Travel from South Africa's capital to Botswana and Zimbabwe

This compact but eventful trip crosses three countries and takes in two of southern Africa's most famous sites - Kruger National Park and breathtaking Victoria Falls. Encounter lions, leopards, zebras and giraffes while travelling on safari through landscapes blessed with breathtaking natural beauty. From bustling Johannesburg in South Africa through beautiful, vast Botswana to colourful Zimbabwe, this African adventure is big on excitement and will be sure to thrill.

Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Countries
Botswana,
South Africa,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
UBSA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 4, Max 12
Carbon offset
525kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Encounter animals on a sunset safari in Botswana
  • Be exhilarated by the thundering Victoria Falls
  • Search for the Big Five in Kruger National Park
  • Keep up with the pace of Johannesburg
  • Soak up stunning views of the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels

Itinerary

The adventure begins in the bustling streets of South Africa's largest city. Perhaps arrive in Johannesburg early and visit the township of Soweto to learn about the country's recent history.
On the way to Kruger National Park, take in spectacular views of stunning Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. Once inside Kruger, embark on thrilling game drives through the savanna, which show the circle of life in full colour. Spot cunning predators such as lions and cheetahs, as well as gentle giraffes and zebras. At night, camp in the middle of the park and listen to the calls of the wild as nocturnal creatures come out to play.
A final game drive through Kruger in the morning provides another opportunity to spot wildlife. Hit the road and travel to beautiful Botswana and stay overnight in the town of Palapye.
Head to northern Botswana and enjoy a safari against the backdrop of a warm, golden sunset. Botswana is known for its abundance of elephants so keep an eye out for these majestic creatures.
Rise early to continue the journey towards Zimbabwe. Travel across the border and be awe-struck by the enormity and sheer power of Victoria Falls. Hear the tremendous roar as torrents of white water crash into the chasm below and feel the mist of the water spray. There are many ways to explore this area of Zimbabwe and adventure activities are popular - perhaps try whitewater rafting, canoeing or abseiling for a memorable experience.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts1 dinner
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Included activites
  • Elephant Sands - Afternoon game drive
  • Kruger Park - Game drive
  • Kruger Park - Sunset game drive
  • Visit Victoria Falls

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Notes

A single supplement is available on this trip.

CHANGES TO THE TRIP FOR 2013:
On Day 4 we drive from Kruger National Park to Makopane where we will spend the night.in a wilderness homestead. Passenger feedback suggested that the drive to Palapye was too long and the destination itself was not a highlight for passengers.

The new itinerary will be:

Day 1 Johannesburg
Days 2-3 Kruger NP
Day 4 Makopane
Day 5 Northern Botswana
Days 6-7 Vic Falls

Important notes

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Reviews

Our Kruger to Vic Falls trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.

Kruger to Vic Falls , April 2014

Kruger to Vic Falls , May 2014