plenty of time in the Chobe National Park to spot the magnificent elephants this reserve is famous for.
Journey to the gateway of the Okavango Delta - one of the world's most complex ecosystems.
Enjoy a traditional mokoro canoe ride through the intricate Okavango floodplain and spot some of the resident birdlife and animals - zebras, warthogs, buffaloes, hippos and hyenas all live here. Camp on a remote island in the heart of the delta surrounded by lilypad-filled waterways. To take in the immensity of this region, opt to splash out on a memorable plane ride.
Travel to the edge of the Kalahari to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The reserve was developed by local communities to convert hunting land into a sanctuary for endangered black and white rhinos and other wildlife. Head out on a dusk game drive to spot some of the animals that make their home in Khama sanctuary.
Continue across the border into South Africa and make tracks to modern Johannesburg. Explore the streets of the Soweto area on a bicycle tour, visit a former migrant workers' hostel and other important local landmarks. The Soweto community has emerged from a tragic past and recently developed into a symbol for hope, making it a fascinating and worthwhile place to visit.
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Inclusions

Meals
5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (4 nights), Guesthouse (1 night)
Included activites
  • Chobe - River cruise
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Evening game drive
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro trips & bushwalks
  • Soweto - Cycle tour
  • Visit Victoria Falls

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Notes

A single supplement is available on this trip.

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Reviews

Our Okavango & Beyond trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.

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