Travel from Zimbabwe to Botswana and into South Africa

This short but exciting trip combines three of southern Africa's most phenomenal sites: The Chobe and Kruger National Parks and the breathtaking Victoria Falls. Look out for the Big Five plus a host of other astounding wild animals. Spend time in a traditional village in Botswana, travel down the Chobe River by boat and visit South Africa's modern capital - all the while uncovering Africa's incredible and diverse natural beauty on this awesome week-long adventure through the south of Africa.

Start
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Finish
Johannesburg, South Africa
Countries
Botswana,
South Africa,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
YBOP
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
239kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Camp under an African sky in Kruger park
  • Learn about the important role of wildlife guides in South Africa
  • Visit the modern city of Johannesburg
  • View the awesome Blyde River Canyon
  • Search out hippos and elephants in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Witness the might of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Safari through the savanna of Kruger National Park
  • See wildlife splashing along the banks of the Chobe River

Itinerary

Kick-off this unforgettable tour in Zimbabwe's adrenaline capital. Admire the incredible torrent of white water at Victoria Falls, where spray shoots hundreds of metres into the air. Explore the falls more closely or perhaps try some of the adventure activities on offer such as whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling and canyoning.
Travel to Botswana and head for the plains and waterways of Chobe National Park. Famous for its elephant herds, Chobe also shelters lions, hippos and African fish eagles. Enjoy a relaxing water safari down the Chobe River in the golden light of the afternoon - this is one of the best ways to see these creatures at close quarters.
Choose to rise early and head out on an exciting open-vehicle safari. Try to spot the enormous Chobe elephants making their migration either north or south, depending on the time of year. Afterwards, journey to Palapye and use free time to explore the town centre before sampling traditional cuisine at a local cafe or restaurant.
The tour continues across the border into South Africa. Travel through the expansive savanna and rolling hills of the spectacular Kruger National Park, keeping an eye out for the unusual white rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions and elands. Choose to go on an optional night game drive to see nocturnal predators spring into action, or even set off on an optional early morning nature walk with a guide.
Embark on a final safari in Kruger park to try and spot more interesting species, then pay a visit to the Southern African Wildlife College to learn about the important role that guides play in the protection of animals and the environment. Enjoy the spoils of another overnight camp before making tracks to the modern city of Johannesburg, via the scenic Blyde River Canyon.
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Inclusions

Meals
6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (6 nights), Permanent tented camp (1 night)
Included activites
  • Chobe - River cruise
  • Kruger Park - Game drive
  • Southern African Wildlife College
  • Village walk
  • Visit Victoria Falls

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Notes

A single supplement is available on this trip.

CHANGES TO THE TRIP FOR 2013:

For 2013 we will be rerouting the itinerary to remove Palapye and adding in a night in Nata and Blouberg. Passenger feedback indicated that Palapye was not a highlight for most. This change also means that travel days are not as long.

The new Itinerary will be:

Days 1-2 Vic Falls
Day 3 Chobe NP
Day 4 Nata
Day 5 Blouberg
Day 6 & 7 Kruger NP
Day 8 Johannesburg

Important notes

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Reviews

Our Vic Falls to Kruger trips score an average of 4.64 out of 5 based on 50 reviews in the last year.

Vic Falls to Kruger , April 2015

Vic Falls to Kruger , April 2015